- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 17, 2008

Georgetown houses and gardens

• The Georgetown House Tour. Annual tour sponsored by St. John’s Church, with proceeds to charity. Eight to 10 Georgetown houses and gardens on self-guided tour, which includes the D.C. Design House at 3014 P St. NW and the Georgetown French Market in Book Hill. Headquartered at St. John’s Church, 3240 O St. NW. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 26 rain or shine. Afternoon tea, sandwiches and sweets in St. John’s Parish Hall 2-5 p.m. Price included in ticket. 202/338-1796, www.georgetownhousetour.com.

Georgetown’s designer house

• The D.C. Design House. The historic and recently renovated Georgetown home of Skip and Debbie Singleton, built in 1842, has been newly redesigned by 15 top designers. Proceeds to benefit Children”s National Medical Center. 3014 P St. NW. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. April 19-May 11. $20. See www.dcdesignhouse.com.

Georgetown’s sidewalk sale

• The fifth annual French Market of Georgetown. A European-style open-air market showing European, Asian and traditional antique furnishings, custom jewelry, fine art, and discounted designer clothing. Participants include the boutiques of Book Hill, more than 30 locally owned salons, art galleries, antique shops, cafes, and specialty clothing stores. Book Hill, Wisconsin Avenue NW between P Street and Reservoir Road, Georgetown. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. April 25 and 26.

Home design at Tysons

• The sixth annual Home & Design Magazine Luxury Expo. Fine artists, custom home builders, interior designers, landscapers, bath and kitchen experts, cabinet and furniture makers. Seminars in kitchen design, outdoor design, outdoor grilling, faux painting. Book signing by actress Jane Seymour, author of “Making Yourself at Home,” 2:30 p.m. each day. Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 26 and 27. Information: www.homeanddesign.com.

Hyattsville arts fest

• The first Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival. Local musicians and dancers, visual artists and craft and food vendors stroll the sidewalks in Arts District Hyattsville, 4424 Longfellow St., and at the Lustine Center, 5710 Baltimore Ave. Noon-5 p.m. April 19. 301/209-0116.

Lupus walk

• Second annual Walk for Lupus Now. Sponsored by the Greater Washington Chapter, Lupus Foundation of America, to raise funds and awareness of the auto-immune disease. Freedom Plaza, 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Registration starts 8 a.m; 5K walk starts 9:30 a.m.; two-block walk starts 9:45 a.m., all April 19. See www.walkforlupusnowdc.kintera.org

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