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This Tuesday, come hang out with GGWash contributors and readers over drinks, snacks, and conversation at Highline RxR, located at 2010 Crystal Drive in Arlington. This bar's second-floor patio has a great view of the adjacent train tracks, where you can see VRE, Amtrak, and freight trains. 

To get there, you can take the Blue or Yellow lines to the Crystal City Metro station, which is two blocks away, or the Metroway BRT to 18th Street and Crystal Drive, one block away. Metrobus routes 10A, 13Y, 23A/B and ART routes 43 and 92 all stop at the Metro station. There’s also a Capital Bikeshare station at 20th and Crystal.

If you plan to come, please RSVP here!

This year, we've held happy hours in White Flint, Shaw, on U Street, and in Edgewood. Later this summer, we’ll head back to Maryland. We’re always looking for new, Metro-accessible locations for future happy hours. Where would you like us to go next?

Also, check out these other great events:

Today, Monday, July 10: Chime in with Voices of the Community (VoicesDMV), a new project by the Greater Washington Community Foundation, and become part of the regional conversation on health, education, housing, transportation, crime, and overall community wellbeing. Attend one of four meetings in DC or Prince George's, Fairfax, or Montgomery counties over the next two weeks. The first one is Monday, July 10, at 6 pm at Prince George's Ballroom (2411 Pinebrook Avenue) in Landover and the next one is on Thursday at 6 pm at 4001 Wakefield Chapel Road in Annandale. Dinner will be provided. 

Tuesday, July 11: At the next Action Committee for Transit meeting, hear from former Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, who is now with Margrave Strategies, on how to build a greater College Park. The meeting is at the Silver Spring Civic Center (One Veterans Place) at 7:30 pm. 

Wednesday, July 12: As part of the Capital Fringe Festival, check out Caveat, a play written by GGWash contributor Ben Lockshin that satirically explores the underground world of DC group houses. You can see it at Gallaudet University's Eastman Studio Theatre (Florida Avenue and 8th Street NE) this Wednesday at 7:45 pm and this Sunday, July 16 at 8 pm, or Sunday, July 23 at 12 pm. 

Thursday, July 13: The Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT), the separated bike trail that runs from NoMa to Silver Spring, could use better signs to help promote use and improve the way it connects to surrounding neighborhoods. Come share your ideas on better signage for the trail at on Thursday at 5 pm at Wunder Garten (1101 First Street NE). 

Thursday, July 13: Support the Alliance for Justice and test your knowledge of obscure law, order, and justice facts at Justice Trivia, this Thursday at 6:30 pm at Colony Club (3118 Georgia Avenue NW). Tickets are $10. 

Next Monday, July 17: Prince George's County is updating its Zoning Ordinance. Make sure you voice your opinion on the future of the county at the Council's Zoning Rewrite Town Hall Meeting next Monday, at 7 pm at 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive in Upper Marlboro. 

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.

Dan Reed is an urban planner and freelance writer. Check out his regular column in Washingtonian and his blog, Just Up the Pike. He's also an agent at Living In Style Real Estate and sits on the board of the Action Committee for Transit. Dan still gets a full night's sleep. He lives in downtown Silver Spring. All opinions are his own.