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Charity events worth seeking out in Washington this week

Looking to make a difference this week?

From a fundraising happy hour to a progressive lawyers conference, there's plenty to do when it comes to good causes coming up in Washington this week. Read on for a rundown.

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Just Tryan It Fun(d)raising Happy Hour

First, help the folks behind Just Tryan It to raise funds to support families of children diagnosed with cancer. (The group is named for young Maryland cancer survivor Ryan Darby.) It's free to make your reservation at Silver New American Brasserie, where you can eat dinner and where guest bartenders will be serving up specially-made cocktails. Ten percent of what you spend — and all tips — will support the fundraising effort.

When: Friday, April 5, 8-11:30 p.m.
Where: Silver New American Brasserie, Cathedral Commons, 3404 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Price: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

2019 NLG Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

Next, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) hosts its 2019 regional conference at the University of the District of Columbia law school on Saturday. The all-day affair includes remarks from NLG President Elena Cohen and workshops on topics like the rights of furloughed workers, protesters rights and "movement lawyering."

When: Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW
Price: $20 lawyers and non-member; $10 students
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Road To Second Chances Prayer Walk 2019 - Washington, D.C.

Then, Prison Fellowship is behind this prayer walk to call attention to the 70 million Americans who struggle to thrive under shadow of a criminal record. Along the route, participants will stop to hear the stories of people looking for a second chance.

When: Saturday, April 6, 2-3:30 p.m.
Where: Lafayette Square (across the street from the White House), Pennsylvania Avenue NW and 16th Street NW
Price: Free
Click here for more details, and to RSVP

Paddlestar Galactica 7

Finally, D.C.'s only ping pong bar is hosting a tournament to raise money for 826DC, a local nonprofit working to support students and their teachers with creative writing skills and instruction. Register as an individual player or as a team of two-to-three people, then raise money that will help you buy "cheats" at the tournament. Or if you'd rather just watch, you can SVP for free, and you'll still have a chance to make a donation at the event.

When: Sunday, April 7, 12-3 p.m.
Where: SPIN Washington DC, 1332 F St. NW
Price: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

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