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The Fairmont Hosts Third Annual Green Fair August 17th

August 2, 2012

The Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown

Invites you to their

Third Annual Green Fair

Friday, August 17, 2012

11 am- 2pm

2401 M Street, NW

This free event showcases the eco-efforts of many D.C.-based organizations. Learn about environmental inititiatives by interacting with representatives of partner organizations, while enjoying tastings of Fairmont's rooftop honey courtyard garden herbs.


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Emily Giffin Book Signing at Urban Chic July 30th

July 10, 2012

Emily Giffin (Photo by: Deborah Feingold) Emily Giffin

The popular American author Emily Giffin will be signing her new book, Where We Belong on Monday, July 30th from noon till 2:00 pm at Urban Chic in Georgetown. Enjoy afternoon tea and a chance to meet the New York Times bestselling author. 

Emily Giffin also wrote Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, Love the One You're With, and Heart of the MatterSomething Borrowed was made into a movie in 2011 featuring Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, and John Krasinski.

Any book purchaser can take 20% off on all Urban Chic merchandise that day, and the first 10 shoppers making a $100+ purchase will receive a custom-designed Emily Giffin print by artist Inslee Haynes.

For more information, contact Katie Nannes: katherine@urbanchiconline.com

Urban Chic is located at 1626 Wisconsin Avenue.


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A Georgetown 4th of July

June 28, 2012

Before the parade (Photo by: Betsy Cooley) Before the parade

As Citizens Association of Georgetown president, Jennifer Altemus says, "When you find yourself humming the National Anthem keep in mind that the author of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Francis Scott Key, was a Georgetowner. The eponymous bridge crosses into Georgetown at about the location of Scott's home.  Unfortunately the house was dismantled in 1947 as part of construction for the Whitehurst Freeway.  Now all that remains is a small park but it is an awesome place to watch the fireworks."

Daniel Dooley with children and decorated bike (Photo by: Betsy Cooley) Daniel Dooley with children and decorated bike

Before the evening festivities begin, head over to Rose Park for Georgetown’s 4th of July Parade and the final concert of this year’s Citizens Association of Georgetown Concerts in the Parks season.

East vs West Tug of War (Photo by: Betsy Cooley) East vs West Tug of War

The celebration starts at the basketball courts at 4:00 pm where you can decorate your wagon, tricycle, bicycle, stroller, pooch, kids, grandkids, and friends for this patriotic extravaganza! 

There will be a prize for the 4th-iest decorations, so don’t hold back.  More means more…  The parade will circle the park at about 4:30 pm and end up near the stage for By & By’s urban bluegrass performance. 

More pie eating contest (Photo by: Betsy Cooley) More pie eating contest

Concerts chair, Elizabeth Miller, along with Erika Donohue, Maryann Surrick, Jessica Heywood, and Sherry Cox have tons of activities planned.  Join your neighbors for the annual East Village versus West Village Tug-O-War (bragging rights are at stake!) and test your teamwork in a three-legged race.  Show off your inner Rodin in our first-ever watermelon carving contest (sort of like pumpkins – but not).  Entries should be prepared at home and will be voted on during the concert!

 


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