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The Noir City DC film festival starts Friday and runs through October 30.
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ETA- The story about truckers planning to block traffic on the beltway is confirmed as a hoax. The only upcoming highway trouble should be your regularly scheduled holiday weekend traffic.

Supposed to be happening this Friday-Sunday, a protest called "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" is planning to tie up interstate 495 with big rigs travelling below 55 mph

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/07/truckers-to-block-beltway-arrest-congressmen/2940205/
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Just got this in my inbox, and thought it might interest or be relevant to some people...for those who aren't familiar with all the knitting stores ever in the DC region, Fibre Space is in Old Town Alexandria on King Street.


Learn to Knit FOR FREE during Government Shutdown
Impacted by the shutdown? Find comfort in knitting. Come on out to fibre space from 1-5 any workday that the government is closed and learn to cast on and knit with one of our fab instructors. Basic materials are as low as $5 for needles and $10 for yarn, should you need them. The instruction is free and the community is priceless!


*Please bring government ID or contractor ID.

Intro to knitting classes are normally $75, now free during these times for those impacted by shutdown.
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The first Silver Spring Mini Maker Faire is tomorrow from noon to 5pm at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring tomorrow. It sounds like it might be a lot of fun, and family friendly.

1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring is approximately three blocks from the Silver Spring Metro station, and there are also public parking garages one and two blocks away.
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Eat Local First is having a Farm-to-Street party at Union Market (1309 5th St NE) this Saturday from 1pm to 7pm. 125 vendors, cooking demos, speakers, and all sorts of foodie-focused goings-on.

The suggested donation is $5, and the closest Metro is NoMa-Galludet on the Red Line.
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The Virginia Department of Transportation is closing all lanes of I-95 South on Friday night and Saturday night for bridge work at Route 234, according to a VDOT release.

Motorists will be able to take a detour to Route 1.

The lanes will begin closing at 9:30 p.m. both nights, with full closures by 1 a.m. The roads will begin to reopen at 4 a.m. on Saturday morning and 5 a.m. on Sunday morning. The closures will happen between Exit 152 and Exit 150.

During the closure, crews will be working to lift steel beams for the new bridge for the upcoming 95 Express Lanes.

To follow the detour, exit at 152 A at Route 234 east and go to Route 1 south to Joplin Road and then return to I-95 south. One Route 1 lane will also be closed before Dumfries Road to help accommodate the higher traffic from the detour.

-per Arlington OEM
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Tomorrow, The Civil War Comes to Rockville -- a full day of free, family activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of Confederate General J.E.B Stuart's march into town on his way to Gettysburg.

Re-enactments, including a reading of the Emacipation Proclaimation, demonstrations of period military life, concerts, and walking tours, all in the Rockville Town Square area, only a few blocks from the Rockville Metro station.
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The Smithsonian Folklife Festival starts tomorrow and runs June 26-30 and July 3-7.

This year the topics are:

  • Hungarian Heritage: Roots to Revival

  • One World, Many Voices: Endangered Languages and Cultural Heritage

  • The Will to Adorn: African American Diversity, Style, and Identity



It's a free, all-day, and held on the National Mall.
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For anyone interested, the E-Street Cinema in DC, near Metro Center and Gallery Place, is doing midnight showings of Star Trek: the Wrath of Khan this coming Friday and Saturday.
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Come hang out with other fans who want to talk about elves and dwarves and hobbits and fic recs!

Tolkien slash fan meetup

Saturday, June 15 at 2 pm at Teaism in Penn Quarter (nearest Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial). I will be downstairs with my Bofur hat on and a sign.

Drink tea, natter about your favorite characters, tell us about the stories you’re writing and want to write. All are welcome.

Please promote!
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June 1st and 2nd, 2013

Saturday, 10am – 4pm

Sunday, 1 – 5pm

Discover nine diverse museums in one of Washington, D.C.’s most beautiful neighborhoods. Save on gas and museum admission by hitting the pavement and taking a walking tour or riding the free shuttle between sites. Visit in any order you choose!

museum walk details
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Want to meet some DC-area Tolkien slash fans?

Come hang out with other fans who want to talk about dwarves and hobbits and fic recs!

Tolkien slash fan meetup

Saturday, June 15 at 2 pm at Teaism in Penn Quarter (nearest Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial). I will be downstairs with my Bofur hat on and a sign.

Drink tea, natter about your favorite dwarves, tell us about the stories you’re writing and want to write. All are welcome.

Please promote!
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
6:30 PM

Busboys and Poets
2021 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

Teaching for Change's Busboys and Poets Bookstore welcomes Alice Walker to discuss and sign her two new books, The Cushion in the Road: Meditation and Wandering as the Whole World Awakens to Being in Harm's Way and The World Will Follow Joy: Turning Madness into Flowers (New Poems)
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All 3 Iron Man movies and the Avengers will be marathoned at AMC theatres on Thursday, May 2nd, starting at 1 p.m. for $30.

I am planning to go to the showing at the Hoffman Theater in Alexandria, if anyone is interested in meeting up. Other area theaters participating include:

Maryland

Columbia Mall 14
St Charles Town Ctr 9
White Marsh 16

Virginia

Hampton 24
Hoffman Center 22
Lynnhaven 18
Potomac Mills 18
Tysons Corner 16

Washington DC

Georgetown 14
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Anyone have recommendations on great vets in Maryland who are especially good with cats?

I haven't been happy with the care we've been getting for my cat with a complicated health profile.
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I'm gearing up to host a monthly crafting afternoon at my house-- basically, just a chance for people to drop by anytime between lunch and dinner and make things while hanging out with other people, one day a month. There's a Facebook group here, and I will post dates to my DW at least a week in advance.
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The Blossom Kite Festival, part of the Cherry Blossom Festival, will be held 10 am to 4:30 pm tomorrow at the Washington Monument grounds.

Since the Metro is running without track work of any kind this weekend, if you want to come to the festival, the Metro is the best way to travel.

Myself, I'm hoping to make the Japanese Kite Fighting at 3pm. See you then!

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