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Gardens Plots Available This Season at the Soldiers’ Home

April 4, 2017

Gardening at the old Soldiers’ Home.

Love to garden and volunteer?

The Community-Resident Garden at the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) has garden space available!

The garden provides AFRH Residents and individuals from the surrounding neighborhoods an opportunity to garden, build friendships, and have fun. The Friends of the Soldiers Home manages the garden in partnership with the AFRH.

Joining the garden entails a volunteer commitment of four hours per month and annual dues of $25. Volunteer duties include mowing the common areas of the garden and helping Residents to plant and weed their gardens.

Community garden plots for new gardeners in 2017 are about 15 feet by 30 feet and are available for growing vegetables and flowers for family and friends (not for commercial use).

Come join us!

For more information contact Sarah Bohl at sarahtrelle(at)gmail(dot)com

President Obama and First Family Serve Thanksgiving Meals at Soldiers’ Home

November 28, 2016

For those that may have missed it due to holiday traveling, on Wednesday November 23rd, President Obama was in the neighborhood giving back to retired veterans as part of his Thanksgiving this year. The president and first family served Thanksgiving meals to residents of the Armed Forces Retirement Home. According to the Washington Post, “The campus is home to 405 previously enlisted service members, who represent every campaign since World War I. Obama served the turkey and gravy and briefly chatted with veterans and workers as they went through the line.”

Fall Fun Fest at Old Soldiers’ Home This Sunday, October 2nd

September 29, 2016

The Friends of the Soldiers Home and the Armed Forces Retirement Home will be hosting their Fall Fun Fest this Sunday, October 2nd. The event runs all day with a variety of events to choose from. The full flyer is below.

fall-fun-fest-2016

Mark Your Calendars — Annual Soldiers’ Home July 4th Celebration Coming Up

June 27, 2016

The Friends of the Soldiers Home has organized their 5th Annual Fourth of July at the Armed Forces Retirement Home. See the flyer below for the schedule, or check out the Friends of the Soldiers Home’s Web site to learn more about the group.

Soldiers Home July 4th

Annual Spring Fling at the Soldiers’ Home is Saturday, May 7th

May 4, 2016

The annual Spring Fling at the Armed Forces Retirement Home is this Saturday, May 7th. More information is on the flyer below, and you can check out the schedule of events at the Friends of the Soldiers Home Web site.

Fling Flier 2016

The Annual Cyclocross Race at the Soldiers’ Home is October 24-25th

October 22, 2015

CROSS LOGO WITH CURVE TEXTAccording to what I was able to find on the DC Cyclocross page, the annual DCCX is scheduled for this weekend at the Armed Forces Retirement Home (entrance at the Upshur Street gate). The races are always fun to watch and a great way to spend a fall afternoon. If you are planning to go you can see the schedule of events here.

If you aren’t familiar with cyclocross, the following introduction is from their Website:

DCCX is the only cyclocross race in the nation’s capital, and over its eight-year run has grown into one of the largest races on the East Coast. Last year the race added two huge changes: it went from one day to a full weekend of racing, and it added CrossHairs as a sponsor. CrossHairs, which runs the popular Svenness website, joined DCMTB as one of the two clubs putting on the race. The race was run one direction on Saturday, and the opposite way on Sunday.

The year, the races are scheduled for Oct. 24th and 25th.

To give you an idea of what the races are like, below are some photos from previous years.

2011 DC Cyclocross

2011 DC Cyclocross

2011 DC Cyclocross

Fall Fun Fest/Oktoberfest is This Sunday at the Soldiers’ Home

September 29, 2015

If you’re around this Sunday, October 4th, the Friends of the Soldiers Home and the Armed Forces Retirement Home are hosting their annual antique car show, fall fun fest, and Oktoberfest on the grounds of the home. Its a great way to embrace October and enjoy fall. See the flyer below for details or visit the Friends of the Soldiers Home Web site.

Oktoberfest flyer final


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