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From a website of Chipotle (2338 Wisconsin Ave.):

This Halloween, come into any Chipotle dressed in costume from 4 pm to close, and you’ll score a burrito, bowl, salad, or an order of tacos for just $3. All proceeds up to $1,000,000 will benefit the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to creating a more sustainable and healthful food supply.

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On Wednesday, October 30, Old Europe (2434 Wisconsin Ave.) will host a paint-color seminar taught by Monarch Paint & Wallcovering (2130 Wisconsin Ave.). “With countless shades and tones and thousands of colors to choose from, the quest to find your perfect color can be a complicated process,” reads the invitation. “Let us help you find the way.”

The 5:30 p.m. seminar is free and refreshments will be served, but an RSVP is required. To reserve a space, call 202-525-3468 or email sandy@monarchpaintdc.com.

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A sign on the door of Einstein Brothers Bagels (2233 Wisconsin Ave.) says the new shop will open for business on October 23. The storefront has been vacant since Fan Fair and Vespa closed in late 2008.

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Sprig & Sprout (2317 Wisconsin Ave.) will open for brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, starting October 26. The brunch menu will include traditional Vietnamese foods such as Bo Kho (beef stew with lemongrass, ginger, star anise, and cardamom) as well as “Viet-American platters” that take familiar brunch dishes like breakfast burritos and give them a Vietnamese twist, according to a press release.

To celebrate the new menu, the restaurant is offering a free mimosa or Bloody Mary with certain dishes through the month of November. “There will also be specials on brunch cocktails, as well as select beers,” the press release states. The brunch menu is available only in the restaurant’s upstairs dining room.

To see the full menu, visit sprig-and-sprout.com.

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Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3B has launched an online survey to collect Glover Parkers’ opinions on the lane patterns created by last year’s Wisconsin Avenue streetscape project. This survey will inform the ANC’s testimony at a December 4 hearing on the matter scheduled by Ward 3 Councilwoman Mary Cheh.

“Voices have been raised, mostly loudly by people who do not live in Glover Park, against the lane changes on Wisconsin Avenue, which were designed to slow traffic through our commercial center and increase pedestrian safety,” the survey’s introduction states. “It is possible this hearing will result in a decision to return Wisconsin Avenue in Glover Park back to the way it was before the streetscape project.” Some of the streetscape changes, including left-turn-only lanes north of Calvert Street, have already been reversed in response to concerns about gridlock.

Glover Park residents can take the ANC’s survey at surveymonkey.com. To ensure that only ANC 3B constituents weigh in, survey participants are required to provide their names and addresses.

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Whole Foods "sketti" dinner“The shutdown affects us all, so we’re serving everyone dinner,” writes Whole Foods (2323 Wisconsin Ave.) on its Facebook page. The event occurs Sunday, October 6 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm or until supplies run out. Everyone is welcome, the message states: “No government ID needed, just a smile.”

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On Friday, October 4, Breadsoda (2233 Wisconsin Ave.) will host a walk-a-thon registration drive to benefit Friendship Place, a nonprofit human service agency in Northwest DC. From 4 to 8 p.m., you can learn more about the agency’s services and sign up to support it in this year’s Help the Homeless walking event. (If you can’t attend tonight, you can still support Friendship Place by visiting hthwalks.org.)

For more information about Friendship Place, contact Zachary Tobler at 202-431-7567 or ztobler@friendshipplace.org

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