Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Get Out! The Events Column

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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 15,300+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv

Thursday, August 6 at 2:30 PM, “Habitat Hike.” Rock Creek Park has many different habitats. Experience some of the different living spaces on a half-mile walk - perfect for younger vistors (ages 5 and up). Free. Starts at Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW,  

Thursday, August 6 at 7 PM, Job Seekers Skills Workshop. Joe Ryan, managing principal of, will teach this free two-hour Job Seekers Workshop. There is also a related support group offering an opportunity to network. More information on this and other Job Seekers Skills Workshops and support groups at At Georgetown Library (lower level), 3260 R St. NW.  

Friday, August 7 at 8 PM, “Slaves to Society/Esclavos de la sociedad.” Paso Nuevo and participants of GALA Theatre’s Summer Intensive Youth Program present an evening of original works performed in English with some Spanish. Through devised ensemble and individual monologues and scenes, Slaves to Society/Esclavos de la sociedad speaks to the issues our youth face today and examines how society impacts their views on relationships, technology, stereotypes and success. Admission is free. At the GALA Theatre, 3333 14th Street, NW. More info:  

Saturday, August 8 from 10 AM - 2 PM, Wildlife Trafficking Awareness Day, featuring educational booths, animal demonstrations, kids’ activities, and talks by keepers and scientists. Learn more about the species impacted by wildlife trafficking, what the Smithsonian's National Zoo is doing to help, and what role you can play in saving wildlife around the world. Free. At the National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW. More info on this and other wildlife special days at:  

Sunday, August 9 at 1 PM, English Country Dance Workshop. English Country Dance is a social, folk dance form, which has earliest documented instances in the late 16th century. English Country Dance (ECD) was popular well into the Baroque and Regency eras. The ECD workshop is a small group looking to add to its numbers, great for beginners! All are welcome - no experience necessary, just the desire to have fun. The group practices two Sundays a month. $5 per session. Register at  

Monday, August 10 at 6:30 PM, “God and Government: Twenty-five Years of Fighting for Equality, Secularism and Freedom of Conscience” - Book talk by author Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Free. In the Pearl Bailey Room at Busboys and Poets - Brookland, 625 Monroe St NE. More info:  

Tuesday, August 11 at 7 PM, Workshop of Workshops. How “meta” is this? A workshop that helps you navigate the world of workshops, where you will learn how to put yourself in a workshop frame of mind, how to be receptive to what everyone there has to offer, how to choose the right chair to sit down in, how to look interested even when someone else is droning on -- even how to duck out inconspicuously once you determine the workshop is not for you. Before you sign up for one more substantive workshop on any subject, sign up for this workshop which will help you answer the ultimate question about workshops: How much work would a workshop be if a workshop could shop work? Free, but you must register at:

Wednesday, August 12, 7:30 - 9 PM, Elisabeth Most in Concert. Austrian-born flautist Elisabeth Most studied at the Private Universities of Music in Linz and Vienna and attended master classes with William Bennett, Maxence Larrieux and Aurele Nicolet. Her comprehensive repertoire, ranging from Baroque to Contemporary, always delights her audience. Inspired by nature and intellectual thought, she creates multi-faceted programmes on themes, which are, musically as well as thematically, amongst the most interesting of our time. At the Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Court NW. Register for free tickets at  

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