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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?
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JD says: (4/29/16 1:50 PM)
In other news, Mr. JDLand reports that the cyclone fences are down at the Brig, with just the wrought-iron fence now in place. The picnic benches are all laid out as well.

Now the fun part, the waiting on certificates of occupancy and whatnot. :)


JES says: (4/29/16 3:17 PM)
Didn't they have a sign saying May 1st? I'm assuming that ain't happenin?


JD says: (4/29/16 3:17 PM)
And that is why you don't put dates on signs that far ahead of time.

Or, ever, really.



dude says: (4/29/16 5:05 PM)
I don't like doing things either.


JD says: (4/29/16 5:09 PM)
@Dude: ::thumbs-up::

(Though I like doing things, just not necessarily big things with lots of people. Except for baseball games. Just as I don't understand the growing love of "amenity spaces" in apartment buildings--why would I want to go sit somewhere in public where there are other people, when I have an apartment?)

It's not like the Events posts really ever seem to generate much interest, but not doing them makes me feel like I should turn in my Neighborhood Blogger credentials.



jdc says: (5/1/16 4:33 PM)
Well, the best amenity spaces are ones that would normally be difficult to maintain, or not allowed in a tower. For example, BBQs where they would maybe not be allowed on balconies. So, if the building has an amenity space with them, that would be a plus for me. The biggest one, IMO, are pools. SO much work if it's just yours. Much better to have someone else take care of it.

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