Jan 31, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Xpovia pola! Hope everyone is having a good holiday season!
Our last couple of MeetUps have been excellent, especially the ones in October and November. Let's keep that momentum going in the new year.
We'll kick off our 2013 MeetUp calendar on Thursday, January 31st at one of our sponsors, Yamas in Bethesda at 7 pm. As a sponsor Yamas offers us 2 for 1 drinks at the bar, so we will start there at 7 pm then move to a table around 7:30 pm.
Here's a quick list of other things happening this month. I will try to note the ones I will attend.
One important note: it looks like there will NOT be a Greek movie at the Avalon on January 2nd. The Panorama of Greek Cinema is supposed to resume in February.
- Kellari has their monthly Greek night on the first Friday - January 4th this month - of every month with food, wines and music starting around 8 pm, downtown on K St. NW. FYI, I rarely make it to Greek night but look other MeetUp members.
- Kellari also hosts their monthly Greek wines happy hour starting at 4:30 on the first Monday of every month on January 7th. I will get there around 6 pm on the 7th to toast President Obama's second inauguration.
- On Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 8pm at St. George in Bethesda, The Hellenic Society Prometheas presents Dr. Harry Mavromatis, Professor Emeritus at the American University of Beirut. Dr. Mavromatis will discuss his book "Lost Edens" about Cyprus the decade before it gained its independence from Britain. The discussion will be held in the Founders Hall of St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 7701 Bradley Blvd. Bethesda, Maryland. I will almost certainly make this event.
- On Saturday, January 26th at 8:00 pm, St. Sophia Cathedral sponsors Taverna Night, a night of Greek dancing and music, in the Frosene Center. For more information contact Yianni Xanthos, john.xanthos AT verizon.net, or[masked]-1985. I plan to attend, perhaps with members of my family and some non-Greek friends.
- Finally, also on Saturday, January 26th, our friends at Prometheas sponsor their annual Greek Letters Day Celebration. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. James Skedros. There will also be a presentation of Prometheas Culture awards to students of local Greek language schools. I think things start at 6 pm, in the Founders Hall of St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 7701 Bradley Blvd., in Bethesda. Depending on the time I may make this event.
That's plenty for now. See you in 2013 at Yamas for our MeetUp on the 31st.
Ta leme! - Athan