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Dr. Tina Alster & Dior Host Sturge-Weber Foundation Fundraiser

March 7, 2016

Trina Sams-Manning of Dior, Georgina Eva, Dr. Tina Alster and Karen Ball, President & CEO of Sturge-Weber Foundation (Photo by: Andrea Rodgers) Trina Sams-Manning of Dior, Georgina Eva, Dr. Tina Alster and Karen Ball, President & CEO of Sturge-Weber Foundation

Lady in Red, Dr. Tina Alster (Dr. T) invited over a hundred of her chicest beauty biz friends to the Dior boutique at City Center Sunday afternoon for an important cause and stunning Spring fashion.

Treating patients gratis for many years, the "Queen of Lasers," has helped improve the lives of children and adults with port-wine stain birthmarks and Sturge-Weber syndrome. A generous portion of the day’s Dior sales (and throughout the week) is being donated to the Sturge-Weber Foundation.

Dr. Tina Alster with other dermatologists (Photo by: Andrea Rodgers) Dr. Tina Alster with other dermatologists

Champagne flowed freely as guests enjoyed a preview of Dior's Spring-Summer 2016 collection. Fashionably chic Dior sunglasses and tribal earrings were a big hit, but many guests also purchased handbags, clothing and shoes from the collection to support the cause. It is no surprise that dermatologists are known to be the most fashionable physician group (with Dr. T at the forefront)!

Dr. Rebecca Kazin and Dr. Tina Alster (Photo by: Andrea Rodgers) Dr. Rebecca Kazin and Dr. Tina Alster

With the 2016 annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology taking place at the Washington Convention Center around the corner from City Center, the event was a nice opportunity for dermatologists from around the world to engage in some retail therapy as a nice break from the multitude of educational sessions and meetings taking place over the course of the 4 day conference.

Guests enjoying the reception (Photo by: Andrea Rodgers) Guests enjoying the reception


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Restorative Yoga at Dumbarton House March 12

February 9, 2016

Dumbarton House's popular outdoor summer yoga classes come inside for a special winter program! On March 12 from 1:00-3:00 p.m, enjoy a restorative yoga class led by local instructor, Lauren Jacobs. Bring your mat, stretch and relax! After yoga, join stay for tea (including light snacks) and a tour of historic Dumbarton House.

Tickets: NSCDA/Museum Member: $30; General Public: $35

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Dumbarton House is located at 2715 Q Street in Georgetown.


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2016 Dumbarton Concert Series Kicks Off

January 7, 2016

The Dumbarton Concert series kicks off the 2016 year with Steven Beck performing J.S.Bach’s Goldberg Variations on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm.  The series continues on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm with Trio Con Brio of Copenhagen.  

Later in the month, on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at 8:00 pm, Trio Con Brio Copenhagen – formed by Soo-Jin on violin, her sister Soo-Kyung on cello, and Danish performer, Jens Elvekjaer, on piano – performs a program featuring Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor, Ravel’s Piano Trio in A minor, and Per Norgard’s Nordic “Spell”.

The Dumbarton Concerts series is now in its 38th season of concerts in the United Methodist Church at 3133 Dumbarton Street in Georgetown.

Subscription packages and tickets are available online at Dumbartonconcerts.org or by calling 202.965.2000 ext 100.


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