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March, 2021

Monday
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11:00 AM
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May Kesler will continue her virtual fitness classes in this series of 4 weekly classes for BMAV members only. Pre-registration and payment is required. Depending on interest, we will plan for future series as well. Using methods from physical therapy and somatic (mind-body) movement therapies, as well as her 60 years as a dancer, May Kesler MTh, PT, will guide you through sitting and standing exercise to improve balance, stability and flexibility. For all levels who can safely sit in a chair without arms. Exercise will be adapted for those who need to stay sitting.

Classes will cover physiology of balance, practice of safer ways to walk on ice or go "off balance," as well as ergonomics for sitting at the computer and how to move while in an online world.

Learn more about Kesler at http://www.maykesler.com.
Monday
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Volunteer docent LeeAnn Lawch returns to help BMAV members explore artwork. Nature and art have the power to reframe perspectives and offer moments of release during times of uncertainty. The exhibition “Forces of Nature: Renwick Invitational 2020,” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery, turns to nature for inspiration to help explain what it means to be human in a world that is increasingly chaotic and detached from the physical landscape. Working in a wide range of craft media, from fiber and mosaic to metal and glass, the four featured artists examine the long history of art’s power to engage with the natural world through unconventional and highly personal perspectives. Zoom link https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/88297775932?pwd=YTdtazZUNTU2YjN6ZHFXejRrR0JSZz09
Meeting ID: 882 9777 5932
Passcode: 722118
Note this is a SAAM Zoom link and there will be a waiting room
Monday
1
at your computer
2:00 PM
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Let Marilyn know if you would like to join an online bridge game.
Tuesday
2
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In 2011, Betsy had a crazy idea to walk the entire original Manhattan Grid — from 1st Street to 155th Street. As she traversed the side streets from the East River to the Hudson, documenting her journey on her website (sideways.nyc and podcasts), she had the amazing opportunity to meet the owners behind each of the small businesses. She listened to their stories and shared them on her site. The project took nearly six years to complete. At the beginning of the pandemic, Betsy made the decision to push through and self-publish Walking Manhattan Sideways - Side street businesses that have stood the test of time. The book celebrates many of the places that Betsy visited. Today, more than ever, these businesses need our love and support, as they are the true fabric of New York.
Tuesday
2
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Your Media Literacy Toolkit. In this session by educators from the Freedom Forum, participants will explore the problem of fake news in today’s media landscape. Consider: What qualifies as "fake" news? Why should you care what‘s real and what‘s not? How can the motivations behind news stories shape the content? Interactive Class)

SPONSOR: Chevy Chase at Home

REGISTRATION: Required. Deadline: March 2
Tuesday
2
via zoom
1:00 PM
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BMAV has arranged for a volunteer to tutor a small group of members in conversational Spanish.
Tuesday
2
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Share Your Life Stories is a series of virtual presentations and workshops where participants listen, learn the art of storytelling, and share their life stories. For those without smart phones and computers, there is telephone access to all events. The “Storytelling Broadcasts” offer participants a chance to log on or dial in to hear award winning storytellers, this month hear from Jamaal Collier.
To Register for Storytelling Broadcasts, go to: bit.ly/storybroadcastregister or call (301) 916-6328 ext #2
Wednesday
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Gentle Hatha Yoga is perfect for those who are just starting out with yoga, are less mobile, or simply want a more relaxed yoga experience. Supported by the Friends of the Library Chevy Chase Chapter.

Come join us at noon. Each virtual class will be taught by Carolyn Ericson, a certified yoga instructor.

Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/92745948125

Or Dial In:?301-715-8592

Meeting ID (for reference): 927 4594 8125
Wednesday
3
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Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War.
In October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union came to the brink of nuclear conflict over the deployment of Soviet missiles to Cuba. Author Michael Dobbs has pored over previously untapped American, Soviet and Cuban sources to provide the most authoritative book yet on the Cuban missile crisis. In this NYT bestselling book, Dobbs take us inside the White House and the Kremlin as Kennedy and Khrushchev--rational, intelligent men separated by an ocean of ideological suspicion--agonize over the possibility of war.
Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by BMAV and the Connie Morella Library. Join on Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/95334117292?pwd=ZUNUVjVUZWtXbUpvaWtWWXh3Um53QT09

Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 953 3411 7292. The library will lock the event at 2:10 so please login promptly.
Thursday
4
on your computer or phone
9:30 AM
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BMAV members are invited to virtual coffee talk. Hosted by Naomi Collins and Ann Labriola. Contact them or Elizabeth for the link to participate by phone or by your computer screen.
Thursday
4
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The internet can open a new world for saving money and managing your finances. This lecture introduces online banking and goes over how to keep your financial information safe. You’ll also learn about online shopping and explore some digital resources for saving money on entertainment, prescription drugs, and everyday items.

https://zoom.us/j/94231658171

Meeting ID: 942 3165 8171
Thursday
4
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Evan Thomas will present on the topic of "Presidential Leadership." As a journalist, former Newsweek editor, regular panel member on Washington Week, and the author of numerous books including several about US presidents, it is hard to imagine a better speaker on this timely subject than Palisades resident Evan Thomas. SPONSOR: Palisades Village.
REGISTRATION Required, by March 4.
https://palisades.helpfulvillage.com/events/833-evan-thomas-on-presidential-leadership
Friday
5
on your computer or smartphone!
2:00 PM
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Join in to discuss what you are working on or perhaps be encouraged to start a project. Even if you have not joined in-person before, all are welcome.
Friday
5
at your computer!
4:00 PM
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We‘ll be gathering by zoom to chat. Contact Elizabeth for the link to participate by phone or computer.
Friday
5
7:30 PM
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Dane Cervine and Margo Taft Stever will be reading from their poetry at Words out Loud, a free monthly first Friday spoken word series ordinarily held at Glen Echo Park but presented these days via Zoom. Includes literary trivia quiz and open mic. To join the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87647701054; Meeting ID: 876 4770 1054 (Note: This link remains the same for all Zoom readings in the series.)
Saturday
6
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Presentation by Sandy Spring Museum focuses on the anatomy of a story quilt and highlights story quilts created by a diverse group of women. Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate the many accomplishments and contributions of women in our society. Registration required and a small donation is requested. https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/event/virtual-herstory-through-quilts/

Presenter Angela Lanier
Sunday
7
2:00 PM
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Register now to enroll in this free online chess class, taught by high school chess expert and tutor, Uday. We will meet Sundays, 2 - 3 pm, February 14 - March 21 (6 session) to learn how to play. Attendees will view the class on Zoom and will join chess.com to be able to practice. Owning a chess board is not required. After RSVPing, I will get each registrant instructions on using chess.com
Monday
8
on Zoom
11:00 AM
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May Kesler will continue her virtual fitness classes in this series of 4 weekly classes for BMAV members only. Pre-registration and payment is required. Depending on interest, we will plan for future series as well. Using methods from physical therapy and somatic (mind-body) movement therapies, as well as her 60 years as a dancer, May Kesler MTh, PT, will guide you through sitting and standing exercise to improve balance, stability and flexibility. For all levels who can safely sit in a chair without arms. Exercise will be adapted for those who need to stay sitting.

Classes will cover physiology of balance, practice of safer ways to walk on ice or go "off balance," as well as ergonomics for sitting at the computer and how to move while in an online world.

Learn more about Kesler at http://www.maykesler.com.
Monday
8
at your computer
2:00 PM
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Let Marilyn know if you would like to join an online bridge game.
Monday
8
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oin us as Claire McDonald, creator of Montgomery History’s two-part online exhibit “The Path to Leadership,” ?discusses the influence of Montgomery County women in the political arena pre- and post-suffrage. Learn about some of the most influential women in Montgomery County politics and their fascinating stories in this decade-by-decade look at women’s rise to prominence from the 1920s on.

This program is presented in partnership with Montgomery County Historical Society.

Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/94635324956?pwd=NjluVXhMb1hZYms0cHpoUmxwelpxUT09

Or Dial In:?301-715-8592
Meeting ID: 946 3532 4956 Passcode: 231045
Monday
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Every school kid learns about the Vikings who savaged the coasts of France and England, and reached North America, but what about Vikings in the Mediterranean and Russia? Jerry Zarr is a freelance writer, lecturer, and consultant on international development. As a senior diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service, he lived in Pakistan, Tunisia, Ghana, Egypt, Haiti, and Bulgaria. Since retiring from the Foreign Service in 1995, he has worked as an international consultant in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean. As an enrichment lecturer for various cruise lines, he speaks on historical and cultural topics. Open to the public.
Tuesday
9
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Oliver P. Smith fought at Peleliu and Okinawa and then commanded the 1st Marine Division in Korea during the assault at Inchon, the recapture of Seoul, and the breakout from the Chosin Reservoir. Called one of the twentieth century‘s great Marine leaders, Smith was known as an outstanding combat commander and a man of great intellect and moral courage. This biography, written by Gail Shisler, the granddaughter he helped raise, illuminates the general‘s remarkable life. It draws on interviews, oral histories and a thorough examination of letters held by the family and not previously available to researchers. Shisler‘s investigation of Smith‘s relationship with his Army superiors in Korea and with his Marine Corps peers and superiors takes exception to previously published descriptions and adds new insights into the Corps‘ postwar battle for survival.
Tuesday
9
via zoom
1:00 PM
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BMAV has arranged for a volunteer to tutor a small group of members in conversational Spanish.
Tuesday
9
by zoom or phone
2:00 PM
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Join us the second Tuesday of every month at 2 pm to talk tech with BMAV volunteer Tony Mastria. He can answer your questions about computers, smartphones, anything tech-related. Note this will be not be a one-on-one session, but a good way to get advice on general problems and questions. Open to Full and Social members. You can drop in to as many sessions as you‘d like, but an RSVP by the day before with your question will be most helpful to give Tony time to prepare.
Tuesday
9
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There was general agreement in 1787 that the Articles of Confederation that governed relations between the 13 newly independent nations of North America were not working well. The solution was to hold a convention to revise the articles so that they would be adequate to the purpose. Once in session, however, the delegates revised their mission and chose instead to create a constitution for a new, united nation without mentioning this vast new goal to their state governments or asking for permission to do so. Join Kentlands resident, Barney Gorin, as he shares the story of the Constitution‘s creation and the men who achieved it during that long, hot summer. Registration required https://www.villagekentlandslakelands.org/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=164835&item_id=1355575
Wednesday
10
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Nancy Hirshbein, a docent at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (and Village member), will lead a virtual tour and discussion. We‘ll take a look at art that is often challending to museum visitors, delving into works by Jackson Pollok (abstract expressionism), Donald Judd (minimalism), and Marcel Duchamp, the granddaddy of them all. The conversation will be interactive, with lots of time for questions and discussion. Sponsored by Silver Spring Village.
Wednesday
10
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Gentle Hatha Yoga is perfect for those who are just starting out with yoga, are less mobile, or simply want a more relaxed yoga experience. Supported by the Friends of the Library Chevy Chase Chapter.

Come join us at noon. Each virtual class will be taught by Carolyn Ericson, a certified yoga instructor.

Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/92745948125

Or Dial In:?301-715-8592

Meeting ID (for reference): 927 4594 8125
Wednesday
10
on your computer
3:00 PM
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The group chooses movies to watch ahead of time, and then gather to discuss. All are welcome. This month‘s choices are, "Dig," "First Cow" and "Sounder" with Cicely Tyson. Hosted by Diana Kitt.
Wednesday
10
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Tevi Troy currently serves as the CEO of the American Health Policy Institute and has also served as a senior staff person at the White House during the Presidency of George W. Bush as well as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services during that Administration. In addition to his public service at senior levels of an Administration, Tevi is the author of a number of books that focus on various aspects of American history. During this fascinating session, he will present to us his book about rivalries in various Administrations, including the most recent one of President Trump, a book recently designated as a "must read" by the Wall Street Journal. To sign up please contact Georgetown Village 202-999-8988 or Email: lynn@georgetown-village.org
Thursday
11
on your computer or phone
9:30 AM
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BMAV members are invited to virtual coffee talk. Hosted by Naomi Collins and Ann Labriola. Contact them or Elizabeth for the link to participate by phone or by your computer screen.
Thursday
11
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The average per capita spending on prescription drugs in the U.S. is $1000 and rising, while in other developed countries it is $600. Health Affairs points out: “To avoid reporting lower revenue and profits (due to the loss of patent protection on older drugs), drug manufacturers have been imposing large annual price increases, often 10 percent or more, on all drugs that remain protected by monopolies. The cumulative effect has been to double or triple the price of top-selling branded drugs such as Humira, Lyrica, Lantus, and many others. That is why US drug prices are the highest in the world.”
Bill Corr, former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, along with former Rep. Henry Waxman, has co-authored a major study of the problem of skyrocketing prescription drug prices and what can be done about it, which he will discuss.
This event is brought to you by the Council of Former Federal Executives & Associates (COFFE) and LFV.
Thursday
11
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Join by Zoom every other week. Hosted by Bob Berish. Themed discussions are held the first half of the lunch and the second half is for catching up.
Friday
12
at your computer!
4:00 PM
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We‘ll be gathering by zoom to chat. Contact Elizabeth for the link to participate by phone or computer.
Sunday
14
2:00 PM
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Register now to enroll in this free online chess class, taught by high school chess expert and tutor, Uday. We will meet Sundays, 2 - 3 pm, February 14 - March 21 (6 session) to learn how to play. Attendees will view the class on Zoom and will join chess.com to be able to practice. Owning a chess board is not required. After RSVPing, I will get each registrant instructions on using chess.com
Sunday
14
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In honor of National Pi Day, we are making pizza pie! BMAV member Bruce Coolidge has invited us into his kitchen via Zoom to show how easy it is to make delicious homemade pizza. You will get an overview of the Way of Pi, tips about ingredients and kitchen equipment, and watch a short video of pre-bake preparation steps. Then, Bruce will bravely assemble and bake his pizza live during the Zoom call -- without a net!
Monday
15
Monday
15
at your computer
2:00 PM
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Let Marilyn know if you would like to join an online bridge game.
Monday
15
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It Takes Your Village: How We‘re Going to Rebuild America in the New Congress and Next Administration”: A Talk by Congressman Jamie Raskin presented by MoCo Senior Villages.

Congressman Raskin), who was just reelected with 68% of the vote to his third term representing Maryland‘s 8th District in the U.S. House, serves on the House Judiciary, Rules, Oversight, and Administration Committees and the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus. Sign up at https://forms.gle/7Y2WJZVXMeaqxzGZ6. The Zoom login information will be provided the day before the event to those who have registered.
Tuesday
16
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Melanie Choukas-Bradley is a Washington, DC author and naturalist who leads field trips, tree tours and forest bathing walks for the Audubon Naturalist Society, the United States Botanic Garden, Smithsonian Associates, the Rock Creek Conservancy, the Nature Conservancy, Politics & Prose, the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and other organizations. Melanie’s newest book is Finding Solace at Theodore Roosevelt Island, illustrated by Tina Thieme Brown, with a foreword by Dr. Thomas Lovejoy (September 2020). She is also author of Resilience—Connecting With Nature in a Time of Crisis, with a foreword by Wendy Paulson (May 2020), and The Joy of Forest Bathing—Reconnect With Wild Places & Rejuvenate Your Life, illustrated by Lieke van der Vorst, with Spanish and Finnish translations (2018). Melanie is the author of A Year in Rock Creek Park: The Wild, Wooded Heart of Washington, DC, with photographs by Susan Austin Roth (2014). The book was awarded a 2015 Independent Publishers’ IPPY silver medal for mid-Atlantic nonfiction.

Hosted by Bradley Hills Village and open to our members. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89660427019?pwd=SUhneStTaVB2bzIyL0VVZVhUNXp0UT09

Meeting ID: 896 6042 7019
Passcode: 777895
Tuesday
16
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Speaker: Paul Sparrow, Director, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were the most important American couple in the 20th century, and their influence and legacy live on today. Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum director Paul Sparrow will explore their remarkable accomplishments using photographs and rare home movies from the 1930s.

Paul Sparrow is the Director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum which is part of the National Archives. He works with the Roosevelt Institute to support the library in its ongoing fundraising efforts. He previously held positions at the Newseum, the University of Maryland’s Future of Information Alliance, and was an Emmy-Award winning television producer. Sponsored by Northwest Neighbors Village. Register here https://nwnv.helpfulvillage.com/events/2106-virtual-speaker-series---franklin--eleanor-roosevelt,-america%E2%80%99s-first-power-couple---paul-sparrow/event_participations/new
Tuesday
16
via zoom
1:00 PM
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BMAV has arranged for a volunteer to tutor a small group of members in conversational Spanish.
Tuesday
16
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Join a docent and virtually explore the galleries of the National Cryptologic Museum, located adjacent to the NSA Headquarters in Fort Meade, MD. Here visitors catch a glimpse of some of the most dramatic moments in the history of American cryptology: the people who devoted their lives to cryptology (aka the art of writing & solving codes) and national defense, the machines and devices they developed, the techniques they used, and the places where they worked.

SPONSOR: Chevy Chase at Home
REGISTRATION: Required, by March 16. https://www.chevychaseathome.org/content.aspx?page_id=4008&club_id=559717&item_id=1337642
Tuesday
16
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Beth N. Peshkin, a nationally recognized clinical and research expert with Georgetown University and Lombardy Comprehensive Cancer Center, addresses over-arching questions about the exploding use of genetic testing for social and medical objectives, e.g., who should use genetic testing for hereditary cancer risk? How might genetic testing affect your getting insurance or a job? Should the increasingly big business of genetic testing be regulated? In addition, ample time will be made available for attendee questions. Register with North Bethesda Village at park21217@aol.com by March 14.
Wednesday
17
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Gentle Hatha Yoga is perfect for those who are just starting out with yoga, are less mobile, or simply want a more relaxed yoga experience. Supported by the Friends of the Library Chevy Chase Chapter.

Come join us at noon. Each virtual class will be taught by Carolyn Ericson, a certified yoga instructor.

Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/92745948125

Or Dial In:?301-715-8592

Meeting ID (for reference): 927 4594 8125
Wednesday
17
via zoom
4:00 PM
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4pm is our next ETD (Estimated Time of Departure). Travel virtually via Zoom with BMAV friends to ... Ireland. Where else, on St. Patrick‘s Day? Melissa Watts will guide our tour, supplemented by the singing innkeepers of Doolin (Susan and Kate Daly). Do you have photos from an interesting travel experience? Let Diane Goldman know if you might be willing to share at a future meeting of our newest Shared Interest Group.
Thursday
18
on your computer or phone
9:30 AM
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BMAV members are invited to virtual coffee talk. Hosted by Naomi Collins and Ann Labriola. Contact them or Elizabeth for the link to participate by phone or by your computer screen.
Thursday
18
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Social media sites make it easy to share content and connect with other people online. In this presentation you’ll get a general introduction to social media and learn about some of the more popular social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

https://zoom.us/j/94697450618

Meeting ID: 946 9745 0618
Friday
19
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Prizewinning and bestselling New York Times author David Michaelis presents a “stunning” (The Wall Street Journal) breakthrough portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt. America’s longest-serving First Lady, an avatar of democracy whose ever-expanding agency as diplomat, activist, and humanitarian made her one of the world’s most widely admired and influential women. This acclaimed new biography - "Eleanor" - is the first major single-volume account of her life in more than half a century. Michaelis spent over 10 years researching and writing this comprehensive and insightful analysis and will delight you with details Eleanor and her life. SPONSOR: Chevy Chase at Home. REGISTRATION Required by March 19 at https://www.chevychaseathome.org/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=559717&item_id=1380566
Friday
19
on your computer or smartphone!
2:00 PM
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Join in to discuss what you are working on or perhaps be encouraged to start a project. Even if you have not joined in-person before, all are welcome.
Friday
19
at your computer!
4:00 PM
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We‘ll be gathering by zoom to chat. Contact Elizabeth for the link to participate by phone or computer.
Saturday
20
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Jacqie Wallen is a clinical social worker who works with older adults. She will talk about the issues we encounter as we grow older and the rewards we receive as we cope with them. Carolyn Lauer will then facilitate a panel of four Silver Spring Village members of differing ages who will talk about their experiences. After the panel presentations, Jacqie, Carolyn, and the panelists will answer questions from the audience. Sponsored by Silver Spring Village. Zoom login: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81748609401?pwd=ajJyNzRlazFxbEhrMXlmM0U2V1VJUT09 PHONE: 301 715 8592 MEETING ID: 817 4860 9401 PASSCODE: 487617
Sunday
21
2:00 PM
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Register now to enroll in this free online chess class, taught by high school chess expert and tutor, Uday. We will meet Sundays, 2 - 3 pm, February 14 - March 21 (6 session) to learn how to play. Attendees will view the class on Zoom and will join chess.com to be able to practice. Owning a chess board is not required. After RSVPing, I will get each registrant instructions on using chess.com
Monday
22
If you are a nonmember wishing to register, please email director@bmavillage.org
11:00 AM
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Learn how to Live Happier and Healthier in Retirement with Brad Bickford especially in this pandemic time. Key pillars to this entail focusing on one‘s emotional/psychological, physical, social, relationship,and spiritual components. In addition, learning how to keep our brains healthy is critical.

Bickford, BCD,LCSW is an instructor of adult education at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at American University, lecturer, and practicing clinician. He will use humor and lead activities along with a power point presentation on this topic. Open to friends and neighbors.
Monday
22
at your computer
2:00 PM
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Let Marilyn know if you would like to join an online bridge game.
Tuesday
23
from your computer!
10:00 AM
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Join village members to talk about your book recommendations in this discussion led by Jane Boynton. Contact us for the zoom or conference call link
Tuesday
23
via zoom
1:00 PM
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BMAV has arranged for a volunteer to tutor a small group of members in conversational Spanish.
Tuesday
23
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From the National Capital Radio and TV Museum “And now we take you to London.” The dramatic “hard news” of World War II broadcast live by Edward R. Murrow and the young journalists he hired for CBS changed the way listeners experienced current events. This talk will describe Murrow and his colleagues and the way they reported the news, risking their lives to keep the world informed of events as they were happening — just as 50 years later CNN brought visual images of another war into our homes. You’ll also hear audio clips of those significant broadcasts that are sure to heighten our appreciation of their commitment to meaningful journalism.
Wednesday
24
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Gentle Hatha Yoga is perfect for those who are just starting out with yoga, are less mobile, or simply want a more relaxed yoga experience. Supported by the Friends of the Library Chevy Chase Chapter.

Come join us at noon. Each virtual class will be taught by Carolyn Ericson, a certified yoga instructor.

Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/92745948125

Or Dial In:?301-715-8592

Meeting ID (for reference): 927 4594 8125
Wednesday
24
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Who Shall Live and Whom Should We Let Die: COVID-19’s Ethical Landscape” with Dr. Mildred Solomon, President of the Hastings Center on Bioethics.
Historically, pandemics raise a set of excruciatingly difficult ethical and moral questions. How should we allocate scarce resources like lifesaving ventilators, protective equipment or vaccines? Should the young be prioritized over the old? As we aim at creating new therapeutics and vaccines quickly, what are acceptable trade-offs between speed and safety? What is the proper balance between civil liberties and public health e.g. requiring a quarantine? What should we do about the fact that in the COVID-19 pandemic, African Americans are dying at three times the rate of white Americans?
To help us discuss these issues, Dr. Mildred Solomon, the president of the nation’s founding bioethics research institute in New York, and Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, will describe COVID-19’s ethical landscape. She will raise for discussion the major ethical issues we must resolve to bring the pandemic under control and will help us think about how we might rebuild our society.
This event is brought to you by the Council of Former Federal Executives & Associates (COFFE) and LFV.
Wednesday
24
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Patricia Maclay MD, a Commissioner with the Montgomery County Commission for Women (CFW) will present an overview of the Commission’s work in the community. Covering topics ranging from youth engagement to the Women’s Legislative Briefing, Dr. Maclay will invite discussion about the issues facing women and girls in the County. Please feel free to look at the CFW website for even more information. Co-sponsored with Connie Morella Library. Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/92065319697?pwd=bWFqR3hCSlRZMTdqSGpMZTFoNXk0UT09

Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 920 6531 9697
Wednesday
24
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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is well-known as the home of the Star Spangled Banner, Abraham Lincoln’s Hat, and perhaps most of all, Archie Bunker’s chair from All in the Family. It might seem absurd, but TV comedy has become an essential mover of American history, bringing the wider world into our living rooms and shaping perceptions of politics, social change, and our fellow citizens. The museum’s entertainment curator Ryan Lintelman will share his thoughts on the history of the sitcom and the importance of comedy in American life in a multimedia presentation with photographs and video clips from some significant television programs. Lintelman cares for the national collection of entertainment history and is currently writing a book titled Laughing Matters: How Comedy Shaped American History. Sponsored by Foggy Bottom Village. Registration required.
Wednesday
24
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Hirshhorn Museum docent Nancy Hirshbein will lead us in a discussion of some of the ways in which artists interrogate historical narrative. This subject has particular resonance as we look toward ways that these historical narratives can shape our world view. The interactive presentation will last approximately 45 minutes, followed by a question and answer period. Sponsored by Georgetown Village. Registration required by March 24.
Wednesday
24
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To celebrate the illustrious career of Distinguished University Professor James A. Thurber, American University will host the James A. Thurber Dialogues on American Democracy. In these public conversations, Professor Thurber will partner with leading experts/authorities on democratic vitality to examine the grave dangers that threaten the American Experiment, and to examine the precarious-yet-possible pathways to achieving a “more perfect union.” Guest tonight, Robert Putnam (renowned political scientist, author of The Upswing and Bowling Alone. Livestreamed, registration required.
Thursday
25
on your computer or phone
9:30 AM
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BMAV members are invited to virtual coffee talk. Hosted by Naomi Collins and Ann Labriola. Contact them or Elizabeth for the link to participate by phone or by your computer screen.
Thursday
25
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Estimates are that 25% of us will experience hearing loss in our 60s, more than 50% in our 70s, and 80% in our 80s. Hearing loss can have significant effects on daily functioning and relationships, but because the progression is gradual, many are not aware of the changes, and often wait years to seek help. Join us for a session with representatives from the University of Maryland Hearing and Speech Clinic to understand the changes that occur with age-related hearing loss, the signs that it‘s time to seek help, what to expect at a hearing assessment, and to get information on hearing aids and other resources for improving hearing functioning and communication. SPONSOR: Village of Takoma Park. REGISTRATION Required by March 23 at https://villageoftakomapark.com/content.aspx?page_id=4008&club_id=799577&item_id=1380634
Thursday
25
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Join by Zoom every other week. Hosted by Bob Berish. Themed discussions are held the first half of the lunch and the second half is for catching up.
Friday
26
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Do you have a very small garden, or do you have an acre? This presentation will show you how you can develop a native garden no matter how big your space. Do you have a deer problem? The presentation will identify some plants and tips to help keep those hungry critters at bay. Do you want a pretty garden no matter what the season? This presentation will identify plants that will bloom in winter and others that will bloom throughout the year. Linda Rieger has been a Master Gardener since 2016 and has worked mostly in the Conservation area at the Demonstration Garden of the University of Maryland. Registration Link: www.littlefallsvillage.org/NativeGarden
Friday
26
at your computer!
4:00 PM
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We‘ll be gathering by zoom to chat. Contact Elizabeth for the link to participate by phone or computer.
Sunday
28
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By zoom
Monday
29
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Join Chevy Chase At Home as a docent from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery shows us art from "Her Story: A Century of Women Writers." This exhibit celebrates some of the country’s most influential authors. Represented here are twenty-four women from diverse backgrounds whose books have become classics and whose words are well known. Many of us grew up with their stories, poems, and essays and have since passed them on to friends and family. Featured authors span from Frances Hodgson Burnett to Jhumpa Lahiri. REGISTRATION Required by March 29 at
Monday
29
on your computer
2:00 PM
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Volunteer docent LeeAnn Lawch returns to help BMAV members explore artwork from the SAAM collection. Need to get away? Explore the healthful benefits of the Mediterranean lifestyle right from the comfort of your home, as we explore related images from SAAMs collection!
Monday
29
at your computer
2:00 PM
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Let Marilyn know if you would like to join an online bridge game.
Tuesday
30
via zoom
1:00 PM
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BMAV has arranged for a volunteer to tutor a small group of members in conversational Spanish.
Wednesday
31
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Gentle Hatha Yoga is perfect for those who are just starting out with yoga, are less mobile, or simply want a more relaxed yoga experience. Supported by the Friends of the Library Chevy Chase Chapter.

Come join us at noon. Each virtual class will be taught by Carolyn Ericson, a certified yoga instructor.

Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/92745948125

Or Dial In:?301-715-8592

Meeting ID (for reference): 927 4594 8125
Wednesday
31
at your computer
12:00 PM
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Come join other BMAV members for virtual Ladies‘ Lunch hosted by Lynn Barclay.