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Posted at 5:29 PM ET, 09/24/2010

Weekend freebies: D.C. area blogs

By Washington Post editors

Good afternoon. Got plans for the weekend? If you don't, today's D.C. blogosphere is filled with all kinds of great ideas -- museums (admission is free at a bunch on Saturday) and walking tours galore. A debate is brewing in Georgetown over whether it's the proper spot for a medical marijuana dispensary.

Curious about the Mary Washington House or the National Inventors Hall of Fame? Saturday is Public Lands Day and the 6th Annual Museum Day, which means free admission at museums and national parks in the D.C. area and across the country. Thanks to Frugal Friends in Northern Virginia for this post.

Feel like exploring? Park View, D.C. reminds us that this is the weekend for the semiannual Cultural Tourism DC WalkingTown tours. Mr. Park View himself will be leading a tour around Park View, naturally. The tour lasts about two hours and covers points of interest between Rock Creek Church Road and Irving Street.

The Georgetown Metropolitan ponders whether Georgetown is the right spot for a medical marijuana dispensary. This comes after the Georgetown Current ran an article in Wednesday’s edition noting that an individual was interested in opening a dispensary in the area. Vox Populi also has a post.

Do kids who garden and cook have better eating habits? Slow Cook details a study done out of Berkeley, where chef Alice Waters has worked to improve nutrition for young people with her garden and fresh food initiatives. More importantly, he offers his view on how this study might translate beyond California.

Sometimes you want to go all out when you go on vacation; other times you want a break, but you don’t want to blow all the money you just spent months saving. Sweating the Big Stuff offers 15 tips on how to save money when traveling. You don’t have to follow all 15, but even following one or two might yield you some savings you can use on your next break.

That's it for now. Thanks much for reading. Hope you have a great weekend. And I'll be back next week with more intriguing posts from the D.C. area blogosphere. Remember, if you're a blogger, you can register you blog in The Post's Local Blog Directory.

By Washington Post editors  | September 24, 2010; 5:29 PM ET
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