Thursday, April 4, 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, April 5 from 7 - 11 PM, Join the DC Preservation League as we celebrate historic preservation in the District of Columbia at the Bricks & Mortar Ball, Arch Square, 803 7th Street, NW. Open bar, live music, dancing, fun! Tickets are still available at:

Friday April 5, Saturday April 6, and Sunday April 7, The Women's Club of Chevy Chase is having its 38th Annual Community Art Show and Sale, Fri 2-5 PM, Sat 11 AM - 5 PM, Sun 1-5  PM. Over 150 local artists will exhibit works in oils, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, photography, and sculpture. Also at the Women?s Club of Chevy Chase, same dates, there will be a used book sale, with a Bag Day on Sunday, April 7: Each bag of books will be $2. The Women?s Club of Chevy Chase is at 7931 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD, north of East-West Highway at Dunlop Street). Free admission/parking.

Saturday, April 6, Friends of the Cleveland Park Library Annual Spring Book Sale at the Cleveland Park Library, open to the public from 10 AM - 4 PM. Choose from thousands of books in all subjects including mysteries & thrillers, history, sports & games, fiction, politics, romance, fine & performing arts, kids books, cookbooks, travel, science & nature, poetry, graphic novels, foreign language, self-help, plays, business & economics, diet & fitness, science fiction & fantasy, reference, and more. Springtime special: All mystery, romance, and science fiction 25? each or 5 for $1. Most hardbacks $1; most softcovers 50?. Proceeds support children's and adult programs at the Cleveland Park Library at Connecticut Avenue & Macomb Street.

Saturday, April 6 at 11 AM, Cherry Blossom Tree Walk, presented by Casey Trees and Washington Walks. See and learn about the varieties of Japanese cherry trees in the District. Tickets $15 - $20 at Locations shown when you reserve your tickets.

Saturday, April 6 from 9 AM - 12 Noon, The 5th Annual Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup, organized by the Rock Creek Conservancy, Come walk beautiful trails and make an impact in the Rock Creek\Potomac\Chesapeake Bay watershed. Please dress for the weather by wearing long pants and a long-sleeve shirt. Wear sturdy boots or sneakers, no sandals. Bring water. Tools and gloves will be provided. Feel to bring your own tools and gloves if you have them. Students can earn SSL hours (please bring needed forms). Dozens of nearby sites to choose from. Go to and click on your choice to get locations, directions, and register.

Saturday, April 6 from 12 Noon to 4 PM - Prom Expo for Teens. Get the latest fashion trends and beauty tips just in time for prom. Enjoy workshops, giveaways, beauty demonstrations and a fashion show hosted by Despina Ades, Miss District of Columbia Teen USA. Browse through a selection of 100 donated gowns to find your perfect dress. Fun for ages 16-19. Free. At the Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 901 G St NW,   

Saturday April 6 from 4:30 - 6:30 PM "Irrigating DC Food Deserts," discussion of plans to alleviate hunger and reduce the "grocery gap" in Ward 7 and 8. Free. In the Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service, American University, Nebraska Avenue at New Mexico Avenue,

Sunday, April 7 at 10:10 AM, "LGBT Rights Abroad - The Spirit of '76" led by the Rev. Canon Albert Ogle, discussion with three African  faith leaders. Free. At the Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin & Massachusetts Avenues. More info at .

Sunday, April 7, 11-1 PM, Happy Paws' Spring Fling Fair. We will have fun games for the kids, a raffle with amazing prizes and tasty treats for the pups. The Washington Humane Society's Adopt Force One truck will be there with plenty of adorable animals in need of a forever home. At Happy Paws, 4904 Wisconsin Avenue NW.

Wednesday, April 10 at 7 PM, The Friends of Tenley-Friendship Library invite you for an evening with Martin Ganzglass as he talks about his book, The Orange Tree. Set in the metropolitan Washington DC area, The Orange Tree is the story of the unlikely friendship between an elderly Jewish lady and a young Somali Muslim woman who cares for her in a Bethesda nursing home. Free. The Tenley-Friendship Library is located at 4450 Wisconsin Ave NW, right across the street from the Tenley metro. 

Sunday April 7 at 4 PM "Yizkor Requiem," Requiem and Mendelssohn: Psalms, performed by New Dominion Chorale on Holocaust Remembrance Day. In the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, Alexandria Campus, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 North Beauregard St., Alexandria. Tickets $5 (students)-$30, available online at; at Foxes Music, 416 S. Washington Street in Falls Church; or at the door. See for more information.

Monday April 8 at 8 pm, Holocaust Remembrance Day program: In commemoration of Yom Hashoa, Patrick Desbois, the French Catholic priest committed to documenting unmarked mass graves of the Holocaust, speaks with Jonathan Safran Foer, bestselling author and recent appointee to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, about preservation and memory. Tickets: $9 at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I Street NW,

Tuesday,April 9 at 7:30 PM, The Spring String Quartet performs music by Deep Purple, the Police, John Coltrane and others. At the Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Court NW. Free, reservations required at

Thursday, April 11, screenings of the Oscar-winning film Inocente at 6:30 and 8:30 PM. Join your neighbors at the Avalon Theater where our own homegrown Oscar-winning couple, Sean Fine and Andrea Nix, will help us enjoy Oscar Night on the East Coast! All proceeds will benefit A Reason to Survive charity. At the historic Avalon Theater, 5612 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC. Sean and Andrea will introduce their film and host a Q&A session after each showing. Admission is $15 and tickets are on sale now at

Sunday April 21 at 4 PM, Come celebrate the Queen?s 87th birthday with a spectacular concert to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This Coronation Anniversary Concert will be held at the Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW. Parking is available in the Cathedral's underground garage on a first come/first served basis. The ticket price is $47.00 for mid nave seating. To confirm your seat please send a check directly to Susan Rao at 1504 Girard Street, NE, Washington DC 20018 no later than Thursday April 4th, 2013. Checks should be made payable to the "English Speaking Union." Post concert, for those who want, we will gather at Bistro Le Zinc at 3714 Macomb Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016 for dinner and conversation.

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