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Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress, Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress,  Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Members of Congress, local athletes, philanthropists and the fashion industry are assembling for DC’s Modus Union Spring 2011 – a unique event supporting prevention and early detection of cancer in women.

Modus Union Spring 2011 features a full runway show by acclaimed fashion designer Marc Bouwer (www.MarcBouwer.com), a 3-D film presentation previewing Bouwer’s Fall 2011 line, and an art installation and silent auction featuring some of the most talented visual artists in DC. The proceeds from this one-of-a-kind gathering will benefit Cancer Schmancer (www.CancerSchmancer.org), an organization founded by actress Fran Drescher to prevent cancer in women through education and early detection.

WHAT:          Modus Union Spring 2011

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 4

Bruce Johnson Named Alexandria’s Acting City Manager

From Alexandria eNews:

Today, Mayor William D. Euille announced that Bruce E. Johnson, Chief Financial Officer, has been named as the Acting City Manager for the City of Alexandria. City Council will vote on Johnson’s appointment on Monday, May 2. City Manager James K. Hartmann announced his resignation in January 2011 and his last day will be on Friday, May 6. Hartmann has accepted an offer to become the County Manager in Seminole County, Florida, and will begin his new position in late June 2011.

DC Film Alliance: a local filmmaker's best resource

DC Film Alliance: a local filmmaker's best resource

The DC Film Alliance is quite possibly the single best organization for filmmakers and cinephiles in the Nation's Capital. Founded by Jon Gann, who is also the man behind the highly successful DC Shorts Film Festival, the DC Film Alliance offers seminars on filmmaking through the DC Film Salon. Information on topics such as screenwriting, film promotion, and fundraising is presented by knowledgeable people in the field. The laid back Film Salons also offer an opportunity to meet other film enthusiasts and develop connections to potential collaborators.

Huntley Meadows Prepares For Wetlands Awareness Day

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

On Sunday, May 1, 2011 Huntley Meadows Park, a 1,425-acre wetland, will feature Wetlands Awareness Day.  Activities run from noon to 3 p.m. and are appropriate for the entire family.  Enjoy an afternoon of wetland interpretation, wildlife presentations and a Fun Fair for kids. Bring your friends and family to celebrate the importance of wetlands to wildlife and you. There is a small fee for some activities but admission is free. 

Huntley Meadows Park is a rich, natural island in the suburban sea of Northern Virginia.  This park, owned and operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority, harbors majestic forests, wildflower-speckled meadows and vast wetlands bursting with life.

Giant Food Brings Food and Funds to USO of Metropolitan Washington

Giant Food Brings Food and Funds to USO of Metropolitan Washington

This year Giant Food is celebrating their 75th anniversary and USO of Metropolitan Washington is celebrating their 70th anniversary. These two organizations partnered up for a giving campaign during the month of March to support local military families.

From March 4 until March 25, Giant Food customers had the opportunity to donate $1, $3, or $5 at the register, as well as bring non-perishable food items to stock the USO Food Pantry.

Today at the USO Warehouse at Fort Belvoir, Jamie Miller, the Pubic and Community Relations Manager of Giant Food presented USO a large check as well as a truckload of food that held over 9,000 pounds of non-perishables. In addition, Giant delivered hundreds of handmade cards for the troops to include in the care packages made by Giant customers and local elementary students.

The community response was overwhelming. “This far exceeded out expectations,” said Miller.

LFA-DC/MD/VA to Offer Free Lupus Symposium on May 7 for Patients and Families

LFA-DC/MD/VA to Offer Free Lupus Symposium on May 7 for Patients and Families

This event comes to us from Lorelei Harloe:

Farmer’s Markets Season Offers A Couple of Changes

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

Who can resist all the tempting fare and wonderful produce coming to the Park Authority’s Farmers Markets this season?  A bountiful harvest and great prices promise to make going to market in the parks a terrific value and lots of fun. Each May to November, twelve sites throughout Fairfax County spring to life with the activity of an open-air market.  Although most markets will operate as they have in the past, some changes are coming.

The Mount Vernon Farmers Market will be held on Wednesdays instead of Tuesdays for the 2011 market season.  The market will open on May 4, 2011 in the parking lot of the Sherwood Library located at 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane in Alexandria, VA.  The hours will remain the same, 8 a.m. until noon.