Upcoming Events

District Music Project Christmas Chorus

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17TH, 6-8PM: Do you like to sing? Join District Music Project for the first rehearsal of the 2018 Christmas Chorus. No prior experience required, just show up ready to learn and have a good time! Materials will be provided. Adams Morgan Community Center, 1770 Euclid St. NW. More info at: districtmusicproject.org

¡Buen Provecho! A Taste of Columbia Heights

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17TH, 6PM-9PM: CentroNía is excited to present its second annual ¡Buen Provecho! A Taste of Columbia Heights, a celebration of the amazing food and culture of Columbia Heights at participating restaurants along 14th Street, Irving Street, Park Road, and the 11th Street corridor in Columbia Heights. Tickets available at Eventbrite.com

We Are Family Community Walk

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20TH, 1PM-5PM: Join us for an afternoon of food, festivities, and fun with our older neighbors—and learn about the history of Columbia Heights at the same time! We Are Family mobilizes a large network of volunteers to reach out to isolated inner-city seniors with free services, advocacy, and companionship. The walk will begin at the triangle park at the corner of 14th and Oak.

Community Open House

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22ND, 9:25AM-2PM: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Xi Omega Chapter is hosting a Community Open House at 4411 14th Street NW for their Monday Activities Program. Activities takes place every Monday (except holidays) September to May from 9:25 am to 2 pm. The program offers sign language, exercise, a variety of games and activities and lunch. The annual cost is $20. Contact Angela Scarborough ascarborough@starpower.net (202) 550- 3082 with questions.

An Evening with Author Jeffery E. Sterns

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25TH, 6:30PM-8:30PM: Jeffrey E. Sterns, an author, and a Washingtonian, will speak about his book and related experiences in Afghanistan. Come meet the author and hear more about The Last Thousand: One School’s Promise in a Nation at War. Free & open to the public. https:// www.dclibrary.org/node/61588

Annual Halloween at 11th and Monroe Park

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31ST, 5PM-7PM: Costume contest, games, activities and more! Costume contest at the Columbia Heights Dog Park @ 6 pm Sponsored by Friends of the Trolley Park, North Columbia Heights Civic Association, District Bridges, Community Wellness Alliance Collaborative, Encounter Church DC, and Viva the Life Properties. Volunteers needed: Contact YaVonne Boyd yavonneboyd@gmail.com

Written by/escrito por Daniela Farinas, La Clínica del Pueblo dfarinas@lcdp.org

 

We Are Family!

10 Million people over the age of 50 live below the poverty line while 25% of adults continue to suffer daily from social isolation and lack of human interaction. Whether you are a toddler, a teen, or a senior citizen, we all need community and yearn for human connection; however, today, more than ever before, isolation is an unending epidemic.

Give the gift of companionship and time to an isolated senior and help build a caring, just, and inclusive community.

“Grounded in grassroots senior leadership, We Are Family mobilizes a committed corps of volunteers to reach out to isolated inner-city seniors with free services, advocacy, and companionship, building a network of caring eyes and ears that enables at-risk seniors to age in place. More than simply a social service provider, We Are Family is a bold experiment in building caring, just and inclusive community.”

Servicing over 700 seniors each month in the Columbia Heights, Shaw, North Capitol Street, Petworth, and Adams-Morgan neighborhoods We Are Family places friendship and collaboration at the center of its mission, creating a network of support and solidarity to ensure no one is left behind.

We are all better together! What are you waiting for? October is full of volunteer opportunities! Grab a friend and change a life.

For more information, please check out their website: www.wearefamilydc.org or contact Mark at 202-487-8698, marka@wearefamilydc.org

Community Announcements 

Family Literacy Book Club

CentroNía is organizing a book club to families together from all Ward 1. There will be a book club for English and Spanish. Crafts and art sessions will be planned for children of all ages. For more information, contact Catherine Brenner 202-332-4200 Ext.1006, cbrenner@centronia.org

 

New Book Alert! Voces Sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truth

The Latin American Youth Center’s (LAYC) Latino Youth Leadership Council presents a collection of graphic memoirs titled Voces Sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truth. The book presents the experiences of 16 immigrant youth in their own words, told side-by-side in both Spanish and in English. Visit the locallydc.com/layc to learn more including how to purchase a copy!

 

Happy 3rd Birthday to Georgia Avenue Thrive!

Georgia Avenue Thrive is a volunteer-led non-profit making our neighborhood more connected, inclusive and vibrant. We advocate for the neighbors, businesses and visitors of Lower Georgia Avenue. We formed in 2015 as the Georgia Avenue/Lamont Street Public Safety Task Force, due to increased crime. After helping the community address these concerns, we broadened our efforts. We’re excited to work with you too! To volunteer, contact Matt.McFarland@gmail.com

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