New years eve party; chili reviews; re-gifting party; good deeds; & more

From: David
Sent on: Monday, December 28, 2009 9:07 PM

    Hey FSC'ers,

    It's time again for another almost-monthly update from me. I skipped an earlier email so this one is packed full of goodness.

  • New in town? Old in town? New to the group? Either way, the FSC New Years Eve party is (wait for it... wait for it...) this Thursday (duh). You know you want to join us. Your new year resolution is to get out and meet new friends and neighbors. Grab your friend(s), or come solo, and ring in the new year with us.

  • FSC Gift Recycle Party is coming up in January. If you received an unwanted gift this year (or if you have one from last year) please consider joining our re-gifting party. See meetup calendar for details.

  • After that snow storm, I had such a good time digging out my car that I want you to email me the next time you need help digging out your car so that I can experience more digging out. There's no catch - but I said 'help' not 'do for you', and a post-dig-out coffee or hot chocolate wouldn't hurt.

  • I've been trying chili from different restaurants all around the Washington DC metro area - as far North as Hagerstown and as far south as Florida. Yes, Florida! In my next update, I'll start giving the reviews and schedule 'Chili Meetups' to help heat up January & February. So far, we've gone to Old Glory in Georgetown, and Hard Times Cafe in Old Town. Email me to recommend a chili place. We may have a chili cookoff in late February.

  • The Shirlington Running Club, sponsored by Energy Club & Cap City Brewing, sponsors an unofficial 5k run every Tuesday starting from Cap City in Shirlington. Arrive about 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. Happy hour specials immediately following the run. All paces welcome. It's dark so please bring a headlamp, or at least wear something reflective. They disseminate info via Facebook & Meetup. Lots of runners show up each Tuesday. See you tomorrow!

  • If you'd like to donate children books to a good cause, please check out:

    Project Opportunity at Bryant Adult Alternative High School is a high school completion program for pregnant or parenting young women in Fairfax County. In addition to supporting students in completing their high school education, the program provides individual and group counseling, parenting classes, job readiness and life skills training, mentoring, transportation and child care assistance. This year Bryant is promoting literacy through several initiatives. In order to enhance the students? own literacy and to promote literacy among the children of these young women, Project Opportunity participants are receiving a book at monthly meetings that they can read with their child. The children of the participants range in age from newborns to 5 years old. Board books are particularly useful and durable for the mothers and their children.

  • Did you read this far down? You're awesome.

  • I had one more thing to say but can't remember what it was. I hate when that happens.

Thanks for reading, hoping the holidays are treating you well, and hope to see/meet you soon.


PS - If you appreciate our efforts and enjoy some events, or maybe you like reading my lengthy emails, please consider chipping in a couple bucks toward the meetup fees. Electronic payment via paypal or amazonpayments is secure & free - and greatly appreciated. For those who have already chipped in, you know I'm not trying to shake you down twice - thank you. The bucks go toward our meetup fees first, and if there's any leftover they fund prizes & surprises at our events. I think you can donate from the home page.

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