1. It looks like the rain is done for now, and we’ve got a few beautiful days ahead! The KFDC round-up of the best places around the area to hang outdoors is loaded with ideas for enjoying them. A specific rec: Visit Kingman Island in Northeast DC. There are wooden bridges to cross over the Anacostia, easy trails to hike or bike, wildlife to spy, and tables where you can enjoy a picnic. For even more activity, head to the playground at RFK Fields located right next to the parking lot. Admission to both the park and playground are free.
2. Ford’s Theatre reopens tomorrow, October 14. The historic site of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination is a fascinating place to visit — read about touring it in this KFDC post. Advance tickets are required, and they will be available online starting today at 10am for admission October 14-18. Read about their safety procedures and protocols in response to COVID.
4. Halloween crafts to try with kids.
5. Today is the deadline to register to vote in DC! (Update: As a KFDC reader clarified below, it’s the deadline for advance registration. Same-Day Registration will be available in person during Early Voting and on Election Day — remember to bring your proof of residency!)
PS: Don’t forget it’s Amazon Prime Day!