Thursday, February 28, 2013

Get Out! - The Events Column

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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 @

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Friday, March 1, 6 - 8 PM, Reception for the exhibition of Carol Morgan's gestural drawings titled "Events." Free and open to the public. At the Pilgrims Art Gallery, Church of the Pilgrims, 2201 P Street NW. 

Friday, March 1, 9 PM. Smartphone light show. Watch National Park Service employees turn iPhones, Androids and even Blackberries into a light extravaganza. You'll see stars, galaxies, small, furry animals and more, silhouetted against the night sky. The show will include a 15 minute play, with the lights becoming illuminated characters. Hot chocolate will be available. Location: Nature Center, Rock Creek Park. Or not, because this is the weekly fake event.

Saturday, March 2, starting at 9:30 AM, Dr. Seuss Birthday Read-a-thon at the Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW. Come anytime before 5:30 PM for a marathon reading of 50 Dr. Seuss books. Enjoy crafts, snacks and games between 2-4 PM. Fun for ages 5-12:

Saturday, March 2 9 AM - 4:30 PM, Chevy Chase Art and Craft Fair, 7931 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD, between East-West Highway & Dunlop Street. Over 20 local artisans, crafters, painters, and vendors, offering quilts, baby clothes, glass works, pottery, chocolates, jams and more. Sponsored by the Women's Club of Chevy Chase.

Saturday, March 2, 9 AM - 2 PM. Huge Rummage Sale at Little Flower School, 5601 Massachusetts Avenue. Lots of furniture, clothing, housewares, books, toys and more! If you would like to donate, Little Flower School is accepting drop-off items until 9 PM on Thursday.

Saturday, March 2nd, from 10 AM - 2 PM. Come and meet local artist Enid Romanek, known for her prints and note cards of the local metropolitan scene. Enid has turned her attention to painting her favorite subject, pets, and will be showing some of her pen and ink watercolor pet portraits and note cards. At The Big Bad Woof, 117 Carroll St NW,

Saturday, March 2 from 9 AM - 10 PM and Sunday, March 3 from 10 AM - 8 PM, The Wilson Book Fair at Politics and Prose. Wilson High School supporters should look for the green coupons at any register in the store and provide those to the clerk when paying for their purchases to ensure that Wilson will receive 20% of the proceeds. Politics and Prose is at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.

Sunday, March 3, 2013, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM, Centennial Suffrage March, Opening ceremonies at 9 AM on the US Capitol West Lawn; then at 10 AM march down Pennsylvania Avenue, and rally at Washington Monument at 12 noon. More info at . Support DC statehood during this commemoration of the 1913 March for Women's Suffrage. If you would like a statehood sign to carry, please email (dcstatehoodyeswecan @, and you will be directed to a location in Cleveland Park where you can pick up your free DC Statehood sign.

Sunday, March 3 at 10 AM children's performer Oh Susannah! at Gan Ha Yeled, preschool at Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec Street, NW. Doors open at 9:30 AM. Weary of the Wiggles? Oh Susannah! provides a very welcome alternative, a tasty blend of familiar favorites and lively originals perfect for singing and dancing along. Tickets are $5 per family. Pre-registration by March 2nd preferred -- go to

Tuesday, March 5 at 7 PM, Author Jodi Picoult discusses her new novel, "The Storyteller" at Sidwell Friends School, 3825 Wisconsin Avenue NW. Tickets $15 at

Wednesday, March 6 at 7 PM, "Confessions of a Worrywart: Husbands, Lovers, Mothers, and Others." Local author and journalist Susan Orlins will speak about her new book at the West End DC Public Library, 1101 24th St. NW in the large meeting room on the second floor. Light refreshments will be served. More info at

Wednesday, March 6 at 7 PM, Author Rebecca Gale will discuss her new novel, "Trying," in the large conference room of Tenley Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue, NW.  Local author Rebecca Gale works at CQ Roll Call, covering Capitol Hill, and she has worked as a press secretary and communications director for senators and members of Congress. "Trying"? is her first novel.

Saturday March 9, and Sunday, March 10, The First Annual DC Whiskey Walk & Tasting Tour, benefiting Becky's Fund, Eight Dupont Circle bars will offer participants a different one-ounce pour of a leading Irish whiskey. Also available: specials on beer and food pairings. Begin the day by checking in from 12 noon - 3:00 PM and then proceed to unleash your inner leprechaun in whatever order you choose. Various levels of tickets with perks and group rates can be purchased at , starting at $32/person.

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