Thursday, October 4, 2012

Get Out! - The Events Column

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, October 5 at 12:15 PM, book critic Michael Dirda discusses his favorite books, his own books, and the art of writing. St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Avenue, free.

Saturday, October 6, 10 AM - 6 PM Columbia Heights Day. Street festival with music, art, moonbounce, contest, games, food and fun. Free. At Harriet Tubman Elementary School, 11th and Kenyon Streets,

Junior Jams, a Saturday morning family concert series: The October 6 show features kids' independent music performer Marsha Goodman-Wood. Show starts at 10:30 AM at the brand-new venue Foundation Gallery and Liveroom, 3762A Howard Avenue in Kensington, MD., More info and tickets available at .

Sunday, October 7 - The 31st annual Takoma Park Street Festival is on from 10:00am - 5:00pm in Old Takoma: Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD to Carroll Street, NW in Takoma, DC. The streets will be filled with music, artisans, community groups, children's activities, food vendors and variety of green companies. Admission is Free. More info at

Sunday, October 7 at 4 PM, Classical piano concert by Tim Woolsey. Works by Bach, Brahms, Liszt, Scarlatti, followed by a reception. Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, 1 Chevy Chase Circle. Free, but donations appreciated.

Tuesday, October 9 and Wednesday, October 10, Cathedral tour and tea. Guided tour of the National Cathedral, including scenic view from the tower and tea with sandwiches and scones. Meet at the West Front at 1:30 PM.  Reservations required: go to or call 202-537-8993. Tickets are $30.

Saturday, October 13, 1 PM - 3 PM, Environmental Geology and Natural History of Tregaron:  A Hands-On Tour by professional geologist Tony Fleming. Preceded by a picnic lunch atop Tregaron's sledding hill at noon and followed by an optional earthquake walk. For additional information about the program go to  Free and open to the public, but please RSVP as space is limited.

Saturday, October 13, 11 AM - 2 PM  (rain or shine) Community Zoo Day & Fun Fair at the Lisner, Louise, Dickson, Hurt Home, 5425 Western Avenue NW. Face Painting, Pony Rides, Moon Bounce, Petting Zoo, Hands-On Art Activities, Live Entertainment, Family Yoga Dance (at 11:30am). A neighborhood tradition for over fourteen years.

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.

Monday, October 15 at 1:30 PM Book discussion for adults: "Reading Lolita in Tehran" 1:30 PM. Palisades Library, 4901 V Street, NW. Go to for more information.

The new Rosedale Library opens Thursday, October 18 at 11 AM with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Councilmember Tommy Wells. Grand Opening Party, continues until 4 PM. At 1701 Gales St NE.

Saturday, October 20th 10 AM - 12:00 PM St. Elizabeth's West Campus Walking Tour. Join the DC Preservation League in partnership with the General Services Administration for a walking tour of the historic west campus of St. Elizabeth's Hospital, a National Historic Landmark. Tours of the St. Elizabeth's campus are being offered on a limited basis depending on the course of construction activity. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Tuesday, October 23 at 6 PM – D.C. Councilmember Tommy Wells discusses the book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, as part of his "Tommy's Traveling Book Club." At the Cleveland Park Library, Connecticut Avenue & Macomb Street, NW.

Friday, October 26, 7:30 PM, in the Historic Mansion at Tregaron: Judith Tankard Lecture about "The Gardens of Ellen Biddle Shipman." Followed by a cocktail reception. Lecture and reception in the historic Mansion located on Washington International School's campus; entrance at 3100 Macomb Street; proceed to top of hill. Parking on site. For more information and to RSVP (required) go to

Boo at the Zoo, October 26, 27, 28 from 5:30 - 8:30 PM at the National Zoo. Enjoy animal encounters and festive decorations along with your tasty candy and delicious snack foods from more than 30 treat stations throughout the Zoo. Tricks optional. More info and tickets at

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