Thursday, July 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 Fourth of July -- and week beyond, too. If you know of an event that the 13,000+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

Bill Adler and Peggy Robin
All Life Is Local
Cleveland Park Listserv

Thursday, July 4 at 11 AM, The Palisades Fourth of July Parade, a small-town-style parade in the city, with kids on bikes, DC politicians, bagpipers, South American dancers, marching bands, people with pets, and lots of floats with participants throwing out candy and beads! What more could you want? Viewing along The parade starts at Whitehaven Parkway, goes down MacArthur, takes a left on Edmunds, a left on Sherier and ends at the Palisades Rec Center. For more info go to:

Saturday, July 6 from 5 - 7 PM The Adams Morgan Summer Concert Series featuring alt rock band Devils Walk As Saints. Free. In the public plaza at BB&T Bank at Columbia Road, Adams Mill Road and 16th Street.

Sunday, July 7, 9 AM - 10 PM, Dog-Powered Scooter Races! Yes, dog-powered scooters are here, They're a great way to get around town if you're not inclined to power yourself on a bike. If you're interested in seeing these amazing contraptions in action, come watch the dog-powered scooter race, which will take place in Georgetown on Wisconsin Avenue between M and Q Streets, NW. The streets surrounding the race will be closed. For a video of these dog-powered scooters, to see what the action will be like on Sunday, hop over to YouTube: . One more thing: The scooters are real, but this particular event is the weekly fake event. 

Sunday, July 7 from 12 noon - 2:30 PM, "Bark in the Park" hike from the Rock Creek Park Nature Center to Peirce Mill and back, led by Ranger Michael Zwelling and his dog Brooke. For well-behaved dogs and their human companions. Free, reservations required - email michael_zwelling @ Starts at the Nature Center at 5200 Glover Road NW.

Sunday, July 7, 1 - 3 PM An Ice Cream Sunday. Ice cream was served in the White House by former First Lady Dolley Madison. At Dumbarton House you can sample an ice cream flavor popular during the Federal period and then make your own ice cream treat. Before heading home, tour our historic home and learn about life in early Georgetown. At 2715 Q Street, NW. Tickets $6; free for Museum and NSCDA members,

Sunday, July 7 at 1:30 PM, a tour of the Washington National Cathedral on the theme of the Civil War. As the nation marks 150 years since the Civil War, the Cathedral recalls the period's great dangers and ideals in a Close-up Tour that showcases its role as a place of reconciliation and peace. Among the tour's key highlights: windows and carvings that depict figures from all sides whose voices contributed to both the nation's struggle and also its rebirth. The Cathedral is at 3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW. Tickets: $10 at 

Sunday, July 7 at 3 PM, Games & Toys of the 1770s. Rock Creek Park volunteer Libby Moulton demonstrates  playthings and games around the time of the American Revolution. For children ages 6 - 12 and their families. Free. At the Old Stone House, 3051 M Street NW.

Monday, July 8 at 10 AM, Wonderful Ones, Books, music and rhymes for one year olds and their caregivers,

Tuesday, July 9 at 12:10 PM, Pianist Hyeweon Lee of the Levine School of Music performs works by Bach, Brahms, Chopin and other classical composers. Free. At the Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G Street NW.

Tuesday, July 9 from 2 - 4 PM, "Free Government and Legal Services at Your Doorstep," lecture by Courtney Williams of the DC Office on Aging and Jennifer Berger, AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly - part of the free "Livable DC Series." Free, reservations required at . At Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle Street NW.

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