The Week Ahead: May 17, 2017

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Wednesday, May 17

• The D.C. Department of Transportation will hold an informational meeting about the design and reconstruction of Oregon Avenue NW. The project is designed to address transportation safety deficiencies and environmental impacts on Oregon Avenue from Military Road to Western Avenue with improvements to the roadway, sidewalk, lighting and drainage system. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Thursday, May 18

• The Ward 3 Democratic Committee and the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law will host a panel discussion on “Money in Politics: Prospects for Reform in the District of Columbia.” Speakers will include Attorney General Karl Racine, at-large D.C. Council member Elissa Silverman and Board of Ethics and Government Accountability director of government ethics Darrin Sobin. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the law school’s fifth-floor Moot Courtroom at 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Saturday, May 20

• The Chevy Chase Citizens Association will host a public safety event with the Metropolitan Police Department’s 2nd District and the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department. The agencies plan to showcase some of their specialized equipment, which children will have an opportunity to explore. Activities will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. in the PNC Bank parking lot behind 5530 Connecticut Ave. NW, off Morrison Street. Before the event, the association will hold its annual election of officers at 1:30 p.m. at the nearby Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Sunday, May 21

• The Tregaron Conservancy will host a volunteer garden planting and cleanup from 1 to 3 p.m. Volunteers should meet near the Lily Pond, accessible from the park entrance just east of the intersection of Klingle and Woodley roads NW. Tools and refreshments will be provided; registration is required by email to info@tregaronconservancy.org. For details, visit tregaronconservancy.org/calendar.

• The Shepherd Park Citizens Association will hold its 13th annual garden tour, featuring a self-guided viewing of selected gardens in Shepherd Park, North Portal Estates and Colonial Village. The tour will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets cost $7 to $15 and are available online at shepherdpark.org; they will also be available on the day of the tour starting at 1:30 p.m. from a kiosk at Shepherd Elementary School, 7800 14th St. NW.

Monday, May 22

• Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh will host a community meeting to discuss public safety concerns and crime in Ward 3. Speakers will include Metropolitan Police Department Chief Peter Newsham and 2nd District Cmdr. Melvin Gresham. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Forest Hills of DC, 4901 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Tuesday, May 23

• The Citizens Association of Georgetown will hold its annual elections and awards meeting at Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a new member reception, followed by a general reception at 7 p.m. and the program at 7:30 p.m. Speakers will include Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans and Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity Courtney Snowden. Awardees will include Jennifer Romm, the Georgetown Garden Club, Michael Rankin of TTR/Sotheby’s, Kevin Brandt of the National Park Service, Appalachian Spring and the association’s block captains.

• The National Park Service will host a public meeting to discuss the next segment of the Beach Drive NW rehabilitation project, which will affect the area from Tilden Street NW to Broad Branch Road NW. The agenda will include updates on improvements already made to the roadway, multi-use trail and Rock Creek streambanks as well as upcoming closures and detours. The meeting will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW.

• The Foggy Bottom Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Parish, 2430 K St. NW. The speaker will be Washington Post columnist Colbert King, who grew up in Foggy Bottom.

• The D.C. Historic Preservation Office, the DC Preservation League and Daughters of the American Revolution will host a ceremony for the 2017 D.C. Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW. To RSVP, visit dcpreservation.org or call 202-783-5144.

Wednesday, May 24

The D.C. State Board of Education will host a special working session with D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson to discuss ways to collaborate on education priorities. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Room 1114 at One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW.

• The National Park Service will host a public meeting to discuss the next segment of the Beach Drive NW rehabilitation project, which will affect the area from Tilden Street NW to Broad Branch Road NW. The agenda will include updates on improvements already made to the roadway, multi-use trail and Rock Creek streambanks as well as upcoming closures and detours. The meeting will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Petworth Library, 4200 Kansas Ave. NW.

Thursday, May 25

The D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board will meet at 9 a.m. in Room 220 South, One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW. Agenda items will include board deliberation on new construction at 6800 Georgia Ave. NW in the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Historic District, as well as consideration of the Washington International School’s revised concept for construction of a new classroom building and site alterations at Tregaron at 3100 Macomb St. NW in the Cleveland Park Historic District.

• The D.C. Department of Transportation will host an information meeting to outline traffic safety improvements scheduled for 39th Street and Reno Road NW. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Deal Middle School, 3815 Fort Drive NW.

• The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development will hold a community meeting on redevelopment proposals for the old Hebrew Home site at 1125 Spring Road NW. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Raymond Recreation Center, 3725 10th St. NW.

Tuesday, May 30

• The D.C. Federation of Citizens Associations will meet from 7:15 to 9 p.m. in the undercroft at All Souls Episcopal Church, 2300 Cathedral Ave. NW. The guest speaker will be D.C. Office of Planning director Eric Shaw.

Wednesday, May 31

• The D.C. Tenants’ Advocacy Coalition will meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Sumner School Museum, 17th and M streets NW. The agenda will include discussion of legislation that would impose new restrictions on Airbnb and other short-term rentals.

Tuesday, June 6

• The Cleveland Park Citizens Association will hold a community forum on “Kids, Schools, Shelters: John Eaton and Beyond” at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Eaton Elementary School, 3301 Lowell St. NW. Panelists will include Laura Zeilinger, director of the D.C. Department of Human Services; Mary Cheh, Ward 3 D.C. Council member; and Jessica Giles, legislative assistant for at-large D.C. Council member David Grosso, chair of the Education Committee.

• The Palisades Citizens Association will hold its monthly meeting from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the gymnasium at Key Elementary School, 5001 Dana Place NW. The guest speaker will be D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine.