Baseball fans in the Richmond and Washington, D.C., areas, mark your calendars.

Get-togethers for local alumni and friends will be held before the Richmond Flying Squirrels game June 24 and the Washington Nationals game July 8. Both games are on Saturday.


A family picnic will take place prior to the Flying Squirrels game, which begins at 6:05 p.m. The picnic will kick off at about 4:30. The Flying Squirrels are the Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants and play their home games at The Diamond (3001 North Boulevard).

For the Nationals game, set for 4:05 p.m., a pregame party will be held at the D.C. Fairgrounds, located immediately outside the center field entrance to Nationals Park (1500 South Capitol St.).

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