October 10, 2010

Visit a Psychic!

Back in January, the League of Adventurous Women added "visit a psychic" to the annual to-do list and today was the group's big day.

Psychics are always interesting but our organizer, Pam, added to the experience by arranging for our group to spend the morning having brunch and bottomless mimosas at Ben's Next Door (the modern addition to DC's historic Ben's Chili Bowl).  In between bites of Ben's famous fried chicken, waffles and chili fries, we took turns visiting the Zodiac Reading Room a few doors away.

Our reader, Victoria, who offered both palm and tarot card readings, came up with some startling observations, secret predictions and a bit of advice for the coming months. We're all marking our calendars with the important dates she mentioned and have decided to return in six months for a follow-up visit.

This is a terrific October adventure if you have an open mind, a spirit of fun and, did I mention the bottomless mimosas?

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October 1, 2010

World Habitat Day

This Monday you could wake up and go back to work or school or whatever fills your normal routine or you could play hookie and make a difference in the world.

The United Nations has designated the first Monday in October as World Habitat Day. There are plenty of activities around the planet to help draw attention to the global need for improved shelter. Why not spend Monday applying your time and talent to helping the human race?
Many Habitat for Humanity local offices around the world have organized World Habitat Day events.  Habitat for Humanity’s 27th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project is a World Habitat Day event  this year.  It will be held Oct. 4 – 8 in six cities in the United States.  Held in a different location each year, Habitat’s Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project is an annual, internationally-recognized week of building that brings attention to the need for simple, decent and affordable housing.  This year, the Carters will work alongside volunteers in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore and Annapolis, Md.; Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn.; and Birmingham, Ala. to build, rehabilitate and improve 86 homes.
  • To see a list of other Habitat World Habitat Day events, click here.
  • To join Habitat's World Habitat Day Photo Wall, click here.