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Introduction to Scuba Diving

Posted By iHeartU83 on Sep 8, 2008 at 4:36PM

Prepare to make your entry into Earth’s Innerspace with an Introduction to Scuba Diving. Scuba diving is an adventure that encompasses many different elements: safety, knowledge, experience, travel, fun, friendship, personal growth, technical skills and more. Things To Do brings you a great introductory class taught by professionals from the National Association of Underwater Instructors.

This 4-hour class includes 2-hours of classroom instruction coupled with a 2-hour underwater adventure in an Olympic size pool with equipment and air tanks. You’ll learn about buoyancy, dive planning, equipment and much more. Furthermore, after our introductory class, if you would like to continue with a complete “Open Water Diver” certification course, $40 will be applied to full course fee.

Remember to bring your swimsuit and a towel.

Suggested Attire: Casual. There are locker rooms at the aquatic center so that you can change into swimwear after the classroom session.

Directions: Chesapeake Underwater Sports
416 4th Street
Annapolis (Eastport), MD 21403

Cost: $55.00
Price Subject to Increase 5 pm Tuesday, September 9


Tagged with: maryland, Scuba Diving, water, fun

Citywide Black Graduate Student & Young Black Professionals Party

Posted By iHeartU83 on Sep 8, 2008 at 4:30PM

School is in!!! TTD and BPC (the Black Professionals Connection - www.BlackProConnnection.com)

welcomes back all the black graduate students and young black professionals to DC. Get ready to celebrate the beginning of the school year by networking and meeting your counterparts from other graduate school organizations and campuses across the metropolitan area. There will be over 20 graduate school organizations that participate. Attendees will:

- Meet lots of fellow young professionals

- Make New Friends;

- Network With Future Colleagues;

- Enjoy Lots of Dancing;

- Have Great $3 Drink Specials;

- Experience One of the Hottest Venues in Adams Morgan

This is one of our most popular events and space is limited so sign up now!

Suggested Attire: Dress to Impress. No Hats, T's, Tank Tops, Jerseys, Athletic Wear, Boots or Sneakers.

Directions: Grand Central
2447 18th St, NW (Adams Morgan)
Washington, DC 2000

Cost: $10.00
Price Subject to Increase 5 pm Tuesday, September 9


Tagged with: Adams Morgan, DC, networking

Walking Tour: Grand Hotels of Washington D.C.

Posted By iHeartU83 on Sep 8, 2008 at 4:26PM

Hello peeps,

How does this sound?

They are more than just places to rest your head at night. Washington's historic downtown hotels represent both a vital link to the city's past and dazzling examples of au courant trends in architecture, design and dining.

Each property has a tale to tell whether it is the role its lobby played in coining a new term for political negotiating, an open bank vault in the dining room or the pet gold fish available from the front desk. From the boarding houses of the District's early years to the mid-century palaces that spared no expense, hotels in the nation's capital have always been intriguing worlds unto themselves.

Take an early evening stroll unveiling cool elegance, unique history and all the comforts of a luxury home. We’ll provide tips on places for signature martinis, mint juleps and high tea.

An optional post reception with cash bar follows.

Suggested Attire: Casual

Directions: Meet outside the National Archives Station

Cost: $20.00
Price Subject to Increase 5 pm Tuesday, September 9


Tagged with: Fun things to do, DC

Introduction to Fencing

Posted By iHeartU83 on Aug 4, 2008 at 5:43PM

The sport of fencing exercises both mind and body. It involves strategy, physical and psychological control, balancing, coordination, and dexterity. Today, we'll learn the discipline involved in basic fencing as we take part in introductory lessons from a local master.

Our fencing master/instructor holds an M.S. in Sports and Physical Education from the Polish Academy of Physical Education in Katowice, Poland, and is a certified Fencing Master with the USFCA. Before coming to the United States, he worked at ASZ AWF Katowice, one of the top fencing clubs in Poland. Since his arrival in 1990, the DCFC has grown from a small recreational club to one of the best in the nation. His DCFC students have won many medals at the National Championships, the Junior Olympics, and the Sectional and North American Cup competitions.

Suggested Attire: Casual/athletic wear. Wear loose clothes.

Directions: Fencing Center
9330 Fraser Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Directions: Take the Capital Beltway (495) to Georgia Avenue, south, towards DC. After you see the sign for Seminary Lane, turn right at the second light, under the large sign that reads "Columbia Road", onto Seminary Road (a small street sign on your right). Go straight and bear right at the Church, where Seminary forks to become Linden Lane. Continue on Linden Lane until Fraser Avenue, which is the first left past the stop sign. Turn left into the industrial park. Parking is available immediately in front of the fencing center. The entrance is all the way to your right.

Cost: $30.00
if you purchase by 5 pm Tuesday, Aug 5


Tagged with: things to do, LESSONS, DC


Posted By iHeartU83 on Aug 4, 2008 at 5:41PM

Halfway around the world, countries are battling it out in the Beijing Olympics. Today, you and your teammates will "race" against your fellow young professionals as you travel throughout the city completing tasks and competing in various fun games and tasks to win the Gold Medal. . Join TTD for an exciting brand new day long race throughout Washington, D.C., filled with unique activities, great exercise and lots of fun. Though there will not be shot put or the high vault, these less strenuous and very fun games will provide rewarding challenges for all.

How does it work?

1) We will begin at a central location where you will be placed onto one of many teams. You will then choose a country to represent (out of fairness - not the U.S.). You'll be given a clue as to the location of the next check in point (where the spy has last been seen).

2) There may be certain items you will need to get before getting to that location, and there will be certain fun tasks and games you will need to be prepared to complete when you arrive at the next location.

3) The clues given to you at each check in point list will always present information that you must decipher to find out the next check in point. If there are items involved between rounds, each team should take whatever items it has obtained and complete whatever tasks possible in the time allotted to arrive the location by the designated time. If you are late, you lose points. (If you are unable to decipher the clue, the location will be revealed via a telephone number that we will provide and will update periodically throughout the day)

4) As Olympic athletes, you are expected to use your wits, teamwork, skills, good humor and ability to have fun to win the Gold. Based on your completion of tasks, and retrieval of clues and items, you will be evaluated and judged against your fellow young professionals.

5) Throughout the afternoon, you will visit various locations throughout the greater D.C. area, where along the way your search for clues and tasks will take on many shapes and forms.

6) At the final check in point, the team with the most points will have captured the spy and receive the Gold Medal. Special treats await all participants at the finish line. (Prizes awarded to the top teams)

All teams must use public transportation. Teams caught using personal cars will be disqualified. We recommend that you bring an all-day Metro card that you can purchase from a Metro station. Alternatively, we recommend that you bring a Metro card with at least $10 on it when you arrive.

Throughout the day, you will visit many landmarks in D.C., restaurants, schools, theaters, and much much more! The success of your team in capturing the Gold depends upon your team's skills, creativity, resolve, speed and ability to have fun!

Suggested Attire: Casual. We suggest comfortable clothes and sneakers.

Directions: Meet in Chinatown - underneath the Arch (actually corner of 7th and H). Corner right outside the Metro.

Cost: $25.00
if you purchase by 5 pm Tuesday, Aug 5


Tagged with: Metro area, things to do, DC

Introduction to Jewelry Making – Forging Metal into Finished Jewelry

Posted By iHeartU83 on Aug 4, 2008 at 5:39PM

Join TTD for a truly amazing and intensive day of learning the ancient technique of forging metal to create your own jewelry. For over 25 years, our instructor Cindy Blackburn has been designing and fabricating custom gold and silver jewelry, coupled with various minerals and gemstones, that includes earrings, pendants, rings, bracelets and pins.

Forging is an ancient technique of metalsmithing that involves the controlled shaping of metal by applying the force of a hammer. While iron is forged hot, other metals such as silver, copper and gold are forged cold. In this 6-hour intensive class, students will learn how to forge rods of copper and sterling silver to create jewelry. You will be amazed as you develop the skills and ability to transform lumps of metal into finished pieces such as earrings, rings or bracelets.

Cindy Blackburn’s handcrafted jewelry designs are inspired by the intrinsic nature of minerals and gemstones that combine with the composition, color, texture, and practical wear of each piece. Each unique jewelry creation tells a story, whether by the origin of the stone or the materials used in its creation, or by the evolution of design and energy of the process.

Price includes all instruction, tools and materials. This is a long class and there will be a break. You may want to pack something for a late lunch.

Gem Cutters
3600 Clipper Mill Road
Suite 116
Baltimore, MD 21211

Suggested Attire: Casual

Directions: From the north and west: Take I-83 to Cold Spring Lane east exit (left at top of ramp). At the 2nd traffic light make a right turn onto Falls Road. Drive south going approximately 4 blocks beyond the second traffic light (at 41st Street) to Union Avenue. Turn right onto Union Avenue. Follow Union Avenue to the bottom of the hill and turn left at Clipper Mill Road (just before the underpass of the JFX). Make a right across the small bridge and turn right again and park near the loading dock. There is an entrance to the building to the right of the loading dock. The studio is down the hall to the left of the elevator.

From the south: Take I-83 north to Falls Road. Proceed north for 3 blocks. Turn left onto Union Avenue. Follow Union Avenue to the bottom of the hill and turn left at Clipper Mill Road (just before the underpass of the JFX). Make a right across the small bridge and turn right again and park near the loading dock. There is an entrance to the building to the right of the loading dock. The studio is down the hall to the left of the elevator.

Cost: $120.00
if you purchase by 5 pm Friday, Aug 5


Tagged with: Fun things to do, MD, Baltimore, DC

What do you know about DC?

Posted By iHeartU83 on Aug 1, 2008 at 11:48PM

Just a fun quiz to see what people out there know about DC.

Tagged with: DC, trivia quiz

En Vogue in Concert....

Posted By iHeartU83 on Aug 1, 2008 at 9:40AM

So how long has it been since we have heard these women sing?
My mother loved them and that is where my affection was born. For those of you who don't know En Vogue was one of the hottest female R&B groups in the 90's and i have yet to hear a group who's vocals are better!

So why not go and see them in concert!

They are coming to the Birchmere in Alexandria on August 22, 2008 at 7:30pm!!!!

check em' out.
you can buy tickets by going to ticketmaster.com or thru the birchmere website http://www.birchmere.com .

I am going to definitely be there, hope to see ya there!

Welcome to the Birchmere

Posted By iHeartU83 on Aug 1, 2008 at 9:30AM

A place that host events, concerts, and such and the provide dinner while you watch...one of the areas little secrets!

Signature Theatre

Posted By iHeartU83 on Aug 1, 2008 at 9:27AM

An amazing place, looking for a play...check em out!