Thursday, JAN. 17
Thursday, JAN. 17
Tot Rock: Blast Off!, for ages 2-6, a sing-along and dance-along musical journey with Billy Kelly and the Blah Blah Blahs. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday-Friday, National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-633-8700 or www.discoverytheater.org.
Computer class, Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Power Point on Feb. 7, both classes 10 a.m.- noon. (No classes Jan. 24 and 31) Southwest Library, 900 Wesley Pl. SW. Free. 202-724-4752.
Behind the scenes cathedral tour, for age 11 and older, see gargoyles, stained-glass windows and climb a lot of stairs to view the city from high; take a camera. 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. most weekdays, Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Portrait Gallery tour, senior historian Sidney Hart tells the story of the rise of the U.S. Navy via portraits of John Adams, Isaac Hull and Theodore Roosevelt. Noon, meet at the John Adams portrait, National Portrait Gallery, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. 202-633-1000.
Book talk, Janice Rothschild Blumberg discusses her book “Prophet in a Time of Priests: Rabbi “Alphabet” Browne 1845-1929,” about her colorful great-grandfather; presented by the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington. Noon, Washington Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Free. 202-789-0900 or email@example.com.
Cooking demonstration: Bean bonanza,gardening specialist Adrienne Cook and nutritionist Danielle Cook show how the hardiness of shelled beans make all the difference in a winter soup or stew and discuss how protein-rich legumes can take the place of meat. Noon-1:30 p.m., U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. NE. $15. 202-245-4521.
”Prophet in a Time of Priests: Rabbi “Alphabet” Browne 1845-1929, Janice Rothschild Blumberg discusses her book about her colorful great-grandfather; presented by the the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington. Noon, Washington Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Free. 202-789-0900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renwick Sit ’n’ Stitch, for all abilities, specialists teach different types of stitching. 12:30 p.m. Thursday through Jan. 31, Renwick Gallery, Palm Court, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000 or americanart.si.edu .
Mitten and sock drive, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day of service to the community. Take new or gently used mittens and socks to the library, where they will be gathered for distribution by the group SOME (So Others Might Eat). Thursday-Saturday, Takoma Park Library, 416 Cedar St. NW. Free. 202-576-7252.
Library Scrabble, 1 p.m. Thursdays, Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-282-0021.
Teen game night, for ages 12-19, participate in video games, board games, trading card games and more. 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, Lamond-Riggs Library, Meeting Room No. 1, 5401 South Dakota Ave. NE. Free. 202-541-6255.