Spring Happenings, Rain and Shine
Wx and the City
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Planning outdoor activities during this "in-between" weather (warm and sunny days interspersed with cool and showery days) can be challenging. Yet, there are many great events happening in the metro region over the next several days, and the sun is on its way back for later this week. Here are some top outdoor picks you might enjoy during nice weather, as well as indoor alternatives.
Earth Day-Related Events
Earth Day Clean-up at the National Zoo - April 17 from 8 a.m. to noon.
Keep reading for more upcoming outdoor events, and indoor alternatives...
15th Annual Anacostia River Cleanup & Celebration - April 18, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at various locations in Maryland and the District.
U.S. Department of the Interior 2009 Earth Day Fair - April 22 (Earth Day) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Alexandria Earth Day - April 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Other Outdoor Activities
National Sustainable Design Expo - April 18-20 on the National Mall, featuring sustainable technology designs from the Environmental Protection Agency's college and university student competition.
In Case of Rain: Indoor Events
Family Urban Gardening: The Best Vegetables to Grow in D.C. - a lecture on April 18, 1-2 p.m.
BIG! Family Day - April 18, noon to 3 p.m.; a celebration of the National Archives' new exhibit, "BIG! Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the National Archives," which features big records, big events and big ideas from the archives.
Earth Day Poetry Slam on Climate Change - April 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Global Climate Change Science Café - April 23 from 6:30-8 p.m.; both events at the Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences.
Do you know of other weather-appropriate indoor or outdoor events? Please list them in the comments section below.
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