Spring 2014 Events

Dear Neighbors,

There will be two wonderful events coming up in April: a free Tree Talk and Community Service Event at Tregaron on April 6th, and a Children’s Architectural Tour of Cleveland Park on April 12th. Please read on for details about each event and how to register.

Tree Talk and Community Service Event at Tregaron, co-hosted by the Cleveland Park Historical Society:

Lily Pond at Tregaron. Photo Source: Tregaron Conservancy

The CPHS and Tregaron Conservancy are jointly sponsoring a Tree Talk and Community Service Event on Sunday, April 6th at Tregaron.

At 1 p.m., there will be a presentation discussing the trees of Tregaron — their health and wealth — and the many challenges of owning and maintaining a historic woodland garden while restoring a dilapidated forest in the midst of the city.  Tregaron Conservancy board members (one of whom is a master arborist) will address the issues and lead a short guided walk.

At 2 p.m., other neighbors and friends will join as we engage in community service projects.  Volunteer opportunities include:  Invasive plant removal (garlic mustard, English ivy, bamboo, and more), bulb planting (thousands of daffodils and other flowers to plant beside the woodland trails), debris removal, and stream cleanup.  We will meet at the top of Tregaron’s north meadow near the Mansion — walk or drive up the driveway at 3100 Macomb Street and the big, wide open meadow will be on your left.  Bring gloves and small tools (trowels, clippers, loppers, etc.),  if you have them.  The Conservancy will provide extra gloves, equipment, and trash bags, as well as refreshments.  Learn fascinating facts and help get the property ready for Tregaron’s big Easter Egg hunt on April 19th!

To register for the free Tree Talk and Community Service Event, click here: http://cphstregarontreetalk.eventbrite.com


Children’s Architectural Tour of Cleveland Park, led by Hartman-Cox Architects, hosted by the Cleveland Park Historical Society:

unnamedExploring Architecture with Kids Tours by Hartman-Cox Architects. Photo Source: Hartman-Cox Architects

The tour will be on Saturday, April 12 from 9:30 am until noon and is designed for students in the 6-12 year old range. We will spend the first part of the morning learning some vocabulary, then walk around the neighborhood looking at seven different properties including the Uptown Theater, NCRC, and the Macklin Apartments. After we return from the walk, children will build a structure based upon the tour and other ideas. Once all of the buildings are constructed the children will assemble their neighborhood.

Hartman-Cox Architects tell us that they have found that the children start to see their neighborhood in a different way, noticing the similarities and differences in the properties.

The Children’s Architectural Tour is limited to 20 children, accompanied by an adult. The cost is $10 per child for CPHS members, and $20 per child for non-members. The cost covers craft supplies. We will need volunteers/parents to walk with us and perhaps assist the children with their models when building.

To purchase tickets for the Children’s Architectural Tour, click here: http://cphschildrensarchitecturaltour.eventbrite.com