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B-CC Used Book Sale @ B-CC High School
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm

B-CC Used Book Sale
Over 50,000 quality used books, most priced between $1 and $3
Hardcover, paperback and audiobooks, carefully sorted into over 60 different categories, including a huge children’s section
Saturday, March 7, 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, March 8, 10 am – 3 pm. Sunday Special: Fill one of our bags for $10
Cash, checks or credit cards accepted ($20 min.)
Cafe and musical entertainment both days
Something for everyone at this well-organized sale! All funds raised support programs and clubs at B-CC High School.

Wish Hero 5K @ West Potomac Park
Apr 11 @ 6:30 am – 10:00 am
Wish Hero 5K @ West Potomac Park

Sign up to run in the Wish Hero 5K and make your miles count for wishes! Whether you are an avid runner or just enjoy a jog with friends, we want you to join us and support local wishes. In addition, family fun activities and pop up fitness classes will be offered during this community day in support of local wish kids.

DMV Oral Cancer Foundation 5k walk/run @ Sligo-Dennis Avenue Park
Apr 25 all-day
DMV Oral Cancer Foundation 5k walk/run @ Sligo-Dennis Avenue Park |  |  |

Join us for a family and dog friendly 5k run/walk. Every dollar goes directly to the Oral Cancer Foundation that raises and money for this awful disease. There will be raffle tickets sold on site for your chance to win autographed items from Caps/Wizards/Nationals, gift certificates to local hotels/restaurants, tickets to Nats/Caps game, teeth whitening, etc. Coffee and light fare will be available. Photobooth. Bathrooms on site. Playground close by. Come out and get those steps in for a GREAT cause. We can’t wait to see you!
*If you would like to volunteer and run/walk for free please email

6th Annual Comfort Cases Gala @ Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
6th Annual Comfort Cases Gala @ Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center |  |  |

The mission of Comfort Cases national nonprofit is to provide comfort, dignity and self-confidence to youth in foster care by giving them backpacks filled with essential personal items. Their largest fundraiser, the 6th Annual Comfort Cases Gala, is set to take place on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Rockville, MD (5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, MD 20852) from 6-11 pm. The Gala will feature music, live and silent auctions, food and drinks and benefit the programs and services of Comfort Cases.

Paint the Town Gala @ American Legion Post 41
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Paint the Town Gala @ American Legion Post 41

Join us for CREATE’s annual fundraising gala!

Dance to the rock, R&B, rockabilly, blues, funk, and soul of popular local bands! Eat your fill of tasty Caribbean bites but save room for dessert at our Nothing Bundt Cake bar! Win fabulous prizes in our raffle and silent auction! Take silly photos with our oversized novelty art supplies! Dress to express your creativity!

And best of all, have a great night while raising funds to support CREATE’s art education and art therapy programs.

Lights Camera Auction! Fundraiser for kids in Uganda @ George's Chophouse
Apr 26 all-day
Lights Camera Auction! Fundraiser for kids in Uganda @ George's Chophouse

Enjoy an unforgettable afternoon with noted chef Ashish Alfred, while tasting delicious bites and beverages. This exclusive foodie event features door prizes, contests, and a silent auction to benefit Christalis’ projects for children in Uganda. Watch Chef Ashish, Maryland’s 2019 Chef of the Year, show off his cooking skills in a back to back challenge with a local celebrity. See how their dishes compare and have an opportunity to participate in games hosted by Chef Ashish himself!
Sunday, April 26 at 12:30 p.m. at George’s Chophouse in Bethesda, Md
Get your tickets at
$25 preregistration
$30 at the door
There is limited space so register before tickets run out!

If you are interested in sponsoring this event or donating towards the silent auction, please email

Tenth Annual Great Ladies Luncheon & Fashion Show @ The Ritz-Carlton
Apr 29 all-day
Tenth Annual Great Ladies Luncheon & Fashion Show @ The Ritz-Carlton

The Tenth Annual Great Ladies Luncheon & Fashion Show will take place on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC. Neiman Marcus is partnering with us again, and we’re thrilled to announce that this year’s fashion designer will be Monique Lhuillier.

The Great Ladies Luncheon and Symposium has informed and educated us about the path to a cure over the years. From First Lady Nancy Reagan in 2011 to Coach Pat Summitt, Sharon Percy Rockefeller, Meryl Comer and Washington Capitals star TJ Oshie in 2019, our luncheon honorees have helped to put a face on Alzheimer’s with their advocacy.

We are pleased to announce that we will honor Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and her family, and Thomas Pheasant, all of whom have been strong advocates for ADDF for many years.

All proceeds from the Great Ladies Luncheon support the ADDF’s mission to accelerate the discovery and development of drugs to prevent, treat, and cure Alzheimer’s and related diseases.

For information, contact or 212-901-7990.

2020 Race for Hope-DC @ Freedom Plaza
May 3 @ 7:00 am – 11:30 am
2020 Race for Hope-DC @ Freedom Plaza

Race for Hope DC, a 5K course in the nation’s capital, is a fun and inspiring way to join forces in the fight against brain tumors by raising funds for research. It is one of the largest fundraisers in the country benefiting the brain tumor community and the proceeds support the National Brain Tumor Society. Through generous gifts from individuals and company sponsorships, the Race for Hope DC has raised $33 million in its history. Join thousands of runners and walkers supporting the brain tumor community on May 3, 2020 by participating in the 23rd Annual Race for Hope DC at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC.

Registration Fees: Reduced fees for early 2020 registrants! Online Registration is $5 for children 5 and under, $35 for walkers and untimed runners and $40 for timed participants until February 29, 2020. Effective March 1, fees return to $40 for walkers and untimed runners and $45 for timed participants through April 27, 2020. Participants who register at packet pickup and on Race Day will be charged $50. Registration fees for children 5 and under will remain at $5.

First Look at ASPIRE HOUSE McLean Designer Show House @ ASPIRE HOUSE McLean Designer Show House
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Look at ASPIRE HOUSE McLean Designer Show House @ ASPIRE HOUSE McLean Designer Show House |  |  |

Experience a first look of the ASPIRE HOUSE McLean 2020 Designer Show House at a Preview Gala on May 8, 2020 (tickets $250/each). Enjoy hors d’oeuvres from Windows Catering and drinks from Tarara Winery along with a selection of local beer. The house will be open to the public on May 9 through June 7, 2020, Wed.-Fri. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (tickets $35/each).

The ASPIRE HOUSE McLean 2020 Designer Show House is a collaborative effort between ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME magazine, Artisan Builders and Harrison Design, showcasing superlative talent among 31 interior designers and firms while raising awareness and funds for Cancer Support Community—the largest professionally led, nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide.

The mission of each ASPIRE HOUSE is to inspire and connect both design enthusiasts and doyens while supporting a meaningful cause. This year’s 9,600 square foot McLean residence is an innovative marriage of classical Monticello elements and cutting-edge materials and techniques, making it an immersive and dynamic design experience. ASPIRE HOUSE McLean 2020 Design Chair, Mary Douglas Drysdale, is working alongside renowned regional, national international talent along with rising stars from across Washington, DC, MD, VA, NJ, NY, SC and PA, to realize an exciting fusion of styles and imaginations.

For more information, visit All ticket sales will benefit Cancer Support Community, a nonprofit dedicated to providing emotional support and navigation for individuals impacted by cancer, including their families and friends (

Lawyers Have Heart 10K Race, 5K Run & Walk @ The Washington Harbour
Jun 13 @ 7:15 am – 12:00 pm

Lawyers Have Heart is the premier athletic philanthropic event led by the greater Washington DC legal community and brings together more than 300 organizations and over 6000 runners and walkers in support of the American Heart Association. Since 1991, Lawyers Have Heart has raised over $14 million for AHA and each year is one of the largest 10K races in the Washington D.C. area. The event has a fundraising goal of $1.4M for the American Heart Association in 2020.

This race is stroller friendly and dogs are allowed! After the race you can enjoy activities like the Kids Zone area, live music and food & drinks!

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