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DC Event: Shakespeare Bday Celebration

Saturday April 19, join the family friendly birthday bash for the Bard  in and outside the Folger Shakespeare Library at 201 East Capitol Street SE in Washington, D.C.


Photo by Jeff Malet Courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library


This year marks William Shakespeare’s 451st birthday and the celebration goes from 12pm-4pm featuring jugglers and jesters, stage combat demonstrations, Elizabethan crafts, a scavenger hunt and more.

Check out child palatable five-minute versions of Shakespeare’s plays from the Nickel Shakespeare Girls, and enjoy musical performances by WETA Classical Players.  Also the DC Public Library brings its portable reading room to the Folger’s Elizabethan Garden where children will be read to by volunteers and can get library cards as well as check out books.

Get those pressing questions about Shakespeare answered by professionals and don’t forget to leave with cake!


Photo by Jeff Malet Courtesy of Folger Shakespeare Library


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Let’s Move! DC Today

Looking for something to do today? This morning from 10am to 2pm, come out to Deanwood Rec center in DC and bring the whole family for fun, games and activities.  It’s FREE!  Daddyscool will be at the Fit Fathers table, come by and say hello.

Let's Move DC

The District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and the DC Head Start State Collaboration Office (DC- HSSCO), in partnership with Fit Kids-DC, are collaborating to celebrate First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative by hosting the first annual Let’s Move! DC – Children and Families Health Expo on Saturday, October 19 from 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. at the Deanwood Recreation Center, just across the street from the Deanwood Metro exit.

Come join the party for a day of:
• Music and Entertainment
• Prizes and Giveaways!
• Local farmer markets showcasing DC’s rich variety of food
• Health and fitness exhibits/activity station
• Free sports classes for the kids!
• Come work out the Washington Green Hawks, DC’s professional entertainment basketball team!
• MLS DC United will be there testing players soccer skills, giving away prizes, and raffling off game tickets!!
• NFL Play 60, US Tennis Association, and The President’s Challenge Program will all be there!
• Special appearance by Celebrity Chef Lauren Von Der Pool, personal Chef to Venus and Serena Williams. Giving away signed copies of her book “Eat Yourself Sexy!”
• Celebrating Champions for Children Awardees
• Children and parents can play in the Fit Kids-DC and Ruckus obstacle courses, fun zones, face painting, Zumba dancing, and much more!

Let’s Move! is leading a nationwide effort to combat childhood obesity and encourage healthy lifestyle choices by empowering families to put their children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years. The initiative aims to inspire children to eat healthy foods and have at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day, whether before, during, or after school. In addition, the DC public school system has become the first U.S. district to fully commit to the Let’s Move! Active Schools program. All 111 DC public schools have agreed to participate in the program.

For more information, visit

Girls With Gifts Charity Event – DC

Girls With Gifts, Inc. hosts adult-only charity bowling event this Saturday in DC to celebrate and raise funds for partnership with The SEED School of Washington, D.C.

(SEED DC) to empower girls ages 11?18 with interest in the arts and entertainment . The event will take place from 2PM to 5PM at Lucky Strike, DC,

located at 701 7th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. Special guests and supporters will compete in a bowling match for a worthy cause.  Supporters will enjoy

team bowling, passed food and premium open bar throughout the event. Sweets and treats will be provided and surprise gift bag giveaways will take place.

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Bowling lanes can be sponsored by individuals and organizations at different donor levels.

For sponsorship information, please contact the Event Coordinator at

General admission for this event is $40 and tickets can be purchased at Door

sales will increase to $45.

Event proceeds will go to Girls with Gifts’Reach Back, Pull Forward Program at SEED DC.


-SEED DC is a public college?preparatory boarding school whose primary mission is to provide an outstanding, intensive

educational program that prepares children, both academically and socially, for success in college. Reach Back, Pull

Forward Program participants at SEED DC will attend weekly, themed sessions where they will interact and dialogue with

their peers, mentors and career professionals. Girls With Gifts will provide guidance and free resources, such as talentspecific

trainings, workshops, activities to help build and promote proper etiquette and boost self?esteem and field trips

that will serve as tangible evidence that anything is possible. The Reach Back, Pull Forward DC Program aims to tap into

girls’ talents, inspire them to unwrap their gifts and share their “presents” with the world.

For more information about Girls With Gifts, visit or email



Forum in DC On Trayvon Martin Case

This Saturday, September 7, 2013 in Washington, DC join the good fight at the Civil Right’s landmark Union Temple Baptist Church.  A public forum and youth seminar on the Trayvon Martin Case.  Actions and words speak.  Don’t miss this event, if you are in the Nation’s Capital.  Don’t let the fire die down.

TrayvonM Forum Flyer




DC Love Fest

If you are in the DC area on May 11, please check out DC Love Fest at the Washington Convention Center.  The event has a host of DC’s most talented artists as well as being headlined by internationally known recording artists …

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plus acts like Black Alley, Lysette Titi from Nicki Minaj/Backyard camps, John Michael, B. Blunt, Kyonte, and more.

The pre-mother’s day festival has wonderful vendors and boutique trunkshows along with food, bars, and VIP areas.

Also come celebrate the new album release of Raheem Devaughn “LOVELAND” on

Saturday, May 11, 2013
@ Washington Convention Center
Doors open at 7:00pm and Performances start at 8:00pm

Tickets can be purchase from Daddyscool HERE

Going Raw and Electric in the City

When I found out I would get a chance to test the electric-powered Chevy Volt, I called

Elizabeth’s Gone Raw, a vegan restaurant, to incorporate food into my equation of extreme firsts. Sure, you can go hybrid, but why not go electric! Sure, you can go vegan, but why not go raw! With a blindfolded sense of anxiety and anticipation, I was ready.


Finding Fatherhood

Check this out from the TheRootDC GOOD read!

There are many black men in this city who are considered to be nothing but statistics: Another ex-con. An unskilled, unemployed worker. A deadbeat dad.

Twenty-five-year-old James McClain is trying to transcend the labels.He spent three and a half years in Jessup Correctional Institution in Maryland on a drug charge. He’s been out since 2008 and for nearly each of his days as a free man he’s taken care of his six-year-old son, Jehrylle- alone. McClain received full custody from the court earlier this year. The struggle is a daily one: They’ve slept in homeless shelters and on relative’s couches.

Read More …

High Five a Kid

Michal running towards the action to get her kicks. Nya in the colorful tights.

Friday the kids took part in the Kicks for Kids thanks to KIPPDC and courtesy of the DC UNITED at RFK stadium in DC.  They were treated to a good soccer game with plenty of goals, dinner, t-shirts and free Adidas shin guards and socks.  At halftime the kids were allowed to throw their new gear on and head out to the field to folic and try to kick a ball more than they kick one another. It was pretty brutal out there LOL

The kids had a great time and as they ran off the field the crowd high-fived them like when athletes leave the field.

“I’m a celebrity,” said Arin.  He was super excited about the encouragement he got from the crowd.

#DADsRULE … Encourage the kids.  High-fives are always necessary.

Million Father March DC Monday Aug. 22

Calling all Fathers, Stepfathers, Uncles, Grandfathers, Big Brothers, Male caregivers

Do you realize what it would mean to your child to have you there on the first day of school?

Monday August 22, join the Million Father March in Washington, DC 


Take your kids to school … Leave an impression and be an example.

Your decision to take a few hours out of your day will make a difference in your child’s spirit and show

the world how important your child is to you.

One Day makes a World of Difference

Join the movement in 700 cities to be a positive force in records number this month.

August 22   MEN LEAD THE WAY. Take your child back to school.



Sun., Aug. 21 –

POP RALLY – to get us pumped, network and unwind before the big first day.

MARTINS Restaurant and Lounge 1919 9th St. 2pm-6pm

Mon, Aug. 22 –

Wear a plain White T shirt (signifier to Million Father March)

Take your child to school

Take a few minutes to Meet their teachers and principal


visit our MILLION FATHER MARCH DC FACEBOOK page to click “I’m Attending” and check in on the EVENT WALL –  Let us know what school(s) you are taking your kid(s)


DADDYSCOOL.COM and RETURNING CITIZENS UNITED are officially registered to bring the Million Father March to DC.  Our partners include:  100 Fathers, Inc., Serenity Inc., Alliance of Concerned Men, Captain Fly. MORE partners to be announced.  TO be a partner to get the word out CONTACT:  Mike Tucker  202.487.6453 or Yango Sawyer 202.270.1098


The 2011 Million Father March is managed by The Black Star Project, U.S.A. and sponsored by the Schott Foundation for Public Information, in partnership with the National PTA and the National Fatherhood Initiative. Also visit our website at to bring the Million Father March.

** The Black Star Project, U.S.A. is sponsoring the Million Father March 2011 on the first-day-of-school in nearly 700 cities across America.  Started in 2006, the Million Father March has become a special day that fathers and men use to make a commitment to their children, their families, their communities and their country with their dynamic presence at a school.

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