September 21, 2011
Get out and play! That probably seems like an odd message for kids, but with all the computer and video games there are, not to mention television, sometimes you need to be reminded to go outside and run around, kick a ball, roll in the grass. That's just the message that the kid-focused TV network Nickelodeon is sending this weekend. On Saturday, for the eighth year in a row, Nick is celebrating a Worldwide Day of Play. To make sure kids actually do play, Nick will shut down its TV...
September 19, 2013
Humane Society of Charles County needs volunteers to clean cages and runs, feed animals from 8 to 11 a.m. and do other jobs. Help is also needed with the PetSmart-Petco adoption programs, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Leigha Messick, 301-645-8181, firstname.lastname@example.org , or www.humanesocietycc.org . Golden Retriever Rescue of Southern Maryland needs foster families to take golden retrievers into their homes. All costs will be paid. Dogs must be kept inside. 855-477-3728 or ...
April 6, 2008
WHEN: Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. WHERE: National Zoo. ETC.: It's a 50th birthday bash for FONZ (Friends of the National Zoo). There will be games to play, funky hats to wear and demonstrations of animal training and feeding. The party is free; parking is not. For more information, visit http://www.nationalzoo.si.edu (click on "Come to special events at the zoo in the spring") or call 202-633-4240.
March 27, 2013 |
Margaret L. "Maggie" Wimsatt, a planner and organizer of high-profile social events for the rich, the powerful, the well-connected and the well-known of the nation's capital, died of cardiac arrest March 13 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville. She was 95. A daughter, Justine Wimsatt, confirmed her death. Mrs. Wimsatt was widely recognized as a maven of protocol who knew which closets harbored skeletons and which didn't. She once saved the day with a last-minute switch in...
April 26, 2009 |
A special license allowing all wineries in Maryland to serve food, offer wine samples without a fee and hold special events was rejected by the 2009 General Assembly. But lawmakers did allow Calvert County wineries to begin having stands at some farmers markets and special events. Regulations governing state wineries vary from county to county. There are different rules, for example, about being open on Sundays or serving a full bottle vs. a sample of wine. The Class W series of bills considered by the legislature would have...
December 11, 2008
Groups that sponsor parades and other special events in Alexandria might march into a hearing tonight on proposed policies on those events. Alexandria's Parks and Recreation Commission invites residents to the hearing, set for 7 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave. The policy proposals came from a study requested by the Alexandria City Council of the costs associated with special events supported and provided by...