Thursday, May 16, 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 @

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

Friday, May 17 from 5 - 7:30 PM, Fillmore West Arts Center hosts the 8th annual student art show featuring works by the students of Key, Marie Reed, Hyde-Addison, Ross, and Stoddert elementary school. The Fillmore West Arts Center is at 1819 35th Street NW.

Friday, May 17 from 11 AM - 7 PM and Saturday, May 18 from 8 AM - 2 PM, New to You - Huge Yard Sale & High End Boutique. Clothing, jewelry, furniture, linens, books, kids? clothing, toys, sporting goods, tools, housewares and more. Great shopping - cash only. St. Columba's Church, 4201 Albemarle Street NW in Tenleytown.

Saturday, May 18 from 9 - 11:30 AM, Ward 3 Animal Health Fair put on by the DC Department of Health, offering free vaccinations, dog licenses, emergency preparedness tips, ask a veterinarian, information about animal laws. All dogs must be on leash and cats in a carrier, accompanied by an adult (human). $15 for dog license if spayed or neutered, $50 if not, maximum four pets per owner.  At the Newark Street Dog Park, 39th & Newark St. NW. More info at

Saturday, May 18 from roughly 9 AM - 2 PM, The Mother of All Yard Sales, including approximately 50 homes centered around Biltmore Street and Lanier Place offering to sell you their crazy mix of treasures. We're socially responsible -- respected 20009 nonprofit Martha's Table will be sending a truck around to every participating sale to pick up qualifying unsold items to help build quality homes for those going through tough times. Similarly, participating sellers will be donating a percentage of their sales to beloved local nonprofits like Jubilee Jumpstart, Sitar Arts Center, Miriam's Kitchen, and others.  Plus, it's the 21st Century yard sale, so it's not just a tag sale, it's a hashtag sale: #motherofallyardsales . Get started at 1791 Lanier Place, one of the headquarters of TMAYS.

Saturday, May 18 from 10 AM - 6 PM, The 4th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival, featuring more than 100 authors reading and signing books, interactive writing workshops, presentations by poets and singers, literary wares, children?s activities, and more. Admission, parking, and handicapped accessible shuttle buses, all free. Visit for schedules of author appearances, performances, and more.

Saturday, May 18 from 11 AM - 3 PM, The Maret Fete, featuring arts & crafts, moonbounce, carnival games, music, cakewalk, vendors, flea market, book sale, home baked goods, multi-national foods, and more. Free and open to the community. At Maret School, 3000 Cathedral Avenue NW.

Saturday, May 18, 2 - 4 PM, Dictionary Reading, Tenleytown Library. Join us for the exciting evening as we start to read the American Heritage Dictionary together. This will be even more fun than a reading of James Joyce's Ulysses, as we journey from A to Z. We expect that the reading will take 25 weeks, but it will be held every Saturday at 2 PM until we're done. Or you could just look up the words you need, because this is the weekly fake event.

Sunday, May 19 from 2 - 5 PM, From Gloom to Bloom - the Shepherd Park Citizens Association holds its annual garden tour through gardens in Shepherd Park, Colonial Village and North Portal Estates. Each garden is unique in its presentation of flowers, shrubs, trees, yard art, water features, hardscapes and landscapes. The tour is self-guided tour to allow visitors to view the gardens at their leisure during the allotted tour hours. Tickets, $15 per person available on the day of the tour at the ticket kiosk in front of Shepherd Elementary School, 14th St & Kalmia Rd NW starting at 1:30 PM. For more information go to

Sunday, May 19 at 3 PM, Art Lecture, "Michelangelo's David-Apollo: an offer he couldn't refuse," National Gallery of Art curator, Alison Luchs will discuss the David-Apollo statue from Florence recently exhibited at the National Gallery, at the Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 South Park Ave., Chevy Chase, MD. Free. Nearest Metro stop: Friendship Heights on Red Line. More info: 202-364-2526 or email

Sunday, May 19, Washington National Cathedral 20s and 30s Group's Evensong and Evensocial. Evensong: 4 PM in the Great Choir of the Washington National Cathedral Evensocial: 5 PM at the Francis Sayre House on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues, NW. Free but please rsvp to; more information at

Sunday, May 19 at 3 PM, Concert by the talented Estonian musician Ingrid Lukas who is visiting Washington, DC for the first time. Free admission and free parking. At the Katzen Arts Center at American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW.  More information at the website of the Embassy of Estonia: and on Ingrid Lukas' website:

Monday, May 13 at 4 PM, Bach's "Magnificat" at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church in the Sanctuary. The Chevy Chase Chancel Choir and orchestra will present the featured work on this program, J.S. Bach's Magnificat, a master work for five soloists, five-part choir, and orchestra, plus arias from cantata 137, 82, St. John Passion and Easter Oratorio. Julie Vidrick Evans, Director of Music at CCPC, will also present Sinfonia to Cantata 169 on the organ. Admission is free and open to all; donations accepted to support future concerts. Following the concert, there will be a reception to meet the artists. At the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, One Chevy Chase Circle NW

Tuesday, May 21 from 4:30 - 8 PM, Taste of Adams Morgan, a culinary adventure benefiting Mary's Center, Purchase tasting tickets and stroll through Adams Morgan enjoying some of the best dishes DC has to offer. Tickets at, 4 for $20 or 7 for $30. See the tasting map at

Tuesday, May 21 at 7:30 PM, The Cleveland Park Historical Society holds its annual meeting, with featured speaker Roger K. Lewis, "Shaping the City" columnist for The Washington Post and regular guest on The Kojo Nnamdi Show. Lewis will explore the nature, purpose, and value of urban design and architectural design guidelines in cities and suburbs, for both existing and new development. The meeting is free and open to all CPHS members but anyone may join CPHS in advance of the meeting. Registration is required to attend: go to Location: The Tregaron Mansion at the Washington International School, 3100 Macomb Street NW. Plenty of parking is available. We will gather in Davies Hall, inside the front doors of the Mansion and down the hall to the right. Refreshments and a brief business meeting at 7:30 followed by Roger Lewis's talk at 8:00.
Wednesday, May 22 at 2 PM, Carolyn Morrow Long discusses her book Madame Lalaurie, Mistress of the Haunted House, about the life and legend of a 19th Century New Orleans society matron and the house her ghost is believed to possess. Free. At the Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW,

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