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Documentary "The Way We Get By" To Be Screened at American University

The documentary "The Way We Get By" will be screening at American University on November 11 in the Wechsler Theater, 3rd Floor Mary Graydon Center at 5:30 p.m.. 

What's it about?  The documentary's website has this to say:

"The SXSW Special Jury Award winning "The Way We Get By" is a deeply moving film about life and how to live it. Beginning as a seemingly idiosyncratic story about troop greeters - a group of senior citizens who gather daily at a small airport to thank American soldiers departing and returning from Iraq, the film quickly turns into a moving, unsettling and compassionate story about aging, loneliness, war and mortality."

Check out the preview here...definitely looks like something worth watching.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Gala

Over last weekend, the Susan G. Komen Foundation celebrated 30 years of research and education, including an A-list dinner for donors on Friday at the Kuwaiti Embassy.  The Kuwaiti dinner was the kickoff to a weekend full of activities sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, including the "Honoring the Promise" event at the Kennedy Center Saturday evening with Laura Bush.  The Kuwaiti Embassy holds a special place in my heart because I was honored at the Kuwaiti Embassy for my work as a youth ambassador to the Kuwait-American Foundation's "Do The Write Thing Campaign" which gives middle school students an opportunity to examine the impact of youth violence on their lives through classroom discussions and writings. 

Fair Chance's Annual Butterfly Bash

The following was sent to us by Brett Norton of Fair Chance DC:

More than 450 guests and over 20 sponsors can’t be wrong, to join them for Fair Chance’s biggest event in history, buy tickets at www.fairchancedc.org.  Fair Chance’s Annual Butterfly Bash will take place this Friday, October 15 at the Andrew W.

Writer W. Royal Stokes Returns to Washington for Jazz Forum at UDC

This story was sent to us by the Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives.  If you would like to see your event or story on our Where You Live websites, e-mail us at neighborhoodtips@wusa9.com.

The University of the District of Columbia welcomes jazz author, historian, radio personality, and critic W. Royal Stokes back to his home town for a special appearance on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 from 7-9 PM as part of the Jazz Forum series presented by UDC’s Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives.

The author of four books on jazz, Mr. Stokes is a D.C. native and a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School who relocated to West Virginia four years ago after a long and productive career that included more than three decades in the Washington area. He will speak about his life and involvement in jazz as well as about the collection he recently donated to the Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives, which consists of more than 2,000 books and 3,500 compact discs.

Three Local Organizations Host Intergenerational Event to Celebrate Community

This story comes to us from Carole Bernard, Executive Director Northwest Neighbors Village:

Community Zoo Day has become a tradition in the Friendship Heights neighborhood. For over ten years, the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home and the Friendship Children’s Center have invited neighbors to share in their intergenerational programming and enjoy a fun day of activities. This year, Northwest Neighbors Village will also join in hosting this event.

This Weekend WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC Offering Tours All Over the City

This story about this weekend's WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC events comes to us from Pat Wheeler of the Cultural Tourism DC Board:

Cultural Tourism DC celebrates the history and heritage of Washington, DC with the Fall Edition of WalkingTown DC and BikingTown DC on Saturday and Sunday, September 25 and 26. This two-day event of DC features guided tours in all eight wards of the city. Healthy for both body and mind, this weekend of more than 100 free walking and biking tours allows visitors and residents to explore both new and familiar places throughout the city. From the well-known to the unfamiliar, tour topics explore all things DC, including neighborhood history, art, community heritage, environmental initiatives, and much more. 

 

21st Annual Taste of Bethesda

The 21st annual Taste of Bethesda is scheduled for Saturday, October 2, 2010!
Held at Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle, Bethesda's famous food and music festival brings 50 restaurants and four stages of entertainment.

More than 40,000 attendees sample the appetizing restaurants, enjoy the live entertainment and visit the kid's corner for face painting and cookie decorating.

Admission / Tickets
Admission to the Taste of Bethesda is free. Taste tickets will be sold on-site in bundles of four tickets for $5. Food servings cost one to four tickets.

Location:
The event is held along Norfolk, Fairmont, St. Elmo, Cordell and Del Ray Avenues in Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle. Taste of Bethesda is located just three blocks from the Bethesda Metro.

The annual Taste of Bethesda is held in conjunction with Best of Bethesda Day, which also features Come Back to Bethesda classic car show and Rescue Day.