I can't promise you a happy Monday, but I can offer you 5 Things to consider this week in the Del Ray area.
Without further ado:
Hitchcock at Duncan — The Friends of Duncan Library will present a free screening of a film from Alfred Hitchcock at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Duncan Branch (2501 Commonwealth Ave.) After the show, St. Elmo’s Coffee Pub (2300 Mount Vernon Ave.) will host a discussion of the movie.
Free yoga — Check out Cool Yoga, a free, outdoor yoga class held every Wednesday in August at 1900 Mount Vernon Ave. This week’s class begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information, check out the Cool Yoga event listing posted here on Del Ray Patch.
Cinema Del Ray — Realtor Jen Walker presents a free, outdoor screening of “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” Saturday night in the field next to Mount Vernon Recreation Center (2701 Commonwealth Ave.) Bring a chair or blanket and get comfy. The show begins at dusk.
Commission on Women — The Alexandria Commission for Women, whose members provide advice and consultation to City Council on issues concerning women, meets at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday at Swing’s Coffee (501 E. Monroe Ave.).
National Bratwurst Day — The finest of all the encased meats is honored with a holiday on Friday. As a Wisconsin alum, I must recommend boiling them in beer before grilling. And don’t forget the sour kraut!