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What's Happening This Weekend



    What's Happening This Weekend
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    More than 400 World War II veterans and their guardians will visit their memorial through the help of the Honor Flight network.

    The veterans will board three privately chartered planes from New England and New York on Saturday. Former Secretary of State and Retired General Colin Powell is expected to greet them at 12:30 p.m.

    The network is a nonprofit group that transports America's veterans to the nation’s capital at no cost to visit their memorials.

    Baring Almost All For a Good Cause

    Runners in only their underwear will take it off for the 4th annual Colon Cancer Alliance’s Undy 5000 5K Run-Walk. The scantily clad crew started in Rock Creek Park at 8 a.m. Saturday, raising money for colon cancer research and probably raising a few eyebrows.

    Once they finish the 5K, instead of a traditional t-shirt, participants get a pair of boxers.

    Streets Closed for Clarendon Day

    If you're heading to the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, you might want to take Metro.

    Several streets will be closed off on Saturday for Clarendon Day. The street fest starts late in the morning and goes until evening.

    Street parking will be restricted, so drivers should be on the lookout for "No parking" signs.

    25 Years for Union Station Re-Opening

    Saturday marks the 25th anniversary of Union Station's grand re-opening. Since 1988,  the station has seen a steady growth with more retail stores and several restaurants.

    Commuters have access to Amtrak, Metro, and Bus service from the station. About 32million people commute through Union Station every year.