Virtual Events Calendar
Join Best Buddies in Virginia and DC for virtual activities! These activities are free and open to all Best Buddies program participants unless the event specifically says it is for a particular group.
Should you have any questions or require assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Activities will be held over Zoom or Facebook Live. To join an activity, RSVP below and the link and password will be sent before the event. Should you have any questions or require assistance contact us at email@example.com.
October 1st, 12:00 pm – Walk Kick-Off: Virtual Town Hall
We’re kicking off Walktober with a Virtual Town Hall featuring some of our participants and learning about how they’re making the Virtual Friendship Walk their own! Tune in at noon on the Best Buddies VA & DC Facebook page.
October 1st, 5:00 pm E-Pizza P@arty
This event will help you raise funds for your walk team! Our staff will provide you with an email template, and you’ll work in small groups to perfect it. Join us for a chill night of pizza making and email sending!
October 5th, Talent Show Submission Deadline
Do you want to be featured in our first-ever virtual talent show?! Send us a short video of your talent! Anyone can participate and group talents are encouraged!
SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO
October 7th, 5:30pm: Harry Potter Virtual Escape Room
Bring out your wands and friends! Come join us for a virtual Harry Potter escape room to fundraise for the Best Buddies Citizens Friendship Walk team! Tickets are $10 and the winner(s) of the escape room will win a magical prize!
October 8th, 4:30 pm – How to Start a BB Chapter: Q&A Session
Looking to make your community or school a more inclusive place? Best Buddies provides inclusive programming for every stage of a person’s life. Volunteers have the ability to: start school clubs, participate in self-advocacy trainings, and sign up for a friendship of their own. Register to learn how you can bring inclusion to your community
October 12th, 4:00 pm – Ambassador Training: Create Your Friendship Walk Mission Statement (for high school or older only)
This Ambassador workshop is being hosted in partnership with Accenture Federal Services. During the workshop, participants will learn about the Best Buddies Virtual Friendship Walk, and how to develop an impactful mission statement about the event using Simon Sinek’s golden circle model. Video recordings submitted after the workshop may be featured on Best Buddies Virginia & DC social media or during the Virtual Friendship Walk.
October 13th, 5:00 pm: TASTE BUDs
Taste BUDs is back! Come join our Program Manager, Volunteers, Veah in another fun cooking show on Zoom! It will be full of yummy (and healthy) recipes to help you prepare for our Virtual Friendship Walk! The recipe will be sent out before the event. See you all there!
REQUEST ZOOM DETAILS AND RECIPE
October 15th, 6:00 pm: The Fantastical Talent Show!
Join us for Best Buddies VA&DC first-ever talent show! Come see all our incredibly talented performers and vote for your favorite act all while helping us raise money for the Virtual Friendship Walk. Tickets are $15. It’ll be a night full of laughs, and positivity – see you there!
October 16th, 12:00 pm: Best Buddies Pep Rally
We are halfway through WALKTOBER and planned a fun surprise to pump you up these last few weeks until the Virtual Friendship Walk.
WATCH THE PEP RALLY
October 22nd, 7:00 pm – Best Buddies Living Haunted House Tour
Join us for a SPOOKY zoom tour of Best Buddies Living in Washington, D.C.! Wear your favorite costume and be ready for some Halloween Trivia!
October 23rd, Pumpkin Decorating Contest Deadline
Hey all you ghouls and goblins! Make sure to purchase your ticket and submit your entry by midnight tonight! Voting will take place next week and the winner will be announced on social media the day of the Virtual Friendship Walk! The fee to enter the contest is $10 & all proceeds benefit the Friendship Walk.
October 26-30th, Pumpkin Decorating Contest Live Voting
Vote for your favorite pumpkin on our Best Buddies VA & DC Facebook page! Our Pumpkin Champion will be chosen by a combination of judging and voting, and the winner will be announced on social media the day of the Virtual Friendship Walk
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PUMPKIN
October 27th, 5:00 pm: TASTE BUDs
Taste BUDs is back for another round! Come join Veah in another fun cooking show on Zoom! We’ll be making yummy fall treats so get ready to get your baking supplies ready! The recipe will be sent out before the event. See you all there!
REQUEST ZOOM DETAILS AND RECIPE
October 31st, 10:30 am: Best Buddies Virtual Friendship Walk
Join us online on Facebook and Instagram for our opening ceremonies while you get ready to walk for Best Buddies! Put your costume on and let’s have some fun! We’ll announce top fundraisers and have HUGE guest appearances – plus lots of our Walk favorites joining in.
WATCH OPENING CEREMONIES
Additionally, join us weekdays at 10:00 am for Bodywise Inclusive Dance Class. Classes are hosted by MVLE and the Fairfax County, VA Consolidated Funding Pool.