The folks at the Columbia Heights Initiative are having a busy week: today (Wednesday) is their monthly happy hour, this time at El Tio Grill on 14th north of Irving from 5-9 pm. Attendees get discounted tickets to GALA Theatre's The Last Quixote too. Might be a nice way to meet some neighbors and the folks behind all their events.
And speaking of events, this Friday the 23rd they're showing Cool Runnings, the Jamaican bobsled movie at the Tubman School field. The movie starts around dark, about 7:30 pm. I went to their screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark a couple of weeks ago and it was really fun -- a mix of families, friends and kids.
They'll be selling concessions to support future movie nights and they're always accepting donations or folks who want to volunteers. If you're interested in volunteering contact Meghan Pazmino at firstname.lastname@example.org. There's also a Facebook RSVP.
Here's more about CHI:
The Columbia Heights Initiative is a local 501(c )(3) non-profit, whose mission is to enrich the quality of life in our community by creating local events where residents and visitors can connect and celebrate our neighborhood. Our organization strives to promote values of diversity, service, character, compassion, and unity in Columbia Heights.