Halloween Party! – Saturday, October 29th

Don’t miss RCA’s annual Halloween party! Bring the kids, friends, and family. Click below to register and receive the early bird discount.


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Book Sale this Weekend

From the Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase . . .


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October Events at the Chevy Chase Library

From Friends of the Chevy Chase Library . . .

Upcoming Events at Chevy Chase Library
8005 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
On Saturday, 10/1, 8, 15,22, 29 at 10:30 AM English Conversation Group: Every Saturday from 10:30 am to 12 Noon. Open to all non-native English speakers interested in practicing English in a friendly, informal and fun setting. Join us! For more information, please call 240-773-9590.
On Tuesday, 10/4, 11, 18 and 25 at 10:30 AM English Conversation Group: Every Tuesday from 10:30 am to 12 Noon. Open to all non-native English speakers interested in practicing English in a friendly, informal and fun setting. Join us! For more information, please call 240-773-9590. Continue reading

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Rte. 355-Cedar Lane Intersection Lanes to be Closed for Resurfacing

The final phase 7of roadwork for the MD 355/Rockville Pike-Cedar Lane-West Cedar Lane intersection-widening project in Montgomery County will start in early October. The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration will pave all turn lanes and through lanes at the intersection. 
The work will require individual lanes to be closed on MD 355, weekdays, 9 am-3 pm and Sundays through Thursdays, 8 pm-5 am. Drivers will be able to use the remaining open lanes, but the closures undoubtedly will cause congestion. Drivers should watch for the orange construction signs, cones, barrels and fencing.

Bikers and pedestrians will be able to safely pass through the work zone by following signage that directs them around closed paths or sections of sidewalk. 
Weather permitting, the work will be completed by late fall.
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Bethesda Fire Department Annual Open House

The Bethesda Fire Department (corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Bradley Boulevard) invites area residents to attend its annual open house this Saturday, September 24, from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm, and help the fire department celebrate 90 years of service to the community. 
There will be activities for kids and adults, fire safety information, Ronald McDonald, free food and drink and games. You and your family also can meet fire personnel and see fire equipment up close. 
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Public hearing on Purple Line Environmental Impact

There will be a public hearing on the potential environmental impact of the proposed Bethesda-New Carrollton Purple Line on October 16, 7 pm, in Silver Spring at the Civic Building auditorium, 1 Veterans Place. Anyone wanting to comment on the project, this is your chance. 

Before the hearing begins, there will be a poster session from 6 to 7 pm, when the public can review exhibits and ask general questions of the Maryland Transit Administration’s representatives.

The formal hearing will begin with agency statements at 7, followed by public testimony. Note that a time limit of three minutes per speaker may be set, depending on the number of speakers, to ensure that all interested parties have an opportunity to voice their views.  The public hearings will be recorded and transcribed.
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Picnic in the Park 2016!


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Beach Drive Rehabilitation

The National Park Service has announced plans to rehabilitate Beach Drive in the District. Entire segments of the road will be closed in both directions 24/7 during the reconstruction project. Four segments will be rehabilitated over a three year period beginning after Labor Day. Although the project will take place entirely in DC, it is likely to exacerbate cut-through traffic in Rollingwood. Additional information can be found here.

From the National Park Service:

Project Description

The Beach Drive rehabilitation project will begin after Labor Day and is projected to last three years. The project will be completed in four segments. Each segment of Beach Drive will be closed in both directions 24/7 during work. Prior to work beginning on each segment, the National Park Service will post upcoming road work and road closure information on this webpage, so drivers, cyclists and pedestrians can plan their trip through, and around Rock Creek Park. The project includes full depth pavement reconstruction, which requires excavating the entire area and placing a new gravel base before new asphalt paving; improvements to pedestrian and bicycle trails in collaboration with the DDOT; DC Water storm drain rehabilitation and improvement projects; installation and upgrades of raised pavement markers, centerline rumble strips, guardrails and road signs to provide safer road conditions for drivers; parking area reconstruction and rehabilitation; traffic signal and streetlight replacement; and the rehabilitation of six bridges.

The four segments of the project are:
Segment 1 – Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway NW to Tilden St NW
Segment 2 – Tilden St NW to Broad Branch Rd
Segment 3 – Broad Branch Rd to Joyce Rd
Segment 4 – Joyce Rd to DC/MD Border

Sign up for Project Updates

Nixle is a free tool that allows information to be sent through text, email, social media, and the Nixle mobile app. You can register by using either your mobile phone or by going online. To receive alerts about the Beach Drive rehabilitation project, text BEACHDRIVE to 888777. To register online, visitwww.nixle.com and create a user profile. After you register, you will receive information about the Beach Drive rehabilitation project including upcoming closure and detour information. You can opt out any time. Standard carrier data or messaging rates may apply.

Public Information Meetings

Thursday, July 28
7 – 8 p.m.
Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library
3310 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

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Safe Track Survival Guide

Bethesda Transportation Solutions has a new SafeTrack Survival Guide, your guide through Metro’s maintenance surges in Montgomery County. The guide summarizes Metro’s maintenance plan schedule and options for Red Line commuters and visitors during the surges. See the guide here.

Red Line shutdowns in Montgomery County are scheduled for August 1-7, 2016 (Takoma  to Silver Spring),  August 9-18, 2016 (Shady Grove to Twinbrook), and October 10-November 1, 2016 (Fort Totten to NoMa). During these shutdowns, RideOn will add more buses on certain routes; MARC will add cars to existing trains during peak periods; and Capital Bikeshare will offer a $2 one-time-use option. 

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Developers to Present Plans for Chevy Chase Lake Redevelopment

The Chevy Chase Land Company is holding a community meeting to present their plans for redevelopment of the Chevy Chase East Shopping Center. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at B-CC High School in the cafeteria. Redevelopment of this 9.6 acre tract will bring a combination of retail and residential development. This is a very significant project that will have considerable impact for all residents who frequent the Chevy Chase Lake area. All are encouraged to attend.

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