GGWash and Just Up the Pike happy hour in August.

GGWash is returning to Prince George's County for our February happy hour. Meet our staff, volunteers, readers, and more at MilkBoy ArtHouse, located at 7416 Baltimore Avenue next to the University of Maryland. Originally founded in Philadelphia, MilkBoy is a restaurant, bar, and performance space that's a key part of efforts to make College Park more of a college town.

Bonus: Local officials want to talk about zoning too! Come out and meet these confirmed elected leaders and candidates:

  • Mayor of College Park Patrick Wojahn
  • Mayor of Hyattsville and Candidate for District 2 Councilmember Candace Hollingsworth
  • District 2 Councilmember Deni Taveras
  • Former Congresswoman and Candidate for County Executive Donna Edwards
  • Candidate for At-Large Council Gerron Levi
  • Candidate for County Executive Paul Monteiro

To get there, you can take the Green line to the College Park-U of Md Metro station, which is a 13-minute walk away. Metrobus routes 83 and 86 and The Bus route 17 stop one block away at Baltimore Avenue and Knox Road, and the C2, C8, F6, and J4 stop on the University of Maryland campus a 10-minute walk away. If you're a member of mBike, College Park's bikesharing system, there's a dock across the street. RSVP here

See you there! Don't miss these other great events: 

*Don't miss it!* Tuesday, January 30 is "Pressing on — Will Local Journalism in DC Survive?" DC has long been home to much stronger local journalism than many cities. Over the past decade, even as local news has declined nationally, Washington's media outlets have focused on local news and commentary — but what is the future of local journalism in the Washington region? Join Mark Ein, Washington City Paper's new owner, Washingtonian's Michael Schaffer, and a panel of local journalists and editors to dig into these questions and more. Space is limited, so get your ticket today! The event will be held at 7 pm at WeWork White House (1440 G Street NW).

Thursday, February 1: The Montgomery County Planning Board is working on the MARC Rail Communities Plan, which looks at the land use, zoning, design and access conditions at the MARC stations in Boyds and Germantown. The discussion at the last meeting in December 2017 resulted in changes to the maps and timetables. Come give feedback on the changes at the next meeting at BlackRock Center for the Arts (12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown) at 7 pm. 

Donate to our reader drive today to keep reading tomorrow. In honor of our 10th anniversary, we have some limited edition GGWash swag and perks as a small "thank you" for your donation. Learn more and donate here, now!

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.