One warm Saturday fall day I took part in two back-to-back events that were held about three miles apart. In the morning I helped other people with writing pro-Bernie Sanders messages in chalk on the pavement outside the Greenbelt Metro. The timing was excellent because it was also the same day as the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March on the Mall so there were out of towners who were converging on the Greenbelt station in order to go downtown. Here’s a shot of the participants waiting in line at the Greenbelt Metro to purchase a farecard.

Bernie Sanders Chalk Writing Event

Here are the chalk messages that were written on the pavement.

Bernie Sanders Chalk Writing Event

Bernie Sanders Chalk Writing Event

Bernie Sanders Chalk Writing Event

Bernie Sanders Chalk Writing Event

Bernie Sanders Chalk Writing Event

Bernie Sanders Chalk Writing Event

Bernie Sanders Chalk Writing Event

Bernie Sanders Chalk Writing Event

Bernie Sanders Chalk Writing Event

The event was originally scheduled to run from 10 a.m.-noon but we had to quit our activity an hour early because the Metro police told us to stop. The next photo shows one of the officers talking to a couple of the volunteers about this.

Bernie Sanders Chalk Writing Event

After the event abruptly ended, I drove a fellow volunteer who needed someone to drive her to her home then came back to my own home. I ate a quick lunch then headed out to the Greenbelt Rhythm and Drum Festival. I had volunteered to work at a table on behalf of the Greenbelt Theater (which has recently re-opened under new management as a co-operatively owned non-profit theater). I managed to take a few photos of the event.

Here’s a photo of the table for the Greenbelt Theater, which included a chocolate jack o’lantern that was being given away in a raffle to be held on October 30. (Tickets were sold for $1 each.)

Greenbelt Rhythm and Drum Festival, October 10, 2015

Greenbelt Rhythm and Drum Festival, October 10, 2015

Here are some scenes from the festival, the bulk of which I shot either during breaks from staffing the Greenbelt Theater table or after my shift was over.

Greenbelt Rhythm and Drum Festival, October 10, 2015

Greenbelt Rhythm and Drum Festival, October 10, 2015

Greenbelt Rhythm and Drum Festival, October 10, 2015

Greenbelt Rhythm and Drum Festival, October 10, 2015

Greenbelt Rhythm and Drum Festival, October 10, 2015

Greenbelt Rhythm and Drum Festival, October 10, 2015

Greenbelt Rhythm and Drum Festival, October 10, 2015

I also shot this video of the various live acts who performed that day.

I only made one purchase at that festival. I bought a pair of hand-carved wooden pens shaped like a dolphin and a lion. I really liked them. What’s more, the ink in the pens can be replaced, which is great for when I run out of ink.

Greenbelt Rhythm and Drum Festival, October 10, 2015

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