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1. BICYCLE REPAIR CLASSES FOR ADULTS

2. CHAIN REACTION WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE WINTER HOLIDAYS

3. USED BIKES ARE AVAILABLE NOW

4. VOLUNTEER NIGHTS CONTINUE…

5. SPANISH SPEAKING VOLUNTEER NEEDED

1. BICYCLE REPAIR CLASSES FOR ADULTS

This Basic Bike Repair course follows the Park Tool-School curriculum, with

six

sessions:

Jan 6: Tubes and Tires: learn the pro’s tricks for fixing flats.

Jan 13: Drive-train Removal, Cleaning, and Installation.

Jan 20: All About Brakes.

Jan 27: Adjusting Shifters, Derailleurs, and Gears.

Feb 3: Adjusting and Overhauling Ball Bearing Systems.

Feb 10: The Science and Art of Wheel Truing.

Classes run from 7pm to 9pm. The class size is small so students get lots

of individual attention.

The full six week course costs $90 and includes a folding allen tool, patch

kit and tire levers — or you can take just one class for $20.

SPACE IS VERY LIMITED, so sign up now. Email: sev.noelpetrie@verizon.net

Phone: (202) 265-2019.

2. CHAIN REACTION WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE WINTER HOLIDAYS

The shop will be closed from Dec. 21 through Jan. 5, when we will resume our

regular winter hours: W/Th/F 1pm – 6pm and Saturday 10am – 4pm.

3. USED BIKES ARE AVAILABLE NOW

Now we have bicycles available for sale every day! Come check out the

selection. Call David at 202.265.0179 for details.

4. VOLUNTEER NIGHTS CONTINUE…

Wednesday nights, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm, you can find dedicated Chain

Reactions volunteers organizing the shop and refurbishing bikes. Sounds

like fun, right? If it’s your first time, join us at 6:30 for volunteer

orientation. As a bonus, volunteers earn time to work on their own bikes in

our repair stands or take repair classes for free. Call David for more

information 202.265.0179.

5. SPANISH SPEAKING VOLUNTEER NEEDED

Chain Reaction needs a Spanish-speaking person to assist with our

Earn-A-Bike (EAB) program starting Monday, January 26 and ending Monday,

March 1. This person would assist 2 teenage ESL students through Chain

Reaction’s EAB Lessons. No bike skills needed.

The Shaw EcoVillage Project, a community based 501(c)(3), engages young

people in making their neighborhoods cleaner, greener and more livable.

Shaw EcoVillage has two main goals, to develop leadership skills and job

readiness in young people, and foster the growth of expertise in

environmental stewardship, smart growth and equitable development on the

local level. We accomplish this through two programs, the EcoDesign Corps

and Chain Reaction.

In EcoDesign Corps, high-school students, ages 14 – 19, design and implement

projects that make the Shaw and nearby neighborhoods of Washington, DC

cleaner, greener and more livable for all residents. Students participate

in internships and fellowships where they apply their critical thinking

skills to solve real-life community issues. Participants focus on issues of

: Clean Water, Air and Land · Community Pride and Identity · Health and

Wellness · Equitable Development · Public Space · Transportation

Chain Reaction educates young people about the role of the bicycle in

sustainable communities and provides the residents of Shaw with safe,

affordable, and pollution-free transportation. Chain Reaction trains youth,

ages 9-19, in bicycle mechanics and safe riding skills through educational

programs; and provides job training and promotes bikes as affordable,

healthy transportation in its community bike shop. Our programs provide

young people with invaluable professional skills including project research,

problem solving, consensus building, action planning, implementation,

evaluation and presentation.

For more information please contact us at: Shaw EcoVillage, 1701 6th St.,

NW, Washington, DC 20001, phone: 202.265.2019 or 202.265.8899, fax: 202.

265.2842, email: sev.noelpetrie@verizon.net

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1701 6th Street, NW * Washington, DC 20001 * 202.265.8899 *

www.shawecovillage.com

Contributions are accepted and are tax-deductible.

Contribute through the Combined Federal Campaign, Designate #7606

Please join Bloomingdale Civic Association, Inc. for its annual holiday meet and greet.

Bloomingdale Civic Association , Inc.

Holiday Meet and Greet

Monday December 15, 2003

7:00 pm

St. George’s Epeiscopal Church

160 U Street, NW

Come meet new neighbors and old friends. The Bloomingdale Civic Association is asking each guest to bring a wrapped shoebox that includes toilet articles, socks, scarf/hat/ gloves, cologne, comb/brush, underclothes, soap, deodorant, tooth/paste/toothbrush. Mark shoebox male/female.

or

A unwrapped toy for infant/youth no violent toys or toys with small object that can be easily swallowed, stuff or furry toys.

A Holiday Meet and Greet to remember shoebox gifts will be donated to SOME and toys to Childrens Hospital.

Happy Holidays

Cleopatra Jones,

President, Bloomingdale Civic Association, Inc.

Regrets only (202) 234-5399 (202) 387-2497

NCRC public Board meeting Wednesday, November 19 at Howard University

The National Capital Revitalization Corporation and RLA Revitalization Corporation announce their public Board meeting which will be held on Wednesday, November 19 at Howard University’s School of Business in room

322. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m. The Howard University School of Business is located at 2600 6th Street,

NW. NCRC is pleased that special guest speaker Dr. Alice Rivlin, of the Brookings Institution, will make a presentation on “Revitalizing Washington’s neighborhoods.” National Capital Revitalization Corporation (NCRC) is a quasi-public District government agency charged with spurring economic development in underserved neighborhoods. For more information contact Tiffany Simms at 202.530.5750.

Note from Jim Berry on Tonight’s PSA 312 meeting

Neighbors,

Please be reminded that the next meeting of the PSA 312 Community Coalition will be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2003, between the hours of 7:00

p.m and 8:30 p.m., at Mount SInai Baptist Church, 3rd and Q Streets, N.W. As was emphasized during a recent set of meetings with Third District

Commander Larry McCoy, it is very important that we attend the PSA meeting in our area and that we use this forum as a vehicle for action planning on matters

of public safety. PSA Leader Lt. Dennis will engage in a discrete discussion of action items that are being worked on in the community and we need to be

in a position to provide her with feedback that will let her know if the planned actions are having their intended effect.

Unfortunately, I will be on travel tomorrow and won’t be able to attend the meeting. Nevertheless, I plan to contact Lt. Dennis and Neighborhood Services Coordinator Todd Douglas to find out what happened at the meeting and to learn how I might best plan to participate in the next one.

Have a good meeting!

Best,

J. Berry

ANC 5C

East Shaw Survey (2.1 mb PDF file)

This historical survey of the area just east and right on the border of Shaw’s Truxton Circle is an extremely detailed report of the buildings and the history of the area written up by Kelsey & Associates. Those who own homes or property in the area should read the report as it advocates creating an historic district.

TODAY MONDAY BATES ASSOC. MTG! 7PM

MONTHLY Meeting Notice

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Invited Guests Include Representatives from the Following:

Third District, Metropolitan Police Department

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency

DC Department of Parks and Recreation

Monday, November 3, 2003

Mount Sinai Baptist Church

3rd and Q Streets, N.W.

Rooms 1 and 2

7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

For more information regarding the meeting and/or the Association,

contact J. Berry at (202) 387-8520

Alcoholic Beverage Control License Renewals in the Neighborhood:

The licenses to sell beer and wine at two corner grocery stores in our neighborhood are currently up for renewal before the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration of the D.C. Government. Specifically, the stores in question are Bates Market, 301 P Street, N.W., and Steve’s Market, 1501 First Street, N.W., respectively. If there is a reason why you believe the license for either of these establishments should not be renewed for a two year period, please come to the meeting and share your concern(s) with

the group. In the alternative, you may call (202) 387-8520 to express your concern by telephone or you may transmit your concern in advance of the 11/3/2003

BACA meeting.

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICES

ANC 5C


Monthly Forum

Invited guests include representatives from the following

organizations:

Metropolitan Police Department

Howard University

re. their proposed Middle School for Math and Science

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency

re. their interest in locating a field unit in Ward Five

Where: Trinity College

125 Michigan Avenue, N.E.

When: Tuesday, November 4, 2003

Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.

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Monthly Meeting

Where: Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church

605 Rhode Island Avenue, N.E.

When: Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Time: 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M.