Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wind power!

Tuesday, September 13 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Joe's Movement Emporium
3309 Bunker Hill Rd.
Mount Rainier, Maryland 20712
Free clean energy info session hosted by Joe's Movement Emporium

Joe's Movement Emporium is proud to be 100% wind powered...

When you sign-up for wind power through Clean Currents and mention Joe's, $25 will be donated to support the 11th Annual Sweeping the Avenue!

Come to Joe's Movement Emporium to learn about how easy and affordable it is to make the switch. Bring your utility bill so you can sign-up on the spot. You'll receive a free "Get Plugged In" Tshirt and a contribution will be made to Sweeping the Avenue.

Free refreshments too!

Learn more at:
Call: 301-754-0430 ext. 3

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Mount Rainier police predator?

According to news reports (click for ABC 7 video clip) a Mount Rainier police officer who has been indicted for "[allegedly luring] a 20-year-old man to his home to be in a pornographic video then shot him when he tried to flee was being investigated for a similar incident."

Friday, July 22, 2011

In other news, how about that weather?

Jack Johnson drawing $49k pension from PG County

According to DCist, PG County will give a pension to anyone who is not convicted of a crime while in office. Well, what about the people who are convicted later for crimes they committed while in office? Jack Johnson, for example. Count me irritated that a portion of my taxes will go to reward him for his years of "service" to my county.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sixth hottest in the nation

Sorry for the long gap between posts. There's been a series of unfortunate events severely limiting my free time.

We've reached that part of the year when it's around 100 degrees - and this ain't no Phoenix 100 degrees. Well, at least we have some bragging rights; we come in at number six on the hottest cities in the country list.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Jack Johnson's story

The sad story of recent Prince George's County politics. It includes a quote from former Mount Rainier City Council Member Doyle L. Niemann. I hope we learn from the debacle and avoid repeating our mistakes. Any ideas why Prince George's is so corrupt?

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Young Mount Rainier trees need water urgently

Last fall, the city with grant money planted 100 trees to celebrate our centennial. The Tree Commission and Public Works are struggling to keep them watered in this early 90 degree heat with no rain. If you have a new street tree near you, could you adopt it and provide a couple buckets of water this week?
If you are willing to adopt a tree, please respond to my email ( and let me know so I can let Tree Commission and Public Works focus on other trees. Each tree needs around 10 gallons of water this week. Will need to know address of the tree that you adopt.
Much much appreciated if you can help the trees!
-Bryan Knedler

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A proposal within a rambling post on crime and the chief's police blog

Mount Rainier Police Chief Michael E. Scott runs a fantastic crime blog for our city. Check it out in my blog list in the right-hand column. My only suggestion would be to include police items not directly related to crime, like community activities, traffic control issues, or emergency preparedness. I would also like the convenience of finding Chief Scott's regular reports to the city council on the blog.

I suppose the above qualifies as a point in itself, but I began this post with a different purpose. As I have read the blog over almost a year and a half, the trouble spots in Mount Rainier have become very apparent. For example, on the north side: 7-11, Grand China, the other 7-11, and BP.

For those who don't know, either an organized group of criminals or a gaggle of unaffiliated freelancers have been stealing purses, wallets, and cars from the BP station at Eastern and Varnum for some time. Chief Scott has warned the public repeatedly, but customers who leave valuables in unlocked cars even for a few seconds continue to lose them, and sometimes the entire car is taken. The thieves are not invisible. Eyewitnesses describe them every time, but they seem to be rarely if ever caught (please correct me if I'm wrong on that point), and the crimes continue.

I have a security camera on the outside of my house because a young man whipped it out after following my wife home from the Metro station last year. It has proven useful - mostly for watching schoolkids throw stuff at the house and once for a man who asked to inspect my alarm system. So why doesn't BP have an effective surveillance system? If they have cameras, they have never resulted in a good image of a suspect.

I suggest that Mount Rainier ask the BP station owners to install an effective system as soon as possible. In fact, I suggest that we discuss whether the city should require businesses that are also crime hot spots to invest in security systems. Perhaps the police could supervise installation and the city could partially subsidize purchase.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Weekend Update

Hey guys, save some events for another Saturday! Apparently everything is going on this weekend. If you're bored Saturday, it's your own fault. Thanks to City Council Member Jimmy Tarlau for letting me incorporate parts of his Ward Report into this roundup.

Mount Rainier Police Chief Michael E. Scott's report to the city council.

Thursday, May 19
Music from Sonya Cotton and Mount Rainier resident Will McKindley-Ward
Thursday, May 19th, 8pm at the New Community Church 614 S Street NW Washington, DC. $8 admission. "Reverence: An Evening of Music and Words Exploring Loss"

Saturday, May 21
University Park Townwide Yard Sale 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Big Green Truck Day at Magruder Park, Hyattsville 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.. 
Kids can get up close to a fleet of municipal vehicles, from a street sweeper to a police cruiser.  Free and open to the public! Rumor has it a helicopter may land around noon.

Mount Rainier Farmer’s Market begins! 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The location has moved. On Mount Rainier Day it  will be located across the street from City Hall at the Perry Street parking lot next to the flower shop. On future Saturdays it will be at the Municipal Plaza in front of City Hall.

Mount Rainier Day Festival!
Municipal Plaza and the 3400 and 3500  Blocks of Rhode Island Avenue, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Painting the Intersection 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Local Artist Vernon Sears and coordinator/volunteer Mike Turner with other volunteers will paint the intersection of Bunker Hill Road and 34th Street in Mount Rainier during the city’s annual Mount Rainier Day Festival.  Come out and enjoy viewing of the artwork – participate in the design markings and chalking of the street.  This should be an exciting project for the city. It will consist of local artists and volunteers painting a sun design of various hues of yellow, green and blue.  The design will light up the 34th Street business district! The City of Mount Rainier is partnering with Gateway Community Development Corporation for this project.

Countdown to Splashdown at the Prince George's Pool, open to all
"It’s too early to actually get into the water at PG Pool, but the grounds will be available for inspection and use. So whenever you're done with Mt. Rainier Day, or sports or chores (and hopefully having survived the Rapture) pack up your family and some food and come on down to the Cool Pool for our annual preseason potluck. We’ll share what we have as long as you do too." Featuring Joe "Hula Man" Atkins as deejay.
4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Pool on Facebook
And Twitter

Mount Rainier performers give a show in DC
Affectations is a movement/theater performance created and performed by Dance Box Theater Co-Artistic Directors Laura Schandelmeier & Stephen Clapp with Dance Artist Ilana Faye Silverstein and Composer James Harkins.
Saturday, May 21 at 8pm
Sunday, May 22 at 7pm
Dance Place 3225 8th Street NE Washington, DC 20017

EDGEWORKS Dance Theater in "Mixer"

EDGEWORKS Dance Theater is DC's premiere all male contemporary dance company of predominately African-American men. EDT's mission is to challenge perceptions of men, to shatter stereotypes as a means to build community, and to create projects that links the arts and social justice.
Saturday, May 21, 8pm
Sunday, May 22, 7pm
Tickets $20 General Admission, $15 Seniors & Students, $10 Youth
Joe's Movement Emporium, 3309 Bunker Hill Rd

Monday, May 23
Potluck Peace Meal followed by sharing ideas on Practicing Peace in Daily Life
Mount Rainier Christian Church, 33rd St. and Bunker Hill Rd.

Saturday, June 4
Will Campos PG County District 2 Town Hall Meeting

June 14 - July 1
ART WORKS STUDIO SCHOOL will be holding summer art camps this year
Session 1: Ages 13+ (adults encouraged) June 14-17 with Barbara Johnson
Session 2: Ages 6-8 June 20 - 24 with Ashley Ruschatz
Session 3: Ages 9-12 June 27-July 1 with Bonnie Parry
All of the teachers are experienced artists and educators and the classes and camps focus on creating confidence and joy through art-making.
You can sign up today by visiting their website or e-mailing
3711 Rhode Island Avenue Mt Rainier MD 301-454-0808

Saturday, May 7, 2011

House for sale downtown

The realtor who sold us our house on Arundel is also selling this house downtown at 3400 Bunker Hill Rd. right by Glut. I've been inside and it looks like it's in great condition. The house has a dedicated microsite:

"Spacious 4 bedroom w/full basement + tons of storage. Open floor plan with limitless possibilities. Hardwood on main level and carpet upstairs. Beautiful front porch is dying for a swing or retire to the privacy of your huge backyard. Off Street Parking. Conveniently located steps from downtown Mt. Rainier and 1 traffic light to DC."
MLS #: PG7583768

Friday, May 6, 2011

News and upcoming events


Election results
Jimmy Tarlau won another four-year term representing Ward 1 on the city council with 96 votes and no opponent. Bill Updike, who was serving Ward 1 on the city council by appointment, won a two-year term with 91 votes and no opponent. In Ward 2 attorney Brent Bolin defeated physician Adrienne Charles 112-46 for the open seat left by Council Member and former Mayor Brian Knedler's decision to not run. I can only calculate the voter turnout approximately, but it was south of 3 percent and perhaps closer to 2 percent. See the Gazette's take.

Have you "liked" Glut on Facebook yet? Also on Facebook: Joe's Movement Emporium, St. John's, Mount Rainier Historic District, Mount Rainier Farmers Market, and the Mount Rainier community page which so far is just a compilation of our blog posts but could be a lot more!

The first Thursday of every month Gateway CDC shows a free art-related movie. Yesterday's was Orson Welles' F for Fake. Next month: something else fantastic. 3901 Rhode Island Ave. Brentwood.

It looks like actor Jay Baruchel is in talks to write a screenplay called The Exorcism Diaries. Will this be yet another exorcist story set in Mount Rainier, or will Cottage City start getting its due? "[The] tale centers on a reporter searching for the truth behind the most famous exorcism in history, but soon discovers that the real-life story is not quite finished. As a result, she finds herself in harm’s way of the same supernatural entity that she is chasing."

Mount Rainier is getting money for trees! We're already one of the greenest DC-area neighborhoods but we'll be getting even greener.

Every Saturday from 1-4 p.m., 4001 33rd. St.: "Mt. Rainier Christian Church is hosting Inspired Teens, for ages 12-17, beginning Saturday, April 30, and continuing for every Saturday after that, from 1-4PM.  We will have video games with 5 TVs, pool, ping pong, air hockey, foosball, board/card games, arts/crafts, discussion about issues teens face, and homework help/tutoring.  Bring your student ID with you, and a parent/guardian must come with each teenager the first time they attend, to fill out forms and see the program.  We are a Christian Church, but this program is open to youth of all backgrounds, and we will not pressure anyone with our beliefs. We are also having a dance on May 7 and a talent show on May 21, and hope youth can attend those as well.  Call Pastor Brian Adams at 301-864-3869 with any questions or to let us know you are attending. We hope to see you soon!"


Saturday May 7 
1-3 p.m.
Free Workshop: How Square Foot Gardening Can Help You Live Like a “Locavore”
When: Saturday, May 7, 1 pm to 3 pm
Where: Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740

3:30 p.m.
Take a free three-hour bike cruise to look for local wild-growing edibles, then take the haul to Rhose Island Reds to eat a local salad. Meet with your bikes at the Mount Rainier Bike CoOp, 3601 Bunker Hill Rd.

7 p.m.
Time Leaves Us These Bones
"An evening of dance and theater includes "Fossil," a work for 5 dancers and 2 musicians, that explores the memories that emanate from objects and stories that we hold dear. The program also includes a new work from the participants in the Joe's Learning Center. A rich in movement, music and story performance that you won't want to miss." 3309 Bunker Hill Road

Wednesday May 11
Toddler Time at Art Works Studio will be held Wednesday instead of Friday because of preparations for the Spring Art Show (see May 14). 3711 Rhode Island Avenue

Friday May 13
7:30 p.m.
Mount Rainier originals Emma's Revolution in concert at Joe's Movement Emporium. 3309 Bunker Hill Road
Watch a video of "Swimming to the Other Side": For tickets (going fast):

Saturday May 14
12-5 p.m.
7th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour
"Get up close and personal with legions of local artists in their studios and see the work of this intensely creative community. Free shuttle bus transportation is available along the Route 1 / Rhode Island Avenue corridor to help get you to all the venues on the tour OR ... drive, walk, bike your way along this self guided tour. Maps and more information available at and in advance of the tour, or at the Gateway Arts Center on the day of the tour."

2-4 p.m.
Spring Art Show at Art Works Studio, 3711 Rhode Island Avenue.

8 p.m.
Quest Visual Theater, based in Prince George's County, MD is internationally recognized for its innovative work in visual theatre and its leadership in welcoming people from diverse backgrounds. "Nano," under the direction of Drew Richardson, explores the use of nanotechnology and its impact on our world and lives. The work incorporates digital media, masks, and movement into a surreal exploration of the nano world.
Joe's Movement Emporium 3309 Bunker Hill Road

Monday, May 2, 2011

City Council Member-elect Brent Bolin

Congratulations to Brent Bolin, winner of the contested Ward 2 City Council seat! I can tell he knows municipal issues thoroughly and has Mount Rainier's best interests at heart. And I hope his opponent Adrienne Charles continues her valuable contributions to city affairs.  

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Vote tomorrow, Monday May 2

Vote at Star-Potts Hall, 3405 Rhode Island Avenue, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Enter the door that faces the bus terminal just behind the Terminal Snack Bar.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mount Rainier roundup

Tomorrow, April 28: celebrate City Council Member Brian Knedler's 14 years of service to Mount Rainier. Unfortunately he is not running for reelection. Star-Potts Hall 3405 Rhode Island Ave. from 6-9 p.m. There will be a roast and refreshments.

DC Urban Turf and other sites reported on MRIS's inclusion of Mount Rainier in its list of DC's top 10 green neighborhoods. Props to the city government for caring and especially City Council Member Brian Knedler's service on the Tree Commission and continuing interest in improving Mount Rainier! Also on Giltterazzi.

I went to the city council candidates forum last week. My impression is that all the candidates are sincerely dedicated to civic involvement and making Mount Rainier an even better place to live. Their answers to audience questions were generally thoughtful and well-considered. I will upload some pictures soon. In the meantime, if you didn't go, then before you vote on May 2 check out part 1 and part 2.And for Gazette Q&As with all the candidates, click here.

Don't know where to buy Serviceberry trees that are pretty to look at and great food for the wildlife? Think they're too expensive for a person of modest means such as yourself? Problems solved: here and here.

Mount Rainier Bike Co-op, 3601 Bunkerhill Rd.: Free flat tire clinic tomorrow April 28 from 7-8:30 p.m. "At this class we will learn to remove our rear wheel and practice removing and replacing the tire and tube."
"We are looking for enthusiastic supporters to help staff the bike coop so that more people can access it. Do consider becoming a member of the space, and helping to keep it open."

Save the frogs party! Friday, April 29 at Art Works School Studio, 3711 Rhode Island Ave. from 7-10 p.m. " holds an annual international art/poster competition and Art Works Studio School is providing the opportunity for our neighbors and friends to join us in saving the frogs through a brief educational program, fun frog music, frog-happy foods, poster making activities, and OF COURSE...a game of LEAP FROG!!!" It's all free.

And, as always, check out what's going on at Joe's Movement Emporium. They have activities for all ages.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tonight: city council cage match

Tonight: Ward 1&2 Mount Rainier City Council candidate forum at the Nature Center on the north side of Arundel Rd. at 31st St, 6:30 p.m.

Be there or be square, your choice.

Friday, April 15, 2011

From Joe's on Facebook - cleanup postponed

Hey friends - due to the 100% chance of thunderstorms tomorrow and predicted 50 mph winds, the community cleanup is postponed. Please join us on Monday from 10am-1pm at Joe's, or come for the self-directed Sweep the weekend of April 23 & 24 all day. Have a great weekend!

Upcoming! from Jimmy Tarlau

Public Hearing on  Budget and Tax Rate  - Tuesday April 19th at 7 PM
There will be a public hearing on  next year’s  budget and tax rate this Tuesday April 19th at 7 PM.  The Mayor and Council are proposing that the tax rate stay the same:  at $.79 per $100 of assessments.  The city property tax  for a house assessed at $250,000 is $1,975.  (The overall tax rate for all (City, County, Park and Planning, etc.) property taxes is about $2 per $100 of assessments.)
We have had a number of work sessions on next year’s budget and have made only a few changes in what was originally proposed to us by the City Manager and City Treasurer.  We have changed a few of the revenue estimates to more accurately reflect what we believe we will be getting in as income, we added $6,500 for community activities (Farmers Market, House Tour, and Neighborhood Watch Program) and moved $53,500 into a contingency fund for possible cost of living raises to our City’s employees and other possible unforeseen expenses.  We are maintaining all our essential services. We are taking $400,000 out of our reserves but will still have a healthy $1.2 million at the end of the fiscal year.
Come to the meeting and let us know what you think about the City’s budget and tax rate.
New Restaurants Open On Route 1
The first restaurants/food shops opened on Route 1 in Hyattsville at the Arts District development just north of Franklin’s.  The first restaurants to open are Elevation Burger and Yogi Castle, a frozen yogurt store.  Elevation Burger which is on the corner of Kennedy Street and Baltimore Avenue specializes in organic, grass fed, free range beef.  They also have veggie and vegan burgers.
I am looking to the opening of some of the other stores which will include Busboys and Poets, Tara Thai, Chipotle and a Yes Organic Market.  It will be nice not to have more eating options in our area.
Mount Rainier Candidates Forum Next Wednesday April 20th 
There are three openings for Mount Rainier City Council this year.  There are two open seats in Ward 1 and Bill Updike and I are unopposed for the two vacancies (one for my four year term and the other to fill the rest of the term of former Councilwoman Alta Morton).  There are two candidates for the vacancy (Bryan Knedler is not running again) in Ward 2.  Brent Bolin and Adrienne Charles are running for that seat. 
There will be a candidates forum on Wednesday at 6:30 PM at the Nature Center (31st and Arundel).  All the candidates will be there to make statements and answer questions.  Come and find out what the candidates believe the Council should be doing over the next few years.
DC GlassWorks Open House This Saturday - 3:30-8:30 in Edmonston, MD 
It's easy to get there - take Alternate Route 1 (the bridge behind Franklin's) and turn at the light onto Decatur Street. Immediately after you cross the train tracks, turn left at the bottom of the incline onto 46th Avenue. Keep driving until you see the crowd (through a stop sign and around the bend.)

Come watch glassblowing demonstrations, talk to studio artists, and check out their glass and sculpture facilities. Work with one of the artists to make your own piece of glass and give glassblowing a try!  The Open House is family friendly, so bring the family and friends, and make a day of it. Light refreshments will be available.

Inspired Teens Program Starts in Mount Rainier 
Beginning Saturday April 30th the Mount Rainier Christian Church will be hosting a program for youth ages 12 – 17.   The program will include video games, ping pong, arts & crafts and homework help and tutoring.  For more information contact Pastor Brian Adams at 301-864-3869.  (Parents must attend with their children on the first visit to the program.) 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Turn in absentee ballot application by April 25

Do you have a physical condition that might keep you from voting at your regular polling place? Are you going to be unavoidably out of town on May 2? Apply for your absentee ballot here.

The Gazette covers the Better Block Project

Above the fold in the print edition!

Serviceberries in bloom!

From Brian Knedler:

The cherry blossoms are done, but I hope residents will notice the native Serviceberry trees in bloom, especially in Spring Park at 33rd and Shepherd. Also a nice one in 3800 block of 31st, 3000 block Taylor, and 4100 block 31st. The trees are also called shadbush because they bloom when the shad (a fish) is traveling up the local streams to spawn. They have lots of common names, but the Latin genus is Amelanchier. They are wonderful small trees or bushes. If you are going to purchase one, read up on the particular cultivar because some are more like shrubs and get multiple stems while others are more tree-like. They have an edible berry in summer (they are called Juneberry for that reason) and great fall color. They like a bit of shade since like the Redbuds (another native) they grow in the forests under other larger trees.  Redbuds are also blooming now. They tend to be more drought tolerant than the serviceberries.  The City Tree Commission has purchased a number of both serviceberry and redbud in the last 10 years. So, if you are looking for an alternative to Yoshino Cherry, consider the Serviceberry.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Meet Ward 1 City Council candidates

Meet Bill Updike and incumbent Jimmy Tarlau at a reception tonight from 5-7 p.m. at 4213 34th St. Although they are running unopposed it's still good to know your elected representatives. The election is May 2.

Also, there will be a Neighborhood Watch walk at  7 p.m. starting at the corner of Tilden and 34th St. which will be going down 34th, 35th, 36th and 37th Streets between Shepherd and Rhode Island. You are invited to join in.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Better Block Project videos

Better Block Project photos

Metropolitan New Testament Church of God glassware saleLiving in the Chesapeake Bay watershedIce Cream!Emma promoting the Mount Rainier Farmers MarketJacob: "Smell my bread!"Maria: "Wow! Butter." Jacob and Maria want you to make bread.She sold me some asparagus roots.Maria: "See my bread?"Mount Rainier's cool police carsOdds 'n' ends from Community ForkliftThanks for the paint, Community Forklift! Inside Scrap-DCPicking out some fabric at Scrap-DCMount Rainier Television on the sceneInside Joes' Movement EmporiumScrap-DCArt Valerie and her window art at ZZ PizzaValerie's other creation outside ZZ PizzaStreet sceneMount Rainier Better Block ProjectMount Rainier Better Block Project

More on gardening

46 degrees this morning, cloudy...but my outdoor plants seem to be loving it. Kale, Collards, Cabbage, Spinach, Lettuce all are well. Can't wait to start picking and eating fresh stuff! I noticed the other day that the ground temp has risen to 50-60 degrees which is a good sign and will help those seedlings grow a bit faster. I also noticed the fig and apple tree(s) developing leaves as well as elderberry, blueberry and raspberry bushes. Indoors my Basil, Pepper and Tomato starters are growing with vigor, tomatoes about 1 1/2 feet tall...never start tomatoes too early indoors as it means constant transplanting and feeding! Anyway, farewell 'til next time and if you haven't started, now is the time to get some seed into the ground and have those fresh veges in May/June!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Mount Rainier Better Block Project

The area around 34th Street and Bunker Hill Road will become "a vibrant, eclectic “Main Street” with a festival atmosphere" tomorrow, Saturday April 9 from noon to 6 p.m.

The event's goal is to demonstrate the economic potential of the area. I'll see you down there!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Email message for Ward 1 from City Council Member Jimmy Tarlau

May 2nd is an important election in Mount Rainier. Residents in Ward 1 will be voting for two Council members (one for a four year term and the other for a two year term to fill the rest of the term of former Councilwoman Alta Morton). Bill Updike and I are running for election this year. I have met most of you on this [email] list but a lot of you have not met Bill.

We would like to invite you to a 'meet and greet' reception at my house (4213 34th St. - corner of Tilden St.) this Sunday from 5 to 7 PM.
We will be serving some light refreshments.

Meet Bill and me. Let us know what's on your mind about where the City is heading and listen to what Bill and I hope to accomplish if we are elected for new terms of office.

I hope to see you on Sunday.


Monday, April 4, 2011

The early garden continues to grow

Here it is April 4, 2011 and the temperature is 86 degrees!!! (It was 60 degrees yesterday) I am expecting snow next week so won't be putting out my warm season crops just yet ;-) But hey, as an experiment I took two of my Cherokee Purple tomato starters and planted them with their own "greenhouses"...actually plastic bags placed over them. We'll see if they survive that snow next week <grin>

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The early garden continues to grow

The weather has been generally in the 40's during the day and with rain the last couple of days the early crops (lettuce, spinach, greens, cabbage and kale) are doing well. Now for the starts indoors: the tomatoes are about a foot tall and so begins the task of transplanting into bigger pots.  Next year I won't be so quick to start tomatoes in early February! The peppers and basil look great and are growing slowly which is fine by me...I am also trying to use a mixture of soil that uses 1/3 sand, 1/3 compost and 1/3 clay....we'll see how this goes!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

What's Going On?

Now - Prince George's Pool is accepting membership applications for the 2011 season. Join by 5:25 p.m. on 5 April to get $25 off. If you prefer to apply via hard copy instead of online, click here.

Now - As a resident of Maryland, Delaware, Washington DC, or Pennsylvania, you can choose your electric supplier. Clean Currents is the region's leading, independent green energy company providing electricity sourced from clean wind power. The electricity that powers your house will still be delivered through the grid, so there is no installation of equipment and no change to the dependability of service at your home. Write "Gateway Arts District" in the space that says "Where did you hear about us?" so that the local nonprofit gets a $10 sign-up bonus.

30 March - 17 April - Active Cultures presents The Resurrectionist King at Joe's Movement Emporium. "This play explores the life of a man unlike any other in DC’s past - the true story of Vigo Jansen, a grave robber who became a local legend. Jansen robbed local cemeteries to get cadavers for DC’s medical schools and scientists. Hounded by the police, but loved by the press, he became a folk hero to DC residents. Set during a 24-hour period in 1884, the play follows Jansen’s disastrous attempt to create a stage play about his grave-robbing career. Written by Stephen Spotswood, winner of the Mark Twain Award for comedy, The Resurrectionist King is an amusing backstage drama about life, death and the theft of our earthly remains." 3309 Bunker Hill Rd.

30 Mar, 6 April, 13 April - The city council would like a committee of local artists and a business owner to present three designs for a painting of the intersection of 34th and Bunker Hill, and to present a plan of execution and maintenance. Meetings to process designs, and narrow them down to 3 that council will select from, are happening every Wednesday until the 4/15 council meeting. Anyone in Mount Rainier can bring a design to the table. A committee of artists will refine them into the final three. Rawberry Ranch, 4115 31st St., 9-10 p.m. For more information call Mike, 240-461-7026.

2 April - Marvin Gaye Day bike tour! Meet at Mt. Rainier Bike CoOp, 3601 Bunker Hill Rd., 11 am. A fun and free bike tour through DC this coming Saturday, a beautiful spring day, will feature spots relevant to Marvin Gaye's young life growing up here.

21 May - Mount Rainier's Farmers Market will be open from 10 am-2 pm at One Municipal Place. We will have tea, organic fruits and vegetables, coffee, Indian food, meat, eggs, a bakery, cheese and barbeque, cooking demonstrations and music, to start. You can "like" the market on Facebook.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

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Headed to ZZ to pick up a pizza and chicken kabob. I can't wait to get home and eat it! Click on the link above for a discount when you order online.