The Week Ahead: July 5, 2017

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Thursday, July 6

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 4 D.C. Council member Brandon Todd will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Ward 4 short-term family housing project from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 5505 5th St. NW. To RSVP, visit tinyurl.com/y8nq8z57.
  • The Institute for Justice will host a meeting regarding concerns about the District’s new rules for day care workers, including education requirements for child-care center directors and lead teachers. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Thurgood Marshall Center, 1816 12th St. NW.

Saturday, July 8

  • Casey Trees will hold an interactive “Stand Up for Trees” workshop at 9:30 a.m. at the group’s headquarters, 3030 12th St. NE. The class will focus on how to advocate effectively for the District to plant more trees in parks, create more sustainable developments and protect more of the city’s oldest trees. Admission is free, and breakfast and lunch will be provided. To register, visit caseytrees.org/event/stand-up-for-trees.
  • Kidsave will host a “Meet the Kids Pizza-Making Event” at 12:30 p.m. at the Lab School, 4759 Reservoir Road NW. Host families will introduce participants in the group’s “Summer Miracles” program — 10 orphans from Colombia who are in need of permanent families. For details, visit kidsave.org/summer-miracles-events.

Monday, July 10

  • At-large D.C. Council member David Grosso will host a Community Engagement Forum on “Challenges D.C. Faces in the Age of Trump.” The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus, 3106 16th St. NW. (The meeting was postponed from its original date due to inclement weather.)

Tuesday, July 11

  • The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation will host a community meeting on senior programming at the Chevy Chase Community Center. The meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW.
  • The Spring Valley Restoration Advisory Board will meet at 7 p.m. in the undercroft at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 5150 Macomb St. NW.

Wednesday, July 12

  • Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh — chair of the Committee on Transportation and the Environment — and Ward 5 D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie — chair of the Committee on Business and Economic Development — will hold a joint public roundtable on how best to revitalize the Cleveland Park commercial corridor. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the student center at the University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW.
  • The National Park Service will hold a public meeting to discuss two proposed sites for the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial — the west terminus of Constitution Avenue NW near 23rd Street, and the Memorial Circle area of George Washington Memorial Parkway on Columbia Island. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at 2020 K St. NW.  

Thursday, July 13

  • The National Capital Planning Commission will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. at its offices in Suite 500, North Lobby, 401 9th St. NW. Agenda items will include concept design of the National World War I Memorial at Pershing Park; concept design of the Lincoln Memorial restoration; and comments of site selection for the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield War Memorial.

Tuesday, July 18

  • American University will host neighbors for a meet and greet with its 15th president, Sylvia Mathews Burwell. The event will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Rooms 2 and 3 in Constitution Hall on East Campus at Nebraska and New Mexico avenues NW. To RSVP, contact Andrew Huff at 202-885-2167 or ahuff@american.edu.

Thursday, July 20

  • The Western Avenue Citizens Association will meet at 7 p.m. at the Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, 1 Westmoreland Circle. The meeting will include a discussion with a team from the D.C. Department of Transportation on ways to calm traffic along Western Avenue NW.

Tuesday, July 25

  • The D.C. Public Service Commission will hold two Ward 4 community hearings on the application by Pepco and the D.C. Department of Transportation for approval of the undergrounding of certain electric power lines and facilities. The first hearing will begin at 11:30 a.m. at St. John United Baptist Church, 6343 13th St. NW; the second hearing will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Temple Sinai, 3100 Military Road NW.

Wednesday, July 26

  • The D.C. Department of Transportation will hold a community meeting regarding Grant Circle and Sherman Circle, including reports on recent data analysis and presentation of refined two-lane designs to address safety concerns and manage traffic on Grant Circle following a determination that reducing traffic to one lane is not feasible at this time based on a recent trial period. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the gymnasium at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School, 4501 Kansas Ave. NW.