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Events February 8, 2016 at 4:39 pm

Homebuyers' Informational Session

Statistics prove that homebuyer education contributes to successful homeownership. Come out and learn how you can purchase your home in the District of Columbia using a DC Open Doors mortgage product.

All DC Open Doors Homebuyers’ Informational Sessions are FREE and co-hosted by the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency, a Participating Lender and Realtor. This session’s presenters are Alex Jaffe, Loan Officer, First Home Mortgage and Sammy Knosh, Real Estate Agent at Redfin.

DCHFA is a short walk from the U Street Cardoza metro station (green line) and there’s free parking available in our garage accessible via the V Street NW side of the building.

Register here to attend:

Events February 5, 2016 at 10:16 am

International Women's Day Event

FINCA’s International Women’s Day Panel Event
Date: Tuesday, March 1st | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Venue: NAHB Auditorium, 1201 15th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005, First Floor
Event Details: Panel discussion moderated by Andrée Simon, Co-CEO of FINCA Microfinance Holding Company, followed by networking session
Panelists: Lakshmi Balachandra, Babson College; Diana Sierra, Be Girl; Rachel Robbins

Can Entrepreneurship Close the Gender Gap?
A Panel Discussion on the Future of Women’s Equality in the Developing World
Join thought-leaders from global development, think tanks and academia on March 1st at FINCA, in honor of International Women’s Day, to discuss what needs to be done to help achieve gender parity and whether entrepreneurship is the key to closing the gender gap.

Please feel free to sign up for this free networking event at one of the two following links:

Hope to see you there!

Events February 1, 2016 at 7:38 am

Help with Tenant law? Is this legal?

Hi guys!

My roommate and I have shared an English Basement in Petworth for over a year now. However, our apartment recently flooded due to a drainage problem. It cost almost $3000 to clean and repair and now our landlords are trying to charge us the costs of the damage.

They are claiming that it stemmed from flushing tampons (which I seriously doubt for many reasons). And citing the abnormal usage part of our lease to justify this charge.

What do you think? Is the law on our side on this one? What steps can we take to protect ourselves?

Events January 25, 2016 at 4:58 pm

Lego Love for the Whole Family

You’re invited to a fun-filled morning of modern design inspiration. Bring the family, escape the cold and enjoy Valentine’s Day fun with Lego Man, featuring a life-sized creation using Legos from Brixalot. Guests of all ages can build their own designs from thousands of Legos and create their own Valentine’s Day paper crafts. Enjoy healthy snacks and discover how to create an imaginative space for children using American-made furnishings. Please RSVP at

Saturday, February 13
10 a.m. to noon
Room & Board
1840 14th Street, NW

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Events January 22, 2016 at 10:16 pm

First ever comedy + brunch at Right Proper

Hey guys – great show next Sunday the 31st. It will be the first ever comedy show at Right Proper’s Shaw location (624 T St., NW, next to Howard Theatre), during brunch from 1-4pm.

The show, called the Drunk Show, will have some of the best comics in the city performing two rounds of comedy – the first set completely sober, and the second one completely wasted. I’ll be there checking folks in, and would love to see you if you’re interested.

Brunch starts at 1pm, and the show at 2:30. Tickets available at: (select “Jan 31” in the left-hand banner under “upcoming events”).


Events January 21, 2016 at 4:32 pm

Snow Removal for Roofs

Does anyone know a company that will remove snow from a roof? With all the snow we are predicted to get, I’m concerned my old roof might not be able to withstand it.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Events January 21, 2016 at 3:49 pm

Treat Yourself

Show yourself some love this February by joining the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for this special self-care celebration!

Drop by to make valentines — for yourself or a loved one — and affirmational buttons, as well as toiletries to keep you feeling and looking good all winter.

There will be sweet snacks to indulge in as we craft, and prizes for the first 20 attendees.

Questions? Email [email protected] or [email protected]

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Events January 13, 2016 at 3:54 pm

Diamond Resetting – Jeweler Recommendation

I’d like to have my mother’s engagement ring reset. Does anyone have a recommendation for a jeweler either in DC or NOVA? Thanks!

Events January 8, 2016 at 6:48 pm

Tour of Frederick Douglass Museum in Highland Beach, MD

Thursday Network is kicking off Join Week 2016 with a day trip to the Annapolis, MD area resort town of Highland Beach to tour the summer home of Frederick Douglass.

Date Sunday, January 17, 2016
Time 11:00 am – 5:00 pm EST
Where Frederick Douglass Museum in Annapolis
3200 Wayman Ave
Highland Beach, MD 21403

11:00am: Meet at Greenbelt Metro Station for carpooling
11:00am – 12:00pm: Travel to Frederick Douglass museum in Highland Beach, MD
12:00pm – 1:30pm : Tour of Frederick Douglass museum
1:30pm- 2:00pm: Travel to Main St. in Annapolis, MD.
2:00pm -4:00pm: Lunch at Buddy’s Crab and Ribs
4:00pm-5:00pm: Travel to Greenbelt Metro

For more information contact Social & Cultural Chair Kyle Williams at [email protected].

You can register here:

Events December 21, 2015 at 10:42 am

Cheap Souvenirs & DC Shirts

Does anyone know where I can find (cheap) DC souvenirs and T-Shirts? I’ve decided to stuff Christmas stockings for all of the visiting family and would love to add DC themed items. Any suggestions? The cheaper, the better – so many people to buy for!

Events December 17, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Alleyway Parking/Who "Owns" the Alleyways?

My house in Shaw backs up to an alley, and then an apartment complex. They have a small parking lot, but apparently have too many cars and not enough spots, so they have created a parallel-type parking spot directly behind our backyard/parking area in the alleyway. This prevents us from using our own parking spot/backyard and also blocks in our car if it’s parked but we cannot get out. They are technically not blocking the alleyway, as other cars could squeeze by, but as it’s right behind us, we don’t have enough room to swing in and out.

When I reached out to them to complain, they said the alleyway is their property and that they won’t be moving this “new” spot.

I’m new to the DC parking scene – can I call the 311 ticketing number the next time it happens, or are they correct in that the alleyway is part of their property? Who owns/is responsible for the alleyways and side streets? It’s a large alleyway that connects all the way around to the main street, and multiple restaurants/bars use it for load in/out as well so it seems strange that it would be part of their property.

Any insight would be great!

Events December 11, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Messiah performance in DC?

I’d like to go to a performance of the Messiah in DC sometime in the next week but I can’t find any, just the national symphony orchestra performance. Any local choirs or churches putting it on?

Events December 10, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Found: Climbing Gear

My husband found a teal backpack with rock climbing gear on our street, Kenyon St NW, about 3 weeks ago. We put out a posting to the local listserv but no response. The gear looks well-loved and is nice so we’d love to return it to the owner. It’s clearly women’s gear and the backpack is bright teal. If the owner can contact me via email with a description of some of the other pieces, we’d be happy to reunite them. Our cross street is Warder. Thanks!

Events December 9, 2015 at 10:54 am

Lock replacement for wooden fence

Any recommendations for a locksmith or fence repair person?

Our backyard gate (double doors, 7-foot wooden fence) has a lock that’s broken. I’m not sure where to look for reasonably-priced contractors.


Events December 8, 2015 at 11:08 am

New Year's Eve in DC

What do you like to do in DC for New Year’s Eve? I haven’t seen too many options announced yet and we’re looking for something creative and different to do this year that isn’t a fortune.

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