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Events roundup: Bikes, beers, and beekeeping

Speak up for bike lanes in Alexandria tonight, and then after Thanksgiving, discuss education with David Catania, talk about civic engagement, and learn something new and nerdy.


Photo by Will Vanlue on Flickr.

Support King Street bike lanes: Come show your support tonight (Monday, November 25) for bike lanes on King Street in Alexandria at November's Public Meeting of the Traffic and Parking Board. The meeting is 7:30 pm in the Council Chambers at Alexandria City Hall (301 King St, 2nd floor).

The Alexandria Spokeswomen, a group making Alexandria more bike-friendly for women, is having a happy hour before the meeting. Join them at 6 pm at Daniel O'Connell's Bar (112 King Street) for some food and drink, and then go testify.

After the jump: hear from and talk with David Catania, Harriet Tregoning, and David Alpert.

Education forum with David Catania: Greater Greater Education is hosting a forum with DC Councilmember and Committee on Education chair David Catania. GGE editors will moderate the discussion, and audience members can pose questions.

The forum is at 6:30 pm on December 9 at the Hill Center, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE (Eastern Market Metro). RSVP here. Can't make it? You can submit questions on GGE and Twitter.

Nerds in NoMa: Learn more about your favorite nerdy topics, like transportation, beekeeping, and brewing in a series of free events at The Lobby Project (1200 First Street NE) from 6-8 pm.

The first one features Harriet Tregoning, Director of the DC Office of Planning, and Jordan Mittelman from BicycleSPACE on Tuesday, December 3, 6:00 pm. RSVP here. Other talks take place on December 17, January 14, January 28, February 11, and February 18.

Talk about the future: Hear Greater Greater Washington's David Alpert give a talk about "new dimensions of civic dialogue" as part of a series of public talks organized by Georgetown's Urban and Regional Planning program. He will discuss how blogs have raised awareness and attracted more people to civic engagement, as well as how we can engage community members that have traditionally been neglected from this process, especially those in lower-income and minority neighborhoods.

Please come share your thoughts with David on December 5 at 4:30. You can RSVP here.

As always, if you have any events for future roundups, email us at events@ggwash.org!

And please welcome Andrew Watson, one of our new event curators! Erin, the other, will be posting next week. Thanks Andrew and Erin!The Editors

Andrew Watson is an economic consultant with an interest in urban planning and engineering design. He lives in Woodley Park. 

Comments

I can't think of a more fun and better way to get people to attend the Alexandria meeting than have a happy hour just before. And, "a few beers" will make the meeting that much more fun/palatable. Kudos to the Alexandria Spokeswomen!

by Biker on Nov 25, 2013 1:41 pm • linkreport

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