Sunday, August 15, 2010

Calendar: In the District This Week

We try to keep our calendar focused relatively close to town, but our picks aren't always in the District proper. So, this week, an all-DC lineup for your outdoor socializing pleasure.

Rock Creek Park
Rock Creek Park by lightsketch
Rock Creek Park has added some evening hikes to its activity rotation. One is this Tuesday evening, leaving from picnic grove 1 (by Pierce Mill, not too far from Van Ness/Cleveland Park Metros).

Friday evening brings a walk with the Center Hiking Club starting at Rosslyn and heading through Georgetown area parks of Glover Archbold, Whitehaven, and Dumbarton Oaks. Optional dinner afterwards.

Saturday morning offers two more hikes in Rock Creek Park. One with the Sierra Club will leave from the Cleveland Park metro and cover about 7 miles. There's an optional lunch afterwards. Your other option is a shorter ranger-led hike on the Western Ridge trail leaving from the Nature Center.

And Sunday? For ages 12 and up, there's a horseback tour in Rock Creek Park on Sunday morning. I suspect this one fills up -- call and make your reservations!

Rock Creek Park also offers a regular schedule of kids' programming throughout the week, from the planetarium to feeding the animals and walking behind the Nature Center.

More details on all of these and many more options on our calendar. If we missed something you'd like to highlight, drop us a note in the comments.

We'll see you out there!