Chevy Chase Citizens Association: Sept. 13, 2017

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

Chevy Chase DC Day, the annual celebration of our community, is set for this Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. The event, which is sponsored by our association and supported by many businesses in our area, is centered in the “Commons” area between the Chevy Chase Community Center and the library, north of Connecticut Avenue and McKinley Street NW. There will be free snow cones, cotton candy, a giant beerless beer pong game and a photo booth. Northwest Neighbors Village will have a table, as will the Metropolitan Police Department, which will be accepting prescription drugs that residents no longer want.

Food and activities for children are being provided by businesses in our upper Connecticut Avenue commercial area. Among the contributions are face painters from Broad Branch Market; a balloon artist from Taylor D’Agostino Realty; a moon bounce from Child’s Play; a magician from Red Velvet Cupcakery; a petting zoo from Durable Slate; healthy treats from State Farm insurance; mini-pastries from the Bread & Chocolate restaurant; hot dogs from Monarch Paint; and popcorn from the Avalon Theatre.

These businesses and others will also be offering discounts, gift bags and various special offerings. “Businesses in Chevy Chase are excited for families and children to come out for a great time,” said Robert Gordon, our second vice president, who is helping organize the event.

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3/4G, along with our association, plans to unveil a public survey on the future of the Chevy Chase Community Center. Residents are welcome to express their opinions by filling out a form at the ANC 3/4G table.

Spend all or part of the afternoon in our neighborhood, find out more about what is going on in the area and sign up to become a member of our association.

After remnants of Hurricane Irma pass through our vicinity, the weather forecast looks good for Saturday, but in case of inclement conditions, we’ll hold the event indoors. We hope to see you there.

— Ted Gest