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The Y Spreads Holiday Cheer Around the Metro Area

The Y Spreads Holiday Cheer Around the Metro Area

During the month of December, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington’s volunteers and staff were able to spread holiday cheer all around the area.  Here’s a quick recap of 2 instances where our association was able to strengthen our connection to the community:

Win a $2000 HD Home Entertainment Setup for Only $20 in Bethesda—Benefits the Boys and Girls Club

Win a $2000 HD Home Entertainment Setup for Only $20 in Bethesda—Benefits the Boys and Girls Club

Come on out to the Holiday Basket Raffle.  All of the proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington.

The baskets offer some amazing prizes such as:

1.       An HD Home Entertainment Setup featuring a Samsung 46” 1080P LCD Flat Panel, XBOX 360 Kinnect Bundle, and Samsung Blu Ray Player valued at $1775

2.       NBA Club Level Tickets: Wizards vs. The Suns  valued at $500

3.       Getaway to Ft. Lauderdale Florida valued at $550

4.       Goo Goo for Gaga featuring a pair of Lady Gaga’s Sunglasses and two club seat tickets to her concert in D.C. valued at $375

And much, much, more- ranging from Final four Tickets, Crate and Barrel gift cards, and even MORE getaways.

Holiday Magic at the Movies

Some big screen classics are as much a part of the holiday season as gingerbread houses and generously spiked eggnog.  I mean, watching Flick’s tongue get stuck to the flag pole is practically inked on the Christmas calendar.  You’re probably used to catching the seasonal cinema at home on a cable channel as you fold laundry or take care of some other house chore.  Well, how about making it a little more magical this year — for both you and the kids?

Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Year-end holiday stress on top of double-digit unemployment and an economy that threatens to relapse into recession has left many Americans feeling utterly helpless and hopeless.  This makes winter 2010 a perfect season for personal growth. 

We all experience key moments in both our personal and professional lives.  I define a ‘key moment’ as a triggering event or situation which presents a challenge and elicits (or demands) a response.  The important thing is not so much the moment itself, but how we respond to it.  

Because when a key moment occurs, we make an important choice to make.  Consciously or unconsciously, we will choose how we will respond.  In large measure, the quality of our lives, our happiness, and our personal effectiveness are determined by that response and how we handle the challenge of a key moment.  

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!

Bring the kids out to celebrate the fun as the infamous Junie B. Jones does it again!

Imagination Stage is bringing Junie B. to life in Jingle Bells Batman Smells! 

The show will be held from November 24th to January 9th. 

To purchase tickets, please click: http://www.imaginationstage.org/shows-a-tickets/now-playing

Join the Artfully Philanthropic at the Dec. 10 Beyond Words Fashion & Art Show

Lisa Jones, The Lollipop Kids Foundation (LPK) and The Art Gallery partner to host its first charity fashion and art show, “Beyond Words”, on Friday, December 10, 2010 at The Art Gallery in the beautiful Washington Design Center, 300 D Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024.