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The 2012 Potomac Flower Show

The 2012 Potomac Flower Show

The following information was sent to us by Amy Ortiz:

 

The Show will be held on Sunday March 18th from 11 AM to 5 PM at Potomac Floral Wholesale which is located at 2403 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Over 800 guests from all over the world, consisting of vendors, suppliers, growers, designers, flower shop owners, and floral industry representatives will gather on this day.

Visitors can explore plenty of unique Grower and Vendor exhibits while discovering exciting new flower varieties from Holland, Chile, Israel, South Africa and Japan. Everyone will enjoy live music by the Potomac Jazz Project, while sampling wonderful hors d'oeuvres, foods, and drinks!

Gallaudet University in Northeast Honored as One City Location of the Month

Gallaudet University in Northeast Honored as One City Location of the Month

From Leslie Green:

First Lady Michelle Obama Joins a Star-studded BET Honors

First Lady Michelle Obama Joins a Star-studded BET Honors

Washington, DC. -- For the fifth year in a row BET HONORS was housed at the historic Warner Theatre on Saturday in Washington, DC. The show celebrates and honors the outstanding achievements of extraordinary legends in music, literature, entertainment, media, service and education. Acclaimed actress Gabrielle Union hosted the show for a fourth year, honoring renowned poet/author Maya Angelou (Literary Arts), internationally acclaimed musician Stevie Wonder (Musical Arts), Grammy-Award winning songstress Mariah Carey (Entertainer), influential filmmaker Spike Lee (Media), the heroic Tuskegee Airmen (Service) and inspirational coach and mentor Beverly Kearney (Education).

Annual Poetry Slam Showcases DC SCORES Student-Athletes

Last night, November 30, DC SCORES held the first part of their annual Poetry Slam at the Columbia Heights Education Campus.

Student athletes from 14 DC SCORES elementary and middle schools took to the stage and put on quite a show.  

Each elementary school performed two original group poems and one original individual poem, while teams from the participating middle schools performed one, two, or three songs that grew out of their original poetry.  

In the elementary school group, Bancroft took 3rd place, H.D. Cooke took 2nd place, and Perry Street Prep claimed the top prize.  Shaw won first place for the middle schools, and Lincoln was awarded second.  

Read a full recap on the night that was on DCSCORE blog.

Take a look at the video above to see one specific performance from the Brightwood Education Campus.

Wale is Coming to the Fillmore in January

Wale is Coming to the Fillmore in January

Back by popular demand, Wale will be performing at the Fillmore in Silver Spring on January 1st at 8:00 p.m.

From The Fillmore Silver Spring:

Smart Women meet Smart Technology: Actress Gabrielle Union's Verizon Store DC Event

Smart Women meet Smart Technology: Actress Gabrielle Union's Verizon Store DC Event

Thursday, November 17, 2011—Washington, DC.  The Metro Center Verizon Wireless store had an unusual buzz on Thursday night.  It was full of beautiful women taking part in delicious hors d'oeuvres and drinks all while getting introduced to the latest smart technology that Verizon had to offer from phones to tablets and everything in between.  This event is a part of Verizon’s campaign to connect “smart women” with “smart technology” at their trendy “Confessions of a SMARTaholic” events.  The D.C.