Events Calendar

Aug
24
Thu
LEGO Club! @ Woodridge library
Aug 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop by and build during our weekly LEGO club!

Create a skyscraper, a pirate ship, or whatever your mind can dream up.

Best for ages 4-12

Community Happy Hour With COUNCILMEMBER ANITA BONDS @ steel plate
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Anita on August 24 in Brookland/CUA for Community Happy Hour!

Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level @ Woodridge Library
Aug 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Beginning Level

Thursdays 6:30 – 8 p.m.  June 29 – August 24, 2017

Join us in this beginning level class, which covers 100+ ASL vocabulary words and rules of grammar. Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation. Although focus is on beginners, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.

The class is FREE. No need to register.

Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level and Emerging Signers @ Woodridge Library
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Let’s Communicate in American Sign Language: Intermediate Level and Emerging Signers

Thursdays 7 – 8:30 pm.  June 29 – August 24, 2017

Two classes both at the same time!

Emerging Signers is a special ASL class for those who have taken Beginning Level and know some signs and don’t feel ready for Intermediate/Conversational level yet.  Review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation.  Everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.

In the intermediate-level class, you will review what you know, learn new signs, and practice conversation.  Although focus is on those who already have familiarity with American Sign Language, everyone is welcome to join the class, regardless of skill level.

The classes are FREE. No need to register

Aug
28
Mon
Baby & Toddler Story Time @ Woodridge Library
Aug 28 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am
Get up and get moving at our Baby and Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.

 

Baby & Toddler Story Time @ Woodridge Library
Aug 28 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

Get up and get moving at our Baby and Toddler Story Times! These 20-30 minute programs are full of books, songs and fun activities are designed to help develop your child’s language skills. Children ages 18-36 months and their grownups are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities and participate in the program along with the children.

Free Community Aerobics Class – Zumba Gold @ North Michigan Park Recreation Center
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Free Community Aerobics Class in Ward 5 Sponsored by MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is offering a FREE Community Aerobics Class in Ward 5 at North Michigan Park Recreation Center.  Zumba Gold classes will be offered on Mondays from 6 PM – 7 PM. Strength & Toning classes will be offered on Wednesdays from 6 PM – 7 PM. For more information and to register, call 202-877-2084.

Aug
29
Tue
Pajama Story Time @ Woodridge Library
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

n evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.

Aug
30
Wed
Preschool Story Time @ Woodridge Library
Aug 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations, and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.

Free Community Aerobics Class – Strength & Toning @ North Michigan Park Recreation Center
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Free Community Aerobics Class in Ward 5 Sponsored by MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is offering a FREE Community Aerobics Class in Ward 5 at North Michigan Park Recreation Center.  Zumba Gold classes will be offered on Mondays from 6 PM – 7 PM. Strength & Toning classes will be offered on Wednesdays from 6 PM – 7 PM. For more information and to register, call 202-877-2084.

Aug
31
Thu
LEGO Club! @ Woodridge library
Aug 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop by and build during our weekly LEGO club!

Create a skyscraper, a pirate ship, or whatever your mind can dream up.

Best for ages 4-12

Sep
4
Mon
Free Community Aerobics Class – Zumba Gold @ North Michigan Park Recreation Center
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Free Community Aerobics Class in Ward 5 Sponsored by MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is offering a FREE Community Aerobics Class in Ward 5 at North Michigan Park Recreation Center.  Zumba Gold classes will be offered on Mondays from 6 PM – 7 PM. Strength & Toning classes will be offered on Wednesdays from 6 PM – 7 PM. For more information and to register, call 202-877-2084.

Sep
5
Tue
Pajama Story Time @ Woodridge Library
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

n evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.

Sep
6
Wed
Preschool Story Time @ Woodridge Library
Sep 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations, and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.

Free Community Aerobics Class – Strength & Toning @ North Michigan Park Recreation Center
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Free Community Aerobics Class in Ward 5 Sponsored by MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is offering a FREE Community Aerobics Class in Ward 5 at North Michigan Park Recreation Center.  Zumba Gold classes will be offered on Mondays from 6 PM – 7 PM. Strength & Toning classes will be offered on Wednesdays from 6 PM – 7 PM. For more information and to register, call 202-877-2084.

Sep
9
Sat
Kidney Action Day, AKF’s signature outreach event @ The Yards Park in D.C.’s Capitol Riverfront
Sep 9 all-day

The American Kidney Fund (AKF) wants to change the District of Columbia’s reputation as “ground zero” for kidney disease with a new initiative.

Through the Know Your Kidneys DC program announced last month, AFK will target neighborhoods in the District with some of the highest rates of kidney failure — along with diabetes and high blood pressure in the country.

“The nation’s capital is a perfect storm of risk factors for kidney disease, creating an enormous public health challenge and placing a very serious physical and financial burden on those who develop kidney failure,” said LaVarne A. Burton, president and chief executive officer of the American Kidney Fund.

African-Americans are three times more likely to develop end-stage renal disease, or kidney failure as whites, and Hispanics are 1.3 times more likely than non-Hispanics, according to the AFK.

Five of the eight D.C. wards have populations that are majority people of color, and Wards 7 and 8 are almost entirely African-American and Hispanic.

Wards 7 and 8 also have the highest rates of obesity, diabetes and pre-diabetes in the District, which AFK said matters immensely because diabetes is responsible for nearly half of all cases of kidney failure.

“Though any health screening program can have a positive effect on those who participate, we’ve designed Know Your Kidneys DC to go much farther,” the organization said. “We want D.C. residents at risk for kidney disease to know we have their backs — that we’ll stay in touch with them, following up, to help motivate them to stay on track to better health.”

AKF has also forged partnerships with the United Planning Organization (UPO) and Men’s Health Network to help plan and deliver its health screening and kidney health education programs.

The organizations plan to provide free health screenings to 2,000 at-risk D.C. residents this year.

“UPO’s partnership with AKF is about aiding individuals and families in their quest for better health management and to live high quality, productive lives and to thrive,” said Andrea Thomas, UPO executive vice president.

A highlight of the Know Your Kidneys DC program will be Kidney Action Day, AKF’s signature outreach event, on Saturday, Sept. 9 at The Yards Park in D.C.’s Capitol Riverfront.

“Awareness and education is key in preventing kidney disease — particularly in men,” said Ana Fadich, vice president of Men’s Health Network. “As an organization, Men’s Health Network is a strong believer in preventive screenings and this is particularly true for residents in Washington, D.C., where the death rate among men outpaces the national average.”

Sep
11
Mon
Free Community Aerobics Class – Zumba Gold @ North Michigan Park Recreation Center
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Free Community Aerobics Class in Ward 5 Sponsored by MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is offering a FREE Community Aerobics Class in Ward 5 at North Michigan Park Recreation Center.  Zumba Gold classes will be offered on Mondays from 6 PM – 7 PM. Strength & Toning classes will be offered on Wednesdays from 6 PM – 7 PM. For more information and to register, call 202-877-2084.

Sep
12
Tue
Pajama Story Time @ Woodridge Library
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

n evening story time where pajamas are encouraged but not required. These 30-40 minute evening programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with stories and activities that promote and develop language skills and imagination these programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.

Sep
13
Wed
Preschool Story Time @ Woodridge Library
Sep 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Share the fun of reading with your children ages 3-5 years! Children and their grownups will explore stories and activities to encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning. These 30-40 minute programs are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations, and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. This is a ticketed, first-come, first-served program.

Free Community Aerobics Class – Strength & Toning @ North Michigan Park Recreation Center
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Free Community Aerobics Class in Ward 5 Sponsored by MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is offering a FREE Community Aerobics Class in Ward 5 at North Michigan Park Recreation Center.  Zumba Gold classes will be offered on Mondays from 6 PM – 7 PM. Strength & Toning classes will be offered on Wednesdays from 6 PM – 7 PM. For more information and to register, call 202-877-2084.