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The Ward 5 MOCRS are Dominique Chestnut, (202) 394-4399, firstname.lastname@example.org and Malik Miller, (202) 251-5049, email@example.com.
Monday & Wednesday Weekly – Free Strength/Tone & Yoga Classes at Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1030AM - 1130AM, 1100 Michigan Ave NE; Senior Water Aerobics on Mon & Wed from 8-9 & 9-10am (DC Residents 55 plus ONLY).
The Edgewood Recreation Center Project. The project team continues to make progress towards constructing a beautiful new facility and park for your community. Please note that DPR will soon be conducting an online survey (supplemented by paper surveys) to gather additional feedback on requested programming at your new facility! Soon afterwards, they will hold another community meeting focused on programming to relay all of the information we’ve received to date. As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns about the project and feel free to visit the project website for information and resources: https://dgs.dc.gov/page/edgewood-recreation-center; Brent Sisco, ASLA, Capital Projects Planning and Design, DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), 1250 U Street NW, P: 202-6159824 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org; DPR.DC.GOV | Twitter and Instagram: @dcdpr | facebook.com/dcdpr
Monday, May 5th, 7PM – 9PM – Stronghold Civic Association (SCA) meets at the Inspired Teaching Public Charter School (200 Douglas St NE) every 1st Monday of each month unless it falls on a holiday, then it’s on the 2nd Monday. POC: Laura Jackson, President). Web: www.strongholddc.org SCA listserv: email@example.com, Next Door website: https://stronghold.nextdoor.com/news_feed/, E-mail: StrongholdCivicAssociation@gmail.com
Wednesday, May 8th, 5PM-8:30PM – DSLBD Small Business Series: M&T Bank’s Small Business Networking Mixer, 1805 7th St NW. Great News from your friends at the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD)! The DSLBD invites all District-based small businesses to join for their next DSLBD Rooftop Series Event. This event is just in time for Small Business Week 2019 and the mixer will have representatives from M&T Bank present. All DC Small Businesses are invited. They are target Construction Business and Real Estate Developers, procurement professionals and decisions makers with construction-related needs. Registration is Free! For any questions, please contact DSLBD at firstname.lastname@example.org. DC Department of Small & Local Business Development (DSLBD), 441 4th St NW, Suite 850N, Washington, DC 20001
Wednesday, May 8th, 5PM-8:30PM – “Mind Your Mind”: Caregiver & Dementia Awareness Day”, Pennsylvania Ave Baptist Church, 3000 Penn Ave SE, the Stoddard Baptist Home Foundation, Inc. is a grantee of the Mayor’s Office on African American Affairs. MY Older Americans Month, Stoddard is hosting their community Caregiver & Dementia Awareness Day.
Wednesday, May 8th, 1-2PM, Join Leading Age at a Senior Housing rally at the U.S. Capitol (Map attached) on the West Lawn of the US Capitol. The rally has one main goal: to raise our voices together in support of expanding and preserving affordable housing for older adults. Here is the rally website: https://www.leadingage.org/seniorhousingnow. Here are photos from our 2017 rally: https://www.leadingage.org/regulation/hud-202-rally-photo-montage. Shawn Legede, D.Min. (her, she pronouns) DC SAC Advocacy Partner; E: email@example.com; P: 202-643-4125; F: 202-895-0244. DC Senior Advisory Coalition, 4125 Albemarle Street NW, Washington, DC 20016, (202) 895-9448, www.dcsac.org; Twitter@dc.sac; Facebook@DCSeniorAvisoryCoalition.
Thursday, May 9th, Closing date to register in person to testify at the Public Hearing for Bill 230116. Residents are needed to come out and testify at the hearing and show support of this bill. The public hearing is for Bill 23-0116, the “Warehousing and Storage Eminent Domain Authority Act of 2019”. This bill will authorize the acquisition of the Trash facility on W Street through the exercise of eminent domain. The plan is that the city will then reutilize that property for city warehousing and storage purposes. The District government has a significant need for warehousing and storage equipment, records, property, and supplies, and the District’s need nearly exceeds the current capacity at its owned facilities. As a result, this property has been identified as a strong site for warehousing and storage purposes. Please sign up to testify or at least submit written testimony explaining how important it is to you and your community that this property be repurposed by the city for city use. Anyone wishing to testify at the hearing should contact Chanell Autrey, Director of Committee on Business and Economic Development via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (202) 724-8053. When you contact Chanell please provide your name, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any), by close of business Thursday, May 9th. For witnesses who are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements will be made part of the official record. Copies of written statements should be submitted to the Committee on Business and Economic Development at email@example.com or to Nyasha Smith, Secretary to the Council, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 5, Washington, D.C. 20004. The record will close at the end of the business day on Monday, May 27th.
Monday, May 13th, SOME Offers Summer Camp for Seniors! Registration closes May 13. (attachment). SOME offers an annual Senior Summer Camp for senior citizens in need of rest and relaxation but are unable to afford a vacation. This week-long retreat is offered twice each summer and located at a beautiful country house in West Virginia. Camp takes place over two weeks in July.
Eligibility: Participants must be age 65 or older, physically independent, provide a medical form from a doctor, and provide proof of income. Questions? Call 202.797.8806 x1034
Saturday, May 18th,10AM-2PM, All Nations Baptist Church’s Job Fair for the Census Bureau. It’s not only for the census takers, the Census Bureau will be there taking applications for other jobs, too. Bring your updated resume and ready to be interviewed that day. Location: 2001 North Capitol St NE, POC: Rev. Dr. James Coleman, 202-832-9591
Saturday, May 18th, 9AM-3PM (set up starts at 7AM). The Bloomingdale’s Community Day Planning for 2019 is underway, Yard Sale & Taste of Bloomingdale needs volunteers. We are gathering signatures in order to secure our special event permit for the community day. Need to start NOW! This team needs to mobilize soon! To help, please email: Tynesia27@gmail.com; Subject: Volunteer-Signature Team; Please be sure to list the areas where you can help.
Additional volunteers are needed for the Bloomingdale’s Community Day: Yard Sale Committee and Day of Tasks: collection of furniture donations for CADC table; Staffing: CADC table, band, tables, chairs, potty rental, vendor registrations, ticket booth, grill set up and staff, pickup food donations, pickup ice, goodwill truck for end of day pickup, volunteers for of, etc.;
Taste of Bloomingdale Committee: Restaurant round-up and set up tables on the day of; Sponsors Committee: Donations from businesses, individuals or organizations, set up sponsor tables on the day of; Advertising: Social media, print, poster hanging in neighborhood; Snack Shack Committee: Costco shopping, food donations, snack shack set up, staffing and clean up; CADC Yard Sale Table: Collection + storing of donated goods prior to event day; New/Updated Ideas from last year that we may see again; Volunteers are needed to help organize face painting, kids’ yoga, dog show.
Saturday, May 18th – Sunday, May19th, 10AM, First Baptist Church 2019 Women’s Day Weekend is approaching. You are invited to the 2019 Women’s Day Brunch & Talent Show Extravaganza (10AM- - 1:30PM) featuring the First Baptist Church Talent. Theme: Christian Women Leaving Godly Legacies in the Lives of Other-Philippians 2:1-5. Sunday’s Guest Speaker: Eunice Watson Cornelius from the Greater Leavy Missionary Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA. Location: 712 Randolph St NW (Rev. Dr. Frank D Tucker, Senior Pastor)
Monday, May 20th, 7PM-9PM - Bloomingdale Civic Association (BCA) meets at St George’s Episcopal Church, 2nd and U Streets NW. BCA meets every 3rd Monday of the month but if a holiday falls on the 3rd Monday, it meets on the 4th Mon. (bloomingdalecivicassociation.org, POC: Teri Quinn, President)
Tuesday, May 21th, 7PM–9PM - ANC5E Public Meetings meets at Friendship Armstrong Public Charter School; ANC 5E meets every 3rd Tuesday of each month @ 1400 P Street NW (corner of 1st and P St NW). (www.anc5edc.org – twitter @anc5e). POC: Bradley Thomas, Chair.
Sunday, May 26th, 11AM, All Nations Baptist Church Anniversary Worship Service, Theme: Great Is Thy Faithfulness! Guest Preacher: Rev. Antwaun C. Gay (brother of the late Marvin Gay) from the Heart Ministries, Richmond, VA. Location: 2001 North Capitol St NE, POC: Rev. Dr. James Coleman, 202-832-9591
Wednesday & Thursday, June 5&6, 9AM-4PM, The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (METRO) is pleased to announce its Travel Training Workshop at the Metro Headquarters, 600 5th St NW. For more info or to request a registration form, please call (202) 510-9165 or email: Traveltraining@wmata.com.
Tuesday, June 11th; Sept 17th; and Nov 12: MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Community Health Department invites you to attend the AARP Smart Driver Course. In this course, you will learn: Safe ways to merge with traffic, change lanes, make turns at busy intersections and proper following distance; Proper use of seat belts, air-bags and getting your best seating position for driving; New technologies to assist in accident prevention such as anti-lock brakes, skid control, blind-spot monitoring and collision avoidance; Effects of medications and distractions on driving; New laws & challenges of driving in Washington DC such as bicycle lanes, scooter, traffic circles & road changes.
Location: MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, Tele-Center & Tele-Conference Room, 102 Irving St NW; Cost: AARP Members: $15 & Non-members: $20 – Payment is required via cash or check at the time of class. Register: Call Scott Hunt @ 202-431-5107 (before 9PM.). Certification will be provided upon completion of the course, which can be used to receive discounts on car insurance. Please check with your insurance company about their policy.
Tech Workshops: May 9th, 9:30-11: 30AM Smartphone 101 Workshop @ Hattie Holmes Senior Wellness Center, 324 Kennedy St NW 20011. For additional info, feel free to contact 202-266-6328.
Free Tech Support: “All Hands on Tech Initiative” provides free tech support to DC residents. Connect DC OCTO helps bring you All Hands on Tech. One of the most important things a person needs to fully access technology is a functioning computer. Unfortunately, the cost of computer repair is too high for many DC residents. Whether you have a laptop with a virus or don’t understand how to use your smartphone, we are here to help.
May 11th, 10:30AM-3PM, UPO Petey Greene Community Service Center, 2907 MLK Jr Ave SE 20032. For more info text FIXED to 83224 or visit connect.dc.gov/free-tech-support.
COMMUNITY ISSUES: District Department of Transportation (DDOT): The 311 # is the option for citizens to notify the city about traffic-related mechanisms that have been implemented & are faulty (warning signs, faded crosswalk lines, etc.). New traffic-related safety mechanism should be sent to DDOT through their website. Visitor Parking Passes are not automatically mailed to residents. Call 311 to request a Visitor Parking Pass for your residence or go to firstname.lastname@example.org. Open the visitor parking pass site on the left side of the screen and fill out application. You can use the following ID - DC driver’s license, DC ID, or if a homeowner, use the Square and Lot number.
Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs: Construction will not be permitted on Holidays. On this day, all construction work, for which a permit is required, is illegal and could result in a Stop Work Order and may be subject to fines. For more information visit: dcra.dc.gov/service/report-illegal-construction or call (202) 442-STOP to report illegal construction.
Department of Public Works: Avoid sanitation tickets: It’s the law; we should pull our trash cans into our yards after each trash pickup. To help keep the rodents down, please help keep the alleys free of litter and trash by cleaning up near your home.
Regular Trash Collection: Place trash and recycle containers out for collection no earlier than 6:30 PM on the night before - no later than 6 AM the morning of collection day. Residents are required to remove trash and recycle containers from public space (the alley) by 8 PM on your collection day.
Bulk Trash Collection: Call 311 to set up appointments before placing bulk trash out (7 items) for collection. Place bulk trash out no earlier than 6:30PM the day before and no later than 6 AM on collection day. Place them where the trash and recycle are collected. Mattresses must be covered in plastic. Without appointment: Take bulk items to the Fort Totten Transfer Station, 4900 John F. McCormack Drive NE.
City Services include abandoned autos, alley cleaning, illegal dumping, parking enforcement, potholes, trees, & street lights. The rep will provide a tracking # of your request.
Yard Cleaning and Grass Cutting: Residents are responsible for the up keep of the area abutting the front and back of their homes. This may include front and back yards, sidewalk and alley abutting your home. Fines may occur from the city if DPW or other agencies have to come out to accommodate this request.