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Detours & OnRamps: An Oct. 25th Forum On The Issues Facing Mothers In The Workplace

DETOURS AND ONRAMPS CONFERENCE OFFERS INSPIRATION AND NEXT STEPS

A resource for work-life balance, career restarting, and entrepreneurship.

Fair Chance's Annual Butterfly Bash

The following was sent to us by Brett Norton of Fair Chance DC:

More than 450 guests and over 20 sponsors can’t be wrong, to join them for Fair Chance’s biggest event in history, buy tickets at www.fairchancedc.org.  Fair Chance’s Annual Butterfly Bash will take place this Friday, October 15 at the Andrew W.

DC Metro Church to Host Block Party in Alexandria

The following was sent to us by DC Metro Church:

New Christian Church Launching Local Outreach

Alexandria, VA – Culminating the Grand Opening of their new worship center in Alexandria, DC Metro Church will host a Block Party, a free event, on October 30th from 12 pm to 4 pm at 1100 N. Fayette Street, to bring the community together for live entertainment, free food, family fun games and giveaways. 

“If you’re looking for a family friendly event, where you can meet new people, this Block Party is for you,” DC Metro Church Pastor David Stine explains, “At our church, we offer a real, relevant, and enjoyable experience, where we come together from all walks of life to put our faith in action in our community.”

DC Metro Church, which has grown by leaps and bounds since beginning worship services at a nearby movie theater just a couple years ago, anticipates a crowd of about 2500 DC and Virginia residents.

Cupcake Craze Has Only Just Begun

Alexandria Cupcake opened its little red door back in January of this year, but got so busy right away that they didn't hold their Grand Opening Celebration until this past Saturday, October 9. Co-owners Adnan Hamidi and Kathy Taylor held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the boutique bakery on King Street in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. Patrons who came in between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. were able to enjoy free cupcakes.

Chipotle BOORITO 2010: The Horrors of Processed Food

This was sent to us by Katherine Newell Smith KNS Promotion Inc.:

Chipotle is presenting “BURRITO 2010: The Horrors of Processed Food” ...and it is a bit different than BOORITO of years past.

Here’s how it works: stop by any Chipotle on Halloween, Sunday, October 31 between 6pm and closing time dressed up as a Horrific Processed Food item and, as a thank you for a $2 donation, you will get a huge, gourmet burrito made to your specifications. Chipotle will then donate up to $1 million dollars to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.

Taste for Giving

Alexandria Rotary will host Taste for Giving on October 22, 2010. "Taste for Giving" is an evening of fine food and community spirit to benefit many charities in the community. The event will run from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the Torpedo Factory Art Center located at 105 north union street in Old Town Alexandria.

The event will include food from 15 resturants, a silient and live auction. All of the proceeds will go to benefit local non-profits including ALIVE!, SCAN, senior services of Alexandria, The Campagana Center, the Sarpenter's Shelter and many others.

Tickets are limited and availible for $75 by calling 703-535-1200 or online

Are You An Anonymous Gifter?

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