What’s on Tap in Tenleytown (12/2-12/8)

We’re back after a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  Tenleytown is in full swing with lots of holiday cheer leading up to this weekend’s Tenley WinterFest. Don’t forget to look for the Tenley Yeti as you are out and about this week:

  • The quarterly meeting of the American University’s Community Liaison Committee (CLC) will take place on Tuesday, December 3 at 6:00 p.m. in the Katzen Arts Center. The CLC, which is comprised of university and community representatives, seeks to foster positive relations and to maintain regular communication between the university and its neighbors.  The meeting is open to the public and will be followed by a Town Hall meeting with American University President Neil Kerwin and a community holiday reception.
  • Come to the Katzen Arts Center on Wednesday, December 4 for Yoga in the Galleries led by certified Kripalu Yoga instructor Eva Blutinger.  The class will begin at 10:00 a.m.
  • Also on Wednesday, the Friends of the Tenley-Friendship Library will host a discussion with Washington Post reporter Steve Vogel on his book Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation. Vogel details the events that led up to and followed the burning of Washington in 1814 during the 32-month War of 1812. The discussion begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Tenley-Friendship Library.
  • On Thursday, celebrate the season and the mission of Friendship Place to empower men and women experiencing homelessness to rebuild their lives. Friendship Place will host a holiday open house at its St. Luke’s/Calvert Street Offices, 3655 Calvert Street, NW from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. While the event will be held outside our neighborhood, it’s a good opportunity to meet and celebrate with an organization that is based in and doing so much good right here in Tenleytown. RSVP to Benjamin Bradburn, Community Engagement and Partnerships, (202) 503-2953 or bbradburn@friendshipplace.org.
  • The Tenley-Friendship Library continues the Autumn in New York Film Series on Thursday, December 5 at 6:45 p.m. with Taxi Driver. Each Thursday in December, the library is showing films set in New York. Upcoming films include Desperately Seeking Susan and Elf.
  • Tenley WinterFest has already begun with the Yeti scavenger hunt, which runs through December 7 along Wisconsin Avenue.  Get your map on the Tenley WinterFest website or in person at the Tenley-Friendship Library.  Additional events include: the Winter Garden lighting at the Janney Elementary School on Friday, December 6 at 5:30 p.m.; the Winter Market on Saturday, December 7 from noon to 4:00 p.m. filled with local crafts, gifts, seasonal treats, music and more; and a beer garden and live music on Saturday from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. next to Public Tenley.  For the full calendar of events, visit the WinterFest website.
  • And don’t forget – register for the Janney 5K, which will take place on December 7 from 10:00 a.m. to noon as part of the Tenley WinterFest.  The race is sponsored by local merchants, Janney families and friends of Janney. Race proceeds will support special programs at the school.  Last year’s race brought 600 participants to the finish line – so don’t be left behind.  Register today at www.Janney5K.com.
  • Finally, wrap up the week with a free performance of Handel’s Messiah at the The National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Avenue starting at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 8. A reception will follow the performance. Free parking is available at the church.