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The "Ward 8 After-School All Stars" is fun-filled and educational after-school program for pre-teens and adolescents ages 11-14 living in Ward 8. Participants will learn about positive, healthy lifestyle choices including abstaining from drugs, alcohol and sexual activity. This program operates twice a week; every Monday and Thursday from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Stipend and refreshments available. To register or receive more information, please call 202-678-6500 or visit Parklands Community Center at THEARC.
Focus Theatre Productions presents “Black Nativity,” a Christmas stage play that will strengthen your pride in life! Come join the celebration to get in the holiday spirit!
Join Kenya’s World for the “Project Pride” Leadership and Cultural Initiative. Youth will be inspired to grow up “proud” and adopt a healthy lifestyle through an evening of fun music, interaction with a guest radio host, and giveaways of the popular Kenya doll.
Join the William O. Lockridge Foundation for the second annual Dancing With The Scholars. DJ Flexx (WPGC) and Latoya Foster (Media Extraordinaire) will serve as master and mistress of ceremony while members of the State of Board of Education dance with students from Ballou, Woodson and Anacostia Senior high schools. Judges for the evening include Council members Marion Barry, Yvette Alexander with an appearance from Chairman Phil Mendelson.
As a part of the U.S. Department of State’s office of Art in Embassies (AIE) 50th anniversary, THEARC is collaborating with AIE and sculptor/performance artist Nick Cave for THEARC’s Community Open House - Arts Day.
The event will include student performances with Nick Cave in attendance, highlighting THEARC’s community enriching cultural programs offered by The Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Levine School of Music, The Washington Ballet and THEARC Theater, all based at THEARC. A light dinner will be served.
Join us for our annual holiday party! There will be plenty of family-friendly holiday activities, performances, pictures for children with Santa, and holiday treats!
The Embassy of the Philippines and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities present a special performance of the Bayanihan National Dance Company, a multi-awarded dance company from the Philippines that has garnered international recognition with its performances throughout the world. The company will perform 3 traditional dances and engage the audience in a pre-performance talk and demonstration.
The Potomac and Washington D.C. Chapters of The Links, Incorporated invite you to "An Afternoon With The Arts." Join them for live performances, hidden treaures, a silent auction and special guests. Refreshments will be served.
Covenant House Washington offers a “Prevention Services Youth Center,” a free after school program for youth in grades 5 to 9 every Monday through Friday from 3:30-6:30 pm.
Youth can benefit from homework help, community service hours, peer leadership programs, media arts programs, and more. Free snacks/meals provided.
For more information and to apply, call Covenant House Washington at 202-610-9600
WRET offers a comprehensive set of services and support so that youth (ages 18-24) achieve work readiness and begin on their path to employment and self-sufficiency. Youth are able to work with CHW’s Job Development Specialists to identify possible career paths and to develop "soft skills" that are needed to obtain and maintain employment. WRET offers both Adult Basic Education (ABE) and General Education Development (GED) classes.