The Week Ahead: Nov. 8, 2017


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

Saturday, Nov. 11

  • The Burleith Citizens Association, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Georgetown University will host a fall cleanup. Volunteers will meet at the 38th Street NW entrance of Ellington Field at 9 a.m. and fan out through the neighborhood until 11 a.m. Trash bags, rakes, brooms, shovels and gloves will be available.

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, along with 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.

Tuesday, Nov. 14

  • 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. The guest speaker will be Mary Shaffner, executive director of D.C. International School, which opened a new school site this fall on the Walter Reed campus.
  • The Spring Valley Restoration Advisory Board will meet at 7 p.m. in the “Undercroft” meeting room at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 5150 Macomb St. NW.
  • The Chevy Chase Citizens Association will hold its monthly meeting, which will include a presentation by leaders of Historic Chevy Chase DC on their group’s goals, current projects and planned initiatives. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Community Center, 5601 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 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.

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 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.