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Rally to Restore Sanity

    People are quibbling over how many people showed up at the rally to restore sanity on the mall Saturday. I have no idea what the real number is (200,000 or ten million), but I was at the inauguration and took the same metro stop into the city and I've never seen anything like it.     It took about an hour to get on the train and then we were packed like sardines.  At each stop the people on the train would shove closer to each other to try to get more people on. The guy next to me said sharing butt heat from the guy/girl behind him that he couldn't see was a special moment in time, it would be over soon, and he didn't want to know who it was.

Teacher Appreciation Day at Smithsonian’s National Zoo

This story comes to us from the Smithsonian National Zoo:

On Saturday November 6th, one may see a school of fish, a colony of leaf cutter ants, a pride of lions, or a troop of teachers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ) invites pre-kindergarten through high school educators from the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area (Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia) to participate in its 2nd annual Teacher Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

At this free event, teachers will be able to participate in workshops and tours where they will learn about planning Zoo field trips and FONZ’s educational material. Participants will also have the opportunity to watch Zoo staff prepare an exhibit and share their ideas and requests for future Zoo programming with Zoo educators.

Where are all the breast cancer donations going this month?

Do you know?  To breast cancer research, education, some national organization? Why not keep your donations in the community?   Help someone locally who cannot afford their treatments.....like The Tigerlily Foundation has done time and time again!

The Tigerlily Foundation's motto is “impacting young women’s lives before, during and after breast cancer.”   It has been helping local victims of breast cancer with financial assistance when breast cancer strikes, and health insurance may not be enough.  

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.

Excite Your Palate at the Taste of Dupont!

Tonight, October 5, the Dupont Circle neighborhood will host "Taste of Dupont 2010".

Taste of Dupont showcases some of the community's most delicious food from some of its most popular restaurants.

Participating restaurants include:

  • Cafe Dupont
  • Darlington House
  • Firefly
  • Lupe
  • Urbana
  • And many more

Taste of Dupont gives foodies the opportunity to create their own meal, charging $5 for individual tasting tickets(or $20 for five tastings) that can be used at any one of the participating establishments.

The event will run from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., and tickets can be purchased on the Taste of Dupont website or at the Dupont Circle Resource Center(the brick building between P Street and Massachusetts Avenue), tonight starting at 5 p.m..

50 States, 13 Colonies Bike Tour Rides Coming This Saturday

50 States and 13 Colonies Ride will be held this Saturday, September 25th.  The tour, presented by the Washington Area Bicyclists Association, offers two courses:

  • The 50 State tour is a 60+ mile ride that goes all over the city, through all 8 wards.
  • The 13 Colonies Ride is a ride that is under 15 miles and travels throughout the 13 streets named after the original United States colonies.

Tthe cost of attending the event is $10 for WABA members and $15 for everyone else.   There are three scheduled stops on the routes, and there will even be lunch and a post-ride happy hour offered.  Check-in for both the races will begin at 8:00 am in Kalorama Park located at 1875 Columbia Road, NW.  The 50 States ride will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the 13 Colonies ride will kick off at 9:00 a.m..