Thursday, April 20, 2017

Local Briefing: Shooting on Florida Ave, Mini BBQ & Earth Day Swap Shop

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Shooting in the 200 Block of Florida Avenue

The Metropolitan Police Department tweeted news of a shooting that occurred just before 10 p.m. last night in the 200 block of Florida Avenue. They provided lookout information for a black male wearing a black hat with white trim, a black jacket, and black pants. The suspect was last seen heading on foot from the Metro station towards First Street NE. Event # I20170221974.


Mini BBQ at Big Chief

Big Chief (2002 Fenwick St.) is teaming up with the Midnite BBQ for the Mini-BBQ this Friday night from 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Don't expect the typical hotdogs and burgers here. The event page says "We welcome all food lovers, those with restricted diets and discerning tastes." They'll have food trucks, BBQ, games, music, a photobooth, and more fun stuff. Music by DJ K Meta, Malcolm X, and Mastamind DJ. RSVP for free admission before midnight.

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Earth Day Swap Shop at Wunder Garten

Looking for a fun afternoon diversion this Saturday? Head on down to the Earth Day Swap Shop at Wunder Garten (1101 First St. NE) from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., and bring your acceptable gently used items along. There will be live music by the Plate Scrapers, and food and drink available for purchase from Dolcezza Gelato, Cowbell Kitchen, and Wunder Garten. Entry is free, and the first 50 people to arrive will receive a complimentary drink ticket. This event is kid friendly, dog friendly, and features on-site bike parking.

Categories of Items Accepted
  • Women’s Clothing & Accessories
  • Men’s Clothing & Accessories
  • Parent-to-Parent
  • Outdoor Gear & Sports
  • Books
  • Housewares & Art / Home Improvement
All items should be in almost new condition. For each item you bring, you will receive one ticket (limit of 15 items), and you can use the tickets to "purchase" items from the Swap Shop. Read the event FAQ for more details.

The event is organized by Optoro, a DC-based technology company that works with retailers to manage their excess and returned inventory. Optoro is partnering with some sustainably-minded retailers and local non-profits, including: 

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