Thursday, April 24, 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 25 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM, “Can You ID a Tree?” workshop, led by Melanie Choukas-Bradley, author of “City of Trees.” More info at Registration: $20 - $25 at In the conservatory classroom at the US Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue SW. This event includes a tour through the Regional Garden on Saturday from 10 AM - 1

Saturday, April 26 at 11 AM. Capturing Watergate: Author talk with Thomas Mallon and debut of the fiction walking tour app “DC by the Book,” which gives a guided walking tour of landmarks that appear in
novels set in DC. Thomas Mallon is a professor at George Washington University and the author of “Watergate,” “Henry and Clara,” “Fellow Travelers,” and other books set in DC. Light refreshments. After the book talk, there will be a walking tour of Foggy Bottom highlighting locations featured in in novels. Free. Reservations required at At George Washington University’s Gelman Library, 2130 H Street NW, Room 702. More info at:

Saturday, April 26 from 1 - 4 PM, The World at War: Eyewitness Tales of World War II. Experience the impact of World War II almost 70 years later by “seeing” it through the eyes of eyewitnesses. Hear Dr. Arnold Einhorn recount his escape from Nazi encroachment and experiences as a resistance fighter; learn about the Battle of the Bulge from Edgar Edelsack, who served in Patton’s army. Listen as Ghislaine Clark describes the scene in London during the bombings of 1941-1945; Helma Lanyi recounts her German family’s experiences in Berlin as non-supporters of the Nazi regime, and Ilse Stauffer describes bombings by the Allies in Hamburg and the march of liberating Russian troops. Presented by Glover Park Village. Free. At Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St., NW. Refreshments served. RSVP by email: Events @, or call 202-436-5545. More info:

Saturday, April 26 at 2 PM, Urban Legends and Historic Lore of Washington, D.C. by Robert Pohl - book discussion by a new book club. Do you enjoy reading about hometown Washington, D.C. history? Find out how these local legends originated; you may be surprised what the truth is behind them. Copies are available throughout the library system. The first meeting of this new Cleveland Park Library book club will be in the first floor auditorium of the library, 3310 Connecticut Avenue NW.  More info:

Saturday, April 26 from 11 AM - 4 PM Washington International School Spring Bazaar. Shop for books in English, French and Spanish; stroll through the street bazaar and flea market; enjoy games and kids’ activities, including a moonbounce; sample foods from all over the world, including a crepe
stand and high tea on the terrace of a mansion; enjoy dance performances by Joy of Motion and fabulous live Jazz bands. Open to the whole community - no entry fee. WIS Tregaron Campus, 3100 Macomb Street NW.

Sunday, April 27 from 12 noon - 4 PM, Levine School’s Misbin Chamber Music Competition features chamber music ensembles grouped by age divisions in competition for prizes and performance opportunities. Free. At the Levine School of Music, 2801 Upton Street NW. More info:

Monday, April 28 at 12:30 PM, Washington National Cathedral director of preservation and facilities James Shepherd talks about the earthquake damage to the Cathedral and the course of repairs. Free. At Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Avenue NW. Presented by the Ward Circle chapter of AARP.

Monday, April 28 at 6:30 PM, “Get Happy: Take Steps to Visualize a Happier You” - book discussion and workshop based on the book “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin. At the Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW. More info:

Tuesday, April 29 from 5:30 - 9 PM, The Second Annual Taste of Adams Morgan. Enjoy samples from many diverse neighborhood restaurants. 4 food tickets for $25; 8 tickets for $40, available in advance at or on the day of the event at Little Shop of Flowers, 2421 18th St NW. A benefit for Mary’s Center,

Wednesday, April 30, All Day. Bring Your Cat to Work Day! Learn how you and your cat can make the most of this new holiday, “Bring Your Cat to Work Day” by bringing your cat by Petco in Cleveland Park to pick up tips and information on how to make your workplace visit more productive and inspiring for your cat. Your cat will enjoy exploring your office environment, chewing on new and different potted plants, climbing new bookshelves, and marking new territory. If you bring your cat to work on Wednesday, be prepared for stares and double-takes, because you have fallen for the weekly fake event.

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