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Around the Hill Events & More 11-27-10

Around the Hill Events & More 11-27-10

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Events, news, and opportunities for professionals working and living on and around Capitol Hill.
Events, news, and opportunities for professionals working and living on and around Capitol Hill.

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 Around the Hill Events & More
AROUND THE HILL EVENTSSaturday, November 27, 2010
What: Fashion Show and Awards Reception: "Put on your Hollywood"
When: Model Competition 7:30pm to 8:30pm, Fashion Awards 8:30pm to 9pm, Fashion Show, 9pm to 10pmWhere: Club 24, 2122 24th Place NE, Washington, DCInfo: Fashion show presentation by UFW designers and model competition where the two winners will win atrip to Paris or London. This will lead into the Urban Fashion Award presentations and then the official after  party with Bad Girls Club Natalie Nunn. DC Urban Fashion Week will generate a significant amount of hypefor the fashion show presentation with over 15 different designers showcasing the hottest video fashion showthat will ever take place in the region, moving the DC urban fashion movement to the forefront. As we knowDC is the city that created the entire Go-Go music movement. The DC UFW will provide a tribute to Go-Gomusic during the awards ceremony. A UFW award will be presented to 6-8 designers, wardrobe stylists, makeup artists, and boutiques for there outstanding accomplishments in the field urban fashion.*
What: Washington Wizards vs. Orlando Magic
When: 7pmWhere: Verizon Center in Chinatown, Washington, DCRSVP:http://www.ticketsinventory.com/nba/washington-wizards-tickets/1443047.php *
Sunday, Nov 28, 2010
What: African Art Museum show
When: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. dailyWhere: National Museum of African ArtInfo: Mary Jackson, a small, almost delicate woman with chin-length dark hair, walks through an exhibit of  baskets -- some flat and tray-like, some bowl-shaped, some lidded. Around her, the fragrance of sweet-grass and bulrush scents the air. Coiled baskets such as these, Jackson is explaining, have been made by Africans andAfrican Americans for hundreds of years. The curious and the converted can go to the Smithsonian museum tosee her creations, along with those of dozens of other named artists. The show covers 300 years of history, beginning with the need in Africa for a tool for rice cultivation. The objects range from the 19th-centuryexamples made by enslaved hands to the intricate work of today's artisans, such as Elizabeth Mazyck, IdaJefferson and Mary Jane Manigault. Contact: tim.krepp@walkingshtick.comor (202) 309-0150
*What: Washington Redskins vs. Minnesota Vikings Football Game
When: 1pmWhere: Redskin Park, Landover, MarylandInfo: Section 218 row 9 seats 18-19. These seats are lower level and will cost $150 a piece. Only seriousinquiries please call 215-651-0212*
*What: Photo Shoot Out Competition
When: 8pm-3amWhere: Cat Walk Studios, 610-D Lafayette Ave. Laurel, MD 20707Info: Top DC photographers and models will be challenged with the opportunity to collaborate during a shootoff. This competition will be for the bragging rights of one model and photographer to determine who is the
 
hottest in the market. Winner receives free trip to Miami, a ticket to the miami heat game, along with aninvitation to thehottest party and power shoot in Miami. This shoot out and after party will be at indoor studio location. Thiswill be the grand finale event that is going down on Sunday night with a gigantic after party! You might want totake Monday off! Food and drinks are provided for this extraordinary shoot out. No photographer should hold back their creativeness!www.DCUrbanFashionWeek.com*
What: "The Man" Film
When: 8pmWhere: Busboys and Poets at 5
th
& K Info: "The Man" is a 1972 political drama directed by Joseph Sargent and starring James Earl Jones. Jones playsDouglass Dilman, the President pro tempore of the United States Senate, who succeeds to the presidencythrough a series of unforeseeable events, thereby becoming the first African American president. Thescreenplay, written by Rod Serling, is largely based upon The Man, a novel by Irving Wallace.
Seasonal Train Displays
 When: November 27 - January 3Where: Union StationInfo: The giant Norwegian model train has enchanted visitors every December for 14 years, as it winds throughthe mountains and fjords of Norway. Each train is hand-crafted by an expert model builder and is a replica of acurrent or historic Norwegian train. The display launch coincides with the regional kick-off for the 2010 U.S.Marine Corps Reserve “Toys for Tots” campaign.
*What: International Garden Railway and Washington Landmarks Botanical Exhibit
Where: US Botanic GardenWhen: November 27- January 2, 10am-5pm daily, extended until 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in December Info: The famous garden railway will feature world landmarks from the continents of Africa, Asia Europe andSouth America. Along with the train display, the conservatory will contain the garden's popular holiday exhibitfeaturing Washington landmark buildings all created with plant materials set amidst pathways and pools of  blooming poinsettias and other holiday plants. Admission is free.*
What: Train Garden at Bowie Senior Center
When: December 11 through February 14, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm, Tuesdays andThursdays, 8:30am - 8:30pm, and Saturdays, 8:30am - 2:30pm.Where: Bowie Senior Center, 14900 Health Center Drive, Bowie, MD.Info: For the 9th year Bowie resident Ted Tuck (shameless plug for WVMGRS club member) has created a traingarden at the Senior Center for all to enjoy. The scenery and trains change throughout the course of the displayso there's always something new to see - Christmas display, circus train, fire department parade, hot rot showand finally "love train" for Valentine's Day rounding out the themes301-809-2300 301-809-2300www.bowieseniorcenter.org
What: Washington, Virginia & Maryland Garden Railway Society
When: Monday through Thursday, 5:30pm - 9pm, Friday through Sunday, 5:30pm - 10pm, (closed ChristmasEve and Day).Where: Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD.Info: The Washington, Virginia & Maryland Garden Railway Society returns for its sixth year to operate a
 
garden railway inside the south conservatory. Trains weave around evergreens, poinsettias, salvias, and other flowering plants as they travel trough towns and country-side scenes. November 27 through January 9, 10am -5pm daily (closed Christmas and New Year's Day). Conservatories are also open for "Garden of Lights" ticketholders, 301-962-1400, www.montgomeryparks.org/brookside
When: November 27 - 28, December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19Where: National Capital Trolley Museum, 1313 Bonifant Road, Colesville, MD.Info: The museum has re-opened!! And the Holly Trolley Fest rides again. Enjoy our model garden railway andholiday village inside the Museum. Ride with Santa on the Street Cars 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm! November 27, 28,December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19, Noon - 5 pm. 301-384-6088,www.dctrolley.org/index.htm *
What:Zoo Lights 
Where: National ZooWhen: December 3 - 12 (Fri - Sun), December 17 - January 1 (nightly except for Dec. 24, 25, 31)Info: Explore a wintry wildlife wonderland of model trains set up inside the zoo's special train station--theVisitor Center. Beginning December 4, children can enjoy a train ride on the Great Meadow across from theGreat Ape House. Admission to Zoo Lighting display is free. Train rides are $2.*
Where: National Capital Trolley Museum College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, CollegePark, MD. "Holiday Trains and Planes" Exhibit. During the holiday season College Park Aviation Museum getsready for the festivities as miniature trains, villages, tunnels, and depots spark the imagination and bring historyto life. The National Capital Trackers bring a fascinating and constantly moving display of model railroads tothe Museum. Saturday, December 18 through Friday, December 24, 10am - 5pm. 30l-864-6029; TTY 30l-864-4765, www.collegeparkaviationmuseum.com*
What: Model Train, Toy and Doll Show.
 When: December 4 through 12, Monday through Saturday 9 am - 4 pm, Sunday 12 pm - 4 pm. Santa will becoming on Saturday, December 12th 11 am - 2 pm.Where: Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring, MD.Info: 301-774-0022, www.sandyspringmuseum.org*
What: Trains and Plants from Around the World
When: Display opens November 25 and runs through January 2, 10am - 5pm daily.Where: U. S. Botanic Garden, Conservatory, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC.Info: Don't miss this popular exhibit, including one of Washington, DC’s largest indoor decorated trees andWashington Landmark Buildings all created with plant materials. The garden railway will feature landmarksfrom around the world. Travel to the continents of Africa, Asia and South America without a passport or jet lag!202-225-8333, www.usbg.gov* 
Monday, November 29, 2010
What: Special Remarks by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson

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