Thursday, October 17, 2013

Get Out! The Events Column

Palisades House Tour
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 18 at 12:15 PM, Arts @ Midday concert by Tom Teasley demonstrating percussion styles and instruments. Free. At St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 2001 Wisconsin Avenue NW.

Saturday October 19, 11 AM - 5 PM, Palisades House Tour, tickets $30 in advance, $35 on the day of the tour. All proceeds benefit Palisades Village, helping neighbors stay in their homes as they age. Check in for tickets, maps and brochure, beginning at 10am, Saturday morning, at Our Lady of Victory's Hess Hall, 4835 MacArthur Blvd., NW. Advance tickets and full details of tour at

Saturday, October 19 from 11 AM - 3 PM, Stoddert Elementary School's Fall Fair, with a moon bounce, Halloween costume store, pumpkin painting, music, food, and more. Free admission. At Stoddert Elementary School, 4001 Calvert Street NW.

Saturday, October 19 from 5:30 - 8 PM, Fall Festival at Cleveland Park Congregational Church, featuring a musical performance, potluck supper, and games for kids. Visitors are welcome.

Sunday, October 20 at 5 PM, Concert featuring Debra Lawrence, Soprano, Sonya Hayes, Violinist, and Francis Conlon, Pianist. Free, but offerings appreciated. At the Church of the Annunciation, 3810 Wisconsin Avenue NW.

Monday, October 21 at 12:30 PM, Information session on the Affordable Care Act and its impact on seniors, presented by Chris deYoung, co-director of the George Washington University Counseling Project of the GWU Community Legal Clinics. A free presentation of the Ward Circle Chapter of the AARP. At Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Avenue NW.

Tuesday, October 22 at 5 PM. Learn how to bottle your own water. Why would you want to learn how to bottle your own water? For two reasons: 1) because there's a personal psychological advantage of drinking crisp, expensive-seeming water from a bottle, and 2) because you might save money by fooling your spouse into thinking that you're buying expensive bottled water. Location: Georgetown Safeway. And speaking of fooling, yes you've been fooled: This is the weekly fake event.

Thursday, October 24 from 5 - 9 PM, DCIFF's Film Submission Party at Madam's Organ. Join us for an evening of fun and film as we mix and mingle with local filmmakers and we find out what makes them tick! Are you a filmmaker looking to submit a film? Check out all the details at and then stop on by. Not a filmmaker, come down anyway, grab a cocktail and talk film with local filmmakers. Madam's Organ is at 2461 18th St NW. Sponsored by Madam's Organ and Adams Morgan Partnership BID, DC After Five, DC Shorts, REEL Affirmations.

Thursday October 24, 7 PM: Marie Laveau, Queen of the Voudous, and Madame Lalaurie, Mistress of the Haunted House, An illustrated talk by Carolyn Morrow Long, Tenleytown resident and biographer of these two nineteenth-century New Orleans women about whom so much legend and controversy has evolved. From the 1830s until the 1870s, Laveau, a free woman of color, was the leader of an interracial, mostly female Voudou congregation. Lalaurie, a wealthy white woman, was long suspected of abusing her slaves, and in 1834 her misdeeds were revealed by a fire at her home. Come and hear the true story, based on archival research. Books on sale at $25 each, and notecards reproduced from Long's artwork on sale at $3 each, (no credit cards). The Chevy Chase library is at 5625 Connecticut Avenue NW.

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