As always, we have a great roster for our ever-popular Salon Dinners, where guests pay a set price for a special meal or event. Salon events cost $75 or $100 each except for the John Lewis dinner which will cost $150 each—designated for the Rogers Fund for the John Lewis dinner. All but $25 may be tax deductible.
Dine with Civil Rights legend Congressman John Lewis while discussing what it takes to create and maintain a “beloved community” on the Hill and in Washington, DC. Join the Director of DC Planning Harriet Tregoning, who will talk about her work to make DC a leading example of Smart Growth in the U.S. Spend an evening with former vice chair of the Federal Reserve Donald Kohn learning what the Fed "really" does, or enjoy a paleo pizza party with Smithsonian archaeologist Dennis Stanford as he walks us through his theory of how the first humans to inhabit North America arrived here.
Like theater? Nancy Robinette is back by popular demand to share wonderful stories about the theater. Joe and Doriann Fengler will offer a spectacular Arabian Nights Belly Dancing and Cocktail Hour showcasing local performers. Luncheon with actors Tim Getman and Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey, while they discuss their experiences in the Washington theater scene.
Gail Kohn former executive director of CHV and the current director of D.C.’s age-friendly city program, and Howard Gleckman, who edits TaxVox the closely-followed economic policy blog of the Office of Tax Policy will join forces to discuss Successful Aging in the 21st Century. Dr. Zeba Geeloo Medical Director at Medstar Washington Primary Care Physicians, and Dr. Ed Miller, President of the 70-physician Medstar Physician Partners, will discuss the importance of primary care physicians. Lynn Ringenberg, an educational psychologist and reading specialist will share how anyone—a parent, grandparent, tutor—can help a child become a lifelong reader. And there are even more intriguing choices.
In this auction, vacation houses go to the highest bidder over a minimum bid. Generous owners are offering weeks or specific days at their houses in Vermont, Maine, Ireland, Mexico and France. Closer locations for shorter trips include the Berkeley Springs and Deep Creek Lake in Maryland or Dewey Beach and Rehobeth Beach in Delaware. Or how about spending time in Flatiron District, NYC or Philadelphia, PA? Browse the PDF linked below to find your perfect vacation spot.
We have a baker's dozen of wonderful experiences for you to bid on. How about a chance to take a violin lesson with professional violinist from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra? Perhaps you'd like learn how to take better photos with your iPhone, or learn to meditate. Or, expand your horizons with a private flight in a Cessna or pottery lessons.
Offers back by popular demand include a custom portrait of your living pet, an afternoon of wine tasting, and a VIP tour of the US Capitol. New tours include one of the Pentagon, a tour of the National Museum of African Art with a reception after, and a Capitol Hill sex scandal tour. Details and the complete list are in the PDF below.
Deals abound! Snag $100 or $50 gift certificates to one of 15 local restaurants. Or bid on Bikram Yoga lessons, a 6-month Results Gym membership, a floral arrangement from Surroundings, or a Homebody gift certificate.
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