Thursday, July 11, 2013

Get Out! - The Events Column

Embassy of France via Wikimedia Commons
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

Friday, July 12, 12 noon - 1 PM, Author and "Streets of Washington" blogger John DeFerrari discusses the Historic Bridges of Rock Creek Park.  Free. At Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW.

Friday, July 12 from 7 PM - 12 Midnight, The Embassy of France hosts a Bastille Day celebration with cocktails, jazz, and French cuisine. At the French Embassy, 4101 Reservoir Road NW. Tickets $110 - $115 at

Saturday, July 13 from 10 AM - 5 PM, French Festival at Hillwood, Celebrate both France's national holiday and Hillwood-founder Marjorie Merriweather Post's passion for 18th-century French decorative arts with dance performances, live music, French inspired games and art projects, and much more Francophile fun! Tickets, $18, $15 seniors, $12 Hillwood and Alliance Francaise members, $10 college students, $5 Children 6-18, free for children under 6, at  Hillwood Museum and Gardens is at 4155 Linnean Avenue NW.

Saturday, July 13 at 12:30 PM, UDC Master Gardeners program presents "Let's Get Growing" at  Georgetown Library, 3260 R Street NW. Free.

Saturday, July 13 and Sunday July 14 from 11 AM - 7 PM, Pet Adopt-a-thon of the Washington Animal Rescue League, with more than 150 cats, dogs, puppies and kittens available at a reduced fee.  And Adopters can have all fees waived by winning a beanbag toss contest! At 71 Oglethorpe Street NW. To see the available pets go to

Sunday, July 14 at 2 PM, Cafe Paul French bakery hosts its 3rd annual Bastille Day Baguette Relay Race, and other fun activities. Free. At 801 Pennsylvania Ave, NW. More info at

Sunday July 14 from 10 AM - 12 noon, Dumbarton House hosts a walking tour/cupcake tour of Georgetown, including stops at local cupcake stores. Starts at Dumbarton House, 2715 Q Street, NW.  Tickets $20 at

Sunday July 14 at 11 AM and at 1 PM, Tour of Peirce Mill and grounds, as historic source of renewable energy. Free. Peirce Mill is in Rock Creek Park at Tilden Street and Beach Drive.

Monday, July 15, 7:15 - 9:30 PM, Fort Reno Park concert series, with Thundermilk, The Obsessives, Joy Buttons. Free. At Fort Reno Park, Belt Road & Donaldson Place, across from Wilson HS. See

Monday, July 15, 11 PM - 12 Midnight. Bat Watching at Dupont Circle. Dupont Circle has a lot of interesting characters, but none as interesting as the city's bats. Bats are our friends. They eat bugs and more bugs. They provide fodder for many movies and novels. Meet at the center of Dupont Circle at 11 PM for an hour of natural wonder. And speaking of novels, chalk this event up to fiction, too, because it's the weekly fake event.

Wednesday July 17 at 3 PM Crafts! Drop-in session for children ages 5-12. Free. At the Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW,

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