Chevy Chase Citizens Association: May 10, 2017

The Chevy Chase Community Center is located at Connecticut Avenue and McKinley Street NW. (Brian Kapur/The Current/January 2017)

Every spring our association holds a meeting on public safety issues. This year, instead of featuring speakers, we will hold an open-air event providing an opportunity for kids and adults alike to get to know our local public safety agencies. These include the Metropolitan Police Department’s 2nd District and D.C.’s Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department.

The session is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the PNC Bank parking lot behind 5530 Connecticut Ave. NW, off Morrison Street. The agencies will showcase some of their specialized equipment and provide kids an opportunity to explore it. The event is open to the public; hot dogs and burgers will be served.

Before the event, the association will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the nearby Chevy Chase Community Center, Connecticut Avenue and McKinley Street NW, to elect association officers for 2017-18.

A reminder that “Home Sweet Home,” this year’s Lafayette Elementary School Spring Fair, is happening on Saturday, May 13. After a year of school construction, the fair is back on Lafayette’s new grounds between Broad Branch Road and Northampton and 33rd streets NW. Before the fair, the annual Lafayette yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in front of the school. The fair will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the back of the school bordering Lafayette Park. There will be carnival rides, games and activities for kids of all ages. The bike swap, used-book sale and face painting will be back, as well as games and activities sponsored by local businesses and the school’s annual sponsors.

— Ted Gest