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Giving Thanks and Giving Back: 2011 Horton Kids Cocktails and Crooners

Giving Thanks and Giving Back: 2011 Horton Kids Cocktails and Crooners

November 3, 2011-- Washington, DC.  Thursday night in Washington was all about giving back and giving thanks at the House of Sweden at the "Horton's Kids 2011 Give Thanks Give Back Fundraiser:  Cocktails & Crooners" in Georgetown.  It’s held each year to thank the many volunteer tutors, mentors, board members, and supporters who help enrich the lives of kids that reside in Ward 8 in Washington.

Horton’s Kids is a 501(c)3 mission is to educate and empower the children of Washington, DC’s Ward 8 by providing comprehensive, direct services which improve the quality of their daily lives and nurture their desire and ability to succeed. These services include tutoring and mentoring along with a host of other wrap around services benefiting children the Anacostia neighborhood.

Frederick County's Holiday Gift Project

Frederick County's Holiday Gift Project

 

The following information was sent to us by Deborah Lundahl:

 

Cold weather and the Holidays are right around the corner.  Once again this year, the Frederick County Department of Social Services is sponsoring the Holiday Gift Project to make the season special for some of our neighbors in need. 

There are many seniors, families, and children who would not be able to celebrate the holidays without the assistance of their neighbors and community.  Last year over 255 children and families, as well as 59 seniors were able to enjoy the holidays thanks to generous donations from our donors and sponsors. Offices, groups, families, and individuals have volunteered in the past to help spread holiday joy by participating in this program.   

Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church: Washington D.C.’s Largest and Oldest Greek Festival

Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church: Washington D.C.’s Largest and Oldest Greek Festival

SAINTS CONSTANTINE & HELEN
GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH

Washington D.C.’s Largest and Oldest Greek Festival
Celebrates 51st Anniversary in Sept.

 The Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church festival celebrates their 51st annual festival, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 16, 17 and 18, 2011, from 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday (rain or shine). The largest and oldest DC Greek Festival is located at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church at the corner of 16th and Upshur streets in Washington, D.C. Admission is FREE.

63rd Annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

63rd Annual Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

 

Strathmore Goes for Guinness World Record at UkeFest 2011

Strathmore Goes for Guinness World Record at UkeFest 2011

 

Ukulele players of all ages and experience levels will pluck, pick and strum their way to a Guinness World Record at Strathmore’s third annual UkeFest on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 beginning at 7 p.m. In addition to an evening of live performances by local uke aficionados, Strathmore will attempt to convene more than 851 intrepid uke players and curious community members to use the tiny ukulele to surmount a monumental task – beat the world record for Largest Ukulele Ensemble at its most popular summer concert of the season. 

Local Salsa Has International Flavor

At the Washington, D.C. International Fancy Food Show, locally-owned Alicita’s Salsa, exhibited all five flavors of their flavorful and healthy recipe at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

 Made from a family-owned recipe and named after mother, Alice, who resides in Charles County,Maryland, this Salsa offers a flavorful array of four international tastes: Japan, Germany, India, and Greece.  They will also be releasing their regionally-based Kansas City flavor as well as a spicier flavor with ingredients used in the African culture.