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SATURDAY

I love my new apartment. I’ve been living in this remodeled row house for a week, and so far everything in the classified ad is true. There are a washer and dryer. I have a parking spot. During the heat wave, the central air conditioning was like a gift from God. There’s only one promise that has yet to be fulfilled: “next to new Metro.” It’s hard to consider something so far away as much of a selling point, but many are convinced that the Columbia Heights Metro station will complete the positive transition of this “transitional neighborhood.” Today, Restore-the-Core sponsors Columbia Heights: Continuity and Change, a two-hour walking tour of the Northwest community. Tour guides will expound on both the neighborhood’s history and its future development, focusing on the new Metro station. As long as it has air conditioning, I’ll be happy. Meet at 10 a.m. at Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park’s Northwest Entrance, 16th & Euclid Sts. NW. Free. (202) 232-6113. (Neil Drumming)