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It might be free, but a Guaranteed Ride Home is priceless when you have an unexpected emergency or unscheduled overtime, or you or your child is sick.

Carpool, vanpool, take the train or bus or even bicycle to work knowing that you have registered for the free Guaranteed Ride Home and can get to whatever surprises life sends you.

The regional Guaranteed Ride Home service, operated since 1997 by Commuter Connections, covers commuters working in the Washington and Baltimore regions who regularly (at least twice a week) use alternative forms of transportation. Registered commuters get a free, reliable ride to their car or home in an emergency or unexpected event. You can get up to four Guaranteed Rides Home per year.

With a Guaranteed Ride Home, you can use alternative forms of transportation with confidence, knowing that you’re not stranded at work.  A better commute and peace of mind.

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Address: 900 7th Street SW Unit #509
Neighborhood: Southwest (The Wharf)
Listed: $2,527/month for Unit #509
Open: Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Perfectly placed at the entrance of The Wharf, D.C.’s most sought after waterfront, The Banks is where you can experience all that Southwest D.C. has to offer.

This bold and beautiful brand new one bedroom with den apartment residence features sleek wood style flooring accented by white quartz calacatta countertops and expansive windows that illuminate natural light throughout this 629 square foot home. The den is complete with overhead lighting and closet space for additional storage.

Discover spectacular experiences everywhere you turn at The Banks. From a spacious rooftop terrace with 360 degree breathtaking views of the water and D.C. skyline to floor plans with top-of-the-line fixtures and finishes, The Banks is perfectly placed for your lifestyle.

With limited apartment residences remaining, now is your chance. Move in by October 31 and receive up to 2 months free rent.*

Schedule a tour of this beautiful one bedroom and den today and call this unique apartment residence home.

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Studies show that people gain 25% of their weight for the year between Halloween and New Year’s day, so SWEAT DC fitness studio which is known for mixing a fun club environment (their studio glows in the dark) with a challenging specialized core, HIIT and strength training program, has your plan.

Starting Monday, October 21 through Thanksgiving they are hosting a 6 week team transformation challenge to gear you up right before the biggest eating day of the year. Coach G, founder of SWEAT DC, says “I chose a team challenge because we are more accountable to other people than we are to ourselves. Also it’s more fun to sweat together”

The program includes an accountability partner (one will be provided if you don’t have one), nutrition guide, home workouts and confidential before & after photos (they wont post them). There are prizes for all teams who take over 42 classes (21 per person), grand prize for the team that takes the most classes, and for the person with the biggest transformation.

Special offer — for those new to SWEAT DC join the challenge for just $199. Register here!

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With another week of 250+ open houses across the District, this is the perfect weekend to throw on a jacket, grab your pumpkin spice latte and take a jaunt around town. Check out our favorite open houses below and to see the full list, click here.

  • 1931 17th Street NW #102 — $475,000 — Dupont Circle
    Open Sat. 1-3 p.m. & Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Emily Attwood
    “This beautiful one bedroom, one bathroom residence is a city dwellers paradise” and “offers large bay windows that fill the home with natural light, an updated kitchen with quartz countertops and a rooftop deck to take in the views of the city.”
  • 1001 C Street SE — $1,575,000 — Capitol Hill
    Open Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Delia McCormick
    4k square foot 3 BR/2.5 BA end-unit row home ideally situated on a corner lot with 2 entry points and a sauna and minibar on the main level.
  • 2250 11th Street NW #303 — $495,000 — Cardozo
    Open Sun. 1-4 p.m. — Debi Fox
    Another great 1 BR/1 BA unit at the Lacey Condominiums includes an open floor plan with hardwood floors, a balcony and even parking!
  • 2815 6th Street NE — $989,000 — Edgewood
    Open Sun. 1-4 p.m. — Jacob Abbott
    “Four levels of living space feature hardwood floors, crown molding, generous windows, two laundry rooms, an in-law suite and a finished attic. Outside, discover fenced-in front and back yards, off-street parking, and plenty of space for gardening and entertaining.”
  • 645 Hamilton Street NW — $729,999 — Petworth
    Open Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Jeffrey Toerge
    Spacious 3 BR/3.5 BA interior townhouse with a fully-finished lower level with a bedroom, bath and separate entrance.
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Finding the right place to get your haircut is tough.

You pay too much, it takes too long to schedule, the cut is bad. Everyone remembers that bad haircut they got. Well, Bishops is working to fix that.

Bishops Cuts and Color fosters an open and inclusive environment. They have non-binary pricing, meaning that they price cuts and services by hair length and service time, not gender. Bishops believes that no one should pay more because of their gender identity. And they offer a wide and diverse set of services and products that serve all hair types.

Plus, going to Bishops doesn’t feel like a chore. When you walk in, the first thing that you will be offered is a complimentary 3 Stars beer. And you can enjoy murals from local D.C. artists.

You can find Bishops in either Dupont Circle or Navy Yard. They offer easy online booking (Dupont Circle and Navy Yard), and they always welcome walk-ins.

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Real Estate Fresh Finds is a weekly selection of newly-listed properties in the District, brought to you by Real Living At Home.

Featured Property of the Week: 911 K Street NE

“Right in the middle of all the action, yet on a quiet, tree-lined street! Two blocks to H, a few more blocks to Union Market! HUGE front and back yards! Bright all day with unobstructed windows facing south on all levels. Parking very easy to create — flat alley access, enough room for car to get in and out, both neighbors put in parking, but owner preferred HUGE yard to entertain and found easy parking out front at all hours, even on nights and weekends.

Walk-out, daylight basement with large windows and full bath could happily be 4th bedroom for guests! Perfect blend of old and new — original floors up, original mantel and handrails, brick walls, but new baths, big closets. Great storage and full side-by-side laundry in basement. This is that special home you’ve been waiting for all year!”

Other Notable Fresh Listings:

  • The Most Expensive Home of the Week is an “incredible opportunity in one of Washington’s most prestigious neighborhoods available in 1, 2 or up to 4 parcels,” meaning for the nearly $10M price tag, you can build up to 4 homes or one massive one across nearly 2 acres.
  • Deanwood 3 BR/2.5 BA end-unit row home with an inviting front porch, hardwood floors throughout, a full-finished lower level and a large, fully-fenced rear backyard with patio space and a storage shed.
  • “Gorgeous fully renovated [Petworth] home with 4 BR/3.5 Baths designed for entertaining with built-in sound system and camera security system.”
  • Your REO/Bank-Owned Property of the Week is a large detached 3 BR/1.5 BA Cape Cod home that’s in decent condition, but will still need some major updating to bring it up to this century’s standards.
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It has long been said that it takes 21 days to form a new habit, and VIDA Fitness wants to show you all the change that you can make with 31.

Form a new habit with a FREE month of membership to help get you started on your fitness journey!

VIDA Fitness has launched a new campaign to offer its future members a free month of membership! They are sweetening the deal by offering prospective members a free InBody analysis when you come by to check out any of their five D.C. locations. The InBody is the perfect tool to set you on the path to success, as it performs a complete scan of your body weight, muscle and fat, to help you develop a plan for hitting your goals.

This is the best month to see why VIDA is D.C.’s favorite gym — voted by Washingtonian, DC City Paper, and recently the Blade. VIDA Fitness offers:

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We’ve got nearly 300 open houses across the District occuring this weekend, once again with a load of row homes. Take a look at some of our favorite open houses below and to see the full list, click here.

  • 6934 9th Street NW — $760,000 — Takoma
    Open Sat. & Sun. 2-4 p.m. — Katherine Krevor & Pfashema Faber
    “The quintessential Takoma Bungalow with 3,000 sq. ft. over 3 levels. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 parking spots.”
  • 410 11th Street NE #17 — $625,000 — Capitol Hill
    Open Sun. 1-4 p.m. — Geovanni Argueta
    Recent $14k price reduction on this already well-priced 3 BR/2 BA features exposed brick throughout and is the “largest unit in the Harrison House Condo [Building] and with the BEST VIEW.”
  • 1101 3rd Street SW #713 — $499,000 — Southwest Waterfront
    Open Sun. 1-4 p.m. — Mary Bazargan
    “Something special — a rarely available, high-floor, east-facing, executive 1 bedroom corner unit designed by revered modernist architect, I. M. Pei.”
  • 2040 Pierce Mill Road NW — $929,900 — Mount Pleasant
    Open Sat. & Sun. 12-4 p.m. — Josh Oliver
    Beautifully laid out 4 BR/2.5 BA interior rowhome with a fully finished lower level with its own bedroom, bathroom and a 2nd kitchen.
  • 1127 E. Capitol Street SE — $1,300,000 — Capitol Hill
    Open Sun. 1-4 p.m. — Robert Sanders
    Massive 4 BR/3 BA 3k+ square foot end-unit corner lot Federal townhouse featuring a 2-car garage and a rear grassy patio, but that’s all we know for now with just the exterior photos uploaded at time of writing.
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Looking for a spooky good time? White Ford Bronco, D.C.’s favorite 90s cover band, will perform at The Bullpen on Halloween Night (Thursday, October 31).

Enjoy the concert, costume contests with prizes, raffle giveaways, tailgate games, drink specials and delicious food all in one place. White Ford Bronco kicks off their set at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Tickets are $20 on Eventbrite or $25 at the door.

For more information, visit the following sites:

The Bullpen Website: thebullpendc.com
Facebook Event Page: White Ford Bronco Halloween Concert
Follow @bullpendc on Instagram
Follow @bullpendc on Twitter

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/halloween-at-the-bullpen-with-white-ford-bronco-tickets-74827108897

*tickets are non-refundable and open to guests 21 and over only*

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The music of Native American people inspired a unique style of classical music known as the “Indianist” movement, and on October 16 the National Cathedral will host a concert with PostClassical Ensemble showcasing their groundbreaking adaptations.

U.S. Representative Deb Haaland (D-N.M.), the first Native American woman to preside over the U.S. House of Representatives, is scheduled to make introductory remarks, followed by music and dancing. Included in the program are performances from the Lakota Music Project and the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, singing and drumming by Emmanuel Black Bear, and powerful invocations by tribal elder Chris Eagle Hawk.

Organized and performed by the PostClassical Ensemble and conducted by Ángel Gil-Ordonez, performances will include Shakamaxon for string orchestra and Resolution from Standing Bear, both by Jerod Tate, a Chickasaw composer and pianist whose work draws on American Indian history and culture. Curt Cacioppo’s Five North American Indigenous Songs for a cappella chorus will also see its D.C. debut.

Tickets are available here.

The “Native American Inspirations” program takes place Wednesday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Washington National Cathedral. Tickets range from $10 for students to $25-$65.

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