Plus a final Canal clean-up.
November 5, 2020
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Say It Ain't GLOW 

Nothing says April in DC like...light art? Why not. The 7th edition of Georgetown GLOW, the region's only free outdoor light art experience, is shifting from December to Spring and Summer 2021 – an extended, two-part series featuring a total of eight art works by local DC artists, to ensure a safer and more comfortable visitor experience. Five art works will be exhibited April 2 – June 27, on display both day and night. Following, Summer GLOW will feature three art works that will transform Georgetown’s public alleys, July 2 – September 26. Although the works will still incorporate light as a primary feature, they will be designed for visitors to view and experience both throughout the day, and into the evening. Although December may look a little different this year, Georgetown will still be full of festive cheer. Stay tuned for details on this year's holiday programming, coming soon. GLOW artists will be announced in early 2021.

New Shoes for that 5k You'll Never Run

It's the thought that counts. Pacers Running - the family-owned specialty shop that carries premier running footwear and gear - is expected to open tomorrow at 3273 M Street NW. The new location will be open Mondays - Saturdays. 11 am - 6 pm, and Sundays, 11 am - 5 pm. In addition to apparel, Pacers is hosting a number of virtual races throughout the fall and winter; visit their website to sign up!

Not a Bakery for Dogs, Just to Clear That Up 

Once you've mastered making your bed military-style, following a scone recipe to a tee comes rather naturally. Dog Tag Bakery is a small but mighty cafe at 3206 Grace Street that hires wounded veterans and their spouses to complete a program that provides work experience and tailored curriculum at the School of Continuing Studies at Georgetown University. During the day, veterans operate all aspects of the bakery, while also studying to eventually start their own small business. This year, Dog Tag is partnering with two organizations to send gift boxes to deployed service members. Each gift box will be filled with treats from Dog Tag and coffee from Veteran Roasters, and is available through their online store for those who are interested in donating in honor of Veterans Day. The bakery is also open, with order ahead and delivery available.

Guilt-Free Shopping

Step away from the TV. We repeat, step away from the TV. Get out and shop the stress away, while doing something to help others in the process. Purchase a Shop for Hunger Card at Sid Mashburn and Ann Mashburn and get 20% off nearly everything in-store, through November 7. 100% of the proceeds go to SOME (So Others Might Eat), an interfaith, community-based service organization that serves DC neighbors experiencing homelessness and poverty. The Shop for Hunger card, launched in 2019, is Sid Mashburn and Ann Mashburn's replacement for the now-retired Care for Kids Shopping Pass, which had a 15-year run benefiting Children's National. Cards are $60 and available in-store.

No Brains Were Harmed 

This isn't one of those Nurse Ratched deals where the swab is going up into your eyeballs. Same Day Testing is scheduled to open Monday at 3237 M St, offering COVID PCR testing with next-day results - and, praise be, swabs that are inserted less than one inch into your nostril. Book and register your time slot, walk up to the testing location, check in with your ID and QR code, and receive the result via email. For a less than 72-hour turnaround, there's no cost to you with an insurance card; less than 48-hour turnaround also available with an upfront payment that's reimbursable through insurance. Same-day rapid testing is available for travelers.

Finders Keepers

A bike tire, Kit Kat wrapper, or Nessie herself - it's anyone's guess what you're gonna find. If you're looking for a socially distant way to volunteer outside, join Georgetown Heritage this Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10 am - 12 pm for their final Canal Clean-Up of the year along Georgetown's one-mile section of the C&O Canal. Volunteers will meet at Fish Market Square (corner of Grace & Potomac Streets, NW), and are required to wear masks for the duration of the clean-up, and social distance whenever possible. Bring comfortable shoes (that may get muddy), water, and snacks; other materials and tools will be provided. Click here to learn more and register. (Photo by @real_citydc)

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