Monthly Archives: September 2012

TNA community meeting: Tuesday, September 25

Please join us on September 25th at the new Union Market!

This month we’ll take a short trip outside Trinidad to learn more about our new neighbor, Union Market. We’ll also have updates on various projects throughout the neighborhood, including the DC Community Heritage Project, the fall Flower Power fundraiser, Friends of Trinidad Recreation Center, and the weekly Friends of Joe Cole park clean ups. We’d also like to talk more about getting you involved with the neighborhood association, and we’d love to hear your community announcements!


Friends of Trinidad Recreation Center meeting: Wednesday, September 12

Photo courtesy of GreenShape LLC

When: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 7-8 pm

Where: Trinidad Recreation Center, 1310 Childress St. NE

Trinidad Recreation Center
Fall 2012 Activity List
Recreation Center Operating Hours:
Monday–Friday 12:30 – 9 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Please call ahead to confirm schedule and age-appropriateness

Weight training/exercise room available for use at all times when rec center is open

Monday – Friday:
After School Access (3:30 – 4:30 pm)
Arts & Crafts (4:30 – 5:30 pm)

Chess Challenge (4:00 – 5:00pm)
Open Gym Basketball (5:30 – 7:30pm) for youth
Teen Night – Movies with a Meaning (6:00 – 8:00 pm)

Young Ladies on the Rise (5:00 – 6:00 pm)
Open Gym Basketball (6:00 – 8:30 pm) for adults
Pop Warner Football Practice (5:30 – 7:00 pm) for ages 7-9
Double Dutch (6:00 – 8:00 pm) for 3rd grade and up

Open Gym Basketball (5:30 – 7:30 pm) for youth
Young Ladies on the Rise (5:00 – 6:00 pm)
Teen Night – Workshop Wednesday (6:00 – 8:00 pm)
Double Dutch (6:00 – 8:00 pm) for 3rd grade and up

Open Gym Basketball (6:00 – 8:30 pm) for adults
Pop Warner Football Practice (5:30 – 7:00 pm) for ages 7-9

Teen Night – Freestyle Friday (6:00 – 9:00 pm)

Pop Warner Football Game – See Schedule
Open Gym

5th Annual Webb-Wheatley After School Fundraiser: September 20

Photo by Jaime S. Fearer

For the past 4 years, local business Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club has raised funds to support Webb-Wheatley’s after school programs. The after school programming serves over 200 students, grades K through 6, and is run by Catrice Simpson.

The funds raised make it possible to engage our youth in positive and productive activities and projects, like a play adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, a Halloween party with MPD, the creation of a yearbook by and for the students, kites for “high-flying kite day,” fashion and talent shows with prizes, field trips, and a host of other art and craft supplies that create teaching and learning opportunities for the kids in Ms. Simpson’s program.

This year’s fundraiser is scheduled for Thursday, September 20, 6:00-9:00 pm at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club, 1103 Bladensburg Rd. NE. Jimmy V’s will offer 3 free drink tickets to each person donating $20 or more.

For those unable to attend, please consider donating via TNA’s dedicated PayPal link. For those who prefer to donate by credit card in advance of the fundraiser, you can donate via PayPal and bring your receipt to the door:

(TNA serves as the fiduciary agent for the fundraiser – by raising funds through TNA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Jimmy Valentine’s and TNA are able to buy and directly donate items as and when needed by Ms. Simpson. This means 100% of the money raised goes to the after school programming.)

ANC-5B monthly meeting: Thursday, September 13

What: Advisory Neighborhood Commission 5B Monthly Meeting

When: Thursday, September 13, 2012, 7-9 pm (In October, ANC-5B will return to their normal meeting schedule on the first Thursday of the month)

Where: MPD-5D, 1805 Bladensburg Road NE

Agenda Includes:
· Councilmember Michael A. Brown (invited) – Update on economic development and redistricting
· Michael Durso from the office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development – Update on future developments in 5B
· Rick Walker of Walker Development – Updates on Arbor Place (i.e. Walmart development)

The ANC seats in 5B-05 and 5B-11 remain vacant.

ANC-5B generally meets the first Thursday of each month (expect July and August) at the 5th District Police Station (unless an election is being held).

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