Thursday, October 13, 2016

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 16,400+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @ 

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv 

Friday October 14 at 11 AM, Games, Lunch and a Movie, "Mutiny on the Bounty,” starring Clark Gable and Charles Laughton. Assortment of games at 11 AM, lunch at noon (reservations were needed by 10/12), movie starts at 1 PM. Free. At Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert Street, NW.

Saturday October 15 from 11 AM - 4 PM, Palisades Village Spring Valley House Tour. View a sampling of vintage, traditional, and updated homes in Spring Valley. This 4th annual house tour benefits Palisades Village, a nonprofit organization that helps area neighbors stay in their homes as they age. Advance tickets: $30 at or call 202.244.3310. Day of tour tickets: $35. Start at 5018 Tilden Street NW. Doors open at 10:30 AM.

Saturday, October 15 from 12 noon - 3 PM, Open House Fun Day at Guy Mason Recreation Center. Enjoy Art For Kidz, Sister To Sister, and Story Hour, and learn about fall programs. Free. Guy Mason Recreation Center is at 3600 Calvert Street, NW.

Saturday, October 15 from 2 - 3:30 PM, “Riffing on the Legacy of the Black Arts Movement" - a moderated artist's talk featuring members of the Delusions of Grandeur Artists Collective. Panelists include: Shaunte Gates, Larry Cook, Amber Richmond Edwards, Wesley Clark and Sheldon Scott. Moderated by Kimberly Camp. This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition “It Takes a Nation” on view at the Alper Initiative in the American University Museum, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW through October 23. Free, but please register at:

Saturday, October 15 from 3 - 5 PM with movie 5:30 - 7:30 PM, Lafayette Fall Festival has something for everyone - scarecrows, tin men, lions, and lost little girls included. “Wizard of Oz” showing on the big screen as the sun goes down. Enjoy moon bounces,,balloon twisters, a photo booth, crafts, pumpkin decorating, tattoos, a haunted house, DJ, pizza, baked goods, drinks, games and activities from Tippie Toes, HoopEd, Circle Yoga, Sport & Health. Go to to learn more and buy wristbands and food tickets. Lafayette School is at 5701 Broad Branch Road NW.

Saturday, October 15 at 6 PM, Concert by ‘TALIJA,’ internationally renowned Serbian Folklore Group, at St. Luke Serbian Orthodox Church in Potomac, MD. A reception will follow the concert with an opportunity to meet and dance with members of ‘TALIJA’. ‘TALIJA’ is a dance, instrumental and voice company which preserves and performs the traditional folklore music, dance & songs of the Balkans. Founded in Belgrade, Serbia in 1998, they have toured around the world to international acclaim. St. Luke Serbian Orthodox Church is at 10660 River Road in Potomac, MD. Tickets are $25 per person in advance (online only at and $30 at the door.

Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 PM - Architectural Talk: Two Historical Dupont Circle Mansions. Join Sheila M. Byrnes, National League of American Pen Women 2nd VP and Historian, and Anna Eleanor Fierst, great granddaughter of Eleanor Roosevelt and immediate past president of the Woman’s National Democratic Club, as they discuss the architecture of two prominent Historical Dupont Circle Mansions. The talk will be preceded by the dedication of the restored 1905 Steinway Parlor Grand Piano and a performance by Sophia K. Pileggi, Master of Music, Piano Performance, 2017, The Catholic University of America. Free, but please register by email to: nlapw1 @ gmail dot com. At the Pen Arts Building, 1300 17th Street NW. More info:

Saturday, October 15 from 11 AM - 7 PM and Sunday, October 16 from 11 AM - 5 PM, St. Nicholas Fall Bazaar, featuring Russian, Georgian, and Bulgarian food; live traditional music and dance troupes; fun activities for kids; cathedral tours; sales booths: rummage sales, icons, gifts, books and more. Free admission. St. Nicholas is at 3500 Massachusetts Avenue NW, 

Sunday, October 16 at 10 AM, Talk & Walk at Hearst Park with Tony Fleming, licensed professional geologist & Cleveland Park native. Tony Fleming will guide a tour and talk on Hearst Park and vicinity’s unique history, and his observations of its topography, geology, and hydrology. All are welcome to attend and ask questions. Please meet at 10 AM at the tennis courts, 37th St  near Quebec St NW.

Sunday, October 16 at 10 AM, “Millennial Voices: Values and Expectations.” Speaker Shirley Sagawa, CEO, Service Year Alliance, will give a talk on the values and expectations of the millennial generation. Shirley is the founding CEO of Service Year Alliance, whose mission is to make a year of service a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans. Shirley is an architect of AmeriCorps, has advised presidents and senators on youth and national service policies, and organized the first-ever White House Conference on Teenagers while serving as Deputy Chief of Staff for First Lady Hillary Clinton. Free. At St. John's Episcopal Church, 6701 Wisconsin Ave. in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Sunday, October 16 at 1 PM, Geology Tour of Tregaron. Join the Cleveland Park Historical Society and the Tregaron Conservancy for another of Tony Fleming's popular geology tours of Cleveland Park. This year's tour will explore the geology of the Tregaron Conservancy and the relationship of its historic landscape to the urban environment. The tour is free but space is limited, so please register at to reserve your place. Schedule: 1 PM: Meet at the Macomb entrance of Tregaron, 3100 Macomb Street NW. 3:30 PM: Enjoy refreshments by the Lily Pond, with time for questions and discussion. 4 - 5:30 PM: Optional extension of the Tour: We will continue to explore other features of geological interest near Tregaron. The terrain features sloped mulch trails and some stairways without railings. Sturdy walking shoes are recommended. Families with kids old enough to follow the tour are welcome. Email Carin Ruff at staff @ clevelandparkhistoricalsociety dot org with questions about registration or Lynn Parseghian at lynn @ tregaronconservancy dot org for questions about the tour.

Monday, October 17 at 11 AM and 2 PM, “Conversations at the Kreeger Museum: Charles Hinman.” Hinman lived in a community of inventive and avant-garde artists in NYC in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Wesselmann, Ellsworth Kelly, Gottlieb, and Lichtenstein- they were all full of imagination and new ideas. Hinman came up with the 3-D shaped canvas, in which one is asked to think about the boundary between sculpture and painting. We will address that boundary as well as Hinman’s thinking about how putting a frame around a painting affects our perception of the art itself. “Conversations” is a program for individuals with memory disorders and their caregivers. Conversations provides a forum for dialogue and connection through art and music. Each program includes a musical component provided by our partner, Levine Music, and is designed to stimulate reflection, reduce stress, and increase communication and sociability. Free, but registration is required. Please call 202-337-3050 ext 318 or email conversations @ kreegermuseum dot org. The Kreeger Museum is at 2401 Foxhall Road NW. More info:

Tuesday, October 18 at 2 PM, DC Reads: Give us the Ballot. In this groundbreaking narrative history, Ari Berman charts both the transformation of American democracy under the Voting Rights Act and the counterrevolution that has sought to limit it from the moment the act was signed into law. This program is part of the DC Reads: Democracy series. To see more events in this series please visit Free. At the Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Avenue NW,

Tuesday, October 18 from 3:30 - 9:30 PM, Workshop: Gridlock Games. Now that a portion of Beach Drive is closed, Connecticut Avenue, Porter Street, and some other major and minor arterials are experiencing the predicted congestion, leaving drivers sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic for long, boring stretches of time. At this fun and stimulating workshop, you will learn safe, hands-free games and activities to keep yourself and your passengers occupied engaged during extended times in traffic, while still able to keep your eyes on the road. Games include: “I Spy with My Little Eye,” “the License Plate Game,” GHOST” (very appropriate for this time of year!); and on rainy days, “Windshield Raindrop Race.” We will also learn some great time-passing songs, from classics such as “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” to bouncy, bopping new tunes made famous by James Corden in “Carpool Karaoke” (see This is a free program offered by DDOT in conjunction with DC Department of Parks and Recreation - registration required at

Wednesday, October 19 at 7 PM, Book Hill Talks: Developing Classroom Communities.
Amy Williamson, Chair of the Education, Health and Social Work Division of the University of the District of Columbia, will be on hand to discuss her research on engaging and increasing cultural competencies of today's students. Free. At the Georgetown Library, 3260 R St NW,    

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