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September, 2021

Wednesday
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Rescheduled hike on the River North trail in Great Falls, Virginia. It is flat and shady. RSVP required. Bring water. Hosted by Ann Bennet.
Wednesday
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Do you want to build a community that values people of all ages? Are you interested in helping your older neighbors? Would you like to donate your time or expertise to help a local nonprofit? If so, become a volunteer for Bethesda Metro Area Village. BMAV is a volunteer-driven local nonprofit dedicated to providing services and community support that allow people to remain in their homes as they age. In this orientation, Executive Director Elizabeth Haile and Services Committee Chair Bruce Coolidge, will go over the services offered (rides, friendly visits, in-home assistance with technology or light repairs, vacation checks, snow shoveling and garbage can placement), how requests are made and filled, and answer questions about common scenarios. Open to all friends and neighbors interested in learning about the village and the services our volunteers provide. RSVP and application required. Current volunteers who would like a refresher are also welcome. Check out our website or contact director@bmavillage.org for more information.
Wednesday
1
by zoom
7:00 PM
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BMAV members join us for an hour of show and tell and learn more about each other.
Share something you haven't used or looked at for at least three years. It's amazing what you might find once you start looking. It can be anything from a photograph, kitchen gadget, memento, a travel souvenir, or piece of jewelry. You'll show it on screen and tell us about it. If you would like to show a photo, you can also Screen Share, or send it to Stephanie so she can show it for you. Everyone's welcome whether you have something to share or not. We hope to see you there. Questions? Contact host Stephanie Sutton.
Thursday
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with Spencer P. Boyer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy. In this role, he is responsible for managing the day-to-day defense relationship between the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the European Union, and the nations of Europe.
Mr. Boyer served in senior roles in both terms of the Obama administration. From 2009 – 2011, he was a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, where his portfolio included Western Europe, public diplomacy, and public affairs. From 2014 – 2017, he was the National Intelligence Officer (NIO) for Europe in the National Intelligence Council—the center for long-range strategic thinking within the U.S. Intelligence Community.

Partnership between Little Falls Village & Little Falls Library (MCPL). Register here https://www.littlefallsvillage.org/NATO
Friday
3
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.
Tuesday
7
11:00 AM
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If you’re curious about what an iPhone can do and why it’s so popular, come to this lecture. You’ll learn about the latest iPhone, its features, and what to consider if you’re thinking of buying one. Please note this lecture will not teach you how to use your iPhone–ask about our Tech Talks if you need assistance with your iPhone.



Click or tap to join this class by Zoom:
https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/170203513
Meeting ID: 170 203 513

OR

Call in by phone:
1-646-558-8656 or 1-312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 170 203 513
Tuesday
7
11:30 AM
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You may associate YouTube with silly videos of cats, but it’s much more than that. Every day, people around the world watch more than 1 billion hours of video, including classic movies, how-to videos, news clips, and more. This presentation will give an overview of the free content available on YouTube and show you how to navigate the site with ease. You’ll also get tips for viewing and sharing others’ videos and learn about uploading your own.

Click or tap to join this class by Zoom:

https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/8386259542

Meeting ID: 838 625 9542
Tuesday
7
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Virtual Tour of "Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style" at the Frist Art Museum

At the end of the nineteenth century, the Glasgow Style emerged as the major manifestation of Art Nouveau in Britain. This exhibition at the Frist Museum showcases Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the greatest exponent of the Glasgow Style. Combining influences from the Arts and Crafts movement, Celtic Revival, and Japonism, Glasgow artists created their own modern design aesthetic, synonymous with sleek lines and emphatic geometries expressed in a wide range of materials. A docent with the Frist Museum will present some of the fine and decorative artworks in the exhibit.

SPONSOR: Greater Chevy Chase At Home. Register here https://www.chevychaseathome.org/content.aspx?page_id=4008&club_id=559717&item_id=1497847
Wednesday
8
11:45 AM
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In this lecture, you’ll learn the basics of cloud storage — a technology that lets you store documents, images, and other media files remotely while giving you greater accessibility, reliability, and protection for your important data. We’ll discuss what it is, why it’s the future of data storage, and demonstrate a few of the most popular services currently available to consumers.

Click or tap to join this class by Zoom:

https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/853133798

Meeting ID: 853 133 798
Wednesday
8
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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 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Chevy Chase Chapter.

Join our Event Here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/99907828492

Or Dial In:?301 715 8592

Meeting ID: 999 0782 8492
Wednesday
8
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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.

Click or tap to join this class by Zoom:
https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/535803138
Meeting ID: 535 803 138

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Call in by phone:
1-646-558-8656 or 1-312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 535 803 138
Wednesday
8
on your computer
4:00 PM
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The group chooses movies to watch ahead of time, and then gather to discuss. This month we will be discussing historical dramas, "Man for All Seasons" and "Room With A View." All are welcome. Hosted by Diana Kitt.
Thursday
9
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
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This talk from Great Neck library will celebrate the life and career of Lucille Ball. She came from humble origins, but became one of the most powerful women in Hollywood and the first woman to run a major studio. She also entertained us, and remains one of the best comediennes ever seen. Moderately successful in “B” movies, it was television that really solidified her career. I Love Lucy has virtually never been off the air since it began in 1951. The show established her as a major television star, but also set the model for the situation comedy. Three more series followed, and Lucy kept doing what she did best, making people laugh. She has received every award there is for television, and numerous honors and recognition. Though she died in 1989, we still love Lucy!

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/91717414018?pwd=dXVvWFh5eGRaNmtEZTZxUlh4NFhJUT09

Meeting ID: 917 1741 4018
Passcode: 876621
Thursday
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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.
Thursday
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Susan Stockdale will take us on a journey through her work. Years into an art career, a visit to the zoo with her young children inspired her first picture book, Some Sleep Standing Up. Since then, she's written and illustrated many more.

Her artwork has been featured on puzzles, calendars and other products and exhibited in showcases such as the Society of Illustrators Original Art Show.

SPONSOR: Bradley Hills Village and Chevy Chase At Home.

Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83833376097?pwd=T0J0TXZ0WC9wSi9sWHpOQWZnTWpOQT09#success
Thursday
9
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This online session 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.

This online session is brought to you by Aspen Hill Public Library and the nonprofit organization Senior Planet, https://seniorplanet.org/.

Join our Event Here: https://zoom.us/j/95878421539
Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 958 7842 1539
Thursday
9
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Learn about all aspects of Medicare before you enroll. Also, bring all your questions for this information event. Presenter: Montgomery County, State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP).

Join MCPL for this free seminar in which the Montgomery County SHIP Director will present expert, unbiased information about the choices you need to know about before enrolling in Medicare.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82845162490

Or Dial In: 301-715-8592

Meeting ID (for reference): 828 4516 2490
Friday
10
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Concerts begin at 6pm at the corner of Norfolk & Del Ray Avenues. This week is Jay Byrd & The Musical Trust.
Friday
10
7:30 PM
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Words out Loud, a spoken word series conducted as a virtual program.

Featured poetry readings by Michael Joyce and John Enright. Plus literary trivia quiz and brief open mic.

Michael Joyce is Professor Emeritus of English and Media Studies at Vassar College. His fifteen books and several digital works— most recently the poetry collection, Light in its Common Place, from Broadstone Books, 2020— span a career as novelist, poet, critic, theorist, digital literature pioneer, and multimedia artist. His poems and translations have appeared in numerous journals and he has published three prior collections of poems: A Hagiography of Heaven and Vicinity (Broadstone, 2017), Biennial (BlazeVOX, 2016) and Paris Views, (BlazeVOX, 2012).

John Enright, originally from Buffalo, New York had a successful career in publishing prior to teaching at American Samoa Community College in Pago Pago. He spent the next twenty-six years living on the islands of the South Pacific, working for environmental, cultural, and historical resource preservation. Over the past five decades, his essays, articles, short stories, and poems have appeared in more than ninety books, anthologies, journals, periodicals, and online magazines. He is the author of the acclaimed Jungle Beat Mysteries series, featuring Samoan Detective Sgt. Apelu Soifua, and his book of poems 14 Degrees South was winner of the University of the South Pacific Press’s inaugural International Literature Competition. Today, he and his wife, ceramicist Connie Payne, live in Owensboro, Kentucky.

Access this virtual event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/words-out-loud-spoken-wordpoetry-series-tickets-167216032655.
Sunday
12
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By zoom
Monday
13
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Register or view past road trips to other locales here https://stgeorgelivinghistory.com/
Monday
13
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This lecture provides an overview of the vast world of the Internet of Things and discusses best practices for keeping your devices secure. Learn about how consumer devices communicate with each other across this ecosystem and which of your devices are part of the Internet of Things. You’ll also find out about the technology that is fueling smart homes and smart cities.

Click or tap to join this class by Zoom:
https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/535803138
Meeting ID: 535 803 138

OR

Call in by phone:
1-646-558-8656 or 1-312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 535 803 138
Monday
13
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Chinese in America endured abuse and discrimination in the late nineteenth century, but they had a leader and a fighter in Wong Chin Foo (1847–1898), whose story is a forgotten chapter in the struggle for equal rights in America. The first to use the term “Chinese American,” Wong defended his compatriots against malicious scapegoating and urged them to become Americanized to win their rights. A trailblazer and a born showman who proclaimed himself China’s first Confucian missionary to the United States, he founded America’s first association of Chinese voters and testified before Congress to get laws that denied them citizenship repealed. Wong challenged Americans to live up to the principles they freely espoused but failed to apply to the Chinese in their midst. This evocative biography is the first book-length account of the life and times of one of America’s most famous Chinese?and one of its earliest campaigners for racial equality. This lecture will be given by Scott Seligman who shares his extensive research on this subject.

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/99929626380?pwd=dmZGbVgwdVAyOTAweTdqblJUYk5TZz09

Meeting ID: 999 2962 6380
Passcode: 878879
Tuesday
14
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
14
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BMAV offers a free workshop by member Chris Palmer on how to improve your life - Design Your Life for Success. Free and open to the public but registration required.
Wednesday
15
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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 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Chevy Chase Chapter.

Join our Event Here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/99907828492

Or Dial In:?301 715 8592

Meeting ID: 999 0782 8492
Wednesday
15
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Join the Greater Stonegate Village and the Montgomery History Speakers Bureau for this story-telling lecture that explores haunted places of Montgomery County and its surrounding area through ghostly tales. Learn about the many ghosts, apparitions, and supernatural occurrences that can't be explained logically, including: The Headless Horseman that continues to terrorize visitors to the old railroad bridge; the poltergeist that haunts the Madison House; the Tommyknocker at the Maryland Mine; and the farmer who keeps searching for his buried treasure. Take this haunted journey back in time!

SPONSOR: Greater Stonegate Village
REGISTRATION: Required, by Sept. 14. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScY8CWbBZsU9AondUZvQNpLKd5zUoqI2iWwunkBk1UjuU0t_w/viewform
ACCESS: Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before the event.
Wednesday
15
1:00 PM
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Twitter is seemingly unavoidable these days–and for good reason! It’s become one of the most reliable sources for on-the-ground, breaking news coverage. Come learn about Twitter’s important features as well as the social importance the service has gained over the last ten years and how you can access breaking news and important information even without signing up for a Twitter account.

Click or tap to join this class by Zoom:
https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/535803138
Meeting ID: 535 803 138

OR

Call in by phone:
1-646-558-8656 or 1-312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 535 803 138
Thursday
16
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We are back online again! Get moving again!

Bone Builders is a twice weekly, 1-hour class for seniors 55+ that includes a warm up, balance exercise, arm & leg strengthening exercises, and a cool down. The program, led by volunteers, is sponsored by Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and Kensington Park Library. The current session begins on Thursday, September 16 and ends on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.

For the first two classes of this new online session, the instructors will be presenting one set of each exercise along with detailed information and instruction about each exercise.

These classes will be held online and can be accessed on Zoom through the library website. Your participation is voluntary and you assume all liability for your health and safety. Keep in mind that online participation in the class is open to everyone until the Kensington Park Branch reopens. Once classes resume at the library, space will be limited and registration will be required.

For security reasons, this program session will be locked 10 minutes after it begins. Please log in promptly.

Using Zoom for Virtual Programs: You can click on the Join ZOOM meeting link below. You will be connected directly to the meeting. Or you may simply copy and paste the Zoom link in your web browser. You may be asked to download a free web app (takes a few seconds), but no Zoom account is required to participate.
Join our Event Here: https://zoom.us/j/96648614581?pwd=MmdBUlRhaDRRb0RKNHQ2cjhueTlPQT09
Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 96648614581 Passcode: 172274
Thursday
16
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Join MCPL as we practice Integral Tai Chi is a series of exercises, a relaxation technique, and a type of meditation that combines Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation.

Join us as we practice Integral Tai Chi in an informal, friendly relaxed setting. Integral Tai Chi is a series of exercises, relaxation techniques, and a type of meditation that combines Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation. This meeting is a virtual event that will be conducted through Zoom.

Participants start with a warm-up before the movement exercises and then follow up with a cool down relaxation and meditation. Avoid eating right before class because it is difficult to exercise with a full stomach. Please wear comfortable clothing for stretching and moving. You may want to use a yoga/ exercise mat and have access to water and a towel. Please join this Zoom meeting promptly at 2:30PM.

Join our Event Here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89291741037
Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 892 9174 1037
Friday
17
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Join in to discuss what you are working on or perhaps be encouraged to start a project. All are welcome.
Friday
17
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
18
7931 Connecticut Avenue
10:00 AM
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Fall Weekend for Shopping: Flea Market and Book Sale at The Woman's Club of Chevy Chase!
Saturday, September 18th & Sunday, September 19th: 10 am - 4 pm! Great bargains to be found during this fun weekend. If you have an hour or two, stop by to find some unique treasures! Click on the link to find out more! https://wcccmaryland.org/fall-weekend-for-shopping
Monday
20
By Zoom
4:00 PM
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Jim Reston, author of numerous books and articles and key player in the David Frost interview of Richard Nixon, will be our guest to discuss his newest book, "The 19th Hijacker: A Novel." The 19th Hijacker explores the events of 9/11 from the mind of one of the September 11 hijackers, taking us into the heart of Sami Haddad and his decision to participate (or not) in the attacks that took place on 9/11.

"The 19th Hijacker will inform and surprise readers with an original perspective that only a writer with Reston's wide range of scholarship can provide." —Brent Glass, Director Emeritus, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution

Reston has written on numerous topics and won many awards and high praise for his work. His more recent books include A Rift in the Earth, about the fight for the Vietnam War Memorial, The Accidental Victim, on the assassination of JFK, and the Impeachment Diary, Jim’s personal account of the removal of President Nixon.

Learn more at www.restonbooks.com. Open to friends and neighbors. RSVP for Zoom link.
Tuesday
21
Tuesday
21
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We are back online again! Get moving again!

Bone Builders is a twice weekly, 1-hour class for seniors 55+ that includes a warm up, balance exercise, arm & leg strengthening exercises, and a cool down. The program, led by volunteers, is sponsored by Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and Kensington Park Library. The current session begins on Thursday, September 16 and ends on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.

For the first two classes of this new online session, the instructors will be presenting one set of each exercise along with detailed information and instruction about each exercise.

These classes will be held online and can be accessed on Zoom through the library website. Your participation is voluntary and you assume all liability for your health and safety. Keep in mind that online participation in the class is open to everyone until the Kensington Park Branch reopens. Once classes resume at the library, space will be limited and registration will be required.

For security reasons, this program session will be locked 10 minutes after it begins. Please log in promptly.

Using Zoom for Virtual Programs: You can click on the Join ZOOM meeting link below. You will be connected directly to the meeting. Or you may simply copy and paste the Zoom link in your web browser. You may be asked to download a free web app (takes a few seconds), but no Zoom account is required to participate.
Join our Event Here: https://zoom.us/j/96648614581?pwd=MmdBUlRhaDRRb0RKNHQ2cjhueTlPQT09
Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 96648614581 Passcode: 172274
Tuesday
21
11:30 AM
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You’ve heard about Instagram; now come learn about this visually-oriented sharing platform, one of the most exciting of the social media sites. This lecture by Senior Planet offers an overview of some of Instagram’s more popular features and will give you a taste for what all the fuss is about..

Click or tap to join this class by Zoom:

https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/8386259542

Meeting ID: 838 625 9542
Tuesday
21
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Unclutter, Declutter: Learn Best Ways to Downsize Your Home- Virtual

Join presenters Lori James and Theresa Taylor as they give strategies, processes, and plans that will help reduce stress as you are in transition of downsizing your home or thinking about it.

Join us for an informal and relaxed interactive discussion on all things related to decluttering and moving your living space.

Join our Event Here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82992527996

Or Dial In:?301 715 8592

Meeting ID: 829 9252 7996
Tuesday
21
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Half of people who reach 85 years will have Alzheimer’s or other dementias.
Neuroscientist Dr. Rudolph Tanzi will present the newest information on the causes
of Alzheimer’s disease and review the remarkable progress in understanding this
complex disease, including his lab’s discovery of four genes that cause the disease. He’ll also discuss the emerging therapies to treat Alzheimer’s and reduce risk. Finally, Dr. Tanzi will talk more broadly about how to keep our
brains healthy and sharp through a variety of lifestyle interventions.

Dr. Rudolph Tanzi is a world-renowned
Professor of Neurology at Harvard University,
and Director of the Genetics and Aging
Research Unit at Massachusetts General
Hospital. He is investigating the genetic
causes of Alzheimer’s and developing
therapies to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s.
Dr. Tanzi and Dr. Deepak Chopra discuss the
tools to help prevent Alzheimer’s and other
chronic diseases in their trilogy of best-selling
books and accompanying PBS shows: Super
Brain, Super Genes, and The Healing Self.
This program is part of Beacon Hill Village’s
Living Well Ending Well series, which is
presented in partnership with the Boston
Public Library. Registration required online or
by calling Beacon Hill Village at 617-723-9713.
Registrants will receive the zoom link for the program. https://www.beaconhillvillage.org/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=332658&item_id=1510871
Tuesday
21
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BMAV offers a free workshop by member Chris Palmer on how to improve your life - Design Your Life for Success. Free and open to the public but registration required.
Wednesday
22
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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 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Chevy Chase Chapter.

Join our Event Here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/99907828492

Or Dial In:?301 715 8592

Meeting ID: 999 0782 8492
Wednesday
22
via zoom
4:00 PM
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OK, you probably didn’t go to exotic overseas places this summer, but have you been to the seashore, the mountains, maybe another city? If so, share your best photos and stories at the next Armchair Travelers gathering (via Zoom) on Wednesday, September 8, at 4 pm.
Don't want to solo? Other villagers may have similar recent itineraries. Diane Goldman can coordinate group presentations for travelers who prefer
that format. She also can help you share your photos.
Wednesday
22
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Please join the Greater Stonegate Village for this momentous event! Our presenter, Suraya Mohamed is a senior manager on the NPR Music team. With years of experience in podcast creation and long-form documentary series production, she is a versatile media professional who also specializes in project management, content development, and multi-partnership collaborations. For the first half of 2021, Suraya led the content production and promotion strategy for the NPR 50th Anniversary network celebration. She is the project manager for Jazz Night in America, a contributing producer on the Tiny Desk Concert series and produces NPR holiday specials.

SPONSOR: Greater Stonegate Village
REGISTRATION: Required, by Sept. 21. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf6QQ4eiB6ASwfpRdejtYo-94JOZnOIuI81ejxLD1F6uaF36g/viewform
ACCESS: Zoom link info to be sent to registrants the day before the event.
Thursday
23
10:00 AM
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This week we are meeting outdoors at the home of Jane Boynton. RSVP and waiver required. Attendance limited to 12. If it rains on that day, the event will be held inside, where masks will be required and refreshments will be deferred. Cold drinks, coffee cake and fruit will be served if outdoors. Parking: Permit parking requirements have been lifted for this event. On street parking is available in the 5200 block of Battery Lane (not on Exeter Rd.)
Thursday
23
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We are back online again! Get moving again!

Bone Builders is a twice weekly, 1-hour class for seniors 55+ that includes a warm up, balance exercise, arm & leg strengthening exercises, and a cool down. The program, led by volunteers, is sponsored by Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and Kensington Park Library. The current session begins on Thursday, September 16 and ends on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.

For the first two classes of this new online session, the instructors will be presenting one set of each exercise along with detailed information and instruction about each exercise.

These classes will be held online and can be accessed on Zoom through the library website. Your participation is voluntary and you assume all liability for your health and safety. Keep in mind that online participation in the class is open to everyone until the Kensington Park Branch reopens. Once classes resume at the library, space will be limited and registration will be required.

For security reasons, this program session will be locked 10 minutes after it begins. Please log in promptly.

Using Zoom for Virtual Programs: You can click on the Join ZOOM meeting link below. You will be connected directly to the meeting. Or you may simply copy and paste the Zoom link in your web browser. You may be asked to download a free web app (takes a few seconds), but no Zoom account is required to participate.
Join our Event Here: https://zoom.us/j/96648614581?pwd=MmdBUlRhaDRRb0RKNHQ2cjhueTlPQT09
Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 96648614581 Passcode: 172274
Thursday
23
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“Yes We Can” became the rallying cry for women in WWII. Answering their country’s call, women rolled up their sleeves and went to work wherever they were needed. When almost all able-bodied men went off to fight on the front lines, women took their place on the home front, serving as riveters, pilots, nurses, scientists and truck drivers. This program will focus on the “Rosies” and how the women’s work influenced the course of the war, and, conversely, how the war work affected the women’s lives. It also includes film clips of interviews with many of the Rosies.

Patricia DelGiorno has made an extensive study of women’s roles in War and has participated in World Wars I and II studies at Cambridge and Oxford Universities which she lectures and gives presentations on: In 2013 she completed a Master’s Thesis entitled “Crossing Borders - Women Secret Agents of Britain’s Special Operations Executive (SOE) in WWII.

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96851873697?pwd=VWszQVJUUDBCbkVEcU9LVEViNUxhdz09

Meeting ID: 968 5187 3697
Passcode: 411609
Thursday
23
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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.
Thursday
23
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Join MCPL as we practice Integral Tai Chi is a series of exercises, a relaxation technique, and a type of meditation that combines Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation.

Join us as we practice Integral Tai Chi in an informal, friendly relaxed setting. Integral Tai Chi is a series of exercises, relaxation techniques, and a type of meditation that combines Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation. This meeting is a virtual event that will be conducted through Zoom.

Participants start with a warm-up before the movement exercises and then follow up with a cool down relaxation and meditation. Avoid eating right before class because it is difficult to exercise with a full stomach. Please wear comfortable clothing for stretching and moving. You may want to use a yoga/ exercise mat and have access to water and a towel. Please join this Zoom meeting promptly at 2:30PM.

Join our Event Here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89291741037
Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 892 9174 1037
Friday
24
10:00 AM
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Rescheduled hike on the River North trail in Great Falls, Virginia. It is flat and shady. RSVP required. Bring water. Hosted by Ann Bennet.
Monday
27
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We have the pleasure of speaking with Joyce Raimondo. Joyce is the Education Coordinator at the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center — a national landmark in East Hampton, New York. She is also an artist and author of seven art books, as well as the Founding Director, of Imagine That! Art Education.

This Virtual Road Trip is a St. George Living History Productions collaboration with the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center.

Register here https://stgeorgelivinghistory.com/
Monday
27
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BMAV is starting a "Biking" Shared Interest Group! The first ride will be Monday, September 27th, noon to approximately 3 pm depending on your riding pace. Total distance 11 miles.

We will gather in front of Paul's French Bakery at the start of the Capital Crescent Trail (CCT) and work our way downhill to Fletcher's cove (5 1/2 miles).
Picnic lunch and social at Fletcher's Cove.
And then return (slightly) uphill back to Paul's.

All riding levels are welcome as you can ride at your own pace. No one will be left behind as we will have a Leader and a designated "Sweep" (last rider). We will regroup at Fletcher's for lunch and socializing before heading back to the start.

Interested, but you don't have a bike? Bikes can be rented from Harris Cycle including E-bikes (Electric bikes).

Helmets are required and if you haven't ridden your bike in years, please be sure it is tuned up and practice a bit before September 27th.

RSVP required. Questions? Contact Elyse. Thank you to Elyse, and Steve and Stephanie Sutton, for leading this new fitness SIG.
Monday
27
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On Nov. 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln made “a few appropriate remarks” at the dedication of a new cemetery for Union war dead in Gettysburg, PA. Many memorize those words and are transfixed by their power, but few take the time to examine their context and meaning. Join Barney Gorin from the Village of Kentlands and Lakelands for this discussion of one of the greatest orations ever made in the English Language.

Register here https://www.villagekentlandslakelands.org/gettysburg
Monday
27
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BMAV offers a free workshop by member Chris Palmer on how to improve your life - Design Your Life for Success. Free and open to the public but registration required.
Monday
27
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Join historian Richard Bell as he discusses the 1619 Project and tests its central claims against the evidence of the historical record. Sponsored by Friends of the Library, Rockville Memorial Chapter

By now, it seems everyone has an opinion about The 1619 Project. Published in 2019, The 1619 Project was a special edition of The New York Times’ Magazine that tried to focus readers’ attention upon the centrality of race slavery in American history. In this evening program, University of Maryland historian Richard Bell will test four of The 1619 Project’s central claims against the evidence in the historical record. We will examine whether or not the preservation of slavery was a central motivation of the American Revolution. We will explore whether or not the 1787 Constitution enshrined the right to hold ‘property in man.’ We will investigate whether or not Black Americans had significant white allies in the antebellum freedom struggle. We will also study the multi-faceted character of Abraham Lincoln’s racial politics during the Civil War. While The 1619 Project has aroused controversy, this program will focus on the facts and the evidence, leaving participants well equipped to make up their own minds. Sponsored by Friends of the Library, Rockville Memorial Chapter.

Join our Event Here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86928026150
Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 869 2802 6150
Tuesday
28
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Join MCPL as we learn how to use the cloud-based storage system Google Drive in an informal, friendly relaxed setting.

Are you interested cloud-based storage solution that allows you to save files online and access them anywhere from any smartphone, tablet, or computer? Join us as we learn how to use Google Drive in an informal, friendly relaxed setting.

You will learn how to save, share create, edit documents and discover Google Drive special features. Google Drive is a web-based interface that provides a central place to store your files online. You can access your files from anywhere and collaborate on projects with other users over the web. This month, we will focus on saving and organizing folders in Google Drive.

Join our Event Here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86259762249
Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 862 5976 2249
Tuesday
28
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Curious about Zoom meeting features? In this hands-on workshop with Senior Planet, we’ll cover the most commonly used Zoom meeting controls. We’ll review how to mute and unmute participants, request that participants turn on their video, rename participants, transfer files, and share screens. Whether you’ve hosted Zoom meetings, or you’re brand new to it, come practice and build your confidence and skills!

Click or tap to join this class by Zoom:
https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/272115103
Meeting ID: 272 115 103
Tuesday
28
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Prepping your plants in the garden, patio, or balcony for the cold months helps ensure they survive the winter and reawaken for a showy spring and summer. This presentation by Bonita Condon and Lesley-Anne Furlong, Montgomery County Master Gardeners, will address what we should be doing now to help our gardens (no matter what size) not only survive but thrive.

SPONSOR: North Bethesda Village
REGISTRATION: Required, by Sept. 26 to park21217@aol.com
ACCESS: Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of receipt of registration.
Tuesday
28
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. Contact us for the zoom or conference call link
Wednesday
29
11:00 AM
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BMAV has arranged for a private walking tour of the ever-changing NoMa and Union Market neighborhoods with www.dcmuraltour.com. You‘ll discover dozens of new and old murals, while learning firsthand about the artists and art scene in DC.

The tour ends at Union Market which has lots of outdoor seating, amazing food and drink options for lunch, and great people watching. The tour begins at Starbucks in NoMa, 1160 First St NE. It is one block from the Red Line. There is also lot parking at L St between 1st and 2nd St NE, although note that the start and end spots of the tour are different.

Tour is $25pp, payable via cash or venmo on site.

The tour is two hours, covering 1.5 m total at a leisurely pace, with a stop in the middle for a coffee/bathroom break. Be prepared to walk in any weather. Comfortable shoes are a must. And don‘t forget your camera!

This event is open to BMAV members and guests. Space is limited and RSVPs are required.
Wednesday
29
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How do you manage stress associated with challenging life events? And what can health advocates to help us? Join Mount Vernon At Home village on Zoom for an interactive discovery of little known but extremely valuable resources to help manage some of life’s most common and stressful challenges. Maureen Desmond, Founder, Navigating Through Loss will discuss the benefits of elevating the conversation around loss and share tools and resources for moving forward through life’s toughest experiences. Dana Hutson, Founder, Cancer Champions will introduce the benefits of independent patient advocacy for increasing healthcare literacy and empowering you to be the best healthcare consumer you can be.

For information or questions, please contact Jan Buchanan, director, Mount Vernon At Home, director@mountvernonathome.org, 703-473-2892.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84840960343
Dial in 301 715 8592 Meeting ID: 848 4096 0343
Wednesday
29
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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 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Chevy Chase Chapter.

Join our Event Here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/99907828492

Or Dial In:?301 715 8592

Meeting ID: 999 0782 8492
Wednesday
29
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join American University's Women & Politics Institute for a virtual conversation with WPI Executive Director Betsy Fischer Martinand USA Today Washington Bureau Chief, Susan Page, author of the book, Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power, the “definitive biography of Nancy Pelosi, the most powerful woman in American political history.”

Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright called Madam Speaker “a compelling portrait of determination, resilience, and patriotism that is the essence of American democracy.” With more than a hundred interviews with Pelosi and her inner circle, Susan Page covers the life and career of the first woman Speaker of the House, from her childhood in Baltimore to “master legislator and indefatigable political warrior.”

https://www.crowdcast.io/e/susan-page/register
Wednesday
29
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Join Sibley's expert panel to learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations and discover why it is so important for people to be vaccinated. Our expert panel discussion will enable participants separate fact from opinion regarding the COVID-19 vaccination – especially those who are hesitant­­­. An interactive Q&A session will allow participants to be engaged and informed. People who haven’t yet received the vaccination as well as those already vaccinated are invited to ask the experts their burning questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Guest Speakers: Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH, MPA, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Grapevine Health; Lavdena Orr, MD, FAAP, Chief Medical Officer, AmeriHealth Caritas;

RSVP with the Sibley Senior Association before Monday, September 27 by emailing jsmit470@jhmi.edu or calling 202-364-7602. We will email the zoom link to all registrants.
Thursday
30
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We are back online again! Get moving again!

Bone Builders is a twice weekly, 1-hour class for seniors 55+ that includes a warm up, balance exercise, arm & leg strengthening exercises, and a cool down. The program, led by volunteers, is sponsored by Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and Kensington Park Library. The current session begins on Thursday, September 16 and ends on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.

For the first two classes of this new online session, the instructors will be presenting one set of each exercise along with detailed information and instruction about each exercise.

These classes will be held online and can be accessed on Zoom through the library website. Your participation is voluntary and you assume all liability for your health and safety. Keep in mind that online participation in the class is open to everyone until the Kensington Park Branch reopens. Once classes resume at the library, space will be limited and registration will be required.

For security reasons, this program session will be locked 10 minutes after it begins. Please log in promptly.

Using Zoom for Virtual Programs: You can click on the Join ZOOM meeting link below. You will be connected directly to the meeting. Or you may simply copy and paste the Zoom link in your web browser. You may be asked to download a free web app (takes a few seconds), but no Zoom account is required to participate.
Join our Event Here: https://zoom.us/j/96648614581?pwd=MmdBUlRhaDRRb0RKNHQ2cjhueTlPQT09
Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 96648614581 Passcode: 172274
Thursday
30
12:00 PM
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This month Ladies Lunch is meeting outdoors at the home of Jane Boynton. RSVP and waiver required. Attendance limited to 12. Drinks and dessert will be served, BYO lunch. Event will be rescheduled if raining. Parking: Permit parking requirements have been lifted for this event. On street parking is available in the 5200 block of Battery Lane (not on Exeter Rd.)
Thursday
30
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Join MCPL as we practice Integral Tai Chi is a series of exercises, a relaxation technique, and a type of meditation that combines Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation.

Join us as we practice Integral Tai Chi in an informal, friendly relaxed setting. Integral Tai Chi is a series of exercises, relaxation techniques, and a type of meditation that combines Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation. This meeting is a virtual event that will be conducted through Zoom.

Participants start with a warm-up before the movement exercises and then follow up with a cool down relaxation and meditation. Avoid eating right before class because it is difficult to exercise with a full stomach. Please wear comfortable clothing for stretching and moving. You may want to use a yoga/ exercise mat and have access to water and a towel. Please join this Zoom meeting promptly at 2:30PM.

Join our Event Here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89291741037
Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 892 9174 1037
Thursday
30
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David Moulton has recently returned from an 18-day birding trip to Alaska. He will be presenting a refreshing set of slides of the trip, including rare birds, large mammals and vast vistas from Seward to Nome to Denali.