Thursday, August 7, 2014

Blue Sky Puppet Theater at Tenley Friendship Library
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, August 7 at 7 PM, “Healthy Approaches to Weight Control, Reversing Diabetes, and the Best of Health,” presented by Dr. Neal Barnard of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Free. At Tenley Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue,

Friday, August 8 at 12:30 PM, Joshua Barney's Presentation Sword. Commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bladensburg and the British march on the nation's capital in August 1814 with a talk by Curator Emily Schulz on a presentation sword awarded by the City of Washington in September 1814 to Joshua Barney, commander of the Chesapeake Bay Flotilla and an original member of the Society of the Cincinnati. The sword is featured in the current exhibition, The Reward of Patriotism: Commemorating America's Heroes of the War of 1812 (through September 20). The presentation will last approximately 30 minutes with time afterwards for questions and up-close viewing of the object. Free Admission. At Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Avenue NW.

Saturday, August 9 from 10 AM - 4 PM, Peirce Mill in Operation. Join the Friends of Peirce Mill and the National Park Service for a day of family fun, live music and mill tours.10 AM - 4PM Visitor Center open. 11 AM - 2 PM Peirce Mill in operation turning corn into cornmeal. 11 AM - 4 PM Games for children including a self-guided treasure hunt with small prize. 12 PM - 2 PM Wilson and the Bluegrass Boys play next to the mill. 12 PM - 3 PM Sandy Burke demonstrates the many species (turtles, eels and fish) that live in Rock Creek. Peirce Mill is located in Rock Creek Park at 2401 Tilden St NW. Accessible from the Van Ness Metro Station.

Saturday, August 9 from 2 - 10 PM, New Vintage Jazz Wine Festival. Enjoy music, taste 15 different wines, and watch artists at live painting stations create large-scale pieces to be featured in a silent auction. Sponsored by Capital Bop, Art Whino, Petworth Jazz Project and the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation. Tickets: $20 - $70 at At the Half Street Fairgrounds, 1299 Half Street SE.More info:

Sunday, August 10 at 3 PM, The Extreme Life of the Sea with father-son team Dr. Stephen Palumbi and Anthony Palumbi, a visual presentation, discussion and book signing, sponsored by the National Museum of Natural History and the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. In the Q?rius Theater of the NMNH, 10th St and Constitution Ave. Tickets: $8 at Recommended for ages 10 and up. To get a sense of what the presentation is like, watch this Youtube video:

Monday, August 11 at 5 PM, Where Is Everyone? - a guide to The Vineyard, Coastal Maine, Jackson Hole, and Many Other Places You’ll Never Visit Unless You Know the Right People. It’s August in Washington and half the town has fled to far-flung places -- small impossibly cutesy villages in Maine with names like Wiscanscottabunkquit or islands off the coast of Massachusetts but only if you've booked the ferry three years in advance. Learn the geography of Washington in August. At the map room of the National Geographic Society, 15th floor... but you won’t find it because this is the weekly fake event.

Tuesday, August 12 at 2 PM, Blue Sky Puppet Theater puts on an interactive show for kids ages 5 - 12, featuring elements of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math). Free. At the Tenley Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave,

Tuesday, August 12, 2 - 4 PM, Health and Wellness: E. Gordon Margolin, MD, and an Iona Aging in Community specialist will review the issues of diet, exercise, medical and mental care, and emotional-attitudinal adjustments which are said to keep life “worthwhile” and discuss the issues of applying the best of current knowledge to these endeavors. Part of Iona’s Summer Advocacy Series, Live Well in DC. All sessions are free and will be held at Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle Street, NW. To register, please call (202) 895-9448 or email us at More info at:

Wednesday, August 13 at 12:30 PM, “Dolley Madison and the War of 1812,” a discussion led by Dumbarton House executive director Karen L. Daly. Learn more about Dolley Madison's exciting flight from the White House and her stop at Dumbarton House through research by author Anthony Pitch and the collections of Dumbarton House. The talk will feature items on loan for the exhibition "Homefront 1812: Friends, Family Foe" on view at Dumbarton House throughout Summer 2014. Held at At Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St NW in the Belle Vue Room. Bring your own brown bag lunch. Free but reservations suggested: More information:

Thursday, August 14 at 7 PM, Civil War Medicine: It’s Not What You Think! The Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library the Friends of the Cleveland Park Library are pleased to invite you to this free lecture. Historian Kyle Wichtendal, Educational Coordinator at the National Civil War Medicine Museum in Frederick, MD will talk about the work and challenges of surgeons and medical personnel during the Civil War.  Learn about diseases and the medicines used to treat them, surgeries and amputations, soldiers’ food and nutrition, and more.  Kyle will also recount how Dr. Jonathan Letterman led the introduction of the first system of staged evacuation and treatment for mass casualties.  Kyle will be bringing reproductions of period medical equipment that you'll be able to handle and examine. This program commemorates the ongoing 150th anniversary of the Civil War, and especially the Battles of Monocacy (Frederick, MD) and Ft. Stevens (DC), which were fought during the summer of 1864.  Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library, first floor auditorium, 3310 Connecticut Ave., NW

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