Spring Fling at the Soldier’s Home this Saturday


Details from Friends of the Soldiers Home:


The cool jazz sounds of Herb Spice & The Cinnamonstix and The Nicole Saphos Group.

A large outdoor checkerboard and lawn bowling! Courtesy of President Lincoln’s Cottage, kids will get a chance to participate in two of Lincoln’s favorite games on the same campus he called home for a quarter of his presidency.

Back by popular demand! A 60-minute nature walk of the Home’s lower grounds at 2 p.m. with Mary Pat Rowan, a landscape architect who will talk about native plants, and Philip Blair, a geology expert who will talk about the site’s fascinating underground.

Children will be able to design their own crown and take a picture with Sleeping Beauty’s Princess Aurora and the Prince! Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington, located just outside the Soldiers Home campus, will host this special exhibit.

Free yoga beginners class on the lawn at 3 p.m., courtesy of Yoga Heights on Georgia Avenue in D.C.! Bring your mat or a beach towel or sit right down on the lawn.

Carnival Games: Corn hole toss, lawn darts, putting mats, lawn dice, volleyball, horse shoes, bucket toss, ring toss, bocce, knock the pyramid.

Local food vendors — Captain Cookie and the Milk Man, Crusty Dog DC and Pollo Loco.

Local craft beer from DC Brau.

Hiking, biking, picknicking and fun.

This is a FREE event, with a $5 donation per car for those who drive in.”

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  • Has anyone on PoPville been to this? It’s not so family-oriented that people without kids would feel out of place, is it? (Thinking about going; just wondering what the vibe is like.)

    • I volunteered last year and then hung out for a couple of hours afterward. Food, beer, visiting with the neighbors and vets – I had a fun afternoon.

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