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This Week at Historical Society of Washington, DC

by Borderstan.com — September 20, 2008 at 4:07 pm 0

From Logan Circle News, here is a roundup of events this coming week at the Historical Society of Washington, DC.

  • The Historical Society of Washington, DC, is located at 801 K St. NW at Mt. Vernon Square.
  • All events are free and open to the public.
  • Go to www.historydc.org for detailed calendar information or call (202) 383-1850.

Wednesday, September 24 at Noon
Film: “Under the Same Moon.”

  • Nine-year-old Carlos aka Carlitos is one of the countless children left behind by parents who come to the U.S. seeking a way to provide for their families.

Wednesday, September 24, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
“The Business of Go-Go”

  • “The Business of Go-Go” panel discussion will foster critical analysis of the problem and be an open forum to discuss new ideas and approaches to promote Go-Go music beyond Washington, D.C.

Thursday, September 25, Noon.
Film: “Calle 54.”

  • Named after New York’s 54th street where most of the studio filming was done, Calle 54 is a gift from director Fernando Trueba (“Belle Epoque”) to lovers of Latin Jazz everywhere, featuring 90 minutes of music by some of the idiom’s finest artists.

Saturday, September 27, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
“Growing an Organic Lawn.”

  • Yes, you can have an organic lawn. Paul Tukey, founder of SafeLawns.org, is on a mission to reduce pesticide usage across the country, one lawn and garden at a time.

Saturday, September 27, 2 to 4 p.m.
“Create A Negro Baseball League Card.”

  • To begin, participants will take a guided tour of the Negro Baseball League Exhibitions. Following the tour, visual artist Camilla Younger will show participants how to create a personal baseball card.

Sunday, September 28, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
“An Anecdotal Look at Washington, D.C. History.”

  • Author Anthony Pitch Pitch shows maps and tells tales about the great plans for this country’s capital city, some realized, others not.

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