Thursday, May 8, 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

Thursday, May 8 at 7 PM, The annual Henry Mitchell Garden Lecture at Tenley Library, featuring a talk by retired journalist Neal Gregory on his years of friendship with Henry Mitchell, the long-time gardening columnist for the Washington Post and author of two books, "The Essential Earthman" and "One Man's Garden." Free. At Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

Thursday, May 8 and Friday, May 9 at 7:30 PM, Saturday, May 10th at 2 PM, The Wizard of Oz, presented by more than 140 Alice Deal Middle School students. There will even be a real Toto! Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Alice Deal is at 3815 Fort Drive, off Nebraska Ave between Chesapeake St and Reno Rd.

Friday, May 9 at 7:30 PM and Saturday, May 10 at 2 PM and 6 PM, Beauty and the Beast, performed by John Eaton's 4th and 5th graders. You can buy tickets online at or at the door - $8 for adults; $5 for children.

Saturday, May 10 from 10 AM to Noon, “Mastering Your Mac" is the topic of the next meeting of the National Capital Area Mac Users Group. Mac guru Paul Suh will demo a magic hatful of Mac OS Finder, Preview, Dock  Trackpad shortcuts and time savers. NCA-MUG President Nicholas Smith will share his compilation of the best Mac tips from The New York Times "Personal Tech" weekly column. Free. All are welcome. At the Cleveland Park Public Library, corner of Macomb and Connecticut NW.

Saturday, May 10 from 10 AM - 5 PM, Koshland Science Museum's “Toolkit for a Healthy Summer,” offering games, hands-on activities, information, products, and educational displays to help you enjoy a safe and healthy summer. The event is hosted and coordinated by the Koshland Science Museum - National Academies of Science, 525 E Street, NW. More info at

Saturday, May 10 from 12 noon - 6 PM, Petworth Neighborhood Festival. Come celebrate one of DC’s great neighborhoods at the First Annual Celebrate Petworth Festival, featuring arts, food, demonstrations, and activities, divided into 3 Zones - Healthy Living Zone, Kids Zone, and Arts Zone. Free. In the 800 block of Upshur St. NW. More info:

Sunday, May 11 from 1-6 PM, A Special Mother's Day Art Show featuring work by 10 local artists, most of whom design and fabricate their work in the studio. Bring friends and family. Come sip a mimosa and take in amazing jewelry, painting, photography, glass and pottery. At Tenleytown's Studio 4903 located at 4903 Wisconsin Avenue, NW on the 2nd floor.

Tuesday, May 13, Chef’s Best Dinner and Auction for Food Friends. VIP Reception at 5:30 PM; Main Doors Open at 6:30 PM. Enjoy tastings from 60 of the region's brightest culinary stars while raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to support children and adults facing HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses. In addition to a menu filled with one-of-a-kind delights, you'll enjoy bidding on live and silent auctions featuring travel opportunities and other great adventures. For all the event details see:; for tickets go to: At the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW (T St entrance).

Tuesday May 13 at 7:30 PM, Program on Hospice Care. Adas Israel Synagogue presents a free program on hospice care, featuring information and discussion about tough issues with leaders from Community Hospice (Wisconsin and Upton Streets, NW), and the Jewish Social Service Agency
(in Rockville). Adas Israel is at 2850 Quebec St. NW. 

Wednesday, May 7, all day, “The Mother’s Day Spirit Is Still With Us” Event. Here’s a new annual celebration that we’re rolling out this year: Three days after Mother’s Day, all those who showed appreciation for their moms on the previous Sunday should make it clear that they haven’t dropped the idea the minute her special day is over. On this follow-up day, adult children who live far away will call their mother -- yes, twice in the same week! -- and tell her they miss her. Children who live at home will clean up after themselves. Yes, they should do that everyday, but how often does that happen? And for those of you who gave Mom flowers, you should trim off the drooping ones and change the water in the vase, so that Mom doesn’t have to do the work. And don’t eat any more of her chocolate (you know who you are)! This is the weekly fake event, but you can make it into a reality if you want -- and your mother will be thrilled.

Wednesday May 14 at 7 PM, Anne E. Patrick will talk about her book, "Conscience and Calling: Ethical Reflections on Catholic Women's Vocations". Ms Patrick is a professor at Carleton College. She will be selling books at the event. Presented by the Friends of the Tenley-Friendship Library. Light refreshments. Free. At 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

Thursday, May 15 from 8:30 - 9:30 AM, May 15 Friendship Place's "Friends and Neighbors" fundraising breakfast at the Washington Hebrew Congregation located at 3935 Macomb Street NW. The "Friends and Neighbors" Breakfast is a free one hour event for people to come and learn more about Friendship Place. Giving is optional; there is no minimum or maximum gift requested. It will be Friendship Place's job to inspire people to give. As much as anything, we want people to come and find out about the important role this organization plays in our community. Marjorie Dick Stuart has invited members of the CP Listserv to join her at her table - RSVP to RSVP @
Thursday May 15 “Cottage Conversation” featuring Stephen Mansfield, author of “Lincoln’s Battle with God: A President’s Struggle with Faith and What it Meant for America.” Reception at 6 PM reception, lecture starts at 6:30. “Cottage Conversations” offers relaxing evenings to socialize and learn something new about our 16th president in his Washington home. Book signing follows the lecture. For more information, please visit President Lincoln’s Cottage is at 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW. Cost: $10/reception, $10/lecture. Reservations required: Email SMiraminy @ or call 202-829-0436 x31232.

Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 PM. Story Swap in North Cleveland Park -- Part of a 25-year monthly storytelling swap sponsored by the Washington Folklore Society and the Voices in the Glen storytelling Guild. Attendees can bring a story to share, or just come to listen. Light refreshments are served. Professional guild members will come and tell stories, and it’s also a place where prospective guild members come to audition, so the stories are usually varied and interesting. Email Robert Rovinsky at robertrovinsky @ 
to RSVP and get directions or call 202 237 0136.

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