The Week Ahead: Aug. 9, 2017

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Thursday, Aug. 10

D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine will host the third annual Right Direction Awards ceremony from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Old Council Chambers, One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW. The event will honor D.C. youth who have overcome significant challenges and are showing self-improvement to put themselves on a successful life path, as well as youth who show commitment to effecting positive change in their communities.

Sunday, Aug. 20

The National Park Service, the National Zoo and the Rock Creek Conservancy will host a “no cars allowed” Beach Drive Block Party to celebrate the reconstruction of the first segment of Beach Drive NW on the day before the road opens to traffic. Activities will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. near the National Zoo’s entrance on Beach Drive, with limited free parking available in the Zoo’s Parking Lot E beginning at noon. Featured programs will include a hike, a ranger-led bike tour, children’s activities and information booths.

Friday, Aug. 25

Mayor Muriel Bowser and the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation will host a Family Fun Day from 4 to 8 p.m. to celebrate the completion of renovations and new facilities at Friendship Recreation Center/Turtle Park, 45th and Van Ness streets NW. Activities will include popcorn, a moon bounce, face painting and more, with a screening of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” set to begin as soon as it gets dark at around 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 30

The Ward 3-Wilson Feeder Education Network will meet at 7 p.m. at the Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW.