Thursday, October 10, 2013

Get Out! The Events Column

Get Out! - Cleveland Park Listserv Events Column

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 11 at 7PM, The Shambhala Meditation Center invites our Cleveland Park neighbors to a free public talk by author and activist Marianne Elliott, who has worked on human rights matters in East Timor, the Gaza Strip, Afghanistan and other places around the world. Her memoir Zen Under Fire, tells the story of her work in Afghanistan and the toll that work took on her. Marianne writes and teaches on creating, developing and sustaining conscious, sustainable change in personal life, work and the world. No cost; donations accepted for the Afghan Women's Writing Project ( Location: Shambhala Meditation Center, 3520 Connecticut Ave NW,

Friday, October 11 - November 11, Anne Bouie's "Sacred Earth, Healing Water" mixed media and assemblage exhibit is at the Schlesinger Center Margaret W. & Joseph L. Fisher Gallery on the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. Opening Reception on Saturday, October 12, 4 -6 PM with Artist's Talk at 5 PM. All details at

Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12, 10 AM - 4 PM (both days) and Sunday, October 13, 1 - 4 PM, the Friends of Palisades Library is holding its huge Fall Used Book Sale. Thousands of books are for sale at great low prices.Most books are $1 each ($10 per bag on Saturday and Sunday, except children's books). Bargain books are 25c each ($1 per bag everyday). BYOBag. Questions?  Email FriendsofPalisadesLibrary @ The Library is at 4901 V Street NW, at the corner of MacArthur Blvd.

Saturday, October 12 from 10 AM - 3 PM, A Fall Celebration of Children's Books and Storytelling! Join us at St. John's Episcopal Preschool for a fun-filled fall day celebrating books, reading together and storytelling! The entire family can enjoy discovering new books from over 150 carefully selected titles for children ages 2-8, as well as a BBQ lunch, children's face painting and crafts, and wonderful treats from the bake sale. In addition, award-winning storyteller Bill Gordh will inspire and entertain adults and children alike at 11am ( St. Johns Episcopal Preschool (Blake Hall), 3240 O Street NW. If you can't make it on Saturday, Oct. 12, the Book Fair will continue on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 10 AM - 1 PM.

Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13 The Taste of DC, with food from over 70 local restaurants, entertainment on two stages, chef demos, and the chili-eating world championship with the some the world's greatest professional eaters! Tickets $10 general admission, $5 children 6-12, and free for 5 and under. Tickets at

Monday, October 14 at 12 noon. Come to a rally to protest the suspension of funding for a major scientific project to bring air cooling to people who can't afford it. During the government shutdown, scientific research has been curtailed across the board, but the project to harness the wing power of pigeons to turn them into cooling fans is of paramount importance to the overheated people in America's southern states, as well as around the world. This project to employ pigeon's fast flapping wings is close to completion, but it won't become a reality as long as funding is frozen. Editor's note: We usually don't include serious events in our weekly events column, but we thought that list members would want to attend this rally outside the Capitol Building. A demonstration of how this works with actual pigeons will be part of the rally, so wear a hat. And, yes, this is the weekly fake event.

Tuesday, October 15 at 7 PM, Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth, an interactive presentation and tasting on the history of sugar and dessert. Learn about the history of sugar in its many forms from honey and maple syrup to cane and beet sugars. An interactive presentation will focus on how sugar has evolved over time from its introduction to Medieval England up until the Victorian days. Learn the many ways sugar has been incorporated into meals for medicinal, culinary, and decorative purposes. The presentation will be followed by a chance to taste 15th c. Medieval Comfits and Quince Paste, 16th c. Tudor Crystallized Ginger, 17th c. Barnet Cakes, and 18th c. Lemon Pudding. $15 general, $10 museum & NSCDA members - click on  At Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street, NW, Georgetown.

Wednesday, October 16 from 6 - 8 pm, "Bloomingdale's Love Great Britain," a special event at Bloomingdale's in Chevy Chase to benefit the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home. The Home will receive 10% of supporters' purchases that evening. There will be music and light refreshments available.  Please RSVP to 202-966-6667, ext. 3373, or email dlyle @ or register at

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