Weekend Roundup May 10, 2012

Blessing of the Bicycles

May 12th, 2012 at 08:30 AM | dumbartonpastor@yahoo.com | Tel: 202-333-7212 | Event Website

Rev. Mary Kay Totty of Dumbarton United Methodist Church in Georgetown will bless bicycles to provide safety for their riders, where two bike paths are located: C&O Towpath and Capital Crescent Trail. Open to all, nondenominational.

Address

Fletcher's Cove,

4940 Canal Road,

Washington DC 20007

The 6th Annual Potomac River Waterfowl Show

May 12th, 2012 at 10:00 AM | 5 | silver.wang@hillandknowlton.com | Tel: (301) 885-0108 | Event Website

The Potomac River Waterfowl Show, sponsored by The Community Foundation of Charles County, features dozens of award-winning artists showcasing their world class wildlife art. Proceeds from the show benefit the foundation’s grant and scholarship program. Admission: $5 per person, 12 years and under free. Purchase decoys, carvings, prints and original artwork directly from artists. Free appraisals of decoys and related collectibles.Food available on-site. Decoy carving contest. Live Auction at 2pm

Address

Grace Lutheran Family Life Center,

1200 Charles Street,

La Plata, MD 20646

A Serene Sunday - Mother's Day

May 13th, 2012 at 01:00 AM | Suggested donation | Tel: (202) 686-5807 | Event Website

Treat mom to a special retreat at Hillwood. This is one of the select Sundays Hillwood is open during the year. Enjoy a stroll through the spring gardens, Mansion and special exhibition, The Style that Rules the Empires: Russia, Napoleon and 1812. Sunday, May 13 from 1-5 p.m.

Address

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens,

4155 Linnean Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20008

Retro Garden Games

May 12th, 2012 at 10:00 AM | Free | Tel: (202) 686-5807 | Event Website

Exercise your mind and body by exploring fun outdoor lawn games from a bygone era, including hula hoops, jump rope and pogo sticks. Visit Hillwood at the Smithsonian Institution's Garden Fest on the National Mall, in celebration of National Public Gardens Day. This year's theme is "Gardening for Healthy Living" and is part of the Let's Move! Museums and Gardens initiative.

Address

National Mall

Basya Schechter: Songs of Wonder

May 15th, 2012 at 07:30 PM | $15; $12 for Members/Seniors/Students | Event Website

The newest project from Pharaoh’s Daughter’s Basya Schechter sets the Yiddish poetry of the civil rights activist and Jewish philosopher Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel to music. Songs of Wonder blends soulful grooves and lush instrumentation with Heschel’s powerful poetry. A rich new collection of Yiddish songs, these colorful arrangements feature many of New York’s greatest Jewish musicians.

Address

Washington DCJCC

1529 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036

TREES FOR GEORGETOWN – SPRING CELEBRATION

May 16th, 2012 at 01:23 PM | betsyemes@aol.com | Event Website

Please join Trees for Georgetown on Wednesday, May 16, at the home of Patrick McGettigan, a house with a history.

Mr. McGettigan’s house is one of a row of five “spec” houses built in 1817 by the mayor of Georgetown, John Cox. These were grand houses, in the Federal style, with stables for horses in the back, and became known as Cox’s Row. Mr. Cox gave 3327 to his daughter. The house underwent many changes over the years, including division into apartments, until it was purchased and beautifully renovated by Mr. McGettigan in 1998.

Trees for Georgetown plants, cares for and maintains residential street trees in Geporgetown and has planted over 2,000 trees. Just one new tree costs $900 to purchase, plant and provide protective tree box fencing. We need your help to keep Trees for Georgetown growing!

For tickets and information contact: Betsy Emes, betsyemes@aol.com.

Address

the home of Patrick McGettigan

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