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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 …

Weather: It isn’t officially winter until the 21st, but that won’t mean much as temperatures drop into the 20s this weekend. At its warmest, the weekend should bring us conditions in the 40s, and on the bright side, you’ll have plenty of sunshine all weekend long (see what we did there?). …
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The holiday’s are all about spreading cheer, love and gifts. But just remember while you’re getting things, you also can be giving back to those in need. That’s why this holiday season, we hope you join us in volunteering your time at these charity opportunities. Adopt-a-Family Program  Adopt-a-Family is run through the …

In a world where terror and fear are clouding our news feeds and our minds, one thing that remains clear is our need for kindness and charity. The Kindness365 crew recognizes that and that’s why they’ve dedicate all of their time to spreading that message. Teague Egan and Pacha King started Kindness365 as a way to …

The holiday season is right around the corner, and even though many of us look forward to receiving presents every year, it’s important to remember that it’s also a time to giveback. That’s why you, yes you, should get involved with #GivingTuesday on December 1st. Right after Thanksgiving, we all …

The Surreal McCoys playing at Blind Whino, a hip new venue and art space in SW DC, this Friday May 1 to celebrate the launch of their new album The Howl and Growl. The event will benefit a local DC charity.

Meet Brendan O’Connor. Brendan O’Connor is the co-founder of RaiseDC and with a tagline like “A Virtuous Nightlife” we could not help but be intrigued when we learned of his venture. Starting just a year ago (anniversary party details below), RaiseDC seeks to combine the forces of DC’s nightlife with fundraising for local nonprofits. In just one one year they have helped out 8 DC organizations with 100% of ticket sales going toward the cause. Win-win, right? We thought so too and were lucky enough to chat with O’Connor about the organization, its upcoming events and how we can all be a little more virtuous. *Follow RaiseDC at www.facebook.com/RaiseDC and stay tuned for their coming website: www.raiseyourcity.com .

This year we had a great time playing media sponsor to Ball on the Mall. Put on by the Trust for the National Mall (made famous by John Stewart’s Rally), each year brings out DC’s finest – from District celebs to A-list politicos; from star reporters to PR pros; artists to socialites. Ball on the Mall has a knack for throwing a great party that brings everyone together as we all have one thing in common: this city and the amazing things living in the Nation’s capital gives us. Also, not only is it a good cause, but it’s one of the most unique locations. Time and time again folks make the rounds to their usual stops, but rarely (outside of hooka night in college) to people dance on the National Mall. It’s like partying on the quad, but for adults. All fun aside, we were happy to partner with the Trust for the National Mall and hope to see it happen with as much style next year. See you then.

This past weekend, the Washington Humane Society brought together Congressmen, canines, and couture at the annual Fashion for Paws Runway Show. The event, held at the National Building Museum, welcomed over 1,700 well dressed people and their pets while raising nearly $700,000 to benefit the WHS. E! News’ Now correspondent Ashlan Gorse hosted the event, honoring Congressmen Jim Moran (D-VA) and John Campbell (R-CA) with the 2013 Humane Hero Award. Each model raised a minimum of $5,000 to walk the runway with adoptable and well dressed dogs in matching gowns. Yes, dogs in gowns!

FamousDC headed out to Taste of the South this past Saturday and we have to give it up to the organizers this year. Going strong for 31 years, Taste of the South didn’t fail to disappoint with another great spread of food, drinks and all the dancing you could want.

Instead of shelling out your cash at the usual watering hole, considering welcoming Spring at the gorgeous Yards Park this Saturday to support local business, local music, and a great cause. Local favorites The B-Side Shuffle will once again be treating the District to their super funky mix of original tracks and covers this Saturday at Taste of DC’s Drink The District wine event at Yards Park. After a Living Social ad, the $30 all-you-can-drink tickets are nearly sold out for the 5pm to 9pm slot (12pm tickets are long gone), however you can still purchase one of the remaining few while supporting a worthy cause.

D.C.’s all-ladies arm-wrestling league does not mess around. [WaTimes] Amid the sweaty palms, gritted teeth and clenched biceps of the Washington D.C. Lady Arm Wrestlers league, one rule ranks above all others: the one-butt-cheek rule. A wrestler should keep her feet firmly planted on the floor and her elbow cannot …

Some of the acts will leave you in shock, but the show never disappoints.  — It’s the 17th Annual Funniest Celebrity in Washington Contest, Thursday, December 2 at 7:00pm at the DC Improv (1140 Connecticut Ave, NW). Current participants include: Will Durst – headliner and top political satirist; Richard Sher- …

Goals for Good will be an annual event held to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association right here in Washington, DC. Each year, the fight against Alzheimer’s disease becomes more critical. Every 70 seconds, a new individual is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to finding a cure …

Who says online poker is bad for your health? The Poker Player’s Alliance [PPA ] has been all over the place as of late – in an attempt to prove that having a little online gambling problem can prove useful for the rest of the country. The PPA recently presented …