Upcoming LGBT social events around DC, MD & VA
Metro Weekly's Community Calendar highlights important events in the gay community, from alternative social events to volunteer opportunities. Event information should be sent by e-mail to
or by mail to Metro Weekly, Attn: Community Calendar, 1425 K Street, NW; Suite 350; Washington, D.C., 20005. Deadline for inclusion is noon, the Friday before publication. Announcement submissions that are not date-specific may run for two weeks, with the option for listing organizations to resubmit if appropriate. Questions about the calendar can be directed to the Metro Weekly office at 202-638-6830.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Bet Mishpachah, founded by members of the LGBT community, holds Saturday morning Shabbat services, 10 a.m., followed by Kiddush luncheon. Services in DCJCC Community Room, 1529 16th St. NW. betmish.org
Brazilian GLBT Group
Brazilian GLBT Group, including others interested in Brazilian culture, meets. For location/time, email .
Burgundy Crescent, a gay volunteer organization, volunteers today for Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation at Falls Church PetSmart and for the Bread for the Soul Inc. Holiday Affair. To participate, visit burgundycrescent.org
Chick Chat, an age 50+ lesbian singles group, hosts a Free Rap Group Social at Red Emma's Cafe and Bookstore. 2-3 p.m. 30 W. North St. Baltimore, Md. To RSVP or for more details, email .
DC Front Runners
DC Front Runners running/walking/social club welcomes all levels for exercise in a fun and supportive environment, socializing afterward. Meet 9:30 a.m., 23rd & P Streets NW, for a walk; or 10 a.m. for fun run. dcfrontrunners.org
DC Sentinels basketball team meets at Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Ave. NE, 2-4 p.m. For players of all levels, gay or straight. teamdcbasketball.org
Dignity Northern Virginia
Dignity Northern Virginia sponsors Mass for LGBT community, family and friends. 6:30 p.m., Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill, 3606 Seminary Road, Alexandria. All welcome. For more info, visit dignitywashington.org
Gay Language Club
Gay Language Club discusses critical languages and foreign languages. 7 p.m. Nellie's, 900 U St. NW. RVSP preferred. .
Identity offers free and confidential HIV testing in Takoma Park, 7676 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 411. Walk-ins 12-3 p.m. For appointments other hours, call 301-422-2398.
Vino 301 Wine Concierge
Vino 301 Wine Concierge hosts a Sweets and Sparkling Wine Testing at Parfections. 2-4 p.m. 10768 York Rd., Cockeysville, Md. $20 per person. For more information, visit vino301.com