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Thousands Gather for Susan G. Komen D.C. 3-Day Cure

Today, October 8, thousands of women and men are embarking on a three-day, 60-mile journey to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. The 2010 Susan G. Komen Washington D.C. 3-Day for the Cure® begins at Washington Nationals Stadium and will travel 60 miles through the Washington D.C. area, concluding Sunday at the Washington Monument. The Washington D.C. community will provide encouragement by attending the Opening and Closing Ceremony and supporting walkers at official Cheering Stations along the route. More information on these locations can be found at The3Day.org.  

 

 

This Weekend WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC Offering Tours All Over the City

This story about this weekend's WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC events comes to us from Pat Wheeler of the Cultural Tourism DC Board:

Cultural Tourism DC celebrates the history and heritage of Washington, DC with the Fall Edition of WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC on Saturday and Sunday, September 25 and 26. This two-day event of DC features guided tours in all eight wards of the city. Healthy for both body and mind, this weekend of more than 100 free walking and biking tours allows visitors and residents to explore both new and familiar places throughout the city. From the well-known to the unfamiliar, tour topics explore all things DC, including neighborhood history, art, community heritage, environmental initiatives, and much more. 

 

Congressional Black Caucus Conference To Feature Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

This came to us from the U.S. Department of Education:

Free Screening of Obama in Ghana Documentary Coming to Convention Center

This event was submitted to us by filmmaker Tony Regusters:

Next Thursday, September 16 at 10:00 a.m. at the DC Convention Center, participants in this year’s Congressional Black Caucus Week will attend a free screening of Obama in Ghana: The Untold Story – an award-winning documentary that captures in vivid and exquisite detail the full panoply of African elegance surrounding President Obama’s visit to Ghana and the incredible reception he and the First Family received in Ghana.  Just six months after his inauguration the President and First Family made another kind of history with their state visit to Africa in July of 2009, selecting the Republic of Ghana as the Administration’s first visit to Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Acclaimed Eric Himan to Headline Acoustic Rock Performance - Proceeds to Benefit The Trevor Project

We received this event notice from Jason Vazquez.  If you have an event or blog post you would like to contribute to our brand new "Where You Live" websites, send us a tip or a note at neighborhoods@wusa9.com!

From Jason Vasquez:

On September 25, 2010, renowned singer and songwriter Eric Himan will headline a live acoustic rock benefit to increase local awareness of The Trevor Project, the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.  Proceeds from the benefit will support The Trevor Lifeline, the cornerstone program of The Trevor Project, in addition to other regional and national education outreach programs.

The event will run from 8 p.m.-midnight at The Z Lounge at 1170 22nd Street in NW.

Check out the Petworth Community Market on Friday, September 24

The Petworth Community Market will be held tomorrow, Friday, September 24, and it operates every Friday.

From 3 p.m.-7 p.m. in the middle of Georgia Avenue, 9th Street, Taylor and Upshur, the Petworth market has a variety of stands, including: