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Glen Campbell & Terry McMillan!
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April 24, 2013
 
 

Glen Campbell &
Terry McMillan!


Last night we went to the National Alzheimer's Dinner at the Renaissance DC Hotel to see country music legend Glen Campbell receive the Sargent and Eunice Shriver Profiles in Dignity Award.

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We snapped the recording legend flanked by Alzheimer's Assn board member Gerry Sampson, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Alzheimer's CEO Harry Johns, former Sen. Jerry Moran, and by Sen. Tom Harkin. The three Members were honored for their work fighting Alzheimer's. Guests also enjoyed a cocktail reception and dinner.


Parkinson Foundation!

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We joined the Parkinson Foundation for its annual gala at the Wardman Park Marriott and snapped the night's emcees, journalists Steve and Cokie Roberts, here with Susan Feiffer.

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The night raised funds to support free services for DC-area people with Parkinson's and their families. Here, Richard Schena, Board member Bert King, Susan King and vice chair Donna Schena.

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There were cocktails, dinner, silent auction, and music by Phoenix. Here, Brooklyn Parkinson Group's Olie Westheimer, SUNY's Ivan Bodis-Wollner and PFNCA exec director Susan Garvey.


Terry McMillan!

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We went to meet acclaimed novelist Terry McMillan (How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Waiting to Exhale) at an intimate reception hosted by Conrad Cafritz at hip cocktail lounge, A-Bar, of his hotel, Avenue Suites at 25th & Penn. He's on the board of literary society PEN/Faulkner; we snapped them with its president Frazier O'Leary (right). At left, author Dolen Perkins-Valdez. Terry said she loves their work in schools; earlier in the day she visited McKinley High School and was thrilled to meet kids in a book club.

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We snapped Conrad again flanked by PEN/Faulkner EVP Willee Lewis and by MSRB's Leslie Carey and K&L Gates' Bill Kirk.


Ultimate Girl's Night Out!

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We went to Ultimate Girl's Night Out Saturday, complete with manicurist, masseuse, and make-up artists, at Chinatown's Pepco Edison Place Gallery, hosted by Fox5 News Anchor Shawn Yancy (right). We snapped her with co-worker, Fox5 Meteorologist Sue Palka. They flank Pepco VP of Corp. Citizenship, Debbie Jarvis.

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The event, now in its fourth year, brought guests and vendors together for drinks, delicacies, mini-makeovers and, the highlight of the evening, the designer clothing exchange, as guests were invited to spring clean their closets and swap for new duds. Here, Roselle Center for Healing's Jennifer Sims, Tigerlily Foundation prez Maimah Karmo, and W Salon's Sounty West.

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Items that weren't swapped were donated to Dress for Success DC or Martha's Outfitters, a community thrift store in the U Street Corridor. We snapped representatives of both organizations: Martha's Table manager Gyasi Payton, former Dress for Success DC exec director Megan Goffney, and its Advisory Board Prez Jessica Hanson.


Dance!

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To launch a new series of arts salons that discuss dance as an art form, there was a breakfast at the Arts Club of Washington, a performance by DTSB&Co dancers (www.dtsbco.com), and a conversation about why dance occurs all over the world. Here, the hosts and organizers: The World Bank's Flavius Mihaies flanked by DTSB & Co's Artistic Director Dana Tai Soon Burgess, dancer Sarah Halzack, and Associate Artistic Director Kelly Southall.

Alfredo Flores and Merjan Bubernack contributed to this issue.


WHERE TO BE SCENE:

Wednesday, April 24th, 5:00-10 PM, 6th Annual Beauty Night Out at Long View Gallery, 1234 9th St NW, An evening of complimentary massages, mini-manicures, wine and more. $35/advance; $45/door, benefit Fashion Fights Poverty's Youth Fashion Programs, info.

Saturday, April 27, 6:30 PM, Catholic Charities Gala at the Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd. NW. Enjoy the black tie event including: valet parking, and cocktail reception followed by seated dinner and dancing. $350/individual, info.

Wednesday, April 24, 6:30 PM, The Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington Centennial Gala at the JCCGW, 6125 Montrose Rd. Rockville. Cocktails, dinner, auction. $180+, info.

Wednesday, April 24, 6:30 - 9:30 PM, Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce Creative Mix: The Look Book at the Penthouse 9 (PH9), 1318 9th St. NW. $15, info.

Wednesday, April 24, 6:00 — 9:00 PM, Capital Cause Young Philanthropists' Spring Soiree at Indulj Restaurant, 1208 U St. NW. Networking, free drinks, dessert and giveaways. Free, info.

Thursday, April 25-28, 10:30 AM — 8:30 PM, Smithsonian Craft Show at The National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 121 distinguished craft artists, showing one-of-a-kind and limited edition work from furniture and basketry to wood and wearable art $13, info.

Thursday, April 25, 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM, Dining Out for Life at participating DC bars & restaurants. Stand up against HIV/AIDS, cancer and life-challenging illnesses by pledging to dine out, info.

Thursday, April 25, 6:30 — 9:30 PM, Illuminate, a Light It Up Blue cocktail hosted by Autism Speaks at House of Sweden, 2900 K St. NW. Includes hors d'oeuvres, drinks and music. $50, info.

Thursday, April 25, 7:00 PM, BLK SHP + MTP launch; Millennial Trains Project at VeraCruz Gallery, 2108 Vermont Ave. $20, info

Thursday, April 25, 12:20 PM, Victim's Rights Run Walk at George Mason, 4400 University Dr. Fairfax. $20/donation for GMU Victims of Violence Fund & Rape Aggression Defense Program, info.

Friday, April 26 from 6:00 — 11:00 PM, Arthritis Foundation Corks & Forks Gala at the Grand Lodge of MD, 304 International Circle, Cockeysville. Cocktails, food and wine, music, auctions. $225, info.

Friday, April 26, 8:00 — 11:59 PM, Greg's List Great GatsbyMovie Party at SunTrust Penthouse, 1445 New York Ave NW. $40, open bar, light hors d'oeuvres, DJ, dancing, after party at George, rsvp.

Friday, April 26-27, 6:30 PM, Exclusiva Fashion Show Spring at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown, 3100 South St. NW Meet designers & models. benefit Operation Smile. $40/general. VIP available, info.

Friday, April 26, 6:30 PM, Benefit House Concert for Kidsave at Casa Phoenix, 1307 Corcoran St NW. Help children find adoptive families — live music all night. $35, info.

Saturday, April 27, 6:30 PM, Gala Opening of Opera Camerata 2013: The Magic Flute at Residence of Columbian Ambassador, 1520 20th St. NW. Cocktails, performance, dinner. $150, info.

Saturday, April 27, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Georgetown House Tour starting at St. John's, 3240 O St. NW. with 8 homes & gardens.$45, includes parish tea in Blake Hall from 2-5pm, info.

Saturday, April 27, 1:00 — 8:00 PM, Events DC The Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival, 575 Oklahoma Ave. NE (entrance to RFK Stadium). $10, info.

Saturday, April 27 7:00 PM, Spring Gala, at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Ln. Leesburg, benefit its preservation and education programs. Black tie; auction, dinner and dancing. $225, info.

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