Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Yard Sales, Clean Ups and Doing Good for your 'Hood

This Saturday, neighborhood groups are coming together to present the Columbia Heights Community Yard Sale and Great Day of Service events. Here are the details for everything that's happening on April 2 from 10 am to 4 pm:

Community Yard Sale and Spring Clean presented by Columbia Heights Day Initiative *

Columbia Heights residents are organizing nearly 50 yard sales throughout the neighborhood. Browse the sales to get great deals and cool finds on furniture, kitchen wares, clothing, books and more. All the sales are listed on this Google Map.

CHDI is also accepting donations of clothing and home goods for two charities: Community of Hope and Amvets. Drop your items off at the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza.

You can also purchase Columbia Heights Day DC flag t-shirts and sweatshirts and learn more about what's planned for 2011 at the group's information table.

View 2011 Spring Clean Locations in a larger map

Great Day of Service presented by North Columbia Heights Civic Association

NCHCA has activities planned throughout the day that will beautify the neighborhood and enrich us all. Check out the full schedule from BloomBars.

9:30 to 11:30 am -- Neighborhood Clean Up (meet on 11th St. between Park and Monroe - by Columbia Heights Coffee)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm -- Mural painting (at Giant)
10:00 am to 4:00 pm -- Community Service Fair (at Columbia Heights Civic Plaza). Featuring:
  • 826DC workshops for kids
  • meet reps from neighborhood nonprofits and community groups
  • donate clothing and home goods
  • Performances every hour by local musicians

* I serve on the board of Columbia Heights Day.

Call for Artists

The opening of the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace is just six weeks away from opening (woo-hoo) and organizers are looking for local artists for the 2011 season. Interested artists and artisans have until April 22 to submit an application. You can download the application here (pdf).

Via the marketplace:

Eligibility and Restrictions All art and artisan pieces to be showcased and marketed at the Marketplace must be the original work of the artist(s) who are applying to participate. Each applicant's work will be judged on the work samples included in their application. Agents and sales representatives for individual artists (or groups of artists) are not eligible. However, collaborative art is allowed, and those to whom this applies (i.e., more than two artists) should apply as a single vendor. Please note that the Marketplace combines two elements – a producer-only and geographically restricted farmers market and an open-air, producer-only fine art and craft market.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

DSW coming to Columbia Heights?

Is the discount shoe chain, DSW, on its way to DCUSA? Two job listings on CareerBuilding and Monster seems to confirm it. According to search results, DSW posted a notice for a store manager at new location at 3100 14th St. NW (ie. DCUSA) about three weeks ago. 

As someone who spent more than 90 minutes at the Pentagon City DSW last weekend, I'd say this is a fine addition to the area's shopping options.

Friday, March 11, 2011

News and notes for Columbia Heights

General busyness is preventing a regular posting schedule, but our Twitter account stays up-to-date. Here's some recent news from around Columbia Heights: