The Week Ahead: Nov. 15, 2017


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 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, 3500 R St. NW (use 35th Street center doors). The meeting will include tours of the refurbished building. Students will share their daily artistic exercises and will be available to answer questions.
  • The Foxhall Community Citizens Association will hold a membership meeting at 7 p.m. at the Hardy Recreation Center, 45th and Q streets NW. The guest speaker will be Scott Einberger on Glover Archbold Park.

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 boat tours on the Anacostia River. Speakers will include Mayor Muriel Bowser. Registration costs $100; visit
  • The D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board will meet at 9 a.m. in Room 220 South, One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW.
  • The D.C. Prevention Center for Wards 1 and 2 will host a Ward 2 community festival from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th St. NW. Intended to encourage healthy, drug-free living, the event will feature an open mic, a dance contest, food, games, prizes and more.
  • The Logan Circle Community Association will host a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Richard Margolis and John Norton at 1215 O St. NW. Attendees are asked to bring sides (A-H), appetizers (I-R) or desserts (S-Z). Turkeys, hams and beverages will be provided.
  • The Kalorama Citizens Association will hold its regular meeting, which will include a presentation by Ward 1 D.C. Council candidate Lori Parker. The agenda will also include discussion of the group’s proposal for pickup/drop-off zones on 18th Street NW to lessen traffic congestion on weekend nights. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Goodwill Baptist Church, 1862 Kalorama Road NW.
  • The Metropolitan Police Department’s 2nd District Citizens Advisory Council will meet at 7 p.m. at the 2nd District Police Headquarters, 3320 Idaho Ave. NW.

Monday, Nov. 20

  • The Western Avenue Citizens Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, 1 Westmoreland Circle. Agenda items will include the election of the association’s president, secretary and treasurer; and a presentation by a representative of the D.C. Department of Transportation on the agency’s comprehensive assessment of roadway conditions on Western Avenue NW.

Wednesday, Nov. 29

  • Mayor Muriel Bowser, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and the D.C. Council will host a Holiday Reception at 5 p.m. on the first floor of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. To RSVP, visit