Metro Weekly's Community Calendar highlights important events in the gay community, from alternative social events to volunteer opportunities. Event information should be sent by e-mail to
or by mail to Metro Weekly, Attn: Community Calendar, 1775 I Street, NW; Suite 1150; Washington, D.C., 20006. Deadline for inclusion is noon, the Friday before publication. Announcement submissions that are not date-specific may run for two weeks, with the option for listing organizations to resubmit if appropriate. Questions about the calendar can be directed to the Metro Weekly office at 202-638-6830.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
outdoors group hikes 7 moderately strenuous miles with 1200 feet of elevation gain through scenic Big Run watershed in southern Shenandoah National Park. Bring 2-3 liters of water, lunch, sturdy boots, bug spray, sunscreen, about $20 for fees, and money for dinner on the way home. Carpool at 9 a.m. from the East Falls Church Metro Kiss & Ride lot. Return by dark. For more information, call Craig, 202-462-0535, or visit adventuring.org
DC Aquatics Club
holds a practice session at Montgomery College Aquatics Club. 8:30-10 a.m. 7600 Takoma Ave., Takoma, Md. For more information, visit swimdcac.org
DC Front Runners
running/walking/social club welcomes runners of all ability levels for exercise in a fun and supportive environment, with socializing afterward. Route distance will be 3-6 miles. Walker meet at 9:30 a.m. and runners at 10 a.m. at 23rd & P Streets NW. For more information, visit dcfrontrunners.org
sponsors Mass for LGBT community, family and friends. 6:30 p.m., Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill, 3606 Seminary Road, Alexandria. All welcome. For more info, visit dignitynova.org
Food & Friends
packing meals and groceries for people living with serious ailments. 10 a.m.-noon. 219 Riggs Rd. NE. Near the Fort Totten Metro. For a ride from the Metro, call the Food & Friends shuttle at 202-669-6437. For more information, visit thedccenter.org
offers free and confidential HIV testing at its Takoma Park location. Walk-ins accepted from 12-3 p.m., by appointment for all other hours. 7676 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 411, Takoma Park, Md. To set up an appointment or for more information, call 301-422-2398.
Strike a Pose
a free yoga demonstration on the National Mall Lawn. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Lawn accessible from 14th St. and Jefferson Dr. SW. For more information and to reserve a seat, visit strikaposedc.org
to train new Support Desk staffers. Sessions are capped at 25 people. 12-3 p.m. 2000 14th St. NW, Suite 105. For more information and to register, visit thedccenter.org/events/volunteerorientation