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Are you a DC resident? Do you have a passion for making your neighborhood greater? Then you should consider running to be your neighborhood's Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (ANC)!

Want to know how to get started? Come to Greater Greater Washington's workshop on how to run for ANC on Tuesday, July 24 at 7 pm GGWash's office at WeWork White House. The Run for ANC Workshop will help educate and equip interested neighbors who think they might want to run for ANC. We had more than 80 people come to the first two in June and July. If you want to attend, please RSVP today.

Looking for other urbanist events this week?

Tuesday, July 24 and Wednesday, July 25

Learn about alternatives to the I-270 and I-495 widening plans: Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting a series of public workshops to review and discuss preliminary concepts for the plan in both Prince George's and Montgomery Counties. At the meetings, MDOT will present the study status and schedule, a summary of the purpose and need, preliminary alternatives, and screening criteria to evaluate the alternatives. There are two more public workshops this week. Workshops will begin at 6:30 pm with short presentations at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm. A virtual workshop will also be available here starting July 17.

Sunday, July 29

Wheels and paddles: Bike to kayaking at Navy Yard: Enjoy a beautiful summer day with friends or family on your bike, followed by some fun on the water! Bike the one-way ride to the Ballpark Boathouse (about four miles). The ride is free, but kayak rentals are $16. Check Groupon for discounts. Learn more and sign up here.

Wednesday, August 1

Save the date for GGWash's next happy hour! Check out the new Rhode Island Ave pop-up bus lane and enjoy a cold one at the Dew Drop Inn at 2801 8th St NE from 5 – 8 pm. You can RSVP here.

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