WTOP's Bob Madigan

Fri Jan 20th, 2012

Its could be a future homeowner's dream

A Homeownership Opportunity in Gaithersburga 19 townhome community for qualified families to be built by Habitat for Humanity Montgomery County. They are currently conducting homeownership information sessions for families that are interested in purchasing a simple, decent, affordable home in Gaithersburg. · Saturday, January 21st at 10:00am
· Saturday, January 21st at 1:00pm
· Wednesday, February 15th at 6:30pm
· Saturday, February 18th at 10:00am
· Saturday, February 18th at 1:00pm
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Thu Jan 19th, 2012

Doing good and getting noticed

Every January there is an event that captures my heart and feeds my soul. It is the Washingtonians of the Year Luncheon.

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Wed Jan 18th, 2012

A critic faces critics

Robert Aubry Davis has been on radio and TV here in the DC area for decades. Much of that time he has been an arts critic for WETA-26. Now the tables have turned as he is on stage as Edna Turnblad in Signature Theatre's "HairSpray" which runs thru Feb 5th 4200 Campbell Ave. Arlington, • Box Office 703.820.9771

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Wed Jan 18th, 2012

20-30 somethings of note!

With a median age of 26 years old The 18th Street Singers, is an ensemble of young people living, learning, and working in the DC area. Since it's founding in the fall of 2004, the 44‐voice ensemble has already landed a slew of prestigious gigs, including engagements at Strathmore, the National Gallery of Art, and the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony with President Barack Obama. This Friday and Saturday The 18th Street Singers Concert "In These Our Darkest Hours", taking on a somber subject with uplifting program. First Trinity Lutheran Church (in Judiciary Square) on January 20 and 21 at 7:30pm. Tickets $10

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Tue Jan 17th, 2012

It won't take a miracle for you to be at a movie premiere

But it will take some giving on your part. We are talking about the eBay auction for two tickets to the premiere of the movie "Big Miracle" Red Carpet Gala Special Screening + VIP After Party w/Celebs on January 25th right here in DC. Bidding ends tomorrow (1/18/12) at noon.
WHAT: Big Miracle Movie Premiere, VIP After Party, & Hotel Stay
WHEN: January 25, 2012 (6pm Red Carpet, 7pm Film, 9pm Private After Party with Cast)
WHERE: AMC Loews Georgetown 14 in Washington D.C.
WHO: Winner +1 guest
AFTER PARTY: Sequoia in Georgetown (Attire: Alaska Casual)
EXTRAS: One night hotel stay at the Georgetown Harbor Suites
WHY: To support the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

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Tue Jan 17th, 2012

Ready for a 1k race??

Or more accurately a 1k Beer Walk from the Washington Wine Academy exactly like last weekend's 1k Wine Walk in the Crystal City Shops Underground. January 21 & 22, heats starting every half hour from 2:00 to 5:30 pm. Race Entrance to Crystal City Shops: 2200 Crystal Drive, Crystal City. Free parking! (Yes, you do have to be 21 or older!)

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Fri Jan 13th, 2012

If the play's the thing

how does it get made?? The third season of the Reston Community Players' New Play Project continues with a third-level reading of the final of two plays remaining from the first season. The Players do not just offer a simple play reading to authors, but a full developmental process. This weekend's staged reading is of "Fake" by Jim Gordon on January 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Reston Community Players' Rehearsal Hall, 266 Sunset Drive, Herndon. Admission is free, but space is limited. Reservations are encouraged at restonnewplays@aol.com

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Fri Jan 13th, 2012

Here's one way to get 8th graders to like math

Feed them. Not force feed them, but let them see how the hospitality industry uses math to figure out how to make a profit. It happened at the National Conference Center in Leesburg.

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Thu Jan 12th, 2012

A social network change

that should be of help to those battling breast cancer than their loved ones. MyKomen.org is being phased out and Susan G. Komen for the Cure is focusing more effects on Facebook, Twitter and the incredibly helpful Komen Message Boards; which you can find by clicking here.

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Wed Jan 11th, 2012

Learning love in high school

Didn't we all?? But this time it's learning from a play. Fauquier High School is presenting the romantic comedy "Almost, Maine" on January 13, 14, 20, and 21 at 7 p.m. and January 15 at 2 p.m. in the Addison Lightfoot Auditorium. Almost, Maine tells the stories of nine couples in various stages of their relationships, all in a remote town in northern Maine called Almost. Tickets will be $7.50 for adults and $5 for students of all ages and adults 60 and over. For more information, go to the FHS Theatre website at www.fhstheatre.org 705 Waterloo Road. Warrenton, VA 540.347.6100 x2317

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Tue Jan 10th, 2012

Tee'ing up for the neediest kids

Professional Golf in the form of The Nationwide Tour of the PGA is headed to Potomac. The Neediest Kids Championship presented by Under Armour will be played Oct. 1-7 at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. Neediest Kids is a nonprofit organization that helps low-income students in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia gain increased confidence, dignity and self esteem by assuring they receive the basic essentials they need so they can get the education they deserve.

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Tue Jan 10th, 2012

Stevie Wonder Wants to Sit Next to You!

at the BET Honors this Saturday evening (1/14) at the Warner Theatre. All you have to do is join Metro Teen Aids's Founders Club by Tuesday, January 10th at 5pm! Just click here for all the details

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Mon Jan 09th, 2012

Making music in downtown DC

That's just some of what is happening at The Hamilton a brand new huge 24/7 restaurant from the Clydes Restaurant Group with a just-as -huge subterranean state-of-the-art music venue known as Live @ The Hamilton. And it's only two blocks from the White House at 14th & F Street, NW It is also just two blocks away from the Metro Center WMATA Metro station. Hear what GregsListDC™ Nowhere to go? Know where to go!™ has to say about it.

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Mon Jan 09th, 2012

Want some more hairspray??

Lots of people do which is why Signature Theatre has extended The 2003 Tony Award®-Winner for Best Musical "HairSpray" thru February 5th. Starring: Carolyn Cole (Tracy Turnblad),Robert Aubry Davis (Edna Turnblad), Nova Y. Payton (Motormouth Maybelle, and an all star cast. Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, 703.820.9771

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Sun Jan 08th, 2012

FREE is a good 4 letter word

and the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center comes through as FREE every night 365 days a year (366 this year) at 6 pm.

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Fri Jan 06th, 2012

Did I meet the Billy Elliot of the future?

Possibly after attending "Billy Elliot The Musical". The "joyous celebration of one boy's journey to make his dreams come true" won ten 2009 Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL. Now thru Jan. 15th at the Kennedy Center.

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Fri Jan 06th, 2012

Warm coast for cold kids

The Children's Charities Foundation distributed more than 1,200 new winter coats to local kids from thirty (30) charities and community organizations in the DC metro area.

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Thu Jan 05th, 2012

Exercise going to the dogs

can be a good thing! A VERY good thing according to Pamela Peeke, MD.

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Wed Jan 04th, 2012

Some audiences give more than applause

As Ford's Theatre learned this holiday season raising money for Miriam's Kitchen which provides free, homemade meals and high-quality support services to more than 4,000 homeless men and women each year.

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Wed Jan 04th, 2012

A dog's tale!

that is both true and inspirational. Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero. by Michael Hingson, national ambassador for the Braille Literacy Campaign and a miraculous survivor of 9/11 thanks to a yellow Lab guide dog named Roselle. Hear both stories by clicking below.

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