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Five Things for Today: August 11, 2020

Love a good Tader Joe’s haul


1. Clarks Elioak, the delightful farm in Howard County, is open. The grounds are straight out of a fairytale, charmingly adorned with recovered installations from an old storybook park. A petting zoo and fairy forest are highlights right now. Pony rides and more fun are also available. It’s open Tuesday thru Sunday, 10am – 5pm. Admission is $8, and some activities are an extra small fee.

2. The Perseid meteor shower will be peaking over the next couple of nights. Get tips for viewing it.

3. If you don’t have a Costco membership, now is a great time to get one. Groupon is offering a one-year Costco Gold Star Membership Package with a $60 Costco shop card and $40 off an online order. (Note: Valid only for new members and those whose memberships expired prior to April 1, 2020.)

4. Experts predict what life will be like after a COVID-19 vaccine.

5. The Trader Joe’s What’s New page is a good one to bookmark.

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Five Things for Today: August 10, 2020

 

1. Over the last couple of months I’ve mentioned disc golf, FootGolf, and Top Golf, so it’s about time regular ol’ golf gets a shout out hre, especially since it’s been a permitted activity longer than most. There are three courses in DC — East Potomac Park, Langston (near Anacostia Park), and Rock Creek — where the public is welcome to play. Family tees are available for younger beginner players. You can also just hit balls at the driving range, and if you don’t have clubs, East Potomac Park offers complimentary sanitized loaner clubs. And for public golf courses beyond the District, go here.

2. On Wednesdays through August, kids in grades 3-12 can join the National Museum of African American History and Culture for Artists at Home, a digital, interactive program designed to engage students in hands-on art making and conversations about African American artists and different genres of visual art. This week’s session will focus on Printmaking with Twentieth-Century Artist Elizabeth Catlett. Register in advance here.

3. Join the Smithsonian for Wikipedia: 19th Amendment Virtual Edit-a-thon. Help close the gap in articles about the 19th Amendment and women’s role in the suffrage movement. Editing will be open throughout August with Zoom training and office hours every Tuesday & Thursday this month from 11:30am – 1pm.

4. Friends recently introduced us to a different kind of dominoes (how had we never played it before?), and it was really fun.

5. How America’s Coronavirus Response Looks Abroad.

 

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Five Things for Today: August 9, 2020

Yards Park is a great waterfront spot for socially distanced hanging out


1. Join Leesburg Animal Park for a Fishing Derby today from 11am – 3pm. Of course, you can visit the animals, too. The rest of the park is open 10am – 5pm (Wednesday – Sunday), and admission is $15/adult, $13/ages2-12.

2. And for places you can always go fishing in or near DC, here are seven recommendations.

3. Came across this nice round-up of waterfront spaces around DC to enjoy warm weather. It was obviously compiled pre-COVID, so there are some suggestions for activities that are not currently offered, but most of the spots recommended are still good for socially distanced hanging out.

4. From the Washington Post’s On Parenting: 6 strategies for sharing disappointing news with kids, in a year with lots of it.

5. March for Our Lives’ powerful new campaign ad.


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Five Things for Today: August 8, 2020

Scene from a recent neighborhood walk


1. DC Dog Days, an annual sidewalk sale usually along the 14th & U corridors, has moved online and expanded this year. All weekend, you can shop and support retailers and restaurants all around the city. See which businesses are participating and access their websites to shop and order.

2. There will be all kinds of opportunities for sloppy fun at Mess Fest, an event running today and tomorrow at the Maryland Science Center, which is open again with extra safety measures. Hours at the MSC right now are Thursday – Sunday 10am – 5pm, and this weekend’s event runs 12-4pm both days. If you’re not up for going there, you can enjoy a virtual Mess Fest at home for free. Read more about the Baltimore locale in this KFDC post from past, pre-COVID times.

3. A KFDC reader let me know about a family-friendly place to savor some vino, let the kids run around outside, and enjoy the lovely scenery of Cordova, MD. Triple Creek Winery is open Saturday/Sunday 2-8pm and Thursday/Friday/Monday 4-8pm (Tuesday/Wednesday by appointment only). They have also been hosting drive-in movies and concerts on weekends, so check their events to see when they’re happening!

4. Doom scrolling and how to break the habit.

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