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Twentythirtysomething Book Club This month, the Georgetown Neighborhood Library’s Twentythirtysomething Book Club (T.T.B.C.), a new book group for younger adults, is reading Adelle Waldman’s 2013 novel, “The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.” For details, visit the group’s page on or email erika.rydberg@ or Bread Soda, 2233 Wisconsin Ave., NW.


MAY 23

Singers’ Theater of Washington Sings Verdi The Singers’ Theater of Washington presents excerpts from Verdi’s “I Lombardi,” sung in Italian with piano accompaniment, at Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill in Alexandria on May 23, 24, 30 and 31. General admission is $20, $15 for students and seniors. Discounted tickets are available in advance on EventBrite. For details, visit 3606 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. 8th Annual Potomac River Waterfowl Festival Artists from the region show off their fine-art photography, wildfowl carvings, hand-carved decoys, oil paintings, jewelry, birdhouses, miscellaneous wood carvings and antique and collectible decoys. Bring your decoys to get free appraisals and identifications. There will also be


bourbon, rye and wine tastings. $75 per person. For details, visit 42455 Fairgrounds Rd., Leonardtown, Md.

MAY 24

Sunset Celebration at Mount Vernon Sunset Celebration offers a rare opportunity to visit George Washington’s Mount Vernon after the daytime crowds have departed. Visitors may tour the Mansion and enjoy 18th-century music, dancing, games and wagon rides. Wine and desserts will be available for purchase. Admission is $18 for adults, $12 for ages 6-11 and free for children 5 and younger. For details, visit 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Mount Vernon, Va. 55th Annual Hunt Country Stable Tour Many of the stables and equestrian properties of Middleburg and Upperville will open their gates to the public as part of the 55th Annual Hunt Country Stable Tour. The tour is self-guided with an easy-to-follow map and booklet provided with ticket purchase. Tickets are $25, free for children 12 and younger. For details, visit www. Trinity Episcopal Church, 9108 John Mosby Hwy, Upperville, Va.

MAY 26

National Cemetery Tours on Memorial Day The U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home


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MAY 27

Lunch Hour Yoga at the Georgetown Library Lunch Hour Yoga takes place on Tuesdays at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. To RSVP, email After the first 30 RSVPs, names will be placed on a waitlist. For details, visit georgetown. 3260 R St., NW.

Spotlight on Design: SHoP Architects Coren Sharples, AIA, presents recent work by New York-based SHoP Architects, including Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center and the Botswana Innovation Hub in Gabarone. Signed copies of the firm’s latest monograph, “SHoP: Out of Practice,” will be available for sale. Tickets are $12 for members and students and $20 for nonmembers. National Building Museum, 401 F St., NW.

MAY 28

Raw Oyster Cult at Gypsy Sally’s Having just performed at JazzFest, New Orleans-based Raw Oyster Cult – with Dave Malone, Camile Baudoin, Frank Bua of The Radiators, John Gros of Papa Grows Funk and others – returns to Gypsy Sally’s with a mix of NoLa groove, funk and soul. Tickets for VIP seating are $45. General admission is $25 in advance. For details, visit 3401 K St., NW.

MAY 31

Tom Goss at Sixth & I Power-pop guitarist and singer-songwriter Tom Goss comes home to D.C. after his recent international tour supporting his fourth album, “Wait.” Goss’s videos, often


Evermay Chamber at Strathmore The Evermay Chamber, prized ensemble of the S&R Foundation, will venture for the first time from its stately performance space at the Evermay Mansion in Georgetown to perform in the Music Center at Strathmore. This inaugural event is part of the first Evermay Chamber Music Festival, and will feature Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence and Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns. 8 p.m. Tickets $25. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda. For more information and tickets visit

Hello, Georgetown, We’re Open for You. Once again, the village has its Shell service station back at a familiar corner. We are pleased to continue that history and are ready and honored to serve you. The seasoned professionals at Georgetown Shell specialize in domestic and foreign vehicles. Our capabilities range from regular maintenance, preventative maintenance, factory-authorized maintenance services, to diagnostic repairs, such as check engine lights, ABS faults, electrical failures. We are equipped with the latest preventative maintenance machines, diagnostic tools and scanners.

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National Cemetery, the Civil War-era predecessor to Arlington National Cemetery, offers guided tours on Memorial Day. For details, visit President Lincoln’s Cottage, Upshur St., NW, at Rock Creek Church Rd., NW.

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Georgetowner's May 21, 2014  

This issue features our annual swimsuit, Halcyon House Unveiling, and returning to Rehoboth Beach