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March 16, 2011 
 
 
 Glee!

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Last night we caught up with Glee’s Lauren Potter at the American Association of People with Disabilities Leadership Awards Gala at the Reagan Building.
 
Tony Coelho and by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner and his wife, gala co-chair Cheryl,

Lauren, who plays Sue’s assistant Becky Jackson, tells us she loves working on the show and can’t wait to see what the rest of the season brings. She’s flanked by AAPD past chair former Rep. Tony Coelho and by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner and his wife, gala co-chair Cheryl, who won the Spirit of the ADA Award as a couple.

 
Shakespeare (Hus) Mini2
 
UDC’s Aimee Occhetti with co-chair Debra Carnahan and husband, Rep. Russ Carnahan.

AAPD members put on a fashion show. UDC’s Aimee Occhetti is with co-chair Debra Carnahan and husband, Rep. Russ Carnahan.

AAPD’s Dana Fink and World Team Sports CEO Paul Bremer are with Paralympic athlete USOC’s Alana Nichols,

AAPD’s Dana Fink and World Team Sports CEO Paul Bremer are with Paralympic athlete USOC’s Alana Nichols, who talked so passionately about mono-skiing, we wish we were cruising through powder in her home state Colorado.


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Beware the Ides of March!

 
GGA’s Lewis Geotz, Cardinal Bank’s Kate Carr, and Reznick Group’s David Kessler.

The Ides of March remains a significant date, but last night, we decided not to beware, but to party with friends and sponsors. Here, GGA’s Lewis Goetz, Cardinal Bank’s Kate Carr, and Reznick Group’s David Kessler.

Beco Management’s Roberta Liss, Arent Fox’s Denise Delorey, Pillsbury’s Wendy White, Cassidy Turley’s Joseph Stettinius, Studley's Tom Fulcher, and Walker & Dunlop’s Willy Walker.

Beco Management’s Roberta Liss, Arent Fox’s Denise DeLorey, Pillsbury’s Wendy White, Cassidy Turley’s Joe Stettinius, Studley's Tom Fulcher, and Walker & Dunlop’s Willy Walker.

 
Michael Romeo Group’s Katie Asproski, Michael Romeo, and designer Yvette Irene, who designed DC’s Buddha Bar.

We tried a different caterer, Amphora, and were blown away by the delicious mini crab cakes with cilantro cream sauce, petite lamb chops with mint julep glaze, and tandoori chicken skewers. Try them yourself at catering@amphoragroup.com. Michael Romeo Group’s Katie Asproski and Michael Romeo himself are with Yvette Irene, who designed DC’s Buddha Bar.

 

Guests left with our favorite new treat: signature Bisnow cupcakes from Sprinkles. Jones Lang LaSalle's Margaret Cromelin, Holland & Knight's LaFonte Nesbitt, Skybitz's Homaira Akbari, Reznick's Jerry Distefano, and COA’s Angela Mederos.


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Honoring the Helfers!

 
CitiGroup General Counsel Michael Helfer and his wife Ricki, a former FDIC chair

CitiGroup General Counsel Michael Helfer and his wife Ricki, a former FDIC chair who’s served on many corporate and charitable boards, will be honored April 5 in NYC at the Museum of Modern Art by the Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York. Ricki’s raised $2.5 million for CCC to improve the lives of poor kids and families, and Michael, a founding board member of Lawyers for Children, has been a longtime national leader in legal services for the poor. Support them at the April 5 reception at MoMA here.


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Haughty & Becky!

 
Becky’s Fund exec director Becky Lee and Republic National Distributing Co’s David Cronin.

We stopped by Hudson Restaurant & Lounge for the launch of Haughty Cosmetics’ makeup line benefiting Becky’s Fund. Guests tried out new products to raise funds for anti-domestic violence programs. Becky’s Fund exec director Becky Lee and Republic National Distributing Co’s David Cronin.

 
Founder Michelle Coyle, Lady Von Scholarship Fund founder Nicole Venable, epgPR owner Erika Gutierrez, and Charmed Georgetown owner Jaclyn Mason.
Haughty Cosmetics donates half of all profits to fight violence against women. Founder Michelle Coyle, Lady Von Scholarship Fund founder Nicole Venable, epgPR owner Erika Gutierrez, and Charmed Georgetown owner Jaclyn Mason.
 

Haughty partner Jon Edwards, Naval Research Lab’s Aaron Cohen, Soulfull Wellness founder Cameron Rosenthal and Brilliant Corners’ Daniel Martin.

 

Caitlin Byrnes, Kristina D’Ambrosio, and Heather Mahoney contributed to this issue.


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WHERE TO BE SCENE:
 

Sunday, March 20 beginning at 9:00 AM, visit the 6th Annual Scope It Out 5K Run/Walk for Colon Cancer Awareness at Freedom Plaza (13th & Pennsylvania) and will include a scenic tour of popular DC sites including the National Galley, Newseum, FBI Headquarters, Ford’s Theater, U.S. Botanical Gardens, and the Capitol. Join 5,000 participants in support of the Chris4Life Color Cancer Foundation, info

 

Thursday, March 24 from 6:30 – 10:30 PM, Back on My Feet DC is turning one at the Inaugural BOMF DC Blue & Green Birthday Bash at the JW Marriot, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave.  100% of ALL tickets sales and sponsorships will go directly back to the Back on My Feet DC program! Evening will include dinner, dancing, DJ Urban Cowboy, an open bar and silent auction!  Tickets: $125/person, info

 

Wednesday, March 30 from 12:30 – 2:00 PM join Virginia Tech’s Executive MBA Program for a lunch/information session. Learn about the benefits of pursuing an EMBA at Virginia Tech and meet staff, other EMBA applicants, students and alumni at Chef Geoff’s in Tysons Corner, 8045 Leesburg Pike. Vienna, VA. Open to the public, info: 703-538-3757, rsvp

 

Wednesday, March 16 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM, join the ACE Mentor Program for its Winter Reception at Busboys and Poets, at 5th and K Streets. Join Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Real Estate industry leaders from the private and public sectors to network with ACE mentors. Free and open to the public, rsvp.

Wednesday, March 16 from 6:00 - 8:30 PM, join Atlas Corps (www.atlascorps.org) to celebrate 5 years, 74 Fellows, and 100,000 hours of service at Policy, 1904 14th St NW, (upstairs). Join us for a celebratory night of food, fun, and an international dance party! Your ticket includes open bar, food, and prizes, info.

Wednesday, March 16 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Bloomingdale’s Chevy Chase is hosting a special reception to benefit Mamie’s Mile. 10% of sales go to Mamie’s Mile for the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Children’s National Medical Center. Iin women’s Designer Collections on 2, RSVP required: 240-744-3802 - info.

Wednesday, March 16 from 4:00-7:00 PM, check out the Ace Mentor Appreciation Networking Event at Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. Come for a fellowship with mentors, the board and other supporters. RSVP: rsvp

Wednesday, March 16 from 7:00 – 11:00 PM, visit Walk the Dog benefitting Fashion for Paws at 19th, 1900 I Street NW. Join Tiffany and Jessica to raise money for their campaigns – event includes DJ Neekola, drinks specials, and raffles. Suggested $10 donation at the door. Dogs welcome, rsvp or info

Thursday, March 17 from 6:00-9:00PM, at Saki, 2477 18th St NW. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day while contributing to FAIR Fund's efforts to stop the youth trafficking. This is the official kick-off for FAIR Fund's signature May 4 benefit, Pearls of Purpose. Enjoy open bar from 6-7 and free raffle entry to win tickets to Pearls of Purpose! Tickets: $25 - Available at the door or here

 

Thursday, March 17 from 8:30 AM – 12:30 AM, enjoy an All Day St. Pat’s Celebration at Flanagan’s Harp & Fiddle, 4844 Cordell Ave. NW. Enjoy Kegs N’Eggs for breakfast, live Irish music, dance performances, and the Rockville HS pipe band; specials all day info

Thursday, March 17 from 3:00-11:59 PM, check out the St. Patty’s Day 2011 Party at Town Tavern, 2323 18th St. NW. Enjoy drink specials and celebrate all things Irish, info.

Thursday, March 17 from 5:30-8:00 PM, join the Coalition for True Beauty for a St. Patrick’s Day happy hour at One Lounge, 1606 20th St. NW. Learn about the organization’s mission while networking with fellow Washingtonians. Tickets: $15, info.

Thursday, March 17 from 7:00-10:00 PM, visit the Boys & Girls Club St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Madame Tussaud’s, 1001 F St. Join young professionals’ group Next Generation Leaders for this fun event to raise money for Boys & Girls Club. Tickets: $45, info.

Thursday, March 17 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM (boarding at 5:30pm), whether Irish or not, join Entertainment Cruises aboard the festive Spirit of Washington for a St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour Cruise. Embark on the Potomac River while enjoying a background of Irish-themed music and traditional Irish dishes. Tickets: $45.90 - includes one beer ticket. Reservations: 866.302.2469 or info

Thursday, March 17 – April 17 visit FREE FLASH, featuring 250 photos, 55 photographers and a library of 150 photo books on the 12th and 13th floors of 2450 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Washington Wine Academy will provide wine tastings. Open to the public, info.

Thursday, March 17 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM, join Josh Gibson for the opening reception of Washington DC and Paris, France at the Sitar Arts Center, 1700 Kalorama Road NW Suite 101. Josh is donating 100% of his proceeds to Sitar Arts Center! RSVP: here

Thursday, March 17 from 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM, bring your surplus electronics to eCycle DC! at the CCNV Shelter, 425 2nd St NW. All electronics will be refurbished and redistributed to needy families or safely recycled by the area's homeless and previously incarcerated to provide job skills. Contact rose@wildtech.org or info.

Sunday, March 20 from 12:00 – 4:00 PM, join Hunt Country Celebrations for its Annual Bridal & Special Event Expo at The National Conference Center, 18980 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg, VA. Meet with award-winning wedding professionals, receive wedding tips, door prizes, vendor discounts. Free, open to the public, info.

Monday, March 21, at 6:00 and 7:30pm, enjoy open5ths, DC's premier men's a cappella group, in two shows at the National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery, part of the theatre's "Washington Sings!" 1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW. Free Tickets distributed one-half hour before each performance.  info 202-783-3372

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