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, 1775 I Street, NW; Suite 1150; Washington, D.C., 20006. 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 14, 2019
outdoors group hikes several strenuous miles along the Potomac Heritage Trail from Rosslyn to Chain Bridge, then returns via the C&O Canal Towpath and Key Bridge, for a total circuit of nine miles. Bring plenty of beverages, lunch, sturdy boots, and the $2 trip fee. Meet at 10 a.m. by the station attendant's kiosk inside the Rosslyn Metro Station. For more information, contact Jerry, 571-241-3787, or visit www.adventuring.org
arts & culture group visits the Phillips Collection near Dupont Circle to see its exhibition "Bonnard to Vuillard." Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors. Lunch in neighborhood follows. Meet at 11 a.m. inside the main entrance at 1600 21st St. NW. For more information, contact Craig, 202-462-0535 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DC Aquatics Club
holds a practice session at Montgomery College Aquatics Club. 8:30-10 a.m. 7600 Takoma Ave., Takoma, Md. For more information, visit www.swimdcac.org
DC Front Runners
running/walking/social club welcomes runners of all ability levels for exercise in a fun and supportive environment, with socializing afterwards. Route distance will be 3-6 miles. Walkers meet at 9:30 a.m. and runners at 10 a.m. at 23rd & P Streets NW. For more information, visit www.dcfrontrunners.org
invites the Queer Latinx community to its Holiday Party, which will also serve as a fundraiser for its annual scholarship fund benefitting queer Latinx people attending District of Columbia educational institutions. The program will be presented in English, Spanish, and ASL, featuring folkloric dancers, DC Drag Legend Sylvanna Duvél, and DJ Nico DiMarco. Empodérate will offer free HIV testing on site. 8 p.m. Chastleton Ballroom, 1701 16th St. NW. For more information, visit www.lulaclambda.org
a group to support and empower LGBTQIA people with disabilities, offer perspectives on dating and relationships, and create greater access in public spaces for LGBTQIA PWDs. 1-2:30 p.m. 2000 14th St. NW, Suite 105. For more information, contact Andy Arias, email@example.com.