Thursday, February 7, 2013

Get Out! The Cleveland Park Listserv Events Column

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 should be in next week's column, email us at events @

Bill Adler and Peggy Robin

Publishers, All Life Is Local
Cleveland Park Listserv

Friday, February 8 at 12:15 PM "Songs That Tell Stories" performed by tenor Richard Turner. Selections by composers from medieval to modern. At St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Avenue, NW. Free. More info at

Saturday, February 9 at 10 AM, This month's meeting of the National Capital Area Mac Users' Group will teach you how to set up and run LogMeIn, a free application that lets you control your MAC or PC from an iPhone, iPad or another computer, anywhere you have an internet connection. The meeting also will feature an expanded Q & A session. Free. At the Cleveland Park Library, Macomb Street & Connecticut Avenue, NW.

Saturday, February 9, 9:30 AM - 3 PM: DC Department of Transportation presents a Transportation Fair, a family-friendly public event, to share ideas about how District residents, workers and visitors can have convenient and reliable transportation options. Drop in anytime or stay throughout the day to hear information, participate in activities and join a panel discussion. At the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street, NW. More info at

Saturday, February 9 from 10 AM - 12:45 PM, "I Love the Library Day." The Friends of the Library, Little Falls Chapter, invite you to a fun morning of crafts and a free performance for children of all ages: "Treasure Quest," a pirate-themed comedy magic show starring Matthew Pauli, who also performs as "Grandma" in the Big Apple Circus. Magic show starts at 11 AM. At Little Falls Library, 5501 Massachusetts Avenue, Bethesda. Free - no registration required.

Saturday, February 9 at 11:30 AM, "Mardi Gras at the Library," featuring king cake, masks, a parade and other festivities. Free. At the Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Avenue, NW,

Saturday, February 9 at 8 PM, 21st Annual Sing Out for Shelter Concert, at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church (MMUMC), 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. The Augmented Eight, a nonprofit, men's a cappella singing group, will perform in a benefit for three local organizations - Friendship Place, Christ House, and MMUMC's own Metropolitan House. Tickets (100% tax deductible): $50 Preferred seating; $25 General Seating; $10 Students/Seniors; Children 13 and under are free. Reserve by emailing musicdirector @

Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10 - Join Rock Creek Conservancy volunteers to help save trees in Rock Creek Park from invasive English ivy and periwinkle. Two events to choose from: At Melvin Hazen Park on Saturday from 9 - 11 AM, volunteers will cut ivy using hand tools, which will be supplied, or you can bring your own. For ages 16 and up. On Sunday's kid-friendly event from 10 AM - Noon, the location is Little Forest (28th and Newlands Streets), where all ages can pull periwinkle. Additional details about the meet-up locations, what to wear, and what to bring can be found at in the "Upcoming Events" column on the right-hand side of the page.

Sunday, February 10 from 10 AM - 3 PM, Indoor Rowing Competition at Sidwell Friends School. The National Erg Invitational is for serious rowers or anyone who would like an opportunity to get a great workout while competing against their peers. There are races for all age groups and distances, plus relay races, and even a costume relay. To participate, sign up online at by midnight February 7. This event benefits the Sidwell Friends Rowing Team, an all-girl sports club. Even if you don't row, bring the family, enjoy the home-baked goods and festive atmosphere. At the Sidwell Friends Athletic Center, 3825 Wisconsin Avenue, NW.

Sunday, February 10 starting at 2 PM, Chinese New Year Parade. Free. The parade route goes from 6th and I Streets along I Street to 8th Street, to G Street, 7th Street and H Street, ending at 6th and H Streets. More info at

Sunday, February 10 at 5 PM Concert by violinist Amy Beth Horman and pianist Francis Conlon, of classical and modern works. Free. Church of the Annunciation, 3810 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.

Monday, February 11 at 4 PM, The Year of the Snake Chinese New Year celebration, for children age 4 and up. See a video of the dragon dance, make a dragon puppet, and learn about Chinese New Year traditions. At the Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Avenue. Free, no registration required,

Tuesday, February 12, Adams Morgan celebrates Mardi Gras with marching bands and Carnaval and a night of music and dance, 6:30 - 10 PM at 5 different venues along 18th & Columbia Road. Enjoy Dixieland Jazz, Brazilian batucada and samba dancers, Cuban Alafia dancers and drummers, and much, much more. Information on parking, public transportation, and details about performances and participating businesses can be found at

Tuesday, February 12, 5:30 - 8:30 PM, Palisades Georgetown Lions Pancake Dinner and Club Bake Sale. All are welcome to this event at the Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Avenue NW. Adults $8.00, Children 6-12. $4.00, Under 6 Free. Tickets sold at the door. For more information call the Lions at 202-966-4418.

Tuesday, February 12 at 7 PM, author Jefferson Morley will discuss "Snow-Storm in August: Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835." Free. At the Palisades Library, 4901 V Street NW,

Wednesday, February 13 at 4 PM - Chess for Kids, instruction for all ages and skill levels. At the Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Avenue NW,

Wednesday, February 13 at 4 PM - Valentine card making for teens. At the Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Free.

Friday, February 15, 5 PM - 8 PM, Sewing class for recently divorced men. Now that you're on your own, learn this essential skill. Sewing can come in handy if you have a hot date, and suddenly realize that you have a button that's about to pop on your favorite shirt. Location: nowhere, because this is the weekly fake event.

Friday, February 15 at 7 PM, Wine tasting with Tom Natan and Cy Behroozi of First Vine, at the Alliance Francaise, 2142 Wyoming Avenue NW. Tickets, $15 - $20 at

Saturday, February 16, 11:30 AM - 5 PM, Summer Camp & Activity Fair, sponsored by Washington Family Magazine, at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad, corner of Old Georgetown Road and Battery Lane in Bethesda. The Camp Fair is free, with hands-on activities for the  kids, face painting, etc. and prize giveaways.

Saturday, February 16 and Sunday February 17, Presidents Day Weekend Community Shopping event at The Edgemoor Club, 7415 Exeter Road in Bethesda. On Saturday the 16th between 9 AM - 5 PM drop off your gently or never worn clothing at The Edgemoor Club. Please do not donate anything you can't imagine your neighbor or friend wearing. Also accepting blankets, towels and gently used pet beds. If possible, stay to sort, fold, hang, and socialize with neighbors and get a first look at the goods. Then on Sunday from 9 AM - 4 PM come to the Club to browse and shop. There will be fresh baked goods for sale, too.

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