Thursday, November 3, 2016

Get Out! - The Events Column

From the GW Museum & The Textile Museum
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 16,500+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv

Friday, November 4 at 7 PM, Refugee Movie Night: “Salam Neighbor,” a movie documenting the experiences of two American filmmakers as they live among 85,000 Syrians in Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp, witnessing both the trauma and the potential of their world-neighbors uprooted by war. Appropriate for middle schoolers and up. Discussion to follow with Simon Henshaw of the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. Free. All are welcome. For more info, email: Refugeeresponse @ columba dot org or call 202 363-4119. At St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle Street, NW.

Friday, November 4 at 7 PM, An Evening of Orchestra Music, directed by Vasily Popov of the Levine School of Music. The Chamber Orchestra will present a program of cello music performed by Levine students. Composers to be featured: Bach, Vivaldi, Kummer,  Dotzauer, Tchaikovsky, Thomas-Mifune, Volchkov, Rameau. A reception to meet the artists will follow. Free. At Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert Street, NW.

Saturday, November 5 from 8 AM - 3 PM, MMUMC Bazaar. The annual Bazaar sponsored by the United Methodist Women of  the Metropolitan Church gives you a chance to  peruse a wide range of  nearly new merchandise, including: attic treasures; collectibles Christmas items; gifts; crafts; jewelry; accessories; baked goods; and more. Lunch on site. This year's collection of gently used donated items is of particularly high quality. All proceeds will benefit projects supporting the welfare of women and children locally, nationally, and globally. The Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church is at 3401 Nebraska Avenue NW, across the street from American University at Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues. Plenty of free parking. Bazaar entry door faces the parking lot. More info:

Saturday November 5 from  9 AM - 1 PM, The annual Hearst Elementary School E-Cycle. Drop off your unused or broken electronics or metal objects for recycling ($20 for tube TVs, $10 for flat screens and $10 for hard drives). Document Shred: shred sensitive documents ($5 donation per box to shred). Electronics Swap: swap, donate or pick up for a donation working electronics from the Electronics Swap table. Bike Swap: donate, swap or pick up for a donation a child or adult bike. Hearst Library Book Sale: buy or donate gently used children’s books to support the Hearst library. Adopt a new family member from The Washington Humane Society Adoption van or donate old toys, beds, blankets and food bowls. Buy baked goods at the delicious bake sale. Take a bounce on the bounce house or dare to climb the Extreme Climbing Wall. Drop off unused diapers to be donated to DC Diaper Bank. Hearst is located at 3950 37th St. NW.

Saturday, November 5 at 11 AM and 1:30 PM, Flamenco en Familia. Interactive Demonstrations for children and the entire family led by members of the Spanish Dance Society. Free. At the GALA Theatre, 3333 14th St NW, (202) 234-7174,

Saturday, November 5 at 11 AM, Celebrate Finland: Wow Hoop! Baby Circus for Families with Infants. This program is for children under one year old. It will take place in the children's room. Wow Hoop baby circus performance provides families with infants an easy way to introduce the liveliness and joy of circus to everyday life. During the workshop session, participants learn scarf tricks and partner acrobatics. For families with babies age 1 and younger. Because we could not possibly invent a more fantastic event than a baby circus in which you clown around and do tricks with your baby, we have not created a fake event this week; this one is totally real and it’s free and at the Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th Street NW, To see the baby circus in action, watch the video at - it’s in Finnish and it’s all pretty slow until the very end, at about the 5:45 minute mark, when they finally start flipping those Finnish babies.

Saturday, November 5 at 3 PM and at 7:30 PM, The Singing Capital Chorus, Washington's premiere barbershop acapella chorus presents their annual Harvest of Harmony concert. Enjoy spectacular a cappella harmonies at the lovely Greenberg Theatre, 4200 Wisconsin Avenue NWg their Harvest of Harmony concert. Ticket prices are only $25 for premium seats and $20 for general admission. For more information, please visit

Saturday, November 5 from 10 AM - 5 PM and Sunday, November 6 from 1:30 PM - 5 PM, The annual DC Author Festival. On Saturday, eighteen authors will speak, while over 60 authors will sell their wares at the vendor fair. On Sunday, there will be four workshops for writers. All is free, but registration is needed for the workshops - go to: For more info visit the Festival web site: At the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Library, 901 G Street NW.

Sunday, November 6 at 10 AM, Fall Foliage Stroll. A park ranger will lead a 2-mile hike along the creek to one of the more picturesque spots in the park. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking and bring water and your camera. Minimum age 10. Free. Meet at the Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd NW. 202-895-6070,

Sunday, November 6 from 2 - 4:30 PM, Community Bulb Planting. Join the Tregaron Conservancy volunteer crew to help plant daffodil bulbs in the woodlands. All equipment will be provided and refreshments will be served. We'll also be raffling off a backpack donated to the Conservancy by REI. To register, email info @ tregaronconservancy dot org. [info @ tregaronconservancy dot org]. Come to the Klingle entrance across from 2948 Klingle Road. More info:

Monday, November 7 at 12 noon, Discussion: Race and Ethnicity on the Campaign Trail. Tony Lee, president of American Political Items Collectors, Big Apple Chapter will talk about the campaign items used by presidential candidates that feature ethnicity and race to both promote their candidacies and denigrate the other candidate. This talk relates to the exhibition “Your Next President . . . !” (from the campaign art collection of Mark and Rosalind Shenkman). Free. At The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, 701 21st Street NW. More info:

Tuesday, November 8 from 7 AM - 8 PM, Election Day! Haven’t voted at one of the early voting centers? Exercise your right to vote on November 8! Remember, exercise is good for you! And it’s good for the country! Find your election day polling place here:

Wednesday, November 9 at 6:30 PM, Visiting Writer Series: A reading by Delicious Foods author James Hannaham. The 2016 winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction, James Hannaham is the author of two novels, “Delicious Foods” and “God Says No.” Of “Delicious Foods,” author Dave Eggars writes: “This is a book of astonishing originality and power. In Delicious Foods, James Hannaham has created a wholly new world—a hallucinatory place shot through with struggle and terrible deeds—but one never lacking light or hope. Hannaham reinvents the Southern gothic with prose at once brutal and lyrical and drop-dead gorgeous. This is a hell of a novel.” Grad Student Q&A begins at 6:30 PM, Public Reading at 8 PM. In the Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building at American University, Nebraska & New Mexico Avenues NW. More info:

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