The Week Ahead: Oct. 11, 2017


Friday, Oct. 13

  • The D.C. Council Committee on Transportation and the Environment will hold a public oversight roundtable on the state of fields and playgrounds maintained by the District. The hearing will begin at 11 a.m. in Room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Saturday, Oct. 14

  • The D.C. Department of Transportation will host an open house for advisory neighborhood commissioners from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Old Council Chambers, One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW. Staff members from the agency’s various branches and divisions will be on hand. To register, visit
  • A mural celebrating Tenleytown’s history is located at 4425 Wisconsin Ave. NW. (Brian Kapur/The Current/September 2017)

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Muriel Bowser and Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh will celebrate completion of a new mural in Tenleytown. The event will begin at 11 a.m. in the park across from the mural site at 4425 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Activities will include music and dance performances, a gift card giveaway, food trucks and cake. For details visit

Monday, Oct. 16

  • Van Ness Main Street and the D.C. AARP will host a Create Van Ness community meeting to discuss plans to hold the first-ever “Van Ness Social” as an old-fashioned neighborhood dance on Saturday, Oct. 28. The organizing meeting will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at Soapstone Market, 4455 Connecticut Ave. NW. To RSVP, email

Tuesday, Oct. 17

  • The Chevy Chase Citizens Association will hold its monthly meeting, which will focus on “Being Prepared for and Responding to Disasters.” Speakers will include Kim McCall, a community outreach specialist at the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency; Samantha Nolan, director of the Chevy Chase Neighborhood Watch Program; and Lt. Carlos Mejia of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Emergency Response Team. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Citizens Association, 5601 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Thursday, Oct. 19

  • The Georgetown Ministry Center will hold its 2017 Spirit of Georgetown Benefit, which will honor Mayor Muriel Bowser for her leadership on homelessness issues. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Georgetown home of author and journalist Sally Quinn. Tickets cost $250; for details, visit or email

Saturday, Oct. 21

  • The fifth annual Children’s National Race for Every Child — a fundraiser for Children’s National Health System, with a 5K Run/Walk and 100-yard Kids’ Dash — will begin at 7 a.m. at Freedom Plaza, 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Online registration at closes on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 11:45 p.m.; on-site registration will not be available. The cost is $15 for Kids’ Dash participants and $50 for the 5K event.
  • The annual Annunciation Church/Holy Trinity Parish One-Day Clothing Drive will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Annunciation Catholic School gym next to the church’s parking lot, 3810 Massachusetts Ave. NW. The drive provides clean clothing and other gently used or new household items to local charities; efforts to sort clothing by type (men, women, children and infants) are appreciated. Broken items, stained clothes and linens, decorative items, vases, pictures and posters are not accepted. To volunteer for a two- to three-hour shift to help sort donations and make deliveries, contact Tom Keenan at
  • Hearst Elementary School will present its annual E-cycle event from 9 a.m. to noon at the school, 3950 37th St. NW. The event will include electronics recycling and swap, a bike swap, a book and bake sale, a diaper drive, a moon bounce and more. For details, visit or email
  • The Citizens Association of Georgetown will hold its “Streets of Georgetown Gala” from 7 to 11 p.m. at The Four Seasons, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Tickets cost $275 to $325 per person or $550 to $650 for couples. To RSVP, visit

Sunday, Oct. 22

  • The Northwest Neighbors Village will hold its 2017 Gala from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 5906 Connecticut Ave. in Chevy Chase, Md. The event will include an auction, hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer, and intimate conversation with NPR hosts Ari Shapiro and Susan Stamberg. Tickets cost $100. To RSVP, visit or call 202-777-3435.

Monday, Oct. 23

  • The Ward 3-Wilson Feeder Education Network will meet at 7 p.m. at the Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. The guest speaker will be at-large D.C. Council member Robert White, a member of the Education Committee. To RSVP, contact

Tuesday, Oct. 24

  • Friends of Volta Park will raise money for maintenance and beautification with a cocktail party with bites and an open bar provided by The Hamilton. The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the historic Evermay estate, 1623 28th St. NW. Tickets cost $100 per person or $175 for couples. To RSVP, visit by Oct. 17.
  • The Foggy Bottom Association will hold its monthly meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. at the School Without Walls High School, 2130 G St. NW.

Thursday, Oct. 26

  • Ward 4 D.C. Council member Brandon Todd will host his third annual State of the Ward 4 Senior Address from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Riggs-LaSalle Recreation Center, 501 Riggs Road NE. The event will include entertainment, health screenings, informational exhibits, speakers and music. To RSVP, contact Dolly Turner at or 202-654-6406.
  • Valor Development will host a community meeting on its Ladybird project to redevelop the old Superfresh site. The meeting will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the second-floor meeting room at the Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW.