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Free Opera Concert at Nationals Ballpark

The Washington National Opera will host their third-annual "Target FREE Opera in the Outfield" at Nationals Park on Sunday, September 19 at 2:00 p.m..

Last year's event attracted about 19,000 people.  The Free Opera is a truly unique concert.  The show, Verdi's A Masked Ball (Un Ballo in Maschera), will be simulcast on the Nationals' stadium jumbotron.

Admission is, as the title of the event implies, completely free of charge.

"Our free simulcasts are Washington National Opera's gift to the city and to the public, in great thanks for all their support," said Placido Domingo, the Opera's General Director.

In addition to the free showing of Verdi's opera, there will also be a songwriting contest.  Attendees will have the opportunity to write they're own opera lyrics, with the winner getting to see their song performed live.

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Barracks Row Festival Looking for Volunteers

The Barracks Row Fall Festival is looking for volunteers to help at the event.

The event will take place on Saturday, September 25 from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m..  The Festival should be lots of fun with food, contests for children, and Marine Barracks tours. 

Those interested in volunteering should call the Barracks Row Main Street Office at 202-544-3188 or e-mail volunteer@barracksrow.org.

Capitol Hill Crime: Assault Reported at 12 St. in NE

An assault with a deadly weapon was reported on August 23 to the Metro Police Department. 

The assault took place on the 700 block of 12 St. NE in Capitol Hill.  Assault with a deadly weapon, which in this case was a knife, is described as:

"Knowingly or purposely causing serious bodily injury to another person, or threatening to do so; or under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to human life, knowingly engaging in conduct that creates a grave risk of serious bodily injury to another person, and thereby causes serious bodily injury."

Children Invited to Capitol Hill Library Story Time

Children from around the DC area are invited to attend story time at the Northeast neighborhood library. 

Story time will take place on Tuesday, August 31 at 10:15 a.m., and will occur each Tuesday at that time.

The Northeast neighborhood library is located at 330 7th St. NE. 

Children up to age four are admitted to story time.

Call the Northeast neighborhood library at 202-698-3320 for more details.

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Try I! UGlu Claims To Be A Revolutionary New Adhesive

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) -- These pint-size summer campers are learning what it takes to repair shoes from a legend of the craft.

"What would you call this stuff here?," he says.

John "Peter Bug" Matthews normally uses cement to bring dozens  of worn out soles, back to life. 

But he and his super agents agree to try out a new product called UGlu that makes some big promises.

We'll see if, like UGlu says, it creates an instant bond, the strength of super glue, and the convenience of tape.  It claims all you need to do is just peel and paste.

"I'm cutting it," he says.

Peter applies the strips of glue to this gym shoe and seals it back together.

"Everybody just try to take that off," he says to the campers.

We ask the kids if it's hard to take off, and they say, "Yeah!"

The UGlu appears to work, until they put the shoe into some water.

"The water is like pulling, pulling it off," says Peter Bug.

Bicycles Must Stop At Signals; Just Like Motorists

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) - The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is launching bicycle only traffic signals at the intersection of 16th Street, U Street and New Hampshire Avenue, NW, according to a news release.

"We know that this is already a very popular route for many cyclists, but it can be treacherous getting through the intersection," Said DDOT Director Gabe Klein. "These changes will make it safer without impacting other traffic."

With the addition of the contraflow lanes, cyclists can now travel legally in both directions on New Hampshire Avenue. When they reach the intersection, they will have to wait for the GREEN bike signal before proceeding into the bike boxes on 16th Street, DDOT said.