Friday, April 2, 2010

Odds and Ends: Weekend Events

Baseball is Back: The Nationals will play the first official game of the year on Monday. But they will actually return to DC and to Nationals Park on Saturday afternoon. They are playing the Red Sox of Boston at 4:00p in the final exhibition of 2010. Last year the Red Sox proved more popular than the Nats in a 3 game set, but the owners were probably happy; the place sold out. Boston fan, you're almost worse than Philly fan, and that's saying a lot! Well, I'll be there, with my Washington gear on. Go Nats!

Soccer is Back: DC United and the rest of of the Major League Soccer averted a player strike earlier this year and the season began on time as normal. DC United's first home game is this Saturday as well. They will also face a team from Boston, the New England Revolution. United is looking pretty good this year. If my loyalties didn't lie with baseball, I'd be at this game. Along with Barra Brava, Screaming Eagles at good 'ole RFK. Luckily there are 14 more home games this season.

Neighborhood Easter Party: Grace Presbyterian Church of DC is hosting a party for residents of Adams Morgan, Mount Pleasant and Columbia Heights. It's being held in CH, at Girard Street Playground at Girard and 15th Streets NW. There will be an Easter Egg Roll, face painting, crafts and games. All are welcome.

Fireworks: Yep, already! The National Cherry Blossom Festival includes this fireworks show at the Southwest waterfront on Saturday night. The show starts at 8:30pm. The show will happen rain or shine. Of course the actual Cherry Blossom Festival continues, through the end of next week.

Yoga for Allergies: Knock on wood, I do not have allergies! Thank goodness. But I know a lot of you who do! The Benadryl is already starting to fly off the shelves. Well, Mount Pleasant's own Past Tense Yoga is offering Yoga for Allergies this Saturday (1:00p-3:00p). You'll learn poses and breathing exercises that will help lessen the affect of the dreaded, brutal, DC allergens. I really feel of you if you have them!

And you can help Past Tense out even if you can't attend a session this weekend. Owner Kelly DiNardo produced a short video and entered into the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's I am Free Enterprise Contest. Essentially, if the Past Tense video gets the most views they'll move on to possibly be judged and if they're the best, win a prize. The video is below. Take a look. Or two!