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On National Meatball Day! At Carmine's in Penn Quarter! If you are observing no meat on Friday in Lent, Carmines will still be offering free meatballs thru Sunday 3/11/12. To get the free meatballs you do need to say the magic word, for that you may want to listen to the report here. NYC's Legendary Family Style Italian Restaurant, Carmine's Washington D.C is at 425 7th Street NW 202.737.7770
At the height of the McCarthyite hysteria of the 1950s, John Paton Davies, Jr., was summoned to the State Department one morning and fired. His offense? The career diplomat had counseled the U.S. government during World War II that the Communist forces in China were poised to take over the country—which they did, in 1949. Just part of a remarkable life recounted in China Hand An Autobiography John Paton Davies, Jr. Foreword by Todd S. Purdum. Epilogue by Bruce Cumings Purdum, national editor of Vanity Fair, along with Davies daughter Tiki Davies will present a FREE talk at Politics & Prose this coming Wednesday (3/14) at 7 pm. 5015 Connecticut Ave NW
How to engage middle schoolers in math?? That's what MathAlive! at the Smithsonian Institution International Gallery is all about. Created by Raytheon MathAlive! is as they say, "an immersive exhibit enabling students, teachers and visitors of all ages and backgrounds to experience the wondrous outcomes of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through highly engaging hands-on activities." The International Gallery is located in the S. Dillon Ripley Center (next to the Smithsonian Castle) It is FREE & Fun!
DC area students are jumping into the play-writing arena as part of the 12th annual Arena Stage Student 10-minute Play competition in which D.C.-area students submit original plays. Nearly 800 works were submitted from students in D.C. area middle and high schools this year. The eight winning playwrights had play-writing master classes and took part in further script development by working with a professional director and are being performed this weekend by professional actors. We had the chance to sit in on the rehearsal of one of the plays written by an 8th grader, Chocolate Bars and a New Life by Sahana Ramani, from Rachel Carson Middle School, Herndon, VA. Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater 1101 6th St. SW
We continue sharing great tips on getting in shape and staying in shape from my "Fitness Doc" Pamela Peeke, MD As she says,"your body may not suit a swim suit if you aren't careful!"
announcing the 2012-13 season which is chock-a-block full of performing arts of all stripes and colors. There is bound to be plenty to please every taste and a lot of free performances as well. You can find highlights here and, of course, listen to Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser's list of some of the top acts by clicking below.
The VFW's Voice of Democracy" 65th annual audio essay scholarship competition winner was announced at the the 2012 VFW Legislative Conference here in DC. Fifty thousand High School students from around the country entered. The winner (listen below) took home a $30,000 scholarship.
Darci Marchese, WTOP Reporter
Edgar D. Romero, 26, of Bladensburg, contacted numerous women, including the four he attacked, between December 2008 and February 2009 through Craigslist ads for erotic services. According to prosecutors, he and an accomplice met the four victims at a D.C. hotel.
At least for Hexagon -- Washington's Only Original Political Satirical Musical Comedy Revue!! Hexagon's show this year: "I Get No Kick from Campaign!" will be at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring. March 9-24th. Hexagon selected Hospice Caring, Inc. as this year's beneficiary.
Twenty-seven percent of those questioned in D.C., Maryland and Virginia list living in a safe community with low crime as the top issue, while 20 percent thought jobs and the ecomomy were most important.
Several hundred Washingtonians gathered at the Italian Embassy for a gala to celebrate "10 years of education, opportunity, dedication, and success" at the Washington Jesuit Academy. Which educates academically talented adolescent 6 through 8th grade boys from low-income families regardless of religious denomination and "provides for them a disciplined, rigorous learning environment."
100 years is worth kicking up a storm, stomping your feet and having a day of fun competition. That's exactly what the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital did this past Saturday at Trinity Washington University in northeast with the annual "Girl Scout DC Step Showcase"
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