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Photo of Macy’s Holiday Windows by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

“Since it is *nearly* December and I am fairly new to DC, I was wondering if there are any must-see holiday events that I should go to! Also, I would really like to attend a performance of the Nutcracker, has anyone seen the Washington Ballet version?”

Ed. Note: Yesterday I suggested folks check out all the CityCenterDC decorations and Zoo Lights. Today I’ll also add Miracle on 7th and Garden District if you’d like to add a little booze to the festivities.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

I’ve been getting tons of queries about where to buy a Christmas Tree this year. There were a bunch of recs given that support charities @PoPville on twitter over the weekend. But let’s just compile a list in the comments here and let’s try to give preference to ones that benefit charities. A lot of folks suggested those that benefit elementary schools: (more…)

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric P.

“In the wake of the election, I have donated money to organizations that protect the rights of groups most likely to be targeted by the incoming administration, but I would also like to harness my power as a consumer. I have been trying to find a list of minority-owned businesses in DC (women, LGBT, black, Hispanic, Muslim– basically anything but straight white male)(no offense, love PoPville) but have come up short. Do you know if there’s an even somewhat comprehensive list out there? If not, would it be possible to try to crowd-source a list?”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Jarrett Hendrix

“My husband and I bought a house in DC and wish to sublet or assign our lease. We do not have an early termination clause and are within the first year of our lease. Does anyone know our rights to “assign” or sublet our lease if the lease states the landlord cannot “unreasonably” withhold consent. We informed our landlord we are happy to host an open house, find multiple potential new tenants and pay for their credit and background checks but the say they’re traveling December and January and cannot accommodate our request.

We’re pretty laid back tenants and in the 8mo we’ve been here always paid on time, been responsive to the landlords so their unwillingness to consider the options we’ve presented is disapponting. Thanks for your advice!”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

“So I am thinking of scheduling a work trip that will end on January 20th, and was wondering if people think it will even be possible to fly back into DC that evening. Would it be any better coming back on Saturday instead? Thanks!”

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“Join CityCenterDC as it kicks off the holiday season with the third annual lighting of its glittering 75-foot tree — the largest in the DC area — adorned with over 150,000 lights and 4,500 ornaments on Saturday November 26 at 6pm. Emceed by NBC4’s Eun Yang, the festive evening will include a performance by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington and delicious treats from RareSweets and Milk Bar. Take advantage of the city’s best retail and dining while you enjoy a festive evening with the entire family, marveling at the regal tree.”

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“I have a close friend who expected to be working on getting pregnant for awhile, and as such, she stocked up on dozens of pregnancy and ovulation tests while they were on sale a few months ago. We are all super excited that she and her husband had no problems and are already past the first trimester of a healthy pregnancy. This will also likely be their only child, at least for the next few years. Now she has a stockpile of tests, still shrink wrapped in the original packaging and with expiration dates in the 2017-2018 range. She reached out to me because I’ve volunteered with a number of local women’s organizations, but we are striking out finding a place that will take them. Two places told me to sell them on Craigslist at a discount, lol, but my friend really wants to donate in order to hopefully provide a service to someone who may financially need it… especially given the political developments of the last week. Does anyone have knowledge of places that do accept new-in-packaging, over-the-counter pregnancy tests, or do you have any recommendations for places to contact? Thanks!!!”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

“I apologize ahead of time for the long story.

Thursday November 10th at around 6:15pm I was pulled over by a DC police officer. The encounter was really strange and a little unsettling, so I’m wondering if anyone else has had similar experiences. Below is the encounter:

I was driving north on New Hampshire Ave, passing the Georgia Ave intersection, and turning right on Rock Creek Church Rd. The light at the intersection was green as I entered and turned yellow shortly thereafter. I was out of the intersection before it turned red. So I turned right on Rock Creek Church Rd and pulled up to the curb to park. I turned my car off and when I turned to get out of my car I noticed there was a car pulled up directly to my left, blocking me in. It was a police car (flashers were NOT on) and the officer was sitting inside it just staring at me. I rolled down my window and said “hello” – the officer did not respond but continued to stare at me. I then asked a series of questions including: Is there something I can help you with? Have I done something wrong? Am I in your way? The officer did not answer any of my questions, but just continued to stare at me. Confused, I took off my seatbelt and was about to try and open my door, when he started backing his vehicle up. I figured he was leaving, but instead he backed up to be diagonal behind my vehicle and then turned his flashers on.

He immediately got out of the car and walked up to my window and asked why I went through the light on yellow. (more…)

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“Marie Reed Elementary School PTA has an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for science classes for our first and second grade after care program.

We are trying to raise as many $10 donations as possible, so if you can, please donate today! (Larger donations also appreciated)”

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