Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Get Out! - The Events Column

Photo by Astronaut David R. Scott (Public Domain)
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 16,200+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv

Thursday, July 21 at 6:30 PM, “Open Shelves” Exhibit/Artist Talk. Dialogue with professional book artists and community members who participated in the Open Shelves exhibit. Artists will discuss the handmade artists' books on view as well as community curation, collaborative art, the concept of 'open works' and their experiences creating art and books that grow and change while the exhibit is on view. The exhibit is on view from July 1 - July 31, 2016. Free. At the Mt. Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St NW,   

Friday, July 22 from 1 - 4 PM, Meet A Spy: Sandy Grimes. Come to the Spy Museum Store and “Meet A Spy” – uncover the world of espionage and intelligence from people who practiced professionally. Sandy Grimes is a longtime veteran of the CIA’s clandestine service who—along with her colleague Jeanne Vertefeuille—helped capture Aldrich Ames, the infamous CIA officer turned traitor. Free - no registration required. The International Spy Museum is at 800 F Street, NW, 202.393.7798.​

Saturday, July 23 from 11 AM - 4 PM, The 2nd Annual DPR Rec Day! The DC Department of Parks and Recreation is excited to celebrate Park and Recreation Month with an extravaganza featuring fun activities, entertainment and food for the whole family. Guests will enjoy live entertainment, rock wall, face painting, Madden & NBA Playstation 4 challenge, jewelry making, quick start tennis, line dancing, tee ball exhibition, obstacle course, moonbounce, fashion shows and much more, including competitive fun each hour. There will be giveaways and over 20 information stations from nonprofits and commercial sponsors. Free and open to all. At Zimmerman Field at Randall Recreation Center, South Capital and I Streets SW. More info:

Saturday, July 23 from 7 - 10 PM, Square Dancing at Peirce Mill. Join the Friends of Peirce Mill as they present a night of square dancing beside the mill with the DC Square Dance Collective. Free. Peirce Mill is at the corner of Beach Drive and Tilden Street NW,

Sunday, July 24 from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Apollo 11 Moon Landing Anniversary Craft Activity for Kids. A park ranger will guide kids in a craft activity in honor of the 47th anniversary of the moon landing (July 20, 1969). Free. All ages. At the Nature Center at Rock Creek Park, 5200 Glover Road NW.   

Sunday, July 24 at 3 PM, Go for the Record High. With temperatures predicted to hit 100°F and a heat/humidity index of 112°F, Sunday is sure to be a scorcher - but will it be hot enough to break a record? The number to beat is 101°F set back in 2010 (source: Washingtonians, we can do it -- so let’s bring on the heat and make this one for the record books! We will assemble at the National Weather Station at Reagan National Airport, where DC’s weather measurements are taken, at 3PM - typically the hottest time of day - and please bring a pile of highly flammable kindling to add to the giant bonfire we will create to ramp up the heat as much as we can, as close to the temperature recording spot as the NWS will allow. For directions to our gathering spot, go to:

Monday, July 25 from 3:30 - 4:30 PM, Financial Planning 101 for All Ages and All Stages - a seminar presented by the Cleveland and Woodley Park Village. Free; please call (202) 615-5853 by July 18 to register. In the Assembly Room of Forest Hills of DC, 4901 Connecticut Avenue NW,

Tuesday, July 26 at 4 PM, It’s Harry Potter Night at the Palisades Library. Join us at the library in celebration of Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling's birthdays! Get in the Hogwarts spirit by dressing as your favorite character. We'll start with crafts at 4 PM and then show “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” at 5 PM. This film is 142 minutes long, and rated PG. Free. The Palisades Library is at 4901 V Street NW,

Wednesday, July 27 from 2 - 7:30 PM, “Beat the Streets” Community Festival presented by the Fourth District MPD. Enjoy musical performances from local bands and artists, as well as a street festival-like environment with local vendors and literature distributed by local social service agencies. This is an opportunity for members of the community to experience the lighter side of the police department while enjoying dancing, free food and fun. Free. Full schedule of “Beat the Streets” summer events at Flyer:

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