Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Get Out! - The Events Column

Photo by Donar Reiskoffer via Wikimedia 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 15,900+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv

Thursday, March 24 from 4 - 6 PM, Exhibition Program: “Preservation Takes Off.” GWU Professor of American Studies Richard Longstreth gives a talk on the nature of historic preservation in Washington, DC, and across the nation in the 1960s and 1970s. The one-hour talk provides context for the historic preservation paintings of Lily Spandorf, currently on view in the exhibition, “For the Record: The Art of Lily Spandorf.” Following the discussion will be an opportunity to walk through the gallery with Professor Longstreth and curator Jane Freundel Levey. Free, no reservations required. At the George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum, 701 21st St NW,

Thursday, March 24 at 7 PM, Saudade: A Play by Wit’s End Puppets. Join President Lincoln’s Cottage and the American Immigration Council for a shadow puppet performance by Wit’s End Puppets, illuminating the immigrant experience in Washington, DC. This thought-provoking show for all ages will be followed by a group discussion. Space is limited to 50 guests. Registrants are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Attendance for this event is free. Register at:  Location: President Lincoln’s Cottage, 140 Rock Creek Church Road, NW  

Friday, March 25 from 2 - 5 PM, Easter Egg Hunt and Egg Coloring Event at Guy Mason Recreation Center 3600 Calvert Street NW. Please reserve by callingl Guy Mason Recreation Center at  202.727-7703 or by email to cornelia.bell @    

Friday, March 25 from 5 - 8 PM, Friday Night Happy Hour and Reception for the last day of the “Exposed DC” exhibit at the Historical Society of Washington, DC. Free admission and soft drinks, $6 beer and wine, complimentary beverage for Historical Society Members. Registration required at  At the Carnegie Library, 801 K Street, NW

Saturday, March 26 at 10 AM, Tregaron Conservancy's 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. We will be hunting for thousands of candy-filled eggs along the trails! The hunt will start by the Lily Pond near the Klingle Road entrance. RSVPs are appreciated but not required.  Email info @ tregaronconservancy dot org and let us know the number of adults and kids in your group. More info:

Saturday, March 26 at 10:30 AM, "Eggs-quisite Colors of Easter" - a B.Y.O.B.E. ("bring your own boiled eggs") event. Bring up to three plain boiled eggs for some Easter fun! Enjoy Easter-themed stories, dye and decorate eggs, make bunny baskets and take pictures of the visual eggs-quisiteness of it all! The library will supply the non-toxic dye or tempera paint, stickers, and markers for the egg decoration. Please come dressed for mess! This program is appropriate for children ages 3-7 years old. Signed parental consent is required for photos. Free. At the Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW,

Saturday, March 26 from 2 - 4 PM, Ariel Horowitz Violin Recital. Hailed by The Washington Post as “sweetly lyrical,” nineteen-year-old violinist and DC native Ariel Horowitz will visit the DCJCC with a program of work she will next play at the Menuhin competition this April in London. At the DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St NW. Free, but you must reserve at

Sunday, March 27 at 8:30 AM, The Rosedale Conservancy will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, March 27. 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 Rosedale farmhouse. 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! There will be bagels and coffee after the hunt. And please leave your four-footed friends at home! More info:   

Monday, March 28 from 10 AM - 2 PM, Easter Monday at the National Zoo: A Washington Family Tradition, featuring special family-focused activities and live entertainment. There will be a traditional Easter Egg Hunt with prizes for participating kids. Older children will enjoy field games. Special animal demonstrations are planned as well as visits from the Easter Panda! See for the full schedule of animal demonstrations and activities. Some programs are weather dependent, but the event will be held rain or shine. Please be advised the Zoo enhances security during high visitation days and guests may experience bag checks at a minimum. Free. The National Zoo is at 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Tuesday, March 29 at 6 PM, Book lecture: Capital Houses: Historic Residences of Washington D.C. and Its Environs, 1735-1965. Author and architectural historian James M. Goode discusses and signs copies of his book, Capital Houses, which examines the history of Washington’s domestic architecture over a period of nearly 250 years through an outstanding collection of 56 historic houses (including Anderson House) in the District of Columbia and its Virginia and Maryland suburbs. Dr. Goode traces their stylistic development, from the first Georgian example, Mount Vernon (1735) in Fairfax County, VA, to one of the city’s best midcentury Moderns, the Kreeger House (1966) on Foxhall Road in Washington. Free. At the Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Avenue NW. More info:

Tuesday, March 29 at 7 PM, Washington Hebrew Congregation’s Amram Scholar Series Presents Roberta Kaplan, addressing the subject of gay marriage. Supreme Court litigator Roberta Kaplan discusses her successful challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act in the landmark case, United States v. Windsor. Ms. Kaplan will also speak about her own difficult coming-out journey as well as her history-making victory in court — one she places within the context of her Jewish identity. Free. At Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb Street NW,   

Wednesday, March 30 from 2 - 4 PM, The No-Show Flower Show for Disappointed Gardeners. Did you plant daffodils and tulips in the fall, only to have them all dug up by squirrels or eaten by deer? Or maybe the result was tons of green shoots but no blooms? Maybe you just have a “brown thumb.” Then this is the garden show for you! The National Arboretum hosts this unique tour of sparse but elegant bloom-less flower beds, each one tastefully decorated with concrete garden figurines (frogs and cherubs), colorful garden gnomes, plastic pink flamingos, wind twirlers, and more. Everything but the buds! If you can’t take the tour in person, you can view the flower-free show online at

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