The Week Ahead: Sept. 27, 2017

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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.

Saturday, Sept. 30

  • The Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy will hold a volunteer event in honor of National Public Lands Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for volunteers to remove invasive plants and help with ongoing restoration efforts. Training and tools will be supplied; volunteers should meet at the top of Lovers Lane near 30th and R streets NW. For details or to register, contact ellenaochoa@dopark.org.
  • Rock Creek Conservancy will host a cleanup event at Piney Branch for National Public Lands Day from 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at a picnic pavilion off Piney Branch Parkway NW near the 16th Street overpass, and tools and gloves will be provided to attendees who don’t bring their own. Registration is requested at rockcreekconservancy.org.
  • Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh will host a “Chat With Cheh” event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of the District of Columbia Farmers Market in front of the David A. Clarke School of Law, 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Monday, Oct. 2

  • The D.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting to receive feedback on the District’s draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program for fiscal years 2018 to 2022. The open house will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. (with a brief presentation at 6:30 p.m.) at Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library, 1630 7th St. NW.
  • The Dupont Circle Citizens Association will hold its monthly meeting from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the International Student House, 1825 R St. NW. The guest speaker will be D.C. Food Policy Council member Jeremiah Lowery, who will discuss new initiatives for sustainable living and healthy food.

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. 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; site alterations at 1806 24th St. NW in the Sheridan-Kalorama 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.

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 tinyurl.com/funditfixit.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

  • 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.