The District government brought out their snow plows today for a practice run before snow season, but they won’t be needing the trucks anytime soon. Aside from possible rain on Sunday morning, this weekend is expected to be dry and sunny with temperatures in the 60s.
The ideal fall weather makes it a perfect time to check out some events across the Capitol Hill area or to start celebrating Halloween a week early. On Wednesday, we published a guide to every early Halloween and fall-themed celebration happening around the area this weekend. Here’s everything else you need to know to make the most of this weekend in the Capitol Hill area:
Home Movie Day
Southwest Library (900 Wesley Place SW)
Saturday 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Southwest residents can bring their home movies to the Southwest library at 900 Wesley Place SW on Saturday for preservation tips and to emphasize the importance of home footage in underrepresented communities.
Hot Cider Hustle 5K/15K
RFK Stadium (2400 East Capitol St. SE)
Saturday 9 a.m.
Capitol Hill-area runners can participated in one of two fall-themed races around RFK Stadium along the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail. Both races start at 9 a.m. in Lot 7. Hot apple cider and caramel apples will wait for participants as they cross the finish line. Registration is still open for both races, but the price will increase tonight at 9 p.m.
Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan (215 G St. NE)
Saturday 6-9 p.m.
This fall festival is for families to celebrate Halloween a little early. The event will have several activities, including a haunted house, spooky pumpkin painting, mad science experiments and a zombie dance party. Costumes are encouraged for all attendees. A chili cook-off contest will take place from 6 – 7:30 p.m. for $1 per taste. Dinners of chili or hotdogs will be served from 6 – 8 p.m. and cost $5 each. A $20 donation per family is recommended.
For more Halloween and fall events over the weekend, check out How to Start Celebrating Halloween a Week Early
There are several events scheduled to address recent crime on and around Capitol Hill. More on those events is available here.
If you’re looking for a new home in the Capitol Hill area or just want to see what your neighbors’ houses look like, check out some of these open houses in the area this weekend.
- Metrorail will open at 5 a.m. on Sunday for the Marine Corps Marathon
- Between 10 p.m. tonight and the end of service on Saturday, there is scheduled track maintenance on five of the six metro lines:
- Red Line trains will operate every 18 minutes
- Yellow Line trains will only operate between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Square. Trains will keep regular weekend schedules
- Green Line trains will operate every 16 minutes
- Orange, Silver, and Blue Line trains will operate every 26 minutes
- Several bus lines will reroute on Saturday for the HIV Walk downtown and Sunday for the Marine Corps Marathon, but there are no scheduled detours or disruptions in the Capitol Hill area
- On Sunday morning, several roads around the National Mall in upper Southwest will be closed for the Marine Corps Marathon