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Vol. XLVII, No. 42

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Group warns of threats to historic spots

Panel takes initial votes on zoning code rewrite


■ Development: Parking

minimums drop near transit

By ELIZABETH WIENER Current Staff Writer

The DC Preservation League seldom shies away from development battles. Now, with a new “most endangered places” listing, it’s jumping into some of the biggest controversies about demolition and economic development in the District. The 2014 list, out last week, includes hot spots like the West Heating Plant, Carnegie Library and the site for a new hotel near the Washington Convention Center. In each case, the tough balancing act between preservation law and economic development goals is currently playing out before the various federal and local panels that oversee architecture and new construction in the federal city. At the West Heating Plant, 1051 29th St. in Georgetown, a development team wants to demolish much of the skin of the 1948 federal building to install condominiums connected to the luxury Four Seasons Hotel. The Levy Group and Georgetown Co. say the skin and structural See List/Page 16

By BRADY HOLT Current Staff Writer

After years of deliberations and dozens of hours of hearings, the D.C. Zoning Commission last week voted for hundreds of changes large and small to the District’s land-use regulations — a key step toward putting the new rules into effect. The Office of Planning has been working since 2007 on the first major overhaul of the District’s zoning code since 1958, with a reorgani-

ANC backs redevelopment plan for Steak ’n Egg parcel Brian Kapur/The Current

Mill operator and park ranger Jeanne Minor demonstrated how corn was turned into cornmeal using the millstone at the 19th-century Peirce Mill in Rock Creek Park on Saturday. The day’s events also included a chance for visitors to view openhearth cooking and to use a hand-cranked cider press.

By KAT LUCERO Current Staff Writer


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Jesse Sjoberg has done the event four times in honor of his wife. respiratory and digestive systems. “This is to show her and the boys to never give up. You keep going,” said Sjoberg, referring to his sons, Hunter, 5, and Aden, 7. “It’s been a rewarding experience.” Over the past four years, Sjoberg

By BRADY HOLT Current Staff Writer

has tackled this distance in an event he created that’s now called “65 Miles for 65 Roses.” The name dates back to the 1960s, when a young patient mispronounced “cystic fibrosis” as “65 roses,” which is now used as a benign-sounding moniker. Since the event’s founding, he and his family have raised around $72,000, according to Denise Brownlee, executive director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s D.C. chapter. And they did so with Sjoberg as the sole participant. “It’s phenomenal,” said Brownlee. “What Jesse proves is that grassroots funding works.” Established in 1955, the donorsupported foundation has raised and See 65 Miles/Page 7


At-large hopefuls say how they’d fix D.C. government — Page 3

St. Albans soccer escapes Alexandria with overtime win — Page 11

■ Tenleytown: Mixed-use

building will include parking

Local Marine runs 65 miles for cystic fibrosis Jesse Sjoberg had a bleak start last Saturday in his quest to run 65 miles. The dark skies poured chilly rain when he left his Palisades home around 4 a.m., posing a new hurdle for someone accustomed to running the monumental distance in warmer and drier weather. But the conditions didn’t thwart the 42-year-old Marine, who recently relocated from San Diego. Rain or shine, night or day, overseas or stateside, he had vowed to take on the challenge for his wife, Jacqui, 36, who was born with cystic fibrosis, a rare genetic disease that affects the

zation of much of the text and a host of new or modified rules about development. Key changes include reductions in parking requirements in transit-friendly areas, provisions for apartments in single-family homes, and various measures that aim to make it easier for residents who get around car-free. The process underscored a philosophical divide between two sets of residents — “smart growth” advocates who seek vibrant new development and greater density in the District, and others who fear that such changes would upend the character and livability of established successSee Zoning/Page 13

A mixed-use building proposed at Wisconsin Avenue and Chesapeake Street will now have parking spaces, say developers, who have backed off earlier plans for a nearly car-free site. The project will replace the Osman & Joe’s Steak ’n Egg Kitchen building and two vacant commercial row houses on Wisconsin. The new four-story building will include 16 rental apartment units above 3,800 square feet of ground-floor retail space, which will house an expanded Steak ’n Egg eatery and a second small commercial tenant. “We’ve talked about it for years with Osman and Joe, and this will let them expand. They’ve wanted that real estate,” developer Frank Economides said last Thursday, referring to Steak ’n Egg owners Osman Barrie and Joe Vamboi. Economides was addressing the Tenleytown/Friendship Heights advisory neighborhood commission,


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A new apartment project will include a larger Steak ’n Egg.

whose members unanimously supported the project’s Board of Zoning Adjustment application to provide slightly less on-site parking than required. Economides will provide the eight parking spaces that zoning rules demand for his 16 residential units, but four of them will be a little too small to officially count toward that total. Additionally, the property won’t have the three required retail parking spaces, but it will eliminate a large Chesapeake Street curb cut, allowing for three new on-street spaces. Economides also agreed to three pages of detailed conditions proposed by the neighborhood commisSee Project/Page 14

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In Memoriam

John McEnearney On October 8, 2014, John McEnearney, chairman and founder of McEnearney Associates, passed

away at age 87. An admired and respected real estate legend in the community, when John opened the first office of McEnearney Associates in 1980 his goal was to gain the respect of the public and to provide real estate services that are second to none. The firm now serves the entire metropolitan Washington, DC area and is consistently ranked among the 75 largest real estate firms in the United States.

Described as a smart and generous man, John’s devotion and loyalty to the company and its Associates, clients and customers is a testament to the major contributions and success of the firm throughout the years. Proudly named McEnearney Associates with no ampersand in the name, the firm was not built to be John and his employees but a company of like-minded professionals in which everyone is a part of the family. John was a pillar of the community, a mentor, leader and friend. The company will continue his legacy committed to the same principals and values on which it was founded. Our sympathy goes to the McEnearney family, including his six children – Sean, Sharon, Mark, Maureen, Mike and Kathy, eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. John will truly be missed by the Associates of McEnearney and all those who know and love him.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

At-large hopefuls square off Candidate Jones pitches tech and health hub at D.C. Bar election forum By GRAHAM VYSE

By GRAHAM VYSE Current Staff Writer

At-large D.C. Council candidates staked out positions on key issues at a forum hosted by the D.C. Bar last Thursday. NBC4 reporter and Current columnist Tom Sherwood moderated the event, which featured 10 of the 15 candidates running for two atlarge seats — one held by Democrat Anita Bonds, who is seeking reelection as her party’s nominee, and the other being vacated by at-large D.C. Council member David Catania, an independent campaigning for mayor. Asked to name a District government agency in need of an overhaul, Statehood Green candidate Eugene Puryear — the only non-independent at the forum — said he would pick the Department of Employment

Services. Several others agreed with him, including Shadow Sen. Michael D. Brown, political consultant Courtney Snowden and the Rev. Graylan Hagler, the pastor of Plymouth United Church of Christ in Northeast. For her part, former journalist and budget analyst Elissa Silverman said she would prioritize reforming the D.C. General homeless shelter. Adams Morgan advisory neighborhood commissioner Brian Hart said he would focus on fixing the Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department. And Dupont advisory neighborhood commissioner Kishan Putta said he would direct his attention toward the Department of Transportation, with the goal of speeding up the agency’s planning. “They have plan called moveDC,� Putta said. “My plan See Forum/Page 5

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It got lost amid the rapid-fire questions and answers at last Thursday’s D.C. Bar forum, but atlarge D.C. Council candidate Eric Jones is promoting an ambitious plan to modernize United Medical Center in Southeast. Jones, a construction industry lobbyist who has been active in local Democratic politics, told The Current yesterday that he wants to transform the medical facility into a modern hub for health care and technology. The independent candidate is calling for a new urgent-care facility, new teaching hospital buildings to be used by D.C. universities, and economic development in the area that could include housing and retail. The goal of this effort would be to bring jobs,

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educational opportunities and community amenities to Southeast while expanding the city’s tax base to the benefit of all citizens. In the end, Jones envisions the project being “one of the largest public-private partnerships in city history.� He gave a billion dollars as an estimate for how much it might cost, although he said budgeting would have to be worked Jones out by experts. To that end, Jones would introduce legislation creating a task force to study how to move forward with these ideas. “The hardest part would be having whoever is mayor be excited about this idea,� he said. “You would also have to go into the community and create See Jones/Page 5

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The Chevy Chase and Forest Hills citizens associations will hold a candidates forum for the two at-large D.C. Council seats up for election. The forum will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW; a meet and greet with candidates for the Chevy Chase advisory neighborhood commission will take place at 7 p.m. â– The Cleveland Park Citizens Association will hold a community meeting at 7 p.m. at the Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Saturday, Oct. 18

The D.C. Department of the Environment and the Forest Hills Connection will host an event to celebrate the completion of Broad Branch and Linnean Park Stream Restoration Project. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the top of the Linnean stream near the corner of Broad Branch Terrace and Fessenden Street NW. ■Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh will hold a “Chat With Cheh� event from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the University of the District of Columbia’s farmers market in front of the law school building at 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW.

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The D.C. Department of Transportation will hold its semiannual open house for the DC Circulator system. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pinstripes, 1064 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

Tuesday, Oct. 21

The D.C. Department of General Services will hold a community meeting to provide an update on the Powell Elementary School modernization and the Twin Oaks Community Garden. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. â– The Kalorama Citizens Association will hold a candidates forum for mayoral candidates at 7 p.m. at Good Will Baptist Church, 1862 Kalorama Road NW.

Wednesday, Oct. 22

The D.C. Office of the Tenant Advocate will hold a stakeholder meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. on the agency’s conference room in Suite 300-N, Reeves Center, 2000 14th St. NW. Reservations are requested; call 202-719-6560 or email delores. ■The National Capital Planning Commission and the National Park Service will hold a public meeting on the environmental assessment for the Kennedy Center expansion project. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Grand Foyer South at the Kennedy Center. ■ The Shepherd Park Citizens Association and various co-sponsors will hold a candidates forum for attorney general and the at-large D.C. Council races at 7:30 p.m. at Tifereth Israel Congregation, 7701 16th St. NW.

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District Digest Ellington principal, 53, dies suddenly

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Taxi driver accused of sexual assault

A taxicab driver allegedly sexu-

ally assaulted a passenger on Sunday on Kennedy Street in Ward 4, according to the Metropolitan Police Department, which is seeking help finding the suspect. Police say the suspect is a black male with an American accent who stands between 6 feet, 2 inches, and 6 feet, 4 inches, tall. He was operating a four-door cab with the District’s standardized red-and-gray paint job. The crime, classified as firstdegree sexual abuse, occurred on the 600 or 700 block of Kennedy Street NW between 2:30 and 3 a.m. Oct. 12. Anyone with information regarding this case should call the police at 202-727-9099. Information can also be shared via the department’s text tip line; text to 50411. A reward of up to $1,000 is available to anyone who provides information that leads to conviction.

Project to close part of Quesada Street

The Transportation Department is closing Quesada Street between 32nd and 33rd streets for the next two months to allow installation of pervious concrete. The work is part of River Smart Washington, a project adding facilities to capture and treat stormwater runoff in parts of Chevy Chase and Petworth. Details are at Detour signs will be in place.


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Police Report This is a listing of reports taken from Oct. 6 through 12 in local police service areas.

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Robbery ■ 11th and K streets; 9 a.m. Oct. 12 (with gun). ■ 13th and F streets; 6:34 p.m. Oct. 12. ■ H and 13th streets; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12. Assault with a dangerous weapon ■ 900-999 block, G St.; 3:52 p.m. Oct. 12. Motor vehicle theft ■ Pennsylvania Avenue and 13th Street; 12:03 a.m. Oct. 12. Theft ■ 1100-1199 block, New York Ave.; 2:15 p.m. Oct. 6. ■ 1000-1099 block, 14th St.; 6:04 p.m. Oct. 7. ■ 900-999 block, 10th St.; 1:18 a.m. Oct. 9. ■ 1200-1299 block, H St.; 10:34 a.m. Oct. 9. ■ 1000-1099 block, F St.; 1:30 p.m. Oct. 9. ■ 600-699 block, 11th St.; 6:39 p.m. Oct. 9. ■ 1000-1099 block, H St.; 3:55 p.m. Oct. 11. Theft from auto ■ 900-999 block, New York Ave.; 2:16 p.m. Oct. 9. ■ 10th and G streets; 9:30 p.m. Oct. 9.

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Robbery ■ 600-699 block, H St.; 4 a.m. Oct. 6. Motor vehicle theft ■ 5th and I streets; 11:37 p.m. Oct. 9. Theft ■ 800-899 block, 7th St.; 1:40 a.m. Oct. 7. ■ 500-599 block, H St.; 3 p.m. Oct. 7. ■ 914-999 block, 5th St.; 11:49 a.m. Oct. 8. ■ 800-899 block, 9th St.; 12:53 p.m. Oct. 8. ■ 900-979 block, 7th St.; 9:32 p.m. Oct. 8. ■ 400-457 block, Massachusetts Ave.; 1:43 p.m. Oct. 9. ■ 700-799 block, H St.; 9 a.m. Oct. 10. ■ 800-899 block, 7th St.; 4 p.m. Oct. 11. Theft from auto ■ 320-399 block, 7th St.; 6p.m. Oct. 9.

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Burglary ■ 3600-3699 block, Morrison St.; 9:49 a.m. Oct. 8.

■ 3400-3599 block, McKinley St.; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10. ■ 5400-5499 block, 30th Place; 5:46 p.m. Oct. 12. Theft ■ 2802-2899 block, Northampton St.; 12:06 p.m. Oct. 9. ■ 5700-5799 block, 26th St.; 10:45 a.m. Oct. 10. ■ 5500-5530 block, Connecticut Ave.; 1:05 p.m. Oct. 10. Theft from auto ■ 3800-3899 block, Legation St.; 3:49 a.m. Oct. 11.

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■ Friendship Heights PSA 202

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Burglary ■ 5000-5099 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 9:20 a.m. Oct. 7. ■ 4500-4599 block, Butterworth Place; 3:49 p.m. Oct. 7. ■ 4900-4999 block, Butterworth Place; 4:45 p.m. Oct. 7. Motor vehicle theft ■ 4800-4899 block, Alton Place; 7:19 a.m. Oct. 10. ■ 4100-4199 block, 45th St.; 2:16 p.m. Oct. 11. Theft ■ 4200-4226 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 12:41 p.m. Oct. 9. ■ 5300-5399 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 5:31 p.m. Oct. 9. Theft from auto ■ 4600-4699 block, Windom Place; 8:50 a.m. Oct. 10. ■ 4600-4699 block, Warren St.; 5:50 p.m. Oct. 10.

psa 203

■ forest hills / van ness PSA 203

cleveland park

Burglary ■ 3500-3599 block, Alton Place; 6:46 p.m. Oct. 7. ■ 2900-2999 block, Van Ness St.; 8:19 a.m. Oct. 10. ■ 3406-3499 block, 34th St.; 4:29 p.m. Oct. 10. Theft ■ 4200-4225 block, Connecticut Ave.; 5:34 p.m. Oct. 8. ■ 3319-3499 block, Connecticut Ave.; 8:47 a.m. Oct. 10. ■ 3700-3799 block, Upton St.; 9:40 a.m. Oct. 10. ■ 3700-3799 block, Yuma St.; 1:53 p.m. Oct. 11. ■ 4200-4225 block, Connecticut Ave.; 10:16 p.m. Oct. 12. Theft from auto ■ 2900-3099 block, Newark St.; 3:56 p.m. Oct. 9.

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■ Massachusetts avenue

heights / cleveland park woodley park / Glover PSA 204

park / cathedral heights

Motor vehicle theft ■ 2700-2798 block, Connecticut Ave.; 11:12 a.m. Oct. 11. Theft

■ 2301-2499 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 10:08 a.m. Oct. 7. ■ 2700-2799 block, 39th St.; 11:38 p.m. Oct. 9. ■ 2600-2649 block, Connecticut Ave.; 2:57 p.m. Oct. 11. ■ 2600-2649 block, Connecticut Ave.; 3:40 p.m. Oct. 11. Theft from auto ■ 3200-3299 block, 38th St.; 8:16 a.m. Oct. 10. ■ 3700-3799 block, Woodley Road; 1:11 p.m. Oct. 10.

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■ palisades / spring valley PSA 205

Wesley Heights / Foxhall

Burglary ■ 3200-3301 New Mexico Ave.; 10:57 a.m. Oct. 6. Theft ■ 4400-4499 block, Newark St.; 8:15 a.m. Oct. 6. ■ 1704-1799 block, Hoban Road; 3:46 p.m. Oct. 6. ■ 5100-5139 block, Yuma St.; 9:07 a.m. Oct. 9. ■ 4530-4549 block, MacArthur Blvd.; 7:21 p.m. Oct. 9. Theft from auto ■ 4824-4875 block, MacArthur Blvd.; 12:14 p.m. Oct. 10. ■ 4800-4813 block, MacArthur Blvd.; 10 p.m. Oct. 12.

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■ georgetown / burleith

Robbery ■ 3100-3199 block, M St.; 3:43 p.m. Oct. 12. Assault with a dangerous weapon ■ 1200-1299 block, 27th St.; 1:10 a.m. Oct. 9. Burglary ■ 1000-1099 block, Thomas Jefferson St.; 2:53 a.m. Oct. 7. ■ 2300-2699 block, Q St.; 9:41 a.m. Oct. 7. ■ 3200-3265 block, Prospect St.; 9:57 a.m. Oct. 7. ■ 3600-3699 block, O St.; 4:27 p.m. Oct. 7. ■ 2900-2999 block, O St.; 4:18 p.m. Oct. 9. Theft ■ 1200-1237 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 2:12 p.m. Oct. 6. ■ 3300-3399 block, M St.; 1:13 p.m. Oct. 7. ■ 1800-1899 block, 37th St.; 2:58 p.m. Oct. 8. ■ 3200-3299 block, R St.; 3:13 p.m. Oct. 8. ■ 3200-3275 block, M St.; 8:38 p.m. Oct. 8. ■ 3100-3199 block, M St.; 8 p.m. Oct. 9. ■ 2900-2999 block, M St.; 11:32 p.m. Oct. 9. ■ 1401-1498 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 2:20 p.m. Oct. 10. ■ 3200-3275 block, M St.; 2:25 p.m. Oct. 10. ■ 2900-2999 block, M St.; 5:17 p.m. Oct. 10. ■ 3200-3265 block, Prospect St.; 9:12 p.m. Oct. 10. ■ 1224-1299 block, Wisconsin

Ave.; 10:36 a.m. Oct. 11. ■ 1900-1999 block, 35th St.; 10 p.m. Oct. 11. Theft from auto ■ 2800-2899 block, R St.; 1:04 p.m. Oct. 7. ■ 3200-3299 block, Volta Place; 11:33 p.m. Oct. 7.

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■ sheridan-kalorama PSA 208

dupont circle

Robbery ■ 1400-1499 block, Rhode Island Ave.; 1:39 a.m. Oct. 7. Assault with a dangerous weapon ■ 1700-1799 block, N St.; 6 p.m. Oct. 7. Burglary ■ 1800-1899 block, Swann St.; 1:02 p.m. Oct. 7. ■ 1800-1899 block, Riggs Place; 1:27 p.m. Oct. 10. ■ 1700-1799 block, Church St.; 3:23 p.m. Oct. 10. ■ 1500-1520 block, 14th St.; 1:12 a.m. Oct. 11. ■ 1218-1299 block, Connecticut Ave.; 3:31 p.m. Oct. 12. Motor vehicle theft ■ 2400-2479 block, Kalorama Road; 7:50 a.m. Oct. 6. ■ 1-7 block, Dupont Circle; 4:45 a.m. Oct. 7. ■ 1800-1899 block, Massachusetts Ave.; 12:09 p.m. Oct. 8. ■ 2400-2499 block, Tracy Place; 3:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Theft ■ P and 20th streets; 9:29 p.m. Oct. 6. ■ 1300-1699 block, Connecticut Ave.; 3 p.m. Oct. 7. ■ 3100-3299 block, 14th St.; 3:25 p.m. Oct. 7. ■ 1200-1249 block, 22nd St.; 3:49 p.m. Oct. 8. ■ 1700-1799 block, 20th St.; 7:19 p.m. Oct. 8. ■ 1500-1549 block, Rhode Island Ave.; 11:54 p.m. Oct. 9. ■ 1700-1799 block, Connecticut Ave.; 9:30 p.m. Oct. 11. ■ 1300-1699 block, Connecticut Ave.; 8:49 a.m. Oct. 12. ■ 1300-1699 block, Connecticut Ave.; 6:37 p.m. Oct. 12. Theft from auto ■ 2400-2479 block, Kalorama Road; 9:07 a.m. Oct. 6. ■ 1700-1799 block, P St.; 9:19 a.m. Oct. 6. ■ 2002-2099 block, R St.; 10:54 a.m. Oct. 6. ■ 2300-2399 block, Tracy Place; midnight Oct. 7. ■ 1700-1799 block, 20th St.; 3:52 p.m. Oct. 9. ■ 1200-1221 block, 17th St.; 3:29 a.m. Oct. 11. ■ 17th and N streets; 3:30 a.m. Oct. 11. ■ Massachusetts Avenue and 17th Street; 3:55 a.m. Oct. 12. ■ 1900-1999 block, N St.; 6:25 a.m. Oct. 12. ■ 1700-1799 block, Church St.; 10:29 a.m. Oct. 12.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014


65 MILES: Runner takes on the ultimate challenge for his wife with cystic fibrosis

From Page 1

invested hundreds of millions of dollars to develop treatment and find a cure. The organization estimates that 30,000 children and adults in the United States have the disease, with about a thousand new cases diagnosed each year. When Jacqui was born, she wasn’t expected to live past school age. Thanks to recent medical breakthroughs, she’s thriving. “I do what I can,” she said. “I still exercise. I’m just not as fast as everybody else. I cough a lot. I have to catch my breath a lot. But we’re doing OK. You’ve got to keep trying.” For its fourth season — the first time in D.C. — Sjoberg’s run has raised more than $13,000, according

to the foundation’s website tracking his donations. The family moved here last July from San Diego, where the ultrarunner took on the challenge amid clear and sunny skies for two years, sometimes drawing local news coverage and inspiring other cystic fibrosis patients to see how far they could run alongside him. He originally got the idea for the event when he was based in the Persian Gulf. Since he missed a Great Strides three-mile walk organized by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, he challenged himself to run 65 miles. Accompanied at times by colleagues, he ran around a 1.25-mile loop 52 times inside a U.S. military base in Bahrain. On Saturday, Sjoberg first ran to the National Mall and then headed to

Hains Point to make several loops around the southern tip of East Potomac Park. For some lengths, he had running partners. His two brothers joined him for portions, while Jacqui, Aden and Hunter briefly ran with him in the morning. Before 2 p.m. with still overcast skies, Sjoberg was accompanied by one brother on a bike and a former roommate at the U.S. military base in Bahrain. In good spirits, he was approaching 45 miles, according to

his GPS watch. “Trust me, it won’t be this good for the rest of the run,” he said. He finished in 13 hours, 17 minutes and 27 seconds, according to the run’s Facebook page. Sjoberg hasn’t always been a runner, starting sometime after he met Jacqui. He said he was aware of her condition before his brother introduced them. But they say “it was love at first sight.” The couple has been together for 16 years.

“He’s been amazing support with everything,” Jacqui said. “He’s been fantastic through hospitalizations and weeks of IV treatments. Now he’s doing these runs for me. “It started off with [the idea] that when I got bad enough, he could at least do a lung transplant and donate part of his lungs to save me. That was his whole reason for running years and years ago. Now he likes the challenge of how far he can go,” she said.


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The Northwest


Davis Kennedy/Publisher & Editor Chris Kain/Managing Editor

For at-large D.C. Council

There are so many candidates — 15 — in the two-winner at-large D.C. Council race that it will be a challenge for voters to give them adequate consideration. We hope we can help voters narrow the field. The election will fill two seats: Democrat Anita Bonds currently holds one, and mayoral candidate David Catania is vacating the other, which is set aside for a non-Democrat. The first probable winner is Ms. Bonds, who won a special election to fill out a term last year after being appointed to the job. Though we did not endorse Ms. Bonds in the Democratic primary, we believe she has generally done a good job in office. We particularly respect her willingness to change her mind once she has seen convincing evidence that she has made a mistake. An excellent recent example was a minimum wage law for large non-union retailers, aimed at Walmart, known for fighting workers’ attempts to organize. Ms. Bonds voted for the measure, but she came to realize that several thousand jobs for hard-to-employ D.C. residents were at risk, due to Walmart’s pledge to reverse plans to open six stores in the District if the bill became law. She sacrificed her ideological pro-labor views in this one case, voting to uphold Mayor Vincent Gray’s veto. Her action is helping bring thousands of jobs and a great deal of tax revenue to the city, and we appreciate both her willingness to reconsider and her final position. Elissa Silverman, who came in second to Ms. Bonds in last year’s election, is beyond a doubt the best informed candidate about city issues, thanks in part to her experience covering city affairs at The Washington Post and the Washington City Paper and as an DC Fiscal Policy Institute analyst. But we don’t see the flexibility that Ms. Bonds has shown. To continue using the Walmart example, Ms. Silverman told us she would have voted to override Mayor Gray’s veto, sacrificing the many benefits to the city to vote in accordance with her ideological views. Beyond the issue of flexibility, we simply disagree with her position here, because we believe Walmart’s job creation trumps its anti-union stances. Furthermore, several current members of the council have told us they feel she is too ideological to compromise and work successfully with her colleagues. Three sitting council members have endorsed one of her opponents in the race. Because we think this sort of collaboration is crucial to getting things done on the council, we can’t endorse Ms. Silverman. Some of the other candidates have taken positions that simply don’t make any sense to us. An example is Graylan Hagler, who called it “ridiculous” to hold onto large financial reserves when there is so much need in the city. He has been around long enough to know that we had a control board not so long ago when the District government ran out of money. Of those seeking to fill Mr. Catania’s seat, we were most impressed by Brian Hart and Robert White, with Eric Jones coming in a close third. We have observed Mr. Hart in his work on the Adams Morgan advisory neighborhood commission, where he has demonstrated the reasonableness of his positions and his ability to work with people with whom he disagrees. We have not had the opportunity on a regular basis to observe Mr. White, but we understand he has done an excellent job as legislative counsel to our congressional delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton. We strongly agree with both of them that teachers who are able to advance students’ skills by more than one year should be praised in terms of personnel reviews even if the students are still not performing fully up to speed. We are also encouraged that neither would ignore our brighter students, pushing for more Advanced Placement courses. But we seriously disagree with Mr. Hart’s desire to fund teaching resources equally among schools on a per-pupil basis. While he would allow wraparound services for under-privileged areas, we believe the children of poorly educated parents need academic and extracurricular enhancements as well — for example, extra help to reach some of their peers’ vocabularies upon entering kindergarten. Mr. Hart also opposes having charter schools reserve some seats for students living in the neighborhood where they are located. Mr. White thinks charters should be allowed to set aside seats but not forced to, and we agree. Between these two strong candidates, we prefer Mr. White. We tend to side with him where he and Mr. Hart differ on key issues, and he also has broad experience in both citywide and neighborhood issues, thanks to his posts with Del. Norton and as president of the Brightwood Park Citizens Association. Mr. White also impressed us in a lengthy interview with his breadth of knowledge, and we appreciate that the three sitting council members who have made an endorsement for Mr. Catania’s seat — Ward 5’s Kenyan McDuffie, Ward 7’s Yvette Alexander and at-large member David Grosso — all favor him. We urge voters to choose Ms. Bonds and Mr. White on Nov. 4.

Will you bother to vote … ? Nov. 4 is General Election Day in the District. As of today, that’s just 20 days away. People died and went to jail for your right to vote. So heads up. You can early vote starting this Monday, Oct. 20. And that’s just five days away. Mayoral candidates Muriel Bowser and David Catania are both expected to mount initial get-outthe-vote efforts at One Judiciary Square, the only early vote site open until Oct. 25. That day sites will open at eight schools, recreation centers and libraries around the city, operating through Nov. 1. No matter for whom you intend to vote — Catania, Bowser, Carol Schwartz or someone else — we encourage a strong turnout. Go to the elections board website for details on early voting: ■ The final forums. The outcome of the general election may forever change how future campaigns for mayor are run in our city. If Bowser wins, it may validate her decision to do only four mayoral forums, turning down a whole series of traditional community forums and debates involving a dozen or so significant community organizations. But if Catania — who has attended nearly every forum — wins an upset, never again will a major candidate for mayor risk ignoring so many community groups. They individually may hold little power, and the forums surely can be a nagging headache to schedule and do. But in our little hometown D.C., it’s the single best chance for communities to be part of the only major election we have. The final two forums on Bowser’s list are this week. On Wednesday, The Washington Post and NBC4 are holding a joint forum with Schwartz, Catania and Bowser. It’ll be in-studio at NBC4. Your Notebook and venerable Post columnist Colbert I. King (better known as just Colby) will do the hourlong questioning. There’s no room for a general audience in the studio. The forum will be streamed on nbcwashington. com today at 12:30 p.m. and will be posted in its entirety on our website once it is completed. The forum will air on NBC4 at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. Of course, NBC4 and The Post will do same-day news stories as appropriate. The last of the forums is the next night, Oct. 16, in Ward 8. More than 30 community groups — most east of the Anacostia River but some citywide — are sponsoring the event at Anacostia High School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. WUSA reporter Bruce Johnson is the moderator asking questions. “We’re really excited that all of these organizations signed up. ... We share [many] issues,” said

Charles Wilson, an organizer of the event. “That we’re coming together in one conversation is awesome. The real point is to get people to vote.” The Anacostia auditorium holds 644 people. There will be a straw poll, but it is open only to Ward 8 registered voters. Still, you might expect the campaigns to encourage their Ward 8 voters to attend briefly to take part in the straw poll. One downside for Bowser is that there are some ill feelings left over from the Ward 8 Democratic Party primary endorsement poll held last January. At that event, Bowser trumped incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray, scoring what was then a strong upset of Gray on his home turf, 41 percent to 31 percent. (A candidate needed 60 percent to get the endorsement.) It was revealed later by The Post that Gray had depended in part on community leaders bringing out low-income and senior residents from the now-infamous Park Southern apartments. But the leaders of the 700-tenant building had switched sides and were quietly supporting Bowser or being neutral. None of the tenants boarded Gray’s buses to the event. The Post’s Aaron C. Davis wrote about the unusual electioneering last July. Park Southern has remained in the news. The Post first reported last spring that hundreds of thousands of dollars were missing from Park Southern’s tenant accounts. And last week the newspaper reported that more recent audits by city officials found $103,000 still missing or unaccounted for by the management team that was ousted. That team includes businessman Phinis Jones, who city officials said was attempting last spring to buy Park Southern at a steep discount even as the property had fallen into serious disrepair. Jones also donated $20,000 from his companies to Bowser, who chairs the council’s committee that oversees housing. Catania has complained that Bowser failed to act on Park Southern problems to “grease the wheels” for Jones and the management team. He has demanded Bowser return the $20,000. Bowser has resisted calls to hold a hearing on Park Southern, instead asking last July for an investigation by the city’s inspector general. That probe is slowly moving along. The federal Internal Revenue Service also is conducting a criminal investigation. The best news for Bowser is that heading into the final weeks, she has $1 million in campaign funds on hand to promote her get-out-the-vote effort, radio and TV ads and several mailings. Catania has about $560,000 — far less than Bowser but enough, he says, for a credible push to the finish line. Schwartz’s report showed she had less than $58,000. Remember. Vote for whom you like, but vote. Tom Sherwood, a Southwest resident, is a political reporter for News 4.



Letters to the Editor Candidate removed opponents’ signs

I am shocked by The Current’s endorsement of E. Gail Anderson Holness for the Ward 1 seat on the D.C. State Board of Education. On the morning of Aug. 21, at around 6:30 a.m., I witnessed her brazenly tearing down the signs of her opponents. She would tear them down, rip them in half and place them in public trash cans. I immediately informed the D.C. Board of Elections, her website and the websites of her opponents

She does not deserve your endorsement. Larry Ray Columbia Heights

Bonds is best choice for D.C. Council seat I am writing to encourage Current readers to support at-large D.C. Council member Anita Bonds in her re-election bid. I have known Council member Bonds for more than 40 years and worked with her for nearly a decade. So I am in a good position to know her character, her intellect and her caring nature. In each of these areas I can report positively to you that your vote for her would be well-spent.

Anita Bonds is a caring, pragmatic, solution-oriented person. She has a productive record on the D.C. Council, with particular emphasis on addressing the needs of senior citizens. Anita listens carefully and well to what people have to say, and she is open to new ideas. She gets along with people of good will of all races and is thoroughly evenhanded in representing all constituents — I’d know if that weren’t the case. She’s smart — a Berkeley grad — and has an encyclopedic knowledge of how this city runs. And that’s exactly what this city needs in an at-large council member. Reelect Anita Bonds. Susan Meehan Dupont Circle

The Current

Letters to the Editor Braunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s GDS choice leads to questions

With reference to The Currentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oct. 8 editorial on the Ward 3 State Board of Education seat, while I do not know Tricia Braun and I certainly commend her current efforts to improve the in-boundary enrollment at Hardy Middle School, I was struck by the fact that she decided to send her oldest child to Georgetown Day, with its roughly $37,000 annual tuition, over a lacking math curriculum at Hardy. Now thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing wrong with sending your child to Georgetown Day â&#x20AC;&#x201D; many other parents wish they could also afford tuition at an elite private middle school or high school, and Ward 3 has plenty of such elite schools as options. But I was left with two questions: If the effort to improve Hardyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s math program fails, will Ms. Braun then send her other two younger children to Georgetown Day or some other private school? And how can a Ward 3 candidate for school board ask others to send their kids to a struggling-yetimproving middle school such as Hardy if they themselves wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t choose the same option? The dirty little secret about D.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elite private schools is that many Ward 3 families pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in private school tuition, and their children

end up being accepted at the same colleges and universities that they would have if they had graduated from Wilson, School Without Walls or Duke Ellington School of the Arts. Talk is cheap, and actions speak louder than words. John Edgell Chevy Chase

Wattenberg brings policy background

The Currentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s endorsement of Tricia Braun over Ruth Wattenberg for Ward 3 representative to the D.C. State Board of Education is strikingly inconsistent with what the newspaper says about the respective candidatesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; qualifications for the job. You state, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the formal role of board members is setting policy for D.C. public schools on matters such as testing and graduation standards.â&#x20AC;? You give Ruth Wattenberg the edge here, noting that while both she and Ms. Braun know the issues, Wattenberg, â&#x20AC;&#x153;in particular, knows education policy.â&#x20AC;? Education jobs require education expertise, not prosecutorial experience. You point to Braunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s law degree, which is hardly relevant compared to Wattenbergâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in-depth command of education issues and lifelong commitment to public education reform. Should Ruth Wattenberg qualify to do law because she has a degree from Barnard? If you think these credentials are interchangeable, you downgrade the

meaning of what it is to know something about education and should not be doing education endorsements at all. You support Ms. Braun for another reason â&#x20AC;&#x201D; she has â&#x20AC;&#x153;best proved herself in her efforts to encourage in-boundary students to attend Hardy.â&#x20AC;? Having a mix of students at Hardy is important, but hardly central to the portfolio of state board members. This job is a serious one. It matters for the future of public education in the District. We should elect someone who knows about: 1) the devastating impact of economic disparity and racial isolation on school performance; 2) federal/state liaison on funding and regulations; 3) research on early learning; 4) the best learning-to-read and math programs; 5) appropriate testing and over-testing; 6) how to evaluate teachers; 7) the Common Core State Standards (now approved by 41 states, including the District); 8) how high school success depends on learning in the early grades; and on and on. Ruth Wattenberg has been immersed in these policy issues for her entire career while Tricia Braun was doing criminal and commercial law. Your endorsement should go to Ruth Wattenberg, a policy expert who â&#x20AC;&#x201D; by your own admission â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is more qualified to be on the state board than the candidate you have backed. What were you thinking? Eugenia Kemble Northwest D.C.

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The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at Our Lady Queen of the Americas Church, California Street and Phelps Place NW. Agenda items include: â&#x2013; government reports. â&#x2013;  presentation on upcoming activities at Mitchell Park. â&#x2013;  discussion of 2310 Bancroft Place. â&#x2013;  consideration of a proposed 2015 meeting schedule. â&#x2013;  announcements. â&#x2013;  open comments. For details, visit or contact ANC 3B ANCPark 3B Glover

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The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at Stoddert Elementary School and Glover Park Community Center, 4001 Calvert St. NW. For details, call 202-338-2969, email or visit ANC 3C ANC 3C Cleveland Park â&#x2013; cleveland park / woodley Park Woodley Park massachusetts avenue heights Massachusetts Avenue Heights Cathedral Heights enduring tradition of care.

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The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at the Washington International School, 3100 Macomb St. NW. Agenda items include: â&#x2013; consent-calendar review of Historic Preservation Review Board applications for concept review of a below-grade garage, pool and perimeter fence at 3460 Ordway St. and for concept review of a side addition at 3506 34th St. â&#x2013;  consideration of a Historic Preservation Review Board application for a rear deck at 2771 Woodley Place. â&#x2013;  consideration of a Historic Preservation Review Board application for concept review of a rear addition at 3513 Rodman St. â&#x2013;  consideration of a Historic Preservation Review Board application for concept review of a front porch at 3065 Porter St. â&#x2013;  consideration of a Board of Zoning Adjustment application for a special exception for an accessory apartment at 3203 38th St. â&#x2013;  consideration of a Board of Zoning Adjustment application for a special exception for a two-story addition at 2709 36th St. â&#x2013;  consideration of a Board of Zoning Adjustment application for a special exception for garage expansion at 2804 34th Place. For details, visit ANC 3D ANCValley 3D Spring â&#x2013;  spring valley / wesley heights Wesley Heights palisades / kent / foxhall

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The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at Wilson High School, 3950 Chesapeake St. NW. For details, visit ANC 3F ANCHills 3F Forest â&#x2013; Forest hills / North cleveland park The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Forest Hills of DC (formerly the Methodist Home of D.C.), 4901 Connecticut Ave. NW. Agenda items include: â&#x2013;  announcements/open forum. â&#x2013;  presentation by Laurence Jones of the D.C. Office of the Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Counsel. â&#x2013;  presentation by Ryan Hand regarding the Great Streets Program. â&#x2013;  consideration of a resolution to support Bread Furstâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s application for a Great Streets grant. â&#x2013;  consideration of a resolution to request that the D.C. Department of Transportation expedite the resurfacing of the 3500 block of Davenport Street. â&#x2013;  consideration of a letter to the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation regarding a permit for use of Hearst Park for the Hearst E-Cycle event planned for Nov. 1. â&#x2013;  discussion regarding renewal of a Class B retail/grocery license for CVS, 5013 Connecticut Ave. â&#x2013;  consideration of a resolution supporting pending Senate legislation on D.C. statehood. â&#x2013;  consideration of a resolution recognizing Politics and Proseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 30 years as a neighborhood business and landmark. â&#x2013;  consideration of a resolution to request that the D.C. Council pass a resolution calling on Congress to name the unnamed tributary that feeds Broad Branch stream in honor of Carla Cohen, founder of Politics and Prose. For details, call 202-670-7262 or visit ANC 3/4G ANCChase 3/4G Chevy â&#x2013;  CHEVYâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;CHASE

The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at the Chevy Chase Community Center, Connecticut Avenue and McKinley Street NW. For details, call 202-363-5803 or email chevychaseanc3@verizon. net. ANC 4A ANC Village 4A Colonial â&#x2013; colonial village / crestwood Shepherd Park Shepherd Park / brightwood Crestwood 16th street heights At the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oct. 7 meeting: â&#x2013;  Keith Holman of Mayor Vincent Grayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office announced that portions of Fern and Geranium streets would be repaved. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted unanimous-

ly to support the transfer of four buildings and 13 acres of land from the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center to the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Medical Center to host up to 600 researchers. One of the buildings houses 180 laboratories in ready-touse condition. A transfer has been approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and is expected to go next before a joint Senate/House of Representatives committee. The commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s resolution pointed out that there would not be a parking problem as there would not be emergency care or inpatient facilities on the site and because the site already has a 450-space parking garage. Marshall Summar of Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s told commissioners the site could be operational by mid-2015, and that the center intends to recruit highschoolers to work in the lab. â&#x2013; commissioners voted 6-0 to support a Board of Zoning Adjustment application from Parkmont School to renew its permission to continue operating at 4832 16th St. Dwayne Toliver voted â&#x20AC;&#x153;present.â&#x20AC;? The private special needs school needs permission to continue operating in its current form â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with 65 students, 12 staff members and three parking spaces â&#x20AC;&#x201D; because it is in a residential area. Numerous residents said the school has been very responsive when neighbors have had problems and that they had heard of no objections to the application. â&#x2013;  commissioners voted 6-0 to support plans for an outdoor pool at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center property. Commissioner Dwayne Toliver, who voted â&#x20AC;&#x153;present,â&#x20AC;? said the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation has stated that the upper end of Ward 4 has a shortage of pools, and noted that the proposed Walter Reed location would be in walking distance of planned senior housing. There is currently a dearth of activities for area teenagers, Toliver added. â&#x2013;  commission chair Karrye Braxton complained that the proposed Advisory Neighborhood Commissions Transparency Amendment Act, which requires advisory neighborhood commissions to post their actions on a website, does not provide any resources to do so. Commissioner Stephen Whatley said he has scheduled a meeting with Gottlieb Simon, who oversees the commissions for the District government, to discuss the issue. The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5. The location has not been finalized. For details, call 202-450-6225 or visit ANC 4C ANC 4c Street Heights Petworth/16th

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Bulldogs escape Episcopal with a 3-2 overtime victory By BRIAN KAPUR Current Staff Writer

Ask any soccer aficionado how precarious a 2-0 advantage is and the answer is usually the same: “It’s the most dangerous lead in soccer.” A two-goal cushion can be enough to cause the dominant team to relax, while a few breaks can swing the momentum for the trailing squad. On Friday evening, St. Albans experienced that dynamic firsthand as a 2-0 lead evaporated and the Bulldogs found themselves in overtime at Episcopal. But the team managed to escape Alexandria with a win, thanks to junior midfielder Nate Johnson finding junior midfielder Chris Fleischer for the game-winning goal, which sent the squad spilling onto the soggy field to celebrate. “It was all my teammate,” said Fleischer. “He found me with the through ball and we put it away and finished the game. It was huge after we tied Georgetown Prep in our last game. We really needed this win to jump-start the rest of our season and … hopefully finish this season off

with a championship.” St. Albans took control of the game from the opening whistle. The Bulldogs had a chance to score early when sophomore midfielder Matthew Teplitz was fouled in the box to earn a penalty kick. Fleischer took the opportunity, but the goalie made the save. After the game, Fleischer said he was determined to make up for the miscue, which he eventually did in overtime. After the near goal, St. Albans got on the board when freshman forward Giacomo Mecagni snuck behind Episcopal’s defense and beat the goalie one-on-one for a 1-0 lead with 23:34 to go before halftime. St. Albans built on that advantage after the half, striking again just four minutes in when Teplitz sent a crossing pass to senior midfielder R.J. Doro for a goal and a 2-0 lead. But Episcopal found an answer, scoring with 18 minutes to play, and then benefiting from a St. Albans penalty, which gave the hosts a kick try with five minutes left. Episcopal evened the game, forcing overtime. For the coaching staff, Friday’s

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Although St. Albans saw a 2-0 lead evaporate, the Bulldogs pulled out the win with a sudden death goal. contest was a chance to see if the Bulldogs could overcome adversity and win in a pressure situation — necessary if the team wants to hoist a championship trophy at the end of the season. Last year, the Bulldogs fell to Sidwell in penalty kicks in the D.C. State Athletic Association title game. But on Friday, the St. Albans boys proved they could find a way to

win. “We had controlled play until Episcopal scored a great goal in the second half,” said St. Albans coach Hart Roper. “I was worried about how we would respond. I said to the boys before overtime that it was our time to win the game. It was a gut check for us. We needed to come out and be more intense and control

Tigers rout Colts; Lab players set to suit up on Friday

Sidwell wins big, eyes banner year By BRIAN KAPUR Current Staff Writer

Anyone stuck in traffic who arrived to Sidwell five minutes late for Thursday’s game missed two quick Quaker goals. For the late arrivers, Sidwell’s girls tacked on two more first-half scores as they cruised to a 4-0 rout of Potomac School in a big Independent School League win. “It was a nice team victory,” said Quakers second-year coach Ryan Alexander. “We had a chance to play a lot of people, and everyone that stepped on the field did a good job and played with nice composure.” Alexander said the squad had “a really big” league win the day before against Flint Hill, “and sometimes you’ll see a mental letdown the day after — and there was none of that.” Senior Naomi Weiner scored the first goal of the game, and freshman Nicole Willing tacked on another as the Quakers went ahead 2-0 with 35 minutes to go in the first half. The Quaker offense continued to sizzle when Weiner added another goal and freshman Caroline Jones scored on a cross pass to put Sidwell up 4-0. While Sidwell’s offense was scoring, its defense was earning a shutout, with senior goalie Stephanie Everett and her teammates flustering the Panther offense. “I think we did a good job early on recognizing where they wanted to put the ball, and we had a girl step in every time and ... block

that,” said senior defender Julia Horwitz. Sidwell sits among the top Independent School League teams with a 6-0-1 record, but the team had to find a way to retool after losing three key contributors from last year’s squad and four players overall. “They had a very big effect and big personalities on the team,” Alexander said of his graduated class. “I was eager to see who would step up and fill the void.” So far, the team’s senior captains — Everett, Horwitz, Weiner and Yasmin Siahpoosh — have taken on leadership roles to guide a squad with seven freshmen and a sophomore. And some of the youngsters, such as Willing, have made an immediate impact. “She’s had some nice games,” Alexander said of Willing. “Anytime you can find someone to consistently score goals, it’s extremely helpful for the team. She had one goal today, but [also] some nice movement off the ball which created one or two of the other goals.” Alexander points to his seniors’ leadership as a key to the freshmen making plays as rookies. “They’ve done a fantastic job of integrating them and making them feel comfortable,” he said. “They’ve experienced some successes and some heartbreak, so that lets them help the team through tough times. They’ve steadied the team.” With the mix of talented newbies and confident veterans, the Quakers believe they have the formula to contend for both the ISL and

overtime.” The Bulldogs kept the ball on the Episcopal side of the field, and Fleischer made amends for his botched penalty kick, booting the game-winning shot. “It was great to redeem myself,” the junior said. “I had a few missed opportunities. It’s a great feeling and See Bulldogs/Page 12

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Sidwell has looked to Yasmin Siahpoosh, left, and three other seniors as leaders.

D.C. State Athletic Association crowns. “I think we definitely have a championship team this year,” said Everett. “We’ve got a lot of young players starting and putting up a lot of goals and a really strong back line returning from last year. We’ve really been able to capitalize on our scoring opportunities.” But the Quakers also recognize that they will have to make it past their Wisconsin Avenue rival — National Cathedral, which edged them for both championships last season. “Last year we lost to them, so that was a big letdown,” said Horwitz. “We’re looking to show up against them. We have a really strong team this year, and we’re really excited to play them.” The teams are scheduled to play at Sidwell on Oct. 23. But before then, the Quakers will look to keep the momentum going when they host Wilson at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

The only drama Wilson faced on Thursday evening was a meaningless 47-yard field goal with four seconds remaining and a large lead. Wilson coach Mark Martin wanted to give senior kicker Liam Walsh a chance at a career high to build confidence moving forward. The senior booted in the long goal to provide the final margin in the 44-6 win over Coolidge. The Tigers raced onto the field to celebrate the kick and a victory on an evening where everything seemed to go in their favor. “We weren’t trying to run the score up on them,” Tigers coach Mark Martin said of the late field goal. “I’m friends with the coaches there. I took everybody out in the third quarter. I had confidence in him, but he never made it in practice, so I just wanted to see if he could make it.” For the Tigers, it was a critical win after losing a heartbreaker in overtime to Ballou 16-10 in their previous game. “Ballou was a game I thought we should’ve won,” said Martin. “We needed this. We’re taking it one game at a time to get back on See Wilson/Page 12

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Under Armour honors Gonzaga seniors By BRIAN KAPUR Current Staff Writer





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Gonzaga senior defensive back Marcus Lewis and senior offensive tackle Richie Petitbon were honored at a ceremony as part of the Under Armour All-America tour at the school Thursday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It means a lot,â&#x20AC;? said Lewis, who is in the midst of a wide-open college search after committing and de-committing twice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very humbling.â&#x20AC;? Petitbon, meanwhile, is a thirdgeneration football star who accomplished a rare family first by being named to the Under Armour game. His dad and grandfather both played at the collegiate and NFL levels. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If there was an Under Armour All-American game back then, I think my dad and my grandpa would both be in that. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something I

can tell them [they] didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good feeling and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m so excited to play in such a great game and to represent my family and Gonzaga as a school.â&#x20AC;? First-year Gonzaga coach Randy Trivers has been impressed with the duo since he took over the Eagles program in May. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The young men that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re talking about are both really talented,â&#x20AC;? the coach said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But most importantly theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re good young men. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the kind of guys that walk into a room and can really light up a room with their personalities and their smiles. Those are the type of people that are fun to coach and work with every day.â&#x20AC;? The Under Armour All-America game will take place on Friday, Jan. 2, at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. It will be nationally televised on ESPN 2.

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Gonzaga seniors Richie Petitbon, left, and Marcus Lewis, right, were given their All-American jerseys on Thursday.

BULLDOGS: St. Albans sits atop the IAC standings From Page 11

a great way to end the game in sudden death. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing like it.â&#x20AC;? As St. Albans works toward a championship, the squad has had to do so without junior striker Jabari Wilbon, who led the team in goals until he broke his leg three weeks ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The loss of Jabari has had us retool and reshape a little bit,â&#x20AC;? said Roper. Despite Wilbonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s absence, the team leads the Inter-

state Athletic Conference, having leaned on seniors Duro and Jay Jadeja and junior Isaac Goldman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They bring really solid leadership and lead by example,â&#x20AC;? said Roper. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always the hardest working guys at practice and good, positive leaders for the team.â&#x20AC;? As the team finds ways to win in clutch situations, the players have high hopes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a very technical team and we all deserve it,â&#x20AC;? said Fleischer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a hard-working team and a skillful team. I expect to go all the way.â&#x20AC;?

WILSON: Coolidge Colts rebuild under new coach From Page 11

track. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to win out.â&#x20AC;? Meanwhile, for the Colts, it was a chance to improve as the team rebuilds under coach Jonathan Blackmon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re young,â&#x20AC;? said Blackmon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have 27 freshmen and sophomores. We have five seniors. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to get better every week.â&#x20AC;? So far the Colts have leaned on their captains: senior running back Jawon Clark, junior running back Jamaar Bolden and junior offensive lineman Paul Pearson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those are pretty much the only returning players that we inherited,â&#x20AC;? said Blackmon. Coolidge will host Dunbar Friday at 7 p.m. Wilson will try to stay on the winning path Friday when the Tigers travel to play at Anacostia at 7 p.m.

Lab students to suit up

Wilson coach Mark Martin confirmed Thursday that junior Lab School students Kasper Tuomala and Luis Flor would be suiting up for the Tigers in Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game at Anacostia on Friday night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re good assets to the team,â&#x20AC;? said Martin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kasper is a strong kid, and Luis is very intelligent. They played JV last year and

they will be playing varsity.â&#x20AC;? The duo had played for the last two seasons until D.C. Public Schools ruled them ineligible due to a technicality â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not that they attend Lab School, but that their parents pay for them to go there. If Flor and Tuomala were D.C. Public Schools special education students sent to Lab on the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dime (a common practice when the school system canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t provide special needs services on its own), they would have been allowed to compete under the old guidelines. On Sept. 23, the D.C. Council unanimously approved emergency legislation allowing Tuomala and Flor to play for the Tigers. Ward 3 member Mary Cheh penned the bill, which allows certain special education students in private schools lacking football teams to play for public school squads. Since that announcement, the duo

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Jonathan Blackmon, far left, is the Coltsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; new coach. His squad struggled to contain Tigers runner Abdul Adams on Thursday.

has been in the football acclimation process as outlined by the D.C. State Athletic Association. It requires practicing for the first two days with helmets; on the third day, shoulder pads are allowed; on the fifth day, players can make contact with blocking sleds and tackling dummies. Then on the sixth day all equipment may be worn and full contact can begin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They had to get their days in,â&#x20AC;? said Martin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They started as soon as they got the OK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; they came straight here the next day.â&#x20AC;?

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ZONING From Page 1 ful neighborhoods. These arguments were on full display in numerous hearings over the years, and they resulted largely in compromise proposals that scale back â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t abandon â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the smart-growth objectives the Planning Office pitched from the start. And that pattern continued as the five-member commission spent 17 hours over four nights last week voting on every proposed change. Said commissioner Peter May: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our mission to be forwardthinking, and I mean that both in terms of preserving the essential and beneficial qualities of many of our different neighborhoods, but also in terms of seeing a different and more sustainable future in certain ways.â&#x20AC;? Commission chair Anthony Hood, while joining unanimous votes on nearly every proposal, represented the views of citizens in lowdensity areas who resist changes that could make all areas feel more urban. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Neighborhoods have their unique conditions and circumstances,â&#x20AC;? said Hood, who lives in a quiet section of Ward 5. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I moved to my neighborhood, Woodridge, for a reason â&#x20AC;&#x201D; I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t move to Dupont Circle. Yes, there are some improvements we can make, but people make choices.â&#x20AC;? The Zoning Commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s votes

last week donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t finalize the changes, but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a key step: The Office of Planning is now amending the text of the full zoning code to incorporate commissionersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; feedback, and the commission will take its first vote on the entire document on Dec. 11. Here are some of the commissionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s key issues:


Commissioners unanimously supported an Office of Planning proposal to allow developers of new buildings to provide only half of the otherwise required parking in areas well-served by transit. This covers areas within half a mile of a Metro station and a quarter-mile of a streetcar line or designated major bus corridor. A few months ago, the Planning Office had omitted the bus provision â&#x20AC;&#x201D; which would affect such areas as sections of Wisconsin and Georgia avenues that arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t near Metro stations, stretches of 16th and 14th streets, much of Adams Morgan, and

southern Georgetown â&#x20AC;&#x201D; from its proposal in response to objections from some residents. Opponents feared that living near a bus wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make residents that much less likely to own a car. A new condition introduced by May, included in the unanimous vote, would allow residential developers to halve their on-site parking only if they prevent residents of the building from securing on-street Residential Parking Permits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t require this ... weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to wind up with under-parked apartment buildings and then people are going to be putting their cars on residential neighborhoods in the immediate vicinity,â&#x20AC;? said May. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what we want to promote â&#x20AC;&#x201D; we want to promote the idea of not having cars.â&#x20AC;? Commissioners also waived all parking requirements for new development in most of the dense areas designated as downtown, which was expanded to include the southern parts of Dupont Circle and eastern

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 parts of the West End. In response to community feedback, though, the commission retained parking requirements in place west of 20th Street. Some commissioners were initially reluctant to support that change, saying that high traffic congestion there warrants policies discouraging car parking, but the vote was ultimately unanimous. Under the new zoning code, it will also be easier for developers to obtain Board of Zoning Adjustment authorization to offer less parking than required, and developers of large projects providing more than 150 percent of the required parking will need to provide mitigation such as car-sharing spaces and more trees. Aside from that measure, though, the proposed zoning code doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t


prevent developers from building parking; rather, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s designed to give developers more chances to avoid constructing spaces when they deem them unnecessary. Proponents say this flexibility will boost housing affordability and reduce traffic; opponents fear that developers will cheap out and cause neighbors to lose their street parking. In addition to automobile parking, the zoning update for the first time sets out formulas for required bicycle spaces.

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mattress store or convenience store, among others. At the meeting, Economides agreed to establish a way of protecting neighbors from any latenight noise from the restaurant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With the overall [zoning] relief that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re seeking, the burden on the neighborhood would be very slight,â&#x20AC;? commissioner Jonathan Bender said Thursday, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and the benefits to the community easily outweigh that burden.â&#x20AC;? Bender added in an email to The Current that most Steak â&#x20AC;&#x2122;n Egg patrons come on foot and that expanding the restaurant will also let customers get in and out with less waiting around for a seat. But commissioners lamented that recent design changes eliminated additional retail space that Economides had included in a previous proposal he shared with the commission in January. This area, which runs along the Chesapeake Street alley, will hold eight parking spaces instead of 3,000 square feet of additional retail. Project representatives said the Office of Planning wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t support waiving parking requirements except when itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s physically unrealistic to provide the spaces. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be better than what it is,â&#x20AC;? said commissioner Sam Serebin. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not what it could have been and what you were initially

headed toward.â&#x20AC;? Under the earlier proposal, tenants in the building would have been prevented from obtaining Residential Parking Permits as a condition of Economides not providing the required on-site spaces. The commission had laboriously negotiated a similar agreement with developers of the 40-unit Tenley View project now under construction one block south of the Steak â&#x20AC;&#x2122;n Egg. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The more parking spaces you have, the more traffic we have on the streets,â&#x20AC;? said Serebin. A couple of residents at the meeting also said they wished Economides would provide at least a few two-bedroom condos that could serve elderly residents downsizing from larger homes, rather than making all apartments one-bedroom or smaller as currently proposed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yours are essentially catering to the law school thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coming to town,â&#x20AC;? said Serebin, referring to American Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tenley Circle development, rather than â&#x20AC;&#x153;creating a microcosm of the community.â&#x20AC;? The Board of Zoning Adjustment will consider the project on Oct. 28. Project attorney Carolyn Brown said she expects approvals and permitting to take roughly six to nine months, meaning work could begin in late spring or summer 2015.



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market tomorrow. Located in Mount Pleasant, the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 1636 Hobart St. will be listed at $999,555. Built in 1914, the residence sits along the â&#x20AC;&#x153;friendliest and most diverse street in all of the D.C.,â&#x20AC;? according to the current owner, who has made it his family home for the past 12 years. Every year, neighbors partake in the Hobart Street porchfest, a family-friendly celebration in June with a homespun parade, live music, food, drinks and activities stretched across two blocks. The front of the property has a miniature black-iron gate and shady tree. It also features the neighborhood staple of a covered porch. The main entranceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wooden frame lends a warm and inviting ambiance, while a stained-glass transom and half sidelight door introduce the homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vintage appeal. Inside, a gracious foyer shows off more of the Craftsmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s charm through the bold wooden motif, such as the crown molding and the

large wainscoting on the staircase. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enhanced by the inlaid flooring that spreads across much of the main level. A wide entry to the bright living room contributes to the spacious layout. It has a ceiling medallion, more crown molding and a decorative corner fireplace. The hallmark of this residence is the adjacent dining room, adorned with coffered ceilings that correspond to the interiorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original dark-hued millwork. A center window, flanked by cabinets with leaded-glass doors, provides a healthy dose of southern exposure. Below the window is a bench covering an antique radiator. The galley kitchen has access to the dining area, as well as a buffet opening in between these two rooms. Upgraded a few years ago, it now features beige cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen also has been expanded at the back, creating a bright and cozy breakfast area that connects to the rear deck. This elevated deck sits above a one-car garage and goes down to a

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This four-bedroom Craftsman-style house in Mount Pleasant will be listed at $999,555. side pathway leading to the alley. The decorative elements here include a trellis and planters. Back inside, the kitchen also leads back to the main hallway with the stairs. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bright climb up to the second floor due to a deep skylight pouring in natural light. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also an easy flow into each room, thanks in part to the spacious landing and hallway. At the front is the master bedroom with a sitting area, in-laid flooring and a closet with custom built-ins. The two other upstairs bedrooms face the rear. One of them has beadboard ceilings and an adjacent solarium installed with a slanted window design. All three rooms share the hall-

way bath, outfitted with vintage touches such as a clawfoot tub, and brightened by another skylight. On the front half of the top floor, a flexible room can serve as an office or library, with low builtin shelves. An abundance of sunlight streams in through a wide window facing Hobart Street, along with two small south-facing skylights carved out in the sloped roof. The basement has two sections. A narrower part next to the stairs offers storage, a laundry area and a

second bathroom. An in-law suite sits on the other side, complete with a bedroom, a living area, a kitchen with a mini fridge and a back door. This four-bedroom, two-bath home at 1636 Hobart St. is offered for $999,555. An open house will be held Sunday, Oct. 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mandy Mills or David Getson at 202-425-6417 or


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LIST: Preservation League wades into contentious projects with â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;most endangered placesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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bracing is too deteriorated to support new construction needed to revitalize the long-vacant building. But the league, in its listing, argues significant demolition of the art deco industrial building would violate preservation law. The old heating plant lies within the Georgetown Historic District, and the league has nominated it for individual landmark status for more protection. In the latest chapter of what looks to be a protracted battle, the Old Georgetown Board will hear revised plans in early November, and also discuss two structural engineering reports â&#x20AC;&#x201D; one commissioned by the developers, the other to provide an independent assessment of the build-

ingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s condition. The league is expected to argue against major demolition and what executive director Rebecca Miller calls â&#x20AC;&#x153;overprogramming of development.â&#x20AC;? The Carnegie Library also shows up on the endangered list, even though EventsDC and the International Spy Museum last week dropped plans for glassy additions the league said would be incompatible. Now the threat is â&#x20AC;&#x153;neglect,â&#x20AC;? according to listing, which urges â&#x20AC;&#x153;a significant amount of fundingâ&#x20AC;? from the city to restore the library and grounds at Mount Vernon Square. Another active battle is being waged at 9th and L streets, where Quadrangle Development wants to build two Marriott-branded hotels â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a Courtyard and a Residence Inn

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â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to serve the convention center across 9th Street. The current plan would require demolition of historic row houses at 911 and 913 L St., largely to provide space for cars to enter a planned underground garage. Those buildings also made it onto the most endangered list. The league says 911 L, built in the 1850s, is one of the oldest surviving buildings in the Shaw Historic District. Along with 913, which dates to 1892, they â&#x20AC;&#x153;contribute to the sense of time, place and pattern of developmentâ&#x20AC;? of Shaw, and should not be sacrificed, the listing says. The Mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Agent for Historic Preservation, who can authorize demolition to make way for â&#x20AC;&#x153;a project of special merit,â&#x20AC;? will hear arguments on the case today. Also on the list is the Washington

Canoe Club in Georgetown, a sprawling wooden 1904 building that â&#x20AC;&#x153;has been a fixture on the Georgetown waterfront and important center for recreation over a century.â&#x20AC;? Here the threat is â&#x20AC;&#x153;financial hardship.â&#x20AC;? Though canoe club members have struggled to maintain the shingle-style building, they need much more money to repair windows, replace the roof and tackle structural issues. The building was declared unsafe for occupancy in 2010, and the league hopes its listing will help the National Park Service and club find funding for rehabilitation. The purpose of the annual list â&#x20AC;&#x201D; just six items this year â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is to draw attention to threatened historic structures, both to raise restoration funds and to put pressure on government

agencies to act. Two areas in Anacostia also made the list. First is the Anacostia Commercial Corridor along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Good Hope Road, where the league says historic buildings are threatened by demolition, proposed relocation and â&#x20AC;&#x153;inconsistentâ&#x20AC;? new development. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a little-known agricultural complex on the campus of St. Elizabeths Hospital, threatened by neglect. What was once a 148acre farm provided the hospital â&#x20AC;&#x153;grazing land for its herds, dairy barns, horse barn, poultry house and piggeries.â&#x20AC;? The District government is now redeveloping parts of the campus, and the league urges it to find a â&#x20AC;&#x153;creative adaptive reuse,â&#x20AC;? for the buildings, such as a farmers market.





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ZONING From Page 13 under the new zoning code. Commissioners voted 4-1 to support the proposal, with the majority considering it a low-cost way to provide new housing in established neighborhoods. Hood opposed the measure because he wanted neighbors to have a say. Zoning review will be needed for an ADU in an outbuilding like a garage or carriage house â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a provision sought by some residents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Internalâ&#x20AC;? units, like basement apartments, were less controversial. Accessory apartments will be allowed only on owner-occupied properties, they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have more than three tenants, they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a door at grade facing the street, and they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take up more than 35 percent of a house. Commissioners agreed with the Office of Planning to drop some other conditions, including limits on how many people can live on the property in total and a minimum lot size. Commissioner Marcie Cohen also sought to allow more than three people to live in an ADU â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;we have a very severe housing crisis, and if you have the size of housing unit that does accommodate a family with two children, I think it behooves us as a community to house those

Subject to a slew of conditions, small businesses will be allowed to open in row houses in some residential areas, a move designed to provide more residents with services â&#x20AC;&#x201D; particularly groceries â&#x20AC;&#x201D; within walking distance. Commissioners approved a provision allowing such grocery stores to open without special zoning approvals. But corner stores will need zoning approval if food sale sections represent less than 40 percent of the store, if they wish to sell alcohol, if they are located close to other retail, or if they fail to meet various other conditions. Commissioners were divided on whether to require a special zoning exception for all corner stores, which would let neighbors weigh in. A 3-2 majority agreed with the Office of Planning that strictly defined corner grocery stores should be allowed automatically. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To have the additional burden of cost and going through a Board of Zoning Adjustment process and delay, I have some concern about that,â&#x20AC;? said commissioner Robert Miller. Hood disagreed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I still think it needs public input,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re silencing the voice of the public.â&#x20AC;?


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Wednesday october 15 Concerts â&#x2013; A tribute to the late D.C. jazz musician Dick Morgan will feature guitarist Steve Abshire. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  The Dead Winter Carpenters and Ali Holder & Little Brave will perform. 8:30 p.m. $12 to $15. Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 3401 K St. NW. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Art theorist FrĂŠ Illgen will talk about his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Artist? The Hypothesis of Bodiness,â&#x20AC;? followed by a panel discussion with D.C. artists Carol Brown Goldberg and Anil Revri. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free. Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1300. â&#x2013;  Hans Blix, Swedenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s former minister for foreign affairs and former director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;What Hope Is There for DĂŠtente and Disarmament?â&#x20AC;? 6 p.m. Free; reservations required. Atrium, School of International Service Building, American University, Nebraska and New Mexico avenues NW. â&#x2013;  Luke Dempsey will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Club Soccer 101: The Essential Guide to the Stars, Stats, and Stories of 101 of the Greatest Teams in the World.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. Free. Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3871400. â&#x2013;  Financial expert and author Kathleen

Sindell will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Investing Online: A Primer.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. West End Interim Library, 2522 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-7248698. Films â&#x2013; The 22nd annual edition of Film Neu â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a festival of new films from Germany, Switzerland and Austria â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will feature Petra Volpeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dreamland.â&#x20AC;? A discussion with Volpe and choreographer Judith Kaufmann will follow. 6:30 and 9 p.m. $8.50 to $11.50. Landmarkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. The festival will conclude Thursday with a screening of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beloved Sistersâ&#x20AC;? and a closing-night â&#x20AC;&#x153;Urban Europeâ&#x20AC;? party; tickets cost $16.50. â&#x2013;  Busboys and Poets and Words, Beats & Life will present Matt DeGennaroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life the Griot,â&#x20AC;? about social worker, poet and activist Lemuel LaRoche and the philosophy behind his nonprofit group Chess & Community Conference. 7 to 9 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. â&#x2013;  American Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Human Rights Film Series will feature â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Supreme Price,â&#x20AC;? about the evolution of the pro-democracy movement in Nigeria and efforts to increase the participating of women in leadership roles. A Q&A with experts in the field will follow. 7

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Sporting event â&#x2013; The Washington Wizards will play the Maccabi Haifa in a preseason contest. 7 p.m. $15 to $322. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 800-745-3000.




Special events â&#x2013; An opening night reception for DC Reads 2014 will feature special guest Dinaw Mengestu, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears,â&#x20AC;? this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s selection. 6:30 p.m. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. â&#x2013;  ArtJamz Live Paint & Luxe will feature two hours of studio time, as well as a live DJ, extended happy hour drink specials and a small plates menu. 6:30 p.m. $25 to $30. Event room, Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW.

Concerts â&#x2013; The Washington DC VA Medical Center and the National Park Service will present a performance by Memphis Gold as part of a veteran artist mini-concert series. 3 p.m. Free. Sylvan Theater, Washington Monument Grounds, 15th Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-745-4037. â&#x2013;  Listen Local First D.C. will feature the



to 9:30 p.m. Free. Forman Theater, McKinley Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-3107. â&#x2013; The fifth annual Reel Independent Film Extravaganza â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a celebration of local, domestic and international emerging filmmakers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will feature â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cendre,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cairo Year Zero,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Into the Darkâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tall Evil.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. $9 to $11. West End Cinema, 23rd Street between M and N streets NW. The festival will conclude Thursday. â&#x2013;  The French CinĂŠmathèque series will feature Pascal Plissonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;On the Way to School.â&#x20AC;? 8 p.m. $6.50 to $11.75. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000.


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Wednesday, october 15 â&#x2013; Discussion: Irish author Colm TĂłibĂ­n will discuss his novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nora Webster.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.

Feedel Band performing a blend of Ethiopian music and jazz called EthioJazz. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013; The Friday Morning Music Club will present a solo recital by pianist Joshua Wright, winner of the 2014 Washington International Competition. 7:30 p.m. Free; tickets distributed at 6:30 p.m. in front of the performance hall. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-333-2075. â&#x2013;  Violist Kim Kashkashian and flutist Marina Piccinini will perform with young virtuosos from the prestigious Marlboro Music Festival to perform music by Beethoven, Debussy, KurtĂĄg and SzervĂĄnszky. 7:30 p.m. Free. Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-1000. â&#x2013;  British blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer Matt Schofield will perform. 8 p.m. $15 to $20. Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 3401 K St. NW. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;How Housing Mattersâ&#x20AC;? will explore how having stable, secure and affordable housing affects education, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health, and older adultsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ability to age in place. 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. â&#x2013;  Freelance journalist and author Laura Kasinof will discuss her forthcoming book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Be Afraid of the Bullets: An Accidental War Correspondent in Yemen.â&#x20AC;? Noon to 2 p.m. Free. Room 505, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW. â&#x2013;  In honor of the 130th birthday of longtime Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Democratic Club member Eleanor Roosevelt, Jack Healey, former director of the Peace Corps in Lesotho and former director of Amnesty International, will discuss the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, approved by the United Nations in 1948 due to Rooseveltâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts. Luncheon at 12:15 p.m.; program at 1 p.m. $10 to $30. Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363. â&#x2013;  Alex Myers will discuss his novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Revolutionary,â&#x20AC;? about a woman who disguised herself as a man in order to fight in the Continental Army in 1782. 6 p.m. Free. Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-

2040. â&#x2013; Bard College professor Peter Hutton will discuss his cinematic portraits of cities and landscapes in conversation with Alexander Dumbadze, associate professor of art history at George Washington University. 6:30 p.m. $8 to $20. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. â&#x2013;  Matthew P. Scott, president of the Carnegie Institution for Science, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Designer Genes: Ancient Switches That Shape Our Bodies, Brains, and Health.â&#x20AC;? 6:45 p.m. Free; reservations required. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1530 P St. NW. â&#x2013;  Victor Emanuel, one of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best-known birders, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Birds and Humans: Exploring a Timeless Connection.â&#x20AC;? 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. $30 to $42. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. â&#x2013;  Art history Judy Scott Feldman will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Faith and Fantasy: The Medieval Illuminated Manuscript.â&#x20AC;? 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. $30 to $42. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. â&#x2013;  The Takoma Park Library will host a discussion of the 2014 DC Reads selection, Dinaw Mengestuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Takoma Park Library, 416 Cedar St. NW. 202-576-7252. â&#x2013;  New York Times columnist and frequent television commentator Charles Blow will discuss his memoir â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fire Shut Up in My Bones.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  Panelists will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seeking the Common Good in a Time of Polarization: Pope Francis, Catholic Social Thought, and American Public Life.â&#x20AC;? 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Gaston Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. â&#x2013;  The Georgetown Book Club will discuss the 2014 DC Reads selection, Dinaw Mengestuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears.â&#x20AC;? 7:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202727-0232. â&#x2013;  The Classics Book Group will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Passage to Indiaâ&#x20AC;? by E.M. Forster. 7 p.m. Free. Barnes & Noble, 555 12th St. NW. 202-347-0176. â&#x2013;  James Holman, chair of the Wagner Society of Washington DC, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Strauss Was From Venus, Wagner Was From Mars,â&#x20AC;? about German music after Wagner. 7:30 p.m. Free. Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St. NW. â&#x2013;  Paleontologists Paul Sereno and Nizar Ibrahim will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous.â&#x20AC;? 7:30 p.m. $24. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. 202-857-7700. â&#x2013;  Cornel West will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Black Prophetic Fire,â&#x20AC;? about 19th- and 20th-century African-American leaders and their visionary legacies. 8 to 10 p.m. Free. Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227. Films â&#x2013;  The D.C. Public Library and the Museum of Science Fiction will present a science fiction film festival. 6 p.m. Free; reservations required. Great Hall, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. â&#x2013;  The West End Library will host a See Events/Page 19


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Events Entertainment Continued From Page 18 Thursday night film series. 6:30 p.m. Free. West End Interim Library, 2522 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-724-8698. â&#x2013; The Salzburg Festival and Austrian Cultural Forum will present a screening of Willy Deckerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2005 version of Verdiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;La Traviata.â&#x20AC;? 7 to 11 p.m. Free; reservations required. Austrian Cultural Forum, 3524 International Court NW. â&#x2013;  Reel Affirmations will present the documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Before You Know It,â&#x20AC;? followed by a Q&A with director PJ Ravel and film participants. 7 p.m. $10. Human Rights Campaign, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Performance â&#x2013;  Tango Lovers Company will present a performance by 2014 World Tango Dance Champions. 8 p.m. $29 to $125. Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. Special events â&#x2013;  The Washington Friends of Walt Whitman and the Chrysalis Arts and Social group will dedicate a lilac bush at the grave of Peter Doyle, Walt Whitmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s D.C. comrade. A tour of cemetery highlights will follow. Noon. Free. Meet at the entrance to Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E St. SE. 202-679-1305. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tudor Nights: Smokies From the Smokehouseâ&#x20AC;? will feature harvest-themed hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres and a sneak peek at Tudor Placeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newly restored smokehouse, one of the oldest outbuildings still standing in the District. 6 to 8 p.m. $20; free for members. Reservations required. Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St. NW. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;History & Hops,â&#x20AC;? a monthly series of house tours and beer tastings at the Heurich House Museum, will feature Old Ox Brewery of Ashburn, Va. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $30. Heurich House Museum, New Hampshire Avenue and 20th Street NW. Sporting event â&#x2013;  The Washington Capitals will play the New Jersey Devils. 7 p.m. $26 to $433. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 800-7453000. Friday, Oct. 17 Friday oCtobER 17 Concerts â&#x2013;  The Arts Club of Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chamber concert series will feature the Excelsa String Quartet, the University of Marylandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s graduate fellowship string quartet. Noon. Free. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282. â&#x2013;  The Friday Morning Music Club will present works by Tchaikovsky, Christine Arens and Haydn. Noon. Free. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 8th St. NW. 202-3332075. â&#x2013;  The Noon-Time Organ Recital Series will feature organist David Brock of Lake Tahoe, Nev. 12:15 to 1 p.m. Free. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle NW. 202-797-0103. â&#x2013;  Arts@Midday will feature OperaBelle, a trio of singers from Washington National Opera performing arias, art songs and Broadway hits. 12:15 to 1 p.m. Free. St. Albanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-363-8286. â&#x2013;  The Friday Music Series will present clarinetist Charles West and pianist Yin Zheng. 1:15 p.m. Free. McNeir Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-3838. â&#x2013;  The U.S. Marine Chamber Ensem-

bleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Saxophone Quartet and Brass Quintet will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013; SFJAZZ Collective, an all-star ensemble launched by the West Coastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest nonprofit jazz institution, will perform original works and arrangements of compositions by Joe Henderson. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $32. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. â&#x2013;  The S&R Foundation Artist Concert Series will feature local artists Akemi Takayama, Alejandro Hernandezâ&#x20AC;?Valdez and Garrick Zoeter performing works by Bach, Arnold, Milhaud, Ponce and Arutiunian. 7:30 p.m. $65. Evermay, 1623 28th St. NW. 202-298-6007. â&#x2013;  Steven Lutvak, Jeanine Tesori and David Yasbek â&#x20AC;&#x201D; three of Broadwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hottest musical creators â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will perform their own music. 8 p.m. Free; tickets required. Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202707-5502. â&#x2013;  Musicians Alice Russell, Yuna and Hollie Cook will perform. 8 p.m. $25 to $30. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW. 202-9946800. â&#x2013;  Pianist Marco Benevento and the band Superhuman Happiness will perform. 9 p.m. $13 to $17. Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 3401 K St. NW. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Experts will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Andrew Wyeth in Context: Contemporary Art and Scholarship.â&#x20AC;? 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. West Building Lecture Hall, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. â&#x2013;  Carol Joyntâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Q&A Cafe series will feature political strategist and analyst Gregory Valliere discussing â&#x20AC;&#x153;The MidTerms, the Economy, and Your $$$.â&#x20AC;? Noon. $35. The George Town Club, 1530 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-333-9330. â&#x2013;  Biochemist and U.S. Botanic Garden volunteer Beth Burrous will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;What Science Says About GMO Foods.â&#x20AC;? Noon to 1 p.m. Free; reservations required. Conservatory Classroom, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Press Officers at U.S. Embassies: Dealing With Foreign Mediaâ&#x20AC;? will feature Patricia Kabra, fellow at the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication, and Frank Finver, senior advisor for public diplomacy in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Noon to 1 p.m. Free;


Hirshhorn marks 40th anniversary The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is kicking off its yearlong 40th-anniversary celebration by opening two exhibits tomorrow. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Days of Endless Time,â&#x20AC;? continuing

On ExHIbIt through April 12, presents installations that emphasize escape, solitude, nature, states of enchantment, meditation and spirituality. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection,â&#x20AC;? on view indefinitely, highlights works from the last 60 years in the third-floor â&#x20AC;&#x153;outer ringâ&#x20AC;? galleries. Located at Independence Avenue and 7th Street SW, the museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 202633-1000. â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Man-made,â&#x20AC;? featuring works in various media with an urban edge both in material and perspective, will open today at Gallery plan b and continue through Nov. 23. Artists include Kevin H. Adams, Chad Andrews, Roy Barloga, Kermit Berg, Gordon Binder, Donna Cameron, Joey P. MĂĄnlapaz, Regina Miele, Beverly Ryan and Michael Sirvet. An opening reception will take place Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Located at 1530 14th St. NW, the gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. 202-234-2711. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Observations of Form,â&#x20AC;? presenting reservations required. Room 306, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW. â&#x2013;  Society of the Cincinnati research services librarian Rachel Jirka will discuss the Gallic Wars and the significance of Julius Caesarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Commentariesâ&#x20AC;? in the 18th century. 12:30 p.m. Free. Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040. â&#x2013;  As part of a two-day event sponsored by Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy and George Washington University on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Urban Meadows: Methods, Practices and Protocol,â&#x20AC;? nationally prominent meadow


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designer Larry Weaner will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Setting a Process in Motion: The Self-Proliferating Landscape.â&#x20AC;? 4 to 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room B-07, Media and Public Affairs Building, George Washington University, 805 21st St. NW. The event will conclude with a site visit to Dumbarton Oaks Park on Saturday at 9 a.m.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Days of Endless timeâ&#x20AC;? at the Hirshhorn includes Robert Wilsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 piece â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lady Gaga: Mademoiselle Caroline Rivière dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;après Jean-AugusteDominque Ingres.â&#x20AC;? Nations,â&#x20AC;? telling the story of the treaty relationships between the U.S. government and Native Americans, opened recently at the National Museum of the American Indian, where it will continue through Sept. 1, 2018. Located at 4th Street and Independence Avenue SW, the museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 202633-1000. â&#x2013; John A. Nagl will discuss his memoir â&#x20AC;&#x153;Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  Ludy Green, president and founder of Second Chance Employment Services, will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ending Domestic See Events/Page 20

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Continued From Page 19 Violence Captivity: A Guide to Economic Freedom,â&#x20AC;? about her own experience and the work she has done to help curb domestic violence as well as help its victims. 7 p.m. $10 to $15. Alliance Française de Washington, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW. â&#x2013; PEN/Faulkner Fiction will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Storied Future: Emerging Writers From the Virginia Quarterly Review,â&#x20AC;? featuring acclaimed author Ann Beattie and new voices Tope Folarin, Onyinye Ihezukwu, Brendan McKennedy and Emily Ruskovich. 7:30 p.m. $15. Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. Films â&#x2013;  The Georgetown Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s weekly film series, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Baltimore Lives,â&#x20AC;? will offer a look at the poignant and sometimes bittersweet lives of Baltimore citizens. 2:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202727-0232. â&#x2013;  The National Gallery of Artâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Viewing Chinaâ&#x20AC;? program will feature Han Junquianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2014 documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Moon Over Home Village: Going Home for Spring Festival,â&#x20AC;? the opening program in a multi-part series produced for CCTV, and Guo Jing

and Ke Dingdingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2011 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;When My Child Is Born.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Forman Theater, McKinley Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202737-4215. â&#x2013; Reel Affirmations will present Charlie Vaughnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s film â&#x20AC;&#x153;First Period,â&#x20AC;? about two unpopular girls who aim to win the hearts of their classmates by winning their high schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual talent show. 7 and 9:15 p.m. $10 to $25. Human Rights Campaign, 1640 Rhode Island Ave. NW. â&#x2013;  Community Cinema DC will present Linda Goldstein Knowltonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s documentary â&#x20AC;&#x153;Makers: Women in Hollywood,â&#x20AC;? about the women of showbiz from the earliest pioneers to present-day power players. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Performances â&#x2013;  The Georgetown University Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theatre will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Wizard of Oz.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. McNeir Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 202687-3838. â&#x2013;  The Washington Improv Theater will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;HOWL,â&#x20AC;? featuring unscripted tales of horror, witches and ghosts. 7:30 and 10


p.m. $12 to $15. Source, 1835 14th St. NW. Performances will continue at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 1. â&#x2013; Warner Theatre will present the offBroadway hit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Girls Night: The Musical,â&#x20AC;? about five friends as they re-live the past, celebrate the present and look to the future on a wild karaoke night out. 8 p.m. $35 to $75. Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW. 800-745-3000. Sale â&#x2013;  The 2014 Sidwell Friends Next-toNew Sale will feature toys and games, clothing, shoes, accessories, housewares, furniture, art, jewelry, costumes, sports equipment, bicycles and more. 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free admission; cash only for purchases. Wannan Gym, Sidwell Friends School, 3825 Wisconsin Ave. NW. The sale will continue Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sporting event â&#x2013;  The Washington Wizards will play the Charlotte Hornets in a preseason contest. 7 p.m. $15 to $322. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 800-745-3000. Tour â&#x2013;  The National Building Museum will present a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Haunted Museum Historic Ghost Tourâ&#x20AC;? by lantern light. 8 and 9 p.m. $22 to $25; reservations required. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202272-2448. The tour will also be offered Oct. 19 and 28 at 8 and 9 p.m. Saturday,october Oct. 18 Saturday 18

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Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Saturday Morning at the Nationalâ&#x20AC;? will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Molly Mooresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Midsummer Nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dream,â&#x20AC;? an adaptation of Shakespeareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 400-year-old script. 9:30 and 11 a.m. Free; tickets distributed 30 minutes before the screening. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-7833372. â&#x2013;  Children ages 2 and older will trick or treat through the north gardens on the Tudor Place estate and participate in pumpkin painting, crafts, face painting and games. 10 a.m. to noon. $3 to $10. Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St. NW. â&#x2013;  Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Corner Day Care Center will hold its eighth annual Fall Fair, which will feature pumpkin decorating, a moon bounce, wagon-led hay rides, games, crafts, face painting and live performanc-



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present Brazilian guitarist Carlos BarbosaLima and the Sunrise String Quartet. 8 p.m. $17.50 to $35; free for ages 17 and younger. Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, 1 Westmoreland Circle. 301-654-6403. â&#x2013; The bands Assembly of Dust and Second Self will perform. 9 p.m. $12 to $15. Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 3401 K St. NW.

Saturday, october 18 â&#x2013; Concert: Concert pianist Yuliya Gorenman will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gorenman Piano Project: French Edition,â&#x20AC;? featuring works by Franck, Ravel and Debussy. 8 p.m. $10 to $25. Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-3634. es. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Mitchell Park, 23rd and S streets NW. â&#x2013;  GALita will present Cecilia Cackleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;ÂĄTum Tica!: Una historia de mĂşsica y familia,â&#x20AC;? about a family discovering their family history through the fusion of indigenous, Spanish and African rhythms that make up Latin American music. 3 p.m. $10 to $12. Gala Theatre, 3333 16th St. NW. 202234-7174. The performance will repeat Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. Classes â&#x2013;  The Mount Pleasant Library will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Saturday Morning Yoga.â&#x20AC;? 10 a.m. Free. Free. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3122. â&#x2013;  Yoga Activist will present a class for beginners. 11 a.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. â&#x2013;  The Glover Park Village will present a weekly â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tai Chi for Beginnersâ&#x20AC;? class led by Geri Grey. 11 a.m. to noon. Free. Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. Concerts â&#x2013;  The Georgetown University Orchestra will present an open rehearsal. 3:30 p.m. Free. Gaston Hall, Healy Building, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. â&#x2013;  Cantate Chamber Singers will present Benjamin Brittenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Noyeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fluddeâ&#x20AC;? with St. Columbaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Hand Bell Choirs, followed by Gian Carlo Menottiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Unicorn, the Gorgon, and the Manticoreâ&#x20AC;? with Bowen McCauley Dance. 5 to 6:45 p.m. $35 to $45; $15 for students; free for ages 18 and younger. St. Columbaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St. NW. 301-986-1799. â&#x2013;  KC Jazz Club will present Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $26 to $32. Terrace Gallery, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  Dumbarton Concerts will present the Dublin Guitar Quartet performing works by Philip Glass, John Tavener, Arvo Pärt and GyĂśrgy Ligeti. 8 p.m. $30 to $35. Dumbarton United Methodist Church, 3133 Dumbarton St. NW. 202-965-2000. â&#x2013;  The John E. Marlow Guitar Series will

Discussions and lectures â&#x2013; Scott Tucker, artistic director of the Choral Arts Society of Washington, will juxtapose the discipline of baroque composition and the free-spirited work of painter Alma Thomas. 10 a.m. Free. Hemphill, 1515 14th St. NW. 202-234-5601. â&#x2013;  Costume historian and collector Mary Doering will discuss and share pieces from her collection of clothing worn by fashion trendsetters living or socializing in 18th- and 19th-century Washington. 10:30 a.m. Free. Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. 202-994-5200. â&#x2013;  Christopher Webber will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Give Me Liberty: Speakers and Speeches That Have Shaped America.â&#x20AC;? Noon. Free. Meet at the portrait of Daniel Webster in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Origins,â&#x20AC;? National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. â&#x2013;  Scott Einberger and Stephen R. McKevitte will discuss their respective books, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A History of Rock Creek Park: Wilderness & Washington, D.C.â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meridian Hill: A History,â&#x20AC;? at 1 p.m.; Keith Donohue will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Boy Who Drew Monsters,â&#x20AC;? at 3:30 p.m.; and Linda Rottenberg will discuss her book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crazy Is a Compliment: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags,â&#x20AC;? at 6 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. â&#x2013;  Gloria Williams-Brevard, community relations officer with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, will discuss the naturalization process. 1 p.m. Free. Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-541-6100. â&#x2013;  The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Books That Shaped Americaâ&#x20AC;? series will feature a discussion of Washington Irvingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,â&#x20AC;? led by American University law and history professor Lewis Grossman. 2 to 3 p.m. Free. Mud Box, Bender Library, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-3847. â&#x2013;  Artist MarĂ­a MartĂ­nez-CaĂąas will discuss her portrait series â&#x20AC;&#x153;Duplicity as Identityâ&#x20AC;? and the relationship between perceived and physical worlds. 2 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Films â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Home Movie Dayâ&#x20AC;? will feature films from local institutions, a chance to share your own films (8 mm, Super 8, 16mm and video), and advice on how to save films for future generations. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. â&#x2013;  The Washington, D.C. Vassar Club will showcase films by the liberal arts collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s students and alumni at the 10th annual Vassar FilmFest. Noon to 8:30 p.m. $10 to $25. Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St. NW. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Met: Live in HDâ&#x20AC;? series will feature Mozartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Le Nozze di Figaro.â&#x20AC;? 12:55 p.m. $18 to $24. AMC Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW. The film will be shown again Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. â&#x2013;  The National Archives and the See Events/Page 21


Continued From Page 20 National Gallery of Art will present Clive Brookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1944 comedy â&#x20AC;&#x153;On Approval.â&#x20AC;? 2:30 p.m. Free; reservations suggested. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-6814. â&#x2013; The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mutual Inspirations Festival 2014 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Franz Kafkaâ&#x20AC;? will feature Pavel Jandourekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2007 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maharal â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Secret of the Talisman.â&#x20AC;? 5 p.m. Free; reservations required. Embassy of the Czech Republic, 3900 Spring of Freedom St. NW. Performances â&#x2013;  As part of an eight-hour, outdoor, traveling performance project, Daniel Burkholder/The PlayGround will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Acts of Arriving,â&#x20AC;? combining movement, text, live music and audience participation. 1:30 p.m. Free; reservations suggested. Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market, 8th and Monroe streets NE. 202-269-1600. Performances will also take place at 3:30 p.m. at Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park, 2400 15th St. NW; and at 6 p.m. at the Kennedy Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s North Plaza. â&#x2013;  The National League of American Pen Women will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Visual Language of Dance,â&#x20AC;? a musical program and reception with Laurene Walker, founder and director of the Namyanka Performing Arts Training Center. 7:30 p.m. Free. Pen Arts Building, 1300 17th St. NW. 202-7851997. â&#x2013;  The Georgetown Improv Association will present unscripted, unrehearsed comedy. 9 p.m. $4 to $6. Bulldog Alley, Leavey Center, Georgetown University, 3800 Reservoir Road NW. 202-687-2787. Special events â&#x2013;  The DC Author Festival â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a daylong celebration of the Districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thriving literary community â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will feature readings, writing workshops, and local author and publisher vendor booths. Participating authors will include keynote speaker George Pelecanos, Warren Brown, Kelly Rand, Carolivia Herron, Tom Doyle and many more. 9:30 a.m. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. â&#x2013;  The D.C. Office of Human Rightsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Citywide Youth Bullying Prevention Program will host â&#x20AC;&#x153;It Takes a District: Tools & Tips to Prevent Bullying,â&#x20AC;? featuring workshops, activities and a resource fair. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Ave. NE. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Star Wars Reads Dayâ&#x20AC;? will feature crafts, activities, puzzles and prizes for all ages â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in and out of costume. 11 a.m. Free. Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW. 202-282-3139. â&#x2013;  In celebration of International Archaeology Day and the exhibit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unearthing Arabia: The Archaeological Adventures of Wendell Phillips,â&#x20AC;? an afternoon of special events will include a chance to read original records and see treasures from an actual expedition in the 1950s, at 1:15 p.m.; a hands-on learning project for families, at 2 p.m.; and an informal talk by archaeologist Zaydoon Zaid, who has led expeditions in Yemen, at 3:15 p.m. Free. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. 202-633-1000. â&#x2013;  The second annual Adams Morgan PorchFest, a community music festival presented by the Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District and Cultural Tourism DC, will feature performances on front stoops and porches throughout the neighborhood. 3 to 7 p.m. Free. Maps

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Events Entertainment will be available from an information booth at 18th Street and Columbia Road NW. â&#x2013; Eno Wine Bar will celebrate its first year in Georgetown with an event featuring premium pours from featured wineries, served with charcuterie and chocolates. 6 to 8 p.m. $18 to $20. Eno Wine Bar, 2810 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-295-2826. â&#x2013;  Director and choreographer Bill T. Jones will reflect on his art and life through music, storytelling and conversation with musician, composer and intermedia artist Ted Coffey. 7:30 p.m. $20. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  Garrett Peck, author of Capital Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in Washington, D.C.,â&#x20AC;? will lead a fall beer tasting, including four Oktoberfest and four pumpkin brews. 8 p.m. $20. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Sporting events â&#x2013;  The Washington Capitals will play the Florida Panthers. 7 p.m. $28 to $518. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 800-745-3000. â&#x2013;  D.C. United will play the Chicago Fire. 7 p.m. $25 to $55. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. 800-745-3000. Tours and walks â&#x2013;  The Garden Conservancyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Open Days program will feature a self-guided tour of four area properties, including the Macleish garden in North Cleveland Park with its meandering walks, vistas and garden rooms that offer surprises of color and texture. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $7 for admission to each garden. 3525 Springland Lane NW. 888-842-2442. â&#x2013;  An artist will lead a tour of the Arts in Foggy Bottom biennial outdoor exhibition â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sculpted: Histories Revealed,â&#x20AC;? featuring 16 site-specific contemporary sculptures by 15 artists. 11 a.m. Free. Meet at New Hampshire Avenue and I Street NW. â&#x2013;  Washington Walks will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Renewing Urban Renewal,â&#x20AC;? about the 1960s redevelopment of Southwest D.C. and current development patterns. 11 a.m. $15. Meet outside the Waterfront Metro station. â&#x2013;  Tour guide Dwane Starlin will lead a walking tour of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Nourseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Neighborhood: Georgetown c. 1800.â&#x20AC;? 1 p.m. $10. Meet at Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. 202-337-2288. â&#x2013;  The second annual Mount Pleasant House & Garden Tour to benefit the Bancroft Elementary School PTO will feature six homes and gardens in the historic neighborhood. 2 to 5 p.m. $25 to $40. Sunday, Oct. 19

Sunday october 19 Class â&#x2013; The Georgetown Library will present


In Series to present Spanish opera The In Series will open its opera season with a production of â&#x20AC;&#x153;La vida breve (The Short Life)â&#x20AC;? by iconic Spanish composer Manuel de Falla Oct. 18

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through Nov. 1 at GALA Theatre. The opera tells the haunting story of Salud, a young gypsy woman and her innocent, all-believing love for Paco. Her dreams are shattered when Paco makes the cruel decision to stay within the upper class. Tickets cost $22 to $42. GALA Theatre is located at 3333 14th St. NW. 202-204-7763; â&#x2013; Catholic University will stage the its â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take an Om Breakâ&#x20AC;? yoga series. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. Concerts â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ownâ&#x20AC;? U.S. Marine Band will perform works by Gershwin, Coltrane and Shorter. 2 p.m. Free. Sousa Band Hall, Marine Barracks Annex, 7th and K streets SE. 202-433-4011. â&#x2013;  Vocal Arts DC will present bass Matthew Rose (shown) and pianist Vlad Iftinca performing works by Purcell, Loewe and Schubert. 2 p.m. $50. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  The National Gallery of Art Piano Trio will perform works by Brahms and Piazzolla. 3:30 p.m. Free. West Garden Court, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. â&#x2013;  The six-member Jazz Caravan will perform American classics from Dixieland to bebop. 4 p.m. Free. Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, 1 Chevy Chase Circle NW. 202-363-2202. â&#x2013;  Classical guitarist Odair Assad will perform. 4 p.m. $15 to $30; reservations suggested. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. â&#x2013;  The Cathedral Choral Society, soprano Martha Guth and bass baritone Dean Elzinga will perform works by Schubert, Schumann and Brahms. 4 p.m. $25 to $75. Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. 202-537-2228. â&#x2013;  Cantate Chamber Singers will present Benjamin Brittenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Noyeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fluddeâ&#x20AC;? with St. Columbaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Hand Bell Choirs. 5 to 6 p.m. $20; free for ages 18 and younger. St. Columbaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St. NW. 301-986-

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classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical â&#x20AC;&#x153;Carouselâ&#x20AC;? Oct. 17 through 26 at Hartke Theatre. Focusing on two couples in 1890s Maine, the musical â&#x20AC;&#x201D; known for its soaring melodies and lush orchestrations â&#x20AC;&#x201D; tells a story of redemption while addressing serious issues such as domestic abuse and suicide. Tickets cost $10 to $20. The newly renovated Hartke Theatre is located on the Catholic University campus at 3801 Harewood Road NE. 202-319-5416; â&#x2013; The Georgetown University Theater & Performance Studies Program and Black Theater Ensemble will present Tarell Alvin McCraneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the Red and Brown Waterâ&#x20AC;? through Oct.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the Red and Brown Waterâ&#x20AC;? runs through Oct. 18. 18 in the Devine Studio Theatre. McCraney, a MacArthur Fellowship recipient, weaves ancient Yoruba tradition into this tale of a contemporary African-American community in the Louisiana housing projects. Tickets cost $7 to $15. The Davis Performing Arts Center is located on the Georgetown University campus at 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-2787;

1799. â&#x2013; The Thomas Circle Singers will present the D.C. premiere of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Annelies,â&#x20AC;? a piece showcasing Anne Frankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s depth of spirit, perseverance and everlasting hope for freedom. 5 p.m. $15 to $25. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G St. NW. 202-232-3353. â&#x2013;  Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and composer Kinobe will perform a synthesis of African roots and global fusion. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  A Pete Seeger Tribute Concert will feature Josh White Jr., the Cathy FinkMarcy Marxer duo, Emmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Revolution and the U-Liners. 6:30 p.m. $18 to $22.50. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. â&#x2013;  Dahlak Restaurant will present its

weekly â&#x20AC;&#x153;DC Jazz Jamâ&#x20AC;? session. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. 1771 U St. NW. 202-5279522. â&#x2013; Iconic Russian rock star Andrey Makarevich will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Yiddish Jazz.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. $46 to $86. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW. 202-994-6800. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Washington Writers Publishing House award winners Christopher Ankney and Catherine Bell will read from their respective books, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hearsayâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rush of Shadows,â&#x20AC;? at 1 p.m.; and Richard Blanco will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood,â&#x20AC;? at 5 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. See Events/Page 22


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Continued From Page 21 â&#x2013; Patricia Junker, curator of American art at the Seattle Art Museum, will discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;Andrew Wyeth: Rebel.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. Free. West Building Lecture Hall, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. â&#x2013;  Lisa Hamlin, director of public policy for the Hearing Loss Association of America, will discuss the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work to open the world of communications to people with hearing loss and the need for accommodations in public and private venues. 2 p.m. Free. Large Meeting Room, TenleyFriendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. â&#x2013;  Hannah Pittard will discuss her novel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reunion.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-387-1400. Films â&#x2013;  The Palisades Library will present George Stevensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 1942 romantic comedy â&#x20AC;&#x153;Woman of the Yearâ&#x20AC;? featuring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. 2 p.m. Free. Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW. 202282-3139. â&#x2013;  The 2014 China Onscreen Biennial will feature the D.C. premiere of Wang Xiaoshuaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2014 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Red Amnesia.â&#x20AC;? 2 p.m. Free. Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-1000. â&#x2013;  A French film festival will feature Bertrand Tavernierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 comedy â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quai dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Orsay (The French Minister).â&#x20AC;? 4:30 p.m. Free. Eckles Auditorium, George Washington University Mount Vernon Campus, 2100 Foxhall Road NW. 202-242-5117. â&#x2013;  The National Gallery of Artâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Viewing Chinaâ&#x20AC;? program will feature Liu Jiayinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2005 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Oxhide.â&#x20AC;? 4:30 p.m. Free. Forman Theater, McKinley Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-737-4215. Performances â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sunday Kind of Loveâ&#x20AC;? will feature

emerging and established poets, followed by an open mic segment. 5 to 7 p.m. $5. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. â&#x2013; Dance Box Theater will present Stephen Clapp in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Windswept,â&#x20AC;? and force/collision founding director John Moletress will perform â&#x20AC;&#x153;JARMAN (all this maddening beauty.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. $15 to $30. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. 202-269-1600. Special events â&#x2013;  George Washington University will host the 12th annual FRIENDS Neighborhood Block Party. 1 to 4 p.m. Free admission. I Street between 22nd and 23rd streets NW. 202-994-9132. â&#x2013;  The Georgetown Ministry Center and the Georgetown University Center for Social Justice will host the annual Georgetown 5K Race Against Homelessness, followed by a barbecue, music and familyfriendly games. 1:30 p.m. $15 to $25. Red Square, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. â&#x2013;  The Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival will open with a Local Author Fair. 7 p.m. Free. Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Tours and walks â&#x2013;  The Dupont Circle Citizens Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 47th annual house tour will showcase 13 sites over 20 square blocks, with an afternoon tea at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia. Noon to 5 p.m. $40 to $45. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spies: North by Northwest Walking Tourâ&#x20AC;? will feature tales of spies and espionage in the areas near the Washington National Cathedral and the Russian Embassy. 1 p.m. $15. Meet on the southeast corner of Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. 703-569-1875. Monday, Oct. 20

Monday october 20 Classes â&#x2013; Yoga District instructor Smita Kumar


will lead a class. 12:30 p.m. Free; registration required. West End Interim Library, 2522 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-724-8698. â&#x2013; The group Yoga Activist will present a weekly yoga class. 7 p.m. Free. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-3080. â&#x2013;  Instructor Susan Lowell will lead a tai chi class. 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. Concerts â&#x2013;  The Ward Circle Chapter of AARP will present a performance by Brazilian classical guitarist JoĂŁo Paulo FigueirĂ´a (shown). Afterward, Figueiroa and Tim Healy, president of the International Conservatory of Music, will discuss their outreach efforts in area schools. 12:30 p.m. social time; 1 p.m. program. Free. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-363-4900. â&#x2013;  Banjo player Brad Kolodner, Strathmore artist-in-residence, will perform songs rooted in the traditions of Appalachian folk music. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  The group 40Plus of Greater Washington will present a talk by James E. Thomas III on â&#x20AC;&#x153;The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Secret Sauceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to Your Success.â&#x20AC;? 9:45 a.m. to noon. Free. Suite T-2, 1718 P St. NW. 202-387-1582. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cities Versus Natural Disasters: Retreat or Resist?â&#x20AC;? will feature panelists Dale Morris, senior adviser in the economic division of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; Randall W. Parkinson, director of the Division of Coastal Zone and Watershed Management at Environmental Remediation & Recovery Inc.; and Franklyn Cater, NPR Cities Project editor. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. National Building Museum, 401



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Monday, october 20 â&#x2013; Performance: The Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival will host an opening-night event with Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Geraldine Brooks (shown in honor of the premiere of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book,â&#x20AC;? a new piece by Bosnian-born composer and accordionist Merima Kljuco. A discussion will follow. 7:30 p.m. $20 to $50. Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. F St. NW. 202-272-2448. â&#x2013;  Artists and authors Betsy Greer, Leanne Prain and Kim Werker will discuss the intersection of craft, creativity and activism. A book signing will follow. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and G streets NW. â&#x2013;  David Shafer will discuss his darkly comic debut novel, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. Free. Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-387-1400. â&#x2013;  The Fiction Loverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Book Club will discuss Minil Suriâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The City of Devi.â&#x20AC;? 6:30 p.m. Free. Popular Library, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-1295. â&#x2013;  Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas will screen clips from his film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Documentedâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; about coming to America from the Philippines as a child and his travels through the United States as an immigration reform activist â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and discuss the experience of undocumented immigrants. 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. $30 to $42. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. â&#x2013;  Civil War historian James M. McPherson will discuss his book â&#x20AC;&#x153;Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief.â&#x20AC;? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3641919. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meet the Makersâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a discussion of how the maker movement is shaping the next generation of American inventors, and how this accessibility will shape the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic future â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will feature Mark Hatch, CEO of Techshop and author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Maker Movement Manifestoâ&#x20AC;?; Phyllis Klein, co-founder of Fab Lab DC; and Nick Kerelchuk, manager of the Digital Commons at the D.C. Public Library. 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. Great Hall, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. â&#x2013;  Molly Smith, artistic director of Arena Stage since 1998, will discuss her work and D.C. theater in conversation with WAMUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rebecca Sheir. 7 to 9 p.m. Free; reservations required. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave.

Films â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Petworth Retro Film Nightâ&#x20AC;? will feature a 1940s story of suspense. 6:30 p.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. â&#x2013;  Goethe-Institut will present John Cameron Mitchellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2001 film â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hedwig and the Angry Inch,â&#x20AC;? about an East Berlin rock singer with an ambiguous gender identity who dreams of becoming an American sensation. 6:30 p.m. $4 to $7. Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St. NW. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ballet in HDâ&#x20AC;? will feature Balanchineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Palais de Cristalâ&#x20AC;? and Benjamin Millepiedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adaptation of Ravelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dapne et Chloeâ&#x20AC;? from the Paris Opera Ballet. 7 p.m. $18.80. West End Cinema, 23rd Street between M and N streets NW. 202419-3456. The film will be shown again Saturday at 11 a.m. Reading â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Writing From the Edge: 40th Anniversary of Graywolfâ&#x20AC;? will feature readings by three of the independent publisherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s poets. 7:30 p.m. $15. Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St. SE. Sporting event â&#x2013;  The first day of the 2014 CONCACAF Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Championship soccer tournament will feature Trinidad & Tobago vs. Guatemala, at 5 p.m.; and the United States vs. Haiti, at 7:30 p.m. $32 to $115. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. 800-745-3000. Tuesday, Oct. 21

Tuesday october 21 Classes and workshops â&#x2013; The Georgetown Library will present a yoga class for seniors. 11 a.m. Free; reservations required. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. â&#x2013;  The Georgetown Library will present a yoga class. 12:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. â&#x2013;  Susan Lowell will lead a tai chi class. 4:30 p.m. Free. West End Interim Library, 2522 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-724-8698. Concerts â&#x2013;  The Friday Morning Music Club will present works by Dowland, Ford, Campion, Rosseter, Giordani and Crusell. Noon. Free. Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. 202333-2075. â&#x2013;  The Tuesday Concert Series will feature the Quarter Deck Consort of the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters performing music by Gabrieli, Palestrina and Poulenc. 12:10 p.m. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635. â&#x2013;  National Cathedral School eighthgrade violinist Julia Angelov and other members of the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellows training program will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â&#x2013;  Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vinyl Lounge will host its weekly open mic show. 8 p.m. Free. Gypsy Sallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vinyl Lounge, 3401 K St. NW. Discussions and lectures â&#x2013;  Leonard Schmieding, visiting researcher at the Center for German and See Events/Page 23

Continued From Page 22 European Studies at Georgetown University, will discuss “Breakin’ Around the Block: Hip Hop in East Germany During the Cold War.” Noon to 2 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room 302-P, Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. ■ The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at American University will present a talk on “Immigration Reform — What Will It Be and When Will It Happen?” by former U.S. Rep. Bruce Morrison, D-Conn., a lobbyist for immigration reform and former member of the Commission on Immigration Reform. 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Free. Temple Baptist Church, 3850 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-895-4860. ■ Matthew Levitt, fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and a former U.S. counterterrorism official, will discuss his book “Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party of God.” Luncheon at 12:15 p.m.; program at 1 p.m. $10 to $30. Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202232-7363. ■ Lisa S. Roberts, high-design promoter and connoisseur, will discuss her book “designPOP,” featuring game-changing international products designed since 2000. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. ■ Roger Stone will discuss his book “Nixon’s Secrets: The Rise, Fall and Untold Truth About the President, Watergate, and the Pardon.” 12:30 p.m. Free. Barnes & Noble, 555 12th St. NW. 202-347-0176. ■ James Robinson, professor of government at Harvard University, will discuss


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Events Entertainment his book “Why Nations Fail.” 5 to 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room 602, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW. ■ CQ Roll Call’s RC Book Club will present a discussion with former five-term Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, co-director of Boston University’s Initiative on Cities and author of “Mayor for a New America.” 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. ■ Jen Lin-Liu will discuss her book “On the Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome With Love and Pasta.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-387-1400. ■ Ruben Castaneda will discuss his book “S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288. ■ Anne Pruitt-Logan will discuss her book “Faithful to the Task at Hand: The Life of Lucy Diggs Slowe,” about a 17-time tennis champion who was the first AfricanAmerican woman to win a major sports title and who went on to become the first dean of women at Howard University. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-3877638. ■ “Georgetown Writes: Alumni Experiences in the Literary, Film and Magazine Worlds” will feature M. Lindsay Bierman, former editor in chief of Southern Living; Mark Poirier, author of several novels and screenplays; and Christopher Reich, a New York Times-bestselling author. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Free; reservations required by Oct. 16. Lohrfink Auditorium, Hariri Building,

Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. 202-687-7446. ■ Natalie Wexler will discuss her novel “The Observer,” based on the true story of a bold woman who defied 19th-century expectations of a “lady.” Reception at 6:30 p.m.; lecture from 7 to 8:30 p.m. $15 to $20; free for Landmark Society members. Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St. NW. ■ A seminar and tasting will feature three of D.C.’s top women chefs — Nora Pouillon, Ris Lacoste (shown) and Marjorie Meek-Bradley — discussing what it’s like to work in the male-dominated restaurant industry, how the dining scene in D.C. has evolved, and what’s next on the area’s culinary horizon. Afterward, attendees will sample a sweet treat from each of the chefs’ restaurants. 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. $30 to $42. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. ■ Adrian Wisnicki, director of the Livingstone Spectral Imaging project, and Michael B. Toth, president and chief technology officer at R.B. Toth Associates, will discuss “Dr. Livingstone’s Lost Diary: Technology Opens a Window on History.” 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. $30 to $42. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202633-3030. ■ David Greene, NPR’s Moscow bureau chief, will discuss his book “Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey Into the Heart of Russia.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202364-1919. ■ American University’s 10th annual

environmental series will feature Nancy Knowlton of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History discussing “Moving Beyond the Obituaries: From Doom and Gloom to #Oceanoptimism.” 7 p.m. Free. Forman Theater, McKinley Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-3408. ■ As part of the monthlong DC Reads program, the Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library will host a discussion of Dinaw Mengestu’s book “The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears.” 7 p.m. Free. Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-541-6100. ■ “An Evening With Top Chefs” will feature Barton Seaver, a National Geographic fellow and director of the Health and Sustainability Food Program at Harvard; Michael Curtin, CEO of DC Central Kitchen; and Rock Harper, winner of the reality show “Hell’s Kitchen” and owner of the new D.C. restaurant Willie’s Brew and Que. A reception hosted by DC Central Kitchen will follow. 7 p.m. $40. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. 202-857-7700. ■ The Palisades Book Club will discuss Dinaw Mengestu’s book “The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears.” 7:30 p.m. Free. Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW. 202-282-3139. ■ The Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival will present a talk by Zachary Lazar, author of “I Pity the Poor Immigrant.” 7:30 p.m. $12 to $15. Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW.

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■ The Washington DC Jewish Community Center’s Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival will feature Art Spiegelman and Phillip Johnston in “Wordless!” — a hybrid of slides, talk and musical performance. 8 p.m. $35 to $45. Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW. 202-994-6800. Films ■ The Tuesdays at Noon film series will feature the 2012 film “Birds of Paradise.” Noon. Free. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. 202-8577700. ■ The DC Reads: African Film Series will feature a documentary about refugees from war-torn Sudan. 6 p.m. Free. Room A-5, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. ■ The “Film and Beer” series will feature Zeno Dostál’s 1995 comedy “Golet in the Valley,” about a Jewish village in Czechoslovakia during the 1930s. 7 p.m. Free. Bistro Bohem, 600 Florida Ave. NW. Reading ■ “The Inner Loop: A Literary Reading Series,” highlighting local writers, will feature Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Vijay Seshadri. 7:30 p.m. $5 donation suggested. Johnny Pistolas, 2333 18th St. NW. Special event ■ The 56th annual Washington International Horse Show will feature more than 500 of the top national and international horses and riders competing for the $125,000 President’s Cup and other prizSee Events/Page 30

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On Sept. 22 my third-grade class went on a field trip to Homestead Farm with second grade. We got to pet two dogs, Scott and Logan. They accompanied us for the whole tour, except when it was time for lunch, because last year we chased them into the pond. We saw lots of other farm animals like a goat named Popcorn and a cow named Elmo whom we all petted. We saw 20 chickens and we learned the colors of the chickensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; eggs: brown and white. After that we went on a hayride that took us to the apple orchard and they gave us medium sized bags of apples, then we got off so that we could pick as many apples as we could. Best memory: having fun with my friends and teacher Ms. Kritz. Comment: It was awesome and sweet! It was super cool and super awesome. I loved it. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Valerie Consuegra, third-grader

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Recently we went to the BSW garden to plant 186 trees and plants.


It has been slowly built up over the last few years so we were very excited to enhance the project further. It was a really fun experience that enabled us to give back to the BSW community. I really enjoyed how we came together as a team to plant these plants. There were students of different ages there and we got to work with people that we wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t normally work with. The planting was hard work. It was a struggle at times to plant the bigger trees as well as put in the mulch and water the plants. We were physically challenged and we all got very dirty; luckily, we were wearing old clothes. It felt good to take part in the community project and we felt that we made a difference, a really rewarding experience. All students will benefit from the planting. It will hopefully make the playground a much more enjoyable place to be. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jemma Junor and Alara Baharoglu, Year 8 Plymouth (seventh-graders)

Eaton Elementary

Life in Ms. Carusoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fifth-grade class is interesting in a fun way. We have 22 kids in our class and some are new to our school this year. New students say that they feel welcomed into our school and had no trouble finding friends to play with at recess and to sit with at lunch. One difference from another D.C. school is a longer recess at Eaton! In Ms. Carusoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s class we have a â&#x20AC;&#x153;class economy systemâ&#x20AC;? where we get paid in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Caruso cash.â&#x20AC;? Every student has a classroom job, such as blogger, news director, custodian, banker, librarian and so on. We had to fill out a worksheet to apply for our jobs. All of these jobs help the classroom community and help keep the classroom clean and organized. Everybody gets paid for doing their job and each student has to pay â&#x20AC;&#x153;rentâ&#x20AC;? for their desk. There are bonuses available for doing extra work and good behavior, but there are also fines for bad behavior, incomplete assignments and not doing your job. At the end of the month, Ms. Caruso has an auction where kids can use their â&#x20AC;&#x153;cashâ&#x20AC;? to buy things like â&#x20AC;&#x153;no homework passesâ&#x20AC;? and other privileges. Students can spend

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Edmund Burke School

There are countless displays of artwork all over the building that tell you Burke is a very different place. But in my opinion, the most unique thing about Burke is the relationship between the teachers and the students. In most schools, teacher/student relationships are very formal. Teachers are considered untouchable leaders, those who are never wrong, and adults you must give the utmost respect to. At Burke, the respect goes both ways. Students call teachers by their first names, which creates a casual relationship. Students donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t only talk to their teachers about class topics or homework â&#x20AC;&#x201D; they talk about hobbies, discuss situations at home and often share funny stories. Students donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be careful about saying something â&#x20AC;&#x153;unintelligentâ&#x20AC;? or controversial, because no matter what, the teachers will

respect their opinions regardless of their own. Also, teachers dedicate much of their free time to helping their students by answering emails on the weekends, holding after-school study halls or even sponsoring field trips created by students. Not only do teachers help students here, but the students will also help the teachers. It is not uncommon to see a student assisting in the middle school science room or high school students spending their lunch periods helping the teachers prepare lessons or projects for younger grades. Teachers learn and rely on students just as much as students rely on their teachers. Because the wonderful thing about Burke is that the teachers and students are not just friendly â&#x20AC;&#x201D; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re friends. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Lilah Silverman, eighth-grader

Hearst Elementary

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DISPATCHES From Page 24 moves around and hits your skull. Concussions have a lot of symptoms, including feeling dizzy, fainting, having trouble paying attention and remembering, and stomach aches. Concussions are especially dangerous for kids because their brains are still growing. One thing you should do after a child gets a concussion is to ask how they are feeling, check for symptoms and take them to the hospital. You may ask a variety of questions. If they answer correctly, then they are fine. Some football leagues are taking action. Pop Warner is making new safety rules. For example, players aren’t allowed to charge headfirst if you are 9 feet away. You should make some upgrades to the equipment you have now and try to avoid unsafe play when you can! — Ms. Dilley’s third-grade class

Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital

This week we learned a lot about insects. We met Debbie Landau, an entomologist who works at the Nature Conservancy. An entomologist is someone who studies bugs and insects. We met her on Tuesday during science class. She taught us about different insects and what an entomologist does. We learned that all insects must have antennas and six legs. We found out that some butterflies can have one pattern or color on the bottom side of their wings and a different pattern or color on the top side of their wings; this lets the butterflies use camouflage to trick predators below them and be colorful to attract other butterflies flying above them. Ms. Landau also told us why animals stay away from insects that are red or black; these insects eat poisonous plants and the bright colors warn other animals to stay away. She also told us that if we think bugs are bad, she will show us something good about them. She

talked to us about the way bees pollinate flowers and food — even though they sometimes sting us. We also talked about the ways termites eat rotten wood in the forest and recycle it into dirt in the environment, even though we do not like when they are in our houses. We now like insects! — Simone Fritts-Weeks, Tsion Getachew, Jennifer Kelner, Emma Libowitz and Tali Loeffler, first-graders

Key Elementary

Key School’s Harvest Festival rolls out Sunday, Oct. 26. It will feature a kid DJ for the first time. A Palisades fall tradition, the festival will highlight the first D.C. appearance for 10-year-old DJ Kai Song of New York. Popular favorites returning to the family-friendly event are the bouncy house, face painting for kids of all ages, haunted house, fortune-telling and book/CD booths, bake sale and a pumpkin-decorating contest. “I guarantee the weather will be sunny and 72 [degrees],” promises Harvest Festival co-chair Elizabeth Wise-Vaughn. Fellow co-chair Maria Garcia and Wise-Vaughn stress the need for more volunteers for the Oct. 26 event, set from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Garcia added that people can sign up to help build and decorate the Haunted House at the link: “Key’s Harvest Festival is a fun, community event. All friends and neighbors are welcome to join the festivities,” said Wise-Vaughn. A small sample survey of Key students found 100 percent of respondents did like the October weekend classic, and look forward to another fun event! Organizers said this year there are also different prizes, and “would like to see lots of participants” in the pumpkin decorating contest. We look forward to an amazing festival and a huge turnout. — Mary Ellen Youtcheff, third-grader; and Ryan HoganBruen and Damien Kelliher, fourth-graders

Murch Elementary

Murch has a cross-country team. We’ve had a team for five years, and it is a great way to be active and healthy and to have fun. Fortyfive girls and boys from the fourth and fifth grades are on the team. When we practice on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, we run the big circuit, the small loop or Truitt’s backyard. We also do lots of warm-ups. We do toe-grabs, buttkicks, and high-knee skips. We have four meets, and we run about two miles at each meet. At

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 the meets, we represent our school and our team, and we try to do our best. Our team is doing very well. In the past two meets, the boys have come in third place both times and the girls have come in fourth place both times. There are lots of other great athletes from other schools, so we also cheer for them, too. Our team’s coaches are Mr. Johnson and Ms. Heist. Mr. Johnson says he likes coaching, so “it is great to work with aspiring athletes.” The students on the team like it, too. My friend Lucy Chamber-

lain, a fourth-grader, says, “I like running with my friends so we can push each other harder and chat.” — Juliet Franklin, fourth-grader

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DISPATCHES From Page 25 I thought, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is this our school?â&#x20AC;? We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just have construction going on; a lot of the classrooms were rearranged as well. Now we have a bigger music room, a drama room, a Spanish room and a religious studies room, and we will have a new technology lab and library in mid-October. All of the teachers love their new rooms. Our technology teacher, Mrs. Woods, and

librarians, Mrs. Bertozzi and Mrs. Kelly, canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait until their rooms are open. We would like to give a big thank you to MCN, the construction company; Dr. Flynn; and Mr. Neill, who has been working so hard on this project. We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait to celebrate with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in November. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Caroline Hold, fifth-grader

Our Lady of Victory School

We celebrated Our Lady of the Rosaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Feast Day on Oct. 7 with a special ceremony and fun and

games. On this special day, we wore blue and white (our school colors). First, we had an assembly in the church where we brought in stuffed animals, and our priest, Father Dave, blessed them. These stuffed animals were given to poor children in Jamaica. Then, at lunchtime, we were given Popsicles! We then played games including Spud, Heads Up 7 Up, Tens and Cookie Walk, where everybody walks in a circle on spots with numbers and a person calls out a number. If your





number is called, you get a cookie! Our Lady of the Rosary is most known for assisting the Christian fleet in the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. There have been many visions of her in Lourdes. Lourdes is a place where the sick go to get healed. I had lots of fun celebrating the feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary! â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gregory Z., fourth-grader

St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Day School

The first month of Grade 6 social studies at St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is all about mythology. We answer and explain questions like â&#x20AC;&#x153;who are the gods?â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;what is a myth?â&#x20AC;? We study the main topics of Greek mythology together, and then each student is assigned an Olympian god to research independently. From that work, each student composes a strong informative paper and presents a visual or oral project. There are only 14 Olympian gods, so some students in each class are assigned non-Olympian gods of importance of in Greek mythology. I happened to be one of those people, and was assigned Asclepius, the god of healing. Currently, we are following up on this project in art class. We are each making a repoussĂŠ of our Greek god, imitating the style of Greek statues and other artwork. If you are wondering, a repoussĂŠ is an art technique that involves tracing a drawing onto some kind of metal, and then stretching the metal out to into three dimensions. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hannah White, sixth-grader

Sheridan School

In second grade at Sheridan School this year, we are working on telling time and adding three-digit numbers. We also started our history museum. People bring in things that show how life was different for our parents and grandparents. One of our friends brought in a menorah that was used during World War II. Another student shared his grandmaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sewing kit, showing that people used to do a lot more sewing than we do now. Another said that he might bring in an old pocket watch that is different from the digital watch he uses. Another important part of second grade at Sheridan is the Family Message Journal. By writing letters to our families during class we learn punctuation and spelling. Then our families write us back. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basically homework for parents. In library we are reading â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because of Winn-Dixieâ&#x20AC;? by Kate DiCamillo. Also, our teachers read â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Paper Bag Princessâ&#x20AC;? by Robert Munsch. The teachers asked us to think about what a princess is. Then we compared the princess in the story to our list to learn about stereotypes. The story shows that you can be whoever you want to be and you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to wear fancy clothes to be a princess. And, even though she wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t big and strong, the princess saved the prince. Everyone can be brave if they use what they have to solve a problem. What we really love is R.A.T. (Read Alone Time). â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Elijah Miles and Melissa Nugent, second-graders


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Instruction Patient Piano Teacher Experienced at helping beginning or returning students play for pleasure. Off-street parking, near Metro. 202-234-1837

Handyman • Built-in, Bookshelves • Furniture repair & Refinishing •Trimwork, painting • Miscellaneous household repairs Experienced woodworker Good references, reasonable rates Philippe Mougne: 202-686-6196

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Voice/Piano/Keyboards Instruction offered from elementary through high school and beyond. Over 25 years experience. 202-486-3741

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Events Entertainment

Continued From Page 23 es. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. $15 to $60. Verizon Center, 601 F St. NW. 800-745-3000. The competition will continue through Oct. 26. Sporting event ■ The second day of the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship soccer tournament will feature Mexico vs. Jamaica, at 5 p.m.; and Martinique vs. Costa Rica, at 7:30 p.m. $18 to $80. RFK Stadium, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. 800-745-3000. Wednesday, Oct. 22

Wednesday october 22 Classes and workshops ■ Kripalu yoga teacher Eva Blutinger will lead a “Yoga in the Galleries” class. 10 a.m. $5. American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-8851300. ■ The Georgetown Library will present a yoga class. 7:15 p.m. Free; reservations required. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. Concerts ■ Duo pianists Darya Gabay and Luba Vasilyeva will perform works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Grieg, and Moszkowski. 6:30 p.m. $10 to $20; reservations required by Oct. 21. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282, ext. 3. ■ Listen Local First D.C. will present the local band Pree, which combines a variety of folk instrumentation with electrical and digital elements. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ Jazz pianist Justin Kauflin will perform. 7:15 p.m. Free. Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, 10 1st St. SE. 202-707-5502. ■ The Choir of Westminster Abbey will perform music reflecting Westminster Abbey’s unique heritage as the scene of royal occasions for more than 1,000 years. 7:30 p.m. $25 to $85. Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. 202-537-2228. ■ The five-day Washington West Film Festival — focusing on the belief that “story can change the world” — will kick off with a concert with Los Angeles recording artist Sara Niemietz and film and television composer W.G. Snuffy Walden. 7:30 p.m. $15 to $20. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. ■ The Washington International Piano Series will feature Lori Sims performing Bach’s “Goldberg Variations.” 8 p.m. Free. Ward Hall, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-319-5414. ■ The National Broadway Chorus will present “Rise Up Singing!” 8 p.m. $20 to $25. Georgetown Lutheran Church, 1556 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-271-6680. ■ Blues guitarists Selwyn Birchwood and Eli Cook will perform. 8:30 p.m. $12 to $15. Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW. Discussions and lectures ■ The Glover Park Village will host a twice-monthly “Conversation Corner,” featuring language-specific tables for discussions in French, Spanish, German and Russian. 11 a.m. Free. Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. ■ Harry L. Katz will discuss his book “Mark Twain’s America: A Celebration of Words and Images.” Noon. Free. Mumford Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-

707-1519. ■ Beverly Lunsford, director of the George Washington University Center on Aging, Health & Humanities, will discuss “Using the Arts to Improve the Care of Older Adults.” Noon. Free. Room 301, Marvin Center, George Washington University, 800 21st St. NW. 202-994-7394. ■ The D.C. League of Women Voters, DC Greens and DC Central Kitchen will present a panel discussion on “Targeting Childhood Obesity in DC: A Weighty Matter.” 5:45 to 8 p.m. Free. Second-floor Community Room, Reeves Center, 2000 14th St. NW. 202-222-0710. ■ The National Women’s History Museum and George Washington University will present a panel discussion on “Immigrant Women and the American Experience” with Donna Gabaccia, professor of history at the University of Toronto, and Diane Portnoy, founder of the Immigrant Learning Center. 6 to 8 p.m. $10; reservations requested. Continental Ballroom, Marvin Center, George Washington University, 800 21st St. NW. ■ Harry L. Katz will discuss his book “Mark Twain’s America: A Celebration in Words and Images.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-387-1400. ■ The World Affairs Council will present a talk by Christopher Hill, a four-time U.S. ambassador and now dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, on his memoir “Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy.” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. University of California Washington Center, 1608 Rhode Island Ave. NW. ■ Artist Emilie Brzezinski will talk about her work in a panel discussion with Milena Kalinovska, director of public programs and education at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and John Beardsley, director of garden and landscape studies at Dumbarton Oaks. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. $10; free for members. Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Road NW. 202-338-3552. ■ Alexander Moore will discuss his book “The Food Fighters: DC Central Kitchen’s First Twenty-Five Years on the Front Lines of Hunger and Poverty.” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227. ■ Christopher Rawlins, principal of New York-based Rawlins Design, will discuss his book “Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction.” 6:30 to 8 p.m. $12 to $20; reservations required. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. ■ Bryan Stevenson will discuss his book “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202364-1919. ■ “District of Change: LGBTQ Life in D.C. — Then and Now.” will feature moderator Mark Joseph Stern, a writer for Slate, and panelists Andrew Sullivan, founder and editor of The Daily Dish; Philip Pannell, community activist; and Loraine Hutchins, bisexual and feminist author, activist and sex educator. 7 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Great Hall, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. ■ “Days of Endless Time: In Conversation With Lapham’s Quarterly” will feature Lewis H. Lapham, the publication’s founder and editor; Jay Griffiths, author of “A Sideways Look at Time”; and Jim Holt, author of “Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story.” 7 p.m. Free. Ring Audi-

torium, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-1000. ■ Jerry Saltz, senior art critic for New York Magazine and a two-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism, will speak as part of the Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture Series. 7 to 9 p.m. Free; tickets distributed in the G Street Lobby a half hour before the lecture. McEvoy Auditorium, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and G streets NW. 202-633-1000. ■ The Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival will present a talk by Hilma Wolitzer, author of the novel “An Available Man,” and her daughter Meg Wolitzer, author of the literary sensation “The Interestings” and the new young adult novel “Belzhar.” 7:30 p.m. $12 to $15. Washington DC Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. ■ “People of the Horse” will feature National Geographic photographer Erika Larsen and master horseman Leo Teton, a member of the Shoshone-Bannock tribe and a lifelong rider who won the famed Indian Relay horse race. 7:30 p.m. $24. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW. 202-857-7700. Films ■ Nan Aron, president of Alliance for Justice, will present the new documentary short “Lost in the Fine Print: How Forced Arbitration Harms Workers and Consumers” and discuss issues raised in the film. Luncheon at noon; program at 12:30 p.m. $20 to $30. Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202232-7363. ■ The Middle East Policy Forum will show the documentary “No End in Sight,” a critical look at the Bush administration’s approach at the time of U.S. intervention in Iraq and its aftermath. Afterward, three experts featured in the film will discuss their experiences in Iraq. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Room 602, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St. NW. ■ The D.C. Public Library’s “Punk Rocktober” series will feature the documentary “Instrument,” a collaboration between director Jem Cohen and the band Fugazi shot between 1987 and 1998. 6:30 p.m. Free. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3121. ■ American University’s Human Rights Film Series will feature “The Hand That Feeds,” about a yearlong battle that arose when workers at an Upper East Side cafe sought to organize an independent union. A Q&A with experts in the field will follow. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Forman Theater, McKinley Building, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-3107. ■ Reel Israel DC will feature Yariv Mozer’s 2013 film “Snails in the Rain.” 8 p.m. $6.50 to $11.75. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000. Performances ■ Author Flavio Stroppini will present “Walking Stories: Building territories,” using written, audio and visual narratives to explore the meaning of “traveling.” 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Auditorium, Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW. ■ Beijing Dance Theater will present “Wild Grass,” a three-part performance by choreographer Wang Yuanyuan inspired by poems of Lu Xun. 7:30 p.m. $42. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. The performance will repeat Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

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MCLEAN, VIRGINIA Stunning 7BR, 6.5BA with incredible space and finish. Nearly 9,000 SF, high ceilings and curved archways, fully finished lower level, huge master suite, chef kitchen, break room, FR, library. Garden and terrace. $2,680,000 Linda Rogers 703-627-6776

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COLONIAL VILLAGE, WASHINGTON, DC Custom contemporary overlooking Rock Creek Park. 4BR/4.5BA, gourmet kitchen, banquet sized dining room, family room with cathedral ceilings, 2 fireplaces. Private terraces, garden. 2-car garage. Elevator. $1,299,000 Marilyn Charity 202-427-7553

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WESLEY HEIGHTS, WASHINGTON, DC NEW PRICE! Beautiful townhome in private community. 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, open DR and LR, master suite level with FP, great patio, community pool and tennis courts. Assigned parking. Walk to shops, cafes. $869,000 Sherry Davis 301-996-3220

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Town of Chevy Chase. Newly renovated 5 BR, Chevy Chase, MD. 99% finished! New home featuring 5.5 BA classic. 4 levels of custom design. Kit w/quartz & top of the line appliances. Family rm w/French drs. a stunning kitchen, uncompromised quality & designer Built -ins, 4 frpls. Patio. $2,050,000 appointments. 5 BRs, 4.5 BAs. Garage $1,989,000 Melissa Brown 202-469-2662 Beverly Nadel 202-236-7313 Marina Krapiva 301-792-5681

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Westmoreland Hills. Beautiful Colonial steps to the park & blks to DC. 4 BRs, 3 BAs, 2 HBAs. Sun rm, updated kit, 2 frpls, fin. LL. Bright & airy. Pool surrounded by flagstone. $1,275,000. Catherine Arnaud-Charbonneau 301-602-7808

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