The Week Ahead: Sept. 6, 2017


Thursday, Sept. 7

  • 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 preliminary and final site and building plans for the renovation and expansion of the Carnegie Library; preliminary site development plans for a new guard booth and fence augmentation at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Nebraska Avenue Complex; and a presentation on the Metropolitan Washington Coastal Storm Risk Management Study.

Saturday, Sept. 9

  • Van Ness Main Street will hold a community meeting on “Public Art and Wayfinding in Van Ness” from 10 a.m. to noon at the WAMU building, 4401 Connecticut Ave. NW. Three finalists selected by the Van Ness Main Street Design Committee will meet with the community to discuss ways to create a more vibrant and walkable neighborhood.

Sunday, Sept. 10

  • The InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington will host its 12th annual Unity Walk to provide a public display of solidarity and friendship. The walk will begin at 12:30 p.m. at Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St. From there the walk will progress southward to other houses of worship and foreign missions on Embassy Row, with a closing ceremony at 4:30 p.m. at the Islamic Center of Washington, 2551 Massachusetts Ave. NW.  A donation of $25 for adults and $10 for students is suggested. Visit for a complete program.
  • The Black Student Fund and the Latino Student Fund will hold their annual school fair, offering families the opportunity to learn about independent school admissions, financial aid, testing and curricula. The event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Admission is free.

Tuesday, Sept. 12

  • The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation and the D.C. Department of General Services will hold a community meeting on the renovation of Hearst Park and proposed additions. The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the gym at Hearst Elementary School, 3950 37th St. NW.
  • The Glover Park Citizens Association will meet at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Stoddert Elementary School and Glover Park Community Center, 4001 Calvert St. NW.
  • The Brightwood Community Association will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John United Baptist Church, 6343 13th St. NW.

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 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. Attendees 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

  • 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.

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.