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August 21st, 2017

Labryinth Games and Puzzles Co-Sponsors Third Annual DC Tabletop Game Convention

‘WashingCon’ Will Feature Board, Card and Tabletop Games for the Whole Family

Labyrinth Games and Puzzles (645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) is co-sponsor of the third annual WashingCon tabletop game convention coming to the Georgetown University Hotel and Conference Center (300 Reservoir Rd. NW) this Saturday and Sunday, September 9th and 10th.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party Monday at Southeast Library

Treats, Crafts and Conversation About the Event to Follow

Join the Southeast Branch of the DC Public Library (403 Seventh St. SE) on Monday, August 21 for a viewing party during the partial solar eclipse of the sun.

On Monday at 2:42 p.m., the District will experience an 81 percent eclipse of the sun. Although it will not be a total eclipse, it is an extremely rare phenomenon.

Two Assaults With a Dangerous Weapon in Southwest

Weekend Crime Blotter

At 3:00 a.m. Friday, a woman was arrested on the 1200 block of Canal Street SW on charges of Threats to Kidnap or Injure a Person.

At 7:35 a.m. Friday, a  man was arrested on the 1200 block of I Street SE on charges of Aggravated Assault.

At 12:03 p.m. Friday, there was a robbery on the 1700 block of L Street NE.

At 12:35 a.m. Saturday, a woman was arrested on the 1200 block of Delaware Avenue SW on charges of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

At 12:44 a.m. Saturday, there was an assault with the intent to commit robbery on the 500 block of Eighth Street NE.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on August 18-20, 2017 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listserv.

Jazz Avenues - August 2017

August Delivers Many Jazzy Delights

Jazz offerings this month include a Summer Breeze Concert at THEARC, B.J. Jansen & Common Ground at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Cyrus Chestnut at Blues Alley, and a Jessica Boykin-Settles show at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Steve Monroe is a Washington, DC, writer who can be reached at steve@jazzavenues.com and followed at www.twitter.com/jazzavenues.

Jazz Avenues - August 2017

August Delivers Many Jazzy Delights

Jazz offerings this month include a Summer Breeze Concert at THEARC, B.J. Jansen & Common Ground at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, Cyrus Chestnut at Blues Alley, and a Jessica Boykin-Settles show at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Steve Monroe is a Washington, DC, writer who can be reached at steve@jazzavenues.com and followed at www.twitter.com/jazzavenues.

Medical Marijuana

Not Just for Cancer

Medical marijuana is about to celebrate its fourth year in the District. However, lack of patient enrollment has the medical cannabis industry wondering if residents know cannabis can treat a variety of mental and physical conditions including chronic pain, insomnia, and anxiety-related disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

August 19th

Up on the Roof – DC’s Newest Agricultural Frontier

DC rooftops are busy places. A flyover of the District shows a growing mosaic of rooftop terraces, solar panels, green roofs – and increasingly, retail space. Niraj Ray, CEO of Cultivate the City(CtC) (www.cultivatethecity.com), is just one DC entrepreneur who’s taking advantage of rooftops to run a green business, create jobs, and grow food.

Catherine Plume is a lifelong environmentalist, a writer, and a blogger for the DC Recycler: www.DCRecycler.blogspot.com; Twitter @DC_Recycler. She is also a board member for the DC Chapter of the Sierra Club and Green America, but her perspectives are her own and do not necessarily represent the positions of either organization.

Dual Diagnosis: Mental Health Lows and Drug Highs

Which comes first, the mental health condition or the drug addiction?

In order to get to the heart of America’s substance abuse problem it’s important to know that drug addiction and mental health struggles are not always mutually exclusive. As we search for more holistic ways to address drug addiction, we must include assessment of a person’s mental health to determine what can be done. Peeling back the layers to find the root causes of addiction can be an arduous task because it could mean unearthing mental health challenges as well.