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Sunday Back to School Lunch Cruise

Sunday Back to School Lunch Cruise
Sunday Back to School Lunch CruiseOne Last Day of Summer on the Spirit of Washington

 

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Before hitting the books, spend one last day on the water with family and friends.  The festive Spirit of Washington presents the Sunday Back to School Lunch Cruise, the perfect back-to-school treat for students of all ages.  

Backpacks Collected For D.C. Area Homeless Children At FedEx Field Tonight!

Backpacks Collected For D.C. Area Homeless Children At FedEx Field Tonight!

Operation Backpack, an initiative that collects and distributes backpacks filled with school supplies to homeless shelters, wraps up tonight at the Redskins vs. Buccaneers preseason game on Wednesday.

The Redskins Charitable Foundation together with the non-profit, Volunteers of America Chesapeake are preparing area homeless students the tools necessary to excel in school with this drive.

“One of the most devastating consequences of homelessness is the impact it has on children’s education,” said President of Volunteers of America Chesapeake Russell Snyder.

Collection tables and donation bins will be available outside FedEx Field at the gate entrances.

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D.C. Resident Brings Rhythm & Blues To Md.

D.C. Resident Brings Rhythm & Blues To Md.

 

Strathmore’s Music in the Mansion concert series opens on Thursday, September 27 with urban Jazz harmonicist and D.C. resident, Frederic Yonnet.

This talented musician is most famous for his duals with music legend Stevie Wonder and as a soloist with Prince. He has also performed with India Arie, Erykah Badu and The Jonas Brothers.

Yonnet creates a new memorable melody by combining jazz and R&B on his harmonica.

Tickets are $30.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.

Alexandria Boaters Sail for Blood Cancer Research

Alexandria Boaters Sail for Blood Cancer Research

 

Here's something fun to do this weekend for a good cause.

Old Dominion Boat Club will host the 2012 National Capital Area Leukemia Cup Power Poker Run on Saturday, August 25.

The Leukemia Cup, which started in 2007, is a national program that raises money through various sailing and boating events for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Eight cents of every dollar raised is put toward research and patient services including financial aid for medical costs, support groups and educational programs.

Last year the events raised around $3.8 million nationally.

 

Sergio Mendes to Headline 9th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival In Sept.

Sergio Mendes to Headline 9th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival In Sept.

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Grammy award-winner Sergio Mendes will headline an all-star jazz line-up at the ninth annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival to be held Saturday, September 8 from 4:30 to 10 p.m., at Veterans Plaza at the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place (at the corner of Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street).

 

The free, outdoor program that attracted thousands of music lovers last year will also feature Marcus Johnson, the Bruce Swaim Quartet and Elliot Levine. 

Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge Hosting Flamenco Thursday Show

Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge Hosting Flamenco Thursday Show

The Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge, located in the heart of Georgetown, has scheduled a series of “Flamenco Thursday” shows. The shows, which begin at 10:45 p.m. each Thursday, will feature the traditional Spanish sounds of flamenco guitarist Ricardo Marlow, and the authentic voice of Hector Jose Marquez. Diners can enjoy a variety of tapas prior to the show.

“We are excited to offer the wonderful sounds of flamenco every Thursday night,” says Danny Araujo, General Manager of Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge and Thunder Burger. “It’s a great time to get out and take in some culture, relax, and enjoy the evening. Whether it’s a first date, you are out with friends, or you come on out by yourself, you are sure to have a wonderful time.”

Craft Beer & Dinner Cruise This Sunday

Craft Beer & Dinner Cruise This Sunday

What do you have planned for Sunday, August 12? If you’re lucky, you will be consuming comfort food and unlimited beer while cruising on a yacht at sunset for the 3rd Annual Craft Beer & Dinner Cruise.

To celebrate D.C. Beer Week, which starts this Sunday, the luxurious Odyssey yacht will set sail at 6 p.m., and tickets are now available

Guests will enjoy a 3-hour cruise along the Potomac with dinner, a DJ and unlimited tastings of more than 40 of your favorite craft beers from across the U.S. and around the world.  

A few of the breweries taking part in this ultimate adventure include, 3 Stars Brewing Co.
, Abita, Flying Fish, Flying Dog, Harpoon, DC Brau, Port City Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing Co., Uinta Brewing Co., and more.

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