Thursday, September 17, 2015

Get Out! - The Events Column

Photo by Smithsonian National Zoo 
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 @ fastmail.net.  

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv
www.cleveland-park.com    

Thursday, September 17 at 7 PM, Song of Dewey Beard: Last Survivor of the Little Bighorn. The Friends of the Cleveland Park Library invite you to an author talk by local author Phil Burnham, who will discuss his book, which tells the story of Dewey Beard (1858-1955), the last known survivor of the 1876 Battle of Little Bighorn and the 1890 Massacre of Wounded Knee. Based on archival research and personal interviews, Song of Dewey Beard relates a life encompassing nearly a century of major historical events. Song of Dewey Beard was awarded the 2015 Spur Award for Best Western Biography by the Western Writers of America. Free. At the Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave NW, http://dclibrary.org/node/49851  

Friday, September 18 from 10 AM - 3 PM, “Golden Triangle CPR Challenge.” DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services and the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District are putting on this 20-minute CPR training session with the goal of teaching 200 people this life-saving “hands-only” technique. Free - no appointment necessary. In Farragut Park, Connecticut and K Streets, NW. More info: http://bit.ly/1gsmshi  

Saturday, September 19 from 9 AM - 1 PM, Glover Park’s Third Annual Community Yard Sale. Last year over 15 households were out selling their stuff. At the corner of 39th and Calvert Street, NW. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1015433175143492/    

Saturday, September 19 from 10 AM - 12 noon, Cultural Tourism DC Presents a Walking Tour of Tregaron. The Tregaron Conservancy is a historic woodland garden bordering Cleveland Park and Woodley Park in northwest DC. After 40 years of attempts to turn Tregaron's landscape into a housing development and 50 years of neglect, Tregaron is now in the midst of a dramatic transformation. Participants will tour the woodlands of Tregaron and learn about its history, its ongoing rehabilitation, and the unique partnership between the Conservancy and Washington International School as joint stewards of the estate. The tour will take place on the mulch trails of the Conservancy. Wear comfortable shoes for walking. Fitness Level: Moderate, approximately 1 mile. This tour is not wheelchair or stroller accessible. Starting location: the entrance to Tregaron Conservancy, 3100 Macomb Street NW.  Free, but reservations required: http://bit.ly/1Oxc9GG  

Saturday, September 19 from 12 noon - 7 PM, The 2015 H Street Festival, featuring food trucks, beer gardens, martial arts demonstrations, dance performances from around the world, bands and other entertainers, kids’ activities, vendors, crafts, food tastings, environmental and political organizations, art exhibits, fashion stage, and much more. Free. From the 400 - 1400 block of H Street NE. For additional information visit http://hstreet.org/events/festival/  

Saturday, September 19 from 6 - 10 PM, Park After Dark Gala to benefit the C&O Canal National Historical Park (NHP). This unique event is held under the stars in the C&O Canal NHP at the beautiful Historic Great Falls Tavern. Enjoy live music, great food, libations, unique live and silent auction items, a campfire, and much more! Tickets: $175 per person available at www.ParkAfterDark.org. At Great Falls Tavern, 11710 MacArthur Blvd, Potomac, MD  

Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20 during regular branch hours, Mt Pleasant Library Friends Book Sale. Great selection, great prices - $3 for hardcovers, $1 children's books, $2 for paperbacks, $1 for mass market, $2 for CDs DVDs. The Library is at 3160 16th Street, NW. See http://dclibrary.org/mtpleasant for library hours.  

Sunday, September 20 from 10 AM - 2 PM, ZooFiesta. ¡Celebramos! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the National Zoo. See animal demonstrations and learn about animals native to Latin America such as golden lion tamarins, sloths, Andean bears, and anteaters. Meet Zoo experts and learn how they are working to save these species and more. Family activities include animal feedings, arts and crafts, musical entertainment, educational activities highlighting conservation research in Central and South America, and authentic gourmet cuisine at a Latin America-inspired food bazaar. Reading Is Fundamental will also be on hand to distribute free books to guests. ZooFiesta is free, so bring the whole familia! 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW. More info: http://s.si.edu/1F3CtWX  

Sunday, September 20 from 2:30 - 4:30 PM Opening Reception for Judith L. Smith’s Bold, Colorful Artwork. Free. At The Lounge, Memorial Hall  Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church
6601 Bradley Blvd. Bethesda, MD. Artist’s website: http://www.soleilart.net/  Directions at http://www.bradleyhillschurch.org/getting-here-in    

Sunday, September 20 from 1 - 3 PM, “Kids @ Katzen,” a creative art class for the whole family - part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the Katzen Arts Center at American University. Tickets: $15 for a family of 4, $5 per additional family member. Reservations suggested: http://bit.ly/1UVYCbc    

Monday, September 21 from 12 noon - 1 PM, Finding Things French in Dupont. Take a walk through DC's Kalorama neighborhood and discover sites with a French connection. Selected stories will focus on architecture, history, personal and historic tales of famous and not-so-famous people. This one hour tour is family friendly. Bring sunscreen, a water bottle, and comfortable walking shoes. Starting Location: Connecticut Ave and Wyoming St. NW. Fitness Level: Low (daily walking/flat terrain), approximately 1 mile. This tour is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Free. Register at http://bit.ly/1Oxc9GG.  

Monday, September 21 from 1 - 2 PM, Walking Tour of Walmart. Miles of aisles make for a moderate to strenuous hike, so wear sturdy shoes and be prepared to buy a super-sized soda and go through a gigantic can of popcorn as you trek through household goods, toys, groceries, hardware, office supplies, furnishings, clothing, shoes, and on and on. Explore the culture of mass quantities of consumption. The Walmart Super Center is at 5929 Georgia Ave NW but if you show up for this walking tour, you won't find a tour guide, because this is the weekly fake event.  

Tuesday, September 22 from 11:30 AM - 3 PM, Health and Wellness Fair. The DC Office on Aging is hosting the community health fair, offering: blood pressure and glucose screening; glaucoma screening; flu vaccines; money smarts workshop; nutrition information, men’s health network; breast cancer resources; legal resources for the elderly; and much more. Free. At Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert Street NW. More info: http://bit.ly/1NEiukp

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