Thursday, August 29, 2013

Get Out! - The Events Column

Photo by Thomas S. Mann
We wanted to share some events and activities that list members might be interested in. weekend -- 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, August 3,0 12 - 8 PM, and Saturday August 31, 11 - 6 PM, Kitten and Puppy Adopt-a-thon Weekend. Washington Animal Rescue League is working hard to reach a goal of 800 adoptions this summer. WARL works to match you with the right animal and provide extensive follow up support. This weekend WARL will have its last Adopt-a-thon of the summer, with 30 young kittens to choose from, plus great cats, dogs and puppies. WARL 's hours are extended and fees are lowered. Cat and kittens $6 (no typo). Puppies under 6 months, $100. Dogs over 6 months, $50. At Washington Animal Rescue League, 71 Oglethorpe Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011. More info at

Saturday, August 31 at 10 AM, Architecture Out of Canned Goods, a design-build competition benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank. Watch as architects and construction teams create amazing structures and sculptures out of donated canned goods. Free, but please bring some cans of food to donate. At the National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW. More information at

Saturday, August 31 at 11 AM, A Woodley Park and National Cathedral Walking Tour, presented by Woodley Walks. Meet outside the Woodley Park Metro to start the tour. Tickets $15 - no reservations needed, just pay in cash when you arrive. More info at:

Saturday, August 31 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM, Petworth Jazz Project presents concerts by Baba Ras D. and the Kenny Rittenhouse Quartet. Free. At Petworth Recreation Center, 8th and Taylor Streets NW. More info at

Sunday, September 1, 10 AM - 11 AM, Fun Run at Rock Creek Park Nature Center. Take a Sunday morning run through your favorite urban jungle. Learn how to navigate the park's trail system, meet new runners, and get your workout on. Choose from either a four mile loop with Healthy Parks Volunteer Albert Arevalo or a seven mile loop with hardcore runner Aaron Steely. Sign up for this event at or just come to the Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW, ust off the E-2, E-3, and E-4 Bus Stop on Military Road. These Healthy People programs are a great way to exercise with a group, meet like-minded individuals, make new friends, and enjoy the natural beauty of Rock Creek Park. All skill levels are welcome. Free.

Monday, September 2, 11 AM - 12 PM. Do you like butterflies? How would you like to turn your apartment or home into a colorful butterfly garden, with these lovely winged creatures flying about. Even if you live in a no-pets apartment, you can have butterflies. And how many? Dozens or hundreds. The more the merrier. You don't have to walk butterflies, you don't have to clean up after butterflies, butterflies
will never wake you at 7am on a Sunday because they're hungry. Butterflies will turn any drab interior into an exotic vista. This event will be held nowhere, because it's the weekly fake event.

Wednesday, September 3 at 7 PM, Cleveland Park's Ripple Restaurant hosts a farm dinner fundraiser for the American Cancer Society's Fit for Hope program. Chef Marjorie Meek-Bradley and local farmers Marjorie works with on a daily basis will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the importance of eating local. Reservations required, $75 per person; reserve by email to marjorie @, menu at

Sunday, September 8 at 1 PM, the 9th Annual 911 Unity Walk Along Embassy Row in DC. Individuals visit worship centers along Embassy Row, in DC, and all participated are invited to the Unity Walk reception at the Indonesian Embassy at 5 PM. The Unity Walk starts at Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St. NW at Massachusetts Avenue. You can register ahead of time at Walk-up registration begins at 12 PM at Washington Hebrew Congregation. This event is free and all are welcome.

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