Thursday, December 19, 2013

Get Out! - The Events Column

Photo by Deror Avi (Wikimedia)
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 the 13,000+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

Bill Adler and Peggy Robin
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv

Friday, December 20 at 10:30 AM, Gingerbread House Workshop at Tudor Place Historic House and Garden. $10 for member child; $12 non-member child; accompanying adults are free.
 Location: 1644 31st Street, NW.  More information:; For tickets go to:

Saturday, December 21 at 10:30 AM, Fete de Noel at the Alliance Francaise of Washington, featuring holiday story time and activity hour for kids and families, and a caroling workshop with pianist Julia Tulloch, author of Couleurs sur mon Piano. Tickets, $10 - $8: At AFDC-Dupont, 2142 Wyoming Avenue NW.

Saturday, December 21 from 12 noon to 4 PM, Holiday Crafts and Needlework at the Palisades Library. A chance to finish your last-minute holiday gifts and enjoy hot cocoa, cookies, and conversation while you’re there. Bring your knitting, crochet or other craft projects. Supplies will be available if you haven't started. At Palisades Library, 4901 V Street NW. More info at:

Sunday, December 22 at 2 PM, ‘Tis the Season, performance by tenor Jackson Caesar. Free, at the Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th Street NW. More info:

Sunday, December 22 at 3 PM, Ceremony and Celebration, concert by the Washington Bach Consort, performing Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols and John La Montaine’s The Nine Lessons of Christmas. Tickets $23 - $61 at

Monday, December 23 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM, The City Singers, an ensemble of the City Choir of Washington, perform in the lobby of the Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free.

Tuesday, December 24 at 6 PM, Rudolph: A Reconsideration. Following the publication in the New Republic of Michael Schaffer’s penetrating analysis of Rudoph the Red-nosed Reindeer, exposing the song as a justification for bullying (see, a panel featuring a family psychologist, Department of Education Deputy Under-Assistant Secretary for the Prevention of Coercion in Childhood
and Adolescence, and other experts in early childhood development will consider the psychological and moral impacts of the lyrics in the context of the socialization of young children. Is it possible to shield
impressionable minds from the brutalizing influence of this unfortunate holiday standard, and if not, how can parents work to mitigate its malign worldviews on the value of labor, physical beauty, and peer ranking? At the Department of Education auditorium. Advance registration is not available because this is the weekly fake event.

Wednesday, December 25, The D25 Annual Day of Service, with opportunities all day long to participate in projects that serve the community at more than 50 locations throughout the DC Metro area.
Projects last from 2-4 hours and include serving meals, preparing food for the homeless, visiting seniors, painting, and throwing Christmas parties. Organized by the DC JCC, participation is open to all. Register
by Monday, December 23 at - $15 -$20 registration fee.

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