Thursday, September 27, 2012

Get Out! - The Events Column

Photo by Bill Adler

We wanted to share some events and activities that look exciting. Have a great weekend -- and week beyond, too. If you know of an event that should be in next week's column, email us at events @

Bill Adler and Peggy Robin
All Life Is Local
The Cleveland Park Listserv 

Friday September 28 at 6 PM. Ice Cream Social at Turtle Park. This may be the last gasp for ice cream weather so bring a dinner picnic and have some free ice cream. Entertainment will be provided as well.

Friday, September 28, Films of the `80s. Outdoor screenings of 1980s favorites such as Ferris Bueller's Day Off and The Princess Bride. Vote for your favorite. Movies start at 7:15 in Lamont Park at Lamont Street and Mt. Pleasant Street, NW. More info at Free.

Saturday, September 29 from 11 AM - 12 noon, Walking Tour of Historic Chevy Chase DC. The tour will begin at the Avalon Theater, 5612 Connecticut Ave NW and will look at the historic commercial structures along Connecticut Avenue and also at the some of the historic residential structures on the side streets. Guided by Keene Taylor, Jr., past president of Historic Chevy Chase DC. Free, and all are welcome. The tour is part of a city-wide event called WalkingTownDC.

Girl Scout Troop 4698 of Shepherd Park is holding a car wash this coming Saturday morning, September 29, in downtown Silver Spring. Stop by and get your car washed at the bargain price of $6.00! Location: Parking lot of 1320 Fenwick Lane, downtown Silver Spring, corner Of 2nd Avenue & Fenwick Lane, 9 AM - 1 PM.

Junior Jams, a Saturday morning family concert series at the brand-new venue Foundation Gallery and Liveroom, 3762A Howard Avenue in Kensington, MD, has kiddie shows this Saturday, September 29 with The Singing Lizard and October 6 with Marsha Goodman-Wood. Shows start at 10:30 AM. Get more info about the performers and buy tickets online at

Saturday, September 29, Cathedral Tower Climb. The Cathedral Tower is opened a few times a year for tours of its 333 steps. Reservations required: go to or call 202-537-3119. $20. Climbers must be at least 4 feet tall and have no fear of heights or claustrophobia. No backpacks or large bags may be taken on the tour.

Saturday, September 29 from 12 noon to 7 PM, Africa Festival at Banneker Field, 2500 Georgia Avenue NW. Free festival featuring African music and dance, cuisine, arts & crafts, design and clothing, community and culture pavilions, children's activities, health and traditional medicine, and more.  See

DC Green Festival on Saturday, September 29 from 10 AM – 7 PM and Sunday, September 30 from 11 AM – 6 PM at the DC Convention Center. Everything about recycling, green energy, and protecting the environment, including keynote speakers, vendors, demonstrations, children's activities, arts & crafts, workshops, and a film festival.  More info and tickets available  at and

Sunday, September 30, 11 AM – 7 PM, Turkish Festival, featuring a bazaar with food, music, performances, calligraphy, coffee, cooking demonstrations and other cultural highlights.  In Freedom Plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue between 12th and 14th Streets.

Sunday, September 30, US Navy Band performs works by classical and moderns works, at 3 PM at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Avenue, NW, followed by a reception and exhibit of works by fiber artist Karen Schultz, 4:30 PM in the church sanctuary. Both events are free. More information at

Saturday, October 6, Aban's 7th Annual Community Wellness Fair from 12 PM - 4 PM at Anacostia Park Roller Skating Pavilion. Free roller skating, along with community resource information, music, entertainment, and family fun. View the flyer at

2012 Anacostia River Paddle Race: A competitive paddling event in the Mid-Atlantic, celebrating the rich history and natural beauty of the Anacostia River, Saturday, October 6 at the Boaters launch from Diamond Teague Park and Piers, 100 Potomac Avenue SE; festival at The Yards Park, 300 Water Street SE, Washington, DC.  For more information about the race and registration go to

Cleveland Park Day is on Sunday, October 14 from 12 noon to 4:00 PM on Connecticut Avenue between Macomb and Porter Streets, featuring food from neighborhood restaurants, music, vendors, fire trucks, clowns, a moon bounce, dunking booth, McGruff the Crime Dog, President & Mrs. Cleveland, neighborhood history. See for more info.

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