Tuesday, December 15

Safeway's Free Food for 12 Days til Christmas

You wouldn't know unless you stopped by a Safeway to check out their in-store circular but it turns out that for the 12 days leading to Christmas Safeway will be giving out free groceries. You need to spend a minimum of $20 in order to qualify for the free product of the day. Today I received free eggs, which I was quite pleased about seeing they were on my shopping list anyway.

Here is the full list of free items.

Monday, December 7

DAR Open House

What: The 8th Annual DAR Christmas Open House
Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Time:5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

DAR Memorial Continental Hall,
17th and D Streets, NW, Washington, D.C.
6 blocks south of the Farragut West (Orange/Blue) or Farragut North (Red) Metro stations

Admission:Free to the public. Reservations are not required.
Bring your friends and family to the eighth annual public holiday open house!
  • Visit the National Christmas Tree across the street at the Ellipse then get out of the cold and join us for refreshments, cookies and a taste of history
  • Experience the elegance and Christmas splendor of Memorial Continental Hall, a Registered Historic Landmark
  • Tour our 31 period rooms depicting scenes of early American life
  • Explore the DAR Museum Gallery, featuring "Wedgwood: 250 Years of Innovation and Artistry"
  • View other smaller exhibitions on historic Revolutionary War documents as well as famous DAR members
  • Enjoy Christmas caroling from area choirs
  • Have a chance to win DAR door prizes

Wednesday, December 2

Free movie at the Capitol Visitor Center


The 800 Mile Wall:
The Human Cost of Border Enforcement
Thursday, December 10, 2009
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
CVC, North Congressional Meeting Room

With Special Guest Speakers:

Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva


John Carlos Frey
Director, The 800 Mile Wall

National Hannukah Menorah Lighting

This is a fun thing to do every few years. In addition to watching Rabbis light the national menorah, you can eat free latkas and get free menorahs & candles. Thanks Chabad!

While you're down there, be sure to check out the christian firepit to escape the cold..what's that called again...the burning Yule-Tide log! Fun times all around.

National Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Ceremony

Date and Time: December 13, 2009, 4 p.m.

Location: The Ellipse, near the White House (at the NW end, near Constitution Avenue), Washington, DC.

Admission: Free tickets are required for reserved seats. Standing room is available to all. (202) 332-5600.

Festivities at the lighting ceremony include musical performances and hot latkes and donuts. This year's celebration will feature the US Air Force Band. The menorah will be lit each night of Hanukkah.

Official Website