2018 Annapolis Out of the Darkness Walk

Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you. Join us on Saturday, September 15, 2018 (**Date is subject to change. We will confirm the walk date at the beginning of March, once the football schedule is confirmed.**) at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland as we walk to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. Be a part of a movement turning hope into action, and creating a culture that’s smart about mental health.

Funds raised at the walks will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

For questions or to volunteer, please reach out to annapolisootd@gmail.com.

Anne Arundel County NAACP Pancake Breakfast – 2018

Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to carry out the programs and services each year for the Anne Arundel NAACP Branch.

WISE General Membership Meeting

Please join us for our monthly general membership meeting. Come meet other members, learn about upcoming events, and issues that are important to all of us. Please RSVP below to receive information on location and agenda for that month.

WISE General Membership Meeting

Please join us for our monthly general membership meeting. Come meet other members, learn about upcoming events, and issues that are important to all of us. Please RSVP below to receive information on location and agenda for that month.

The Lantern Fest: Washington DC

At Lantern Fest, thousands of revelers empowered with lanterns join together for one unforgettable nighttime spectacle. Before sundown, friends and families can enjoy food, live music, a stage show, princesses, face painting, s’mores, balloon artists and more. Then, when the time is just right… We will light the sky with our highest hopes and fondest dreams.

Lanterns will fly when the sun goes down. Be sure to arrive early enough to park, check-in and find a place to enjoy the event.

Parking and venue food policy information will be emailed to you in the weeks leading up to the event – keep an eye out!
For information regarding ADA parking, please email us at help@thelanternfest.com.

Blankets + chairs
Layers (sweaters, jackets) for the evening
Cash + cards for snacks + drinks
Your dancing shoes!

Lantern Kit: (1) lantern per ticket with lighter, marker, and s’mores ingredients.
Kid’s Pass includes a small gift.

Capture your lantern launch and festivities: use #lanternfest to be featured in our festival recaps! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for festival inspiration: @lanternfest.

International Embassies Open House – FREE (Save the Date)

Visit embassies for FREE with Washington, DC History & Culture as we once again participate in the “Around the World Embassy Tour.” This is one of our favorite and most popular events of the year.

How does it work? We meet as a group at a central point such as a Metro station, and then spend a fun-filled day visiting several different embassies. Along the way you’ll meet interesting people and soak up the sights, sounds and tastes from a variety of international cultures.

For now, this is a “save the date” type announcement and we will provide more specific details as we get closer to the event date. The “Around the World Embassy Tour” is organized by our friends at “Cultural Tourism DC” (web link below).

Around the World Embassy Tour Returns May 5, 2018!

More than 40 embassies will open their doors to DC visitors and residents Saturday, May 5, 2018. Participants can travel the world as they experience the food, art, dance, fashion, and music of different countries. In the past, visitors have been treated to karate demonstrations, dance performances, sari wrapping lessons, and henna demonstrations.


Participating embassies from last year:

– Afghanistan

– African Union

– Albania

– Angola

– Azerbaijan

– Bangladesh

– Barbados

– Benin

– Bolivia

– Botswana

– Brazil

– Chile

– Colombia

– Dominican Republic

– Gabonese Republic

– Ghana

– Guatemala

– Haiti

– Indonesia

– Iraq

– Japan

– Kazakhstan

– Kenya

– Korea

– Kyrgyz Republic

– Malawi

– Malaysia

– Mexico

– Morocco

– Nepal

– Nicaragua

– Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (Oman)

– Pakistan

– Peru

– Qatar

– Saudi Arabia

– South Africa

– Sri Lanka

– Tunisia

– Turkey

– Uganda

– Uruguay

– Zimbabwe

Please note, the European Union Embassy Open House event is Saturday, May 12. Information on that event will be posted separately at a later date.


Registration: This FREE event is open to the public and all are welcome. Registration, while not required to attend, does help us know how many people to expect and also allows you to stay informed of any event updates such as our meeting point, embassy recommendations, etc.

Weather: This event is partially indoors and will take place rain or shine.

Meeting Point: TBD approximately 7 days beforehand, at which time that info will be posted. In the past we’ve met at the Dupont Circe or some other Washington, DC Metro station.

Additional Questions: Anything that can’t be answered by the above event description, Google, or common sense please let us know.


Meet People – See Places – Learn Things – Have Fun!

Washington, DC History & Culture

“Bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.”

For more events check out our Eventbrite, Facebook and Meetup calendars:



Washington, DC History & Culture

Washington, DC
33,497 Washingtonians

Meet People  ~  See Places  ~  Learn Things  ~  Have Fun!Washington, DC History & Culture”Bringing People Together to Experience the History and Culture of Washington, DC.”…

Next Meetup

Thursday Evening at the National Gallery of Art – FREE (Mode…

Thursday, Mar 8, 2018, 6:00 PM
165 Attending

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For a variety of reasons some programs are cross-posted on all three calendars whereas some are only listed on one. Please see all three calendars for a complete listing of all of our programs.


We look forward to seeing you – thanks!

Robert Kelleman


202-821-6325 (text)

An Evening in Support of South Sudan

You are cordially invited to join South Sudan Hope Network for:

An Evening in Support of South Sudan

A charitable event featuring Live Music, Visual Arts, Hors D’oeuvres, Drinks, a Silent Action and Raffle

Tickets are $25 in advance/$35 at the door

An Evening in Support of South Sudan is hosted by South Sudan Hope Network a 501(c)3. This is the first local fundraising event for this charitable organization that has a mission of helping restore the balance of lives impacted by war in the world’s newest nation South Sudan. Our goal is to help by supporting projects that are sustainable and an investment in the future of the victims. Currently we are working on building two schools in the local villages following the belief that Benjamin Franklin shared “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

Anne Arundel County NAACP – Monthly Meeting

General Membership Meeting 10:00AM – 12:00 PM

Human Rights Festival

Come join us for a dynamic, fun-filled and family-oriented full-day celebration of the beautiful diversity that enriches our nation! Speakers from your favorite human rights organizations promise face-to-face interactions while world-class musicians play, commemorating a truly patriotic and quintessentially American day. Dynamic, fun-filled and family-oriented
full-day celebration of the beautiful diversity
that enriches our nation!

The Human Rights Festival is bringing together human rights organizations to strengthen and advance the cause of human rights and progressive causes. Unifying our deep commitment to the America that has set the standard for human rights worldwide and to help further the unprecedented volunteer activism, this event will get you face-to-face with your favorite organizations.

This day will bring together an unprecedented number of citizen activists who have been instrumental in the fight against destructive policy initiatives that threaten our basic human rights.

The event is FREE – but please think of making a donation. Please reserve your tickets now on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/human-rights-festival-tickets-35857853806?ref=ebtn

For more information, visit our website:

It is the mission of the organizers, We Unite Organizations, to establish a consistent message, facilitating our work together, and shifting the polarizing dynamic of politics so as to reflect the true essence of democracy: a government FOR the people BY ALL of the people. It is our greatest honor to celebrate you!

Fee Free Entry

Enjoy fee-free entry to Shenandoah National Park, and all National Parks, on the first day of National Park Week!

For a complete list of Shenandoah National Park activities, visit our Calendar of Events: https://www.goshenandoah.com/activities-events/calendar