Football season is around the corner, and through Aug. 14 fans are invited to Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., to watch the Washington Redskins training camp.
Football season is around the corner, and through Aug. 14 fans are invited to Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va., to watch the Washington Redskins’ training camp. Each practice lasts 90 minutes to two hours, and there may be an opportunity to get autographs and take photos after each practice. The Skins also have two preseason games at home at FedEx Field. They face the Indianapolis Colts on Aug. 25 and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Aug. 29.
The first-place Washington Nationals have 13 home dates (with 14 games) in August, including series this week against NL East foes Philadelphia and Miami. The full schedule is available online.
On Aug. 10, head to the fairgrounds located at First and M streets Southeast for Truckeroo, the monthly food truck festival featuring live music, games, alcoholic beverages and, of course, food from the city’s most beloved roving restaurants. The event begins at 11 a.m. and runs through 11 p.m.
The Citi Open (formerly the Legg Mason Tennis Classic) is in town through Sunday at the William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center at 16th and Kennedy streets Northwest. The event will include a WTA International Level tournament played simultaneously with the ATP World Tour 500 event. Special events are slated to run alongside the tournament. Thursday is Wine Tasting Night. A $75 ticket to the event includes admission to the tasting and a reserved ticket to the session on the same day. Members of the military who bring their ID will receive complimentary tickets for the Saturday session.
In celebration of the Aug. 26 anniversary of women’s suffrage, the National Archives is hosting two events to mark the 92 years since passage of the 19th Amendment.
At noon on Aug. 22 in the William G. McGowan Theater, professor N.E.H. Hull of Rutgers School of Law will discuss her latest book, “The Woman who Dared to Vote: The Trial of Susan B. Anthony.” The book details the case of the United States v. Susan B. Anthony, in which America’s most prominent leader of women’s rights was tried for illegally voting, and chronicles the aftermath of the case up to adoption of the 19th Amendment. A book signing follows the program.
Check out this link from the Archives that shows the order committing Susan B. Anthony to Albany County Jail: http://research.archives.gov/description/278299.
At 7 p.m. on Aug. 23, also at the McGowan Theater, the Archives marks Women’s Equality Day with Beyond the Vote: Post Suffrage Strategies to Gain Access to Power. Page Harrington, executive director of the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, will moderate a panel that includes Joy Kinard of National Capital Parks-East and Jennifer Lawless of the Women & Politics Institute at the American University School of Public Affairs.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.