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NOV. 16, 2016

 

IN THIS WEEK'S ISSUE:

First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. Small Business Saturday, which began in 2010, is an initiative to get holiday shoppers to shop at their favorite local businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. This year it will be taking place on Saturday, November 26th.

The initiative began in New York City, where the inaugural Small Business Saturday was held. The idea has quickly spread across the United States in support of small, independently owned local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and invigorate neighborhoods across the country.

Local businesses - you can use the new Shop Small Studio to create free custom downloadable marketing materials for your social networks, website, and storefront!

The Capitol Hill BID encourages you to participate in Small Business Saturday this year by shopping at your favorite Hill businesses on Saturday, November 26! For more information about Small Business Saturday, click here.
 

Join Eastern Market as they celebrate the holidays with friends and neighbors! Each weekend from November 27 through December 18, local organizations will be spreading some holiday cheer outside the market. Click here for the full schedule and be sure to stop by for the kickoff on November 27!

Sunday, November 27:

  • Lyft
    9 AM – 5 PM
    Hot Chocolate, Free Swag, & Fun Games
  • Southeast Neighborhood Library
    9 AM – 12 PM
    Winter Crafts & Storytime
  • The Capitol Hill Restoration Society
    11 AM – 1 PM
    Jewelry Making Station
  • Allegro Violins
    1 PM – 3PM
    Live Music in the North Hall
FRIENDSGIVING AT THE UGLY MUG NOVEMBER 23

Celebrate Thanksgiving one day early with your friends at The Ugly Mug in their newly renovated upstairs space!

For $14, you can enjoy Thanksgiving staples like turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and pie.

So grab your friends and head over to The Ugly Mug (723 8th St. SE) on Wednesday, November 23! You can RSVP to their Facebook event here.

For all of our artistic procrastinators, you're in luck! We've extended the deadline of the banner contest to next Tuesday (November 22nd). Get those entries in and you could see your design hanging throughout Capitol Hill (and walk away with $500!).

For complete guidelines and entry information for the contest, click here. Winners will be announced on December 1, 2016. After the winners are selected, production will begin and the new banners will be hung around The Hill in mid-January for all to enjoy!

Join Community Connections TONIGHT as they host a Fall Open House for the community to learn more about who they are and what they do.

Wednesday, November 16
5:30-7:30pm
801 Pennsylvania Ave. SE


Enjoy apple cider and a snack, talk with Community Connections staff, do an art project with your child and take part in the Community Giving Tree!

Please contact Mary Costello, Director of Special Events, at (202)281-2942 with any questions.

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