Thursday, August 3, 2017

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 17,100+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv

Thursday, August 3 at 6:30 PM, Washington National Cathedral Summer Concert Series: Mendelssohn and Purcell. Explore complementary and contrasting ideas in the works of Felix Mendelssohn and Henry Purcell. Featuring Laura Choi Stuart, soprano; George Fergus, piano and harpsichord; Grace Brigham, violin. $5 discounted admission. The Cathedral is at Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues NW, see:
Friday, August 4 at 6 PM, “From Nature” - opening reception and exhibition of six Korean artists’ environment-inspired painting, sculpture, print and installation art. Bukang Kim, Hyang Yeon Lee, Hyun Jeung, Jung Woo Cho, Soo il Choi, and Yurim Seong utilize a variety of expressive artistic media including painting, sculpture, print and installation art to reflect the contrasting harmony of realism and abstraction found at different levels of nature. Each artist’s work varies in material and technique as they draw connections between their unique personal style of expression and fundamental principles of the natural world. Admission to the opening reception with talks by the artists is free and open to the public, but registration is required at Refreshments served; complimentary drink per guest. At the Korean Cultural Center, 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

Friday, August 4 from 6 - 8 PM, “Dog Days of DC” Kickoff Party. The Dog Days Sidewalk Festival is now in its 18th year, and this year it covers 25 blocks in the heart of Washington DC, centered around the bustling 14th & U Street corridors. Experience unique and interactive commerce with more than 100 local businesses. Wander and explore the surrounding blocks along 14th Street from Thomas Circle to Florida Avenue, from 7th to 17th Street. The fun kicks off at Miss Pixie's (1626 14th St NW) with tasty bites from Barcelona Restaurant and live New Orleans Jazz by Laissez Foure. Attendees at the kickoff party must 18 years or older. Free - register here: The Sidewalk Festival continues through the weekend.

Saturday August 5 at 10 AM and 1 PM, House History Day. HumanitiesDC is proud to present the House History Day research workshops, hosted by the Library of Congress, and with the support of the DC Office of Historic Preservation, DC Public Library Special Collections Division, and the Historical Society of Washington, DC. These workshops are free and open to everyone with an interest in local history, from burgeoning enthusiasts to community historians. Participants will learn how to research the history of their home or any other historic property through sessions on DC Maps, Photo Archives, DC Directories, and Online Databases. Learn more at Location: Library of Congress, Madison Building at 101 Independence Ave SE, in the Newspapers and Current Periodicals Room, LM133. Please note: preregistration is encouraged ( and a free Library of Congress reader card is required.

Saturday, August 5 from 10:30 AM - 2 PM, Peirce Mill: Old Fashioned Ice Cream Making. The Dog Days of Summer may be upon us. Come learn about making this hand-cranked frozen treat brought over from France by Dolly Madison. Watch the ingredients being poured into the dasher, and learn about the brine that freezes the cream. A historic recipe by Thomas Jefferson with modern adaptation will be available to take away. More info: Free admission. Hosted by Friends of Peirce Mill, 2401 Tilden Street NW.

Sunday, August 6, from 10 AM - 12 noon, The Cat Days of Summer. We keep hearing about the “dog days of summer.” This is completely unfair and exclusive of our feline friends, who laze around in summer just as well as any dog -- no, better! Maybe they don’t have their tongues hanging out, panting in the heat, but they don’t need to put on a show to prove how lazy they are. And it doesn’t even have to be summer -- a cat will seek out a warm spot to fall asleep in, any time of year. So why do we recognize dogs and not cats when the temperature’s high? This event seeks to redress this inequity by gathering cat lovers and their felines to the Cat Days of Summer NapFest. There will be sunny cat perches and garden seats for the kitties to occupy. But please, no cat toys, no catnip, or any other stimulants -- the idea is for all the cats to sleep in the summer heat. Photography encouraged, and at the end of the event, a prize will be awarded to the Laziest Cat in Town. Please register your cat in advance for this free event at, and you will be given all the requirements for your participation.

Monday, August 7 at 2 PM, Film showing: "The Man in the Moon." (US, 1991, rated PG-13, 1 hour and 40 minutes.) Two teenage sisters fall in love with the same young man in this 1950s Louisiana coming of age tale. Starring Reese Witherspoon. Free. At the Chevy Chase Public Library, 5625 Connecticut Avenue NW,

Tuesday, August 8 at 1:30 PM, “Navigating the Home Care Maze.” Northwest Neighbor Village's Executive Director, Stephanie Chong, LICSW, will explore the various types of home care options, explain costs and payment, and address consumer misconceptions. This program is designed to address the questions of current and future consumers and their families. Free. At the Chevy Chase Public Library, 5625 Connecticut Avenue NW

Wednesday, August 9 at 7 PM, Family Craft Night. Arts and crafts for children of all ages. Free. At the Chevy Chase Public Library, 5625 Connecticut Avenue NW,

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