Gay Dancing in Columbia Heights

Columbia Heights Goes Gay!

The Wonderland Ballroom Returns to its Roots with Launch of new monthly eccentric/alternative gay Dance party!

The Wonderland Ballroom, the dancing/drinking oasis for Columbia Height’s hipster sub-culture, launches new monthly gay dance party, Pink Sock, the third Wednesday of every month. Starting Wednesday, November 18th, Pink Sock marks a return to the bar’s roots as it once served as an African-American gay bar in the early 70s.

This time around, Boston-native DJ RAD (Twitter: @ForeverRAD) will be MC’ing an orgy for the eyes and ears, as he pumps out the hottest ass-shaking jams from the most innovative and avante garde performance artists from the 70s-disco era, 80s-new wave, 90-house & hip-hop, to the freshest electro music of today. We’re talking everything from Grace Jones to Prince, Madonna to Lady Gaga, Miss Kittin to MSTRKRFT. To further stimulate and entrance you, there will be accompanying visualizations and home-made music videos that are sure to delight and disturb.

EVENT DETAILS:

Pink Sock @ The Wonderland Ballroom

The Third Wednesday of Every month

Launches Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

1101 Kenyon St, NW (11th & Kenyon)

Doors open @9:00pm

Free (As Always!)

$5 Pink Sock Shot & PBR Special

FOR MORE INFO:
www.pinksockdc.com
Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=163209779565
Twitter: @PinkSockDC

Retail Job Opps in Ward 5

FORMAN MILLS IS COMING
TO WASHINGTON, DC!
Job Opportunity Fair

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
10 am—12 noon
Franklin Street Career Center
1500 Franklin Street, NE

New Store Location:
RI Ave Shopping Center,
4th Street & Rhode Island Ave, NE

Recruiting for:
Cashiers
Floor Sales Associates
Maintenance/Cleaning
Receiving Clerks

Sponsored by:
Ward 5 Councilmember Harry “Tommy” Thomas, Jr.,ANCs 5A, 5B, and 5C, and DOES
For more information, call Nicola Lane at 2/698.6270

Ward 5 H1N1 for children and pregnant women

Greetings the following scheduled has been set by the DC Department of
Health for selected persons to receive the H1Ni Vaccine in Ward 5.

Robert Vinson Brannum

Chairman, 5th District Citizens’ Advisory Council, Inc. – www.5dcac.org

H1N1 Vaccine Clinic Schedule for Youth and Pregnant Women

McKinley Tech Senior High School (W5)

Saturday October 24

8:00am- 4:00pm

McKinley Tech Senior High School (W5)

Saturday October 31

8:00am- 4:00pm

McKinley Tech Senior High School (W5)

Thursday November 5

5:00-9:00pm

McKinley Tech Senior High School (W5)

Tuesday November 10

5:00-9:00pm

ANC 5C meeting Agenda

Notice of Meeting of Advisory Neighborhhod Commission 5C
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 Marriott Courtyard
7:00pm -9:00pm Florida Avenue, NE at METRO Station

AGENDA
September 2009 Community Meeting

ANC5C participants are invited to bring suggestions and recommendations for community improvement to the meeting. However, please observe simply courtesies at all times — wait to be recognized before speaking and do not speak over others or while others have the floor. Please limit your comments to give others a chance for expression. Following the Commissioners’ comments, members of the community will be recognized to speak. The Sergeant-at-Arms shall maintain public order during the meeting. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Part I: Administrative 7:05 pm

1. Call to Order .………………………………………… Commissioner Bonds, Chairman

2. Roll Call ……………….…………………….. ………….. Commissioner Daneker, Vice Chairman

3. Minutes Approval (All outstanding minutes)……… Commissioner Pinkney, Recording Secretary

4. Treasurer’s Report …………………………………. Commissioner Farmer-Allen, Treasurer

Part II: Featured Presentation 7:20 pm

The NoMa Plan, Project and Progress Update ……………..……. Elizabeth Price, Executive Director, North of Massachusetts Avenue
Q and A Session

Part III: New Business 7:45 pm

Proposed Re-location of DC Office of Cable Television in McKinley High School …(10 minutes)

Update on Outstanding Grants and New Proposals ……..Commissioners Day & Salatti (10 minutes)

Ready to Build Notice for former Fairfield Project .……..Commissioner Wright (10 minutes)

BZA Application for 2034 North Capitol Street, NW ……………Commissioner Salatti (10 minutes)

Vote by Commission on Cook School Disposition Resolution ….Commissioner Pinkney (10 minutes)

Part IV: Other Business 8:35 pm

Mayor’s Office of Community Outreach and Services ……Richard Norwood, Ward 5 Coordinator

Office of Councilmember Harry Thomas ……………………..

Community Comments ……(10 minutes)

In the interest of time so give everyone who wishes to speak an opportunity to do so, each speaker

is allotted 1 minute to speak; a bell sound will be made if a party exceeds the time frame.

Any Other Business, Resolutions, Notices, Announcements

Part V: Executive Session 8:50 pm

Pay Bills ………………………………………………. Commissioners Farmer-Allen and Day

—- Meeting Adjourn —

Reminder: All Grantees must submit financial reports every 60 days through grant duration.

Miles Preaching

FYI Miles Holloman is in charge of the BACA Youth Services and sent out this announcement:

Dear Friends,

I like to extend an invitation to you to come share a moment in the spirit of Jesus Christ. I will be preaching the 10:45 am morning service at my church, 46 Q st., NW. A neighborhood that can pray together can stay together. I hope you all can make it.

God bless,

Minister Miles Holloman

Domestic Violence Event

Event Announcement

No one should have to choose between living with abuse or living without a home. Please join the supporters of DASH, District Alliance for Safe Housing, the fastest growing provider of housing for domestic violence survivors and their children, at our annual fundraiser which will take place at Ulah Bistro, 1214 U Street, NW, on Wed, September 23 from 6:00 to 9:23 pm. Call 462-3274 for more information.

Heart of DC Dog Show

Saturday, September 19Check-In Time 11am-12pm
• Dog Show Starts at 12:30pmThe Carnegie Library on Mt Vernon Place
801 K Street NW (one block south of the Walter E Washington Convention Center)
Simply download registration form, fill out pdf and save to your computer (or simply include answers to form items in the body of your email) and send to:MtVernonSqDogShow@gmail.com.You may also simply fill out the form and bring it with you on Saturday when you sign in.Prizes and gifts from Wagtime will be available.Sign up for any of the following contests and bring home great prizes for pets and owners:Cutest Pup (4 months to 1.5 years)Best Looking Dog (1.5 years +)Pet and Owner LookalikeBest KisserBest Performer (can be obedience, demos, tricks)Best in Show (audience choice award)The dog show will be conducted by our friends at FurPals and Fetch Pet Care.All dogs must be on leash at all times. All dogs must be up to date on all vaccinations.

Free Walking Tours In Shaw

Get your kicks with WalkingTown, DC Fall Edition, Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20!

Fleeting fall weather provides the perfect backdrop for DC locals to explore their city with more than 120 free, guided walking and bike tours! Discover a new spot or revisit old favorites with professional tour guides and community leaders.

Search tours by theme to find your favorite topic!

Check the schedule at www.WalkingTownDC.org or call 202-661-7581

Sample tours of Shaw:

Shaw: Where DC Comes Together, Part I

Saturday, September 19

10 am – 12:30 pm

Meet inside Great Hall, Historical Society of Washington, DC, 801 K Street, NW

Nearest Metrorail/Metrobus: Mt Vernon Sq 7th St-Convention Center Metro station (Green and Yellow lines)

End at Azi’s Café, 1336 Ninth Street, NW

Shaw has always been a crossroads. Today, the Washington Convention Center dominates Shaw’s southern half, but it once consisted of woods and a few farms. Notable historic figures lived and worked in lower central Shaw, including explorer John Wesley Powell, African American U.S. Senator Blanche K. Bruce, and historian Carter G. Woodson. This half-mile walk includes visits to view selected building interiors. Led by Shaw Main Streets Executive Director Alexander M. Padro and presented by Shaw Main Streets.

Shaw: Where DC Comes Together, Part II

Saturday, September 19

1 – 3:30 pm

Meet on northwest corner of Seventh and R Streets, NW

Nearest Metrorail/Metrobus: Shaw-Howard U Metro station (Green and Yellow lines)

End at Nellie’s Sports Bar, 900 U Street, NW

Entertainment has long been the focus of central Shaw’s northern half – from the Howard Theater, where every star in the black entertainment pantheon performed, and the pool hall where Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington decided to become a musician, to two sites that hosted baseball teams. Highlights of this half- mile tour include a renovated movie theater building and the city’s first African American YWCA. Led by Shaw Main Streets Executive Director Alexander M. Padro and presented by Shaw Main Streets.

Rediscovering Mount Vernon

Saturday, September 19

12 noon – 1:30 pm

Meet and end at Carnegie Library, south side, Eighth and K Streets, NW

Nearest Metrorail/Metrobus: Gallery Pl-Chinatown Metro station (Green, Yellow, and Red lines)

Walk the Mount Vernon Triangle to learn about its history and rebirth, and the new retail, offices, and condos of this once forgotten neighborhood. This one-mile tour will include a walk past remaining historic buildings and discussion about the market forces that lead to its decline and current revitalization. The tour may stop at a new condo, office building or historic church. Led by Bill McLeod and presented by Mount Vernon Triangle Community Improvement District.

Benifit for DC Homeless

Hello!

Please come out for a great night of local music this Friday, August 27th at 8:30pm to benefit the DC Coalition for the Homeless (http://www.dccfh.org/).

The event will be held at the Electric Maid (http://electricmaid.org/), which is located at 268 Carroll St NW, conveniently located one block from the Takoma Metro station. The show is all ages and $5 at the door.

The show will feature:

* Bellman Barker (http://www.myspace.com/bellmanbarker)
* the Jet Age (http://www.myspace.com/thejetage)
* Little Bigheart and the Wilderbeast (http://littlebigheartmusic.com/)
* Daddy Lion (http://www.myspace.com/daddylionmusic)

Hope to see you there!