Thursday, September 26, 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
Publishers, All Life Is Local
The Cleveland Park Listserv

Friday, September 27, 6 - 8 PM: Capitol Hill Public Restroom Tour, With a Twist. You've seen a lot of public restrooms in your life, but have you ever see the opposite gender's public restroom? If you've ever been curious about what the women's or men's bathroom actually looks like, you'll appreciate this special tour of Capitol Hill public restrooms. We'll meet at the Capitol South Metro entrance, and first head to a bar for a few beers to make sure that you not only see the restroom, but actually have to use it. Cost, $10 for a tour of three restrooms, plus whatever you spend on beer. No, this is not the weekly fake event. Yes, actually it is the weekly fake event.

Saturday September 28, 9 AM - 1 PM the First Annual Glover Park Yard Sale. Expect to find cookware; antiques; gardening items (tools, children's tools and grow boxes; pots; copper herb labels and other decorative items); lavender and white bearded iris rhizomes (which can still be "planted" and stabilized between now winter; dishware (including some nice herbal-themed ones); glassware and glass decorations (including several "witches' balls" - a hollow sphere of plain or stained glass hung in cottage windows in 18th century England to ward off evil spirits, witch's spells or ill fortune); children's furniture including a play table (NIB); keyboard; furniture; Halloween and Christmas decorations; books; candles and so on. Rain date Oct 4, same time and place. Location: 39th & Calvert Streets, by th Stoddert School playing field.

Saturday, September 28 from 10 AM - 12 Noon, Ward 3 Vision and the Coalition for Smarter Growth lead a walking tour of Tenleytown, called "Tenley: Top of the Town." Learn about the neighborhood's past, present and future. Meet at the Tenleytown Metro. Free, but you must reserve at

Saturday, September 28 from 9 AM - 1 PM, Adams Morgan Farmers Market celebrates its 40th anniversary. Join the owners of the Licking Creek Bend Farm for music, food --including an heirloom apple tasting of rare varieties-- and entertainment. Free. At the Farmers Market at SunTrust Plaza, 18th Street and Columbia Rd, NW

Saturday, September 28 from 10 AM - 1 PM, Hillwood's annual Gay Day includes a pancake breakfast with Rainbow Families DC, lawn games, dress-up costumes, a hands-on art project, face-painting and silhouette portraits, staff talks on costumes and floral designs, classic American cars provided by the Straight Eights chapter of the Lambda Car Club International, a square dance presented by the DC Lambda Squares, a cappella musical performances by Not What You Think and much, much more. Tickets: $10 - $15, free for age 17 and younger. At Hillwood Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave NW. More info at

Saturday, September 28 from 11 AM - 4 PM, Fiesta Musical at the National Zoo. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with traditional Hispanic music, dance, food, crafts, and animal demonstrations. At the National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW. For complete details visit:

Saturday, September 28 from 12 Noon to 3:30 PM, Bethesda Fire Department hosts its Annual Open House, fun for kids and adults! Ronald McDonald, free food and drink, games. Awesome fire people and equipment to meet and see up close. And, maybe some surprises! Bethesda Fire Department Station #6 is at Wisconsin Avenue and Bradley Boulevard. Free.

Saturday, September 28 at 7 pm: John Eaton, the popular D.C. jazz pianist who has played to packed houses at the White House, the Kool Jazz Festival, the Smithsonian Institution and Wolftrap, is doing a benefit performance for John Eaton Elementary School to support arts and enrichment programs at the school. Please note that this is an adults-only event (alcohol will be served, along with light fare).
Tickets are $25 at . Come and enjoy a local night of live music and help support a neighborhood school. John Eaton ES is at 3301 Lowell Street NW.

Sunday, September 29 from 12 Noon - 4 PM, The City Church hosts the Tenleytown Block Party, with free burgers & hot dogs, free dessert food truck, free mini-ferris wheel for kids, games and contests for kids and adults, magicians, jugglers, viewing tent for NFL MLB games, cupcake wars bake-off, care packaging station for our men and women in uniform, and many other great activities for adults, teens, and younger children. Free admission. 4100 River Road NW. Website:

Sunday, September 29 at 3 PM, the Navy Band Brass Quintet will perform a concert at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW (at New Mexico). Among the composers represented will be Bach and Copland. Great brass sound in a beautiful sanctuary: come and enjoy it! The concert will be followed by a reception and a photo show. Free admission; ample parking.

Monday, September 30 from 6 - 8 PM: MoveDC's Transportation Plan Advisory Committee meets to talk about transportation-related issues and other civic endeavors, in its advisory role to develop a Multimodal Long Range Transportation Plan for the District of Columbia. All TPAC meetings are open and members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in the meetings. At the Reeves Center, 2000 14th Street NW, 2nd floor public meeting room. Please note all meeting attendees will be required to show state-issued identification to pass through security at the meeting venue. For questions or more information please call Ms. Colleen Hawkinson at 202-442-4670 or email colleen.hawkinson @

Tuesday October 1 at 7 PM: The annual gardening program in honor of the late Washington Post columnist Henry Mitchell at the Tenley-Friendship Library. This year's program features a talk by US National Arboretum Supervisor Chris Carley is "Plants, Thailand, OMG!" on the beauty and variety of plantings in Thailand. At the Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW. See:

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