Event Calendar

Winter Dance/Buddy Walk Celebration

Saturday, February 11, 2017 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: The Academy of the Holy Cross
Description: Saturday, February 11
5 to 9 PM

The Academy of the Holy Cross*
4920 Strathmore Ave, Kensington, MD 20895

*IMPORTANT: The entrance to The Academy of the Holy Cross (4920 Strathmore Ave.) is at Strathmore Ave. & Stillwater Ave. The campus entrance is clearly marked by a brick wall and iron gate. Please note that The Academy is located next door to Holy Cross School (4900 Strathmore Ave.), an elementary and middle school not affiliated with The Academy. Click here for directions: http://www.academyoftheholycross.org/page.cfm?p=370

Parking is available in both the upper and lower lots of the school. If the upper lot is full, please continue until you reach the lower lot, which is behind the school. There are also marked spaces available on the driveway as you enter the property. A wheelchair-accessible entrance is located behind the school. Please contact admin@dsnmc.org if you have questions about accessibility.

Whatever you’d like! Both casual and dressy clothes are appropriate. Attendees are also welcome to wear their Buddy Walk t-shirts. If you purchased a shirt for the 2016 Buddy Walk, it will be available for pick up tomorrow. Extra shirts will be available for a suggested donation of $10.00.

5:00 PM
Resource/Exhibit Area** opens and entertainment begins featuring face painting, activities, and music by A-Squad Entertainment DJs.

5:30 PM
Welcome remarks, acknowledgement of 2016 Buddy Walk teams, and presentations from ArtStream self- advocates. Additional presentations from self-advocates will be staggered throughout the evening.

Photo booth by Click & Flick Photo (5:30-8:00 PM).

6:00 PM
Buffet catered by Mamma Lucia of Bethesda. Options include cheese pizza (gluten-free option available), dinner salad with ranch or house dressing, vegetable and fruit trays, garlic bread and a variety of cookies (gluten-free options available) for dessert. Please note that items served do not contain nuts, but we cannot guarantee they come from a nut-free facility.

Bottled water generously donated by Howard Lerner, Associate Broker at Stuart & Maury, Inc.

7:00 & 8:00 PM
Presentations by ArtStream self-advocates


• ArtStream, Nicolette Stearns
• British Swim School, Perri Rosen
• Chase Phillips, Financial Advisor & Special Needs Planner
• D.I.G. Disability Inclusion Guild, Gianna Vallefuoco
• Fitness 4 Health, Marc Sickel
• Howard Lerner, Associate Broker at Stuart & Maury, Inc.
• MoCo Movement Center, Tracy Mitchell
• Potomac Community Resources (PCR), Melissa Wyman• Spirit Club, Tricia Han 
• St. Joseph’s House, Natalie LaHood
• Weinfeld Education Group, Jennifer Engler Fisher

The dance ends at 9 PM. Please note that smoking is not permitted anywhere on the campus of The Academy of the Holy Cross.
Contact Information:
Deirdre Kelly