Thursday, September 25, 2014

Get Out! - The Events Column

Photo by US Navy Spec 2nd Cl Ronda Spaulding via Wikimedia
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
Friday, September 26 from 8 AM – 4:30 PM, Green Building Symposium and Expo at the Washington Convention Center, presented by the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. Everyone is invited to join us as we take a closer look at how the new Green Construction Code, Energy Conservation Code, Green Building Act, Green Area Ratio, benchmarking law and more are being implemented and enforced from design through building permitting, inspections, and post-occupancy. The Washington Convention Center is at 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Full schedule of events at Register for the free sessions and workshops at
Friday, September 26 from 12:30 - 4 PM, “The Back Yard Habitat.” The Rock Creek Conservancy hosts a hands-on workshop on growing native plants and creating rain gardens in your back yard. At All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church, 2300 Cathedral Avenue NW. Free. Reservations required at
Saturday, September 27 from 11 AM - 3 PM. Rock Creek Park Day at Peirce Mill. The National Park Service and Friends of Peirce Mill invite you to Rock Creek Park's 124th anniversary celebration. Join us for a day of milling and historic craftspeople demonstrations, history hikes, an author talk, children's games and more. Explore the diverse history of one of the oldest and largest urban nature parks in the United States and watch the waterwheel come to life as the gristmill operates. Free. More info:
Saturday, September 27, 12 noon - 4 PM. Taste of Friendship HeightsFriendship Place hosts a celebration of community and cuisine featuring great food from local restaurants, music by the Dixie Power Trio, moon bounce, face painting, balloons, basketball games and restaurant raffle drawing. Attendees
most food 
purchase. At the Village Center 4433 South Park Ave. in Chevy Chase, MD. More info:; info about ticket sales:
Saturday, September 27 from 12 noon - 2 PM, Truck It! The Best Trucking Food Festival. Food / Drinks / Music / Face Painting / Pumpkin Picking. Cost: $20, 5 tickets for 5 tastes ($25 at the door) Location: St. Luke's Parking Lot at 15th and P Street NW - more info:; Tickets:
Sunday, September 28 at 1 PM, The Spies of Capitol Hill Walking Tour. Learn about locations in and around the Capitol where espionage happened. Meet outside the Union Station Metro entrance. More info at Tickets: $15, no reservations required - just show up outside the Union Station Metro entrance at 1 PM on Sunday.
Sunday, September 28 from 1 - 6 PM, The Tenleytown Block Party, featuring FREE Grilled Burgers/Hot Dogs/Drinks; FREE Dessert Food Truck; Moon Bounce; 45' Inflatable Obstacle Course For Teens/Adults; Face Painting and Balloon Animals; NFL Zone- Featuring Live Game Viewing Tent; 3 On 3 Basketball Tournament w/ Trophies and prizes; Music - Live DJ; Ferris Wheel Ride For Children; Skate Park with ramps, rails and more; FREE Sno-Cones, popcorn, cotton candy; Care Packaging Station For Local Area First Responders; and much more! A free community event sponsored by The City Church, 4100 River Road NW (next to the Container Store),
Sunday,September 28 at 3 PM, Concert by the Chicago Piano Duo at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church. The program will include four Schubert works for four hands and two Brahms works for solo piano. The church has a wonderful big (Model D) Steinway that will fill the sanctuary with beautiful sound. A reception and the opening of a show of art quilts by seven artists follow. The church is at 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW (corner of New Mexico). Free; a free-will offering will be taken. For further information: carolgriffith33 @
Tuesday, September 30 at 6:30 PM, Author and journalist Steve Vogel, formerly of the Washington Post, will discuss his book Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation. Free for Landmark Society Members. Tickets $15 - $20 for non-members available at 6:30, wine + light appetizers, 7 – 8:30 PM lecture. At Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st Street NW.
Weekend in September from 11 AM - 11 PM, 97th Annual Fall Fun Fair. Come to this annual festival and bazaar, featuring performances on 29 stages, 226 vendors, food from 1,492 countries around the world and across the galaxy; activities for kids including a moon bounce and a Jupiter bounce (that’s a non-bouncy house with gravity so intense you can’t get yourself off the floor!), face painting (choose between latex and oil-based paint, depending on whether you want it to last years or decades); giveaways (because you really need a few more free key rings and mousepads); and much, much more! Free, wait, it’s better than free - we will PAY you to come! Location: Just about anywhere this weekend, as this is a generic fall fair description and it’s the weekly fake event.

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