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I Spy a Fun Holiday Event

Put a little mystery into your holidays this Wednesday, December 1, at the International Spy Museum.  From 4pm – 8pm, the public is invited to a Holiday Extravaganza, part of the museum’s Community Night series.

Designed for the DC Metropolitan community, the mission of Community Night is to spread goodwill and reach underserved communities.  The free, fun-filled educational events are held the last Wednesday of every month (with the exception of this month) focusing on different themes and offering activities for all ages.

This month’s Holiday Extravaganza, co-hosted by Pets DC and Adoptions Together, will include all kinds of activities in the lobby: crafts, face painting, trivia, and opportunities to win prizes.  And the fun doesn’t stop there — guests are welcome to tour the museum and its espionage exhibits beyond the entrance. That said, kids aged 8 and up will get the most out of the museum, but the lobby festivities can be enjoyed by everyone.

And let me mention again that this is all free, a fantastic deal considering regular ticket prices start at $15.  If you’re interested in attending, be sure to sign up through the website.  Just follow the “Reservation Form” link to register.

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Spy Fright Tonight

If you can swing a visit to the International Spy Museum this evening, you’ll be in for a real treat — and maybe a few tricks as well (after all, it is a hub of double agentry).   Tonight is a Community Night at the museum, a new monthly extravaganza with a mission to spread goodwill to underserved communities.

On the last Wednesday of every month, the public is invited to attend free special events at the museum from 4 – 8pm.  Guests will have the opportunity to win prizes and test their spy skills with fun-filled activities like a super-size cipher wheel, spy trivia, more.  Every month, the Spy Museum will host a local organization to promote community unity in the DC Metropolitan area.

This month’s Spy Fright is being co-hosted by the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) and Community Family Life Services.  Guests are encouraged to come in disguise — the best costume will win a prize!

What a fantastic way to do some early Halloween celebrating and check out one of the city’s most exciting museums.  And considering admission is regularly $18, it’s also quite a deal.

The International Spy Museum is located in Penn Quarter at 800 F Street NW.  Parking is tough in the area, so a garage is your best bet (when you consider what you save on admission to the museum, a $15-20 parking fee isn’t so bad).  Even more convenient is the Metro — the Gallery Place/Chinatown station is a block away and served by the Red, Yellow, and Green lines and a little further away is the Metro Center station, served by the Orange, Blue, and Red lines.

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