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Five Things: June 5, 2024


1. Enjoy a day in Old Town Alexandria this weekend…   The Old Town Arts & Crafts Fair is this Saturday, June 8, 10am – 6pm at Waterfront Park. Over 90 local and regional artists will showcase all kinds of works — pottery, stationery, fabrics, paintings, jewelry, photography, and more — plus, there will be entertainment and activities for kids.  Plan to see the Interstellar Influencer art installation and stroll/shop along King Street while you’re there, too!


2. June is Pride month, and Capital Pride’s two biggest events are this weekend: The annual parade on Saturday is always a spectacular extravaganza of ornate floats, street performers, music and dancing, glitter and beads, and plenty of reveling. Sunday’s family-friendly festival, on Pennsylvania Avenue from 3rd to 7th Streets NW, will feature several stages of live entertainment, hundreds of exhibitors, and activities for all ages. It’s all a fun and fabulous opportunity to show support for the LGBTAQ community and join the celebration!


3. Bethesda Big Train, the local summer collegiate wooden bat baseball team, are playing games at home this Friday evening, June 7, and Sunday morning, June 9.  The games are great for families with young children, showcasing baseball on a much smaller scale than MLB at Nats Park.  At the Friday game, Roda, the car servicing company just introduced on the blog, will be there with swag giveaways for attendees.  And the Sunday game is early, at 10am, to accommodate the youngest fans. It’s a special Grandparents Day with Homer plushie doll (Big Train’s mascot), colored chalk boxes, and other giveaways for the first 100 kid fans, plus there will be ice cream treats for purchase and a chance to run the cases after the game. Buy tickets for the Friday evening game here and the Sunday morning game here.


4. A highly-rated lotion that is a bug repellant and sunscreen all in one?  I’ll try it!  And a fantastic sunscreen for the face…  this one that applies so nice and light and gives you a little glow.


5. 10 Happy Things for June 🤗


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Five Things: May 20, 2024


1. Are you aware of all of these awesome offerings for kids at Nats games?
* At every home game for the rest of the season, kids ages 12 and under can get a free meal that includes one Hebrew National hot dog, a bottled water, a bag of chips, and Topps baseball cards (while supplies last).
* On Signature Sundays, fans can get autographs from two Nats plays, coaches, or broadcaster before the game starts — vouchers are given out in Section 103 on a first-come, first-served basis 80 minutes ahead of the first pitch.
* Kids ages 4-12 can run the bases after Sunday afternoon games.
* There are several giveaways coming especially for kids.
* There are Story Time sessions before games on select dates (four more Sundays coming up), with a Nats players reading to attendees.
* The Kids Zone has a super fun play structure for little ones.
* The Jr. Nationals Club gives members all kinds of great benefits to enjoy throughout the season. Read more about it here.


2. Jazz in the Garden, the popular summer concert series that takes place in the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, begins on May 31.  Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas will  perform the first show– and the lottery for tickets is now open!  Tickets are issued by lottery to give everyone interested an equal chance to attend.  Concerts will take place every Friday, 6-8:30pm, and lotteries take place the week before, opening on Monday at 10am and closing Friday at 12pm.


3. Recipes for your Memorial Day menu.


4. Speaking of Memorial Day, sales have already begun, and there are some good ones!  Check out Dick’s Sporting Goods for lots of great summer gear, GAP for up to 50% off clothes for the whole fam, Wayfair for home and garden,  and Amazon for, well, everything.


5. It’s prom season in DC, and it’s pretty amazing as kids from all over the area descend on the Lincoln Memorial for pictures… 🤩



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