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    Introduction to Knitting

    Fibre Space
    What skills are needed for this Intro to Knitting class? None! You don't even have to know how to pronounce the word "knitting"! (The "k" is silent.) Jump start you knitting hobby and learn all the basics in this comprehensive introductory class. You'll learn all the basic stitches, including the knit stitch and purl stitch. You'll also learn to cast on, bind off, and tinkle. Plus, your instructor will teach you common knitting terminology, so that last sentence might actually mean something to you! With your new knitting skills, you'll be able to knit all sorts of things, including mittens, hats, and scarves. They'd all make wonderful presents. You could also think outside of the box and make something really weird! Like a knitted dog house, or a knitted sack of potatoes. Just suggestions.
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    The Original DC Brew Tour

    DC Brew Tours
    The polls are in ... This happy-go-lucky D.C. beer tour is a winner! You'll be rolling in style with DC Brew Tours to some of the top breweries in the city. At each, you'll enjoy an insider's experience as you sample a few of their tasty products, find out a few of their craftsmanship secrets, and learn a little about the city's beer history. All told, you can expect up to 15 beer samples on the tour. Adding to the fun, you'll also hit up a local restaurant for a delicious lunch and beer pairing! This engaging experience is the perfect opportunity for both novices and connoisseurs to expand their knowledge of brewing the nation's capital, spend some quality time with friends, or even make some new ones! We wish you were beer!
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    The National Mall Tour by Pedicab

    Hop in a pedicab and let your informative guide do the work as you explore Washington DC's must-see sights. At the National Mall, see the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and the United States Capitol. Also check out some interesting historical and cultural attractions including the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, the National Archives Building, Chinatown and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Learn about the sights from your guide and play some trivia games for a chance to win a prize! You'll meet your guide at Harry's Saloon near the Federal Triangle Metro Station. Hop aboard a pedicab with your small group and sit back, relax and enjoy the views as your guide takes you through Washington DC on a 40-minute sightseeing tour. First, check out the Old Post Office Pavilion, the National Archives Building and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Then continue to the National Mall, one of DC's most famous sites. Here you'll get up-close views of the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and the United States Capitol Building. Hop out at the Capitol to take some photos and stroll by the reflecting pool. Next up is bustling Chinatown, followed by a ride past the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, which houses the biggest collection of historic aircrafts and spacecrafts in the world.
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    Date Night Pottery Workshop

    Jimmy Potters Studio & Workshop
    Go ahead, get a little dirty during your next date night. Sometimes date night needs something a little more creative than dinner and a movie. Come along for an evening of romance with a pottery workshop! This program will consist of creating simple projects with walk-through instruction, either by using the pottery wheel or hand building method. The piece you work on will be bisque-fired by the studio after you've finished with it, and after a week, you'll be able to pick it up. Once it's all finalized, you can come back to the studio to glaze it. It's a fun and artistic experience where you can have a great time working on a unique project with your date. Plus, you'll have your finished project to keep as a memory!
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    Beginner Pot Throwing

    Jimmy Potters Studio & Workshop
    Pottery making is located at the intersection between feeling, learning and creating. Throughout this try-it class, you will gain knowledge in all the processes involved in a ceramic studio. With a unique Hawaiian hands on approach, this relaxing class will engage and stimulate your senses for a program that does more than just teach. During this class, you'll learn the throwing techniques necessary to create the pottery and clay projects you want! Come explore your artistic side and enjoy making a practical item!
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    Handbuiding Clay

    Jimmy Potters Studio & Workshop
    Pottery making is located at the intersection between feeling, learning and creating, but it is especially so when it comes to the handbuilding clay method. Throughout this try-it class, you will gain knowledge in all the processes involved in a ceramic studio. The experience will lead to you knowing the handbuilding clay techniques necessary to create the pottery and clay projects you want. Here, you will learn this fascinating method while creating your own bowl or mug. With a unique Hawaiian hands on approach, this relaxing class will engage and stimulate your senses for a program that does more than just teach. Come explore your artistic side and enjoy making a practical item!
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    Capitol Hill Culinary Experience

    DC Metro Food Tours
    Embark on a fascinating and informative guided walking food tour of Capitol Hill, a 200 year old melting pot of cultures, ethnicities, and religions! The country's largest Victorian neighborhood has been the home to laborers, craftsmen, and members of Congress alike. Here, you'll enjoy a series of dishes from restaurants and shops nestled in quaint row houses, clustered down barracks row, and located inside the district's longest running market. Sample delicious bites, which may include 18th Century inspired Anglo-Indian cuisine, award winning Soul Food, as well as handmade pastas from a critically acclaimed Italian restaurant. After finishing on a sweet note with regional American desserts from the area's newest neighborhood, venture into the town John Philip Sousa and J. Edgar Hoover called home, and where Roberta Flack started her career. After this tour, you'll fully appreciate the unique heritage, history, and local food Capitol Hill has to offer!
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