The Corner Forum
Monday, April 5, 2004
Issue #64

Calendar of 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) and Sharon Cochran (1300 block of Emerald Street NE)

Monday, April 5

First day of Spring Break, through April 12, for D.C. Public Schools.

10 a.m. - noon. What's in the City's FY 2005 Budget for Kids? Featuring representatives from the various District government agencies that affect children, youth and their families. In 7th floor conference room, 1616 P St. NW. $10. Fee waivers available. Reservations required, 234-9404 or

Tuesday, April 6

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Senior Day Medicare Town Hall Meeting. "To help you get your benefits and learn how to survive the new Medicare prescription drug benefit. ... Medicare experts will explain what every senior needs to know, regardless of income level. How to get the most from the new benefit, despite its flaws." Lunch provided. Sponsored by Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton. At 345 Cannon Building, 1st & C Streets SE. Info, 225-8050.

7:30 p.m. North Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association (NLPNA) meeting. At Lane Memorial Church, 14th & C Streets NE.

Wednesday, April 7

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Prostate Cancer Screening. At Senate Hart Building, C Street NE, between Delaware Avenue and First Street. Info, National Prostate Cancer Coalition, 463-9456.

6:30-9 p.m. Lovejoy Park Fundraiser. "So far the local community has raised $8,000 and only needs $2,000 more in order to receive $20,000 in funds from the condominium developer Winter Properties of Atlanta. ... Come learn more and mingle with your friends and neighbors and enjoy refreshments at a fundraiser to benefit Lovejoy Community Park." Please RSVP to 548-9895 or

Thursday, April 8

7-9 p.m. ANC 6A Monthly Meeting. Preliminary agenda includes discussion of whether or not to spend $2,500 on Lovejoy Park. At Miner Elementary School, Student Dining Room, 601 15th St. NE. Info, ANC 6A Chairman Joseph Fengler (6A02), 423-8868.

Saturday, April 10

10 a.m. Corner Forum meeting. Help plan the next issue! At 536 13th St. NE, 544-2447.

10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Dogs available for adoption. "Volunteers from the Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL) will be at Doolittle's Chateau-Animaux with some great dogs looking for new homes." At Doolittle's Chateau-Animaux, 224 Seventh St. SE. Adopters are entitled to a 10 percent discount on any purchases made in the store.

1 p.m. Third Annual Capitol Hill Easter Eggstravaganza. "Easter egg hunt for kids & families on Capitol Hill (toddlers through fifth grade). This event is a time for kids to get their faces painted, play fun games, meet life size Easter bunnies, win some prizes, and have a great time in the Easter egg hunt." At Lincoln Park. Sponsored by the National Community Church.

Monday, April 12

6 p.m. Representative John Lewis at UDC. Reception and lecture. At the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW, Building 38, 2nd Floor. RSVP to Delores Jackson, 274-7349, or

Tuesday, April 13

6 p.m. Way Beyond Zoning: Form-Based Codes Shape
Livable Streets. At the National Capital Planning
Commission, 401 9th St. NW, North Lobby, Suite 500.
RSVP, 667-5445 or

6:30 p.m. First Freed: Washington, D.C. in the Emancipation Day Era. "Slaves in the District of Columbia were emancipated by President Lincoln and Congress in April 1862, nine months before the Emancipation Proclamation. Editor Elizabeth Clarke-Lewis, director of the Public History Program, Howard University, will be joined by contributors to the book First Freed to discuss this important event and its aftermath." Reservations required, 383-1809. $10 for nonmembers. At the City Museum, 801 K St. NW.

7:30 p.m. Linden Old City Capitol Hill Neighborhood Association Monthly Community Meeting. At Sherwood Recreation Center, 640 10th St. NE. Info,

8 p.m. Capitol Hill in the Jazz Age and the Great Depression. Last Overbeck History Lecture of the season. "A very interesting look at life on Capitol Hill during the 1920s and 30s. Hill native and longtime journalist Tom Kelly, who is currently writing his memoirs, will describe sights, sounds and characters from his childhood here in the Jazz Age and the Great Depression." At the Naval Lodge Hall, 330 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Reservation required, or 544-1845.

Thursday, April 15

12:15 p.m. D.C.P.S. students dismissed. Last day of 3rd quarter.

6:30 p.m. Title 34: D.C.'s Human Rights Law. "The Rainbow History Project presents a discussion by Eva Freund and Craig Howell of the 1973 passage and subsequent implementation of Title 34, which provided protection to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered individuals." At the Sumner School, 17th & M Streets NW. Info, or 907-9007. Event submitted to the Corner Forum by John Olinger, 1200 block of Duncan Place (544-7936 or

Friday, April 16

10 am - 9:30 p.m. D.C. Emancipation Day Celebration and Parade. Parade begins at Constitution Avenue & 7th Street NW. Info, 727-6306.

Saturday, April 17

9 a.m. - noon. Washington Regional Earth Day Cleanup & Celebration on the Anacostia River. "Join our watershed neighbors to clean up the Anacostia River." Free lunch! With music and dancing. At Kingman Island. (Directions: Head east on Benning Road. Just past Oklahoma Avenue, before the Benning Bridge, turn right to enter parking lot 6. Walk across the foot bridge toward Heritage Island and then Kingman Island.) Info, David Smith, 479-6710. Call for other meeting sites.

9 a.m. - noon. Neighborhood Tree Planting. The goal is to plant 400 trees this spring. This can't happen without your help. So help restore D.C.'s legacy as the "City of Trees." Refreshments, tools, and instruction will be provided. At 17th & E Streets SE. Info, 833-4010 or

10 a.m. Corner Forum meeting. Help plan the next issue! At 536 13th St. NE, 544-2447.

10 a.m. - noon. H Street Cleanup. "Help make the H Street corridor a more inviting place to visit and shop." Meet at H Street Main Street Office, 961 H St. NE. Info, Joe Tortorici, 368-5698 or (On third Saturday of month instead of second, in April, due to Easter.)


Royal Words Poetry Lounge. Held every other Thursday at 7 p.m., starting April 8. At D.C. Sanctuary, 1355 H St. NE. "Royal Word Poetry Lounge will present featured readers followed by
poetry open mic. Free for performers and $4 for non-performers." Sign up begins at 6:45pm. Hosted by Afrika Midnight Asha Abney aka Ashawarrior. Light refreshments will be provided. Info, 399-4033 or or §