Thursday, August 15, 2013

Get Out! - The Events Column

Photo by Thomas S. Mann
We wanted to share some events and activities that list members might be interested in. 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, August 16 at 11 AM, Runway Fashion Show for Seniors, hosted by Maryann Priddy of Taylor Marie Fashions. Enjoy complimentary coffee and refreshments as you get ready for the gala runway show at 11:30 AM, featuring models who are residents of Friendship Terrace. Clothing and accessories will be available at a discount. The show is free and open to the public. At Seabury at Friendship Terrace, 4201 Butterworth Place, 202-244-7400.

Friday, August 16 from 11 AM - 2 PM, The Fairmont of Georgetown's 4th annual Sustainability Fair will feature info about the hotel's green program, as well as exhibits from local environmental groups, DC agencies, energy saving companies and other local firms. Featuring snacks from the hotel's garden and honey tastings from its rooftop beehives. Free. At the Fairmont Hotel, 2401 M Street NW,

Saturday, August 17 at 10 AM, Friends of the Cleveland Park Library will hold its annual meeting, with speaker David Catania, chair of the DC Council's Committee on Education, who will discuss issues affecting the city's libraries. Newly appointed Branch Manager Barbara Gauntt will tell us about the changes coming in October, including Sunday hours. Business meeting will follow speakers. Free and open to the public. In the first floor auditorium of the library at the corner of Macomb Street & Connecticut Avenue.

Saturday, August 17 from 2 - 8 PM, NoMa Beerfest! Live music, games, entertainment, and of course, lots of beer and ale by local brewers. Beer tickets available for advance purchase online at - first 100 people in line at 2 PM get a free tasting ticket. Location: Parking Lot at 1250 First Street, NE (at First & N Streets) Metro/Bus: NoMa/Gallaudet U.

Saturday, August 17 from 4 - 4:45 PM, Wacky Weather of the Solar System. If you thought that last year's derecho or Hurricane Sandy were intense weather events, how would you like to experience the 800 degree heat on Venus or a twirling wind cyclone double the size of Earth on Jupiter? Discover the solar system's out of this world weather with Ranger Tony Linforth. Location: Planetarium, 5200 Glover Road. Free.

Sunday, August 18 from 1 - 5 PM, Classic American Car Show, featuring cars from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, presented by the Straight Eights Car Club. Tickets, $5 - $15, free for children age 5 and younger. At Hillwood Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue,

Sunday, August 18 at 1 PM, End-of-Summer Ice Cream Sunday at Dumbarton House. On August 24, 1814, First Lady Dolley Madison fled the White House as British Troops advanced upon Washington, D.C. Her flight brought her to Dumbarton House, at the time the home of Charles Carroll of Bellevue. Join us to commemorate Dolley's flight to Dumbarton House. Guests will make their own ice cream, which Dolley help popularize in America, and sample an ice cream flavor popular during the federal period. End your visit with a tour of Dumbarton House to learn about the history of early Georgetown and the Federal City. Historic lawn games will be also be available throughout the day for children and the young at heart. Tickets: $8; Free for NSCDA and Dumbarton House members. At 2715 Q Street, NW.

Tuesday, August 20 from 7 - 11 PM, Permit Parking Seminar by the DC Department of Transportation. Learn the ins & outs of the different permit parking programs offered by DDoT: RPP, VPP, ROSA, and RAPTUR. DC's top parking gurus will use diagrams, flow-charts, and non-linear algebraic equations to teach you everything you need to know to avoid a $100 ticket. Bonus: In this 4-hour seminar you will be given secret telephone numbers to call to void an unjustly written ticket. Location: One Judiciary Square. Important: There is no street parking for this event. Actually, there is no way you can get to this event at all, because it's not real -- it's the weekly fake event.

Wednesday, August 21 from 11 AM - 12 Noon, Make a Corn Husk Doll. In America's early days, there was much less garbage and even recycling because everything was used, even corn husks! Come and make a corn husk doll just like children did back in the day. This free, hands-on program is at Peirce Mill at the corner of Tilden Street & Beach Drive,

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