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An Evening With Carol Ross Joynt

May 19, 2011

To celebrate the publication of her book, Carol Ross Joynt will read selections from "Innocent Spouse - A Memoir" on Sunday, May 22 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at St. John's Parish Hall (Blake Hall).

This is a free community event sponsored by the Georgetown Business Association, The Georgetowner, and Georgetown Cupcake and is under the direction of the DC Public Library Foundation to benefit the Georgetown Public Library (Peabody Room-repository for Georgetown history), and the Children's Programs.
Following the reading and Q and A discussion, Carol will sign copies of her book. Hors d'oeuvres, pastries, cupcakes, wine and water will be available.

All proceeds from the book sales and any additional donations will benefit
the Georgetown Public Library (Peabody Room and Children's Programs).

Please RSVP if you plan to attend since seating will be limited.
Priority seating will be given to those who RSVP to Anna: 202.727.4943

St. John's Parish Hall (Blake Hall)  is adjacent to St. John's Episcopal Church at
Potomac and O Streets. Parking is available at Hyde School playground.

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Lunch & Learn: Georgetown Business Forum

May 2, 2011


Join us for the first ever Georgetown Business Forum

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Daily Grill & The Georgetown Inn
1310 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown

Forum Topic: Current Tax Law - Implications for Small Businesses
This forum will provide important information on how the tax law changes passed by Congress in December 2010 will affect businesses in the Georgetown community.

Alan Helfer, CPA - Partner, Ginsberg & Helfer
Riyad Said - Vice President, Investment Officer, WF Advisors

11:30 – Registration & Networking
12:00 – Lunch
12:30– Program

RSVP by Monday, May 9, 2011 to Sue Hamilton at 202.333.8076 or

Complimentary Parking for two hours in Georgetown Inn garage

Georgetown Business Forums: A series of educational forums presented quarterly by The Georgetown Business Improvement District and The Georgetown Business Association

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Paris comes to Book Hill: 8th Annual Georgetown French Market April 29-30

April 14, 2011

Bringing a bit of Paris to our neighborhood, the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) is hosting Georgetown's signature 8th annual open-air French Market Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, from 10:00 - 5:00 pm.
Georgetown French Market along Wisconsin Avenue (Photo by: Dakota Fine) Georgetown French Market along Wisconsin Avenue
This two day event in the Book Hill area of Georgetown on upper Wisconsin Avenue between P Street and Reservoir Road, offers families a chance to welcome spring with superb shopping, French cuisine and exciting entertainment along the neighborhood’s quaint cobblestone streets.

Featuring  incredible deals on the latest trends, the scents of fresh bread and coffee, and the sounds of charming accordion music, shoppers can score savings of up to 70 percent off designer fashions, art and antique home furnishings at over 30 participating boutiques, antique shops, restaurants and galleries.

Capturing the occasion in crayon (Photo by: Dakota Fine) Capturing the occasion in crayon

The streets will come alive with strolling musicians and mimes, while families can enjoy children’s activities including a caricature artist, balloon sculptor and more with Dumbarton House and Tudor Place. Several of Georgetown’s best restaurants and cafés will serve authentic French fare street-side including crepes, grilled merguez sausages, fresh breads, cheeses and more.

Participating merchants include: A MANO, Addison/Ripley Fine Arts, Bacchus Wine Cellar, Café Bonaparte, Darrell Dean Antiques, Dolcezza Gelato, For Your Home, Ilo, Ipsa, Jaryam Couture Lingerie, Leonidas Chocolates, Metro Interiors, Patisserie Poupon, Piccolo Piggies of Georgetown, Puro Café, Rooms With A View, Sassanova, Sherman Pickey, Susan Calloway Fine Arts, The Bean Counter, The Dog Shop, The French Apartment, The Magic Wardrobe, The Phoenix and Urban Chic. A complete list of participating merchants will be continuously updated online at

Open-air market in Georgetown (Photo by: Dakota Fine) Open-air market in Georgetown

For those interested in catching the Royal Wedding on April 29, Puro Café will feature the Royal Wedding and serve tea and English treats throughout the day. Following the Royal Wedding, guests are invited to stop by Patisserie Poupon for freshly baked scones and English tea. Urban Chic and Ilo Salon will help shoppers “Get Kate’s Look” with exclusive styling tips and products.


Raising money for The Friends of Book Hill Library, stylish reusable Georgetown French Market tote bags will be available for purchase at $2 each with 100% of proceeds benefiting the organization. The bags will be sold at the Georgetown French Market event as well as at participating Georgetown stores two weeks prior to the event.

French bread delivered fresh (Photo by: Dakota Fine) French bread delivered fresh

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