The Corner Forum
Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003
Issue #54

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

Tuesday, November 4

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

7 p.m. Sherwood Recreation Center. Discussion with the D.C. Parks and Recreations Department. Topics include: discussion of the Recreation Advisory Council and a discussion of the Volunteer's in Action program, which will help organize volunteer support for key programs and activities. At Sherwood Recreation Center, 10th & G Streets NE.

7:30 p.m. North Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting. Meet Cindy Petkac, the new Ward 6 city planner. At Lane Memorial Church, 14th & C Streets NE.

Wednesday, November 5

9:30 a.m. Excello (419 13th St. NE) Liquor License Renewal — Status Hearing. To update the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on negotiations between Excello and protestants. At 941 North Capitol St. NE, 7th floor. Info, Laura Byrd, 442-4359 or Zandra Goode, 442-4418.

10:30 a.m. Against the Odds: The Artists of the Harlem Renaissance. "This film tells how African American artists overcame tremendous barriers to produce artistic work during the time of the Harlem Renaissance." At Anacostia Museum & Center for African American History & Culture, 1901 Fort Pl. SE. Reservations suggested, 287-3369. http://anacostia.si.edu.

Thursday, November 6

12:15 p.m. Early Dismissal: End of first grading period for D.C. Public Schools students.

7 p.m. Madam C.J. Walker. Biographer A'Lelia Bundles discusses the success of her great-grandmother, the manufacturer of -care products for African American women. $8. At the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. Info, 783-7370. http://www.nmwa.org.

7 p.m. Black Indians: An American Story. A film narrated by James Earl Jones. "Following the film, Thomas Doughton will discuss the relationship between African Americans and American Indians." At Smithsonian, S.D. Ripley Center,
1100 Jefferson St. SW. Info, 357-4600. http://www.si.edu/events.

Friday, November 7

9 a.m. D.C. History. 30th Annual Conference on Washington, D.C., Historical Studies. Program includes sessions on topics such as ethnicity, cemeteries, architecture, sexuality, and civil rights. At the City Museum of Washington, 801 K St. NW. Reservations required, 383-1809. http://www.citymuseumdc.org/Learn_About_DC/Calendar /HSC_Full.pdf.

7 p.m. Short Stories. Come listen as local poets and short story writers present the work they developed during Writer's Way creative writing workshops. Corner Store Artist Studio, 900 South Carolina Ave. SE, diagonally across Pennsylvania Avenue from the Eastern Market Metro.

7 p.m. D.C.P.S. Boys High School Football. Spingarn vs. Eastern. At Eastern, 1700 East Capitol St. NE, 698-4500.

Saturday, November 8

9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. D.C. History. The 30th Annual Conference on Washington, D.C., Historical Studies. "Participants will spend the day east of the river, exploring Anacostia. A special guided bus tour of Southeast Washington, with stops at historic Woodlawn Cemetery, Civil War earthworks in Fort Dupont Park, Uniontown, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, St. Elizabeth's Hospital campus, and the Anacostia Museum." $15, to be paid in advance. Bus leaves from City Museum. For more details, see listing for Friday.

10:30 a.m. The Hunter and the Ebony Tree. (For children ages 4-8.) "Nelda LaTeef reads her story about a hunter who must overcome an impossible challenge before he can marry the girl he loves. ... Bring pieces of cloth and magazine pictures to create a collage in the art activity." At the National Museum of African Art, Lecture Hall, Sublevel 2, 950 Independence Ave. SW, 357-4600. http://www.nmafa.si.edu.

11 a.m. Planning for Turkey Bowl. Meet with Ellery Vaden (1348 Emerald St. NE) to discuss organizing a community football game for kids and adults on Thanksgiving. Meet on the Kingsman basketball court, between 13th and 14th Streets, between D and E.

Future

Saturday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Oral History Workshop. By the Washingtoniana Division of the D.C. Public Library. At the Washingtoniana Division at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW, Room 307. "The workshop is intended to encourage and train people interested in conducting family or community oral history projects and/or individual oral histories which concern the history of Washington, D.C." Reservations, Faye Haskins, 727-1213.

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 8 p.m. Overbeck Lecture. "In the spring of 1863, an African American church on Capitol Hill became the main recruiting station for the First Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops, a brave collection of fugitive slaves and freedmen from throughout the region who volunteered to fight for the Union cause in the Civil War. The remarkable story of these men and the minister who helped organize and inspire them will be the subject of our next Overbeck History Lecture, delivered by Capitol Hill historian C.R. Gibbs." At the Naval Lodge Hall, 330 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Reservations required, OverbeckLecture@aol.com or 544-1845. §