4 ways to enjoy your week in Washington

4 ways to enjoy your week in Washington
Library of Congress. | Photo: Brett T./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on April 03, 2019.

Looking to mix things up this week? From a tree planting to an MLK recognition, here are the best options to help you get social around town.

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Class: Team Leader Training

A healthy urban tree canopy has many economic, environmental and human health benefits. Take a leadership role to restore D.C.'s canopy with this training opportunity from non-profit Casey Trees. You will learn how to plant a tree in a way that gives it the best chance of survival, as well as how to nurture the trees' long-term health. Then, you'll be eligible to lead a team of  volunteers at future tree-planting events.

When: Wednesday, April 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Casey Trees Office, 3030 12th St. NE
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

Hi Score! Introducing a Game to its Music

As part of its "Augmented Realities: A Video Game Music Mini-Fest From RetroBits to VR Hits," the Library of Congress presents this evening of music and discussion. Bryan Mosley and Gene Dreyband of video game music podcast Pixelated Audio will set the context for a program of music that will then be incorporated into a new video game as you watch.

When: Friday, April 5, 8-10 p.m.
Where: Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to RSVP

The Thrift Crawl: DC Edition

Then, take advantage of exclusive discounts at thrift stores all over D.C. being made available to participants of this crawl. If you like, you can also get the help of some local stylists who can help you with your look. At the conclusion of the day, get together with fellow shoppers at Kingfisher for cocktails and food.

When: Saturday, April 6, 12-8 p.m.
Where: Washington, D.C.
Admission: $30
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Living His Legacy in 2019

Finally, the Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington and the Council of Churches are celebrating the legacy of Dr. King with music, commentary and fellowship. Enjoy performances from The Artists Group Chorale of Washington, hip hop artist Yusha Assad and gospel soloist Wyomme Pariss. ABC7 TV News journalist Sam Ford is the MC. A reception with light refreshments will follow.

When: Sunday, April 7, 3-4:30 p.m.
Where: The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

Get out there.

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