Photo by Abby Wood,Smithsonian’s National Zoo
From the National Zoo:
” It’s been a busy few weeks at the David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat. Bao Bao is now going outside with Mei Xiang regularly in the morning. She has been busy exploring, and Smithsonian Channel captured her first attempt at climbing a tree. Now she climbs high in the trees in Mei Xiang’s yard without any hesitation, which is exactly what giant panda cubs would do in the wild. As with any new climber, she’s had a few falls, but panda cubs are built to withstand them and Bao Bao is no exception. In addition to the keepers, Mei also has an ever watchful eye on her cub and is always ready to help if Bao Bao needs her. Part of going outside is learning to come back inside. But Bao Bao has not quite mastered shifting back inside at the end of the day. Sometimes she follows Mei straight inside and other times she chooses to stay up in the trees.
Bao Bao may not be shifting inside like an adult panda yet, but she started tasting more foods aside from sweet potato. Keepers have started giving her mini fruitsicles—small versions of the frozen fruit-filled treats Mei Xiang and Tian Tian recieve. Bao Bao enjoys them, but so does Mei. She usually helps Bao Bao finish the last bites of her fruitsicles.
The panda house will be closed Wednesday, April 23, but pandas will be outside in the morning and early afternoon as usual.”
photo by Robert Lintott You can talk about whatever is on your mind – quality of life issues, a beautiful tree you spotted, scuttlebutt, or any random questions/thoughts you may…
From the Old Takoma Business Association: “The 42nd annual Takoma Park Street Festival will take place on Sunday, October 1st, 2023 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and once again…
photo by Phil Guire Thanks to Phil and Shana for sending this super sweet ride: “Steering wheel is on the British side!”
“Dear PoPville, Red line to Glenmont. Why just why are someone’s clothes on the ground?”
At Generation Hope, we’re dedicated to supporting teen parents in college as they work toward earning their degrees. We are in need of caring child care volunteers for upcoming events on Saturday, October 21st (in Washington, DC), and Saturday, November 4th (in Arlington, VA). Join our growing volunteer community and support us at an event this fall!
At all of our events, we provide free onsite child care for the children of the teen parents we serve, creating a nurturing environment for the kiddos while their parents learn valuable life skills and build community.
If you enjoy working with children and are looking to make an immediate impact in your community, please visit https://www.generationhope.org/volunteer to learn more.
Vietnam Week Returns!
Mark your calendars for an exciting week-long celebration of Vietnamese culture and arts right here in DC. Vietnam Week is an annual tradition that brings our community together through a series of themed events, including film screenings, fine art exhibitions, mouthwatering cuisine, captivating live performances, and much more!
Vietnam Week aligns with the lunar celebration of Tet Trung Thu, the mid-autumn moon festival, a cherished tradition in Vietnam spanning 3,000 years. Join us in experiencing the enchanting customs and traditions of this cultural celebration!
DC 20’s & 30’s Singles Happy Hour
You all asked, and were delivering! Our sold out September Singles Happy Hour was such a success, were throwing another! This time we are hosting at an even better venue, with a larger