Thursday, April 26, 2012

This Weekend: Garden Fair; Free Shredding; Bluegrass & Folk Fest, and More!

We wanted to share some great events and activities happening this Saturday and Sunday. Have a fun  weekend -- and if you know of an event you think we should know about for next weekend or beyond, drop us an email at  events [at] fastmail (dot) net .

If you're traveling by Metro this weekend, allow extra time: Red Line trains between Shady Grove and Glenmont will operate every 24 minutes throughout the weekend because of work on the Red Line.

Bill Adler and Peggy Robin
Cleveland Park Listserv

Friday, April 27, 1 PM to 4 PM and Saturday, April 28 9 PM to 4 PM, National Arboretum Annual Garden Fair & Plant Sale featuring new, rare and hard to find plants. Over 600 books on horticulture, garden design, landscape architecture and garden travel from the library of the late Cleveland Park garden designer, Sally Boasberg will be on sale as well as garden-related items from many
vendors. Stroll through the Arboretum's azaleas and other flowers in magnificent bloom. The Garden Fair is at the National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue NE. Visit for more information.

Saturday, April 28, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 8th annual Rose Park Spring Celebration, a giddy extravaganza of spring fun, with pony rides, a baby animal petting zoo, bonnet trimming, face painting, live music by the fabulous Josh Read, cupcakes from Sprinkles, treats from Patisserie Poupon, coffee & beverages & lots more! There's more information at

Saturday, April 28, 2012, from 10am to 2pm, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day gives you a chance to get rid of your accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, without harm to the environment.  To find the drug take-back location most convenient for you, visit
and click on the "Collection Site Locator" link and enter your zip code.

Saturday, April 28, 11 AM to 2 PM. Free on-site shredding of personal documents (limit of five boxes of paper, please) and family fun hosted by PNC Bank in Chevy Chase DC, at 5530 Connecticut Avenue, NW. This will take place in the branch's parking lot. For more information, contact PNC's Wayne Fortune at wayne.r.fortune

Saturday, April 28, 1 PM - 8 PM, Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival. Join some of the DC area's best local bluegrass bands for a day of music, food and exploration on Kingman Island to celebrate the revitalization of the Anacostia River. Take a free tour of the river by canoe sponsored by the
Anacostia Watershed Society. Enjoy food from nearly a dozen of DC's top food trucks and beverages from Sierra Nevada, Dogfish Head, and Heavy Seas. For more information, visit:

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