“Join us for the 2nd Annual Mt. Pleasant House & Garden Tour in support of the Bancroft Elementary PTO! Spend the afternoon exploring the homes and garden oases of our Mt. Pleasant neighbors. Homes will be open until 5 pm then join us at the home of Bancroft parents, Chris and Mandy Mills for a post-tour cocktail (after 5 pm). All proceeds will go to support the programs and activities of the Bancroft PTO which always work to uphold our vision and ambitions!! Tickets for the tour will be available for purchase the day of for $30 and $40 for the the tour and reception. For more information please visit our website.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user fromcaliw/love

From an email:

Sunday, October 26: Martha’s Table One Pot Supper Evening fundraiser dinner parties hosted in scores of private homes across the region.  Martha’s Table asks its supporters and others committed to fighting hunger in the District to host a One Pot Supper Evening on Oct. 26. Hosts will invite five or 25 or more people to their home for a cookout, a potluck or a sit-down dinner, use information flash cards provided by Martha’s Table to stimulate conversations about hunger issues in the D.C. metro-area, and collect donations for Martha’s Table. Martha’s Table will give each host a gift of a 2.5 quart red-apple cook pot to pass around the table for contributions to support the organization’s work. Get involved here!

If you cannot host a dinner, you can still participate. Visit ChurchKey, Birch & Barley, Iron Gate,  Ardeo+Bardeo, or 701 restaurants on October 26 evening and they will donate a percentage of your dinner check to Martha’s Table.”


From an email:

“Join the N Street Village Impact Committee for an evening of live music, networking, and fun at our annual Night Sessions. It is guaranteed to be an evening of rocking out at 14th Street’s legendary music venue, Black Cat. The line-up includes–Tom McBride, 19th Street Band, Ryan Mosel, and Odmark. Proceeds from the event will support the nearly 1,400 homeless and low-income women N Street Village serves every year.

Date: Thursday October 9th
Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Location: Black Cat, 1811 14th Street NW

Tickets: $35 and includes two complimentary drinks; $40 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased here.

Making Strides Horizontal

From an email:

“I’m hosting a fundraiser happy hour to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. This is my tenth year doing the walk in memory of my mom, whom my team is named after – Nancy’s Nineteen!

Join us on October 1, from 5:30-9:30PM at Iron Horse Taproom in Chinatown. A minimum $5 donation to the American Cancer Society will get you drink specials until 9:30PM. You’ll also be entered into a drawing to win Iron Horse gift cards and other prizes! Hope you can join us to fight back against breast cancer! “

V Street NW between 2nd and 4th Streets NW courtesy Common Good City Farm

From an email:

“Come have a beer on an urban farm in DC! A Night on the Farm…Without Leaving the City.

An ordinary Washington, DC night becomes a magical one at Common Good City Farm in LeDroit Park
- Tasty farm-fresh food from local chefs
- Festive music and fun raffle items
- Special Honoree Joe Yonan, Washington Post Food & Trave Editor

Thursday October 2nd, 6:30-8:30pm
Tickets $50

Bebe 2

From a press release:

“On September 5 some big-hearted burlesquers, sideshow folks and musical comedy acts are coming together to raise money for Bebe, a 9-year-old ShihTzu who has cancer. Bebe’s treatment has consisted of a series of vaccines with each shot costing just under $800 and a couple of additional surgeries, all of which, so far, totals $7,000.

Bebe’s owner Momo Nakamura is a local actress who takes Bebe everywhere with her. The duo have even appeared onstage together in DC’s serialzed “doing good by doing theatre” festival, Hope Operas. Back in February Bebe had a surgery to remove a mass in her hind quarters that revealed a malignant melanoma. Without treatment, Bebe was given six months to live. Presented with various possible treatment options Momo chose the most humane, and coincidentally, financially burdensome treatment.

The fundraiser will feature performances by DC’s own sideshow girl Mab Just Mab,; DC’s spicy sweetheart burlesquer Candy del Rio; Baltimore’s burlesquing ballerina tapdancer Tapitha Kix; Aaron Spaace who puts the Bowie in boylesque; musical comedy duo Frankie & Betty and the evening is hosted by Lucrezia Blozia, best described as the bastard lovechild of Weird Al Yankovic and Divine.

BARK VICTORY! Tickets are $12 at the door. This event is for folks 21+. Doors open 8:00 PM, Show is 9:00 PM sharp. The Bier Baron is located at 1523 22nd St., N.W., Washington DC 20037, just north of the intersection of 22nd and P in Dupont Circle. Folks who are unable to attend but still wish to contribute can go to Bebe’s GoFundMe page.”

Photo by PoPville flickr user JosephLeonardo

From an email:

“On Wednesday, August 20, the Nationals will be hosting their 9th annual toy drive that falls on their U.S. Marine Corps Day during their series with the Arizona Diamondbacks. To help support the important work of the U.S. Marine Corp Reserve and the Toys for Tots Foundation, fans are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys to donate outside Center Field Gate, from 4:30 p.m. until the end of the third inning. Donated toys will be given to nonprofit organizations and hospital pediatric wards in the D.C. area during the holidays. Drives like this, that take place outside of the holiday season will not only help the foundation to become supplied, but hopefully they will inspire others to spread the word and continue to donate year-round.”


From Brianne Nadeau:

“On Thursday night, an explosion and fire at 1429 Belmont Street, NW displaced 74 residents. Since that time they have been sheltered at the Columbia Heights Recreation Center, and many neighbors have offered support by donating clothing and providing translation.

Tremendous coordination is ongoing between the Red Cross, many different DC agencies, the Office of Latino Affairs, staff from the Mayor and CM Graham’s office, Housing Counseling Services and LEDC.

Many of you have asked how you can help as we work to relocate these families, with the goal of keeping them together and in our community.

Our friends at the Latin American Youth Center will be collecting donations in support of these families. If you would like to give, please visit their website and select “Columbia Heights Fire Victims”as the special purpose.”



“This memorial fundraiser is set up in memory of James Oh.

He was taken away from us and is now with God, fishing in the big lake in the sky.
He never asked for much and appreciated the simple things in life. Everyone loved him in the DC community he worked at. He was everyone’s dad. He cared for you like you were his own.
We will miss him dearly.

He is is survived by his wife, Soonai, daughter, Susie, and son in law, David.

If you would like to donate to help pay for medical or funeral expenses, you may use this site.

This site charges a transaction fee, for those who do have Paypal can send funds directly without fees to “bboydiz(at)”

And for those who would rather pay via check can email
David Pham at bboydiz(at) for the address.

For those that are friends and family of the Oh family, a memorial service has been set for this Friday, July 11th, please contact David Pham for information.

James Oh, a beloved husband, father, and friend will be missed. May you rest in peace.

Thank you for your condolences, prayers, and support. Please continue to pray so that we may bring justice to him.”


“Dear PoPville,

A friend of mine, D’Arcee Neal, who is handicapped, was housesitting for a friend last night in NW when someone STOLE his wheelchair. He now has no way to get around and there’s a fundraising page up now to help him purchase a new chair.”

Ed. Note: I asked how the chair was stolen and was told:

“D’Arcee was housesitting in Logan Circle and got back to the house around 12:30 a.m. Because the condo he was housesitting in had stairs he had to leave the chair outside and crawl to get inside.

Workers next door arrived at 6AM and the chair which had been outside was gone so they think the window is about 1-6AM that it could have happened. The chair itself costs about $4,750 dollars so it’s like someone’s car being stolen. A police report has been filed at this time but at this point we just want to highlight the issue and get him a new chair. It’s so sad.”

The Gofundme fundraising page says:

“In late June, my good friend D’Arcee had his wheelchair stolen in a residential area of Northwest DC. This particular chair was a lightweight, more expensive model, so you can imagine the financial burden my friend now faces.

I don’t know what it feels like to have your mobility taken away from you, but I imagine that even though he’s a strong, vibrant individual, he feels violated. As his friends and family, we can come together to show him that we love and support him by funding his new chair. Thank you for your contribution–anything helps!”