First Thursday: Show Your Spirit! takes place on Thursday, Sept. 5 from 6 p.m. to dusk in Del Ray. Wear your team colors and head out to the Avenue for live music, themed activities, and more. The event is free and open to all.
This month's featured non-profit is Space of Her Own, an art-based mentoring organization that serves pre-teen girls in Northern Virginia, helping them avoid delinquency, live healthfully, communicate openly, progress academically and give back to others in order to lead fulfilling lives. Needed donations include: $20 gift cards to Del Ray restaurants for girls to dine with their mentors and practice restaurant etiquette, table manners, dinner conversations, and how to treat and tip wait staff; lap desks for use in each girl's space transformation; or cash donations to support art and carpentry classes and projects. Donations can be dropped off at the Pat Miller Neighborhood Square, located at the intersection of Mount Vernon and Oxford Avenues. For more information, visit www.spaceofherown.org.
Special thanks to the Del Ray Citizens' Association for sponsoring this month's First Thursday!