Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Get Out! The Events Column for March 6 - 12, 2020

March 8 is International Women's Day
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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 14,600+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @ fastmail dot net.

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv   

Friday, March 6 at 6 PM, Congresswoman Norton's Queer Women in Leadership Panel. In honor of women’s history month, Congresswoman Norton will host a panel celebrating the accomplishments of queer women in Washington, DC. Free. At the Adams Morgan Community Center, 1770 Euclid Street NW. All are welcome!

Saturday, March 7 at 3 PM, Prepare Your Home for Spring and Summer. Steve Ortado, professional woodworker and home maintenance expert, will get us motivated to prepare for the next season. Steve will help participants decide what they can do themselves or what they should ask experts to do and how much they should expect to pay for a variety of services. Please register here: This event is free and sponsored by Around Town DC, which is funded by a grant from the Department of Aging and Community Living. At Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 

Sunday, March 8 at 1 PM, Make a Protest Sign. August 18, 2020 will be the 100th anniversary of  women gaining the right to vote. It took many years and the hard work of many activists and reformers for women to win the right to vote in the United States. Suffragists used their voice to fight for change, including through protests and written declarations. What issues do you care about? What will you use your voice to fight for? Be an activist! Join us to make a sign for your next protest. Materials provided for kids 5-18 and their families. Free. At the Takoma Park Library, 416 Cedar St. NW,   

Sunday, March 8 from 1 - 3 PM, An American Story: Jewish & Muslim Perspectives - Artists Reception. Meet and mingle with the exhibiting artists of An American Story: Jewish & Muslim Perspectives. Enjoy the exhibition while sampling an offering of traditional Jewish and Muslim foods and light soft drinks. A special presentation by clergy members representing Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faiths will begin at 2 PM. Free. Registration is required at 

Sunday, March 8 at 4 PM, Author Talk: 1913 Suffrage Parade, Spectacle & Tipping Point. Imagine a procession down Pennsylvania Avenue led by a woman on horseback in a flowing white cape and gold crown. Behind her stretched a parade with three heralds, four mounted brigades, nine bands, 24 floats and more than 5,000 marchers. This was the 1913 Suffrage Procession, long credited as the tipping point that led to the passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. The Chevy Chase Historical Society continues its celebration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment, finally ratified in 1920, with an illustrated lecture by historian and author Rebecca Boggs Roberts. Roberts’ talk will describe the march on the eve of Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration that was marred by violence, injuries, minimal police intervention and marchers’ persistence. The program will be followed by a reception of light refreshments and sale and signing of Roberts’ book, Suffragists in Washington, DC: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote.  No reservations are required for the free lecture, and the community is welcome. At the Lawton Community Center, 4301 Willow Lane, in the Town of Chevy Chase. For more information, contact CCHS at 301-656-6141 or email info @ chevychasehistory dot org 

Monday, March 9 at 12 noon, Lecture: The Slaves Who Built DC, presented by Lina Mann, historian, White House Historical Association. Lina Mann tells the stories of enslaved individuals who built the iconic buildings of Washington, DC, including the White House, US Capitol, Post Office, Patent Office, and many others. By renting enslaved individuals from slave owners in the area, the commissioners for the construction sought to “reap the benefits of labor without bearing any responsibility for the workers’ general wellbeing,” according to Mann. Discover how changes in the city and public opinion led to the decline in slavery in the District in the 1830s. Free, no registration required. At The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, 701 21 Street, NW, 

Tuesday, March 10 from 10 – 11:30 AM, Propagation Workshop, hosted by UDC’s CAUSES. Come learn the basics of springtime seeding, while helping to start trays of seedlings that will be grown on the University's green roof. The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), University of the District of Columbia (UDC), is offering a propagation workshop. This workshop will cover how to start a seed so that it will produce the hardiest plants, and how to take care of your seeds as they grow into seedlings. Free and open to the public. Register: At The University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Building 44, Level-P, Green Roof

Tuesday, March 10 from 12:10 - 1 PM, Great Salt Water: A Musical Telling of the History of the Chesapeake Bay. Music for mandolin, guitar and bass with Josh Walker and friends, telling the story of our region's most important water resource. Concert is free and open to the public; suggested donation is $10. At Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G Street NW. Register: 

Tuesday, March 10 from 7:30 - 9 PM, YIMBYism: Now ruining neighborhood character nationwide? Alex Baca, Coalition for Smarter Growth, is the speaker at the March meeting of Action Committee for Transit (ACT), held the second Tuesday of each month, at the Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veteran's Plaza, Silver Spring, MD. More info:

Wednesday, March 11 from 6 - 8 PM, Alley Hoppin’! Reception and Talk. Hop on down to the District Architecture Center for the opening of ALLEY HOPPIN! Putting People Back in DC’s Alleys. Join us for a reception and talk by Mark Lawrence and Elizabeth Emerson of EL Studio who will share tales about the Washington Alley Project in addition to unveiling several new public feedback initiatives which will run over the course of the exhibition. Visitors will have an opportunity to ‘show us your alley’ and vote for ways in which they could improve in the future. Artist Robin Bell of Bells Visuals animates the SIGAL Storefront with a light installation for the evening festivities. Free, RSVP required. The District Architecture Center is at 421 7th St NW.

Wednesday, March 11 at 7 PM, Book Hill Talks: Horticultural Embellishments in 19th Century Paris Gardens. Ann Komara, Garden and Landscape Studies Fellow, Dumbarton Oaks and Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, University of Colorado Denver will discuss the transformation of the Parisian urban landscape during the Second Empire (1851-1870). Free. At Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW,

Thursday, March 12 at 12 noon, It’s 3 1 2 Day! On 3-12, all who hail from the Windy City are invited out to this lunchtime celebration with fellow ex-Chicagoans, where they can swap stories of all the 312 phone numbers they’ve had...or may even still have on their cell phones. All Chicagoans are welcome, even those who grew up with a 773 or an 872 area code. It’s a day for nostalgia for a time when, if you knew a person’s area code, you could instantly tell where they lived. This event will be held at the Uno’s Pizzeria at Union Station, and seating will immediately be assigned based on which of two groups you fall into: those who think the Uno’s chain represents a travesty of Chicago deep dish pizza, and those who think it’s really not that bad for a mass-market imitation. If you want a slice, you must pre-order at: 

Thursday, March 12, 2020, 6:30 PM, Know Your Neighborhood: Tenley on the Map. Tenleytown has experienced enormous changes since its founding. Come explore the history of Tenleytown in maps, from the middle 1800s to today. Then create your own map of the neighborhood. As part of our Map Madness! program series, this program will include hands-on activities suitable for everyone age 5 and up. Free. At Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 

Thursday, March 12 at 7 PM, An Evening with Lonnie Bunch. The Francis A. Gregory Library is hosting a discussion with Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and founding director of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture. In conversation with Dana Williams of Howard University, Secretary Bunch will discuss his book, A Fool’s Errand, and talk about the founding of the country’s first national museum dedicated to African American culture. Copies of the book will be available with pre-signed bookplates. Free. At the Francis A. Gregory Library, 3660 Alabama Ave. SE,    

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