Thursday, June 4, 2015

Get Out! - The Events Column

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 15,000+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv

Thursday, June 4 from 4- 6 PM, Author Talk, “Whose Child Am I? Unaccompanied, Undocumented Children in US Immigration Custody” by Georgetown University Professor Susan Terrio. Free. RSVP at  In the Baker Scholars Conference Room, 550 Regents Hall, Georgetown University, 37th & O Streets NW. More info at 

Thursday, June 4 at 7 PM, The Crime and Punishment Museum presents a workshop on "Fact vs. Fiction." Do you love to watch forensic experts and detectives solve cases on TV? Come by the Takoma library, where the Crime and Punishment Museum will show you just how true to life those shows are, and find out how crime cases are really solved. Free. The Takoma Library is at 416 Cedar St. NW, 

Friday, June 5 from 8 - 10 PM, Our City Festival: This DCopian Life. Feedel Band will perform while locals share stories detailing the Ethiopian experience in DC. This event is part of the Our City Festival ( celebrating Washington, DC through film, music and literature. For adults. Free, but please register at  

Saturday, June 6 from 8 AM - 1 PM, The DC Government’s Eighth Annual Truck Touch. Free and fun for the family! Come experience the high-tech equipment and vehicles used to provide vital city services. Learn how they operate to serve you better. Kids can climb aboard, work the gears, and honk the horns! At RFK Stadium - Lot 7, located off Oklahoma Avenue NE. More info: 

Saturday, June 6 from 9 AM - 1 PM, Key Elementary School’s E-Cycle Spring Fling. Recycle your old electronics and scrap metal and keep those materials out of the landfill. Potomac e-Cycle will make sure your electronics & metals are handled safely. An Eco-Shred truck will be on hand to provide professional and secure document shredding and recycling for a small fee per box. *There will be a $20 charge for accepting CRT monitors and TVs; $5 charge for LCD Monitors and TVs; and $10 per hard drive destruction. For a complete list of what can be recycled see: Free. In the Hurst Terrace parking lot at Key Elementary, 5001 Dana Place NW. More info:

Saturday, June 6 from 11 AM - 5 PM, The 26th Annual Glover Park Day! Children’s activities, arts and crafts, live music, food from local restaurateurs, dog obstacle course, Washington Animal Rescue League dog and cat adoption, much more -- see for details. Free. At Guy Mason Rec Center, Calvert St and Wisconsin Ave NW,  

Saturday, June 6 from 11 AM - 5 PM, Celebrate Petworth 2015! Local music, family entertainment, art, crafts, food, and fitness all set amidst new and seasoned businesses of the Upshur Street corridor at this year's Celebrate Petworth! Free admission. In the 800 block of Upshur St NW. More info:  

Saturday, June 6 at 12 noon. D-Day Commemoration. Friends of the National World War II Memorial will commemorate the 71st anniversary of D-Day with a wreath-laying ceremony. The National World War II Memorial is at Independence Avenue at 17th St NW.

Saturday, June 6 from 3 - 5 PM, Mini Science Quest: Growing Curiosity for Science, presented by Acton Academy. Hands-on projects and scientific inquiry for children ages 6 - 10.. Free, but please reserve at At the Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave NW. 

Sunday, June 7 from 9 AM - 2 PM, The Greater Brookland Garden Club's 15th Annual House and Garden Tour. Come see what is behind the door of the house or garden gate that you have always admired! Tickets are $15, available in advance at or at Petals, Ribbons & Beyond, 3906 12th St during business hours; $20 the day of the tour. The Brookland neighborhood contains an architecturally mixed variety of homes interspersed within the original all-Victorian community. The homes on the tour provide for a marvelous contrast both in architectural style and in how the gardens are implemented. Homeowners will be available at each property to provide details and answer questions.  

Sunday, June 7 from 10 AM - 6 PM, The 3rd Annual Taste of Peru. Cooking demonstrations, samples from local Peruvian restaurants. Admission $15; pay vendors for food. At Dennard Plaza, University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW. More info at; advance tickets at  

Sunday, June 7 at 3 PM, Congressman John Lewis will speak about his role in the civil rights movement and will sign copies of his graphic novels, “March, Book One” and “March, Book Two” (both available for purchase). Refreshments and photo op with the Congressman. At the Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Avenue NW,   

Sunday, June 7 at 3 PM, Concert by the Washington Conservatory Community Orchestra, conducted by A. Scott Wood. Free and open to the public. At the Washington Conservatory in in the Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ building, One Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda. 

Monday, June 8 at from 6 - 9 PM, The Taste of Antarctica. Chill out and enjoy DC’s most unusual food tasting ever - with samples of ice pops, sno-cones, and that most popular of  penguin treats: krill. New this year: Chefs flown in from the McMurdo Station will show you what they can do with a microwave and some random canned goods. For ticket information and event location, go to:  

Tuesday, June 9 from 2 - 4 PM, Advocacy and Grassroots Engagement at AARP. This is the third session in Iona’s “Take Charge and Live Well” community advocacy series. Come to IONA and join AARP’s Gigi Hart Bessicks, who will give an overview of AARP and the how the organization collaborates with volunteers on advocacy efforts around retirement security issues. Issues include Social Security, protecting older workers against age discrimination, livable communities and anti‐fraud protection. Ms. Bessick, a senior advisor in the AARP Campaigns Department, also will cover health care issues like Medicare, Medicaid, long‐term care, and caregiving. See more at: Free. Iona Senior Services is located at 4125 Albemarle Street NW. Registration appreciated - email: community @  or call 202.895.9420. 

Tuesday, June 9 at 7 PM, Author Talk: Catherine Tuerk discusses her book, Mom Knows: Reflections on Love, Gay Pride, and Taking Action, a series of essays from the loving mother of a gay son to other parents who might be struggling with their children’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Covering two decades of her work as an advocate for LGBT people in the D.C. area with organizations such as the Jewish Social Service Agency, the Whitman-Walker Clinic, the Children’s National Medical Center, and as president of the DC chapter of PFLAG, Ms. Tuerk’s essays dispel homophobia and promote advocacy with love and compassion. Free. At the Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW,

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