Get Out: Weekend Picks for Jan. 6-8

Check out our calendar for more weekend events.


Where/When: Sunday, Jan. 8, 10 a.m. at 7906 Riverside Dr., Cabin John, MD

Why Go: Join Potomac Conservancy for our first cleanup event of 2012! We'll be meeting at our River Center at Lock 8 at 10 a.m. to clean up the lockhouse area and nearby trails. All ages are welcome, and we'll provide the necessary supplies - just wear clothes that can get dirty. Typical activities for our monthly cleanup events include picking up trash, pruning vegetation, and repairing trails. We hope to see you there!

Pricing: Free


Where/When: Sunday, Jan. 8, 11:30 a.m. at Geneva Presbyterian Church, 11931 Seven Locks Rd., Potomac, MD

Why Go: Geneva Presbyterian Church holds potluck lunches on the 2nd Sunday of the month. All are welcome to bring a dish to share; those not bringing dishes are also welcome.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: Friday, Jan. 6, 9:00 p.m. at the Cabin John Regional Park Ice Rink, 10610 Westlake Dr, Bethesda, MD

Why Go: Learn to Speedskate with the Potomac Speedskating Club. Sessions are held weekly at the Cabin John Ice Rink on Friday nights. For boys and girls ages 5 through adult, no experience necessary but some prior skating experience is recommended. The Potomac Speedskating Club is the #2 ranked short-track speedskating club in the U.S. Coached by US Speedskating Level 3 Coach Hyun Jung Lee and USS Level 1 Coach Camila Silva. For more information, visit www.potomacspeedskating.org and complete our inquiry form, or email info@potomacspeedskating.org

Pricing: First three sessions are free, then $250 for 10 Learn to Speedskate sessions.


Where/When: Sunday, Jan. 8, 10 a.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 Macarthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD

Why Go: A monthly Sunday morning photo jam session at Photoworks studio. Bring photos to a morning critique led by a Photoworks faculty member. Enjoy the camaraderie of your peers, along with coffee and bagels and a lively discussion of your images. In the Photoworks Studio.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD. Saturday, Jan. 7, at 1 p.m.

Why Go: See a special screening of the 2007 film "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," the memoir of the French editor of Elle magazine, Jean-Dominique Bauby, who suffered a stroke that paralyzed his entire body, except for his left eye. Bauby used his good eye to blink out his memoir, which covers the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body, as well as imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind.

Pricing: Free


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