Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Fundraiser for 826DC tonight! Music, open bar, food, more

826DC, the tutoring organization on the Civic Plaza, which also runs the Museum of Unnatural History, is holding a fundraiser tonight. It sounds like a lot of fun, here's more info.
It's the time of the year for the Society of Unnatural Historians to gather and celebrate once again. 826DC, a wonderfully effective local nonprofit that helps kids develop their reading and writing skills, is throwing its annual holiday party and fundraiser, Baby, It's Cold Outside, on Wednesday, December 12th at 8PM. In school system like DC's, this organization's work is vital, and they always find a good use for additional volunteer and financial support. You can read all about 826DC's great work here.

Last year's at the Gibson was dangerously fun, and this year's will be, too. The event, sponsored by The Doctor T.J. Eckleberg Review, Barrelhouse Magazine, and Lines and Stars, will feature a select open bar, food, plus music by R E V E R B E R A T I O N. There's also going to be a raffle with some outstanding prizes, including a week in South America and a case of wine from Grape Crate.

Here is a mixtape teaser for what’s sure to be a merry night: http://i.mixcloud.com/CqlK9


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@826DC is our twitter handle.
#BabyItsCold is our hashtag.

What: Baby, It’s Cold Outside. Featuring R E V E R B E R A T I O N. Sponsored by The Doctor T.J. Eckleberg Review, Barrelhouse Magazine, and Lines and Stars.

When: Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: Vera Cruz Gallery, 2108 Vermont Ave, NW (Ages 21 and older)

Cost: $60 in advance / $75 at the door. All proceeds support 826DC’s completely free programs. Tickets can be purchased online: http://bit.ly/ZCTsXU

About 826DC: 826DC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. The organization’s services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this in mind, 826DC provides drop-in tutoring, field trips, creative writing
workshops, after-school tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications all free of charge. To find out more about the 826DC, visit www.826dc.org/.

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