Annual Empty Bowls Event to Feed Neighbors in Need

What:            The Capital Area Food Bank will host its 7th Annual Empty Bowls event, a one-day fundraiser designed to shed light on the issue of hunger, in response to record numbers of residents in need throughout the Washington metro area. For a minimum donation of $25, guests will savor delicious soups and breads and leave with handcrafted bowls donated by local artists.  Guests keep their bowls as a reminder of how they helped fill empty bowls in the community. All proceeds from the sale of the art bowls go directly to the CAFB.

                        The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in the Washington metro area serving over 530,000 people through direct food distribution programs and a network of 500 partner agencies. This year, the Capital Area Food Bank distributed 42 million pounds of food – the equivalent of 35 million meals – including 17.5 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Who:                  Participating artists include Hinckley Pottery, The Mud Hut, Eastern Market Pottery, Lee Arts Center, The Potters Guild of Baltimore, Freestate Pottery, Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Baltimore Clayworks, All Fired Up, Jodi Walsh, and Strange Kitchen

                             Participating restaurants include Teaism, RIS, Brookland’s Finest, Corner Bakery, Busboys and Poets, Occidental, Purple Onion Catering Company and Cantina Marina

     Food & Friends, CAFB food assistance partner

     Sponsors include ABC 7/WJLA-TV and News Channel 8 and House of Artistry


When:           Wednesday, October 8, 2014

                        11:30 AM – 2:30 PM


Where:         FHI 360 Conference Center, 8th Floor

                        1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Washington, DC  20009

Metro accessible. On-site parking available

Why:           ■    D.C. has the second highest child hunger rate in the nation, with 1 in 3 children at risk of


       ■    Over 530,000 residents in the Washington metro area depend on the CAFB and its

              partners for food assistance.

Visuals:          Over 300 original bowls created by local artists; local chefs serving soup


RSVP:            To register visit www.capitalareafoodbank.org/empty-bowls


To learn more about hunger and nutrition issues in the Washington metro area, log on to capitalareafoodbank.org


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Washington National Opera Bravo! Club Social Outing

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Bravo! Club is excited to kick off its first social outing of the Fall at the Art Museum of the Americas -celebrating WNO’s opening production of this season, Florencia in the Amazon.

This unique outdoor-indoor event will showcase special opera performances by soloists, as well as brief overviews of both the opera and the author who inspired it – Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez. In addition, the evening will feature wine, beverages and light bites influenced by the exotic flavors of Latin and South America.

Cocktail chic attire is encouraged.

This is an 21 and older event.

DC Code(Her) Conference 2014


DCWW Code(Her) Conference is the premier conference where women (and men) come together to learn the latest in internet technology!

Featuring Keynote Speakers Clarissa Peterson, author of the new book Learning Responsive Web Design: A Beginner’s Guide published by O’Reilly and Bonnie Bogle, COO of Mapbox, the leading open-source platform for building custom online maps.

DC Web Women (DCWW) is one of DC’s longest running tech organizations for women! For almost 20 years we have been training and developing women in the tech space.

For the last two years, the DCWW Code(Her) program has been offering classes the latest web programming languages and technology. Now we have taken the traditional 2 hour Code(Her) format and turn into a day-long conference on all the hottest web development topics.

Think of it as a year of Code(Her) workshops in one day!

What can you expect at the Code(Her) Conference?

25+ Immersive hands-on sessions*

More than just an hour-long panel or workshop, receive deep immersive “hands-on” training from some of the industry’s top experts.

25+ Speakers*

Meet and learn from some of the “best in tech” from around the DC-area and beyond, in an informal, informative and inclusive environment.

100+ Women (and Men) technologists under one roof

Grow your professional network as you learn! Come and connect with other technologists from all over the DC-Metro area and elsewhere.

*More to be added

Sessions will include immersive workshops on such topics as:

  • Design/UX/UI
  • Content Development
  • Web/App Development
  • Mobile Design and Development
  • Data/ Data Visualization
  • Cyber Security
  • Accessibility

Sessions lead by some of the best in the industry!

Such as:

Emily Williamson (Django and Angular JS for Web App Development)
Taoti Creative (Drupal Bootcamp Phase I & II)
Nick Rivers (iPhone App Development)
Ashley Holtz and Michele Duell (OWASP Top 10 web vulnerabilities and how to avoid them with smart code practices)
Aaron Saunders (Mobile)
Rachel Shorey (Data/Analytics)
Ali Felski and Klare Frank (Design/UX/UI)
Nicole Aguirre (Content Dev)
Marcus Finley (Mobile UX/UI)
Rakia Finley (Data)

Register NOW!



Get ready for Rock-N-Roar, sponsored by Whole Foods Market!

Join the Friends of the National Zoo’s annual outdoor concert featuring the popular band, The Fray.

Bring your blanket but be ready to dance.

You’ll also enjoy animal demonstrations, wine and beer vendors, all in the intimate setting of the Zoo.

Proceeds benefit animal care and conservation at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.

Tickets here: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/activitiesandevents/celebrations/rocknroar/

Shop the Capital


Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel and Fashion Group International of Greater Washington, DC present SHOP THE CAPITAL – a month long celebration of local design talent that will allow hotel guests and locals to celebrate the new fashion identity of DC, shop the collections of local designers and mingle with the fashion community.

Every Wednesday from 6pm-9pm in September, FGI DC and Renaissance Dupont Circle will celebrate these rising stars with special pop-up shops to showcase their Fall 2014 collections.  Guests will enjoy the cool beats from house DJ Donald Syriani while tasting the haute cocktails.

Sip, shop and enjoy the beautiful collections and products from The Rising stars of Beauty, Accessories and Jewelry.

W Salon- http://www.wsalonva.com/

Solsak- http://solsak.com/

Anna Bags- http://annabags.com/

Kolton. J- http://www.koltonj.com/

Denada -http://denadadesign.com/

Twisted Aristocrat – http://www.twistedaristocrat.com/

Hosted by Carl Ray.


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29th Annual Kalorama House and Embassy Tour

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Long the home of diplomats, congressmen, and “Captains of Industry”, the Kalorama neighborhood offers a mix of many cultures and architectural gems.  The tour features several of Kalorama’s most beautiful homes, including the elegant Embassy of Luxembourg, the Embassy of Latvia (historically known as the Alice Pike Barney Studio House), the bright and modern Embassy of Slovenia, the Korean Cultural Center, and the President Woodrow Wilson House among others.  Tickets include a self-guided map detailing the architecture and history of each stop.

Proceeds benefit The President Woodrow Wilson House, a National Trust Historic Site.

Tour tickets, $35 in advance; $40 at the door.

Please note that due to security restrictions, some embassies will only admit advance ticket holders.

Metro: Dupont Circle Red Line

For tickets or more information, visit www.woodrowwilsonhouse.org/events