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Free HIV Testing In PG County

Free HIV Testing In PG County

In honor of National HIV Testing Day free HIV testing will be offered at the Clinton Walgreens in Prince George's County on June 27-29 between the hours of 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The Prince Georges County Health Department and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), Infectious Disease and Environmental Health Administration (IDEHA) have partnered with Greater Than AIDS and Walgreens to offer free screenings.

“The HIV/AIDS rates in Prince George’s County are too high and it is the goal of my administration to utilize all resources available to make these rates as well as rates of other sexually transmitted diseases decrease,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III.

According to the CDC, the number of Marylanders diagnosed and living with HIV at the end of 2010 was 30,132. Maryland ranked 2nd among U.S. states and territories in the rate of AIDS diagnoses during 2010.

Local Gym Participates in World's Largest Swim Lesson

Local Gym Participates in World's Largest Swim Lesson

Over 24 countries and 46 states within the U.S. will be participating in the Guinness World Record of the World’s Largest Swim Lesson this week.

Want to join in all the fun? On Thursday, June 14, the Sport & Health Clubs in Gaithersburg, McLean and Brambleton, Va., will be hosting open swim lessons at 11 a.m., and anyone can attend.

This swim lesson is intended to prevent future accidents, practice water safety, and reinforce the fact that swimming lessons save lives.

For more information click here.

 

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Buffett and David Rubenstein, The Economic Club of Washington, DC's President, are among business leaders at 25th anniversary celebration on June 5th where 10 community organizations, including the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, received a total of $500,000 in grants

The Alexandria Seaport Foundation (ASF), which offers disadvantaged youth and young adults a paid, work-based apprentice program in boat building that prepares participants for careers in the building trades, received a $50,000 grant from The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. at its 25th anniversary on June 5th at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

Barbie Is Back!

Barbie Is Back!

Check out this event coming to L2 Lounge in Georgetown.

Showcase For Talented Youth Comes to Silver Spring

Showcase For Talented Youth Comes to Silver Spring

Some of the most talented youth in the DC area will be in downtown Silver Spring on Friday, June 1st for the 2nd Annual Youth Arts Fair, "Gifted, Talented, and Under 21 Showcase.”

Over 125 young performers and visual artists from all over the region will perform on the outdoor plaza at the Silver Spring Civic Building from 5 to 8 p.m.

This is your chance to see a youth hip-hop choir, competitive tappers, ballet dancers, a drill team, poets, and mime artists all in one place for free!

For more information click here!

Wine & Food Festival Goes Local

Wine & Food Festival Goes Local

 

The Maryland Wineries Association is hosting a farmer’s market style event, Eat•Drink•Go LOCAL in North Beach, Md., on Saturday July 16th.

The event will feature agricultural products, over 400 local wines, seasonal ingredients, local farmers, and regional chefs.

“This beach side town is only 20 miles from Annapolis, and the perfect back drop for this event,” said Jade Ostner, event coordinator at the Maryland Wineries Association. 

The event is FREE, and attendees can shop the market and enjoy live music all day long.