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Five Things for Today: August 2, 2020

Plenty of space and lovely grounds to roam at Brookside Gardens


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1. The gorgeous grounds of Brookside Gardens are open to visitors, though a limited amount of parking is available to help maintain safe social distancing practices. It’s a lovely place to wander, view the variety of plants and flowers, and look for creatures in the turtle pond. Check the website to be aware of what’s prohibited right now. And for more about Brookside and a glimpse of what’s there, see this past KFDC post — but note that the Wings of Fancy exhibit is not happening this year.

2. Today at 3pm, theatres for young audiences across the country are presenting a virtual premiere of A Kids Play About Racism, a theatrical adaptation of A Kids Book About Racism by Jelani Memory. You can view it “locally” through Adventure Theatre on Facebook. And FYI: Their Sunday Story Time featuring My Ancestors’ Greatest Dreams is at 2pm, so you can plan to stream both.

3. The Taco Box from Santa Rosa Taqueria on Capitol Hill has become a go-to for family take out for us. (Go to Order Online and scroll thru to page 4.) They also have other family-style options — all $35 and under and more than enough to feed a family of four. Do you have a go-to place for meals like this? Feel free to share, if so!

4. Now that it’s confirmed our kids will be distance learning for at least the first term of the upcoming school year, these 54 Desk and Chair Combos For Every Age and Budget might be of interest.

5. Cat video for a quick chuckle.

Bonus: The SpaceX Crew Dragon is expected to return to day with a splashdown landing in the Gulf of Mexico at 2:48pm. You can watch it here.

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Five Things for Today: August 1, 2020

Guess what’s now open on weekends again?


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1. The National Arboretum is now open on weekends and everyday during the week! Hours on Saturday & Sunday are 8am – 5pm, and Monday through Friday 1-5pm. These things to know before you go will help you plan a visit. And you can read a bit more about the Arboretum in the round-up of the best area places to spend a beautiful day outdoors — it tops the list!

2. Have you heard about Swimply? It’s a new online service that lets you search for private pools to rent. Interesting concept. Would you use it? (Thanks to KFDC reader Jessica for the heads-up on this.)

3. Starting this coming week, Lincoln’s Cottage is offering a safe and socially distanced outdoor version of their Social Studies program for young learners. Each week — Tuesday-Thursday, 10-11am — brings a new and exciting activity. Reserve an outdoor table for your family and join in an exploration of your own emotions through storytelling, hands-on activities, and reflection. The program was developed for ages 2-8, but children of all ages are welcome to participate. Admission is $25-35/family. Be sure to sign up in advance.

4. Do you know about The Girlfriend? The AARP’s weekly newsletter is targeted to Gen X women, and it always includes relevant articles, good tips, and interesting insight for that demographic.

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Five Things for Today: July 31, 2020

Rainbow — all the way across the sky! — a few evenings ago


1. For the weekend, the list of Activities Around DC During These Corona Times will come in handy with lots of ideas for things to do.

2. The NBA resumed its 2019-20 season yesterday, with 22 teams returning, the Washington Wizards among them. Their first tip off is today at 4pm against the Phoenix Suns. You can watch all their games live here. (Follow the link for more about how the season is planned to play out.)

3. And speaking of sports, this new Nike ad. Wow.

4. This Prints for Wildlife fundraiser helps support African Parks and offers the opportunity to buy beautiful prints contributed by more than 70 acclaimed wildlife photographers.

5. A perfect and presidential eulogy.

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