Image by Sketching The District used with permission.

Are you looking for a new way to connect with your built environment? Or maybe you’re already an avid artist looking for new inspiration and insights. The place-shaping professionals behind “Sketching The District” are holding a special sketching tour on Wednesday, September 18 for the GGWash community. This urbanist-themed sketching meet-up will focus on DC’s NoMa neigbhorhood. We welcome all skill levels to join in this unique activity.

The event is free, but you will need to bring your own drawing materials. The group will meet at the DC Fab Lab (1150 First Street NW) and end at Wunder Garten to discuss the experience (and to share your work if you want!). RSVP to join this event.

If this sounds like fun, we hope you’ll consider joining the GGWash Neighborhood, our membership program that supports events like this. Membership starts at just $5/month. Please join today!

If you want to meet up with GGWashers this week, join us on Friday, August 23 for Putt-Putt Golf in Rosslyn. Sign up for a “tee-time” between 6 and 7:30 pm. Ask the staff to direct you to our reserved space at the event.

Other events from around the region:

Wednesday, August 21

Keep the H and I Street bus lanes on track: Are you excited about the dedicated bus lanes on H and I Streets in downtown DC, but concerned that they are becoming more congested? Sign up for a 30 minute shift to record improper use of the lanes, and help DC craft the best public transit system it can have. This event will use the How’s My Driving app to take a snapshot of violations. Follow allong at #buslaneblitz.

Thursday, August 22

Celebrate shared streets: Join Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP) is holding a block party at the intersection of S. Four Mile Run Drive and Columbia Pike in Arlington, Virginia, to bring neighbors together an promote local transportation options. Learn more at OurSharedStreet.com.

Advocate for better streets in Ward 8: Join the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) at the Anacostia Neighborhood Library (1800 Good Hope Rd SE) at 6:30 pm for an advocacy training session that will explore ways to make bicycling better in the community. Sign up online.

Saturday, August 24

Learn how queer history is being remembered and preserved: Join a moderated discussion with experits in archival practice and queer advocacy to learn how the queer history of Washington, DC, is being documented, and why it is important. This free event will be at 1 pm at the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library (3160 16th Street NW).

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!

Jane Fiegen Green is the Development Director at Greater Greater Washington. With a PhD in history and a background in association management for a scholarly society of historians, she works to bring sustainable revenue streams to support GGWash’s news and advocacy. She lives in the Pentagon City neighborhood of Arlington with her husband and son.