DC Black Theatre Festival

This year marks the 5th Anniversary of the DC Black Theatre Festival and my third year volunteering.  I have actually taken on a HUGE role this year-serving as the Gala Coordinator!  I’m excited, nervous, anxious, all the things that you could imagine.   The Kick-Off Gala is Friday, June 20, and the festival lasts until June 29.

Of course reaching out to you guys to invite you to attend AND to volunteer.  Tomorrow night, there is volunteer training at the Mt. Vernon UMC Theatre, 900 Massachusetts Avenue NW from 7:30-9:30 pm.  You can find out more about the festival, where volunteers are needed, and where you fit in!  Most importantly, don’t forget to purchase your ticket to have a prime seat at the shows you want to see…and trust, you’re going to want to see more than one. 🙂  The selections of plays this year is awesome!

For more information about the festival, visit here.  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

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Pre-Screening of “Scandal”

I’ve mentioned on the blog before how excited I am about the new ABC show “Scandal”, which stars one of my favorite actresses Kerry Washington, premiering soon!  Well, this week is the week!  But more importantly, the Black Public Relations Society of Washington, DC, along with ABC and Howard University, are hosting a screening of the show TONIGHT!  To say I’m beyond excited is an understatement! 

If you plan on attending, you may RSVP here.  And if you’re interested in becoming a member, you can do so when you sign up to attend.  Get there early, because you want to make sure you have a prime seat!  And if you’re not able to attend tonight’s screening, don’t fret; just tune in on Thursday night.  🙂  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

It’s Coming! DC Week 2011

Digital Capital Week is a major event in the DC area.  With only one year under its belt, DC Week has become the premier technology event in our nation’s capital and has events ranging from parties to panels to workshops.  I was able to attend some of the events last year and was super impressed with what I saw.  I was able to meet some great people and learn a lot about technology and how I could become involved. 

This year is no different.  With tons of events happening, there is an event for every experienced and novice techie.  I definitely plan appearing at different events, such as Benevolent Media Kickoff, DJ-ital Brew & AutoBridge Mixer, Geek to Chic Fashion Show and After Party, and, of course, the DC Week Closing Party.  Depending on my work schedule, I plan to attend some of the day events. 

For those of you that are interested in attending, I strongly suggest you check out the website at www.digitalcapitalweek.org. Digital Capital Week 2011 is sure to have a plethora of events you don’t want to miss!  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

Benevole Celebrates One Year of Service

 

Contact: LaToya Grant                                                                                                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

E-mail: latoya.grant@benevoleinc.org

 

BENEVOLE, INC. CELEBRATES ONE YEAR OF SERVICE

Washington, DC (September 9, 2011) – Join Washington, DC based Benevole, Inc. as it celebrates one year of service on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at Ping Pong Dim Sum, located at One Dupont Circle, from 7:01 pm until 10:31 pm.  Attendees will be able to meet the Benevole team, learn more about the organization, and discover how to become involved.  Event goers can anticipate a fun and eventful evening, complete with mingling with other professionals in the DC area who are concerned about the issues important to the Benevole family, including hunger, homelessness, and health, and discussing various means of addressing these issues, and finding out about Benevole’s upcoming events in early 2012 .   The event is free, but donations will be accepted.  For more information about Benevole, Inc., visit them on the web at www.benevoleinc.org or e-mail latoya.grant@benevoleinc.org.

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Benevole, Inc.’s mission is to advance human rights by meeting immediate needs and building lasting partnerships with community organizations operating on the front-lines.   The vision is enacted with an understanding of the inter-relationships between the various issues Benevole addresses and by a commitment to working in partnership with organizations at the local and regional levels who share the organization’s goals.

The Fashionable Life

Ladies of the DMV and surrounding areas (and to those that need a little “Me” time), I present to you and event that was designed by women and made for women.  We always need a little get-away, complete with our girlfriends, wine, manis, fashion, make-up, and the like.  So, I present to you, The Fashionable Life.  This is the official kick-off to your Fall season, and this is an event you don’t want to miss!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                             Contact: kat calvin

August 11, 2011                                                                                           E-mail: katcalvin@lilypad.com

WASHINGTON, DC (September 8, 2011)- LilyPad Events and Marketing, LLC (www.lilypaddc.com), a boutique lifestyle company, is hosting its first event, The Fashionable Life, on Thursday, September 8, 2011 from 6-9 pm at the Hilyer Arts Space (9 Hilyer Court NW, Washington, DC 20008).  The Fashionable Life is an event for women created by women.  The price for the evening is $35; to take $5 off, like LilyPad on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lilypadllc).  

The Fashionable Life will attract the trendy, chic professional women of the DMV.  The evening will consist of complimentary cocktails, delectable food, image consulting, makeovers, manicures, and live music provided by OC Notes.  Vendors for the evening include MAC Cosmetics, philosophy, Bobbi Brown, Nail Taxi, Joyful Creations, Yves Saint Laurent, and many more.  Sponsors include Uniquely Dynamic, Ladies DC, Charity Chicks, and A Lacey Perspective.

Date: Thursday, September 8, 2011

Time: 6-9 pm

Location: Hilyer Arts Space, 9 Hilyer Court NW, Washington, DC 20008

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