The Week Ahead: Nov. 1, 2017


Thursday, Nov. 2

  • 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 include revised concept approval for new construction of a retail and apartment building at 6900 Georgia Ave. NW in the Walter Reed Historic District; concept approval for alteration, lot combination and rooftop addition at 1520-1522 T St. NW in the U Street Historic District; and designation of the West Heating Plant at 1051-1055 29th St. NW as a historic landmark, as well as consideration of proposed substantial demolition of the building and reconstruction as a multi-unit residential building within the Georgetown Historic District.
  • Georgetown Heritage, the National Park Service and the design team from James Corner Field Operations will share initial design concepts for re-envisioning the 1-mile section of the C&O Canal in Georgetown. The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Canal Overlook at Georgetown Park (next to Dean & DeLuca at 3276 M St. NW). To RSVP, visit

Monday, Nov. 6

  • The Dupont Circle Citizens Association will hold its monthly membership meeting at 7:30 p.m. at International Student House, 1825 R St. NW. The agenda will include a presentation by John Stokes of the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation regarding plans to expand the Stead Park Recreation Center.

Tuesday, Nov. 7

  • The Glover Park Citizens Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Stoddert Elementary School and Glover Park Community Center, 4001 Calvert St. NW.
  • The Foggy Bottom Association will hold its annual meeting and board election from 7 to 9 p.m. The location has not been determined.
  • The Palisades Citizens Association will hold its monthly membership meeting from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Ave. NW.

Thursday, Nov. 9

  • The Burleith Citizens Association will hold its annual meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, 3500 R St. NW. The agenda includes the proposed slate for the association’s board of directors, including president Eric Langenbacher and vice president Nan Bell.
  • The 2017 Local First Awards will celebrate businesses, entrepreneurs and artists that make D.C. thrive. The event will include an open bar, local food and craft beer, culinary pop-ups, flash talks, an art installation, live entertainment and a Made in DC Market. The event will begin with an awards program and VIP access at 7 p.m. and continue with a dance party and general admission at 8 p.m. at Blind Whino, 700 Delaware Ave. SW, Tickets cost $69 to $149; visit

Sunday, Nov. 12

  • The National Child Research Center, 3209 Highland Place NW, will host an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. The Cleveland Park preschool will offer tours of its classrooms and playground and discuss its programs. Teachers, administrators and trustees will be available to answer questions and share information about the preschool’s mission and philosophy. To RSVP, visit

Monday, Nov. 13

  • The Ward 3 Democratic Committee will hold a community dialogue with Ward 2 D.C. Council member Jack Evans, who will discuss his new role as Democratic National Committeeman and his work as chair of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority board of directors and chair of the D.C. Council Committee on Finance and Revenue. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Forest Hills of DC, 4901 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Wednesday, Nov. 15

  • The National Park Service will host a public open house to discuss proposed updates to the draft concept plan for Rock Creek Park’s nature center, horse center and maintenance area as well as their surroundings. The plan, officially known as the Nature Center Complex Development Concept Plan/Environmental Assessment, identifies needed improvements to buildings, picnic areas and trails. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road NW, with a short presentation scheduled for 7 p.m.
  • The Citizens Association of Georgetown will hold a membership meeting at 7 p.m. at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, 3500 R St. NW. The meeting will include tours of the refurbished building.

Thursday, Nov. 16

  • The Alice Ferguson Foundation will host its 11th annual Trash Summit from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Nationals Park, 1500 South Capitol St. SE. The event — “Transforming Communities for Clean Land, Safe Water, & Healthy Lives” — will include roundtable discussions and panel discussions with local leaders; presentations; an awards ceremony recognizing outstanding community members working toward a trash-free watershed; and free boat tours on the Anacostia River. Speakers will include Mayor Muriel Bowser. Registration costs $100; visit