Thursday, May 29, 2014

Get Out! The Events Column

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 @

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv

Saturday May 31 from 9-11:30 AM, Ward 3 Department of Health 2014 Animal Health Fair, offering free vaccinations, dog licenses, emergency preparedness, animal law information, “ask the veterinarian,” and more! At the Newark St. Dog Park, 39th Newark St. NW. Please note that all dogs must be on a leash, cats must be secured in a carrier box, all pets must be brought by a responsible adult. Dog license is $15 for a spayed or neutered dog and $50 for an unspayed or unneutered dog (checks and money orders only). If available, please bring previous vaccination history. Maximum 4 pets per owner. 

Saturday, May 31 from 2-5 PM, Taste of Dupont. Dupont Circle restaurants will open their doors to showcase their favorite appetizers, entr√©es, or desserts as part of the seventh annual Taste of Dupont. This restaurant event allows patrons to explore neighborhood eateries by going from place to place with tasting tickets to enjoy appetizers, entrees, and desserts from the best Dupont restaurants have to offer. Tickets $5 each online at or on site at The Resource Center, 9 Dupont Circle.

Saturday, May 31 at 3 PM, The Washington Conservatory Orchestra is giving a free, family-friendly concert at the Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ on Westmoreland Circle. The program, which will last about an hour, features works appealing to all. It starts with two movements from Haydn's "Clock" symphony (No. 101), featuring the "tick-tock" theme that gives this work its nickname. Gershwin's jazz-influenced "Lullaby", a suite of "Rosenkavalier" waltzes by Richard Strauss, and a final work by Johann Strauss follow. While the concert is free, the orchestra welcomes donations at the door.

Saturday, May 31 from 5-7 PM, The Adams Morgan Summer Concert Series presents Jelly Roll Mortals, playing a mix of pop, rock, country, folk, and R&B. Free. In the public plaza in front of BB&T Bank at Columbia Rd, Adams Mills Rd and 16th St., 

Sunday, June 1 from 10 AM - 4 PM, Palisades Community Flea Market. Free admission. Rain or shine, in the parking lot of Wells Fargo Bank, MacArthur Blvd Arizona Ave. Crafts, antiques, furniture, clothing, baked goods, hamburgers hot dogs, pancakes! - more info at:

Sunday, June 1 at 3 PM, The Joaquin Miller Poetry Series presents a reading by Margaret Rozga and Mary-Sherman Willis. Free. At the Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW, 

Monday, June 2, at 1 PM, House of Cards - Card Swap. Do you have a deck of cards that is unusable because it’s missing a card or two? Short a king of spades or an ace of diamonds? At this All-DC card swap you bring cards and get cards. Of course, you better hope to find something with the same design on the back! If not, then leave your unwanted cards for others to take. Maybe someone will build a beautiful house of cards out of your 51-card deck. Bring your cards to the Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Ave SW, but if you find anyone else there looking to trade cards, then you’ve just met up with someone else who’s fallen for this week's fake event.

Thursday, June 5 at 7 PM: Inside Out: Building a Glass House in Russia, a talk by author and Tenley resident Glenn Williamson. Russia is not an easy place to understand, but it can be quite interesting, poignant and even funny at times. Glenn Williamson will discuss his memoir,about the Russian-American partnership which developed the first modern office building in St. Petersburg during the Russian financial crisis in the late 1990s, transforming a historic former monks’ residence into a granite-clad and glass-covered Atrium. Williamson served as general director of the project and lived 10 years in Russia, Poland and Bulgaria with his family. Book information at:; event information at:

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