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DPR Holiday Schedule


From the D.C. Government:

In observance of the holidays, all DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) facilities are closed Saturday, December 24th through Monday, December 26th. DPR will again close for New Years beginning Saturday, December 31th through Monday, January 2nd.

Wilson Aquatic Center, 4551 Fort Drive, NW in Ward 1 and the William Rumsey Aquatic Center, 635 North Carolina Avenue, SE in Ward 6 will be open on Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2, 2012 from 9:00am – 5:00pm.

Boxing Hits D.C.

Boxing Hits D.C.


From Karen Sibert: This Saturday, December 10, the “Capital Showdown: Khan vs. Peterson,” a 12-round Unified Super Lightweight World Title fight, will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and will be telecast live on HBO’s “World Championship Boxing.”

The fight will feature boxers Amir Khan and Lamont Peterson.

Events DC, the city’s entertainment, convention, sports and cultural events organization, and Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, a premiere boxing and events company based in Los Angeles, California, are responsible for bringing the fight to the District.


Annual Poetry Slam Showcases DC SCORES Student-Athletes

Last night, November 30, DC SCORES held the first part of their annual Poetry Slam at the Columbia Heights Education Campus.

Student athletes from 14 DC SCORES elementary and middle schools took to the stage and put on quite a show.  

Each elementary school performed two original group poems and one original individual poem, while teams from the participating middle schools performed one, two, or three songs that grew out of their original poetry.  

In the elementary school group, Bancroft took 3rd place, H.D. Cooke took 2nd place, and Perry Street Prep claimed the top prize.  Shaw won first place for the middle schools, and Lincoln was awarded second.  

Read a full recap on the night that was on DCSCORE blog.

Take a look at the video above to see one specific performance from the Brightwood Education Campus.

VIDA Fitness November Offers

VIDA Fitness November Offers


These November offers come to us from Jo-Ann Neuhaus:


Pre-Thanksgiving Personal Training Package

Purchase a package of 12 PT Sessions and receive a $50 gift card

DPR Closes Grass Fields Due to Recent Rain


This notice comes to us from John Stokes:

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has announced that due to recent rain, DPR grass fields will be closed Wednesday, November 16, 2011 for the safety of DPR customers. Poor field conditions can pose a hazard to participants and damage the playing surface, thereby making the field unusable over time. 

All artificial turf fields will remain open and playable at the discretion of the game officials. 

For more information call the DPR Weather Hotline, (202) 671-0331, follow us on Twitter, @DCDPR, or visit the DPR athletic fields information page.