I’ve been featuring a lot of Crestwood homes as house of the day this week – a good chance to check some in person – from an email:

Crestwood Tour of the Homes to Fund Low Income Housing

Question: Where does the Tour begin?

Answer: At the house EVERYONE (slight hyperbole) is talking about – the new house on Mathewson! You can stop wondering what it looks like inside because Myron and Judy have invited you in!

A few titillating facts:

The house began with a vision for a modern glass house on a hill in the woods and found a life in Crestwood. Their architects and builders created their tree house with open architecture and multiple terraces including an expansive terraced patio.OUTSIDE feast your senses on Asian gardens, a waterfall and a white cedar porch. INSIDE there is even more: European fixtures and appliances and Italian cabinets in the kitchen. The bedroom even has its own terrace with a jacuzzi, lacquered Italian bedroom suite and a TV cabinet with an electronic lift and an Italian bubble soaking tub. Plus the house is “smart”, controlled by mobile phones or i-pads; motorized shades and screens,computerized lighting, and an AV system in every room.Come see it for yourself….

DATE: Oct 25th
TIME: 1 TO 4

WHERE: START HOME: 4226 Mathewson – where you will pay and start the Tour


COST: $20 if you rsvp in advance here. $25 at the door.”


From an email:

“On Thursday, October 8th from 6:30pm-8:30pm, the Common Good City Farm will be holding it’s 4rd Annual Night on the Farm, which provides the opportunity to come tour the farm (located in The Park at LeDroit at 3rd and V), sample local food, local beer, and learn more about the amazing programs that CGCF brings to the DC Community. The event features delicious food from local restaurants (including Big Bear Cafe, Dino’s Grotto, The Royal, Smoke & Barrel, and Table), as well as craft beer from Right Proper Brewing Company, all to sate your palate while learning about urban farming from our student volunteers. It’s a great night, a fun time, and helps support an incredible organization.

The event had been originally scheduled for October 1, but was rescheduled due to weather.

Tickets are $50, and can be purchased here.”


From a press release:

Tickets are on sale now for the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s frighteningly fun adults-only Halloween event, Night of the Living Zoo. The event, hosted by Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ), will be held Friday, October 30, from 5:30 to 10 pm. With live music, craft beer, food trucks, a costume contest, performance artists, and DJ Squirrel spinning spooky beats, it’s a wicked night of fun, all in the name of conservation. (more…)

“Dear PoPville,

I am writing to ask for you to support a cause that is near and dear to my heart. As many of you know, I am involved in a movement to open a non-profit coffee shop that will provide job training to adolescents with autism in the Washington, DC area. I have an amazing group of dedicated and experienced people on my team. We are at the point where we are trying to get our fundraising rolling!

In an effort to get our crowdfunding campaign to trend, we are looking to get some action on the GoFundMe page in a systematic way. If we get enough traffic on the site at the same time, we might be featured as the spotlighted campaign on the GoFundMe website! This is how you can help… Please make a contribution (any size donation helps tremendously – as little as $20 can go a long way) between 12:30 and 2pm.

Independent Grounds Coffee House is working to provide life skills and real-world work experience to young adults with autism. Please donate today!”

Help Us Help You ~ The D.C. Firefighters Burn Foundation from Capital City Lightworks on Vimeo.

From a press release:

The D.C. Firefighters Burn Foundation (The Foundation) announces the launch of its first-ever fundraising campaign and aims to raise $50,000 from September 15ththrough November 15th with 100 percent of funds raised going to much-needed pediatric equipment for the new burn unit at Children’s National Medical Center.

For the past 11 years, the Foundation has provided financial, emotional, and survivor support programs for youth and adult burn survivors along with injured firefighters throughout the Washington D.C. metro-area by purchasing and upgrading equipment at Washington Med-Star Hospital Center and Children’s National Medical Center, sponsoring burn survivors to the Adaptive Sports Camp and the World Burn Congress and providing educational materials for firefighters, health professionals, and the D.C. community.

“With Children’s National the only true pediatric facility in the D.C. metro area, it’s essential that we support this new specialized pediatric center and to ensure that young burn survivors from our region receive a level of care that is second to none,” said Jason Woods, D.C. Firefighters Burn Foundation president. “This new pediatric burn facility will serve pediatric burn patients from Northern Virginia, Montgomery and Prince George’s County, Southern Maryland and of course, D.C. We plan to continue helping young burn survivors throughout the area for decades to come and to ensure that they can now receive the level of care that they deserve close to home.”

Donations are accepted via the Foundation’s website at The fundraising campaign culminates in a fundraising party on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Dubliner on 520 N. Capitol Street, N.W.

via gofundme

“Dear PoPville,

Matt and Kerri Rose own Forge Brew Works in Lorton and recently became pregnant with their first child. However, over the summer, Kerri became weak and sick and her doctor discovered terrible news: She has Stage IV GI Cancer, while she is pregnant. She is undergoing experimental treatment at UPENN and a lot of it plus her travel will NOT be covered by insurance costs, so they are asking for help.

This morning, she gave birth to a healthy baby boy, prematurely, so they could start medical treatments. He is now in the NICU until his lungs develop enough.

The whole story can be found  here. I was just thinking this is a local brewery, many of us have frequented, and it is possible that our wonderful PoPville community will be as touched by this story as I have been, and dig in a little bit to help a neighbor.”

right rides

From Collective Action for Safe Spaces:

“People who don’t regularly experience sexual harassment in public have the freedom to choose where to go and how to get there based on convenience and cost. But for women and LGBTQ folks — populations that are at a higher risk of sexual harassment and assault — these considerations are often in conflict with a need to stay safe.

Our answer: RightRides DC. This summer, we wrapped up our pilot year of RightRides DC and it was a huge success! Thanks to all of you, our supporters and volunteers, we were able to provide free, safe rides home for dozens of women, LGBTQ and gender non-conforming members of the community over four service dates since last October.

Now we are ready to take RightRides DC to the next level, but we can’t do it without you!

Starting this fall, we hope to offer RightRides DC service dates once a month for an entire year! But to do that we need to raise $10,000 by September 30.

You can help us reach our goal by making a donation to RightRides DC right now.

As a small, grassroots organization, we depend on our donors and volunteers to make our work possible. Together, we can make DC a city free from public sexual harassment and assault. And we can start by making sure women, LGBTQ and gender non-conforming members of the DC community can get home safe at night.

Donate to RightRides DC today and help us ensure even more people can get free, safe rides home in the coming year.

Casino Night 2015 Flyer

From an email:

“Lucky Dog’s third annual “Let’s Get Lucky” Casino Night is on September 19th from 7PM-10PM at the Hamilton Live in Downtown DC!

For three special hours, guests will test their luck at craps, roulette, blackjack, poker, and the money wheel. At the end of the night, winnings can be used to purchase raffle tickets for exciting prizes! The ticket price includes 1,000 Lucky Dog Dollars to start the fun. The attire for the event is cocktail attire. Unfortunately, no dogs are allowed at the event.

The event will also feature:

An open bar
Great food (Asian, Mediterranean, Anitpasto, etc)
Live band: Sunbathers Band
SIlent Auction
Raffle Prizes (Apple Watch, GoPro and much more!)

All proceeds from the event will benefit Lucky Dog Animal Rescue, a volunteer-run 501c3 working to save dogs and cats from certain euthanasia.

Advanced Tickets (ends Sept. 12): $85 (available here.)

Volunteer Tickets: As a show of appreciation to our volunteers, we are offering a discount ticket price of $65 to the first 50 Lucky Dog volunteers who purchase tickets online. Only one ticket per volunteer. You must have either fostered, attended 4 adoption events or conducted 4 home visits in 2015 to receive the volunteer rate.

After Sept 12/At the door: $95″

2015 Canoe and Kayak Flyer V7_WCC

From an email:

“I volunteer with the DC committee of a group called Water For People, our upcoming event will support drinking water and sanitation projects around the world. WFP as a national nonprofit has received stellar ratings in financial management from Charity Navigator 10 years running, and we partner with local governments, citizens, and local businesses to fund these projects.

We’re having a Canoe/Kayak event on Saturday, August 22 to benefit Water For People and the Washington Canoe Club. It’s a lot of fun–your ticket includes paddling in a canoe or kayak, food (straight from the grill), beer, and some great live entertainment, with the return of Aztec Sun.
You can get your tickets on Eventbrite here! There are a limited number of full (boat, food, drink, and music) tickets available. We also have limited (music + food/drink) and children’s tickets available.”