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

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