Posts Tagged ‘Events’

St. Patrick’s Day for the Kids

st patsI love St. Patrick’s day and I feel there’s so little time to celebrate it between  Valentine’s and Easter. I found a couple ways you and the family can enjoy a lil luck ‘o’ the Irish in the coming weeks.

St. Paddy’s Peas and Potatoes
St. Patricks Day is the traditional day to plant potatoes.Learn more about them while listening to tales of leprechauns. Kiddos get to plant peas and potatoes in the garden. March 12th at 1pm.

Flying Feet & Fiddle Bows: An Irish Celebration
Leap into the St. Paddy’s Day spirit as the Bog Band throw an authentic Irish ceili party. March 17 at 10:15potatoes

From DC to MD to VA there are St. Pat’s Parades happening the first couple weeks of March. Here’s a full list. One Alexandria’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is March 5th Get parade route and more here. Washington DC St Patrick’s Day Parade is March 13th More info at DCStPatsParade

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Lil Jon loves the Redskins

Hip-hop artist Lil Jon, known for such number-one hits as “Yeah!” and “Get Low,” hosted and DJed a blowout house music party at The Huxley. Lil Jon, known for his work as a hip-hop artist, producer, and television personality, first got his start as a DJ in Atlanta during the 90s. The Huxley performance – which welcomed house, pop and hip-hop lovers – marked Lil Jon’s first in DC this year. The Atlanta DJ – rocking a Redskins tee – fired up the crowd and cheered “if you didn’t come to party, get out of the club.”
We’re just loving his gear! Cool that Fred Davis stopped by too.

Gold Cup with Becky’s Fund

So excited to see this event coming up once again this year.  On May 4th.. get ready for an outdoor event with beautiful dresses, outfits and people. Watch horse and dog races, meet gorgeous people in our area and all for a great cause.

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If you missed the last 3 Gold Cup events with Becky’s Fund, you not only missed out on a lot of SPRING fun and networking, but you missed an opportunity to contribute to the great efforts and contributions by Becky’s Fund to ending Domestic and Dating violence in our city. Support Becky’s Fund by attending this event and share this event on your blogs and social networks. See photos here and get tickets and LIVE conversations about this event.

Easter Seals teams up with the Circus!

“Not only did we spend a great evening at the circus,
I knew that my gift would make a difference every day.”–Past DonorChildren playing with clowns

The Easter Seals Bright Stars Campaign had a fun night with thousands of children and adults with disabilities at a private performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Because of the generosity of many area individuals, families and organizations, the Bright Stars Campaign raises thousands of dollars that help provide help, hope and answers for 15,000+ people with disabilities and their families.

Coming: Lake Anne Jazz Festival

Lake Anne is gearing up for their ever popular jazz festival on Saturday, October 6th when they host the 6th Annual Lake Anne Jazz Festival. This free, family friendly, all-day event will take place from 12:00PM-8:30PM and will showcase a variety of talented local emerging artist and national jazz performers.

Singer-Songwriter-Musician Rashida Jolley returns to Lake Anne to headline this year’s event. She spent the past year on world tours with international mega stars performing in major arenas across the world and gaining a huge fan base, crowning her “The Soul of R&B with the Power of Pop.”

Performance Schedule
1PM – Jason Kearse Trio
2PM – Taylor Jones
3PM – Nia Olibesi
4PM – Ashley Danemann
5PM – Mykle Lyons Quartet
6PM -Leslie Summey
7PM – Rashida Jolley (Headliner)

What: Lake Anne Plaza – 6th Annual Jazz & Blues Festival
When: Saturday, October 6, 2012
Where: Lake Anne Plaza (Waterfront) – 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, VA 20190
Time: 12:00PM-8:30PM (Beer garden on site)
Cost: Free (excluding alcohol), Rain or Shine

Young Professionals help Easter Seals

More than 50 people gathered at on the Citigroup Rooftop Terrace in Northwest Washington on Wednesday night to celebrate Easter Seals Greater Washington Baltimore Region’s Young Professionals Council (YPC).
The group, consisting of successful and entrepreneurial young professionals from around the area hosted the reception to support the services of Easter Seals.
“It was a terrific evening for our council,” said for YPC Chairman Anthony Bozzi.
The Young Professionals Council offers support to the organization and to individuals with disabilities and special needs.
If you are interested in learning more about the Young Professionals Council or purchasing tickets to the YPC Gilligan’s Island Cruise on the Potomac fundraiser on October 18, log on to

Weddings: Big dress trunk show

Carine’s Bridal Atelier is about to host one of it’s biggest shows, The Bliss by Monique Lhuillier Spring 2013 Trunk Show!

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The trunk show will take place September 27th through the 29th and provides a special incentive for the attending brides. Appointments are necessary. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the store at 202-965-4696, or email

Salon Lynne turns 1

14th Street boutique salon owner Lynne Wooden hosted guests in celebration for the Salon Lynne one year anniversary. TV personality Paul Wharton served as the night’s emcee. While sporting his signature flowing locks, Wharton encouraged guests to embrace their owner beauty with an impromptu “vogue and hair-swinging” session. Photo credit: Jennifer Jean-Pierre,Comme Coc

A bevy of salon clients, friends, family and local beauty and fashion bloggers surrounded Wooden and her skilled team to celebrate the milestone. Sweet addition: there were brownie bites by the Brownie Bar!

Loudoun Bluegrass Festival

May 12, 2012…the 3rd Annual Loudoun Bluegrass Festival featuring Lonesome River Band, Big Chimney, and The Hot Seats. All day jammin’, contests, and more. Crazy good deal for a day of music and fun — $15! Sponsored by Rotary Club of Dulles International Airport…All profits help pay tuition for deserving local students who otherwise could not afford college…
Click here for more info!

International Children’s Festival

This is the perfect event for the entire family! There’s even going to be a colorful childrens parade where kids from the different embassies will wear their traditional clothing. For sure to be an amazing sight! Children of all ages will have a chance to participate in educational booths from over 25 Embassies that will showcase rich cultural heritage including food, music and typical customs. Best of all, this event is free to the public.

International Children’s Festival
What: 6th Annual International Children’s Festival
When: Sunday, May 6 2012
12:00 pm- 4:00pm
Where: The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Who: Meridian International Center in partnership with THIS for Diplomats, Cultural Tourism DC, and the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Among the activities slated for this year are an array of performances including the Carpathia Folk Dance Ensemble, FC Pachama- Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, German School Washington- Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Happenstance Theater- Alliance Francaise, Karabakh Foundation Dancers, Kesem- Embassy of Isreal, Kirov Academy of Ballet, O’Neill- James School of Irish Dancing, Positive Vibrations Youth Steel Orchestra (PVYSO)- Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Rumah Gadang Group, and Umanda Weerasinghe.

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