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Community News

From August 2010 Issue

City-Sponsored Arts Event in Convention Center Area

Aug., 14 & 15 (10am-4pm): The second weekend of “ARTS ON N,” the event being hosted along N Street between 7th and 9th by the city’s arts commission and convention center, will again be featuring as the official press release stated, “indie talents of the handmade expression.” DC artists and organizations have been provided free spaces along the two-block stretch to sell their handmade goods and bring exposure to their artwork. For more info, call the DC arts commission at (202) 724-5613.

18th Street Reconstruction Public Meeting Set

Tue., Aug. 17 (7-8:30pm): The DC Transportation Department (DDOT) will be holding an 18th Street CONSTRUCTION UPDATE Public Meeting at the International Student House (1825 R St.). The project, which extends between Massachusetts and Florida Avenues, is now starting the sidewalk and street reconstruction phase. Barriers and detours are being set in place along 18th Street as construction proceeds. Attend and learn about what is to occur during the coming weeks and months.

Home Foreclosure Clinic to be Held

<BULLET> Wed., Aug. 18 (12noon): Housing Counseling Services (2410 17th St., suite 100) a HUD-approved non-profit agency, will hold a free FORECLOSURE PREVENTION CLINIC to help homeowners in danger of losing their homes. Attendees will receive valuable information and individual counseling to help them identify their realistic options for avoiding foreclosure and to avoid “foreclosure rescue scams.” (The Federal Trade Commission recently issued a report warning of the costs and dangers of falling behind on a home loan and encouraging homeowners in danger of foreclosure to immediately seek assistance from a HUD-certified housing counseling agency.)

This clinic program will be repeated on Wednesday, the 25th at 6 p.m. For more info, call (202) 667-7425.

Textile Museum Holding Fun-Filled Event

Wed., Aug. 18 (6-9pm): The Textile Museum (2320 S St.) The Textile Museum will be hosting “MOD MADNESS,” its second after-hours “PM @ The TM” event, in the spirit of cable channel AMC’s Mad Men to coincide with its current exhibit of textile designs from the 1950s and ’60s. Enjoy cool drinks, noshes and live jazz by the Pete Muldoon Quartet in the museums expansive garden and join one of the gallery tours of the exhibition, “    led by We Are Science with music provided by DJ Jahsonic in the exhibition, “Art by the Yard: Women Design Mid-Century Britain.” (See review included in the “At the Museums” feature, InTowner, July 2010, PDF page 15; available in Current & Back Issues Archive.) Admission, $10 (includes two drink tickets for Textile Museum members; one drink ticket for non-members). Advance tickets recommended and may be purchased online at For more info, call (202) 357-2700

Deadline Nearing to Order Christmas Cards; Proceeds Help the Needy

Tue., Sep.1: In the middle of one of the hottest summers on record, it’s hard to contemplate Christmas – but an announcement from the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church reminds us that September 1st will be the deadline for PLACING ORDERS for their Christmas cards, the proceeds for which help pay for clothing and other assistance for the city’s downtown homeless and indigent people. For each box sold, the church’s homeless ministry will be able to provide a full outfit of new or good-quality used clothes for one of its constituents. The cards, which feature scenes from this past winter’s snowstorms on the front and the message “Peace on earth, good will toward all” inside, are $15 for a box of 20. For more info and photos of the cards, visit or the church at 1313 N.Y. Ave., NW.

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