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Kids, this is how it’s done. From Andrew Neil Guthrie’s fine letter requesting publicity: “OK, like, I did my year in Purgatory, like all 3-hundred-6-5 daze, without any mention in your inspirational free weekly about my ‘pet project’…and so now, here I am again, boot-licking you, on my knees, asking for some ‘boffo’ coverage….From a practical standpoint, we are convinced that [the Scottish Heritage Fair] is a perfect match for many of your readers….I ask you, where else can you dig an entire day of all kinds of fun, including, but not limited to, a GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEE-CLASS FIDDLER (Bonnie Rideout) playing, and all fff r e e.” Guthrie goes on to mention Clydesdale-drawn wagon rides, Shetland ponies, blackface sheep, and other Scottish stuff. Most important, he sent a box of delicious complimentary cookies with his letter. So go already. It’s free. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Fort Ward Park, 4301 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria. Free. (703) 883-4686. (Dave Nuttycombe)