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Five Things for Today: July 21, 2020

Seen on a recent neighborhood walk


1. A KFDC reader let me know about another sunflower bloom that sounds a-maze-ing! Goldpetal Farms in Southern Maryland has a “Walking on Sunshine” 7-acre maze open. Even more, they are hosting “Catch the Comet” events tonight, tomorrow, and Thursday nights to view and photograph Comet NEOWISE.

2. All are invited to join the Washington Revels for a virtual Community Sing this evening from 6:30-7:45pm. It takes place on the 21st of every month, and tonight they’re sharing American Roots Music and celebrating National Ice Cream Month. It’s free, but donations are encouraged to help support their guest artists.

3. In case you missed my Facebook post about it yesterday, here’s some “wild” news: The National Zoo is reopening this Friday, July 24! Hours are 8am – 4pm, and free, timed entry passes will be required — reserve them here.

4. To celebrate National Ice Cream Month, Traders Joes is kicking off The TJ’s Ice Cream Sandwich Contest. Using five or fewer Trader Joes products, create an original Ice Cream Sandwich, snap a photo, then post it to Instagram with the hashtag #TJsIceCreamSandwichContest for a chance to win a $200 TJ’s gift card (and for a great excuse to make some delicious ice cream sammy combos, obvi). The link has details, and be sure to read all the instructions!

5. Haha…yup.

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Five Things for Today: July 20, 2020

Lots of socially distant outdoor seating at The Wharf


1. The Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, MD, is open. It’s a fantastic museum highlighting the heritage and history of the Chesapeake Bay. For extra safety, they are limiting capacity and using a timed entry system — reserve a 2-hour time slot here. (PS: If you want to make the most of the trip out to Calvert County, you can also visit Annmarie Sculpture Garden, which is nearby the museum.)

2. YMCA of Metropolitan Washington is running summer camp at several area locations to help parents who need childcare as they return to work. The Y’s Traditional Summer Camp program will offer kids opportunities to engage in fun activities, including arts and crafts, dance, outdoor play, and sports while following COVID-19 protective guidelines.

3. There are lots of good socially distant outdoor dining options at The Wharf!

4. An iconic movie for every state + DC.

5. You may have heard that Comet NEOWISE, passing by Earth for the first time in 6,800 years, will be visible in the sky this month. According to this website, it’ll be best viewed from our area tonight and tomorrow night!

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Five Things for Today: July 19, 2020

Skipping rocks on the beach at Calvert Cliffs


1. Beaches within day trip driving distance from the DC area.

2. And a little round-up of swimming holes near DC that could come in handy on hot summer days like today.

3. Next movie pick: The documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble.

4. Sunday reading: 29 short stories inspired by this time.

5. What does the fox say? (Something really cute!)

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Five Things for Today: July 18, 2020

Swimming and shark tooth hunting at Purse State Park


1. There’s a new page on the blog listing Activities Around DC During These Corona Times. It has ideas for things to do as well as info on reopenings. And it will be continuously updated as more places become accessible — so be sure to bookmark it!

2. The National Gallery of Art is featuring short flicks for kids from the New York International Children’s Film Festival on its website. Recommended for ages 4 and up, they’ll be available through July 27.

3. Little ones can “Rise, Rhyme & Read with Culture Queen” on Saturdays and Mondays at 10am. Busboys and Poets is presenting the empowering entertainment — music, movement, and storytelling — for your royal children via Facebook Live.

4. Victura Park, a new family-friendly, outdoor pop-up and wine garden at The REACH, the Kennedy Center expansion, is now open Fridays through Sundays this summer. Enjoy snacks from the culinary creative team of The Hilton Brothers & Chef Erik Bruner-Yang on the winery-inspired landscape. Picnic & cafΓ© tables and shade umbrellas will be available, and there’s plenty of space to spread out a blanket on the grass with a view of the Potomac River.

5. RIP John Lewis.

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