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After the Thanksgiving break, we’re hosting both a blogging workshop and a holiday party. We hope you’ll put them on your calendar now!

Did you know that virtually all of Greater Greater Washington’s posts come from volunteer writers? Blogging is a powerful way to share what you know, and we want to teach you how to do it! At our blogging workshop, we’ll teach you the basic fundamentals any post should have, how to pick an engaging topic, and more!

The workshop is next Wednesday, November 30, from 6:30-8:30 pm at Arlington Central Library (1015 North Quincy Street). Please RSVP here!

In early December, we’re having a holiday party to celebrate another year of writing about the people and places that make our region great. Join contributors and readers for an evening of drinks, snacks, and great conversation. Stay tuned for an announcement with a specific location (it’ll be somewhere in the District) and a date.

If you’re interested in working to make your community better, you may want to check out one of these events as well:

Next Tuesday, November 29: Lee Highway in Arlington is getting a face lift. Take part in the planning process at one of two meetings next week, a daytime meeting at 12:30 pm at 1920 North Highland St and a nighttime meeting at 6 pm at 5722 Lee Highway.

Next Wednesday and Thursday, November 30 and December 1: Planners behind the Purple Line are working hard to involve local artists to help make stations unique. Have an idea to share with the artists? You can meet and talk to them next week! The meeting in Montgomery County is next Wednesday at 51 University Boulevard East and the one in Prince George’s County is next Thursday at 5051 Pierce Avenue in College Park. Both meetings are at 6:30 pm.

Next Thursday, December 1: Do you live in Ward 6, and do you want to celebrate it? Join Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen for the 10th Annual Ward 6 Brickie Awards at The Apollo (600 H Street NE) at 6 pm, where he will honor the people, places, and organizations that make Ward 6 unique. RSVP here.

Calendar: Beyond what we’ve highlighted here, there are many other worthwhile events across the region. Check out more great events in our events calendar:

Do you know of an upcoming event that may be interesting, relevant, or important to Greater Greater Washington readers that should go on our events calendar? Send it to us at

Claire Jaffe was born in DC and now lives in the U Street area. She is a University of Michigan graduate and currently works at Coalition for Smarter Growth. On her off time, Claire can be found biking the street of DC or exploring the many green spaces throughout the region.