Weekend Roundup September 6, 2012

"Rock Your Red Heels" Author Book Signing Reception

September 7th, 2012 at 12:00 PM | Free | srunke@pixelentertainment.com | Tel: 502.541.5740 | Event Website

Barnes & Noble Union Station invites you to join Anne Browning Walker, debut DC author of the new contemporary romance novel The Booby Trap, and "Rock Your Red Heels"at this Book Signing Reception. Have your copy of this new work signed by the author, as you mix, mingle, and enjoy the afternoon.

Address

Barnes & Noble Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Avenue, Washington, DC 20002

Making Strides for MS Soirée 2012

September 8th, 2012 at 08:00 AM | $65-$175 | MakingStrides@MSandYOU.org | Tel: 202-296-5363 | Event Website](http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/dcw/volunteer/making-strides/index.aspx)

Join Making Strides for MS, the young professionals’ volunteer committee of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's National Capital Chapter, in your cocktail attire for an upscale night of dancing, enjoying food and drinks, and bidding on spectacular gift packages in a D.C. neighborhood-themed silent auction. All proceeds from the Making Strides Soirée will benefit people living with MS in our community and help fund research to find a cure for MS.

Address

Historic Eastern Market North Hall, 225 7th Street Southeast, Washington, D.C. 20003

Food for FED

September 10th, 2012 at 12:00 PM | $20 advance/$25 door | jkarlsruher@epiphanyproductions.com | Tel: 703-683-7500 | Event Website

The Foundation to Eradicate Duchenne (FED) is hosting the inaugural Food for FED at Eastern Market to benefit Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a fatal genetic disease. Food for FED Food is a culinary foodie festival featuring: restaurants, breweries, and caterers offering free samples and selling products; cooking demonstrations; music; a silent auction; and other interesting booths.

Address

Eastern Market, 225 7th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003

Public Talk with artist Nina Katchadourian

September 10th, 2012 at 06:30 PM | free and open to the public | info@wpadc.org | Tel: 202-234-7103 | Event Website](http://wpadc.org/)

Washington Project for the Arts presents a public lecture with artist Nina Katchadourian, coinciding with "Monument to the Unelected," her politically timely art piece installed in the street level windows of the Washington Post from September 10 - November 16.

Address

Street level windows of The Washington Post 1150 15th St NW, Washington, DC

9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance

September 11th, 2012 at 11:30 AM | carly.skidmore@dc.gov | Tel: 2027242229 | Event Website](http://serve.dc.gov/)

Join Serve DC & HandsOn Greater DC Cares and hundreds of volunteers on Tuesday September 11, 2011 in downtown Washington, DC for the National Day of Service. The event includes food truck vendors, a community outreach fair, mini service projects, and remarks by local and national leaders.

Address

Freedom Plaza, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC 20001

Author of Whistleblower's Handbook to Speak in DC at West End Library

September 11th, 2012 at 07:00 PM | 0 | contact@whistleblowers.org | Tel: 202-342-1903 | Event Website](http://www.whistleblowers.org/)

On September 12, 2012, one of the nation’s leading experts in whistleblower protection law, Stephen M. Kohn, will share a wealth of knowledge from his recently released book, The Whistleblower’s Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What’s Right and Protecting Yourself (Lyons Press, 2011). The West End Library in Washington, DC, will host the author talk and book signing from 7:00pm to 9:00. This event is free and open to the public.

Address

1101 24th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037

The 34th Annual Ambassadors Ball to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

September 12th, 2012 at 06:30 PM | $500 | AmbassadorsBall@MSandYou.org | Tel: (202) 296-5363, option 2 | Event Website](http://www.msandyou.org/Ball/)

The Ambassadors Ball raises vital funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The black tie gala hosts members of the Washington Diplomatic Corps, Congressional leaders, and a variety of distinguished guests who enjoy a unique silent auction, a delicious dinner, and a night of dancing. The Ambassadors Ball has raised over $16 million for the Society’s movement toward a world free of MS.

To purchase a table or tickets please call (202) 296-5363,or email katie.makris@nmss.org.

Address

The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C., 1150 22nd Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037

Helping Children Soar Benefit

September 13th, 2012 at 06:00 PM | Tickets $250; sponsorship $1,000 | jgelin@childrenslawcenter.org | Tel: 202-467-4900 ext. 571 | Event Website

As children head back to school, Children’s Law Center heads back to the Kennedy Center Roof Terrace Restaurant for their annual Helping Children Soar Benefit. This year’s Benefit highlights CLC’s work to ensure educational access and honors key partners who join in the effort. Visit www.childrenslawcenter.org/benefit for more.

Address

Kennedy Center Roof Terrace Restaurant, 2700 F Street NW, Washington DC

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