June 21, 2012 | by Erin Durkin
Out & About: June 22

Harpers Ferry holds second Gay Pride Day

River Riders (408 Alstadts Hill Rd., Harpers Ferry) is hosting its second annual Gay Pride Day on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Activities include family-friendly adventures such as kayaking, canoeing, biking and tubing. The day concludes with a drag show.

River Riders is a service that provides equipment to those who want to go rafting, tubing, kayaking and similar adventures.

Space is being offered to venders who will be promoting awareness and information for free. Venders will be responsible for their own tents, tables, chairs and other equipment.

Carla DelVillaggio, Barbra Streisand, gay news, Washington Blade

Carla DelVillaggio will bring her Barbra Streisand impersonation to the Gordon Center for Performing Arts, Sunday.

Streisand impersonator comes to Baltimore

Barbra Streisand impersonator Carla DelVillaggio will perform at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts (3506 Gynnbrook Ave., Owings Mills) on Sunday at 3 p.m.

DelVillaggio has been performing for 25 years and began her Streisand impersonation project in 2006. She has received several awards including “Best Overall Celebrity Re-Creation Award” at the Sunburst Convention of Celebrity Tribute Artists for 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Tickets range from $40-45. For more information, visit simplystreisand.net.

Chef’s Best slated for Tuesday

Food & Friends is celebrating its 22nd annual Chef’s Best Dinner and Auction Presented by the NACDS Foundation on Tuesday at the Washington Hilton (1919 Connecticut Ave., N.W.). VIP reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and the main event begins at 6:30 p.m.

Food & Friends is a service that provides meals and nutrition to members of the community with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses.

Fifty-five of the best chefs in the region are invited to make delicious cuisine for 1,200 guests while enjoying a silent auction. Through the generosity of attendees, Food & Friends hopes to serve 2,800 individuals more than 1.2 million meals. The event will also be honoring CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield for their dedication to the group.

For more information about the event, visit foodandfriends.org/chefsbest.

DC LGBT Center, gay news, Washington Blade

The D.C. Center needs volunteers. Learn more about its needs at a fair at Town Saturday night. (Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Volunteer Fair recruits to benefit the LGBT community

The D.C. Center is co-sponsoring the District’s second annual LGBT Volunteer Fair at Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St., N.W.) on Saturday from 7-10 p.m.

The volunteer fair is a way for prospective volunteers to learn about opportunities to volunteer in the LGBT community. The event will also have LGBT organizations recruiting for volunteers.

Center staff will be present to answer questions about volunteering there.

For more information, visit thedccenter.org.

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