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Smithsonian Natl Zoo: Meet Kavi, An 11-year-old Sumatran Tiger

Smithsonian Natl Zoo: Meet Kavi, An 11-year-old Sumatran Tiger

There’s a new tiger in town! Meet Kavi, an 11-year-old male, from Zoo Atlanta on July 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo on Global Tiger Day.

Kavi is the newest edition to the tiger family, joining females Damai and Soyono

The Prowl around the Great Cats exhibit will over special demonstrations at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Keepers will also talk about the daily care of the Zoo’s Sumatran tigers and how the tigers contribute to conservation efforts.

But that’s not all!

Face painting will be available for those who want to take on the tiger persona. There will also be tiger-themed arts and crafts.

Experts from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Tiger Conservation Partnership will display tools they use in the field to study tigers and other species in Asia, including radio collars and camera traps, for visitors to see and touch.

If you can talk the talk, you can walk the walk – for the animals

If you can talk the talk, you can walk the walk – for the animals

You’re always telling your friends how much you love your pet, but maybe you’re looking to take a step beyond caring for your dog or cat to supporting all animals across Washington, DC. This September 29, go the extra mile with the Washington Humane Society (WHS) and be a part of the DC Walk for the Animals & Pet-A-Palooza. Join us in celebrating our community’s animals and walking to end pet homelessness in DC.

Prince George's Co. Police Officers Are "Running the Beat"

Prince George's Co. Police Officers Are "Running the Beat"

Officers from the Prince George's County Police Department are going for a run on Wednesday, July 18 in Hillcrest Heights/Marlow Heights in an event called "Running the Beat." Officers have been running through focus areas since April in support of  the county-wide Transforming Neigborhoods Initiative.

The goal is to engage the community and be a visible presence in the following focus neighborhoods: Langley Park, East Riverdale/Bladensburg, Suitland/Coral Hills, Kentland/Palmer Park, Hillcrest Heights/Marlow Heights and Glassmanor/Oxon Hill.

Who:    Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L.

July 4th - National Harbor Fireworks And Concert

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (WUSA) -- The National Harbor will host an evening with fireworks and music to celebrate the Fourth of July.


• Live jazz musicians playing music on the waterfront plaza
• A stunning fireworks show to accompany musicians set against the backdrop of the Potomac
• Tree-lined streets featuring a number of boutique shops and restaurant patios
• Visitors posted on blankets and chairs enjoying the music, passersby strolling along the marina and wide walkways of the property.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 7:00 p.m.

National Harbor
137 National Plaza
National Harbor, MD 20745


Montgomery Parks July 4th Operating Schedule And Events

Montgomery Parks July 4th Operating Schedule And Events

SILVER SPRING, Md.  – Most Montgomery Parks and facilities will operate its usual hours on Wednesday, July 4th. But before you plan your outing, check out what parks will be closed or operate on shortened schedules on Independence Day.

The following facilities and programs will be closed on July 4:

  • Montgomery Parks Nature Centers:
  • Locust Grove Nature Center
  • Meadowside Nature Center
  • Brookside Nature Center
  • Montgomery Parks Summer Camps
  • Park Permits Office
  • Pauline Betz Addie Tennis Center at Cabin John Regional Park
  • Wheaton Ice Arena at Wheaton Regional Park

The following facilities will close early on July 4th:

  • Cabin John Ice Rink at Cabin John Regional Park: Open 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Olney Skate Park at Olney Manor Recreational Park: Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • South Germantown Driving Range at South Germantown Recreational Park: Open 9 a.m.

FOTODC Looks For The Best Area Photographer

FOTODC Looks For The Best Area Photographer

Calling all photographers. FotoDC is on the hunt for the most interesting work by Washington area photographers for the 2nd annual Uncover/Discover exhibition.

The panel of curators includes Elizabeth Krist, Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic; Jayme McLellan, Director of Civilian Art Projects and Ken Ashton, Artist and Museum Professional.

Curators will select work from emerging and established photographers who sent in their stuff for a chance to be featured in two exhibitions this fall. 

"It is our mission to discover and spotlight the work of Metro Area photographers,” said Theo Adamstein, Executive Director and Founder of FotoDC. 

The final deadline for photo submission is July 9. For more information visit www.FotoDC.org.