Get Out: Potomac Picks for Aug. 12-14
Summer is winding down. Make the most of the final days of August with fun activities for you and the entire family.
It’s the weekend—and as yet—you may not have plans. There’s still time to make a last ditch getaway, but if you've already been on your summer vacation, then here’s some ideas for great activities for sticking around the Potomac area.
This is the time when lots of folks are gone, so tickets are easy to come by and less traffic and venues make it ever so easy. It's time to get off work early and enjoy the rest of the summer with some cool activities.
1. GIVE A HOME TO A LOVABLE COCKER SPANIEL
WHERE/WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Westbard Shopping Center, 5428 Westbard Ave., Bethesda.
WHY GO: Cocker Spaniel Adoption Day is sponsored by the Oldies But Goodies (OBG) Cocker Spaniel Rescue. These adorable dogs make wonderful pets and will become your best friend.
PRICING: Free. For more information, click here.
WHERE/WHEN: Friday, Aug. 12, from 6-9 p.m. Participating galleries are Artery Plaza Gallery, 7200 Wisconsin Ave.; Gallery 360, 4836 Rugby Ave.; The Mindfulness Center, 4963 Elm St.; Orchard Gallery, 7917 Norfolk Ave.; Upstairs Art Studios, 4948 St. Elmo Ave.; and Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Highway.
WHY GO: View paintings, sculpture, photography, pottery, mixed media and more at these unique galleries.
PRICING: Free. Call 301-215-6660 for information.
WHERE/WHEN: Potomac Library, Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHY GO: Huge selection of nearly-new books at very low prices.
PRICING: $1 for hardback books; 50 cents for paperback books. 301-777-0690
4. D.C. RESTAURANT WEEK IS HAPPENING IN POTOMAC, ROCKVILLE AND BETHESDA
WHERE/WHEN: Monday, Aug. 15-21, Bezu in Potomac, Jaleo, Redwood in Bethesda, and La Tasca in Rockville will feature special menus.
WHY GO: Fine dining at a discount price.
PRICING: Two-course lunch $20.11, three-course dinner $35.11. Click here for a list of participating restaurants in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
WHERE/WHEN: Thursdays through Sundays through Sept. 4. Puppet Company Playhouse, Glen Echo Park. Thursdays and Fridays at 10 and 11:30 a.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
WHY GO: Puppets tell the story of The Wizard of Oz.
PRICING: All tickets are $10. Call 301-634-5380 for information and reservations.
WHERE/WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 13, at 10 a.m. at the Puppet Company Playhouse in Glen Echo Park.
WHY GO: Children up through 4 years old will love this puppet show!
PRICING: Tickets are $5. For reservations, call 301-634-5380.
WHEN/WHERE: Churchill and Whitman high schools, Saturday, Aug. 13
WHY GO: High School students who want to play a fall sport need to attend tryouts and practices (football, golf, cheerleading, boys and girls soccer, cross country, girls tennis, field hockey, poms, girls volleyball, spirit, co-ed track and field)
PRICING: For more information, contact Winston Churchill High School at 301-469-1240 or Walt Whitman High School at 301-320-6600.