bocce ball league

Sponsored By DC Bocce League.

Register for the Summer 2016 season of the DC Bocce League. Multiple playing locations available across DC, MD and VA.

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Are you looking for a week night activity that’s super social and easy to join? Embrace your inner-Italian and try your hand at bocce! The game isn’t difficult; just about anyone who can palm a ball can have fun playing. Plus, unlike most other sports, you stand on the same side of the court as your opponents, so socializing is the norm — what better way to distract someone than by cracking a ball joke or two?

Let the good times roll all summer long when you sign up to play in the DC Bocce League. All players receive:

  • 8 weeks of bocce good times
  • Beer and food specials at the bar
  • A sexy team t-shirt
  • Weekly contests and giveaways
  • FREE keg party at the end of the season

Choose the location right for you:
VA: Alexandria, Ballston, Columbia Pike, Courthouse
DC: Capitol Hill, Columbia Heights, Dupont, Downtown, U Street
MD: Bethesda

bocce ball league

The DC Bocce League started out as a tiny little league on Capitol Hill in 2004. Now the League has over 6,000 players throughout the DC metro area. Chat with friends, meet new people, and drink discounted beer? Win-win-win.

Enter the giveaway below to win a free team registration for up to 6 players in the upcoming summer session. This prize – valued at over $300 – includes team shirts, food and beer specials at the bar, weekly prizes, and a free party at the end of the season. Enter below now!

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STD Testing and HIV Testing in Washington DC

Sponsored By Prevention at Home.

By participating in Prevention at Home (PAH) and My Test My Way, you can test for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) without going to a clinic.

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My Test My Way, part of the Prevention at Home program (PAH), provides at-home testing, counseling, and referrals for people at risk for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). PAH is a three-year demonstration program created by a team of clinicians and staff from The George Washington University, community organizations, and HIV clinics. PAH is designed to improve the health of adult Washington, DC residents who are enrolled in Medicaid, Medicare, or DC Alliance. PAH makes HIV testing convenient and easy, and helps HIV positive PAH participants to link to care. Your participation is key to your success and ours.

With My Test My Way, you can test for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) without going to a clinic. Discovering and treating these conditions early can put you on the road to better health. By participating in PAH, you may receive:

• Home HIV or STD testing with safe and accurate test kits
• Help identifying your personal testing needs
• Help creating a plan for healthy living
• Referrals to community and clinic resources
• Home visits from a Care Partner to help you get suggested healthcare and support your healthy living plan (available upon request)

To register, go online to My Test My Way or call 1-844-8MY-TEST.

Prevention at Home is your partner in care.

Prevention at Home Program is supported by Grant Number 1C1CMS331343 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents of this website are solely the responsibility of the authors, and do not necessarily represent the official views of the US Department of Health and Human Services or any of its agencies.


yoga works DC classes

Sponsored By YogaWorks.

YogaWorks offers world-class teachers in world-class yoga studios, yoga teacher training, workshops, and online yoga.

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Hey DC! YogaWorks’ brand new 14th Street NW location is open for classes and you’re invited. It’s your chance to explore one of the largest studios in the area and try a few limited pre-opening classes. Plus, the week of May 23 – May 31 you’ll be able to lock in our founders’ rate of $85 before rates go up on June 1.

Come in and meet our teachers and staff during this special pre-opening week. With 2,000+ square feet of space, this new studio takes center stage in one of the most popular and diverse neighborhoods in DC. It offers an expansive practice room, locker rooms, and a retail boutique with yoga apparel, accessories, mats, beauty items, organic snacks, and super food essentials.


This is your chance to welcome this addition to the burgeoning DC Yoga community and be the first in DC to experience YogaWorks. Learn more here.


Sponsored By Compass.

The latest issue of Compass Quarterly features the voices and properties of DC’s top real estate agents, profiles the health sphere's most promising startup founders, and relays business lessons from Compass’ marathon-running CEO.

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Starting this month, DC-area athletes, design fans, and real estate aficionados alike can enjoy the latest issue of what the real estate bible The Real Deal describes as “McSweeney’s meets Dwell” — the company magazine from DC’s tech-driven brokerage Compass. Following the launch of the premiere issue last fall, the spring edition of Compass Quarterly is themed around The Active Life, blending curated lifestyle content, high-end homes, and personal glimpses at Compass’ agents and how they engage with their communities.

With the agency having recently added offices in Chevy Chase and Georgetown to their Capitol Hill and Dupont Circle presences, there’s much local interest in the issue, including the voices of agents Veronica Seva-Gonzalez and Jeff Chin and the creative contributions of DC photographer Emma McAlary (Washington Post, Refinery29). Interspersed are DC properties across a myriad of neighborhoods, price points, and aesthetics: stately Colonials, charming Cape Cods, and graceful Victorian townhouses.


YogaWorks yoga studio

Sponsored By YogaWorks.

YogaWorks offers world-class teachers in world-class studios, yoga teacher training, workshops, and online yoga.

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YogaWorks is celebrating its first yoga studio in Washington D.C. by offering a chance to win a free year of membership at its new location, set to open in spring 2016. YogaWorks 14th Street joins over 40 other studios in California, New York, Massachusetts, and Maryland and brings world-class teachers and a wide variety of classes to the D.C. area.

YogaWorks was founded in 1987 in Santa Monica, CA, and has grown to become a leader in the yoga community. They believe that yoga works for everybody, and strive to make each of their studios a reflection of the local community. YogaWorks doesn’t offer a one-size-fits-all approach to yoga. They offer classes that range from rigorous vinyasa flow to therapeutics and meditation.

Along with the chance to win a free year membership, everyone who enters (for a limited time) can sign up for a founding membership, allowing them to lock in the lowest rate available before the studio opens and receive a free month of access to MyYogaWorks with over 900 online yoga videos. Enter below!

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Sponsored By Johnnie Walker.

Johnnie Walker TastingTable comes to Mandarin Oriental Hotel in March for an exclusive mutli-sensory tasting.

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From March 1 through March 5, be one of the few to experience the Johnnie Walker TastingTable at the five-star luxury Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

Join the Master of Whisky in an exclusive, multi-sensory tasting featuring two of their award-winning blends: Johnnie Walker™ Black Label and Johnnie Walker Double Black™.

With seatings every 30 minutes from 7 to 10:30 p.m. for all five days, it’s an opportunity certain to fill up fast, so don’t wait to RSVP. Guests will be seated in groups on a first-come, first-served basis, and you must be 21 years or older to attend.

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Sponsored By Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating.

Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. is a local family owned HVAC company dedicated to serving Washington, D.C.

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February 27 is International Polar Bear Day! Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating is teaming up with Polar Bears International to encourage the local community to take the #ThermostatChallenge. Turn down your thermostat a degree or two and together we’ll make a big difference.

According to The Green Book, if every household in the U.S. adjusted their thermostat by one degree, it would save the amount of energy Iowa uses in one year. Other ways to significantly reduce CO2 emissions include using programmable thermostats and choosing high efficiency cooling and heating systems. Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating is a DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) participating contractor, who can help you choose the most efficient HVAC system that will be the best fit for your home.

Taking the #ThermostatChallenge? Like Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating on Facebook, and they will donate $5 to Polar Bears International for every “like” received in February. Don’t forget to Tweet #ThermostatChallenge to tell your friends and Polar Bears International that you are participating. Let’s make a difference together!

Sponsored By The Catalogue for Philanthropy.

The Catalogue for Philanthropy is Greater Washington's trusted guide to giving to the area's best charities for high-impact local giving.

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It’s your last chance to donate before the clock strikes midnight on 2015, so why not support the very best organizations serving Greater Washington? The Catalogue for Philanthropy has put together the only local guide to giving that you need.

No matter your interest, the Catalogue will help you find a charity that’s the right fit. (more…)


Sponsored By TodayTix.

TodayTix is an app for buying last-minute theater tickets at the best prices in Washington D.C.

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The holiday season in Washington D.C. can be a great time for residents and visitors alike. Among the bevy of activities you can enjoy in the nation’s capital is a vibrant arts scene which includes some captivating theater productions. For those theater lovers looking to get great tickets at prices that won’t totally deflate their wallet, TodayTix is a valuable tool. (more…)

D.C. Apartments: 817 Varnum St NW

Sponsored By The Alex Venditti Group of Compass.

Compass is a technology-driven real estate platform with offices in New York City, the Hamptons, Miami, Boston, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC.

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Regular readers of PoPville probably don’t need a primer on how great a neighborhood Petworth is. But in case you’re new here: It’s a diverse corner of the district with lots of neighborhood spirit. New restaurants and bars are opening left and right. President Lincoln used to spend his summers in a cottage nearby, while President Obama was just here the other day, celebrating Small Business Saturday by shopping with his daughters at Upshur Street Books.

If you’re ready to move to PoPville’s favorite hood, you’ll want to check out the condos at 817 Varnum Street NW. These newly constructed condos feature hardwood floors, recessed lighting and lots of natural light. The open kitchens boast quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and breakfast bars, and each master bedroom includes a walk-in closet and an ensuite bathroom with dual vanities and spacious glass shower enclosures.

Of the three units at 817 Varnum, Unit 2 is in contract, but Unit 1 and the penthouse are still available. Unit 1 is 1,720 square feet, with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Given the quality of finishes, the square footage, and the premier location, this is a great value at the new offering price of $649,900. The stylish penthouse boasts 1,215 square feet, with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, and is listed at $599,900. You can see them for yourself at their open house, this Sunday, December 6, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Click through for more pictures, or check out their video here. To find out how you can live in these beautiful apartments in one of D.C.’s most exciting neighborhoods, contact The Alex Venditti Group online or contact Jill Patel 202-302-3797, Greg Schneider 202-480-7927, Alex Venditti 202-550-8872.