TODAY
    Wednesday Jan 17 @ 6:30 PM
Jewish Perspectives of the NASA Space Program
Congregation Beth El, Bethesda, Maryland – All STEM professionals and other interested individuals are invited to join the STEM dinner on Wednesday, January 17 at 6:30pm. This dinner is free for everyone courtesy of the “Scientists in Synagogues” grant that the STEM Affinity Group was awarded. No need to be a scientist to attend. The speaker will be Art Fuchs who will discuss Jewish Perspectives of the NASA Space Program. Art Fuchs is a retired executive at NASA. He is former Program Manager of the First Hubble Repair Mission, Associate Director of Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), and Director of Mission Operations and Data Systems at GSFC. Please RSVP for this free event to Geryl Baer at gbaer@bethelmc.org or 301-652-8569, ext. 352.
 
TOMORROW
    Thursday Jan 18 @ 7:00 PM
SOLD OUT: Michael Wolff | Fire and Fury at Sixth & I
Politics and Prose Bookstore – UPDATE: To meet demand, this event has been moved to a larger venue. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 9 at noon. Check back for ticketing link. Wolff's account of the first year of the Trump administration delves behind the barrage of tweets, accusations, denials, and belligerence to find out what's really been going on in the White House. In this astonishing report, Wolff, an award-winning journalist and author of six books, details what Trump's staff really thinks of him, explains what inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by Obama, lays out the reasons Comey was fired, explores the incendiary relationship between Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner and identifies who's been directing the Trump administration’s strategy since Bannon's departure.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 19 @ 1:00 PM
March with DC Frassati and SDYA!
DC Frassati Fellowship – Come march alongside the DC Frassati Fellowship and the St. Dominic's Young Adults at the March for Life. The rally begins at 11:30am with a 1pm step off time for the march itself. We will meet up with the student brothers from the Dominican House of Studies at the corner of 12th and Constitution NW (see map below.) http://marchforlife.org/march-life-2018-2/rally-march-info/ http://www.dcfrassati.com/ http://www.stdominicchurch.org/young-adults.html Other Events Hosted by the DHS: Thursday, January 18th 3:00pm Angelic Warfare Confraternity enrollment in main chapel 9:00pm Compline in main chapel Friday, January 19th 6:00am Holy Hour with preaching and Lauds (in the crypt church of the National Shrine) 7:00pm Compline in main chapel https://www.dhspriory.org/2018/01/10/update-march-for-life-liturgy-changes-and-special-events-118-119/
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 7:30 AM
Grit & Grace: Quarterly Men's Breakfast
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Sterling, Virginia – Segmented by the different services we all attend, it's been too long since we've gathered together as men at Saint Matthew's! Join us Saturday, January 20th at 7:30am in the parish hall for breakfast, teaching, and fellowship. Elliott will be sharing his testimony, and how men's ministry has been instrumental in his life. You don't want to miss this crucial opportunity to get to know other men at Saint Matt's and you certainly don't want to miss the amazing breakfast! If you can make it, please come, you won't be disappointed. Feel free as always to invite a friend!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 9:00 AM
Regional Board Meeting
Christian Church Capital Area - Disciples of Christ – Regional Board meeting for the Christian Church Capital Area Region. All are welcome to attend this important time of planning, fellowship, and decision-making.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 9:00 AM
Joining the Divine Dance
Caol Ait - The Thin Place – Join us in kicking off the New Year with a guided retreat, based on "The Divine Dance" by Richard Rohr. Led by Anglican deacon Sallie Rathbone, the day will include meditations focused on the Trinity and the amazing invitation offered to each one of us to embrace this "divine dance" of love. Our peace-filled day will begin with continental breakfast at 9:00am, lunch at noon, with snacks, prayer, and quiet time sprinkled throughout. Tickets are available for $35, here through Eventbrite or at caolait.com. Reserve your place today!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 10:00 AM
Caregiver Support Workshop
AARP Virginia – Senior Services of Alexandria and AARP Virginia present the 2017-2018 Speaker Series Event. The January 20th Speaker Series will be held at Immanuel Church on the Hill (3606 Seminary Rd) from 10:00 am – noon. Please join us as Bobbi Carducci, the author of “Confessions of an Imperfect Caregiver” talks about her journey as a caregiver. Her story is one of honesty that will resonate to caregivers. There will be representatives from Insight Memory Care and Legacy Navigator talking about programs and resources for those serving as caregivers. Their presentations will be very insightful. Participants will be able to ask questions and get information on resources in the Alexandria and Northern Virginia areas. Caregivers Support Workshop Saturday, January 20, 2017; from 10:00 a.m. – noon Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. Immanuel Church on the Hill, 3606 Seminary Rd, Alexandria Please RSVP online at www.seniorservicesalex.org or by calling (703) 836 4414 ext. 110. This Workshop is free and open to the public with light refreshments. The first 30 registrations will receive a free copy of “Confessions of an Imperfect Caregiver.”
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 20 @ 7:00 PM
WSM @night - Sing, Schmooze and Study
Congregation Beth El, Bethesda, Maryland – Havdalah and Potluck Dinner followed by Conversation and study with Rabbi Rami Schwartzer. Contact WSminyanBE@gmail.com for details.
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Jan 21 @ 10:15 AM
Forum: Global Mission Today
St. Alban's DC – Buck Blanchard, former director of mission and outreach for the Diocese of Virginia, has been a Peace Corps volunteer, lawyer, venture capitalist and private equity firm owner, and has lived in places as disparate as Togo and Belgium. Blanchard will discuss what a successful Global Mission program should look like in 2018.
 
UPCOMING
    Monday Jan 22 - Jan 29 @ 5:00 PM
Join Week 2018
Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals Network – Monday, January 22 - Let's Taco bout YPN Meet & Greet & Fundraiser 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM District Taco - Tyson's Corner 1500-C Cornerside Blvd Tyson's Corner, VA 22182 https://ypnmeetngreet.eventbrite.com Tuesday, January 23 - Soul Food Series Book Discussion 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Northern Virginia Urban League Headquarters 1315 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 https://soulfoodtheseries.eventbrite.com Wednesday, January 24 - YPN Day on the Hill 6:00 AM – 4:00 PM Virginia State Capital, 1000 Bank Street, Richmond, VA 23219 https://ypnonthehill.eventbrite.com Thursday, January 25 - New and Prospective Member Orientation 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Northern Virginia Urban League Headquarters 1315 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 https://joinnpmo.eventbrite.com Saturday, January 27 - Empowered to Lead: Developing the Next Generation of Leaders 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM Northern Virginia Urban League Headquarters 1315 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 https://empowered2lead.eventbrite.com Sunday, January 28 - Church N Brunch 10:00 am - Church First Baptist Church of Vienna 450 Orchard St NW, Vienna, VA 22180 1:00 pm - Brunch Requin 8296 Glass Aly Fairfax, VA 22031 https://churchnbrunch.eventbrite.com Monday, January 29 - C.R.E.A.M. Financial Workshop 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM NVUL Headquarters 1315 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 https://ypnmoneyskills.eventbrite.com
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 7:00 PM
Fairfax Young Democrats New Members Orientation
Fairfax Young Democrats – New to Fairfax County, City of Fairfax, or the City of Falls Church? New to Fairfax Young Democrats or democratic politics? Before our general meetings, our officers will be available to discuss our organization and any other pressing questions in a casual environment. If you have any pressing questions, you can contact us at info@fairfaxyoungdems.net.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Jan 25 @ 7:30 PM
Fairfax Young Democrats General Meeting
Fairfax Young Democrats – Join Fairfax Young Democrats in the new year for our general meeting as we discuss the new Northam Administration, the General Assembly session, and our upcoming elections for 2018. Help us build the movement in Fairfax County! A great opportunity to meet other young progressives in your community
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 26 @ 7:00 PM
UpBeat! A Joyful Night of Music and Spoken Word
Episcopal Diocese of Washington – Join us for UpBeat!, a joyful and musical gathering on the eve of Diocesan Convention, featuring Howard University's premier vocal group Afro Blue and Atlanta-based priest and social activist, the Rev. Kim Jackson. In addition to music and our featured speaker, representatives from our parishes, campus ministries, and faith communities throughout the Metro-DC area will share uplifting faith stories alongside food and fellowship. More info at https://www.edow.org/news-events/news/.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Jan 26 @ 7:30 PM
Dare To Be with Natalie Grant and Charlotte Gambill
Hylton Chapel Christian Event Center – Time: 7:30 PM Doors: 6:30 PM VIP Doors: 5:30 PM | VIP Starts: 6:00PM Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dare-to-be-with-natalie-grant-charlotte-gambill-one-woodbridge-va-tickets-37068029474?aff=Venue VIP - $42.50 - Includes pre-show Q&A with Natalie and Charlotte and VIP lanyard. Reserved - $29.50 Reserved - $24.50 Group Reserved (10+) - $19.50
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 27 @ 8:00 AM
Convention 2018
Episcopal Diocese of Washington – Diocesan Convention is the yearly legislative meeting presided over by the bishop and consisting of the clergy of and elected representatives of its congregations. It considers the diocesan budget and other matters regarding the mission and ministry of the diocese. Learn more at edow.org/convention
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 27 @ 9:00 AM
SPARK-Ignite Your Mission!
Catholic Student Center - Home of Catholic Terps – Ignite your mission at SPARK: a Catholic student conference where you will fall in love with Christ and His call for you to serve His Church! Join us to discover your mission to evangelize on your college campus! SPARK is totally FREE and all are invited to come for Mass, adoration, small groups, and a talk from the Mike St. Pierre, Executive Director of the Catholic Campus Ministry Association! We would love to see you all for this amazing day of faith, leadership, and friendship! Many schools in the DMV area will be attending, so bring along your school pride! Make sure to share this event with all your friends who want to discover their mission! REGISTER HERE: https://catholicterps.org/event/spark/
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 27 @ 10:00 AM
Friends for the Soul: Trinitarian Spiritual Directors of Northern Virginia
Caol Ait - The Thin Place – Join us in building community between Christian spiritual directors in the NoVA area. We'll have a simple program focused on support for one another, followed by a light lunch. Hope you can join us!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Jan 27 @ 6:00 PM
Exhibition Opening - Katerina Vincourová: Arteria
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center – The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to the opening of the exhibition Katerina Vincourová: Arteria curated by Karina Kottová on January 27, 2018, from 6 to 9 pm, in the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. This exhibition focuses on the fragile nuances of interpersonal relations while at the same time abstracting these notions into an examination of time and space. Vincourová’s work thus becomes a holistic system; a large-scale spatial drawing rather than a collection of individual pieces. Delicate and elegant sculptures, installations, and mixed media works by the Czech artist create sensitive tension with their latent meaning. The commoditized body and consumer articles play a major role in Vincourová’s practice, alongside the poetics of domesticity and ephemeral materials traditionally associated with the “feminine” world. Her work is made up of both monumental compositions and petite realizations, communicating strongly with the architecture of the exhibition space and the viewer’s body. The personal is political for Vincourová, who intersects her minimalistic compositions with textiles or household objects, combining relics of specificity, privacy and emotion of the individual objects on one side with the ability to step back and observe the larger piece from a distance. It may seem that the larger picture outbids the detail. However, it is precisely the detail that matters the most in the artist’s work. About the Artist Katerina Vincourová (b. 1968) studied at the Moscow State Academy Art Institute and the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. In 1993, she received the Alexander Dorner Prize and in 1997 became the first female laureate of the Jindrich Chalupecký Award. Her work was a part of a number of notable international exhibitions, such as Home Sweet Home, Deichtorrhallen Hamburg (1997), and After the Wall, Moderna Muset in Stockholm, the Ludwig Museum in Budapest, Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin (1999), and Kunstmuseum Bonn (2007). Vincourová has held residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco and DAAD in Berlin. Her work is represented in the collection of the National Gallery in Prague, City Gallery in Prague and various international public and private collections. For more information about the artist, please visit http://katerina-vincourova.net. Event Details: Opening Reception: January 27, 2018, 6-9 pm On View: January 27- March 11, 2018 Museum Hours: 11 am-4 pm, Tuesday-Sunday, Closed Mondays Location: American University Museum 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016 Admission is free. | Parking is available under the Katzen Arts Center and is free after 5 pm and on weekends. For more information on current and upcoming exhibitions and events, please visit www.american.edu/museum | 202/885-1300 Additional support provided by: Assistant curator: Barbora Ciprová Programmed by the Jindrich Chalupecky Society The exhibition was kindly supported by the Ministry of Culture, Czech Republic and the Embassy of the Czech Republic, Washington, DC.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Jan 31 @ 7:30 PM
Israel Distinguished Speaker: Ambassador Marc Ginsberg
Congregation Beth El, Bethesda, Maryland – "The Titanic Sunni Shiite Struggle Between Iran and Saudi Arabia and Its Impact On Israel’s Security" Please join us for the next installment of Congregation Beth El’s Israel Distinguished Speakers Series, featuring former United States Ambassador to Morocco, the Hon. Marc Ginsberg. A widely respected expert on Middle Eastern Affairs, Ambassador Ginsberg held multiple official positions in both the Carter and Clinton Administrations. He appears frequently on cable news shows, and his analysis also is featured in print media. Having lived in Israel, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon, he brings a unique perspective to the struggles roiling the Middle East. Ambassador Ginsberg will also discuss cyberterrorism and social media in his talk. He will entertain questions from the audience following his prepared remarks. After the discussion, please join us for a dessert reception. This program is sponsored by the Am Yisrael Chai Committee.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Feb 2 - Feb 4 @ 7:00 PM
Men's Discernment Weekend Retreat
DC Vocations – Cardinal Wuerl invites men in their 20s, 30s, or 40s who are open to a call to the priesthood to attend a discernment retreat led by priests of the Archdiocese of Washington. The retreat will be held on the weekend of February 2 – 4, 2018, at Saint John Paul II Seminary in Washington, D.C. The weekend will offer time away from your daily routine and will provide an opportunity for prayer and reflection to examine God’s call. There is no cost to attend. Registration is now open at www.dcpriest.org. Email vocations@adw.org with any questions.