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Tribute to the British New Wave

08/18/2018 to 07/18/2018

8656 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20910

BandHouse Gigs, the Washington DC area’s premier producer of music tributes, is pleased to announce its newest show, the British New Wave, on stage August 18, 2018, at the Fillmore Silver Spring. As disco roller skated across America during the 1970s, New York punk mounted an assault on social norms and LA hair bands preened, in pubs and clubs throughout the UK a new generation of artists were crafting songs edgy, provocative and poignant– and expanding the sonic and song writing possibilities of a new wave of music crossing the Atlantic. The show will pay tribute to this seminal period in modern music, offering selections from the era’s most prominent and iconic artists, including Elvis Costello, Graham Parker, XTC, The Pretenders, Joe Jackson, The Police, Roxy Music, Eurhythmics, Squeeze, David Bowie, Madness, Dire Straits, Joan Armatrading, U2, The English Beat, Nick Lowe and more. Featured artists performing at the British New Wave tribute include: David Kitchen, The Duskwhales, Cal Everett, Johnny Fantastic, Tom Lofgren, Todd Wright, Jonathan Mudd, Loose Ties, Steve & Annie Sidley, Desson Thomson, Caz Gardiner, Lea, Sean Chyun and more. Also on the show are the the BandHouse musicians: Ronnie Newmyer, Greg Hardin, Danny Schwartz, Chuck Sullivan, Jim Clatterbuck and Gina Cocco. For ticket information, visit the Fillmore Silver Spring at www.fillmoresilverspring.com. For more information on BandHouse Gigs, visit www.bandhousegigs.org.

Diabetes Support Group

08/20/2018 to 08/20/2018

8100 Good Luck Road, North Building, 5th Floor, Lanham, MD 20706

Doctors Community Hospital’s Joslin Diabetes Center is dedicated to providing exceptional care, compassionate support and reliable education. As the only multi-disciplinary diabetes program in Prince George's County accredited by the American Diabetes Association, our team is focused on helping you maintain or improve your health. Join people who have diabetes and their families as they engage in interactive and health enriching discussions. Within a comforting environment, participants can also share their experiences about coping with diabetes and learn how to manage this complex disease. Meetings are held on Mondays from 6-7:30 p.m. at Doctors Community Hospital's Joslin Diabetes Center. To reserve your seat, please call 301-DCH-4YOU or 301-324-4968.

Journaling & Grief Workshop Miniseries

08/21/2018 to 08/28/2018

1355 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

August 21 and August 28 - 6:30-8:00 pm. JOURNALING AND GRIEF WORKSHOP MINISERIES. For anyone mourning the death of a loved one. A 2-session workshop that will focus on the use of journaling techniques as a way of addressing grief issues. No previous experience with journaling necessary. Participants need to plan on attending both sessions. Registration required: 301-921-4400.

FREE BARIATRIC SURGERY AND WEIGHT LOSS LECTURE

08/24/2018 to 08/24/2018

8116 Good Luck Road, Professional Office Building, Suite 210, Lanham, MD 20706

Obesity is often linked to diabetes, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, arthritis and other conditions. In fact, losing weight may reduce or eliminate the need to use some of the medications taken to manage such conditions. Doctors Community Hospital offers a free bariatric surgery and weight loss lecture presented by Dr. Hitesh Amin, medical director of our Bariatric and Weight Loss Center. Attend this lecture to learn whether weight loss surgery is right for you. The lecture is free, but registration is required. Please reserve your seat by calling 240-965-4405.

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 www.ophrescue.org.

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: appaloosafestival.com.