Five Things for Today: July 22, 2020

Have enjoyed the works in the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden lately?

1. This IG post reminded me about Green Springs Garden. Tucked away in Alexandria, it’s a lovely place to stroll around and spend a nice day. The grounds are open dawn to dusk, and the Horticultural Center 9:30am – 4pm. Admission is free.

2. Starting tomorrow, July 23, through Sunday, July 26, the National Gallery of Art is hosting Virtual Artful Conversations. The program recommended for ages 7-12 and an adult companion explores art through guided discussions that delve deep into masterpieces. Free registration is required. And as mentioned last week, the museum has reopened! We went on Monday, and it was so nice to be back. Only the Ground Floor is accessible, and admission is timed entry to limit the number of people — there was plenty of space, and it felt very safe. The Degas at the Opéra exhibit is on view, as well as several other galleries on that level. Reserve free passes here. (PS: The wonderful Sculpture Garden is also open!)

3. The Spy Museum is hosting a Spy Kids Fiction Writer’s Workshop at 4pm tomorrow. Your Mission: To help three famous spy fiction authors create their next spy book and start your own work of spy fiction along the way!  Join Stuart Gibbs, award winning author of the New York Times best-selling Spy School series, Beth McMullen, author of the fantastically popular Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls series, and James Ponti, New York Times best-selling author of City Spies as they create an “on-the-spot” spy story driven by your ideas and votes on everything from missions and gadgets to characters and locations. It’s free, but registration is required.

4. A study found these three grocery stores to be the safest.

5. Dr. Fauci stories.

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