Friday, September 18, 2009

Domestic Violence Event

Event Announcement

No one should have to choose between living with abuse or living without a home. Please join the supporters of DASH, District Alliance for Safe Housing, the fastest growing provider of housing for domestic violence survivors and their children, at our annual fundraiser which will take place at Ulah Bistro, 1214 U Street, NW, on Wed, September 23 from 6:00 to 9:23 pm. Call 462-3274 for more information.

Heart of DC Dog Show

Saturday, September 19Check-In Time 11am-12pm
• Dog Show Starts at 12:30pmThe Carnegie Library on Mt Vernon Place
801 K Street NW (one block south of the Walter E Washington Convention Center)
Simply download registration form, fill out pdf and save to your computer (or simply include answers to form items in the body of your email) and send may also simply fill out the form and bring it with you on Saturday when you sign in.Prizes and gifts from Wagtime will be available.Sign up for any of the following contests and bring home great prizes for pets and owners:Cutest Pup (4 months to 1.5 years)Best Looking Dog (1.5 years +)Pet and Owner LookalikeBest KisserBest Performer (can be obedience, demos, tricks)Best in Show (audience choice award)The dog show will be conducted by our friends at FurPals and Fetch Pet Care.All dogs must be on leash at all times. All dogs must be up to date on all vaccinations.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Free Walking Tours In Shaw

Get your kicks with WalkingTown, DC Fall Edition, Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20!

Fleeting fall weather provides the perfect backdrop for DC locals to explore their city with more than 120 free, guided walking and bike tours! Discover a new spot or revisit old favorites with professional tour guides and community leaders.

Search tours by theme to find your favorite topic!

Check the schedule at or call 202-661-7581

Sample tours of Shaw:

Shaw: Where DC Comes Together, Part I

Saturday, September 19

10 am – 12:30 pm

Meet inside Great Hall, Historical Society of Washington, DC, 801 K Street, NW

Nearest Metrorail/Metrobus: Mt Vernon Sq 7th St-Convention Center Metro station (Green and Yellow lines)

End at Azi’s Café, 1336 Ninth Street, NW

Shaw has always been a crossroads. Today, the Washington Convention Center dominates Shaw’s southern half, but it once consisted of woods and a few farms. Notable historic figures lived and worked in lower central Shaw, including explorer John Wesley Powell, African American U.S. Senator Blanche K. Bruce, and historian Carter G. Woodson. This half-mile walk includes visits to view selected building interiors. Led by Shaw Main Streets Executive Director Alexander M. Padro and presented by Shaw Main Streets.

Shaw: Where DC Comes Together, Part II

Saturday, September 19

1 – 3:30 pm

Meet on northwest corner of Seventh and R Streets, NW

Nearest Metrorail/Metrobus: Shaw-Howard U Metro station (Green and Yellow lines)

End at Nellie’s Sports Bar, 900 U Street, NW

Entertainment has long been the focus of central Shaw’s northern half – from the Howard Theater, where every star in the black entertainment pantheon performed, and the pool hall where Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington decided to become a musician, to two sites that hosted baseball teams. Highlights of this half- mile tour include a renovated movie theater building and the city’s first African American YWCA. Led by Shaw Main Streets Executive Director Alexander M. Padro and presented by Shaw Main Streets.

Rediscovering Mount Vernon

Saturday, September 19

12 noon – 1:30 pm

Meet and end at Carnegie Library, south side, Eighth and K Streets, NW

Nearest Metrorail/Metrobus: Gallery Pl-Chinatown Metro station (Green, Yellow, and Red lines)

Walk the Mount Vernon Triangle to learn about its history and rebirth, and the new retail, offices, and condos of this once forgotten neighborhood. This one-mile tour will include a walk past remaining historic buildings and discussion about the market forces that lead to its decline and current revitalization. The tour may stop at a new condo, office building or historic church. Led by Bill McLeod and presented by Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District.

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