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Clients in the News – January 2018

Many Avalon clients offered volunteer opportunities on January 15, 2018, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Follow these links for more details: Bread for the City; Maryland Food Bank; National Parks Conservation Association; Rainforest Action Network; The Trustees; and Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.

MORE exciting events:

  • In conjunction with its fascinating exhibition, Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes, NatGeo is presenting a talk by the renowned photographer on February 13 from 7:30 to 9 pm. Wilkes’s images feature cityscapes and landscapes captured during a period of up to 30 hours from a fixed camera angle, thus infusing a single image with dozens of intriguing details and stories. For tickets to this exclusive talk, along with exhibition dates and hours, visit NatGeo’s website.
  • Love is everywhere at Farm Sanctuary’s Acton, California, shelter—especially around Valentine’s Day, when FS celebrates the deep emotional bonds of animals who have overcome the odds and learned to love again after surviving cruelty, neglect, and other threats. Help FS celebrate Valentine’s Day in Acton on February 11 by enjoying time with the lovable animals, vegan refreshments, special take-home valentines, and more! Check FS’s website for details and registration.
  • Visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s website now to learn how the Museum is honoring Black History Month this February. Events at this transformational Museum tend to reach capacity quickly, so register now to ensure you get a seat!
  • Opening on January 18, the National Museum of the American Indian’s groundbreaking exhibition Americans highlights how American Indians have been a part of the nation’s identity since before America was America. Images, names, and stories reveal the connection between Americans and American Indians, as well as how deeply embedded Indians are in U.S. history, pop culture, and identity. Visit NMAI’s website to learn more about this important exhibition, and don’t miss the Symposium featuring the curators and Museum director on January 18 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.