Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Get Out! - The Events Column

Meridian Hill Park - photo by Timothy Vollmer 
(originally on Flickr,via Wikimedia/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 15,400+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv  

Thursday, August 27 from 4 - 8 PM, The DCJCC’s Book Sale. New books as low as $5; used books as low as $3. Browse through numerous titles in a variety of genres. Free admission. All proceeds will benefit the Hyman S. and Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival, which will take place in October. At the Washington DCJCC, 1529 16th Street NW. More info:  

Thursday, August 27, Concert: “Hiraeth - The Best of Wales in America.” Côr y Penrhyn, the Penrhyn Welsh Male Choir from Bethesda, Wales, presents the last concert of the Summer Evening Music Series. The choir‘s presentation, under the inspiring musical directorship of Owain Arwel Davies, will feature a narration by the accomplished film and stage actor John Ogwen, accompanied by the glorious harp sound of the talented Glain Dafydd. It will include a diverse array of music from Wales, which seeks to explore the historic roots of some of our forefathers who emigrated to the USA during the nineteenth century, but also includes songs from several other countries. Tickets: $6 per adult and $3 per child (12 years and younger), military, student, and senior (65 and older),  

Friday, August 28 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM,  “Picnic in the Park” family concert presented by the Friends of the Forest Hills Playground. The event kicks off at 5:30 PM with music starting at 6 PM. The concert is free and all are welcome. This month’s band is Downwire, who have performed at international music festivals and have a strong following in the DC area. For your snacking convenience, Armand’s Pizza truck will be on hand and they are donating a portion of sales to Friends of the Forest Hills Playground. For more info visit:  

Friday, August 28 from 6 - 8 PM, “Art Between the Lines: A Dialogue on Sustainability and Interdependency,” talk by art historian Jung-sil Lee on the opening of a new exhibition featuring works by Eunmee Chung and Judy Stone that explores the notion of sustainable art as both model and mirror for our modern society. The opening reception is free but an RSVP is required: The exhibition will remain on view (no RSVP required) through September 15, Mon-Fri, 9 AM - 12 PM and 1:30 - 5:30 PM.  

Saturday, August 29 from 9 AM - 4 PM, 2nd Annual Capital Dragon Boat Regatta. The Capital Dragon Boat Races (formerly the National Harbor Dragon Boat Regatta) is being held along the pristine waters of the Washington Channel on the beautiful southwest waterfront, celebrating Asian culture and bringing a family-friendly event to the Washington DC area. Location: 600 Water Street, SW, Washington DC 20024. Free. More info:  

Saturday, August 29 at 10 AM, Meridian Hill Art Walk. Learn about the creation of the park and its sculptures. The Art Walk starts at the water fountain on the W Street side of Meridian Hill Park. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Free.  

Sunday, August 30 from 12 noon - 3 PM, Adopt Force One, the Washington Humane Society’s mobile pet adoption center, will be at Petco in Cleveland Park with adoptable cats and dogs. Free. The Cleveland Park Petco is at 3505 Connecticut Avenue NW.  

Monday, August 31 at 6:30 PM, Public Information Meeting on GWU’s Foggy Bottom Campus Plan. The GW/Community Advisory Committee invites you to a public meeting to find out about the implementation of The George Washington University’s Foggy Bottom Campus Plan. In Duques Hall, 2201 G Street NW, room 553. For more information, email: talktogw @  

Tuesday, September 1 from 7 - 9 PM, The NOT-Back-to-School Workshop, designed to help ease the transition for this year’s college graduates who are currently in the work force and no longer following the academic calendar. If this will be your first fall NOT going back to school since the age of 3, then you need this intensive two-hour workshop to help you with the many adjustments and discomforts you will face, such as: how to tune out those omnipresent “Back to School” ads; how to deal with your friends, still in school, as they plan fun trips over long weekends and breaks you no longer get to take off; how to get discounts or cheap admission to events without a student ID; and many other essential life skills, which you learn to master, if only this were not the weekly fake event.  

Wednesday September 2 from 1 - 3 PM, Sibley Current Affairs Forum presents “Engineering the Climate: Will Technology Fix Global Warming?” All are invited to a free lecture on this topic by Dr. Simon Nicholson, Ph.D., School of International Service and Director, Global Environmental Politics Program at American University. He has also given a TED talk on climate. Location: Sibley Medical Building Conference Room Number 5. Call Honora Precourt at 202-364-7602 to register and get directions to the conference room.  

Wednesday, September 2 at 5:30 PM, CityDance POP! presents “Zumba at the Library.” Free. At the Tenley Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW. Children welcome. More info:

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