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WISH Newsletter: Things to Do

February 8, 2012

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We hope your semester is going great. Here are some more suggestions for getting out and about. Email us your suggestions and photos for the WISH Blog! We’re at interns@internsdc.com.

Sunday, Feb 12

Love The Run You’re With 5K      Sunday, February 12th – 9:00 am

Grab your loved one, a friend, or even a stranger for the area’s favorite Valentine’s Day 5K! Now in our third year, this sell-out event boasts a fun Valentine’s theme, great individual and team prizes, and a fabulous post-race party (Karaoke anyone?) you’ve come to expect from Pacers Events

Lincolns Birthday OPEN HOUSE: Fords Theatre- Sunday, February 12th  

Ford’s Theatre will celebrate Lincoln’s Birthday and the opening of the Center for Education and Leadership with a day of free programming and activities.

Abraham Lincoln Birthday Observance
February 12, 2012 at noon. Lincoln Memorial, 23rd & Constitution Ave., NW Washington, DC. Honor Abraham Lincoln at a Presidential wreath laying ceremony and a dramatic reading of the “Gettysburg Address.” For more information, call (202) 619-7222.

301 East Capital: Tales from the Heart of the Hill; A book signing and reading by author and lifelong Hill resident Mary Z. Gray.

To most of the world, “Capitol Hill” means the U.S. Congress. This book is about the personal side of the Hill, where for five generations a family of music makers and undertakers, homemakers and home breakers, shared a small neighborhood with the white-domed Capitol of the United States.

 A Conversation with Mary Z. Gray at Hill Center
Pennsylvania Ave. S.E
Sunday, February 12th, at 2:00 p.m.
Click here for more information and to reserve a seat!
And
Mary Z. Gray returns to 301 East Capitol
A reading and signing at her childhood home, now the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Haskell Center, at 301 East Capitol Street.
Monday, February 13th, at 1:00 p.m.

Voice of America (VOA) Tour: a dynamic multimedia broadcaster funded by the U.S. Government, broadcasts accurate, balanced, and comprehensive news and information to an international audience. The Voice of America Studio Tour is a behind-the-scenes look at live broadcasting in radio, television, and the Internet in several of our 43 languages. Admission is free and hours are 12pm to 3pm, Monday through Friday. Reservations are recommended and can made online (http://ibb7.ibb.gov/voatickets/index.cfm) or phone (202)203-4990.

St Patrick’s Day 8K- Sunday, March 11th
The St. Patrick’s Day race has been a tradition in Washington, DC since 1988. The race grew steadily in popularity over the years, and by 1998 had reached 3,761 registrants. Runners, who always wore their best green running attire, began to appear in costumes and funny hats.