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The Local First Awards

The Local First Awards is a celebration of local independent businesses, entrepreneurs and artists who give back to the community and create a positive impact. This is an initiative of Think Local First DC, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting local independent businesses and promoting their positive impact on our communities to the public. The ceremony will be held on October ... Read More »

Illuminate Festivals are Back

If you’ve ever wondered about trying reiki, acupuncture, massage, healing crystals, intuitive readings, astrology, essential oils or tarot (and more), the upcoming Illuminate Festivals, held throughout the region, are a great place to start. Illuminate Frederick will be held on October 20, at the Clarion Inn Conference Center. Illuminate Solomons will be held on October 27, at the Hilton Garden ... Read More »

Things are Getting Funky at Community Forklift

Bring your friends, your family and your (friendly, leashed) pets to the Community Forklift warehouse for a celebration of all things reusable in the D.C. area. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 6, in the Port Towns neighborhood, just minutes from the Hyattsville Arts District. The festival will be highlighting fun(ky)/artistic and practical ... Read More »

Learn the Mystic Science of Creating Synchronicities

A Source & Synchronicities weekend course will be held on November 10 and 11 at the Hyatt Regency Dulles, where participants may access the Power of Source and the Power of Consciousness in three important life zones—healing, love and wealth. Preethaji, an enlightened sage and founder of O&O Academy, along with her faculty, will be teaching this course via webcast ... Read More »

Holistic Energy Expo Returns in November

All are invited to the Holistic Energy Expo, a free event, designed to create a warm, supportive and welcoming environment to connect like-minded people. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on November 4, at the Ashburn Farm Clubhouse. Expo co-founders, Annie Larson and Linda Pisani encourage everyone from the casually curious attendee to the experienced practitioner to come enjoy ... Read More »

Local Screening of New Documentary What the Health

Neck, Back and Beyond offers a monthly film screening with films that help others find the path to good health. This month they will be screening the documentary What the Health. The event is taking place from 7 to 10 p.m. on September 27, at their office in Fairfax. From the creators of the movie Cowspiracy, this film is the ... Read More »

Join the People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C.

As part of a global day of action, the D.C. People’s Climate March will be held at 11 a.m. on September on the National Mall. Led by a local team from Rise for Climate, it will be one of thousands of rallies taking place worldwide to demand that local leaders commit to building a fossil-free world and totally renewable energy ... Read More »

ONE COMMON UNITY Pedals to Prevent Violence During Third Annual Peace Ride

Registration has begun for One Common Unity’s Third Annual PEACE RIDE, which will take place Saturday, September 29 ​from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Washington, D.C. ​The ride will cover 19 scenic miles, starting from the Lincoln Memorial and spreading across the District and Virginia. All are welcome to be a part of this effort to fulfill the mission ... Read More »

Dawson’s Market Bans Plastic Straws

As of June 21, you won’t find a single plastic straw in the Rockville organic grocery store, Dawson’s Market. They have taken another step in their commitment to environmental sustainability and stewardship by banning the use of single-use plastic straws in store. “Single-use plastic straws are one of the most pervasive forms of plastic waste, and incredibly destructive to our ... Read More »

Join the Peace Ride

Looking for a way show your commitment to promote compassion, prevent violence, while pedaling for peace throughout Washington, D.C.? Join the 2018 Peace Ride from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 29. This community event is hosted by One Common Unity (OCU), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit whose mission is to break the cycles of violence and build compassionate, healthy ... Read More »