Friday, September 6, 2013

Get Out! The Events Column

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, September 6 at 7 PM (gates open at 6 PM) Rock and Roar at the National Zoo. Get ready to rock! Opening act: Taylor Carson. $45 FONZ members, $55 nonmembers, $125 VIP Beer from new Belgium Brewing, Food trucks, Rain or shine. @fonznationalzoo for all the latest news, band updates, and ticket information. We will rock you.

Friday, September 6, from 6 - 9 PM, Charity in Chocolate, A Delicious Fashion Show. Recognized as one of Washington DC's top 15 benefits, Charity in Chocolate is an unforgettable night featuring savory and sweet tasting stations from over 50 of DC's top restaurants. The night ends with DC's only chocolate fashion show where models walk the runway in chocolate and sugar couture creations by DC's award-winning chefs. A benefit for the Heart of America Foundation. At the Mandarin Oriental. For more information and to buy tickets visit

Saturday, September 7 from 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM at the DC Convention Center: Join Us for the 2nd Annual DC Parent & Family Engagement Summit hosted by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. Learn about programs and resources for students and families, with exhibits and workshops on a variety of education topics. Parents can register at or by contacting Ms. Lysa Romero at 202-727-8577. For more information about the Summit, visit The Washington Convention Center is at 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW.

Saturday, September 7 from 10 AM - 4 PM, Green Living Expo. More than 50 exhibitors and vendors, multiple discussion panels will be at the UDC plaza, 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW. There will also be activities for kids. Walk, bike or take red line to UDC/Van Ness Metro to get there. More info:

Saturday, September 7 from 10 AM - 1 PM, BCDC Day Care in Cleveland Park/Van Ness is holding their 2nd Annual Rummage Sale with items for everyone, but will specialize in equipment, clothing, toys and books for children, babies and parents. This is a one-day sale, so everything will be priced to move! Sale will be held rain or shine (outside if the weather permits; inside if it doesn't). At 3007 Tilden Street NW. The Center is located within the Intelsat building at the corner of Connecticut and Tilden Streets NW (behind the park). Please park on Tilden and proceed up the driveway towards the playground. Our sale is easily accessible to the Van Ness metro. Street parking only.

Saturday, September 7 from 12 pm to 4 pm, DPR and the Washington Humane Society Host the 5th Annual Doggie Day Swim at 3 locations: DPR's Upshur Pool, 4300 Arkansas Ave NW; Francis Pool, 25th & N St NW); Randall Pool, S Capitol & I Sts SW. With the end of the outdoor swimming season, this annual event provides dogs with a one day opportunity to partake in the pools, enjoy a swim and play fun aquatics games. Admission is free. To maintain order and to ensure a safe and fun event, please see all the rules and limits at: Doggie Day Swim will take place rain or shine.

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.

Monday and Tuesday, September 9 and 10, 7 - 9 PM. Wouldn't it be great to have an extra hand? One for holding your cellphone, one for taking notes, one for buttoning your shirt, so you could do all of those things at once? Imagine how much more productive and happy you'd be if you had three hands -- or even four. Well you can. Come to this two day course and you'll learn to use your feet, especially toes, to hold and manipulate objects, just like monkeys, otters and other animals. This is a great skill to have, particularly in the summer when many of us don't wear socks. With two extra hands you'll be able to multitask like crazy. Location: Jim's Gym, at P and 23rd Streets, NW. There's actually no gym there, because this is the weekly fake event.

Tuesday September 10 from 6 - 7:30 PM, DC public library reception for the exhibit (which runs from September 4 - 28) presented by the American Institute of Architects DC featuring new DC Public Library buildings, Reinventing the Library: Washington's New Centers for Learning. The exhibit is at SIGAL Gallery, 421 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004. The opening reception is at District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street NW. Free, but you must register at

Wednesday, September 11, 5:30 - 8 PM. Screening of the Anonymous People documentary, a new documentary tracing the history of people in recovery speaking out to end discrimination and the criminalization of the nation's leading public health crisis. Faces & Voices of Recovery and Transforming Youth Recovery invite you to join us for a briefing on how recovery saves taxpayers billions of dollars each year, while strengthening families, and communities. In the Capitol Visitor Center Orientation Theater South. Opening remarks by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, by the film, and then a panel discussion featuring White House Office of National Drug Control Deputy Director Michael Botticelli; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Administrator, Pamela Hyde, filmmaker Greg Williams, and Carol McDaid. To register, go to

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