The Corner Forum
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2003
Issue #50

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, October 7

5:30 p.m. D.C.P.S. Girls High School Volleyball. Anacostia vs. Spingarn. At Spingarn, 2500 Benning Rd. NE, 724-4525, http://spingarn.k12.dc.us. Sports schedule: http://www.k12.dc.us/dcps/frontpagepdfs/fall%20sports%20schedule.pdf.

7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) People Have the Power Tour Rally. With Ralph Nader, Dennis Kucinich, Head-Roc, Malcolm X Drummers and Dancers, Elizabeth Davis, Vanessa Dixon, Dorothy Scott and Damu Smith. "Inform yourself and help improve your community!" $10 in advance, $15 at the door. At the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1518 M St. NW. http://www.democracyrising.org.

7:30 p.m. North Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. On agenda: new transit alternatives, like light rail and bus rapid transit, with Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and District Department of Transportation representatives. Also scheduled to attend: School Board Member Tommy Wells. At Lane Memorial CME Church, 14th & C Streets NE.

8-9 p.m. Thomas Jefferson: A View from the Mountain. WETA TV 26. "Focusing on Jefferson's personal and public dilemna over race and slavery." Second half, same time on Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 8

Sherwood Park Recreation Center Grand Opening. At Sherwood, 10 & G Street NE. Info, 673-7660 or 7646. http://dpr.dc.gov/news/release.asp?id=100

Noon-1 p.m. African Americans in Congress and Their Influence on Policy and Government Issues. Lecture by Dr. Carol Swain, Professor of Political Science and Law, Vanderbilt University School of Law. At Russell Senate Office Building, Room 385, Constitution Avenue between 1st and C Streets NE. By the United States Capitol Historical Society. Reservations required, rsvp@uschs.org or Felicia Bell, 543-8919 ext. 31. http://www.uschs.org.

1 p.m. City Council Hearing on Rats and Recylcing. "To question the [city] on its rat abatement and recycling programs, as well as to receive an update on the District's air quality." In the Council Chamber, room 500, John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Info, Jim Slattery,
Committee on Public Works, 727-8105. http://www.dccouncil.washington.dc.us/Calen001.htm.

1-3 p.m. Philately in Action: A Basic Introduction. (Repeats Oct. 22, same time.) "Celebrate National Stamp Collecting Month by learning the basics of stamp collecting. Enjoy such activities as stamp soaking and sorting. Sort through the various stamps available at the activity table and create a stamp collection to take home!" At the National Postal Museum, Atrium. 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE, 357-2991. http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/museum/1b_calendar.html.

Thursday, October 9

4:30 p.m. D.C.P.S. Girls High School Volleyball. Spingarn vs. Eastern. At Eastern, 1700 East Capitol St. NE, 698-4500.

5:30 p.m. D.C.P.S. Junior High School Football. Eliot vs. Browne. At Cardozo, 1300 Clifton St. NW, 673-7385.

6:30 p.m. Southern City, National Ambition: Controversy of Slavery in the Nation's Capital. "A lecture by Kym Rice, GWU professor of Museum Studies." $15. Reservations requested, 842-0920. At Decatur House Museum, 748 Jackson Pl. NW (one block north of White House).

7-9 p.m. ANC 6A Monthly Meeting. Preliminary agenda includes a possible update on the Youth Services Administration's group home on Kramer Street (city officials have been invited to the meeting) and approval of the ANC's budget for the next fiscal year. At Miner Elementary School, Student Dining Room, 600 16th St. NE. Info, ANC 6A Chairman Joseph Fengler (6A02), 423-8868.

Friday, October 10

7 p.m. D.C.P.S. High School Football. Anacostia vs. Spingarn. At Spingarn, 2500 Benning Rd. NE, 724-4525, http://spingarn.k12.dc.us.

Saturday, October 11

All Day. Happy Birthday to Chester W. Hunter, 1310 Emerald St. NE!

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Bi-Annual Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off . "D.C. residents can bring items including old cleaning and gardening chemicals, small quantities of gasoline, pesticides and poisons, acids, varnish, oil-based paints, solvents, aerosols, wood preservatives, spent batteries of all kinds, roofing tar, chemistry sets, automotive fluids, ... asbestos floor tiles, ... [and] electronics." By the D.C. Department of Public Works. In the Carter Barron Amphitheater parking lot, 16th & Kennedy Streets NW. http://dpw.dc.gov/news/2003/aug/08_28_03.shtml.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Earth Charter Community Summit. With Colman McCarthy, Suzan Shown Harjo, Mike Tidwell and the Rev. Grayland Hagler. "Workshops focusing on sustainability, renewable energy, globalization, personal transformation, interfaith responses to hate and violence, and children." At the University of the District of Columbia, Building 38, 2nd Floor (Metro: UDC, Red Line). Info, Steve Smith, 301-588-5632. http://www.earthchartersummits.org/locations/washingtondc /default.htm.

Sunday, October 12

All Day. Happy Birthday to The Corner Forum! §