Thursday, April 17, 2014

Get Out! - The Events Column

Photo by Albert Herring (via Creative Commons)
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 14,000+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

Bill Adler and Peggy Robin
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv

Friday, April 18 at 3:30 PM, Heritage Without Borders Lecture, an event in honor of International Day on Monuments Sites, featuring Martin Perschler of the US State Department, speaking on the US Ambassadors’ Fund for Cultural Preservation Support for World Heritage. $10 - $15 at Location: Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Ave NW.

Saturday, April 19 at 11 AM, Third Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Tregaron. The Tregaron Conservancy is sponsoring another free and fun-filled Easter Egg Hunt! We will gather on the Klingle Road side of the property, near the lily pond (address: 3029 Klingle Road). The Conservancy will have “hidden” over 1,500 plastic eggs filled with treats. This year, we will have a toddler area and a bigger kids area for delightful discoveries! Please RSVP at

Saturday, April 19 at 11 AM, A Walking Tour of Woodley Park the National Cathedral, by Washington Walks. $15. More info: Meet outside the Woodley Park Metro Station.

Saturday, April 19 from 2 - 4 PM, Glover Park Village’s Artists in the Afternoon series presents a talk by poet, journalist and professor Alessandra Gelmi. Free, reservations requested at At Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St NW.

Sunday April 20 at 8:30 AM, The Rosedale Conservancy hosts the annual Easter Egg Hunt -- everyone is welcome, so please bring your little ones armed with baskets. The hunt begins at the stroke of 8:30 AM from the front porch of the farmhouse. There will be bagels and coffee afterward. Please enter the park through the Newark Street gate (not the driveway), and make your way up to the farmhouse -- no hunting along the way. And please leave your four-footed friends at home!

Monday, April 21 at 7 PM, Canine Behavior: Training and Enrichment, presented by Dr. Ashley Gallagher of Friendship Hospital for Animals. Free. At Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW. More info at

Monday, April 21 from 10 AM - 4 PM, Easter Monday: A Washington Family Tradition at the National Zoo, featuring an Easter egg hunt, animal demonstrations, live entertainment, family activities, and a visit from the Easter Panda. Free. Bring your old cell phones to recycle, too. More info at

Tuesday, April 22 from 7 - 8:30 PM, Atlas Shrugged: A Community Conversation (part of American University’s “Books That Shaped America” series. The discussion of Ayn Rand’s novel will be led by Nimai Mehta, Assistant Professor School of Professional Extended Studies. Free. All AU and local community members are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Free parking is available on campus after 5pm. For more information visit:

Wednesday April 23 at 6 PM, A Public Art Unveiling. The DC Art for Public Spaces Project and DPW are pleased to announce the installation of a new public outdoor sculpture titled “Repurposed.” This pair of monumental columns, 60 feet tall, each take the outward form of a container: on the left a supercan and on the right a blue plastic recycling bin -- each fashioned from the plastic repurposed from discarded supercans and recycling bins collected from DC residents who received new cans from the city. The gargantuan but familiar bins will form the two sides of a welcoming arch at the entrance of the Fort Totten Trash and Transfer Facility, 4900 John McCormack Drive NE. Mayor Vincent Gray will speak at the dedication -- or would speak at the dedication, if this were a real event, instead of being the weekly fake event.

Thursday, April 24 at 6 PM (reception) and 6:30 PM (lecture). “Cottage Conversation” featuring Historian John Taliaferro examines the extraordinary life of John Hay in his newest work, “All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay, from Lincoln to Roosevelt.” “Cottage Conversations” offers relaxing evenings to socialize and learn something new about our 16th president in his Washington home. The program starts with a cocktail reception, is followed by the lecture, and concludes with a book signing. Location: President Lincoln’s Cottage, 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW. $10/reception, $10/lecture. Reservations Required: Email SMiraminy @ or call 202-829-0436 x31232. More information:

Thursday, April 24, all day, Food Friends Dine Out for Life invites you to reserve at more than 100 participating restaurants. A portion of your bill will be donated to Food Friends to support its mission of delivering nutritious meals to children and adults facing HIV/AIDS and cancer. Find a restaurant at: Reservations can be made on or through the restaurants directly.

No comments:

Post a Comment