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Dogs...At Happy Hour?

Dogs...At Happy Hour?

So, you just got out of work and want to hit up a happy hour to quench your thirst.

The cold beers and cocktails are calling your name, and you can’t wait to down a couple.

But then you realize that you have to go home and tend to your dog.  Well that kind of squashes the moment, doesn’t it?

Ah, but now, you can have your beer and your dog, too.

Every Tuesday evening from 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., RIVERS at the Watergate will host a “Doggie Yappie Hour” on their patio(weather permitting).

In addition to specialty drinks like Peach Margaritas for $6, dogs will get to chow down on “special doggie treats”.

Capital Pride Events Running Until June 12


From now until June 12, there are tons of "Capital Pride" events taking place in the area.

"The theme of the 2011 Capital Pride celebration is 'Celebration and Opportunity: Paving the Way,'" Borderstan reports. "Created in recognition of the many pioneers who fought for LGBT rights over the previous decades."

Visit Borderstan to see the entire article, complete with a full list of events.

Krispy Kreme Giving Away Free Doughnuts for National Doughnut Day!

Krispy Kreme Giving Away Free Doughnuts for National Doughnut Day!

In honor of National Doughnut Day, Krispy Kreme is giving every customer one free doughnut on Friday, June 3. There is no purchase necessary to get your free tasty treat and you can get any variety you would like!  

“With several delicious, one-of-a-kind doughnuts to select from, including our signature Original Glazed®, you can pick your favorite or discover a new preferred sweet treat for FREE,” said Ron Rupocinski, corporate chef of Krispy Kreme.

Where did this day originate? National Doughnut Day dates back to 1938 when it was started by The Salvation Army to raise money for the needy. Now it’s a 73 year-old tradition!

Here are the participating Krispy Kreme locations near you:

Nat'l Park Svc Photographer Frank Ruggles Speaking at in Leesburg on Sunday, June 12

Nat'l Park Svc Photographer Frank Ruggles Speaking at in Leesburg on Sunday, June 12

From the Town of Leesburg, VA – At 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2011, Frank Ruggles, formerly  an official photographer with the National Park Service, will be speaking at the Thomas Balch Library.  The lecture is free and open to the public.  The Thomas Balch Library is located at 208 West Market Street in downtown Leesburg.

Frank Ruggles served as an official photographer of the National Park Service from 2007 to 2010.  During his tenure, he visited and photographed over 150 National Parks, Monuments and Forests across the nation.  Frank described his work as a National Park Service photographer as his “dream job,” a position once held by his photographic hero, Ansel Adams.

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This event comes to us from Adam Wojciechowicz:


2011 National Memorial Day Parade

2011 National Memorial Day Parade

The National Memorial Day Parade will be held Monday, May 30, at 2:00 p.m. Before the parade stasrts there will be musical performances and ceremones at 1:00 p.m. held at the National Archives. The parade begins at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street and will travel along Constitution. Check out the entire parade route.


Memorial Day Activities In Logan Circle


This event comes to us from Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans's newsletter:


Please join the Logan Circle Community Association (LCCA), the National Park Service, and the Illinois State Society of Washington, DC for the annual observance of Memorial Day in Logan Circle Park on Monday, May 30, from 11:00am to 12:00pm.  Logan Circle is at the junction of 13th Street, P Street, Rhode Island Avenue, and Vermont Avenue, NW.