Wednesday, July 2, 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, July 3 at 4 PM, Storytime in French for children of all ages and skill levels. Free. At the Cleveland Park Library at the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Macomb Street. More info:  

Friday, July 4 at 11 AM, Organ Recital at the Washington Cathedral, an annual Independence Day event, featuring Christopher Betts and Benjamin Straley, organists, with Washington Symphonic Brass and the US Navy Sea Chanters, hosted by the presenter of American Public Media’s Pipedreams, Michael Barone. Free. The Cathedral is at Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues. More information at:  

Friday, July 4, starting at 11 AM, Palisades Annual 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

Saturday, July 5 from 11 AM - 5 PM, DC Meet Market is putting on a summer cookout party featuring a live art installation, BBQ by No Kings Collective, gelato from Dolcezza, root beer floats, live music, over 40 local vendors, and more. Free admission. At St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 15th and P Streets in the heart of Logan Circle. More info:  

Sunday, July 6 at 3 PM, Poetry Reading in Rock Creek Park. The Joaquin Miller Poetry Series features readings by James Allen Hall and Katherine E. Young. Free. At Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW,  

Monday, July 7 at 7 PM, Know Your Alphabetical Streets. DDOT present a seminar on DC’s Street Naming System. You know that east-west running streets are named for letters of the alphabet, and you may also know the names of most or all of the two-syllable streets -- or at least the ones in Cleveland Park: Macomb, Newark, Ordway, Porter, et. al. After Yuma St, there’s the three syllable alphabet beginning with Albemarle, Brandywine, Chesapeake. But do you know the flower and plant alphabeticals? This fascinating 90 minute class will teach you some memory tips so you can rattle off all the streets in order, even those like Van Ness and Veazey, with two for the same initial letter. Plus you’ll learn why there’s no Xenon or Zebra Street. This event takes place at 2100 J Street NW, which you won’t be able to find because it doesn’t exist...and because this is weekly fake event.

Tuesday, July 8 from 2 - 4 PM, Iona Senior Services presents the first in the “Live Well in DC” series of seminars. Representatives from the Office of Tenant Advocacy will launch the series with a presentation on rental housing, legal rights, and how to live cost effectively in DC through rental assistance. This talk will help guide your future housing decisions and cut costs. Free, but reservations suggested. At Iona Senior Service Center, 4125 Albemarle St NW, see:  

Wednesday, July 9 at 3 PM, Fizz, Boom Wednesdays! Participate in a science experiment, activity, or craft on alternating Wednesday afternoons at the library. Ages 5 and up. Free. At the Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW,  

Thursday, July 10 at 3:30 PM, Duct Tape Designs. Children will make wallets, pens and more out of duct tape of all colors and patterns. For ages 6-12. Free. At Georgetown Library, 3260 R St NW. More info:  

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