As longtime JDLand visitors know, I have a tortured relationship with keeping my tens of readers apprised of neighborhood events that aren't boring public meetings. I'm just not an events sort of person in real life--I don't go to hardly any of these things, and I don't actively seek out pre-programmed Things To Do. These realities don't do much to give me the energy to write posts about these happenings.
So, with the spring/summer events season getting into full swing, I'm just going to declare my failings right here at the outset, admit that my events posts are going to be awful, and invite my dedicated commenters to fill in the gaps in the comment threads.
* DC DUCK RACE:
On Saturday, April 30, from 10 am to 4:30 pm, DC's inaugural Duck Race
will be unleashed on the Yards Park. Put on by the DC Rotary Club, it involves rubber ducks sponsored by the community racing along a "contained course" in the Anacostia River. There are prizes for the winners, and the funds raised
go to the Rotary Club and local projects in the DC area. There will also be music, food, activities, and more.
* KINGMAN BLUEGRASS
: This is technically outside the JDLand boundaries, but since it's just up the river it's worth mentioning that the 2016 Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival
is also scheduled for Saturday, April 30, with music from noon until dark on six stages
and then one after-dark set by the Woodshedders. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the gate. More about it here
I think that's it for this weekend (and, given the weather forecast, that might be A Good Thing.) Anything else going on nearby?