Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will speak at Northwest Hardware on Brambleton Ave. on Wednesday morning. Tickets are free, doors open at 7:00 a.m. and the event begins at 8:45.

There’s no word on which Republicans will join the Wisconsin Congressman, but Crumb and Get It Bakery will serve cookies. That’s the Radford small business owned by the man dubbed “Chris the Baker” for declining a photo op with Vice President Joe Biden last week. For more information and to get a free ticket, go to