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Meet kindred book lovers in a stimulating, coed book club! This book club already existed and has members, but we'd like to have new members join and we have continued doing so throughout the time the book club has existed- new blood and thoughts help make the book club even more interesting and diverse. One must fill out the form (I know it's a pain) and be selected by the group to join. We alternate between fiction and non-fiction. In the past, we met at people's homes all over the DC area; but now we meet in Dupont predominantly (you can eat and/or drink, if you want, good, inexpensive food). Perhaps we might occassionally meet at members' homes as well. We'll also have happy hours (which happens when we have book club there--before book club starts and the happy hour prices continue during the book club meeting) where we can get to know each other better and discuss our must reads, etc. At book club, you'll read a new book (wide range of genres, etc. and perhaps ones you wouldn't normally select--but when that happens book club members tell me how happy they are to be introduced to other genres/authors, etc.) and get to share your thoughts and discuss it with others. We pick a new book together and that's fun as well and we don't pick bestsellers unless it's actually a good well, written book that lends to interesting discussion/thought; (I've been told that makes us different than a lot of book clubs.). Come to be stimulated, enjoy a good discussion of an interesting book, laugh, learn, share stories, make new friends, etc!

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Enjoy spring blossoms,Colors & Book Talk@Beautiful Arboretum-may bring fido

United States National Arboretum

$2.00

-Come join myself & my friendly dog Bogie (You can bring guest(s) &/or a dog-not that they're the same) on Saturday, April 27th at the beautiful Arboretum to enjoy beauty,get exercise,go on a small roadtrip or walk there (if you want company on your walk there-you can join Bogie&I)& get to have fun.And we may even see some residents of the Arboretum,the two bald eagles,"Mr. Pres. & The First Lady," who relatively recently hatched two eaglets. If you want to join us for more exercise & a nice walk to the Arboretum,meet us at 12th& U at 11:45 am.If not,meet us at the Arboretum at 1:30 pm(We'll meet at tables behind the Visitor center-the first building you see after entering at the 24th & R entrance.)& enjoy good book talk & conversations,bond,exercise, etc.You may bring a guest or two &/or a friendly dog.I can't wait to enjoy the wonderful,beautiful Arboretum with the great company of fabulous book lovers. Do please rsvp if you can attend. We'll walk around the Arboretum & enjoy the beauty,get some exercise & good book talk.Thus treat yourself to a beautiful,educational hike in the National Arboretum,a remarkable hiking venue tucked away in NE DC.The hike will consist of a wind through an exotic,colorful,mildly hilly, & 446-acre landscape of woodlands,fields,& history. Highlights will include their fall flowering plants,river vistas,a former brickyard,discarded pieces of the U.S. Capitol (Capitol Hill columns in the middle of a beautiful field that resembles art), an exotic amazingly beautiful asIan garden with a pagoda & river view,& more beauty. Directions& Info about the Arboretum The Arboretum is located in northeast DC, 2.2 miles from the Capitol.It's bordered on the west by Bladensburg Rd,on the north by New York Ave, & on the south by M St.Visitor entrances are located on New York Ave & on R St.There's parking too.National Arboretum 3501 New York Ave,NE DC 20002 Join us to see the areas most botanically diverse hiking venue. Year-Round Interest Asian Valley in the Asian Collections,Friendship Garden, National Bonsai & Penjing Museum,National Boxwood Collection,Gotelli Dwarf &Slow-Growing Conifer Collection, Knot Garden in the National Herb Garden,the Azalea Collections,Holly & Magnolia Collections The National Arboretum is located in the northeast section of DC, approximately 10 minutes from the Capitol Building.There are two entrances:one at 3501 New York Ave, NE,& the other at 24th&R St, NE,off Bladensburg Rd. MEETING PLACE:if you're not meeting us to walk to the arboretum-Use the entrance on 24th& R St.We'll meet at the tables behind the visitor center-I believe it's the first building on your left you come to after entering the arboretum. Driving Directions: From NW DC: Follow New York Ave east to the intersection of Bladensburg Rd.Turn right(south) onto Bladensburg Rd &go 4 blocks to R St.Make a left on R St &continue 2 blocks to the Arboretum gates.Please meet behind the visitor center From Md Suburbs: Take Capital Beltway(I 495/I 95) to exit 22B towards DC.Follow the Baltimore Washington Parkway approximately 7 miles to New York Ave.Get in your left lane.You'll approach the intersection of Bladensburg Rd where only the two left lanes turn onto Bladensburg Rd.Make the left onto Bladensburg Rd & go 4 blocks to R St.Make a left on R St & continue 2 blocks to the Arboretum. From Va (I 395): Follow I 395N over the 14th St Bridge. Follow signs until the freeway ends at New York Ave.Turn right onto New York Ave & follow New York Ave east to the intersection of Bladensburg Rd.Turn right (south) onto Bladensburg Rd & go 4 blocks to R St.Make a left on R St;continue 2 blocks to the Arboretum gates. From Va (I 95&I 295): Follow I 95 N & cross the Wilson Bridge.Stay in the right lane over the bridge.Bear onto the I 95/I 295 N to DC.Follow I 295 to the exit Rt.50 West -New York Ave & continue on Rt. 50 to Bladensburg Rd where only the two left lanes turn onto Bladensburg Rd.Make the left onto Bladensburg Rd &go 4 blocks to R St.Make a left on R St & continue 2 blocks to the Arboretum. From Va (I 66): Cross Roosevelt Bridge&follow Constitution Ave past Capitol Building.Bear left onto Maryland Ave.Make a left onto Bladensburg Rd & travel 1 mile to R St.Make a right onto R St & continue 2 block to the Arboretum. METRO Directions:Stadium Armory's the closest Metro stop on the Blue & Orange lines.Transfer to Bus B-2; disembark the bus on Bladensburg Rd at R St.Walk back 2 blocks to R St.Make a right on R St& continue 2 blocks to the Arboretum gates. We can't wait to see you for the exercise,beauty,good book talk & conversation,bonding,fun. Cheers Robbie Susan

Enjoy Happy hour @ exotic Indique & book talk come when u can

Let's celebrate friendship; a wonderful new discovered, exotic inexpensive happy hour; April; birthdays; books, enjoying a fabulous healthy happy hour/a delicious culinary delight of Indian food,; and booklovers having another great time together with a divine happy hour with special reduced prices.;& I know 5:45 pm is early for many-but the happy hour starts at 5 pm- so just come when you can. I just checked out Indique with a friend to see if it's booklover worthy & it's definitely more than worthy of a visit from us; it has delicious mouthwatering food and is located in the wonderful Cleveland Park area in northern DC NW. I also wanted to find a location closer to Maryland for those booklovers living or working there--just 3 stops from chevy chase & 4 from Bethesda-& closer to northern DC for those booklovers working or living there (Van ness-1 stop or walking distance, tenleytown-2 stops & Woodley park 1 stop or walking distance, etc.) And it's still close for those coming from further south DC like me or NE or SW or Arlington, as DC is pretty small & it's only a few stops from Gallery place (switch from green line/yellow) or Faragut (from va switch from blue/yellow to the one block away red line faragut) or Metro Center stop (switch from I believe all metro lines except yellow/green I believe) Happy hour features delicious Indian starting at $3 - $8 drinks and tapas ($3- $6). Indique is located conveniently right next to the Cleveland Park metro on the red line. As mentiined, it has a divine,delicious inexpensive happy hour that's definitely up to booklover quality and out of which you can make a very inexpensive dinner . So, I'd like to share it with you all and go again!! You may bring a friend or two- just rsvp for 2 or 3 then. Who can ask for more?! So let's catch up with booklovers we know already and get to know booklovers we don't already know with laughs, good conversations, eating, etc. I hope you're having a great week. We hope to see you on Tuesday, April 30th. Best Robbie Susan

Enjoy hiking together on the C&O Canal starting in gtown wparking-may bring fido

We'll enjoy a pleasant hike along the C&O canal together- the lovely, historic, surrounded by nature, definitely worth a visit, especialy as we liked our last visit so much that people & my friendly dog, Bogie, asked to go again. Our starting point is in front of Fletcher's cove boathouse in Georgetown at 4940 canal road nw, Washington dc. Fletcher's cove boathouse has 2 parking lots. It should be fun and we get to enjoy nature and the historic C&O Canal. You may bring your friendly dog if you want and a few guests as well. We hope to see you for the wonderful C&O Canal hike on May 4th &/or at our May 7th fun&stimulating fiction bookclub&happy--the award winning,hilarious,relatively short pageturner "Less" &/or at our June 4th fun&stimulating nomfiction book club&happy-the critically acclaimed, humorous,relatively short,hard to put down final book "Brief Answers to the Big Questions". The C & O Towpath follows the Potomac River 184 miles between Georgetown and Cumberland, Maryland. (Of course, we're only walking a small portion of the C & O Towpath.) The Fletcher Cove picnic area also lies between the Potomac River and the C & O Canal offering extraordinary views. Bogart and I are walking to Fletcher's cove boathouse from 12th and U, if anyone wants to walk there with us. It's about 4.5 miles and we'll leave at 1120 am. Otherwise, we'll meet you at Fletcher's Cove boathouse. Directions to Fletcher's cove boathouse: Fletchers Boat House is located 2 miles North of Key Bridge and 1 mile South of Chain Bridge, at the intersection of Reservoir Road and Canal Road. From 495, take the Glen Echo exit onto the Clara Barton Parkway. Follow the Clara Barton Parkway until it becomes Canal Road. Continue on Canal Road until the entrance of Fletchers at Canal and Reservoir. Fletchers is located on the right side of the road and you will see the Abner Cloud House, an old stone building next to the canal. The entrance is an 180-degree turn and there is not enough room to maneuver. You can not access the area southbound on Canal Road. From this direction, you& will have to pass the entrance and make a U-turn. From 66 East, take the Rosslyn exit to Key Bridge. Turn left onto Canal Road after crossing over Key Bridge. Bear left at Foxhall to stay on Canal Road, and continue to the entrance of Fletchers at Canal and Reservoir. The entrance is on the left and you will see the Abner Cloud House, an old stone building next to the canal. Parking is available on both sides of the canal. To reach the west side parking lot, go through the auto tunnel, which takes you under the canal. Looking forward to enjoying the lovely and historic C&O canal and good book talk, exercise, nature, and beauty with you. We also hope to see you at our May 7th fun&stimulating fiction bookclub&happy--the award winning,hilarious,relatively short pageturner "Less" &/or at our June 4th fun&stimulating nomfiction book club&happy-the critically acclaimed, humorous,relatively short,hard to put down final book "Brief Answers to the Big Questions". Best Robbie Susan and Bogie (my friendly dog and honorary booklover)

Free Visit to the National Museum of Women in the Arts& Optional dinner/drinks

National Museum of Women in the Arts

On Sunday, May 5th, we will visit the beautiful National Museum of Women in the Arts and tour the museum. The museum is also so appropos for us wingwomen to visit. Also it usually costs $10 admission, but will be free for us wingwomen. After our tour of the museum, for those who want, we will eat an early dinner and/or drinks. Location: The National Museum of Women In the Arts is located at 1250 New York Ave NW Washington, DC 20005. How to get there: You can metro to Metro Center and then you only need to walk a few blocks. You can also drive and parking is easiest and free on Sundays but metroing is the easiest unless you can walk for those like me who live relatively nearby in u street, logan circle, dupont, gallery place, etc. If you want to walk to the museum with me, it's just a little more than a mile and about 30 minutes you can meet me at 1 pm at the corner of 12th and u St nw. About: The National Museum of Women (NMWA) in the Arts is the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to recognizing the contributions of women artists. Five centuries of various works of art by women are part of the permanent collection at NMWA. The permanent collection comprised of more than 3,000 works provides a comprehensive survey of art by women from the 16th century to the present, with new acquisitions added regularly. The work in the collection represents a wide range of styles and media—from the Renaissance paintings of Elisabetta Sirani to modern photographs by Barbara Morgan to Louise Nevelson's contemporary sculptures. NMWA also has several important special collections, including silver by 18th and 19th-century Irish and English women silversmiths. I am so excited about our visit to the unique museum. If you can make it, please rsvp and there's no need to rsvp if you can't I hope to see you for our visit and museum tour on May 5th Enjoy your week. Best Robbie Susan

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