Thursday, February 14, 2013

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, February 15 and Tuesday, February 19 from 12 noon - 5 PM, DC Water is holding auditions for the role of its mascot, Wendy/Wendell the Water Drop, Participants should be charismatic, energetic and outgoing; they will be asked to perform some non-verbal movement and try on Water Drop costume. Location: Bryant Street Pumping Station, 301 Bryant Street, NW. To schedule an audition contact Emanuel Briggs at emanuel.briggs @ or 202-787-2003. More info about how to prepare for the role of Wendy/Wendell the Water Drop at (And no, this is not the weekly fake news event. This is totally for real.)

Friday, February 15 at 12 Noon, concert by the Aeolus string quartet, presented by the Arts Club of Washington, at Monroe House, 2017 I Street NW. This event is free and open to the public. More info at

Saturday, February 16, 11:30 AM - 5 PM, Summer Camp & Activity Fair, sponsored by Washington Family Magazine, at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, corner of Old Georgetown Road and Battery Lane in Bethesda. The Camp Fair is free, with hands-on activities for the  kids, face painting, prize giveaways, and more.

Saturday, February 16 - Sunday February 17, Presidents Day Weekend Community Shopping event at The Edgemoor Club. On Saturday between 9 AM - 5 PM drop off your gently or never worn clothing at 7415 Exeter Road in Bethesda. (Please do not donate anything you can't imagine your neighbor or friend wearing. Also accepting blankets, towels and gently used pet beds.) If possible, stay to sort, fold, hang, and socialize with neighbors and get a first look at the goods.Then on Sunday from 9 AM - 4 PM come to the Club to browse and shop. There will be fresh baked goods for sale, too.

Sunday, February 17, 1 - 3 PM, Advanced Origami With Amazon Boxes. This is one time you can say, "Don't Recycle!"? Learn how to turn your used boxes into fun objects such as pelicans, cats, race cars, the Empire State Building, and AK-47s. Location: John Eaton Elementary School, main art room. But sorry, this is the weekly fake event, so you'll just have to buy your own AK-47.

Monday, February 18, 10 AM - 12 Noon, Presidents Day Program at Tudor Place, featuring costumed guides, 18th century games, and the largest collection of George Washington artifacts outside Mt. Vernon. Tickets: $10 adults; $5 children. At 1644 31st Place NW. Register at

Tuesday, February 19 at 12:10 PM Classical Piano Recital by Amanda Halstead of the faculty of the Levine School of Music. At the Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G Street, NW. Suggested donation $5.

Tuesday, February 19 at 4 PM, Chess for Kids, instruction for all age and skill levels. Free. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Avenue NW,

Tuesday, February 19 from 4 - 5:30 PM, Moscow State University Professor Artem Troitsky discusses the feminist protest rock group Pussy Riot. Free. Reservations required - go to At George Washington University, 1957 E Street NW, Elliott School of International Affairs, Suite 412.

Wednesday, February 20 from 9 AM - 12 Noon, "Landscape Performance" panel discussion by Barbara Deutsch, Terry Guen and Alit Blake, considering examples from DC's Constitution Square and Chicago's Millennium Park (part of a series on Sustainable Design). At Casey Trees, 3030 12th Street NE. Tickets $20, reservations required:

Wednesday, February 20, 4:30 - 8:30 PM, Fiction "Mapathon." Help map DC sites mentioned in fiction. Organized by DC By The Book, a grant-funded project of the DC Public Library, the Humanities Council, the Historical Society of Washington, DC, and Cultural Tourism DC, we will be using computers (laptops available or you can bring our own) to enter passages from novels by Breena Clarke, Nora Ephron, George Pelecanos, Edward P. Jones and many others. Stay for all or any part of the evening. Soft drinks and snacks provided. In the community meeting room of the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 7th St & Rhode Island Ave NW, near Shaw/Howard U metro stop. RSVP to Tony Ross, Anthony.Ross @, Co-Creator, DC By the Book, 202-442-7637.

Wednesday, February 20 at 7:30 PM, Randy Cohen, the original "Ethicist" columnist for the New York Times will discuss his book, "How to Be Good." At the Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th Street NW. Tickets $8 to $10. Reserve at

Wednesday, February 20 from 7:30 - 9:30 PM, "Trees for the Urban Garden," presented by the Takoma Horticultural Club. The speaker is Kevin Conrad, Curator, Woody Landscape Plant Germplasm Repository at the US National Arboretum. At the Historic Takoma headquarters, 7328 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD, near the Takoma Metro station. Free and open to the public.

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