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Calling all young advocates! Get some sage career advice from long-time advocates at the Coalition for Smarter Growth's next mentoring happy hour.

Whether you're a professional advocate by day or a nights-and-weekends activist, our mentors are sure to have great advice and answers to your questions! Come out to 1831 M St NW at 6:30 this Wednesday, May 30 to participate. You can RSVP here. Tickets are $8.

Wednesday, May 30

The White Flint Better Block project: This project aims to bring together residents, local business owners, parents, teachers, and students of nearby schools, and representatives of civic associations to collectively envision and build temporary public spaces and placemaking activities catering to the surrounding community. Join the kickoff meeting at 6 pm at Randolph Hills Shopping Center, (4840 Boiling Brook Parkway) in Rockville.

New murals by bike: There are a slew of new murals in NoMa thanks to the POW!WOW! Festival. Check them out by bike with the Washington Area Bicyclists Association (WABA). The ride begins at 6:30 pm in front of Union Market (1309 5th St NE). Pre-registration costs $10, but it is free to WABA members, Capital Bikeshare members, and walk-ons.

Thursday, May 31

“Year of the Anacostia” candidate forum: Join Anacostia Park and Community Collaborative (APACC), a coalition of nonprofit organizations focused on the revitalization of the Anacostia River corridor in Wards 7 and 8, for a “Year of the Anacostia”-themed Candidates Forum for the At-Large and Council chair races. The forum is from 5:30 - 9 pm, at Anacostia High School (1601 16th Street SE).

Spin to Silver bike ride: Want to get more comfortable riding in Bethesda? Join WABA for the “Spin to Silver” bike ride through Bethesda. You will get to negotiate the trails, bike lanes, and riding with traffic, and at the end of the exploration, you can enjoy great food, beverages, and company at Silver Restaurant. The ride begins at the Bethesda Metro Station (7450 Wisconsin Avenue) at 6:30 pm.

Monday, June 4:

Reconstruction of Monroe Street bridge: Monroe Street bridge in Brookland might be closed as part of an ongoing reconstruction project. Join the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) for a public meeting to discuss the proposed temporary full closure of the bridge and give your comments. The meeting will be at 7 pm at Luke C. Moore High School (1001 Monroe St NE).