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Dining Out For Life is TONIGHT, March 10, 2011

Dining Out For Life is TONIGHT, March 10, 2011

Eating Out Never Felt So Good!

Healthy Cooking Workshops in NE

EVENT NOTICE FROM DC PARKS AND RECREATION:

March 8th and March 22nd 
Healthy Cooking Workshops 
Sherwood Recreation Center, 640 10th Street, NETime: 4:00- 5:00pm 

Students from GW’s ISCOPES team help lead youth nutrition education classes through cooking lessons, based around what can be grown in the garden. Lessons center on why fresh fruits and vegetables are good for the body, as well as the myriad environmental benefits of eating fresh local produce. For more information, call Kelly Melsted at (202) 555-1234.

Bike to Work Day is (Sort Of) Almost Here!

Bike to Work Day is (Sort Of) Almost Here!

Bike to Work Day, the culminating event for Bike to Work Week, is quickly approaching. Well, actually, it’s not until May 20th, but it’s not too soon to start planning! Registration is now open on the Washington Area Bicyclist Association website, which also gives you all the information you need to know to have fun, be safe and win free stuff. Here are some key things to know:

DC Fashion Week Spotlights International Couture

DC Fashion Week Spotlights International Couture

From Feb. 21-27, 2011, D.C. Fashion Week returned to the District to showcase local and national designers’ Fall and Winter Collections. While many designers returned to showcase their newest collections, what made this season’s D.C. Fashion Week so special were the unique events throughout the week. From the kick-off reception at Kellari and the Fashion Networking Industry Party at Tabaq on U Street to the premiere party for the newest season of D.C. Cupcakes where a couture wedding dress was made out of cupcakes for DC Fashion Week.

Opportunity to meet Flag Officers from the NAVY at their Stars & Stripes Reception

Opportunity to meet Flag Officers from the NAVY at their Stars & Stripes Reception

The U.S. Department of the NAVY hosted and invited our members to attend the Stars & Strips reception held during the Black Engineers Awards Conference on February 18, 2011.  The NAVY (Flag Officers) had round-table discussions with the students based on their interest in a career in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM).  

On Saturday, February 19th, the Patriots attended the conference where hundreds of organizations were available to help our youth focus on the importance of STEM related fields in an effort to develop the necessary leadership skills to be successful in their future career goals.

Area Students Competed in the Annual Biomedical Competition

It was check-up time for the Patriots on February 7, 2011! The U.S. National Institutes of Health and four of their institutes, National Library of Medicine, NIH Office of Communications and Public Liaison, NIH Office of Science Education, and National Human Genome Research Institute, sponsored the Patriots 2nd Annual Biomedical Competition.  Their goal was to encourage students to further their interest in various medical fields. 

We had students from Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC participating in the competition, and 10 medical professionals to serve as judges.  We also had 10 future doctors from Georgetown University Medical Center to give our guests a pre-doctor check up.  Each team was required to present a five-page research paper, brochure, slide show presentation, one-page web site, display board, and an oral presentation on one of the pre-selected medical careers.  

Breast Screening and Treatment in an Evolving Health Care Landscape

This story comes to us from Tim Kopper:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Advocacy Alliance will host a luncheon on Capitol Hill at noon on February 17, 2011 to examine the state of breast health care and the future of women’s access to life-saving early detection and prevention services.