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Extreme Stilts Competition Coming to DC

Extreme Stilts Competition Coming to DC

This unique event notice comes to us from David Churchill:

Experts on stilts will be competing in DC on Saturday and Sunday June 25-26 For Capital Bocking USA 2011

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DC Terrain Stilts Challenge - Sat 11:30am-1pm (Freedom Plaza)

If you haven't seen dozens of people on stilts leaping, bounding, racing, and doing acrobatics on stilts while competing for points, then you will not want to miss this seemingly dangerous spectacle.  Points will be earned for stilting stunts, from easy to inverted flips, grabs and tricks.


Jumping Over the US Capitol - Sat 3pm-4pm

Yes you can jump really high on stilts, and we walk down to get pictures as we jump "over" the US Capitol. (We jumped at the Washington Monument last year.)

10th Annual Human Rights on the Hill Program

This story comes to us from Max Rodriguez:

The 10th Annual Human Rights on the Hill program will take place from June 27 – July 2, 2011. The program will focus primarily on the current state of human rights development in the U.S. and abroad.


The summer seminar will feature panel presentations from human rights professionals, law professors, peace activists, NGOs and indigenous people on topics including The State of Four Freedoms in the World, Realizing the Recommendations in the Universal Periodic Review, U.S. Responsibilities to U.N. Treaty Bodies, and Climate Legislation.


Extreme Recess Lacrosse Clinic

This event comes to us from Julia Robertson:


Dreams For Kids (DFK) & Georgetown Athletics are teaming up to give children with physical and developmental disabilities the opportunity to play lacrosse, many for the very first time! The Extreme Recess clinic will celebrate the ability in all children and show them how truly ABLE they are.


Who: The event will bring together 50 youth with physical and developmental disabilities, their parents, volunteers, and members from Georgetown Athletics. US Lacrosse has donated 30 soft sticks as well as 30 soft balls for the participants to use for years to come.


Respect DC Rally- Wednesday, June 22

This notice comes to us from Respect DC:

For the past six months, more than 40 neighborhood organizations, workers’ advocates, ANC officials, community leaders and clergy have worked together to craft an Enforceable Community Benefits Agreement ensuring that living standards and the quality of life for DC workers and residents would improve if Walmart opens four stores in the District of Columbia. Mayor Vincent Gray says he also wants a community benefits agreement with Walmart, but his negotiations with the company have not yet included community representatives.


That’s why the Living Wages, Healthy Communities Coalition will hold a rally to demand respect and their rightful seat at the table in negotiations with Walmart:




New grants structure to ensure funding reaches more organizations and individuals

Free Summer Concerts on Woodrow Wilson Plaza

Free Summer Concerts on Woodrow Wilson Plaza

If you work near the Woodrow Wilson Plaza at the Ronald Reagan Building, bring your lunch outside and enjoy the great free concerts going on every weekday from noon til 1:30pm from now until September 23, 2011.  Smokey Robinson kicked off the summer series on Monday, June 13th, and many more acts will be following this week, such as:

Tuesday 6/14: Mustangs w/Skip Mahoney

Wednesday 6/15: Tom Principato

Thursday 6/16: Con Candela

Friday 6/17: Marilyn Ashford-Brown

Nationals Host 2011 Dream Gala



This event comes to us from Alexandra Schauffler:

The Washington Nationals are “Going to The Show” for the sixth annual Dream Gala presented by Gaylord