Friday, February 17, 2012

Things to Do: Chris 4 Life Charity Happy Hour

Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good happy hour, especially those that benefit a worthy cause.

Recently, I was privileged to join the Young Professionals Board of Chris 4 Life, a colon cancer foundation. The first fundraising event I will be participating in (since joining the board) will be a happy hour to kick off Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

It will be hosted in partnership with the
Pamela's Punch team for Chris4Life's Seventh Annual Scope It Out 5K Run/Walk.

The happy hour will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 901 Restaurant & Bar from 6:00-8:00PM. There will be a live auction and raffle. Plus, if you haven't been to 901 before they have great happy hour specials!

Also, I invite you to join Team 'She's Savvy'. You can register for this event here. The password required to join is: "savvyindc"

To learn more about Scope It Out, please visit:

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Things to Do: AT&T's 28 Days for Black History Month 2012 - Hosted by Common

AT&T's 28 Days for Black History Month 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Host: Common
Featured Speaker: Mario Armstrong
AT&T 28 Days takes a forward looking approach to Black History Month by spotlighting African Americans making history today. Learn more:

Mario Armstrong is a digital lifestyle expert, radio and award-winning TV tech-show host, commentator, small biz tech advocate and youth tech motivator.
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To learn more about this FREE program and to register for the DC event, click here.

By the way, this event will be held in various cities througout the country through the month of February. Vist for more information.

Cramton Auditorium
2455 6th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20059

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Things to Do: Cultural Cocktails (2/2 & 2/21)

For the past few years, I've been an avid supporter of the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Last year, I became a member of the museum and their special interest group the 1869 Society, a group dedicated to young professionals who are interested in the arts.

The 1869 Society hosts a number of events but my favorite is Artini, an annual event that's typically held in February/March. This year's event will be held on March 31st. They typically feature 10-12 local bartenders who will each create one specialty drink based on inspiration from a painting currently on exhibition at the Corcoran. The 4-hour event is attended by young patrons of the arts and local socialites alike.

Ladies, this is your chance to wear that cute new cocktail dress and fellas can wear their best dark suit, tuxes aren't needed. There will be tons of heavy hors d'oeuvres and desserts, plus an ample supply of drinks. As always there will be a great DJ spinning all of the latest music, which makes for a lively evening after sampling each of the drinks.

At the end of the night, one of the bartenders is selected as having the winning Artini. I've never figured out if they actually win anything other than the prestige but it's a great event and the proceeds go towards the Corcoran ArtReach program.

Tickets are not yet available for Artini but for more information and to view photos from the 2011 event, visit

Cultural Cocktails -
February 2, 2012 or February 21, 2012
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Cost: Members - FREE, General Admission - $20

For more information and to RSVP for the 2/2 Event:
For more information and to RSVP for the 2/21 Event:

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Things to Do: Get Courageous Movement

Just spreading the word...
Get Courageous Movement
Saturday, February 25, 2012
1:00 - 4:00 PM

Kiki Ramsey is a life coach, licensed social worker and dynamic speaker. For over 10 years, Kiki has been a catalyst for helping women overcome challenges and transform their lives. Her own unique life experiences have laid the foundation she now uses to help women challenge themselves and begin living the lives they want.

Life coach and dynamic speaker Kiki Ramsey, has declared 2012 as the year of courage for women across the country and she is inviting individuals to join her at the kickoff event for the Get Courageous Movement. The Get Courageous Kickoff will feature expert panelists in the areas of relationships, career, finances, emotional well-being, spiritual growth and health. Attendees will also have the opportunity to visit vendor booths and network with other audacious women.

In addition, gently used suits and accessories will be collected at this event and donated to Dress for Success (Washington, DC). This is an non-profit organization that provides professional attire, mentoring programs and career assistance to women who are making the transition from welfare to work.

Cross Creek Golf Club
12800 Bayhill Drive
Beltsville, MD 20705

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