City Museum Hosts Gentrification Discussion

Posted October 10, 2003 at 10:15am

The City Museum of Washington, D.C., and The Next American City, a new national urban affairs magazine, on Wednesday will host a panel discussion on Gentrification in the District.

The panel will include D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams (D); Al Eisenberg, former chairman of the Arlington County Board and current candidate for the House of Delegates; Robert Moore, president of the Development Corporation of Columbia Heights; Jim Abdo, president of Abdo Development; Maria Maldonado, Housing Program Director of CASA, Maryland; and Erik Wemple, editor in chief of the City Paper.

The discussion will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the City Museum, 801 K St. NW. Reservations are required. For more information, call (202) 383-1809 or visit www.citymuseumdc.org.

New Reality Show Offers A ‘Money Makeover’

Washington-area residents looking for a financial break may qualify for a “Money Makeover.”

Families are being sought to participate in the new reality show “Money Makeover,” which aims to help transform a family’s home and cash flow in 30 days. The show will air on the Discovery Channel.

Washington-area families that earn from $50,000 to $120,000 and have at least one older teenager living at home — and who have a financial dream that’s just out of reach — may qualify.

Those interested in participating should call (202) 454-4294 or e-mail olijones@leopardfilms.com.

Tours of Capitol Exterior Continue

The U.S. Capitol Society will offer its Capitol walking tour through November.

The tour of “The Most Famous Building in the World” meets at 10 a.m. Monday mornings at the Massachusetts Avenue exit of the Union Station Metro stop. The tour heads toward the Capitol past the Capitol Visitor Center construction site, continues around the West Front and concludes at the south end of the building.

The two-hour tour costs $10 per person, with discounts for seniors and children.

— Amy Carlile