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D.C. community calendar, March 10-16, 2017

Posted on Mar 10,2017
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WASHINGTON, DC. - FRIDAY, MARCH 10

Income Tax Assistance Meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2016 income tax filing. Fridays and Mondays at 10 a.m. Through April 18. Woodridge Library, 1790 Douglas St. NE. 202-541-6226. woodridgelibrary@dc.gov. Free.

Children’s safety seat and belt inspections D.C. Safe Kids ensures the proper installation of seats and seat belts. Fridays from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The Arc, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE. thearcdc.org or 202-476-3618. Free.

Preschool story time Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers explore stories and activities that encourage a lifelong love of reading. Fridays 10 a.m. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. tenleylibrary@dc.gov. Free; tickets distributed at the Children’s Desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

Preschool Story Time
Share the fun of reading with your children, ages 3-5, explore stories and activities that encourage them to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning, sessions are designed to promote language and listening skills, expand children’s imaginations and arouse their curiosity about the world around them. Fridays at 10 and 11 a.m. through May 26. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. 202-671-3121. mtpleasantlibrary@dc.gov. Free.

Move, Dance, Create Stretch your creative capacity, feel good and connect with fellow participants in a program featuring a variety of dance styles. The class is well paced for new and experienced dancers. Fridays 11 a.m. No class March 17. Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St. NW. 202-483-8600. smithcenter.org. $10 per class, $25 per month.

Yoga in the Galleries All skill levels welcome. A Kripalu class taught by Eva Blutinger. Bring your own mat; details online. Fridays at 11:30 a.m. American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Call 202-885-1300 or email museum@american.edu. $10 per class.

Income tax assistance Meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2016 returns. Fridays and Mondays at noon. Through April 14. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. petworthlibrary@dc.gov. Free.

“Plants With an Attitude” Bruce Crawford, director of Rutgers Gardens, discusses several attractive and garden-worthy, but poisonous, plants and their dire consequences for living creatures. 12 p.m. U.S. Botanic Garden, Conservatory Classroom, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. usbg.gov/Programs. Free; registration required.

Classical organ recital Bethesda native Colin MacKnight, a doctoral fellow at The Juilliard School, will perform works by Mendelssohn and Duruflé. 12:15-1 p.m. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Call 202-797-0103 or go to nationalcitycc.org. Free; donations welcome.

Global Kids A nonprofit educational organization that inspires youth to achieve academic excellence and empowers them to take action on critical issues, invites those in the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders to join the citywide leadership program. Fridays from 4-5:30 p.m. Through Jan. 2018. Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library, 1630 Seventh St. NW. wathashawlibrary@dc.gov. 202-727-1288. Free.

Explore the exhibition “Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern” with objects conservator Ariel O’Connor and learn about the materials and techniques used by the artist. As a dancer-turned-conservator, O’Connor discusses Noguchi’s collaboration with modern dance icon Martha Graham and his groundbreaking set designs for her company. 4-4:45 p.m.Smithsonian American Art Museum, meet in G Street Lobby, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.

For the Love of Gene Davis: The Legacy of Color Field Painting
Contemporary artists Polly Apfelbaum and Odili Donald Odita’s work echoes the formal characteristics of Gene Davis’s paintings: color, light, improvisation and abstraction. They will discuss their work in the context of color field painting. Afterward, Joanna Marsh, senior curator of contemporary interpretation, moderates a discussion about the lasting influence of Davis and the legacy of color field painting. 6:30 p.m. Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium, Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000. Free.

SATURDAY, MARCH 11


USBG Production Facility open house Rarely seen or visited, 85,000 sq.ft. under glass includes foliage and nursery crops, view orchids, medicinal plants, carnivorous plants and rare and endangered species. Light snacks and beverages provided. Directions: usbg.gov/events/2016/12/19/special-event-usbg-production-facility-open-house. On the half hour from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. USBG Production Facility. 202-225-8333. $10, pre-registration required.

Used Library book sale Sponsored by the Friends of Southeast Library, on the second Saturday of each month from History, biography, mystery, fantasy, literature, photography, cookbooks - it’s all here and most books are only $1. Proceeds from the sale supplement programs for children. Next sale on April 8. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Southeast Library, lower level, 403 Seventh St. SE. 202-698-3377. southeastlibrary@dc.gov. Free.

Income Tax Assistance Meet with a qualified AARP tax aide at your local library to help answer your tax questions and prepare your 2016 income tax filing. Saturdays at 10 a.m. Through April 15. Bellevue/William O. Lockridge Library, 115 Atlantic St. SW. 202-243-1185. bellevuelibrary@dc.gov. Free.

Practice with love yoga gatherings
Bring a mat to this movement that spreads love, joy and acceptance throughout the city in a beautiful environment. Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. through March 25. U.S. Botanic Garden, Conservatory West Gallery, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333. Free.

Citizenship classes Saturdays through April 8. 10 a.m.-noon. Chevy Chase United Methodist Church, 7001 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-652-8700 or office@chevychaseumc.org. Free.

Saturday Morning Yoga Start your Saturdays with Carol and Marjorie and relaxing, stress-free yoga. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water and a yoga mat; a signed waiver is required. Saturdays at 10 a.m. Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St. NW. mtpleasantlibrary@dc.gov or 202-671-3121. Free.

Museum edit-a-thon Help the National Museum of Women in the Arts add and update Wikipedia articles about notable women artists. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. 202-783-5000 or nmwa.org. Free, reservations required.

Family story time Children and their adult companions listen to 30 to 40 minutes of stories that promote language and literacy skills to further the lifelong love of reading and learning. Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-727-1488. tenleylibrary@dc.gov; and Northeast Library, 330 Seventh St. NE. 202-698-0058. northeastlibrary@dc.gov. Free.

2nd Saturday STEM Storytime Join other library fans for a STEM-themed story time, it’s never too early to introduce basic concepts of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to our youngest learners, come for the singing, conversation and reading about numbers, colors, plants, weather and more, stick around for a simple STEM craft at the end, best for ages 2 to 5. 11 a.m. Woodridge Library, 1790 Douglas St. NE. 202-541-6226. woodridgelibrary@dc.gov. Free.

Yoga at Your Library For beginner adults and teens, taught by Yoga Activist. No experience necessary; bring a mat or borrow one from the library for the class. Saturdays at 11 a.m. Through Sept. 30. Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW. 202-243-1188. woodridgelibrary@dc.gov. Free.

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