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The 8th DC Green Festival will take place September 29-30, 2012 in our nation's capital, so mark your calendars now!

Green Festival, the nation's largest and most diverse sustainability event will return to the Washington Convention Center located at 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW. DC Green Festival will offer not only an incredible sense of community but also the largest, most diverse and most trusted place for learning, shopping and having fun! DC Green Festival will feature an organic, vegetarian and vegan food court; an environmental film installation presented by the Sierra Club; an eco-fashion showcase; a Green Pets Stage; hands-on DIY workshops; cooking demonstrations; live interactive art; an organic beer and wine garden; and, an incredible Green Marketplace featuring products and services from local, regional and national green and sustainable businesses and organizations.

September 29 10-7, September 11-6
Washington Convention Center
Tickets $12-17 online
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Homicide Watch Kickstarter Campaign

Homicide Watch is a community-driven reporting project covering every murder in the District of Columbia. Using original reporting, court documents, social media, and the help of victims’ and suspects’ friends, family, neighbors and others, we cover every homicide from crime to conviction.

They are trying to reach a goal of $40,000 by Thursday Sep 13, 6:26pm EDT. As of this posting, they are at $28,483.
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Friday, September 7, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Unitarian Universalists of Sterling, 22135 Davis Drive, Sterling, VA 20164
Tickets are free, but limited. RSVP required at RSVP@naralva.org.
Panel discussion to follow. Movie snacks and drinks will be available.the film is about a women's health clinic across the street from a crisis pregnancy center, and will be followed by a discussion by the NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Foundation )
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The movie Minority Report was supposed to take place in 2054, but it seems that we’re reaching the future ahead of schedule. In the 10 years since the sci-fi film was released, several of the “futuristic” technologies have come to fruition or seem within reach, like 3-D holograms, predictive policing, bug-like robots, and a gestural computer interface system that’s like an iPad in open air. These advances have made the film’s discussion of free will, government regulation and use of technology, and other issues more relevant than ever.

That's why Slate, the New America Foundation, and Arizona State University will host a Future Tense screening of Minority Report at Washington, D.C.’s Landmark E Street Theater at 555 11th Street NW, on Monday, Aug. 6, at 6:30 p.m.

We won't just watch the movie. Our host Tom Kalil of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will introduce the film, and when it’s over, he’ll share a few thoughts on how we can embrace cutting-edge technology without falling prey to Minority Report’s darker visions. RSVP, future plans )
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A while back, I asked for recommendations for a Baltimore-area dentist who had good skills with dental trauma patients (*waves hand*), and [personal profile] tazlet recommended Nick Garcia, whose practice is downtown (just outside the Inner Harbor area).

I saw him yesterday, and can cheerfully and happily recommend him for people with dentist trauma like I've got dentist trauma!

Likewise, Dr. John Mullally on Padonia Rd in Timonium gets my stamp of approval for endodontists. He did two root canals for me this morning and it was as pleasant an experience as root canal can possibly be. (Be warned, however: there is a life-sized Elvis in the waiting room. It was very startling to my drugged-ass self.)
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Here's what the ad says: "Join Of Sacred Worth as we present Peterson Toscano and his performance of "Transfigurations". Drawing on inspiration from interviews with transgender and genderqueer individuals, Peterson Toscano weaves their experiences into the stories of transgender and gender-variant people from the Hebrew and Christian scriptures. Hilarious and moving, Toscano's one-person play deepens well-known (and lesser-known) Bible stories as he presents an array of characters with an array of genders. This event is open to anyone including those outside the Wesley community. Bring dinner or grab something in the refectory and bring it up, and enjoy the free show. Invite friends and share this event with everyone!"

I've seen this, and several of Peterson's other one-man shows, and they are always thought-provoking.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 5:00pm until 6:30pm

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Saturday, February 25, 2012 @1:00pm - Saturday, February 25, 2012 @5:00pm

Record your story about the place you call home as part of the "Door to Door at DCPL" oral history collaboration between the DC Public Library and WAMU 88.5.

"Door To Door at DC Public Library" brings us inside the neighborhoods that make up our diverse city. We talk with residents about the history, geography and culture of their communities, and find out what makes them unique.

Radio journalists will be on hand to record interviews with members of the public at the Petworth Library from 1 - 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25. Come with family and friends, photographs and your stories!

Select interviews will air on WAMU 88.5's Metro Connection, and all recordings will be archived in the Washingtoniana Division of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.

Most interviews will take around 15 minutes. Listen to and read previous Door to Door stories.
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Building a successful and attractive transit system takes more than drawing lines on a map and buying snazzy vehicles. In addition to the many technical issues, one of the most important factors is values. Who is the system for, and why will they use it?

International transportation consultant Jarrett Walker, who writes the blog Human Transit, has a new book by the same title about the values behind transit, transit's limits and opportunities, and why people do and don't ride.

Greater Greater Washington is cosponsoring an informal chat and question/answer session with Jarrett next Thursday, February 9th, at 6:30 pm. Jarrett is also giving 2 public lectures on Tuesday evening in Silver Spring and Thursday afternoon at the National Building Museum.

Our evening event will be at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) offices at 1666 K Street NW, Suite 1100, starting at 6:30. Young Professionals in Transportation, Women's Transportation Seminar, the American Planning Association, and APTA are also cosponsoring the event.

Our event does require an RSVP. Additionally, there are a limited number of books available at a discounted rate. You can reserve one when you RSVP.

On Tuesday, February 7, the Montgomery County Planning Commission is hosting Jarrett as a part of their speaker series. The talk will start at 7:30 pm in the Planning Board auditorium at 8787 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring.

On the 9th, Jarrett will speak at the National Building Museum from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. The National Building Museum is located downtown at 401 F Street NW. It may fill up so RSVP to reserve your space.

For those of you who live or work in the Baltimore area, Jarrett has also announced a lunchtime talk at Penn Station. It will run from noon until 1 pm on Tuesday the 7th.

All of the events are free.

Jarrett's book, like his blog, is full of insightful commentary. I was particularly interested in his discussion of the relationship between connections and frequency in enabling transit to be a more feasible mode. It was especially poignant for me, since the Metrobus and Prince George's County bus routes in Greenbelt were restructured around these principles just last year.

Prior to the change, we basically had a "direct service everywhere" design, which meant either long waits for the right bus or long rides on the wrong bus. Jarrett talks about how good design (both frequency and connections between routes) can mean that transferring might get you there more quickly and more reliably at the same cost to the agency. My experience on the ground backs that up, and the book explains why transit works that way.

Anyone who has ridden transit on a regular basis will appreciate the points Jarrett makes. Especially his matrix showing the seven demands of useful transit service. Transit designers must take these demands into consideration if they hope to compete for riders.

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This is NPR...An Evening With Planet Money
The U.S. economy, like you've never heard it explained before!
7 p.m., July 27, 2011 at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue --
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