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Clients in the News – April 2017

    • A wonderful time was had by all at the National Parks Conservation Association’s 36th Annual Salute to the Parks on April 5—including Avalonians Allison Porter, Kerri Kerr, Mina Stanard, Margot O’Leary, Rebecca Shapalis, Amy Vanpouille Padre and Billie Robertson. This event celebrates our national parks and the people around the country who speak up on their behalf—while commemorating the preservation and protection of America’s natural, historical, and cultural heritage at our national parks. The gala took on even more importance this year as our incomparable national parks face drastic budget cuts. Photos from the celebration will be added soon, but in the meantime, feel free to check out the event page on NPCA’s website.
    • Group Shot at Hirshhorn MuseumOn March 28, Avalon staff attended one of the hottest events in town, Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors Exhibit at Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. The exhibit is a celebration of the legendary Japanese artist’s sixty-five-year career and promises to be a truly one-of-a-kind art experience. Our staff were blown away by the six captivating Infinity Mirror Rooms (photo to the right). Here at Avalon, we have an abundance of love and admiration for the arts and highly recommend that you not miss out on this spectacular event. For more information on the exhibit and how to secure tickets, visit the Hirshhorn Museum’s website.
    • Green thumbers: the American Horticultural Society is planning several late April events that you won’t want to miss. Visit AHS’s Spring Garden Market on Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, and score some rare finds at the renowned annual plant sale and garden marketplace. Get invaluable gardening advice from the experts, check out vendors from across the Mid-Atlantic, purchase unique plants and garden décor, and explore the beautiful River Farm grounds. For more on this upcoming event and others, visit AHS’s website.
    • Celebrate Earth Day at the National Aquarium all day long on Saturday, April 22, with family-friendly events—free with Aquarium admission—that promote earth-friendly living every day of the year. Learn how to adopt green practices into your daily routine; see how one person’s actions can positively or negatively impact the environment and the animals that depend on it; and explore Discovery Carts, games, and other interactive activities. Visit the Aquarium’s website for more details.
    • The Maryland Food Bank is partnering with Feeding America, Big Machine Label Group, and General Mills on its Outnumber Hunger campaign—making it easy to help feed hungry people across Maryland. Purchase any specially marked General Mills products and enter the product code on the Outnumber Hunger website, and MFB will distribute five meals to hungry families. Plus, General Mills will donate 45 cents to Feeding America for every code entered online until January 31, 2018, with a maximum donation of $700,000. The MFB website has all the details you need to get started.