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Community Calendar May 2018

*SAVE THE DATES*

2018 RFK Campus Quarterly Meetings
Monday, July 9
Monday, October 15

National Police Week 5K
Saturday, May 12
Run starts at 9:00am at 4th and F Streets, NW

Team with thousands of others who come together to honor the law enforcement officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. That afternoon, make your way to the National Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial to welcome the riders of the Police Unity Tour. The Arrival Ceremony begins at 2:00p.m.

DC Bike Ride
Saturday, May 19
Starts at West Potomac Park (100 West Basin Drive SW)

Spend the day with fellow cyclists, enjoying 20 miles of car-free roads and a music-filled finish line party between the Capitol and the Mall. 

2018 NCB Capitol Hill Classic 10k, 3k, and Fun Run
Sunday, May 20

This will be the 39th annual running of the Classic. The event includes a 10K race, a 3K race, and a kids’ fun run – and it’s the only race run exclusively on the roads of Capitol Hill.

2018 Fastrack Racing – U15 Junior Training Race
Saturday, May 26
Race registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

Fastrack Racing is bicycle racing designed for younger riders - whether new to the sport or an experienced racer and is TEAM format racing. Fun is the only (and best!) prize. There will be no individual results or awards. Each race day includes a variety of short events that help teach basic racing skills and good sportsmanship.

Midnite BBQ *Tentative*
Saturday, May 26
4:00 p.m. – midnight

Midnite BBQ is a celebration of options in food, music, and style and is a twist on the traditional BBQ, created by influencers with a love of great vibes and variety. Starting well after sunset, with the tagline “No Burgers. No Hotdogs.”, Midnite BBQ welcomes food lovers of all diets and discerning tastes. This event features the best from local food trucks, chefs, and DJs.

 

 

 

Community Spotlight: The Fishing School

The Fishing School has been teaching children to “fish in the rivers of their minds” since the late 1980s, when a retired District police officer transformed an abandoned crack house into an afterschool center for neighborhood children. Since then, The Fishing School has worked to close the achievement gap for over 5,000 underprivileged children by providing them with an afterschool curriculum from grades 1 through 8. This curriculum integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEM) with language, life skills, and homework help. The Fishing School also exposes children to college preparation and offers interest clubs for topics like dance, theater, sports, and more.

We chose The Fishing School as our Community Spotlight this month because of their success in helping the District’s children. In the last city-wide evaluation, they were ranked first in math and second in reading outcomes for youth programs funded by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. We spoke to Dr. Porsha Childs, Director of Programs, to tell us more about what this program has to offer.

Our Local Heroes: Anacostia Watershed Society

The Anacostia watershed just got a whole lot cleaner thanks to about 2,000 volunteers! This month, we’re going to take a bit of time to appreciate the work that they’ve done to help make our surrounding area a little bit more beautiful.https://www.anacostiaws.org

Take an International Adventure in Cuisine

Whether you are a brave foodie who hunts down a new restaurant to try every weekend or you stick to ham on rye for every meal, the 10th Anniversary Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge is a delicious adventure you should experience! This year, chefs from more than 25 embassies will showcase mouth-watering morsels from their home countries.

 

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Missed our meeting on 4.30.18 and want to catch up on the plans for the RFK campus? Check out the video now!

4.30 Community Meeting Video


Missed our meeting on 1.24.18 and want to catch up on the plans for the RFK campus? Check out the video now!

1.24 Meeting Video

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4.30 Community Meeting Presentation

Want to see the powerpoint from our 1.24.18 community meeting? Download it at https://eventsdc.sharefile.com/share/view/s7a292aadd514ce08

1.24 Meeting Presentation

Want to see the powerpoint from our 1.24.18 community meeting? Download it at https://eventsdc.sharefile.com/d-s5f83e11aacc4492b 

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