Thursday, October 3, 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. 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, Cleveland Park Listserv

Friday, October 4 from 9 - 11 AM Solar Thermal Ribbon-Cutting with DCSEU and Skyline Innovations. Join District leaders in sustainable energy for a morning of complimentary food and drinks, networking, and speeches by our featured guests. Location: 1 Hawaii Avenue NE. To rsvp go to

Friday, October 4, 11 AM - 3 PM and Saturday, October 5, 11 AM - 9 PM: Armenian Fall Food Festival. Come enjoy great homemade Armenian food, music, local vendors and more!  Located at the St. Mary Armenian Church, 4125 Fessenden St. NW, (one block east of Wisconsin Ave, behind the Citibank.)

Friday, October 4 at 7 PM, Holding Your Breath Until You Turn Blue. Children do it but can it work for adults? Find out the results of this fascinating and surprising NIMH study at a lecture presented by a team of US government researchers in clinical psychology. In the main lecture hall at the National Institutes of Mental Health in Rockville, MD. Note: Due to the government shutdown, this event will not take place as scheduled. (And if the government is reopened on Friday, it still won't take place, because this is the weekly fake event.)

Saturday, October 5 from 9 AM - 12 Noon: Free Shredding & Recycling Event in Chevy Chase, sponsored by McInearney Associates Real Estate. More info at If you have shredding, electronics to be recycled or gently used household items to donate to A Wider Circle,, please come to our annual event at McEnearney Associates at 4315 50th Street NW which is in Spring Valley just off Massachusetts Avenue. The shredding will take place on site right in front of you. In addition, a truck from A Wider Circle will be on site to receive donations (tax receipt provided) of gently used household goods.

October 5 from 11 AM to 12 noon, Historic Chevy Chase DC, a local non-profit organization, is conducting a walking tour of the neighborhood beginning at the Avalon Theater, 5612 Connecticut Ave  NW (one block south of Chevy Chase Circle). The tour will take a look at the historic commercial structures along Connecticut Avenue and also at the some of the historic residential structures on the side streets. The walking tour is free and everyone is welcome. Just show up -- no reservations are needed. The tour is part of a city-wide event called WalkingTownDC that is sponsored by Cultural Tourism DC. The Avalon Theatre, in cooperation with Historic Chevy Chase DC, will be providing coupons good for a discount on ice cream at the Cafe to people participating in the tour. For additional information on the Chevy Chase DC tour or on membership in Historic Chevy Chase DC, please contact Jordan Benderly, Historic Chevy Chase DC, jordan.benderly @ longandfoster dot com

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

Saturday, October 5 from 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM - The annual John Eaton Elementary School Block Party, featuring: $15 Ride-All-You-Can Wristbands! Tilt A Whirl, Mt. Kilimanjaro Rock Wall, Secret Agent Super Slide and much more! Eight classic carnival games…with prizes! Food and drinks! Everyone is welcome. The party will take place on the school's playground at the corner of Macomb and 34th Streets.

Saturday, October 5 from 12 Noon - 10 PM, Join DC Sustainable Energy for the Smile Project Street Carnival - all ages/18+ after 4 PM, hosted by Broccoli City, featuring extreme bungee, adventure rides, kids zone, rock climbing wall, street cinema, face painting, food trucks, live music, vendors. After 4 pm music content suitable for 18+. Location: Nationals Parking Lot, 620 M Street SE,

Saturday, October 5 from 2 - 6 PM, Porchfest, the Adams Morgan community musical festival, with performances throughout the neighborhood on front porches. Free. Maps available at BB&T Plaza, 18th Street & Columbia Road,,

Saturday October 5, 10 AM - 5 PM and Sunday October 6, 1 - 4 PM: To celebrate the first weekend of newly expanded hours, the Friends of Chevy Chase DC Library will hold their Big Fall Sale. Come browse our 30,000 items, most priced at $2 or less. Sunday will be Bag Day. Fill a bag -- yours or ours -- for $5. Also on Sunday, everything in FOLio, our open-every-Saturday used book store, will be half-price. While you are there, enjoy the library's special activities for adults and kids. An author talk on Saturday at 2 p.m. will feature Charles Belfoure, author of "The Paris Architect," which Booklist called "A thrilling debut novel of World War II Paris, from an author who's been called an up and coming Ken Follett." Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m. enjoy refreshments, fun and games for children, and help with all your e-reader questions. The CCDC Library is located at 5625 Connecticut Avenue NW.

Sunday, October 6 from 1:30 - 4:30 PM, The Cleveland Park Library's Sidewalk Celebration. Come help celebrate the Cleveland Park Library's new expanded and Sunday hours. The Friends of the Cleveland Park Library and library staff will be there to greet you in front of the library. There will be refreshments and giveaways, the first 100 customers will receive a tote. There will be a Digital Petting Zoo. The Staff will be available to help with E-readers, data bases etc. Children will have a story time and will also receive giveaways. Considering volunteering with the Friends as a book sorter or shelver for our book sales?  We'll be glad to take you on a tour of the Friends' collection upstairs and show you the ropes.  Come one, come all! The Cleveland Park Library is at the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Macomb Street NW.

Monday, October 7 from 11 AM - 12 Noon, Sibley Senior Association presents a lecture on Internet security and protecting your privacy, part of its series on Understanding Computers and the Internet. $10 -
$15 - reserve at or call 202-364-7602. In Sibley Hospital, Main Bldg, Level G, Private Dining Room 3, 5901 MacArthur Blvd. NW.

Wednesday, October 9 at 8 PM, Poet Cathy Park Hong is the featured speaker of the Visiting Writers Series at American University's Butler Pavilion, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW. Free. More info at 

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