Neighborhood Meetings & Happenings

Citizens Council Meets With Police, Jan. 25

The monthly Citizens Advisory Council will meet Jan. 25, 7 p.m. at the Second District Metropolitan Police Department station at 3320 Idaho Avenue, N.W. -- 202-715-7300. One of the goals of the Citizens Advisory Council is to offer a venue that encourages community participation in public safety issues by a unique partnership with the MPD's Second District.

Co-chaired by Commander Michael Reese of MPD's Second District, the meeting will include discussion of crime trends and police priorities in combating crime. There will be Officers of the Month awards by Reese selects with a presentation describing awardees' accomplishments.

CAC's board includes Trena Carrington, an assistant United States Attorney, assigned to the Second District. She will discuss recent crimes and prosecutions and answers questions.

"One area where we can make an impact is partnering with the newly established Community Courts," Chair of the CAC, George Corey writes. "Our last meeting with the senior Judges of the Community Courts was the best attended event we had hosted. We would also be at the ground floor and could make a real contribution."

Corey and his group want to get the word on their efforts. "Our speakers in the past year included well attended presentations on Internet Safety for Children and MPD and DEA coordination," Corey writes. "We urge you to join us [Jan. 25] to discuss our participation in vital public safety issues in our community."

For more information, contact George S. Corey, Citizens Advisory Council for the Police Second District.

Visions of Georgetown: CAG Presents Georgetown ARTS 2012 -- Submission Deadline: Jan. 24

The Citizens Association of Georgetown is seeking Georgetown-based artists to participate in a show of artwork at the House of Sweden from Feb. 16 to 20. Hurry. Here are the details:

= The show is open to artists who either are current residents of Georgetown or who have studios in Georgetown.

= The show runs Feb. 16 through Feb. 20 with a Feb. 16 reception, 6 to 9 p.m.

= Work may be for sale or for display only, as the artist wishes. CAG will process sales and pay artists at the end of the sale. CAG takes no commission on sales.

= Artists pay a $50 entry fee to CAG to defray the cost of the show. In addition, each participating artist must complete a 3-hour volunteer shift during the show.

= The show is open to artists working in the following media: painting, photography, sculpture, prints, 2D and 3D mixed media. We cannot accept jewelry or anything requiring electricity. Pieces accepted into the show should be of a suitable nature to be viewed by families with children.

= There is no jury. Entry is first-come, first-served. Please get your application and payment in promptly to secure your space in the show.

= Artists may submit up to four pieces for inclusion in the show. The final number displayed will depend on space available. (Maximum size per piece is 48" in the largest dimension.) All 2D work must be properly framed and wired for hanging, or it will not be accepted.

= CAG will advise you the exact time to deliver your work to the show site at The House of Sweden.

= Check with CAG and submit three jpegs of your artwork to cagmail@cagtown.org -- Citizens Association of Georgetown, 1365 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007 -- 202-337-7313

'Children of Uganda' at G.U.'s Gonda Theater, Jan. 26

Hailed as "first rate" and "inspiring" by The New York Times, "Children of Uganda" returns to the D.C. area at the end of January for the 2012 Tour of Light, to share the rich culture of East Africa through song and dance. The dance troupe's goal is to raise funds to provide shelter, education and a bright future for children orphaned by AIDS.

Performances range from the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage to Georgetown University's Davis Performing Arts Center Gonda Theatre, where the group will perform on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. All ticket proceeds and donations will benefit Children of Uganda.

Children of Uganda, a U.S. nonprofit that supports and educates several hundred children in Uganda, is sponsoring the 2012 Tour of Light, and bringing 20 talented young performers to America to showcase their culture, and share the stories of so many children in Uganda who, like them, have been orphaned by the AIDS pandemic.

For more information on the D.C. (and other city) performance schedule, please go to the tour blog: touroflight.blogspot.com, or call Patricia Davies at 202-337-0991.

'Lost Washington, D.C.' at Dumbarton House, Feb. 9, Focuses on Lost Home of Francis Scott Key

Feb. 9, 6 p.m. -- lecture and booking signing: "LOST Washington, D.C.," by author John DeFerrari. Free. Meet and listen to author John DeFerrari discuss his recently published book "LOST Washington, D.C.," based on his blog, the Streets of Washington. DeFerrari will also talk specifically about one of the stories in his book -- the Key Mansion in Georgetown, home of Francis Scott Key. For additional information, contact Programs@DumbartonHouse.org, or 202-337-2288 -- Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St., N.W.

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