ANNOUNCEMENTS: Chocolate cars, edible books, mumbling, diversity, baseball, grape jam, street closures, . . .

Special April 1 Announcements, kids activities, cultural, education, meetings, events, classes, camps, etc.

Upcoming Events (for more events, see The Voice calendar of events)

Chocolate cars – Wednesday April 1, 2:30 – 4:00 AM, Public Works maintenance garage. Chocolate-coat your car for Easter! Drive your car in, drive a giant chocolate Easter egg out! Under our expert supervision we’ll take you through the process of covering your car exterior with a 1/4″ chocolate shell. You kids will love you forever! We’ll supply the chocolate, buckets and brushes. Free to all. Please register first. $400 materials fee. 10% discount for hybrid vehicles.

Do not attend this event – Wednesday April 1, times withheld, location undisclosed. We don’t want you there. Stay away. You’ve been warned.

Celebrate International Edible Book Day – Wednesday, April 1, 4:30 – 11:38 PM, at the City Library.  Nobody believes International Edible Book Day is real because of the date, but seriously, it’s real, so please show up this time. We’ve had too many leftovers the last couple of years. We’ll have a great “smorgesbook” selection of yummy tomes from soup to desert. Bring your own to share!

Crdigmm Rurruh, author talk – Wednesday April 1, 5:30 PM, Library Annex.  Mumbler-rights activist and aufor of “Stop Saying ‘What?’ To Me!” wuhl discumf an reah frm his booh.


Takoma Park City Council meeting – Wednesday April 1, 7:00 – 1:20 AM the next day, Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park. Council will discuss revisions to changes regarding discussion procedures. First reading: endangered species hunting ban – proposed ordinance would ban hunting of endangered species within city boundaries. Second reading: What the Hell Day proclamation. Will establish What the Hell Day and the What the Hell Day Festival.

Committee on City Diversity – Wednesday April 1, 8:00 PM, Community Center, Poison Ivy Room. [NOTE: cancelled due to conflicting schedules]

Cultural Events

We Are SO Takoma features monthly cultural events: This month: Poetry Jam and Jelly. Finally, the grapevine has borne fruit. Welch poet Strawberry Smuckers will spread her verse on the bread on life. Prepare to open the jar and get sticky!

Kids and Teen Activities

How to run away from home – Wednesday, April 1, 2:00 – 2:00 pm. Meet at CSX train tracks by the hole the fence, Silver Spring. Practical advice for kids who are fed up. Topics will include: safety first when freight-car hopping, circus life, fencing stolen goods, pros and cons of hobo-jungles.

Noncompetitive baseball league – Wednesday, April 1, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, for Ages 8 – 12. Roscoe Athletic Field. No losers, no scores, no teams. Everyone wins at co-operative baseball!

Adults and Seniors

Dying in Place – Wednesdays,  10:00 – 11:00 AM. Why should you have to uproot and change just because you are deceased? We help you find the resources you need to remain in your home amongst your family and friends.


Road Closure,  April 1, 2015 – April 1, 2025 – All roads in Takoma Park will be closed for utility work. PEPCO, Washington Gas, and WSSC are all working on upgrades and repairs, necessitating the total destruction of all streets for the next 10 years. Or more.


You’ve figured this out by now, right?

Illustration by William L. Brown