Friday, June 9, 6:30-9:30PM
Friday, June 9, 6:30-9:30PM, Merlot’s Masterpiece, 1512 U Street NW. Merlot’s Masterpiece is a “paint and sip” experience. Merlot’s Masterpiece promises that if you can paint a stick figure, its teachers can teach you how to paint a masterpiece. Wine is available for purchase. The project for June 9 is “Starry DC Nights” (think Van Gogh). All materials are supplied at the class and at the end of the session, you can take home your masterpiece. There is limited on street parking and a parking garage at 14th and U Streets. Nancy Regan has a gift certificate for 4 people. If we have more than 4 people sign up, we can share the cost of the additional reservations. $45/extra student shared by the whole group.
DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS MAY 26 .
NPS Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens
July 14, 2017 at 9:30 am
1505 Anacostia Ave, NE.
This is a tranquil preserve with short trails and a boardwalk through pond and marsh, gardens, greenhouses, and a visitor’s center. A lovely place for birding. Peak bloom for the famous water lilies and large lotus flowers is July 15 and for this reason I hope to arrive at the Gardens at 9:30 on July 14 (the flowers close up in the mid-day heat). We will carpool and leave Georgetown at 9.
Please confirm attendance NO LATER THAN JULY 10.
July 21 at 11:30 am
Union Market, 1309 5th Street, NE and the
Dolcezza Gelato Factory and Shop, 550 Penn Street, NE.
Union Market is a warehouse food market with a host of artisans offering charcuterie, empanadas and more. Forty local artisans gather to display their food for a year-round indoor bite bazaar. We will shop and eat for about an hour+ and then head to the Dolcezza gelato factory and store. It is not possible to tour the factory because of health and safety regulations, but there are windows in the shop to view the operations. Gelato is for sale in the factory store. We will carpool from Georgetown and leave about 11.
Please confirm attendance NO LATER THAN JULY 17.
August 11 at 12:30 pm
Frederick Douglas House
1411 W Street, SE.
Frederick Douglas was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York. We will take the 1:15 PM tour but it is necessary to arrive 30-45 minutes early to see the exhibits, film and use the restroom at the visitor’s center. CAUTION about this trip, the house is at the top of a 51 foot hill, no elevator, either 85 steps or there is a ramp. $1.50 for reserved tickets. We will carpool from Georgetown and leave at noon.
Please confirm attendance NO LATER THAN AUGUST 4.
August 18 at 7:30-8:45 PM
US Air Force Memorial Concert featuring
The USAF Concert Band and the Singing Sergeants Soloists
Located at 1 Air Force Memorial Drive, Arlington, VA. Bring a lawn chair. The USAF Memorial honors the service and heritage of the men and women of the United States Air Force. From the three stainless steel spires which soar 402 feet into the sky and the beautiful granite walls surrounding the memorial, it provides the perfect backdrop for an evening summer concert. Besides the awe inspiring design of the memorial, it provides picture perfect views of the Washington DC skyline. Please confirm attendance NO LATER THAN AUGUST 11 so we can arrange carpools.