Roll With It
Get your kid off the couch with Coca-Cola’s “Get the Ball Rolling” reception.
This Monday, kick-start your family’s new healthy lifestyle at a clinic where children can learn the importance of exercise and healthy eating from people they might actually listen to—members of their favorite Washington sports teams. The Capitals, Mystics, Nationals, Redskins, and Wizards will host fitness clinics at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, room H-137, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The reception is part of Coca-Cola’s initiative to promote more physical activity and healthy living among District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland youth.
The topic of the moment is jobs and how to create them. On Tuesday, the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association and the Remanufacturing Industries Council invite members of Congress and their staff to a Congressional Remanufacturing Reception.
A key event during the Remanufacturing Legislative Summit, the reception will give members and their staff an opportunity to learn more about how remanufacturing saves energy, creates jobs, and adds product value.
The event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Rayburn Cafeteria. For more information, or to RSVP, contact Ann McCulloh at (202) 312-9242.
On Tuesday, indulge in a match made in heaven—booze and baked goods—for a good cause.
One Lounge is the scene of the second annual cupcakes and cocktails benefit for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. ABC-7 and WJLA-TV contributor Natasha Barrett will host the event, which features a silent auction, door prizes, live music, and, of course, a cupcake contest judged by Barrett’s fellow local TV personalities. Attendees can indulge in treats from five District bakeries, including Georgetown Cupcake and Cake Love. The benefit is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 1606 20th St. NW.
Tickets cost $50 to $100 and are available at http://online.ccfa.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=113401.
Healthy Hors D’oeuvres
Do your part to reinvent the typical fried and greasy American breakfast this Wednesday at the National Archives.
Enjoy cocktails and healthy hors d’oeuvres at a reception to consider what it will take to make America healthier. Plus, learn how the government might actually be making us fatter as you explore the Archives’ “What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam: The Government’s Effect on the American Diet” exhibit.
The event is at the National Archives Rotunda from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. RSVP to RSVP@thehill.com.
Just Keep Running
On Wednesday, women from across the country will convene at Union Station for the She Should Run Inaugural National Conversation to send a message—we need more women in leadership.
The event plans to celebrate the importance of women on the Hill, discuss how women leaders make a difference, and figure out how to get more women into leadership positions. Expect women in Congress and female chiefs of staff to be on hand for the conversation.
The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Columbus Room at Union Station. It really is a hot ticket, as space is currently full. Put your name on the wait list by visiting www.sheshouldrun.org/waitlist.
Sovereign-debt crises got you down? Tour Europe the cheap way this Friday at Euro Night.
Euro Night is hosted every year by a different European Union embassy, and in 2011 it’s France’s turn. Learn about the culture and traditions of the E.U. member nations during a night of food, drinks, and dancing.
Le Maison Francais at 4101 Reservoir Rd. NW is hosting it at 6:30 p.m. Euro Night sells out every year, so be sure to reserve your tickets at http://euronightdc.org/.
This article appears in the Sep. 19, 2011, edition of National Journal Daily.