Thursday, July 26, 2012

Get Out! - Events Column

We wanted to share some events and activities that sound exciting. Have a great weekend -- and week beyond, too. If you know of an event we should announce, email us at events @

Bill Adler and Peggy Robin
Publishers, All Life Is Local and

The Cleveland Park Listserv

Party at Turtle Park (Van Ness & 45th St) this Friday, July 27th from 5:30 - 8:00 PM. Bring the kids and the whole family and enjoy freeSno-cones, moon bounces, face painting, popcorn, music, hot dogs. This free event is brought to you by Restoration Church is collaboration with Friendship Recreation Center, DC Parks & Recreation,

Volunteer Clean-up of the Melvin Hazen entrance to Rock Creek Park, between 3701 and 3801 Connecticut Avenue, on Friday July 27th at 3pm and Saturday July 28th at 9:30am. Help lay down new dirt and railroad ties -- with enough volunteers, it'll be fun! Bring gloves, sunscreen, shovels and rakes. Drinks (Friday and Saturday) and lunch for the Saturday helpers. For questions, contact Alex Edelmann (coordinating this clean-up as his Eagle Scout project) at 202-460-6685, a.s.edelmann at gmail dot com.

Drink the District Craft Beer Event, Saturday, July 28, 2012, from 12-4 and 5-9 PM, at 500 New York Avenue NW in Mount Vernon Triangle. Cost:$30 ($40 at the door),. gives unlimited tastings of all beers; entertainment and water will be provided. 10 of DC's favorite food trucks will be on-site, but food is not included in the ticket price (sorry!). For more information and to buy tickets, go to

Tour Star Gazing Farm, an animal sanctuary, Saturday-Sunday July 28-29, 10am-4pm. Meet the animals up close, hands-on craft classes and animal demos, farm games, snow cones and treats, wool, yarn, and crafts for sale. Free and open to the public. Please leave your pets at home. Directions to the farm in Boyds, MD at

"The Garden" is an 80 minute documentary film that takes an engaging and powerful look at the famous political and social battle over the largest community garden in the US (located in South Central LA) - showing on Tuesday, July, 31st, at 7:00pm at Bloombars, 3222 11th St NW. Discussion following the screening with members of Unite Here, who will talk about their Real Food, Real Jobs Campaign. Refreshments served. Cost: Free, donation requested. More info at

"Americana August," a music festival that centers on the ethos of American hospitality and togetherness, brings together several bands, singer-songwriters, events, and food options. The first event starts at 8pm on Friday, August 3rd, featuring Lulu Mae of Nashville, TN, and local favorite Wendell Kimbrough. Enter your best homemade pies to win a prize in our pie baking contest. Our second event on August 4th includes a bluegrass picnic at 11:30am (12 noon show) with the Honey Dewdrops from Charlottesville, VA ($10 cover). Iced tea and lemonade provided, and a food truck will have food for purchase. Location for both days' events: 3423 Oakwood Terrace NW. More info at and .

Come celebrate National Night Out with the Second District Police station on Tuesday August 7, from 5-7pm. There will be free car seat checks and installations, safety tips, McGruff the crime dog, a clown, hot dogs and ice cream. We hope to see you there! The Second District is located at 3320 Idaho Ave NW.

Northeast Performing Arts Group presents "Fame", a dansical told through the eyes of vibrant, multi-ethnic, energetic young people who are inspired to achieve their goal of fame! Friday, August 10, 11:30 AM for camps, city officials, and senior citizens, $7.00 per person. Friday, August 10 7:30 PM – general admission, $15 in advance / $20 at the door, group tickets available. For additional info contact 202-388-1274 or nepag1 at aol dot com.

On Saturday, August 11, join DC Sail at the Gangplank Marina for the 5th Annual Cantina Cup Regatta, an event that attracts sailors from all over the Mid-Atlantic region. Cantina Cup features a full day of sailing. Over 100 participating sailors will race DC Sail's Lasers, FJs, and Flying Scots. We urge sailors from other organizations to bring their own boats and participate as well. Money raised supports DC Sail's educational programs. For more information, please visit DC Sail is a volunteer-driven, community-based nonprofit organization.

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