Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Get Out! - The Events Column

Portrait of Yarrow Mamout - DCPL event on 8/19
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 15,300+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv

Thursday, August 13 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM, 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act - Panel discussion and book signing presented by  the Advancement Project and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, including a reading by author Ari Berman of his new book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America. Free, but reservations requested at At Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th Street NW. More info:  

Thursday, August 13 at 7 PM, Classical piano recital by Sara Daneshpour, performing works by Bach, Rachmaninoff, and Prokofiev. Free. At United Church of Christ, 1920 G Street NW.  

Saturday, August 15 from 9:30 – 10:30 AM, Family Concert with Andrew Kutt, Founder and Head of Oneness-Family School in Chevy Chase, MD.Original songs will include The Solar System Song, The Continents, Reduce Reuse Recycle, and Peace by Peace. Free, fun and interactive!  For children ages 2 – 6 years. In the Parish Hall Auditorium at Oneness-Family School, 6701 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD. Song samples at Free, but please RSVP at rsvp @ or call 301-652-7751 Note: All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. More info:  

Friday, August 14 at 12:30 PM, Society of the Cincinnati’s Lunch Bites Program: Two narratives of the French army's march to Yorktown in 1781. Rachel Jirka, research services librarian, shares two manuscript narratives of the French army’s march to Yorktown in 1781. Written by Henri-Dominique de Palys, chevalier de Montrepos, and Robert Guillaume, baron de Dillon, these narratives describe the French experience marching south from Newport, Rhode Island. The men include their personal impressions of the terrain, the American people, and of George Washington himself. Free. At Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Avenue NW.  

Saturday, August 14 at 1 PM, Master Gardener John Wheeler discusses the basics of backyard composting. Free. At Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Avenue NW. More info:  

Saturday, August 14 from 11 AM - 4 PM, Back to School Festival hosted by the Greater Washington Urban League and the Thurgood Marshall Trust, featuring free health screenings, live music and entertainment, food, free haircuts for kids, backpacks and school supplies and more. Free. At the Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage, 1816 12th St NW. More info:    

Saturday, August 15 from 4 - 10 PM, Battle of the Beers: USA vs. Germany. Wunder Garten is celebrating DC Beer Week with a contest pitting US brewers against German brewers, and you can help to judge. Food from Federal City Brothers and Rocklands BBQ, plus fun yard games. Dress in support of either the US or Germany. $7 admission includes 2 tasting tickets -- go to:    

Sunday, August 16 at 11:15 AM, “Jonathan Myrick Daniels: The Story Behind the Stone.” Learn about the newest figure to be added to the Washington Cathedral’s Human Rights Porch. Cathedral archivist Diane Ney and stone carver Sean Callahan will talk about the carving process, the legacy of Jonathan Daniels, and why he and other leaders are honored in stone. Free. At the Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues NW. More info:  

Monday, August 17 at 1:30 PM, Ariana Ross, Storyteller. Animals certainly are the smartest creatures. In this delightful Asian version of Aesop’s Fables, the creatures teach us about ourselves and Indian culture, geography and history. Leave the room dancing like a monkey and roaring like a tiger. For ages 4-8. Free. At the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library, 7420 Georgia Avenue NW. More info:  

Tuesday, August 18 at 6 PM, Workshop to help prepare students for college life. The District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education Summer Transition Program is designed to help students navigate the college lifestyle. The summer program will focus on preparing students and their families for a successful freshman year by offering a series of workshops to address the transition from high school to college. The workshops will include topics such as: Academic Tips; Campus Support Services; Student Life and Wellness; The High School to College Mental Transition. Free. At the Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th Street NW. More info:  

Wednesday, August 19 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM, “The Search for Yarrow Mamout” - a talk by Mia L. Carey, field director of the archaeological dig at the site of the home of freed slave/entrepreneur Yarrow Mamout. A Muslim slave, Yarrow Mamout purchased property located at what is now 3324 Dent Place NW. Mamout became famous after Charles Wilson Peale painted his portrait in 1819 and for a later portrait painted by James Alexander Simpson in 1822. He was a well-known brick-maker and basket-weaver, who also had extensive dealings in real estate, finance, and law. DC Preservation League presents this talk on the archaeological survey project conducted using geoarchaeology, mechanical testing, excavation of shovel test pits, and other test units. At Dumbarton House, 2715 Q Street NW. Tickets are $15 for members (DCPL and DH/NSCDA); $25 for non-members. Buy tickets at More info:  

Wednesday, August 19 at 6 PM, “Trumpets for Trump,” a marching band composed of 76 trombones and 110 trumpet players, plus assorted bassoons, players of both saxes, and other woodwinds and brasses, will assemble in front of the US Capitol and parade down 1st Street SE to the Republican National Committee Headquarters in a musical demonstration in support of The Donald to be the Republican nominee for President, in order to hold our nation to the highest standard of comedy in presidential politics. Players of any instrument, but especially the comb, are encouraged to join in Wednesday’s march. If you show up and find yourself alone, it might be because this is the weekly fake event - see

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