Thursday, November 23, 2017

Get Out! - The Events Column

WinterFest Winter Feast
November 24 - December 2
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 17,300+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv 

Friday, November 24  through Saturday, December 2, Tenley WinterFest is on! And the Yeti Scavenger Hunt begins! Using the Yeti Tracker, find the yetis hidden up and down Wisconsin Avenue and get the stamps to prove your yeti-hunting skills. The all-ages scavenger hunt goes on at walkable locations around Tenleytown, and it ends with prizes given out on Dec 2, 12-3:30 PM at Janney ES, 4130 Albemarle St NW.. Download the map and Yeti tracker at: and you can also see the calendar of all the fun Tenley WinterFest activities.

Friday, November 24, “Light Gray Friday.” Turn the “Black Friday” stress down a notch or two with a not-so-dark retail experience. Stores that will be observing “Light Gray Friday” promise that there will be no fighting over hot-ticket items; in the event of any temper flare-ups or fist fights, a sales rep will appear within seconds to perform a coin-toss to award the desired item to one of the disputants. Line-jumpers and cart-rammers will be taken to a “cool-down” room where New Age music plays and aromatherapy is piped in; they will also get a complimentary a hot, spiced cider and a stress ball and asked to stay at least 15 minutes until calm prevails. For a list of all local stores participating in the “Light Gray Friday” experience, visit:

Saturday, November 25, Two highlights of Tenley WinterFest: At 4 PM: Caroling at Fessenden Park. Join friends and neighbors at the park (Wisconsin & Fessenden) for a community sing, followed by hot cocoa at St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church - all ages and faith traditions welcomed. At 5 PM: Tenley Gets Lit! The Tenley WinterFest window display is revealed, and Tenleytown Main Street announces the winner of the 2nd annual Tenleytown window decorating contest. Location: in front of the Best Buy window at the corner of Wisconsin and Albemarle. Free. More about these and other Tenley Winterfest events here:

Sunday, November 26 from 1 - 3 PM, Tenleytown Walking Tour. On this tour you can learn some fascinating facts: Who was Alice Deal? Which girls’ school became a home for code breakers? Why did the Reno School close? The tour this year will focus on educational institutions in Tenleytown and their place in local and national history. Free. Presented by the Tenleytown Historical Society as part of this year's Tenley WinterFest. Farleigh Earhart, a THS board member, Deal parent, and frequent patron of the library's Washingtoniana Room, will conduct the tour, which will begin at the entrance to Alice Deal Middle School (Nebraska Avenue and Fort Drive) and conclude near the intersection of Nebraska and Van Ness. Please email info @ tenleytownmainstreet dot org with any questions. Sign up at:

Monday, November 27 at 12 PM, Lecture: The Grocery Shopping Evolution in the DC Region, 1880–Present, presented by Diana Kohn, president, Historic Takoma. Explore how shopping for food has changed over time, with a regional focus on Washington, D.C. and Takoma Park, Maryland. In the 1930s, stores like Piggly Wiggly, Sanitary Grocery, and District Grocery allowed customers to select their own food from store shelves, a novel idea at a time when shoppers had to wait for a clerk to gather their orders. This concept continues to evolve even today, with self-check out machines at Giant and the ability to stock your shopping cart remotely using online shopping services. Free. George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum, 701 21st St. NW. More info:

Tuesday, November 28 at 12:30 PM, JAZZforum at UDC concert: Pianist, composer-arranger and jazz studies major Samuel Munguia presents his Junior Recital. Free. Recital Hall, Building 46-West, University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW,

Tuesday, November 28 at 5:30 PM, Georgetown’s 14th annual tree lighting ceremony will take place in the courtyard and lobby of the Fairmont Hotel. Families will take the chill off with complimentary hot chocolate and cookies as they listen to the award-winning Georgetown Visitation Madrigals perform holiday classics. Children will enjoy decorating holiday cards while members of the United States Marine Corps Reserves will perform a presentation of colors. Santa Claus and Rudolph will make a special guest appearance; all families are welcome to take a photo with Santa. Kelly Collis and Tommy McFly, hosts of 94.7 Fresh FM’s Tommy Show, will serve as the masters of ceremonies. The ceremony, which is free and open to the public, will benefit The U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots Program, a non-profit organization that collects toys throughout the holiday season and delivers gifts to less fortunate children.Those attending the event are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to be donated. The Fairmont is at 2401 M St. NW,  

Wednesday, November 29 from 5 - 7 PM, Workshop: “Archiving Digital Photography.” Using examples from the extensive analog collections of the Historical Society of Washington, DC and the DC Public Library’s Washingtoniana Division and other digital projects, the workshop will offer strategies for compiling the documentation necessary to make your contemporary photography work a possible resource for your descendants, future historians, and repositories. Advance registration and ticket purchase recommended. Onsite registration is subject to availability. This workshop complements the For the Record exhibit, at the George Washington University Museum and Textile Museum, 701 21st St. NW. Tickets, $20 to $30; reservations required - go to

Thursday, November 30 from 5 - 7 PM, "21st Century Cooperation": A Book Launch & Discussion. Please join Louis Goodman, Antoni Estevadeoral, and contributors to 21st Century Cooperation as they discuss regional public goods, global governance, and sustainable development. Louis Goodman is Professor and Dean Emeritus, School of International Service, American University; Antoni Estevadeordal, Manager of the Integration and Trade Sector at the Inter-American Development Bank. They will be joined by six other scholars, professors, and experts in international trade in a panel discussion in the Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service, American University, Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues NW. More info:  

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