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Keep your social calendar busy with WUSA 9’s Where You Live new events section!

Keep your social calendar busy with WUSA 9’s Where You Live new events section!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Check out on the new events guide at the top of the page.  We’ve taken all the work out of finding out what’s happening in your neighborhood. 

Just click where you live and you have everything at your fingertips!  Looking for something to do with your kids?  We have a family friendly activities section. Interested in art?  We have exhibit listings.  Want to explore a different part of the city?  Click the neighborhood and we can show you what’s happening.

Planning your weekend has never been easier!

 

Stratford University, Falls Church Campus Hosts Spring Career Fair 2011

Stratford University, Falls Church Campus Hosts Spring Career Fair 2011

Stratford University, Falls Church Campus
Hosts Spring Career Fair 2011

WHO:          
Stratford University community; prospective and current students; graduates
                       
WHAT:         
Spring Career Fair 2011

Join Stratford University’s Falls Church campus for its annual Spring 2011 career fair. Attendees will be able to meet with local employers to learn about job opportunities, as well as learn about various programs the university offers including Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Culinary Arts, and Hospitality Management.

Admission is free of charge and open to the public.

Some of the companies in attendance:

"A World At Work" - Bringing Culture East of the River

"A World At Work" - Bringing Culture East of the River

Art and culture in the District of Columbia are often thought to be exclusively west of the Anacostia River. Certainly, the vast majority of D.C.'s cultural attractions and events are located on the northwest side of the Sousa Bridge. But THEARC Theater has opened a door for the arts in the city's less heralded wards.

Local Nonprofit Organization Gives Vietnam Veteran More than a Paw

From Paws4Vets:

While serving in Vietnam in 1968, U.S. Army Colonel Sonny Morrow of Alexandria, Va. stepped on a landmine and, as a result, received damage to his right knee and shrapnel in his right leg. After recovery, Morrow attended fixed wing flight school and returned to Vietnam in 1970 where he flew silent night aircrafts and helicopters until he returned to the US 1971. Morrow spent his Military career developing advanced engineering concepts for Army Aviation and retired in 1987.

Retired from the armed services, Morrow was diagnosed with post polio syndrome in both legs causing him to lose the ability to walk. In addition, Morrow continued to have complications from the landmine shockwaves and had his right knee replaced in 2003.  Thanks to an important addition to his life – Jake, a certified assistance dog – Morrow is able to carry on with his daily duties.

Washington Humane Society - Meow Mixer

Washington Humane Society - Meow Mixer

If you’ve ever visited one of our shelters, you know that there are far more cats available for adoption that there are dogs. This is not a problem found just in DC, nationally, cats out number any other animal entering shelters by at least 2 to 1!

As summer approaches more and more cats will enter our shelters looking for new homes and we will be doing everything we can to provide people with the opportunities to meet the perfect cat for their life. One of our favorite ways to introduce people and cats is through our “Meow Mixers”. These one of a kind events bring people together for an evening of fun and education about adopting cats, bringing cats into your life, introducing a new cat to a home where cats already live and so on.

Annual Arbor Day Celebration in Old Town Manassas Features George Carr Round

The 27th annual Arbor Day Celebration, presented by the City of Manassas Beautification Committee, will be held on Fri., Apr. 29 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the Old Courthouse lawn in Old Town Manassas, featuring guest speaker, George Carr Round, a Union Army Signal Corps veteran, played by Doug Nelson of Prince William County, Va.  Round was significant in creating the town of Manassas and organized the 1911 Peace Jubilee. Round will also be at the National Peace Jubilee event on Thurs., July 21 at the Old Courthouse lawn. The Arbor Day Celebration is sponsored by the City of Manassas Utilities Department and is FREE to the public. For more information, call 703.361.6599 or go to www.visitmanassas.org.

Free cinema all weekend long

Last week I told you about the screening of Gone Forever at the AFI Silver in Silver Spring this Saturday April 16. There will be two shows at 12:30PM and 1:30PM. And not only are the screenings free to attend, but there will be free food, too. Go to the Gone Forever website for more information.