Thursday, June 26, 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  

Thursday, June 26 at 6:30 PM, A Summer Movie Singalong at Tenley-Friendship Library. Princesses Elsa and Anna build a snowman. Free. At 4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW.

Friday, June 27 from 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM. “The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Bio-diversity.” Discussion with author and landscape designer Rick Darke. Free, but reservations required: Room B07, Media and Public Affairs Building, George Washington University, 805 21st St NW.

Saturday, June 28 from 9:30 AM -12:30 PM, Rock Creek Conservancy invites you to provide feedback on your use of Rock Creek Park. Specialists will be present to hear what your input on four topic areas: Access (Trails, Paths, Roads, Neighborhoods); Historic Buildings & Designed Landscapes and Civil War Defenses; Programming & Recreation; Environment (Watershed, Invasives). The information you provide will help Rock Creek Conservancy assess critical improvement issues and gather your ideas for the future of Rock Creek Park. Light refreshments, too! Open to all, no advance registration required. At Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Saturday, June 28 from 11 AM - 1 PM, “Run of the Mill” at Peirce Mill in Rock Creek Park. Discover Washington DC's only surviving gristmill in action for the first time in 2014. Explore the exhibits and watch the film in adjacent Peirce Barn as well. Children's activities, too. Free. Peirce Mill is at Tilden Street and Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park. More info:  

Sunday, June 29 from 5 -8 PM, Rosedale's Annual Community BBQ & Picnic.The Cleveland Park Jazz Quartet will be performing. Bring a potluck side dish or dessert, your blankets, lawn chairs, frisbees, family and friends and come join us. All are welcome. More info:  

Monday, June 30 at 6:30 PM, The Capital Fringe Festival presents “Music in the Library,” part of a concert series by local and regional bands. Free. In the Great Hall of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library at 901 G St NW, 

Wednesday, July 2 from 1 - 3 PM, Independence Day Ice Cream Social at Tudor Place. Enjoy a family-friendly tour of the mansion as you seek out and learn about the collection’s many Washington artifacts. Follow the tour with one of George Washington’s favorite treats, ice cream! Enjoy ice cream sundaes, children’s games and crafts. Free for military families, tickets $5 - $10 for others at At Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st Street NW. 

Thursday, July 3 at 12 Noon, Candle Blowing Contest for America’s Birthday Cake. The Watergate Bakery will bake 10 special birthday cakes for America’s Birthday -- a day early, on July 3rd -- each with 238 candles. Watch this exciting candle-blowing contest to see if anyone can snuff the flames of all the candles on America’s cake. Contestants include the world’s record holder for free diving; an opera singer known for the longest-held high C; and a backup singer who has sung four straight minutes of “Whoo-whoo’s.” Will anyone be able to blow out all the candles with a single breath? Place your bets on the winner … but only in virtual reality, as this is the weekly fake event.

Friday, July 4, starting at 11 AM, It’s the Palisades 4th of July Parade, including bagpipers, drummers, Caribbean dancers, vintage cars, decorated bicycles, horses, politicians throwing out beads and candy, and everything else you might want in a parade. Free. The parade starts at the corner of Whitehaven Parkway and MacArthur Blvd and ends at the Palisades Rec Center at Sherier and Dana Place. All you need to know is at

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