The Week Ahead: Oct. 18, 2017


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 [email protected].

Saturday, Oct. 21

  • 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 [email protected].
  • 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 [email protected].
  • The Brightwood Community Association will sponsor a neighborhood-wide yard sale, with hours generally from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Look for signs at major intersections to point you toward participating yard sales. Listings of addresses and specific items for sale will be posted on the neighborhood listserv.
  • The Tregaron Conservancy will hold a Native Wildlife Planting Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3100 Macomb St. NW. Volunteers will plant hundreds of flowers in the new native meadows to attract pollinators and enhance the landscape. All equipment will be provided. Reservations are required; to RSVP, email [email protected].
  • The School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens Home and School Association will hold “The Love Boat,” its annual fundraiser and silent auction. The event will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the offices of Squire Patton Boggs, 2550 M St. NW. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. RSVP to [email protected].
  • 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

  • Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh will hold a “Chat With Cheh” event from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in conjunction with the Harvest Festival at Key Elementary School, 5001 Dana Place NW.
  • 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

  • Friends of Stead Park will host the second of three public meetings about the upcoming Stead Park Recreation Center expansion project at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th St. NW.
  • 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 [email protected].

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
  • The D.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting to present design concepts for the rehabilitation of Massachusetts Avenue NW from 20th Street to Waterside Drive and to gather comments from the community. The meeting will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Friends Meeting of Washington, 2111 Florida Ave. NW.
  • The D.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting to present design concepts for the rehabilitation of the 16th Street bridge over Piney Branch Parkway NW and to gather comments from the community. The meeting will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Northwest Community Church, 4100 16th St. NW.
  • 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.

Wednesday, Oct. 25

  • The D.C. Office of the Tenant Advocate will hold a stakeholder meeting with discussion of pending D.C. Council legislation and on concerns about rental housing in various wards and neighborhoods. The stakeholder meeting will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. in the conference room at the agency’s office in Suite 300N, Reeves Center, 2000 14th St. NW. To RSVP, call 202-719-6560 or email [email protected].
  • The Woman’s National Democratic Club, at 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW, will host a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. to mark the official opening of the John Cavanaugh Sculpture Garden. Admission is free, but reservations are required; call 202-232-7363 or visit
  • The University of the District of Columbia Community-Campus Task Force will meet at 6:30 p.m. in Room 301-F, Building 39, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. Preliminary agenda items include a report on student enrollment at the Van Ness Campus and updates on 4250 Connecticut Ave. NW and other real estate activities. For details, contact Thomas E. Redmond at 202-274-5622 or [email protected].

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 [email protected] or 202-654-6406.
  • The Institute for Equity and Excellence in Public Education and the Health Alliance on Alcohol will host a panel discussion on “Underage Drinking, Marijuana Use, and Washington, D.C. Youth.” The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Moot Court Room at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, Building 52, 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW. To RSVP, visit
  • 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.
  • The Tregaron Conservancy will present a talk by landscape architect Glenn Stach in connection with the new report “Envisioning the Urban Wild Garden of the 21st Century: Preservation and Sustainability at Tregaron.” The event will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Tregaron Mansion, Washington International School, 3100 Macomb St. NW. Admission is free, but reservations are required at [email protected].

Monday, Oct. 30

  • The Woodley Park Community Association will hold its fall meeting from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Stanford in Washington, 2661 Connecticut Ave. NW.