Community Calendar

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, August 29, 2015

Adventuring
outdoors group hikes moderately strenuous 9 miles with 1000 feet of elevation gain between Skyland and Big Meadows resorts in Shenandoah National Park. Bring beverages, lunch, sturdy boots, bug spray and about $20 for fees, plus money for dinner at Big Meadows afterwards. Carpool at 9 a.m. from East Falls Church Metro Kiss & Ride lot. Jay, 415-203-7498. adventuring.org.
Andromeda Transcultural Health
offers free HIV testing, 9-5 p.m., and HIV services (by appointment). 202-291-4707 or andromedatransculturalhealth.org.
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
including others interested in Brazilian culture, meets. For location/time, email braziliangaygroup@yahoo.com.
Chrysalis
arts & culture group visits the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore to see "Gold of the Ancient Americas" and other exhibitions. Free admission; bring a few dollars for transportation and lunch. Carpool at 9 a.m. from the Forest Glen Metro Station Kiss & Ride lot, return by late afternoon. Craig, 202-462-0535. craighowell1@verizon.net.
DC Aquatics Club
(DCAC) practice session at Hains Point, 972 Ohio Dr., SW. 8:30-10 a.m. Visit swimdcac.org.
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.
DignityUSA
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 dignitynova.org.
Gay Language Club
discusses critical languages and foreign languages. 7 p.m. Nellie's, 900 U St. NW. RVSP preferred. brendandarcy@gmail.com.
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.
LGBTQ ASL Class
for those interested in learning American Sign Language. 2-4 p.m. 2000 14th St. NW, Suite 105. For more information, visit thedccenter.org.