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
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Saturday, March 17, 2018
outdoors group takes a 5-mile walking tour highlighting Washington's Irish Heritage on St. Patrick's Day. Meet at 10 a.m. in from of 1777 Church St. NW, near Dupont Circle. End by 2 or 3 p.m. at Union Station in the city's old Swampoodle neighborhood, once the center of Irish life in D.C. Bring $2 trip fee, plus money for lunch in Union Station. Call Elaine, 215-510-1621 or visit adventuring.org
outdoors group takes a very strenuous hike in Shenandoah National Park, with 4500 feet of cumulative elevation gain during a 14.3-mile trek. Experienced, aerobically fit hikers only. Bring plenty of beverages, lunch, sturdy boots, warm laters, about $20 for fees, and money for dinner on the way home. Carpool at 8:30 a.m. from the East Falls Church Metro Kiss & Ride lot. Return after dark. Call Jackson, 410-422-9257 or visit adventuring.org
DC Aquatics Club
holds a practice session at Montgomery College Aquatics Club. 8:30-10 a.m. 7600 Takoma Ave., Takoma, Md. For more information, visit swimdcac.org
DC Front Runners
running/walking/social club welcomes runners of all ability levels for exercise in a fun and supportive environment, with socializing afterward. Route distance will be 3-6 miles. Walker meet at 9:30 a.m. and runners at 10 a.m. at 23rd & P Streets NW. For more information, visit dcfrontrunners.org
sponsors Mass for LGBT community, family and friends. 6:30 p.m., Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill, 3606 Seminary Road, Alexandria. All welcome. For more info, visit dignitynova.org
offers free and confidential HIV testing at its Takoma Park location. Walk-ins accepted from 12-3 p.m., by appointment for all other hours. 7676 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 411, Takoma Park, Md. To set up an appointment or for more information, call 301-422-2398.
a support group for LGBTQ South Asians, hosts a monthly meeting at The DC Center. 1:30-3 p.m. 2000 14th St. NW, Suite 105. For more information, visit facebook.com/khushdc
LGBT Asylees Support Meeting and Dinner
for LGBT refugees and asylum seekers. 5-7 p.m. 2000 14th St. NW, Suite 105. For more information, visit thedccenter.org