Current Columbia Heights News! – March 23, 2018

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Upcoming Events

Winter Pop-Up Farmers Market, MARCH 17 & APRIL 7 The location is Park Triangle, located at 1375 Kenyon St. The market is set up just inside the gate at the entrance to the parking garage on Kenyon St. Featuring Critter Hill Farm’s products and Griardot’s Crumbs Bakery. Available: Beef, Pork, Rabbit, and Fresh Brown Eggs. Goats Milk & Cheeses also available. The Columbia Heights Farmers Market @ the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza begins on Saturday, April 21!

Check out the installation by Noa Heyne (www.noa-heyne.com) at Bruce Monroe Park as part of CulturalDC’s “SPACE4: Mobile Art Gallery”. Hosted by CulturalDC and District Bridges. Posthumous Adaptations will be open to the public from April 13. Weekly hours are Wed–Fri, 1–7 pm Sat–Sun 10 am–7 pm. Heyne will also hold a free workshop for community members on March 24 from 1–3PM.

March 26, 5:45 pm, Serve DC, the Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism, is offering FREE training in First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) equipment to people living and working in DC. Learn from certified trainers in lifesaving technique and equipment useful in many emergencies. Frank D. Reeves Center of Municipal Affairs’ Community Room (2000 14 St, NW, 2nd Floor) RSVP: volunteer.dc.gov/opportunities/inquire.php?opp_id=5168

BOOK SALE… EVERY Saturday, 11 am–2 pm. Go to the 2nd floor of the Mt. Pleasant Library. Paperbacks are $2 and hardbacks are $3. The newest and best titles, all in excellent condition. Great for gifts, your classroom library, or bolstering your own collection.

George Avenue Thrive to host First Friday! The next one is April 6. Continue to celebrate First Fridays in 2018 with the neighborhood’s small businesses on Georgia Ave NW in Park View & Petworth. Drink, food, and retail specials, live music, art and more. facebook.com/events/771279289734463 This event happens every first Friday of the month, 6–9 pm.

Bloombars is hosting the 1st Sunday Gratitude = Vegan Potluck/Jam Session/Board Games. Location is 3222 11th St, NW. Sunday, April 1 at 4:30 pm.

Our Yearly Community Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, March 31! Festivities begin at 11 am. The egg hunt begins at 11:30. Games, snacks, and entertainment! Sponsored by: Community Wellness Alliance, North Columbia Heights Civic Association, Friends of the Trolley Park, District Bridges, Encounter Church DC, Salvation Army.

Free Self Defense Class on April 7, from 1–3 pm at the Columbia Heights Community Center. Register at omegaselfdefense.splashthat.com

Salsa Night on April 13 at 6 pm at the Raymond Recreational Center. Register at funkyfitdcfridaysalsanight.splashthat.com

Engagement Opportunities

Support your local library Volunteer with the Friends of the Mt. Pleasant Library, a non-profit whose mission is to support the library staff in serving our community both in Mt. Pleasant and Columbia Heights. Meetings are open to anyone interested in learning more and helping out. The location of the library and the meetings is 3160 16 St, NW. The entrance to the library is on Lamont St. Meeting is April 10, 7–8:30 pm.

Volunteer Opportunities

Yearly Easter Egg Hunt Volunteers needed. Contact YaVonne Boyd [email protected] (202) 309-8106

Park View Neighborhood Cleanup April 7, 10 am. Meet at the corner of Georgia & Newton. Volunteers will receive a free class from the sponsor, Yoga Heights. Organized by Georgia Avenue Thrive. Follow them on Facebook: facebook.com/GAThrive.

Love to garden and volunteer? The Community-Resident Garden at the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) has garden space available! Joining the garden entails a volunteer commitment of two hours per month and annual dues of $25 for a 200 sq ft plot or $35 for 400 sq ft (for experienced gardeners, subject to availability). Plots are for growing annual flowers and vegetables for household use. Volunteer duties include helping AFRH Residents to garden and helping with events for the Residents as well as mowing, weeding, and mulching the common areas of the garden. For more information contact Sarah Bohl, [email protected]

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