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By: Claude

Jerry's Pick

Down in the Reeds at the Parks at Walter Reed is a festival that celebrates the people who live in the DC area.  After a year off, the festival is back with three stages of music with everything from kids entertainer Baba Ras D at 11:30 a.m., Washington Jazz Arts Institute at noon to the Bele Bele Rhythm Collective (a women's drumming group) at 3:30, and RDGLDGRN who headline the event at 6:00 p.m.  There are also food trucks, art vendors and all sorts of progamming for families between the musical sets.  The best part is everything is free.  They do require that everyone 12 or over show proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test within 48 hours of the festival.  
The 2021 Festival is happening on Saturday October 9th from 11am - 7pm at The Parks at Walter Reed.  The main entrance is located at Georgia Ave. NW and Butternut St. NW.  (These are the old grounds of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.)

More info is available here:  https://www.downinthereeds.com/

Claude's Pick
An area staple, Mrs. K's Tollhouse in Silver Spring closed permanently unfortunately due the the pandemic. It was an iconic spot in the DMV. My family would go for birthday's, valentine's day and Sunday brunch. Well a new resturaunt just opened up in the old Mrs. K's spot but looks like things will be similar with a few updates. It's called Zinnia. Just reopened last Friday. We're planning to go this weekend, you should check it out too.

Blanca's Pick

This weekend, make your way to Downtown Columbia for Books in Bloom 2021. It's a celebration about books and reading. There will be panel discussions, poetry and pop up bookstores. It's free and open to the public. Books in Bloom (booksinbloommd.com)