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WHS Alumni Update: Swoosh!

WHS Alumni Update: Swoosh!

By Terry and Leilani Ames

We recently received a letter from the Washington Humane Society (WHS) asking how Swoosh was doing. We adopted “Spain” in February 2011 and renamed the boy Swoosh (for the spot on his backside that resembles the Nike "swoosh" logo). When we got him our vet noted that he was overweight and needed to lose some pounds since it seemed his back legs were having a tough time supporting him. He suggested that we watch what he eats and get him exercising.

The Hay-Adams Welcomes Joyce Carol Oates for its May 23rd Author Series

The Hay-Adams Welcomes Joyce Carol Oates for its May 23rd Author Series

Acclaimed writer Joyce Carol Oates will discuss her new book Mudwoman, an exploration of success and self-identity.

On Wednesday, May 23, 2012, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.The Hay-Adams Author Series will welcome award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates, one of the most acclaimed writers in the world today, to discuss her latest novel, Mudwoman, while dining with guests at the Top of the Hay, the Hotel’s elegant rooftop spaces overlooking the White House. 

D.C. Food Truck Festival Comes to RFK May 5

D.C. Food Truck Festival Comes to RFK May 5

No Cinco de Mayo plans? You're in luck.

Curbside Cookoff: Trucko De Mayo is set to take place on Saturday, May 5 from noon until 9:00 p.m. on the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds. The food festival features free admission, live music, two bars and over 35 food trucks including Dangerously Delicious, Fojol, DC Slices, Curbside Cupcakes, Red Hook Lobster and more!

School of Rock, a rock band consisting of students ages 8 to 17, will perform from 4 – 6 p.m.

For more information, and a full list of participating vendors click here!

DC Charity Hosts 5K Race To Benefit Homeless Children

DC Charity Hosts 5K Race To Benefit Homeless Children

To meet the needs of the most vulnerable children and their families in the area, a local non-profit, Bright Beginnings,will hold a 5K race on Saturday, May 12 at Hains Point in D.C.

All proceeds from the race will directly benefit homeless children and their families in an effort to help them get back on their feet.

“On the Right Road to STEM CAREERS” Science • Technology • Engineering • Math - May 4th & 5th

“On the Right Road to STEM CAREERS” Science • Technology • Engineering • Math - May 4th & 5th

 Patriots 15th Annual Youth Summit on Technology

“On the Right Road to STEM CAREERS”

Science • Technology • Engineering • Math

Bowie State University

14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie, MD 20715

This year Patriots 15th Annual Youth Summit is a two day event May 4th & 5th 2012.  The purpose of the Summit is to get students excited about the possibility of college, study and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

REGISTRATION

You can register on line at http://patriots-ttc.org, stop by the

Join the WHS Foster Challenge

Join the WHS Foster Challenge

The Washington Humane Society (WHS) is challenging DC area residents to help alleviate overcrowding in our adoption centers. As part of a month-long Foster Challenge, we will be calling on individuals, families and businesses to volunteer as temporary foster care parents for homeless animals during May, the peak of "baby animal season." We hope we can count on our caring community to join us! Read more about the foster experience from our own President and CEO Lisa LaFontaine in today’s entry, also published on the Huffington Post.