1. Something cool to keep in mind on your outdoor adventures… You can help the Virginia Department of Forestry continue producing quality seedlings and grow the forests of tomorrow by collecting and donating acorns to them this fall. Just collect acorns and nuts from the tree species listed here, store them in a paper bag, and deliver them to your local VDOF office by October 16. This guide to native trees of Virginia will help identify them.
2. Since they can’t hold their annual Boo at the Zoo this year, Friends of the National Zoo just announced they will be hosting a Boo Drive Thru instead. Pack your car full of ghouls, ghosts, princesses, and superheroes and cruise down the Zoo’s North Road. Look out for witches, vampires, Count Pandula, and other supernatural sights — and get a fun photo opportunity — before receiving treat bags stuffed with M&Ms, Twix, and more candy. It will be held October 24 & 25 from 4:30-9:30pm. Tickets are $45/members and $55/non-members per car, all in support of FONZ’s mission, and their bound to sell out fast.
3. Tomorrow, September 25, make plans to dine with the fam at The Yards. They are celebrating back-to-school and local restaurants with its newest reimagined initiative, Back to The Yards! While school looks a bit different this year, The Yards wants to help parents with dinner and school supplies for their kids. Tomorrow, families can pick up a box of fun with their receipt from dining in or picking up dinner at one of the many great restaurants at The Yards.
4. Another cool dining event starting tomorrow: The Downtown DC BID will kick off Dine Out on 8th Street, a new streatery on 8th Street NW, between H & K Streets, featuring outdoor seating from several restaurants in streets closed off to traffic. It will be open Fridays 5-10pm, and Saturdays & Sundays 12-10pm. Social distancing and masks are required, and there is a maximum of 6 people per table.
5. Humans of New York’s current #TattletalesFromTanqueray series is fantastic!
PS: Don’t forget today is the final chance for the public to pay respects to RBG at the Supreme Court — details are in this post from a couple of days ago.