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Capitol Hill Agenda: Oct. 6-12

by Jennifer Currier — October 5, 2015 at 3:45 pm 0

Gangplank Marina boat homes

Capitol Hill Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in the Capitol Hill area. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out our event submission form.

For more events, be sure to check out our event calendar.

Wednesday

Capitol Hill Walk to School Day

Lincoln Park

Time: 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Join the Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization for an early morning party to kickoff Walk to School Day. The event is set to have snacks, school performances, transportation and education supporters, as well as parkour and yoga, which are new for this year. The party will end with students from each school walking to school together. Schools can register online for materials and giveaways from the District Department of Transportation’s safe routes program.

Friday

Drinky Events Cider and Popcorn Pairing

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital (921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE)

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

The first event from Drinky Events will teach locals, who are at least 21 years old, how to enjoy ciders and certain flavors of popcorn at the same time. A tasting will include five ciders and different popcorn flavors to go with each. Mike Stein of Lost Lagers will also shed some of his knowledge about ciders. Tickets are $35 and available online.

Friday and Saturday

Army Ten-Miler Race Expo

D.C. Armory (2001 East Capitol St. SE)

Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (8:30 – 10 a.m. for U.S. military and Defense Department workers)

D.C. residents don’t have to have run in Sunday’s Army Ten-Miler to stop by the race’s expo, held all day Friday and Saturday. Vendors inside the D.C. Armory will have sales on running clothing, shoes and accessories. Old Guard Drill Team and Fife and Drum Corps performances will happen throughout the day inside the armory, while Army special operations soldiers will host interactive exhibits outside the expo. The displays may include helicopters, trucks and a tank. The expo is free.

Saturday

Southwest DC Waterfront Boat-Home Tours

Gangplank Marina (600 Water St. SW)

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Meet the “liveaboard” community at Gangplank Marina as they open their doors to the public in the name of charity. The tour is self-guided with the opportunity to see up to 18 boat homes and learn about the residents’ lifestyles. Tickets are available for $20 online, and proceeds will benefit local southwest charities. The tours will happen as scheduled rain or shine.

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