From Councilmember Trayon White, Sr. <[email protected]>
Subject Safe Halloween Activities Are Happening All Week.
Date October 26, 2023 1:34 PM
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Dear Ward 8 Residents,

Over the next few days, children and their families can participate in a handful of fun and safe Halloween events. The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is offering frights and fun events in all eight wards, starting October 25th through October 31st.

DPR has a full list of Halloween events ([link removed]) that residents can view. Here are a few Halloween-inspired events happening in Ward 8:

Barry Farm Rec Center
October 25th | 4:00 PM-7:00 PM

Barry Farm Rec Center
October 26th | 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
October 27th | 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Oxon Run Park
October 28th | 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Arthur Capper Community Center
October 30th | 4:00 PM -6:00 PM

Seventh District Police Station
2455 Alabama Avenue SE
October 31st | 5:30 PM -8:00 PM

Oxon Run Park
October 31st | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sycamore & Oak
October 31st | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

I am particularly excited to see so many free and safe Halloween alternatives that residents in the city can enjoy. Please make sure you come out to my event on Saturday, October 28th, at Oxon Run Park. We will have several activities for the whole family to enjoy:
* Game truck
* Hayrides
* Face painting
* Moonbounce
* Trunk & Treat
* Costume prizes and more!

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Trayon White, Sr.
Councilmember, Ward 8

This week, the Council continues to have hearings and meetings on various important nominations, including a Judiciary Committee meeting on the nomination of Pamela A. Smith (Tuesday October 23)to be the new Metropolitan Police Department chief and a Facilities and Family Services Committee meeting on the nomination of Delano Hunter as the Director of the Department of General Services (Monday October 22). Other nomination hearings for Boards and Commissions include the District Board of Optometry and the Health Exchange Board, the Students in the Care Of D.C. Coordinating Committee, the Commission on Out of School Grants, the Alcoholic Beverage Board, the Real Property Tax Appeals Commission, and the Washington Convention and Sports Authority Board of Directors.

The Committee on Health is holding a Thursday, October 26^th public roundtable on the opioid and fentanyl crisis and we encourage residents to sign up and testify. The Council’s Calendar and instructions on how to sign up for each hearings can be found here ([link removed]) .

Also of note: the Mayor announced a new public safety bill on Monday October 23th, the Addressing Crime Trends Now Act. This measure includes changes to police reforms, the use of chokeholds by police officers, police pursuits, and other significant changes. The Council is currently reviewing more than ten proposals relating to public safety, and it is expected that public safety measures will be passed this Fall going into the Winter.

We are in receipt of questions and complaints regarding the operation of Alternate Terrain Vehicles (ATV) and dirt bikes in the District. In the District, these vehicles are disallowed on public streets by law. However, District law restricts MPD from engaging in vehicular pursuits unless extraordinary circumstances are present. The penalty for operating an all-terrain vehicle or dirt bike in the District includes forfeiture of the vehicle, revocation of driving privileges, fines, and incarceration for up to 30 days.
Councilmember White joins NCC for its fall festival.

October 25, 2023

Councilmember Trayon White and his constituent service team joined National Children’s Center for its 2nd annual Fall Festival at Taste of the Garden. The children enjoyed a pumpkin patch, petting zoo and lots of fall treats.

Riders complete 12.5 miles during Ward 8 Bike Ride.

October 21, 2023

Councilmember Trayon White joined residents, partners and friends at the 3rd annual Ward 8 Bike Ride. Riders completed a 12.5 mile ride and enjoyed the amazing trails and landscapes Ward 8 has to offer.

Councilmember Trayon White's Constituents Service staff visits the Enrollee Wellness & Opportunity Center for AmeriHealth Caritas enrollees.

October 24, 2023

Councilmember Trayon White's constituents services team was impressed by the number of services AmeriHealth Caritas's Wellness Center has to offer. Wellness classes are free for all AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia enrollees. Activities include:
* Fitness classes, including Zumba, yoga, and aerobics
* Healthy cooking classes and advice on healthy eating
* Resume assistance
* Finance classes
* Walk-in help with care management — no appointment needed
* One-on-one help with benefits or other questions
* Kids’ Zone for children

To learn more or to sign up for wellness classes, call the Community Outreach Solutions team at (202) 216-2318.
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