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It's Not Too Late to Be on a Team to Win a Laptop

It's Not Too Late to Be on a Team to Win a Laptop

14th ANNUAL YOUTH SUMMIT ON TECHNOLOGY

Date:     Saturday, May 7, 2011 

Time:      7:30am-4pm

Where:    Charles H. Flowers High School

              10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road

              Springdale, MD  20774

Washington Humane Society - Meow Mixer

Washington Humane Society - Meow Mixer

If you’ve ever visited one of our shelters, you know that there are far more cats available for adoption that there are dogs. This is not a problem found just in DC, nationally, cats out number any other animal entering shelters by at least 2 to 1!

As summer approaches more and more cats will enter our shelters looking for new homes and we will be doing everything we can to provide people with the opportunities to meet the perfect cat for their life. One of our favorite ways to introduce people and cats is through our “Meow Mixers”. These one of a kind events bring people together for an evening of fun and education about adopting cats, bringing cats into your life, introducing a new cat to a home where cats already live and so on.

Free cinema all weekend long

Last week I told you about the screening of Gone Forever at the AFI Silver in Silver Spring this Saturday April 16. There will be two shows at 12:30PM and 1:30PM. And not only are the screenings free to attend, but there will be free food, too. Go to the Gone Forever website for more information.

Washington Humane Society could win $100,000 to save animals lives!

Imagine what Washington Humane Society could accomplish if we won $100,000 in a contest to save lives. The lives that could be saved and the second chances granted, that sure would make a large difference to the animals in the District. WHS is currently in a position to win that money but we need your help!

WHS is one of 93 humane societies nationwide competing for a spot in the ASPCA’s $100K Challenge, a competition which could bring us the $100,000 grand prize to help more animals in the District. In order to be granted a spot in the competition, WHS must be one of the top 50 groups in community online voting. Voting ends on April 15th, 2011. Voters can cast their vote for WHS once each day at www.votetosavelives.org

National Geographic Museum To Host D.C. Emancipation Day Celebration April 16

This story comes to us from Carrie Engel:

On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the D.C. Compensated Emancipation Act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. The Act, passed nine months before the Emancipation Proclamation, made 3,100 District residents the “First Freed” by the federal government. To commemorate this, the National Geographic Museum will host “DC I AM: An Emancipation Day Celebration” in conjunction with the exhibition “America I AM: The African American Imprint” on Saturday, April 16, 2011. Sponsored by Walmart, this FREE family festival, held at National Geographic headquarters from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include:

 

Today is Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day!

Today is Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day!

That's right ice cream lovers: Today is Ben & Jerry's annual "Free Cone Day".  

It's a magical day that comes once a year, a day in which free ice cream fantasies from around the nation become a reality.  

From noon-8 p.m. today, you can visit your local Ben & Jerry's and get a scoop of ice cream absolutely free.  

But wait...there's more.

You can choose any ice cream you like!  So whether you dig Chunky Monkey, Mint Chocolate Cookie, or another flavor, you'll be satisfied.

Visit one of these four D.C. locations today to get your sweet treat for free!

  • Union Station
  • Downtown, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Dupont Circle, 1333 19th Street NW
  • Georgetown, 3135 M Street NW

How to Be an Actor in D.C.: Stonehenge

How to Be an Actor in D.C.: Stonehenge

Since 2005, local filmmaker, Bjorn Munson, and Team Jabberwocky have been holding an open casting call known as Stonehenge. Next Sunday April 17, Stonehenge XIII will be held at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts in Georgetown. Actors will perform prepared monologues for 80 local filmmakers, including representatives from WILL Interactive and Discovery Channel. The event is already fully booked, with 120 actors auditioning and 72 stand-bys.