D.C. news in brief

August 29, 2012
Meeting to discuss Kenilworth foot bridge proposals

The D.C. Department of Transportation is having a public meeting on the proposed replacement of three aging pedestrian bridges in the Kenilworth neighborhood with two new bridges from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Deanwood Recreation Center, 1350 49th St. NE.

The three bridges connect the Mayfair, Eastland Gardens and Kenilworth neighborhoods to the west of Kenilworth Avenue with the Deanwood neighborhood and Deanwood Metrorail station on the east side of Kenilworth Avenue.

For information, call 202-907-9475 or e-mail john.gomes@dc.gov.

Mayor’s Arts Awards show scheduled for Sept. 13

The D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities will present the 27th Mayor’s Arts Awards at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. The awards are given in the following categories: excellence in an artistic discipline, excellence in service to the arts, innovation in the arts, outstanding contributions to arts education, outstanding emerging artist and the mayor’s award for arts teaching.

The program, which is free and open to the public, will include performances by the Poem-cees, Nistha Raj, the National Hand Dance Association, the Rev. Nolan Williams and the African Heritage Dancers and Drummers.

To reserve seats, go to www.mayorsarts
awards.eventbrite.com
. For information, go to http://dcarts.dc.gov or call 202-724-5613.

Parks department announces fall programs

The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation has released its 2012 Fall Program Guide. Online registration opened Monday for fall programs. The programs offered include classes in digital photography, music appreciation, slimnastics, Qi Gong fitness, fencing, aerobics, hand dancing and a fitness bootcamp.

A limited number of printed guides are available at parks and recreation centers, public libraries and select city government agencies. To download the guide, go to www.dpr.dc.gov.

Green Building Symposium and Expo is Sept. 14

The D.C. government is having its first Green Building Symposium and Expo from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Gallaudet University Kellogg Conference Center, 800 Florida Ave. NE.

The expo will highlight the District’s current green and sustainable building practices and feature speakers and panels with industry and government experts on the D.C. Green Building Act, LEED requirements for new construction and new Energy Conservation and Green Construction codes.

The expo is free and open to the public. To register, go to www.dcra.dc.gov.

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