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SMYAL Fall Brunch is Nov. 5

Gavin Grimm among 2017 honorees

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SMYAL Fall Brunch

Wendy Rieger at the SMYAL Fall Brunch. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

SMYAL hosts its Fall Brunch at Marriott Marquis (901 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.) on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

There will be an open bar cocktail reception with Nellie’s Sports Bar bloody Marys and Duplex Diner mimosas, a three-course brunch and a silent auction. Gavin Grimm will receive the Communicate Advocate Award and the Dupont Social Club and Stonewall Sports will receive the Todd Peterson Award. Fall Brunch Chairs Gary Duke and Rebecca Miller will also make appearances. NBC4 anchor Wendy Rieger will emcee the event. Registration is at 10 a.m. followed by the cocktail reception and silent auction at 10:30 a.m. The seated brunch begins at noon.

General admission tickets are $150. Admiral level tickets with preferred seating are $250. For more information, visit smyal.org/brunch.

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International Women Club set for Jan. 24

Event at National Harbor

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International Women United Organizer will host “Multicultural International Women Club” on Monday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at National Harbor.

The goal of this event is to bring together women from different countries and cultures for friendship, support and community. Guests will get to share interesting facts about their country, talk about their culture, values, styles, and differences with others while learning from others and making friends from all over the globe. Those who speak English as a second language are welcome to attend.

This event is free and more details are available on Eventbrite.

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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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