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Posted at 2:00 PM ET, 07/ 9/2010

Wishing trees, free Slurpees: 5 fun blogs

By Washington Post editors
Washington Post editors

It's finally Friday. After three days of triple-digit heat, I'm wondering whether we'll still remember this week when December rolls around or whether we're in for another hot spell that will make this week in July seem like child's play.

In today's edition of five fun blog posts, we've got free Slurpees and wishing trees. Read on for more.

From the folks at The Natural Capital – one of our favorite D.C. area blogs about the outdoors. Butterflies, flowers, birds and other things to look for in July.

Grab a blanket and a picnic. Culture Mob reminds us that the Fort Dupont Summer Concert series kicks off this Saturday: First up is jazz by the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington and Julliard, which will feature Frank Kimbrough, Randall Hayward and young musicians from 11 states. It’s a chance for young jazz musicians to show off a bit while playing with seasoned professionals.

This was a neat D.C. tidbit to discover courtesy of the Smithsonian’s Around the Mall blog: there’s a “wishing tree” in the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden. Folks are invited to write their wishes on small strips of paper and attach them to the tree. The tree is a gift of Yoko Ono – one of a number of such trees planted around the world to promote peace.

Just looking at the food porn on Just Eat It makes my mouth water. Today’s entry: a recipe for Southwestern kabobs. Time to fire up that grill.

Fun and Frugal 20's reminds us that 7-Eleven is offering free Slurpees on yes – 7-11, translation: this Sunday. Although she notes at last year’s event, the free Slurpees were Dixie-cup sized. Hrumph.

Thanks for reading. Hope you have a great weekend. Back Monday.

By Washington Post editors  | July 9, 2010; 2:00 PM ET
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