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If we’re to suffer the dog days of summer, might as well be with some four-legged friends, right? Are you the proud parent of a city dog, or a casual dog admirer? Join us on Monday, July 22 at 6 pm, for an all-night Yappy Hour in Navy Yard’s The Brig (1007 8th St. SE). You may come with your furry friend or without! RSVP here.

Other events from around the region:

Tuesday, July 9

How does your traffic garden grow? Learn about traffic safety education for children from Fionnuala Quinn of Discover Traffic Gardens at Montgomery County’s Action Committee for Transit (ACT)’s July meeting, from 7:30 to 9 pm at the Silver Spring Civic Center (One Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD). As ACT notes, “[Fionnuala] believes in teaching children about our built world and how it can work for everyone… with hands-on street design and transport-related fun activities [to create] safer and better street networks.”

Wednesday, July 10

Shepherd a new future in for Shepherd Parkway: Drop by the Bellevue Neighborhood Library (115 Atlantic Street SW) from 6 to 8 pm to find out how the National Park Service (NPS) plans “to make Shepherd Parkway a high-quality, inspirational, natural and cultural urban space, that offers recreational and educational opportunities for the local community.” Share your ideas with NPS to transform “205-acres of forested green space and key sites within Shepherd Parkway, such as Parkland, Fort Carroll, and Fort Greble” in ways that “improve safety, connectivity, park conditions, and the ways people use and enjoy Shepherd Parkway.” Find more information here.

Let’s look at those grades, young bus: From 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Georgetown University’s Downtown Campus (640 Massachusetts Ave NW), join the Coalition for Smarter Growth, MetroHero and Georgetown SCS Urban & Regional Planning Program at “a forum on the first performance-based DC Bus Report Card and next steps for faster, more reliable bus service for all… Come learn about new ideas and next steps to improve bus service in the District and hear updates on current projects at DC Department of Transportation and Metro.” Register to attend here.

HQ2, aka Amazon on the Potomac: From 7 to 8:30 pm at the Trades Center - Park Operations Building Conference Center (2700 S. Taylor St., Arlington, VA), “[Arlington] County will hold a community meeting to kick off the review process for the proposed Met Park Phases 6-8 site plan. This is the location for Amazon’s first phase of new development in Arlington. Learn about the proposed development, planning background and how the review process will work. County staff and the applicant will be available to answer questions.” Find more information here.

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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.