Thursday, August 22, 2013

Get Out! - The Events Column

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 23 at 8 PM, Outdoor showing of "The Pirates! Band of Misfits." Continuing its summer "MetFlix" tradition, Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church (MMUMC) invites you to bring a blanket or beach chair and sprawl out in the parking lot on Nebraska and New Mexico Avenues in front of a huge movie screen. Costumes are encouraged, as pirate booty and pirate crafts will be provided. The pirate fun begins at 8 PM and the film rolls at dusk. This animated film features the voices of Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, Jeremy Piven and others. MMUMC is located at 3401 Nebraska Avenue across from American University. For more information, see

Saturday, August 24 starting at 8:30 AM, The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington - March for DC Statehood & Rally. Meet at the DC War Memorial (north side of Independence Avenue between the World War II Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial), and then promptly at 9:30 AM we will march to the Lincoln Memorial for the Main March. To join the DC Statehood contingent call: Chair: Frank Smith - 202-667-2667 or Staff Assistant: Lyndia Grant - 202-518-3192. All the details are at

Saturday, August 24 from 11 AM - 5 PM, Cat Adoption Fair at Petco Cleveland Park. There will be several beautiful kittens and adult cats there for possible adoption -- all strays, all fully vetted by Tails High Cats Inc. More info at The Cleveland Park Petco is at 3505 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Saturday, August 24 at 2 PM, What does it mean to eat locally? Interested in sustainable agriculture? Wonder how to find locally grown food? Do local businesses buy locally? What is organic food?What is the green movement anyway? The Cleveland Park Library hosts a moderated community discussion about what it means to eat locally. Bring your questions, knowledge, opinions and let's get a Cleveland Park dialog going! The panelists include DC journalist Rhea Kennedy; Michael Greene from Melvin Hazen Community Garden; Imre Jamry, Istenszek Farm; and Gail Taylor from Three Part Harmony Farm. Free. In the first floor auditorium of the library, which is at the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Macomb Street.

Sunday, August 25 from 10 AM - 2 PM, African Wildlife Day at the National Zoo, featuring zookeeper talks, animal demonstrations and fun activities. Free. At the Cheetah Conservation Station and the African Trail of the National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Sunday, August 25 at 1 PM, Walking tour of Georgetown, focusing on neighborhood history related to the War of 1812. Led by Dwane Starlin. Tickets, $15 available at Meet outside Dumbarton House, 2715 Q Street NW.

Monday, August 26 from 5:30 - 8 PM, Raising the Conscience of a Nation, a special commemorative program reflecting 1963, the year that changed America, presented by the Humanities Council of Washington, DC in partnership with the Andrew Young Foundation and CRP Inc. The program includes a screening of 1963: The Tipping Point, followed by a conversation with Ambassador Andrew Young, and then audience Q & A session. Reception begins at 5:30 pm, Film Screening and Conversation from 6 - 8 PM. Program hosted by and held at the Law Offices of Hogan Lovells, 555 13th Street NW. Tickets are free but you must reserve at

Tuesday, August 27, 6 PM, Celebrate the dedication of the new name for the Woodley Park Metro stop. Formerly Woodley Park-Zoo-Adams Morgan, this popular metro stop is now called Woodley Park-Zoo-Adams Morgan-Rock Creek Park Overlook-Connecticut Avenue Bridge-Marriott Wardman Park and Omni Shoreham Hotels. Location: Outside the Woodley Park-Zoo-Adams Morgan-Rock Creek Park Overlook-Connecticut Avenue Bridge- Marriott Wardman Park and Omni Shoreham Hotels metro stop (on west side of Connecticut Avenue, one block north of Calvert Street.) You can breathe again: This is the weekly fake event.

Wednesday, August 28 from 6 - 8 PM, Cocktails and conversation with artist/muralist Dana Jeri Maier and essayist-cartoonist Tim Kreider, a benefit for Cultural DC, $35 donation suggested. RSVP appreciated by August 26 by email to szuhan @ On the roof deck of the Brixton at 901 U Street NW.

Wednesday, August 28 at 7 PM, Meeting of the Tenley-Friendship's Young Prose Book Group for ages 21-35. Discussion of "When the White House Was Ours" by Porter Shreve. Free. At Kitty O'Shea's, 4624 Wisconsin Avenue NW. RSVP to megan.biggins @

Thursday, August 29 at 8 PM, Women in Film & Video presents "A League of Their Own." The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film's director Penny Marshall and USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan. Tickets $20. At the Avalon Theater, 5612 Connecticut Avenue NW. More info at

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