Have you heard of our Shaw & Tell series? With 6,800 residents in Shaw, we know there is a wealth of knowledge, skills, and diverse experiences within our neighborhood. In September 2014, we started organizing free or low-cost events where Shaw residents demo a skill or share an experience. We hope this is an opportunity where you can learn something new while connecting with neighbors.

We had a great group of volunteers to get us started: Emma Klues (Experiencing Laughter Yoga), Stephanie Herbers (Getting Started with Crochet), Emily Cohen-Shikora (One Hour in the Human Mind), and Josh Brown (Perfecting the Manhattan). We’ve also learned about long-term care insurance and becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister. 

Here’s what people are saying who’ve attended so far:

  • “A fun, convenient way to meet my neighbors and learn a new skill!”
  • “It was a great way to spend an evening, and I got to meet new neighbors… even better.”
  • “I had no idea how fascinating my neighbor’s work was. What a creative way to learn something new while meeting your neighbors.”
Join us in March for a chance to learn about and then try one of the wonderful buses that runs right through Shaw! We’ll take a quick trip to a coffee shop and come back. Bring $3 for the bus ride or just come learn for free.
  • Try Out Transit: Saturday, March 21st at 9:30am – SNIA office 4103 Shenandoah
We are working on new Shaw and Tells on healthy cooking on a budget, getting your bike ready for spring, jewelry making, using native plants and several more. All Shaw & Tell events will be posted on our website, Facebook, NextDoor, and in neighborhood newsletters. If you would like flyers to share on your block, let us know.

Have a list of topics you would like to see? Interested in sharing? Send us a message at ShawandTell via gmail.


We hope to see you soon!


  1. Lisa Berman January 26, 2015 at 9:41 am - Reply

    My daughter, Holly, and I are on the USA Sport Stacking Team. We live at 3901 Cleveland, so are Shaw residents. We would be happy to Shaw and Tell some time. Go to http://www.speedstacks.com and http://www.thewssa.com to learn more.

  2. Stephanie H January 26, 2015 at 11:13 am - Reply

    Lisa, That sounds like fun! Message us at the ShawandTell email address listed above and we can figure out a good time.

  3. Bridgett Antolick June 1, 2015 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    Hi, my husband and I live in the Shaw neighborhood. I’m a licensed massage therapist (I’ve been practicing for over 7 years) and he’s a relationship coach/conciliator. We would love to share together sometime about what we do!

  4. Emma Klues June 1, 2015 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    Bridgett, that’s awesome! Please send us a note at “ShawandTell” at gmail dot com and we’ll get it scheduled.

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