Senate staffers have the opportunity to work on being mindful today.
Mindcare: Mindfulness at Work, hosted by the Employee Assistance Program, is the first of several guided instruction sessions to help establish a mindful practice. It’s for Senate employees only from 11 a.m. to noon in the Capitol Visitor Center, Room SVC-215. Call 202-224-3902 to register.
For all staffers, a long weekend might also inspire mindfulness. Monday is Columbus Day, a federal holiday. Word on the Hill will return Tuesday.
Also happening today …
The Vicente Ferrer Foundation USA hosts its annual gala “Recipe for Empowerment,” which brings together Spanish, Indian and American chefs and tastemakers from the D.C. area. 7 to 11 p.m. at the WeWork Wonder Bread Factory (641 S St. NW). Tickets are no longer available.
Tonight is Game 1 of the Washington Nationals’ playoff series. The Nats will face off against the Chicago Cubs at 7:31 p.m. An all-Republican chief-of-staff band, Full Fifth, will play at the bullpen before the game.
The band features lead vocalist Bret Manley, chief of staff to Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif, and lead guitarist Clark Fonda, from the office of Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C. On the bass is Drew Wayne, from the office of Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., and on the drums is Larry Calhoun, chief of staff to Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla. Stay tuned for more places around town where you can see Full Fifth perform.
Meatless menu for fall
701 Restaurant (701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) has a new meatless menu, featuring all-vegetarian versions of game dishes, including a salsify confit without the duck and wood-roasted celery root without the rabbit.
“That’s the key?”
Happy birthday to …
Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, 71.
Rep. Brian Higgins, D-N.Y., 58.
Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., 52.
Bridget Bowman contributed to this report.