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We want to hear from you. To submit information for inclusion in Briefs, email editorial@thedailymail.net; or by mail to Briefs: The Daily Mail, Unit 1, 364 Warren St., Hudson, NY 12534. For more information, call 315-661-2490.

CAIRO – The Cairo Public Library, 15 Railroad Ave., Cairo, will host a Graphic Novel Reading Club for Grades 3-7 on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. starting June 30. Call 518-622-9864 to register.

COXSACKIE – The United Methodist Church, 103 Mansion St., Coxsackie, is hosting a takeout only chicken barbecue on June 30 from 4:00-6:30 p.m., served by Freese’s Catering. The menu includes half a chicken, baked potatoes, corn, coleslaw, buns, butter and biscuits. Tickets cost $15. Tickets must be purchased by June 23 and are available from any church member or by calling 518-428-9600 or 518-731-9600. Pickup at the Lafayette Avenue parking lot.

TANNERSVILLE – Fairy Garden Day: Fairy Wand Creation with Maureen Garcia July 2, 10:00am-12:00pm at the Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville. Suggested donation of $10 for non-members. Program limited to 30 participants. Pre-registration on our website. This is a personal event. Bring the whole family to make your own wands. We will use a mix of natural and eco-friendly materials to infuse our wands. Take your creation home or leave it in the fairy garden of the Arboretum’s forest path for the little ones to enjoy. All materials are provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This is a personal outdoor program. Masks are compulsory when entering the education center during the programs. For information send an email to info@mtarboretum.org; call 518-589-3903; www.mtarboretum.org.

DURHAM – The City of Durham 4th of July Parade begins at 11:00 am on July 2nd. There will be ice cream, hot dogs, soda and ‘Bounce Around’ for the kids at the festival site in East Durham. There will also be fireworks at dusk (around 9pm).

COXSACKIE – Nite Train with Thomasina Winslow will perform on July 3 from 6-8 p.m. at Coxsackie-Athens High School, 24 Sunset Blvd., Coxsackie, followed by fireworks. Admission is free.

CAIRO – A special storytelling session, Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky, with storyteller Nadine Grisar will be held at 10:30 am on July 5 at the Cairo Public Library, 15 Railroad Ave., Cairo. All ages are welcome. Free.

NORTH GREENBUSH – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will present the program “Considering A Meadow Garden?” July 7 7-8 p.m. at the Demonstration Garden, Robert C. Parker School, 4254 Route 43, North Greenbush. Tired of mowing your lawn or do you have a difficult area, maybe a slope or hard-to-reach spot? Then consider creating a lawn garden that is easy to maintain, beautiful and has a wealth of benefits to help preserve natural habitats. Treat yourself to a quiet place to spend time in nature and spot butterflies, birds and other wildlife. Rensselaer County master gardeners Marie Hankle-Wieboldt and Bob Wieboldt show us the proposed site for a new meadow garden in the demonstration garden. This program is free to the public and takes place outdoors in the demonstration garden. Rain or bad weather at the beginning of the program can cancel it. Limited seating available; Bring your own deck chair. For more information, contact the Cornell Cooperative Extension at 518-272-4210 or mmp74@cornell.edu.

COXSACKIE – As Iz will perform at Music in Coxsackie Riverside Park on July 10th from 6pm to 8pm. Admission is free.

HALFMOON – The Society of American Magicians (SAM) Local Group Assembly 24 meets July 12 at 5:30 p.m. at The Halfmoon Diner, Route 9, Halfmoon. See details of the meeting and information on the organization at WWW.SAM24.SYNTHASITE.COM. The group meets every second Tuesday of the month.

COXSACKIE – The Bethel AME Church, 123 Mansion St., Coxsackie, is serving barbecues at noon on July 16th. Dinners include ribs or chicken, green beans, macaroni salad, corn on the cob, and pie. Dinner is $15. Pre-order by July 14th. To pre-order, call 518-731-8887.

COXSACKIE – The Donna Tritico Band will perform at Music in Coxsackie Riverside Park on July 17 from 6-8 p.m. Admission is free.

TANNERSVILLE – The Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville is hosting The Milky Way and Beyond with Randolph Baron on July 23 at 8:30 p.m. Suggested donation of $10 for non-members. No pre-reservation necessary. Join the Arboretum and explore the Milky Way. We will be using a brand new observation telescope concept, Unistellar’s new Evscope. Let yourself be surprised. optometrist dr Randolph Baron will direct the program. This is a personal outdoor program. Masks are compulsory when entering the education center during the programs. For information send an email to info@mtarboretum.org; call 518-589-3903; or www.mtarbor.

COXSACKIE – Nite Moves will be performing at Music in Coxsackie Riverside Park on July 24th from 6pm to 8pm. Admission is free.

COXSACKIE – The Playing With Fire Band will perform at Music in Coxsackie Riverside Park on July 31 from 6-8 p.m. Admission is free.

HUNTER – The Hunter Fire Company Block Party will be held at the Fire House, 17 Bridge St., Hunter on August 6 from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. There will be food, drinks, prizes, live music, games, a mechanical bull, a dunk tank and more. DJ Frankieokie 3pm-6pm GRP Songbirds sing Doo Wop 6pm-7pm and The Lost Cowboys Band performs 7pm-10pm

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Virginia man takes in Ukrainian family to ‘do something’ https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/virginia-man-takes-in-ukrainian-family-to-do-something/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 16:33:51 +0000 https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/virginia-man-takes-in-ukrainian-family-to-do-something/ DANVILLE, Va. – Before the Russian invasion in late February, Volodymyr and Olha Volyk and their young daughter had their own apartment in their native Ukraine. Volodymyr was due to start a new job as an international truck driver on March 1, and Olha, his wife, worked in retail. “Before the war, it was a […]]]>

DANVILLE, Va. – Before the Russian invasion in late February, Volodymyr and Olha Volyk and their young daughter had their own apartment in their native Ukraine.

Volodymyr was due to start a new job as an international truck driver on March 1, and Olha, his wife, worked in retail.

“Before the war, it was a normal, quiet life,” Volodymyr, 32, told Danville Register & Bee of family host Michael McNeely. “We had a quiet life with plans and dreams.”

The Volyks have been living with McNeely since arriving in Danville from Ukraine on June 4.

McNeely has hosted the family as part of the Uniting for Ukraine program run by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

The program was announced April 22 as a step toward President Joe Biden’s efforts to welcome Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion.

“Uniting for Ukraine provides Ukrainian citizens and their immediate family members who are outside the United States with a way to come to the United States and remain temporarily on probation for two years,” according to the US Citizenship and Immigration website services.

It was McNeely’s fascination with Eastern Europe that led him to record the Volyks.

“I decided to host a family because I’ve had a long-standing interest in Eastern European politics and culture,” said McNeely, who studied Russian for his bachelor’s degree at the University of Richmond. “I’ve been guided by this part of the world for most of my life.”

When the war began on February 24, McNeely was fixated on the news and wanted to help.

“It’s really not my ability to go out there and join the military, but when this program was created it was an opportunity for me to do something that I found constructive and helpful,” McNeely said.

The Volyks chose to come to the US because they believed it was a strong, safe and secure democratic country, Volodymyr said through McNeely.

“This is not a dangerous country,” said Olha, 25.

Even before the war, there weren’t many opportunities in Ukraine, Volodymyr said.

As for the Dan River region, the Volyks fell in love with Danville and Pittsylvania County. The area has beautiful scenery and friendly people, Volodymyr said.

“We’re trying to get used to it and live up to your example of being nice to one another,” he said.

The Volyks, who can stay for up to two years under the Uniting for Ukraine program, would like to stay in the United States

“Ultimately, their goal is to immigrate and become permanent residents,” McNeely said.

Volodymyr added: “If this is possible, we would stay in this beautiful country.”

The Volyks live in the Danville/Pittsylvania County area, he said.

Meanwhile, Volodymyr has submitted a form to get his work permit for the US. He plans to get a professional driver’s license.

“He’s trying to get those tests done here,” McNeely said.

He also takes English classes at the Adult Learning Center in Danville.

Olha, who earned a degree in chemical engineering and oil and gas refining in Ukraine, will take care of her 22-month-old daughter Sofia.

For McNeely, the process of receiving a family involved finding a suitable family to sponsor and completing a sponsorship application. The receiving family provides the host with their information and the government looks at the sponsor’s financial records to ensure they can provide a place to stay for the family.

Once the sponsorship is approved, the family will confirm their identity and apply for travel authorization to enter the United States

McNeely, who met the Volyks through a Facebook group, said the sponsorship process took just three days.

The Volyks also had to be tested for tuberculosis before coming to the United States

Volodymyr, who grew up in Vinnytsia, and Olha, originally from Monastyr Leshyanskie, came to Danville from Vinnytsia.

His hometown has a population of about 300,000, a similar number to Greensboro, North Carolina. The city has a factory that makes Russian sweets and another that makes electronics for Volkswagen.

A factory was also built in Vinnytsia, which produced ski equipment for the European market. The city’s newly remodeled airport was bombed by the Russians on the first day of the war.

Monastyr Leshyanskie is much smaller.

“It’s a really small village,” Olha said.

“It’s more of a sleep community, like a sleepy village,” McNeely said.

Community residents work elsewhere, he said.

The Volyks keep in touch with their families, but the couple’s relatives have no plans to emigrate to the United States

“Their parents are glad they (the Volyks) are safe,” McNeely said. “But they don’t want to go themselves.”

However, one of Volodymyr’s sisters left Ukraine and moved to the United Kingdom.

Vinnytsia has been the target of attacks since the Russian invasion, including rocket attacks on Havryshivka Vinnytsia International Airport on March 6; rocket fire that hit a TV station on March 16; and an airstrike on March 25 against the command center of the Ukrainian Air Force, according to news reports.

Vinnytsia was more or less a safe place, McNeely said, translating for Volodymyr, “but fears for the life of the family and daughter forced her to leave the country.”

Volodymyr said there were also concerns among the Ukrainians that separatists and Russians could also invade parts of neighboring Moldova from there.

McNeely said he still gets messages on his Facebook group from people seeking help. Other residents of the Dan River Region who wish to host a family can contact him.

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Albireo announces presentation of new data on liver disease in children and adults https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/albireo-announces-presentation-of-new-data-on-liver-disease-in-children-and-adults/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:26:34 +0000 https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/albireo-announces-presentation-of-new-data-on-liver-disease-in-children-and-adults/ New analysis of phase 3 studies by PEDFIC shows that patients whose itching improves on Bylvay® (odevixibat) also experience improvements in sleep, quality of life, serum bile acids and liver parameters Long-term data from PEDFIC studies with Bylvay show dramatic reductions in quality of life in patients and families affected by PFIC Studies show consistent […]]]>
  • New analysis of phase 3 studies by PEDFIC shows that patients whose itching improves on Bylvay® (odevixibat) also experience improvements in sleep, quality of life, serum bile acids and liver parameters
  • Long-term data from PEDFIC studies with Bylvay show dramatic reductions in quality of life in patients and families affected by PFIC
  • Studies show consistent and sustained effectiveness of Bylvay across all PFIC types
  • Announces the new SPARK grant program, which is accepting applications for projects to improve care for rare liver diseases, beginning with PFIC

BOSTON-June 23, 2022 – Albireo Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALBO), a rare liver disease company developing novel bile acid modulators, today announced the presentation of new data on liver disease in children and adults at the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) International Liver Congress™ 2022 will take place in London from 22nd to 26th June. The presentations will include new analysis from the Phase 3 PEDFIC 1 and PEDFIC 2 studies of Bylvay® (odevixibat) in progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis (PFIC) and data on pipeline ASBT/NTCP inhibitors, including A2342 in hepatitis B and D .

“With the largest data set ever assembled on children and families affected by PFIC, we were able to quantify the significant impact of PFIC and illustrate the myriad ways it dramatically impacts the quality of life of patients and families,” said Jan Mattsson, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer and Head of R&D. “We have also shown that when patients with different types of PFIC experience relief from their itching with Bylvay, they experience benefits in terms of sleep, quality of life and liver parameters. Seeing these improvements across the board underscores the urgent need to assess and treat patient itch.”

Albireo also launched SPARK, a new grant-based program set up to identify and drive improvements in the quality of care in rare liver diseases, starting with PFIC in 2022. SPARK is designed to encourage new ideas that have the potential to transform best practices centered care. Health professionals, advocates and other PFIC professionals are invited to submit applications at www.spark-grants.com from July 1st.

“PFIC data and research are important because they reinforce why we must prioritize treating patients with pruritus,” said Francesca Lombardozzi, PFIC supervisor. “What I hear from families coping with PFIC is that itching affects all aspects of their lives, most critically their sleep – sometimes leaving the whole family exhausted. I encourage families to advocate for effective itch treatment for their children as it has the potential to improve many aspects of their daily lives.”

Bylvay PEDFIC 1 and PEDFIC 2 data

The company presented data on Bylvay on five posters. Bylvay is a potent, non-systemic, once-daily ileal bile acid transport inhibitor (IBATi). the only drug approved in Europe for the treatment of all types of PFIC in patients aged 6 months and older and the only treatment approved in the US to treat pruritus in patients 3 months of age or older with all types of PFIC. The PEDFIC-1 study was the first and largest global pivotal Phase 3 study conducted at PFICwhich evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of Bylvay in reducing pruritus and serum bile acids (sBAs) in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, and PEDFIC 2 is a long-term, open-label, phase 3 extension study. Key takeaways from the data include:

Long-term efficacy and safety data shows that Bylvay improves the quality of life for patients and families of all PFIC subtypes

  • Bylvay Responders See Improvements in Quality of Life Measurement (Poster #763) This analysis of pooled data from the PEDFIC studies shows that all patients had major impairments in emotional, social, physical, and academic quality of life at baseline, with mean PedsQL scores ranging from 47 to 67. Patients who responded to treatment with Bylvay, and particularly their families, experienced sustained moderate improvements in quality of life over time, while the quality of life of patients who did not respond to Bylvay remained largely unchanged for them and their families. Out of a total of 84 patients in the pooled population, PedsQL data were available for 53 patients and PEDsQL Family Impact (FI) data for 79 patients. Among patients with available QoL data, QoL was impaired at least intermittently at baseline in both responders and non-responders. PEDsQL total scores showed improved quality of life for responders compared to non-responders over time through week 72.
  • Bylvay offers lasting treatment benefits (Poster #1197). In this pooled analysis of data from the PEDFIC studies, Bylvay delivered sustained clinical treatment benefits in patients with PFIC treated for at least 72 weeks, with mean improvements over time in sBA levels, pruritus, liver parameters and growth. Bylvay was generally well tolerated over the ≥ 72 week treatment period. In the subgroup of patients treated with Bylvay for ≥ 72 weeks, 96% had a TEAE and 52% had drug-related TEAEs. The most common TEAEs were fever, upper respiratory tract infection, and diarrhea.
  • Improvements in pruritus on Bylvay lead to improvements in quality of life, hepatic biomarkers and sleep (Poster #865). The results of the pooled analysis population of 82 Bylvay-treated patients, including 44 PEDFIC 1 and PEDFIC 2 pruritis responders, show that patients of various PFIC types who responded to pruritis to Bylvay experienced sustained improvements in quality of life, sleep and hepatic Biomarkers experienced for up to 72 weeks. From baseline to week 72, pruritis responders demonstrated significant improvements in quality of life as assessed by mean total PEDsQL scores (p=0.048) and PEDsQL-FI total scores (p=0.007). The data also showed that pruritus responders had significant improvements in several caregiver-reported sleep parameters (all P<0.001), including a reduction in days with blood due to scratching, days needing help falling asleep, days when reassurance was needed and days when they slept with a caregiver. Of all pruritus responders, 86% had any TEAE, none of which were serious drug-related TEAE. Two patients experienced TEAEs that led to study discontinuation, including splenomegaly, diarrhea, jaundice, weight loss, and/or hypophagia.

  • Bylvay treatment affects liver parameters, growth, sleep and biochemical markers in all PFIC types (Poster #850). Patients with different types of PFIC treated with Bylvay for up to 72 weeks, with some followed up to 128 weeks, experienced reductions in autotaxin levels and increases in C4 levels, as well as variable changes in liver parameters, sleep characteristics, and growth. 84 patients received Bylvay during the pooled analysis period. Patients of nearly all PFIC types experienced moderate improvements in caregiver-reported sleep parameters. Patients with most PFIC types generally experienced mean increases in height and/or weight z-scores with Bylvay treatment; Patients with PFIC1 and PFIC3 experienced more variable changes in weight z-scores. Of all patients, 85% had some form of TEAE that was similar across all PFIC types and was mild or moderate in severity. All serious TEAEs were assessed as unrelated to study drug.
  • Evidence of efficacy of Bylvay with and without concomitant UDCA. Total, primary and secondary serum bile acid changes and improvement in pruritus during Bylvay treatment (Poster #847). A large proportion of patients in the PEDFIC-1 study were on UDCA at baseline but still had elevated sBAs and pruritus. This analysis assessed the mean total, primary, and secondary sBAs in Bylvay sBA responders, partial responders (≥30% reduction), and nonresponders and showed that UDCA treatment resulted in higher sBAs at baseline, but it appeared that it did Not affecting sBA response to Bylvay. A partial sBA response was not associated with a mean decrease in pruritus with concomitant use of UDCA, and all sBA responder groups included patients in whom the pruritis response was uncorrelated with the sBA response.

Pipeline data for A2342 and other investigational drugs

Albireo is investigating several ASBT and NTCP inhibitor compounds. The apical sodium-dependent bile acid transporter (ASBT) and Na+-taurocholate cotransporting polypeptide (NTCP) play key roles in maintaining bile acid homeostasis, and their selective inhibition has been shown to be effective in liver disease. Key takeaways from the data presentations include:

  • The orally available sodium/taurocholate co-transport polypeptide inhibitor A2342 blocks hepatitis B and D entry in vitro (Poster #1226). This preclinical study of A2342 supports its potential as the first orally bioavailable molecule capable of inhibiting the entry of hepatitis B and D via NTCP in the nanomolar range.
  • Dual ileal/renal hepatic bile acid transporter inhibitors with different transporter selectivity in vitro increase fecal and renal bile acid excretion in knockout mice transporting organic anions, polypeptide 1a/1b in vivo (poster #1238) . This preclinical study demonstrated that dual ASBT/NTCP inhibitors with differential selectivity may play a role as part of precision medicine strategies to reduce bile acid load in forms of hepatobiliary disease.

Albireo will also host a company-sponsored symposium that will present a mixed-case approach to idiopathic cholestasis and targeted next-generation sequencing panels. Participation information:

Symposium: Idiopathic Cholestasis and Targeted Next-Generation Sequencing Panels: A Case-Blended Approach

Expert Panel: Prof Patrick McKiernan, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, UK, Dr. Christoph Leiskau, Hannover Medical School, Germany, Dr. Angelo Di Giorgio, Hospital Papa Giovanni XXIII, Bergamo, Italy

Date and time: Thursday 23 June 12:30-13:30 BST at the ExCel London

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Jersey Shore bars to visit https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/jersey-shore-bars-to-visit/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 21:12:56 +0000 https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/jersey-shore-bars-to-visit/ This is what you’ve been waiting for since you planned your trip. You’re walking down the coast, maybe with some friends, your special someone or just by yourself, looking for a place to get an adult drink. You want to be with like-minded people who just want to have a great time, just like you. […]]]>

This is what you’ve been waiting for since you planned your trip. You’re walking down the coast, maybe with some friends, your special someone or just by yourself, looking for a place to get an adult drink. You want to be with like-minded people who just want to have a great time, just like you.

What’s great about Jersey Shore bars, and what sets them apart from other bars across the state, are the memories that are made and will last a lifetime. My mom met my dad at a place called The Chatterbox in Seaside Heights. It may not be there anymore, but if Chatterbox hadn’t existed I wouldn’t be here to write this.

Many of the drinking establishments have been there for as long as the Stone Pony has that memories have been created for generations. Should Bruce actually show up, this could be his third generation. Anyhow, if you decide to meet the pony you won’t be disappointed, for both the company and the story. You might even see Mike Rocket playing my song.

The Stone Pony is just one of the many great Jersey Coast bars to visit. Here are some of the others according to my listeners, Facebook and Twitter

Patricia Tyson Purks
We like going to Bar Anticipation in Belmar. It’s a great place with 15 bars. In summer we like to sit in the gazebo.

Bar anticipation via Google Earth

Bar anticipation via Google Earth

Cindy Zwicker
Marvelous

Wonder Bar over Google Earth

Wonder Bar over Google Earth

Bubba Nangle
The Ocean Drive

The Ocean Drive via Google Earth

The Ocean Drive via Google Earth

Trish Mata
Beachcomber…especially when Big Bang Baby is playing there!

Beachcomber via Google Earth

Beachcomber via Google Earth

Chris Bligh
Leggetts

Leggett on Google Earth

Leggett on Google Earth

Mike Darkwater
Captain’s Inn Tiki Bar

Captains Inn via Google Earth

Captains Inn via Google Earth

Rick Verso
Salty’s beach bar. Lake Como

Salty’s Beach Bar via Google Earth

Salty’s Beach Bar via Google Earth

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Black Americans living abroad reflect on the June 16 holiday https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/black-americans-living-abroad-reflect-on-the-june-16-holiday/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 06:04:49 +0000 https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/black-americans-living-abroad-reflect-on-the-june-16-holiday/ With the United States only observing the second federally recognized June 16, black Americans living abroad have used the holiday as a day of reflection and an opportunity to educate people in their host countries about black history. President Joe Biden moved quickly last year to nationally recognize the day black Americans celebrate since the […]]]>

With the United States only observing the second federally recognized June 16, black Americans living abroad have used the holiday as a day of reflection and an opportunity to educate people in their host countries about black history.

President Joe Biden moved quickly last year to nationally recognize the day black Americans celebrate since the last enslaved people were told they were free on June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas, two years after the president’s Emancipation Proclamation Abraham Lincoln of 1863.

Members of Kawambe-Omowale African Drum & Dance perform during an annual June 16th celebration at Eastlake Park in Phoenix on Saturday June 18, 2022. The event featured dozens of businesses, food vendors and educational opportunities for community members. (Source: AP)

In Liberia, Saqar Ahhah Ahershu, 45, of Jersey City, NJ, is organizing the country’s first Journey Home Festival. “Because this is part of this hidden African-American history that still hasn’t been fully unpacked,” he said in Monrovia.

Liberia, Africa’s oldest independent republic, was founded in 1822, exactly 200 years ago, by freed slaves repatriated to West Africa from the United States. This weekend’s event includes a trip to Providence Island, where former slaves settled before moving to what is now Monrovia on the mainland.

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Although there are no official statistics tracking black Americans moving abroad, many are more openly discussing it in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd. As a result, many African Americans saw the US “outside in” and chose not to return.

Members of a bike club dance as they participate in Mayor Turner’s 9th Annual Juneteenth Parade on Saturday, June 18, 2022 in Houston. (Source: AP)

Tashina Ferguson, a 26-year-old debating coach, was living in New York at the time of Eric Garner’s death.
She moved to South Korea in 2019 and will celebrate with a group of drag performers at a fundraising brunch for the Marsha P. Johnson Institute on Sunday, June 16. She looks forward to the latest federal holiday with mixed feelings.

“Juneteenth’s commercialism has become a whole, put it on a t-shirt, put it on sundae,” she said. “But as a black person within the black community, I’m like, yes, let’s celebrate.” She said only major change would make her return to the United States

Chrishan Wright in New Jersey regularly speaks to black Americans who are planning or have already made the move abroad. Wright, 47, hosts a Blaxit Global podcast and said many of her guests are fed up with the US

“They have done everything they can to achieve what the American Dream is meant to be, and that benchmark is constantly shifting. They don’t feel like they’re on solid ground when it comes to retiring comfortably, paying off student debt, or just paying their bills.” Wright plans to move to Portugal in 2023. Through her podcast, she already knows about the June 16 celebrations this weekend in the capital, Lisbon.

In some locations with larger populations of Black Americans, Juneteenth is already part of the program.
LaTonya Whitaker from Mississippi has lived in Japan for 17 years. She is executive director of Legacy Foundation Japan, which hosted a June 16 gathering for about 300 people at the posh Tokyo American Club on Saturday.
She and her husband David had no intention of living in Japan.

A 4-year-old boy holding a Pan-African flag to celebrate during a June 16th commemoration at Leimert Park in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 18, 2022. (Source: AP)

Like Whitaker, many black Americans at the June 16 event came to Japan almost by accident as Christian missionaries or Peace Corps volunteers. But they have made Japan their home. She now wants to raise her son there because she is concerned about gun violence in the United States. “I realized that we really need a community,” Whitaker said.

Michael Williams teaches African American history at Temple University in Tokyo and left the US at 22. He is now 66 and has lived abroad for much of his adult life but returned to the US for graduate school in Boston and Baltimore.

America has changed so much, he feels like a tourist when he visits, he laughed. Williams said he knew Juneteenth from history class. “I would always end my presentations with the hope that one day this would be a national holiday. And that’s how it is now and it feels great,” he said.

In Taipei, Toi Windham and Casey Abbott Payne are hosting several events to celebrate June 16th. The two, part of Black Lives Matter Taiwan, host performances by black artists and musicians. Both celebrated with their families long before the national holiday.

Windham has lived in Taiwan for five years and always celebrated June 16 growing up in Texas. For her, it’s an opportunity to educate people about a different part of American culture, even the darker parts.

“A lot of people tend to enjoy hip-hop culture and the clothes and certain parts of our culture, but I think it’s important to acknowledge all parts of black culture,” she said. Payne, an organizer, has lived in Taiwan for 11 years and said he also celebrated June 16 growing up in Milwaukee, which has one of the oldest festivals in the country.

“As a kid, I remember the street being lined with street vendors, music playing, and the June 16 parade parading through it,” he said. For others, the day is a chance to happily sit back and rest.

In Bangkok, a group called Ebony Expats organized a silent film screening, a bike ride in a nature reserve, and a dinner at a Jamaican restaurant that served jerk chicken and pumpkin soup. Restaurant owner Collin Clifford McKoy served 20 years in the US Army before eventually opening his restaurant in Thailand during the pandemic. He said the June 16 holiday is a chance for black people to share their culture while being so far from home, American or not.

“Overall it’s about coming together no matter where we are and it shows how much blood flows deep as a community to come together and have fun,” he said.

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make note | Mclean County https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/make-note-mclean-county/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/make-note-mclean-county/ “Anchored: Deepening Faith in God” Vacation Bible SchoolBeulah General Baptist Church is hosting its Vacation Bible School program on June 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 652 Kentucky Highway 593 in Calhoun under the theme “Anchored: Deepening Faith in God.” For more information, contact Heather Stratton, Director, at 270-499-0188. Free summer lunches McLean […]]]>

“Anchored: Deepening Faith in God” Vacation Bible SchoolBeulah General Baptist Church is hosting its Vacation Bible School program on June 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 652 Kentucky Highway 593 in Calhoun under the theme “Anchored: Deepening Faith in God.”

For more information, contact Heather Stratton, Director, at 270-499-0188.

Free summer lunches

McLean County Public Schools offers free summer lunches to all children under the age of 18 every Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch is available at Calhoun Elementary School, 755 Main St., Livermore Elementary School, 110 Eighth St., and Marie Gatton Phillips – Sacramento Elementary School, 640 Main St.

Per federal guidelines, all meals must be consumed on-site.

Adult meals can also be purchased for $3.

For more information, contact MCPS at 270-273-5257.

50th Class Reunion – Class of 1972A 50th Anniversary reunion of the Class of 1972 of the former Calhoun High School will be held at 6:30 p.m. on June 25 at Luie Whitaker’s home, 2151 Brooks Schoolhouse Road in Calhoun.

The event will be hosted by The Farmhouse Restaurant & Catering in Madisonville.

The cost is $30 per person. Payment can be made to Pam Arnold via PayPal:@pammiesue54, Venmo: PSArnold@bellsouth.net or by phone at 270-499-0326.

Checks may also be drawn at Arnold, 1541 State Route 1233, Calhoun, Kentucky 42327.

For more information visit facebook.com/groups/126667247461150.

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Fears about where Ukrainian refugees will go after the reception program ends https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/fears-about-where-ukrainian-refugees-will-go-after-the-reception-program-ends/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 05:23:28 +0000 https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/fears-about-where-ukrainian-refugees-will-go-after-the-reception-program-ends/ HOSTS who have taken in Ukrainians fleeing the war are worried about what will happen to their guests when their arrangements end. Last week marked the 100th day since Russia invaded Ukraine, and with no end in sight to the conflict, experts warn it could drag on for months, if not years. Meanwhile, many hosts […]]]>

HOSTS who have taken in Ukrainians fleeing the war are worried about what will happen to their guests when their arrangements end.

Last week marked the 100th day since Russia invaded Ukraine, and with no end in sight to the conflict, experts warn it could drag on for months, if not years.

Meanwhile, many hosts who have signed up for the Interior Ministry’s Homes for Ukraine program feel abandoned by authorities and “on their own”.

Sheila and Peter Glaze, who live in Henley, sponsored Volodymyr Hlynskyi, wife Olena and daughter Valeria-Muza.

Volodymyr Hlynskyi, his wife Olena and their daughter Muza live with the Glazes in Henley. The family from Kyiv experienced the horrors of war in their own country. (56184452)

After fleeing their hometown of Kyiv, the Ukrainian couple, both 60, and Valeria-Muza, 39, moved into the Glazes’ four-bedroom home in April.

Sheila, 66, and Peter, 70, who together have six adult children and six grandchildren, cannot host beyond October when their agreement ends.

Sheila told the Herald: “Most hosts are like us – they have a few spare bedrooms to make available to others and shared facilities.

“They have offered their apartment for half a year, but they don’t want or can’t continue any longer.”

Hosts Sheila and Peter Glaze from Henley.
Hosts Sheila and Peter Glaze from Henley.

Sheila and Peter asked the Stratford District Council what to do when they reached the end of their six-month recording period and were told to give Volodymyr, Olena and Valeria-Muza two months’ notice.

Sheila emphasizes, “When you take people into your home, it’s very difficult to tell them, ‘We’re going to make you homeless in two months.’ If someone had told me right off the bat, “At some point you’re going to have to make your guests homeless so the municipality can pick it up,” we probably wouldn’t have done it.”

The district council also sent Sheila and Peter links to private rental sites.

Volodymyr, a project manager in Kyiv, is taking health and safety exams this week to secure a job at a construction company. In April, he told the Herald how the family woke on February 24 to the sound of rockets flying and distant explosions.

They only had an hour and a half to pack all their belongings into suitcases and flee. They made a frantic 550-mile journey through Ukraine by road, boarded a train and finally crossed the border into Poland on foot. Many hosts have helped refugees apply for Universal Credit, open a bank account, and find a family doctor or local school.

Valeria-Muza Glynska left for the safety of Britain with her parents, Volodymyr and Olena.
Valeria-Muza Glynska left for the safety of Britain with her parents, Volodymyr and Olena.

But there are fears it will be harder to find private rental accommodation as prices in the Stratford area are high. Landlords usually ask for three years of housing history, credit history, credit ratings, and often a guarantor.

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Around Town calendar for the week of June 12 | vision https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/around-town-calendar-for-the-week-of-june-12-vision/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/around-town-calendar-for-the-week-of-june-12-vision/ Rio Grande founding meeting The Rio Grande Foundation invites the public to its free event at the Liberty Club, 312 N. Virginia Ave. on June 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The theme is Liberty on the Rocks, a happy hour discussion and unhosted information sharing session. Reservations are required. For more information visit […]]]>

Rio Grande

founding meeting

The Rio Grande Foundation invites the public to its free event at the Liberty Club, 312 N. Virginia Ave. on June 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The theme is Liberty on the Rocks, a happy hour discussion and unhosted information sharing session. Reservations are required. For more information visit riograndefoundation.org.

Pecos Valley Quilter Gathering

Pecos Valley Quilters meet regularly every Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Room 111, 200 N. Pennsylvania Ave. The first Wednesday includes a short business meeting, an exchange about our work and an introduction to the block of the month. There will be a special quilting workshop with Michelle Watts, “Modern Edge” on July 6th from 10am – 4pm at the Roswell Museum – contact us for fee information. July 20th is a normal working day and help with sewing. On July 27th we are working on Quilts for the Heart – quilts for charity. Join us and learn something new. For more information, visit us on Facebook @PecosValleyQuilters or email pecosvalleyquilters@gmail.com.

Vacation Bible School

The Catholic Church of the Assumption of Mary is offering a Bible School program for children from Kindergarten through 6th grade during the week of June 27 through July 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The children receive a t-shirt, a snack and a packed lunch. You can register at the church office at 2808 N. Kentucky Ave. or call 575-622-9895 for information.

Meeting of the Federated Republican Women of Chaves County

The monthly meeting of the Federated Republican Women of Chaves County will be held June 15 at 11:30 am at the Roswell Convention Center. Reservations are required. For more information please call Joan at 505-414-982.

Meeting of the Roswell Fine Arts League

The Roswell Fine Arts League meets on June 13 at 6:30 p.m. at The Gallery, 223 N. Main St. Guest speaker is Evelyn Alvarez, Magnolia Creations.

blood drives

Vitalant, at No. 3 Grand Avenue Plaza, has the following blood drives scheduled for June: On June 14, the Roswell Community Drive will be held at the Vitalant office from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. On June 16, the blood drive will be at the Vitalant office from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on June 21, the Bloodmobile will be at the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call or text Stephanie at 575-840-8178.

Hawaiian dance group

Looking for new dancers. No experience needed. Everyone over the age of 18 is welcome to participate in a free lesson. We meet Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 505 N. Pennsylvania Ave. For more information, contact Laura Power at 575-840-7234.

New fiber guild is looking for community participation

The new Pecos Valley Fiber Guild/Yarn Shop is working on an art project at the Roswell Museum. A collaborative art installation will begin mid-June. The public is invited to participate by making 12 inch square pieces of yarn or thread – knit, knotted or crocheted. These pieces can be dropped off at the Roswell Museum and Adult Center during business hours through today, June 12, or on Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Yarn Shop, 103 N. Pennsylvania Ave. For more information or to become a member, email syntropysvcs@gmail.com or call 575-755-2155.

Pecos Valley Quilter Gathering

Pecos Valley Quilters meet regularly every Wednesday of the month at 10:00 am at First United Methodist Church, Room 111, 200 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Everyone is welcome, join us. For more information, visit us on Facebook @PecosValleyQuilters or email pecosvalleyquilters@gmail.com.

Meeting of the Optimists Club

The Sunrise Optimist Club holds intermittent meetings every Wednesday at 6:55 am at the Assurance Home, 1000 E. 18th St. If you would like to learn more about the Sunrise Optimist Club of Roswell, please contact Membership Chair Roger K. Burnett at 575-420-9420.

Roswell flute ensemble

The Roswell Flute Ensemble have resumed rehearsals and are always looking for new players, experience preferred. Rehearsals are on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. The locations vary. For more information, contact Ricardo at 575-914-1379 or ricardoavalenzuela@yahoo.com.

Sew Crafty Pin Pals Meet

Sew Crafty Pin Pals is an adult-oriented group and is open to anyone who wants to make anything with a pin, whether it’s crocheting, knitting, or sewing. Persons aged 60 and over can participate free of charge. The casual meetup takes place every Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm at the Roswell Museum and is for beginners to intermediate. Bring in your own projects and enjoy the company. For more information visit roswellmuseum.org or call 575-624-6744.

Monthly Table Top Games Day

Table Top Games Day at the Roswell Museum takes place on the first Saturday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Children up to the age of 15 participate free of charge. Reservations are required. Local game designer Matt Bromley from Wildbird Games is hosting the games. Learn a new game or improve your skills with like-minded people and players of all ages. The host’s table games vary each month. One table will be dedicated to Dungeons and Dragons games, and additional tables will be available for Bring Your Own Game setups. For more information visit roswellmuseum.org or call 575-624-6744.

Kiwanis meeting

The Roswell Kiwanis will conduct their meetings in person. Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the meeting room at Los Cerritos Mexican Kitchen, 2103 N. Main St. If you would like to know more about the Kiwanis of Roswell, please contact member chair Laurie -8119 at 575-513.

Meeting of the Chaves Soil and Water Conservation District

The Chaves Soil & Water Conservation District meets via Zoom on the second Monday of each month. For more information, email soilcons@dfn.com.

Cancer with Grace support group meeting

Cancer with Grace support group meetings are held twice a month at Grace Community Church. Check the website for specific dates below roswellgrace.com/cancer-with-grace.

Daily inspirational messages

Sit back, relax and listen to the words of peace, hope and joy brought to you by First Presbyterian Church, 575-622-4923.

Are you planning a meeting or conference or are you looking for new members? Email vision@rdrnews.com or call 575-622-7710 ext. 309. The editorial deadline is 12 noon on the Wednesday before publication. The calendar is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. For cancellations, updates and information, contact the venue or organizer.

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Book Sale, BBQ, Art Installation, Jazz Night, Last Food Trucks, Be an Ally and more https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/book-sale-bbq-art-installation-jazz-night-last-food-trucks-be-an-ally-and-more/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 21:04:29 +0000 https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/book-sale-bbq-art-installation-jazz-night-last-food-trucks-be-an-ally-and-more/ Above: Highlights of the next ten days include the Friends of the Library book sale this Saturday and the final night of Rotary’s Food Truck Festival. (Photos by Beth Melo) Here are highlights of what’s happening in the area (or related to) our city from this weekend until the next. (Note: Thanks to June 16, […]]]>

Above: Highlights of the next ten days include the Friends of the Library book sale this Saturday and the final night of Rotary’s Food Truck Festival. (Photos by Beth Melo)

Here are highlights of what’s happening in the area (or related to) our city from this weekend until the next. (Note: Thanks to June 16, next weekend will be long.)

Saturday 11 June 2022

  • Trottier Big Band on the radio (8:00 am – 12:00 pm) @ 90.5 WICN: The Saturday swing session hosted by Howard Caplan is accompanied by the middle school jazz band.
  • Learn to listen with LOVE (9:00 – 11:00) @ South Union Building, 21 Highland St: Workshop hosted by Southborough Youth & Family Services on the art of communicating in relationships. You will address some of the challenges and discuss critical elements of successful communication. Registration required. See related post for details.
  • Summer Book Sale (10am – 3pm) @ Southborough Library: The annual sale of Friends of Southborough Library in June sells books of all kinds as well as DVDs and CDs. A free book for each child. See the relevant post for details.
  • Autism center open house (11:00 am – 1:00 pm) @ Key Autism Service, 333 Turnpike Rd: Families are invited to enjoy complimentary ice cream, makeup and balloon spins. It’s an opportunity to see the new Southborough Autism Therapy Facility and ask questions. See the relevant post for details.
  • Barbecue in the pilgrimage church (5:00pm – 7:30pm) @ Pilgrim Church parking lot, 15 Common Street: Purchase tickets in advance to enjoy dinner, lawn games and music. See the relevant post for details.

Sunday 12 June 2022

  • Art on the Trails installation day (10:00 – 17:00) @ Beals Preserve: 15 artists will install their works as part of the 6th Annual Art on the Trails Exhibition. See the relevant post for details.

Monday 13 June 2022

  • Hiking group for seniors (8:30am) @ Trottier Middle School Outdoor Track: Free walking group organized by Southborough Senior Center, see newsletter. Hikers generally walk for an hour, but as long as you like. The place is a loop so don’t hesitate to get in late.
  • Stretch break class for seniors (10:15am) @ Southborough Senior Center: See newsletter for details of weekly classes.
  • Story time in preschool (10:30 – 11:15) @ Southborough Library Children’s Room: Join Miss Kim for stories and crafts on a weekly theme. No registration required.
  • youth writing club (3:30pm – 4:30pm) @ Zoom: The Southborough Library is hosting this virtual creative writing club for 10-18 year olds. The Zoom sessions are a fun and supportive space to get creative and build skills with your peers. See the relevant post for details.

Tuesday 14 June 2022

  • Strength training class for seniors (8:30 a.m.) @ Zoom: Pre-registration required. See the newsletter for details on semi-weekly classes.
  • Advanced Tai Chi for seniors (9:45 am) @ Zoom: Pre-registration required. See the newsletter for details on semi-weekly classes.
  • Story time in preschool (10:30 – 11:15) @ Southborough Library Children’s Room: Join Miss Kim for stories and crafts on a weekly theme. No registration required.
  • older singers (11am) @ Southborough Senior Center: Weekly rehearsal for the singing group, open to all seniors in the area, whatever their singing ability. For details see dedicated post.
  • Bridge (12:00pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: A weekly card group welcoming new participants. Contact the Senior Center at 508-229-4453 for details.
  • knitting club (1pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Knitters welcome new members. Contact the Senior Center at 508-229-4453 for details.
  • Tuesday tech time (4pm – 5pm) @ Southborough Library Teen Room: Need tech help? The library staff and teenage volunteers will do everything they can to help you. Bring questions about e-books and electronic resources. This is a drop in event; no registrations necessary. Sessions are limited to a maximum of 1 hour.
  • poetry workshop (6:30pm – 8:30pm) @ Southborough Library: Bi-monthly meeting, open to all. Bring your original poems to share for constructive feedback. See Library for details website.
  • Webinar on family support for teen wellbeing (7:00 p.m.) @ Zoom: NSBORO’s Family Support Webinar Series is promoted as support for teen well-being. This session focuses on “Building healthy habits to improve physical and emotional health“. See the relevant post for details.
  • Trottier “Jazz Night” (7pm) @ Trottier Middle School: An evening of jazz with the Trottier Big Band and former saxophonist Connor Jenks. (Donations are accepted to supplement transportation costs and to purchase new equipment.)

Wednesday 15 June 2022

  • Finn Walk to School Day (8:30 am) @21 Highland St: Walk with other Finnish students and parents as a group (or walk with an adult from home). Families should check the Thursday pack for details.
  • Hiking group for seniors (8:30am) @ Southborough Cemetery, 11 Cordaville Road: Free walking group organized by Southborough Senior Center, see newsletter. Hikers generally walk for an hour, but as long as you like. The place is a loop so don’t hesitate to get in late.
  • Young scientists MINT beginnings (10:30 – 11:30) @ Southborough Library Children’s Room: A free personal series for children ages 3-6 to explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on activities, story time and simple experiments . The Southborough Library program is sponsored by the YMCA Family & Community Partnership.
  • Food Truck Festival (3:30pm – 7:00pm) @ St Mark’s Meadow (corner of Rte 85 and Rte 30): A series of community events organized by the Southborough Rotary Club. This is the last session this spring. It will feature trucks from Travlin’ Bones, Birds Nest, DogFather, Bubbe’s Blintzes and Trombetta’s Ice Cream. See the relevant posts for details.

Thursday 16 June 2022

  • Strength training class for seniors (8:30am) @ Southborough Senior Center: Advance booking required. See the newsletter for details on semi-weekly classes.
  • Advanced Tai Chi for seniors (9:45 am) @ Zoom: Pre-registration required. See the newsletter for details on semi-weekly classes.
  • Mahjong (10:00am) @ Southborough Senior Center: The weekly program welcomes new players. Feel free to drop by to watch or speak to any of the players to see if you’re interested. Contact the Senior Center at 508-229-4453 for details.
  • Baby/toddler story time (11:00 – 11:45) @ Southborough Library Children’s Room: This story time is for children aged 0-2 and their parents or carers. Each session includes puppets, stories and music. No registration required.
  • Chair yoga for seniors (12:30pm) @ Southborough Senior Center: Advance booking required. See the newsletter for details of weekly classes.
  • How to be an ally (6:30pm) @ 21 Highland Street: How to Be a Sensitive and Informed LGBTQ+ Ally Training is offered by Southborough Youth and Family Services in recognition of Pride Month. The program is managed by GSA Link’s. See the relevant post for details.
  • Society for Genealogy (7pm – 8.30pm) @ Southborough Library, Ground Floor: This is an informal group meeting to learn and share tips on family history research resources. Group meetings are free and open to the public. Bring your laptop, log into the library at Ancestry.com, and get involved.

Friday 17 June 2022

  • Kanasta (10:00 am) @ Southborough Senior Center: A weekly card group. Contact the Senior Center at 508-229-4453 for details.
  • Boring Men’s Club (10:00 am) @ Zoom: Casual social club for older men. New members are always welcome. For more information, see dedicated post.
  • Farewell 5th grade (3:00pm – 5:00pm) @ Neary School: Fifth graders celebrate graduation from Neary Elementary with a DJ, bouncy castles, lawn games, a Dunk Tank, Alltown Fresh Pizza Oven and Uhlman’s Ice Cream. All of this is provided by Neary SOS.
  • 8th Class Trottier Banquet (7pm – 10pm) @ Trottier Middle School: The celebration for students about to graduate from K-8 schools in Southborough. Refreshments, DJs, dancing, photos and fun. (Advance registration and prepayment required.)

Saturday 18 June 2022

  • Read to a dog (11:00 – 11:45) @ Southborough Library Nursery: Children preferably aged 5 and over with some reading skills will read to Bear, a certified therapy dog. Please register in the Children’s Room for a time slot or email kivers@southboroughma.com.
  • Summer Seed Exchange (11am – 12pm) @ Southborough Library Lawn: Are you ready to plant your seeds now that the weather is nicer outside? Stop by the Southborough Library outside for a garden set and tomato plant seedling (while supplies last). Each set includes seed packets based on one of three themes: (1) Grow Your Own Lettuce, (2) Sob With Pumpkins, or (3) Grow Your Own Herb Garden. Supplies will be limited, so be sure to check out this special Saturday event!

June 16, Sunday 19 June 2022

Monday 20 June 2022

  • June 16 public holiday: Since the national holiday falls on a Sunday, public schools and municipal facilities are closed on Monday (including senior center and library)

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9 things to do at the DMV this weekend | 10-12 June https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/9-things-to-do-at-the-dmv-this-weekend-10-12-june/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 21:03:00 +0000 https://newhostgatorcoupon.com/9-things-to-do-at-the-dmv-this-weekend-10-12-june/ From fireworks on the water to new museum exhibits and festivals dedicated to both dogs and strawberry lovers, it’s sure to be a fun weekend. WASHINGTON — There’s a whole host of activities, festivals, parties and more to help you celebrate some downtime this weekend. Enjoy checking out some of the most unique, celebratory events […]]]>

From fireworks on the water to new museum exhibits and festivals dedicated to both dogs and strawberry lovers, it’s sure to be a fun weekend.

WASHINGTON — There’s a whole host of activities, festivals, parties and more to help you celebrate some downtime this weekend. Enjoy checking out some of the most unique, celebratory events in and around the DMV!

Each week, WUSA9 gives you the details of at least nine local activities to try in your free time. We give you three ideas (and sometimes a bonus item or two) each week in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, and it’s up to you to decide where to go!

Do you have any other events you think your neighbors should know about? Email time, location and description to bashford1@wusa9.com.

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DC Department of Public Works Late Night Drops pool party

  • Friday 10 June from 6pm to 11pm
  • 830 Ridge Road SE, Washington, DC 20019
  • admission free

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced this exciting summer program designed to provide young people of all ages with a cool activity to look forward to as the temperature rises.

The department hosts both “Late Night Hype” block parties and “Late Night Drip” pool parties – where one of DPR’s 23 outdoor pools stays open under the stars until 11pm for everyone. The two different events alternate every Friday evening from August! The kick-off event will be a pool party on Ridge Road. Bring the whole family to take a dip, groove to the music, and soak up the summer vibes.

TIED TOGETHER: DC is hosting family-friendly late-night pool parties this summer | Let yourself rise

Capital Pride Parade, Festival

  • Pride Parade: Saturday, June 11, 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m
  • Logan & Dupont Circle Neighborhoods, Washington, DC
  • admission free
  • Pride Festival: Sunday 12 June, 12pm to 10pm, exhibitions end at 7pm
  • America’s Main Street, Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC
  • admission free

The famous Capital Pride Parade and Festival returns to the heart of DC this weekend. “Enjoy a full day of entertainment across three stages, food, drink and advocacy with over 300 exhibitors,” festival organizers said.

The festival is the largest annual event in the capital region! Please stop by and say hello to the WUSA9 team – we’ll be hanging out all day at both events. At the parade you will see our float!

Unique Markets Fest at Union Market

  • Saturday 11 June and Sunday 12 June from 10am to 4pm
  • Dock 5 at Union Market: 309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002
  • Admission: $8 in advance online / $10 at the box office (kids 14 and under free)

All are welcome to head to Dock 5 at Union Market for a special event to do your shopping and support a variety of local small businesses. 60 emerging designers, small businesses and emerging artists have booths for you to stop by. Items from jewelry to housewares, gourmet snacks, art, clothing and more are available for purchase.

RELATED: Watch these outdoor movies all summer long in the DMV | Drive-in films enter the Union market

Proud of the Pier Fireworks Show

  • Wharf Street SW Washington, DC 20024
  • Saturday, June 11, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m
  • admission free

The third annual Pride on the Pier begins Saturday right on the pier! The fireworks show starts at 9pm, while the hours before are filled with sounds from local DJs, performances, dancing and activities.

Virginia

  • Friday June 10th to Sunday June 12th; 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m
  • 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121
  • Admission: $40 members, $48 public

Celebrate the season with some beer in Mount Vernon! The historic property – George Washington’s former plantation – is hosting Summerfest this weekend. More than 30 craft beers from Virginia breweries are available for tasting, while each ticket includes a commemorative tasting cup and eight tickets. Additional tastings shared by the organizers can be purchased on site.

“Watch an 18th-century ice cream demonstration, discuss gardening with an 18th-century herbalist, and enjoy food made using traditional ingredients and methods from Half Crown Bakehouse,” organizers said .

Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival

  • Saturday 11 June from 11am to 5pm
  • B chord brewing; 34266 Williams Gap Road, Round Hill, Virginia
  • admission free

On Saturday, enjoy a celebration of the great outdoors and the wonderful Appalachian Trail with a day of family-friendly music, food and live entertainment. Families can expect a variety of activities for the kids, from pony rides to nature-inspired crafts.

The Freedom House Museum reopens with new exhibits

  • Reopening on Friday June 10th
  • Regular opening hours are Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays and Mondays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m
  • 1315 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Admission: Free for residents of the city of Alexandria; $5 per non-resident adult, $3 per non-resident child ages 5-12

Freedom House welcomes the public back inside and spotlights three new exhibitions.

“The National Historic Landmark is what remains of a large complex dedicated to the trafficking of thousands of Black men, women and children between 1828 and 1861,” the organizers say. “The museum honors the lives and experiences of the enslaved and free black people who lived in and were trafficked through Alexandria. This museum seeks to reframe the history of white supremacists and provide visitors with an opportunity to learn, reflect and work for change.”

The three new exhibitions are as follows:

Herzogstr. 1315 highlights the stories of those brought from the Chesapeake Bay area, brought through 1315 Duke Street, and forced into slave markets in the Deep South.

Determined: The 400-year fight for black equalitya traveling exhibition of the Virginia Museum of History and Culture, traces four centuries of black history in Virginia through stories of extraordinary people who fought for equality, profoundly shaping the nature of American society and the meaning of our collective ideals.

Before the ghosts are swept away is a series of paintings of African American sites by the late Sherry Z. Sanabria.

  • Saturday 11 June from 11am to 2pm
  • Westmore School Location, 11000 Berry Street, Fairfax, VA 22030
  • admission free

This Fairfax festival welcomes the whole family – especially the furriest four-legged members! All are invited to enjoy a wide variety of vendors, canine activities, demonstrations, the K9 Splash Zone and more.

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Plus…check out the immersive Princess Diana Documentary Exhibition at Tysons Corner Mall! It’s opening weekend. Just in time for the first day, WUSA9 got an insight.

RELATED: Princess Diana ‘walk through documentary’ exhibition comes to Tysons Corner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8VsoKCyQpg

Maryland

Friday night salsa dance party

  • Friday 10 June from 6pm to 9pm; Repeats until June 24th
  • Banneker Pop-up Park – Lawn adjacent to parking garage – Montgomery County Conference Center, North Bethesda, MD, 20852
  • admission free

Grab a sweet date or some of your most unattached friends and head to North Bethesda to dance the night away and learn a new move or two.

Friday Night Salsa, a free salsa dance party series by Víctor at Everything from DanzaShe’s coming to the Pike District. It takes place in a pop-up park at Grand Park Avenue and Banneker Street next to the Montgomery County Conference Center garage.

Food and drink will be flowing thanks to a number of on-site vendors. Attendees 21 and older can enjoy a selection of beer, wine and cocktails.

And even if you’re a little too shy to dance, everyone is welcome to bring their own chairs and blankets to set up in the park or relax in the Adirondack chairs and dine at the picnic tables.

40th Annual Strawberry Festival

Saturday 11 June from 10am to 5pm

Sandy Spring Museum; 17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Springs, MD 20860

“The biggest event of the year and a party for the whole community. 2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the Sandy Spring Museum’s Strawberry Festival!” The organizers have announced that. They shared that nothing heralds summer quite like the Strawberry Festival.

“Celebrate community with your neighbors from near and far at this annual event. Plan to spend the whole day enjoying live performances, pony rides and as much strawberry shortcake as your heart desires!”

Caribbean American Heritage of the Carnival Nation | Festival of food, music and art

Sunday 12 June from 1pm to 9pm

Veterans Plaza, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Join us for this colorful Silver Spring event that shares and celebrates Caribbean culture. Attendees can expect live performances while snacking at the international food court, or look for unique purchases at the Craft Village.

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