Five Things for Today: February 16, 2021

Glenstone is reopening in March!



1.  Temps are supposed to reach 50s today + after the weather this past weekend,  it seems like a good day to get outdoors — even if the sun only peeks out a bit.  Head to a place that draws crowds on the weekends, but you might have to yourself on a weekday.  Some suggestions:  Scott’s Run Nature Preserve, Roosevelt Island, Riverbend Park, Great Falls.


2. Glenstone, the wonderful modern-art museum in Potomac, MD, is reopening (again) on March 4!  Only the outdoors will be accessible, but I can assure you the beautiful, expansive grounds showcasing large-scale installations are fantastic to explore. The patio will also be open for outdoor dining.  Hours are 10am – 5pm Thursday – Sunday, and this one isn’t for little kids — guests must be at least 12 years old. While admission is free, reservations are required.  Tickets for March and April are now available, and they will be released for May on April 1.


3. A KFDC reader just let me know about UpCycle Creative Reuse Center, a creative exchange place in Old Town Alexandria, where you can shop for and donate arts and crafts supplies.  Apparently, it’s a very small store, so you can only shop by appointment, and one person at a time (so back-to-back appointments if you have multiple kids).  Check out their Instagram for a glimpse of what you can find there.


4. We just started subscribing to Imperfect Foods, a grocery delivery service with a mission to eliminate food waste.  They offer produce, fish, meat, and more items that don’t make it to the stores because of weird shapes, unwanted cuts, and  outdated packaging; essentially, the food is perfectly good to eat, just imperfect for display. If you want to give it a try, sign up through my referral link and get $20 towards a box!


5. You don’t need to have a Peloton to have a laugh at this.


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