Thursday, October 10, 2019

Get Out! The Events Column October 11 - 17, 2019

Fall Bird Walk at the Tregaron Conservancy
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 18,400+ 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, October 11 from 10 AM - 12 PM, DIY Digital Friday - Digital Preservation. Take our Intro to Digital Preservation class to learn about ways you can digitize your personal archive using library technology at the Tenley Library and the Memory Lab. Tenley Library staff  will be on hand to assist in scanning materials, answering questions and providing one-on-one guidance in digital preservation. Bring your photos, slides and personal papers to receive a consultation. Registration is required: Free. At the Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

Saturday, October 12  from 8 - 9:30 AM, Fall Bird Walk at Tregaron Conservancy with Birding Expert Jim Nelson. Did you know that Tregaron Conservancy is a birding "hot spot"? Over 100 species of birds have been identified in our woodlands. Join our terrific volunteer, birding expert Jim Nelson, on a walk to look and listen for Tregaron's resident and visiting birds. Jim has been birding for over 30 years and regularly leads tours for land conservancies in our region. The group will gather at 3100 Macomb Street NW. Tregaron has mulch trails and moderate elevation changes. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. Questions? Email info @ tregaronconservancy dot org. Free - register at

Saturday, October 12 from 11 AM - 2 PM, Fall Festival at All Saints Church. Enjoy music, bounce houses, petting zoo, pumpkin patch, cookout, hot chocolate, s’mores, arts and crafts, and more! There's even ping pong, foosball, and corn hole for older children. This kid-friendly event is open to the public, so bring your friends and neighbors. Tickets sold at the door. To get an approximate headcount, please RSVP here Admission for children (includes bounce houses, games, petting zoo, cookout, hot chocolate, snow cones, s’mores) $20; admission for adults (includes cookout) $15; admission for adults (food not included) $5. If you are looking for a healthier food option, there will be a Middle Eastern food truck selling salads, falafel, chicken shawarma and more. Rain or shine at All Saints Church, 3 Chevy Chase Circle, Chevy Chase, MD

Saturday, October 12, 11 AM - 2 PM, Tug of Wharf at District Pier. Taking place on the beautiful District Pier at the DC Wharf, teams of six will battle it out to see if they can be crowned DC’s top tuggers. Prizes will be offered for the winning tug of war team, best team costume or theme, and for the team that raises the most money to benefit the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The DC Wharf is at 1100 Maine Ave SW. More info:

Saturday October 12 from 2:30 - 5 PM, The Georgetown Library Celebrates 5 Years of the DC Punk Archive! Selected materials from the DC Punk Archive collections will be on display in the Peabody Room, the punk archive's temporary home during the renovation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. Read zines, view rare concert footage, and learn about how the collections have been used by researchers over the years. The Open House will take place indoors between 2:30 - 4 PM; an outdoor celebration will go on till 5 PM. The celebration includes: an exhibition of photographs by Antonia Tricarico, author of Frame of Mind: Punk Photos and Essays 997-2017; DIY merch - make a button and stencil your own posters and t-shirts! Paper will be provided, but you must bring your own t-shirt; Music by Les the DJ at 2:30 p.m. and CORIKY (Amy Farina - Ian MacKaye - Joe Lally) at 4 PM. Outdoor activities will take place in the rear yard, and will move to the lower level meeting room in the event of rain. Free. At the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, 3260 R St. NW. More info on the punk archive at 

Sunday, October 13 from 10 AM - 5 PM, Grand Re-Opening of the Anacostia Community Museum. Everyone is invited to join us for the grand re-opening of the museum! See our new look both inside and outside. From 2pm to 4 pm, there will be special festivities. Meet and greet with our new director, Melanie Adams, and enjoy refreshments and live music. See our current exhibition, A Right To The City. Free. At the Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Place SE, 202.633.482, 

Sunday, October 13 from 11 AM - 2 PM, Capitol Cider House 2019 Harvest Festival, with everything you want in a Fall Festival, including: Live Apple Pressing; Apple Cider Donuts; Apple Tasting; Mulled Cider; Face Painting; Balloon Animals; Random Prizes!!! Free admission. Please RSVP here - - so we have enough of everything, especially DONUTS! At Capitol Cider House, 3930 Georgia Avenue NW 

Sunday October 13 2019 at 2 PM, Garden Concert Series: Karen Collins & The Backroads Band. Join us for an afternoon of music in the beautiful garden area beside Northeast Library. Bring a chair, sit back and enjoy the sounds of Karen Collins & The Backroads Band. One of the Washington, DC area top classic honky-tonk groups, Karen Collins & The Backroads Band play classic country music. Their original shuffles, two-steps, and buckle-polishing slow tunes project an authentic vintage sound and the twang continues with a list of covers that range from Hank Williams and Ernest Tubb, to Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, with dashes of rockabilly, Wanda Jackson and Chuck Berry thrown in. Please note: In the event of inclement weather, concerts are held inside the Northeast Library, 330 7th St. NE,

Monday, October 14 at 12 noon, Lecture: DC Murals: Spectacle and Story. Perry Frank and Cory Stowers, founding and associate director of DC Murals: Spectacle and Story, share the stories behind many of the public murals that decorate the streets of Washington, DC.Free; no reservations required. Bring your lunch and enjoy a cup of coffee on us. At The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, 701 21 Street, NW,

Tuesday, October 15 at 7 PM, Author Talk: Sid Balman, Seventh Flag. A National Book Award nominee, Seventh Flag is a work of historical fiction about the radicalization of America that follows four generations of two families in a small West Texas town on their global journeys as they come of age and adapt to shifting paradigms of gender, commerce, patriotism, loyalty, religion and sexuality. Sid Balman, Jr. is a Pulitzer-nominated national security correspondent and fourth generation Texan. He has covered wars in the Persian Gulf, Somalia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Kosovo. Balman now makes Washington, DC his home. This is his first novel. Free. At the Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW,

Wednesday, October 16 at 6:30 PM, Pumpkin Carving. Come celebrate Halloween with carving or decorating a pumpkin. You can make your pumpkin scary or funny! Supplies and Pumpkins will be provided, while they last. Free. At Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW,

Wednesday October 17 at 4 PM, The October Curmudgeons’ Club. Does it raise extreme hackles whenever you see the typo “fall foilage” when it should be “foliage”? Are you incensed by the rampant overuse of “Spooktacular” in the names of Halloween fairs and festivals? Do you get slightly nauseated by the ubiquitous scent of Pumpkin Spice at Starbucks all this month? If you answered yes to any of these petty irritants, then come to the October Curmudgeons’ Club and meet a bunch of cranks just like you, who harbor these and other seasonal pet peeves.See all the October solecisms, malapropisms, and cultural cliches that drive curmudgeons up the wall. If there’s a particular cliche or horrible Halloween pun you think should be banned from civilized society, you can add it to the complaint agenda for the meeting here: -- where you can also register and find out the address of meeting place of the group.

Thursday, October 17 at 7 PM, Author Talk: Ruta Sepetys and "The Fountains of Silence." In partnership with Politics and Prose, Cleveland Park Library  welcomes author, Ruta Sepetys, who will discuss her new book The Fountains of Silence. This event will take place in the Cleveland Park Library first floor meeting room. The Fountains of Silence is set in the summer of 1957 in Spain, at the height of a fascist dictatorship. Daniel Matheson, son of an American oil tycoon, joins his parents on a summer trip to Madrid where he hopes to connect with the country of his mother’s birth. Is the Spain that tourists experience a glossy, filtered version? Can Daniel, an aspiring photojournalist, bring to light the atrocities the world has ignored? Once again, internationally acclaimed bestselling author Ruta Sepetys deftly illuminates a lesser known history with her newest novel about the power of love, the repercussions of war and the reckoning of truth in fascist postwar Spain. Copies of The Fountains of Silence and other Ruta Sepetys titles will be available for purchase. A book signing will take place after the event. Free. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Seating is first come, first served. The Cleveland Park Library is at 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW,

Thursday October 17 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Tudor Nights: Steppin’ Out in Style. Begin at the Main House, to view a selection of rarely displayed footwear from the Tudor Place Collection, followed by cocktails and light hors d'oeuvres at the Dower House. For ages 21+. Tickets: Free for Tudor Place Members; Non-Members: $15 at Tudor Place Historic House and Garden is at 1644 31st Street NW     

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