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Word on the Hill: Lots of Spooky in Washington

Vet staffer briefing and parking updates

Go get a maple pepper bacon macaroni and cheese at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. (Courtesy the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Galleria)

Halloween is right around the corner and a great time to treat yourself during this election.

The Entyse, Wine Bar & Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Galleria (1700 Tysons Blvd. in McLean) announced its spooky Halloween specials, which will be served through this month.

Their top hits are maple pepper bacon macaroni and cheese, served in roasted baby pumpkins, Bulleit bourbon pumpkin milkshakes and pumpkin maple creme brulee, served with fresh berries and molasses cookies.

Also at the Ritz-Carlton, you can take a pumpkin carving class on Oct. 22 and attend a “Halloween spooky tea” on Oct. 30.

Vets on the Hill briefing

The Veterans Congressional Fellowship Caucus is giving a briefing on the employment of veterans in congressional offices. Panelists include Paula Sumberg, the deputy executive director in the Office of Compliance, and Tim Bertocci, a veteran and legislative director to Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn. The briefing is at 1:30 p.m. in 421 Cannon.

Senate parking news

On Friday, the office of the Architect of the Capitol will begin repaving New Jersey Avenue Northwest between C Street and Constitution Avenue. It is scheduled to be completed by Sunday. Vehicles cannot be left on New Jersey Avenue this weekend and any cars left after 6 p.m. will be towed, according to the Senate Parking Office. Temporary permits are available for those who must leave their cars.

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Roll Call fall graduate school fair

Join Roll Call Live for D.C.’s premier graduate school fair on Oct. 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Park Hotel (520 N. Capitol St. NW). You can network with representatives from the best graduate schools in public affairs, politics, business, and government. Register at rollcallgradfair.com.

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