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A few options for things to do this evening

Get your photo taken with NASCAR star Danica Patrick on the Hill on Wednesday. (Courtesy
Get your photo taken with NASCAR star Danica Patrick on the Hill on Wednesday. (Courtesy

NASCAR driver Danica Patrick will be on Capitol Hill today for a meet and greet to promote life insurance’s role in American’s lives.

The event, hosted by the Financial Security and Life Insurance Caucus, is at 1:30 p.m. in the Cannon House Office Building, Room 121.

Former Sen. Dirk Kempthorne, R-Idaho, also a former governor and Interior secretary, will emcee the event. Kempthorne is president of the American Council of Life Insurers.

You can take a photograph with the trailblazing race car driver and snack on some Georgetown Cupcakes. No RSVP required.

Pence has a rabbit named Marlon Bundo

Vice President Mike Pence tweeted a photograph of his pet rabbit, Marlon Bundo, on Tuesday, saying the furry friend was making his first appearance in the White House. He first tweeted: “Looking forward to hosting military spouses & families in honor of Military Appreciation Month & an early Military Spouse Appreciation Day.”

Then, he added that Bundo will also be present at the event.

Also happening today …

PGA of America and the Women’s Congressional Golf Association’s fourth annual Get Golf Ready power mixer, a golf-themed networking event, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the American Trucking Association, 430 First Street SE, Suite 100. RSVP here.

Cement and Concrete fly-in reception, 5:30 p.m., Russell Senate Office Building, Room 485. RSVP:

National Venture Capital Association reception, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106. Closed event.

Celebrating teachers

To mark National Teacher Day on Tuesday, many lawmakers tweeted a photograph or just the name of their favorite teachers. Here are some highlights.

Happy Birthday to …

Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., 57.

Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Pa., 69, who got a new brother-in-law this past weekend.

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