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In The Spirit of Giving Thanks

November 21, 2018

"Most of the credit for the establishment of an annual Thanksgiving holiday may be given to Sarah Josepha Hale. Editor of Ladies Magazine and Godey's Lady's Book, she began to agitate for such a day in 1827 by printing articles in the magazines. She also published stories and recipes, and wrote scores of letters to governors, senators, and presidents. After 36 years of crusading, she won her battle. On October 3, 1863, buoyed by the Union victory at Gettysburg, President Lincoln proclaimed that November 26, would be a national Thanksgiving Day, to be observed every year on the fourth Thursday of November."

Check out more interesting historical facts and Thanksgiving themed art at the Smithsonian Institution

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Visit Bergman's Island Nov. 11

October 18, 2018

For the first time, Ingmar Bergman shows us his world on the desolate and mysterious Baltic island of Fårö. House of Sweden is hosting this special event on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.


Considered one of the most accomplished and influential filmmakers of all time, Swedish filmmaker directed over 60 films and documentaries, most of which he also wrote.


In the film, Bergman is eighty-five years old, having spent more than sixty of those years directing. Viewers get to step through the blue gate that bears the notice "Private Area. Beware of Dog". No dog lives there. But that text says that here lives a man who wants to be left alone. 


A man whose only company is the sea and his own demons. English subtitles.


Recommended age group: 7 years or older. Documentary. 84 minutes. 


Screening is FREE. Register here.


House of Sweden is located at 2900 K Street in Georgetown.

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Chamber Music Concert to Benefit GMC Oct. 13

October 9, 2018

When: Saturday, October 13, at 4:00 pm


Where: Christ Church, Georgetown, 3116 O St NW, Washington, DC 20007


Who: The GRAMMY-nominated Inscape Chamber Orchestra


What: All proceeds from the concert's free-will offering will benefit Georgetown Ministry Center


About Inscape Chamber Orchestra:

Founded in 2004 by artistic director Richard Scerbo, the Inscape Chamber Orchestra seeks to redefine the boundaries of classical music through riveting performances that reach across genres and generations, and transcend the confines of the traditional concert experience. With a flexible personnel roster and unique brand of programming, this critically acclaimed, GRAMMY-nominated ensemble has quickly become one of the leading chamber orchestras in the Washington, DC, region and beyond.

Inscape’s first Georgetown appearance of the 2018-2019 season will feature Johannes Brahms’ monumental Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115, and Arthur Bliss’ imaginative Oboe Quintet, Op. 44, as well as The Scherzo of the Fools, by noted American composer James D’Angelo.


A reception will follow the concert.

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