The Corner Forum
Sunday, March 9, 2003
Issue #22

Calendar of Upcoming Events

If you attend any of these events, please send in anything from a few lines to a long article about what happened. And if you know of any upcoming events that other readers might be interested in, send them in! Events are free, unless otherwise noted, and open to all.

— Compiled by Marc Borbely, 536 13th St. NE

Tuesday, March 11

7-9 p.m. What's Going on With Baseball? Meeting by the Office of Planning and the D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission "to update the public — and elicit their input — on the city's effort to return Major League Baseball to the District." RFK Stadium is one of the three sites being considered for a new ballpark. At 441 4th St. NW, Old City Council Chambers. http://dcbiz.dc.gov/home/news/2003/february/advisory02_26_03.shtm.

7:15 p.m. Presentation of a Proposed Redesign of Stanton Park Playground. By the Friends of Stanton Park Committee and the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation and the National Park Service. At Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, 201 4th St. SE. Info, Mary Fran Miklitsch, 546-6942.

7:30 p.m. Old City Capitol Hill Neighborhood Association meeting. At St. John's Church, 1301 H St. NE. http://oldcitycapitolhill.org.

Wednesday, March 12

6 p.m. Board of Library Trustees, monthly meeting. At MLK Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW, Rm. A-5. 727-111. http://www.dclibrary.org/calendar/thismonth.trustees.html.

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. D.C. Public Schools Reform. District 3 (Wards 5 and 6) Education Meeting. "The public is invited to discuss ideas for improving individual schools, as well as the overall school system." By School Board President Peggy Cooper Cafritz and District 3 Representative Tommy Wells. At Langdon Elementary School, 1900 Evarts St. NE. Info, 442-5190. http://www.k12.dc.us/dcps/boe/boecalendar.html.

7 p.m. Bonhoeffer. "A new 90-minute documentary film that tells the dramatic story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the young German theologian who offered one of the first clear voices of resistance to Adolf Hitler. Bonhoeffer openly challenged his church to stand with the Jews in their time of need, and eventually joined his family in the plots to kill Hitler. ... Bonhoeffer is one of the great examples of moral courage in the face of conflict." At Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin & Massachusetts avenues NW, $15 or $8 (students, seniors and limited-income), 537-2221. Event listing submitted by Richard Sundberg, 1200 block of Duncan Place NE. http://www.bonhoeffer.com.

Thursday, March 13

6-8 p.m. What's Going on With Baseball? Meeting by the Office of Planning and the D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission "to update the public — and elicit their input — on the city's effort to return Major League Baseball to the District." RFK Stadium is one of the three sites being considered for a new ballpark. At the Reeves Center, North Lobby, 2000 14th St. NW. http://dcbiz.dc.gov/home/news/2003/february/advisory02_26_03.shtm.

7 p.m. Bonhoeffer. See Wednesday listing. Note different location: At National City Christian Church, advance tickets, $10, 5 Thomas Circle NW, 232-0323.

7-9 p.m. ANC 6A Monthly Meeting. Preliminary agenda includes: Laura Canfield of Stanton Park Neighborhood Association on Lady Bird Park Renovation (8th & Constitution Ave NE) and Adopt-a-Park activities; Sherwood Recreation Facility Update; New Samaritan Baptist Church Women's Ministry; Letter for Permit Parking for the Residents of 900 10th Street, NE; Out of State Plates and Parking Difficulties on the 1300 Block of D Street, NE; Update on Kingsman School. At Miner Elementary School, Student Dining Room, 601 15th St. NE (enter on 16th Street). Info, ANC 6A Chairman Joseph Fengler (6A02), 423-8868. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/anc6a.

Friday, March 14

7 p.m. Bonhoeffer. See Wednesday listing. Note different location: At National City Christian Church, advance tickets, $10, 5 Thomas Circle NW, 232-0323.

Saturday, March 15

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. D.C. Public Schools Parent and Community Conference." Workshops include Navigating the System: Making DCPS Work for Your Family, How Monolingual and Bilingual Children Acquire Language, Free Health Insurance for DC Families, What's Special About Special Education. At UDC, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free continental breakfast, free lunch, free child care, free parking. To pre-register (by March 10), call 442-5160 or visit http://www.k12.dc.us/dcps/ParentConf.asp.

10-11 a.m. Corner Forum weekly meeting. Participate in the planning of next week's issue. Northeast Branch of the Public Library, meeting room, 330 7th St. NE. Info, 544-2447.

11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Orchid Auction. "The National Capital Orchid Society returns to the arboretum for their annual orchid auction. Plants from large commercial growers and society members, many in bloom, are auctioned off to the highest bidder." At National Arboretum, 24th & R Streets NE, off of Bladensburg Road, 245-5898. http://www.usna.usda.gov/Education/events.html.

Noon. National Convergence on the White House. Major march and rally against war in Iraq. Gather at Washington Monument. Organized by Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (International A.N.S.W.E.R.). http://internationalanswer.org.

2 p.m. Presentation of a Proposed Redesign of Stanton Park Playground. By the Friends of Stanton Park Committee and the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation and the National Park Service. At Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, 201 4th St. SE. Info, Mary Fran Miklitsch, 546-6942. §