Things to do in January Part 1

By Hillary Kawahara| January 5, 2017

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THINGS TO DO IN JANUARY!

– Upcoming WISH Events –

WISH Welcome Reception – Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 6pm-8pm
From all of us at WISH we invite you to join our Welcome Reception. Meet the WISH staff and other fellow residents in a casual atmosphere. Socialize with other interns and gain a wider networking base. Food will be provided and free goodies will be available.
Metro: Take Red line to Union Station and it’s a 5 Minute walk from WISH office.
Free.
Woodley Park Reception – Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 6pm-8pm
We welcome the Woodley Park Residents to join us for our Welcome Reception! Meet other Woodley Park Residents and the WISH staff. Enjoy food and refreshments and free goodies.
Metro: Walk about 8 minutes to Union Station, take Red line towards Shady Grove, get off at Woodley Park-Zoo Metro Station.
Free.

– See What’s Happening Around D.C. – 

New Year New You: Funky Fitness First Fridays (Columbia Heights Community Center)– Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 5:30pm-8:30 pm
It’s the new year and you can start getting fit with a one-on-one personal assessment with a fitness trainer! All you need to do is bring your workout gear and you can participate in activities such as boot camp, Tai-Chi, spinning, dancing, and more. Meet other fitness fanatics and have fun taking on a new fitness behavior! Metro: Take Red line to Gallery Place Chinatown Station, then take Green line to Columbia Heights Station and walk about 7 minutes.
Free.
NBC4’s Health and Fitness Expo– Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 7-8, 9am-5 pm
Washington DC Convention Center. The annual event offers fun activities to motivate you to take charge of your health. Try a new sport such as golf, skiing or snowboarding with the virtual simulators. Check your body mass index, take a heart risk test, learn about ergonomics and much more.
Metro: Mount Vernon Square Metro station.
Free.
One Hour Yoga Class Hosted by The Bike Rack Logan Circle – Sunday, Jan. 8 6pm-7pm
Relax and unwind with an hour long Vinyasa Flow yoga class. No matter the level of your flexibility, all are welcome to attend. Stretch your muscles and relieve yourself from the move-in and start of semester stressors. Bring your yoga mat, but if you don’t have one, The Bike Rack has some extras.
Metro: From Gallery Place Chinatown Station, take the Greenbelt to Shaw-Howard Univ Station and walk about 12 minutes.
Free, but suggested donation of $5.
Introductory Class to Squash by Squash Revolution (Sport & Health) – Thursday, Jan. 12 7pm-7:45pm
Learn a new game and have fun doing it! Forbes Magazine has voted it to be the number one healthiest sport. Combine agility and your mental and physical strength for this two-player game. Racquets, eyeguards and a ball will be provided. You can learn all the basics of how to play Squash!
Metro: Take the Green line from Gallery Place Chinatown Station to Navy Metro Yard Station, exit, and then walk about 10 minutes.
Free introductory course by registration.
Evening at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia – Friday, Jan. 13 7pm-9:30pm
Transition into a whole new world of culture with the Royal embassy of Saudi Arabia. Enjoy authentic Saudi Arabian cuisine and volunteer to participate in a fashion show modeling international outfits from Saudi Arabia. Expand your knowledge watching slideshow depicting the country of Saudi Arabia. Representative will be available to inform you of the significance of traditional artwork that will be on display. Network with diplomats from Saudi Arabia to expand your contact base. Dress code is Business Attire (men must be in jacket and tie) and casual wear is prohibited.
Metro: From Woodley Park-Zoo Metro Station, ride the Red line towards Glenmont and get off at the Metro Center Station. Get on Blue line towards Franconia-Springfield and exit at Foggy Bottom-GWU Station, then walk 7 minutes.
$49 (prices subject to increase).
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday Memorial – Monday, Jan. 16 8am-9am
Remember MLK by attending the wreathe laying ceremony done by the National Park Service at the Martin Luther King Memorial. Marvel at the beauty of the memorial and embrace the history seeping from the memorial.
Metro: Take Red line from Union Station to Metro Center Station, switch on to the Silver line to Smithsonian Station and then walk about 18 minutes.
Free.
Escape from the Inaugural Dupont Circle Night Club Tour – Friday, Jan. 20 – Saturday, Jan. 21 8:30pm-1:30am
Immerse yourself in the club scene by going to four different locations: Public Bar, Rosebar, Dirty Bar, and the last stop is a surprise! De-stress from the Inauguration Day traffic by dancing the night away. Some of the clubs do have dress codes, so dress to impress. The club tour will continue even if there is rain. You will meet at the Public Bar initially.
Metro: Walk about minutes to Judiciary Square Metro Station, take the Red line towards Shady Grove and exit at Farragut North Station, then walk about 4 minutes to Public Bar.
$20 for the night club tour ticket.
Women’s March on Washington – Saturday, Jan. 21 starts at 10am
Stand in solidarity to fight for the protection of rights for women, those of diverse religious beliefs, the LGBT community, and ethnicities being marginalized. All are invited to participate in the march. Exercise your right to protest in a nonviolent manner to shed light on the unfair treatment of minorities.
Metro: Take the Orange line to Capital South Metro Station, get off at Federal Center SW Station and walk about 3 minutes to the intersection Independence Ave SW & 3rd St SW.
Free.
U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing 40 minute Tour – Now through March 6 Tour times: 9am-10:45 am or 12:30-2pm weekdays only
Want to learn how to make money? Take a tour of U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing to learn how. Learn about the different treasury notes and the history behind the money. Gain insight into the Treasury Department and learn who controls the money in the United States.
Metro: Walk about 17 minutes to Capital South Metro Station and take the Silver Wiehle Reston East line to Smithsonian Station then walk about 7 minutes.
Tours are free from now until March.
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