Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Serving Chevy Chase, Colonial Village, Shepherd Park, Brightwood, Crestwood, Petworth & 16th Street Heights
Vol. XLVII, No. 25
The NorThwesT CurreNT
Prep School wins support for BZA case
City revises proposals for school boundaries
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■ Education: Officials drop
controversial lottery options
By KAT LUCERO Current Staff Writer
The Preparatory School of D.C., a pre-kindergarten-to-12th-grade private school based in Petworth, hopes to take over a 16th Street Heights facility that was recently vacated by Washington Latin Public Charter School. The Petworth/16th Street Heights advisory neighborhood commission last Wednesday voted to support Preparatory School’s request for a special exception from the Board of Zoning Adjustment to allow it to operate there. The board will consider the case July 8. Founder Betty North filed the application in April to allow her private school to use the building at 4501 16th St., which is owned by the Simpson-Hamline United Methodist Church. The area is zoned for church and public charter school use, according to an application submitted to the board. Washington Latin left the property to consolidate its campuses into a single location, and North subsequently began working to relocate See Zoning/Page 14
By GRAHAM VYSE Current Staff Writer
D.C. education officials have released a new proposal for overhauling the city’s public school boundaries and student enrollment policies, responding to citywide feedback supporting a system of neighborhood schools. The new plan is the product of an ongoing process led by Deputy Mayor for Education Abigail Smith, aimed at addressing overcrowding
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Hillary Clinton — former first lady, senator and secretary of state — joined Politics and Prose co-owner Lissa Muscatine, a former Clinton speechwriter and staffer, for a conversation at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium on Friday evening. The two discussed Clinton’s new book “Hard Choices,” among other topics.
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With a vote last Thursday, the Tenleytown/Friendship Heights advisory neighborhood commission urged the D.C. Department of Transportation to make traffic circles permanent at the intersection of 42nd and Warren streets. The commission asked the city agency to act “as quickly as possible” to remove two temporary roundabouts made of metal pylons with plastic attachments and replace them with landscaped concrete structures that will calm traffic while also beautifying the neighborhood. City officials plan to coordinate on the project with American Uni-
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Neighbors are asking the city for landscaped traffic circles to replace the temporary fixtures.
versity, which has committed to spend up to $400,000 to fund the circles to mitigate traffic concerns from its nearby law school construction. Commissioners also asked that officials negotiate a memorandum of
ANC commissioner allegedly assaults American U. official — Page 3
■ Modernization: Efforts
By KAT LUCERO Current Staff Writer
understanding allowing neighbors to take responsibility for beautification efforts. The commission further requested that the city protect 42nd Street bicyclists by erecting new signage and repainting shared-lane markings. The Transportation Department installed the pair of temporary circles last year at the two intersections of 42nd and Warren, where Warren splits around a triangle park. The goal was to prevent drivers from running stop signs and speeding down 42nd as a way of avoiding traffic on Wisconsin and Nebraska avenues. Commissioners have said that most neighbors approve of making See Traffic/Page 14
Renovated Roosevelt eyed for international emphasis underway to enhance image
Tenley ANC seeks permanent roundabouts By GRAHAM VYSE
and underutilization of school facilities, among other issues. This latest iteration puts forth the goals of improving the interplay between charter schools and traditional public schools, reopening some closed neighborhood schools and investing in public transportation to help students travel to school. But it is the renewed focus on guaranteed access to neighborhood schools that sets this draft apart from initial options for reform released in April. Those proposals included consideration of lottery-based admissions at the elementary, middle and high school levels. That idea See Schools/Page 14
At a recent meeting to drum up support for Ward 4’s public schools, conversation turned toward a proposal to create an international relations focus at Roosevelt High School, which is currently undergoing a massive modernization project. The 82-year-old Roosevelt campus in Petworth is slated to reopen for the 2015 school year after a nearly two-year construction period, offering space for up to 1,059 students in a revamped facility. Currently, Roosevelt has fewer than 500 day students at its interim site — the former McFarland Middle School building. Roosevelt has struggled to draw students for years, but the D.C. schools chancellor’s proposal for an international emphasis, along with the neighborhood’s growth and demographic shifts, suggests the possibility for change. At the May 14 meeting of the Ward 4 Education Alliance, the
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The historic campus is slated to reopen for the 2015 school year.
school system’s senior adviser for school design, Dan Gordon, detailed Chancellor Kaya Henderson’s international vision for Roosevelt. Proposed changes include incorporating international exchange programs, creating a global focus for business and culinary arts courses, and developing a dual language track that would allow students proficient in Spanish to take academic courses taught solely in that language. “At Roosevelt International, maybe students are encouraged to pick topics of international importance,” said Gordon. “Perhaps a sciSee Roosevelt/Page 5
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AU may sit out ANC meetings following alleged assault by commissioner By BRADY HOLT Current Staff Writer
It was, by most accounts, a productive meeting between American University and neighbors living near its East Campus development project. Residents along New Mexico Avenue were seeking to spread out the impacts of construction traffic, and both sides seemed open to the idea of allowing work on Saturdays instead of just weekdays.
But as stragglers hung around after the meeting last Tuesday night in the Sutton Towers community room, university community relations director Andrew Huff began speaking to advisory neighborhood commissioner Kent Slowinski. According to witness accounts, Huff touched Slowinski on the arm as part of a heated conversation — at which point Slowinski recoiled and repeatedly punched Huff. Huff’s account in a police report states that Slowinski “got very irate and struck [Huff] in
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The Georgetown Business Association will hold its 2014 Leadership Luncheon, which will honor Ron Swarthout of Georgetown Floorcoverings. The event will begin with a reception at noon at Tony & Joe’s Seafood Place, 3000 K St. NW. Tickets cost $50 for members and $75 for others. For details contact email@example.com or 202-640-1279. ■ The D.C. State Board of Education will hold a public meeting to review updated changes to the categories and format of the District’s state and local education agency report cards and to discuss the District’s state accountability plan under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act flexibility waiver. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Old Council Chambers, One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW.
Thursday, June 19
D.C. Deputy Mayor for Education Abigail Smith and the Advisory Committee for Student Assignment will present draft recommendations on school boundaries, feeder patterns and school choice policies. The agenda will include an overview of the proposed citywide policies and breakout groups on their impact on Coolidge, Roosevelt and Wilson high schools. The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Takoma Education Campus, 7010 Piney Branch Road NW. ■ Ingleside at Rock Creek will host a community meeting to present an update on its development plans. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Ingleside at Rock Creek, 3050 Military Road NW.
Saturday, June 21
Rock Creek Conservancy will host the first of two community meetings to discuss the future of Rock Creek Park related to issues such as public access, historic elements, programming and recreation, and the environment. The meeting will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW.
Monday, June 23
The Friends of Stead Park will hold a community meeting on upcoming construction scheduled to begin in July. The meeting will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Chastleton Ballroom, 16th and R streets NW.
Tuesday, June 24
The D.C. Federation of Citizens Associations will hold its monthly meeting on the city’s public safety response. Speakers will include Kristopher Baumann of the D.C. police union and Kenneth Lyons of the D.C. emergency medical services union. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 1114, One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW.
Wednesday, June 25
The D.C. Office of the Tenant Advocate will hold a stakeholder meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. in the agency’s conference room at Suite 300-North, Reeves Center, 2000 14th St. NW. The agenda will include an update on housing-related legislation and discussion of voluntary agreements, which can allow a housing provider to increase legal rents beyond ordinary cost-of-living adjustments. For details or to RSVP contact 202-719-6560 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, June 26
The MLK Library Friends will host a conference to examine creative solutions to the dilemmas posed for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library by homelessness in the District. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1530 P St. NW. Admission is free, but reservations are required at email@example.com. ■ The D.C. Department of Transportation will hold a second public meeting on a planning study regarding potential improvements to Canal Road between Chain Bridge and M Street. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW. ■ The D.C. Tenants’ Advocacy Coalition will hold a town hall meeting on “D.C.: The Unaffordable City” from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Sumner School Museum, 17th and M streets NW. ■ The Ward 3 Democratic Committee will hold its regular meeting at the Methodist Home of D.C., 4901 Connecticut Ave. NW. Featured speakers during the program portion of the meeting at 8 p.m. will be at-large D.C. Council member Anita Bonds on the general election and Urban Institute senior research associate Peter A. Tatian on demographic changes in Ward 3 and throughout the District.
the upper body several times with a closed fist causing [Huff] to lose balance.” Slowinski, who represents much of Wesley Heights, declined to comment to The Current on the advice of his attorney, except to say “what’s in the police report is false.” A Washington Post article states that he confirmed portions of the incident. “I was walking away and he pushed me. I said, ‘That’s assault,’ and so I punched him in the arm,” Slowinski said in the Post article.
Huff also declined to comment, and Metropolitan Police Department spokesperson Paul Metcalf said he could share no details because the incident remains under investigation. The alleged assault has threatened to impede progress toward improving towngown relations at American. In response to the incident, the university banned Slowinski from its campus and property. Furthermore, the university’s Linda Argo wrote in a letter to the See Argument/Page 14
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
District Digest New CFO outlines improvement plan
The Districtâ€™s new chief financial officer says he will introduce a seven-point plan this week on how to substantially increase the quality of his officeâ€™s services to District residents and government suppliers. Jeffrey S. DeWitt told the West End Citizens Association Saturday said the plan would take five years
to become completely operational. DeWitt comes to the city from Phoenix, where he also served as chief financial officer. He told association members about the house he bought there in 2004, which had doubled in value by 2006. But after the recession hit, it was worth less than what he had paid. The result of the cityâ€™s rapidly declining real estate values was that officials had to create new service efficiencies
and make cutbacks. By consulting with several private companies, he was able to save Phoenix $100 million annually. He said that although Washington doesnâ€™t have the same real estate problems, there are still â€œways you can be more efficient.â€? DeWittâ€™s plan will include improving the transparency of his departmentâ€™s reports â€” which residents should not have to be accoun-
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tants to understand, he said. Improving the officeâ€™s website is also absolutely essential, he told association members. And finally, he plans to make it impossible for an employee to commit a crime like that of Harriette Walters, who stole $50 million from city taxpayers. He called Waltersâ€™ action â€œan atrocityâ€? and said steps must be taken to prevent anything similar in the future. DeWitt said his department must improve at attracting and retaining top employees and managing a fair and equitable system for collecting unpaid taxes.
Catania takes aim at sales tax on gyms
At-large D.C. Council member David Catania, an independent candidate for mayor this fall, wants to amend the upcoming city budget to remove a new sales tax on gyms, yoga studios and similar businesses. â€œGovernment should be doing everything in its power to encourage and assist residents in living healthier lifestyles,â€? Catania said in a news release. â€œThe amendment I will offer to undo the Wellness Tax reflects our shared desire to help residents lead healthier, longer lives.â€? In order to make up for the reve-
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nue lost under this change, Catania will suggest spreading a proposed reduction in the cityâ€™s business income tax over six years instead of five. As proposed in the cityâ€™s fiscal year 2015 budget, the tax will drop from 9.975 percent to 8.25 percent. The proposed sales tax on fitness centers was part of a broader proposal covering a variety of services. Cataniaâ€™s amendment doesnâ€™t affect plans to tax other services including car washes and tanning salons. The final vote on the budget legislation is scheduled for June 24.
D.C. minimum wage set to increase July 1
The minimum wage in D.C. will increase by $1 in less than two weeks, moving from $8.25 to $9.50 per hour on July 1. The cityâ€™s Minimum Wage Amendment Act of 2013 will ultimately increase the hourly compensation to $11.50, via $1 increases each year through 2016. Starting in 2017, the wage will increase annually in proportion to the consumer price index. In a news release, Mayor Vincent Gray, who signed the Minimum Wage Amendment Act into law on Jan. 15, said: â€œI am proud of the role we played in bringing this minimum-wage increase about, because it will enable all District workers to earn a decent living.â€? The city previously considered legislation that would have raised the minimum solely at certain largescale retailers. Legislators subsequently worked with surrounding Maryland jurisdictions to agree on a regional increase for all workers.
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ROOSEVELT: Ward 4 high school eyed for international focus as modernization nears
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ence class does an investigation in the spread of disease or shortage of water in other parts of world. So you can imagine, this would be an integrated program.â€? Gordon noted that the proposed changes will build upon the schoolâ€™s current offerings instead of overhauling whatâ€™s already in place. That means Roosevelt will not become an application school in which students have to meet certain admission criteria. Its career development program will remain available to students who want an alternative to college. Roosevelt principal Ivor Mitchell supports Hendersonâ€™s vision, and he emphasized that his school â€” where 23 percent of the students are learning English, according to school system data â€” already incorporates some international elements. â€œWhen I go to the cafeteria now, itâ€™s a world languages hub,â€? he said, noting that many students or their families come from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. â€œHow awesome would that be for families
to say, â€˜Thatâ€™s where I can get exposure to the entire world â€” at Roosevelt High Schoolâ€™?â€? Mitchell said the theme also makes sense given the schoolâ€™s partnerships with entities that work with immigrant communities, such as the Georgia Avenue Family Support Collaborative, the Latin American Youth Center and the D.C. Office of African Affairs. Rooseveltâ€™s enrollment has been well below capacity for many years. Historically speaking, both the surrounding neighborhoods and the previously all-white school changed dramatically in the years after desegregation, with many families leaving for the suburbs in the 1960s and â€™70s. Currently, the student body at Roosevelt is dominated by mainly two ethnic groups: 68 percent of the students are black, and 30 percent are Latino, according to D.C. Public Schools data. Tracy Eichelberger, Rooseveltâ€™s chief of transformation, attributes these demographics to the neighborhood, which has been predominantly black for decades and
now has a substantial number of immigrants. In the past few years, the area has been undergoing another demographic shift with gentrification. Petworth is among the cityâ€™s 18 â€œtransitioningâ€? neighborhoods, as are nearby 16th Street Heights and Columbia Heights, according to a recent report submitted to the D.C. Tax Revision Commission. Signs of change come through new businesses and residences, like the upcoming luxury apartments above the renovated Safeway.
More middle-class families with young children are also moving in, and many are choosing public schools. According to Andy Rowe, a Powell Elementary parent who presented information at last monthâ€™s meeting, his sonâ€™s school and others in the area such as Barnard, Raymond, Truesdell and West have experienced an increase of first-, second- and third-graders since 2011. The growth has also brought increased parental engagement. Rowe and other parents active in
their childrenâ€™s schools have even helped form the Ward 4 Education Alliance to advocate for better neighborhood public schools east of Rock Creek Park. Over the years, many families have deemed the curriculum at Roosevelt to be insufficient. But principal Mitchell says the academic rigor is starting to improve, even without a new international program. When Mitchell, the schoolâ€™s fourth principal in six years, arrived in 2010, he was keen on growing the See Roosevelt/Page 14
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Motor vehicle theft â– 5300-5399 block, 43rd St.; 5:52 a.m. June 13.
Theft â– 5300-5399 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 2:48 p.m. June 9. â– 4900-4999 block, 46th St.; 8:30 a.m. June 10. â– 4300-4326 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 7:46 p.m. June 10. â– 4300-4399 block, Nebraska Ave.; 2:49 p.m. June 11. â– 4500-4599 block, 40th St.; noon June 13. â– 3814-3989 block, Chesapeake St.; 11:40 a.m. June 15. Theft from auto â– 4600-4699 block, 41st St.; 6:42 p.m. June 11. â– 4800-4899 block, Butterworth Place; 12:28 p.m. June 12. â– 4800-4899 block, Massachusetts Ave.; 1 p.m. June 13. â– 5300-5399 block, Wisconsin Ave.; 6:49 p.m. June 14.
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Motor vehicle theft â– 5100-5119 block, 34th St.; 11:15 a.m. June 15.
Robbery â– 5600-5699 block, 13th St.; 4 a.m. June 15.
Theft â– 2900-2999 block, Van Ness St.; 3 p.m. June 13.
Assault with a dangerous weapon â– 521-699 block, Madison St.; 12:49 a.m. June 10 (with knife).
Theft from auto â– 2900-2999 block, Porter St.; 2:56 p.m. June 11.
â– COlOnIAl vIllAgE PSA 401
SHEPHErD PArK / TAKOMA
Robbery â– 8129-8148 block, Eastern Ave.; 4:19 a.m. June 15 (with gun). Theft â– 6920-6999 block, 4th St.; 1 p.m. June 14. Theft from auto â– 6600-6699 block, 2nd St.; 9 a.m. June 9. â– 200-241 block, Aspen St.; 1:50 p.m. June 9. â– 5-99 block, Whittier St.; 3:20 p.m. June 10. â– 1330-1399 block, Iris St.; 11:17 a.m. June 12. â– 8129-8148 block, Eastern Ave.; 7:46 a.m. June 13. â– 900-999 block, Aspen St.; 7:50 a.m. June 13. â– 900-999 block, Aspen St.; 8 a.m. June 13. â– 400-499 block, Van Buren St.; 1 p.m. June 14. â– 7400-7599 block, Georgia Ave.; 3:15 p.m. June 15. â– 6900-6999 block, 6th St.; 4 p.m. June 15.
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Motor vehicle theft â– 318-399 block, Madison St.; 6:46 a.m. June 14. Theft â– 5910-5999 block, Georgia Ave.; 8:52 p.m. June 10. â– 6200-6299 block, 3rd St.; 11:17 a.m. June 11. â– 5910-5999 block, Georgia Ave.; 8:30 p.m. June 11. â– 300-399 block, Van Buren St.; 2:52 p.m. June 12. â– 5910-5999 block, Georgia Ave.; 6:35 p.m. June 12. â– 5910-5999 block, Georgia Ave.; 8:06 p.m. June 13. â– 5910-5999 block, Georgia Ave.; 3:36 p.m. June 14. â– 6000-6099 block, 7th Place; 8:29 p.m. June 14. Theft from auto â– 1400-1599 block, Van Buren St.; 9:10 a.m. June 12. â– 800-899 block, Tuckerman St.; 6:45 p.m. June 12. â– 6400-6499 block, Luzon
â– BrIgHTwOOD / PETwOrTH
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Burglary â– 5300-5328 block, Kansas Ave.; 7:40 p.m. June 13. Motor vehicle theft â– 5300-5399 block, 8th St.; 4:10 a.m. June 9. â– 5300-5399 block, 1st St.; 5:32 p.m. June 11. â– 100-199 block, Missouri Ave.; 4:30 p.m. June 12. â– 500-699 block, Kennedy St.; 8:12 p.m. June 12. Theft â– 5400-5449 block, 2nd St.; 3:30 p.m. June 9. â– 900-935 block, Kennedy St.; 8:56 a.m. June 10. â– 5300-5399 block, 5th St.; 4:50 p.m. June 10. â– 400-499 block, Jefferson St.; 5:46 p.m. June 10. â– 1300-1344 block, Montague St.; 11:57 p.m. June 11. â– 900-999 block, Hamilton St.; 5:10 p.m. June 12. â– 5400-5499 block, 5th St.; 11:59 p.m. June 12. â– 5200-5299 block, 5th St.; 10:05 p.m. June 13. â– 5300-5399 block, 4th St.; 2:30 a.m. June 14. â– 5500-5599 block, 5th St.; 12:28 p.m. June 15. Theft from auto â– 200-299 block, Hamilton St.; 8:03 a.m. June 9. â– 5606-5617 block, 5th St.; 8:46 a.m. June 9. â– Military Road and Missouri Avenue; 6:17 a.m. June 12. â– 14th Street and Military Road; 7:05 a.m. June 12. â– Kennedy and 7th streets; 11:10 p.m. June 12. â– 1400-1599 block, Montague St.; 10:52 a.m. June 14. â– 700-799 block, Jefferson St.; 9:33 p.m. June 14.
â– 16TH PSA 404STrEET HEIgHTS
Robbery â– Georgia Avenue and Farragut Street; 8:44 a.m. June 9. â– 3700-3799 block, 14th St.; 3:38 p.m. June 9 (with knife). â– 4800-4817 block, Georgia Ave.; 5 p.m. June 13. Assault with a dangerous weapon â– 1300-1399 block, Randolph St.; 1:06 p.m. June 9 (with
gun). â– 4300-4399 block, Georgia Ave.; 3:44 a.m. June 13. â– 1000-1299 block, Quebec Place; 12:01 a.m. June 15. Burglary â– 1000-1299 block, Quebec Place; 6:59 p.m. June 11. â– 1300-1329 block, Allison St.; 9:55 p.m. June 11. Motor vehicle theft â– 1500-1599 block, Varnum St.; 1:09 p.m. June 10. Theft â– 4600-4699 block, 13th St.; 7:09 p.m. June 11. â– 3900-399 block, Kansas Ave.; 9:20 a.m. June 14. â– 3900-3999 block, Georgia Ave.; 5:49 p.m. June 15. â– 4840-4919 block, 16th St.; 9:37 p.m. June 15. Theft from auto â– 4812-4899 block, Georgia Ave.; 10:45 a.m. June 11. â– 3900-3999 block, Argyle Terrace; 1 p.m. June 12.
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Robbery â– 800-805 block, Webster St.; 4:21 p.m. Jun 10. â– 25-34 block, Sherman Circle; 7:10 a.m. June 11 (with gun). â– 4700-4799 block, 8th St.; 7:25 a.m. June 11 (with gun). â– 5000-5099 block, New Hampshire Ave.; 8:59 a.m. June 11. Assault with a dangerous weapon â– 4700-4799 block, 8th St.; 3:15 a.m. June 11 (with knife). Burglary â– 4900-4999 block, 4th St.; 9:39 p.m. June 12. Motor vehicle theft â– 7th and Webster streets; 6:05 p.m. June 10. Theft â– 4200-4299 block, 2nd St.; 10:26 a.m. June 9 (with knife). â– 500-599 block, Shepherd St.; noon June 10. â– 1-199 block, Webster St.; 1:28 p.m. June 10. â– 4100-4199 block, 8th St.; 5 p.m. June 11. Theft from auto â– 3700-3799 block, New Hampshire Ave.; 9:10 p.m. June 9. â– 3900-3999 block, New Hampshire Ave.; 6:31 a.m. June 10. â– 742-828 block, Rock Creek Church Road; 8:30 p.m. June 11. â– 69-129 block, Gallatin St.; 12:39 p.m. June 12. â– 401-499 Allison St.; 5:30 p.m. June 12. â– 3800-3899 block, Georgia Ave.; 3:25 p.m. June 13. â– 750-799 block, Buchanan St.; 1:46 p.m. June 15.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Spotlight on Schools Jewish Primary Day School of the Nationâ€™s Capital
In science, the third-graders did a project called â€œEgg Drop.â€? There were 12 groups, and each group was challenged to use recycled materials to protect an egg that was going to be dropped from the schoolâ€™s roof. Each group was given tissue paper, a paper towel, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, an egg carton and string. In class, we learned that a triangle was a strong structure, so many groups tried to include triangles in their designs. We were afraid it was going to rain on the day of the egg drop, but the weather was fine. I held my breath as my groupâ€™s egg was dropped. The moment it hit the ground, I knew our egg had cracked. There was yolk dripping out of the container. Too bad! I would suggest that other schools do this exciting activity. â€” Simone Kimelman-Block, third-grader
The third-graders have been researching and writing about endangered animals. On June 17, we are sponsoring a bake sale and the proceeds will go to the World Wildlife Fund to protect some of the endangered animals we have been studying. We have sent out sign-ups and emails to parents and they will bring in cupcakes, cookies, doughnuts and other sweets. We have posters in the halls of the school, reminding students, teachers, staff and parents of the bake sale. We hope we can raise a lot of money for the World Wildlife Fund to help protect endangered animals from extinction. â€” Annika Jobanputra, Neeka Sadeghi, Ava McKeever and Noel Mulugeta, third-graders
Murch Elementary had its annual spirit week. Each day the students and teachers dressed up to different themes. On Monday, we
School DISPATCHES wore the Murch school colors (blue and yellow). On Tuesday, we dressed up like our favorite teachers, like wearing ties and wigs. Wednesday was Wacky Wednesday, and everyone dressed crazy. You could wear pants on your head or wear socks in your hair. Thursday was Throwback Thursday, and we dressed in our favorite decade. And on Friday, students dressed how they expect to look in the future, like dying their hair gray. Dressing up is fun and funny. Having an annual spirit week is a great tradition at Murch! â€” Gabrielle Bennett, third-grader
Our Lady of Victory School
This year at OLV there were many opportunities for students to learn, express themselves and have fun. A highlight for me was singing the part of Mary in a performance of â€œBorn for Thisâ€? about the Passion of Christ. It was an emotional experience because I got to see through Maryâ€™s eyes how devastating and heartbreaking it was to see her only son die on the cross for us. In early June the eighth grade took a service trip to Camden, N.J., one of the poorest cities in America. We helped sort socks, made food for the homeless, did gardening work around St. Josephâ€™s Homeless Shelter and played with the kids at the Holy Name School. As I graduate from OLV, I would like to thank my teachers, especially vice principal Katie Sague, who is celebrating her 20th year at our school and who recently was one of 10 teachers in the archdiocese chosen for the $5,000 Golden Apple Award. Mrs. Sague is helpful, happy and understanding. Finally, all of us at OLV would like to express our gratitude to our departing pastor, Father Dave Werning, and extend a warm greeting to his replacement, Father David FitzPatrick. Please stop by the parish
this summer and welcome him! â€” Whitney O., eighth-grader
HElPIng THE HOMElESS
Hello, this will be my last report for the school year. The D.C.-wide science fair was a couple of weeks ago. A Shepherd student won second place overall. Two other Shepherd students got awards in their categories. For example, engineering is a category at the science fair. Nice work, Shepherd! Thanks to Ms. Ulba for helping organize the Shepherd students. Kite Day was Monday. The plan was for students to bring in kites and parachutes, take them down to the lower field, fly them and learn about the science behind flight. Fifth-grade graduation is on Wednesday. On Friday we have a full day, then itâ€™s all over. Weâ€™re free! Happy summer, everyone! Writing the Student Scoop has been fun. See you in the fall! â€” Henry Trimble, fourth-grader
Iâ€™m a fifth-grader and my name is Arina and I have been at Stoddert since preschool when I went to school at the field house co-op. I went to Ms. Terrellâ€™s pre-K and I remember that Isabele and I got in trouble a lot. We were natural enemies back then, but from third through fifth grade we have been best friends. I am wondering if I will have really hard homework in middle school and what subjects we will have. Hi, Iâ€™m Gregory and Iâ€™ve been here since third grade. I remember the earthquake. Ms. Choi was my teacher then and we all got out of the building. Ms. Prosserâ€™s fourth grade and the field trip to Mount
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Janney Campfire Council members visited TD Bank last week to count and deposit the money theyâ€™ve raised this year for Thrive DC, a group that helps the homeless. The students raised $360, with another major donation expected soon. Shown with the groupâ€™s flag are, from left, Owen Bradley-Means, Kevin Harris, Oscar Ertman, Miles Huh and Mattias Facchinato-Sitja. Vernon were really cool. Science was really interesting. We learned about volcano stages. I learned a lot of math. The G-Man assembly was awesome. Hi, Iâ€™m Stefan and I came to fourth grade from Serbia. When I first got to America I was excited. My first friend was Dan and heâ€™s
from the Russian Embassy. Iâ€™ve learned a lot of new English words. Iâ€™ve become a better reader. I won a prize for discovering the second perfect number, which is 28. I like math. â€” Arina Chowdhury, Gregory Neverson and Stefan Bosic, fifth-graders
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Signs of progress
There’s little question that last week’s proposal on new school boundaries and enrollment policies represents a vast improvement from the initial draft, which offered three generally unpalatable options that would have left much of student assignment up to chance through lotteries or “choice sets.” In contrast, the new draft prepared by the deputy mayor for education and an advisory committee expresses a commitment to neighborhood schools, and some of the ideas get at the need for more high-quality programs. For instance, the plan suggests two new standalone middle schools in Ward 4 — in part to handle surging student enrollment, but also to address the lack of enthusiasm for the pre-K-through-eighth-grade programs foisted on the ward several years ago during a time of consolidation. Reconstituting Ward 4’s former MacFarland Middle School in itself will do little to restore parent confidence. With proper planning, however, establishing a coherent feeder system into a well-planned middle school with a strong curriculum could. Proposals for a dual-language immersion program are promising, but they must be fleshed out and paired with further planning for a Roosevelt High School that has an international focus and invigorated academic programs. To this end, the draft policy makes a worthwhile but incomplete commitment: “Students whose new feeder pathway relies on the opening of a new school shall retain their current feeder pathway and geographic rights until the new school is open.” The commitment should be broadened so that parents can have assurance that the new school, once opened, is not only functioning but also providing a quality offering. Though the draft policy is only 20 pages, the ramifications are many, and certainly too varied to digest in a few days. We commend the deputy mayor for education for establishing a process with substantive meetings across the city. The D.C. Council will also hold a public hearing next week. Though we’re hesitant to suggest even more meetings, we think that a session like the daylong Citizen Summits favored by former Mayor Anthony Williams might help sort out these issues by bringing key players into the same room — D.C. officials, parents and other concerned citizens from throughout the city. Scrutinizing student assignment policies and boundaries has offered a reminder of the interconnectedness of the questions at hand: Without establishing quality programs throughout the city, no parents are going to be satisfied losing access to those that have proved successful. The conversations elicited by the latest proposal are both important and worthwhile, which is one reason we’re not ready to suggest the process be put off until the next mayor takes office. But the discussions ought to address the fundamental question of how changing boundaries and assignment policies can contribute to something that the act cannot in itself achieve: the long-awaited provision of a quality education for all D.C. children.
No time for the public?
One could argue that plenty of public input went into development of the city’s fiscal year 2015 budget. Mayor Vincent Gray led town hall meetings on the document in each of the city’s wards, and the D.C. Council’s committees hosted hearings on each agency’s budget and related proposals. But now that we’re at the most crucial step — with the council having approved the budget itself, and poised to finalize the underlying law — residents have had no chance to weigh in formally on the version that will determine all city spending starting this fall. Council members have made many changes to the mayor’s proposal, including significantly decreasing funding for new streetcars and changing tenets of tax policy. Even judging solely by The Current’s letters to the editor, citizens have much to share about these issues, particularly the so-called “yoga tax,” which extends the city sales tax to certain services, including health club memberships and yoga classes. The lack of a hearing at this final stage is a problem not just this year; it is the city’s standard budget process. But it’s natural that residents want to weigh in when decisions are about to be made. The process is also an aberration from general council practice. The city charter requires two readings for all “legislation,” but the budget is adopted in only one, because it’s couched as a “resolution.” The budget support act, the accompanying legislation that authorizes the budget’s expenditures, requires two votes, and confusion often arises over this distinction, even sometimes among council staffers. We imagine some of the chaos could be eliminated if the council, through its Committee of the Whole, simply held one hearing on the entire amended document. We can think of quite a few folks who would like to weigh in.
Cue the bomb shelters … again? Fear is a powerful thing. Into the 1950s and ’60s, fallout shelters were all the rage. One plan even envisioned a network of underground bunkers that would hold millions — millions! — of Americans. Children in schools nationwide practiced “duck and cover” routines under wooden desks, an exercise that seems comical today but at the time terrorized families. Flash forward. Fear is still with us. Only the names and threats have changed. And the bureaucratic impulse to “do something” is as strong as ever. Which brings us to the latest proposal to insulate the U.S. Capitol grounds even more from danger seen and unseen. The Hill is already a dispiriting barrier and bollard show, with only glimpses of its former self as a beacon of freedom and democracy. On Sunday, Washington Post columnist Robert McCartney approvingly quoted former Senate Sergeant at Arms Terry Gainer on his idea to close off even more of Capitol Hill to the American public. Gainer would ban private vehicles and buy up surrounding private property to create a campus for Congress protected from truck bombs or other terrorist attacks. (But not, we guess, from things falling out of the sky or lobbed over fences and bollards.) Gainer, a former high-ranking D.C. police official, certainly has the public safety credentials to be taken seriously, and he has earned a lot of respect. It was his job — and remains his passion — to provide the best public safety possible. As McCarthy wrote Sunday: “ ... Gainer said last week in a wide-ranging interview that ‘safety must come first.’” We’d respectfully offer a different view. “Safety first” is a common corporate slogan. Our Metro buses and trains announce, “Safety is our No. 1 Priority.” But we all know “safety” is not first in our lives. If it were, we would be paralyzed with fear. Life as we know it could not exist. Safety is hugely important, but don’t believe the fearful rhetoric that safety must come first. Freedom is not free. We pay a price for it with our openness. “Fear is always with us,” Hillary Clinton says in her new book, “but we just don’t have time for it.” The Gainer plan would fence off more blocks of
Capitol Hill, including 1st and 2nd streets. What would keep terrorists from setting up on 3rd Street? Or 4th? Or 5th? Would a terrorist bomb on 3rd Street be less frightening than one on 2nd? Where does this end? Maybe we should put the Capitol campus under a blast-proof glass dome. We then could peer at it like a terrarium, remembering when we once sang a proud national anthem that included, “O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.” Gainer, the true professional, already has responded to some tweets critical of his proposals: “Tom, the idea is to open the campus, reduce traffic through the city, eliminate duplicative checkpoints.” Gainer says he’s up for full discussions on what should be done, and we’re all for that. ■ See the USA with the TSA. OK, only older readers will catch the jingle tune of that headline. Our just-completed trip to Orlando was filled with sun, refreshing tropical rainstorms, work, good friends, tasty food and the unavoidable cattle call at the Orlando airport. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has to process 35 million passengers a year in Orlando. By comparison, Reagan National has 20 million. We were struck by the long lines that snaked toward the metal detectors. A terrorist attack there, before reaching the security station, would do extraordinary damage to life and property. But we also were impressed with the number of TSA agents simply doing their jobs with good humor and attention to detail. Given the never-ending stream of passengers, that is remarkable. The agent checking my boarding pass first tended to a family of four. The two children, each no more than 10, seemed swallowed up in the crowd pressing forward. The agent leaned over and spoke kindly to each child, asking their names and asking them to hold onto their very important tickets. The two fidgety children immediately calmed down. It was an act of kindness, and maybe the agent was checking to see if the children really were who they said they were. But in the drudgery of security lines, this agent and others made it almost bearable. Tom Sherwood, a Southwest resident, is a political reporter for News 4.
letters to the editor vary the estate tax by type of wealth
In the June 11 issue, Samantha Waxman and Lou Perwein write that increasing the threshold for estate taxes in the District to the same level as the federal tax on estates ($5.25 million from the current $1 million) will “cement cuts to vital programs that help the working poor survive” [“D.C. Council shouldn’t alter estate tax rules,” Letters to the Editor]. They state further that the increase in the estate threshold would “cost the city $15.8 million of year.” They offer no documentation of these assertions, and certainly there is no economic or social documentation that I know of linking lower estate taxes to reduced services for the poor. The Waxman/Perwein letter notes that they are “young inheritors, people born into families that have millions of dollars in funds
… and will inherit even more money in the future.” Yet those most affected by an appropriate increase in the estate tax level to match that of the federal government are citizens who have worked hard for their money and have accumulated their wealth through prudent investing, sound money management, careful attention to their future financial stability, and sensible living styles. But rather than debate the obligations of “the rich” (at whatever level one defines being “rich”), there is a straightforward way to deal with this tax issue. All taxpayers must maintain careful records of taxes paid to the IRS and the District government. These documents alone will substantiate the type of wealth we are talking about. These records trace real estate and investment holdings over many years and at the time of death can immediately document the difference between this kind of wealth (earned and accumulated over many years) and wealth that is derived entirely from family inheritances or other
arrangements. Wealth in excess of the $5.25 million threshold, if inherited or not earned, can be taxed at another level to be established by statute. D. Philip Baker Sheridan-Kalorama
Government subsidy helps wrong people
Taxpayers subsidized the Hilton Garden Inn at 22nd and M streets, but the hotel’s Cafe Deluxe pays waiters only a meager non-living wage of $2.77 per hour. This is another classic case of the poor subsidizing the rich while firefighters, police officers, teachers and retired train conductors (like me) can hardly afford to live in Dupont Circle/West End because of the lack of affordable housing. And I bet the D.C. elected officials who wasted my money couldn’t care less. I am sick and tired of empty rhetoric and broken promises. Samuel Augustus Jennings Dupont Circle
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Sales tax must keep up with buying habits viewpoint WES RiVERS
spend more than $750 a year for a gym membership, a hefty investment but well worth it to help me keep in good shape. The D.C. Council voted last month to add sales tax to my membership â€” about $4 a month â€” based on a recommendation from a blue-ribbon commission to expand the sales tax to several services. It would treat my gym membership like my other fitness purchases at the bike store or sporting goods store, where I pay sales tax. I am OK with that, especially since the council also passed tax cuts that will help me and almost all other D.C. residents and businesses. The key detail omitted from the debate about expanding the sales tax to services like health clubs â€” which some have dubbed a â€œyogaâ€? tax â€” is that it is part of a package that includes income tax reductions for virtually all District residents and most businesses, including the people gym owners fear will be priced out by the sales tax. Residents with incomes between $50,000 and $75,000 ultimately will get $400 per year in tax cuts â€” far more than any increased costs in their membership costs. The owners of yoga studios and gyms will also benefit from the packageâ€™s cut in the business income tax rate. The D.C. Tax Revision Commission recommended expanding the sales tax to health clubs and other services because to be effective, the sales tax needs to cover the things we buy as broadly as possible. The sales tax started out about a century ago as a tax largely on goods, because services were rare. Over time, what we buy has shifted to include more and more services. To have a strong and fair sales tax, the tax base needs to keep up with these consumption changes. While some say that expanding the sales tax to
letters to the editor Focus on â€˜yoga taxâ€™ clouds real issues
The D.C. Council is planning a yearly gift to highly profitable corporations and other businesses of $42 million. But instead of covering that massive loss of revenues, most members of the local press (including The Current) are obsessing about the so-called â€œyoga tax,â€? which is just a sales tax. The financial impact of the â€œyoga taxâ€? is irrelevant compared to the business tax giveaway. The Office of the Chief Financial Officer told me in mid-May that total taxable income subject to the franchise tax is estimated to be $5.1 billion in fiscal year 2015. The officeâ€™s April estimate of the effect of the mayorâ€™s proposal to cut the rate on â€œmaximumâ€? filers from 9.975 percent to 9.4 percent shows that D.C. business filers subject to the â€œmaximumâ€? rate will have total taxable income in fiscal year 2015 of $3.48 billion. The â€œminimumâ€? business filers (which pay 6.5 percent) will generate $1.62 billion in taxable income in fiscal year 2015.
health clubs is â€œanti-fitness,â€? it is a hard case to make. The council did not create a special tax for health clubs but instead included them in the basic sales tax most businesses collect. The 5.75 percent sales tax would add about $3.50 per month to my membership fee, not much more than a cup of coffee. Some 22 states across the country include health clubs in their sales tax. And in D.C., much of what we do to stay in shape already requires paying sales tax when we buy exercise gear. The gym and yoga enthusiasts say that â€œtwo wrongs donâ€™t make a right,â€? and seem to imply that all fitness purchases should be exempt. However, if fitness gear is exempted, then perhaps we shouldnâ€™t pay sales tax when we buy books or supplies to start a vegetable garden, either. But exempting all â€œgoodâ€? things from sales tax would leave the city with fewer resources needed to pay for other things that contribute to public health, including bike lanes, parks, recreation centers and school health programs. The reality is that health clubs and yoga lessons are among the few fitness businesses not covered by the sales tax. So the question should not really be why the council moved to include them in the sales tax, but why health clubs and yoga studios should keep a special sales tax exemption other retail businesses do not get. Simply put, they shouldnâ€™t. I will not be deterred by a sales tax on my gym membership because my health is worth more to me than a couple of bucks a month. The D.C. Council should continue to support the tax proposals as a whole, and should be applauded for adopting most of the recommendations of the Tax Revision Commission â€” a panel that had diverse representation and public input. The tax proposals are needed to modernize how the District collects revenues in our evolving economy and to provide tax reductions to those who need it most. Wes Rivers is a policy analyst at the DC Fiscal Policy Institute.
The D.C. Council wants to slash the rate on the â€œmaximumâ€? filers even more than the mayor proposed. The council will cut the rate paid by maximum filers in several steps from 9.975 percent down to 8.25 percent over the period from 2015 to 2019. Thatâ€™s a 17 percent reduction! The council is not offering to cut the rate for â€œminimumâ€? filers. Most members of the local press have so far ignored the revenue effect of the councilâ€™s proposed tax cuts for profitable businesses. D.C. will lose $61.7 million in annual tax revenues starting in 2019, under the councilâ€™s plan. Some of that lost revenue would be recaptured by the councilâ€™s adoption of an improved apportionment method, roughly $20 million a year in fiscal year 2015, growing to $23 million by fiscal year 2018. (Tax Revision Commission figures for fiscal year 2018 show a revenue loss of $65.4 million offset by $22.9 million from the new apportionment method, a yearly net loss of $42.5 million.) In other words, the council wants to give $42 million a year back to highly profitable businesses. This is not â€œrevenue neutralâ€? tax reform; this is a blatant payoff to wealthy corporations.
In this context, all the drama about a â€œyoga taxâ€? is a sideshow. We should be concerned about D.C.â€™s long-term financial security. The â€œyoga taxâ€? is a red herring thatâ€™s irrelevant, while tax revenue from businesses is vital to D.C.â€™s long-term financial security. The â€œyoga taxâ€? is puny by comparison. The public interest is not served at all by press coverage that obsesses about a â€œyoga taxâ€? while ignoring a $42 million gift to highly profitable businesses. David F. Power Van Ness
higher estate taxes drive residents away
I just read the letter in the June 11 issue from Lord and Lady Bountiful praying that D.C. not raise the threshold for estate taxes on their inherited millions. What a noble sentiment. They are truly generous and wonderful people, but they may become the only two multimillionaires still domiciled here should the D.C. Council fail to pass the tax package as written. The others will have moved across Western Avenue or the Potomac River. William Herron
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In Your Neighborhood ANC 3E ANC 3E Tenleytown â– american university park American University Park
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The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17, in the Black Box Theater, Wilson High School, 3950 Chesapeake St. NW. For details, visit anc3e.org. ANC 3/4G ANCChase 3/4G Chevy â– chevy chase
At the commissionâ€™s June 9 meeting: â– commissioner Randy Speck reported that the D.C. Department of Transportation is resurfacing 27th Street between Military and Broad Branch roads. â€œIt has been in terrible shape and did not survive the winter very well,â€? he said. â€œWeâ€™re hopeful at least that DDOT has a handle on the problem now and will fix it with a more permanent solution.â€? â– commissioner David Engel said that Western Avenue is in poor shape between Military Road and 41st Street. â€œIt was rebuilt 25 years ago, itâ€™s been neglected, and now itâ€™s beyond neglect,â€? he said. Other commissioners noted that Pepco had done some underground utility work in that stretch, but Engel said the problems predate that project. â– commissioner Carolyn Cook reported that her Club 60+ seniors activity group will celebrate its oneyear anniversary in July. The group meets at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Chevy Chase Community Center. Cook also said the city should create a Department of Aging that consolidates authority over seniorrelated programs from the Office on Aging and other District agencies, as proposed by Ward 8 D.C. Council member Marion Barry. In response to a push from Ward 3 Council member Mary Cheh for an outdoor pool in her ward, Cook said the money would be better spent on a â€œyear-round amenityâ€? like the Chevy Chase Community Center, which she said is in need of an update. â– commissioner Randy Speck discussed a recent community meeting regarding expansion plans at the Ingleside at Rock Creek retirement community. Ingleside intends to build new apartment buildings and replace some of its existing facilities and to install a controversial new curb cut on Military Road across from 30th Place to serve the propertyâ€™s delivery trucks. â– commissioners voted 6-0, with Rebecca Maydak absent, to cosponsor a mayoral debate with other Ward 4 neighborhood commissions. A date has not yet been set, and the candidates have not committed. â– commissioners voted 4-2, with David Engel and Jim McCarthy opposed, to support a public space application for a curb cut at 3411 McKinley St., an empty lot thatâ€™s proposed as the site of a new singlefamily home. Current zoning rules
Chevy Chase Citizens Association
Historic Chevy Chase DC and our association are planning to place a new order for house plaques customized for individual homes in Chevy Chase D.C. Each 8-inch-by-12-inch oval plaque identifies the house as being located in our neighborhood and gives the year it was built or when the building permit was issued. The plaque may also include the name of the architect or builder or mention that itâ€™s a catalog house. So far, 99 homeowners have purchased plaques, so you are likely to see some when you walk around the neighborhood. There is no specific age or background needed for a house to qualify for a plaque, except that the house must be in Chevy Chase D.C. With a discount available for group orders, the price is $243.65, including $228.65 for the bronze plaque and $15 for shipping. If you would like one for your home, details are available from Evelyn Wrin of our organization, who can be reached at evbobwrin@ verizon.net or 202-244-5744, or Jordan Benderly of Historic Chevy Chase DC, who can be reached at email@example.com or 202905-4920. They can advise you about information you might include on your plaque. Get in touch with them soon if you are interested so they can place an order in late June. This month, Historic Chevy Chase DC hosted a presentation at the Chevy Chase Community Center on our local Civil War history. Noted historian Benjamin F. Cooling, Gary Thompson of our advisory neighborhood commission, and Loretta Neumann of the Committee of 100 on the Federal City spoke on the Civil War defenses of Washington and the Battle of Fort Stevens, with a wonderful display of maps, photos and information. Dr. Cooling regaled the audience with fascinating tales, including how a young Confederate soldier named Loughborough rode through the defenses and had dinner with his parents at their farm (now Loughboro Road). Kym Elder of the National Park Service discussed events planned for July 10 through 12 to mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Stevens. The fortâ€™s location is 13th Street and Georgia Avenue NW, and the schedule can be found at tinyurl.com/fortstevens. â€” Ted Gest require that a new house include a driveway, and the buyers of the lot said they would like to have one. Opponents said McKinley Street is heavily trafficked and that few neighboring properties have curb cuts. â– commissioners voted 6-0 to oppose a liquor license application for American City Diner to serve beer and wine, pending certain commitments from the restaurant, located at 5532 Connecticut Ave., and resolution of discrepancies on the application. The commissionâ€™s conditions included closing by midnight daily and ensuring that the license doesnâ€™t apply to proposed outdoor seating that hasnâ€™t yet been approved. â– commissioners voted 6-0 to create a committee that will explore how to redesign the commissionâ€™s website and whether to establish social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter. The commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 23, at the Chevy Chase Community Center, Connecticut Avenue and McKinley Street NW. Agenda items include: â– announcements. â– discussion of grant review policies. â– update on development plans by Ingleside at Rock Creek and a report on the June 19 meeting discussing Inglesideâ€™s proposed delivery entrance on Military Road. â– consideration of a Board of Zoning Adjustment application for renewal of a special exception for PNC Bank at 3808-3816 Morrison St. to allow continued use of acces-
sory parking spaces in the siteâ€™s western portion, which is zoned for R-2 use. â– discussion of the PlayDC playground improvement initiative for Lafayette Park. â– discussion of suggestions for a Ward 3 outdoor swimming pool and possible vote on a resolution in support. â– presentation by Marc Battle of Pepco regarding the Exelon/Pepco acquisition. â– update from the commissionâ€™s Website/Social Media Committee. For details, call 202-363-5803 or email chevychaseanc3@verizon. net. ANC 4A ANC Village 4A Colonial â– colonial villaGe / crestwood Shepherd Park shepherd park / briGhtwood Crestwood 16th street heiGhts
The commission plans to schedule a special meeting in July to deal with transportation issues, including 16th Street bus service. The commissionâ€™s next regular meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Fort Stevens Recreation Center, 13th and Van Buren streets NW. For details, call 202-450-6225 or visit anc4a.org. ANC 4C ANC 4C Street Heights Petworth/16th
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The commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at the Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. For details, call 202-723-6670 or visit anc4c.org.
Athletics in northwest wAshington
Current Staff Writer
For National Cathedral senior Sarah Ing, this school year has been about a lot of endings, including her final time playing for the school’s soccer and basketball teams and her last classes at Cathedral, as she prepares to head to Davidson College. But the one that stood out to the Eagles’ ace was her curtain call on the softball field in the D.C. State Athletic Association championship game in May. “Driving to the game was definitely a weird feeling,” Ing wrote in an email. “I remember thinking to myself, wow, this is really it. It was a bittersweet moment because softball has been such an integral part of my life and my character, so knowing it was coming to an end was certainly hard.” With that in mind, Ing “tried more than other games to just have fun, relish the moment, and enjoy playing with my teammates, more so than focusing on the outcome.” Even so, Ing led the Eagles to a thrilling eightinning 6-4 win over Visitation that afternoon to repeat as city champions And while she wrapped up her playing career that day in May, there was one more streak to extend — her reign as D.C. Gatorade Softball Player of the Year. On June 5, Ing won the honor for the third straight season. “I truly could not have asked for anything better,” she wrote. “The support I received from my parents, coaches, and teammates really made the victories even more fulfilling,” Although Ing was the squad’s leader, she points to her teammates as a big reason for her success. “I am so honored for the distinction, but it doesn’t take one person to win a championship,” wrote Ing. “Particularly in the games against Maret and Visitation, we collectively played our best defense and offense, and that’s what made the difference.”
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‘Sing’ finishes decorated softball career on a high note By BRIAN KAPUR
Ing helped guide the Eagles to a 10-4 record while racking up 126 strikeouts and a .781 hitting percentage with 24 RBIs. “Despite her excellent statistics, those do not tell the whole story about Sarah’s outstanding performance,” National Cathedral coach John Soroka said in a news release from Gatorade. “She is the face of softball at NCS. The quintessential team leader, Sarah is revered by her teammates. It was a young team that looked to Sarah for stability and inspiration, and she has never let them down. She is a first class athlete and a first class person.” Ing is particularly proud of winning the Gatorade award, which takes into account performances on the field, in the classroom and in the community. “The Gatorade organization is great in that it rewards not solely based on athletic ability,” she wrote. “I am really honored to receive the reward, and it’s a wonderful feeling to represent NCS and D.C.” Ing posted a 3.5 GPA, and she was involved in several service projects. She took part in the school’s student government, served as a student ambassador, and volunteered for her church’s youth group and Operation Smile. Ing also got involved with a nonprofit that one of her friends started called We Read DC, which she described as a student-led organization that works to promote literacy in the D.C. area. “It has been a great experience to work with a lot of my peers on this issue that is so important not only in D.C., but across the U.S.,” wrote Ing. On the field, softball has been part of Ing’s life for as long as she could remember. Her father Charlie, who played center field for the Clemson University baseball team in the Atlantic Coast Conference, got her involved in the sport, and the two bonded over it. “I can’t remember not playing softball or baseball of some sort,” wrote Ing, who mentioned that there’s a picture of her on the family fridge holding a bat at age 4. “I played t-ball, baseball (briefly), before transitioning to Little League softball then to club softball.”
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National Cathedral graduating senior Sarah Ing, nicknamed “Sing” by her teammates, earned her third straight D.C. Gatorade Softball Player of the Year award.
Although the sport is deeply ingrained, Ing opted to attend Davidson — which doesn’t have an NCAA-sanctioned softball team — for academic reasons. “I plan on either majoring or double majoring in economics and political science at Davidson,” she wrote. “I have always been interested in politics and government, but I don’t think I would want to work in government directly. I can see myself doing lobbying or consulting.” Even though her playing days are over, Ing hopes to stay involved in softball. “I am actually looking to give a few pitching lessons this summer,” she said. “Hopefully, later in life I will be able to help out coaching a Little League or travel team.”
Sports Desk DCSAA awards honors
Several local athletes received $1,000 scholarships last month as part of the D.C. State Athletic Association’s partnerships with Modell’s Sporting Goods and Wendy’s. Criteria for the awards included academic achievements and leadership skills. “We are exceptionally proud to honor these young men and women and provide this valuable start to their college careers,” DCSAA executive director Clark Ray said in a news release. The Northwest athletes honored were: ■ Alistair Andrulis, Washington Latin, soccer; ■ Mecca Brown, Dunbar, track; ■ Eliana Duran, Washington Latin, soccer; ■ Fatima Fairfax, Georgetown Day, volleyball and softball; ■ London Freeland, Dunbar, cross-country and track; ■ Jacinda Miller, Wilson, cross-country and track; ■ Sydney Morris, Georgetown Day, volleyball; ■ DerJuan Murphy, Cesar Chavez, football and basketball; ■ Samantha T.W. Nelson, Cardozo, volleyball; ■ Ruben Pansegrouw, School Without Walls, baseball; ■ Maya Patel, Georgetown Day, soccer and track; ■ Terry Talford, Dunbar, football; ■ Triston Thompson, Cesar Chavez, basketball; ■ Tyler Thompson, Cesar Chavez, basketball; and ■ Anna Tsai, School Without Walls, cross-country and track.
Wizards work out Georgetown’s Starks By BRIAN KAPUR Current Staff Writer
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The Wizards hold the No. 46 overall pick in the NBA draft on June 26.
Markel Starks, who played at Georgetown University for the last four seasons, was back in the Verizon Center on June 10 with the job interview of a lifetime — a pre-draft workout with his hometown Washington Wizards. “I’ve been in the [Wizards] practice facility here once or twice before,” said Starks. “It was good to see the old locker room.” Starks, who grew up in the D.C. area and played basketball in high school for Georgetown Prep in
Bethesda, now hopes to continue his career in the District. And he could potentially fit in with the Wizards as point guard John Walls’ backup. The guard started all 33 games at Georgetown last season while averaging 32.6 percent from three-point range and 17.3 points per game. Starks felt that he matured and evolved into a more cerebral player. “The one thing is I can score the ball. I have always been able to shoot the ball,” said Starks. “[I’m now] able to think through the game ... understand the game and read and react.” Starks worked out for six teams
prior to getting a showing in front of the Wizards, who hold the No. 46 overall pick in the NBA Draft on June 26. “I’ve come through a long process, and I’ve played a lot of ball in this area and around the world,” he said. “To play at home, that would be something.” The former Hoya, who hopes to get into politics once his playing days are over, has gotten a lot of positive feedback on his prospects in the NBA. “I’ve heard that I can play at this level,” Starks said. “Whether that’s the truth or not, we’ll see.”
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The “Wedding Cake House” is situated on ¼ acre lot in one of the most coveted locations! Exquisite 1898 Victorian has been carefully restored and offers 7 bedrooms and over 6,200 square feet of comfortable living area. terri Robinson 202.607.7737 / 202.944.8400 (O)
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Stunning 5BR, 4.5BA expanded colonial with over 5,500 SF of living space! Multiple skylights & walls of glass provide wonderful light throughout. Gourmet designer kitchen, fabulous family room & master wing additions, plus attached 2 car garage. Roby thompson 202.255.2968 / 202.483.6300 (O)
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Sensational contemporary home sited on 3+ acres. Exceptional 11,200+ SF home featuring 7BR & 6.5BA. accept entries to our forthcoming sales. 5BR, 4FBA, 2HBA, 3-story atrium, serene living room, Fully renovated & expanded. Built in 1913, this stunning formal dining room, 2-story family room w/FP, chef’s residence artfully blends historic detail with modern kitchen, MBR Suite w/luxurious BA, open lower level day amenities including main level BR, gleaming hrdwd with library, game room & wet bar. floors, gourmet kitchen and 4 fireplaces. Mary asmar 202.262.0718 / 202-362-1300 (O) eric stewart 301.252.1697 / 301.424.0900 (O)
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Spanish Gem! One-of-a-kind jewel in the Town of Chevy Chase. 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, chef’s kitchen, two-car garage, extra-large lot. Walk to Metro, downtown Bethesda. Catherine davila 202.302.0219 / 301.229.4000 (O)
CONSULT WITH A SPECIALISTWednesday, June 25: 10 am – 5 pm ON JUNE 25 & 26 1680 Wisconsin Avenue NW
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Classic Wardman Tudor with vintage details. Elegant entertaining rooms, dining room for twelve, breakfast room, family/guest room, five additional bedrooms, four full and one half bath, plus two-car garage. stephen Vardas
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Oasis in the City! Gracious, sun-drenched 4 bedroom home in Spring Valley offers wonderful privacy, large formal rooms and nanny’s quarters. Trees and lush landscape surround the very private pool.
$1,175,000 Old World Charm with pocket doors, 10-ft ceilings & ideal location 1 block to Lincoln Park! 4BR, 3.5BA, foyer, living room with fireplace, dining room, updated kitchen with breakfast bar. Finished lower level with separate entrance. Deck & private patio. Miller Chevy Chase Office 202.321.9132
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Terrific house offers 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 powder rooms, wood floors, fireplace and library. Inviting living spaces on main level flow nicely to upper terrace overlooking rear garden. Located close to Spring Valley shopping and restaurants. Miller spring Valley Office 202.362.1300
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Spacious, open, 4/5BR, 3FBA & 2HBA townhome facing Rock Creek Park. Beautifully renovated with gorgeous new master bath, table-space kitchen, generous living and dining rooms & tranquil garden with patio. Metro Bus practically at your doorstep. Julie Roberts 202.276.5854 / 202.363.9700 (O)
CheVy Chase, Md
1,425 SF, 2BR Penthouse in chic high-rise building. Spacious living/dining area; MBR suite with bath, walk-in closet and custom-designed storage. Washer/ Dryer in updated kitchen; two-car garage parking. Walk/free shuttle to Metro, fine shops & dining. Mary McGuire 301.717.7563 / 202.363.9700 (O)
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Remodeled, top-floor, 2-bedroom condo a block from Metro. Enjoy the hardwood floors throughout, tall ceilings, open floor plan, tons of windows, good closet space & washer/dryer hookup in about 800+ square feet. Virtual tour at SpeakerOfTheHouseTeam.com. Cindy holland 301.452.1075 / 202.363.9700 (O)
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A Look at the Market in Northwest Washington
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Spanish-style home marries classic and modern touches
Spanish-style stucco residence recently went on the market near the SheridanKalorama neighborhoodâ€™s stretch of
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Embassy Row. In addition to its main four-level home, the property offers a rear courtyard, side driveway, and carriage house with a garage and studio apartment. Located at 2441 California St., this home with four bedrooms, fourand-a-half baths and the studio apartment is on the market for $2,990,000. True to its Mediterranean makeup, the asymmetrical main house features red-tile roofing to complement its neutral facade and black Juliet balconies. A classic side loggia anchors the front of the house, including its solid teak wooden main entrance. Arched openings, a dark-beamed sloped ceiling and red brick flooring complete the exteriorâ€™s look. While the entire property is over 4,000 square feet, owner Patrick Menasco says the main house is â€œsizable, but also comfortableâ€? for just one person. Inside, the 1923 house showcases a modern yet classic interior,
with many original restored features blending well with recent renovations. Original wooden floors, for example, have been painstakingly stained to create a timeless look, matching the espresso hue of the teak front door. The foyerâ€™s arched entryways lead to different parts of the home, including a nook that stashes the coat closet and powder room. To the east is a bright, expansive living room with lofty beamed ceilings and a decoratively framed fireplace. All windows here are topped with transoms, including the larger arched one with French doors that open to the Juliet balcony and California Street. Across the hallway is the side corridor connecting to the kitchen, which also gives access to the side exterior, pantry and stairs to the lower level. The long galley kitchen exemplifies the stylish marriage of the old and new. Top-of-line stainless steel appliances such as the double oven, range stove and hood and a built-in coffee maker, suit the wellpreserved 1930s white steel cabinets. The kitchen leads west to the dining room, another bright section of the house that is surrounded by windows. Toward the back is a sitting room with terra-cotta tile floors and
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This four-bedroom house near Embassy Row is priced at $2,990,000. a petite fireplace. French doors bookend this cozy spot â€” one faces the balcony and driveway, while the other opens to the outdoors. The Spanish architectural elements, like the neutral stucco and red brick flooring, continue in this rear courtyard. Arched black gates take after hacienda stable doors. In this area, a brick staircase leads up to the carriage houseâ€™s studio apartment, which sits above the two-car garage. The same stairs also lead to an elevated patio thatâ€™s on the roof of the garden storage room. Back inside the main house, three bedrooms are located on the second floor. The master suite has built-in closets in the hallway, a bright walk-in closet and a large bathroom decked with statuary
marble. The bedroom features beamed ceilings, a sitting area with a fireplace, Juliet balconies and windows covered with plantation shutters. The second-largest bedroom has vaulted ceilings and Italian custommade closets. The hallway bath is next door, and the smaller bedroom is across the hallway. On the third floor, the homeâ€™s fourth bedroom offers a more private setting. It has a renovated bath and windows overlooking the driveway. In the basement, a deep closet is
tucked behind a built-in shelf in the hall. The adjacent carpeted media/ library room has more built-in shelves. It opens to a lower-level patio, a more secluded outdoor spot below the front garden. The basement level also has a full laundry room, a full bath, utility space and more storage. This four-bedroom, four-and-ahalf-bath home with a studio apartment at 2441 California St. is listed for $2,990,000. For more information, contact Washington Fine Propertiesâ€™ Daryl Judy at 202-3807219 or email@example.com.
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schoolâ€™s Advanced Placement offerings. There were only two when he came on board, and there are now five; next year there will be seven. â€œJust because weâ€™re working with all students doesnâ€™t mean we forget our high-achieving students,â€? he said. Mitchell also highlighted Rooseveltâ€™s success in a business competition sponsored by BUILD Metro DC, an entrepreneurship program. At a May 10 event, Rooseveltâ€™s group of four ninth-graders placed second out of 24 teams with a business plan to produce durable and biodegradable shopping bags. Mitchell also noted a recent progress report that showed that students in the Ninth Grade Academy have a predicted graduation rate of 81 percent, with 84 percent passing English I and 88 percent passing Algebra I. The principal and other supporters also praised the city champion varsity basketball team, which is made up mostly of honor roll students who are college-bound. Mitchell said the chancellorâ€™s international plan includes a business component that can be incorporated into Rooseveltâ€™s existing business and culinary arts program. These students will learn not only how to prepare international cuisine
but also â€œhow to work with businesses and restaurants in different countries,â€? he said. The school will also have a fully updated facility that should help draw more families. Construction began last fall, after funding delays. The total modernization is slated to cost $121.4 million, which includes extra funds the mayor reprogrammed in April, according to D.C. Department of General Services spokesperson Darrell Pressley. The project will create technology-enhanced classrooms; improve pedestrian flow; and organize classrooms based on academic, arts and physical education zones. The historic 13th Street main entrance, deemphasized by additions built in the 1970s, will be restored to â€œinstill a sense of pride in the students every time they enter the building,â€? according to the General Services Department, which oversees all school modernization projects. This prominent circular portico will lead to a spacious atrium and courtyard. There will also be a separate entrance and section for STAY, an alternative program for students 18 and older who are pursuing a GED or specialized training at night. The city is planning an environmentally friendly facility, hoping for a LEED gold rating.
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the circles permanent, and roughly 10 community members appeared at last Thursdayâ€™s meeting in a show of support. â€œWhat Iâ€™ve heard thus far is that there does seem to be somewhat less traffic on 42nd Street and it tends to be less aggressive,â€? commissioner Jonathan Bender said at the meeting. Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3D, which represents communities southwest of Tenleytown, voted earlier this month to oppose permanent installation of the circles. Among other issues, the panel expressed concern
about how pieces of the pylons and their plastic attachments had been breaking off, creating debris in the road. Bender acknowledged this reality last Thursday. â€œOne of the things we learned is that you never want to build circles out of materials like that,â€? he said. â€œThey were distracting to drivers. They fell apart. In many regards, the temporary circles were kind of a disaster.â€? But Tenleytown commissioners are confident that the city will solve problems with the new circles. In addition to being made of concrete, each proposed circle would have a â€œlipâ€? to make it easier for emergency vehicles to traverse them. The agency has yet to name a start date.
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her school from its site at 209 Upshur St. Commissioners voted to support the application while focusing on the change of use from a public charter school to a private school. But the most hotly debated topic was the traffic that would be generated by drivers dropping off students in this residential area. To address concerns, North said, the school will change its start time from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and have an employee in place directing traffic
from 8 to 9, as well as 30 minutes before and after the schoolâ€™s 3:30 p.m. closing time. North will also advise drivers dropping off students to use the alley behind the school, which is one-way northbound, if they canâ€™t find parking in front of the church or school on 16th Street. Commissioner Joe Maloney said using the alley is not a solution. â€œAlleys are not maintained to handle a lot of vehicular traffic,â€? he said. When Maloney asked North if she has contacted residents abutting the alley, she said, â€œIâ€™ve been trying.
Itâ€™s hard to get them because theyâ€™re not there when weâ€™re there.â€? â€œI just hope you let your neighbors know,â€? he said. The Rev. Yvonne Mercer-Staten of Simpson-Hamline United Methodist Church also said there will be an upcoming open house for neighbors to learn about the new school. But residents living nearby also pressed North and Mercer-Staten to actively reach out to the neighbors, especially those abutting the alley. The school hopes to be in place this fall, with up to 120 students and 10 staff members.
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neighborhood commission: â€œAmerican University will not participate in any ANC meeting until adequate assurance is provided that Mr. Slowinski will not be present.â€? University spokesperson Camille Lepre wrote in an email that the school and its neighbors must â€œensure that we have constructive discourse and a safe environment for discussion and debate.â€? Regarding the decision to not attend meetings with
Slowinski, she added: â€œWe want to make sure AU employees are not put in harmâ€™s way.â€? But neighborhood commission chair Gayle Trotter wasnâ€™t convinced. â€œWell, life is risky, but we all make calculated decisions based on risk versus return,â€? she said, â€œand I think that American University in not participating in meetings faces the risk of not being able to work together with the community.â€? The commission has no plans to take action against Slowinski in connection to the incident, she said.
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was met with widespread public opposition, and it has since been abandoned. The latest proposal does include provisions to foster school diversity, which could prove tricky to balance with a focus on neighborhood schools. The plan would set aside 10 percent of seats for out-of-boundary students, starting in the fall of 2015 for elementary schools and later applying to sixth-grade seats at middle schools and ninth-grade seats in high schools. By that same school year, schools with low numbers of at-risk students would begin to give at-risk out-of-boundary students priority in their lotteries. By the fall of 2018, sixth and ninth grades would set aside an additional 10 percent seats for out-of-boundary students. The new plan would also have a series of specific effects on the boundaries of Northwest schools, though there would be a phased-in approach that would limit the immediate effects for current students. The Crestwood and 16th Street
Heights neighborhoods would lose rights to Deal Middle and Wilson High. Although there would be grandfathering provisions, these neighborhoods ultimately would feed MacFarland Middle, a closed facility proposed to be reopened, and Roosevelt High. Meanwhile, Shepherd Elementary, now in-boundary for Deal but not for Wilson, would be an official feeder school for both. Overcrowded Murch Elementary would give up an area north of Military Road to Lafayette Elementary. Also, a portion of the current Murch area north of Albemarle Street would be moved into Hearst Elementaryâ€™s territory. Officials dropped plans to shift an area near Janney Elementary to the less convenient Hearst. Eaton Elementary would lose its right to Deal and feed into Hardy Middle exclusively, a proposal that drew opposition Monday night from the Cleveland Park advisory neighborhood commission. As in the earlier proposals, Burleith would shift from Stoddert Elementary to Hyde-Addison Elementary, an idea that Burleithâ€™s advisory
neighborhood commission opposes. The revised plan would send Foxhall Village students to Hyde-Addison, but other areas near the Georgetown Reservoir would continued to attend Key Elementary. Matthew Frumin, a Tenleytown advisory neighborhood commissioner who serves on the deputy mayorâ€™s advisory committee, said many families in feeder patterns for Wilson and Deal are likely to be relieved by the latest proposal. But he stressed that â€œthe long-term sustainability of any feeder pattern will turn on the success of feeder patterns across the city.â€? A public meeting about how the latest proposals would affect schools in Northwest â€” particularly Coolidge, Roosevelt and Wilson â€” will be held tomorrow, June 19, at Takoma Education Campus, at 7010 Piney Branch Road NW. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. The D.C. Council Education Committee will hear testimony about the subject of school boundaries more broadly on June 26, beginning at 9 a.m.
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Wednesday june 18 Concerts â– The summertime Harbour Nights concert series will present singer-songwriter Paul Pfau. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Washington Harbour, 3050 K St. NW. 202-295-5007. â– The U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants will present â€œYouâ€™re a Grand Old Flag.â€? 8 p.m. Free. Sylvan Theater, Washington Monument Grounds, 15th Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-767-5658. â– The Marine Bandâ€™s contemporary ensemble Free Country will perform. 8 p.m. Free. West Terrace, U.S. Capitol. 202433-4011. â– A singer-songwriter showcase will feature Hugh Trimble, Andrea Pais and Michael Mattice. 8 p.m. Free. Gypsy Sallyâ€™s Vinyl Lounge, 3401 K St. NW. gypsysallys.com. Discussions and lectures â– Author Michael Lasser will discuss â€œâ€˜Smile the While You Kiss Me Sad Adieuâ€™:
The Songs of World War I,â€? about changing attitudes between 1914 and 1917 as reflected in the music of the time. A book signing will follow. 6 to 7:30 p.m. $15. President Woodrow Wilson House, 2340 S St. NW. woodrowwilsonhouse.org/events. â– Randall C. Jimerson will discuss his book â€œShattered Glass in Birmingham: My Familyâ€™s Fight for Civil Rights 1961-1964.â€? 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free. Langston Room, Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202387-7638. â– Steve Forbes will discuss his book â€œMoney: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy â€” and What We Can Do About It.â€? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Films â– A â€œPride Month Film Screeningâ€? will feature Dee Reesâ€™ 2011 film â€œPariah,â€? about a Brooklyn teenager juggling conflicting identities. 6 p.m. Free. Takoma Park Library, 416 Cedar St. NW. 202-576-7252. â– The Japan Information and Culture Center will present Takashi Yamazakiâ€™s
2012 film â€œAlways â€” Sunset on Third Street â€” 3.â€? 6:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Japan Information and Culture Center, 1150 18th St. NW. www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/jicc. â– The â€œVoices on Palestineâ€? summer film series will feature Maryanne Zehillâ€™s â€œLa VallĂŠe des Armes (The Valley of Tears).â€? 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. The Jerusalem Fund, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-1958. â– The NoMa Summer Screen outdoor movie series will feature the 2009 animated film â€œUp.â€? 7 p.m. Free. Loree Grand Field, 2nd and L streets NE. nomabid.org/noma-summer-screen. â– The French CinĂŠmathĂ¨que series will feature Catherine Breillatâ€™s film â€œAbuse of Weakness.â€? 8 p.m. $8.50 to $11.50. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000. â– The U Street Neighborhood Associationâ€™s fifth annual movie series Harrison Field Under the Stars will feature Kevin MacDonaldâ€™s 2012 film â€œMarley,â€? about international star Bob Marley. Sundown. Free. Harrison Recreation Center, 1300 V St. NW. facebook.com/ustreetmovieseries. Performances â– YoungArts@KennedyCenter will present alumni Dan Mitra, Ernest Baker, Garrett Coleman, Dave Eggar and Mark Whitfield Jr. performing dance solos and a collaborative work spanning hip-hop, tap and Irish step dance. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â– Dumbarton House and the Picnic Theatre Company will present a garden performance of Langdon Mitchellâ€™s â€œThe New York Idea,â€? an American social comedy of manners. Grounds open at 6 p.m.; performance at 7 p.m. $12; reservations required. Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. dumbartonhouse.org/events. The event will repeat Thursday. Sporting event â– The Washington Nationals will play the Houston Astros. 7:05 p.m. $10 to $90. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 888-632-6287. Thursday, June 19
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Thursday june 19 Childrenâ€™s program â– A workshop will focus on building a marshmallow catapult, followed by a scientific test to see how far the marshmallows will fly depending on various testing conditions (for ages 7 through 12). 4 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202727-0232. Concerts â– The â€œLive! on Woodrow Wilson Plazaâ€? performance series will feature jazz guitarist Ronnie Smith. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1300. â– Cathedra will present music for a cappella choir by Howells and other composers. 12:10 p.m. Free. West Garden Court, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-8426941. â– The â€œTake 5! Jazz Concertâ€? series will feature pianist, composer and arranger Noble Jolley, saxophonist Elijah Jamal Balbed, trumpeter John Williams II and bass player Romeir Mendez. 5 to 8 p.m. Free. Kogod Courtyard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and G streets NW. 202633-1000. â– YoungArts@KennedyCenter and the National Symphony Orchestra will present
Thursday, june 19 â– Childrenâ€™s program: â€œUno, Dos, Tres con AndrĂŠsâ€? will offer a chance to sing, shake and sound our rhythms while trying regional Latin dances and practicing Spanish words (for ages 5 and younger). 2 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-7271225. violinist Rhea Chung, cellist Daniel Tavani, pianist Nicholas Biniaz-Harris and cellist Peter Eom performing works by Sibelius, Elgar, Barber and DvorĂĄk. 6 p.m. Free. Concert Hall, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. â– Alison Hinds, the Queen of Soca, will perform. 6:30 p.m. Free. Iglesias Auditorium, Inter-American Development Bank, 1330 New York Ave. NW. 202-623-1410. â– â€œArts on 8th,â€? presented by Dance Place and Monroe Street Market, will feature Polvo and Scree performing jazz. 6:30 p.m. Free. Arts Plaza, 8th and Monroe streets NE. 202-269-1600. â– Sak Tzevul, popular practitioners of Mexican indigenous rock, will perform. 7 p.m. Free; reservations required. Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th St. NW. instituteofmexicodc.org. â– Singer-songwriter and guitarist Griffin House will perform. 7:30 p.m. $15 to $20. The Hamilton, 600 14th St. NW. 202-7871000. â– The Marine Bandâ€™s contemporary ensemble Free Country will perform works. 8 p.m. Free. West Terrace, U.S. Capitol. 202-433-4011. â– Singer-songwriter Heather Maloney and indie folk quartet Darlingside will perform. 8 p.m. $12 to $15. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-987-6487. Demonstration â– Writer Adrienne Cook and nutritionist Danielle Cook will showcase new ideas for summer salads. Noon and 12:45 p.m. Free. Conservatory Garden Court, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. The program will repeat June 25 at noon and 12:45 p.m. Discussions and lectures â– The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at American University will present a talk on â€œThe Two Sudans: A History of Conflict, Prospects for Peaceâ€? by Linda Bishai, senior program officer in the Center for Middle East and Africa at the U.S. Institute of Peace. 10 to 11:50 a.m. Free. Abramson Family Recital Hall, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-895-4860. â– Beth Baker, a freelance journalist and features editor of BioScience, will discuss her book â€œWith a Little Help From Our
Friends â€” Creating Community as We Grow Older.â€? Luncheon at 12:15 p.m.; program at 1 p.m. $10 to $30. Womanâ€™s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363. â– Charles Montgomery will discuss his book â€œHappy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design.â€? 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-2722448. â– Carol Joyntâ€™s Q&A Cafe series â€” now in its 13th year â€” will feature Thom Loverro and Kevin Sheehan, hosts of ESPN 980â€™s â€œThe Sports Fix.â€? 3 p.m. $25. The George Town Club, 1530 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202333-9330. â– William M. Fowler Jr., professor of history at Northeastern University, will discuss â€œThe U.S. Navy During the War of 1812.â€? 6 p.m. Free. Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040. â– Best-selling author Kyung-sook Shin will discuss her novel â€œIâ€™ll Be Right Thereâ€? and the stories that inspire her work. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Korean Cultural Center, 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW. KoreaCultureDC.org. â– The Washington Project for the Arts will present â€œWorking With Galleries,â€? featuring George Hemphill of Hemphill Fine Arts and Amy Eva Raehse of Goya Contemporary & Goya-Girl Press. 6 to 7:30 p.m. $10; free for members. Reservations required. Lounge, Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I St. SE. 202-234-7103, ext. 2. â– Marion Barry, the four-time D.C. mayor and the current Ward 8 D.C. Council member, will discuss his book â€œMayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.â€? at a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute. 6:30 p.m. $5 to $10; reservations required. National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. press.org/speakers. â– Beau Willimon, creator, showrunner and executive producer of â€œHouse of Cards,â€? will discuss the popular Netflix series in conversation with New York Times culture reporter David Carr. 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. $25 to $30. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. â– Mark Horowitz, a senior music specialist at the Library of Congress and a leading authority on Stephen Sondheim, will discuss â€œCelebrating Sondheim!â€? 6:45 to 9 p.m. $30 to $42. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-6333030. â– Michael Smerconish will discuss his book â€œTalk.â€? 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202364-1919. â– Dr. Neal Barnard, president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, will discuss â€œHealthy Approaches to Weight Control and Reversing Diabetes.â€? 7 p.m. Free. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-282-3080. â– Victor Zabielski, professor and assistant dean of geology at Northern Virginia Community College, will discuss â€œResponding to Cataclysms & Climate Change.â€? 7 p.m. Free. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. â– â€œJazz in the USA: On the 60th Anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festivalâ€? will feature panelists George Wein, the music eventâ€™s founder; Dan Morgenstern, author, archivist and National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master; and Jonathan Batiste and Christian McBride, jazz musicians. Film clips of the 1960 festival will complement the discussion. 7 p.m. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives BuildSee events/Page 17
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Events Entertainment Continued From Page 16 ing, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. ■ Experienced career mentor Joe Ryan will lead a support group for job seekers. 7 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. firstname.lastname@example.org. ■ The Classics Book Group will discussion “The Hours” by Michael Cunningham. 7 p.m. Free. Barnes & Noble, 555 12th St. NW. 202-347-0176. ■ The Georgetown Book Club will discuss Edith Wharton’s novel “The House of Mirth.” 7:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. Films ■ George Wein, founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, will introduce a screening of Bert Stern’s 1958 film “Jazz on a Summer’s Day,” about that year’s festival starring Louis Armstrong, Anita O’Day, Mahalia Jackson and Thelonious Monk. Noon. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. ■ The National Gallery of Art will present the 2010 documentary “Vincent Scully: Art Historian Among Architects.” 12:30 p.m. Free. West Building Lecture Hall, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. The film will be shown again Friday at 12:30 p.m. ■ The Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library will present a horror film series. 6 p.m. Free. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288. ■ The AFI Docs film festival will feature Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman’s 2014 film “E-Team,” about Human Rights Watch’s specially trained Emergencies Team sent to the front lines of Syria and Libya to document human rights abuses and capture the world’s attention. 7 p.m. $14. McEvoy Auditorium, National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. afi.com/afidocs. The festival will continue through Sunday at various venues. ■ DC Moving Pictures will present Edgar G. Ulmer’s classic 1945 film noir “Detour.” A discussion will follow. 7 p.m. Free. Large meeting room, Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3122. ■ The group Friends of Mitchell Park will kick off its summertime “Films in the Field” series with a screening of the 2002 movie “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” (rescheduled from June 12 due to rain). 8:30 p.m. Free. Mitchell Park, 23rd and S streets NW. 202-265-4778. The series will continue July 10 and Aug. 14. ■ “Canal Park Thursday Movies: It’s a Whole New Ballgame” will feature “Dodgeball.” Sundown. Free. Canal Park, 200 M St. SE. capitolriverfront.org. Performance ■ Wolf Trap Opera Company will present “Vocal Colors: A Musical Exploration of Visual Art,” featuring soprano Tracy Cox and tenor Robert Watson responding to the exhibit “Made in the USA.” 6:30 p.m. $8 to $20; reservations required. Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW. phillipscollection.org/events. Special events ■ “Juneteenth 2014 Celebration,” a multimedia event presented by members of the Aspiring Writers Circle and D.C. Public Library staff members, will feature original works and letters from slaves that evoke the strength, courage and freedom that Juneteenth represents. 6:30 p.m.
Free. Room A-5, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-7270321. ■ The monthly “History & Hops” event will feature Adroit Theory and three of the Loudoun County craft brewery’s beers. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $30. Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW. heurichhouse.org. Sporting event ■ The Washington Nationals will play the Atlanta Braves. 7:05 p.m. $10 to $90. Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. 888-632-6287. The series will continue Friday at 7:05 p.m., Saturday at 7:15 p.m. and Sunday at 1:35 p.m. Tour ■ U.S. Botanic Garden deputy executive director Ari Novy will present “Amber Waves of Grain: An Overview Tour.” 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Free; reservations required. Meet on the terrace in front of the Conservatory, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. Friday, June 20
Friday june 20 Concerts ■ The “Live! on Woodrow Wilson Plaza” series will feature the Nightwork Band performing roots rock. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1300. ■ Speakers of the House will perform old school funk, boogaloo and rock as part of the 14th season of “Jazz in the Garden” concerts. 5 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Sculpture Garden, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-7374215. ■ The Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus — featuring young women from young women from Cambodia, China, Congo, El Salvador, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Vietnam, British West Indies and Zambia, along with children whose families have been in the U.S. for generations — will perform in honor of World Refugee Day. Actress Kat Graham will make opening remarks. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202467-4600. ■ The Friday Night Concert Series will feature Sin Miedo performing Latin salsa. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. The Yards Park, 355 Water St. SE. capitolriverfront.org. ■ The Kreeger Museum’s June Chamber Festival will feature the American Chamber Players performing works by Mozart, W.F. Bach, Foote, Raimi and Tchaikovsky. 7:30 p.m. $30 to $35. Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Road NW. 202-338-3552. ■ The U.S. Army Concert Band will perform symphonic blockbusters from Tchaikovsky, Copland and Sousa as part of the “Sunsets With a Soundtrack” concert series. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol. usarmyband.com. ■ “Baroque Bonanza” — a three-part concert series featuring chamber music on period instruments — will present Modern Musick and Kleine Kammermusik performing works by C.P.E. Bach, Boyce, Fasch, Telemann and Zelenka. 8 p.m. $15 to $25. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. ensemblegaudior.com. The series will continue Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. ■ Miss Tess and the Talkbacks will perform. 9 p.m. $15 to $18. Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW. gypsysallys.com.
Exhibit highlights ‘Vanished Birds’ “Once There Were Billions: Vanished Birds of North America,” featuring specimens and illustrations of extinct North American birds like the passenger
On exHibiT pigeon, great auk, Carolina parakeet and heath hen, will open Tuesday at the national Museum of natural History and continue through October 2015. Located at 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, the museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 202633-1000. ■ Coldwell Banker’s art gallery, Art 17, will open an exhibit of diverse works by Shaw artist Brian Petro with a reception tomorrow from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Made between 1996 and 2014, the works will remain on view for three weeks. Located at 1606 17th St. NW, the gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 202-387-6180. ■ “Form, Light, Line: Architecture in Print,” a group show of 19 printmakers spanning more than 90 years of creative expression, will open Friday with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Old Print Gallery. The exhibit will continue through Sept. 13. Located at 1220 31st St. NW, the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:20 p.m. 202-9651818. ■ Gypsy Sally’s Vinyl Lounge will present My Brother’s Keeper performing a mix of folk, bluegrass and gospel. 9 p.m. Free. Gypsy Sally’s Vinyl Lounge, 3401 K St. NW. gypsysallys.com. Discussions and lectures ■ Biochemist and U.S. Botanic Garden
■ “Pictures of the Year,” showcasing news images from last year entered into the Pictures of the Year International photojournalism contest, opened recently at the newseum, where it will continue through Sept. 1. Located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, the museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission costs $22.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors and $13.95 for ages 7 through 18; it is free for ages 6 and younger. 888-6397386. ■ “Cartier: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Dazzling Gems,” featuring jewelry that highlights the long-standing relationship between the noted jeweler and the wealthy breakfast-cereal heiress, opened recently at Hillwood estate, Museum and Gardens, where it will continue through Dec. 31. Located at 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and selected Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission costs $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for students and $5 for ages 6 to 18; it is free for ages 5 and younger. 202-686-5807. ■ “An American in London: Whistler and the Thames,” presenting more than 70 paintings, prints, drawings, watercolors and pastels from the time American expatriate artist James McNeill Whistler spent in London, opened recently at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and will
volunteer Beth Burrous will discuss “What Science Says About GMO Foods.” Noon to 1 p.m. Free; reservations required. Conservatory Classroom, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. ■ Society of the Cincinnati library assistant Alexis Yorczyk will discuss how children learned about the Revolutionary War
The national Museum of natural History exhibit features species such as ectopistes migratorius, the passenger pigeon. continue through Aug. 17. Located at 1050 Independence Ave. SW, the gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 202-633-1000. ■ “Images of the Great War: The European Offensives — 1914-1916,” featuring World War I prints and drawings from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection at the Brown University Library, opened recently at the President Woodrow Wilson House and will continue through Aug. 10. Located at 2340 S St. NW, the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission, which includes a guided tour, costs $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students; it is free for visitors 11 and younger. 202-387-4062. in their 18th- and 19th-century textbooks. 12:30 p.m. Free. Society of the Cincinnati, Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040. ■ Lisa See will discuss her novel “China Dolls.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202See events/Page 18
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Continued From Page 17 364-1919. â– Politics and Prose will present a talk by Sam Miller and Jason Wojciechowski on their book â€œBaseball Prospectus: The Essential Guide to the 2014 Season.â€? 7 p.m. Free. Boiler Room, Jakeâ€™s Bar and Grille, 5018 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202364-1919. â– â€œLetâ€™s Talk Les Bleus: A World Cup Discussionâ€? â€” about French attitudes toward soccer and the French national team â€” will feature historian Lindsay Krasnoff, Washington Post social media editor for sports Cindy Boren, Alliance FranĂ§aise de Washington director of cultural programming Sylvain Cornevaux and Washington Post online columnist Clinton Yates. 7 p.m. $8 to $12. Alliance FranĂ§aise de Washington, 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW. francedc.org. Films â– The National Archives will present â€œSwing: Pure Pleasure,â€? the fifth episode of Ken Burnsâ€™ documentary â€œJazz: A Film.â€? Noon. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202357-5000. â– The 2014 AFI Docs Guggenheim Symposium will honor Alex Gibney, director of 2007â€™s â€œTaxi to the Dark Sideâ€? and 2005â€™s â€œEnron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.â€? The symposium will feature excerpts from the Academy Award winnerâ€™s work and a discussion of his career. 6 p.m. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. â– The â€œVoices on Palestineâ€? summer film series will feature Abdallah Omeishâ€™s â€œThe War Around Us.â€? 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. The Jerusalem Fund, 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-3381958. â– The Golden Cinema Series will feature â€œLegally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde.â€? 7:30 p.m. Free. Farragut Square Park, Connecticut Avenue and K Street NW. goldentriangledc.com. Performance â– Korea National University of the Arts will present the K-Arts Dance Company in a mixed repertory program. 7:30 p.m. Free; tickets distributed in the States Gallery
Events Entertainment lobby beginning at 5:30 p.m. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. Special event â– U.S. Botanic Garden plant health care specialist Jim Willmott and U.S. Botanic Garden deputy executive director Ari Novy will share the wonders of what bees, butterflies and other pollinators bring to the garden, and then attendees will help them release selected butterflies into the Butterfly Garden. 10:30 a.m. and noon. Free. Butterfly Garden, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-2258333. Saturday, June 21
Saturday june 21 Childrenâ€™s programs â– â€œSaturday Morning at the Nationalâ€? will present Uncle Devin using percussion to introduce families to jazz, funk, reggae, hip-hop and Latin beats. 9:30 and 11 a.m. Free; tickets distributed 30 minutes before the screening. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-3372. â– A park ranger will explore Rock Creek Parkâ€™s unique plants and animals through arts and crafts. 11 a.m. to noon. Free. Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW. 202-895-6070. â– The National Gallery of Art will present â€œGetting to Know Degas and Cassatt,â€? featuring two films about Edgar Degas and Mary Cassatt based on Mike Venezlaâ€™s â€œGetting to Know the Worldâ€™s Greatest Artistsâ€? books (for ages 4 and older). 11 a.m. Free. West Building Lecture Hall, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. The films will be shown again Sunday at 1 p.m. â– The National Gallery of Art will present Richard Mozerâ€™s 1999 film â€œMary Cassatt: American Impressionistâ€? (for ages 8 and older). Noon. Free. West Building Lecture Hall, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-7374215. â– Children will hear a story about Mark Twain and then create a special piece of art inspired by his life and accomplishments. 1 to 4 p.m. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. 202-6331000. The program will repeat Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. â– A park ranger will lead a scavenger hunt through Montrose Park. 3 p.m. Free. Montrose Park Playground, R Street near
Saturday, june 21 â– Film: The group Friends of Rose Park will open its 2014 summer family movie series with the 2013 animated musical â€œFrozen.â€? 8 p.m. Free. Rose Park, 26th and O streets NW. roseparkdc.org.
Avon Place NW. 202-895-6070. â– Faber-Castell artist Franz Spohn will lead a creative class on how to make an animal mask (for ages 3 and older), at 3 p.m.; and how to make a pop-up card (for ages 7 and older), at 3:30 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Barstons Childâ€™s Play, 5536 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-2443602. Classes and workshops â– Art therapist Rebecca Wilkinson will lead a workshop on â€œReducing Stress: How to Feel Happier and Increase Well-Being.â€? 10 to 11:30 a.m. Free; reservations suggested. Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-352-5225. â– Lawrence E. Butler, professor of medieval and Islamic art at George Mason University, will lead a seminar on â€œGlittering in the Sun: Sicilyâ€™s Historic Treasures.â€? 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $87 to $130. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. â– The Glover Park Village will present a weekly â€œTai Chi for Beginnersâ€? class led by Geri Grey. 11 a.m. to noon. Free. Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St. NW. email@example.com. â– Yoga Activist will present a class for
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beginners. 11 a.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. â– Russian artist and lecturer Marina Forbes will present a workshop on the rich Russian folk tradition of wooden nested doll painting, known as matryoshka. 1 to 4 p.m. $35; $10 per additional family member. Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 4001 17th St. NW. firstname.lastname@example.org. â– Bahman Aryana of Rondezvous Tango will lead a class on the Argentine Tango. 2:30 p.m. Free. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202727-0321. Concerts â– The Alliance FranĂ§aise de Washington, Sofitel and Art Soiree will kick off â€œFĂŞte de la Musique 2014â€? with childrenâ€™s activities, musical storytelling, and Beauty and the Beatz DJ. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square, 806 15th St. NW. francedc.org. â– The group CantarĂŠ will perform Latin American song selections in Spanish and Portuguese and introduce instruments from the indigenous, African and European traditions of Latin American music. 3:30 p.m. Free. Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library, 7420 Georgia Ave. NW. 202541-6100. â– The Adams Morgan Summer Concert Series will feature the band Clarence Buffalo. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. Public plaza in front of BB&T Bank at Columbia Road, Adams Mills Road and 16th Street NW. 202-9970783. â– YoungArts@KennedyCenter will present violinist Caroline Campbell and jazz pianist Taylor Eigsti in a recital of popular film music and original arrangements. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â– The Alliance FranĂ§aise de Washington, Sofitel and Art Soiree will host â€œFĂŞte de la Musique 2014,â€? featuring a night of music from nearly every genre with performances by Julie O., Natalie Jean, Micheline Ewang, The Mellish, Color School, Light Arms, Honest Haloway and Thursday People. 6 p.m. to midnight. $15 to $30. Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square, 806 15th St. NW. francedc.org. â– Lynda Carter will present her new cabaret show â€œThe Time of My Life.â€? 7:30 p.m. $25 to $65. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â– â€œBaroque Bonanzaâ€? â€” a three-part concert series featuring chamber music on period instruments â€” will present Ensemble Gaudior and the Friends of Fasch performing works by J.C. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Graun, Dornel and Boismortier on period instruments. 8 p.m. $15 to $25. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. ensemblegaudior.com. â– Ruthie and the Wranglers (shown) will celebrate â€œ25 Years of Wrangler Twang!â€? on a double bill with the Bumper Jacksons. 9 p.m. $12 to $15. Gypsy Sallyâ€™s, 3401 K St. NW. gypsysallys.com. Discussions and lectures â– The Middle East Cafe will feature a book talk by Nafessa Syeed and Rahilla Zafar, authors of â€œArab Women Rising: 35
Entrepreneurs Making a Difference in the Arab World.â€? 9:30 to 11 a.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227. â– Lauren Francis-Sharma will discuss her novel â€œâ€™Til the Well Runs Dry,â€? at 1 p.m.; contributors to the second issue of the Politics and Prose journal â€œDistrict Linesâ€? will discuss their work and the local literary scene, at 3:30 p.m.; and Lisa Howorth will discuss her novel â€œFlying Shoes,â€? at 6 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3641919. â– Luis Carlos MontalvĂĄn, author of â€œUntil Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him,â€? will discuss his new book â€œTuesday Tucks Me In.â€? 2 p.m. Free. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3122. â– Michelle Nanouche, a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing, will discuss â€œFinding God, Finding Health.â€? 3 p.m. Free. Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, 5510 16th St. NW. 202-726-6776. â– Artist Bill Newman will discuss his photographs, photorealist paintings and sculptures. 4 p.m. Free. American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1300. Festivals â– Safewayâ€™s 22nd annual National Capital Barbecue Battle, benefiting DC Childrenâ€™s Charities and the Capital Area Food Bank, will feature cooking demonstrations, musical performances and Americaâ€™s Only National Barbecue Championship. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. $12 to $15; free for ages 12 and younger. Pennsylvania Avenue between 9th and 14th streets NW. bbqindc.com. The festival will continue Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. â– St. Paulâ€™s Episcopal Churchâ€™s annual Strawberry Festival will feature fresh strawberries, strawberry shortcake dessert, picnic food, baked goods, jewelry and plants available for sale. The event will also include entertainment, a moon bounce, field games, face painting, a scavenger hunt and tours of historic Rock Creek Cemetery. 4 to 8 p.m. Free admission. St. Paulâ€™s Episcopal Church, Rock Creek Parish, Rock Creek Church Road and Webster Street NW. 202-726-2080. Films â– The National Gallery of Art will present Oeke Hoogendijkâ€™s 2013 film â€œThe New Rejksmuseum,â€? about the extensive and often contentious process of renovating Amsterdamâ€™s fabled museum. 1 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. â– A summertime â€œPrideâ€? film series will feature Jamie Babbitâ€™s 1999 satire about a high school cheerleader who is sent by her parents to a deprogramming camp for teens with homosexual tendencies. 2 p.m. Free. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3122. â– A summertime science fiction film series will feature a 1971 film about a deadly alien virus that comes to New Mexico on a space satellite. 2 p.m. Free. TenleyFriendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. Performances â– The In Series will present Verdiâ€™s â€œLa Traviata.â€? 3 p.m. $22 to $44. GALA Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 202-204-7760. The performance will repeat June 23 at 7:30 p.m. and June 28 at 8 p.m. See events/Page 19
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Events Entertainment Continued From Page 18 â– Contemporary dance artists Nick Bryson and Sharon Mansur will present â€œInsert [ ] Here, an evening of site-situated performance,â€? featuring guest artists Daniel Burkholder and Naoko Maeshiba. 6:30 and 8 p.m. $15 to $25. Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. 202-269-1600. The performance will repeat Sunday at 5:30 and 7 p.m. Reading â– In honor of the summer solstice, the Georgetown Library will host a participatory reading of the first three acts of William Shakespeareâ€™s classic romantic comedy â€œA Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dream.â€? 2 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202727-0232. Special events â– â€œWashington Fit Fest: A Day of Wellness for Washington Womenâ€? will feature fitness classes, health and nutrition workshops and running clinics. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $25 to $30. Bender Arena, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. washingtonian.com/tickets/fitfest/index. php. â– The D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development and the Greater Washington Urban League will host the sixth annual DC Housing Expo and Home Show with information on home purchase assistance, financial literacy, new affordable housing developments, energy-efficient products, and decorating and remodeling ideas. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. dhcd.dc.gov. â– â€œInti Raymi â€” Festival of the Sun,â€? a celebration of the winter solstice found in many Andean cultures, will feature music and dance performances, childrenâ€™s activities and cultural programs. 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. National Museum of the American Indian, 4th Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-1000. â– A Dupont Circle Community Solstice Celebration will feature a yoga class for all levels, at 4 p.m.; and a community event with food, fellowship, childrenâ€™s activities and the commissioning of a new beehive, at 7 p.m. Free. Sacred Greens Urban Garden, Church of the Pilgrims, 2201 P St. NW. churchofthepilgrims.org. â– The Institute for Spiritual Development will celebrate the first day of summer and the sunâ€™s light and energy at a solstice service combining ancient rituals and a contemporary spiritual message. 7:30 p.m. Free. Institute for Spiritual Development, 5419 Sherier Place NW. isd-dc.org. â– â€œExploring the Skyâ€? will offer a chance to observe Mars, Saturn and other space objects through telescopes. 9 to 10 p.m. Free. Military Field, Military and Glover roads NW. 202-895-6070. Sporting event â– Volkswagen Rallycross DC, the third round of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross Series, will feature competitive racing, live music, food, entertainment, and driver Q&A and autograph sessions. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. $20 to $149. RFK Stadium Festival Grounds, 2400 East Capitol St. SE. 800-745-3000. The event will continue Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tour â– Washington Walks will present a walking tour about the history of the U Street corridor. 11 a.m. $15. Meet outside the 13th Street exit to the U Street/Cardo-
zo Metro station. washingtonwalks.com. Sunday, June 22 Sunday june 22 Childrenâ€™s program â– The National Gallery of Art will present Richard Mozerâ€™s 1999 film â€œDegas and the Dancerâ€? (for ages 8 and older). Noon. Free. West Building Lecture Hall, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. Concerts â– Pianists Faith Giajo, Michelle Richardson, Haley Vaseghi and Mauricio FernĂĄndez Picado will present an allChopin concert. 3 p.m. Free. Church of the Holy City, 1611 16th St. NW. churchoftheholycitydc.org. â– Special Consensus and Hollertown will present a bluegrass matinee. 4 p.m. $10 to $12. Gypsy Sallyâ€™s, 3401 K St. NW. gypsysallys.com. â– YoungArts@KennedyCenter will present the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts singing soulful works with King Pony, a band of YoungArts alumni. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-4674600. â– French classical pianist and conductor Philippe Entremont will perform. 6:30 p.m. Free. West Garden Court, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-842-6941. â– Cathedral Choral Society music director J. Reilly Lewis and organist Todd Fickley will lead a singalong of Brahmsâ€™ â€œA German Requiem.â€? 7:30 p.m. $10. Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. 202-537-2228. â– â€œAmericaâ€™s Heritage Salute via Our Voices: Music of the Past, Today & Tomorrowâ€? will feature the 105 Voices of History National Choir, Orchestra, and Jazz Band performing jazz, choral and gospel music from the civil rights period, including favorites of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 7:30 p.m. $105 to $125. Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â– â€œBaroque Bonanzaâ€? â€” a three-part concert series featuring chamber music on period instruments â€” will present ArcoVoce and Sarabande performing works by Philidor, Schickhardt, Lully, La Guerre and Scarlatti on period instruments. 8 p.m. $15 to $25. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. ensemblegaudior.com. Discussions and lectures â– The Summer Connections series will feature a conversation with the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, vicar of Washington National Cathedral. 10:10 to 11 a.m. Free. Great Choir, Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. nationalcathedral.org. â– Ken Silverstein will discuss his book â€œThe Secret World of Oil,â€? at 1 p.m.; and Morowa YejidĂŠ will discuss her novel â€œTime of the Locust,â€? at 5 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202364-1919. â– Maurice Jackson will discuss his book â€œObsessed & Other Short Stories.â€? 5 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227. Films â– The National Gallery of Art will present Dino Risiâ€™s 1962 film â€œIl Sorpasso,â€? about two womenâ€™s wildly reckless ride in a Lancia Aurelia convertible from Rome to rural southern Italy. 4:30 p.m. Free. East Building Auditorium, National Gallery of Art, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. â– Sixth & I Historic Synagogue will
Off-Broadway hit comes to D.C. Shakespeare Theatre Company will host Michael Urie in â€œBuyer & Cellarâ€? June 20 through 29 at Sidney Harman Hall. Urie reprises the role he originated in the hit off-Broadway show written by
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is located at 610 F St. NW. 202-5471122; shakespearetheatre.org. â– The fifth annual DC black Theatre Festival will kick off June 20 and 21 with Broadway star Chester Gregoryâ€™s new one-man show â€œThe Eve of Jackie,â€? about the late entertainer Jackie Wilson. The festival will continue at various venues through June 29. Other featured shows include Brian Englandâ€™s original play â€œShe Still Dreams,â€? about a woman lost in loss and life; Patrice Cassedyâ€™s â€œDetroit Blues,â€? about the human cost of Americaâ€™s racial prejudice; and Jacqueline Hudson Thomasâ€™ â€œThe Eagle Stirs Her Next,â€? about a man whose desire for prosperity jeopardizes his familyâ€™s unity. Tickets for â€œThe Eve of Jackieâ€? at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) Theater at 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE cost $25 to $45; prices
tour of the Brightwood area, focusing on Confederate and Union sites associated with the Battle of Fort Stevens. 10 a.m. Free. Meet at Fort Stevens, 13th and Quackenbos streets NW. 202-895-6070. â– A slide show and outdoor tour will focus on the Washington National Cathedralâ€™s gargoyles and grotesques. 2 p.m. $6 to $15. Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. nationalcathedral.org. Monday, June 23 Monday june 23 Childrenâ€™s program â– â€œReptiles Alive!â€? will feature snake secrets, lizard stories and turtle tales (for ages 5 through 12). 5 p.m. Free. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-2431188. Concerts â– The â€œLive! on Woodrow Wilson Plazaâ€? performance series will feature Mike Leverone performing rock music. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1300. â– YoungArts@KennedyCenter will present flamenco dance star Alice Blumenfeld exploring the varied facets of flamenco and dance music accompanied by Hector JosĂŠ Marquez on vocals, Ricardo Marlow on guitar and Behzad Habibzai on percussion. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. â– Capital Fringe will present â€œMusic in the Library,â€? a series of acoustic concerts
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Tuesday june 24 Children’s programs ■ Blue Sky Puppet Theatre will present an interactive show featuring Rufus and his adventures in class with Dr. Science. 1:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. ■ Juggler Nicolo Whimsey will present an act that combines juggling, storytelling, poetry, music, comedy, character acting and audience participation (for ages 5 through 12). 3 p.m. Free. Palisades Library, 4901 V St. NW. 202-282-3139. Class ■ The Georgetown Library will present its “Take an Om Break” lunch-hour yoga series. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Free; reservations suggested. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. email@example.com. The class will repeat Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. Concerts ■ The “Live! on Woodrow Wilson Plaza”
series will feature the Soul Messengerz performing gospel music. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1300. ■ The Tuesday Concert Series will feature the early music vocal ensemble Magnificat. 12:10 p.m. Free. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635. ■ As part of the DC Jazz Festival, bassist, composer and arranger Cheikh Ndoye will celebrate his West African roots and American influences with a concert of jazz and world music. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ The U.S. Navy Band will perform as part of the “Concert on the Avenue” series. 7:30 p.m. Free. U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. navyband.navy.mil. ■ New Dominion Chorale’s “Washington Summer Sings!” — a series of group singalongs of major choral works — will feature choral excerpts from Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” conducted by Robert Shafer, artistic director of the City Choir of Washington and director of choral activities at Shenandoah Conservatory. 7:30 p.m. $10 to $12. Western Presbyterian Church, 2401 Virginia Ave. NW. newdominion.org. ■ The U.S. Air Force Band’s Air Force Strings will perform. 8 p.m. Free. West Steps, U.S. Capitol. 202-767-5658. ■ Gypsy Sally’s Vinyl Lounge will host its weekly open mic show. 8 p.m. Free. Gypsy Sally’s Vinyl Lounge, 3401 K St. NW. gypsysallys.com. ■ The eighth annual Nordic Jazz Festival will feature Iceland’s Sunn Gunnlaugs Trio. 8 and 10 p.m. $12. Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW. twinsjazz.com. ■ Dustbowl Revival and The Sweater Set will perform. 8:30 p.m. $10 to $15. Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW. gypsysallys.com. Discussions and lectures ■ Michael Waldman will discuss his book “The Second Amendment: A Biography.” Noon. Free. Mumford Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. 202-707-5221. ■ The West End Book Club will discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. 12:30 p.m. Free. West End Interim Library, 2522 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-727-8707. ■ Ward 8 D.C. Council member and former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry will discuss his book “Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.” 6 p.m. Free. Barnes & Noble, 555 12th St. NW. 202347-0176. ■ Joel Greenberg will discuss his book “A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction.” 6 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-633-2241. ■ The DC Science Café will feature a talk by physicist Trey Porto of the Joint Quantum Institute on “Exotic Tales From the Coldest Place in the Universe.” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Cullen Room, Busboys and Poets, 1025 5th St. NW. 202-789-2227. ■ Paul Rhymer, former taxidermist for the Smithsonian and now a judge on one of cable television’s reality shows about the field, will discuss “Mounting Interest in a Lost Art.” 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. $30 to $42. The Commons, Smithsonian Castle, 1000 Jefferson Drive SW. 202-633-3030. ■ A discussion of Rebuild by Design, a unique competition that asked the world’s most talented design professionals to envision ways to increase resilience across the See events/Page 25
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Hurricane Sandy-affected region, will feature panelists Nancy Kete, managing director of the Rockefeller Foundation; Harriet Tregoning, director of the Office of Economic Resilience at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Gena Wirth, associate at SCAPE/Landscape Architecture; and Daniel Pittman, business manager for strategy and innovation at OMA. 7 to 8:30 p.m. $12 to $20; reservations required. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. 202-272-2448. ■ David Boies and Theodore B. Olson will discuss their book “Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. ■ Susan Jane Gilman will discuss her book “The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street.” 7 p.m. $12. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-987-6487.
Classes and workshops ■ The University of the District of Columbia will present a nutrition class. 4 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. ■ Joe Ryan will lead a workshop on “Applying for Jobs in the Federal Government,” the final session in a series on job seeking skills. 7 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. email@example.com.
Special event ■ “An Evening With Carla Hall” will feature a book signing, tasting and talk with the host of ABC’s “The Chew” and fan favorite on Bravo’s “Top Chef.” 6:30 to 8 p.m. Free; reservations required. Whole Foods Market, 2323 Wisconsin Ave. NW. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concerts ■ A lunchtime summer concert series will feature musician Johnny Artis. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free. L’Enfant Plaza, 10th and D streets SW. lenfantplaza.com. ■ The “Live! on Woodrow Wilson Plaza” performance series will feature Dave Wilson performing contemporary jazz. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-312-1300. ■ As part of the DC Jazz Festival, a happy hour concert will feature Sin Miedo. 5 p.m. Free. Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW. dcjazzfest.org. ■ The summertime Harbour Nights concert series will present singer Josh Burgess. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Washington Harbour, 3050 K St. NW. 202-295-5007. ■ The eighth annual Nordic Jazz Festival will feature Finland’s Kari Ikonen Trio, Iceland’s Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio, Denmark’s Christian Winther Soul House and Sweden’s Anders Hagberg Quartet. 6:30 p.m. $15 to $35. House of Sweden, 2900 K St. NW. swedenabroad.com/washington. ■ “Evenings With Extraordinary Artists” will present “Tell Me the Truth About Love,” a program of words, music and movement by tenor Peter Burroughs, pianist Carlos Rodriguez and guest artist Cynthia Word. 6:30 p.m. $10 to $20; reservations required. Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282, ext. 3. ■ The Marine Band will perform. 8 p.m. Free. West Terrace, U.S. Capitol. 202-4334011. ■ The Cyrus Chestnut Quartet will present “Brubeck Reimagined.” 8 p.m. $25 to $30. Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 877-987-6487. ■ The 2014 East River JazzFest will feature “Black Noize,” featuring pianist Marc Cary, bassist Rashaan Carter, percussionist Sameer Gupta, drummer Russell Carter Jr., pianist and vocalist SweetCherie and saxophonist Craig Alston. 8 p.m. $25. Anacostia Playhouse, 2020 Shannon Place SE. eastriverjazz.net. ■ John Doe Band and guitarist Jesse Dayton will perform. 8:30 p.m. $15 to $20. Gypsy Sally’s, 3401 K St. NW. gypsysallys.com.
Tours ■ A guided garden tour will trace the history and horticulture of centuries-old trees, heirloom plants and flowers, and English boxwood. 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. $10; free for members. Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St. NW. tudorplace.org. ■ Charles Robertson, deputy director emeritus of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, will discuss the many uses of the museum’s historic home — dubbed the “noblest of Washington buildings” by poet Walt Whitman. 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Free; reservations required. Meet in the Kogod Courtyard, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F streets NW. cw-nwb.eventbrite.com.
Discussions and lectures ■ Lynn Sherr will discuss her book “Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space.” Noon. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. ■ Drew Bury, a foreign service officer with the U.S. State Department, will discuss his recent experience serving as first tour officer in Kiev, Ukraine. Lunch buffet at noon; program at 12:30 p.m. $5 to $15. Woman’s National Democratic Club, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363. ■ Michelle Gable will discuss her novel “A Paris Apartment.” 6 p.m. Free. Barnes & Noble, 555 12th St. NW. 202-347-0176. ■ Local artist Alicia “Decoy” Cosnahan
Films ■ In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the National Archives, “From the Vaults” will feature a selection of archival films, including “Your National Archives” and “The Washington Parade: The Archives.” Noon. Free. McGowan Theater, National Archives Building, Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets NW. 202-357-5000. ■ The Georgetown Library’s weekly June film series will focus on “Twinkle Toes,” featuring movies about dance. 6 p.m. Free. Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. 202-727-0232. ■ The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will present its weekly Pop Movies series. 6 p.m. Free. Room A-5, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. ■ The Adams Morgan Partnership Business Improvement District and the Marie Reed Learning Center PTA will present Wes Anderson’s 1998 movie “Rushmore” as part of an outdoor film series. 8:30 p.m. Free. Soccer field, Marie Reed Learning Center, 18th and California streets NW. 202-997-0783. Performance ■ The Washington Improv Theater’s “Harold Night” will feature performances by People Like Us and Madeline. 9 p.m. By donation. Source, 1835 14th St. NW. washingtonimprovtheater.com.
will discuss D.C. murals and her personal experiences as a street artist. 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Free. Meet in the F Street lobby, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. ■ Loretta Neumann, David Swerdloff, Kym Elder and Patricia Tyson of the Alliance to Preserve the Civil War Defenses of Washington will present a talk on “The Battle of Fort Stevens and Its Impact on the Community.” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Fort Stevens Recreation Center, 1327 Van Buren St. NW. 202-827-2221. ■ Alison Fortier will discuss her book “A History Lover’s Guide to Washington, DC: Designed for Democracy.” 6:30 p.m. Free. Room 307, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. 202-727-0321. ■ Mexican writer and editor Alberto Ruy-Sánchez will discuss the world of Mexican Nobel laureate Octavio Paz. 6:45 p.m. Free; reservations required. Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th St. NW. instituteofmexicodc.org. ■ Tim Townsend will discuss his book “Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis.” 7 p.m. Free. Great Hall, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. email@example.com. ■ Lynn Sherr will discuss her book “Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space.” 7 p.m. Free. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3641919. ■ Padma Venkatraman will discuss her book “A Time to Dance” (for ages 12 and older). 7 p.m. Free. Children & Teens Department, Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Festival ■ The Smithsonian Institution’s 48th annual Folklife Festival will focus on “China: Tradition and the Art of Living” and “Kenya: Mambo Poa.” 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free. National Mall between 7th and 12th streets. 202-633-1000. The festival will continue daily through June 29 and from July 2 through 6. Films ■ “Summer Singalong Series” will feature a movie musical. 6:30 p.m. Free. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-0971. ■ “The Met Summer Encore” will feature a showing of Puccini’s “La Rondine.” 7 p.m. $15. AMC Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW. fathomevents.com. ■ The NoMa Summer Screen outdoor movie series will feature the 1989 romantic comedy “When Harry Met Sally.” 7 p.m. Free. Loree Grand Field, 2nd and L streets NE. nomabid.org/noma-summer-screen. ■ The Reel Israel DC series will feature Eli Cohen’s 2013 film “Hora 79.” 8 p.m. $8.50 to $11.50. Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-6000. Performances ■ China’s Zheijang Wu Opera will perform. 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. 202-467-4600. ■ Salvadoran comedian Julio Ernesto Hernández Yúdice will perform as La Tenchis in “Burlesque” (in Spanish). 8 p.m. $20. GALA Theatre, 3333 14th St. NW. 202-234-7174. The performance will repeat Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. Special event ■ “Michael Jackson Memorial: Celebrate the King” will feature the pop icon’s music videos. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free; reservations requested. Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW. 202-727-1288.
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Spectacular contemporary home. Kitchen w/ custom cabinetry & top-of-the-line appliances, 4/5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. www.JoanCromwell.com
5-bedroom, 3.5-bath colonial offers master suite with 2 walk-in closets & master bath w/soaking tub. Slate patio, 2-car garage. Close to parks & MARC.
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Mark Hudson 301.641.6266
Cleveland Park, DC
Rare Mid-Century Modern in Cleveland Park. Architect-designed. 12 ft ceilings, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, family room, home office, 2 car garage.
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Silver Spring, MD
Fabulous split level on cul-de-sac, ideal for entertaining. Fenced backyard & patio, landscaped perimeter. Walk to Metro. Near 495, park & shops.
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Silver Spring, MD
Light-filled, 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath home features oak hardwood floors, living room w/ fireplace, formal dining room, & updated kitchen. Lush & private yard.
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Chevy Chase, MD
7,000+ SF in Hamlet neighborhood. 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths. Lovely entertaining spaces, pool & patio.
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West End, DC
Bright & spacious top floor condo in the Columbia! Open living plan. Updated kitchen, balcony, garage parking, pool & concierge.
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Chevy Chase, MD
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Chevy Chase, DC
4315 50th Street NW • Washington, DC
Elegance and style throughout this spacious home with show-stopping gardens, garage & on a delightful tree-lined street in a super location.
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Great value in Broadlands! Updated home on cul-de-sac backs to woods. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths with finished lower level.
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Charming & tranquil! Historic home with guest house on private 10 acres. Less than 25 mins from DC. The escape that you’ve been looking for.
Fantastic brick Cape in Parkwood. Generous rooms, hardwood floors, updated kitchen, off street parking. Walk to Rock Creek Park, KP Elementary, Metro!
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Stunning residence in Parc Somerset. 4500+ SF including master suite with his & hers luxury baths and dressing rooms.
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