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Health Fair FlierThe District of Columbia Office on Aging will hold a community health and wellness fair at Guy Mason Recreation Center (3600 Calvert St.) on Tuesday, September 23. Glover Park Village, a group that seeks to foster intergenerational connections and make neighborhood life safer and more comfortable for older residents, will co-host the event.

Visitors to the fair, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., can benefit from free screenings for blood pressure, glucose, and vision; talk with social workers from DCOA; and learn about senior transportation, elder abuse, healthy eating, and other topics. A light lunch will be served.

For more information about the event, contact Ralph Wright at 202-727-7736.

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Sprig & Sprout (2317 Wisconsin Ave.) is launching two Facebook-related drawings for free food and drink.

Starting this week, the Vietnamese restaurant will reimburse the lunch order of one customer every Tuesday between 11 am and 4 pm. On Tuesday mornings, Sprig & Sprout’s owners will post a random number on the restaurant’s Facebook page. When a customer’s order number matches that random number, the customer’s order (up to $20 worth) will be reimbursed. See the restaurant’s website for rules.

Along with that weekly lunch lottery, the restaurant is holding a monthly raffle for a gift certificate—and the more people enter, the bigger that certificate will be. To enter, post a photo of yourself eating at Sprig & Sprout on their Facebook page according to the contest rules.

Sprig & Sprout already hosts very popular tasting dinners that tend to sell out well in advance. The new contests are meant to engage customers in a more spontaneous way, says co-owner Jennifer Hoang. “We decided we wanted to be more interactive with our customers, plus have a little more fun on Facebook,” Hoang stated in a press release. “It makes eating here a bit more fun, and possibly rewarding.”

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Subway Pele backpacksNot only does Subway (2216 Wisconsin Ave.) now offer kids’ meals. In honor of World Cup, the sandwich shop is giving away a free yellow-and-green Pelé backpack with each kids’ meal, while supplies last. [Insert soccer-ish sounding exclamation of delight here.]

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The 25th annual Glover Park Day neighborhood festival is happening today, June 7, from 11 am-5 pm at Guy Mason Recreation Center (3600 Calvert St.). There’ll be music, a food court, crafters, activities for kids, and representatives from community organizations and other interested parties, including Mad Fox Taproom, the brew pub set to open later this year at 2218 Wisconsin Ave.

For details, check out the schedule of events.

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Roam Fitness at the Savoy Suites Hotel (2505 Wisconsin Ave.) is offering a free pass today (January 21, 2014) for Glover Park residents, according to a posting on the Glover Park Yahoo newsgroup. “Work out for free then head to the on-site restaurant for coffee,” the post states. “Free WIFI, too!” For more information call 202-813-9555 or email chris.wascak@roamfitnessdc.com.

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On January 15, Einstein Bros Bagels (2233 Wisconsin Ave.) will give a free “thintastic” bagel and schmear (aka cream cheese) to bearers of this coupon: Click here.

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Slate Wine Bar & Bistro (2404 Wisconsin Ave.) will host a “Holiday Duvel Party” on Wednesday, December 11 from 5 to 8 pm. The event features $5 Duvel draft beers, $7 glasses of wine, and free fried mussels, artisanal meats, and other snacks, plus glassware giveaways while supplies last. Entrance is free but limited and requires a reservation; to make one, call 202-333-4304 or email contact@slatewinebar.com.

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