Thursday, November 8, 2012

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 

Saturday, November 10 from 11 AM - 12:30 PM Chat with Mary Cheh at the Avalon Theater Cafe. Drop in, say hello, and chat with Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh, who would like to hear your thoughts and concerns on Ward 3 matters. At the Avalon Theater Cafe, 5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW.

Saturday, November 10 at 3 PM, the Mount Pleasant Library will be screening the movie, "A Separation," winner of multiple international awards, including last year's Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language film. In the meeting room on the main floor of the library,  3160 16th Street, NW.

Saturday, November 10, at 3 PM, the Georgetown Library will host a storyteller from Cyprus in conjunction with the Euro Festival. Come hear the tale of  Alexander's Mermaid and the Ship of Kyrenia told by Mr. Glafkos Cariolou: Georgetown Library, 3260 R Street, NW. More info at

Saturday, November 10 at 7:30 PM, A Capella Festival with performances by the Grace Notes, Georgetown University's first all-female a capella group, and the Phantoms, Georgetown's first co-ed a capella group, at Gaston Hall, 37th & O Streets, NW. Tickets available at - $10 general admission, $8 students.

Sunday, November 11 at 10:10 AM, "The Weight of War: The Returning Soldier and the Role of Spiritual Well-being." Episcopal Bishop Jay Magness moderates a discussion with current and retired military leaders on the spiritual health of war veterans. At the Washington Cathedral, front nave, Wisconsin & Massachusetts Avenues. Free. More info at

Tuesday, November 13 at 12:30 PM, "Smart Growth: Original Green." Architect Steve Mouzon talks about buildings designed for sustainability, flexibility, durability, frugality, and other "green" qualities. At the National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW. Free. Register at

Tuesday, November 13 at 7 PM, "War Elephants." Writer/producer David Hamlin shows clips from his film about the toll taken by years of poaching and civil war on the elephants of Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park. At American University's Wechsler Theater in the Mary Graydon Center, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW. Free.

Tuesday, November 13, 7:30 - 8:45 PM, "Something Old, Something New, Something Green: Developing Sustainability Guidelines for D.C.'s Historic Districts." How are energy conservation and sustainable technologies best adapted to DC's historic buildings and neighborhoods? The District of Columbia's Historic Preservation Office is in the process of developing sustainable preservation guidelines to assist residents in making the best choices for their homes. Free and open to the public, Cleveland Park Congregational Church, 3400 Lowell St NW.

Thursday, November 15 at 5:30 PM, Kids' Graphic Novel Book Club at the Cleveland Park Library. The next topic of discussion is the book "Sidekicks" by Dan Santat. This fun take on the superhero genre of comics tells the story not of Captain Amazing, but of his pets. Stop by the library at Connecticut Avenue and Macomb Street to pick up a copy of the book. For kids 9 and up.

Tickets are now on sale for Guys and Dolls at Wilson High School. Featuring a well-known score with songs such the rollicking "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat" and show stopper, "Luck Be a Lady", this musical is sure to delight all ages. Because the Wilson fall musicals have become a school and community favorite, we encourage you to reserve early. Performance dates and times are: Friday, November 9 at 7:30 PM; Saturday, November 10 at 7:30; Friday, November 16 at 7:30 PM, Special Matinee Performance, Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 PM; Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 PM. Ticket prices are: Adults $15, Students/Children $5. For ordering email wilsondramatickets @, and be sure to specify the type and number of tickets you are ordering.

Saturday November 17, between 10 AM and 4 PM, the Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School will hold an International Bazaar at the school, 220 Taylor Street, NE,

Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, November 22, Turkey Trot for Hunger. The Trot will be held from 9:00 AM on and will begin and end on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW between 13th Street, NW and 12th Street, NW at Freedom Plaza. The Trot includes a timed 5K run (ChronoTrack) and an un-timed family fun walk. The 5K is preceded by a Little Turkey One Mile Fun Run (all ages) at 8:30 a.m. that is open to all Trot for Hunger participants.  Register online at, $25 for untimed participants and $30 for timed participants; $35 from November 13 - November 21.

Sunday, December 9, the Cleveland Park Historical Society's Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Party will be held in two sessions at the Cleveland Park Club, 3433 33rd Pl., NW. First session, 1 PM - 2:30 PM; second session, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM. Houses to decorate are $30 for CPHS members and $50 for non-members. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Please reserve online at

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