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Ward 3 plan would shift part of Tenley

Washington Harbour renovations win nod

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■ Development: Updated

complex will feature ice rink

By BRADY HOLT Current Staff Writer

Tenleytown’s Wisconsin Avenue corridor will likely fall under one advisory neighborhood commission as part of a series of changes to external and internal boundaries of neighborhood commissions throughout Ward 3. A 41-member task force finalized its plan last week to redraw the borders to accommodate new population data from the 2010 Census and, when possible, to improve neighborhood cohesiveness within commissions and their single-member districts. Each single-member district — represented by one advisory neighborhood commissioner — must have between 1,900 and 2,100 residents according to the Census, which prompts redistricting every 10 years when its new population figures appear. The proposed transfer of about 700 residents in the Tenley Circle area to Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3E from 3F is the largest change in Ward 3, though sevSee Ward 3/Page 23

By BRADY HOLT Current Staff Writer

Developers of Washington Harbour will likely be able to move forward soon with alterations to the complex’s lower plaza — incorporating an ice rink and overhauling aging storefronts — following conditional approval from the Old Georgetown Board Thursday. The board, a subsidiary of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, wants additional written details

Discussions stall on accord for Wesley Heights pizzeria Bill Petros/The Current

■ Licensing: Commission

The Rev. Mary Kay Totty, senior pastor of Dumbarton Methodist Church in Georgetown, prays over Sugar, Zoe Eng’s stuffed bear, during a Blessing of the Animals ceremony Saturday afternoon. The chuch was celebrating the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

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By BRADY HOLT Current Staff Writer

West End favors condo units over rentals By JESSICA GOULD Current Staff Writer

As the Foggy Bottom-West End advisory neighborhood commission prepares to vote on a mixed-use project at the West End Neighborhood Library site, some residents are emphasizing their preference for condominiums rather than rentals. Developer EastBanc hopes to construct two buildings in the neighborhood: one on the library’s 1101 24th St. site, and one on the site of a fire station at 2226 M St. As part of the projects, the developer will fund reconstruction of both the library and the fire station, which the city will continue to own.

NEWS ■ New Georgetown chocolatier gears up for busy season. Page 19. ■ Officials look at changes to bus service. Page 3.

about the plans, according to Thomas Luebke, secretary to the commission. If MRP Realty provides sufficient paperwork in time for the commission’s Oct. 20 meeting, the approval will become final, Luebke said. “The general tenor was [the board] gave [MRP] a conditional final approval, so that’s fairly supportive,” he said. “But there were so many discussions and the documentation was so spotty.” MRP, which bought the mixeduse waterfront complex in the 3000 block of K Street in June 2010, has emphasized the need to update the See Harbour/Page 7

Artist’s rendering courtesy of EastBanc

EastBanc is planning a mixed-use building encompassing the local library at 1101 24th St. NW.

The commission held a special meeting Oct. 4 to focus on the library, which neighbors have been hoping to improve for years, and the residential units that would surround

it. According to Joe Sternlieb, EastBanc’s vice president for acquisitions, the planned-unit development will include 17,000 to 20,223 square feet for the library, 7,100 to 9,000 square feet of retail, and 153 to 189 residential units. He said the exterior of the building will undulate in a “wave pattern,” with a cafe, bakery and neighborhood-serving retail inside. The structure will be situated 20 feet from the adjacent Gibson condominium building. It will boast a large green roof to prevent stormwater runoff, and it will use exterior blinds to maximize shade in the summer and capture sunlight in the See Condos/Page 9

SPOR TS ■ Eagles soar past Lions in WCAC battle. Page 13. ■ Sidwell remains unbeaten in girls soccer. Page 13.

A planned Italian restaurant is facing formal protests against its liquor license application, though Wesley Heights community leaders say they’re confident Al Forno Pizzeria and its neighbors can reach a compromise. The Spring Valley/Wesley Heights advisory neighborhood commission voted last Wednesday to file a protest against Al Forno, at 3118 New Mexico Ave., with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. The community’s citizens association did the same at its September meeting. Restaurant owner Hakan Ilhan agreed last month to work toward a voluntary agreement with the neighborhood commission that would stipulate restrictions on his business, but he subsequently withdrew from the negotiations out of frustration with the process. Ilhan hopes to open Al Forno in a shopping center haunted by neigh-

PASSAGES Restored to its 19thcentury form, Rock Creek Park’s historic Peirce Mill celebrates its reopening Saturday. Page 15. ■

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Al Forno hopes to open in the same building as Chef Geoff’s.

bors’ memories of a rowdy latenight bar — Quigley’s Restaurant and Saloon, which closed in the late 1990s. Some residents fear that a liquor license and affordable pizza will attract the same noisy groups of American University students that soured them on Quigley’s. “This location has a history of having generated huge problems for neighbors in the past, because it became a magnet for some AU students who were looking for a partying spot,” Michael Mazzuchi of the Spring Valley/Wesley Heights Citizens Association wrote in an email. “So there is reason to be quite cautious about a new liquor license See Restaurant/Page 25

INDEX Business/9 Calendar/26 Classifieds/37 District Digest/4 Exhibits/31 In Your Neighborhood/22 Opinion/10

Passages/15 Police Report/6 Real Estate/21 School Dispatches/16 Service Directory/33 Sports/13 Theater/31

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Commission backs landmark bid for buildings on AU’s Tenley Campus By ELIZABETH WIENER Current Staff Writer

A conflicted Tenleytown advisory neighborhood commission last week voted to grant historic-landmark status to key buildings on American University’s Tenley Circle campus. Commissioners said they were uneasy about the university’s plans to move its law school there, but also uncomfortable with using the landmarking process to constrain development on the site. “Historic preservation has played too significant a role in the planning for important infrastructure projects,� the commission states in a resolution. “This process significantly

constrains planning options regardless of the historic merits of the application,� reads the resolution, which passed on a 3-1 vote, with a fifth commissioner abstaining. “People are viewing this as a way to a different end, and that’s not right. It’s using historic designation improperly,� said commissioner Sam Serebin during a nearly two-hour debate. “We’re talking about preserving a 19th-century estate. How do you do that with all these buildings built in the 1950s?� The resolution goes to the D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board, which will vote on the landmark application Oct. 27. If it is approved, the board will then review American University’s proposal to alter and expand

facilities at the Tenley Campus to accommodate the Washington College of Law, now located at 4901 Massachusetts Ave. The law school relocation, part of a proposed 10- year growth plan for the entire university, has raised quite a stir. At the eight-acre Tenley site, the university wants to tear down two 1950s-era dorms built by Immaculata Seminary, a former occupant, and to replace them with two modern fourstory buildings along Nebraska Avenue and Yuma Street housing classrooms and a law library. The grand 1904 Capital Hall would be renovated as office and meeting space. An old chapel behind Capital Hall would be “repurposed� as a moot courtroom, and the

Officials consider changes to area bus routes By KATIE PEARCE Current Staff Writer

A package of proposed changes to local bus service, including rerouting of a Connecticut Avenue line and elimination of several late-night weekend trips, is now headed for public hearings. The Washington Area Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is looking at the adjustments as a way to update routes, cut out redundancies and improve efficiency. Any changes would take effect in mid-2012, according to transit authority spokesperson Dan Stessel. The proposals are budget-neutral, said Steve Strauss of the D.C. Department of Transportation. “WMATA is looking for places to save money so it can add service in other places,� he said. “The entire package together has no net change in cost.� Five public hearings will take place throughout the region this week, including one at 6 p.m. tomorrow at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church at 1830 Connecticut Ave. NW. In Northwest D.C., one of the more significant

changes would involve the L routes, which travel along Connecticut Avenue from Chevy Chase Circle to downtown. For the L2 line, the transit authority is considering cutting out the majority of the route’s current stretch in Adams Morgan, as well as a chunk of its downtown leg. As proposed, the new L2 would travel directly along Connecticut Avenue — save for one detour into Adams Morgan via Calvert Street and Columbia Road that would “serve 500 riders daily,� according to transit authority materials. Cutting out the L2’s current path on 18th Street wouldn’t have a major impact, according to Strauss, because “everything north of U Street in Adams Morgan has a lot of service already with the 90s buses.� The new L2 would then travel through Dupont Circle to make its way to Farragut Square, and would no longer include a stop at the McPherson Square Metro station. “The route would be faster, but if you work in the See Buses/Page 7

The week ahead Thursday, Oct. 13

The D.C. Council Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary will hold a public hearing on emergency preparedness. The hearing will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. ■The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will hold a public hearing on proposed bus service changes. The hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 1830 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Saturday, Oct. 15

The Full Democracy Freedom Rally and March will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Freedom Plaza, 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. At 11 a.m., the march will proceed to 17th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, where participants will join the National Action Network March and head to the site of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

Monday, Oct. 17

The D.C. Lottery and Charitable Games Control Board will hold a Ward 4 community meeting on plans for its iGaming DC program. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Petworth Neighborhood Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW.

Tuesday, Oct. 18

The Citizens Association of Georgetown will hold its monthly meeting, which will feature a panel discussion on historic preservation. The meeting will begin 7:30 p.m. at the Thos. Moser showroom, 33rd and M streets NW.

Thursday, Oct. 20

The D.C. Taxicab Commission will hold an informational public hearing on “Passengers’ Failure to Pay.� The hearing will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Old Council Chambers at One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW. ■Mayor Vincent Gray will speak at the monthly meeting of the Chevy Chase Citizens Association. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW. ■ The Ward 3 Democratic Committee will hold elections to fill eight at-large delegate vacancies in conjunction with its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St. NW. Any Democratic Party voter registered and residing in Ward 3 is eligible to run; only current delegates will be eligible to vote. For details, visit

original estate house on the property — the 1839 Dunblane house — would be used for administrative and faculty offices. New construction would total between 235,000 and 245,000 square feet, with as many as 2,500 students using the campus. The plan has united immediate neighbors in opposition, and they crowded the neighborhood commission’s meeting Wednesday seeking a strong resolution to bolster their case. But the landmark application filed by the Tenleytown Historical Society, covering structures and landscape from both the Dunblane estate and its successor, Immaculata, has also caused unease. The Greek Revival See Tenley/Page 9





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The Current

District Digest Pedestrian killed on Connecticut Avenue

A 64-year-old woman was struck and killed crossing Connecticut Avenue in the Woodley Park area last Thursday, according to a release from the Metropolitan Police Department. An SUV turning left from Devonshire Place onto northbound Connecticut Avenue struck Trudith Rishikof at about 10:59 a.m., and she died at a hospital, according to

the release. Police are investigating the accident, the release states. According to Spring Valley/ Wesley Heights neighborhood commission chair Tom Smith, Rishikof served on the board of Foxhall Condominiums East and was active in community issues.

Police investigating 14th Street homicide

A Northwest man who was fatally hit by a vehicle in 16th Street

Heights may have been the victim of a homicide, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. Police believe Miguel Angel Drullard Jr., 22, was intentionally struck by a red or burgundy Jeep Liberty at 3:47 p.m. Thursday in the 4400 block of 14th Street, a news release states. The vehicle fled the scene and likely has extensive front-end damage, according to the release. Police are asking anyone with information about the case to call




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AUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neighbors square off at Zoning Commission hearing By BRADY HOLT Current Staff Writer

Representatives of various civic groups each tried to persuade the Zoning Commission last Thursday that American University should concentrate its planned development as far as possible from their own homes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To push space back and forth to say that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better suited over there or better suited over here â&#x20AC;&#x201D; I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very difficult argument to make,â&#x20AC;? zoning commissioner Peter May said at one point in the threeplus-hour hearing. That didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop the groups from trying. American University Park/ Tenleytown advisory neighborhood commissioners testified that the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan to build 590 beds of student housing and other buildings on its Nebraska Avenue parking lot is the best way to pull problematic students out of rental homes. Meanwhile, the Spring Valley/ Wesley Heights commissioners, whose boundaries include that â&#x20AC;&#x153;East Campusâ&#x20AC;? site, have recommended building some of those dormitories on the Tenley Campus, where the university also hopes to relocate its Washington College of Law. Residents of Westover Place â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which backs onto the existing parking lot â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and elsewhere in Wesley Heights are also fighting the proposed density of East Campus. And the American University Park commission also squared off against the neighboring Forest Hills/ Van Ness commission, with the latter arguing that the planned law school buildings would be too close to residents of the section of Tenleytown it represents. University officials spoke little at the Oct. 6 hearing, which also featured testimony from Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh, the office of at-large Council member

Vincent Orange and the American University Park and Forest Hills neighborhood commissions, as well as cross-examinations of each. The hearing is the seventh the Zoning Commission has held as American University seeks approval for the development goals of its 10-year campus plan. Cheh testified that many opponents of the plan have reached out to her, and that the Zoning Commission should require the university to address community concerns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Residents fear an ever-expanding university encroaching on their neighborhood, affecting their quality of life and making traffic worse,â&#x20AC;? said Cheh. She suggested that the university create a greater landscape buffer between the planned East Campus and Westover Place, prevent students and employees from parking on area streets, and preserve green space on the Tenley Campus. An Orange representative read a letter from the council member blaming the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expansion plans on overenrollment. In the letter, Orange asks the school to seek compromise with the community. But at the hearing, different communities testified to different interests. The American University ParkTenleytown neighborhood commission, which includes the Tenley Campus, opposed the plans for the law school â&#x20AC;&#x153;at this timeâ&#x20AC;? because of insufficient detail on traffic. The commissioners also testified in opposition to planned curb cuts, aboveground parking, and any future reduction of green space in the western section of the campus near private homes. Tenleytown commissioner Matt Frumin also pushed back against testimony from the Wesley Heights commission, delivered at a previous hearing, that there is space on the See Campus/Page 25

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Assault with a dangerous weapon (knife) â&#x2013; 5200 block, Connecticut Ave.; public housing; 12:20 a.m. Oct. 3. Assault with a dangerous weapon (other) â&#x2013;  5200 block, Connecticut Ave.; residence; 7 a.m. Oct. 8. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  3200 block, Stephenson Place; residence; midnight Oct. 3. â&#x2013;  5500 block, Connecticut Ave.; unspecified premises; 9:45 a.m. Oct. 5. â&#x2013;  5600 block, Connecticut Ave.; unspecified premises; 11:15 a.m. Oct. 7.


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Robbery (gun) â&#x2013; 5300 block, Belt Road; street; 10:03 p.m. Oct. 7. Burglary â&#x2013;  3900 block, Ingomar St.; residence; 11:30 a.m. Oct. 7. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  5300 block, Wisconsin Ave.; store; 12:10 p.m. Oct. 4. â&#x2013;  5300 block, Wisconsin Ave.; store; 7:40 a.m. Oct. 5. â&#x2013;  4500 block, Wisconsin Ave.; drugstore; 11:55 p.m. Oct. 8. Theft from auto (below $250) â&#x2013;  5300 block, Belt Road; street; 10 p.m. Oct. 2. â&#x2013;  4300 block, Ingomar St.; street; 8 a.m. Oct. 4. â&#x2013;  45th and Van Ness streets; street; 12:10 p.m. Oct. 5. â&#x2013;  4400 block, Davenport St.; street; 6 p.m. Oct. 5. â&#x2013;  4500 block, Davenport St.; street; 8 p.m. Oct. 6.

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â&#x2013; 4700 block, Connecticut Ave.; residence; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6. Theft from auto (below $250) â&#x2013;  3200 block, Tilden St.; street; 8 a.m. Oct. 4.


â&#x2013; forest hills / van ness

Stolen auto â&#x2013; 3700 block, Connecticut Ave.; street; 10 p.m. Oct. 6. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  4200 block, Connecticut Ave.; university; 2 p.m. Oct. 5.

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Robbery (pickpocket) â&#x2013; 2600 block, Connecticut Ave.; unspecified premises; 1:20 a.m. Oct. 9. Stolen auto â&#x2013;  4000 block, Cathedral Ave.; parking lot; 4:47 a.m. Oct. 7. Theft ($250 plus) â&#x2013;  3500 block, Garfield St.; school; 3 p.m. Oct. 6. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  2400 block, Wisconsin Ave.; tavern; 9:25 a.m. Oct. 4. â&#x2013;  2600 block, Connecticut Ave.; unspecified premises; 4:12 p.m. Oct. 6.

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Theft (below $250) â&#x2013; 4800 block, MacArthur Blvd.; store; 11:40 a.m. Oct. 5. Theft from auto (below $250) â&#x2013;  3300 block, New Mexico Ave.; street; 2 p.m. Oct. 3. â&#x2013;  2900 block, New Mexico Ave.; residence; 5 p.m. Oct. 6.

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â&#x2013; georgetown / burleith

Burglary â&#x2013; 1200 block, 33rd St.; residence; 10:45 a.m. Oct. 4. â&#x2013;  1200 block, 35th St.; university; 11 a.m. Oct. 8. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  1200 block, Wisconsin Ave.; store; 2:20 p.m. Oct. 5. â&#x2013;  3200 block, M St.; store; 5:15 p.m. Oct. 6. â&#x2013;  1000 block, Thomas Jefferson St.; sidewalk; 2:30 p.m. Oct. 8. â&#x2013;  3100 block, M St.; store; 11:30 a.m. Oct. 9. Theft from auto (below $250) â&#x2013;  1000 block, Thomas Jefferson St.; street; 8:30 p.m. Oct. 4. â&#x2013;  K Street and Wisconsin Avenue; street; 5 p.m. Oct. 6. â&#x2013;  1000 block, Thomas Jefferson

St.; street; 10 p.m. Oct. 8.

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PSA 207 â&#x2013; foggy bottom / west end Assault with a dangerous weapon â&#x2013;  2200 block, F St.; street; 10:50 p.m. Oct. 5. â&#x2013;  2100 block, E St.; street; 2:19 p.m. Oct. 6. Burglary â&#x2013;  900 block, New Hampshire Ave.; office building; 11:59 a.m. Oct. 4. â&#x2013;  900 block, New Hampshire Ave.; medical facility; 6 p.m. Oct. 4. â&#x2013;  900 block, New Hampshire Ave.; medical facility; 6 p.m. Oct. 4. â&#x2013;  900 block, New Hampshire Ave.; office building; 11:59 p.m. Oct. 4. â&#x2013;  900 bock, New Hampshire Ave.; office building; 11:59 p.m. Oct. 4. â&#x2013;  500 block, 21st St.; residence; noon Oct. 6. Theft ($250 plus) â&#x2013;  2100 block, Pennsylvania Ave.; street; 9:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  200 block, 23rd St.; sidewalk; 4:15 p.m. Oct. 4. â&#x2013;  1200 block, 25th St.; park area; 6:15 p.m. Oct. 5. Theft from auto (below $250) â&#x2013;  1000 block, 25th St.; street; 8:30 p.m. Oct. 2. â&#x2013;  2700 block, Virginia Ave.; street; 10 a.m. Oct. 8.

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Robbery (gun) â&#x2013; 1300 block, Connecticut Ave.; office building; 4:57 a.m. Oct. 8. Robbery (knife) â&#x2013;  1500 block, Corcoran St.; alley; 11:47 p.m. Oct. 7. Robbery (force and violence) â&#x2013;  21st and O streets; sidewalk; 2:40 a.m. Oct. 4. â&#x2013;  16th and T streets; sidewalk; 3:24 a.m. Oct. 9. Robbery (pocketbook snatch) â&#x2013;  1800 block, M St.; restaurant; 3 p.m. Oct. 5. Robbery (attempt) â&#x2013;  1100 block, Connecticut Ave.; bank; 4:05 p.m. Oct. 7. Assault with a dangerous

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weapon â&#x2013; 1300 block, Connecticut Ave.; sidewalk; 4:20 a.m. Oct. 9. Burglary â&#x2013;  1600 block, Riggs Place; residence; 11:03 a.m. Oct. 3. â&#x2013;  1500 block, Q St.; residence; 10 a.m. Oct. 7. Stolen auto â&#x2013;  Unit block, Dupont Circle; street; 6:45 a.m. Oct. 8. â&#x2013;  22nd and N streets; unspecified premises; 2:30 p.m. Oct. 9. Theft ($250 plus) â&#x2013;  1500 block, Connecticut Ave.; store; 11:37 a.m. Oct. 8. Theft (below $250) â&#x2013;  1500 block, 17th St.; sidewalk; 4:45 p.m. Oct. 2. â&#x2013;  900 block, 19th St.; restaurant; 9:45 p.m. Oct. 2. â&#x2013;  1100 block, New Hampshire Ave.; hotel; 10 a.m. Oct. 3. â&#x2013;  2100 block, K St.; store; 2:15 p.m. Oct. 3. â&#x2013;  17th Street and Rhode Island Avenue; sidewalk; 6 p.m. Oct. 3. â&#x2013;  1800 block, S St.; residence; 8 a.m. Oct. 4. â&#x2013;  17th and P streets; drugstore; 1 p.m. Oct. 5. â&#x2013;  2000 block, P St.; restaurant; 1:30 p.m. Oct. 5. â&#x2013;  1000 block, Connecticut Ave.; store; 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5. â&#x2013;  1700 block, Rhode Island Ave.; office building; 1:15 p.m. Oct. 6. â&#x2013;  1700 block, I St.; tavern; 2:40 a.m. Oct. 8. â&#x2013;  1300 block, New Hampshire Ave.; unspecified premises; 11 p.m. Oct. 8. Theft from auto ($250 plus) â&#x2013;  1600 block, Riggs Place; street; 9:50 a.m. Oct. 6. â&#x2013;  Unspecified location; street; 12:01 a.m. Oct. 8. â&#x2013;  Unspecified location; street; 1 p.m. Oct. 9. Theft from auto (below $250) â&#x2013;  1300 block, 18th St.; street; 1:15 a.m. Oct. 3. â&#x2013;  18th and K streets; street; 8 p.m. Oct. 4. â&#x2013;  17th Street and Massachusetts Avenue; parking lot; 9:15 a.m. Oct. 5. â&#x2013;  1500 block, 16th St.; street; noon Oct. 6. â&#x2013;  1600 block, Rhode Island Ave.; hotel; 11 a.m. Oct. 7. â&#x2013;  1600 block, N St.; street; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8. â&#x2013;  1500 block, N St.; street; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8.


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HARBOUR From Page 1

1980s facilities and to create a winter attraction â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the 11,000-square-foot ice rink in the central fountain area. The firm hopes to begin construction in the first half of next year. At its September meeting, the Old Georgetown Board supported the gist of MRPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plans â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including the ice rink â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but asked the company to remove fewer elements of Washington Harbourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original design. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The general guidance was they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

BUSES From Page 3

western part of downtown, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d either have to walk a little farther than you do now, or youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d take the L1,â&#x20AC;? Strauss said. The new L2 route would follow much of the path of the existing L4, which would be eliminated entirely. Meanwhile, the transit authority is looking at minor modifications to the rush-hour L1 route where it hits Southwest D.C. Elsewhere in Northwest, the authority is looking at cutting out late-night weekend routes for several bus lines, typically starting around 2 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re expensive to provide, and the fact is that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re very rarely utilized,â&#x20AC;? Stessel said. Affected routes would include: â&#x20AC;˘ the 62, which travels between the Takoma and Petworth Metro stations; â&#x20AC;˘ the 64, which travels between the Fort Totten and Federal Triangle Metro stations; â&#x20AC;˘ the D2, which travels between Glover Park and the Dupont Circle Metro station; â&#x20AC;˘ the G2, which travels between Howard University and Georgetown; â&#x20AC;˘ the H8, which travels between Mount Pleasant and the Rhode Island Avenue/Brentwood Metro station. The transit authority has identified alternative late-night bus ser-

want to see a piecemeal replacement and stripping of the elements which were part of its original design â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that [board members] were willing to consider certain repairs and alterations where it was truly necessary,â&#x20AC;? said Luebke. The revised plans that the company brought forward this month â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which the Georgetown advisory neighborhood commission also supported last week â&#x20AC;&#x201D; retain the decorative base of the plazaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tower, but retrofit a glass enclosure and white-noise waterfall. The Old Georgetown Board also approved plans to relocate freestanding bars farther

vice for the 62 and 64, but not the G2 or H8. The Georgetown advisory neighborhood commission has urged against eliminating the last hour of service on the G2 and D2 routes; the Glover Park commission is slated to discuss the D2 changes at tonightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting. Meanwhile, the authority is also proposing to improve running times for several routes, including the D6 and G8 buses. The D6, which travels from the Stadium-Armory Metro stop and across Georgetown to Sibley Memorial Hospital, is poised to see wait times reduced by two minutes during peak morning hours. But Strauss emphasized that the change would affect only â&#x20AC;&#x153;the eastern end of the route, toward downtown.â&#x20AC;? For the G8, which runs through Brookland and Shaw to the Farragut North Metro station, adjustments would be made to increase reliability. All of the proposals, according to Stessel, are meant to bring bus service in line with demographic realities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happened here is that over time, there are changes to employment centers, changes in where people live, and occasionally bus service needs to be adjusted to reflect those changes,â&#x20AC;? he said. In addition to the public hearings this week, the transit authority is accepting written comments until 5 p.m. Oct. 18. Comments can be emailed to writtentestimony@

from buildings; to remove a deteriorating ornamental column near the river; and to

â??â&#x20AC;Ś Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very important piece of property for Georgetown.â?&#x17E; â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Commissioner Bill Starrels make a series of modifications to lighting, storefronts and landscaping. In developing the plans, MRP has worked extensively with residents who live in Washington Harbourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s condominiums. At the


Oct. 3 neighborhood commission meeting, a representative of the condo board said the group generally supports the project, despite a few remaining issues. Neighborhood commissioner Bill Starrels, whose single-member district includes the waterfront complex, thanked MRP for collaborating with the community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As you know, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a very important piece of property for Georgetown,â&#x20AC;? Starrels said at the neighborhood commission meeting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heeded a lot of suggestions. â&#x20AC;Ś And hopefully it will continue to evolve in a very positive fashion.â&#x20AC;?





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winter. Sternlieb said the company hopes to sell the units as condos, but will consider renting some of them out as apartments if necessary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a reality to the market now that is different from what it was in 2007,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re thinking the market is going to pick up rapidly, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hopeful.â&#x20AC;? But neighbors worry apartments could attract more undergraduates to a community already saturated with students. Condos, neighborhood commissioner Asher Corson said, would appeal to a base of residents who are more committed to remaining in the community and engaging in local issues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The consensus is that condos provide more benefit to the community than rentals,â&#x20AC;? he said. Sternlieb responded that if neighbors want to hold off until the developer can guarantee that all the units will sell as condos, they could be waiting for years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do you all want to wait until 2020, 2025 to get the library built?â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the answer is no.â&#x20AC;? But neighbors said they were also worried about the impact of choosing apartments â&#x20AC;&#x201D; rather than condos â&#x20AC;&#x201D; on library upkeep. According to legislation passed by the D.C. Council, 85 percent of the deed and recordation taxes for the project must be put toward maintenance of the library. With the switch to apartments, Corson said, a large chunk of that money would

disappear. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you have rentals, there are no deed and recordation taxes because there are no sales,â&#x20AC;? Corson said in an interview. Sternlieb emphasized that the plan is still to sell the units as condos. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll put the whole project under a condo regime,â&#x20AC;? he said. And even if the project includes some rentals, he said, there should still be plenty of condo sales to foot the bill for library maintenance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re putting a lot of money up to endow this thing, and there will be plenty of money to sustain it as long as any of us will be living in the West End,â&#x20AC;? he said. Commission chair Rebecca Coder said the community has a â&#x20AC;&#x153;preferenceâ&#x20AC;? for condos, but understands â&#x20AC;&#x153;the reality of the market.â&#x20AC;? Corson, meanwhile, said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s optimistic that EastBanc will follow through with the plan to market the units as condos. On another topic, commissioner David Lehrman asked whether EastBanc has special security plans given the co-location of a public facility with private residences. Sternlieb responded that the entrance to the residences will include concierge desks. Anita Diliberto, who lives in the nearby Columbia building and is president of the West End Friends group, said she generally approves of the plans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going to please everybody,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Overall, I like the design.â&#x20AC;? The neighborhood commission is scheduled to vote on the plans Nov. 16. The project will go before the Zoning Commission Dec. 19.

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Dunblane house is one of the oldest in Tenleytown, but it has been altered significantly over time, and a 1995 fire destroyed much of what remained. Capital Hall, the Baroque Revival structure built by Immaculata in 1904, remains largely intact just west of Tenley Circle. But other buildings from the girlsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; school era are, according to the landmark application, â&#x20AC;&#x153;utilitarianâ&#x20AC;Ś [and] relatively unadorned.â&#x20AC;? Much of the original green space remains, forming an informal â&#x20AC;&#x153;quadâ&#x20AC;? area.

Some commissioners said only Capital Hall and Dunblane â&#x20AC;&#x201D; if the latter is restored to its original appearance â&#x20AC;&#x201D; merit landmark protection. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dunblane is so changed,â&#x20AC;? said Serebin, noting that American has not promised a full restoration. Historical society president Jane Waldmann defended the entire landmark nomination. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a community with serious history, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth protecting,â&#x20AC;? she said. She said her group prepared the landmark application before it knew about current plans for the site. The commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fractious relationship with the D.C. Historic Preservation Office colored the discussion. Commissioner Matt

Frumin said the office has been negotiating privately with American University about changes to the Tenley campus, assuming it is landmarked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Options are foreclosed because of the power [the preservation office] has,â&#x20AC;? he said. But agency head David Maloney stood his ground. He said the office evaluates landmark applications â&#x20AC;&#x153;on their merits, independent of construction proposed.â&#x20AC;? The commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resolution specifically supports preservation of Capital Hall, and Dunblane if a credible restoration plan is in place. It also supports retaining a quad, but â&#x20AC;&#x153;objects to historic preservation statusâ&#x20AC;? for other buildings on the site.

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Righting a wrong

Next week, the D.C. Council is expected to take a preliminary vote on legislation to restore a prohibition on gasoline distributors — known as “jobbers” — from owning and operating retail stations in the District. The measure is needed to reverse the effects of a change made in 2007, when the council agreed to lift the prohibition. The result was supposed to be lower prices, according to the Federal Trade Commission’s thinking at the time. Instead, the legislation contributed to the consolidation of the District’s gas stations. Now, a single entity — Capitol Petroleum Group — owns 44 Shell and Exxon stations in the District, according to the company’s website. The company is also their sole fuel supplier. It might not be a monopoly — yet — but it’s certainly marketplace dominance. And that’s a bad omen for retailers and customers alike. Indeed, D.C. Attorney General Irvin Nathan is investigating whether antitrust violations in the D.C. gasoline market have led to unnecessarily high prices. At a June council hearing, John Townsend of AAA Mid-Atlantic testified that in 2007, before Capitol Petroleum got control over so many stations, gas prices in the District were generally about five cents higher than the national average. Now, he said, the difference is about 28 cents. Ward 3 Council member Mary Cheh cast a key vote in support of the 2007 measure. She now says that she made a big mistake, and she is shepherding the new legislation, which has the attorney general’s backing. To us, the key issue is consumer protection. Prices are a big part of that, but they are not the only issue. As noted by at-large Council member Phil Mendelson, wholesaleowned stations are generally more profitable if they include a convenience store rather than a repair shop, while retailer-owned stations often have a strong financial interest in doing a good job repairing their customers’ cars. Service stations that build a good reputation — as has the MacArthur Boulevard station leased from Capitol Petroleum by longtime operator Lynn Cook — have loyal constituencies that don’t want to trade service bays for snack-filled shelves. We hope the D.C. Council will follow Ms. Cheh’s lead and recognize its 2007 mistake. Doing so will help put retailer and supplier on more equal footing, and encourage locally oriented station operations.

Happy 75th D.C.’s biggest public high school is having a banner year: First, Wilson’s renovated facility reopened to rave reviews in August, and this weekend the school is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Festivities will include a sold-out gala Friday night and a free music and arts festival Saturday. The latter, running from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on campus, will feature an art exhibition/sale and crafts fair, as well as performers on two stages. Both alumni and community members are pitching in. Wilson’s own Lori Williams, a jazz vocalist and teacher, will perform, as will Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty, a number of school ensembles and more. Several D.C. food trucks — each donating 20 percent of their take to the Wilson Capital Campaign — will be on hand, providing lobster rolls, tacos, empanadas and cupcakes to the crowds. And Wilson alum Sarah Cohen will kick in with offerings from her Route 11 Potato Chips company, while nearby Broad Branch Market and Armand’s Pizza will serve their fare as well. To learn more, visit And don’t hesitate to join the celebration in Tenleytown!

Do ‘local’ ethics matter … ? Let’s be blunt. A lot of people want to know when — or if — prosecutors are going to bring various criminal charges against Mayor Vincent Gray, Council Chairman Kwame Brown and Ward 5 Council member Harry “Tommy” Thomas. It’s a question we get in the grocery, in line at a retail store or during casual dinner with friends. The question pervades the politics of our city. In the worst-case scenario for the elected leaders, some believe we could end up having special elections to fill all three offices. But at this point, it’s all speculation. Last Friday, the man who sits at the pinnacle of the real decision making sat down at WAMU 88.5 FM for “The Politics Hour” on “The Kojo Nnamdi Show.” We asked U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen Jr. a simple question: “Where does [prosecution of] public corruption fit in your office? Is this a big deal to you? Machen, whose office has 300 attorneys and deals in crimes from local murders to federal contract abuse to international terrorism, didn’t skip a beat. “It is a big deal,” he said. “It’s a big deal to my entire office. It’s a big deal to me personally as a D.C. resident.” Machen has the demeanor of most prosecutors — cool and precise. In more casual moments, he laughs easily. But he is wary of any reporter trying to charm him into saying more than he should. But he said enough. “I have 25 assistants in that section that focus on fraud and public corruption.” During the program, the Notebook said some people worry that local corruption may still get back-burner treatment to sexier national crimes even though everyone says local corruption is important. “Is this front burner?” we asked. “I can tell you we are aggressively looking at the matters,” Machen said. Although Council member Thomas effectively has accepted civil liability for the $300,000 the city accused him of misspending, his exposure to criminal liability is different. Again, although Machen would not comment on that specific case, he offered a legal lesson. “These are significant matters,” he said of any investigation. “And there’s a real difference between potentially inappropriate or offensive conduct and criminal conduct. And our job is to make sure if there is criminal conduct, we get to the bottom of it

and we take appropriate action.” Reporters and the public grouse that criminal investigations go on so long, sometimes reaching no clear-cut conclusion. And Machen acknowledged that, too. “And so, that takes time,” he said. “It’s a different standard than the civil context. It’s the highest standard you have. We have to have evidence beyond a reasonable doubt, and it takes time. But all of that is to say that we understand that there’s a sense of urgency.” Earlier this year, we wrote about the steady stream of corruption cases flowing through the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Those defendants include local and federal officials, many of them lower-level bureaucrats who are caught trying to rip off the system. In most cases, they are convicted or plead guilty, losing their careers and their liberty. Does this conviction rate mean anything as prosecutors investigate higher-ups? “If you learn anything,” Machen says of his public integrity conviction record, “you should learn how seriously we take it. And the steady stream demonstrates that if there’s a violation of public trust, we take that very seriously. And obviously, it goes up the scale the higher you go up in public office. And so, I think if anything you should be encouraged by the fact that we do have a track record of success in these matters.” ■ A final word. In our television story last week about Machen’s appearance on WAMU, we mistakenly referred to him as “Robert” Machen. His first name is “Ronald.” We mention this error because we like to be as accurate as possible when it comes to names. Earlier this year on the Kojo show, we also were talking about allegations of corruption. We made the mistake of saying “Tommy Wells” when we meant to say “Tommy Thomas.” We corrected our error right there on the spot, repeating the correction a couple of times. Tommy Wells is the Ward 6 Council member. He was flabbergasted by the confusion with the Ward 5 member Tommy Thomas, who is facing the federal criminal probe. We still have the salty phone message that Wells left us that afternoon before he heard the correction. Suffice to say, it would not pass the “no profanity” test reflected in a resolution the council approved last week. We’re still waiting for the right moment and place to replay the message publicly, maybe at a fundraiser or something. We’ll see. Tom Sherwood, a Southwest resident, is a political reporter for News 4.



Letters to the Editor Nutrition, dietetics offer good careers

I appreciate The Current’s Oct. 5 coverage of “School gardens flourish in West End, elsewhere.” School gardens are an outstanding way to expose students to an array of fruits and vegetables, thereby encouraging them to make healthy food choices. As a University of the District of Columbia student currently studying to become a registered dietitian, I fully appreciate the importance of nutrition education programs in D.C. Public Schools. According to first lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative, nearly one in three children are

overweight or obese. Last year, the D.C. Council recognized the urgency of the obesity epidemic and passed the D.C. Healthy Schools Act, a critical step in improving the health, wellness and nutrition of D.C. students. Providing healthy lunches, encouraging physical activity, increasing health education and planting school gardens are fundamental to improving the health and well-being of D.C. children. Educators should also share with students the myriad career opportunities in the fields of nutrition and food science, including pathways for becoming a registered dietitian. Nutrition and dietetics is an ever-growing profession with countless career paths. As registered dietitians, my colleagues and I will be at the forefront of improving the nation’s health.

It is not only the responsibility of schools and educators to keep our children healthy, but also that of parents and the community as a whole. Students may receive nutrition education, but if we as a society do not change our behaviors, then how can future generations be expected to succeed in practicing healthy living? It is critical that we lead by example and “walk the walk” to ensure a healthier future for D.C. students. The University of the District of Columbia, the only urban landgrant university in the nation and the only public university in D.C., is leading the way in the fight for our children’s health through its premier undergraduate and graduate nutrition and dietetics programs. Brooke Zigler Washington, D.C.

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Letters to the Editor Pool decision doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t require compromise

In the Oct. 5 editorial â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meeting halfway,â&#x20AC;? The Current called for a compromise solution between the various groups that have been advocating different uses for the Wilson Aquatic Center. While compromise is certainly the preferred solution in most public policy debates, the problem in this circumstance is that all of the controversy surrounding the Wilson pool has been manufactured by a small group of people trying to advance their own personal agendas. As a result, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not clear thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a real need for â&#x20AC;&#x153;compromiseâ&#x20AC;? because thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no real problem that needs to be solved. Rather, the pool is currently being used as it was originally planned by the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation â&#x20AC;&#x201D; as a unique, pre-eminent aquatic facility to be used by all D.C. residents. The department should be congratulated for its success along these lines. The Wilson pool is used by a highly diverse crowd from throughout Washington, spanning all ethnicities, ages and physical capabilities. They come to the pool specifically because of the 50-meter lanes. In contrast, much of the pro-25yard-lane position has been advanced by a small core group of Tenleytown residents who have stated repeatedly that Wilson is actually their community neighborhood pool with only secondary benefits to other D.C. residents. But there are many other D.C. public pools that meet their needs. Apparently, the problem is that these pools arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a few blocks away. If thousands of other D.C. residents are willing to travel long distances to Wilson to meet their swimming needs, why canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t they do the same? Recently, as noted in the editorial, Wilson High School has entered the debate, arguing that a 25-yard configuration would be most appropriate for a range of school uses. While this may be true, the problem is that the Wilson pool is not a facility intended to support general use by D.C. Public Schools. It is a Department of Parks and Recreation facility for recreational use by all D.C. residents. And so this part of the controversy is also manufactured. In a highly conciliatory move, the pro-50 advocates recognized from the start that the Wilson swim team uses a 25-yard configuration for its swim meets and practices. The pro-50 petition clearly states that the pool should always be reconfigured for those needs.

In conclusion, the only controversy over the Wilson pool is among a handful of people in one neighborhood of the city while a vast, diverse constituency from throughout D.C. uses and enjoys the pool every day â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all 50 meters. And so, there is not a compelling need for compromise. Charles Meade Chevy Chase

D.C. government has unsustainable budget

The D.C. Chamber of Commerce must object to several tax policy decisions made recently by both the executive and legislative branches of our local government. Some belt-tightening is appropriate in this economy, but proper process should be followed. The D.C. Council decided to tax security services, raise the income tax on top earners, and institute new taxes on municipal bonds â&#x20AC;&#x201D; all without public disclosure. The government cannot keep raising taxes without explaining its rationale in a public forum, hearing from those whom its actions affect and improving efficiency in how it delivers services so that we begin to contract the size of this government. Our current path is unsustainable. The District budget has increased by $1 billion since 2008, with two straight quarters of revenue increases due principally to business tax generation â&#x20AC;&#x201D; while businesses themselves have had to cut back. This government must now show some restraint and do its part to see business succeed. After all, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s D.C. business that drives the D.C. economy. Barbara B. Lang President and chief executive officer, D.C. Chamber of Commerce

Connecticut Avenue needs better service

Metro, please take notice: Connecticut Avenue is called â&#x20AC;&#x153;apartment rowâ&#x20AC;? for a reason. Thousands of taxpaying D.C. residents live here in condos, co-ops and rental apartments, and we need better bus service all day long. I have emailed the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority more than once about the decision last year to change the western end of the H2 bus route from the Van Ness Metro station to the Tenleytown station. What officials should have done was re-route the H2 all the way up Connecticut Avenue to Chevy Chase Circle and have it turn around where the L1, L2 and L4 buses turn around. That way, residents of â&#x20AC;&#x153;apartment rowâ&#x20AC;? would be able to get to the Washington Hospital Center, the National Rehabilitation

Hospital and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center without having to change buses. Many employees of these hospitals would not drive their cars to work if they had reliable public transportation. But they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, so they clog the streets with hundreds of cars that would otherwise be off the streets during rush hour. Then there are the patients, many of whom rely on the Washington Elderly Handicapped Transportation Service, costing the city more money. The D.C. Office on Aging is spending more money than it would need to if Metro would just change the H2 bus route to go up to Chevy Chase (Tenleytown doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need another H bus â&#x20AC;&#x201D; it already has the H2 and the H4) and run the L1 bus all day long. Patients with mid-day appointments at George Washington University Hospital canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even take a bus because there isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t one to take to Foggy Bottom during those hours. Students, staff and faculty also need to be able to get to and from George Washington University and its hospital all day. I am glad that Metro has scheduled a hearing for Thursday on the L1, L2 and L4 bus line. At present, the L1 bus operates only during rush hour (southbound in the morning and northbound at night). The L4 operates the rest of the time, but nobody needs the L4 (which stops near Dupont Circle) except â&#x20AC;&#x201D; maybe â&#x20AC;&#x201D; during rush hour. Operating the L1 all day long would also mean lots of us who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a car could attend Kennedy Center events like we used to do ages ago when the L1 went to the Kennedy Center from early morning to late at night. Melba Pierce Washington, D.C.

Not every nonprofit group is tax-exempt

On Sept. 14, The Current ran an interesting letter by Vic Miller, who suggested that tax-exempt nonprofit institutions should lose their D.C. tax exemption if their work does not benefit the District [â&#x20AC;&#x153;D.C. should not bear weight of tax breaks,â&#x20AC;? Letters to the Editor]. In fact, the D.C. Court of Appeals already reached that same conclusion nearly a decade ago. The court ruled that the Cato Institute would not qualify for the D.C. real property tax exemption available to other nonprofits, since the Cato Instituteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s purpose was not primarily to benefit District residents. Hence, the Cato Institute is now liable for property taxes on its 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW headquarters. Andy Patterson Woodley Park

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Athletics in Northwest Washington



October 12, 2011 ■ Page 13

Late TD lifts Eagles over Carroll in 29-22 victory

By BRIAN KAPUR Current Staff Writer

Gonzaga head coach Aaron Brady showed Saturday that practice makes perfect, calling the same play on first and final offensive snaps of the game with dramatically different results. The first time he called the receiver screen pass, the ball was intercepted and returned for a Carroll touchdown. But despite the early gaffe, Brady called the play again when the score was tied and just 1:32 remained in the game. This time, it worked to perfection. Carroll’s aggressive defense was caught out of position, and the Eagles were able to set up blocks downfield. Eagles junior quarterback Chris Schultz tossed the ball to junior wide receiver Brady Malone, who eluded a defender, wove through the defense and reached the end zone. Malone’s touchdown proved to be the decisive score as Gonzaga went on to win 29-22 in front of a large homecoming crowd at Carroll’s Collins Field. “It’s a play that we really like to

run when they’re bringing pressure,” Brady said of his decision to repeat his first call. “We thought we had it. We had some real good blocks downfield, and the quarterback made a nice play avoiding the rush and getting it to him.” The win pushes the Eagles’ record to 4-3, but more importantly makes Gonzaga 2-1 in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and puts them a game ahead of DeMatha for the third seed. It also gives them a tiebreaker edge against the Lions. Gonzaga battled adversity throughout Saturday’s game. Turnovers on the Eagles’ first two possessions buried them in a 14-0 hole three minutes into the game. But the team was able to overcome the early trouble with an explosive play: Senior running back Duane McKelvin took the ball and raced 75 yards for a touchdown, cutting the deficit to 14-7 with 8:37 to go in the first quarter. Later in the first quarter, the Eagles used a seven-play drive to move down the field. Then Schultz rolled out, to his right, and lofted the

Matt Petros/The Current

Gonzaga wide receiver Brady Malone, right, celebrates with his teammates after the go-ahead score. ball to Malone in the end zone to tie the game at 14 just before the quarter’s end. “We faced a lot of adversity, but we hung in there and made it 14-14,” Brady said. “I give a lot of credit to

ed another obstacle for the Eagles: McKelvin, the team’s most explosive offensive player, was ejected from the game. He finished the game with 104 yards on just four See Gonzaga/Page 14

Struggling to find offense, Maret Frogs fall to Potomac

Quakers cruise past Huskies

By BRIAN KAPUR Current Staff Writer

By BRIAN KAPUR Current Staff Writer

When Martin Dell took over as head coach of the Sidwell girls soccer team last summer, he saw a bounty of talent and potential. One player in particular — senior midfielder Kara Wilson — stood out. The team is deep across the board, featuring junior defender Shannon Phillips, who will play for Rutgers next year, and senior midfielder Bethany Robinson, who will head to the University of Chicago. But Wilson, who will play for Duke next year, has led the Quakers’ strong start this season. The team is now a nearly perfect 7-0 with one tie — and a perfect 4-0 in the Independent School League. And last Wednesday, Wilson guided the Quakers toward a 3-0 victory against Flint Hill. “We were expecting a tough game. Flint Hill is a good team,” said coach Dell. “We had to really

our defense. They just kept playing all day and battled and hung in there.” A scuffle early in the second quarter resulted in personal foul penalties for both squads and creat-

Matt Petros/The Current

Kara Wilson led the way with two of the Quakers’ three goals. be prepared for it. It was a good physical game. It turned out pretty well for us.” Sidwell scored its first goal nine minutes into the game. Junior forward Joan Fleischman broke free with the ball at midfield, then raced down the field with only the goalkeeper to beat. She used a shifty juke to move the goalie out of posi-

tion, then fired the ball into the net to give the Quakers a 1-0 lead. Fleischman would finish the game with one goal and one assist. Flint Hill had only a few clean shots on goal, but Sidwell’s spunky senior goalie Asha-Kai Grant came up with one save in the shutout. On offense, sophomore forward Tori See Soccer/Page 14

The Maret Frogs’ high-flying offense was grounded in the team’s Mid-Atlantic Conference opener, as the Potomac School controlled the ball, the clock and the game en route to a 22-0 win Thursday. The Frogs offense had averaged an incredible 41 points in its first four games, but they never got on track against the Panthers. “They just overpowered us,” said Maret head coach Mike Engelberg. “They did a good job of just running the football down our throat.” The Potomac School scored two touchdowns on long possessions to run the clock and build a 14-0 lead. The Panthers then surprised the Frogs with an onside kick and recovered the ball for an extra possession. The Panthers’ ball-control tactics prevented the Frogs offense from ever getting on track and allowed the Frogs only 39 offensive plays, while Potomac School

had 65. “It’s tough to do anything offensively when you don’t have the football,” Engelberg said. “We couldn’t get anything to go our way today.” Maret will look to bounce back on Friday when it hosts Avalon.

Strong second half propels Wilson past Roosevelt

Dana Robertson proved he was a dynamic playmaker on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball as he led Wilson past Roosevelt 33-12 Friday. As a running back, Robertson scored the first touchdown of the game on a three-yard cutback run to give Wilson a 9-0 lead in the second quarter. Roosevelt answered as junior Trenton Lewis returned a punt 70 yards to make it a 9-6 deficit after the Rough Riders failed on a twopoint conversion try. But in the second half, it was all Robertson. He scored on runs of four and 12 yards respectively. See Football/Page 14


Athletics in Northwest Washington



October 12, 2011 ■ Page 13

Late TD lifts Eagles over Carroll in 29-22 victory

By BRIAN KAPUR Current Staff Writer

Gonzaga head coach Aaron Brady showed Saturday that practice makes perfect, calling the same play on first and final offensive snaps of the game with dramatically different results. The first time he called the receiver screen pass, the ball was intercepted and returned for a Carroll touchdown. But despite the early gaffe, Brady called the play again when the score was tied and just 1:32 remained in the game. This time, it worked to perfection. Carroll’s aggressive defense was caught out of position, and the Eagles were able to set up blocks downfield. Eagles junior quarterback Chris Schultz tossed the ball to junior wide receiver Brady Malone, who eluded a defender, wove through the defense and reached the end zone. Malone’s touchdown proved to be the decisive score as Gonzaga went on to win 29-22 in front of a large homecoming crowd at Carroll’s Collins Field. “It’s a play that we really like to

run when they’re bringing pressure,” Brady said of his decision to repeat his first call. “We thought we had it. We had some real good blocks downfield, and the quarterback made a nice play avoiding the rush and getting it to him.” The win pushes the Eagles’ record to 4-3, but more importantly makes Gonzaga 2-1 in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and puts them a game ahead of DeMatha for the third seed. It also gives them a tiebreaker edge against the Lions. Gonzaga battled adversity throughout Saturday’s game. Turnovers on the Eagles’ first two possessions buried them in a 14-0 hole three minutes into the game. But the team was able to overcome the early trouble with an explosive play: Senior running back Duane McKelvin took the ball and raced 75 yards for a touchdown, cutting the deficit to 14-7 with 8:37 to go in the first quarter. Later in the first quarter, the Eagles used a seven-play drive to move down the field. Then Schultz rolled out, to his right, and lofted the

Matt Petros/The Current

Gonzaga wide receiver Brady Malone, right, celebrates with his teammates after the go-ahead score. ball to Malone in the end zone to tie the game at 14 just before the quarter’s end. “We faced a lot of adversity, but we hung in there and made it 14-14,” Brady said. “I give a lot of credit to

ed another obstacle for the Eagles: McKelvin, the team’s most explosive offensive player, was ejected from the game. He finished the game with 104 yards on just four See Gonzaga/Page 14

Struggling to find offense, Maret Frogs fall to Potomac

Quakers cruise past Huskies

By BRIAN KAPUR Current Staff Writer

By BRIAN KAPUR Current Staff Writer

When Martin Dell took over as head coach of the Sidwell girls soccer team last summer, he saw a bounty of talent and potential. One player in particular — senior midfielder Kara Wilson — stood out. The team is deep across the board, featuring junior defender Shannon Phillips, who will play for Rutgers next year, and senior midfielder Bethany Robinson, who will head to the University of Chicago. But Wilson, who will play for Duke next year, has led the Quakers’ strong start this season. The team is now a nearly perfect 7-0 with one tie — and a perfect 4-0 in the Independent School League. And last Wednesday, Wilson guided the Quakers toward a 3-0 victory against Flint Hill. “We were expecting a tough game. Flint Hill is a good team,” said coach Dell. “We had to really

our defense. They just kept playing all day and battled and hung in there.” A scuffle early in the second quarter resulted in personal foul penalties for both squads and creat-

Matt Petros/Current File Photo

Kara Wilson led the way with two of the Quakers’ three goals. be prepared for it. It was a good physical game. It turned out pretty well for us.” Sidwell scored its first goal nine minutes into the game. Junior forward Joan Fleischman broke free with the ball at midfield, then raced down the field with only the goalkeeper to beat. She used a shifty juke to move the goalie out of posi-

tion, then fired the ball into the net to give the Quakers a 1-0 lead. Fleischman would finish the game with one goal and one assist. Flint Hill had only a few clean shots on goal, but Sidwell’s spunky senior goalie Asha-Kai Grant came up with one save in the shutout. On offense, sophomore forward Tori See Soccer/Page 14

The Maret Frogs’ high-flying offense was grounded in the team’s Mid-Atlantic Conference opener, as the Potomac School controlled the ball, the clock and the game en route to a 22-0 win Thursday. The Frogs offense had averaged an incredible 41 points in its first four games, but they never got on track against the Panthers. “They just overpowered us,” said Maret head coach Mike Engelberg. “They did a good job of just running the football down our throat.” The Potomac School scored two touchdowns on long possessions to run the clock and build a 14-0 lead. The Panthers then surprised the Frogs with an onside kick and recovered the ball for an extra possession. The Panthers’ ball-control tactics prevented the Frogs offense from ever getting on track and allowed the Frogs only 39 offensive plays, while Potomac School

had 65. “It’s tough to do anything offensively when you don’t have the football,” Engelberg said. “We couldn’t get anything to go our way today.” Maret will look to bounce back on Friday when it hosts Avalon.

Strong second half propels Wilson past Roosevelt

Dana Robertson proved he was a dynamic playmaker on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball as he led Wilson past Roosevelt 33-12 Friday. As a running back, Robertson scored the first touchdown of the game on a three-yard cutback run to give Wilson a 9-0 lead in the second quarter. Roosevelt answered as junior Trenton Lewis returned a punt 70 yards to make it a 9-6 deficit after the Rough Riders failed on a twopoint conversion try. But in the second half, it was all Robertson. He scored on runs of four and 12 yards respectively. See Football/Page 14

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carries. Carroll took advantage of the undermanned Eagles and built a 22-14 lead early in the third quarter. But Gonzaga refused to fold. Despite losing their starting running back, the Eagles saw several players step up to make key plays. Schultz threw for 123 yards, and

Malone led the team with 87 receiving yards. But it was running back Robbie Walker who shouldered the load. The sophomore racked up 122 yards, including a two-yard touchdown run that tied the game at 22 after he plunged into the end zone for a two-point conversion. Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s score put the Eagles in position to take the lead on Maloneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s late touchdown. After Maloneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goahead score, Gonzagaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s defense had

SOCCER From Page 13

Dunn added an assist. Midway through the first half, Wilson took over the game, adding a goal at the 26:13 mark to give the Quakers a 2-0 advantage. Then in the second half, Wilson converted defense into offense on a fantastic goal. When Flint Hill took the ball away as the Quakers were trying to shoot, Wilson stole it back and kicked a rocket shot that put the game

FOOTBALL From Page 13

Then late in the game, Robertson scored his fourth touchdown on a 60-yard interception return, putting the game out of reach. He finished with 132 rushing yards. Both teams will be on the road this week as Wilson travels to Bell Friday and Roosevelt travels to Coolidge.

Sidwell wins MAC opener

The Quakers leaned on a pair of underclassmen as they pounded St. James 32-7 in their Mid-Atlantic Conference opener Thursday. Freshman running back Isaiah

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out of reach. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kara is a very strong player,â&#x20AC;? Dell said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s big, strong, fast and very technical, too. She has really linked up well with our forward Joan, and they have a good combination going where they complement each other.â&#x20AC;? Last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s win was an important one for Sidwell, because it keeps the team on pace with the undefeated National Cathedral â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and sets up a battle of undefeated ISL teams this Wednesday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was definitely one of the games that we had to come out and win if we wanted to go undefeated into the NCS game,â&#x20AC;? Wilson said.

Davis shouldered the load on offense as he ran for 165 yards on 13 attempts. Davis also scored on a 30-yard run midway through the fourth quarter. While Davis moved the offense, it was sophomore Diamente Holloway who lit up the scoreboard. The sophomore was a dual threat as a rusher and receiver for Sidwell, and he scored two touchdowns for the Quakers. The first score came on a 21-yard touchdown catch, and the second on a five-yard touchdown run. Holloway finished with 74 allpurpose yards. Sidwell will travel to Potomac School Saturday for its second MAC game of the season.

Score Box

Potomac School 22, Maret 0 Sidwell 32, Saint James (Md.) 7 Coolidge 49, Cardozo 6 Wilson 33, Theodore Roosevelt 12 Gonzaga 29, Carroll 22 St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 37, Bishop Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell 7

Boys soccer St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 6, Carroll 2 Sidwell 4, Flint Hill 0 Georgetown Day 7, St. James 1 Potomac School 3, Maret 2 St. Stephenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & St. Agnes 1, St. Albans 0 Washington International 11, Jewish Day 1 Georgetown Day 3, St. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1 Field 4, McLean School 3 Sidwell 3, Maret 1 Episcopal 2, St. Albans 0 Washington International 3, Good Counsel 2

to make one more stop. When Carroll had the ball with just 13 seconds to go at the Eagles 30-yard line, Brady sent a blitz the Lions couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t account for, and senior linebacker Nick Anzallo made a sack to drain the clock and end the game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew we had both of threetechniques, and our ends were going in and out,â&#x20AC;? senior linebacker Nick Anzallo said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew I was going to come free.â&#x20AC;?

St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wins again, remains perfect in WCAC

The Cadets won their thirdstraight Washington Catholic Athletic Conference game Saturday, beating Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connell 37-7. The win keeps St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in second place in the WCAC, behind only Good Counsel. The positions are critical because the top two seeds earn home games in the first round of the WCAC playoffs. On the ground, Troy Robinson, Omar Truitt and Olajuwon Swearinger combined for 166 rushing yards. Truitt scored three times, twice on runs of 19 and 12 yards and once on a 39-yard reception. St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will host DeMatha Saturday.

St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4, The Heights 0 DeMatha 5, Wilson 0

Volleyball Banneker 2, School Without Walls 0 Wilson 2, Coolidge 0 Episcopal 3, National Cathedral 0 Visitation 3, Sidwell 2 St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3, Paul VI 0 Washington International 3, Sidwell 0 Banneker 2, Coolidge 0 Stone Ridge 3, National Cathedral 1 St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3, Elizabeth Seton 2 Washington International 3, Grace Brethren-Clinton (Md.) 0 Wilson 2, School Without Walls 0 Peninsula Catholic (Newport News, Va.) 3, St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 0

Girls soccer Visitation 2, Potomac School 1 National Cathedral 5, Maret 0 St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2, St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ryken 0 Washington International 2, Jewish Day 1 National Cathedral 4, Georgetown Day 0 St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3, Holy Child 0

The People and Places of Northwest Washington

October 12, 2011

Page 15

At Peirce Mill, gears churn once again

By DEIRDRE BANNON Current Correspondent


he loud whirring and pounding noises coming from Peirce Mill these days are music to the ears of local preservationist Steve Dryden. To him, it signals that the restoration of the historic gristmill in Rock Creek Park is nearly complete. “We didn’t know if this day would ever happen, between all the fundraising and the restoration work, but it’s finally here,” he said. To celebrate the grand reopening of the circa-1820 mill, which has been dormant for almost 20 years, a “Heritage Day” festival will take place at the site this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The National Park Service and Dryden’s Friends of Peirce Mill, a nonprofit group that raised more than $1 million for the restoration, are jointly sponsoring the event. The celebration will feature tours of the mill, where visitors can get an up-close view of the massive gears powered by the water of Rock Creek. Live musicians will perform, re-enactors will demonstrate various aspects of life in the 1800s, and children can participate in period games and crafts. Throughout the event, which is free and open to the public, there will be many opportunities to learn about the history of the mill, its mechanics and 19th-century life in Washington, D.C. The chance to educate visitors is one of the most exciting aspects of the mill’s reopening, said Tara Morrison, superintendent of Rock Creek Park. “We can engage with a whole new generation of families

and students, not only on mill operations in the 1800s but also the social and cultural history and heritage of this region at that time — it’s really a new beginning,” she said. “It’s very rewarding after 15 years of effort, starting when we founded the Friends of Pierce Mill, to see the wheels turning again,” said Richard Abbot, president emeritus of the friends group. “It was a very exciting day last week, to see corn and wheat being ground again just like it used to be at Peirce Mill.” The history of the mill begins with Issac Peirce, who built the structure on his family’s land in the 1820s. During the 19th century, it was one of eight mills lining Rock Creek in D.C. that milled grains including wheat, corn and rye. Today Peirce Mill is the only one that remains. In 1892, the mill was incorporated into Rock Creek Park. The building, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, survived various machinery failures and changes in use until

1993, when a final breakdown caused the mill to cease operation. In 1996, the Friends of Peirce Mill was founded and in the years since the nonprofit has raised more than $1 million to restore the historic building. The project was further supported by the National Park Service, which helped secure approximately $2 million in federal stimulus funds. The District contributed $100,000 to the project thanks to an initiative of Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh. The project involved restoring the mill’s machinery, which incorporates three pairs of millstones; bringing back the system that funnels water from the creek to the mill; and shoring up the building itself. The landscape around the building was also restored, creating a green space that more closely resembles the site’s original appearance. A circular driveway to accommodate school buses was added to the site adjacent to Peirce Barn, a structure that once housed horse-drawn carriages. “The beauty here is that we can

Bill Petros and Deirdre Bannon/The Current

Peirce Mill, built in the 1820s but inactive since in 1993, has reopened after an extensive renovation. The Friends of Peirce Mill, the nonprofit founded by Steve Dryden, above left, helped fund the work, which will be feted with grand opening festivities Saturday. bring schoolchildren to the site for an array of educational opportunities,” said Dryden. “They can tour the mill, but they can also learn about basic rules of science and agriculture that are demonstrated here. Kids can learn about the creek and how the ecosystem functions.” Dryden, the author of a 2009 book “Peirce Mill: Two Hundred Years in the Nation’s Capital,” said his group is “really excited about the ongoing programs and making this a center for learning here in the middle of the park.” On-site Saturday, there will be demonstrations of 19th-century trades, including blacksmithing, window glazing, and dry stonewall construction. Local singers, including the Washington Revels Jubilee Voices, Karen Ashbrook and Doug Jimerson, will perform live period music. Local re-enactor Corky

Hickey will take on the role of Dr. Stonestreet, a 19th-century doctor, to demonstrate how medicine was practiced during that era. Children will be invited to play with period games and toys, and they can learn how to make cornhusk dolls, a common craft on farms in the 1800s. The event will be capped off with candlelight tours of the mill, held every half hour between 6 and 8 p.m. The tours are free, but visitors must get tickets, which will be available next door at Peirce Barn. Peirce Mill is located at 2401 Tilden St. NW in Rock Creek Park. For more information about the mill and the Heritage Day schedule of events, go to or Heritage Day visitors are encouraged to walk, bike or carpool to Peirce Mill.

16 Wednesday, October 12, 2011 The Current

Spotlight on Schools Aidan Montessori School

To celebrate Aidan Montessori Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 50th anniversary, we are going to the Omni Shoreham Hotel on Oct. 16. Aidanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elementary students are going to perform a play about Aidanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history. Pranav SethiOlowin, Keely Ferrando, Max Mendelsohn, Leyu Negussie, Jaquelin Weymouth and Isabelle Murdock are all writing the script. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is fun writing the play,â&#x20AC;? thirdgrader Pranav Sethi-Olowin said. Keely Ferrando, also a thirdgrader, said that she thinks it will be fun creating the play and acting out the history of her own school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had a lot of fun doing the other play, so I will have a lot of fun doing this one,â&#x20AC;? second-grader Charlotte Rediker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is going to be fun to sing with my friends,â&#x20AC;? said third-grader Sydney Wittstock-McDonald. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jack Nixon, fifth-grader, and Leyu Negussie, fourth-grader

British School of Washington

After a long and relaxing summer holiday, Year 8 Plymouth has had a great start to the new school year. Rehearsals for the school production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oliver!â&#x20AC;? and the extracurricular sports activities have started. There has been quite a lot of rain this season, so for the first few weeks there was no kayaking because of the flooding, but now that the water levels have lowered the anxious kayakers are free to go out and have fun on the Potomac River. Volleyball tournaments and soccer games are already on the go, and we are making great progress.


We are still very proud of our sports teams for their victories last semester. Choirs have begun singing, and our latest group, Zombie Survival Club, should also start soon. Our green team has been planning some interesting projects for later this year, which I hope will help improve the environment. There has been talk of planting some trees. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hannah von SpreckelsenSyberg, Year 8 Plymouth (seventh-grader)

Deal Middle School

The hustle and bustle of the beginning of the school year is starting to die down a bit here at Deal. Clubs have started, homeroom soccer teams and games have been organized, and plenty of homework and projects have been assigned. Every homeroom at Deal has a soccer team. Almost every day there is a soccer game during recess. The first game was on Sept. 28. It was Ms. Ofodileâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Leggo Eggos against Ms. Lawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Law Breakers. The Law Breakers won, 3-2. Then on Sept. 30, Ms. Clementsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; team faced off against Ms. Cruzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; team, which won 1-0. On Oct. 3, Mr. Martiniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Martini United (like Manchester United) played Ms. Ofodileâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Locos (which is her second team). Martini United won 1-0. Soccer is really loved at Deal! Also, the Deal football team (the Vikings) has been playing. The first game of the season was supposed to be on Sept. 15 against Shaw, but Shaw forfeited, which gave us a win. The next football game was on Sept. 22 against Jefferson. Jefferson

won, which made us Vikings sad. The team practiced extra hard and won the next game, which was on Sept. 29 against Stuart-Hobson. Go Vikings! â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Claire Shaw, sixth-grader

Duke Ellington School of the Arts

After school on Oct. 5, students from the Literary Media and Communications Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s R Street Collective performed at the arts space Bloombars. The juniors and seniors from the department read various works. Following the performance the collective took questions from the audience to provide a deeper insight on the high school lives and heroes the students addressed in their work. The central idea was to write about a hero in high school and say whether they consider themselves to be heroes. Duke Ellington students filmed the event alongside a production crew representing Subway for part of the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High School Heroes project. Subway has plans to make a short documentary based on the R Street Collective. At Bloombars, not only did the students showcase their writing talents, but they also incorporated singing and guitar. They opened and closed the event with a rendition of Leonard Cohenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hallelujah.â&#x20AC;? About halfway through the performance, a senior sang â&#x20AC;&#x153;House of the Rising Sun.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Rachel Bowanko, ninth-grader

Eaton Elementary

John Eatonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth-graders are studying Argentina this year. Our teacher, Ms. Coti, arranged handson events and activities for us to learn about Argentina.

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We have pen pals from Argentina! We already got letters from kids there, and they told us about how their country is below the equator so it is spring there right now. We wrote back and asked about their lives in Argentina. We also had a guest speaker from Argentina. She gave us brochures and mini Argentine flags. We also made our own brochures about going to Argentina. We pretended that we were travel agents trying to convince people to go on an educational trip to Argentina. Our teacher made us Argentine pancakes in front of the class, and we got to help. Ms. Coti had a jar of dulce de leche from Argentina, which is a kind of caramel. We ate the pancakes and wrote down what we thought. Some students said that they were the best caramel pancakes in the world! Ms. Coti played tango music for us, and she asked us to draw pictures of what we imagined while we were listening. That was fun. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Pearl Benjamin and John Schadegg, fourth-graders

Edmund Burke School

It is a new year at school. What does that mean? We have new songs to learn and practicing to do. John Howard is the leader of this band of 12 different musicians. As a band, we have to become one single musician, and that is not easy. We have band as a class two times a week for 45 minutes each. This year we have chosen to work on two songs: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Feel Good Inc.â&#x20AC;? by the Gorillaz and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meanâ&#x20AC;? by Taylor Swift. In class, we walk in, tune up and then play a song from our repertoire (what we learned last year, which includes â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kidsâ&#x20AC;? by MGMT, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Thousand Milesâ&#x20AC;? by Vanessa Carlton, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Want the World to Stopâ&#x20AC;? by Belle and Sebastian, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Born Under a Bad Signâ&#x20AC;? by Cream). We then learn or practice a new song. First, we listen to the song and attempt to play along with it. Then we attempt to play the song

without the recording. This step we have named â&#x20AC;&#x153;the leap of faithâ&#x20AC;? because no one knows how it will sound. The teacher, John Howard, watches and critiques us after each song. When it goes well, we start to â&#x20AC;&#x153;breakâ&#x20AC;? that song. That means putting in dynamics, when each instrument comes in, and perfecting the introduction, and sometimes the outro. When the leap of faith does not go well, John goes around the room and helps us find what we are doing wrong. Then, we listen to the song one more time and try to play it again. Then class ends for the day. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Infinity Willner, eighth-grader

Field School

At the Field School, we have a period right after lunch called SHAM. SHAM stands for Study Hall, Honors, Activities and Meetings. Mondays are usually when we have school meetings, class meetings or winter internship meetings. Tuesdays through Thursdays are the activities and honors classes. The activities are clubs suggested by students who ask a faculty member to sponsor the club. There is a wide variety. In skateboarding club, you bring your skateboard, watch videos and talk about the history of skateboarding. In poker club, we play a tournament of Texas Hold â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Em. In lax club, you play lacrosse, shoot around and sometimes scrimmage. In movie club, you watch movies. SHAM is also a time when you can take an honors course offered by the teachers. There are a variety of honors courses. One popular honors course is dog psychology. In this course, you discuss what dogs think about, how their minds work and how dog minds are unlike ours. Urban agriculture is also a good example of an honors course. In urban agriculture you learn about gardening, conserving water and recycling. In the sci-fi honors course, you discuss alien life and See Dispatches/Page 17



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Hearst Elementary

Murch Elementary

School Garden Week consists of activities, healthy snack making and learning about our Murch garden. On Sept. 28, a whole bunch of Murch parents volunteered to make a healthy snack of bread, tomatoes, butter, garlic, onion and herbs from the Murch garden. Whole Foods was really nice to donate bread and tomatoes for almost 600 kids! The herbs came from the Murch garden. Principal Chris Cebrzynski was the first one to taste it, and he loved

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We worked for two to three weeks learning about our countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flag,â&#x20AC;? said Mrs. Mac, a kindergarten teacher. The students learned what the stars mean, what the red, white and blue on the flag mean and why we have a flag. They were proud of their work.

We had our first all-school assembly on Oct. 4. First, we said the Lordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prayer. Second, the kindergartners led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Third, the kindergartners sang â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a Grand Old Flag.â&#x20AC;? Fourth, we all sang with our buddies. Then we heard about the Creative Cardinal, National Presbyterian Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creative writing publication, and said goodbye to our buddies. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mika Mathurin, fifth-grader

Ross Elementary

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ten visited Arcadia Farm to pick and taste vegetables and herbs. They planted and watered seeds for lettuce and radishes, and they met some bees. Then they watched a salad-making demonstration and enjoyed some honey apple cider. Vivianna, a pre-k student, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I tasted stuff and saw worms.â&#x20AC;? Kindergartner Sanu reported that his favorite part â&#x20AC;&#x153;was when we got to eat the salad at the salad bar.â&#x20AC;? The fifth-grade class is excited to begin working with the Washington National Opera. We See Dispatches/Page 18


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At Holy Trinity School we are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which we do every year. Third-graders are going to perform a series of Hispanic dances. In fourth grade we are working on a special project in Spanish class with SeĂąora Ortiz. Students must represent their favorite Latino or Spanish-speaking person, name three Hispanic traditions, list their three favorite Hispanic foods, name three Hispanic dances and get the signature of one Spanish-speaking person. Students must also find

At Key School, after a few weeks in session, we are in full swing. There is a big change this year for the fifth grade. Since there are so many new kids in the school, fifth-graders are now housed in newly built â&#x20AC;&#x153;cottagesâ&#x20AC;? on the upper campus. There is one classroom for Ms. Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; class and another for Ms. Shieldsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; class. The rooms are about the same size as the other classrooms, and we have a balcony. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think they are cozy,â&#x20AC;? said fifth-grader Idris Hansan-Granier. We are still getting used to the new routine of getting the classrooms in order, and we are getting accustomed to the new space as it is configured differently. The upper campus is a good idea for the fifth grade because it gives us peace and quiet, and we are separate from the others. We look forward to an enriching school year in our new space. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Samantha Squires and Maurice Sibaja, fifth-graders

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it. Every class really liked it. They wanted seconds and thirds! Basically, Garden Week teaches us that we can make a healthy snack just from our backyards. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Max Wix, third-grader


This year we have new programs and people at Hearst Elementary. Some of the new people are Dr. B, our principal, and Ms. Paulk, a new third-grade teacher. We even have new students in third grade! We have a new Reach for the Stars program. People get stars for going above and beyond. We call this star-worthy behavior. We also have a Star of the Week in every class. The Star of the Week is someone who does his or her best. The star gets to eat with the principal. Another new program is Blacktop Tickets. Tickets are given out when we arrive on time for school, which starts at 8:40 a.m. You can win a prize if you get enough tickets. We are learning a lot in school. We have learned about addition, subtraction and multiplication. We also have learned about how to use figurative language. Our learning is on fire! â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Third-graders

three Spanglish words. Spanglish words are a mix of Spanish and English, like troka for truck, textear for text and fafu for fast food. As you know, more and more Hispanic or Spanish-speaking people are immigrating to the United States. We also should realize what wonderful contributions Hispanic people have made to the world, especially to life in America. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Chiara Tartaglino and Lizzy Mulvihill, fourth-graders

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will be watching an opera and then using that as inspiration to write our own. “It will be entertaining for everyone,” said Christian. Anya said she is excited because she has never seen an opera before. We will perform our opera this spring. Classes at Ross are competing to bring in the most Box Tops for Education. The winning class will get to meet meteorologist Bob Ryan at his television studio! Thirdgrader Mim predicted her class will win. Ro’Vaughn wondered if they will be on TV. Finally, Ross held an Eid-al-Fitr celebration on the school playground. The event was hosted by Ross families who come from Egypt, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Somalia and Tunisia. The families brought in food, clothing and decorations from their countries. It was fun and educational. — Maisha Maliha and Jaelen White, fifth-graders

St. Albans School

Recently, the eighth-grade English classes went on an evening field trip to see a theater adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” at Bethesda’s Round House Theatre. The play is about a futuristic society in which books are banned and burned. Guy Montag, the main character of the story, is a fireman whose job is to burn books and to prevent people from reading them. After meeting an unusual girl named Clarisse, Montag’s perspective of his job changes, and he ultimately has to decide whether to keep his job and remain a member of society or to join a group that has opted to go outside of the boundaries of society and read books to pass on their knowledge. The play included many interesting and insightful variations from Bradbury’s original novel. It also contained many symbols, themes and messages about our society. In “Fahrenheit 451,” Bradbury may be

trying to say that our society is beginning to become more stagnant and one-dimensional. The actors stayed true to their characters and delivered their lines with enthusiasm and flair. The director’s use of special effects made the story more up-to-date for younger audiences. At the play’s conclusion, it became clear that there were diverse opinions about messages of certain scenes and their significance. Afterward, our teacher, Dr. Monica Lewis, had her classes write a reflection on the play’s adaptations and their effectiveness. — Theo Bates, Form II (eighth-grader)

St. John’s College High School

Last week at St. John’s was Spirit Week. Students got to show their spirit in many ways. There were a variety of dressdown days. On Monday, the theme was Shoes and Socks Day, where students had to wear their uniforms but were allowed to wear any shoes or socks they wanted. Tuesday was Twin Day, where students had to dress identically to a friend. On Wacky Wednesday, students were able to create the craziest outfits they could imagine. Friday was St. John’s Spirit Day, filled with red shirts and pants that showed students’ spirit! Also on Friday was the pep rally. Students cheered the football team and other fall sports teams. Afterward, the Students Against Destructive Decisions club had a dunk-tank and pie-throwing fundraiser. Students paid a few dollars for the chance to dunk or throw a pie in the face of some of their favorite teachers. All of these events led up to Saturday’s festivities, the homecoming football game and dance. The tailgating began around noon. Students were able to hang out with friends and eat. Kickoff for the football game against Bishop O’Connell was at 2. This was a prelude to the homecoming dance. See Dispatches/Page 24

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f s’mores featuring homemade ingredients and hot cocoa crafted from both white and bittersweet chocolate sound like your idea of a perfect afternoon, stop by Georgetown’s newest chocolate shop next weekend. Ashley Hubbard and her husband Robert Ludlow opened Fleurir at 3235 P St. in the spring, but their Oct. 22 grand opening — featuring the cool-weather treats for free from noon to 6 p.m. — is scheduled to coincide with their busiest time of year. “As you get into fall, dinner parties are out of control for some reason,” said Hubbard. “Just as it cools down, you get into the chocolate season.” Shoppers looking to put chocolates on the Thanksgiving table or under the Christmas tree will find a dazzling assortment at Fleurir. The shop’s main attraction is its 18 flavors of ganache-filled goodies, such as the Wattleseed Toffee, Peanut Butter Banana and Ginger Rogers (the latter inspired by Ludlow’s favorite cocktail). Fleurir also offers regional chocolate bars, with ingredients sourced to match the treat’s focus: The Northeast bar, for instance, features Vermont maple syrup, while the Northwest choice includes chai tea. Hubbard and Ludlow get their most important ingredient from French chocolate processing company Valrhona, from which they

edged, “especially ’cause he takes the dogs.” But the perks are good: Hubbard beth cope said she’s able to avoid too much request primarily Ecuadorean beans snacking because of the sheer — appealing for their lack of teramount of chocolate she’s already roir. “We wanted it to be just very eaten. “You get a little bit maxed clean because we wanted to build out,” she said. our own flaFleurir is vors,” said open 11 a.m. to Hubbard. 7 p.m. Tuesday The high through school sweetSaturday and hearts, who noon to 5 p.m. married last Sunday. year, launched Chocolates are their joint operavailable indiation even vidually or in before tying the boxes ranging Bill Petros/The Current from four piecknot. Robert Ludlow and Ashley Ludlow had es (pre-selecttrained as a ed) for $8 to 50 Hubbard will hold a grand chef, but was pieces (selected opening for their shop Oct. 22. stymied by the by the customlate hours and rancor of commerer) for $99. Regional bars cost cial kitchens. Chocolate-making, $7.50. however, suited him and his wifeSibley president to retire to-be, and in 2009 they started The longtime president and Fleurir, hawking their fare online chief executive officer of Sibley and at farmers markets and other Memorial Hospital will step down retailers. The sweets sold, so they next summer, the hospital started hunting for a storefront, announced last Wednesday. landing on P Street this year. To make things work, 27-year A news release from the hospital old Ludlow must spend weekday credits Robert Sloan, who assumed nights at his parents’ house in his post in 1985, with expanding Hartfield, Va., near his commercial and improving Sibley’s facilities kitchen, while 25-year-old Hubbard and bringing the hospital into the stays at home in Arlington to run Johns Hopkins Health System. shop operations. Sloan will remain an adviser to the Health System. It’s hard, Hubbard acknowl-


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The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 at Stoddert Elementary School and Recreation Center, 4001 Calvert St. NW. Agenda items include: â&#x2013; police report â&#x2013;  announcement of a vacancy in single-member district 3B03. â&#x2013;  update on the D.C. Office of Planningâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recommendations for the Glover Park commercial district. â&#x2013;  discussion of proposed D1 and D2 bus changes. â&#x2013;  update on parking changes. â&#x2013;  update on the advisory neighborhood commission redistricting process. â&#x2013;  open forum. For details, call 202-338-2969, contact or visit ANC 3C ANC 3C Cleveland Park â&#x2013;  cleveland park / woodley Park Woodley Park massachusetts avenue heights Massachusetts Avenue Heights Cathedral Heights The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at the 2nd District Police Headquarters, 3320 Idaho Ave. NW. In conjunction with the meeting, a special election to fill the vacancy in single-member district 3C06 will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. All registered voters living within the 3C06 boundaries are eligible to vote. Items on the regular meeting agenda include: â&#x2013;  community forum. â&#x2013;  consent-calendar review of a Historic Preservation Review Board applications for rear additions at 3416 30th St. and 3011 Ordway St. â&#x2013;  presentation by the D.C. Department of Transportation on the reconstruction of Ashley Terrace and a related storm-water management project. â&#x2013;  consideration of an Alcoholic Beverage Control application for Noodles and Company, 2635 Connecticut Ave. â&#x2013;  consideration of a Board of Zoning Adjustment application for a rear addition at 3011 Ordway St. â&#x2013;  consideration of a public-space application for a curb cut at 3301 Newark St. â&#x2013;  review of a Board of Zoning Adjustment appeal regarding a permit for an addition at 2750 32nd St. â&#x2013;  consideration of a public-space application for curb cuts at 3036 and 3038 Macomb St. â&#x2013;  consideration of a Historic Preservation Review Board applica-

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I often hear of projects around the area that are in need of community support. This one jumped out at me, especially after Nancy Taylor Bubesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; push last fall to have everyone plant daffodils in their yards. What a terrific way to make Georgetown a little bit sunnier. Mary Rollefson, a member of the board of directors of Rock Creek Conservancy, would like to work in partnership with the National Park Service to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the completion of Lady Bird Johnsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beautification project by restoring the daffodil plantings along Rock Creek Parkway at the Pennsylvania Avenue exit from Rock Creek, near the Four Seasons Hotel. The plan is to engage volunteers in planting about 5,000 daffodil bulbs and another 1,500 native companion plants. The companion plants would provide coverage as the daffodil foliage fades, add interest and beauty to the planting, and extend the bloom and color throughout the summer and into fall. The Rock Creek Conservancy (formerly known as Friends of Rock Creekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Environment) is seeking financial support for this project as well as volunteers who can get their hands dirty. The cost of the project will be between $15,000 and $20,000. The Park Service will prepare the planting bed, amend the soil and provide the mulch. The Rock Creek Conservancy, with funding from our partners, will purchase the plants, the soil amendments and other materials, and organize the volunteers. The daffodils along Rock Creek Parkway have long signified the beginning of spring to thousands of District residents and visitors. In recent years, however, the daffodils have dwindled in number, overcome by weeds and neglect. This project would restore and enhance this historic landscape, and we would once again enjoy the first signs of spring in Rock Creek. If you are interested in helping, please contact Mary Rollefson at â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jennifer Altemus tion for a front porch and rear addition at 3615 Newark St. â&#x2013; consideration of a Board of Zoning Adjustment application for a special exception to permit an accessory dwelling unit at 3839 Massachusetts Ave. NW. For details, call 202-657-5725 or visit ANC 3D ANCValley 3D Spring â&#x2013;  spring valley/wesley heights Wesley Heights palisades/kent/foxhall At the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oct. 5 meeting: â&#x2013;  Metropolitan Police Department officer Tony McElwee said 11 of 13 cars burglarized in the area in September were unlocked and reminded residents to lock their doors. He also discussed an Oct. 2 armed robbery in which a woman was robbed at knifepoint at 3 a.m. on MacArthur Boulevard near Ashby Street. The woman was uninjured but the suspect remains at large. â&#x2013;  Pepco representatives discussed the utilityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts to improve its feeder lines along Dana Place, MacArthur Boulevard, W Street and Foxhall Road. Workers are trimming trees and installing upgraded equipment, the representatives said. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted 8-0, with Ann Heuer absent, to support a Board of Zoning Adjustment application for a special exception to permit a rear addition at 3118 New Mexico Ave. The addition will reduce the rear setback from the property to 19 feet instead of the required 25 feet. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted 7-1, with Kent Slowinski dissenting, to sup-

port a further processing application for American Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s proposed North Hall dormitory. The university revised its plans after discussions with neighbors. â&#x2013; commissioners voted 6-2, with W. Philip Thomas and Deon Jones dissenting, to protest a liquor license at Al Forno Pizzeria, 3201 New Mexico Ave. The restaurant withdrew from voluntary agreement negotiations after other neighborhood groups filed a protest. â&#x2013;  Eulois Cleckley from the D.C. Department of Transportation announced his agency will perform a safety audit of Foxhall Road to determine possible improvements and study the extent of use by buses and trucks. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted 5-3, with Ann Haas, Kent Slowinski and Nan Wells dissenting, to support the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in its stated preference to remove the vacant house at 4825 Glenbrook Road and clean up contamination to bedrock there. Wells said the commission should wait until it has more information about cleanup procedures before taking a stance. â&#x2013;  commissioners discussed preserving their file archives, which can no longer be stored at the Palisades Neighborhood Library. Ann Haas, Lee Minichiello and Tom Smith agreed to help sort through the files to determine what needs to be retained. The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the new medical building at Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5215 Loughboro Road NW. For details, call 202-363-4130 or visit

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eral more localized changes also sparked controversy. And Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3D would expand across Massachusetts Avenue to include the U.S. Department of Homeland Securityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nebraska Avenue Complex and more of the American University campus. If adopted by the D.C. Council later this year, the changes will leave many residents represented by a different commissioner. Neighborhood commissions, generally consisting of five to eight single-member districts, weigh in on issues that affect the residents within them. By law, city agencies must give commission resolutions â&#x20AC;&#x153;great weight,â&#x20AC;? explaining in detail any decision to reject a commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s position. In drawing the boundary lines, therefore, residents want to be sure their commissions include important elements of their community â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a major institution or commercial district, for instance. The Forest Hills/Van Ness commission â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which now includes the eastern portions of Tenleytown â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is more concentrated along the Connecticut Avenue corridor, said American University Park/ Friendship Heights neighborhood commissioner Matt Frumin, so it makes sense for his commission to have a more direct say over Wisconsin Avenue. Members and constituents of the Forest Hills commission who served on the redistricting task force, however, unanimously opposed the adopted change. They would have

preferred to either keep the lines as they were or shift the boundary between neighborhood commissions 3E and 3F farther east, so that more residents would be in the same commission as Wisconsin Avenue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We generally felt that it was inappropriate to separate the neighborhood from the businesses that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re near,â&#x20AC;? said Bob Summersgill, a task force member who also serves on the Forest Hills commission. Beverly Sklover, a member of the American University Park commission, also disagreed with the new boundaries. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no problem with two ANCs having great weight [in the area]: one on one side of Wisconsin Avenue and one on the other,â&#x20AC;? she said. Task force members rejected a broader shift because they wanted both commissions to have the same number of districts as before. Under the new boundaries, Skloverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home would fall in the same single-member district as the residence of Cathy Wiss, a Forest Hills commissioner who was among the residents shifted into the Tenleytown commission. Although the process typically tries to avoid placing two sitting commissioners in the same district, the changes would also affect two other Forest Hills/Van Ness commissioners: chair Roman Jankowski and commissioner Tom Whitley. Elsewhere in Ward 3, the Glover Park and Cleveland Park/Woodley Park commissions would experience relatively minor changes to their external and single-member district boundaries to accommodate the Census requirements. The Chevy Chase commission â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which is split between wards 3 and 4 â&#x20AC;&#x201D;

would see few changes to its four Ward 3 districts. Its remaining districts in Ward 4 are undergoing a parallel redistricting process along with other Ward 4 commissions. The Spring Valley/Wesley Heights/Palisades commission would grow from nine to 10 singlemember districts after absorbing the Homeland Security property and other space across Massachusetts Avenue. Neighborhood commissioners and task force members hotly debated whether to assign an area just east of Battery Kemble Park to a Wesley Heights or Palisades single-member district, and some also pushed for more continuity with the existing borders. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the end of the day, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all going to be part of the same ANC,â&#x20AC;? said Spring Valley/Wesley Heights/ Palisades commission chair Tom Smith, who backed the proposal that was ultimately adopted. Even where residents would shift from one commission to another, Summersgill said he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think it will make a huge difference. â&#x20AC;&#x153;ANCs at their very best can give advice,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whether the advice is coming from the folks in 3E or 3F, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make that much difference.â&#x20AC;? Spring Valley resident Jeffrey Kraskin, who chaired the task force, said he was pleased with how the process turned out and noted that the body successfully reached compromise on many issues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Although the task force did not adopt all recommendations made by some individual task force members or other residents who participated in the process, no individual, group of individuals, or idea was ever excluded from the process,â&#x20AC;? he wrote in an email.

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Shepherd Elementary

On Sept. 30, Shepherd Elementary students participated in a recycling presentation in the auditorium. It was a magic show, too! The presenter, Mr. McCloud, taught

us about what happens to the planet when people do not recycle. Mr. McCloud also taught us about composting. Compost is made of dead leaves, grass and leftover foods, such as fruit and vegetable scraps. It is not recommended to use meat. You leave the items outside. Over time, the sun and the rain change the mix into mulch that is good for plants to grow. Fellow Mustangs, I encourage you to ask the adults you live with to help you with recycling and composting at home so our world

becomes green. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Sophia-Rose Herisse, fourth-grader

Sheridan School

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who we knew because we are getting to know new people. We talked to our buddies and found out what we had in common. Then we made collages to show what things we had in common. The collages look great! We will see our buddies again and do more with them. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re excited because we have the whole school year to see them. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Second-graders

Sidwell Friends School

On Sept. 28, Miss Dufourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s class started our relationship with Miss Dawkinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pre-kindergarten class from Hearst Elementary School. On that day Miss Dufourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s class read colorful picture books to the pre-k students. Then the students drew all sorts of beautiful pictures with each other. Finally, Miss Dufourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s class walked Miss Dawkinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; students back to their school and looked at their wonderful classroom. This relationship will continue on throughout the year. The classes will meet once a month to do activities together. Miss Dufourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s students and their Hearst buddies will go on field trips together, bake in the middle school kitchen, and switch off going to each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s schools to read and do art. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ariana Warden, Eden Taff, Emma Passmore and Thea Bernstein, fifth-graders

Stoddert Elementary

Recently, Chris Janson of The Washington Post came and spoke to our class. He talked about how the newspaper gets its news and stories. We learned that the really important news is on the front page, and that news above the middle fold of the paper, â&#x20AC;&#x153;above the fold,â&#x20AC;? is the most important news of the day. Did you know that thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a first edition, a second edition and a third edition of The Post? The first edition has the latest news in it, but not the last-minute news. The second edition has news that has come in a little later; and the third edition has most of the news of the day. We learned some new words

used at The Washington Post. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;ledeâ&#x20AC;? answers the who, what, where, when, why and how about a news story. Unlike in the earlier days, when making up news was entertaining, The Washington Post has to have facts. You can get in trouble if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t write facts in the paper. Reading the newspaper gives you facts better than the Internet or television. TV people can turn facts into their opinions, but make them sound like facts. We read a fun story about naked mole rats, and it was written by Ima J. Ournalist. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a real paper article, but it explained how news headlines are to the point and not exaggerated or mysterious. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; lga Ladilova, Alex Hill and Grady Kraham, fifth-graders

Washington International

On Oct. 5, the second-grade classes went to the National Portrait Gallery as part of our unit of inquiry called Character Connections. We wanted to see portraits and sculptures so we could learn more about the people in the portraits. During our tour, we saw representations of important people like Benjamin Franklin, Sequoyah, Rosa Parks, CĂŠsar ChĂĄvez and George Washington Carver. We enjoyed seeing ChĂĄvez because the portrait was pretty and colorful and because he helped farm workers get treated well. We learned that Carver invented more than 300 ways to turn peanuts into products. We enjoyed Rosa Parks because the sculpture showed the policemen as flat figures and she stood out. Her clothing was the same colors as the American flag, and the officers were in really plain clothes. We also liked the old-fashioned clothes Benjamin Franklin was wearing. Other kids should go to the National Portrait Gallery to learn about people who lived a long time ago: people who invented things, people who fought for civil rights and people who fought for letting America be its own country. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Second-graders





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in this area.â&#x20AC;? As planned, the 146-seat restaurant would be open from 11:30 a.m. to midnight and include 12 seats at a bar and 30 in an outdoor summer garden on Al Fornoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s property. Ilhan and his attorneys said they could not disclose the conditions neighbors â&#x20AC;&#x201D; commissioner Lee Minichiello and nearby resident Grif Johnson â&#x20AC;&#x201D; had proposed, but Ilhan said they had added â&#x20AC;&#x153;another 30 itemsâ&#x20AC;? on top of promises he had already made. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was no way that anybody can agree

to that. â&#x20AC;Ś If I signed that document, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be out of business in two months,â&#x20AC;? Ilhan, a Wesley Heights resident, said at last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting. Furthermore, because the citizens association was already protesting the license, Al Forno would need to negotiate a D.C.-sanctioned agreement anyway, said attorney Michael Fonseca. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We decided â&#x20AC;Ś rather than negotiating what would be a significant agreement and still have a lengthy fight ahead of us, we would withdraw at this point,â&#x20AC;? he said. Neighbors and commissioners had asked publicly at last monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commission meeting that Al Forno close earlier in the evening, perhaps at 10 p.m.; Ilhan had said that would

mean he couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t serve food much after 9 p.m., which would be too early. He had promised not to target university students or sell discounted alcohol, among other conditions. Resident Johnson said the draft agreement was modeled after others negotiated by the neighborhood commission and also included requirements Ilhan agreed to at other restaurants he owns in the Washington area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every condition we asked him to accept would have ensured that Al Forno would operate as a family-friendly, neighborhoodserving establishment,â&#x20AC;? Johnson said. Although neighbors said they were disappointed that the negotiation was cut short, they emphasized that filing a protest doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean


they oppose Al Forno. Registering with the alcohol board as a party in opposition guarantees a place during a formal mediation process â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a standard way of ensuring that community concerns are addressed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we want to continue to represent the neighbors who have these concerns, the way that we have to do it under the process â&#x20AC;Ś is that we file this protest,â&#x20AC;? Minichiello said. Ilhan, who has noted he only wants the same hours as nearby Chef Geoffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, said it is unfair that that restaurant is allowed to operate without a voluntary agreement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just because we made a mistake [with Chef Geoffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s] doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean we should perpetuate that mistake,â&#x20AC;? said commission chair Tom Smith.

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Tenley Campus â&#x20AC;&#x201D; now home to university dorms â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for both the law school and some amount of student housing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Compare that [density] to what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re willing to accept on the East Campus; the contrast is preposterous,â&#x20AC;? he said. The American University Park commission also invited Van Ness Street resident Elisabeth Leamy to share her experience living near a troublesome student rental home, and said that her student neighbors harassed her when she tried â&#x20AC;&#x201D; unsuccessfully â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to encourage the university to take action. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I definitely want to endorse right now that we do need to establish a viable mechanism to deal with off-campus behavior issues,â&#x20AC;? zoning commissioner Konrad Schlater said, as his colleagues expressed agreement. Neighborhood commissioner Frumin said some of the problems could also be solved by supporting the university plan for new dormitories. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you build more housing, you have fewer kids in the neighborhood and fewer incidental issues,â&#x20AC;? he said. But Laurie Horvitz, an attorney representing residents of Westover Place and other neighbors near the main American University campus, suggested during cross-examination that the American University Park commission is trying to send student noise and traffic problems westward across Massachusetts Avenue. Cathy Wiss, of the Forest Hills neighborhood commission, also accused the American University Park commission of trying to divert burdens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve sat in on meetings where AU said they were doing everything they can to limit the effects on residents of Yuma Street,â&#x20AC;? said Wiss, noting that the planned law school library would be open 24 hours a day right across Nebraska Avenue from her constituents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just shifting it over to the other side of the campus.â&#x20AC;? The Zoning Commission hearings will continue tomorrow with presentations from individual neighborhood groups, including two surrounding the Tenley campus. Time permitting, the commission will also hear from individuals in support and in opposition to the plan.

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Wednesday october 12 Class ■ A weekly workshop will offer instruction in “Sahaja Yoga Meditation.” 7 p.m. Free. West End Neighborhood Library, 1101 24th St. NW. 202-724-8707. Concerts ■ The Virginia-based group Linda Lay and Springfield Exit will perform a mix of traditional country, blues, swing, bluegrass and folk music. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ Vocal Arts DC will present baritone Mathias Hausmann (shown) and pianist Craig Rutenberg performing works by Austrian composers who lived and worked in the United States. 7:30 p.m. $45. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. Discussions and lectures ■ Joshua Goldstein, professor emeritus at American University, will discuss his book “Winning the War on War: The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide,” about today’s successes in building peace. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Free. Room 200, Mary Graydon Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. ■ Ezra Vogel, professor emeritus of the social sciences at Harvard University, will discuss “Deng’s Strategy in Handling Domestic Politics.” 5 p.m. Free; reservations required. Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-663-5816. ■ Peter Ng Kok Song, chief investment officer at the Government of Singapore Investment Corp., and Sean Hagan, general counsel of the International Monetary Fund, will discuss the attributes of leadership and the role of meditation in their success. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room 415, Hariri Building, Georgetown

University, 37th and O streets NW. ■ Artist Wolfgang Laib will discuss his use of items such as milk, pollen, beeswax and rice to create objects and installations. 6 p.m. $10; free for students. Reservations required. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. ■ Carrie Trybulec, director of the Gandhi Memorial Center in Washington, D.C., will discuss the basic principles of Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violent campaign to gain Indian independence. 6:30 p.m. Free. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Neighborhood Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288. ■ Washington Post reporter Dana Priest will discuss her book “Top Secret America.” 6:30 p.m. $9. International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. 202-393-7798. ■ Carol Hart, a horticulturist at Wakehurst Place, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, will discuss “Kew in the Country: A View of Wakehurst Place,” about the 465-acre country estate, its conservation work and the Millennium Seed Bank. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Conservatory Classroom, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-1116. ■ The Lowell School Parent Education Series will feature a talk on “Multicultural Education: Essential Learning for All of Us” by Sonia Nieto, professor emerita at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 7 to 9 p.m. $10. Lowell School, 1640 Kalmia Road NW. 202-253-5591. ■ Iris Krasnow will discuss her book “The Secret Lives of Wives: Women Share What It Really Takes to Stay Married.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. ■ Painter Elizabeth Peyton will discuss her work, including visually arresting portraits of fellow artists, friends and cultural icons. 7 p.m. Free; tickets required. Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000.

■ “Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen: A Generation of Queer Film” will feature Michelle Clunie of Showtime’s “Queer as Folk,” Ronnie Kroell of Bravo’s “Make Me a Supermodel,” Bob Mondello of National Public Radio and Stephen Fossell of George Washington University. 7 p.m. $15; $10 for students. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW. ■ Chinese poets Xi Chuan and Zhou Zan will read from their work and discuss contemporary Chinese poetry. 7 p.m. Free. Mumford Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-5394. ■ Pattie Boyd, a British fashion model and wife to two of music’s greatest legends, will share images from her marriages to George Harrison and Eric Clapton. 7:30 p.m. $38. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. 202-857-7700. Film ■ The Lions of Czech Film series will feature Václev Havel’s 2011 film “Leaving,” an absurdist look at the life of an ex-politician. 8 p.m. $11; $9 for students; $8.25 for seniors; $8 for ages 12 and younger. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000. Reading ■ The Visiting Writers Series will feature a fiction reading by Pearl Abraham, author of “American Taliban,” “The Romance Reader” and “The Seventh Beggar.” 7:30 p.m. Free. Board Room, Butler Pavilion, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Special events ■ The National Park Service and partner organizations will celebrate National Fossil

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Association will perform in the Chinese theatrical tradition. 6 p.m. Free. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ The Lark Quartet and koto player Yumi Kurosawa will perform Daron Hagen’s new concerto for koto and string quartet. 7:30 p.m. Free; tickets required. Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art, Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. 202-633-1000.

Thursday, october 13 ■ Performance: NSO Pops will present “Some Enchanted Evening: The Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein,” featuring soprano Rebecca Luker, tenor Aaron Lazar and baritone Rod Gilfry (shown). 7 p.m. $20 to $85. Concert Hall, Kennedy Center. 202467-4600. The performance will repeat Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

Day with hands-on activities, including a chance to dig for fossil souvenirs in fossil-rich sediment from North Carolina. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. In front of the National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. ■ A prayer service celebrating the 175th anniversary of Asbury United Methodist Church will feature a singing and praying band performing an African-American ritual that started in the 19th century on the Delmarva Peninsula. 7 p.m. Free. Asbury United Methodist Church, 926 11th St. NW. 202-628-0009. Sporting event ■ A bipartisan congressional team will play the U.S. Capitol Police in a charity flag football game to benefit nonprofit groups Our Military Kids and the Capitol Police Memorial Fund. 7:35 p.m. $10. RFK Memorial Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. Thursday, Oct. 13

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Benefit ■ The nonprofit program 826DC will mark its first year in Columbia Heights with a happy hour featuring music by DJ C. Moreno. 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. $5. Bourbon, 2321 18th St. NW. Book signing ■ George Norfleet will sign copies of his book “A Pilot’s Journey,” about the Tuskegee Airmen. Noon to 5 p.m. Free admission. Museum Store, National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-633-1000. Children’s program ■ A park ranger will led children ages 5 and older on an exploratory hike along the Woodland Trail. 4 p.m. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202895-6070. Concerts ■ The Fama Quartet will perform the U.S. premiere of “Engrams for String Quartet” by Czech composer Miroslav Srnka as part of the “Leading European Composers” concert series. 6 p.m. $20. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151. ■ The Qi Shu Fang Peking Opera

Discussions and lectures ■ Amira Maaty, a program officer at the National Endowment for Democracy, will discuss “Progress and Setbacks in Egypt’s Quest for Democracy.” 11:30 a.m. $30. Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363. ■ Naval historian Tim McGrath will discuss his book “John Barry: An American Hero in the Age of Sail,” about one of the U.S. Navy’s founding fathers. Noon. Free. U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-737-2300. ■ Khaled Furani, assistant professor of anthropology at Tel-Aviv University, will discuss “The Ethnographic Arriving of Palestine.” 12:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room 241, Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. ■ Curatorial assistant Lauren Johnson will discuss Tam Tran’s self-portrait. 6 to 6:30 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. ■ Deborah Baker, author of “The Convert,” will discuss “Reimagining the Divide Between Islam and the West.” 6 p.m. Free; reservations required. Rome Building Auditorium, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-663-5722. ■ A gallery talk will focus on “Degas in the Dancer’s Studio,” about the artist’s attention to detail and intricate creative process. 6 and 7 p.m. $12; $10 for seniors and students; free for ages 18 and younger. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202-3872151. ■ The D.C. Preservation League will present a talk by architect Matthew Jarvis on “A Civil Union: Marrying the Historic and Modern,” about the history of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Dupont Circle and the congregation’s vision for its new sanctuary. 6 to 8 p.m. $10; reservations required. St. Thomas’ Parish, 1772 Church St. NW. ■ The Georgetown University College Republicans will present a talk by Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., on his autobiography “Against All Odds: My Life of Hardship, Fast Breaks, and Second Chances.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Auditorium, Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. ■ The Austrian Cultural Forum Washington and the Goethe-Institut will present a concert and lecture on the growing importance of Gustav Mahler’s music a century after his death. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Court NW. 202-895-6776. ■ Kathryn J. McGarr will discuss her book “The Whole Damn Deal: Robert Strauss and the Art of Politics.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3641919. See Events/Page 27


Continued From Page 26 â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Christianity & Politics,â&#x20AC;? a speaker series about confusion over church and state, will feature Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson (shown), Hillsdale College history professor Darryl Hart and Weekly Standard publisher Terry Eastland discussing â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Future of Evangelicals in Politics.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Christ Reformed Church, 1405 15th St. NW. 202-656-1611. Films â&#x2013;  The Palisades Film Club will present Andrea Kalinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2006 documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Pact,â&#x20AC;? about three friends who agree in high school to do whatever it takes to help each other make it through college and medical school. 4:15 p.m. Free. Palisades Neighborhood Library, 4901 V St. NW. 202282-3139. â&#x2013;  American Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Human Rights Film Series will feature Daniele Anastasion and Eric Straussâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Redemption of General Butt Naked,â&#x20AC;? about an evangelical Christian preacher who was formerly one of the most feared warlords of the 14-year Liberian civil war. A question-and-answer session with the filmmakers will follow. 5:30 p.m. Free. Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  The Institute for Policy Studiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Drug Policy Project will present the D.C. premiere of the documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leaving La Floresta,â&#x20AC;? about the forced displacement of a Colombian family because of cocaine-eradication policies. A post-screening discussion will feature Sanho Tree of the Drug Policy Project and Dan Roge and Michael Christmas of Give Us Names. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. â&#x2013;  The 20th annual Reel Affirmations festival will open with Abe Sylviaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2010 film

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McNeir Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-3838. â&#x2013; Roy Haynes and the Fountain of Youth Band will perform jazz selections. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $35. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600.

Friday, october 14 â&#x2013; Discussion: Anne Enright will discuss her novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Forgotten Waltz.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.

present a concert of works by Haydn, Beethoven and Quilter. Noon. Free. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th St. NW. 202-3332075. â&#x2013; Hartwig Barte-Hanssen of St. Batholomaus-Kirke in Wilster, Germany, will present an organ recital. 12:15 p.m. Free. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW. 202-797-0103. â&#x2013;  The Friday Music Series will feature Bryan Bowers on autoharp. 1:15 p.m. Free.

Discussions and lectures â&#x2013; U.S. Botanic Garden curator Bill McLaughlin will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right Plant, Right Place?â&#x20AC;? as part of a lecture series about how home gardeners can incorporate sustainability into their personal landscapes. Noon to 1 p.m. Free; reservations required. Conservatory Classroom, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-2251116. â&#x2013;  Library volunteers Marko Zlatich and Frances Johnston will discuss literary and graphic images of Continental Army aides-decamp Alexander Hamilton, John Lillie, James Monroe and William North. 12:30 p.m. Free. Society of the Cincinnati, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040. â&#x2013;  Jaliya Wickramasuriya, Sri Lankan ambassador to the United States, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life After Terrorism: Reconciliation and Redevelopment in Sri Lanka.â&#x20AC;? 12:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room 806, Rome Building, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-6635722. â&#x2013;  A lecture series on the philosophical thought of Martin Heidegger will feature a talk by Theodor Kisiel, professor of philoso-

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phy at Northern Illinois University, on â&#x20AC;&#x153;How Heidegger Resolved the Tension Between Technological Globalization and Indigenous Localization: a 21st Century Retrieval.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. Free. Aquinas Hall Auditorium, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-3195259. â&#x2013; Printer and publisher Robin Price will discuss her work. 6 p.m. Free; reservations suggested. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1770. â&#x2013;  Photographer Allen Rokach will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;35 Ways to Photograph a Flower.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $15; reservations required. Conservatory Classroom, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-2251116. â&#x2013;  Art and fashion historian Laurent Cotta will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yves St. Laurent, Classicism and Transgression.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. $12; reservations required. Alliance Française de Washingto, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW. 202-234-7911. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Young Explorerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Salonâ&#x20AC;? will feature Emily Ainsworth (shown), Shannon Switzer and Neil Losin, recipients of National Geographicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2011 Young Explorers grants. 7 p.m. $25 to $30. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. 202-857-7700. Films â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Power Moves: The Empress Dowager See Events/Page 28

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virtuoso Carlos Rodriguez. 12:15 to 1 p.m. Free. St. Albanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-363-8286. â&#x2013; The Kids Euro Festival will feature Sloveniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Melita Osojnik Musical Theatre performing a musical puppet play that includes classical composersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; songs for children. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  Wandering Souls, a nonprofit arts-outreach organization, will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reflections: Plays From Saint Elizabeths Hospital,â&#x20AC;? a compilation of original short plays on the themes of recovery, hope and overcoming adversity. 7 p.m. $10 donation suggested. Bloombars, 3222 11th St. NW. The performance will repeat Oct. 21. â&#x2013;  Danish/Swedish performance artist Annika B. Lewis will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Get Physical.â&#x20AC;? 7:30 p.m. $15. District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-4627833. The performance will repeat Oct. 15, 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. Reading â&#x2013;  R. Dwayne Betts and Ta-nehisi Coates will read from their memoirs â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Question of Freedomâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood,â&#x20AC;? respectively. 7:30 p.m. $15. Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol

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St. SE. 202-544-7077. Special event â&#x2013; Asbury United Methodist Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 175th-anniversary celebration will present a Family Fun Night, featuring dinner, a puppet show, board games, contests and a closing prayer service. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Asbury United Methodist Church, 926 11th St. NW. 202-628-0009. Oct. 15 Saturday, Saturday october 15 Book sales â&#x2013;  Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide will hold its 51st annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Art & BookFair 2011,â&#x20AC;? featuring used books, art and collectibles. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Diplomatic Exhibit Hall, U.S. State Department, C Street between 21st and 23rd streets NW. 202-223-5796. The sale will continue Oct. 16, 22 and 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. â&#x2013;  The Columbia Heights Educational Campus â&#x20AC;&#x201D; home to Bell Multicultural High School, Lincoln Multicultural Middle School and the Multicultural Career Intern Program â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will hold its annual used-book sale. Proceeds will help pay for books for the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s libraries. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. 3101 16th St. NW. 202-9397703. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Saturday Morning at the Nationalâ&#x20AC;? will feature â&#x20AC;&#x153;Act!vated Story Theatre: World Tales.â&#x20AC;? 9:30 and 11 a.m. Free; tickets required. Helen Hayes Gallery, National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202783-3372. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spooktacular Halloween Costume Teaâ&#x20AC;? will feature a chance for children to try on historic and modern costumes while enjoying a traditional early-American tea. 1 to 3 p.m. $25 for children; $10 for adults. Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St. NW. Concerts â&#x2013;  Baritone James Harkless and pianist Richard Sogg will perform songs by Schumann, Finci, Barber and Chopin, as well as African-American religious folk songs. 1:30 p.m. Free. Society of the Cincinnati, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-7852040. â&#x2013;  The Emerson String Quartet will perform works by Mozart and Beethoven. 6 p.m. $63. Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-633-3030. â&#x2013;  Singer Nancy Scimone will perform jazz selections. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Free. Blue Bar Lounge, Henley Park Hotel, 926 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-638-5200. â&#x2013;  The Korean Concert Society will pres-

Saturday, october 15 â&#x2013; Festival: The 18th annual Taste of Georgetown will feature samples from Georgetown restaurants; a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pumpkin Food Fightâ&#x20AC;? competition; a wine, ale and spirits pavilion; and jazz performances presented by Blues Alley. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5 per tasting; $20 for five tastings. Wisconsin Avenue between M and K streets NW.

ent violinist Ji-Yoon Park and pianist François Dumont performing works by Mozart, Brahms, Chausson and Ravel. 7:30 p.m. $30. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013; The U.S. Navy Concert Band, Sea Chanters, Country Current and the Cruisers will perform in honor of the Navyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 236th birthday. 8 p.m. Free; tickets required. DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW. â&#x2013;  Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz Jr., RaĂşl Esparza, Valarie Pettiford and the Desi Arnaz Orchestra will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Babalu! Celebrating the Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Collection.â&#x20AC;? 8 p.m. Free; tickets required. Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202-7075502. â&#x2013;  The U.S. Air Force Band will perform jazz selections. 8 p.m. Free. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW. 202-767-5658. Demonstration â&#x2013;  Organist Rob Church will present an organ demonstration and workshop. 3 to 4 p.m. Free. St. Davidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church, 5150 Macomb St. NW. 202-966-2093. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your Health, Your Way,â&#x20AC;? a forum on womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health, will feature experts on a variety of topics. 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

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Free; registration required. Sibley Medical Building Conference Center, Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5215 Loughboro Road NW. 202537-4700. â&#x2013; British historian Alison Weir will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Virtue and Vice: Katherine of Aragon and Mary Boleyn.â&#x20AC;? A book signing will follow. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $40. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. â&#x2013;  Stephen Mitchell will discuss his translation of Homerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Illiad,â&#x20AC;? at 1 p.m.; Vernon Loeb will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Counsel: A Memoir of War, Espionage, and Diplomacy in the Middle East,â&#x20AC;? at 3:30 p.m.; and Eli Saslow (shown) will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ten Letters: The Stories Americans Tell Their President,â&#x20AC;? at 6 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Love a Mysteryâ&#x20AC;? Book Club will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Her Fearful Symmetryâ&#x20AC;? by Audrey Niffenegger. 3 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021. Fairs and festivals â&#x2013;  A fall festival will feature a moon bounce, golf and striker games, family activities, crafts and snacks. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. Washington International Church, 4420 River Road NW. 202-895-9060. â&#x2013;  St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Preschool will host a Book Fair and day of family fun, including a grilled lunch, face painting and more. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church, 3240 O St. NW. 202-338-1796. â&#x2013;  Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Corner Day Care Center will hold its annual Fall Fair, which will feature pumpkin painting, a moon bounce, toddler hay rides, games, crafts, face painting and performers such as The Great Zucchini, Miss Amyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Music Makers and the Georgetown University Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theater. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. Mitchell Park, 23rd and S streets NW. 202-797-1555. â&#x2013;  The Palisades-Georgetown Lions Club will host the fourth annual Palisades Arts and Craft Festival, featuring demonstrations, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities and food from Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Co. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Ave. NW. 202-9964418. â&#x2013;  Rock Creek Park Fall Heritage Day at See Events/Page 29


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Peirce Mill will celebrate the rehabilitation and reopening of Peirce Mill with tours, talks and children’s activities. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Peirce Mill, Tilden Street and Beach Drive NW. 202-895-6070. Candelight tours will take place at 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m.; free tickets will be available at Peirce Barn across from the mill. ■ The Wilson Music and Arts Festival will celebrate Wilson High School’s 75th anniversary with dramatic performances, including an open rehearsal of the musical “Oliver!”; juggling classes; arts and crafts displays; tours of the newly modernized building; offerings from local restaurants and D.C. food trucks; and live entertainment by Death Fix, Ras Lidj Band, Peculiar People, Morrison Brothers and Trouble Funk. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission. Wilson High School, 3950 Chesapeake St. NW. ■ The Adams Morgan Main Street Group’s “BowWow PowWow” will feature educational speakers, demonstrations, contests and other activities. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Marie Reed Community Learning Center, 18th Street and Wyoming Avenue NW. ■ St. Nicholas Cathedral’s annual fall bazaar will feature ethnic food, gourmet coffee, gifts and books, folk music and dancing, a rummage sale and children’s activities. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free admission. 3500 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-333-5060. The festival will continue Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ■ An Octoberfest celebration will feature entertainment, games, pumpkin painting and carving, arts and crafts and fall desserts. 2 to 5 p.m. Free admission. George Washington University Mount Vernon Campus, 2100 Foxhall Road NW. 202-9942552. ■ As part of the “Fall Family Day” organized by the Neighbors to the President Consortium, the Art Museum of the Americas will present “A Different Harvest,” featuring craft activities, games, tours, demonstrations, scavenger hunts and marionette-making. 3 to 5 p.m. Free. 201 18th St. NW. Other participating sites include the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum, the Octagon House, the Renwick Gallery and the

Films ■ The National Archives will present John Ford’s 1940 film “The Grapes of Wrath,” the Oscar-winning adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel about the journey of the displaced Joad family as they travel from Oklahoma to California during the Great Depression. Noon. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. ■ Washington D.C. Home Movie Day will feature old family films. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. Letelier Theater, 3251 Prospect St. NW. ■ The National Gallery of Art will present Andy Warhol’s 16 mm film “Since.” 12:30 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. ■ “The Met: Live in HD” will feature Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena.” 12:55 p.m. AMC Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW. The broadcast will be shown again Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. ■ The Kids Euro Festival will feature the 2009 animated film “Copernicus’ Star.” 1 p.m. Free. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. 202-857-7700. ■ The National Gallery of Art will present Karlheinz Martin’s 1920 film “From Morning to Midnight,” with live accompaniment by the Alloy Orchestra. 3 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215.

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Performances ■ Asbury United Methodist Church will commemorate its 175th anniversary with a performance of “Washington’s Greatest Slave Escape: In the Spirit of the Pearl.” 5 p.m. $25. University Auditorium, University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-628-0009. ■ The Kids Euro Festival will feature Greece’s Aeroplio Theatre performing “Of Fire, of Wind and of the Road Without Return,” a musical fairy tale. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. Special event ■ An English Afternoon Tea at St. Alban’s

Sunday, october 16 ■ Festival: FRIENDS, a community group that promotes positive dialogue between George Washington University and its neighbors, will hold its ninth annual Foggy Bottom and West End Neighborhood Block Party. 1 to 4 p.m. Free. Eye Street Mall between 23rd and 24th streets NW. 202-994-9132.

Episcopal Church will feature traditional tea sandwiches and cakes, musical entertainment and guest speaker Michael McCarthy, director of music at Washington National Cathedral. Proceeds will support the 2012 residency of St. Alban’s Choir at Wells Cathedral. 4 to 6 p.m. $25. Satterlee Hall, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-363-8286. Sporting events ■ The Washington Capitals will play the Ottawa Senators. 7 p.m. $63 to $138. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-3977328. ■ D.C. United will play the Chicago Fire. 7:30 p.m. $23 to $52. RFK Memorial Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. 202-3977328.

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Sunday october 16 Children’s program ■ Children ages 5 and older will listen to a story about poet Walt Whitman and create a special piece of art. 2 to 5 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Concerts ■ The National Symphony Orchestra will present “Peter and the Wolf Live,” a family concert and multimedia show featuring a performance of the Prokofiev classic alongside an Oscar-winning film by Suzie Templeton. 1 and 3 p.m. $15 to $18. Concert Hall, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. ■ The Marine Chamber Ensembles will perform works by Adams, Mozart and Barber. 2 p.m. Free. Sousa Band Hall, Marine

Barracks Annex, 7th and L streets SE. 202433-4011. ■ Soprano Emma McDermott and mezzosoprano Natalie Naudus will perform arias from “Susannah,” “Faust,” “Romeo and Juliette,” “Cosi fan tutte,” “La Bohème” and other operas. 3:30 p.m. Free. Church of the Holy City, 1611 16th St. NW. 202-462-6734. ■ The Fama Quartet, considered the Czech Republic’s premier contemporary music ensemble, will perform works by Dvorák, Martinu and Husa. 4 p.m. $20. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. 202387-2151. ■ The professional Choir of Christ Church will perform works by Herbert W. Sumsion, Charles Gounod and William Mundy. 5 p.m. Free. Christ Church, Georgetown, 31st and O streets NW. 202-333-6677. ■ The Capital City Symphony and 16-yearold violinist Arec L. Jamgochian ­— winner of the Levine School of Music Cogen Concerto Competition — will perform works by Mahler and Lalo. 5 p.m. $16 to $25; free for ages 16 and younger. Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. 202-399-7993. ■ The National Gallery of Art and the Washington Performing Arts Society will present “From the Top,” with host Christopher O’Riley. 6:30 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. ■ Swedish indie pop band You Say France & I Whistle will perform. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. House of Sweden, 2900 K St. NW. Discussions and lectures ■ “Christianity & Politics,” a speaker See Events/Page 30

Walks and tours ■ National Zoo Bird House keeper Debi Talbott will lead a walk focusing on the resident and migratory bird species that live on the grounds. 9 to 10 a.m. Free. Meet in front of the Bird House, National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. ■ Docents will lead tours of the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Elizabethan Garden, which is filled with a mix of plants mentioned

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in Shakespeare’s works and herbs popular in his day. 10 and 11 a.m. Free. Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077. ■ U.S. Botanic Garden volunteer Susan Olling will lead a tour of the National Garden, focusing on trees and shrubs of the midAtlantic region. 1 to 2 p.m. Free. National Garden Lawn Terrace, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-1116. ■ The Kreeger Museum will offer its monthly public architecture tour, which highlights the residence of David and Carmen Kreeger, designed in 1963 by renowned architect Philip Johnson. 1:30 to 3 p.m. $10; $7 for seniors and students; free for ages 12 and younger. Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Road NW. 202-337-3552.



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Continued From Page 29 series about confusion over church and state, will feature a talk by Christ Reformed Church founding pastor Brian Lee on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Govern Well, or Be Governed?â&#x20AC;? 11 a.m. Free. Christ Reformed Church, 1405 15th St. NW. 202656-1611. â&#x2013; Leonard Barkan, professor of comparative literature at Princeton University, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some Pages From Michelangeloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Life.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. â&#x2013;  David Margolick will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock.â&#x20AC;? 5 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Films â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Originals Now: Lynne Sachsâ&#x20AC;? will feature three short films by the director â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 2001â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Photograph of the Wind,â&#x20AC;? 2009â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Last Happy Dayâ&#x20AC;? and 2010â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wind in Our Hair.â&#x20AC;? 4 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cinema Français ĂĄ Mount Vernonâ&#x20AC;? will feature Claire Denisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2009 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;White Material.â&#x20AC;? 4:30 p.m. Free. Eckles Library Auditorium, George Washington University Mount Vernon Campus, 2100 Foxhall Road NW. 202-2426673. Performance â&#x2013;  The Kids Euro Festival will feature Slovakian comedian and clown Adrian OhrĂĄdka in a nonverbal show that uses pantomime, juggling and other circus skills to tell the story of a clown who escapes from a

famous circus to become a musician. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. Reading â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sunday Kind of Loveâ&#x20AC;? will feature a talk by Kevin Simmonds, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mad for Meatâ&#x20AC;? and editor of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Collective Brightness: LGBTIQ Poets on Faith, Religion & Spirituality,â&#x20AC;? as well as readings by local poets Niki Herd, Yermiyahu Ahron Taub and Joseph Ross. 5 to 7 p.m. $5 donation suggested. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. Special events â&#x2013;  Chado Urasenke DC Association will presenta Japanese tea ceremony. 1:15 and 4 p.m. $15; $12 for seniors; $10 for college students; $5 for ages 6 through 18. Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807. â&#x2013;  One Common Unity will host an openmic event about â&#x20AC;&#x153;War & the Military Industrial Complex.â&#x20AC;? 8 to 10 p.m. $5 donation suggested. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-387-7638. Walks and tours â&#x2013;  A park ranger will lead ages 7 and older on a 2.5-mile â&#x20AC;&#x153;Footsteps in Timeâ&#x20AC;? hike and discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Victory Gardens,â&#x20AC;? eccentric poet Joaquin Miller and the Civil War in Rock Creek Park. 9:30 a.m. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202895-6070. â&#x2013;  A park ranger will lead ages 8 and older on a hike to Fort DeRussy and discuss what life was like for Union soldiers encamped there. 11 a.m. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-8956070. â&#x2013;  The Dupont Circle Citizens Association will hold its 44th annual house tour, which will include everything from a palatial


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Monday, october 17 â&#x2013; Discussion: Bill Bryson will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;At Home: A Short History of Private Life.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. $10. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. Parisian-style townhouse to a theater in the former gym of Holton-Arms Academy. An afternoon tea will be held at the Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Noon to 5 p.m. $30 in advance; $35 on the day of the tour. Monday, Oct. 17

Monday october 17 Class â&#x2013; Yoga teacher Elizabeth Muniot will lead a class covering postures, meditation, relaxation, breathing techniques and chanting. 5:30 p.m. Free. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Neighborhood Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288. Concert â&#x2013;  Fresh off the second national tour of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wicked,â&#x20AC;? actress Natalie Weiss will perform show-stopping favorites. 6 p.m. Free. Theater Lab, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Cuban artist Kadir LĂłpez Nieves will

speak with Michelle Bird, curatorial assistant at the National Gallery of Art. 12:10 p.m. Free. East Building Small Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. â&#x2013; Historian John Brooke will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Forging the Civil War North: Political Crisis, Fugitive Slaves, and Liminal Rupture in Antebellum America, 1850-1854.â&#x20AC;? 4:30 to 7 p.m. Free. Room 462, Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. â&#x2013;  Bruce Robbins, professor at Columbia University, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cosmopolitanism in Deep Time.â&#x20AC;? 5 p.m. Free; reservations required. Copley Formal Lounge, Copley Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. â&#x2013;  In celebration of Fair Trade Month, Divine Chocolate will host a talk by two cocoa farmers from Ghana. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-387-7638. â&#x2013;  Geoffrey Greif will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships.â&#x20AC;? 6 p.m. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-7270321. â&#x2013;  Robert Moses will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quality Education as a Constitutional Right: Creating a Grassroots Movement to Transform Public Schools.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. â&#x2013;  Bob Edwards will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Voice in the Box: My Life in Radio.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  As part of the Lincoln Legacy Project, Fordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theatre will host a panel discussion on the mediaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s influence on public discourse on diversity, featuring Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and other members of the press. 7 p.m. Free; tickets required. Fordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. â&#x2013;  Wendy Lower will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Diary of Samuel Golfard and the Holocaust in Galicia.â&#x20AC;? 7:30 to 9 p.m. Free. Butler Board Room, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-8852401. Films â&#x2013;  The Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library


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will present the 1996 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Close to Eden.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202282-0021. â&#x2013; A film series on challenges presented by globalization and scientific progress will feature Andreas Teuchertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2007 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Economic Miracleâ&#x20AC;? and Wiltrud Baier and Sigrun KĂśhlerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2002 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Merry Go Round.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. $7. Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St. NW. 202-289-1200, ext. 160. â&#x2013;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gentlemen Prefer Marilynâ&#x20AC;? series will feature Billy Wilderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1955 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Seven Year Itch,â&#x20AC;? starring Tom Ewell and Marilyn Monroe. 6:30 p.m. Free; tickets required. Helen Hayes Gallery, National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-3372. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Alfred Hitchcock Filmfestâ&#x20AC;? will feature the 1958 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vertigo.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-0021. Readings â&#x2013;  U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine will read from his work. 7 p.m. Free. Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202-707-5394. â&#x2013;  Humor writer David Sedaris, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nakedâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Me Talk Pretty One Day,â&#x20AC;? will read from his work. 8 p.m. $40 to $45. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 720 21st St. NW. Special event â&#x2013;  The Ward Circle Chapter of AARP will offer flu and pneumonia shots. Noon to 2 p.m. $30 to $60; free with Medicare Part B. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-3634900. Tuesday, Oct. 18

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Class â&#x2013; Teacher and therapist Heather Ferris will lead a weekly yoga class. Noon. Free. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Neighborhood Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288. Concerts â&#x2013;  Ethiopian-born, San Francisco-based singer Meklit Hadero will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  The Alliance Française de Washington will present the jazz trio Pilc Moutin Hoenig in concert. 8 and 10 p.m. $25. Blues Alley, 1069 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Israeli photographer Sharon Yaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ari will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Public Family Album: The American Colony in Jerusalem, 1898-1946.â&#x20AC;? Noon. Free. African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202-7073779. â&#x2013;  The National Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s History Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new lecture series on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Historyâ&#x20AC;? will feature a talk on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why Latino/a History Matters to U.S. Historyâ&#x20AC;? by Vicki Ruiz, profesSee Events/Page 32


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Exhibit shows role of art in Gertrude Steinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life, work


eeing Gertrude Stein: Five On exhibit Stories,â&#x20AC;? featuring more than 50 artifacts and 100 artworks that $5 for students; it is free for ages 11 and show the central role of visual art in the life younger. 202-387-4062. and work of the American expatriate writer â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Landscape of Bees,â&#x20AC;? featuring closeGertrude Stein, will open Friday at the up photography of honeybees by Rose-Lynn National Portrait Gallery and continue Fisher, will open Friday with an artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s through Jan. 22. reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cross Located at 8th and F streets NW, the galMacKenzie Gallery and continue through lery is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 11. 202-633-1000. Located at 2026 R St. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Woodrow Wilson, NW, the gallery is open President Electric: Harnessing Wednesday through Saturday the Power of Innovation in from noon to 6 p.m. 202-333the Progressive Era,â&#x20AC;? a year7970. long interactive exhibit that â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weaving Abstraction: explores the scientific and Kuba Textiles and the Woven technological advances durArt of Central Africa,â&#x20AC;? preing the Progressive Era, will senting some 150 19th- and open tomorrow at Woodrow Michael Francisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; paintings Wilson House. are on display at American early-20th-century objects that illustrate the weaving tra Located at 2340 S St. Painting Fine Art. ditions of the Kuba kingdom NW, the museum is open and other associated areas, will open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 Saturday at the Textile Museum and continp.m. Admission, which includes a guided ue through Feb. 12. tour, costs $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and

Located at 2320 S St. NW, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. A donation of $8 is suggested. 202-667-0441. â&#x2013; Art Enables will open two shows Saturday with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Outsider Art Inside the Beltway 2011,â&#x20AC;? this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual juried invitational for regional outsider artists, will continue through Oct. 28. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A sampling from outside the Beltway,â&#x20AC;? presenting diverse works by artists with developmental and mental disabilities from across the country, will continue through Nov. 4. Located at 2204 Rhode Island Ave. NE, the gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 202-554-9455. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Michael Francis: Recent Work, Street Scenes and Views,â&#x20AC;? featuring Francisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; monumental and intimate paintings, opened last week at American Painting Fine Art, where it will continue through Nov. 12. Located at 5118 MacArthur Blvd. NW, the gallery is open Wednesday through See Exhibits/Page 38

Folger tackles Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s study of jealousy


he Folger Theatre will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Othelloâ&#x20AC;? Oct. 18 through Nov. 27 in the Elizabethan Theatre. Passions and lies run rampant in

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this tragedy of love and life destroyed by deceit and jealousy. Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s drama reveals the power of manipulation as Iago undermines Othello in a deadly game of betrayal. Performance times are generally 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Owiso Odera and Ian Merrill Peakes star in the Folger Shakespeare Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Theatreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Othello,â&#x20AC;? opening Oct. 18. Sunday; and 7 p.m. Sunday. Ticket The university is located at 37th York-based experimental theater cost $30 to $60. The Folger is and O streets NW. 202-687-2787; company Mabou Mines adapted located at 201 East Capitol St. SE. Henrik Ibsenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Dollâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Houseâ&#x20AC;? to 202-544-7077; â&#x2013; George Washington University desconstruct the mythic feminist â&#x2013;  Georgetown University will will stage Annie Bakerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Circle anthem. The resulting production present â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Donn B. Murphy physicalizes power and scale, with One-Acts Festivalâ&#x20AC;? Oct. 12 through Mirror Transformationâ&#x20AC;? Oct. 13 through 16 at little men dominating and com16 in Poulton Dorothy Betts manding women nearly twice their Hall. Marvin Theatre. size. Headlining In a small-town Performance times are 7:30 p.m. this festival of community cen- Thursday through Saturday. Tickets studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; original ter in Vermont, a cost $30 to $50. 202-467-4600; work, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peaches drama class and Freon: A ever changes the â&#x2013;  Georgetown University will Musicalâ&#x20AC;? follives of its stupresent â&#x20AC;&#x153;Visible Impactâ&#x20AC;? Oct. 20 lows â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mabou Mines DollHouseâ&#x20AC;? will dents. through 29 at the Davis Performing Broadwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s run Oct. 20 through 22 at the Performance Arts Center. most notorious times are 7:30 An ensemble-created producplaywriting Kennedy Center. tion, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Visible Impactâ&#x20AC;? weaves p.m. Thursday duo, invited to monologue and memoir, scene through Saturday and 2 p.m. be the guests of honor at the yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work and Shakespeare, and poetry hottest soiree. Also featured will be Sunday. Tickets cost $10 to $15. and movement to explore and enact â&#x20AC;&#x153;#Courage,â&#x20AC;? which was inspired by The Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre is located at 800 21st St. NW. 202diverse experiences and perspecthe Arab Spring and Bertolt 994-8072; tives from the d/Deaf and disabled Brechtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s landmark anti-war play â&#x2013;  The Kennedy Center will host communities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mother Courage and Her â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mabou Mines DollHouseâ&#x20AC;? Oct. 20 Performance times are generally Children.â&#x20AC;? 8 p.m. Wednesday through through 22 in the Eisenhower Performance times are 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 Theater. See Theater/Page 38 Director Lee Breuer of the New p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $5 to $7.

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Continued From Page 30 sor at the University of California at Irvine. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. â&#x2013; Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze will discuss their book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey Into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-387-7638. â&#x2013;  The National Capital Planning Commission and the Embassy of Canada will present a talk by Canadian architect Bing Thom, designer of D.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Arena Stage complex. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. Embassy of Canada, 501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  Danish architect Bjarke Ingels will discuss his firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work, which includes a combination ski slope and waste incineration plant in Copenhagen and a three-dimensional neighborhood in the shape of the number â&#x20AC;&#x153;8.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. $20; $10 for students. Reservations required. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. â&#x2013;  Steve Inskeep will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  Dan Mathews of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;How PETA

Uses Film and Stars to Promote Its Cause.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Wechsler Theatre, Mary Graydon Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. â&#x2013; The Palisades Book Club will discuss the DC Reads 2011 selection â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fatesâ&#x20AC;? by Wes Moore. 7 p.m. Free. Palisades Neighborhood Library, 4901 V St. NW. 202-282-3096. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Classic Conversationsâ&#x20AC;? will feature actor Patrick Stewart (shown) and Shakespeare Theatre Company artistic director Michael Kahn. 8 p.m. $35. Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW. 202-547-1122. Films â&#x2013;  The Georgetown Neighborhood Library will present the 1971 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Clockwork Orange.â&#x20AC;? 6 p.m. Free. Georgetown Neighborhood Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202727-0232. â&#x2013;  The Goethe-Institut will present Stefan Weinertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Face the Wall,â&#x20AC;? about the failed attempts by five people to escape East Germany after the construction of the Berlin Wall. A panel discussion with Weinert and George Washington University professor Hope M. Harrison will follow. 6 p.m. Free; reservations required. Goethe-Institut, 812 7th

$9 for seniors and students. Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Performance â&#x2013; Playwright and documentarian Robert Krakow will present a dramatic presentation, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Voyage of SS St. Louis and Its Impact on the Roosevelt Legacy.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Mortara Building, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW.

Wednesday, october 19 â&#x2013; Concert: Violinist Riccardo Minasi (shown), cellist Beiliang Zhu and harpischordist Kenneth Weiss will perform works by Bonporti, Piatti, Varacini, Leclair and Locatelli. 7:30 p.m. $25; $20 for students. La Maison Française, 4101 Reservoir Road NW. St. NW. 202-289-1200, ext. 168. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;WJFF Year-Roundâ&#x20AC;? will feature the 2009 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;The People v. Leo Frank,â&#x20AC;? about one of the most vexing criminal cases in history. A discussion with director Ben Loeterman and â&#x20AC;&#x153;And the Dead Shall Riseâ&#x20AC;? author Steve Oney will follow. 7:30 p.m. $10;


Sporting event â&#x2013; The Washington Capitals will play the Florida Panthers. 7 p.m. $45 to $138. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 202-3977328. Wine tasting â&#x2013;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Le Studio: Wine Tasting 101â&#x20AC;? series will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Burgundyâ&#x20AC;? with Domaine Jean Chartron. 7 p.m. $75. La Maison Française, 4101 Reservoir Road NW. Wednesday, Oct. 19

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Benefit â&#x2013; Friends of Hexagonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual fall event will feature â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Roast & Toast of Councilman Jack Evansâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with former U.S. Rep. Tom Davis, NBC4 reporter and Current columnist Tom Sherwood, and WTOP commentator Mark Plotkin speaking about Ward 2â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longtime D.C. Council member â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and an all-new mini Hexagon performance. 6:30 p.m. $60. Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-333-7469, ext. 8. Book signing â&#x2013;  Sloan Rogers will sign copes of her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;And Then There Was Me: Living With a Dying Loved One,â&#x20AC;? about her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sixyear battle with deteriorating health. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free. Soho Tea & Coffee, 2150 P St. NW. 202-463-7646. Concerts â&#x2013;  Musician Aurelio Martinez, a native of Honduras known for his preservation and modernization of the Paranda musical tradition, will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  Pianist Louis Lortie will perform Listzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Years of Pilgrimage.â&#x20AC;? 8 p.m. Free; tickets required. Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202-707-5502.



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Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 202-244-3244. ■ “Andy Goldsworthy and David Nash: Drawings, Photographs, Sculpture and Prints” opened recently in the new Georgetown Book Hill space of Robert Brown Gallery, where it will continue through Oct. 22. Located at 1662 33rd St. NW, the gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. 202-338-0353. ■ Studio Gallery recently opened

two shows that will continue through Oct. 22. “Meditations, Abstractions, and Distractions” features work by Carolee Jakes that leads up to and responds to her “windsock” knitting project. “Chroma” presents diverse works by Eugene Markowski. Located at 2108 R St. NW, the gallery is open Wednesday and Thursday from 1 to 7 p.m., Friday from 1 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. 202-232-8734. ■ “Aboud Dweck: Monument Light & Other Works,” featuring photography by Dweck, opened recently at Alex Gallery and will

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Tickets cost $7 to $18. Georgetown University’s Davis Performing Arts Center is located at 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-2787; ■ American University will present the rock musical “The Who’s Tommy” Oct. 20 through 29 at the Greenberg Theatre. In 22 Heathfield Gardens, war takes on new meaning as a 4-year-old becomes cannon fodder in the most horrific of ways. With nothing but a pinball machine and a trip through the looking glass, the protagonist is able to become a wizard of enormous proportions. Performance times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Tickets cost $10 to $15. The Greenberg Theatre is located at 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-885-2587; ■ Constellation Theatre Company will present George Bernard Shaw’s “Arms and the Man” Oct. 20 through Nov. 20 at Source. A young lady fantasizes about the bravery of her heroic fiance when the reality of war bursts into her bedroom in the form of a fugitive enemy soldier. Performance times generally are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $20 to $40. Source is located at 1835 14th St. NW. 202204-7741; ■ The Apron Theatre Company will present Kyle Encinas’ “The Continuing Adventures of John Blade, Super Spy!” Oct. 21 through Nov. 7 at the Letelier Theater. For years the world has had one man to thank for its safety, and that’s super secret agent John Blade. Dangerous and debonair, Blade is the flawless hero, but even he can’t see how an evil professor’s weather machine is about to literally take the world by storm. Performance times are 8 p.m. on Oct. 21, 28 and 29 and Nov. 4, 5 and 7. Tickets cost $16. The Letelier Theater is located at 3251 Prospect St. NW. ■ The Suzanne Farrell Ballet will present two George Balanchine programs Oct. 12 through 16 at the Kennedy Center. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $29 to $84. 202-467-4600; ■ Catholic University will present Molière’s “Tartuffe” Oct. 13 through 16 in the Hartke Theatre. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $5 to $15. Catholic University is located at 3801 Harewood Road NE. 202-319-4000; ■ The In Series will present “Love Potion #1,” Nick Olcott’s adaptation of Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore,” Oct. 15 through 29 at GALA Theatre. Performance times are 8 p.m. Oct. 15, 22 and 28, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 16 and 23 and 7 p.m. Oct. 29. Tickets cost $20 to $40. GALA Theatre is located at 3333 14th St. NW. 202-204-7763; ■ The Kennedy Center will present “The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful and Her Dog!” Oct. 15 through 29 in the Family Theater. Performance times vary, but all shows take place

continue through Oct. 29. Located at 2106 R St. NW, the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 202-667-2599. ■ International Visions Gallery recently opened an exhibit of works by the region’s 33 finalists in the national “Artisan Series” competition to “be the next big name in art.” The show will continue through Nov. 5. Located at 2629 Connecticut Ave. NW, the gallery is open Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. 202234-5112.

during the daytime on weekends. Tickets cost $18. 202-467-4600; ■ Studio Theatre will close Duncan Macmillan’s “Lungs” Oct. 16. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $20. Studio Theatre is located at 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300; ■ Arena Stage is presenting Alice Childress’ “Trouble in Mind” through Oct. 23 in the Kreeger Theater. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday; 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; along with weekday noon matinees on Oct. 12, 18 and 19. Tickets cost $55 to $85. Arena Stage is located at 1101 6th St. SW. 202-488-3300; ■ Shakespeare Theatre Company is presenting the world premiere of David Ives’ “The Heir Apparent” through Oct. 23 at the Lansburgh Theatre. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday; 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $39 to $95. The Lansburgh Theatre is located at 450 7th St. NW. 202-547-1122; ■ Studio Theatre has extended the U.S. premiere of Alan Bennett’s comedy “The Habit of Art” through Oct. 23. Performance times are 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $35 to $69. Studio Theatre is located at 1501 14th St. NW. 202-332-3300; ■ Ford’s Theatre is presenting the Tony Awardwinning musical “Parade” through Oct. 30. Performance times vary, but most begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Ticket prices start at $15. Ford’s Theatre is located at 511 10th St. NW. 202-347-4833; ■ Cameron Mackintosh’s 25th-anniversary production of the hit musical “Les Misérables” is at the Kennedy Center through Oct. 30. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and select Wednesdays. Tickets cost $39 to $155. 202-467-4600; ■ Arena Stage is presenting Karen Zacarías’ “The Book Club Play” through Nov. 6 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle. Performance times are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday; 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $45 to $85. Arena Stage is located at 1101 6th St. SW. 202-488-3300; ■ Rorschach Theatre is presenting “After the Quake” through Nov. 6 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Performance times are generally 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $15 to $25. Atlas is located at 1333 H St. NE. 202-3997993; ■ Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is presenting “A Bright New Boise” through Nov. 6. Performance times are generally 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices start at $30. The theater is located at 641 D St. NW. 202-393-3939;

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This Federal townhouse features 3 BR, 3 full baths and 1 half bath. This residence offers a master suite with sitting room encompassing the entire second floor, a climate-controlled wine cellar, hardwood floors, custom built-ins and parking. $899,000.

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This Federal brick rowhouse is in a perfect location on a quiet street, just steps to all that Georgetown has to offer. Features of this home include 2 spacious BR, an attractive renovated kitchen, living room, dining room, laundry room, fireplace and 2-car parking. $635,000.

Best value in Chase Point. 1 BR and den, 2 bath 980 sf 2007 building. Features include a Viking kitchen, floor to ceiling windows, and hardwood floors. 24 hour concierge, gym, beautiful grounds, just steps to Metro and best shopping in DC metro area. Two garage parking spaces convey. $629,500.

NEW LISTING – This 1 BR unit truly has it all: Top floor light and view, 1 deeded garage parking space, pool, gym, roof deck, washer/dryer in unit, 24-hour front desk and large balcony - plus fresh paint and carpet. Perfect location makes it just a 3 minute walk to Georgetown and Glover Park. $349,000.

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