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Fashion Fights Poverty Hosts 7th Annual Fashion Gala on Saturday, March 31st

Fashion Fights Poverty Hosts 7th Annual Fashion Gala on Saturday, March 31st

 

 

 

DRESSING RESPONSIBLY IS AT THE HEART OF THE FFP MISSION

Fashion Fights Poverty Celebrates 7th Annual Fashion Gala

Fashion Fights Poverty (FFP), the organization dedicated to raising awareness on the fight against global poverty through the world of fashion, will host its 7th Annual Gala on Saturday, March 31st, 2012  at Artisphere (1101 Wilson Boulevard) in Arlington, Virginia.  Tickets are $75 (General) and $150 (VIP).

Proceeds from this year’s gala will support FFP’s programs, including Woodrow Wilson High Clothing & Textile Program, Fashion Fights Poverty Summer Fashion Camp, Vocational Internship/Mentoring Program, and the Detroit Lives Partnership Project, among others.

Highlighting one of FFP’s core values to dress responsibly, the 2012 Dress Responsibly Gala is FFP’s largest presentation yet.

1 House, 23 Designers, 37 Days, 1 Great Cause

1 House, 23 Designers, 37 Days, 1 Great Cause

 

DC Design House Announces 2012 Designers

DC Design House committee members including designer liaison Taylor Wells, Jean Seline and Karen Beiley along with designers David Mitchell, Skip Sroka, Nancy Colbert and Anne Lambeth recently announced the designers selected for the 5th Annual DC Design House at 4951 Rockwood Parkway, NW, Washington, DC, benefiting Children’s National Medical Center.

The designers along with rooms they’ll be designing in the order of the flow of the tour are below:

Space 1 outside entry – Blake Dunlevy & Gina Benincasa of D&A Dunlevy Landscape Architecture (Barnesville MD)

Space 2 foyer and staircase - Matthew Moore of John Matthew Moore Fine Art (McLean VA) 

The 2012 Potomac Flower Show

The 2012 Potomac Flower Show

The following information was sent to us by Amy Ortiz:

 

The Show will be held on Sunday March 18th from 11 AM to 5 PM at Potomac Floral Wholesale which is located at 2403 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Over 800 guests from all over the world, consisting of vendors, suppliers, growers, designers, flower shop owners, and floral industry representatives will gather on this day.

Visitors can explore plenty of unique Grower and Vendor exhibits while discovering exciting new flower varieties from Holland, Chile, Israel, South Africa and Japan. Everyone will enjoy live music by the Potomac Jazz Project, while sampling wonderful hors d'oeuvres, foods, and drinks!

Actor Kevin Costner Comes to Bethesda

Actor Kevin Costner Comes to Bethesda

The following information was sent to us by Michael Fila:

 

Maryland's 1st Annual Statewide Community Re-Entry Symposium

Maryland's 1st Annual Statewide Community Re-Entry Symposium

The following information was sent to us by Bryan Alston:

 

On Tuesday, February 28th, Senator Verna Jones-Rodwell of the 44th Legislative District will host Maryland’s First Annual Statewide Community Re-Entry Symposium. The event is from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the President’s Conference Center of the Miller Senate Office Building.

 

Strathmore Hosts 11-Year-Old Piano Phenom

Strathmore Hosts 11-Year-Old Piano Phenom

The following information was sent to us by Michael Fila:

 

Montgomery County’s Office of Human Rights Co-Sponsors Civil Rights Historic Bus Tour

Montgomery County’s Office of Human Rights Co-Sponsors Civil Rights Historic Bus Tour

The following information was sent to us by Karen Falcon:

 

The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, in collaboration with Montgomery County Public Libraries, the African American Employees Association, the Lincoln Park Historical Foundation and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, is again this year hosting a civil rights historic bus tour that retraces the steps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights heroes.  The tour will travel to Greensboro, NC; Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma, and Tuskegee, AL; Cincinnati, OH and Memphis, TN.  The bus tour leaves Rockville on April 2 and returns on April 7.