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Annual Blues Festival Comes to Md.

Annual Blues Festival Comes to Md.

The 20th Annual Bluebird Blues Festival is coming to Prince George's County on Saturday, September 22, from 12:30-6 p.m. at the Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Md.

The Festival offers live entertainment on three stages, music workshops and activities for the entire family for free!

For more information about the 20th Annual Bluebird Blues Festival, call 301-322-0853.  

City Officials Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony At Renovated Mt. Pleasant Library

City Officials Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony At Renovated Mt. Pleasant Library

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray and other city officials gathered at Mt. Pleasant Library on Wednesday for a ribbon cutting ceremony after it underwent an $11.2 million renovation project.

The library located at 3160 16th Street NW opened its doors in 1925 and is the third-oldest operating Library in D.C. The renovation project, which began in April of 2010, includes improvements like:  a new layout, improved lighting, upgraded electrical and HVAC systems.

“With every historic library we improve, we discover some hidden gem that we can’t wait to showcase,” said D.C. Public Library (DCPL) Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper. “This library is no exception. Not only have we improved the service that we can provide to library users in this building, but we have enhanced the original library’s design and found a way to celebrate a Washington artist.”

Mt. Pleasant Library will host a grand-opening party on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

#!&% Cartoons, A Festival Celebrating Political Cartoonists, Is Coming To DC

 #!&% Cartoons, A Festival Celebrating Political Cartoonists, Is Coming To DC

If cartooning is your thing or if it catches your attention, this is the event for you!

 #!&% Cartoons, a festival celebrating the political cartoon, will be in D.C. at the George Washington University on Sept. 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event is open to the public and will offer workshops, panel discussions and  a Cartoon Death Match.

This election year, attracted tons of political cartoonists and caricaturists from around the nation. For more information about the event or to view the full schedule visit: damncartoons.org/

D.C. Public Library Aims To Increase Library Cardholders

D.C. Public Library Aims To Increase Library Cardholders

The D.C. Public Library is celebrating National Library Card Sign-up Month in September with a campaign to gain more cardholders.

Sunday Back to School Lunch Cruise

Sunday Back to School Lunch Cruise
Sunday Back to School Lunch CruiseOne Last Day of Summer on the Spirit of Washington

 

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Before hitting the books, spend one last day on the water with family and friends.  The festive Spirit of Washington presents the Sunday Back to School Lunch Cruise, the perfect back-to-school treat for students of all ages.  

Backpacks Collected For D.C. Area Homeless Children At FedEx Field Tonight!

Backpacks Collected For D.C. Area Homeless Children At FedEx Field Tonight!

Operation Backpack, an initiative that collects and distributes backpacks filled with school supplies to homeless shelters, wraps up tonight at the Redskins vs. Buccaneers preseason game on Wednesday.

The Redskins Charitable Foundation together with the non-profit, Volunteers of America Chesapeake are preparing area homeless students the tools necessary to excel in school with this drive.

“One of the most devastating consequences of homelessness is the impact it has on children’s education,” said President of Volunteers of America Chesapeake Russell Snyder.

Collection tables and donation bins will be available outside FedEx Field at the gate entrances.

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D.C. Resident Brings Rhythm & Blues To Md.

D.C. Resident Brings Rhythm & Blues To Md.

 

Strathmore’s Music in the Mansion concert series opens on Thursday, September 27 with urban Jazz harmonicist and D.C. resident, Frederic Yonnet.

This talented musician is most famous for his duals with music legend Stevie Wonder and as a soloist with Prince. He has also performed with India Arie, Erykah Badu and The Jonas Brothers.

Yonnet creates a new memorable melody by combining jazz and R&B on his harmonica.

Tickets are $30.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.