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I Wonder… What Can I Do with my Unused Paint?

We all have at least one can of old paint taking up space in our garage or shed. You know – the paint you thought you’d keep around to use on your next project or to fix marks on your walls? Well, now that you’ve changed your color scheme and no longer need that shade, you can’t just put it out on the curb with the rest of your trash because wet paint can be dangerous to the environment unless properly disposed. It contains materials that can leak into the ground, hurt sanitation workers, or contaminate septic tanks. So, what are you supposed to do with it? 

Bring it to our Paint Drop-Off Recycling Event next month!

Saturday, November 18
DC Armory
2001 E Capitol St SE
Washington, DC 20003
9:00am - 1:00pm

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Coaching Leadership Awards Dinner Honors Roy Williams

On Thursday, October 12, Events DC hosted more than 350 attendees at the 2017 Nell and John Wooden Leadership in Coaching Awards Dinner. We honored Roy Williams, the 2017 NCAA men’s basketball championship coach from the University of North Carolina, along with the two DC-area high school coaches who won both the WCAC and DCSAA basketball championships: Steve Turner from Gonzaga College High School and Jonathan Scribner from St. John’s College High School.  

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Community Spotlight: Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena

Community Spotlight: Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena

This month’s spotlight features the Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena (FFDIA), a nonprofit formed by DC residents in 1996 to prevent the arena’s closure. Parents and friends took over and revitalized the Ward 7 facility, building offices, adding a meeting room, and refurbishing the lobby and concession area. The FFDIA also formed Kids On Ice®, a program providing free ice skating lessons and equipment to kids from 5 to 18.

We are excited to have Ty Newberry, Executive Director, join us this month to tell us more about FFDIA and their work within the DC area.  

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Community Calendar 9.27

Don’t miss these fun upcoming activities in the neighborhoods of RFK! And mark your calendar for the next quarterly meeting to hear all the updates on redevelopment project status and give your opinions about the future of your community.

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RFK Says Farewell to D.C. United with the Legends!

D.C. United has enjoyed a nostalgia-filled season at RFK as they end their two-decade run at home in the stadium. Those decades have been filled with triumph as the team emerged as one of the best in soccer, and fans can enjoy a look back at all the team has experienced at RFK during the upcoming Legends Weekend.

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Community Spotlight Q&A: Clean Decisions

The mission of Clean Decisions is to provide those returning from time in the criminal justice system with the ability to work productively in a caring setting. This breaks negative cycles and helps employees build a path to personal achievement. In addition, Clean Decisions connects staff members with free counseling services and opportunities for community involvement. 

For this month’s spotlight, we spoke with Will Avila, CEO, about Clean Decisions and the services they offer in and to the DC community.

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Survey Says: Community Engagement Is All About Keeping It Local

We want to give a big shout-out to you for taking part in Events DC interviews and surveys this summer!

You told us what is important to you and what you want to see happen in your neighborhood. You let us know that email is a good way for us to communicate with you and to get the word out about what our team is working on with you. We found out that you like to share information at the local level.

After all, it’s all about neighbors talking to neighbors.

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I Wonder: What Was Here Before the Campus?

As we continue to reimagine the current RFK Stadium-Armory Campus, you might be wondering what the area was like historically – a hundred years ago or more.

 Let’s take a look back to 1860, which is when the foundation for later development quite literally started. That’s when mudflats, barren areas without vegetation, began developing along both banks of the Anacostia River to create the landforms we know – and walk on – today.

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Fitness and Fun at RFK – From Running through Foam to “Getting Your Sit On”

Miles and smiles. Bubbles and blow-ups. Running and, yes, even sitting. 

If you ever needed proof that fitness and fun go together, just look to the recent events around RFK Stadium, which brought out thousands of your neighbors – we hope you were there to experience the excitement!

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Did You Know? Moments in D.C. United’s RFK History

D.C. United’s two decades of soccer at RFK Stadium have been filled with both thrilling victories and disappointing defeats as the team emerged as one of the best in MLS.

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