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Thanks to Mark for sending from VIDA Fitness:
“In a world where we are tethered to our phones, it is getting harder and harder to practice good mobile phone etiquette. Based on your feedback, we’ve recently updated our mobile phone policy signage. You’ve also asked us to take things a step further and increase our enforcement of these policies. We understand that you don’t want to hear another member’s conference call while you’re working hard on the elliptical, wait for a bench press while someone casually catches up on 400 emails and text messages, or wait for the dumbbells you need while their user scrolls through Instagram.
Please review the following policies while we work together to respect the enjoyment of VIDA for all members.
If you’re on the gym floor and get a call that just can’t wait, head over to the member’s lounge, Fuel Bar, or ask to use one of our offices if you need a little extra privacy. If you are resting in between sets and need to send a quick email or text, be conscious of other members waiting for equipment and offer to let them work in. If you want to work into another member’s set, go ahead and ask politely. And please, don’t be that person that leaves towels on three pieces of equipment and expects no one to enter a four-foot radius of said towels. Sharing is caring.
Sorry for shouting, but we want to make this as clear as possible: ABSOLUTELY NO PHONE USE IN THE LOCKER ROOM! Your phone calls, emails, and texts can wait…and that endless Facebook feed isn’t going anywhere. No one wants to step over someone else while they use the locker room benches or vanities as their personal office space. Simply put the phone away and respect your fellow members who want some peace and privacy while they change.
Steam Room & Sauna:
Do yourself, your fellow members, and your electronics a favor and DO NOT bring them into the sauna or the steam room. These are places of relaxation, reflection, and separation from the outside world. We will let you know if we’re having a silent disco party in the steam room, so save your hottest playlist for your workout.
Thank you ALL for your understanding. Our team will approach and remind members of these policies to honor your requests for increased enforcement. Also, thank you for sharing your frustration and pushing us to send this email. We all need a friendly reminder to focus on the workout and leave the calls, texts, emails, and social media for later.”
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You are cordially invited to the Embassy of Austria for a thrilling evening with Mozart. What a better way to spend Christmas and Hannukah! Our full orchestra and lead singers, some of whom sing at the Met, will appeal to teens as they begin their journey to the classics! We expect to be sold out soon…..
Get your tickets now!
Under the Gracious Patronage of H.E. Petra Schneebauer, Ambassador of Austria
Julien Benichou, Conductor
Kevin Short as Figaro
Manna K. Jones as Susanna
Stephen Powell as Count Almaviva
Laquita Mitchell as Contessa
Anna Kelly as Cherubino
Maggie Polglaze as Barbarina
John Gibney as Bartolo
Leah Heater as Marcellina
Christopher Jon Hartung as Antonio & Don Curzio
Narration provided by Robin Phillips
Embassy of Austria
3524 International Court NW
Washington, DC 20008
Doors Open/Cocktails 6:30 pm
Performance including Intermission 7:15 pm
Wine Reception with Heavy Hors d’oeuvres 9:15 to 10:30 pm
Box Seats $250
Orchestra Reserved $150
Seniors (over 65 years old) Unreserved $80 [sold out]
Students with ID $50
Come solve a crime that took place in Takoma Park 130 years ago!
HouseMouse Books and Vintage is excited to announce the debut of Escape the Bookshop II, our new limited-run escape room experience. Escape the Bookshop II is a unique group puzzle game that is based on a real crime that took place in Takoma Park around 130 years ago. It is designed and created by HouseMouse to be played in our atmospheric little bookshop. This is not your typical corporate escape room and makes for a memorable evening out with friends or family!
Bookings are now open for game dates in January through April 2024. The game generally takes place Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM but special arrangements can be made upon request. It is designed to be played by a group of 3 to 6 people (ages 16+) and lasts for one hour. No prior escape room experience is needed to enjoy the game.
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