What’s on Tap in Tenleytown (9/30-10/6)

October looks to be off to a good start in Tenleytown with lots of great events for neighbors and visitors.  Here’s what’s happening this week:

  • The Friends of Tenley-Friendship Library will host a celebration of the library’s new, extended hours on Tuesday, October 1.  The fun begins at 3:30 p.m. with refreshments, a raffle for dinner at PF Changs, and a choral performance by the Wilson High School Choir at 5:15 p.m.  Councilmember Mary Cheh might even make an appearance.  The celebration runs until 9:00 p.m.   Don’t forget to pick up a new schedule of story times, book clubs and activities the library will be offering.
  • Tuesday evening you can also attend a lecture by Chris Carley, Supervising Horticulturalist at the U.S. National Arboretum, at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library.  Starting at 7:00 p.m. Carley will share his travels and study of local flora in Thailand.
  • Tenleytown residents have two options for farm fresh local produce in the neighborhood this week.  On Wednesday, October 2, American University continues its weekly Farmers Market from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the quad in front of the Mary Graydon Center.  And on Thursday, October 3, Janney Elementary School hosts its weekly School Garden Market from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The market will feature produce grown from Janney’s own gardens, as well as from local farms.
  • It’s still not too late to get your tickets for the annual awards banquet honoring Metropolitan Police Department police officers serving the Second District, which includes Tenleytown. The annual awards ceremony, hosted by the 2nd District Citizens Advisory Council (CAC 2D), will be held Thursday, October 3rd at 6 p.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Friendship Heights. NBC4 anchor Jim Handly will emcee the event, which begins with a cocktail reception followed by dinner and an awards ceremony. Read more here.
  • Also on October 3, the Friends of Friendship Park will hold its monthly board meeting from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Friendship Recreation Center.  Meetings are open to the public, so come learn how you can help support the park.
  • STEAMYSTERY, a theatrical performance for kids 6 and up, starts its four-day run at the Katzen Arts Center on Thursday, October 4.  Curious Cat and her friends will learn all about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.  The two-hour performances will be held Thursday and Friday at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  Tickets are $15 for regular admission and $10 for children and seniors.
  • The American University will host Fall for the Arts on Saturday, October 5 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Katzen Arts Center.  The day will boast lectures, workshops, performances, a cocktail reception and live art auction.  Tickets for the event are $25.