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Washington, D.C. Road Closures for the Weekend of October 12 and 13

If you are attending events in the D.C. area, we recommend using alternate transportation such as Metro, due to road closures.

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National Law Enforcement Run for the Badge
Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:30 AM to 11 AM
Army Ten-Miler
Sunday, October 13, 2019, 8 AM – 11:30 AM

Smithsonian Associates - Educating and Entertaining Audiences for More Than 50 Years

Parallels and Peripheries: Migration and Mobility Daytime Tour 

This unique exhibition, Parallels and Peripheries explores how emigrant and first-generation immigrant artists negotiate the issues of migration, identity, visibility and invisibility in a time of social volatility.

Date of event
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 1:00 p.m.

Confidence with Color in Quilting

This two-session workshop offer quilters of all levels an opportunity to become familiar with the vocabulary of color and to learn how to use printed fabric to create spectacular color combinations.

Date of event
Saturday, October 19 and 26, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Imagining the Southwest

The American Southwest occupies a central place in the country’s literary imagination. Join Lisbeth Strimple Fuisz, a lecturer in the English department at Georgetown University, in spirited lectures and informal discussions about four compelling novels that offer rich and varied portraits of the region and the people who inhabit it. This session discusses Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko.

Date of event
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.

La Cocina: The Power of Food

Can a food truck be a symbol of social justice? What happens when natural entrepreneurs are provided the right resources and hands-on technical assistance? Find the answers in the story of La Cocina, a nonprofit small-business incubator in the Mission District of San Francisco that is turning home cooks into businesswomen.

Date of event
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.

The Legacy of the Ancient World: The Texts That Tell the Stories

Homer, the Bible, and the New Testament, are among the ancient texts that provide us knowledge of the ancient world. Explore the stories behind these and other sources, which still retain their narrative power into the 21st century.

Date of event
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.