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July, 2022

Tuesday
5
9:00 AM
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Activate the joints and muscles to become limber and increase mental focus and concentration during this exercise class. Have your dumbbells, water bottles, soup cans or towels ready to use for resistance. Trainer: Mary Breyette, CCE Clinton Senior Fitness Educator. Click or tap to join this class by Zoom: https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/853133798 Meeting ID: 853 133 798
Tuesday
5
4:00 PM
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Sexual and gender minority adults "of a certain age" are invited to join for conversation, education, and community-building in a safe and friendly environment the first and third Tuesdays of each month, 4:00 - 5:00 pm. This new group led by Silver Spring Village and Village of Takoma Park usually meets by Zoom, but sometimes also in person. Members from all Montgomery County villages are welcome. For details, email Doug.Gaddis@SilverSpringVillage.org
Wednesday
6
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Even when caring for a loved one is an act of love, it still takes many new skills and a great deal of energy. It also raises a lot of questions. Our Caregiver Series offers a place to learn from the experiences of others and to encourage those who are in similar circumstances. The sessions will be facilitated by compassionate professionals. Some sessions will spotlight expert guest speakers on a variety of topics to support you in your caregiving journey. Most sessions will allow time for questions and group discussion. This group is strictly for those who are in a caregiver role. Wednesdays, July 6 - August 17, 11 am - 12 pm.
This series is sponsored by Washington Metro Oasis, Family and Nursing Care and registration is required here. https://washington-metro.oasiseverywhere.org/product/caregivers-support-group-2/ Free.
Thursday
7
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Hosted by Bob Metzler and Reid Detchon. Themed discussions are held the first half of the lunch and the second half is for catching up.
Thursday
7
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Join Team Senior Planet for this weekly meditation class. During each session, you’ll learn about the benefits of mindful meditation and breathing and then spend time deepening your meditation practice. https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/170361931

Meeting ID: 170 361 931

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Call in with a phone:
1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 170 361 931
Friday
8
7150 Woodmont Ave
4:30 PM
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We will be meeting at Silver on their outdoor patio. RSVP required to Susan Gorman or on the BMAV website by July 6 so she can make a reservation. If you find you can come last minute, look for our table.
Monday
11
at your computer
2:00 PM
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Two groups of varying skill levels meet regularly for online bridge. Contact Marilyn if you would like to find out how to join.
Tuesday
12
9:00 AM
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Activate the joints and muscles to become limber and increase mental focus and concentration during this exercise class. Have your dumbbells, water bottles, soup cans or towels ready to use for resistance. Trainer: Mary Breyette, CCE Clinton Senior Fitness Educator. Click or tap to join this class by Zoom: https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/853133798 Meeting ID: 853 133 798
Tuesday
12
Greenwich Forest Triangle at Hampden Lane & Overhill Road
11:00 AM
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Meet Nancy Balz at Greenwich Forest Triangle at Hampden Lane & Overhill Road, on the north side of Wilson Lane, for a leisurely walk around the neighborhood. We will wait until 11:10 and then walk a 35-40 minute circuit, avoiding having to cross major intersections. Parking available off Wilson at the Greenwich Forest triangle. Some small hills in the neighborhood and no sidewalks. Interesting houses and mature trees and foliage along the route. We will keep the pace conducive to conversation and mindful of individual needs as we walk.

RSVP to Nancy appreciated, or just arrive if you find you can come.

BMAV Walkie Talkies will meet every Tuesday in June and July (no walk July 5), unless it is raining or over 85 degrees, in which case the walk is cancelled for the week. We will alternate meeting in Greenwich Forest and in Caroline Freeland Park.
Tuesday
12
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Art is an expression of the human experience. Over time, many artists have depicted the experience of poor health, poverty, and lack of housing. These works teach us about the lives of those often removed from history, but also expose the biases of the artists and their cultural milieu.

Take a closer look at art and objects from the Walters Art Museum in this genre with one of their docents, and then discuss how artists and the culture of their time shaped those portrayals. Sponsored by Chevy Chase At Home and Bethesda Metro Area Village. Register in advance for the Zoom link here: https://www.chevychaseathome.org/content.aspx?page_id=4008&club_id=559717&item_id=1736259
Tuesday
12
from your computer!
7:00 PM
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Join village members to talk about your book recommendations in this discussion led by Jane Boynton. To see book recommendations the group has discussed at past meetings, check out the forum. Contact us for the zoom link.
Thursday
14
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Weather permitting, this week we will meet in-person at the Streetery on Bethesda Row on Woodmont Ave. We will be at a table in the area in front of Mon Ami Gabi. BYO coffee. RSVP required.
Thursday
14
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Join Team Senior Planet for this weekly meditation class. During each session, you’ll learn about the benefits of mindful meditation and breathing and then spend time deepening your meditation practice. https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/170361931

Meeting ID: 170 361 931

OR

Call in with a phone:
1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 170 361 931
Thursday
14
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David Cohen is a writer and photographer whose work has appeared in books, magazines, newspapers, and online, from The Washington Post to Harvard Magazine to foresthillsconnection.com. This is his third Zoom talk about birds—and photographing them—for Bethesda Metro Area Village.

In January and February, David traveled to the Big Island of Hawaii and the Bay Area of California. This talk will focus on the birds, vistas, and flora he saw, and his search for the elusive native Hawaiian honeycreepers. Why are they so hard to find? The answers go to the impact our species has been having on others. David will narrate slides, invite your questions, and close with a slideshow to music.

Look for his wildlife photos at https://www.instagram.com/davidcohenphotodc/
Monday
18
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This workshop is designed to help caregivers:

Reduce stress
Improve caregiving confidence
Manage time, set goals, and solve problems
Better communicate needs
Make tough decisions
Locate helpful resources
The Virtual Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop helps caregivers take better care of themselves while caring for a friend or relative. Whether you provide care for a spouse, partner, parent, or friend at home or in a care facility -- yours is an important role.

This free seven-week online workshop gives you the tools to better care for your loved one and yourself. There is an additional session included that provides in-depth information about understanding dementia, conditions that impact aging, and available resources. Participants receive “The Caregiver Helpbook,” which follows the curriculum and provides additional ways to address specific caregiver issues. The workshop is delivered online via Microsoft Teams and participants may join with a computer and webcam, or by phone.

Note: Deadline to register is Saturday July 16, 2022.
Click https://www.holycrosshealth.org/health-and-wellness/classes-and-support-groups/virtual-classes? or call 301 754 8800.
Monday
18
at your computer
2:00 PM
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Two groups of varying skill levels meet regularly for online bridge. Contact Marilyn if you would like to find out how to join.
Tuesday
19
9:00 AM
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Activate the joints and muscles to become limber and increase mental focus and concentration during this exercise class. Have your dumbbells, water bottles, soup cans or towels ready to use for resistance. Trainer: Mary Breyette, CCE Clinton Senior Fitness Educator. Click or tap to join this class by Zoom: https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/853133798 Meeting ID: 853 133 798
Tuesday
19
7200 Arlington Rd
11:00 AM
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Meet Nancy Balz on the sidewalk on the north side of Carolone Freeland Park between the Connie Morella Library and the park picnic area, for an easy walk on sidewalks in the Edgemoor neighborhood. Metered parking is available at the library. We will wait until 11:10 and then walk a 35-40 minute circuit, avoiding having to cross major intersections. We will keep the pace conducive to conversation and mindful of individual needs as we walk.

RSVP to Nancy appreciated, or just arrive if you find you can come.

BMAV Walkie Talkies will meet every Tuesday in June and July (no walk July 5), unless it is raining or over 85 degrees, in which case the walk is cancelled for the week. We will alternate meeting in Greenwich Forest and in Caroline Freeland Park.
Tuesday
19
by zoom or phone
12:00 PM
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Join us the second Tuesday of every month at noon to talk tech with BMAV volunteer Tony Mastria. He can answer your questions about computers, smartphones, anything tech-related. We discuss advice on universal problems. 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.

This month Tony will also address freezing credit with the credit reporting bureaus.
Tuesday
19
4:00 PM
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Sexual and gender minority adults "of a certain age" are invited to join for conversation, education, and community-building in a safe and friendly environment the first and third Tuesdays of each month, 4:00 - 5:00 pm. This new group led by Silver Spring Village and Village of Takoma Park usually meets by Zoom, but sometimes also in person. Members from all Montgomery County villages are welcome. For details, email Doug.Gaddis@SilverSpringVillage.org
Tuesday
19
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Once a month we’ll pick a restaurant and descend en masse – partly for a fun meal out, partly to sample new places (or new choices from old places!), and partly to get to know each other better.

We want to be as flexible as possible – no private room, no fixed menu, and separate checks – just a time we experience together. We can swap eating tips, share plates (if the spirit moves you), even swap tables mid-meal if you want!

Janet and Richard Dante and Reid Detchon are the co-leads for this Dining Out Together group, and we will have our first night out on Tuesday, July 19, at PLANTA, the trendy new vegetarian restaurant on Elm Street, where Café Deluxe used to be. It’s one of just a few spots in Bethesda to get a kind word out of Tom Sietsema, the Post’s restaurant critic. (https://www.washingtonpost.com/food/2022/03/25/plant-restaurant-review/)

We’re going to start early (5:30 pm) to go easy on the restaurant and get a little extra attention before the place fills up – meet up earlier in the bar if you’d like! We’ll have name tags there to help those of us with imperfect recall. At least for this first outing, we will have tables of six and four and try seating assignments. While it’s certainly fine for old friends to sit together, we particularly want to encourage unplanned arrangements, so you can get to know your neighbors better – or for the first time. You can choose to sit with your spouse if you want - or sit separately to widen the conversation.

We hope to have a robust response, but at some point we may hit a capacity limit at the restaurant – so if you want to be in our initial group, please email Janet Dante - as early as you can.
Wednesday
20
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The pandemic caused lots of depression, anxiety and loneliness in older adults. Join Dr. Bone, Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Suburban Hospital as she discusses the changes among mental health and the challenges facing older adults pre and post COVID-19. Registration with Washington Metro OASIS required here https://washington-metro.oasiseverywhere.org/product/depression-among-older-adults-pre-and-post-pandemic/. Free.
Wednesday
20
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With the easing of covid restrictions, once again the National Mall is alive with activity as visitors from near and far explore our reopened national museums and monuments, stroll the majestic public open space, and participate in First Amendment celebrations and protests. But challenges loom, and solutions are hard to come by. The Smithsonian is seeking locations in DC for two new museums, the National Park Service wants to move large public gatherings off the Mall, flooding is an existential threat...What is the future of public activity on the Mall?

Join art historian Judy Scott Feldman, chair of the nonprofit National Mall Coalition, to learn about the problems and ongoing efforts to address them, and to consider some solutions proposed by the architects, historians, and planners of the Coalition. Co-sponsored by Connie Morella Library. Free and open to the public.
Click here for the link and more information
https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/6753509

Judy Scott Feldman, PhD, is an art historian and native Washingtonian. An educator for over 40 years, she is a frequent lecturer on the history of art and architecture for the Smithsonian Associates, the Johns Hopkins Osher program, Oasis, as well as civic groups . She formerly taught at the University of Dallas (1980s) and at American University (1990s).

Judy is a founding member and chair of the National Mall Coalition, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that advocates comprehensive visionary planning for the Mall in Washington DC. The Coalition works to ensure the vitality, beauty, and continued active role of this stage for Democracy in the capital and in American life.
Thursday
21
12:00 PM
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We will be meeting at a local restaurant for an in-person lunch this week. Hosted by Bob Metzler and Reid Detchon. Themed discussions are held the first half of the lunch and the second half is for catching up.
Thursday
21
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Join Team Senior Planet for this weekly meditation class. During each session, you’ll learn about the benefits of mindful meditation and breathing and then spend time deepening your meditation practice. https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/170361931

Meeting ID: 170 361 931

OR

Call in with a phone:
1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 170 361 931
Friday
22
at your computer!
4:30 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
24
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In observance of Shark Appreciation Week join marine conservation biologist, David Shiffman, to understand why he says that sharks are not a danger to us—they're in danger from us. Sharks are some of the most fascinating, ecologically important, threatened, and misunderstood animals on Earth. More often feared than revered, their role as predators of the deep have earned them a reputation as a major threat to humans. But, says marine conservation biologist David Shiffman, the truth is that sharks are not a danger to us—they're in danger from us.

Shiffman examines why it's crucial that we overcome our misconceptions and rise above cinematic jump scares to embrace sharks as the imperiled and elegant ocean guardians they really are. Sharing his own fascinating experiences working with them, Shiffman explains why healthy shark populations are essential for supporting ocean ecosystems—and the coastal economies that depend on them.

Touching on everything from Shark Week to shark fin soup, overfishing to marine sanctuaries, Shiffman reveals why these iconic predators are in trouble, why we should care, and how scientists, conservationists, and individuals can save them.

Shiffman is a marine conservation biologist at Arizona State University and author of Why Sharks Matter: A Deep Dive with the World's Most Misunderstood Predator (Johns Hopkins University Press).

Join our event here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83922977813

Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 839 2297 7813
Monday
25
12:00 PM
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Come join other BMAV members for an in-person lunch, location TBD. RSVP required.
Monday
25
at your computer
2:00 PM
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Two groups of varying skill levels meet regularly for online bridge. Contact Marilyn if you would like to find out how to join.
Tuesday
26
9:00 AM
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Activate the joints and muscles to become limber and increase mental focus and concentration during this exercise class. Have your dumbbells, water bottles, soup cans or towels ready to use for resistance. Trainer: Mary Breyette, CCE Clinton Senior Fitness Educator. Click or tap to join this class by Zoom: https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/853133798 Meeting ID: 853 133 798
Tuesday
26
Greenwich Forest Triangle at Hampden Lane & Overhill Road
11:00 AM
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Meet Nancy Balz at Greenwich Forest Triangle at Hampden Lane & Overhill Road, on the north side of Wilson Lane, for a leisurely walk around the neighborhood. We will wait until 11:10 and then walk a 35-40 minute circuit, avoiding having to cross major intersections. Parking available off Wilson at the Greenwich Forest triangle. Some small hills in the neighborhood and no sidewalks. Interesting houses and mature trees and foliage along the route. We will keep the pace conducive to conversation and mindful of individual needs as we walk.

RSVP to Nancy appreciated, or just arrive if you find you can come.

BMAV Walkie Talkies will meet every Tuesday in June and July (no walk July 5), unless it is raining or over 85 degrees, in which case the walk is cancelled for the week. We will alternate meeting in Greenwich Forest and in Caroline Freeland Park.
Wednesday
27
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This presentation will highlight key historical events and why it is so important to understand the basic concepts of today's global supply chain. The U.S. is a maritime nation, but China plays a huge role in the global supply chain. This process has taken decades, but only until the shock waves of COVID-19 did America and many other countries wake up and realize the magnitude of their dependence on China for its economic health.

Dr. Todd McAllister is the Director for Global Supply Chain and Logistics Strategy at National Defense University, Eisenhower School.

This program is free and open to all and is presented by COFFE (Council of Former Federal Executives & Associates) in collaboration with Little Falls Village and in partnership with the Little Falls Library of Montgomery County Public Libraries.

Join our event here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81472895738?pwd=ZE9XVXFZV1hsMkNzWDM3VU8wU1BPdz09

Or Dial In:?301-715-8592; Meeting ID: 814 7289 5738 Passcode: 222873
Wednesday
27
4:30 PM
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Everyone is invited to a game night at Barbara and Bob Berish's home - come find a partner or foursome to play your favorite game. Bring your board game or backgammon, anything you like...or play a game of billiards, darts, or cards.
Thursday
28
on your computer or phone
10:00 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
28
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Join Team Senior Planet for this weekly meditation class. During each session, you’ll learn about the benefits of mindful meditation and breathing and then spend time deepening your meditation practice. https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/170361931

Meeting ID: 170 361 931

OR

Call in with a phone:
1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 170 361 931
Friday
29
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New to Senior Planet? Not sure what Senior Planet has to offer? Join this orientation to learn about all about Senior Planet and why so many people are getting involved!

This orientation will cover:

Our mission?
Our programs?
How to use our website?
Our newsletters?
Surveys?
How to get more involved