So much for a relaxing weekend….

27 Jul

Saturday is drawing closer and closer and it’s time to make plans for the weekend!  Summer is the season for events and festivals, and EWI has compiled a list of a few of the exciting activities going on near you!

For starters, neighborhood farmers markets are practically everywhere you turn on weekends!  The Rockville Farmers Market, for example, is every Wednesday and Saturday.  While the turnout on Wednesdays is much smaller than on Saturday, the market is popular for it’s “growers-only” rule, meaning that the produce you buy was picked fresh that day by local farmers. The Alexandria Farmers Market (5:30 – 11:00 am every Saturday) tends to draw a much bigger crowd, but keep the dog at home for this one, because pets are not allowed.

Once you’ve browsed your way through the fresh fruits and veggies, the Hill School in Middleburg, VA is hosting an antique festival that you won’t want to miss! After all, you can’t get much greener than recycled antiques.

The Outdoor Movies series in Bethesda is a great way to relax after traipsing around farmers markets and fairs, and admission is free!  This weekend’s films are two of last year’s favorites: Crazy Stupid Love and Hugo.

If you’re looking for events with a more cosmopolitan twist, the Ethiopian Heritage Festival at Georgetown would be a great place to start!  This Friday and Sunday, the Georgetown University campus will be transformed into a maze of Ethiopian food stands, stages and race courses to celebrate Ethiopia and its cultural impact.

After stopping by Ethiopia, take the kids to Wolf Trap’s Theatre-in-the-Woods for a glimpse into German culture!  Puppeteer Matthias Kuchter will be retelling “The Wolf and the Seven Little Goats” with a cast of colorful, fairytale puppets.

So this is our collection of event ideas, what do you have in mind for the weekend? Send us your suggestions and we’ll publish them next Friday!  And don’t forget to submit your questions for our next “Mondays with Marga” post to info@ewint.org now!

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