Friday, October 12, 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 @

Remember: This Sunday is Cleveland Park Day. Food, music, games, moon bounce and more from 12 PM - 4 PM on Connecticut Avenue between Macomb and Porter Streets. For more information visit
Bill Adler and Peggy Robin
All Life Is Local
The Cleveland Park Listserv

On Friday, October 12, Bread for the City invites the community to come out to their 10th Anniversary party which will be held from 11 AM - 4 PM at their Anacostia location, 1640 Good Hope Road (at corner of Good Hope and 17th Street SE) All are invited and it is free. For more information visit

The Mac Users' Group will meet Saturday, October 13, 2012, 10 AM until noon, at the Cleveland Park Public Library (Macomb & Connecticut, NW). The main subject is "Computing in the Cloud." Learn how to use Apple's iCloud to improve productivity, including saving and retrieving documents and using Google Docs on the cloud. Admission is free. For more information:

Saturday, October 13, Annual John Eaton Block Party Spooktacular, 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM on the playground at John Eaton Elementary on Lowell & 34th Streets. Rides, arts & crafts, treats, moonbounce, climbing wall, and The Pirates' Revenge. Everything affordably priced and for the benefit of the John Eaton HSA.

Saturday, October 13, 12 Noon - 4 PM, Murch Elementary School Fall Fair, 4810 36th Street NW. Games, rides, prizes, book sale, flea market, bake sale, cake walk, photo booth, the music of Marsha Goodman Wood, a dunk tank and lots more. Rain date October 14.

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 11:30 AM). A neighborhood tradition for over 14 years.

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. In celebration of World Food Day, Table For Two AU and DC are hosting Itadakimasu 2012 at American University. Attendees enjoy a meal together and have a video call with other World Food Day celebrants around the world, who say, "Itadakimasu" ("I gratefully receive this food") in ensemble, followed by sampling posho (the school meal in Africa). Guest speaker on efforts to work on two of the world's biggest issues, hunger and obesity. RSVP at, tickets $10. The event is in the SIS building, Founders Room, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW.

Saturday, October 13, 6:00 PM, Inside Tchaikovsky's Seasons, at the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. The story behind the creation of this piece will captivate you and the music will delight you. Performed by pianist and Levine faculty artist Efi Hackmey. Ticket holders will have special access to pre-concert museum and garden self-guided touring beginning at 6:00 PM; concert
at 7:00 PM. Tickets at

Ward 3 Movie Night is on Saturday, October 13, 5:30 - 9 PM at Fort Reno Park, 3900 Chesapeake St NW. Join Councilmember Mary Cheh and friends for a screening of "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban." A zumba demonstration will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the movie will start at 6:30. A variety of DC's food trucks will be on hand to serve bites and treats throughout the evening. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. The rain date Saturday, October 20 at the same time.

Cleveland Park Day is on Sunday, October 14 from 12 noon to 4 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 .

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.

Sunday, October 21 from 1-4 PM, The Cleveland Park Historical Society presents the Cleveland Park House Tour. View historic houses along 36th Street between Woodley Road and Ordway Street. $20 for members; $25 for non-members. Buy tickets on the day, cash or check only, at 3521 Ordway Street. For all the details of the tour visit .

Tuesday, October 23 at 6 PM: DC 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 at 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

Sunday, October 28th, Annual Pumpkin Carving at Rosedale, 3 - 5 PM, at 3501 Newark, the pedestrian gate entrance. The Rosedale Conservancy will provide carving tools, patterns, and plastic gloves. You bring your pumpkins and a blanket to sit on. More info at

Palisades Library Halloween Party is on Tuesday, October 30, from 4-7 PM. This event is fun for all ages. Costume parade at 4 PM, followed by crafts, snacks, karaoke, and much more fun! The library is at 49th and V Streets. Map and more info at

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