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    Wednesday Feb 21 @ 8:00 AM
Loudoun GovCon Workshop: Business Tax Reform Update
Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce – Key provisions of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” that you and your company need to consider now. While the full breadth and impact of the recent tax reforms are still being vetted, a few things are certain, business owners and executives will see significant impacts and companies need to begin planning now to take advantage of the benefits and avoid the pitfalls of the new laws. For the next installment of its free Educational Workshops, the Loudoun Chamber’s GovCon Initiative, through the tutalage of Chris Frye, CPA, a principal of Yount, Hyde and Barbour, P.C. will clarify and provide guidance on how to best position you and your company for both the reforms that are already in place and those that will be effective next year. Chris will rely on his years of experience and countless hours delving into the new laws. There are definitely new ways to maximize your tax benefits and Chris will be touching on those and how to best implement them to take full advantage of the opportunities.
 
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    Wednesday Feb 21 @ 10:00 AM
Yoga in the Galleries
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center – Yoga in the Galleries continues with weekly rejuvenating Kripalu yoga class led by certified instructor Eva Blutinger. All levels welcome. Please bring your own mat. $10 per class, $5 for members, free for members at the Associate’s Level and above. Cash, check or pay online.
 
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    Wednesday Feb 21 @ 10:00 AM
Black History Month Family Read-In
Arlington VA Public Library – Drop in and listen to librarians read children's books written and/or illustrated by African Americans. All children and their caregivers are welcome. Readings will take place every 30 minutes, starting at 10 a.m. Learn more at: https://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/3699187
 
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    Wednesday Feb 21 @ 10:30 AM
Black History Month Story Time
DC Public Library – Join the staff of Lamond-Riggs Library to celebrate Black History Month with a Black History Month Story Time.
 
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    Wednesday Feb 21 - Dec 19 @ 10:30 AM
Wednesday Story Time
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café – Take a break from your weekday errands and stop by Wednesday Story Time at Kramers! Every week, our staff will feature a different children’s book and various fun activities for your little ones. We’ll watch your kids while you grab a coffee (or, if you have a cranky two-year-old, a mimosa) from the café. All ages welcome.
 
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    Wednesday Feb 21 @ 11:00 AM
The Night World: Barnes & Noble Storytime
PJ Library Greater Washington – While the rest of the world is asleep, the night world is awake and alert with curiosity and gratitude — and so are we. Join the Bender JCC and PJ Library at Barnes & Noble for Storytime and Arts & Crafts. Please register yourself and your child(ren) in advance! More Info & Tickets: http://www.benderjccgw.org/event/night-world-storytime/
 
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    Wednesday Feb 21 @ 11:30 AM
History Tour: Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection
Arlington National Cemetery – *Please note the tour has been moved from Feb. 15 to Feb. 21.* On Feb. 21, to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the sinking of the USS Maine in Havana, Cuba, Arlington National Cemetery and the U.S. Navy will host a rededication of the mast of the USS Maine after an extensive conservation of the memorial. In conjunction with the ceremony, Arlington National Cemetery historians will lead a trolley-tour through the cemetery, focusing on several points of interest relating to the history of the Spanish-American War and Philippine Insurrection. The tour will visit the graves of veterans of the conflict as well as memorials to those who fought. The tour will begin in the multipurpose room inside the cemetery’s Welcome Center. After a short presentation, guests will board a trolley for the rest of the outdoor tour. At the conclusion of the tour, guests will be taken to the USS Maine rededication ceremony. After the ceremony, the trolley will take tour participants back to the Welcome Center. Please note: Guests are advised that while the tour will travel across the cemetery in a trolley, there are several stops where guests will be walking through the cemetery grounds and stops may include hills, stairs and walking through headstones. Guests with mobility issues are welcome on the tour, and guests may choose to remain on the trolley during stops. Guests are not required to RSVP, but in the event of there not being enough seats on the trolley, priority will be given to those who have RSVPed. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-tour-spanish-american-war-and-philippine-insurrection-tickets-42754742586. Pictured are Spanish-American War Soldiers firing .45 caliber Springfield rifles. Photo courtesy of the United States Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC).
 
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    Wednesday Feb 21 @ 12:00 PM
A Grave Misfortune: Revisiting the USS Indianapolis Tragedy
National Museum of the United States Navy – Presented by Dr. Richard Hulver, Historian, Naval History and Heritage Command This lecture will provide an overview of the loss of the USS Indianapolis in the final weeks of the war and will address common misconceptions that have crept into its history. The presentation will also focus on new historic information uncovered by NHHC, the analysis that contributed to the cruiser’s discovery in August 2017, and lessons learned from the disaster.
 
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    Wednesday Feb 21 @ 12:30 PM
Celebrate Black History Month with BLSA
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law – In honor of black history month and the 50th anniversary of the fair housing act, BLSA is hosting a luncheon Wednesday, February 21, with some civil rights attorneys. ALL are welcomed to come.
 
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    Wednesday Feb 21 @ 1:00 PM
DC Contracts with Derick Hammond
KW Metro Center Arlington – DC Contracts with Derick Hammond February 21st 1:00pm-2:00pm Please join Derick Hammond for his DC Contracts class. During this class, Derick will present the GCAAR required forms, disclosures ad addenda when preparing a residential contract for properties in the District. He will also highlight the differences as compared to other jurisdictions for emphasis. This class will increase your confidence when doing business in the District.
 
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    Wednesday Feb 21 @ 4:00 PM
Real Estate Information Exchange and Happy Hour
RE/MAX Gateway of the Washington DC Metro Area – Join David Werfel and Scott MacDonald at our RE/MAX Gateway Real Estate Information Exchange and FREE Happy Hour at CASA TEQUILA in Lorton Station on Wednesday, February 21st from 4-6 pm. It's a time to network and share with other agents in the area. Share your listings, coming soon, and buyer needs at the Real Estate Information Exchange. Scott MacDonald, Broker/Owner will share current hyper-local market stats. This event is open to all Realtors regardless of company affiliation! Mortgage Updates ~ First Heritage - Phil Denfeld Title Updates ~ Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig -Toula Gross
 
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    Wednesday Feb 21 - Mar 14 @ 5:00 PM
Lent Together
Westminster Presbyterian Church – 5–7:15 PM | Worship Stations in the Sanctuary Join us to worship with our eyes, our ears, our hands, and our hearts. Our worship stations are created with all ages in mind. Come at any time, and stay as long as you like. Worship stations will also continue on March 21. 6-6:45 PM | Simple Supper in Fellowship Hall $5/person age 5 and up | free for age 4 and under | family max $20 7:15–8:30 PM | “Living Towards the End of Life” with Rev. Dan Duggan in the Chapel Daniel R. Duggan, Director of Chaplaincy at Goodwin House Bailey’s Crossroads, will kick-off a series that focus us on living our lives to the fullest. Join an intergenerational conversation to examine beliefs in the different stages of life. To request childcare, contact Amey Upton or Patty Chamberlain by Wednesday, February 14. February 21 | Mutuality & Servanthood | What’s the difference between a ministry of servanthood and mutuality? Just how does mutuality go beyond servanthood? February 28 | Men, Grief & Solitude | Based on Rev. Duggan’s book of the same title, we’ll discuss the many ways men & women cope with loss and why it can be difficult to support one another. March 7 | Head, Heart, & Wholeness in Spiritual Life & Community | his class examines wisdom and how the spiritual life of individuals and communities can be used in a loving way. How do we learn from the lens of our elders? How do we see wisdom and use what we know in a loving way? March 14 | Using Biblical Journaling in Growing Our Faith & Spirituality | Explore the use of biblical journaling to examine and deepen our beliefs & spiritual life journeys.
 
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    Wednesday Feb 21 @ 5:15 PM
JCCNV Widow/Widower Support Group in Herndon/Reston
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia – This FREE monthly support group is for anyone who has recently and not-so-recently lost a husband, wife, or partner. Join us for an open forum discussion with a focus on grief, bereavement and continuing on after great loss. FEE: Free For more information and to RSVP (recommended, but not required) contact Jennifer.Deangelis@jccnv.org, 703.537.3045. Dr. Rebecca Fleischer is facilitating A licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia since 1997, Dr. Fleischer currently practices in Fairfax, VA where she sees individuals, couples and families with a wide range of diagnostic and clinical concerns. Throughout her career she has facilitated many psychotherapy and support groups and understands the complex and often long-term consequences of losing one’s spouse. Dr. Fleischer holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and an MS in Psychology from Yeshiva University and a BA from Emory University.
 
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    Wednesday Feb 21 - Mar 28 @ 5:30 PM
Being Gay and Christian in 2018
Washington National Cathedral – Given all the progress we’ve made regarding LGBTQ people and rights, why is it still so hard to reconcile being gay and Christian? Why do I continue to fail to experience not only the Church’s acceptance, but celebration of my sexuality? How do I live my life in God’s arms anyway?! The Right Rev. Gene Robinson (retired Bishop of New Hampshire and first openly gay bishop in the Anglican Communion) will convene a discussion group on issues related to being in the church (by birth or by choice) as an LGBTQ person. Augmented by occasional readings, the group will explore how to find and nourish a healthy relationship with God, while dealing with a still-less-than-welcoming church and society. This opportunity for discussion and learning will provide a safer space to ask the question, “How do I find healing and hope as an LGBTQ Christian?”
 
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    Wednesday Feb 21 - Mar 21 @ 5:30 PM
Book Study: Brene Brown's Braving the Wilderness
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Sterling, Virginia – One of the things we’ve been doing at Saint Matthew’s for the last 17 years is gathering together as a church to study a book during the season of Lent. That practice will continue this year with Brené Brown’s "Braving the Wilderness." Other than the Bible, I cannot think of a more important book for our times. To be quite frank, it seems to me that our future as individuals, a nation, and as the human race rests on our ability to learn the principles this book calls to our attention. It will challenge you, to be sure. Reading it is not always comfortable—far from it. But you will also benefit from it. I know I did! This book study is open to all. You do not need to be a member of St. Matthew's to attend. All are welcome. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14, with services at 6am, noon, and 7:30pm. Then on Wednesday, February 21, our book study will begin. It will include a brief summary of the evening’s reading followed by small group discussion. You will see that we are offering two identical tracks to provide flexible options for families and those coming from work. The schedule is as follows. (Come for any portion of the program if you cannot make the whole thing). 5:30pm Track 1: Braving the Wilderness for Adults and Teens (same program as 7:00pm) 6:30pm Both Tracks: Simple Supper for All 7:00pm Track 2: Braving the Wilderness for Adults and Teens (same program as 5:30pm) 8:00pm Compline for All Books will be available for purchase at the January 21 streaming of Brené Brown at Saint Matthews or from Amazon at go.stmtts.org/amazon.
 
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    Wednesday Feb 21 - Feb 24 @ 6:00 PM
Mother Tongue Film Festival 2018
Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian – The Smithsonian’s Recovering Voices Initiative together with the National Museum of the American Indian and the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage will present films from across the globe on the occasion of its third annual Mother Tongue Film Festival. The four-day festival will open on United Nations Mother Language Day, Wednesday, Feb. 21. The program includes a variety of styles from drama to experimental and brings to light the value of language use and revitalization in today’s increasingly globalized world. Schedule: Wednesday, Feb 21: 7:00 pm @ NMAI Rasmuson Theater El Tigre y el Grillo Ka Duu Niuygaa Yugaa/Keep Talking [Discussion to follow] Thursday, Feb 22: 2:30 pm @ NMNH Q?rius Theater A Festa no Meio da Amazonas / The Festival in the Middle of the Amazon Clips from Kwyrykango Metoro A'Ukre/ Manioc Festival A'Ukre [Discussion to follow] 7:00 pm The Wolf Dance with Ted Mayac Aroha Bridge: Radical Bro El Viento Out of State [Discussion to follow] Friday, Feb 23 1:00 pm @ NMAI Rasmuson Theater Tarinakusun: Quechua in Seattle Karihwanaron: Precious Things Aviliaq: Entwined Listen Mother Tongue TIFA Anyone Like Me [Discussion to follow] 4:00 pm @ NMAI Rasumuson Theater Roundtable 7:00 pm @ NMAI Rasmuson Theater Gwen ‘bii Yern El origen del sol y la luna Waru [Discussion to follow] Saturday, Feb 24: 3:00 pm @ Freer Gallery Meyer Auditorium The Fox of Shichigorosawa Sailing a Sinking Sea [Discussion to follow] 7:00 pm @ Freer Gallery Meyer Auditorium La Bruja Zerzura [Discussion to follow]
 
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    Wednesday Feb 21 @ 6:00 PM
FY19 Public Art Building Communities (PABC) Grant Workshop
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities – CAH staff members are available to help develop grant applications through group and individual technical assistance. This free workshop and application review is for participants to learn useful information about the agency’s funding opportunities and how to submit a grant application. More information about the dates and times of these workshops may be found at www.dcarts.dc.gov under Current Grant Opportunities. CAH urges all applicants to attend these workshops. In addition, CAH staff members are available for 30-minute appointments up to one week before the deadline. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Kali Wasenko at Kali.Wasenko@dc.gov or (202) 724-1445 at least five (5) days prior to the event.
 
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    Wednesday Feb 21 @ 6:00 PM
A Conversation with His Excellency Daniel Mulhall
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law – Irish American Law Students Association in partnership with the Irish Network DC (IN-DC) and the Program in Irish Studies present A Conversation with His Excellency Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States of America. The event will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Slowinski Courtroom at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law. Reception to follow. Ambassador Mulhall is Ireland’s 18th Ambassador to the United States. Before coming to Washington, he served as Ireland’s Ambassador in London. He is an expert on the ramifications of Brexit.? Previously?,? ?he ?served as Director-General for European Affairs for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and as Press Counsellor for the Department as part of the Irish Government’s delegation to the Good Friday Agreement ?in ?1998. The Ambassador has also served in Germany?, India, Austria, and Malaysia. ?
 
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    Wednesday Feb 21 @ 6:30 PM
J-Film: A Farewell to Jinu
Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan – No selling, no buying. Is it possible for people to live without spending any money? Takeharu quits his job at a bank because of “MONEYPHOBIA,“ a phobia of money, and moves to a deserted village in the north. There, he meets unique people such as a mayor of the village, who is excessively kind, with a secret in his past, his beautiful wife, a high school girl who is obsessed with Tokyo and an elderly man who is called "GOD" of the village. Being surrounded by these people, Takeharu's life heads to an unexpected direction. Will Takeharu be able to live without spending any money? Starring Ryuhei Matsuda, Takako Matsu, Sadao Abe, Fumi Nikaido, and Toshiyuki Nishida.
 
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    Wednesday Feb 21 @ 6:30 PM
CSDC's Beginner & Advanced Class w/ Minilik & Greg!
Culture Shock Dance Troupe - Washington, D.C. – EVERY WEDNESDAY, Culture Shock Washington DC hosts open Beginner Hip Hop and Advanced Classes at Dance Place. These classes are meant to educate our DMV dance community about the techniques, culture, and essence of hip hop and urban dance. Our Beginner Hip Hop Instructor, Minilik Addis teaches every week! Advanced Class instructors however change on a weekly basis. To stay up to date on our monthly line-ups follow our Instagram: @cultureshockdc ! BEGINNER HIP HOP: 6:30-7:45PM w/ Minilik Addis | @mnlk4dds ADVANCED CLASS: 7:45-9:00PM w/ Greg David | @xoxogreg EACH CLASS IS $16 per dancer or $13 with a valid student ID. Beginner class students may observe Advanced Class if interested but are NOT permitted to join the class unless one signs up at the front desk for that class before coming onto the floor.