Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Get Out! - The Events Column

Photo by Thomas S. Mann
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 15,200+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv

Friday, June 19 at 7 PM, The France Tour Send-off Concert by the Children’s Chorus of Washington and the Young Men’s Ensemble. Free and open to the public. At Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW,  

Saturday, June 20 from 10 to 11 AM. Dog Social, hosted by the Tregaron Conservancy. Bring your canine companion (on leash) and join us for coffee, cold drinks and treats. We will meet by the Lily Pond on the Klingle Road side of Tregaron. Free. RSVPs encouraged but not required - rsvp to info @ Come out for some refreshments and meet your fellow dog-loving neighbors!  

Saturday, June 20 from 10 AM - 2 PM, “Egg Day” at Rock Creek Park. Activities for kids 3 - 8 focused on Pokey the Box Turtle, including arts & crafts, a turtle obstacle course, a ranger reading “Box Turtle at Long Pond,” a dance competition, and other fun and games. Free. At the Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW,  

Saturday, June 20 from 10 am to 3 pm – Jewels of Light. Bring the whole family to the grounds of Washington National Cathedral to explore the art and craft of stained glass. Learn how windows are designed and fabricated. Join in activities for all ages. For more info and tickets ($20 for the close-up tour) go to:  

Saturday, June 20 from 11 AM - 6 PM, The Juneteenth Book Festival, held in honor of the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth (see Story times, read-along events, music and dance performances, meet the author events. Free. Children who attend will receive a free book. Reception and book awards, with DC Congressional delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton take place from 5:30 - 7:30 PM -- free but please register at At St. Elizabeth’s Gateway Pavilion, 2700 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, SE. Event schedule and details at  

Sunday, June 21 at 2 PM, “The Legends and Lore of DC: Literary Capital.” Do you enjoy reading about hometown Washington, DC? The Cleveland Park Library has a local book discussion series! This month the discussion focuses on “Literary Capital”, edited by Christopher Sten. This anthology consists of fiction and nonfiction excerpts by well-known authors, covering a variety of topics about Washington, DC over two centuries. The book is available throughout the library system. Free. At the Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Avenue NW, 

Sunday, June 21 from 11 AM - 7 PM, “Fete de la Musique” at Dupont Circle, presented by the Alliance Francaise de Washington. Children’s songs with Gaspard, story time, French songs with Jean-Jacques, a brass band, salsa music from El Clan, and American roots rock by Gramophonic. Children’s activities include face painting, a calligraphy lesson, and musical instrument making. Free. At Dupont Circle. More info:  

Monday, June 22 from 6 - 8 PM, “After Shelby Co.: A discussion of the present state and future of the Voting Rights Act.” Free. Panelists include Pam Karlan, Assistant Deputy US Attorney General and Keenan Keller, Senior Counsel for the US House Committee on the Judiciary. Moderated by Prof. Wade Henderson, President of the Leadership Council on US and Human Rights. Free. Registration required - go to  

Tuesday, June 23 from 10 - 10:45 AM. Tudor Tots: Fun in the Sun at Tudor Place. Children enjoy interactive read-alouds, songs, and themed movements related to the week’s topic, sharing a shady green and tranquil setting with the grown-ups who care for them. Ages 2-4. Admission is $5 per child. Admission for adults is free. Register at At Tudor Place Historic House & Garden, 1644 31st Street NW.    

Tuesday, June 23 from 3 - 4:30 PM - Three hours of climbing adventure at the incredible ropes course at Sandy Springs Adventure - a benefit event for Wilson Crew - for $41, a 20% savings,  and a portion of every ticket sold goes directly to support the Wilson Crew scholarship fund. An online reservation assures you of no wait for a harness; all climbing levels will remain open until the end of the Wilson Crew event. Tickets available online only at - select “Private events/fundraising” and then the Wilson Wilson HS Crew event. Sales close June 22.  

Tuesday, June 23 at 6 PM, Cleveland Park Library rebuild/renovation community meeting. At this meeting, the architect team will present general design principles and project direction, informed in part by community feedback recorded at the May 13 community meeting. Contribute your ideas to help shape our new library, scheduled to open in August 2017. The community meeting is open to all. The Cleveland Park Library is at 3310 Connecticut Avenue NW.  

Tuesday, June 23 at 6:30 PM, Cleveland Park Library Fantasy Rebuild Meeting. At this meeting discover what could be built as a replacement library if the budget, the space, and our imaginations were all unlimited. To see what others have done under similar circumstances, go to and . To view and comment on fantastic ideas for the redesign of the Cleveland Park Library, go to  

Tuesday, June 23 at 7 pm, Historic Kit Houses of Cleveland Park. Join local kit house expert Catarina Bannier for an illustrated talk on early-20th-century kit houses by Sears, Aladdin, Lewis, and other companies. Learn about kit houses in Cleveland Park and how to tell whether your house was built from a kit. Gather for refreshments at 7:30; the talk will start at 7:45. At the Cleveland Park Congregational Church, 3400 Lowell St NW. Tickets (free for current CPHS members, $10 for non-members) available now at Space is limited to 50 people and registration is required.  

Wednesday, June 24 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM, Knowledge Commons DC presents “Waste Not: Food Waste, Resource Conservation, and You,” a class led by Will Reid. The American food industry discards 150 million pounds of food every day — the equivalent of 523 Titanics per year! This class will review the causes of food waste and ways to reduce it, debunking myths along the way. (For example, is the food you are throwing out actually bad?) In addition, you’ll learn how to co-opt this system of entitlement to help feed the world and save the environment. At City Blossoms: Marion Street Intergenerational Garden, 1519 Marion St. NW in Shaw. Free, reservations required at

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