The Week Ahead: Sept. 20, 2017

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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.

Saturday, Sept. 23

  • The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation, the D.C. Department of General Services and the Friends of Stead Park will host a project kickoff meeting and discussion of the upcoming expansion of Stead Recreation Center. The meeting will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th St. NW.
  • Historic Chevy Chase D.C. will present a neighborhood tour led by local Realtor Keene Taylor Jr. starting at 11 a.m. outside the Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW.
  • The West End Citizens Association will hold its fall meeting at 2 p.m. in the Lombardy Hotel, 2019 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. The featured speaker will be new George Washington University President Thomas LeBlanc, who took office Aug. 1.

Sunday, Sept. 24

  • McLean Gardens will mark its 75th anniversary with a historical talk and street festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with presentations kicking off at 12:45 p.m. in the McLean Gardens Ballroom at 3811 Porter St. NW. Speakers will include D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; John DeFerrari, author of “Lost Washington, D.C.”; and Cindy Gueli, author of “Lipstick Brigade: The Untold True Story of Washington’s World War II Government Girls.” The festival will feature food trucks, face painting, a balloon artist, a magician, lawn games, a jazz band, a photo booth, a best-dressed pet contest and a scavenger hunt.

Tuesday, Sept. 26

  • The D.C. Department of Transportation will hold two public engagement events on the design phase of the 16th Street NW Bus Lanes Project. Representatives will be on hand to discuss the project from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at 16th and M streets NW and from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at 16th and Irving streets NW.
  • The D.C. State Board of Education will hold its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Old Council Chambers at One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW. (The previously scheduled date was changed due to Rosh Hashanah.)
  • 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.

Thursday, Sept. 28

  • The D.C. Historic Preservation Review Board will meet at 9 a.m. in Room 220 South, One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St. NW.

Tuesday, Oct. 3

  • The Glover Park Citizens Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Stoddert Elementary School and Glover Park Community Center, 4001 Calvert St. NW.

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.