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Clients in the News – February 2017

  • News - Blue LogoThree Smithsonian museums co-sponsored an important symposium, Tarzan to Tonto: Stereotypes as Obstacles to Progress Toward a More Perfect Union, last night. The National Museum of the American Indian, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the National Museum of African Art held a discussion of how stereotypes about Native American, African, and African American people have for so long been part of America’s culture, and are to this day. Visit NMAI’s website for more information — and be sure to check out the recorded webcast.
  • Back by popular demand, the National Museum of the American Indian’s Power of Chocolate! is February 11-12 in the Museum’s Potomac Atrium. Learn about the history of chocolate and enjoy some tasty treats at this fun family event. Visit NMAI’s website for details.
  • Farm Sanctuary always finds unique ways to celebrate holidays, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. On Sunday, February 12, FS held its annual Valentine’s Day event, where couples and families continued the tradition of honoring the loving connections established with animals at the Sanctuary. There were sweet treats, Valentine crafts, and lots of time to visit with the amazing and loving rescued animals that call the Sanctuary home. If you missed this event, but would like to be involved in upcoming events, the Sanctuary offers plenty of volunteer opportunities to choose from. Visit Farm Sanctuary’s website for more information.
  • Friends of the National Zoo in Washington, DC, is throwing a week-long party to say “bye bye” to Bao Bao the panda February 16-20. As FONZ explains… “All cubs born at the Zoo move to China before turning 4 years old to breed with other pandas, helping to keep the population genetically diverse.” Visit FONZ’s website to learn more about Bao Bao’s trip and to participate in the online and on-site celebrations that will give the young panda a first-rate send-off.
  • For a terrific end to your Presidents’ Day weekend in Washington, DC, come to National Geographic Society’s Family Day on February 20. It’s a family event filled with award-winning films, NGS’s fascinating museum, and talks by explorers, pilots, biologists, photographers, and more. While this event is free, you must RSVP at National Geographic Society’s website.
  • And here’s a quick heads-up on a fun event happening in early March — Baltimore City Paper hosts its 18th Annual Cosmic Cocktail Party on March 2 and is dedicating a portion of the proceeds to the Maryland Food Bank. Mixologists and chefs from Baltimore’s innovative culinary scene will be on hand with exciting concoctions. Visit MFB’s website for more information.