Free Events This Week: Frat Pool Party, Speed Dating and Orchids 101

After another soaking wet weekend, we're officially sick of summer. It's time to ditch the umbrellas and say so long to the mutant mosquitoes. Fall, in all its dry, low-humidity glory, can arrive anytime now.

Besides, we miss eating on patios. In the sunshine.

But in the meantime, here's an assortment of stuff you can do this week that won't cost a thing. So you can save your pennies for when the good weather returns.

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Hannah Sentenac covers veg food, drink, pop culture, travel, and animal advocacy issues. She is also editor-in-chief of
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