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I left a question for you at Category talk:Newspapers of the United States. Thanks, -Willmcw 06:25, 19 October 2005 (UTC)

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RE: About userboxes[edit]

When you put a userbox in your info page, it automatically lists a category at the bottom. I made a userbox and a category for that userbox. When I put that userbox in my userinfo, it does not automatically list the category I made for it at the bottom. How do you make a userbox automatically list a category at the bottom? va_girl2468 (User talk:va_girl2468) 11:43, 28 January 2006

Hello! To add a category to a userbox, add
<includeonly>[[Category:(name of category)|{{PAGENAME}}]]</includeonly>
Make sure you type includeonly, or else the rest of the code will pop up on your page along with the userbox. PAGENAME adds the name of the user to the list of people in the category.
Here are some examples (from Pepsi and non-fiction)
<div style="float: left; border:solid blue 1px; margin: 1px;">
{| cellspacing="0" style="width: 238px; background: white;"
| style="width: 45px; height: 45px; background: blue; text-align: center; font-size: {{{5|{{{id-s|14}}}}}}pt; color: {{{id-fc|black}}};" | '''P'''
| style="font-size: {{{info-s|8}}}pt; padding: 4pt; line-height: 1.25em; color: {{{info-fc|black}}};" | This user drinks '''[[Pepsi]]'''.<includeonly>[[Category:Wikipedians who drink Pepsi|{{PAGENAME}}]]</includeonly>
|}</div>
<div style="float: left; border:solid {{{1|#bbaa75}}} 1px; margin: 1px;">
{| cellspacing="0" style="width: 238px; background: {{{2|#eedda8}}};"
| style="width: 45px; height: 45px; background: {{{1|#000}}}; text-align: center; font-size: {{{5|{{{id-s|14}}}}}}pt; color: {{{id-fc|black}}};" | '''{{{3|[[Image:Open_book_01.png|50px]]}}}'''
| style="font-size: 8pt; padding: 4pt; line-height: 1.25em; color: #000;" | This user enjoys reading '''[[non-fiction]]'''.
|}</div>
Hope that helps. If you need more help, let me know:) --Think Fast 17:20, 28 January 2006 (UTC)
Could you give me the name of the user page besides yours that uses this template? Thanks. --Think Fast 18:50, 28 January 2006 (UTC)
Glad it all worked out. --Think Fast 22:15, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

Page Blanking[edit]

On 29-Jan, you blanked Tanya McQueen. Blanking pages is generally considered a bad idea. I've reverted it to the previous version. If this was the result of a broken edit, you may wish to make the correct edits. If you believe the page should be deleted, please follow the deletion procedures. Thanks! -- JLaTondre 19:34, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

re: Sorry. I replied on my talk page. -- JLaTondre 14:45, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

Not banned[edit]

You weren't banned. It was someone using your IP, probably. — 0918BRIAN • 2006-02-14 22:18

HBB[edit]

Happy Belated Birthday! Эйрон Кинни 22:48, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

You're welcome. Эйрон Кинни 23:01, 15 February 2006 (UTC)
I wish you a Happy Belated Birthday also, joining my friend Aaron in his wishes. I notice that you have succomb to the userbox mania as I have. --robz0r 06:48, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

my skills are so l33t i hacked your site LOL!!!1[edit]

sorry, it was funny at the time.

also you've left the ! i put in after "i edit almost everything" in attempt to make you sound like a 13 year old T boyd 06:07, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

cheers for the advice, It is quite a novelty being able to make people seem very silly with a few !'s and LOL's T boyd 06:07, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

West end[edit]

The west end is kind of an anomaly since there is no governing board, so its boundaries are kind of folk classification. Back in the day, Franklin Street and the Fan District were considered "West End" At some point in the 1950s, local media had named it the fan district. In the same way, the area near libbie and grove is today considered by the old guard of RVA as "west end" even though it may not seem like that to you. My best guess is west of I-195 but that's my pov on it. MPS 20:07, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

Ace Young...[edit]

...doesn't get his own article until he makes it to the final 12. This is based on past discussions on Wikipedia, which have concluded that being a semi-finalist alone just doesn't justify a separate article. Don't worry, he'll make it (he had a great performance this week), and then we can just roll back the redirect. Until then, please have patience... Postdlf 01:50, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

Who's your favorite so far, btw? Mine are probably Paris and Taylor. Postdlf 01:56, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

AI contestants[edit]

There's currently some discussion on Talk:American_Idol_(Season_5) concerning whether or not semifinalists should have articles or stubs. Since you've been involved in this already, if you'd like to give any input on the subject it would be appreciated! --Emperial 00:19, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

Psst[edit]

I'm trying to build support for this nomination in its last few days. Please check out this page. Pass it along. Nudge nudge. -- evrik 20:21, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

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Yamin[edit]

Sorry about that. I know now that you are an Idol fan, and I apologize if you feel hurt in any way. Maybe that is why I couldn't look up Elliott Yamin's article.

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Elliotttttttttttttttt[edit]

Thanks! Batman2005 04:17, 1 April 2006 (UTC)


AI Template[edit]

It goes after external links, by the way. chantessy 21:49, 17 April 2006 (UTC)


Imput:

Great template for the American Idol page. However, the template's not really necessary on an individual AI contestant's bio page. A link to American Idol when mentioned in the text is enough. The template is more about the show's history than the individual's.

American Idol is only a part of their history, needing no more prominence than any other tangent item discussed on their bio page. Otherwise, templates for any show (or whatever item mentioned in a bio) could be added to an individual bio page... cluttering the page.


Additional info for template:

AI albums missing on the template:

-American Idol Season 2: All-Time Classic American Love Songs

-American Idol Season 1 & 2: The Great Holiday Classics (released October 14, 2003)

-American Idol Season 1: American Idol Greatest Moments (released October 1, 2002)

65.138.42.56 00:54, 18 April 2006 (UTC)



Yes, I see what you mean that the main AI pages will suffice, and it's not necessary for the individual contestant bio pages BUT it's also useful in uniting all the contestants, so they and their fans won't forget that it was AI that turned them from ordinary citizen to international superstar. American Idol is not your average TV show. chantessy 03:01, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

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WoW[edit]

Good God, do you have enough userboxes??? You have more than I do!!!!  :) The ed17 19:25, 26 April 2006 (UTC) (talk)

I couldn't tell that you loved userboxes. Nope, not at all. The ed17 14:44, 27 April 2006 (UTC) (talk)

Katharine McPhee's ethnicity[edit]

Where did you find out that McPhee is Irish? I'd like to list her in the list of Irish-Americans on this site, but I'll need a reference. chantessy 19:40, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

Hello Fellow Richmonder[edit]

I am saddened that you took off the Turbonegro image I so dutifully put upon your userpage. Please put it back.

Most respectfully,

65.97.16.64 05:22, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

Arlington County, Virginia[edit]

Hey VA Gurrrl, I wanted to let you know that I have nominated Arlington County, Virginia as a candidate for US Collaboration of the Week. The article is in need of much help and with a little group effort, it could be brought to Featured Article status! I brought this to your attention as I have seen you have contributed to the article in the recent past. Please cast your vote with your signature at the US Collaboration of the Week page under Arlington County, Virginia. --Caponer 02:07, 7 May 2006 (UTC)

Wow.[edit]

That is a lot of userboxes. I'm impressed. -VJ 03:17, 7 May 2006 (UTC)


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Virginia WikiProject[edit]

Hello! You look like someone who might be interested in joining the Virginia WikiProject and so I thought I'd drop you a line and invite you! We'd love to have you help us :-) T REXspeak 02:49, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

Your very welcome. T REXspeak 05:57, 9 September 2006 (UTC)

Welcome![edit]

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If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask another fellow member, and we'll be happy to help you. Again, welcome! We look forward to seeing you around! plange 01:41, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

Virginia September 2006 Newsletter[edit]

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Congratulations! Here's a barnstar![edit]

Original Barnstar.png The Original Barnstar
This is an acknowledgement to Va girl2468's awesome edits to any given topic of any interest. I really like your work! Pink moon 1287 18:41, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

Anniversary of your first edit[edit]

Award Wiki birthday to you! Wiki birthday, dear Va girl2468! Wiki birthday to you!

Congratulations on your first Wikibirthday at Wikipedia (September 22, 2005.). On behalf of the community, we'd like to thank you for your countless edits in the past year! Keep it coming!.

This Wiki Birthday Balloon was awarded to you by: Pink moon 1287

Virginia Newsletter October 2006[edit]

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Userboxes[edit]

Dear Va girl2468,

I am Acalamari, and I noticed that you have many userboxes on your page. Is there a site on Wikipedia where you can look at all the different userboxes? I only have one userbox, so I would be grateful if you could help me get more, please.

Sincerely,

Acalamari 16:37, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

Dear Va girl2468,

Thanks for getting back to me. Sorry you weren’t able to give me any advice, but at least you responded to my question. I contacted you because you have multiple userboxes.

I won’t be able to get my userboxes up immediately, but I promise you that you will get to see them soon.

One more thing, can you see my E-mail address now? I'd like to know because, since you responded to me using the talk pages, you should be able to see my E-mail address (hopefully!). If you can't then I've misunderstood something.

Anyway, thank you for your help.

Sincerely,

Acalamari 03:32, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Okay[edit]

Dear Va girl2468,

Okay, thanks for telling me. I'll have to go and re-read the preferences again. Obviously I made a mistake.

Acalamari 15:44, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

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Congrats![edit]

You have been named one of User:Editor37's favourite users because of your hard work in reppin' R-town and making sure people spell Elliott's name right. You rock! -Editor37 18:25, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Clean up Needed On Saving Jane[edit]

I'm not asking about Userboxes this time. Instead, I need some help with an article. You say on your User page that you edit anything to do with actors, actresses, bands, Henrico County, Richmond, or Virginia, or almost everything. Well, the Saving Jane article was tagged for Cleanup, so I helped clean it. I done a few things, but not enough. It's an article that you helped write. Is there anything you can do to help clean the article? If not, don't worry. Acalamari 02:58, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

That's much better, thanks. I did some things, but as I said in the summaries, more work was needed. The article still needs some work, but I'll see if I can do a few things to help it. Acalamari 18:28, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject Harry Potter[edit]

Hello, Va girl2468. Over at WikiProject Harry Potter we're trying to compile a list of active participants. Your name, along with all other project participants, has been placed on the inactive list. If you'd like to get involved again, please place your name back on the active list, and take a look at the project talk page for the latest happenings.

RHB(AWB) 23:43, 30 December 2006 (UTC), on behalf of WPHarry Potter

Invite[edit]

Exquisite-microphone.png You are invited to participate in Wikipedia:WikiProject Idol series, a project dedicated to developing, organizing, and improving articles about the Idol series and related areas.
Your participation would be greatly appreciated!

Pink moon 1287(email|talk|user) 18:52, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Happy Birthday![edit]

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Happy Birthday, Va girl2468! SCongratulate.gif Wishing you a very happy birthday and an awesome upcoming year! Don't forget to save us all a piece of cake! Choice toxicity icon.png

Best regards from the Birthday Committee and myself! --lovelaughterlife♥talk? 02:41, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

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I'm a fellow Virginian too![edit]

Hey! I noticed that you were also a teenager from Virginia! My name is Willy, ad I live in Newport News. I am about to graduate from Woodside High School, and wanted to see if we could be friends on Wikipedia. Thank you, --Willy No1lakersfan (Talk - Contribs) 16:39, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Cool, you seem as if you are an interesting person. Are you still in High School or are you in college? I couldn't tell from your userpage. --Willy No1lakersfan (Talk - Contribs) 05:24, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
What college are you going to? I want to go to witherUVa or Virginia Tech, bu have not made a decision yet. --Willy No1lakersfan (Talk - Contribs) 05:29, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
Why does it suck at George Mason? Is there another college you want to go to? oh, and if you want to see me onMySpace, my address is http://www.myspace.com/nnsportscenterfan --Willy No1lakersfan (Talk - Contribs) 05:33, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

I accepted your request to be MySpace friends. I also have AIM my s/n is wohsbballmgr if you ever want to talk to me there. I'm sorry you do not like George Mason; maybe it's a good thing I don't want to there. Well, I will be sure to let you know which college I go to so that we can communicate with each other. --Willy No1lakersfan (Talk - Contribs) 05:56, 27 January 2007 (UTC)

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How's it going?[edit]

I know we are both busy and we are rarely onlne at the same time. How have you been? --Willy No1lakersfan (Talk - Contribs) 04:29, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

I am doing well too. Do you get on your AIM much? I try ge n whenever possib. If you gt on and see me oline pleaseeelreo IM me. --Willy No1lakersfan (Talk - Contribs) 14:35, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
That's ok, I am trying to come up with ways that are easy to stay in touch. I guess Wikipedia talk page may be the easiest. --Willy No1lakersfan (Talk - Contribs) 19:22, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

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Hi![edit]

Hi Va girl2468, I was browsing your interests, and almost half of that I like of you,so please,sometime drop a letter at my home page at User:Trampton, maybe we can be friends. (Trampton 10:37, 13 February 2007 (UTC)).

Va girl 2468, just one question, I noticed how you really don't like animation, but isn't Family Guy animated?I'm just saying, my brother who loves it says it is animated.Trampton 11:57, 15 February 2007 (UTC).

be-da![edit]

HI i am also a teen! you like anime? --Lolicon(Down With Child Porn)Saikano 17:32, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

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How?[edit]

How do I create userboxes?Trampton 06:27, 18 February 2007 (UTC).

anime[edit]

in regards to your anime response, what do you mean when you say: Yes, Family Guy is animation. Someone asked me if I liked anime, and I was thinking about Japanese anime. That's why I said no. ???--Lolicon(Down With Child Porn)Saikano 17:31, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

why arnt you in to anime, the most growingly popular form of animation ever? is it do to the sterotypes of anime? you do know most people belive america animation sucks badly. please tell me why miss.--Lolicon(Anti Child Porn)Saikano 13:27, 21 February 2007 (UTC)

well what animes have you tryed? i recommend trying Saikano. it is really good & sad/romantic/actiony.--Lolicon(Anti Child Porn)Saikano 13:28, 22 February 2007 (UTC)

ENjoy![edit]

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Regarding edits to Blake Lewis[edit]

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Jamestown proposal to improve[edit]

There have been many comments the Jamestown, Virginia article being just too big. After giving it a lot of thought, I think we could break out a major part of it into a sub-article, perhaps entitled "History of Jamestown Settlement", essentially covering the 17th century period, ending when the capital moved to Williamsburg. As a WP admininsitrator, I have the tools to do this and preserve the talk page and history, etc., but I surely do not want to move on it unilaterally. This is an important piece of WikiProject Virginia. Can we have some comments about this approach, please?

I would appreciate replies to be posted on this page: Talk:Jamestown, Virginia Thanks, Mark in Historic Triangle of Virginia Vaoverland 16:20, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

Virginia Newsletter - May 2007[edit]

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DC Meetup notice[edit]

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Virginia Newsletter October 2007[edit]

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Hello[edit]

I noticed that you are not active within the Virginia Wikiproject anymore. Has it lost your interest, or did you get too busy? I really enjoyed the contributions you made, and if you want to get involved again, we can always work together. --Willy No1lakersfan (Talk - Contribs) 15:30, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia meetup[edit]

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Discussion about the next DC Meetup[edit]

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Hi...[edit]

Hi, how are you doing? Hopefully your doing well give me a shout sometime. Will you? HairyPerry(Talk) HairyPerry 18:04, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

D.C. Meetup, Saturday, June 6, 2009[edit]

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Japan has the best films[edit]

Is she not the young woman who crawled out of my family's television set in 2005-2007? Lehla (talk) 06:34, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

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WikiXDC: Wikipedia 10th Birthday![edit]

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  • Date: January 22, 2011 (tentatively 9:30 AM - 5 PM)
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  • Description: There will be a behind-the-scenes tour of the National Archives and you will learn more about what NARA does. We will also have a mini-film screening featuring FedFlix videos along with a special message from Jimmy Wales. In the afternoon, there will be lightning talks by Wikimedians (signup to speak), wiki-trivia, and cupcakes to celebrate!
  • Details & RSVP: Details about the event are on our Washington, DC tenwiki page.

Please RSVP soon as possible, as there likely will be a cap on number of attendees that NARA can accommodate.


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Smithsonian Archives of American Art Backstage Pass[edit]

Archives of American Art Backstage Pass! - You are invited!
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The Smithsonian is hosting its first Backstage Pass at the Archives of American Art in, Washington, D.C., on Friday, July 29. 10 Wikimedians will experience the behind the scenes aspects of archiving the world's largest collection of documents and photographs related to American art. After a complimentary lunch, an edit-a-thon will take place and prizes will be awarded. Followed by an evening happy hour. We hope you'll participate! SarahStierch (talk) 17:00, 16 July 2011 (UTC)

GLAM-Wiki Baltimore meetup[edit]

The WikiProject National Archives Newsletter[edit]

The first ever WikiProject National Archives newsletter has been published. Please read on to find out what we're up to and how to help out! There are many opportunities for getting more involved. Dominic·t 21:45, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

DC Meetup, July 29[edit]

DC Meetup 21 - Who should come? You should. Really.
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DC MEETUP 21 is July 29! This meet up will involve Wikipedians from the area as well as Wiki-loving GLAM professionals. See you Friday! SarahStierch (talk) 16:32, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

DC-area Meetup, Saturday, August 6[edit]

National Archives Backstage Pass - Who should come? You should. Really.
US-NARA-Seal.svg On Saturday, August 6, the National Archives is hosting a Wikipedia meetup, backstage pass tour, and edit-a-thon in College Park, Maryland. Meet staff and fellow Wikipedians, go behind the scenes at the National Archives, help digitize documents, and edit together! Dominic·t 21:45, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

Come hang out with us![edit]

Hi! I wanted to let you know that we have created an IRC channel for "countering systemic bias one new editor at a time", aka closing the gender gap! Come hang out at #wikimedia-gendergap. We hope this channel can serve as a safe haven to hang out, talk about Wiki, brainstorming, women in Wikimedia, article alerts and foster friendships. I hope you join us! (And if you need any IRC help, just let me know!) See you there! SarahStierch (talk) 20:17, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

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DC-area Meetup, Saturday, October 8[edit]

National Archives Backstage Pass - Who should come? You should. Really.
US-NARA-Seal.svg You are invited to the National Archives in College Park for a special backstage pass and scanathon meetup with Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, on Saturday, October 8. Go behind the scenes and into the stacks at the National Archives, help digitize documents, and edit together! Free catered lunch provided! Dominic·t 16:35, 29 September 2011 (UTC)

Fine Art Edit-a-Thon & DC Meetup 26![edit]

Fine Art Edit-a-Thon & Meetup - Who should come? You should. Really.
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FINE ART EDIT-A-THON & DC MEETUP 26 is December 17! The Edit-a-Thon will cover fine art subjects from the Federal Art Project and the meet up will involve Wikipedians from the area as well as Wiki-loving GLAM professionals. You don't have to attend both to attend one (but we hope you do!) Click the link above and sign up & spread the word! See you there! SarahStierch (talk) 19:52, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

National Archives ExtravaSCANza[edit]

You are invited to the National Archives ExtravaSCANza, taking place every day next week from January 4–7, Wednesday to Saturday, in College Park, Maryland (Washington, DC metro area). Come help me cap off my stint as Wikipedian in Residence at the National Archives with one last success!

This will be a casual working event in which Wikipedians are getting together to scan interesting documents at the National Archives related to a different theme each day—currently: spaceflight, women's suffrage, Chile, and battleships—for use on Wikipedia/Wikimedia Commons. The event is being held on multiple days, and in the evenings and weekend, so that as many locals and out-of-towners from nearby regions1 as possible can come. Please join us! Dominic·t 01:41, 30 December 2011 (UTC)

1 Wikipedians from DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Newark, New York City, and Pittsburgh have been invited.

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You're invited: Smithsonian Institution Women in Science Edit-a-Thon![edit]

Who should come? You should. Really.
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She Blinded Me with Science: Smithsonian Women in Science Edit-a-Thon will be held on Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Smithsonian Archives in Washington, D.C. This edit-a-thon will focus on improving and writing Wikipedia content about women from the Smithsonian who contributed to the sciences. It will be followed by a happy hour meetup! We look forward to seeing you there!

Sarah (talk) 00:15, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC Meetup & Dinner[edit]

Wikimedia DC.svg Please join us for a Wikimedia DC Meetup & Dinner on Saturday, May 5. This will be a great opportunity to meet other Wikimedians from the DC area, discuss upcoming Wikimedia DC activities and events, and have fun over dinner and drinks. All ages are welcome! Kirill [talk] 04:12, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

You're invited: Smithsonian Institution Archives Edit-a-thon![edit]

S. Dillon Ripley & Uncle Beazley.jpg Please join us for the second Smithsonian Institution Archives Edit-a-thon! This event will focus on Smithsonian history including the history of the Institution's museums, archives, research centers and the people behind them. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the Archives, work within them & with staff, and learn more about the world's largest museum complex. We hope you'll join us on Friday, May 25. Please sign up here! Sarah (talk) 21:52, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
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You're invited to Masterpiece Museum Edit-a-Thon![edit]

"Masterpiece Museum" Edit-a-Thon at the Smithsonian American Art Museum
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The Smithsonian American Art Museum and Wikimedia DC present the "Masterpiece Museum" Edit-a-Thon. Drawing from their vast vaults of art, the caretakers of the Smithsonian American Art Museum have meticulously drawn forth canvas jewels to import into Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia articles. The museum directors and staff are excited about this project, and would love to have experienced Wikimedians help in the effort! Kirill [talk] 18:09, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

When
  • August 10, 2012, 10 AM - 4 PM
Where
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, 7th & F St NW, Washington, DC
Signup

Backstage at the Smithsonian Libraries[edit]

Backstage at the Smithsonian Libraries is part of Wikipedia Loves Libraries 2012, the second annual continent-wide campaign to bring Wikipedia and libraries together with on-site events. Running this fall through October and November, libraries (and archives) will open their doors to help build a lasting relationship with their local Wikipedian community.

Organized by Wikimedia DC, this event will take place on October 12, 2012, and will include new editor training, a "backstage pass" tour of the National Museum of Natural History, and an edit-a-thon. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Kirill [talk] 18:50, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's Collaborative[edit]

WikiWomen Unite!
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Hi Va girl2468! Women around the world who edit and contribute to Wikipedia are coming together to celebrate each other's work, support one another, and engage new women to also join in on the empowering experience of shaping the sum of all the world's knowledge - through the WikiWomen's Collaborative.

As a WikiWoman, we'd love to have you involved! You can do this by:

We can't wait to have you involved, and feel free to drop by our meta page (under construction) to see how else you can get involved!

Can't wait to have you involved! SarahStierch (talk) 05:06, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

DC Meetup #33[edit]

December 10 is Ada Lovelace's birthday! Not only was she the world's first computer programmer, but also the world's first female open source developer! Come celebrate with Wikimedia District of Columbia at Busboys & Poets for an informal get together!

The Washington, DC event will be held on Monday, December 10, 2012 at Busboys & Poets on 5th St NW & K St NW near Mt Vernon Square. The area is easily accessible by the Red Line Chinatown stop and the Yellow Line and Green Line Mt Vernon Square stop, as well as by WMATA buses.

Kirill [talk] 14:17, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC Holiday Party and Wiki Loves Monuments Exhibition[edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC and four other local media nonprofits—the National Press Club's Young Members Committee, 100Reporters, IRE and the Fund for Investigative Journalism—in winding down another year with a night of well-mannered frivolity.

The festivities will take place on Friday evening from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM in the Zenger Room on the 13th Floor of the National Press Club, located on 529 14th Street NW, near Metro Center. There will be meat and vegetarian appetizers as well as a cash bar with specially reduced drink prices all night long. In addition, we will be exhibiting the finalists of the Wiki Loves Monuments photo contest at the event.

Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 04:41, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's Collaborative: Come join us (and check out our new website)![edit]

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Hi Va girl2468! The WikiWomen's Collaborative is a group of women from around the world who edit Wikipedia, contribute to its sister projects, and support the mission of free knowledge. We recently updated our website, created new volunteer positions, and more!

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Thanks for editing Wikipedia, and we look forward to you being a part of the Collaborative! -- EdwardsBot (talk) 01:28, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

DC happy hour on Thursday, February 28![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for Happy Hour at the Capitol City Brewery at Metro Center on Thursday, February 28 at 6 p.m. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 34. Hope to see you there! Harej (talk) 02:28, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

Invitation to a discussion: Wikipedia and legislative data[edit]

Hi Va girl2468, since you are interested in meetups in DC, I'd like to invite you to attend the Cato Institute's "Wikipedia and Legislative Data" events on March 14. (There's also an all day workshop on March 15; let me know if you are interested, we may be able to add more people.)

There will be an introduction to Wikipedia and open edit-a-thon in the afternoon, and a Sunshine Week Reception in the evening. I hope you can make it!

Hope to see you there! -Pete (talk) 20:00, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, March 9![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Guapo's at Tenleytown-AU on Saturday, March 9 at 5 PM All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 35. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 14:03, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

You are invited to a Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-thon on Friday, March 29[edit]

In honor of Women's History Month, the Smithsonian and the National Museum of Women in the Arts are teaming up to organize a Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-thon on Friday, March 29, 2013 from 10:00am - 5:00pm. The event is focused on encouraging women editors while improving Wikipedia entries about women artists and art world figures. This event is free of charge, but participation is limited to 20 volunteers, so RSVP today! Sarasays (talk) 23:18, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, April 13![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, April 13 at 5:30 PM All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see Wikipedia:Meetup/DC 36. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 19:08, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

You are invited to the "All Things GW" editathon on Saturday, April 20[edit]

The "All Things GW" editathon on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. is a rare chance to go behind the scenes in the University Archives of the GW Libraries and use their unique resources to research and update Wikipedia pages related to The George Washington University and the Foggy Bottom neighborhood. Did you miss our last D.C. history editathon? This is your is your chance to come edit with wiki-friends using different great collection! The event includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the University Archives and a show-and-tell of some of its most interesting treasures, snacks, and the editathon.

Participation is limited to 30 volunteers, so RSVP today! Dominic·t 07:22, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

DC meetups on April 19 and 20[edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for two exciting events this weekend:

On the evening of Friday, April 19, we're hosting our first-ever WikiSalon at our K Street office. The WikiSalon will be a twice-monthly informal meetup and collaborative editing event to help build the community of Wikimedia enthusiasts here in DC; please join us for its inaugural session. Light refreshments will be provided.

On Saturday, April 20, we've partnered with the George Washington University to host the All Things GW Edit-a-Thon at the Teamsters Labor History Research Center. Please join us for behind-the-scenes tours of the University Archives and help edit articles about GWU history.

We look forward to seeing you at one or both of these events! Kirill [talk] 20:13, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, May 11![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, May 11 at 5:30 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 23:13, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

DC WikiSalon on May 24[edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of May 24 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 18:28, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Webinar / edit-a-thon at the National Library of Medicine (NLM)[edit]

Join us at the NLM next week, either in person or online, to learn about NLM resources, hear some great speakers, and do some editing!

organized by Wiki Project Med

On Tuesday, 28 May there will be a community Wikipedia meeting at the United States National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland - with a second on Thursday, 30 May for those who can't make it on Tuesday. You can participate either in-person, or via an online webinar. If you attend in person, USB sticks (but not external drives) are ok to use.

Please go to the event page to get more information, including a detailed program schedule.

If you are interested in participating, please register by sending an email to pmhmeet@gmail.com. Please indicate if you are coming in person or if you will be joining us via the webinar. After registering, you will receive additional information about how to get to our campus (if coming in-person) and details about how to join the webinar. Klortho (talk) 00:53, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

DC WikiSalon on June 6[edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of Thursday, June 6 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 11:59, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

Have time on Saturday?[edit]

I'm sorry for the last-minute notice, but on Saturday, June 8, from 3 to 6 PM, Wikimedia DC and the Cato Institute are hosting a Legislative Data Meetup. We will discuss the work done so far by WikiProject U.S. Federal Government Legislative Data to put data from Congress onto Wikipedia, as well as what more needs to be done. If you have ideas you'd like to contribute, or if you're just curious and feel like meeting up with other Wikipedians, you are welcome to come! Be sure to RSVP here if you're interested.

I hope to see you there!

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Harej (talk) 04:32, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, June 15![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, June 15 at 5:30 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 20:04, 10 June 2013 (UTC)

Join us this Sunday for the Great American Wiknic![edit]

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You are invited to the Great American Wiknic DC at the James Buchanan Memorial at Meridian Hill Park. We would love to see you there, so sign up and bring something fun for the potluck! :)

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Harej (talk) 15:56, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, July 13![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, July 13 at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 00:37, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

You're Invited: Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon at the Smithsonian[edit]

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Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon at the
Smithsonian American Art Museum

You're invited to the Luce and Lunder Edit-a-thon, part of a series of edit-a-thons organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum to add and expand articles about American art and artists on Wikipedia.

This event will include a catered lunch and special tours of the Luce Foundation Center for American Art and the Lunder Conservation Center at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Meet at G Street Lobby (9th St. & G St. NW, Washington, D.C.)

Capacity is limited, so please sign up today!

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Luce Foundation Center

DC meetup & dinner on Saturday, August 24![edit]

Please join Wikimedia DC for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) on Saturday, August 24 at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please see the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 04:18, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Are you free on Wednesday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next DC WikiSalon, which will be held on the evening of Wednesday, August 24 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 11:54, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

Meet up with local Wikipedians on September 14![edit]

Are you free on Saturday, September 14? If so, please join Wikimedia DC and local Wikipedians for a social meetup and dinner at Vapiano (near Farragut North/Farragut West) at 6:00 PM. All Wikipedia/Wikimedia and free knowledge/culture enthusiasts, regardless of editing experience, are welcome to attend! All ages are welcome!

For more information and to sign up, please visit the meetup page. Hope to see you there! Kirill [talk] 19:12, 25 August 2013 (UTC)

Are you free next Thursday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next WikiSalon, which will be held from 7 to 9 PM on Thursday, September 5 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon is an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 15:11, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Are you free next Thursday? Join us at the Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for our next WikiSalon, which will be held from 7 to 9 PM on Thursday, September 26 at our K Street office.

The WikiSalon is an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss the Wikimedia projects and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own. Light refreshments will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 06:08, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

Are you free on Sunday? Join us for a special Wikimedia DC WikiSalon![edit]

Wikimedia DC invites you to join us for a special WikiSalon at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library's Digital Commons Center. We will gather at 3 PM on Sunday, October 13, 2013 to discuss an important topic: what can Wikipedia and the DC area do to help each other? We hope to hear your thoughts and suggestions; if you have an idea you would like to pursue, please let us know and we will help!

Following the WikiSalon, we will be having dinner at a nearby restaurant, Ella's Wood Fired Pizza.

If you're interested in attending, please sign up at the event page. We look forward to seeing you there! Kirill [talk] 02:25, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

Meetups coming up in DC![edit]

Hey!

You are invited to two upcoming events in DC:

  • Meetup at Capitol City Brewery on Saturday, January 25 at 6 PM. Please join us for dinner, drinks, socializing, and discussing Wikimedia DC activities and events. All are welcome! RSVP on the linked page or through Meetup.
  • Art and Feminism Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, February 1 from Noon – 5 PM. Join us as we improve articles on notable women in history! All are welcome, regardless of age or level of editing experience. RSVP on the linked page or through Meetup.

I hope to see you there!

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Harej (talk) 00:07, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Coming up in February![edit]

Hello there!

Our February WikiSalon is coming up on Sunday, February 23. Join us at our gathering of Wikipedia enthusiasts at the Kogod Courtyard of the National Portrait Gallery with an optional dinner after. As usual, all are welcome. Care to join us?

Also, if you are available, there is an American Art Edit-a-thon being held at the Smithsonian American Art Museum with Professor Andrew Lih's COMM-535 class at American University on Tuesday, February 11 from 2 to 5 PM. Please RSVP on the linked page if you are interested.

If you have any ideas or preferences for meetups, please let us know at Wikipedia talk:Meetup/DC.

Thank you, and hope to see you at our upcoming events! Harej (talk) 18:42, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

DC Meetups in March[edit]

Happy March!

Though we have a massive snowstorm coming up, spring is just around the corner! Personally, I am looking forward to warmer weather.

Wikimedia DC is looking forward to a spring full of cool and exciting activities. In March, we have coming up:

  • Evening WikiSalon on Wednesday, March 12 from 7 PM – 9 PM. Meet up with Wikipedians for coffee at the Cove co-working space in Dupont Circle! If you cannot make it in the evening, join us at our...
  • March Meetup on Sunday, March 23 from 3 PM – 6 PM. Our monthly weekend meetup, same place as last month. Meet really cool and interesting people!
  • Women in the Arts 2014 meetup and edit-a-thon on Sunday, March 30 from 10 AM – 5 PM. Our second annual Women in the Arts edit-a-thon, held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Free lunch will be served!

We hope to see you at our upcoming events! If you have any questions, feel free to ask on my talk page.

Harej (talk) 05:11, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

An exciting month of wiki events![edit]

Hello there,

I am pleased to say that April will be a very exciting month for Wikipedia in Washington, DC. We have a lot of different events coming up, so you will have a lot to choose from.

First, a reminder that our second annual Women in the Arts Edit-a-Thon will take place on Sunday, March 30 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Coming up in April, we have our first-ever Open Government WikiHack with the Sunlight Foundation on April 5–6! We are working together to use open government data to improve the Wikimedia projects, and we would love your help. All are welcome, regardless of coding or editing experience. We will also be having a happy hour the day before, with refreshments courtesy of the Sunlight Foundation.

On Friday, April 11 we are having our first edit-a-thon ever with the Library of Congress. The Africa Collection Edit-a-Thon will focus on the Library's African and Middle East Reading Room. It'll be early in the morning, but it's especially worth it if you're interested in improving Wikipedia's coverage of African topics.

The following day, we are having our second annual Wiki Loves Capitol Hill training. We will discuss policy issues relevant to Wikimedia and plan for our day of outreach to Congressional staffers that will take place during the following week.

There are other meetups in the works, so be sure to check our meetup page with the latest. I hope to see you at some of these events!

All the best,
James Hare

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Two edit-a-thons coming up![edit]

Hello there!

I'm pleased to tell you about two upcoming edit-a-thons:

  • This Tuesday, April 29, from 2:30 to 5:30 PM, we have the Freer and Sackler edit-a-thon. (Sorry for the short notice!)
  • On Saturday, May 10 we have the Wikipedia APA edit-a-thon, in partnership with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, from 10 AM to 5 PM.

We have more stuff coming up in May and June, so make sure to keep a watch on the DC meetup page. As always, if you have any recommendations or requests, please leave a note on the talk page.


Best,

James Hare

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Meet up with us[edit]

Happy May!

There are a few meetups in DC this month, including an edit-a-thon later this month. Check it out:

  • On Thursday, May 15 come to our evening WikiSalon at the Cove co-working space in Dupont Circle. If you're available Thursday evening, feel free to join us!
  • Or if you prefer a Saturday night dinner gathering, we also have our May Meetup at Capitol City Brewing Company. (Beer! Non-beer things too!)
  • You are also invited to the Federal Register edit-a-thon at the National Archives later this month.

Come one, come all!

Best,

James Hare

(To unsubscribe, remove your username here.) 20:21, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Washington, DC meetups in June[edit]

Greetings!

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Wikimedia DC has yet another busy month in June. Whether you're a newcomer to Wikipedia or have years of experience, we're happy to see you come. Here's what's coming up:

  • On Wednesday, June 11 from 7 to 9 PM come to the WikiSalon at the Cove co-working space. Hang out with Wikipedia enthusiasts!
  • Saturday, June 14 is the Frederick County History Edit-a-Thon from 11 AM to 4 PM. Help improve local history on Wikipedia.
  • The following Saturday, June 21, is the June Meetup. Dinner and drinks with Wikipedians!
  • Come on Tuesday, June 24 for the Wikipedia in Your Library edit-a-thon at GWU on local and LGBT history.
  • Last but not least, on Sunday, June 29 we have the Phillips Collection Edit-a-Thon in honor of the Made in America exhibit.

Wikipedia is better with friends, so why not come out to an event?

Best,

James Hare

(To unsubscribe, remove your username here.) 01:41, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

The Great American Wiknic and other events in July[edit]

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I am pleased to announce our fourth annual picnic, the Great American Wiknic, will take place at Meridian Hill Park in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, July 13 from 1 to 5 PM (rain date: July 20). We will be hanging out by the statue of Dante Alighieri, a statue that was donated to the park in 1921 as a tribute to Italian Americans. Read more about the statue on Wikipedia. If you would like to sign up for the picnic, you can do so here. When signing up, say what you’re going to bring!

July will also feature the second annual Great American Wiknic in Frederick, Maryland. This year’s Frederick picnic will take place on Sunday, July 6 at Baker Park. Sign up here for the Frederick picnic.

What else is going on in July? We have the American Chemical Society Edit-a-Thon on Saturday, July 12, dedicated to notable chemists, and our monthly WikiSalon on Wednesday, July 16.

We hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Best,

James Hare

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Battle of Fort Stevens Edit-a-Thon![edit]

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Greetings!

Sorry for the last minute update, but our friends at the DC Historical Society have scheduled a Battle of Fort Stevens Edit-a-Thon to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle fought in the District. The event will last from noon to 2 PM on Wednesday, July 30. Hope you can make it!

Best,

James Hare

(To unsubscribe, remove your username here.) 21:17, 23 July 2014 (UTC)