What’s on Tap in Tenleytown (10/28-11/3)

Autumn weather has come to Tenleytown, the leaves are falling and Halloween is almost here.  It’s a great to time explore these events happening this week:

  • This evening, join Susan Lowell of Tenleytown T’ai Chi at 7:15 p.m. for a free introductory class at the Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, in the second floor large meeting room.  All ages are welcome and should wear comfortable clothing.  Participants will be required to sign a liability waiver before the class begins.
  • American University’s Center for Environmental Filmmaking will host a screening of short films produced as part of Classroom in the Wild on Tuesday, October 29 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Mary Graydon Center. In March 2013, AU students produced short films on the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and the ecological issues surrounding the refuge.  They will be on hand to present and discuss their films.
  • The Tenley-Friendship Library Halloween Film Festival culminates with a movie marathon on Thursday starting at 1 p.m. The lineup of movies includes:

1 p.m. – The Birds (1963, PG-13)
3 p.m. – Hocus Pocus (1993, PG)
5 p.m. – Frankenweenie (2012, PG)
7 p.m. – The Exorcist (1973, R)

  • Also on Halloween, lil omm yoga will hold an “Oh-So-Omm” Halloween party for families and children; all ages are welcome and encouraged to wear their costumes. Enjoy a story from Tenley-Friendship children’s librarian Megan Biggins and a sing-along with Meadowlark Music.  The 45-minute party starts at 3 p.m. at 4708 Wisconsin Avenue, NW.  Tickets are $10 per family.
  • The Metropolitan Police Department Second District will host a Haunted House on Halloween from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Second District station, 3320 Idaho Avenue, NW.  The annual event, coordinated by Community Outreach Coordinator Officer Rhonda Hardy-Robinson, provides a safe, fun environment for kids to trick-or-treat.  Each child who attends will receive a goody bag.
  • For adult Halloween revelers, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program will offer free cab rides on Halloween night as part of its SoberRide program.  Rides will be available from 10:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. the following morning, November 1.  Rides will be free up to a $30 cab fare. To take advantage of the program, riders must be at least 21 years old.  On Halloween night, call 1-800-200-TAXI to arrange a safe ride home.
  • On Saturday and Sunday, Alice Deal Middle School will partner with Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW, to hold its fall Book Fair. Stop by on November 2 between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m. and on November 3 between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and 20 percent of your purchase will go to support the Deal Library. Just mention Deal when you check out.
  • For a few more weeks you can still get fresh produce and baked goods at two local farmers markets.  Stop by the AU campus on Wednesday, October 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the quad in front of the Mary Graydon Center.  And then swing by Janney Elementary School the following day on Thursday, October 31 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for the School Garden Market.