Stir It Up
Karen and Bill Sonneborn graciously hosted close to 200 guests in their stunning Georgetown home and garden to honor Patricia Davies for her commitment to helping homeless individuals on October 13th for the annual Spirit of Georgetown fundraiser.
Event Co-chairs, Megan Gabriel and Nancy Taylor Bubes welcomed guests to the Spirit of Georgetown and thanked them for their support of Georgetown Ministry Center.
Board President, Alex Bullock spoke about the importance and the impact of Georgetown Ministry Center's (GMC) Day Center, Winter Shelter and Street Outreach programs. Sabrina Burrell, GMC case manager, shared a recent success story about a GMC guest moving into permanent housing. In the last 16 months, through a massive community effort, GMC advocated for guests and collaborated with other providers to help move 32 people into permanent housing. Nine are at the door of housing and seven are a work in progress. It is the generosity of our supporters that makes this work possible.
Bullock then presented Davies with the 2016 Freddie, their humanitarian award named to memorialize a homeless man who died in a phone booth in Georgetown and whose death led to the founding of GMC.
Pat Davies was honored because she has demonstrated unyielding dedication and leadership on behalf of Georgetown Ministry Center since 2007. A tireless advocate for individuals experiencing homelessness, Davies has been a leader and a friend to all who are involved with GMC, most importantly to those who depend on the Center for a sense of belonging each day.
The generosity of their sponsors and event attendees was certainly celebrated as well. A big thank you to Broad Branch Market, partyhands, Sperry Tents and Washington Fine Properties for their help with the event, and to our corporate sponsors: Walker & Dunlop LLC, CSC Leasing Company, Washington Fine Properties, John D. Richardson Company and Martin's Tavern.
Tudor Place hosts Tudor Nights: The Desk Set on Thursday, October 13 from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Travel back to a time when "Office" meant a physical space and "desktops" were desktops, hard surfaces covered in wood and leather rather than blinking icons. Those desks and the objects that adorned them tell us volumes about their users, and nowhere more than in the richly outfitted early 20th-century Office at Tudor Place. From crystal and silver keepsakes to humble working tools, they show us how differently we lived and worked in the pre-digital age.
Join Tudor Place for cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a close-up interaction with objects both functional and handsome and the stories they can tell us.
This event is for ages 21+. Admission is $20 for non-members (or FREE for Tudor Place members) and includes wine, beer, soft drinks, and appetizers. For more information, or to register online, click here.
Tudor Place is located at 1644 31st Street in Georgetown
The Taj Mahal Trio will be performing live at Blues Alley September 29- October 2, 2016.
In September 2014, some 50 years after moving to Los Angeles to form the band Rising Sons with fellow blues musician Ry Cooder and Jessie Lee Kincaid, Taj Mahal hightailed it to Nashville to receive an honor he called “one of the most powerful and wonderful things that could ever happen in my life.” Celebrating decades of recording and touring that have nearly singlehandedly reshaped the definition and scope of the blues via the infusion of exotic sounds from the Caribbean, Africa and South Pacific, the two-time Grammy winning singer, songwriter, film composer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist was feted with the Lifetime Achievement for Performance Award at the 13th Annual Americana Honors and Awards.
“I’ve been performing for over 50 years, and to be recognized for the road I’ve traveled means the world to me, says Mahal, who during the show performed “Statesboro Blues” – which he first recorded on his eponymous 1968 debut album – on dobro with a band that included Cooder and Don Was. “I could not have done this without the audience that has been so supportive of me throughout my musical journey. It was a fantastic night and I was thrilled to be there and celebrated among such other outstanding American musical treasures like Jackson Browne and Flaco Jimenez, whose music and talent I am a fan of. It certainly represented a diversity of musical styles and culture. That’s what I’m talking about!”
“I’ve been performing for over 50 years, and to be recognized for the road I’ve traveled means the world to me, says Mahal, “I could not have done this without the audience that has been so supportive of me throughout my musical journey."
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