Thursday, June 13, 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, June 14 from 2 - 4 PM, Japanese Kumihimo and Traditional Colors. Master artist Hoko Tokoro on the traditional Japanese arts of braiding and fabric dyeing. Free. At the Textile Museum, 2320 S Street NW. See:

Friday, June 14, Glover Park Village's Friday Free-For-All Events from 2 - 6 PM. First, from 2 - 3 PM, performance by magician Eric Redman, followed by screening of the movie Mathilde from 3 - 5 PM, then "Friends, Food & Fun" refreshments by the Campus Kitchen Project from 5 - 6 PM. Free but reservations requested. At the Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert Street NW. To register go to

Saturday, June 15 from 8:30 AM - 11 AM, Purple Stride 5K Walk and Run to End Prostate Cancer. The Walk/Run starts at 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. More info at

Saturday, June 15 from 9 AM - 2 PM, The DC Department of Public Works presents the 6th Annual Truck Touch, featuring vehicles used to clean and repair streets, change traffic lights, clear snow, provide emergency services, and more. Free. At RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol Street SE. Visit for more information.

Saturday, June 15 from 10 AM - 1 PM, Read-In at the Cleveland Park Library. Volunteers read passages from their favorite books. Free. The Cleveland Park Library is at the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Macomb Street NW.

Saturday, June 15, 10 - 11:30 AM, Bouncing Back: Creatively Dealing with Stress and Adversity. Rebecca Wilkinson of Creative Wellbeing Workshops, LLC leads this workshop on reducing stress and increasing wellbeing and life satisfaction. Free and open to the public. At the Cleveland Park Public Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave NW. To register email Rebecca @, call 202 352 5225 or just show up. Website:

Saturday, June 15 from 12 Noon - 6 PM, JuneFest 2013 Music Festival, featuring: Just What I Needed, Cosmonaut Orchestra, singer-guitarist Alex W. Young, and Stephen and the Hawkings. Free. At Fort Reno Park, 40th & Chesapeake Streets. More info at

Saturday, June 15 at 2 PM. The Chevy Chase Library hosts its annual Edible Books Contest. Read the book! Make the book! Eat the book! Join us for the Annual Edible Books Contest! Think of a book and then create a representation of it with food. Recreate the cover! Depict a scene! Get punny with it!  Free. At Chevy Chase Public LIbrary, 5625 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Saturday, June 15 at 4 & 5 PM, The Katzen Art Gallery at American University is hosting a Gallery Talk with Chester Arnold at 4 PM, followed by an Artists Reception at 5 PM. Open to the public - light refreshments will be served. Katzen Art Gallery at AU, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

Sunday, June 16 from  from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. Save Rock Creek Park Trees. After a rainy and hot week, this weekend's weather is supposed to be lovely. Please join your neighbors in Melvin Hazen Park as we try to save the trees from the chokehold of English ivy, an invasive vine that grows up tree trunks and will eventually weaken and kill the tree. Tools, gloves, and training on how to identify and cut English ivy will be provided. Wear long pants and a longsleeve shirt and sturdy boots or sneakers, no sandals. Bring water. Students can earn SSL hours (must bring needed forms). Ages 16 & up to use tools. Meet at the east end of Quebec Street, NW where the sidewalks end. MetroRail access at Cleveland Park Station. To register go to:

Sunday, June 16, 10 - 11 AM. Land ho! Discover Georgetown's seafaring history and learn to tie knots like a sailor during this hands-on program with Ranger Michael. Meet at the Georgetown Waterfront Park splash fountain, located underneath the Whitehurst Freeway on the Potomac River. Free. More info:

Sunday, June 16 from 6:30 - 9 PM, Fabrangen Havurah Benefit Concert: "Everywhere I Go, I Go to Eretz Israel," An Evening of International Jewish Music featuring Hazzan Ramon Tasat. At the Washington Ethical Society, 7750 16th Street, NW. Minimum contribution $36 per person, $40 at the door. Delicious, light fare included. Please mail check payable to Fabrangen (put "Fundraiser "in Memo line) to the above address, use PayPal at, or call 202-595-9138 for more information.

Tuesday, June 18 at 7:30 PM, Washington Summer Sings: Tuesday evening sing-alongs in June. These are delightful evenings to enjoy singing with top choral conductors including Tom Beveridge, Robert Shafer, and Reilly Lewis, with professional soloists. This Tuesday?s program: Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Scott Tucker, conductor; Pianist: Thomas Pandolfi. Cost is nominal, rental scores provided, no need to sign up ahead. At Western Presbyterian Church, 24th and G Streets NW, near the Kennedy Center. Full details at

Wednesday, June 19 at 10:30 AM, "The Time Capsule" performed by Blue Sky Puppet Theater, a show for children ages 3 - 12. Free. At the Georgetown Public Library, 3260 R Street NW. More info:

Wednesday, June 19 from 6:30 - 7:45 PM, Friendship Place is holding an "Open Door" orientation for volunteers who would like to help end homelessness and rebuild lives for the men, women, veterans and families experiencing homelessness in the Washington, DC area. If you are interested in volunteering or have a child who needs service hours for school, we welcome you to attend this orientation meeting at at our Welcome Center located at 4713 Wisconsin Avenue, NW (blue house across the street from the Steak & Egg) - just 2 blocks from the Tenleytown metro.

Wednesday, June 19, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM, Dog Choir, outdoors at the Dupont Circle fountain. What's more melodic than dozens of dogs singing their hearts out? When one dog starts to sing, they all join in the fun. Two trained singing dogs will start the hour of song, and once they do, you can bet that every dog within earshot will, too. Bring your dog: no prior singing experience needed. If you?re not a dog owner, so much the better because this is the weekly fake event.

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