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Saturday, September 24

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Activist

DC VegFest 12969
The DC VegFest is a FREE outdoor festival celebrating the very best of everything vegetarian in and around the nation's capital. There are so many reasons to choose vegetarian foods "for our health, the planet, and animals"and Washington, D.C. offers wonderful opportunities to explore meatless cuisine. The DC VegFest has something for everyone to enjoy, so bring along your family and friends, including your furry four-legged companions!
Hosted By: Compassion Over Killing and the Vegetarian Society of D.C.
Time: 1100AM - 0600PM Cost: FREE
Location: George Washington University at the Univ. Yard, Washington, D.C., District of Columbia
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Arts

4th Annual Hyattsville Arts Festival 13112
Just two miles from DC - discover arts, crafts, and handmade jewelry from over 50 local artisans. Enjoy live music, kids entertainment, and delicious food & drink. FREE parking and admission. FREE shuttle from West Hyattsville Metro station.
Hosted By: EYA, Streetsense, Hyattsville Community Development Corp, & Pulte Homes
Time: 1100AM - 0500PM Cost: FREE
Location: 5500 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, Maryland 20781
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Bead & Jewelry Show 13223
NVBS, a non-profit organization, invites you to our annual Bead and Jewelry Show at the Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus, Ernst Community Cultural Center (corner of Route 236 and Wakefield Chapel Road). Admission is $5.00, and parking is free on Sunday. For discount coupons, visit www.meetup.com/NVBS-Jewelry-Classes/ or www.nvabeads.org. For more information, contact NVBS2002@yahoo.com
Hosted By: Northern Va Bead Society
Time: 1000AM - 0500PM Cost: $5.00
Location: 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Virginia 22003
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New Student Showcase: Almost Me and Outta Here 13266
Follow the lives of incoming freshman students as they face the trials and tribulations of their first year in a higher education institution. Experience the "drama" that happens on and off stage as a group of freshman theatre and music theatre majors not only get acclimated to their new surroundings but prepare for the season's big musical.
To be performed at The Greenberg Theatre.
Hosted By: American University
Time: 800PM - 1000PM (ends on Saturday, Sep 24) Cost: $10/$5 for AU community and Seniors
Location: 4200 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia
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Ninth Annual AU-GW Graduate Art History Symposium 13267
Ninth Annual AU-GW Graduate Art History Symposium
Saturday, September 24, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Katzen Arts Center, American University
Admission is free.

Join MA students from American University and George Washington University as they present current art historical research covering a range of periods, from ancient to contemporary. Contact Juliet Bellow at 202-885-6477 for additional information.
Hosted By: American University
Time: 900AM - 0500PM Cost: FREE
Location: 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016
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Ninth Annual AU-GW Graduate Art History Symposium 13367
Ninth Annual AU-GW Graduate Art History Symposium
Saturday, September 24, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Katzen Arts Center, American University
Admission is free.

Join MA students from American University and George Washington University as they present current art historical research covering a range of periods, from ancient to contemporary. Contact Juliet Bellow at 202-885-6477 for additional information.
Hosted By: American University
Time: 900AM - 0500PM Cost: FREE
Location: 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016
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Comedy

Arabs Gone Wild 13405
This hilarious and edgy stand up comedy show tackles everything from politics to pop culture and Arab dating to Arab time.
Hosted By: Lisner Auditorium
Time: 800AM - 1000AM Cost: $30; GW Students: $25 at Lisner Box Office
Location: 730 21st Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20052
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Community

Men Seeking Volunteer Opportunities 12134
Franconia United Methodist Men invites men to join us. We participate in service projects like group homes for the handicapped, Adopt a Highway, and a summer camp for the handicapped. We meet at 8 am on the 4th Saturday each month at Franconia United Methodist Church. We are located at the corner of Beulah and Franconia, next to the Franconia Elementary School, on to Fairfax Connector 231, 232, and 310. Email admin@franconiaumc.org.
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Time: 800AM - 1000AM Cost: FREE
Location: 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22310
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17th Street Festival 12893
The 2nd Annual 17th Street Festival will take place on September 24, 2011 from 2pm-6pm. The 17th Street Festival is a free community event that celebrates the 17th Street Corridor from Riggs Place to P Street.
Hosted By: Urban Neighborhood Alliance
Time: 200PM - 0600PM Cost: FREE
Location: 17th St. NW, Washington , District of Columbia 20036
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Annual Camping Trip 13173
Come enjoy the great outdoors with Potomac Conservancy. We will meet at the River Center at Lock 8, from which Conservancy staff will shuttle participants to Minnie's Island via canoes. The Conservancy will provide grillers for dinner, s'mores, and a light breakfast. Participants should bring their own camping gear. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children. Please RSVP by September 21 to Deanna Tricarico, tricarico@potomac.org.
Hosted By: Potomac Conservancy
Time: 400PM - 1000AM (ends on Sunday, Sep 25) Cost: $20 adults; $10 children
Location: River Center at Lock 8, 7906 Riverside Drive, Cabin John, Maryland 20818
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Men Seeking Volunteer Opportunities 13228
The Franconia United Methodist Men Ministry invites all men to join us. We participate in community service projects. We meet at 8 am on the fourth Saturday each month at the Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Rd, Alexandria. We are at the corner of Beulah and Franconia, next to the Franconia Elementary School, convenient to Fairfax Connector routes 231, 232, and 310. Contact us 703 971-5151 or admin@franconiaumc.org, and http://www.franconiaumc.org.

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Time: 800AM - 1000AM Cost: FREE
Location: 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22310
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35 Plus Mixer in the Courtyard of the Morrison-Clark Inn 13276
Join Professionals in the City for a Southern twist on the traditional cocktail party as we are transported to the Big Easy for this 35 Plus mixer, courtesy of the Morrison-Clark Inn. Enjoy the beautiful open courtyard and the rays of the sun at this gorgeous Victorian mansion. Use Promo Code "DCPages" in your order. The Promo Code is good for $5 off of the event only for tickets purchased in advance.
Hosted By: Professionals in the City
Time: 700PM - 0930PM Cost: $10
Location: Morrison-Clark Inn, 1015 L Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia
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Education

Frederick Douglass Historic Site Tree Walk 13190
City of Trees author Melanie Choukas-Bradley will lead a tree tour at the historic Anacostia home of Frederick Douglass. The tree tour will immediately follow a 9:30 house tour of the Cedar Hill home where Douglass, a renowned 19th century abolitionist and women's rights advocate, spent the happy and productive final years of his life. Register online at http://ct.convio.net/calendar
Hosted By: Casey Trees
Time: 900AM - 1100AM Cost: FREE
Location: 15th & W St SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20020
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Family

Get Eggcited for Better Breakfast Month 13365
To celebrate Better Breakfast Month, the Launch Zone invites you to come and learn how to make your breakfast eggcellent! The Launch Zone will provide fun and educational programming demonstrating how to make better breakfast choices. Kids can test their memory skills with a fun breakfast memory game. Additional resources provided by the School Nutrition Association.

For any additional questions, please contact the Launch Zone at (301) 686-0225 or LaunchZone@ncm.museum.
Hosted By: National Children's Museum
Time: 1100AM - 0400PM Cost: FREE
Location: 112 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Maryland 20745
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Junior Detective Day 13370
Young crime solvers are invited to participate in training sessions to receive a Junior Detective Badge at Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg on Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Gaithersburg Police Officers will be on hand to help participants make I.D. badges, learn neighborhood safety, witness K9 demonstrations, and explore police vehicles.

Call 301-258-6428 for reservations.
Hosted By: Kentlands Mansion
Time: 130PM - 0330PM Cost: $15.00 children under 12 / $20.00 adults
Location: 320 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
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Barracks Row Fall Festival 13479
Barracks Row Fall Festival on Capitol Hill will transform two blocks of bustling 8th Street, SE, between E Street and I Street, SE, into a magical urban wonderland. Local swing band Blue Sky, specializing in Big Band tunes, will play in early afternoon. There's lots of room for dancing in front of the event stage at 8th and G Street, SE. Swing dance instructors will be there, too, to teach a few of their moves to festival participants.
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Time: 1100AM - 0500PM Cost: FREE
Location: 733 1/2 8th Street, SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20003
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Fund Raisers

Dulles Day Festival and Plane Pull 12670
Gather your family and friends for a fun day of competition! Full day of activities, displays, kids rides, live music and car show. The Plane pull benefits Special Olympics.

Please do not bring backpacks or coolers to event, security will check all bags before entry. A shuttle bus will pick up all attendees from parking and bring to festival entrance gate. Follow airport mobile signs to "Dulles Day Festival/Plane Pull".
Hosted By: MWAA and Special Olympics Virginia
Time: 1100AM - 0400PM Cost: FREE
Location: 1 Saarinen Circle, Dulles , Virginia 20166
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Health

Paramount Harvest Day Health Fair 13304
Looking for free health screenings, access to health insurance, or just a fun Saturday event to attend with the family? Come join us for a day of family fun and healthy living at Paramount Baptist Church, 3924 4th Street, SE, on Saturday, September 24th from 10am - 2pm. The event is completely free! Bring the family out to enjoy the free food, entertainment, and giveaways!
For more information, please call 202-543-6461.
Hosted By: Paramount Baptist Church and Men's Health Network
Time: 1000AM - 0200PM Cost: FREE
Location: 3924 4th Street, SE , Washington, District of Columbia 20032
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Music

Jason Mraz and His Super Band w/ Colbie Caillat 12978
Sa 9/24
Jason Mraz and His Super Band
w/ Colbie Caillat
Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia MD
6:00 PM Gates
$55 Reserved Pavilion & $55 General Admission Floor $40 Lawn
Hosted By: Merriweather Post Pavilion
Time: 600PM - 1130PM Cost: $55-$40
Location: 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, Maryland
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Merrifield Records presents Cobra Collective and The Dustys 13340
Merrifield Records presents
The Dustys and Cobra Collective!

Saturday Sept. 24
Iota Club and Cafe
2832 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201


9pm
$10
21+

Hosted By: Merrifield Records
Time: 900PM - 0200AM Cost: $10
Location: 2832 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia 22201
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Singles

Asian Rotating Singles Dinner 13277
Professionals in the City singles dinners are some of our most popular events, and this promises to be a unique opportunity to meet your fellow Asian professionals. You never know who you will meet! You could end up with the person of your dreams, or at least meet some interesting people. Use Promo Code "DCPages" in your order. The Promo Code is good for $5 off of the event only for tickets purchased in advance.
Hosted By: Professionals in the City
Time: 700PM - 1000PM Cost: $40
Location: Babe's Sports Bar, 1115 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
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