Friday, July 26, 2013

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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 the 13,000+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

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

Friday, July 26 at 11 AM, Dig Into Archaeology: Dinosaurs, An archaeology workshop for kids  ages 4 - 7. Free. At the Georgetown Library, 3260 R Street NW,

Saturday, July 27 from 10 AM - 12 noon, 2-Mile Hike to Discover Rocky Rocks and Crystalline Cousins. Led by Geologist Chelsea Lewis, this hike will include time for rock-skipping, boulder-hopping, and hands-on exploration. Free. For kids ages 7 - 12 and their families. Starts at Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road. More information at:

Saturday, July 27 from 10 AM - 3 PM, Day of Archaeology Festival. Part of a worldwide celebration of archaeology, the DC festival will be hosted by Archaeology in the Community and by archaeology organizations from DC, MD, and VA..Meet archaeologists in person and learn about the science and art of doing archaeology as well as volunteer opportunities in the field.  Activities include: mock-excavation, hands-on artifact displays, crafts, and lectures. Plus: live music, face painting, and visits from some of DC's best food trucks. For all ages - free. At Turkey Thicket Park, 1100 Michigan Avenue NE. 

Saturday, July 27 at 11 AM - Political Archaelology: The Hunt for Artifacts of a Long-Dead Campaign. Join experienced experts and guides to the far-off political past at a dig for artifacts: discarded campaign buttons, bumper stickers, and hats -- from the long-dead Presidential campaign of Gary Hart. Learn the reasons for the sudden extinction of Hart's Presidential hopes, as we hunt through ancient tabloids and soundbites for clues like "Monkey Business" and "Bimini." Location: In the secret, hidden archives of the National Press Club -- and we can't tell you where that is, because this is the weekly fake event.

Saturday, July 27, 11 AM - 4 PM: The 4-day Arts & Humanities Festival at St. Elizabeth's East  kicks off this Saturday with wide array of activities, live performances, art exhibits, readings and workshops and other fun events for all ages. The opening ceremony with Mayor Vincent Gray starts at 1 PM. Special appearances by urban vocalist IhsAn Bilal, Rapper, AB The Producer, Anthony Anderson and the cast of Anacostia - The Series, and the East of the River Boys and Girls Steelband; special narratives provided by noted author, Dr. Courtney Davis, Jay Coleman and master storyteller the Honorable Baba-C, Griot. Additional artists will participate in the subsequent events held on Saturday, August 17th, Sunday, August 18th and Saturday, August 24th. The festival is free and open to the public. The heart of the festival is located on the grounds of one of the District's most prized historic sites, St. Elizabeth's East, in the 1100 block of Alabama Avenue SE. More info at

Saturday, July 27 at 6 PM, The Petworth Jazz Project presents concerts by Iya and the Kuumba Kids at 6, and the Federal Band starting at 7. Free. On the lawn at the Petworth Rec Center, 8th and Taylor Streets NW. Visit

Sunday, July 28 from 10 AM - 2 PM, Celebrate Global Tiger Day at the National Zoo. Meet the keepers and talk to tiger scientists and see the tigers! A children's dance troupe will perform at 11 AM. At the National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW,

Monday, July 29 at 7:15 PM, The Fort Reno Concert series presents Priests, Humble Fire, and the Accidentals. Free. At Fort Reno Park, 40th & Chesapeake Streets NW,

Tuesday, July 30 at 5:30 PM, Beneath the Surface: Examining the Truth of Today's Radio Artists, a workshop for teens led by local poet Candice Danielle Iloh, looking at the lyrics of some of today's top singers and performers and also encouraging participants to express themselves through their own writing. Free. At Georgetown Library, 3260 R Street NW,

Wednesday, July 31 at 7 PM, The Tenley-Friendship Library's Young Prose Book Group will meet to discuss "Room"? by Emma Donoghue. For ages 21-35. Free. At Kitty O'Shea's DC, 4624 Wisconsin Avenue NW. RSVP to megan.biggins @

Thursday, August 1 at 3 PM, Forged in Fire, a tour of the ironwork at the National Cathedral. Tickets, $10. Reservations suggested. Go to:

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