Thursday, August 23, 2012

Get Out! The Events Column

We wanted to share some events and activities that look exciting. Have a great weekend -- and week beyond, too. If you know of an event that should be in next week's column, email us at events @

Bill Adler and Peggy Robin
All Life Is Local
The Cleveland Park Listserv

Celtic Aire, traditional Celtic music concert on Thursday, August 23 on the west steps of the US Capitol at 8pm. Free.

If you like talking sports, consider joining the SportTalkGabFest. The group has been meeting every other Friday morning since mid-February at the Cleveland Park Library at Connecticut Avenue & Macomb Street, NW. It's very informal -- just gabbing about the scores, the players, the teams and the issues surrounding sports. The group also keep up an active and interesting email exchange. Contact Stuart Klatsky at sklatsky @ mindspring dot com or call 703-798-5276.

"Little Shop of Horrors" free movie screening on Friday, August 24 at 2pm at the Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Avenue, NW.

"The Lorax" free outdoor screening of the movie version of Dr. Seuss' classic children's tale of over-industrialization, on Friday, August 24 at 8pm in the parking lot of Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Avenue, NW.

Swap-O-Rama Clothing Swap on Saturday, August 25, 2pm - 6pm at the Seekers Church in Takoma Park, 276 Carroll Street (ext to the Takoma Metro station). A Swap-O-Rama is a fun event where pre-loved clothing is recycled and you have the opportunity to sew and refashion what you get. Bring a bag or more of gently used clothes; modify your finds at any of the DIY (do it yourself) Stations; all leftover clothes are donated to charity. $8 at the door or $6 if you register in advance. More info at

The DC Funky Fresh Foodie Fest, Saturday, August 25, 1 - 9 PM with all-inclusive food, drinks & music in one place. For more information:

Open House for Knitters on Saturday, August 25, 1pm - 4pm, at the Textile Museum, 2320 S Street NW. Free. Call 202-667-0441 ext 64 for more info.

Presidential Pets, a lecture by a Park Service Ranger at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial on Ohio Drive, Sunday, August 26 from 6pm - 9pm. Free. Leashed pets welcome.

"Cave of Forgotten Dreams" film by showing on Monday, August 27, at 6:30 pm at the Goethe-Institut Washington. 812 Seventh Street, NW. Famed German film maker Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet Pont d’Arc caves of Southern France, capturing the oldest known paintings and drawings of humankind in their astonishing natural setting. In English/German/French with English subtitles. Tickets: $7/$4 at or call 202-289-1200.

Solo Masterworks Cello Concert on Tuesday, August 28 at 12:10pm at the Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G Street, NW.  Soloist Douglas Wolters performs historical and modern stringed instruments including baroque cello, the viola da gamba, and vielle. Suggested donation $5.00. For more information see

E-Reader Clinic on Wednesday, August 29 at 7pm at the Georgetown Library, 2nd Floor conference room, 3260 R Street, NW. Free instructions and demonstration by a librarian on how to borrow e-books from the library for use on your e-reader; also, how to search the library's database, put books on hold, and other tips.

The Friends of the Cleveland Park Library is sponsoring a monthly reading series on Ethical Dilemmas.  The series begins on September 13 with The Scarlet Letter and continues through February.  Phil Burnham, who teaches at George Mason University, will again be the discussion leader. For more information go to Call 202.282.3072 to register.

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