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D.C. October Calendar of Unique and Charitable Events

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Dear one and all, happy October!

Our calendar is slowly growing more robust as we manage to figure out work arounds to Covid-19 challenges. I think you’ll see that there are many more in person (with proper care) events.

Thankfully our city is well-educated and everyone understands the importance of wearing masks and social distancing. On our daily hikes with our dog in Rock Creek Park, everyone is so courteous and careful, and I am thankful!

Harry and I did a yoga class online Sunday with Circle Yoga — it’s a community class and is wonderful — we highly recommend it!

If you know of an event that you’d like to share please let me know. We all need to stay engaged and supportive of one another this fall and winter. If Harry and I can help with anything, say so!

Finally, huge congratulations to my sellers and buyers in this wild roller coaster of a market! On to new, exciting times!

Much love,
Sheryl and Harry

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October 1
Suffrage Outside!
In honor of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Woodrow Wilson House is hosting a free outdoor exhibition. Suffrage Outside uses towering images to tell the story of the final chapters in the women’s suffrage struggle, a mode of visual storytelling to showcase how progress was made outside of the home and outside of the mainstream. Viewings available all month long.

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October 2
Conservation Discovery Day
Conservation Discovery Day is going virtual this year. Interested in science, wildlife biology, animal care and sustainability? Find out how you can make a difference for wildlife. Virtual Conservation Discovery Day is free to attend online.

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October 3
Fall in Love 5K Run/Walk
Now in its eighth year, the Fall in Love 5K Run & Walk to benefit Special Love is a great way to support children with cancer and their families, all while enjoying a scenic course along Canal and Yards Park in Washington, DC.

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October 4
A Wider Circle
A Wider Circle, which provides basic needs to families transitioning from homelessness, domestic abuse or who are just without basic needs, are currently, in addition to their other needs, looking for infant/toddler/child clothing, toys, books, car seats, high chairs or any of the usual items taken for granted in raising children.

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October 5
Filmfest DC
Pop some popcorn and get excited to bring the theatre experience to your living room for the 34th edition of Filmfest DC. Pick and choose from a great lineup of 52 films featuring independent filmmakers from all over the world. The virtual festival spans 10 nights (Oct. 2 through Oct. 11) to provide ample time to view a variety of genres from the comfort of your own home.

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October 6
DC Central Kitchen
DC Central Kitchen is ramping up work to provide healthy meals across the city, and they need your support. DCCK is serving 11,000 breakfast and lunches to DC youth, increasing meal deliveries to local shelters and front-line nonprofits, distributing thousands of bags of local produce at high-need locations, providing meals to first responders and healthcare workers, and so much more.

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October 7
Shakespeare Hour Live
Drew Lichtenberg is joined by LeeAnet Noble, STC’s Director of Equity and Enrichment and co-director of the upcoming STC Virtual Gala, as they explore the stories of Ira Aldridge and other foundational Black Shakespearean actors, and their struggles in being accepted as equal members of the classical community.

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October 8
Murals That Matter
Located on the National Building Museum’s West Lawn (5th Street NW, between F and G streets), the Murals That Matter: Activism Through Public Art exhibition features D.C. street art created earlier this summer in response to social justice protests in the nation’s capital and elsewhere.

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October 9
Wine Regions: Northern Italy
Join Food and Wine magazine’s 2019 Sommelier of the Year Erik Segelbaum in an enjoyable interactive virtual workshop series designed to boost the wine IQ of both novices and seasoned aficionados. The cost includes a curated personal tasting kit with enough wine for one person to sample the full lineup of wines.

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October 10
Wunder Garten Oktoberfest
The annual Oktoberfest at Wunder Garten will feature five weekends chock-full of German food, music, contests, décor, and of course lots of beer! Although this year’s Oktoberfest will adhere to DC’s COVID-19 guidelines and emphasize safety, it will not be any less festive.

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October 11
Flicks and Rose
Enjoy your favorite movies with popcorn and bubbly at The Bullpen! Plenty of socially distant picnic tables will be set up outdoors with added table service. Extra safety measures will be in place and all participants must adhere to CDC guidelines.

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October 12
Miriam’s Kitchen
Timely support given to Miriam’s Kitchen will help provide a two-week supply of pantry and essential items for older residents, adapt their meal program to serve guests wherever they are, and work with community partners and the DC government to create a coordinate response that keeps guests experiencing homelessness and the wider community safe and healthy.

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October 13
Smithsonian Craft Show
The Smithsonian’s annual craft show is going virtual this year. The celebration of fine American craft begins October 13 at 9am, when more than one hundred craft and wearable artists open special online shops for the two-week show (closes on October 25).

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October 14
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue needs help supporting sick, injured and unadopted animals during this difficult time.

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October 15
A Speak Easy Evening
Inspired by the clubs of the Harlem Renaissance, NMAAHC invites you to our annual Speak Easy Evening, which this year is a virtual space that welcomes all gender identities and orientations and allies to enjoy world-class entertainment, a genealogy workshop, and an insightful conversation about a seminal figure in the story of intersectionality, Pauli Murray.

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October 16
SOME
SOME has been on the front lines of fighting homelessness, hunger, and poverty for 50 years. As our city battles the coronavirus, SOME remains dedicated to ensuring that DC's most vulnerable residents receive the care and services they need. If you are able, SOME has a COVID-19 homepage that includes items it currently needs.

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October 17
DowntownDC Dine Out
One of the city's most vibrant neighborhoods is hosting a destination streatery. On 8th Street NW, between H and K streets, you will find a plethora of neighborhood eateries offering table service outside, with reservations required, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Social distancing guidelines will apply. For menus, reservations and additional information, visit the streatery's dedicated website.

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October 18
Martha’s Table
The needs in our community are urgent. With your help, Martha’s Table is doubling down on its mission to support strong children, strong families and strong communities in DC. With a 400% increase in need for food, a donation will help the organization distribute over 8,000 bags of healthy groceries and 6,750 pre-packaged meals each week.

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October 19
Meditation and Mindfulness
Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, the Asian Art Museum is offering free 30-minute online meditations led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices.

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October 20
Virtual Writing Hour
Join a virtual, creative writing hour with the National Portrait Gallery! The goal is to create a virtual space where writers can create, connect, and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery's online exhibitions on Google Arts and Culture.

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October 21
Thrive DC
Each year 25%-40% of food produced is wasted, while one in seven DC households is struggling with hunger. It doesn’t have to be this way, and you can be a part of the solution. Learn more about how to donate food and leftovers during this difficult time.

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October 22
#TakeTimeThursdays
Join the Anacostia Community Museum for the melodic sounds of DC area singer, David Hammett. His smooth voice is sure to warm your heart and soothe your soul. David Hammett is a well-known singer in the Washington Metropolitan Area. He is versed in various styles of music including but not limited to, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, and Gospel.

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October 23
Drive-in Movie
Grab your popcorn for a Capitol Riverfront drive-in movie at the Akridge Lot (First and V St. SW) in Buzzard Point next to Audi Field. This will be a fun, contact-free experience for all ages and will have space for 75 vehicles set at an appropriate social distance. All ticket proceeds will be donated to a local charity.

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October 24
Yoga from the Garden
WithLoveDC hosts online yoga free, courtesy of the U.S. Botanic Garden, where yogis can usually take advantage of a weekly class at the conservatory or outdoor gardens. Enjoy the one-hour meditation, but make sure you register ASAP, as this opportunity is only available to the first 500 participants.

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October 25
Boo at the Zoo
Start your engines and prepare for some spooky fun at Boo Drive Thru, a special edition of the beloved children's trick-or-treating event.

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October 26
Hemphill Fine Arts
If you’ve dreamed of having a visual art space all to yourself, the new Hemphill Artworks gallery in Mount Vernon Square is the answer. Hemphill, which closed its Logan Circle gallery last year, is operating by appointment only, scheduling private visits for individuals and small groups, free.

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October 27
The Capital Area Food Bank
The Capital Area Food Bank works with over 450+ food assistance partners--like nonprofits, emergency shelters, senior programs, soup kitchens, etc.--to hand out over 30 million meals annually. There has never been a more critical moment for the community to come together and ensure no one is left behind.

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October 28
Art and Wellness
Join a free, 30-minute weekly meditation led by local yoga teacher Aparna Sadananda via Zoom. Inspired by a calming artwork from the Phillips permanent collection, practice techniques for mindful looking and thinking that you can carry with you wherever you are.

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October 29
America’s Blood Centers
Brings together community-based and independent blood centers across the country. You can use its website to find and schedule an appointment to make a blood donation in your area.

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October 30
Park Up DC
Now would be an ideal time to enjoy a drive-in movie, right? Events DC and Broccoli City have teamed up to bring you this pop-up event at RFK Campus Lot 5 on weekends through Oct. 31. Enjoy a 45-foot HD LED digital screen and pre-paid delivery food from local food trucks. Peruse the movie lineup and purchase your tickets online – each evening features multiple showings.

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October 31
Día de los Muertos Weekend Festival
Join the American Indian museum as it brings its annual Día de los Muertos celebration virtual!

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