Capital Pride

Capital Pride Parade, Sat., Jun. 9, 4:30 p.m., Dupont Circle. Capital Pride Festival, Sun., Jun. 10, 12-7 p.m., on Pennsylvania Avenue/7th Streets NW, between the National Gallery of Art and the U.S. Capitol. Contact Jenny McAtee, 240-595-2680. It’s time to organize our UU presence at Capital Pride! With a theme of “Elements of Us,” Capital Pride believes that every person’s life is composed of a kaleidoscope of extraordinary parts, including identity, race, sexuality, gender, spirituality, experience and beliefs. And doesn’t that fit in with our UU values and philosophies? And, in living our values Capital Pride gives us the opportunity to come together and be a positive and loving presence in […]

Reston Pride

Sat., Jun. 2, 2-6 p.m., UU Church in Reston, 1625 Wiehle Ave., Reston. Rain or shine. More details here. Please join us for the first-ever Reston Pride as we celebrate our vibrant and important LGBTQ community. Mark your calendars now for this exciting landmark event! Reston Pride will be a big, fun family-friendly event! There are a number of diverse entertainers, activities and exhibitors scheduled. Mama Celeste will serve as event emcee. According to the “San Francisco Chronicle,” Mama Celeste is one of the up-and-coming drag performance artists in the Bay Area.

STOP Deportations: Musical Mashup Fundraiser

Sat., May 12, 6:30-9 p.m., 4370 Argyle Terrace, NW, Washington, DC. Register here. Questions? Contact Denise Woods. Supported by UUCF’s Committee for Immigration Justice. At this happening house concert, you’ll hear captivating indie folk vocals, ​​a​ ​capella tuned to social justice, comedy to keep from crying and a Jarocho jam!* Hear local activists and legal defense organizations speak about how you can help stop deportations. Join us as we fight back with the diversion, drinks, delicious desserts/small dishes and laughs! Featuring: Emcee comedian hostess Tiffany Cain Jarocha band, Son Cosita Seria Ms. Fridrich, indie rock piano keys Songrise, a women’s social justice a capella group All proceeds benefit three extraordinary organizations […]

GADG – May 2

Global Affairs Discussion Group. “Yemen: An Overlooked War and Humanitarian Crisis” with Mahmoud Mostafa. Wed., May 2, 7:15-9 p.m., Social Hall. Contact Randy Adams. In 2012, Yemen went through a general election that promised a smooth transition to a democratic government after a violent episode of Arab Spring. Now 6 years later, the country is on the verge of dissolution with regional powers using Yemen as a proxy-war field and about 75 percent of the population in need of humanitarian assistance. However, the current reality is hidden from the general public, overshadowed by other crises in neighboring countries. Mr. Mostafa is an Egyptian journalist who mostly covers pan-Arab affairs and […]

UUCF Social Justice Yard Sale

Sat., May 5, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., UUCF buildings and grounds. Proceeds benefit UUCF Social Justice Council, OAR Fairfax and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-Northern Virginia). To volunteer to help with the Yard Sale, click here. More information at uucf.org/yard-sale. Questions? Email UUCFyardsale@gmail.com. Please donate gently used clothes, toys, housewares, books, furniture, DVDs, CDs, small appliances, tools, jewelry, artwork, computers, office items, electronics, decorative items, sports equipment, linens and much, much more! Note: We cannot accept encyclopedias, textbooks, manuals, old TVs, stuffed animals, Nordic Tracks, heavy weights, Christmas trees, large inflatables, infant and child car seats, and large furniture, including cribs, recliners, sofas/sofa beds, large entertainment units, mattresses, bunk beds […]

Spring blood drive

Sun., May 20, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Bloodmobile. Registration will be held in the Music & Arts Room. Did you know that each donation can help save up to three lives and that donating is easy and safe? Did you know that our area has a chronic shortage of blood and that most healthy people are eligible to donate? Did you know that donating can actually be fun in a loving a caring community setting such as UUCF? Thank you in advance for helping us to save lives! Three ways to sign up: Go to the INOVA website where you can lock in your favorite time slot. You can see open slots […]