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Today is November 30, 2015 - Dulles, VA 20166  

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Monday, November 30th, 2015

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Traditional beginning of the online Christmas shopping season, when consumers return to work and start ordering online. Annually, the Monday after Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

  • - On December 1, 1891 James Naismith was a teacher of physical education at the International YMCA Training School at Springfield, MA. To create an indoor sport that could be played during winter months, he nailed up peach baskets at opposite ends of the gym and gave students soccer balls to toss into them. Thus was born the game of basketball.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

  • | 12:00pm - 5:30pm | Schools and Education, higher education, college, registration
    - Did you previously attend college and not complete a degree? Do you have work or military experience that could be counted as college credit? Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Sign-up for the no-cost Rapid Registration at Shepherd University Martinsburg Center on Thursday, December 3rd from noon until 5:30pm. Bring your college transcripts for evaluation and you could leave with a course schedule the same day! The RBA program is designed for adults that already have work and family commitments. Class times are compressed; you can take online or evening classes in variety of areas like social issues, health or business. With the new grant program for non-West Virginia residents, you may qualify to save up to $1,200 on a three credit course! Register for Rapid Registration - bring your transcripts on December 3rd and talk with a financial aid officer. While you're here, give the gift of life by making a blood donation to the American Red Cross. Visit or call 304-263-3303 for more information and to register.
    Shepherd University Martinsburg Center
    261 Aikens Center Martinsburg WV 25404
    Chelsea Barker 304.263.3303
  • | 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, music jazz blues christmas santa big band family friendly chorus soul big band
    - Bring in the holiday season . . . Big Band style! Swing Machine is an 18-piece Big Band with members from the USAF Airmen of Note, Army Blues, Navy Commodores, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and a Grammy-nominated vocalist!

    Back by popular demand! The Combined PWC High School Chorus, and Randolph Macon Academy Chorus will join the band for a few songs!

    The concert is presented by Capital Jazz Preservation, working to promote music in our local schools and community. Proceeds will go directly to the music programs of the participating schools!

    Join Swing Machine for this Family-Friendly event . . . Complete with a “Special Guest”!
    Hylton Performing Arts Center
    10960 George Mason Circle Manassas VA 20110
    Laura 703.368.3422
  • | NATL - Government
    - The tradition of having the US president light a national Christmas tree at the Ellipse at Washington DC dates to 1923, when President Calvin Coolidge pushed a button electrifying 2,500 bulbs on a 48-foot fir. The national tree as not lit during World War II, 1941-44. The tree has used LED lights since 2007. Annually, the first Thursday (or Friday) in December.

Friday, December 4th, 2015

  • - On December 4, 1998, the shuttle Endeavour took a US component of the space station named Unity into orbit 220 miles from Earth where spacewalking astronauts fastened it to a component launched by the Russians November 20, 1998. On July 25, 2000, the Russian service module Zvezda docked with the station. On October 31, 2000, NASA launched the first expedition with a three-man crew to stay aloft for four months. Officially completed on May 27, 2011, the space state is 357 feet across and 240 feet long and supports a crew of up to six.

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

  • | 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Local Events, family-friendly, kids, free
    - This FREE family-friendly, workshop provides the opportunity to create paper ornaments for the Holiday season. All materials are provided. If you have special paper you would like to use, feel free to bring it the day of the event. No registration required. We look forward to sharing the Holidays with you.
    Brentwood Arts Exchange
    3901 Rhode Island Avenue Brentwood MD 20722
    Donna Mayo 301.277.2863

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

  • | 3:00pm - 7:00pm | Local Events, Fashion, Health, Wellness, free event, holiday, fashion show, demo, live perform
    - Join us for the 7th FASHION MEETS HEALTH INC Edition

    Come discover your style, rejuvenate your body, mind and much more!

    Spend the day with friends enjoying spa services, fashion, shopping, discover new health, live performances and wellness products plus demos. Get FREE samples and a chance to win one of our many door prizes from our fine exhibitors. Our show offers a unique mix of experts and businesses for a fun-filled day with friends and family.

    Our website
    Hilton Garden Inn/US Capital
    1225 1st Street NE Washington DC 20002
    Fashion Meets Health Inc 301.202.4524

Monday, December 7th, 2015

  • - On December 7, 1941 at 7:55AM (local time), "a date that will live in infamy," nearly 200 Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, long considered the US "Gibraltar of the Pacific." The raid, which lasted little more than one hour, left nearly 3,000 dead. Almost the entire US Pacific Fleet was at anchor there, and few ships escaped damage. Several were sunk or disabled, while 200 US aircraft on the ground were destroyed. The attack on Pearl Harbor brought about immediate US entry into WWII, a declaration of war being requested by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and approved by Congress December 8, 1941.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

  • - On December 8, 1941, one day after the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Congress declared war against Japan and the US entered WWII.

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

  • | 8:00pm - 10:00am | Arts and Entertainment, music, Christmas, holidays, holiday, classics, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
    - Damon Gupton, conductor
    Brian Stokes Mitchell, host and vocalist

    Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the BSO SuperPops to warm your heart with traditional and contemporary holiday favorites. Best known for his many turns on “The Great White Way” and for his numerous television appearances from “Frasier” to “Glee,” the charismatic Brian Stokes Mitchell is sure to delight in this festive holiday treat featuring favorites like "Sleigh Ride" and "I'll be home for Christmas."

    Get a Holiday Photo at the Meyerhoff!

    Capture a memory of your holiday experience with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Arrive at the hall a few minutes early and have your photo taken with Santa in our special set in the lobby. For only $10 you will leave with a beautiful souvenir photo. $9 photo tickets are available in advance by calling the box office at 410-783-8100.

    Proceeds from this photo project go to support the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s education programs and initiatives.
    Music Center at Strathmore
    5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda MD 20852
    Strathmore Box Office 1877BSO1444
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Human Rights Day is December 10th. Presidential Proclamation 2866, of December 6, 1949, covers all succeeding years. Customarily issued as a "Bill of Rights Day, Human Rights Day and Week."

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

  • | 10:00am - 11:30am | Arts and Entertainment, kids, babies, children, Christmas, holidays, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
    - Shannan E. Johnson, host

    Let’s celebrate the holidays with songs about winter, bells and sleigh rides. Hosted by Shannan E. Johnson.

    30 minutes prior to each concert the lobby fills with a range of musical, creative and fun activities for babies and families.

    Created for babies ages 6 months through 3 years old. Attendees of all ages are required to have a ticket.
    Silver Spring Civic Building
    1 Veterans Place Silver Spring MD 20910
    Strathmore Box Office 1877BSO1444
  • | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, one-of-kind fine arts, crafts, free parking
    - Don’t get stuck at crowded malls this season buying generic gift sets for your loved ones… Come to the Brentwood Arts Exchange Holiday Craft Fair and Beer Tasting Lounge! Craft artisans from our community will display their items for sale inside our warm and cozy gallery environs.

    A wide selection of unique craft items will be available, including pottery, jewelry, textiles, glass, ornaments, and much more. While you finish your holiday shopping, stop by the beer tasting lounge.
    Brentwood Arts Exchange
    3901 Rhode Island Avenue Brentwood MD 20722
    Donna Mayo 301.277.2863

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

  • - On December 13, 1991, North and South Korea signed a treaty of reconciliation and nonaggression, formally ending the Korean War - 38 years after fighting ceased in 1953. This agreement was not hailed as a peace treaty, and the armistice that was signed July 27, 1953, between the UN and North Korea, was to remain in effect until it could be transformed into a formal peace.

Monday, December 14th, 2015

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On December 14, 1911. The elusive object of many expeditions dating from the 17th century, the South Pole was located and visited by Ronald Amundsen with four companions and 52 sled dogs. All five men and 12 of the dogs returned to base camp safely. Next to visit the South Pole, January 17, 1912, was a party led by Captain Robert F. Scott, all of whom perished during the return trip.

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

  • - On December 16, 1773, the Boston patriots' boarding of British vessel at anchor at Boston Harbor. Contents of nearly 350 chests of tea were dumped into the harbor.

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

  • - On December 17. 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright, brothers, bicycle-shop operators, inventors and aviation pioneers, after three years of experimentation with kites and gliders, achieved the first documented successful powered and controlled flights of an airplane. The flights, near Kitty Hawk, NC, piloted first by Orville and then by Wilber Wright, were sustained for less than one minute but represented man's first powered airplane flight and the beginning of a new form of transportation. Orville Wright was born at Dayton, OH on August 19, 1871 and died there January 30, 1948. Wilbur Wright was born at Millville, IN on April 16, 1867 and died at Dayton OH on May 30, 1912.

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

  • - On December 20, 1946, America's favorite Christmas drama premiered on this date at New York, NY Directed by Frank Capra and starring James Stewart (George Bailey), Donna Reed (Mary Bailey), Henry Travers (as Clarence Oddbody, trying to earn his angel wings) and Lional Barrymore (as villainous Mr. Potter), the film was nominated for five Academy Awards.

Monday, December 21st, 2015

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Allows all those preparing for Christmas to vent their frustrations. Twelve "humbugs" allowed,

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