Around Town: December 8-9

Loop a local nonprofit into your weekend plans …

We Are Family Senior Outreach Network (Metropolitan Comm. Church, 474 Ridge Street NW)

Volunteer in pairs or groups to visit isolated, low-income seniors in their homes. Meet up at 10:00 AM on Saturday for a brief orientation before the visits begin.

Joseph’s House (1730 Lanier Place NW)

Take a one-hour “walk-and-talk” breakfast tour of Joseph’s House, which offers compassionate end-of-life care for homeless individuals with AIDS and cancer, on Saturday at 10:30 AM.

Computer CORE (3846 King Street, Alexandria, VA)

In this 4-hour workshop on Saturday at noon, students will learn the capabilities of Salesforce, plus try their hand at being a business user and building basic applications.

Empowered Women International (1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA)

On Saturday at 3:00PM, the program will include a showcase of graduates’ businesses, the graduation ceremony, and holiday marketplace of handmade art and gifts. And on Sunday at 10:00 AM, head to EWI’s table at the Westminster Presbyterian Church Alternative Christmas Giving Bazaar.

Joy of Motion Dance Center (Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H Street NE)

Be sure to catch the 2012 Fall Youth Company Concert, featuring the Youth Dance Ensemble, DanceFusion Jazz Project, Groove Elements, Jazz Factor, Raqs Jameel, Soles of Steel and Urban Impact, on Saturday at 6:00 PM & 8:00 PM. And on Saturday at 4:30 PM, join a Jump Rhythm Jazz Technique Class with Billy Siegenfeld. Learn more right this way!

Dance Place (3225 8th Street NE)

Hailed as “humorous and evocative,” American Gods juxtaposes the depth of mythology against the new American gods of fashion design — at Dance Place on Saturday at 8:00 PM and Sunday at 4:00 PM.

DC Youth Orchestra Program (Eastern High School Auditorium, 1700 E. Capitol Street NE)

Beginner and intermediate students perform in an end-of-semester concert. Come hear young musicians from DC, Maryland, and Virginia on Sunday at 2:00 PM.

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