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Around Town 12/7 – 12/13

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Saturday, December 07, 2013

Canal Stewards at Fletcher’s Cove

Potomac Conservancy
Join us at Fletcher’s Cove! We’ll be meeting at 10 am at Fletcher’s Cove to clean up the picnic area and surrounding trails. This cleanup is open to all ages, and we’ll provide all the necessary supplies – just wear clothes that can get dirty! This event is part of the National Park Service’s Canal Stewards program, engaging volunteers to become long-term caretakers of a site within the C & O Canal National Historical park.
When: Sat Dec 7 2013 (10:00 AM)
Where Fletcher’s Boathouse, 4940 Canal Road, Washington, DC 20007
Fee? no
Volunteer Info: Typical activities include picking up trash, pruning vegetation, or repairing the towpath and trails.
Contact: Lien Vu, (301) 608-1188 ext 205

Hospice Caring Tree of Love and Candle Luminary

Hospice Caring
Make the world a brighter place this holiday season as we honor and remember those who have touched our lives. Event includes: traditional lighting of the Tree of Love; Instrumental and Vocal music; Responsive readings; Reading of the Names; Light Refreshments
When: Sat Dec 7 2013 (5:00 PM)
Where: Hospice Caring Cottage, 518 South Frederick Avenue (Bohrer Park), Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Fee? yes: sponsor a name $25, or 5 names for $100
Contact: Penny Gladhill, (301) 990-8904
For more information: click here

Le Villi & Heart of Madrid

The In Series
Pocket-Opera Double-Bill: Puccini’s first triumph, an opera-ballet in which the spirit of a jilted young woman returns to haunt her unfaithful lover. Paired with a charming Spanish fairy tale of lovers reunited serves as the vehicle for a cavalcade of zarzuela hits. In Elizabeth Pringle’s delightful libretto, fun-loving madrilenos reunite an estranged American couple.

Director: Abel Lopez Conductor: Carlos Cesar Rodriguez Cast: Randa Rouweyha, Peter Burroughs, Gregory Stuart, Heidi Kershaw, Eduardo Castro, Adriana Gonzalez, Aurelio Dominguez, Mary Gresock, Adrienne Starr, Christine Soler, Brendan Sliger
When: Sat Dec 7 2013 (8:00 PM)
Where: GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St NW Washington, DC 20010
Fee? yes $42 general admission; $37 seniors; $20 students with school id & children
Volunteer Info: Ushering, box office
Contact: Gregory Stuart, Executive Assistant, (202) 204-7765
For more information: click here

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Living Well With Cancer One-Day Retreat

Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
This condensed version of our longer retreats help participants strengthen their innate healing mechanisms, complementing medical care with knowledge and tools to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. The day features group discussions, gentle yoga, a simple yet profound creativity activity, and talks on nutrition and healing.
When: Sun Dec 8 2013 (09:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Where: Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
Fee? yes $40
Contact: Adrienne Dern, (202) 483-8600
For more information: click here

Do Good Things Sunday

Volunteer Fairfax
On December 8, Stone’s Cove will partner with Volunteer Fairfax for a do good things Sunday. Join us to eat well and 10% of your purchase will be donated to support the Volunteer Fairfax mission.
When: Sun Dec 8 2013 (11:00 AM – 9:00 PM)
Where: Stone’s Cove KitBar, 2403 Centreville Road, Herndon, VA 20171
Fee? no
Contact: Emily Davis, (703) 246-3892
For more information: click here

A Family Reunion

The In Series
The world premiere of a haunting American opera-musical by Chris Patton & Bill Moses. When disparate family members gather for the holidays, love, loss, duty and memories of happy times converge as they wrestle with strained relationships and issues of care for their aging mother. Director: William Moses Music Director: Paul Leavitt Cast: Laura Lewis, Anastasia Robinson, Patricia Portillo, Alexandra Linn, Sean Pflueger, Andrew Adelsberger, Brian Shaw, Alessandro Topa, Nephi Sanchez
When: Sun Dec 8 2013 (3:00 PM)
Where: GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010
Fee? yes $38 general admission; $35 seniors; $20 students with school ID & children
Volunteer Info: Ushering, Box Office
Contact: Gregory Stuart, (202) 204-7765
For more information: click here

Aerial ARts

Joe’s Movement Emporium/World Arts Focus
Elevate Studios and Archane Aerial Arts proudly present this afternoon of aerial work. See just how possible it is to fly and the many ways it can be accomplished! Choreography and performance by the students and teachers of Elevate Studios and Archane Aerial Arts.
When: Sun Dec 8 2013 (4:00 PM)
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, MD 20712
Fee? yes $12 General; $10 Students & Seniors; $7 Youth
Contact: Malori Rhones, (301) 699-1619
For more information: click here

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tuesday Warehouse Volunteering

DC Diaper Bank
Come help us in the warehouse! Volunteering is family friendly and all are welcome whether it’s for one hour or four. We’ll be sorting and packing diapers and even little hands can help with that (or just play in the play area!). Our Volunteer Dates are a great way to starting talking about giving back and community in a very tangible way that kids can relate to well.
When: Tue Dec 10 2013 (09:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Where: DC Diaper Bank Warehouse 8858 Monard Drive, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Fee? no
Volunteer Info: Sorting and packing diapers; helping with other inventory
Contact: Corinne Cannon, (202) 656-8503

One Hour, One World Tour

If you would like to get a first person introduction to Ayuda’s work and learn how you could get involved, please join us for one of our frequent One Hour, One World tours. Please sign up for a time and feel free to bring friends. (Tours are conducted in English)
When: Wed Dec 11 2013 (6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
Where: Ayuda DC office, 6925B Willow Street NW, Washington, DC 20012
Fee? no
Contact: Elise Webb, (202) 387-4848 ext 130
For more information: click here

Global Kids’ DC Friendraiser

Global Kids
Global Kids presents, Live at Spike’s place: A Senator, an Ambassador, a Film, a Celebrity Chef and an Exceptional Group of Youth Leaders Please join Global Kids for dinner, drinks, and a special screening of “21st Century Global Kids: The New Soul of the City,” a short film created by DC high school students enrolled in Global Kids’ Summer Foreign Policy Institute and service-learning trip to Costa Rica. With special guests: Muni Figueres, Ambassador to the United States from Costa Rica Senator Harris Wofford (ret.) of Pennsylvania – former advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; advisor to President John Kennedy on civil rights and the formation of the Peace Corps; CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service Spike Mendelsohn, Top Chef veteran and Washington, DC celebrity chef (We the Pizza; Good Stuff Eatery; Bearnaise) Enjoy great company and great food with a great cause: Washington, DC’s youth leaders learning locally and acting globally. Attendance for this occasion is at cost: $38. Space is limited to 150.
When: Wed Dec 11 2013 (6:30 PM – 8:30 PM)
Where: We the Pizza, 305 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003
Fee? yes $38 (covers food & beverages)
Contact: Catalina Talero, (202) 263-4534
For more information: click here