What to do in this kind of weather?

Filipinos around the metropolitan area will be very busy in the coming weeks. There are post-Valentine parties to attend, sports events, potlucks, not to mention more TPS rallies. Below is a list of fun-filled weekend activities for every member of the family. Let’s all go out and do some marching and dancing. No amount of snow is going to keep us cooped up in our rooms.

Feb 19 (Wednesday) 6:30-8:30pm. PACC “Navigating Your W2 and Business Tax” Guest Speaker William E. Offutt, Esq, President, Offutt Advisory Ltd. Sweet City Dessert 131 – A Maple Ave. Vienna, Virginia 22180. For details and to register: Rene Calandria at rene19va@yahoo.com

Feb 21 (Friday) 7-10pm. Friday Night Love-in @ the FAC, a post-Valentine celebration featuring romantic ballads, love stories, sing-a-long around the piano of classic love songs, free advice from “The Love Guru,” instrumental music, line dancing, dinner and cash bar. Filipino American Cultural Center, 7500 Livingston Rd., Oxon Hill, MD. $10 advance reservation, $15 at the door. Call Mya Grossman, 240-441-6941, or e-mail mylenegrossman@gmail.com.

Feb 22 (Saturday) 7-9 pm, Fil-Am Multi-Cultural Center/PAFC Brown Strokes on a White Canvas Travelling Exhibit “ALAMAT” Art Exhibit Opening.” Learn about the some Legends, Myths and Folktales through the works of art created by artists in the community. Show continues from Feb 22 – March 22. Guest entertainers: Jadam Pasual – Sax and Classical Guitar Virtuoso, Surprise story tellers, performance artists, dancers, Cheryl Brunner with Julian Oteyza and his Tutubi Band. Filipino-American Cultural Center,7500 Livingston Road, Oxon Hill, MD. Contact: Julian Oteyza at julianoteyza@gmail.com or (703) 969 5469

Feb 22 (Saturday) 8pm Company E with Jason Ignacio Filipino born dancer/teacher, Gordon Center Stage, Jewish CommunityCenter-Owings Mills, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue Owings Mills, MD 21117 (410) 356-5200. $24/per person in advance, $28 at the door. Tickets: http://www.jcc.org/gordon-center/dance-performances/

Feb 22 (Saturday) 6:30-10:30pm. Philippine Humanitarian Coalition Charity Kick-Off Reception featuring “Why Filipinos are Resilient,” an interactive art exhibit of selected Filipino masters and national. Funds go towards rehabilitation of Yolannda victims. Leuterio-Ward Residence, 12101 Riverview Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744. Donation $35.RSVP: info@phc-dc,org by Feb. 15.

Feb 28 (Friday) 11:00am-5:00pm Maryland Pan Asian Community Summit and Legislative Luncheon. Annapolis, MD. Sonia Aranza is the Keynote Speaker. Miller Senate Office Building, East & West Wing, 11 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401. Meet with legislators, hear Community’s concerns and needs. To register: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=76u6ohdab&oeidk=a07e8vvnmii43a71d56

Mar 2 (Sunday) 4 :00 pm 2014 Misa Ng Bayan or Migrant Heritage Commission’s 9th Annual People’s Mass. Theme: “Thank You America and the World for helping the Philippine Typhoon Victims.” Christ the King Parish 2300 E West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910) Phone: (301) 589-8616. For more information contact : Grace Valera, 202-247-0117 or email migrantheritage@gmail.com .

Mar 5 (Wednesday) 6:30-9:00pm Philippine American Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC (PACC-DC) “Empowering Leaders Through Executive Mentoring” Carrie Rich, CEO, The Global Good Fund. For details and to register: Rene Calandria at rene19va@yahoo.com

Mar 8 (Sunday) 10:00am Philippine American Foundation for Charities, Inc. Salo-Salo Brunch – Roll Out of PAFC Programs for 2014. The Hermitage, 5000 Fairbanks Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22311, Auditorium in the Basement Level. Contact: Mya Grossman at mylenegrossman@gmail.com

Mar 8 (Saturday) 6:30pm Yolanda Relief Campaign (YRC) of DC, Maryland, and Virgina with the Philippine Humanitarian Coalition “SPRING FOR HOPE” Dinner and Dance Benefit with special guest performers. Dragonfly Bistro Restaurant, 13840 Braddock Rd. Centreville, VA 20121. $45 VIP seating; $35 Regular Seating. Contact: Avic-Marivic Macaranas 703-405-3199.

Mar 8 (Saturday) 1:00pm. Bowling Tournament jointly sponsored by Ateneo Alumni Association. De La Salle Alumni Association and UP Alumni Association. Form your own team of 4. Registration $25 per bowler. Win trophies and prizes. Proceeds to benefit calamity relief programs in the Philippines. Bowl America Shirley, 6450 Edsall Road, Alexandria. Contact: butcharroyo@yahoo.com

PAARALANG PINOY: A Slice of Pinoy: Workshops for Kids: Paaralang Pinoy brings workshops where kids can actually try out an activity and learn a slice of Pinoy culture. St. Joseph Center of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 8601 Wolftrap Road, Vienna, VA, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. To register, please visit our blogspot: http://paaralangpinoy.blogspot.com/2014/01/a-slice-of-pinoy-workshops-for-kids.html and click the Sign Up Genius button on the right.

*Mar 16 (Sunday) Maglaro Tayo! (A Street Games Workshop)
*Apr 27 Mamiesta Tayo! (A Fiesta Workshop)

Apr 5 (Saturday) 12:00-5:00pm. ABS CBN DZMM with ANCOP “Global Pinoy Singing Idol 2014 Cultural Assembly Church , Winter Park, FL, Details to come.

Apri 18 (Tuesday) 6:30-9:00pm PACC-DC “Social Media as the New Marketing Billboard Speaker: Terrence P. Sutherland, Press Office Director, U.S. Small Business Administration. Army Navy Country Club 1700 Army Navy Drive Arlington, Virginia. . For details and to register: Rene Calandria at rene19va@yahoo.com

Apr 27 (Sunday) PAFC. Dakila Achievement Awards: Recognition of outstanding Filipino Americans in the Washington, DC Community. Marriott Key Bridge, Arlington, Va. Contact: Mitzi Pickard at mitzip888@yahoo.com

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