The Week Ahead: Oct. 4, 2017


Thursday, Oct. 5

  • 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 concept review of a roof addition at the Metropolitan Club, 1700 H St. NW; concept review of a seven-story rear addition to a three-story row house at 606 H St. NW in the Downtown Historic District; design development of new construction of an apartment, condo and retail complex at 6800 Georgia Ave. NW in the Walter Reed Historic District; permit review of partial demolition and of third-floor and rear additions at 1728 Wisconsin Ave. NW in the Georgetown Historic District; and concept review of rear and third-story additions at 1307 S St. NW in the U Street Historic District.
  • The National Capital Planning Commission will hold its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. in its offices in Suite 500, North Lobby, 401 9th St. NW. Agenda items will include comments on the concept design of the proposed National Zoological Park Central Parking Facility and review of preliminary and final site and building plans for the renovation and expansion of the Carnegie Library, as well as an update on the Pennsylvania Avenue Initiative.

Saturday, Oct. 7

  • The League of Women Voters of the National Capital Area and the Coalition for Smarter Growth will hold a forum on funding and fixing the Metro system. Regional transportation experts and concerned citizens will discuss how to create the safe, efficient and reliable transportation system that the region needs. The forum will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association at 4301 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, Va. Admission is free, with lunch available for $10 upon request during registration; to RSVP, visit

Monday, Oct. 9

  • The Citizens Association of Georgetown will hold its fall meeting at the historic Oak Hill Cemetery, 3001 R St. NW. The agenda will include remarks by Oak Hill board president George Hill followed by a presentation by sixth-generation Georgetown resident Neville Waters, president of the Mount Zion Cemetery/Female Union Band Society, on the history of the African-American cemetery and the plans being made for its restoration. A reception at 7 p.m. will precede the program from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

  • Friendship Place will host the 20th annual Benjamin E. Cooper Awards ceremony, which will recognize Mayor Muriel Bowser, Betty Boyle, Ellen Clifford, Mark Gordon and the Washington Hebrew Congregation as the 2017 honorees for their efforts to end homelessness. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the National United Methodist Church (formerly the Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church), 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. Reservations are required; visit
  • 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 Shepherd Park Citizens Association will hold its fall community meeting in the multipurpose room at Shepherd Elementary School, 7800 14th St. NW. The meeting will include tributes to the late Marvin Caplan, a longtime neighborhood resident and human rights activist, and information on plans to install a plaque in his honor in the park at Alaska Avenue, Holly Street and 13th Street NW.
  • The Palisades Citizens Association will hold its monthly meeting from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Palisades Community Church, 5200 Cathedral Ave. NW. The guest speaker will be Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh.

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 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. 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

  • 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.