Thursday, March 21, 2013

Get Out! - The 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 @

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Friday, March 22 at 11 AM. Free resume help for adults at the Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Public Library, 1630 7th St. NW, 202-727-1288,,

Friday, March 22, The Morehouse College Glee Club's annual spring concert at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G Street NW, Room 410. Free. More info:

Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23, 10 AM - 4 pm, Friends of the Palisades Library's huge Spring Book Sale. On Friday most books are $1 each; children's books are 50 cents - $1. On Saturday, we will have a bag sale of books for $10 per bag (no children's books in this deal). Books in the "bargain room" are 25 cents each or $3 per bag throughout the sale. BYOBag. At 4901 V Street NW, (corner of MacArthur Blvd & V St). Questions? Email: FriendsOfPalisadesLibrary @

Friday and Saturday at UDC's David A. Clarke School of Law, 3 Public Events. On Friday beginning at 4 pm: The Government Accountability Project's (GAP's) American Whistleblower Tour: Essential Voices for Accountability, featuring prominent American whistleblowers. On Friday at 6:30 PM, annual Summer Public Interest Fellowship Auction -- view the fabulous list of items at: and then on Saturday, March 23, it's Spring 2013 Law Day - Open House Program from 10 AM - 2:30 PM: Sit in on a mock law school class, meet current students, faculty, financial aid and admission specialists. Lunch will also be served. More info and registration at At the David A. Clarke School of Law, 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Saturday, March 23, 10 AM - 4 PM, DC History Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Tour the exhibit "Window to Washington," get a behind-the-scenes look at the Kiplinger Research Library, and attend a hands-on session  to update Wikipedia pages on DC history. Bring your own laptop to edit via wifi. Free. Reservations suggested. At the Washington Historical Society, 801 K Street, NW, 202-249-3955,

Saturday, March 23 at 11 AM, Cherry Blossom Tree Walk, presented by Casey Trees and Washington Walks. See and learn about the varieties of Japanese cherry trees in the District. Tickets $15 - $20 at Locations shown when you reserve your tickets. Other walk dates: March 30 and April 6.

Sunday, March 24 at 10 AM Georgetown Walking Tour with Cupcakes. Join actor Dwane Starlin, a member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, for a delightful walking tour of Georgetown steeped in history and sweetened with cupcakes. Tour starts at Dumbarton House and include stops at Baked & Wired, Sprinkles, and Georgetown Cupcake. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Unfortunately, our four-legged friends cannot join us on the tour. $20 ticket includes one cupcake at each of the three shops. 2715 Q St NW,

Sunday, March 24, 2 AM Half Marathon. This is a special race for people who aren't that fast: none of your friends or family members will be see how slow you actually are; yet you can claim that you ran a half marathon. Runners should arrive no later than 1 AM. Location: The National Mall, where you'll run 17 times around the perimeter to complete the race. Breakfast will be served afterwards, for those still running at 6 AM. Yes, we're kidding -- this is the weekly fake event.

Monday, March 25, 3:30 - 5 PM "Design for Safety" seminar presented by the Dupont Circle Village and Strategies for Independent Living president Stephen H. Hage, a certified aging-in-place specialist.
$10/free for members of Dupont Circle Village. At the Apolline, 1330 New Hampshire Avenue NW. More info at

Tuesday, March 26 and Wednesday, March 27 and April 3, 1 - 2:30 PM: Spring Tea and Chocolate Workshop for families. Tea and chocolate have long entranced our palates, but what do we really know about them? Children will learn the basics of chocolate making and tea etiquette at this festive spring program conducted by a costumed interpreter. What's more, they will create their own 3-D chocolate eggs to take home. At Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1670 31st Street, NW. Read more and register:

Wednesday March 27 from 10 AM - 2 PM Enrichment Day at the National Zoo. Animal talks and demonstrations including Enrichment Mystery Box, Forage and Feast, and Secret Scents. Free and open to all.

Wednesday, March 27 from 6:30 PM to 8 PM: Humanitini: Punk and Go-Go: DC's Art of Choice during the 80's, 90's, and Today. Explore the history of DC's native sound, Go-Go, and the city's world-renowned punk and hardcore scene. Panel and audience will become one as our experts engage with, and learn from your musical experiences -- no matter what part of the country you are from! Stick around to try out some Go-Go dance moves and to hear what got hardcore punk "Banned in DC!" Led and moderated by Natalie Hopkinson, author of Go-Go Live: The Life and Death of a Chocolate City. At 876 Cafe, 4221 Connecticut Ave NW. Reserve your free tickets:

Thursday, March 28, 6 - 8 PM. "MoveDC" is DDOT's initiative to develop a coordinated, multimodal long range transportation plan for the District. If you drive, walk, bike, ride the bus or take a train in DC, help us create a new transportation vision for DC by attending the next Idea Exchange. See the presentation of ideas from the previous public event, attended by more than 250 people from all across the city. The next presentation is at Woodrow Wilson High, 3950 Chesapeake Street NW. More information at

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