Chevy Chase Citizens Association: Sept. 6, 2017

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

For many years, our association has sponsored Chevy Chase DC Day to celebrate our community and call attention to the many programs and businesses in our area. This year’s event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, in the Chevy Chase Commons area between the Chevy Chase Community Center and library, north of Connecticut Avenue and McKinley Street NW. Once again, we will have a variety of activities, refreshments and entertainment, including a moon bounce and other activities for children.

Besides the events at the center, some of our neighborhood businesses along Connecticut Avenue will offer bargains. Come out and join us for what promises to be a fun afternoon in our area. In case of inclement weather, the activities will be held indoors.

One thing you can do while taking part in Chevy Chase DC Day is to complete a survey sponsored by our association and our local advisory neighborhood commission, ANC 3/4G, on the future of the Chevy Chase Community Center. The survey is being conducted in anticipation of the D.C. government’s planned renovation of the building in 2019. Several million in taxpayer dollars will be spent on the project, so it is important to express your opinions so they can be considered by D.C. officials.

The survey, which should take only a few minutes to complete, includes questions on what programs you have taken part in at the facility and what activities you would like to see there. Instructions on filling out the survey online will be forthcoming next week, both here and in a post on the Chevy Chase Community Listserv. The survey period is expected to close on Oct. 15.

While visiting the center, stop by the lounge and see a photography exhibit called “Multi Generational Views.” The photos were taken by teens enrolled in the Summer Youth Employment Program’s Photo Teen Career Camp, as well as adults enrolled in the center’s photography program during the year.

Registration is open for fall programs at the Chevy Chase Community Center. Widely varied classes generally run from late October to mid-December. For more information, ask at the center’s office or call 202-282-2204.

— Ted Gest