Anyone who has walked on M St. SE this week has gotten a winter reality check — workers have been setting up the Capitol Park Ice Rink.
The cold weather is almost upon us, and these activities are in the works.
The Capitol Park Ice Rink will open tomorrow (Saturday). The rink’s grand opening will take place Nov. 15, but starting tomorrow you’ll be able to skate from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The rink will be open every day. Complete hours are available here. Admission is $9 for adults and $8 for children, seniors and members of the military. Skate rental costs $4.
Unfortunately, cold weather means flu season, but Union Market’s Bazaar Spices might have you covered. A workshop on healing herbs and botanicals will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12. From echinacea to slippery elm, learn about alternatives to traditional medicine.
Baseball season has come to a sad end, but Nationals Park is preparing for a new tradition. The second annual D.C. Beer Festival takes place tomorrow from 12 to 4 p.m. The festival will include seasonal beers from Long Trail Brewing Company, Peak Organic Brewing Company and many others. Tickets cost $40 to $60 each. Admission includes unlimited tastings. Food will be sold separately by a number of food trucks.
And for another beer-related event, save the date Dec. 4 for a seasonal beer sampling led by beer journalist and cookbook author John Holl. Holl will discuss the best uses for baking spices and how warming beers can fend off the cold. It will be held at the Hill Center, at 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Tickets cost $25 each.
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