Thursday, April 3, 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 14,000+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

Bill Adler and Peggy Robin
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv

Friday, April 4 at 8 PM, An Evening of the "Best of the DC Mayoral Campaign Robocalls." WAMU has created a soundscape arrangement of the best robocalls made by the candidates for mayor in the recent primary election and will play them back for a live audience, using the state-of-the-art sound mixing equipment in the auditorium of its new headquarters at 4401 Connecticut Avenue NW. After the performance there will be a panel discussion moderated by Mark Plotkin, featuring political commentary by Mark Plotkin, statistical analysis by Mark Plotkin, and additional historical notes by Mark Plotkin. Free, and no need to RSVP, or show up, as this is the weekly fake event.

Saturday, April 5 from 11 AM - 4PM, Varmland Day, a look at Sweden’s Varmland region through its music, literature and arts. Glass artist Inga-Lena Kienell will talk about her glass installation, author Lars
Andersson will read from his latest work, and there will be a lecture on the Swedish immigrant community in the US in the 1920s. Guided tours in Swedish or English will take visitors through three exhibitions and a
display of exclusive linens from Klässbol, featured at the Nobel Awards dinners in Stockholm. Enjoy traditional Swedish fika in the summer café. Free. At the House of Sweden, 2900 K St NW. More info at

Saturday, April 5 from 2 -4 PM, Glover Park Village’s “Artists in the Afternoon” series presents a talk by Carlton Fletcher on his work as a painter/historian. Location: Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St NW. Free. Reservations requested by email to Events @ More info at

Sunday, April 6 at 11 AM, Cherry Tree Walking Tour. Washington Walks and Casey Trees offer a guided tour with information on the history and variety of Japanese cherry trees in Washington. Meet outside the Smithsonian Metro station at Independence Ave. Tickets are $20 at

Sunday, April 6 at 1 PM, Tree Talk and Community Service Event at Tregaron. The Tregaron Conservancy and Cleveland Park Historical Society are jointly sponsoring a free Tree Talk and Community Service Event starting at 1 PM with a presentation on the trees of Tregaron — their health and wealth — and the many challenges of owning and maintaining a historic woodland garden while restoring a dilapidated forest in the midst of the city. Tregaron Conservancy board members (one of whom is a master arborist) will address the issues and lead a short, guided walk. At 2 PM join us as we engage in community service projects. including: removal of invasive plants, bulb planting (daffodils and other flowers to plant beside the woodland trails), and cleanup. The Tree talk is at 3100 Macomb St NW. Meeting place for the service projects will be in the open meadow to the left of the mansion as you walk up the driveway from Macomb St. Bring gloves and small tools (trowels, clippers,etc.) if you have them. The Conservancy will provide extra gloves, equipment, and trash bags, as well as refreshments. Please RSVP to Bonnie LePard, bjlepard @ yahoo.comemail. More info at

Sunday, April 6 at 2 PM, Local author Nick Mann reads from his 2013 novel Forgetful and discusses the writing and publishing processes, as well as the pleasures and challenges of setting a story in Washington, DC. At the Georgetown Public Library, 3260 R St NW. Free. More info:

Monday, April 7 at 7 PM, “Gaza Writes Back.” Young authors from Gaza will share their stories of acts of resistance and defiance, proclaiming the endurance of Palestinians and the continuing resilience and
creativity of their culture in the face of ongoing obstacles and attempts to silence them. Presented by Just World Books and the American Friends Service Committee. Free. At Friends Meeting of Washington, 2111
Florida Avenue, NW. More info at

Wednesday, April 9 at 7 PM. Author Talk: Mark Twain in Washington, DC. Did you know Twain had a love/hate relationship with DC? John Muller will discuss his book "Mark Twain in Washington, D.C.: The Adventures of a Capital Correspondent," which tells how the great American satirist found his calling as a humorist during a stint as a journalist in DC during the winter of 1867-68. Free. At the Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave NW. The author is an associate librarian of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library's Washingtoniana collection. His previous book is “Frederick Douglass in Washington, DC: The Lion of Anacostia.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Wednesday, April 9 at 7 PM, “Talk Vs. Action: Making Your Opinion Count.” A panel discussion on the future of public participation in the urban planning process in Washington, DC, hosted by The National Capital Planning Commission. Free. At the NCPC, Suite 500N, 401 9th St NW. Reservations requested - go to and click on the RSVP

Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 12 noon - 2 PM, From Cargo to Vase: Floral Imports 101. Step into spring at this skill building luncheon event hosted by WIIT (Women in International Trade) where you’ll learn
from Caroline Feitel of the Embassy of the Netherlands about the scope and variety of floral imports from the Netherlands. Take a walk through the Aalsmeer flower auction, learn how you can decorate your office and home with tulips and daffodils, and get tips from local floral designers. A few lucky attendees will be able to leave with one of the floral arrangements demonstrated. Sandwich luncheon served. At Amgen, Inc., 601 13th Street NW, Suite 1200. WIIT Members: $25, Non-Members: $50; Advance registration required - visit:

1 comment:

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