Fall leaves linger nearly to December at Dupont Circle by Joe Flood licensed under Creative Commons.

All of us at Greater Greater Washington wish you, your family, and your friends the happiest of Thanksgivings this week (and safe travels). For our part, we are extraordinarily grateful for the richness of community whether you connect with us through this site, write articles for us, comment on posts, or attend our events. Thank you for helping us make greater Washington even greater!

The calendar may be light this week but many of us will, er, be lighter in spirit, at least? Oh who am I kidding—I can't resist stuffing myself with stuffing and the rest of the Thanksgiving table. Bon appétit, and we'll always have active transportation to compensate, right?

Other events from around the region:

Saturday, November 24

Light the tree: Join the Capitol Hill Business Improvement District at the northeast quadrant of Eastern Market Metro Plaza (8th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue SE) at 5:30 pm for the 12th Annual Capitol Hill Holiday Tree Lighting! The Capitol Hill BID “Men in Blue” will serve hot chocolate and doughnuts while local musical groups Joyous Voices, Washington Youth Choir, and Capitol Hill Arts Workshop’s Suzuki Strings perform your favorite holiday carols. Get in the spirit here!

Monday, November 26

Celebrate this year's award-winning designs: Join the American Institute of Architects from 6 to 8 pm at the District Architecture Center (421 7th Street NW) as they celebrate The 2018 Awards Show, featuring the winners of this year's Washingtonian Residential Design and Chapter Design Awards. Mix and mingle over refreshments with celebrated architects from around the region, and congratulate the winner of the annual People’s Choice Award! Find more information here.

Check out more urbanist events at ggwash.org/calendar. Do you have an event you'd like to see featured in the weekly events post? Submit it here.

Jeb Stenhouse is a clean energy economist who wants to help everyone enjoy livable, walkable public places, and to reach them by as many clean transportation options as possible.  He studied in Montpellier, France and still marvels at the quality of life in its car-free downtown (and the 15 pounds he lost roaming its charming streets).  Between adventures, Jeb lives with his husband in Adams Morgan.