Thursday, December 13, 2012

Get Out! - The Events Column

We wanted to share some events and activities that list members might be interested in. 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
Publishers, All Life Is Local
Cleveland Park Listserv

Friday, December 14 at 4 PM: The Petworth Library Kids Book Club will discuss Mr. Popper's Penguins. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Avenue NW. For more information visit:

Saturday, December 15, 11 AM - 12:30 PM. Chat With Cheh: Councilmember Mary Cheh will be at the Firehook Bakery in Cleveland Park, 3411 Connecticut Ave, NW. Come share your thoughts/concerns or just stop in and say "hello."

Saturday, December 15, 11 AM - 4 PM: Santa will be stopping by Pro Feed Pet Nutrition Center and he will be available to pose for pictures. Bring your pets and your kids! The $20 sitting fee benefits the Washington Humane Society. Also, please consider dropping of an item from the WHS wish list: see Donations can be made anytime during store hours. Pro Feed Pet Nutrition Center, 5104 MacArthur Blvd, NW, 202-364-7387.

Saturday, December 15, 11 AM - 4 PM, the 7th Annual Upshur Street Handmade Arts & Crafts Fair, featuring 25 local artisans and musicians. Free admission. 800 block of Upshur Street NW.

Saturday, December 15, 2 PM and 3 PM - A Children's Turkish Tea Party. Enjoy a hot cup of tea and some tasty treats as we sit together listening to traditional Turkish folktales. Try on Turkish clothes and imagine yourself a member of the Ottoman court. Suitable for children of all ages. Parents are encouraged to bring a camera. Free; no reservations required. At the Textile Museum, 2320 S Street NW,

Sunday, December 16 from 3 - 5 PM: CPCA/CPHS/CP Club Holiday Party! The annual Cleveland Park holiday party is co-hosted by the Cleveland Park Citizens Association, the Cleveland Park Historical Society, and the Cleveland Park Club. Refreshments will be served and Santa will be present! If you can, please bring one or more articles of warm clothing to donate to those in need: Adult-sized only, hats, gloves, scarves, and thermal underwear are most needed, and large (up to 4X, for layering) jackets and coats. If there is enough interest, there will be caroling, starting at 5 PM. The Club is at 3433 33rd Place, just off Highland Place.

Sunday, December 16, 4 - 6 PM. The Washington Studio School hosts a holiday open house and atelier artists' reception. Free. 2129 S Street NW. RSVP appreciated:  202-234-3030,

Sunday, September 16 at 4 PM, Seasonal music concert, featuring several different ensembles of the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church. Audience sing-along with popular holiday carols. Reception following the concert. Free, donations welcome. Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, 1 Chevy Chase Circle,

Sunday, December 16th and Sunday December 23, 11 AM - 12 Noon, one-hour talk and demo on Reiki, a Japanese healing art described as the most "user friendly" healing modality. Free, but kindly RSVP at . Some topics covered: What Reiki is and how it works, relaxation, balance, stress relief, specific benefits to children, pets, elders, parents and busy professionals. At the District Wellness Group at 1608 20th Street, NW (Metro: Dupont Circle, Q Street exit).

Tuesday, December 18 at 4 PM: The Tenley-Friendship Library is holding a digital books and music tutorial for teens. Free. 4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW.

Tuesday, December 18 at 7 PM: The Cleveland Park Library is holding a workshop on fiber and textile arts. Free. 3310 Connecticut Avenue, NW (at the corner of Macomb Street)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 12 noon, Christmas at the Howard Theatre. Howard Theatre Restoration, Inc, in partnership with the Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS) will sponsor a special free holiday concert exclusively for senior citizens in the Washington, DC community at the newly restored Howard Theatre, with music from the renowned WPAS Men and Women of the Gospel. Registration required. For more information contact Shiba Haley, Director of Programs, 202-588-5595,

Wednesday, December 19 at 4 PM: Chess for Kids at the Cleveland Park Library. Come to learn/improve/play. Free. 3310 Connecticut Avenue, NW (at the corner of Macomb Street)

Wednesday, December 19 at 7 PM - The Mystery Book Club will discuss Devil Bones by Kathy Reich. Free. Chevy Chase DC Public Library, 5635 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Thursday, December 20, 4 PM: Origami Attack (for teens). Learn how to make paper models. Debut your paper cranes, ninja stars and anything in between at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Teen Space, 901 G Street NW. Fun for ages 12-19. More info at

Friday, December 21, 3 PM - 6 PM: 5 Cent Giveaway: The Tea Party of DC will be giving free nickels to DC residents to protest the 5 cent bag tax. One nickel per resident, proof of residency not required. The giveaway-protest will be in front of the Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Better late to protest unfair taxes, than never. (Is it really worth standing out in the cold for 5 cents? Fortunately, you'll never have to answer that question, because this is the weekly fake event.)

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