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Try It Out Comedy’s First Comedy Showcase!

08/24/2018 to 08/24/2018

Root Studio, 9140 Guilford Road, Suite D, Columbia, MD 21046

Enjoy an evening of laughs featuring local talent! Comedy showcase features several comedians- some new, some seasoned! Our presentation is based on Try It Out Theatre’s successful formula- a performance up to 10 minutes long- followed by talkback and Q&A from the audience. General Admission Tickets: $15 at the door, $12 advance online via Eventbrite:…. Try It Out Comedy is a new venture of Try It Out Theatre. Ever wanted to try solo stand-up comedy? Are you a comedy duo or team? Do you have a hilarious multi-media skit that you would love to perform before a live audience? Try It Out Comedy provides a supportive audience for new comedic talent. We encourage all ages from 16 and up. For more info on performing your act at Try It Out Comedy, please contact Rich Madzel or 443-745-0332.

Meet The Author of Another Good Dog

08/25/2018 to 08/25/2018

2700 S Quincy St. , Arlington , VA 22206

Join OPH Rescue for a book tour with one of our Fosters/Volunteers who is an author and wrote a book about her experience with rescue. There will be an opportunity to purchase a copy of, Another Good Dog: One Family and Fifty Foster Dogs and have it signed by the author (and possibly some of the dogs featured in the book) at every event. A portion of all book sales are donated to Operation Paws for Homes! Another Good Dog is a warm and entertaining memoir about what happens when you foster fifty dogs in less than two years and how the dogs save you as much as you save them. Filled with humanity and hope, Another Good Dog will take the reader on a journey of smiles, laughs, and tears― and lead us to wonder how many other good dogs are out there and what we can do to help. OPH Rescue will have a booth at Wags n’ Whiskers. This is a community-oriented event for animal-loving shoppers of all ages to spend an afternoon at The Village at Shirlington with their pets. The 11th Annual Wags n' Whiskers event will feature 65+ onsite exhibitors ranging from pet services and accessories to onsite adoptions. In addition to the onsite exhibitors, Wags n’ Whiskers hosts pet photos ($5), live music, and children’s activities such as face painting, balloon art, strolling entertainment and more! For more information, go to

Free Deaf and Hard of Hearing Effective Communication Emergency Kit

08/25/2018 to 08/25/2018

1602 Rolling Hills Dr # 203, Richmond, VA 23229

Richmond VA and Surrounding Areas - To communicate with individuals that are deaf and hard of hearing in an emergency situation can be challenging if not prepared. Therefore, Here2Hear, a local 501(c)3 organization, has developed an emergency kit that will address communication needs when in an emergency situation. This kit will include items such as an emergency communication wallet and car visor card, emergency bracelet, flash lights, Text to 911 information and more. Here2Hear will provide free effective communication emergency kits for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. Each kit distribution event is free and open to the public. Each event will include vendors, and Question and Answer sessions regarding emergency preparedness. There will be a session that will include a panel of first emergency responders from each locality that will address questions from attendees. Individuals must show proof of Virginia residency and hearing loss at the distribution event to receive a free kit. Kits will be provided to those individuals that register prior to the event by visiting us online at, calling (804) 774-8311 or sending an email Sign language interpreters will be available as well as light refreshments.

My Shtetl Baltimore

08/26/2018 to 08/26/2018

15 Lombard St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Join Eli Schlossberg for a behind-the-scenes look at Baltimore’s Orthodox Community. Mr. Schlossberg will discuss the evolution of this tight-knit community from the perspective of a local Orthodox Jew who grew up with the sounds, sights, and tastes of Baltimore. This program is followed by a book signing. • 410-732-6400. Cost Included with Regular Admission

The Hunter and The Hunted: Made To Measure

08/30/2018 to 09/28/2018

2 College Hill, Wesminster , MD 21157

Opening Reception: Thursday, Aug. 30, 5:30–7:30 p.m., with a gallery talk at 6 p.m. McDaniel College Assistant Professor of Art Chloe Irla, a 2007 alumna of McDaniel, showcases site-specific work created for this exhibition, such as monumental quilts made from hunting and camping textiles, lenticular prints, projected animated GIFs and a window installation. Irla of Baltimore teaches digital art and design courses at McDaniel and also maintains an interdisciplinary studio practice grounded in both traditional and alternative approaches to painting. In addition to her bachelor’s degree, she holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Mount Royal School of Art at Maryland Institute College of Art.

Appaloosa Music Festival

08/31/2018 to 09/02/2018

751 Mountain Rd, Front Royal, VA 22630

The 4th Annual Appaloosa Roots Music Festival, hosted by nationally touring band, Scythian, is Labor Day Weekend, August 31 - September 2, 2018, in Front Royal, VA. Just one hour from Washington, D.C., on the scenic Skyline Ranch Resort – nestled under the iconic Blue Ridge Mountains – Appaloosa has featured Grammy Award winners and critically acclaimed rising stars in Bluegrass, Americana, Folk, Celtic, and more. In 2017, Appaloosa drew 6,000 people from across the country, with D.C.’s preeminent music venue – The Hamilton – as a major sponsor. Appaloosa 2018 headliners include Scythian, Gaelic Storm, Mandolin Orange, Town Mountain, Humming House, and Six-String Soldiers. Appaloosa will feature free music workshops throughout the weekend, an exclusive late-night music jam with headliners, on-site VIP camping, RVs, cabins, and chalets, local food and craft vendors, a kids zone, and a beer garden featuring Virginia craft beer - from Starr Hill and Bold Rock Cider - as well as local choice wines. We offer family packages, plus kids 12 and under go free, and there are discounts for active duty military and veterans. Appaloosa also gives back to our community, donating 10% of profits to charity. For more information, and to purchase Advance Tickets and Accommodations, please go to: