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Saturday: Paint Branch Trash Cleanup

Surfrider Foundation and the Anacostia Watershed Society are teaming up this weekend to clean up Paint Branch. Join us on Saturday, November 20, from 10 am to 1 pm. Please sign up for the Paint Branch event prior.

Paint Branch flows through Montgomery and Prince George's Counties. In 1974, Paint Branch was designated as Natural Trout Waters by the state of Maryland, and the stream supports a population of Brown Trout. This cleanup will help protect this fragile habitat, and stop the trash from flowing downstream.

Meet in the Acredale Park parking lot (first lot on the left after you turn onto Metzerott Rd from Route 1). Dress for cold weather and mud (long pants, sturdy shoes, etc). Cleanup supplies and snacks provided. 

Roller Derby: It is What We Are Thankful For!

Capitol Hill, DC---This Sunday, November 21, the DC Rollergirls will roll back into the DC Armory for the second bout of their fifth season.

Event Brings Together 20 D.C. Area Schools for Teen Environmental Leadership

This story comes to us from Linda Stratton:

Want to check out a new electric car and sports car? Explore a model of a home that runs purely on renewable energy? Careers in environmental sustainability? Approximately 100 students from 20 independent and public high schools from the D.C. Metro area will experience a day of education, discussion, and planning for environmental sustainability in their schools at the third-annual Students for Sustainability Conference (S4S), hosted by St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School.

DC Mayors to Participate in 12th Annual Heart to Hart Tennis Experience

This story comes to us from John Stokes:

Local politicians including former Mayors Marion Barry and Anthony Williams, Presumptive Mayor Vincent Gray and Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette Alexander will join tennis celebrity Zina Garrison, area youth and their families for the 12th Annual Heart to Hart Tennis Experience, the fundraising event created by The Recreation Wish List Committee (RWLC) in partnership with the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR).  A full day of tennis and community fun will take place on Saturday, November 6 from 9:00am to 3:30pm, at the Southeast Tennis and Learning Center, located at 701 Mississippi Avenue, SE, Washington, D.C. 

Thousands Gather for Susan G. Komen D.C. 3-Day Cure

Today, October 8, thousands of women and men are embarking on a three-day, 60-mile journey to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. The 2010 Susan G. Komen Washington D.C. 3-Day for the Cure® begins at Washington Nationals Stadium and will travel 60 miles through the Washington D.C. area, concluding Sunday at the Washington Monument. The Washington D.C. community will provide encouragement by attending the Opening and Closing Ceremony and supporting walkers at official Cheering Stations along the route. More information on these locations can be found at The3Day.org.  



This Weekend WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC Offering Tours All Over the City

This story about this weekend's WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC events comes to us from Pat Wheeler of the Cultural Tourism DC Board:

Cultural Tourism DC celebrates the history and heritage of Washington, DC with the Fall Edition of WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC on Saturday and Sunday, September 25 and 26. This two-day event of DC features guided tours in all eight wards of the city. Healthy for both body and mind, this weekend of more than 100 free walking and biking tours allows visitors and residents to explore both new and familiar places throughout the city. From the well-known to the unfamiliar, tour topics explore all things DC, including neighborhood history, art, community heritage, environmental initiatives, and much more. 


Free Opera Concert at Nationals Ballpark

The Washington National Opera will host their third-annual "Target FREE Opera in the Outfield" at Nationals Park on Sunday, September 19 at 2:00 p.m..

Last year's event attracted about 19,000 people.  The Free Opera is a truly unique concert.  The show, Verdi's A Masked Ball (Un Ballo in Maschera), will be simulcast on the Nationals' stadium jumbotron.

Admission is, as the title of the event implies, completely free of charge.

"Our free simulcasts are Washington National Opera's gift to the city and to the public, in great thanks for all their support," said Placido Domingo, the Opera's General Director.

In addition to the free showing of Verdi's opera, there will also be a songwriting contest.  Attendees will have the opportunity to write they're own opera lyrics, with the winner getting to see their song performed live.