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Our friend S was here for work, and we had originally planned to take her to the Moroccan community lftour (evening meal to break the fast) but it was cancelled at the last minute. So we took her to a local restaurant where we brought our own dates (stored in the trunk of the car) and milk (bought at CVS) before ordering dinner. Some of the other patrons watched us out of curiousity. I'd forgotten that not everyone knows or has seen Ramadan customs.

I went to a baby sprinkle (baby #2) for my friend L, and I made new friends. The hostess lived in a cozy and colorful home right out of Apartment Therapy. MoBob took Z to the family jazz session at the Strathmore and then to a haircut. That afternoon I attended an open rehearsal of the Chamber Dance Project's Ballet & Brass, with the beloved local group Brass Connection. One of the quirks of the collaboration is that the band doesn't use sheet music, so part of the rehearsal was to work out some of the cues between the dancers and the musicians.

We accomplished an item on the summer fun list by visiting Kingman Island. We saw shy turtles and a lot of dragonflies, and ducks from far away. We went home to an ice cream social and a late lunch with a family on their way from Senegal to Malawi. To end the weekend we had lftour and a dinner for Father's Day at Pinstripes (where we had gone for Mother's Day brunch).

Ballet and Brass facing off.

Binoculars are ok.

Magnifying glass, less so.

Father's Day smooch.
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