- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 24, 2008

Air Force classic

• The U.S. Air Force Cycling Classic. The newest D.C. regional signature sporting event. Includes an amateur participatory “Crystal Ride” for all levels (7 a.m.), an inaugural U.S. service academy team time trials (10:30 a.m.), a UCI sanctioned men’s pro/am race (11:45 a.m.) and a children’s race (11:50 a.m.). U.S. Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington. 7 a.m.-4 p.m. May 4. Registration $50, $60. 703/351-7200, www.usairforcecyclingclassic.com

Barkathon in Adams Morgan

• BowWow PowWow. The Adams Morgan Main Street Group’s doggy fun day. Contests and prizes, dog and cat adoption by Washington Humane Society, dog training, vendor booths, K-9 demo, eco-friendly green pets, dog park info; therapy dog info, acupuncture for pets. Marie Reed School plaza, 2200 block of 18th Street Northwest at Wyoming Avenue. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 27. 202/232-1960, bowwowpowwow.com

Chihuahua racing

• The PETCO Unleashed Chihuahua Races. Up to 300 dogs expected for the fourth annual regional race down a 35-foot-long track, touted as a nationwide race for the country’s fastest Chihuahua. Alexandria PETCO, 6612 Richmond Highway, Alexandria. 703/660-1300. 10 a.m. April 26; registration 9:30 a.m. Advance registration through www.petco.com/petcounleashed.

Doggy competition

• Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is looking for a “tavern dog” — “the right dog with the right stuff” to represent Gadsby’s at public events like the George Washington Birthday Parade. No breed restriction, but pooches should be good with people and crowds, able to play with others, and be well-groomed and -mannered. Judging 1-4 p.m. April 26 at Market Square, 301 King St., in Old Town Alexandria. Entrance fee $35 per dog. Information and advance registration at 703/836-2407 or www.gadsbystavernmuseum.us.

Georgetown’s sidewalk sale

• The fifth annual French Market of Georgetown. A European-style open-air market showing European, Asian and traditional antique furnishings, custom jewelry, fine art, and discounted designer clothing. Participants include the boutiques of Book Hill, more than 30 locally owned salons, art galleries, antique shops, cafes, and specialty clothing stores. Book Hill, Wisconsin Avenue NW between P Street and Reservoir Road, Georgetown. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. April 25 and 26.

Georgetown houses and gardens

• The Georgetown House Tour. Annual tour sponsored by St. John’s Church, with proceeds to charity. Eight to 10 Georgetown houses and gardens on self-guided tour, which includes the D.C. Design House at 3014 P St. NW and the Georgetown French Market in Book Hill. Headquartered at St. John’s Church, 3240 O St. NW. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 26 rain or shine. Afternoon tea, sandwiches and sweets in St. John’s Parish Hall 2-5 p.m. Price included in ticket. 202/338-1796, www.georgetownhousetour.com.

Georgetown’s designer house

• The D.C. Design House. The historic and recently renovated Georgetown home of Skip and Debbie Singleton, built in 1842, has been newly redesigned by 15 top designers. Proceeds to benefit Children”s National Medical Center. 3014 P St. NW. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Through May 11. $20. See www.dcdesignhouse.com.

Home design at Tysons

• The sixth annual Home & Design Magazine Luxury Expo. Fine artists, custom home builders, interior designers, landscapers, bath and kitchen experts, cabinet and furniture makers. Seminars in kitchen design, outdoor design, outdoor grilling, faux painting. Book signing by actress Jane Seymour, author of “Making Yourself at Home,” 2:30 p.m. each day. Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 26 and 27. Information: www.homeanddesign.com.

Tree planting

• Arbor Day National Tree Planting Campaign kickoff. The National Environmental Education Foundation and the Student Conservation Association commemorates the Civilian Conservation Corps Tree Army, which planted an estimated 3 billion trees from 1933 to 1942, by launching a nationwide effort to plant 1 million trees before National Public Lands Day in September. Anacostia Park, 1900 Anacostia Drive SE. 1-4 p.m. April 25. 202/386-6094.

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