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In the DMV area, there is no shortage of events. Hey, we even host a few. Looking past the networking happy hours and lunch and learn sessions this month, we want to highlight a few charitable events during this month of giving. These events and many others are not only fun, but you can feel good about supporting quality causes along the way.

Movemberfest Pig Roast

The 4th annual Movemberfest Pig Roast is taking place on Saturday November 10th from 3pm-8pm at Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar, food provided by Chef Ryan Gordon of The Queen Vic, and beverages by the team at DC Brau (Brau Pils, The Public, Alpha Domina Mellis) Brewing Company.  The Movember Foundation is the leading charity addressing men’s health issues. Get your tickets here.

Veterans of All Nations Gala

Celebrate Veterans Day by attending the “Veterans of All Nations Gala” at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in honor of the NATO Alliance on the evening of November 11th. The theme for this year’s gala is “Ties That Bind Us” and will include dinner, dancing, and honorary guests from the cast of NBC’s new series “The Village”. The host for this event is The Academy of United States Veterans (AUSV). Register or sponsor the event here.

Players Party at MGM National Harbor

Join the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) for an exclusive Players Party on Saturday, November 17th at MGM National Harbor’s Felt Bar & Lounge. At the event, you will have the opportunity to meet Grant Hill, Rick Barry, Spencer Haywood, Nancy Lieberman, Isiah Thomas, Sam Perkins, Jerome Williams and other Legends of Basketball. This event will benefit two of NBRPA’s community programs, Full Court Press and Home Court Renovations. Get your tickets here.

SOME’s 2018 Trot for Hunger

SOME (So Others Might Eat) an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless in the nation’s capital is off to the races this Thanksgiving. SOME serves over 10,000 homeless people with food, clothing, healthcare, and more over the year and their Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger is a great fundraiser to support the mission. The race will be held on Thanksgiving (November 22nd) morning for the 17th year of the event. Register for the race here.

Bourbon, Ballet & Jazz: A #GivingTuesday Bourbon Tasting & Trivia Challenge

The Chamber Dance project is hosting a bourbon, ballet & jazz event on Tuesday November 27th (Giving Tuesday) at the Arts Club of Washington. At this event you will have the opportunity to taste different bourbons, hors-d’oeuvres and mingling with fellow Chamber Dance Project supporters and Artistic Director, Diane Coburn Bruning. You can also visit their menu of giving to further support programs hosted by the Chamber Dance Project. Ticket can be purchased here.