Upcoming LGBT social events around DC, MD & VA
Metro Weekly's Community Calendar highlights important events in the gay community, from alternative social events to volunteer opportunities. Event information should be sent by e-mail to
or by mail to Metro Weekly, Attn: Community Calendar, 1425 K Street, NW; Suite 350; Washington, D.C., 20005. Deadline for inclusion is noon, the Friday before publication. Announcement submissions that are not date-specific may run for two weeks, with the option for listing organizations to resubmit if appropriate. Questions about the calendar can be directed to the Metro Weekly office at 202-638-6830.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
DC Lambda Squares
DC Lambda Squares gay and lesbian square-dancing group features mainstream through advanced square dancing at the National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW, 7-9:30 p.m. Casual dress. 301-257-0517, dclambdasquares.org
DC Office of Aging Ambassador Program
The DC Office of Aging Ambassador Program offers a training session for those interested in becoming advocates and ambassadors for older adults and their caregivers. 10 a.m.-11 a.m. 500 K St. NE. Call 202-724-5622 to register.
The Dulles Triangles Northern Virginia social group meets for happy hour at Sheraton in Reston, 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive, second-floor bar, 7-9 p.m. All welcome. dullestriangles.com
Identity offers free and confidential HIV testing in Gaithersburg, 414 East Diamond Ave., and in Takoma Park, 7676 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 411. Walk-ins 2-6 p.m. For appointments other hours, call Gaithersburg, 301-300-9978, or Takoma Park, 301-422-2398.
MetroHealth Center offers free, rapid HIV testing. Appointment needed. 1012 14th St. NW, Suite 700. 202-638-0750.
The DC Center and the Campbell Center offer a six-week series of free-of-charge Mindfulness Meditation classes every Thursday from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 2000 14th St. NW, Suite 105. Bring cushions if necessary. For more information, visit thedccenter.org
MR and CR: Poly Discussion Group
MR and CR: Poly Discussion Group meets on the third Thursday of each month at The DC Center. 7 p.m.-8 p.m. 2000 14th St. NW, Suite 105. For more info, email or visit thedccenter.org
SMYAL offers free HIV Testing, 3-5 p.m., by appointment and walk-in, for youth 21 and younger. 202-567-3155 or .
Women's Leadership Institute for young LBTQ women, 13-21, interested in leadership development. 5-6:30 p.m. SMYAL Youth Center, 410 7th St. SE. 202-567-3163, .
Us Helping Us
Us Helping Us hosts a Narcotics Anonymous Meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 3636 Georgia Ave. NW. The group is independent of UHU. 202-446-1100.
HIV Testing at Whitman-Walker Health. The Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center, 1701 14th St. NW, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. At the Max Robinson Center, 2301 MLK Jr. Ave. SE, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Call 202-745-7000. Visit whitman-walker.org