Thursday, February 9, 2017

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 16,600+ members of the Cleveland Park Listserv should know about, email us at events @

Peggy Robin and Bill Adler
Publishers, Cleveland Park Listserv  

Friday, February 10 at 7 PM, Art Deco in Shanghai (with PowerPoint). The speaker, Tess Johnston, first came to Shanghai in 1981 to work for the American Consulate General. In 1996, after 30 years in the diplomatic service, she retired and stayed on to research, write, and lecture. She and her co-author, Deke Erh, have published 25 books, including 15 volumes on Western architecture and the expatriate experience in old China. A reception will be held after the Q&A session. Please RSVP by Wed, Feb 6 by calling 202-727-7527. Free - with free parking on site.. At Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert Street NW.

Friday, February 10 at 11 AM, Celebrate Black History Month with Games, Lunch and a Movie: “The Black American Experience: Charles Drew" (A Documentary). Dr. Drew was a Washington DC native who revolutionized medical science. He was also the father of Council Member Charlene Drew Jarvis. Free. At Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St NW. For more information, please call the staff at Guy Mason Recreation Center at (202) 727-7527.

Saturday, February 11 from 11 AM - 4 PM, Valentine’s Day Card Workshop at the National Postal Museum. Nothing delivers love better than a heartfelt and handmade card for your valentine! We'll have pretty papers, vintage stamps from around the world and lots of other supplies to inspire your creativity as you create one-of-a-kind valentines. Visit the museum’s stamp store to send your cards to your loved ones with a special National Postal Museum postmark! All ages welcome. Free; no registration required. In the Atrium of the National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE. For more info contact Motoko Hioki, HiokiM @ si dot edu or visit:

Saturday, February 11 at 1 PM, 50 Great American Places: Essential Historic Sites Across the US. Brent D Glass, Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, discusses his one-of-a-kind guide to fifty of the most important cultural and historic sites in the United States that are guaranteed to fascinate, educate, and entertain. Free. In the Peabody Room of Georgetown Library, 3260 R St NW.,  For more info email Jerry McCoy, jerry.mccoy @ dc dot gov

Saturday, February 11 at 1 PM, David Pedraza, violinist, and Annya Nizhegorosteva, pianist present a program of works by Enescu, Bach, and Vieuxtemps. The concert is followed by an informal reception with light refreshments. This is the first performance in the Spring Concert Series at the Society of the Cincinnati at Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Avenue NW. Free, but seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. More info:

Saturday, February 11 from 1 - 3 PM, “Sweet Tea. Hats and Ties” will be the theme for this year's annual tea party at Chevy Chase Community Center to celebrate Valentine's Day. Boys are more than welcome to attend! Young ladies are asked to wear hats and boys bow ties or ties. Light lunch served along with Valentine's day card making, cupcake decorating and other activities. Free for youth aged 4-10. Registration is required - call 202.282.2204. At the Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave NW.  

Sunday, February 12 at 6:30 PM, "Whatsoever You Do for the Least of My People": An Evening of Song and Reflection. The Young Adults of St. Thomas Apostle Church, are hosting a concert to benefit refugees of all religions and no religion. All are welcome. No ticket price but all proceeds of the free-will donations go to Catholic Relief Services for their response to the Global Refugee Crisis. Cash and checks will be received on 2/12; donations may also be made online at any time at: St Thomas Apostle is at 2665 Woodley Road NW. For more info see the event Facebook page at:

Monday, February 13, all day, Valence Time Day. On this special day, let us honor the underappreciated ties that bind all matter together. Valence electrons move at the speed of light, seeking out others to form bonds between atoms - bonds as worthy of our recognition as the bonds between humans in love. Why is there not a day to honor this building block of all things? Now there is! Celebrate Valence Time Day with your favorite physicist and ask him or her to talk to you sweetly about the sharing of electrons between atoms. If you find yourself without a nearby physicist on this Valence Time Day, then listen to this lecture at To find out about places near you that are holding Valence Time parties, go to:    

Tuesday, February 14 from 11 AM - 2:30 PM, From D.C. with Love: District Trivia at the Historical Society of Washington, DC. Join the Historical Society of Washington, DC for tea, cookies, crafts and trivia with District Trivia! Test your knowledge of local history through DC-themed trivia questions in this special pub-style trivia event, presented by District Trivia. Refreshments and crafts are free and open to the public between 11 AM - 3 PM. Those who wish to partake in the trivia session (12:30 – 2:30 PM), presented by District Trivia, must purchase a ticket - $5 for Historical Society members, $8 for non-members - available online at or at the door. At the Carnegie Library, East Gallery, 2nd Floor, 801 K Street NW

Tuesday, February 14 from 7 - 10 PM “Seeing Deeper: Love to the World” - Interactive Art. On Valentine’s Day, bring your family, friends or that Special Someone to weave messages of love to the world in this interactive art exhibit. Sized for the grandeur of the National Cathedral and the intimacy of human connection, we’ll provide art supplies (or bust that yarn stash!) to help you build a collective expression of love. Or, find your own way to fill the space—explore the depth and breadth of the Cathedral’s space, find a nook for quiet contemplation. Free - please register at At Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW.

Wednesday, February 15 at 3 PM, An Afternoon of Piano Music: Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven Chopin and Toselli, performed by members of the Adult Music Student Forum (AMSF), a Washington, DC-region association of adult music students that provides educational and performance opportunities to non-professional/non-collegiate adult instrumental and vocal students, regardless of their level of expertise. Beginners, students returning to music after an extended absence, and advanced students are all welcomed by the Forum. Free. At Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert Street, NW. For more information, please contact the staff at Guy Mason Recreation Center at (202) 727-7527.

Wednesday, February 15 at 7 PM. Book Hill Talks - France Alive: A History Told Through Great Works of Art. This is the fourth lecture in the series on 19th Century Paintings Part Two: Impressionist Painters: Friendship, Landscapes and Modern Life. Guest Speaker - Vanessa Badré For more info contact Wendell Kellar, wendell.kellar @ dc dot gov. Free. At Georgetown Library, 3260 R Street NW,

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