The Week Ahead: April 5, 2017


Friday, April 7

■ The “Age-Friendly DC” initiative will hold a small group session to discuss city planning policies and priorities that would benefit all ages. The event will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. To RSVP, visit

■ A public meeting will review options for the exterior of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, followed by a site visit to examine an on-site cladding mock-up of the alternatives under consideration. The meeting will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Smithsonian Facilities’ Main Conference Room, Capitol Gallery West Building, 600 Maryland Ave. SW. To RSVP, contact [email protected].

Saturday, April 8

■ Andrew Oetman of the D.C. Department of Energy & Environment will meet with Chevy Chase residents to discuss benefits and financial rewards of its RiverSmart programs, which help reduce stormwater runoff by offering incentives to homeowners who install green infrastructure such as rain barrels, rain gardens, green roofs, permeable pavers or shade trees. A representative of Montgomery County’s environmental agency will also speak about the county’s RainScapes program. The meeting will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on the Pinehurst Tributary Green on Beech Street NW near Western Avenue. To RSVP, email [email protected].

■ The Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy will host a 76th anniversary celebration for the park from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The day’s activities will include a land stewardship volunteer event at 9 p.m.; a ceremonial reopening of the park gates at 11:30 a.m.; and an activity fair with exhibits from community, environmental and nonprofit partners from noon to 2:30 p.m. Public access to the park is via Lover’s Lane near 30th and R streets NW.

■ At-large D.C. Council member Anita Bonds will host a Ward 3 Coffee & Conversation event from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in The Den at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Sunday, April 9

Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh will host a “Chat With Cheh” event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Palisades Farmers Market, MacArthur Boulevard and 48th Place NW.


Wednesday, April 12

■ The University of the District of Columbia Community-Campus Task Force will meet at 6:30 p.m. in Room A-03 of Building 44 on the university’s campus, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. Preliminary items on the meeting’s agenda including housing and zoning updates, plans for 4250 Connecticut Ave. NW, a gerontology presentation and upcoming university events. For details, contact Thomas E. Redmond at 202-247-5622 or [email protected].

Thursday, April 13

New D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson will meet with the Ward 1 community from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Columbia Heights Educational Campus, 3101 16th St. NW. The discussion will focus on setting priorities for the next five years. To RSVP, visit

Tuesday, April 18

The D.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public informational meeting about the design and implementation of the reconstruction of Oregon Avenue NW from Military Road to Western Avenue. The agenda will include a final update on the project design. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Thursday, April 20

The U.S. Department of State will host an open house and public hearing on plans for the redevelopment of approximately 32 acres of the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center into a chancery center. The open house will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., with a public hearing afterward from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Both events will take place in Building 41 on Dahlia Street NW within the Walter Reed Army Medical Center campus (enter at 14th Street and Alaska Avenue NW).