What’s on Tap in Tenleytown (8/24-8/30)

Get fit, play with animals, meet a baseball hero, and help the environment – you can do it all this week in Tenleytown. Better yet, you can do it all for free. And be sure to make plans to celebrate the end of summer at this weekend’s major Rooftop Bash. Here’s what should be on your calendar this week:

Monday, August 24

  • Enjoy a free viniyoga class at the Tenley-Friendship library given by certified instructor Robin Glantz. Relax and stretch during this gentle form of yoga suitable for all levels of experience and fitness. Class begins at 11:00 a.m. Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat. Space is limited, so please register by emailing mcnitt@dc.gov.

Tuesday, August 25

  • Join the Tenley-Friendship Library and some adorable pups for the weekly Happy Tails Story Time at 6:30 p.m. Story time begins with a book, some songs and then it is your turn. Bring your own book, make up a story, or grab a book in the library to read to a lovable doggie! Dogs are provided by volunteers with People Animals Love.

Wednesday, August 26

  • Get your kiddos moving with CityDance POP! at the Tenley-Friendship Library. Children ages 18 months and older can participate in a free 30-minute Mommy and Me class at 5:30 p.m., while the 3- to 5-year-old set can take part in a free Creative Movement class at 6:00 p.m. Don’t worry, the fun isn’t just for kids. CityDance POP! will offer an adults only Zumba class on September 2. Space is limited; email mcnitt@dc.gov to register. All participants must sign a liability waiver and are required to wear appropriate athletic attire and sneakers.
  • The Citizens Advisory Council for the 2nd Police District (CAC 2D) will meet at 7:00 p.m. at the 2nd District Station, 3320 Idaho Avenue, NW. Police officials will discuss crime trends in our area, and the steps being taken to address the recent increase in crime citywide. Residents can ask questions and raise concerns with 2nd District Commander Melvin Gresham during the open forum.

Thursday, August 27

  • Join the Tenley-Friendship Library and David Nadrchal, a chemist for the USDA’s Pesticide Data Program (PDP), at 4:00 p.m. for a discussion on “What is the USDA’s Pesticide Data Program?” Learn more about the PDP, which reports pesticide residues on agricultural commodities in the U.S. food supply with an emphasis on those commodities highly consumed by infants and children.
  • The Avalon Theater, 5612 Connecticut Avenue, will host a free screening of the documentary “Coming Back to the Hoop” at 8:00 p.m. The award-winning film, which was sponsored by two local women, features film-maker Jane Pittman whose passion for playing basketball was cut short in high school only to be rediscovered later in life. The film is a story of hope and the power of second chances in the lives of senior women who have decided they’d rather wear out than rust out. A question and answer session will follow the screening.

Friday, August 28

  • Seabury at Friendship Terrace will host a free community shredding event from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 4201 Butterworth Place. Protect your privacy and identity by bringing unwanted or outdated personal documents to be shredded by Shred-it, a company that specializes in secure document destruction.
  • Send summer off in style and party into the weekend with Tenleytown’s first Rooftop Bash featuring family-friendly workouts with NW Sport & Health, free dance classes taught by CityDance, and free food provided by Whole Foods Market Tenley. A DJ will be spinning tunes, and adults and kids of all ages can enjoy a moon bounce, cornhole games, face painting, photo ops with the local DC Fire Department, raffles, and prizes. Celebrate with all your neighbors from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on the upper parking deck at Whole Foods Markey Tenley, 4530 40th Street, NW.

Saturday, August 29

  • Meet Drew Storen of the Washington Nationals at 11:00 a.m. at the Tenley-Friendship Library. In celebration of the D.C. Public Library’s Summer Reading program, Storen will read a story and then answer questions.
  • If you are looking to adopt a new forever friend, you have not one, but two opportunities to meet wonderful, loving pets this weekend. The Washington Humane Society’s Adoption Van will be at the Tenley-Friendship Library from noon to 1:30 p.m. Staff and volunteers from WHS will be on site with lots of furry friends available for same-day adoption, and they can answer all your adoption and pet-ownership questions. Not ready to adopt, but still have love to give? Feel free to stop by the event to pet and say hello to these wonderful animals. Adorable cats and kittens will also be available for adoption at PetMAC DC from noon to 2:00 p.m. during the Homeward Trails pet adoption event. Who knows, you might just meet the newest member of your family.

Sunday, August 30

  • Want to learn more about composting? The Friendship Community Garden, 44th and Warren streets, has an active community compost system. If you would like to compost your kitchen scraps and don’t know how, or don’t have the space, then Friendship Community Garden can help you out. Members of the compost committee will hold a compost work day from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. They will be available to show you how their system works and how you can participate. For more information on the Friendship Community Garden, read about Tenleytown, D.C.’s visit.

And don’t forget these great weekly events:  

  • Play a few friendly hands of bridge at the Iona Senior Services Bridge Group on Mondays from 11:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. New members are welcome, but as many of the foursomes have been playing together for years, you may want to recruit your own foursome to play a few rubbers. For more information, call 202-895-9448.
  • Bring your little LEGO architects and builders to the Tenley-Friendship Library on Wednesdays to join the LEGO Construction Crew. Each Wednesday at 4:00 p.m., the library will provide all the bricks a child’s imagination can handle. Ages 6 to 12 years welcome.
  • Start your weekend off with Family Story Time at the Tenley-Friendship Library. Enjoy songs, rhymes and good books on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. All ages welcome.
  • Coffee Nature, our neighborhood coffee shop, has a weekly live music and stand-up comedy show on Saturdays. Stop by between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and enjoy some entertainment with your weekend coffee, pastry, or lunch. Coffee Nature is located at 4224 Fessenden Street. You can read more about it in our review.


Know of an event in the neighborhood? Want to let others know, too? Send us an email at tenleytowndc@gmail.com.