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Dignity Washington returns to city march on March 12

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An LGBT contingent in last year’s St. Patrick’s Parade was cheered by the crowd. (Photo courtesy of Dignity Washington)

Dignity Washington marches in the D.C. St. Patrick’s Day Parade for the third year in a row on Sunday, March 12 starting at noon. The parade route proceeds down Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th streets, N.W. The parade’s theme is “Irish in Public Service.” Cody Keenan, former director of speech writing for the White House, serves as the parade’s grand marshal. For details, visit facebook.com/dignitywashington.

ShamrockFest will be at RFK Stadium (2400 E Capitol St., N.E.) on Saturday, March 11 from 2-10 p.m. Headliners include Dropkick Murphys, Coolio, House of Pain and Carbon Leaf. There will be more than 30 bands performing, carnival rides, Irish dancers and more. General admission is $45. VIP admission is $110 and includes bottomless beer from 2-7 p.m., access to the VIP area, a DJ stage, VIP party games and VIP seating. For more information, visit shamrockfest.com.

Tropicalia (2001 14th St., N.W.) hosts St. Patrick’s Fiesta on Friday, March 18 from 8-11 p.m. Latin-fusion band Zakke and alternative latin band Fermina-X perform. Doors open at 8 p.m. and show starts at 9 p.m. Admission is free. For more details, visit facebook.com/ama.musicosunidos.

Star & Shamrock (1341 H St., N.E.) hosts Shamrock’s Shave Off for Kids with Cancer on Saturday, March 11 from 2-5 p.m. Participants can shave their head, volunteer or donate to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to fund childhood cancer research grants. For details, visit facebook.com/starandshamrock.

The Mansion on O Street (2020 O St., N.W.) hosts its Get Lucky hunt through Sunday, March 18. Explore the themed rooms and search for secret doors and luck-themed items. Tickets are $35. For more information, visit omusueum.org.

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DC Center to host estate planning seminar series

Three sessions presented by Murray Scheel

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The DC Center hosts a series of talks on end-of-life planning next week.

The DC Center for the LGBT Community and the DC Department on Aging and Community Living will host “Estate Planning Tools with Murray Scheel” via Zoom. 

Scheel will walk guests through the process of taking care of the end-of-life planning business that needs to be addressed during the golden years. Scheel is Senior Staff Attorney at Whitman-Walker Health’s Legal Services.

This event series will consist of three 1.5-hour sessions:

Jan. 19, 3 p.m. – “Tools for while you’re living” (overview, general power of attorney, healthcare power of attorney, disposition of remains, etc.)

Jan. 26, 3 p.m. – “Tools for after you’re gone” (living wills, last wills, assets, etc.)

Feb. 2, 3 p.m. – “Healthcare insurance & long term care” (Medicare, Medicaid, correcting misinformation, skilled nursing, hospice care, etc.)

To register for this event, visit the DC Center website.

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DC Center to host legal seminar for trans people

Attorney Richard Tappan and paralegal Miranda Shipman to give legal advice

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The DC Center for the LGBT Community will host a “Gender and Name Change Legal Seminar” on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 5:30 p.m. online. 

Attorney Richard Tappan and paralegal Miranda Shipman will give legal advice and speak on the importance of the legal community within the LGBTQ community, the difficulties of the LGBTQ community in the legal field and name and gender changes. 

Guests can find the link at the DC Center website.

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Busboys and Poets to focus on peace in 2022

Special guests include Angela Davis

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Busboys and Poets will host “The 2022 NYE Peace Party” on Friday, Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. at Busboys and Poets in Columbia. 

The event will feature peace activists and literary powerhouses such as political activist, philosopher, academic, scholar and author Angela Davis, activist, scholar and educator Gina Dent, and renowned writer, poet, playwright and activist Sonia Sanchez, among others. 

There will also be live music, food, party favors, champagne toast and free parking. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

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