What’s happening in the neighborhood, from Cherry Blossom Festival events to the Washington Nationals opening day, to classes in dance, computer, yoga and more.


  • MON. 2-MON. 9: Spring Break at D.C. Public Schools
  • TUES. 3: 7 a.m.-8 p.m.  Primary Election Day
  • TUES. 3: 6:30 p.m.  Police Citizens Advisory Council meeting, MPD 1 Hdqtrs, 101 M Street S.W.
  • WED. 4: 10 a.m., Department of Parks and Recreation, Budget Oversight Hearings , Room 412, John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Penn Ave NW. Wish to participate,  contact Ms. Shuford at (202) 727-8204  or via email tshuford@dccouncil.us
  • WED. 4: 5 p.m.-8p.m. and  THURS. 5-FRI. 6   12 p.m.-8 p.m.  Kimono Sale to benefit Cherry Blossom Festival, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW.
  • THURS. 5: 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Tommy Wells office hours, Pier 7 café, 7th & Water Streets SW
  • FRI. 6: Good Friday Anacostia Canoe Trip, for more information call Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I Street SW, (202) 484-7700
  • SAT. 7: 12 PM  Fountains Ceremony and Japanese Classical Music. Join the Neighbors of Southwest Duck Pond and Councilman Tommy Wells in the annual inauguration of the duck pond fountains, then enjoy classical Japanese music prior to the Southwest Fireworks Festival. More details soon.  southwestduckpond.org
  • MON. 9: 7-10 p.m.  ANC6D monthly public meeting, 1100 4th St. SW, DCRA meeting room on 2nd floor
  • THURS. 12: 1:05 p.m.  Nationals Opening Day vs. Cincinnati Reds, National Stadium, Half & N Sts SW
  • SAT. 14: 1 p.m.-4 p.m.  Navy Blessing of the Fleet, Navy Memorial, 8th Street NW & Pennsylvania Avenue NW, after Cherry Blossom Parade
  • MON. 16: Emancipation Day Holiday in D.C. No Classes in Public Schools
  • WED. 18: 12 p.m. AARP-Southwest  Waterfront Chapter 4751. Dr. John M. Thompson, Executive Director, DC Office on Aging (DCOA), will speak on his vision for DCOA and the establishment of Senior Villages.  Current AARP member and new prospective members are welcome. River Park Mutual Homes community room, 1311 Delaware Ave. SW.For further information, contact Chapter President Evelyn Dorsey, Dorseydear@aol.com or 202-488-9685.
  • FRI.  20: 10 a.m. Public Hearings from Councilmember Wells, Office of Planning, Budget Oversight Hearings, Room 120, John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Penn Ave. NW. Wish to participate,  contact Ms. Shuford at (202) 727-8204 or via email tshuford@dccouncil.us
  • FRI.  20: 6-9 p.m.  Jazz Night Special, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I Street SW
  • SAT. 21: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Youth Movement Block Party, King Greenleaf Recreation Center, 201 N. St. SW. The event will feature an open mic, dance performances, free photo booth, DJ, free gift cards,  HIV testing, prize drawings and a health fair.
  • MON. 23: 7 p.m. SWNA Monthly Meeting, St. Augustine’s , Church, 600 M Street SW
  • SAT. 28: 1 p.m. Kitchen Table Book Discussion. Copies of April title ‘The Guns of August’ by Barbara Tuchman are available for checkout at the library.


  •  SAT  12: 8 a.m. Bright Beginnings 5K, Hains Point, active.com has more information.


AARP-SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT CHAPTER 4751,  Third Wednesday of each month, except  June, July and August, River Park Mutual Homes community room,  1311 Delaware Ave., SW. For further information, contact Chapter President Evelyn Dorsey, Dorseydear@aol.com or 202-488-9685.

BLUES MONDAYS,  6 p.m.- 9 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I Street SW, Various Blue musicians and singers featured each Monday. $5. Food for sale.

COMPUTER CLASSES, SW Library,900 Wesley Pl. SW, Thursday 10 a.m.-12 noon

  • THURS. 5         Introduction to PCs
  • THURS. 12       Introduction to the Internet
  • THURS. 19       DC Public Library Website
  • THURS. 26       Email Basics

HAND DANCING CLASSES,  Jitterbug, Lindy Hop, Saturdays, 12 p.m.-2 p.m.  Classes by Markus Smith of  Swing Anatomy Dance. $10/class for adults,  $5/class for children 8-17. Christ United Methodist Church, 900 Fourth  SW,  Community room off Wesley Place, SW.

JAZZ NIGHT IN SW, Fridays, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400 I Street SW, Various Jazz musicians and singers featured each Friday. $5. Food for sale.

The KIWANIS CLUB OF SOUTHWEST WATERFRONT, Christ United Methodist  Church, 900 Fourth Street SW, every first and third Monday from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS,  Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400  I  Street SW,  4 p.m. Seated Yoga and Healing Sessions (Pamela Wilson and Riva Wine). 5 p.m. Tai Chi (Manifest Ra).  5:30 p.m. Laughter Yoga (Claire Trivedi).  6:45 p.m.  Sampoorna Yoga (Alex Rosen). 7 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous SW Free-Way Meeting

WEDNESDAY EVENING CHESS , 6:30pm-8:30pm, SW Library, 900 Wesley Place SW

POLICE SERVICE AREA 105, Community meeting, every Third Thursdays, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., Location announced at previous meeting.

POLICE SERVICE AREA 106, Community meeting , every Fourth Saturday, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., PSA Community room, 900 5th Street S.E.

SOUTHWEST LIBRARY,   900 Wesley Place SW (off I (Eye) Str. Between 3rd & 4th

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL)  Wednesday evenings, 7 p.m.-8 p.m.  April  11-May 30.

SOUTHWEST RENEWAL AA,  Alcoholics Anonymous group, Mondays, 8:30 p.m.,St. Augustine’s Church, 600  M Street SW, (202) 554-3222

SOUTHWEST SEWING GROUP, Mondays, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,St. Augustine’s Church, 600 M Street SW, Contact Mary Henderson at  (301) 336-9058. Open to all interested in working on their own sewing projects  and/or machine sewing skills.  Mondays,  except June, July and August.

SW FREEWAY, NA,  Narcotics Anonymous group, Wednesdays, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., Westminster Presbyterian Church, 400  I  Street SW

TAI CHI CLASS, 12 p.m.-1 p.m., Thursdays, (April-May), 8 Week course, fee $80. Contact: Brenda Coley, (410) 693-6978; email:  coleyscritters@aol.com

WASHINGTON STAMP COLLECTOR’S CLUB, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. First and Third Wednesday each month. Buy, trade and sell stamps  Refreshments, auctions and programs.  Christ United Methodist Church, 900 Fourth Street SW,  202-291-6229

YOGA CLASS, 12 p.m.-1p.m., Tuesdays,St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 600 M Street SW, $10 per class with Kelly Anne. Contact: kellymelsted@gmail.com

ZUMBA GOLD,  11 a.m.-noon. Fridays,   Low-impact exercise/dance class for seniors, at King Greenleaf Recreation Center, 201 N St  SW.

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