Thursday, August 8, 2013

Get Out! - The Events Column

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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, August 9 at 7 PM, Nairobi Chamber Chorus performs a lively mix of traditional African songs and American gospel music. The Nairobi Chamber Chorus, a group of 28 young a cappella singers, is visiting from Kenya. All proceeds will be donated to projects supporting street children in Africa. $25 donation at the door. At the City Church (behind Best Buy) 4100 River Road NW, Tenleytown metro. Tickets available at

Saturday August 10 from 10 AM - 1 PM, Secrets in the Soil: Archaeology and Geology Walking Tour. Did you know that near the national zoo you can find a thrust fault formation as well as the largest unmarked African American burial site in DC? Want to learn about the geology of the Rock Creek Valley while looking down at it from 300 feet above? Join Geologist-in-Park Chelsea Lewis for a unique park archeology/geology adventure. We'll do a broad loop around the zoo on this four-mile, three hour walk. Bring a backpack with sun protection, water, sport drink, and brown-bag lunch. Free, but pre-registration required by email to Chelsea_B_Lewis @ Location: Meet outside the Woodley Park Metro.

Saturday, August 10, House and Town Walking Tours, Tudor Place and Georgetown In the Civil War. House tour from 10:30 -11:30 AM, Walking tour, 1 - 2 PM. The Civil War divided Georgetown households and society, commerce and security. To save Tudor Place, its widowed owner moved to the stable loft and took in boarders. Walk the rooms and streets they lived in to understand this tumultuous era. Mansion tour is first, followed by lunch break on your own and an afternoon walking tour taking in everything from hospitals to spies' graves. Participate in the house tour, the walking tour, or both. Tickets, $8 - $15 at

Saturday, August 10, starting at 11:30 AM, Adult Play Date: Field Day at American University. AU APD is a an Adult Field Day that will be the best day of your life! During our childhood some of our fondest memories took place on the black top or in our back yard playing games like kickball and freeze tag. But unfortunately, as adults our favorite pastimes were replaced by Stair Masters, Ab Busters and a 9-5. Where is the fun? APD aims to be the solution to that problem by giving adults a chance to get up, move and socialize. In teams of 4 individuals will compete against one another in a CRAZY obstacle course, WACKY relay races, Tug-A-War and more! All while raising funds for The H.O.P.E. Scholarship Initiative charity raffle. For all the info and rules, visit:

Saturday, August 10 from 2 - 3 PM, Dumbarton Oaks Park Stroll. Stroll through this picturesque landscape with Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy and explore the natural and not-so-natural features designed by Beatrix Ferrand, America's first professional, female landscape architect. Learn how this naturalistic garden is being restored to its former glory. Free tour, register at

Sunday, August 11, 2 - 3 PM, Georgetown Presidential Stroll with US Park Ranger Michael Zelling. Do you know where John Adams and Ronald Reagan had their inaugural dinners, or in which rowhouses the Kennedys resided in? Discover Georgetown's rich presidential heritage on a walking tour with Ranger Michael Zwelling. You'll visit a tavern that is closed to the public! Location: Old Stone House, 3051 M St NW. Free. Register at

Monday, August 13, from 8 - 10 AM, Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Clyde's of Georgetown with a free breakfast, at 3236 M Street, NW. For more info visit:

Tuesday, August 13 from 2 - 3 PM, Livable DC Series: Age in your neighborhood and know your rights, presented by Iona's Long Term Care Coalition. Come and be part of three-session summer series where experts in the field of housing, transportation and health share knowledge on how you can receive services that support the community. Free. At Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St, NW. More info and registration link at

Tuesday, August 13, from 4 - 8 PM, Summer Used Book Sale at the DC JCC, a benefit for the Hyman S. and Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival. Used and NEW books - as low as $3 for used and $5 for new. Colorful Books! At the Washington DCJCC, 1529 16th Street NW,

Tuesday, August 13, 7 - 9 PM, The Art of No White Space. Be both efficient and ecological as you learn to compose email, texts and even Facebook posts without white spaces. Didyouknowthatwhitespacesbetweenwordswasteenergyandconsumestoragespace? That's right, just like with air conditioners, it takes energy to transmit and store messages. Approximately 12 percent of all messages
are white space, and over time that's a lot of energy wasted. Plus, you'll save time by not having to press the space bar between each word. The techniques for writing and reading without whitespaces are can be learned in under two hours, and that's what we'll do at this session at the Cleveland Park Library. Bring nothing, because this is the weekly fake event.

Wednesday, August 14, 10:30 - 11:30 AM, Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres at the Georgetown Library. Come sing, dance, shake and try out new rhythms and Spanish words with Andres as he takes children on a musical journey through different Latin American cultures. Georgetown Library, 3260 R Street NW,

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