Thursday, November 7, 2013

Get Out! - The Events Column

Fondu, available at Cat Adoption 11/9
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

Thursday, November 7 from 7 PM, The Embassy of Hungary and the Farkas Family cordially invite you to a Book Launch and Cocktail Reception to Celebrate Charles Farkas on the Publication of Vanished by the Danube - Peace, War, Revolution and Flight to the West - A Memoir. At the Embassy of Hungary, 3910 Shoemaker Street, N.W., Washington D.C. 20008. RSVP by email to gyrethazi or by clicking on the link at the bottom of this webpage:

Friday, November 8, 1 - 6 PM. Tryouts for extras for the remake of the movie, "A Streetcar Named Desire." Location: McPherson Square Metro stop. Paramount will be filming the the movie starting in 2014, using the new Washington streetcars as a backdrop. About 300 extras will be needed, and if you've ever wanted to be in a movie, now's your chance. Of course this depends on the streetcars actually happening, so maybe it's better to not show up. And yes, this is the weekly fake event.

Saturday, November 9 from 10 AM - 5 PM, Chevy Chase Arts and Crafts Fair, presented by the Women’s Club of Chevy Chase, MD. Over 40 local artisans selling handmade jewelry and hair accessories, painted glassware, fused glass creations, pottery, custom writing instruments, purses, baby and toddler clothes, quilted items, such as baby and lap quilts, crocheted baby jackets, tea towels, oil paintings and prints, note cards, painted furniture, homemade chocolates, jams, and nuts, and much more. Free parking behind the clubhouse off Dunlop Street. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. Proceeds go to community nonprofit charities. Location: 7931 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD.

Saturday, November 9 from 10 AM - 4 PM, The Blessed Sacrament Sodality Holiday Bazaar will take place in the Parish Center, gym and auditorium. There will be vendors selling handmade crafts as well as apparel and gift items for your holiday shopping. Enjoy lunch from Panera and Chick-fil-A and special treats from our Bake Sale. We also have our Chic Boutique, used clothing and White Elephant for those special one-of-a-kind finds. For the kids we have free Christmas card making, free tattoos and our new Everyone Wins Game of Chance. All proceeds from the Bazaar go to charities in the Washington DC area.

Saturday, November 9, 11 AM - 5 PM, Pet Cat and Kitten Adoption event at Cleveland Park Petco, 3505 Connecticut Avenue, NW. There will be several beautiful kittens and adult cats there for possible adoption -- all strays or rescues, all fully vetted by Tails High Cats Inc. One in particular, Fondu, an all-white very affectionate cat with amber eyes, is searching for a loving person or family to become her forever home. View her online and more info at

Saturday, November 9 from 11 AM - 3 PM, The Annual Danish Christmas Bazaar 50th Anniversary, sponsored by the Royal Danish Embassy. Enjoy an authentic Danish luncheon in our cafe! Counted thread embroideries, books and posters, Danish pastry and other baked goods, delicatessen, greenery, arts and crafts, Christmas trim and candles, Royal Copenhagen and Bing Grondahl porcelain, amber and silver jewelry. The bazaar will be held at Saint Elizabeth's Church, 917 Montrose Road, Rockville, Maryland. Free parking.

Saturday, November 9 from 5 - 8 PM, Friends of Brookside Gardens Silent Auction. Light refreshments and live music. Proceeds benefit the Gardens. $35/person; $25 for members of the Friends. Registration required. Brookside Gardens Visitor Center, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD, 301-962-1435,  

Saturday November 9 from 10 AM - 4 PM and Sunday November 10 from 9 AM - 2 PM, The St. Thomas Apostle Church Fall Bazaar. Enjoy early holiday shopping, fellowship and lunch at the cafe. There will be nice items at a gift table, jewelry, holiday items, men and women’s gently used clothing, children’s toys, books, electronics and our white elephant table. The church is located at 2665 Woodley Road; use the 27th Street entrance to the Parish Hall. Take Woodley Park metro, elevator exit.

Sunday November 10, 2 -5 PM, Opening Reception for Ancestors, Guardians and Guides:  A Visual and Literary Arts Exhibition at The Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives, 17th M Street, NW. The show runs Sunday, November 10 – December 15, 2013. We all come from somewhere. The exhibition will feature works that offer the reflections, perspectives, and meanings of ancestors as experienced by participating artists. Featured visual and literary works are designed to evoke awe and consideration of the theme by participating artists and writers. This curated, juried exhibition will include works from national and international artist and feature work of painters, photographers, sculptors, printmakers, muralists, installation and new media artists.

Tuesday, November 12 at 1 PM, DC Reads Program hosts a discussion of Frederick Douglass in Washington, DC: The Lion of Anacostia by John Muller. At the Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Avenue NW. More info:

Tuesday, November 12 from 6:30 - 8 PM, Civil War Photographer Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation - A Landmark Society Lecture. Join author Robert Wilson to discuss his acclaimed book on Civil War photographer, businessman, portraitist, and historian Mathew Brady. Wilson will touch
on images of places and people loved by the Peter family, including Robert E. Lee, Arlington House, and White House, where Martha Custis grew up. Enjoy wine and conversation at 6:30, and the talk at 7. At Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1670 31st Street, NW. Tickets $15/members; $20 non-members, at

Wednesday, November 13 at 7 PM, Book talk by Jerry Parr, author of “In the Secret Service: The True Story of the Man Who Saved President Reagan’s Life.” Free. At Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW. More info at

Thursday, November 14 from 7 - 8:30 PM Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library Book Discussion Series: The Vagrants, by Yiyun Li, with Discussion Leader Phil Burnham, George Mason University. The November meeting in the book discussion series of award-winning young fiction writers is a story set in China in the late 1970s. “The day started before sunrise, on March 21, 1979, when Teacher Go woke up and found his wife sobbing quietly into her blanket. A day of equality it was, or so it had occurred to Teacher Go many times when he had pondered the date, the spring equinox, and again the thought came to him: Their daughter’s life would end on this day, when neither the sun nor its shadow reigned.” The Book Discussion Series is free and open to all -- you don't have to be a member of the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library -- but you do need to register! To register, contact Cleveland Park Librarian Bruce Snyder at bruce.snyder @ or call 202 282-3072. The Cleveland Park Library is at the corner of Connecticut Avenue  Macomb St NW.

1 comment:

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