The Week Ahead: Sept. 13, 2017


Thursday, Sept. 14

  • The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities will hold the 30th annual Mayor’s Arts Awards at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. In addition to awards given to individual artists, organizations, patrons of the arts and educators, this year’s special honorees include Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, co-founder of the National Museum of Women in the Arts; Ari Roth, artistic director of Mosaic Theatre Company; and Davey Yarborough, jazz musician and educator. Admission is free; creative formalwear is suggested. For details, visit

Saturday, Sept. 16

  • The Office of the State Superintendent of Education will host the fourth annual Parent and Family Engagement Summit from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Admission is free; for details, call 202-299-2093.
  • The Sibley Senior Association will host its “2017 Aging on Your Terms Conference” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Conference Room 1, Building A, Sibley Memorial Hospital, 5215 Loughboro Road NW. The morning session will focus on “Aging in the Community Setting,” and the afternoon session will focus on “Aging, Dating and Sex.” Registration is required and costs $25 to $45; for details, call 202-364-7602.
  • The D.C. Office of the Tenant Advocate will hold its 10th annual Tenant and Tenant Association Summit from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kellogg Conference Hotel, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave. NE. The day’s events will include a legal clinic to provide attendees with an opportunity to meet one-on-one with an attorney to discuss their housing issues. There will also be an opportunity for eligible senior citizens or persons with disabilities to register to qualify for lower rent increases under rent control. Advance registration for the summit is required; to RSVP, visit or call 202-379-4591.
  • The National Park Service, the Rock Creek Conservancy and the DC Preservation League will sponsor a cleanup day at the Foundry Branch trolley trestle in Glover Archbold Park. Volunteers will learn more about the historic site and remove invasive bamboo. Tools, gloves and training on how to identify and cut common bamboo will be provided; long pants, long sleeves and boots or sneakers are required to prevent contact with poison ivy. The cleanup will run from 9:45 a.m. to noon; meet near Canal and Foxhall roads NW. To register, visit

Sunday, Sept. 17

  • The Georgetown Ministry Center will host a “Conversation on Faith” with journalist Sally Quinn, author of “Finding Magic: A Spiritual Memoir,” and writer, critic and magazine editor Leon Wieseltier. The Q&A and book signing — a prelude to the group’s upcoming 2017 Spirit of Georgetown community benefit at Quinn’s historic Georgetown home — will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Georgetown, 3240 O St. NW. Admission is free, but reservations are required; to RSVP, visit

Monday, Sept. 18

  • The Ward 3-Wilson Feeder Education Network will meet at 7 p.m. at the Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. The guest speaker will be D.C. auditor Kathy Patterson, who will discuss her office’s work on improving school enrollment and capacity planning and on increasing school budget transparency. To RSVP, contact

Tuesday, Sept. 19

  • The D.C. Department of Energy & Environment will host a public hearing on the findings of the agency’s Reagan National Airport Airplane Noise Project. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at the Hardy Recreation Center, 4500 Q St. NW.
  • The Crestwood Citizens Association and the advisory neighborhood commissioner for single-member district 4A08 will host a joint meeting to discuss the neighborhood’s emergency preparedness plan, with a presentation by the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency. The agenda will also include updates on the Beach Drive NW closure and issues related to Airbnb rentals in Crestwood. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at 1761 Crestwood Drive NW.

Thursday, Sept. 21

  • The Western Avenue Citizens Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, 1 Westmoreland Circle. The meeting will include presentations by Lt. Alan Hill and Officer Anthony McElwee of the Metropolitan Police Department’s 2nd District and James Sebastian of the D.C. Department of Transportation. Nominations for officers will also be solicited.

Tuesday, Sept. 26

  • The Ward 3 Democratic Committee will hold a panel discussion on “Leading the Way on Climate Change: A Green Investment Fund, Carbon Tax and Public Bank.” Panelists will include Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh, D.C. Department of Energy & Environment director Tommy Wells and Chesapeake Climate Action Network executive director Mike Tidwell. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Forest Hills of DC, 4901 Connecticut Ave. NW.
  • The Foggy Bottom Association will hold its monthly meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Paul’s Parish, 2430 K St. NW.

Wednesday, Sept. 27

  • The D.C. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration will hold a public meeting on the Francis Scott Key Bridge Architectural Lighting Project from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Georgetown Library, 3260 R St. NW. The project proposes improvements to enhance nighttime views and accentuate the Key Bridge’s unique architectural features by installing lighting on the bridge’s underside.