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National Geographic Museum To Host D.C. Emancipation Day Celebration April 16

This story comes to us from Carrie Engel:

On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the D.C. Compensated Emancipation Act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. The Act, passed nine months before the Emancipation Proclamation, made 3,100 District residents the “First Freed” by the federal government. To commemorate this, the National Geographic Museum will host “DC I AM: An Emancipation Day Celebration” in conjunction with the exhibition “America I AM: The African American Imprint” on Saturday, April 16, 2011. Sponsored by Walmart, this FREE family festival, held at National Geographic headquarters from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will include:


Today is Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day!

Today is Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day!

That's right ice cream lovers: Today is Ben & Jerry's annual "Free Cone Day".  

It's a magical day that comes once a year, a day in which free ice cream fantasies from around the nation become a reality.  

From noon-8 p.m. today, you can visit your local Ben & Jerry's and get a scoop of ice cream absolutely free.  

But wait...there's more.

You can choose any ice cream you like!  So whether you dig Chunky Monkey, Mint Chocolate Cookie, or another flavor, you'll be satisfied.

Visit one of these four D.C. locations today to get your sweet treat for free!

  • Union Station
  • Downtown, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Dupont Circle, 1333 19th Street NW
  • Georgetown, 3135 M Street NW

In the Name of Paws: Fashion for Paws 2011 Runway Show

In the Name of Paws:  Fashion for Paws 2011 Runway Show

Draping chiffon, hot pink lighting, fresh flowers, 5 star menu and a happening D.J.  This isn’t “Platinum Weddings” this was the scene at the National Building Museum Saturday night for the Fashion for Paws 5th annual runway show benefitting the Washington Humane Society.  The event was hosted by D.C. media blogger Pamela Sorensen of Pamela’s Punch and Entertainment Tonight’s Lawrence Zarian.  Models alongside their beloved pets wore high end fashions sponsored by Tysons Corner Galleria and worked a runway adorned with hot pink lit trees and a hot pink fire hydrant that was the center piece on the runway. 

How to Be an Actor in D.C.: Stonehenge

How to Be an Actor in D.C.: Stonehenge

Since 2005, local filmmaker, Bjorn Munson, and Team Jabberwocky have been holding an open casting call known as Stonehenge. Next Sunday April 17, Stonehenge XIII will be held at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts in Georgetown. Actors will perform prepared monologues for 80 local filmmakers, including representatives from WILL Interactive and Discovery Channel. The event is already fully booked, with 120 actors auditioning and 72 stand-bys.

Plan Your Weekend With WUSA Events!

Plan Your Weekend With WUSA Events!

Looking for something interesting to do this weekend? Well, look no further than the WUSA Events!

Start things off on Friday by attending a free Ikebana flower arranging demonstration with Jane Redmon at Macy's. Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, creates visually striking works. On Saturday, there is a lot going on- you could spend your morning at the Zoo, watching the Animal Demos and Feeding. Things start at 10am there. Afterwards, head over to the Renwick Gallery for the Renwick Craft Invitational 2011 from 10 to 5:30pm to admire the works of the four artists involved.

Computer Building Competition -- 14th Annual Youth Summit on Technology

Computer Building Competition -- 14th Annual Youth Summit on Technology


                                           *****BRING YOUR TEAM OF 4 TO WIN LAPTOP COMPUTERS*****

10:00am -12:00noon   Saturday, April 16th & April 30th

Charles Flowers High School

10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road.

Springdale, MD  20774



The Youth Summit on Technology is Patriots’ original and signature event and we are excited to have Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker as our Chairman for this year’s annual event.  Last year, this event was attended by over 500 students from 5th-12th grades and a growing number of parents.  The purpose of the Summit is to get students excited about the possibility of college, study and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Date:    Saturday, May 7, 2011 

Time:    7:30am-4pm

Where:  CharlesH.FlowersHigh School

             10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road