Thursday, July 25, 2019

Get Out! The Events Column, July 26 - August 1, 2019

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We wanted to share some events and activities that we thought would be of interest to list members. Have a great weekend -- and week beyond, too. If you know of an event that the 18,300+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, please email us at events @ fastmail dot net.

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv     

Friday, July 26 from 10:30 - 11:30 AM, Guided Garden Tour of Tudor Place. Take a guided tour of the property’s 5.5 acre landscape. Hear stories of the people who designed, created, and cared for the garden for over two hundred years. Explore seasonal flora and urban wildlife in this quiet retreat in bustling Georgetown. This outdoor tour will take place rain or shine. Please dress for the weather! Free for members of Tudor Place; non-members $10; walk-ins welcome. Advance tickets available at Tudor Place Historic House & Garden is at 1644 31st Street NW.

Saturday, July 27 at 10 AM, Meet Washington Nationals Pitcher Sean Doolittle at this special Summer Challenge story time event for families. He will share stories and answer questions. Please note that this event will replace our regularly scheduled 10:30 AM story time. Please click on the link to view additional information about this program. Registration is not required for this free event. In the first floor meeting room of the Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Sunday, July 28 at 1 PM, Resistance to Gentrification in Adams Morgan, 1970s-1990s. In conjunction with the Anacostia Community Museum’s “A Right to the City” exhibition, the Mt. Pleasant Library is pleased to present a panel of Adams Morgan community members, activists and local scholars who will discuss the changing economic, social and cultural landscape of one of Washington’s most diverse and multicultural neighborhoods during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Panelists will address grassroots efforts to preserve and protect local culture, tensions between developers and residents, tenant organizing campaigns and the role of ANC and city political figures in the struggle for continuity and change in Adams Morgan over three key decades. Free. In the large first floor meeting room of the Mt. Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. Entrance is on Lamont St. More info:

Monday, July 29 from 7 - 9:30 PM, Fort Reno Concert Series - Monday’s concert lineup: The Osyx; Dirt Eater; The Mauls at What to bring: Yes to friends, dogs, babies. No to alcohol, drugs, glass bottles. Free. Ft. Reno Park is at Chesapeake and Nebraska Ave, across the street from Wilson HS. The Fort Reno website has the concert schedule for whole summer. Questions - contact: Amanda @ fortreno dot com.. Concert information line: 202-355-6356 

Tuesday, July 30, at 4 PM, Diane Macklin, master storyteller, stirs a savory blend of stories seasoned with truth, wit and humor. This interactive feast for the ears is rich with family traditions, folk heroes and the creative resilience of the African American experience.Free. At the Palisades Library, 4901 V Street NW,   

Wednesday, July 31 at 6:30 PM, Harry Potter 20th Anniversary - Escape Azkaban! It's been 20 years since Sirius Black escaped Azkaban! Come celebrate with trivia and surprises, maybe see if you can escape Azkaban yourself! There will also be an edible books contest (Harry Potter edition) being held to celebrate! Craft your favorite scene from any of the books or play out of food. Get punny with it! Sirius Black Forest Cake? Bella-Twix Squares? Awards will be given by age group, and a few other special awards. Don't want to bring something in? No problem, we will need judges as well. Costumes are not required, but encouraged. Free. At the Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW, 

Wednesday, July 31 at 6:30 PM, DC Punk Archive Rooftop Show: Saffron and Lavender. Woodridge is taking it to the roof again this summer with the DC Punk Archive for our summer concert series! We're kicking it off with DC favorites Saffron and Lavender, on our beautiful 3rd floor terrace overlooking Langdon Park. Space is limited on the rooftop terrace, please arrive early to guarantee entry to the outdoor space. This event is open to all ages. Show will move inside in case of poor weather. Rain or shine, we will rock. Free. Woodridge Library is at 1801 Hamlin Street NE,   

Wednesday, July 31 at 7 PM, Book Hill Talks: How Do Cognitive Neuroscientists Study the Brain? Science has made many advances from the days when, after an accident like a stroke or injury, researchers would wait for the afflicted person to die so that they could remove their brain and determine what had gone wrong that led to the person's symptoms. One amazing modern tool for understanding the human brain is magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI. In this seminar, we will talk about how MRI is used to measure brain structure and function, both healthy and unhealthy. We will also cover some of the landmark studies that showcased the power of this tool for learning about how the brain changes with experience, and how the brain works to carry out complex functions like understanding language. This talk is presented by Breana Downey, a 5th year PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience at Georgetown University. Currently, she studies how the experience of bilingualism impacts the brain systems for math, by comparing brain activity during addition and subtraction in English and Spanish, and comparing the bilingual brain to the monolingual brain as children and adults do arithmetic inside an MRI scanner. Free. At the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, 3260 R St. NW,    

Thursday, August 1 at 3:30 PM, Origami Attack at Tenley-Friendship Library. Looking for something to do on a hot summer day? Come to Tenley-Friendship Library and learn how to make water bombs, throwing stars and other interesting origami creations to amuse and amaze others. Ages 13-19, but younger kids are welcome as well. Attending this program counts towards DC Public Library Summer Challenge. Free. At Tenley Library Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW,   

Thursday, August 1 at 5:30 PM, Origami Attack II - The Next Level Up. For those who would like to create more advanced origami weaponry, please attend Tenley Library’s Origami Attack II session for ages 19 and up. No water bombs here - you will learn to make the F-15 jet fighter: and a Valor V280 tilt-rotor aircraft: To create origami aircraft at this level you must have an origami security clearance issued by the Origami United Council of Handcrafters (OUCH). Apply online at: 

Thursday, August 1 at 6:30 PM, Film Screening: African Twilight: A Forty Year Odyssey Meets the Return of a Legend. Angela Fisher and Carol Beckwith have spent over 40 years traversing the African continent photographing the vanishing rituals, ceremonies and cultures of Africa. This documentary by Reality Media Online documents the spectacular launch of their double volume book of the vanishing rituals and ceremonies of the African continent with a carnival of music, dance, fashion, cuisine, costumes and fashions created of the vanishing hand woven and hand printed textiles of Africa at African Heritage House, Nairobi. At the Katzen Arts Center at American University, northeast side of Massachusetts and Nebraska Avenues at Ward Circle. Free, please RSVP to museum @ american dot edu. More info: 

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