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JC Hayward Hosts 13th Annual 50+ Expo

JC Hayward Hosts 13th Annual 50+ Expo

 

The Beacon, a family-owned newspaper dedicated to providing useful information to people 50 and over,  is hosting the 13th Annual 50+Expo.

Hispanic Veterans Honored At Benefit Concert

Hispanic Veterans Honored At Benefit Concert

The concert name couldn't be more appropriate: Stars, Stripes, & Salsa!

The event will be hosted by Stars, Stripes, & Hearts, a national non-profit dedicated to making positive differences in the lives of Latino/Hispanic military service members and their families.

The concert will pay tribute to Hispanic men and women who served and are still serving in the U.S. Armed Forces for their strength, honor and commitment. Rodolfo Hernandez, an 81-year-old veteran of the Korean War and recipient of the Medal of Honor, will be recognized during the event for a lifetime of inspirational service to his country, the press release said.

But that’s not all! Mega salsa music artists Gilberto Santa Rosa and Tito Puente Jr. will perform during the event.

All proceeds from the concert will be donated to charitable organizations that provide services to Latino/Hispanic Americans military families impacted by war.

Odyssey & Spirit of Washington Sail Under the Moon

Odyssey & Spirit of Washington Sail Under the Moon
Full Moon Dinner Cruise Series

When the moon is at its fullest, step aboard the Odyssey or Spirit of Washington for an evening of dining, dancing, entertainment and exceptional views.  Have a seat and relax, and start the evening by enjoying a cocktail.  On the Odyssey, order from a distinctive three-course menu, featuring creative appetizers, sumptuous entrees and mouth-watering desserts. On the Spirit of Washington, feel free to select as much or as little as desired from the Grande Buffet, a festive and bountiful array of salads, entrees and side dishes. Finish off the meal with a mouth-watering dessert. 

 

Doggie Swim Day In DC

Doggie Swim Day In DC

Let your four-legged friend enjoy the last days of summer at the pool!

The 4th Annual DPR Doggie Day Swim will take place on September 8 from 12p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Upshur Pool (4300 Arkansas Avenue, NW) and Francis Pool (25th & N Street, NW).

The event allows dogs to to enjoy one day of pool activities, swimming, aquatic games and is hosted by the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), Department of Health (DOH) and the Washington Humane Society (WHS).

DOH will be monitoring your pets health and will be offering information regarding vaccinations, dog licenses and dog park licenses. Doggie water bowls will also be available (one per owner, on a first come first serve bases) by DC Water.

The event is free for DC residents and their dogs. There is a capacity limit for the number of dogs allowed in the pool during Doggie Day Swim at one time: 75 dogs at Upshur Pool and 150 dogs at Francis Pool.

Local Cupcake Shop Features Shark Week Treats

Local Cupcake Shop Features Shark Week Treats

 

Have a sweet tooth? Take a bite out of Shark Week at Georgetown Cupcake!

To celebrate Shark Week, The Discovery Channel’s week-long series of TV programs devoted to Sharks, which began on Sunday, August 12, Georgetown Cupcake decided to feature signature treats.

These adorable shark inspired treats are only available until Saturday, August 18 so stop by the Georgetown or Bethesda locations and pick up a dozen while supplies last!

Film & Chef Pairings During DC Shorts Film Fest

Film & Chef Pairings During DC Shorts Film Fest

Attention: Film and food lovers! 

This year the DC Shorts Film Festival has partnered up with Whole Foods Markets and The Coterie, a culinary society start-up that offers exclusive dining opportunities to its members, to show a collection of food themed films from around the world.

Eight of the films have been paired with chefs who will be preparing small plates for the audience inspired by the movies.

This event begins on September 6 and runs through the September 16. Films will be shown in various locations throughout D.C.

 

Craft Brewers Fest Highlights Local Breweries In D.C. Area

Craft Brewers Fest Highlights Local Breweries In D.C. Area

Beer lovers will unite on Saturday, August 25 for the First Annual Virginia Craft Brewers Fest in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

The Beer Fest includes 20 of Virginia’s finest craft breweries to sample, such as: DC’s Capitol City Brewing Co., Roanoke’s Big Daddy Brewing Co., Leesburg’s Vintage 50, Alexandria’s Port City Brewing Co., Blacksburg’s Bull & Bones Brewery and more, as well as bike racing, live music, and camping.

Food will be provided by "The Rock Barn,” which is famous for it's Beer-poached Bratwurst with roasted onions and apple mustard, Shrimp ‘n Grits with Andouille sausage, scallions, and cheddar cheese, and the soft pretzels toasted in Munich Malt salt, porter fondue, and black lager mustard.

Each ticket provides you with 10, 4oz tastes of Virginia’s premium ale and a glass, but there are food and 20 oz.  beer tasting packages available as well.