The Week Ahead: May 3, 2017

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Thursday, May 4

■ The DC Language Immersion Project and the DC Workforce Investment Council will host a panel discussion on “A Vision for DC — Leveraging the District’s Diversity through Bilingual Education.” Panelists will include D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson and at-large D.C. Council member Elissa Silverman. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Perkins Eastman, 1 Thomas Circle NW. To RSVP, visit bilingualdc.eventbrite.com.
■ The National Park Service will hold a public meeting on its plan to reduce the overabundant deer population that impacts the natural and historic scenery at the C&O Canal National Historical Park. The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, 11710 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac, Md.
■ Georgetown Village will host its annual “Spring Party on the Potomac,” featuring rooftop views, a silent auction and honors for board member Tom Birch, who recently stepped down after 14 years as an advisory neighborhood commissioner. The benefit will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Washington Harbour, 3000 K St. NW. Tickets cost $150; visit georgetown-village.org.
■ The Cleveland Park & Woodley Park Village will hold its third annual Spring Fling Gala, which will feature political columnist and commentator Mark Shields and the New Columbia Orchestra Quintet. The event will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Kennedy-Warren Ballroom, 3131 Connecticut Ave. NW. Tickets cost $150 and are available by calling 202-615-5853 or at clevelandwoodleyparkvillage.org.

Friday, May 5

■ The DC Ideas Fest will feature free forums, discussions and film screenings aimed at bridging gaps within the District between equality, growth and equity. Areas of focus will include affordable housing, access to high-quality education programs, and preservation of art and culture. Events will take place Friday from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library, 801 K St. NW. For details, visit dcideasfest.org.

Saturday, May 6

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■ Friends of Chevy Chase Circle and Venture Crew 255 will host a “Pruning Party” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Chevy Chase Circle at Connecticut and Western avenues NW. No experience in pruning is necessary; attendees are asked to bring a hand clipper to help bring the azaleas down to size. For details, visit FriendsofChevyChaseCircle.org.
■ The D.C. Department of Health will host its annual Animal Health Fair. The Ward 3 event will take place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Newark Street Dog Park, 39th and Newark streets NW. The Ward 4 event will be held from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Upshur Dog Park, 4300 Arkansas Ave. NW. On-site veterinarians and free vaccinations will be available, and there will be information on dog licenses, emergency preparedness and animal laws.
■ Sibley Memorial Hospital will host its second annual “Journey to Hope D.C. Conference” to help inform care partners about Alzheimer’s and provide practical tips on how to manage Alzheimer’s disease. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Conference Rooms 1 and 2, Sibley Medical Building, 5215 Loughboro Road NW. Participants will receive breakfast and lunch; admission is free for Alzheimer’s family care partners and $95 for senior service professionals. To register call 800-560-0896.

Sunday, May 7

■ Embassy Church, 3855 Massachusetts Ave. NW, will hold a “Public Service Day” to honor individuals involved in public service and their families. An appreciation luncheon will follow a ceremony at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. To RSVP, call Jeannette Gerrard at 202-744-7872.

Tuesday, May 9

■ The Shepherd Park Citizens Association will hold a community meeting and election of officers at 7 p.m. at Shepherd Elementary School, 7800 14th St. NW.
■ The Brightwood Community Association will hold its monthly meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John United Baptist Church, 6343 13th St. NW. Agenda items will include the introduction of new board members and reports from the Metropolitan Police Department, the local advisory neighborhood commission, and the offices of Ward 4 D.C. Council member Brandon Todd and Mayor Muriel Bowser.