Thursday, March 6, 2014

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 March 7 from 5 - 9 PM and Saturday, March 8 from 10 AM - 5 PM, The 39th Washington Antiquarian Book Fair, featuring over 70 fine booksellers from around the country with collections in virtually every area of interest imaginable: classic literature, science and medicine, geography, modern first editions, travel, sports, children’s and illustrated books and the arts. At the Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge, 1900 N Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA, 22209. A two-day pass is $14; tickets purchased on Saturday are $8. Proceeds benefit Concord Hill School. For more information, visit, email the Fair Manager at bcampbell @, or call 202-363-4999.

Saturday, March 8, from 1 - 3 PM, Save Rock Creek Park Trees from English ivy, an invasive vine that grows up tree trunks and will eventually weaken and kill the tree. Volunteers (age 16 and up) will use hand tools to cut ivy from tree trunks. Tools, gloves, and training on how to identify and cut English ivy will be provided. Location: We will be working in the Melvin Hazen section of Rock Creek Park and along Beach Drive. Meet at Picnic Area #1 across from Peirce Mill off of Tilden Street. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes, no sandals. Bring water and feel free to bring your own tools and gloves if you have them. Students can earn SSL hours, but please bring needed forms.

Saturday, March 8 at 10 AM, Author Talk: Simple strategies to help moms stay relaxed, energized. Alexandra Hughes and Ruth Polden of will present an educational, inspiring and supportive talk designed for mothers who experience stress and worry as part of their daily lives. The talk aims to help mothers to turn their motherhood experience into a lighter and more relaxed experience. Free -- suggested donation of $5-$10 to help cover costs. At Tenley-Friendship Library. For more information, visit

Saturday, March 8 at 7 PM, Handel’s Messiah presented by the the Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ's choir. The concert will present portions of The Messiah rarely sung by a full choir. This concert is free. A goodwill offering will be taken to support the Marie Reed Elementary School in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. The church is located at One Westmoreland Circle.

Saturday, March 8, from 7:30 - 10 PM, Havdalah Cafe Cabaret. Rabbi Mark Novak and MInyan Oneg Shabbat invite you to the second Havdalah Cafe and Cabaret on the covered porch of The American City Diner. This is a participatory night - bring something to share - a song, a poem, a story, a rap, a joke, a magic trick, an imitation, some juggling - it's up to you - and we'll weave everything together into an evening that promises to be a lot of fun. Space is limited to the first 35 people. Reservations are strongly suggested at Free. Everyone is invited and encouraged to perform. Food will be available for purchase.
Sunday, March 10 from 10 AM - 2 PM, DPW and Geico Insurance are sponsoring a pothole avoidance class in the parking lot of RFK Stadium. If you've been driving and haven't hit one of the thousands of potholes that are cropping up throughout DC, well, then you haven't been out of your driveway. At this four-hour class you'll learn how to anticipate and safely maneuver around potholes. To ensure that there will be no damage to your tires or axles on the course, each pothole has been lined with styrofoam repurposed from discarded coffee cups collected by DPW recycling crews. The class is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not necessary because this is the weekly
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Sunday, March 9 at 4 PM, The Duke University Chorale under the direction of Dr. Rodney Wynkoop, will be performing a varied program. Following the concert, there will be a reception to meet the artists and greet one another. Admission Free, donations accepted. At the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, One, Chevy Chase Circle, NW, 202-363-2202,

Sunday, March 9 from 5 - 6 PM, The Baker’s Dozen of Yale University performs in St. Albans School's Trapier Theater (corner of Mass  Wisconsin Aves). The Baker’s Dozen, known across America as one of the nation’s oldest and finest a cappella singing groups, was founded in the Summer of 1947. In recent years, the group has entertained everyone from orphaned schoolchildren in Puerto Rico to the President of the United States. Their concerts feature an engaging mix of traditional favorites and contemporary hits, from the time-honored “Loch Lomond” to The Temptations, The Beatles, Ben Folds, Sara Bareilles, and more! Baker's Dozen alumni attending the concert (such as local architect Dickson Carroll) will be asked to take the stage with the group to sing their theme song. Don't miss this powerful moment! No tickets required. Suggested donation: $5 students, $10 adults.

Wednesday, March 12 at 7 PM: The Great Latke-Hamentasch Debate, with celebrity moderator Marc Fisher of the Washington Post and a panel of experts, who will investigate the age-old question: Which is better, the latke or the hamentasch? Speakers: Pati Jinich, cookbook author and host of Pati's Mexican Table on public radio stations nationwide; Andrew Joskow, economist and former deputy assistant attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice David Polonsky, director of marketing and communications. Join the fun! Refreshments will be available for in-depth research by the audience. At Adas Israel, 2850 Quebec St NW. Tickets: Adas members $10; non-members $15. Register in advance for a discount at

Wednesday, March 12 at 7 PM, How to Retire Happy, author talk by former Washington Post Retirement Journal columnist Stan Hinden at Tenley Library. “How to Retire Happy” includes everything that has made previous editions the go-to guides for retirees and near-retirees, plus: tips on deciding where to retire; brand-new material on health insurance and Medicare; and the author’s personal insights on long-term care of a spouse. Book sale and signing to follow the talk. Free. Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library is at 4450 Wisconsin Ave NW. More info:

Thursday, March 20 from 7 - 8:30 PM Forum for Candidates in Contested April 1st Primary for Mayor, with guest moderator Mark Plotkin. Free. At the Cleveland Park Library ~ 1st floor meeting room. Sponsored by the Cleveland Park Citizens Association, which will hold its regular monthly business meeting prior to the forum, starting at 6:30 PM. Refreshments will be served.

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