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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.  



At Walk This Way, Fashion Stepped Out Against Domestic Violence

The Second Annual **Walk This Way** Charity Fashion Show took place last evening at The Liaison Hotel in Capitol Hill. The event was hosted by Becky's Fund and Eric Finn Custom Clothiers, and as anticipated, many of D.C.'s social and philanthropic elites were present, including WUSA 9's Angie Goff.

Barracks Row Fall Festival on Capitol Hill To Highlight Hometown American Charm and Military Flair

Check out this event in Barracks Row taking place this weekend, sent to us by Emma Post:

On Saturday September 25, 2010, the Barracks Row Fall Festival on Capitol Hill will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. hosted by Barracks Row Main Street.  This urban street fair is held annually on Washington, DC’s oldest commercial corridor, 8th Street, SE, known as Barracks Row, between E Street, SE, and I Street, SE, one block from the Eastern Market Metro Plaza.  Right away you will be reminded of classic hometown American street fairs. There will be a midway with cotton candy; a petting zoo with llamas, lambs and rabbits; games for kids and a magic show; as well as antique cars and artists’ booths. Fair-goers can also grab a table at one of Barrack’s Row’s 30+ restaurants and watch this unique fair unfold!


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. 


Jazz in The Garden Ends Season With Final Performance by Bruce Swaim

Tonight, Friday, September 10, the National Gallery of Art will once again host “Jazz in the Garden”.  The event, held in rain or shine, will run from 5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., and will feature Bruce Swaim playing Jazz Saxophone.

The “Jazz in the Garden” is in its tenth season, and this is the very LAST performance of the year!

The concert will be held in front of the Pavilion Café, and is completely free of charge!  People who attend may not bring alcohol nor can they bring coolers.  They may, however, bring blankets.

The Café will have a seasonal light fare menu and beverages for purchase.

The National Gallery of Art is located near the Archives-Navy Mem'l-Penn Quarter Metro stop on Constitution Avenue between Third and Seventh Streets. 

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.

Children Invited to Capitol Hill Library Story Time

Children from around the DC area are invited to attend story time at the Northeast neighborhood library. 

Story time will take place on Tuesday, August 31 at 10:15 a.m., and will occur each Tuesday at that time.

The Northeast neighborhood library is located at 330 7th St. NE. 

Children up to age four are admitted to story time.

Call the Northeast neighborhood library at 202-698-3320 for more details.