We wanted to share some upcoming events in the local DC Metro area to start off the weekend right! Take a moment to enjoy all that Spring has to offer!
National Cherry Blossom Festival (It is almost over!)
There is still time to enjoy the festivities as the festival ends on April 14th
Checkout all the events at https://nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/all-events/
National Cherry Blossom Festival- PETALPALOOZA
Dates: April 6, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: The Wharf
Address: 1100 Maine Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20005
Petalpalooza® will feature live music on multiple outdoor stages, a beer garden, all-ages activities, product giveaways, a spectacular fireworks show by Pyrotecnico, and much more along the piers of the Southwest Waterfront. Take in the half-mile-long stretch of The Wharf’s shops and restaurants as the National Cherry Blossom Festival transforms the waterfront community into a one-day-only springtime spectacle!
Note: Fireworks show begins at 8:30PM, but the festivities get started at 12PM. Keep checking back for more updates and the full schedule of activities!
The Cherry Fund, April 12, 13, 14
THE CHERRY FUND CELEBRATES 24 YEARS OF GIVING BACK!
The Cherry Fund, established in 1996, and located in Washington, DC, is a not-for-profit independent, all-volunteer organization that serves as a spark to ignite the dance music community for a greater good. The Cherry Fund actively raises funds to support the HIV/AIDS service and prevention community via charity dance events. Over the years, CHERRY has collaborated with the biggest, most progressive names in dance music, to host some of the largest parties in the mid-Atlantic.
For more information visit: https://www.cherryfund.org/about
Vienna / Oakton Shepherd Center
Adventures in Learning Spring semester
The Spring semester of Adventures in Learning (AIL) is approaching!! They have a great lineup of classes for older adults - t'ai chi, bridge, health and wellness, book discussion, world affairs and an array of potpourri topics.
Great volunteer options too!!!
Classes meet on Thursdays, 9am-2pm and run from April 18 to June 20 (no classes on May 2 or May 30).
Tuition is $45.00 per person; you may register at any time during the semester.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax (UUCF)
2709 Hunter Mill Rd
Oakton, VA 22124
AIL Open House was, April 11, 2019, but feel free to reach out to Shepherd's center for more information on events and classes!
for more information visit: https://www.scov.org/files/ail/ail_schedule_2019_spring_final_020619.pdf
April 13, 2019
Specially curated wineries serve patrons tastings over a multi-session, all-day, all-night vino experience.
Enjoy a chance to sample premium wine, while enjoying live entertainment !
Center Aging Events
Upcoming Event of Interest- Arty Queers
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: The DC Center
Arty Queers, is a monthly indoor LGBTQ+ Art Market at the DC Center.
Arty Queers takes place the first first Saturday of each month from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Join us to discover original artwork including paintings, pottery, photography, jewelry, glass work, textiles, and clothing.
If you are an artist who would like to exhibit at Arty queers see the following link: http://thedccenter.org/events/artmarketregistration/
E-mail Kimberley@TheDCCenter.org if you have any questions!
The DC Center will also continue to hold other regular social events for LGBT older adults! See more below!
Women in their Twenties and Thirties (WiTT) - 04/12/19 - 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arty Queers - 04/13/19 - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Universal Pride Meeting - 04/13/19 - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Center Aging Coffee Drop-In - 04/15/19 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
PFLAG Monthly Meeting - 04/15/19 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bi Roundtable Discussion - 04/16/19 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Packing Party - 04/16/19 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poly Group Discussion - 04/18/19 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Game Night - 04/19/19 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gay District Meeting - 04/19/19 - 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
South Asian LGBTQ Support Group - 04/20/19 - 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
OutWrite presents Hidden Histories - 04/20/19 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Center Aging Coffee Drop-In - 04/22/19 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Genderqueer DC - 04/23/19 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Coming Out Discussion Group - 04/25/19 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Center Aging Monthly Lunch - 04/26/19 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Trans Support Group - 04/26/19 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Women in their Twenties and Thirties (WiTT) - 04/26/19 - 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
LGBTQ People of Color Support Group - 04/27/19 - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Center Global’s Asylum Seeker/Asylee/Refugee Support Meeting and Dinner - 04/27/19 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Visit http://thedccenter.org/events/ for more information on DC center events for all !