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Giving Thanks and Giving Back: 2011 Horton Kids Cocktails and Crooners

Giving Thanks and Giving Back: 2011 Horton Kids Cocktails and Crooners

November 3, 2011-- Washington, DC.  Thursday night in Washington was all about giving back and giving thanks at the House of Sweden at the "Horton's Kids 2011 Give Thanks Give Back Fundraiser:  Cocktails & Crooners" in Georgetown.  It’s held each year to thank the many volunteer tutors, mentors, board members, and supporters who help enrich the lives of kids that reside in Ward 8 in Washington.

Horton’s Kids is a 501(c)3 mission is to educate and empower the children of Washington, DC’s Ward 8 by providing comprehensive, direct services which improve the quality of their daily lives and nurture their desire and ability to succeed. These services include tutoring and mentoring along with a host of other wrap around services benefiting children the Anacostia neighborhood.

The Washington Humane Society Adoption Events

The Washington Humane Society Adoption Events

The Washington Humane Society has several adoption events coming up! Here is a listing of all of the events through October:

Saturday, October 22, 12-4pm
National Pit Bull Awareness Day 
Perfect Pet Resort in Lothian
840 West Bay Front Rd, Rt. 258, Lothian, MD
WHS will be participating for the first time in a National Pit Bull Awareness Day festival in Lothian with other shelters and pit bull-focused rescues by bringing adoptable dogs and promoting adoption of pit bulls.

Sunday, October 23,12-2pm
Big Bad Woof in Takoma Park
117 Carroll Street NW, Washington, DC
Adoptable dogs and a sweet foster cat will be at this eco-conscious pet shop to look for their future families!

2011 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

 

The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation announce today the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. (EST), on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C.   Tickets for the event will be awarded via an online lottery system, providing the general public a chance to obtain free tickets to the ceremony.  

 

2011 Festival to Highlight Invention, Entrepreneurship

2011 Festival to Highlight Invention, Entrepreneurship

 

The following information is a James Clark School of Engineering Media Advisory:

Learn what the future holds in bioengineering and biomedical devices at the 2011 Fischell Festival to Highlight Invention and Entrepreneurship. 

The Department of Bioengineering (A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park), has invited industry and academic experts, engineering students and entrepreneurs to showcase some of the latest technologies and insights in the fields of bioengineering. and how engineers and healthcare providers can work together to achieve that future.

Events Include:

* A keynote address by Jesse L. Goodman, M.D., M.P.H., the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Chief Scientist and Deputy Commissioner for Science and Public Health, on "Advancing Regulatory Science: Opportunities to Transform Product Development and Evaluation"

If you missed 2010, here's your next chance

If you missed 2010, here's your next chance

Since I’ve been writing this blog on WUSA 9, I’ve told you about several events at THEARC, short for Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus. THEARC acts as a cultural hub in one of D.C.’s underserved areas, providing a venue for the arts east of the Anacostia.

Eat•Drink•Go LOCAL

Eat•Drink•Go LOCAL

The following information was sent to us by Regina McCarthy:

 

In collaboration with local farmers, chefs and wineries, the Maryland 

Wineries Association is hosting an open-air, market style event taking 

Taste of DC - October 8, 9, & 10

Taste of DC - October 8, 9, & 10

 

FOODIE-ISMS OFFICIAL Q & A: STEUART MARTENS, TASTE OF DC

1) What was the impetus behind bringing back the Taste of DC? Was it for the food? For the business venture? For the social aspect?