The Corner Forum
Monday, April 21, 2003
Issue #28

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, April 22

3:30 p.m. Junior High School and Middle School DCIAA Outdoor Track Developmental Meet. At H.D. Woodson Senior High, 5500 Eads St. NE, 724-4500.

6 p.m. Washington in Maps, 1606-2000. Iris Miller discusses her new book. By the Library of Congress's Geography and Map Division and the U.S. Capitol Historical Society. At Library of Congress, Mumford Room, Madison Building. Info, Center for the Book, 707-5221. http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2003/03-059.html.

6:45 - 8:45 p.m. Know Your Rights! Cops & Courts 101. "Learn about your fundamental legal rights and the limits on those rights so that you can be prepared in the event of a potentially unpleasant encounter with the police. This course will cover the basics of freedom of speech and assembly; the basics of stops, searches and arrests by police officers; the basics of being in police custody, including being in jail;and the basics of what happens in court if charges are brought against you." By Alexis Baden-Meyer, D.C. Justice and Solidarity Collective Stephanie Joseph, D.C. National Lawyers Guild. At Social Action and Leadership School for Activists, 733 15th St. NW, Suite 1020, 234-9382 ext. 229. http://www.ips-dc.org/salsa/dateresults.asp.

Wednesday, April 23

3:30 p.m. Boys Softball. Hine Junior High vs. Browne Junior High, at Ft. Greble; and Eliot Junior High vs. H. Johnson Junior High, at H. Johnson, 1400 Bruce Pl. SE, 698-1017.

Thursday, April 24

All Day. Public Schools: parent-teacher meetings. Students off.

5-6:30 p.m. Azalea Twilight Tour. "Want to experience thousands of azaleas in bloom, but can't deal with the crowds? Now's your chance to enjoy the ethereal beauty of azaleas in full bloom and learn the history of our collection during this intimate, after-hours stroll with curator Barbara Bullock." $7. At National Arboretum, 24th & R Streets NE. Meet outside the Administration Building. Enter through R Street Gate. Registration required, 245-5898 or http://www.usna.usda.gov/Education/events.html.

Friday, April 25

3 p.m. The Results Are In. "Come see how we scored on the 2002 customer satisfaction survey." By the D.C. Public Library. Survey assessed how well the libraries are serving the public. Also on April 21 at 9 a.m. At Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Room 443, 901 G St. NW. 727-0321.

3:30 p.m. Boys Softball. Browne Junior High vs. Terrell Junior High, at Eliot Junior High, 1830 Constitution Ave. NE, 673-8666; and Eliot vs. Jefferson Junior High, at Jefferson, 801 7th St. SW, 724-4881.

Saturday, April 26

10 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, 544-2447.

1:30 - 4 p.m. Costume Parade and Talent Contest for Dogs and Dog Owners. Talent categories: Name That Breed; Funniest Costume; Best Couple; Most Creative Costume; Best Tricks/Talent; Best Owner Dog Look-a-Like. By the D.C. Department of Health. At Stanton Park, 5th and Massachusetts Avenue NE. Info, Department of Health, 535-2323.

Sunday, April 27

Noon - 4 p.m. Shakespeare's Birthday Open House. "Enjoy jugglers and jesters, music, song and dance, stage combat workshops, and more. It's the one day of the year when the Folger Reading Room is open to all. ... Free children's activities; Shakespearean fortune-telling; quill pen writing; brooch-making; felt shield-making; potpourri-making; face-painting; ivy garland-making; and other Elizabethan crafts." At Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE, 544-4600. http://www.folger.edu/public/lectures/menu.asp.

Ongoing

Capital Neighbors: A Walk About Capitol Hill. 1 p.m. April 26 and then the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from April through October. "Stroll the charming 19th-century streets where hometown Washington met national politics. Your DC Heritage Tours guide shares captivating Capitol Hill lore while showing you a virtual museum of Victorian architecture." $12. Meet at the Eastern Market Metro Station, corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 7th Street SE. Info, 828-WALK. http://www.dcheritage.org/information2546/information_show.htm?doc_id=156823. §