What’s on Tap in Tenleytown (3/24-3/30)

Don’t let the chilly weather get you down. Tenleytown has a lot to offer this week to help you shake off the lingering Winter blues and get into the swing of Spring. Come check out these great events:

  • Start the week off with a few friendly hands of bridge at the weekly Bridge Group on Monday at Iona Senior Services. New members are always welcome to join for a few rubbers from 11:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. For more information, call 202-895-9448.
  • Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Friendship Heights will be offering a weekly free yoga class on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. The classes are open to the public and all skill levels. Call 202-686-2210 or email fvalente@pcrm.org to sign up. Classes will be held at the PCRM offices at 5100 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 400.
  • Join the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) for this week’s Tuesday Lecture Series at 12:15 p.m. on March 25. Jacqueline Birn will share her story of Survival of a Jewish Child in France in World War II. Each week, OLLI offers a thought-provoking lecture on current affairs, world politics, history, arts or science. The hour-long lectures, which take place at Temple Baptist Church, 3850 Nebraska Avenue, are free and open to the public. OLLI, a non-profit organization associated with the American University, provides continuing education for members of the community through lecture series and peer-led study groups.
  • Celebrate Friendship Place’s 200th job and housing placement and the launch of their Before Thirty program on Tuesday, March 25 at 12:30 p.m. at the new AimHire Center, 4652 Wisconsin Avenue. Before Thirty aims to target 17-29 year old individuals experiencing homelessness, with emphasis on basic needs, employment and support services. Visit Friendship Place’s new offices, enjoy a light lunch and congratulate them on their recent milestones. RSVP to Benjamin Bradburn at bbradburn@friendshipplace.org or 202-503-2963.

  • On Wednesday morning, enjoy yoga in the galleries at the Katzen Arts Center at 10:00 a.m. The free session will be led by a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher. Participants are asked to bring a mat.
  • The Tenley-Friendship book group will meet at the library on Wednesday, March 26 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss Brooklyn, by Irish author Colm Tóibín.
  • Iona Senior Services will convene a discussion group for adult children who have parents with memory loss on Wednesday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. The final in the four-part series will help participants learn ways to cope with challenging behaviors, situations, and emotions in caring for a parent with memory loss. The series is free, but space is limited. Call 202-895-9448 to register. Discussions will take place at Iona, 4125 Albemarle Street, NW. Limited free parking is available at the Iona garage on 42nd Street.
  • Also on Wednesday evening, the Citizens Advisory Council for the 2nd Police District (CAC 2D) will meet at 7:00 p.m. at the 2nd District Station at 3320 Idaho Avenue, NW.  The 2nd District commander will meet with residents to discuss public safety issues.
  • Come to the Tenley-Friendship Library on Wednesday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m. for a free, introductory T’ai Chi class given by Susan Lowell of Tenleytown T’ai Chi.  All ages are welcome and should wear comfortable clothing.  Participants will be required to sign a liability waiver before the class begins.
  • Cap off your Wednesday with Trivia Wednesday at Public Tenley where teams compete for a chance at a $5,000 cash prize in the CSN Trivia Challenge. Trivia begins at 7:00 p.m., but arrive early to reserve a seat.
  • Inherit the Wind opens at the Greenberg Theatre for a three-night run on Thursday, March 27. Inspired by the Scopes “monkey” trial in a small town in Tennessee in 1925, Inherit the Wind is the story of a science teacher put on trial for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution, and two extraordinary attorneys who try the case where much is at stake. It seems as if social justice is on trial as progressive thinking and traditional boundaries clash. Performances will be given on March 27, 28 and 29 at 8:00 p.m. with a matinee showing at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 29. Tickets are $15 for regular admission, $10 for members of the AU community and seniors.
  • And don’t forget to place your orders for mulch, top soil and soil amendments at Janney Elementary’s Second Annual Mulch Sale. Free delivery will be made within one week of your order unless a special request is made; no one needs to be present for delivery. You can order and pay online at www.janneyschool.org (click on “Support Janney”) or mail an order form with a check payable to Janney PTA to Janney Mulch Sale, c/o Janney Elementary School, 4130 Albemarle Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016. The sale runs through April 13.

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