Image by Aimee Custis used with permission.

Our next Greater Greater Washington happy hour is coming up next week! Join us in White Flint for drinks and conversation with contributors, readers, and our friends at the Friends of White Flint and Coalition for Smarter Growth.

The happy hour is on Tuesday, January 17 from 6-8 pm at Owen's Ordinary, located in North Bethesda at 11820 Trade Street. If you've been to Churchkey on 14th Street, you'll dig the beer list at this new bar and restaurant from the same owners. And if you haven't been to White Flint in a while, you'll get to check out the latest updates to transform this car-strewn stretch of Rockville Pike into Montgomery County's newest downtown.

Owen's Ordinary is a five-minute walk from the White Flint Metro station on the Red Line. Ride On routes 5 and 26 stop one block away on Old Georgetown Road, while routes 42, 46, and 81 stop on nearby Rockville Pike. If you're biking, you can take the new protected lanes on Woodglen Drive and Nebel Street and see the county's first protected intersection.

If you're coming, please RSVP here. In recent months we've had happy hours in Gallery Place, Courthouse, and Navy Yard. Where should we go next?

Tuesday, January 10: Hear about transit safety from Todd Litman, Executive Director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute at the Action Committee for Transit monthly meeting. The presentation is at the Silver Spring Civic Center (One Veterans Place) at 7:30 pm.

Next Wednesday, January 18: Arlington's stretch of Washington Boulevard between Westover and East Falls Church is being repaved this coming spring. The change will include narrower lanes, new bike lanes, and a dedicated left turn lane. Learn more about the project at a public meeting from 5-8 pm at the Westover Library (1644 North McKinley Road).

Thursday, February 9: 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! We’re running a blogging workshop to teach you the basic fundamentals any post should have, how to pick an engaging topic, and more! It’s from 6:30-8:30 pm at WeWork Metropolitan Square (1440 14th Street NW). Please RSVP here!

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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.