The Corner Forum
Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003
Issue #52

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 Sharon Cochran

1300 block of Emerald Street NE

Sunday, October 19

4 p.m. Not What You Think. "An a cappella ensemble of the Lesbian & Gay Chorus of Washington, D.C. (LGCW), will present its annual concert, Fall of Love. ... Fall of Love will touch on themes surrounding love from love that is spectacular to love that is unaccepted by society." $10. Reception follows. At St. James's Episcopal Church, 222 8th St. NE.

Tuesday, October 21

All Day. Happy Birthday to Roy Webb, 1335 Emerald St. NE!

2 p.m. Free Diabetes Counseling. "Dr. Gabriel Uwaifo and his staff will host educational sessions about diet and exercise and available treatment options for Type 2 Diabetes. Information about clinical studies will also be available." To register, call Denise, 675-6018. At MedStar Research Institute, 650 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

5:30 p.m. D.C.P.S. Junior High School Football. Terrell vs. Eliot. At Eastern Senior High, 1700 East Capitol St. NE, 698-4500.

6:30 p.m. Housing Needs for the City and Region. The Fall 2003 Washington Regional Network for Livable Communities Forum Series: Housing for the City will focus on the critical issue of affordable housing in the District of Columbia.With Margery Turner, Urban Institute. At the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, room 412.
RSVP, 667-5445 or

7 p.m. Eastern Market Community Meeting. "Discuss Councilmember Ambrose's proposed changes to the Eastern Market legislation." By the Eastern Market Community Advisory Committee. At Rumsey Aquatic Center (Natatorium), Meeting Room, 635 North Carolina Ave. SE. Info, Ellen Opper-Weiner, 547-7131.

Wednesday, October 22

1 p.m. Free Flu, Tetanus, Pneumonia Shots. By the D.C. Department of Health. At St. Paul Christian Church, 414 Tennessee Ave. NE. Info, 547-0569.

Thursday, October 23

10 a.m. Walk the Dr. George Washington Carver Nature Trail. "Learn about Dr. George Washington Carver and how you too can become a `steward of the earth' in your own neighborhood. The museum's trail walks, co-sponsored by the George Washington Carver Outdoor School, Inc., are open to groups of no more than thirty." Recommended for kindergarten through eighth grade. Reservations, 287-3246. At the Anacostia Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE.

1 p.m. Free Flu, Tetanus, Pneumonia Shots. By the D.C. Department of Health. At Miner Elementary School, 600 15th St. NE. Info, 547-0569.

2:30 - 4:30 p.m. The Nuts & Bolts of Budget Advocacy. "This is the 101 of budget trainings and participants will become familiar with the budget process and intervention points. While the skills are transferable to a range of issues and populations, the focus will be on those issues that impact children, youth and their families in the District of Columbia." Reservations required, 234-9404 or

6-8:30 p.m. Research Row House Histories. (See story, this issue.) "Every wonder when your row house was built or who lived there before you? In this hands-on workshop, Gail Redmann, vice president of the Research Library and Collections of the Historical Society of Washington/City Museum will teach participants how to use Historical Society of Washington resources and public records to uncover the mysteries of your home's past at the City Museum." At City Museum, 801 K St. NW (Metro: Mt. Vernon Square). $6 for D.C. Preservation League or City Museum members; $8 for nonmembers. Reservations requested, or 783-5144.

7 p.m. Natatorium. Public meeting to discuss the newly reopened natatorium (Rumsey Aquatic Center). By the Capitol Hill Restoration Society and ANC 6B, with Council Member Sharon Ambrose (Ward 6) and Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation Neil Albert. At the Rumsey Acquatic Center (Natatorium), 635 North Carolina Ave. SE.

Saturday, October 25

9 a.m. - noon. Tree Planting on Barracks Row (8th street SE). By Casey Trees and Trees for Capitol Hill. Volunteers are needed to help plant 25 elm trees along neighborhood streets. This neighborhood tree-planting project in the Capitol Hill area of Ward 6 is one of eight projects throughout the city each Saturday through Nov. 22. Instruction, refreshments and tools provided. Meet at Eastern Market Metro. Info, 833-4010.

10 a.m. - noon. Saturday in the Park! The Stanton Park Neighborhood Association will gather with neighbors, friends and community resources in Stanton Park. Invited guests include Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sharon Ambrose, Phil Mendelson, Tommy Wells, Patrick Canavan, Leo Pinson, Trees for Capitol Hill, Casey Trees, Friends of the Northeast Library and Capitol Hill Group Ministry. Bring kids, dogs, ideas and questions. At Stanton Park (6th Street & Maryland Avenue NE).

10 a.m - 1 p.m. Document Your Family's History. "This workshop is designed for those who are new to family history research. Through hands-on activities, workshop leader Maria R. Goodwin guides participants in planning research activities. ... Each participant should bring one or more copies of birth certificates, letters, photographs, military papers, school records, family recipes, post cards from family members, personal artifacts, diplomas, and certificates or other documents." Reservations, 287-3246. At the Anacostia Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE.

8 p.m. Boris Willis Moves. A new modern dance company led by Boris Willis,that combines elements of hip-hop, contact improvisation and break dance into a uniquely postmodern dance style. Co-presentation with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets, $6-$18. Info, 269-1600. At the Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE. Repeats Sunday at 7 p.m.

Sunday, October 26

8:30 a.m. Marine Corps Marathon. Info, 800-RUN-USMC.


"Northeast Neighborhood Walk." Every Thursday at 8 p.m. "Please join your neighbors in an effort to improve our streets by simply & peaceably walking them." Meet at Triangle Park,15th Street & Constitution Ave. NE. Bring a trash bag to collect litter if you wish. Info, Police Lt. Renato Caldwell, or 727-4478.

Marivaux's "The Dispute." Opens Oct. 25 and runs through Nov. 23. "What if four children had been kept locked away in complete isolation since birth? What if, tonight, they were to be released for the first time?" Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. By the Theater Alliance. Tickets normally $20-$25; free if you live between 8th Street and 19th Street NE, and between C and M streets NE. (Pick up free tickets at least 30 minutes before the show). At H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. 800-494-8497 or

"Buried in the Sky." Opens Oct. 25 and runs through Nov. 23. Dance performance inspired by Tibetan burial ritiuals. By the PlayGround. Thursdays through Saturdays, 9:30 p.m.; Sundays, 3:30 p.m. At H Street Playhouse, 1365 H St. NE. $15. 800-494-8497 or

"Marines in Korea: A 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Korean War." Through Dec. 31, 2004. Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. "A commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Korean War is the subject of the current special exhibit which features weapons, uniforms, communications equipment,and haunting photographs by famed war correspondent David Douglas Duncan." Advance notice requested due to heightened security levels, 433-3840 or 433-3401. At the Marine Corps Museum, Washington Navy Yard, 6th & M Streets SE (enter at the O Street gate).

"Fakes, Forgeries, Facsimiles." Through Jan. 3, 2004. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. "This exhibition explores the differences between forgeries and fakes, fakes and facsimiles, the techniques employed to produce them, and the use of scientific analysis to detect them." At the Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE, 675-0308. §