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DC Tweed Ride to Hit the Streets Sunday, November 14th

Dandies & Quaintrelles, a Washington, DC based social group, that organizes and hosts vintage-inspired, stylish events in partnership with and in support of noble causes, will be hosting the second anual Tweed Ride on Sunday, November 14th.  2009 was the first Tweed Ride and was a raging success for the newly founded group. Over 500 riders showed up on their vintage bikes at the H Street meeting spot, all clad in tweed on a blamy 75 degree day in November.

Rally to Restore Sanity

    People are quibbling over how many people showed up at the rally to restore sanity on the mall Saturday. I have no idea what the real number is (200,000 or ten million), but I was at the inauguration and took the same metro stop into the city and I've never seen anything like it.     It took about an hour to get on the train and then we were packed like sardines.  At each stop the people on the train would shove closer to each other to try to get more people on. The guy next to me said sharing butt heat from the guy/girl behind him that he couldn't see was a special moment in time, it would be over soon, and he didn't want to know who it was.

Councilman Evans To Host Birthday Celebration, Inviting Whole Community

This story comes to us from Andrew Huff:

Councilmember Jack Evans will host residents from around Ward 2 on Wednesday, October 27 to celebrate his birthday and introduce his new family, including wife Michele Evans.

The event will take place in the Homer Building atrium (601 13th Street, NW) from 6:00pm-8:30pm. 

“I look forward to welcoming friends and colleagues from around the Ward and city to celebrate with me and my new family,” Evans said.  “If you are in the neighborhood, I hope you’ll stop by.”

Evans expects over 100 seniors to join him along with a host of constituents from around Ward 2.

DC Triathalon Opens Registration for 2011 Race, To Take Place on Sunday, June 19, 2011

This story was sent to us by Jennifer Devlin:

The 2011 DC triathalon race will take place on Father’s Day, June 19, 2011.  The event will include both a Sprint distance (.8k swim, 20k bike, 6.7k run) and International distance (1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run) course along DC’s most scenic parkways and national monuments.  The race will finish on America’s Main Street – Pennsylvania Avenue – with the U.S. Capitol Building as the backdrop.

Registration fees are $135 for the Sprint distance and $190 for the International distance.  Prices will increase on October 29, so competitors are urged to register early.  To register, go to www.DCTri.com

Where are all the breast cancer donations going this month?

Do you know?  To breast cancer research, education, some national organization? Why not keep your donations in the community?   Help someone locally who cannot afford their treatments.....like The Tigerlily Foundation has done time and time again!

The Tigerlily Foundation's motto is “impacting young women’s lives before, during and after breast cancer.”   It has been helping local victims of breast cancer with financial assistance when breast cancer strikes, and health insurance may not be enough.  

DC 9 Murder Prompts Closings and Cancellations

After a murder early Friday morning at DC 9, a popular U Street Corridor nightclub, DC police have closed the venue until further notice, effectively immediately.

Our friends over at Metromix put together a story displaying what previously scheduled events have now been cancelled.

Check out Metromix's DC 9 cancelled events list here.

 

Writer W. Royal Stokes Returns to Washington for Jazz Forum at UDC

This story was sent to us by the Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives.  If you would like to see your event or story on our Where You Live websites, e-mail us at neighborhoodtips@wusa9.com.

The University of the District of Columbia welcomes jazz author, historian, radio personality, and critic W. Royal Stokes back to his home town for a special appearance on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 from 7-9 PM as part of the Jazz Forum series presented by UDC’s Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives.

The author of four books on jazz, Mr. Stokes is a D.C. native and a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School who relocated to West Virginia four years ago after a long and productive career that included more than three decades in the Washington area. He will speak about his life and involvement in jazz as well as about the collection he recently donated to the Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives, which consists of more than 2,000 books and 3,500 compact discs.