July 30-31

AARP Driver Safety Course

An AARP Driver Safety course will take place on Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday, July 31 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Hattie Holmes Senior Center, 324 Kennedy St. NW, Washington, DC 20011. Cost is $12 for AARP members; $14 for non-members. Space is limited, so register now by calling (202) 291-6170.


August 2

In time for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, the Newseum will open “Make Some Noise: Students and the Civil Rights Movement,” an exhibit that explores the new generation of student leaders in the early 1960s who fought segregation by exercising their First Amendment rights and making their voices heard. 

(A series of panel discussions and special events relating to civil rights and the roles the First Amendment and the news media played in that movement will be held throughout the year. On

The Newseum, in partnership with the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), will host a free evening program, 7 p.m., Aug. 22, “Covering Civil Rights: On the Front Lines.” The program will include a special appearance by Elder Bernice King, chief executive officer of The King Center Rev. King will receive the NCNW’s 2013 Leadership Award.

More about all the Newseum’s civil rights initiatives can be found at newseum.org/civilrights.


August 3rd

AARP Driver Safety Course

An AARP Driver Safety course will offer instruction in  proven safety strategies to help keep you safe on the road. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $12-$14; registration required. Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving St. NW, Washington, DC 20010. 202-877-6213.


August 6th

Neighborhoods: Celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6
Across Baltimore and throughout the nation, neighbors will gather in groups large and small to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6. National Night Out is a great opportunity for communities nationwide to promote police-community partnerships, crime prevention, and neighborhood camaraderie by holding block parties, cookouts, parades. Visit www.natw.org for ideas on planning your National Night Out.

Email your name and phone number, the time and location of your event, and a brief description to NationalNightOut@baltimorecity.gov.


August 17th

Join My Kids Ride and its host of community partners in presenting their 2nd annual My Kids Safe Community Day Fun Fair! 1-4 p.m., Aug. 17 at 17912 Brooke Road, Sandy Spring, Md. 20860, Sandy Spring’s Volunteer Fire Department.

There will be Child ID Kits available for purchase thanks to government certified Apex Investigative Services and FREE Safety Seat Inspections courtesy of Maryland Kids in Safety Seats, as well as many other back to school giveaways.

Registration required if seeking a free safety seat which will be awarded on a first come first registered basis. Register today at www.mykidssafe.eventbrite.com