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FIV cat looking to live a long life!

FIV cat looking to live a long life!

The first words that you think of when you see Laurel are “pretty” or “affectionate”, not “sick”. She isn’t ill, but Laurel has Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). Cats with FIV can eventually develop feline AIDS, but many FIV positive cats live healthy for many years without symptoms and some never show any. Right now, Laurel is simply carrying the virus and is not symptomatic. She is energetic, playful and loves to get attention! 

Like the other animals in our care, WHS is looking to give Laurel the best life possible. Her new parent won’t need to treat her any differently than any other cat. He or she would just need to monitor her health and take her to the vet if she seems tired or blue. She’ll need to be an only cat because there is a chance that she could pass the virus along to another kitty, but other than that she will be an ideal family pet.

Clouds at the Corcoran

Clouds at the Corcoran

Saturday, January 22 from 10:30 a.m- 12 p.m. 

5-7 year olds

Soar up, up, and away to explore the different types of clouds floating in the Corcoran! Discover the variety of ways to visually represent clouds in the special exhibition Spencer Finch: My Business, With the Cloud, then use your sky-high inspiration to create your own mixed-media clouds in the studio. For more information, visit http://programs.corcoran.org/products/clouds-at-the-corcoran.

The Y Spreads Holiday Cheer Around the Metro Area

The Y Spreads Holiday Cheer Around the Metro Area

During the month of December, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington’s volunteers and staff were able to spread holiday cheer all around the area.  Here’s a quick recap of 2 instances where our association was able to strengthen our connection to the community:

DC Public Charter School Recruitment Expo January 8, 2011

DC Public Charter School Recruitment Expo January 8, 2011

Are you looking for a charter school for your child? Then don’t miss the D.C. Charter School Recruitment Expo on Saturday, January 8th, 2011 from noon – 4:00pm at the Washington Convention Center. It will be a one-stop opportunity to learn about the diverse array of charter school options available in Washington, D.C..  Come and meet the school leaders of the 52 charter schools. 

Teachers are encouraged to attend to see what teaching opportunites are available. 

Take the Metro right to the Convention Center to avoid traffic and parking challenges. Call 202-328-2660 if you have questions, or just come down. Tell your friends!
 
The first 500 children that attend will receive giftbags!
 
This event is free for D.C. families and metro-area teachers.

For more information visit our website www.dccharterexpo.org.

 

Happy Brawlidays

Happy Brawlidays

Give the gift of derby this holiday season! Bring your family, bring your friends, bring your coworkers or just bring yourself to the DC Armory this Saturday, Dec. 18, to see the DC DemonCats fight it out against Scare Force One. Both teams will certainly be in the brawliday spirit as they trade gifts of hip checks and bruises.

This bout is sure to leave the Armory shaking, as these two teams—so far undefeated—will be fighting to take the lead this season. Scare Force One, who came out on top in Seasons 1 and 2, are eager to show their dominance over the Season 3 and 4 champion DemonCats. With a roster heavy on members of the DC All-Stars (Condoleezza Slice, Chinese Cheker, Marion Barrycuda, Velocityraptor, Soledad and Lois Slain), Scare Force has a strong base. But the DemonCats are confident that smart strategy can get them ahead.

Heather Swann is crowned MISS DC USA

Heather Swann is crowned MISS DC USA

When  Miss DC USA pageant director, Althea Smith asked me to be the last female judge for the Miss DC competition, I was ecstatic and of course said "YES".  I hadn't ever done anything like this before and the experience was a ton of fun.  The most suprising part of the competition was how much love and support the girls gave each other. Even though it was a competition, the sisterhood they belong to makes it more like a family than a contest.
 

Series of International Films For Children at National Gallery

On November 13 at 10:30 a.m. and November 14 at 11:30 a.m. the National Gallery of Art will be showing a set of short films for children. 

It's a series of international films, none of which have dialogue. The movies depict the day in the life of several small children. Find out what adventures a day brings to Anita in Chile, Darioush in Iran, Wen-Zheng in Taiwan, and Yolanda in South Africa, when each child opens a door and leaves home behind.

Seating is on a first-come basis; children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information call 202.789.3030 or log onto www.nga.gov/programs/flmchild.