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Labor Day is over and it’s the first full week of September, which means that it’s time to break out the sweaters, apple cider, and pumpkin spiced candles once again. Though the spirit of fall is here, the weather is not. Check out all the ways you can enjoy the last warm days of 2017 in The District this week.

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WEDNESDAY (3)

 

Rooftop Mindful Yoga and Juice Bar @ The Watergate Hotel

Waking up early to those dark, Daylight Savings mornings will be here sooner than you can say “vinyasa”, so come get your flow on this Wednesday at The Watergate Hotel. For just $35, you can enjoy 60 minutes of revitalizing sunrise yoga and a replenishing juice or protein drink afterwards. Whether you’re a diehard yoga fan or brand new to the practice, this mindfulness class is for you. Don’t forget you mat and towel, plus locker space will be available for use.

THURSDAY (2)

Cooking Demonstration: Apples and Pears @ U.S. Botanic Gardens

Calling all home cooks and lovers of fall dishes, this event is for you. As some of the heartier cold-weather produce, apples and pears are delicious and versatile. But maybe you’re tired of making and eating the same pies, tarts, and fruit salads. Stop by the Conservatory Garden Court at the Botanic Gardens at either 12:00 p.m. or 12:50 p.m. for demonstrations on new ways to use up the harvest this year. Best of all, this event is free to the public.

FRIDAY (2)

Bourbon Night in The Yard @ The Ritz-Carlton Gerogetown

Not only does September mark the beginning of fall, but it is also National Bourbon Month, and you’re invited to celebrate with your friends at The Ritz. Try their whiskey sours with homemade marmalade syrup or blackberry mint juleps and enjoy an evening of music in the garden. Happy hour pricing on beer, wine, and house liquor will be available all night, so celebrate the kick off of National Bourbon Month the right way this Friday night.

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SATURDAY (1)

Komen D.C. Race for the Cure

Head to Freedom Plaza this Saturday and run for a good cause. There will be both a one mile and a 5k course available for runners to choose from. Bring a team and help raise money for local foundations and national organizations that help people and families affected by breast cancer. Come for the cause and stay for the music, food, games, and camaraderie.

Aviation History Guided Tour @ Arlington National Cemetery

Whether you’re interested in the aviation history of the United States or are looking for a new way to view Arlington National Cemetery this season, check out this free guided tour. The tour will cover notable individuals in aviation who made major strides in the fields. From astronauts to fighter and bomber pilots, spend your Sunday exploring the pioneers of aviation buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Go forth into nature!

 

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