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Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda Touring DC Area

Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda Touring DC Area

Watoto means “The Children”, and these children are on a mission. Through their inspirational songs and compelling stories, the Watoto Children’s Choir is spreading a message of hope for Africa’s children.

The goal of Watoto is to raise the next generation of Ugandan leaders by pursuing excellence in academic and practical skills, integrity in conduct and moral values, so that each child becomes a responsible and productive citizen.  Watoto is currently caring for over 2000 parentless children by providing physical, emotional, educational and spiritual care.

Black History Celebration; Celebrating Blacks Making History: Past, Present, and Future

This story comes to us from Gary Clark, Sr.:

On Saturday March 19, 2011, Pep Rally for Peace in the Streets (PRPIS) is proud to  host its Second Annual Black History Celebration with a focus on Blacks in History; Past, Present, and Future, between the hours of 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Emery Park Recreation Center, located on Georgia Avenue and Madison Streets, N.W.. This year’s theme places a strong focus on history makers from our past and present, but even more so, on the city’s history makers of our future.  

Frederick Douglass Birthday Celebration Event

This story comes to us from Bill Line of the National Park Service:

Join the National Park Service on Saturday, February 12, 2011, at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (NHS) to celebrate the 193rd birthday of Frederick Douglass. This year’s event commemorates the great 19th century activist’s belief in the power of literacy. The Frederick Douglass NHS is located at 1411 W Street, S.E. The program begins at 10:00 a.m. and concludes at 4:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. There will be activities for the whole family.

2nd Annual Bio Medical Competition

2nd Annual Bio Medical Competition

National Institutes of Health Co-Sponsors
National Library of Medicine, NIH Office of Communications and Public Health
NIH Office of Science Education, and the National Human Genome Research Institute

On February 7th from 5:30pm-9pm, the Patriots Technology Training Center will host its 2nd annual Bio Medical Competition at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, in Bethesda MD  20894.  Their goal is to encourage students to further their interest in various medical fields.  Please visit their website (www.patriots-ttc.org) to view the 2010 Bio-Medical Competition co-sponsored by The Library of Medicine.

Eight high school and one home school team will present a five-page research paper, brochure, slide show, one-page web site, display board, and an oral presentation on one of the medical careers listed below: 

Community Humane Heroes Honored 10th Annual Sugar & Champagne Affair

Community Humane Heroes Honored 10th Annual Sugar & Champagne Affair

What do Nationals’ pitcher John Lannan and DC Councilmember Mary Cheh have in common?  They are both being honored by the Washington Humane Society for their commitment to helping WHS end animal cruelty and pet homelessness. To celebrate a decade of Sugar & Champagne, this year for the first time ever, WHS is celebrating these special individuals and businesses with Humane Hero Awards.

“WHS is honored to have amazing community partners who advocate for animals. These men and women truly care about our mission and their work to support us has made a huge impact on the animals were care for.  These Humane Hero Awards are just a small token of our gratitude,” said Lisa LaFontaine, WHS President & CEO.

Humane Hero Award Winners:

Uniting Girls: United Nations Launches Girl Up in D.C.

Uniting Girls:  United Nations Launches Girl Up in D.C.

On Saturday, January 15th, the Boys and Girls Club of Washington at the THEARC was full of hundreds of excited, passionate, smart adolescent girls, united to change the world with the help of the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign.

Girl Up is an innovative campaign, created by the United Nations Foundation, to address the needs of adolescent girls in developing countries. This “for girls, by girls” campaign mobilizes American girls to raise awareness and funds for programs of the United Nations that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. Through Girl Up’s support, girls will have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted and positioned to be the next generation of leaders.

In true “Pollywood” fashion, for the pep rally tour launch, D.C.

Hungry? DC's 2011 Restaurant Week Is Coming Soon!

Hungry? DC's 2011 Restaurant Week Is Coming Soon!

Calling all foodies, food lovers, and anyone who wants to try something new in the New Year. 

Restaurant Week DC 2011 will be January 17-23, 2011.