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Weekly Town Updates -- April 18, 2019

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 Join Us for the Town's First Acoustic Music Jam
Thursday, April 25 , 7 p.m., Town Hall

On Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall, there will be music, wine, beer and food.  Please join us for the Acoustic Music Jam!

The Town has many musicians and singers who are being invited to be a part of an Acoustic Music Jam (no electric, no percussion) that will include bluegrass music as well as folk, traditional, and blues.  Music jams are gatherings of musicians & singers who play, sing and share songs in a structured but informal setting.  Playing in a group setting always helps a musician to stay sharp, and fledgling musicians or singers can test out their chops and gain skill and confidence in leading a song.  Town residents who want to play, and those who want to listen, are all welcome.  

Musicians and singers, please contact Jim Mich at jamesemich@aol.com or 301-922-3642.  If you want to come to enjoy the music, please RSVP to townoffice@townofchevychase.org or 301-654-7144



Historic Chevy Chase Village Garden Tour

Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain or shine), discover treasured gardens during the Chevy Chase Garden Tour, hosted by Garden Club of Chevy Chase.  The event will feature eight private gardens in Chevy Chase Village.  Celebrated landscape designers and landscape architects will be in the gardens they designed to discuss design choices and plant selections.  Shop the Garden Boutique offering Myrtle topiaries, herbs, annuals and unique garden accessories for garden inspiration.  Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Visit www.gardenclubofchevychase.org to purchase tickets and for more information.  Advance purchase tickets online are $30 prior to May 18th.  Tickets are $40 day of the tour.  All tickets may be picked up or purchased on day of tour at One Quincy Street, Chevy Chase, where the tour begins.   Children 12 and under free.

Proceeds from this tour support the restoration of Chevy Chase Circle, improvements to Western Grove Park and other community projects.



Help Us Build A Centennial Time Capsule!

In honor of the Town's Centennial, we are creating a Time Capsule and need your help.  The Town Centennial Committee will have a box at the Town Hall to collect potential Time Capsule items and ideas. Drop off photos, stories, newspaper articles, etc., that reflect the spirit of the present day.  Make sure to include your name, phone number, or email address.  Questions?  Call 301-654-7144 or email us at townoffice@townofchevychase.org.



Montgomery County Dog Park Survey

Montgomery County Parks is conducting a Dog Park Site Suitability Study that will be used to help guide future park design decisions.  The study considers some 50 parks in the County, and includes a resident survey asking people which locations they would prefer for a future dog park site.  The study includes two parks near to the Town -- Elm Street Park and Norwood Park.  If you would like to express an opinion pro or con about the idea of locating a dog park in those locations or other locations in the County, you can do so through this link.  Make sure to scroll down to topic 345 Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Area to vote on parks near the Town. 



Town Council Election 2019

Click here for more information about the 2019 Town Council Election. 



Purple Line Construction Updates

Blasting at Bethesda/Elm Street Work Zone:  During the month of April, blasting will occur at the Bethesda Shaft location between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Friday.  Blasting is not planned on weekends or holidays.  Public notifications will be sent out 72 hours before each blast.  Prior to each blast, a siren will be used as a safety precaution for workers within the work zone.  Regularly scheduled work will continue 24-hours a day, seven days a week, until the project is complete. 

Closure of the Rock Creek Trail for Rock Creek Bridge Excavation and Demolition:  Beginning on or about April 1, a segment of the Rock Creek Park Trail will be closed in full for two weeks to facilitate excavation and demolition of the existing Rock Creek Bridge. Construction will take place weekdays from 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. utilizing weekend work on an as needed basis.  Following the two week closure, additional daytime closures will occur intermittently throughout the month of April.  The detour and other information can be found here.

Night Work/Lane Closure on Connecticut Avenue:  During the month of April, crews will be relocating utilities on Connecticut Avenue between Jones Bridge Road and East-West Highway.  Work will occur in two shifts, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.  Weekend work will occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.  Temporary lane closures with flagging operations will occur. 

Traffic Shift on Jones Mill Road (New):  Beginning on or about May 13, 2019 traffic will be shifted onto the northbound side of Jones Mill Road for phase one of the traffic change.  Crews will be excavating and installing the arch for the future underpass.  Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.   

Saturday Work at Columbia Country Club:  During the month of April, crews will continue work at the Columbia Country Club 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.  

Weekend Work along the Georgetown Branch Trail :
  
Beginning on or about April 13, 2019 crews will be clearing trees along the Georgetown Branch Trail from the Sleaford Road access point to East-West Highway.  Work will take place weekends from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the remainder of  April. 

Weekend Work along Wayne Avenue:  
Beginning on or about April 6, 2019 crews will be working along Wayne Avenue between Dartmouth Avenue and Manchester Road on weekends from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Weekend Work at Bethesda Work Zone (Elm Street):  During the month of April, crews will be working at the Bethesda Work Zone on Elm Street, continuing excavation efforts on weekdays, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as weekends.

Weekend Work and Lane Closures on East-West Highway:  During the month of April, temporary lane closures will occur on East-West Highway from Sleaford Road to Montgomery Avenue between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.  

Weekend Work and Lane Closure on Jones Mill Road and Jones Bridge Road:  During the month of April, temporary lane closures will occur on Jones Bridge Road between Altimont Lane and Jones Mill Road , as well as Jones Mill Road between Flushing Meadow Terrace and Coquelin Terrace between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. 



Upcoming Meetings & Events:

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Join Us for the Town's First Acoustic Music Jam
Thursday, April 25 , 7 p.m., Town Hall
On Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall, there will be music, wine, beer and food. Please join us for the Acoustic Music Jam!

The Town has many musicians and singers who are being invited to be a part of an Acoustic Music Jam (no electric, no percussion) that will include bluegrass music as well as folk, traditional, and blues. Music jams are gatherings of musicians & singers who play, sing and share songs in a structured but informal setting. Playing in a group setting always helps a musician to stay sharp, and fledgling musicians or singers can test out their chops and gain skill and confidence in leading a song. Town residents who want to play, and those who want to listen, are all welcome.
Musicians and singers, please contact Jim Mich at jamesemich@aol.com or 301-922-3642. If you want to come to enjoy the music, please RSVP to townoffice@townofchevychase.org or 301-654-7144

Historic Chevy Chase Village Garden Tour
Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain or shine), discover treasured gardens during the Chevy Chase Garden Tour, hosted by Garden Club of Chevy Chase. The event will feature eight private gardens in Chevy Chase Village. Celebrated landscape designers and landscape architects will be in the gardens they designed to discuss design choices and plant selections. Shop the Garden Boutique offering Myrtle topiaries, herbs, annuals and unique garden accessories for garden inspiration. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Visit www.gardenclubofchevychase.org to purchase tickets and for more information. Advance purchase tickets online are $30 prior to May 18th. Tickets are $40 day of the tour. All tickets may be picked up or purchased on day of tour at One Quincy Street, Chevy Chase, where the tour begins. Children 12 and under free.
Proceeds from this tour support the restoration of Chevy Chase Circle, improvements to Western Grove Park and other community projects.

Help Us Build A Centennial Time Capsule!
In honor of the Town's Centennial, we are creating a Time Capsule and need your help. The Town Centennial Committee will have a box at the Town Hall to collect potential Time Capsule items and ideas. Drop off photos, stories, newspaper articles, etc., that reflect the spirit of the present day. Make sure to include your name, phone number, or email address. Questions? Call 301-654-7144 or email us at townoffice@townofchevychase.org.

Montgomery County Dog Park Survey
Montgomery County Parks is conducting a Dog Park Site Suitability Study that will be used to help guide future park design decisions. The study considers some 50 parks in the County, and includes a resident survey asking people which locations they would prefer for a future dog park site. The study includes two parks near to the Town -- Elm Street Park and Norwood Park. If you would like to express an opinion pro or con about the idea of locating a dog park in those locations or other locations in the County, you can do so through this link. Make sure to scroll down to topic 345 Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Area to vote on parks near the Town.

Town Council Election 2019
Visit the Town Website for more information about the 2019 Town Council Election.

Purple Line Construction Updates
Blasting at Bethesda/Elm Street Work Zone: During the month of April, blasting will occur at the Bethesda Shaft location between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Friday. Blasting is not planned on weekends or holidays. Public notifications will be sent out 72 hours before each blast. Prior to each blast, a siren will be used as a safety precaution for workers within the work zone. Regularly scheduled work will continue 24-hours a day, seven days a week, until the project is complete.

Closure of the Rock Creek Trail for Rock Creek Bridge Excavation and Demolition: Beginning on or about April 1, a segment of the Rock Creek Park Trail will be closed in full for two weeks to facilitate excavation and demolition of the existing Rock Creek Bridge. Construction will take place weekdays from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. utilizing weekend work on an as needed basis. Following the two week closure, additional daytime closures will occur intermittently throughout the month of April. The detour and other information can be found on the Purple Line website,

Night Work/Lane Closure on Connecticut Avenue: During the month of April, crews will be relocating utilities on Connecticut Avenue between Jones Bridge Road and East-West Highway. Work will occur in two shifts, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Weekend work will occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Temporary lane closures with flagging operations will occur.

Traffic Shit on Jones Mill Road: Beginning on or about May 13, 2019 traffic will be shifted onto the northbound side of Jones Mill Road for phase of the traffic change. Crews will be excavating and installing the arch for the future underpass. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.

Saturday Work at Columbia Country Club: During the month of April, crews will continue work at the Columbia Country Club 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.

Weekend Work along the Georgetown Branch Trail (Updated): Beginning on or about April 13, 2019 crews will be clearing trees along the Georgetown Branch Trail from the Sleaford Road access point to East-West Highway. Work will take place weekends from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the remainder of April.

Weekend Work along Wayne Avenue: Beginning on or about April 6, 2019 crews will be working along Wayne Avenue between Dartmouth Avenue and Manchester Road on weekends from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Weekend Work at Bethesda Work Zone (Elm Street): During the month of April, crews will be working at the Bethesda Work Zone on Elm Street, continuing excavation efforts on weekdays, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as weekends.

Weekend Work and Lane Closures on East-West Highway: During the month of April, temporary lane closures will occur on East-West Highway from Sleaford Road to Montgomery Avenue between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.

Weekend Work and Lane Closure on Jones Mill Road and Jones Bridge Road: During the month of April, temporary lane closures will occur on Jones Bridge Road between Altimont Lane and Jones Mill Road , as well as Jones Mill Road between Flushing Meadow Terrace and Coquelin Terrace between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.

Upcoming Meetings Events:
Visit the Town website to view the Town calendar

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Weekly Town Updates are now available. Contact the Town Office at 301 -654-7144 or townoffice@townofchevychase.org for more information.