Thursday, April 2, 2015

Get Out! - The Events Column

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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 15,000+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at (events @

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv

Friday, April 3 at 4 PM, Easter Egg Decorating. Come learn different ways to decorate eggs. Need inspiration? There will be books to give you great ideas. This program is appropriate for all ages; however, children younger than 3 will need adult assistance. Free. At the Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Avenue NW,

Saturday, April 4 at 10 AM, Tregaron Easter Egg Hunt. We will gather at the Lily Pond near the Klingle Road NW entrance to Tregaron. We'll have over 1,500 treat-filled eggs hidden near the trails, with a separate area designated for kids under five. Bring along a basket or bag and join the fun. Free. RSVP and get detailed directions at

Saturday, April 4 at 11 AM, Eggs-quisite Colors of Easter! Dress for mess: wear your brightest, pastel-iest play clothes and bring a small basket of up to four plain boiled eggs for some Easter fun! We will enjoy an Easter-themed stories, dye and decorate our eggs and take pictures of the visual eggs-quisiteness of it all! We will supply the non-toxic food color dye, stickers, crayons and markers for the egg decoration. This program is appropriate for children ages 3-7 years old. Groups of 5 or more children - please call 202-645-8337 at least 24 hours in advance to ensure enough supplies. "Eggs-quisite Colors of Easter" is a b.y.o.b.e. ("bring your own boiled eggs") event. Free. At the Petworth Neighborhood Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW,

Saturday, April 4 from 11:30 - 4:30 PM, National Cherry Blossom Festival Family Day, Celebrate DC’s famous cherry blossom season with craft activities, live music, gardening demonstration from Smithsonian Gardens, and Tatebanko - Japanese Paper Dioramas from Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Free. At the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and G Streets, NW. More info:

Saturday, April 4 at 1:30 PM, Spring Fling Story Time at Chevy Chase Pavilion. Join Chevy Chase librarians for a family Story Time during Spring Fling at Chevy Chase Pavilion. We will have: songs, stories, dancing, library books for you to check out with Library Takeout!* Stay and enjoy the surrounding festivities. *Library Takeout allows customers to get a library card and check out library materials, in real time, at community events. Please note this event is at Chevy Chase Pavilion, 5355 Wisconsin Ave NW -- not at the library. Call (202) 282-2195 for more information.

Sunday, April 5 at 8:30 AM, The Rosedale Conservancy’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. Everyone is welcome, so please bring your little ones armed with baskets. The hunt begins at the stroke of 8:30 a.m. from the front porch of the farmhouse. There will be bagels and coffee after. Please enter the park through the Newark Street gate (not the driveway, and make your way up to the farmhouse -- no hunting along the way. And please leave your four-footed friends at home! More info:

Monday, April 6, Easter Egg Recycling Day. This year keep your old, used Easter eggs out of the landfill! DC’s Department of Public Works Recycling Division will hold its first-ever citywide egg recycling event. Please separate all eggs into the following three accepted categories: plastic eggs; biological eggs (includes empty egg shells/hardboiled/raw) and candy eggs (chocolate; jelly bean; marshmallow, etc). Be sure to strip eggs of all non-recyclable decorations (such as glitter, yarn, oil-based paint) and bundle in plastic or paper bags and bring to the recycling center for your ward -- click on this link to find the one nearest you.

Tuesday, April 7 at 7:30 PM, Singer Lana Cenčić grew up Croatia and went on to become a highly lauded actress, musician and dancer in Europe. Her repertoire includes very diverse songs, some like a mild version of Ani Di Franco, some experimental onomatopoeia with atonal multi-layered singing and exciting instrumental ornamentation, some studded with abstract references to Balkan folklore. She has performed at the The Blue Note, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Stone, Roulette, as well as at The Winter Jazzfest in NYC, Konzerthaus and Porgy&Bess in Vienna and the Kyoto Music Expo in Japan. At the Austrian Cultural Forum, 3524 International Court NW. Tickets: Free - please register at More info: 

Wednesday, April 8 from 12:30 - 1:30 PM, Smart Growth: Chinatown Green Streets. The Chinatown Green Street Demonstration Project involves the design and installation of an interconnected series of vegetated systems to manage stormwater, beautify the public right of way, and enable safe access for all users of all ages and abilities. Deborah Steinberg, ASLA, representing the client, and Steven Spears, ASLA, representing the design team, explain how this project aims to become a world-class model for green and complete streets. At the National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW. Free for Building Museum members; $10 Non-members. Pre-registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability. Register at:

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