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The first ever Greater Greater Washington post went up in 2008. On Wednesday, March 29 from 6:30 to 9 pm, let's celebrate nine awesome years and wrap up our reader drive at Sudhouse, located at 1340 U Street NW.

Greater Greater Washington staff, contributors, readers, and supporters will be there for an evening of drinks, snacks, and conversation. Sudhouse has limited space, so please let us know if you’re coming!

The party is free (Sudhouse has put together a great happy hour menu that will be available through a cash bar), but it’s also the end of our reader drive. Please help us hit our goal of $30,000 by making a monthly or one-time contribution now!

Can't make it to our party? Check out one of these other great events coming up: 

Monday, March 20: Test your local DC knowledge at DC Preservation Trivia Night. You can gather a team together beforehand or show up and play solo. Either way, it will be a great time, and there will be prizes. Trivia starts at 7 pm at Sauf Haus Bier Hall & Garden (1216 18th Street NW).

Thursday, March 23: Streets in Fairfax's Dranesville District could become safer for walking and riding a bike. Learn more about the proposals and weigh in at a public meeting this Thursday at 6:30 pm at Churchill Road Elementary School (7100 Churchill Road) in McLean.

Next Monday, March 27: It's Metro's birthday! The first portion of the system opened on March 27, 1976. Take a moment to be grateful to our Metro system for 41 years of service. 

Next Tuesday, March 28: A proposed pedestrian bridge over Patuxent River could connect the WB&A Trail in Anne Arundel County to Prince George's County. Learn about and weigh in on the project at a public meeting at 6 pm at 1425 Two Rivers Boulevard in Odenton. 

April 1, and extending into the spring: The Coalition for Smarter Growth's free walking tours are back! Take a stroll with the CSG staff, planning experts, and like-minded friends to learn about the latest in transit, walkability, housing, and development throughout the region. The first tour is on Saturday, April 1 in Hybla Valley, but there are five others throughout the region at later dates. Check out the rest and RSVP here.

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.