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April, 2021

Thursday
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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.
Friday
2
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
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Questions about your plants and garden? Gather them together and join the UMD Master Gardeners of Montgomery County for a question and answer session. Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/92268951132?pwd=Ry84Rk5ETFNqOHlPL1ZnWmpmS1pGdz09

Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 922 6895 1132; Passcode: 227071
Monday
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Join Kumud Mathur over Zoom for a session of dancing and laughter. Let physical exercise and virtual connection help you feel better!

Join our Event Here: https://zoom.us/j/92835556144
Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 928 3555 6144
Monday
5
at your computer
2:00 PM
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Let Marilyn know if you would like to join an online bridge game.
Tuesday
6
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
6
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Understanding the Process and How to Support Others Who Are Grieving. Dr. Jim Rossi, Dir of Adult Bereavement at Caring Matters will lead a discussion about grief, the pandemic’s effect on grief, how to get help in grieving, learning to live without the physical presence of the one who died and how to support others who are grieving. Participants are encouraged to watch the documentary “Speaking Grief” before the session, available online at https://speakinggrief.org

SPONSOR: Greater Stonegate Village
REGISTRATION: Required, by April 3; please email Geri Cooperman at gcooperman@aol.com
ACCESS: Zoom login will be sent to registrants 2 days before the event.
Tuesday
6
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
6
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Attend a virtual book talk by local author, Sanford Greenberg, who turned his blindness into an extraordinary vision for his life. In “Hello Darkness, My Old Friend” Greenberg tells his remarkable and inspiring story of how after losing his eyesight at eighteen to glaucoma, he found the power to break through the darkness and fulfill his vision for a life of great professional success and distinguished public service. Co-sponsored with Bradley Hills Village. Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84952507560?pwd=aDhKQXdtaWpNNGdGUWlDQW51WGdzZz09 or Meeting ID: 849 5250 7560, Passcode: 368965
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/92731786554

Or Dial In:?301-715-8592

Meeting ID (for reference): 927 3178 6554
Wednesday
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April Rebecca Roberts, journalist and curator of Programming for Planet Word Museum interviews Richard Thompson Ford on his new book "Dress Codes". Even in today‘s more informal world, dress codes still determine what we wear, when we wear it--and what it means. People lose their jobs for wearing braided hair, long fingernails, large earrings, beards and tattoos or refusing to wear a suit and tie or make-up and high heels. When there are no written rules, implicit dress codes still influence opportunities and social mobility. Richard Thompson Ford is George E. Osborne Professor of Law at Stanford Law School. His scholarship includes work on critical race theory, local government law, housing segregation, and employment discrimination. Sponsored by Foggy Bottom West End Village.
Wednesday
7
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Join Suzanne McGovern of the U.S. Securities and Exchange commission to talk to seniors about tip to protect your hard earned money, ways to avoid fraud and important documents to organize.

Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/91470428480

Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 914 7042 8480
Wednesday
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Matt Partain, the Grounds Superintendent at Glenstone Museum in Potomac, will speak about choosing native landscaping plants and maintaining them organically.

This program is graciously sponsored by the Friends of the Library - Potomac Chapter.

Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/95093430315

Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 950 9343 0315
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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The Supreme Court with Roman Martinez, who will discuss Supreme Court cases current and future, and where the newest justices might be influencing the Court‘s rulings. Roman is a partner in the D.C. law firm Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Supreme Court & Appellate Practice, focusing primarily on appeals in the Supreme Court of the United States, the U. S. Courts of Appeal, and state appellate courts.
This event is brought to you by the Council of Former Federal Executives & Associates (COFFE) and LFV.
Thursday
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Looking for a new computer? Learn how to start, how to select a brand, how much to budget, how to consider technical specs, and more.

This session will also cover operating systems and compare alternatives to the traditional computer such as tablets and Chromebooks. This program brought to you by Aspen Hill Library and technology learning organization Senior Planet.

Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/99374884748

Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 993 7488 4748
Thursday
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Join Olney Library‘s talented yoga instructor Amy to explore the benefits of movement, breathing and meditation.

All levels are welcome. A yoga mat is helpful but not necessary. Other optional supplies are yoga blocks or two hardcover books and a strap/belt. Your participation is voluntary and you assume all liability for your health and safety.

Please log in promptly.

https://zoom.us/j/95826357727

Meeting ID: 958 2635 7727
Friday
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Back by popular demand - join us to learn about the History of Rock & Roll, including Rock‘s Roots, Rock‘s Golden Age, Hits and even some forgotten records and fascinating facts. Come learn and listen via visuals and soundtracks from local radio expert, David McAlary. He is a veteran of 56 years in radio broadcasting, mainly journalism, but also early several years as a disc jockey. He retired from a 32-year news career with the Voice of America in 2007 and, as a student of 20th century American popular music, returned to his deejay roots to host an 1950s-‘60s oldies show called Mickey Bo’s Rock ’n’ Roll Revue on the Internet at mickeybo.com. You won‘t want to miss it. Program will be recorded. Co-sponsored by BMAV and Bradley Hills Village.
Friday
9
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
10
11:00 AM
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At Bethesda Elementary. Sponsored by Stuart and Maury.
Monday
12
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Long-time Edgemoor resident Fred Berner will trace the history of downtown Bethesda and its environs – from an impenetrable forest and narrow trail in the 18th Century to a way station and trolley stop in the 19th Century to a civic center and bedroom community in the 20th Century. Learn how Edgemoor, the first automobile suburb, was created before and during World War I; how Battery Park, Greenwich Forest, and Whitehall Manor were later developed; and how Bradley Hills affected them all. Co-sponsored by Bethesda Metro Area Village and Connie Morella Library. Free and open to the public. Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/96536066600?pwd=ZGl3YmVwOGVnemZPWHJuU1piT01VQT09

Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 965 3606 6600
Monday
12
at your computer
2:00 PM
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Let Marilyn know if you would like to join an online bridge game.
Tuesday
13
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More than two months after the inauguration, journalist Steve Roberts will help us take stock of where the new administration and the new Congress are heading. Steve will discuss the surprises (good and bad) so far and the challenges ahead. Sponsored by Northwest Neighbors Village. Registration required here https://nwnv.helpfulvillage.com/events/2190-virtual-speaker-series---an-update-on-the-political-landscape---steve-roberts/event_participations/new by April 12
Tuesday
13
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
13
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.
Wednesday
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Hear from Mike Tidwell, a nationally recognized expert, about how climate change will affect—water, energy, transportation, wildlife, agriculture, ecosystems, and human health in the DMV. Learn what seniors can do personally and as advocates to help mitigate change, so that our children and grandchildren will have a healthy and vibrant planet. Tidwell is director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the impacts and solutions associated with global warming in the DMV.Sponsored by Bradley Hills Village. REGISTRATION Not required. ACCESS: Zoom link:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84018097926?pwd=YWlKSk5LRm1waDZvd0VVcTJOUjdFQT09
Meeting ID: 840 1809 7926 Passcode: 299919
Wednesday
14
via zoom
4:00 PM
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Today we are touring the Hudson River Valley and Litchfield County in the Northeast U.S. Melissa Clark will lead the four-stop itinerary: Innisfree Gardens (Millbrook, NY),
Opus40 Sculpture Park and Museum (Saugerties, NY), Wave Hill (Bronx, NY), and Hollister House Garden (Washington, CT).

Do you have photos from a trip to Mexico that you could share at our next meeting, Wednesday, May 12? As always, Diane Goldman is available to help prepare and present.
Thursday
15
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
15
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 "Nomadsland" and "News of the World." Hosted by Diana Kitt.
Thursday
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Join author Kim Malinowski once each month for a series of writing workshops covering Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry, Flash Memoir, and the Hybrid Short.

Short forms are becoming increasingly popular both to write and to read. Shorts are usually less than 1,000 words, at the most 1,500 words, and include hybrid genres such as Flash Fiction, Prose Poetry, Flash Memoir, and the Hybrid Short. Each of our sessions will begin with a prompt which explores technique. Participants are encouraged to send in a “short” they have written to each session for workshopping. Guidance will be given to assure that all participants learn to critique each other’s work respectfully and in a way that will be helpful to the writer. Kim Malinowski has an M.F.A. from American University. She has numerous magazine publications, a chapbook Death: A Love Story, and a forthcoming book of poetry: Home.

Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/91247908547

Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 912 4790 8547
Friday
16
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
16
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
17
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Questions about your plants and garden? Gather them together and join the UMD Master Gardeners of Montgomery County for a question and answer session. Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/92268951132?pwd=Ry84Rk5ETFNqOHlPL1ZnWmpmS1pGdz09

Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 922 6895 1132; Passcode: 227071
Saturday
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Featuring the Make Music Montgomery contest, a panel discussion, and a record-pricing workshop. The Friends of the Library, Montgomery County (FOLMC), Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL), and other sponsors have put the needle back on! Virtual Just for the Record – A Vinyl Day 2021 will be spun in cyberspace on Facebook Live! More info here https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/4871086
Sunday
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2:00 PM
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Join us for free online chess classes, taught by high school chess expert and tutor, Uday. Sundays, 2 - 3 pm, April 18 - May 26. Attendees will view the class on Zoom and will join chess.com to be able to practice. Owning a chess board is not required.
Monday
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Monday
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at your computer
2:00 PM
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Let Marilyn know if you would like to join an online bridge game.
Monday
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Landscape designer Julie Friedman will talk with us about the basics of container garden design - how to create them, scale them to the space, select the best container and plant material and care for them - and about the benefits of container gardening in smaller spaces. How do we blend indoors with outdoors to create a seamless and peaceful transition from balcony or patio to indoor furnishings? She will include demonstrations and time for questions.
Friedman has a passion for container garden design and outdoor styling. Exteriors Outdoor Styling by Great American Landscapes (formerly Exteriors Landscape Design) was founded in 2014. After a decade creating seasonal container plantings, Exteriors‘ portfolio features ornamental perennials, colorful annuals, edibles and evergreens that are integrated and planted within beautifully designed, high quality planters. Exteriors ‘Jewel Box Collection‘ uses the most vibrant plant material each season and provides immediate results in the garden, outdoor rooms and public spaces, broadened across all seasons of the year with residential and commercial work.
Tuesday
20
from your computer!
10:00 AM
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Richard Cross will be reading two pieces: a personal narrative, "Days Like Wine," on the year he and his wife, newlyweds, spent in Würzburg, a charming university town in a winegrowing section of Lower Bavaria, and a short story-in-progress, "Love to Ashes, Dreams to Dust," which starts out in the area where Germany, France, and Switzerland come together and ends on the San Francisco Peninsula. The two pieces dovetail in that they‘re both stories of young love set in the late 1960s/early ‘70s and in similar locales; they diverge in that "Days Like Wine" is autobiographical while "Love to Ashes" isn‘t.

Following the reading, Richard would be happy to respond to any questions members might have. He‘s particularly interested in their reactions to "Love to Ashes," since it‘s unfinished and still fixable. Do the characters come to life? Is their story interesting and believable? Does the travel backdrop overwhelm them? Is there too much activity for the amount of space it‘s given? What could be done to make the story more compelling?

Richard Cross is an emeritus professor at the University of Maryland. He‘s published books on Flaubert and Joyce and on Malcolm Lowry as well as a number of essays and stories.
Tuesday
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Speaker: Author, Poet, and Artist Nancy Arbuthnot

Nancy will do a reading and slide presentation of Postcards from the Border, highlighting some of her reflections on the border wall and her experiences in 2019 in the border towns of Douglas, AZ and Agua Prieta, Mexico.

An artist, poet, and memoir-writer, Nancy has published several books, including Wild Washington: Animal Sculpture A to Z; An American Artist in WWII: Jason Schoener at Eniwetok Atoll; and her latest, Postcards from the Border: Poems and Watercolor Meditations. She is retired from the U.S. Naval Academy, where she taught literature and writing for almost thirty years. She currently conducts art and poetry workshops at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop in DC. Sponsored by Northwest Neighbors Village. Register here https://nwnv.helpfulvillage.com/events/2088-virtual-speaker-series---postcards-from-the-border:--poems-and-watercolor-meditations---nancy-arbuthnot/event_participations/new
Tuesday
20
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
21
on zoom
5:00 PM
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Join fellow BMAV trivia fans for a repeat of our awesome hour of escape from useful activities. Dig up five questions that might stump your fellow contestants without being beyond the parameters of reasonably alert and educated participants--no fair asking what the name of your youngest grandchild is or the square root of 2021. (You also have to know the answer to your own questions.) Equip yourself with a marker and a few sheets of paper for writing your answers and holding them up to be read by the moderator Hosted by Alice Padwe.
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
22
6:30 PM
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Help defeat climate change and save money too. Come join Montgomery County Environmental Protection staff as they share energy saving project ideas and Montgomery County Government incentives for DYI projects big and small. Learn how to use a thermal imaging camera to detect leaks, summer energy saving tips, power strip and lighting tips and more.

Join our Event Here: https://zoom.us/j/98385509116
Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 983 8550 9116
Thursday
22
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Join retired biologist and Montgomery County resident, Clarence Hickey for a lecture and discussion about the area‘s 17-year periodical cicada in celebration of Earth Day. Join us in Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/92157834689

Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 921 5783 4689
Friday
23
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
25
2:00 PM
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Join us for free online chess classes, taught by high school chess expert and tutor, Uday. Sundays, 2 - 3 pm, April 18 - May 26. Attendees will view the class on Zoom and will join chess.com to be able to practice. Owning a chess board is not required.
Monday
26
at your computer
12:00 PM
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Come join other BMAV members for virtual Ladies‘ Lunch hosted by Lynn Barclay.
Monday
26
at your computer
2:00 PM
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Let Marilyn know if you would like to join an online bridge game.
Tuesday
27
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The science of DNA has been of immense help in freeing the innocent from prison. However, most claims of innocence do not have a scientific element available that would be probative of innocence. Countless cases require a complete field investigation and expert post-conviction legal assistance to help them obtain their rightful freedom. Centurion is dedicated to the vindication of the wrongly convicted. Since 1983, Centurion has freed 63 men and women who were serving life or death sentences for crimes they did not commit. Paul Casteleiro will share updates about Centurion’s ongoing fight for justice for the wrongfully incarcerated.

Sponsored by Northwest Neighbors Village. Registration required here https://nwnv.helpfulvillage.com/events/2176-virtual-speaker-series---centurion-justice-for-the-innocent--imprisoned---paul-casteleiro/event_participations/new by April 26.
Tuesday
27
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
27
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The ancient Near East, a region extending from the eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea to present-day Afghanistan, was home to several of the world’s oldest civilizations.
National Asian museum of art has More than 1,100 objects which span from 5000 BCE to the advent of Islam in 651. Smithsonian‘s National Museum of Asian Art docent Vandana Pamecha will highlight ancient Iranian ceramics, one of the finest holdings of Achaemenid and Sasanian silver vessels and folios of calligraphy and miniature paintings from famous Poets and Philosophers.
Wednesday
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Hillwood: A Garden for All Seasons with Kate Market, Executive Director of Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens and author of A Garden for All Seasons: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Hillwood, the first publication devoted to these special gardens in the heart of Washington. Presented by Little Falls Village and open to the public.
Thursday
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With Senator Susan Lee, MD State Senator, D-16, Aryani Ong, Founder and Co-Director, Montgomery County Progressive Asian American Network, and Paula Park, Korean American Community Association. North Bethesda Village is hosting this program to discuss racist violence against Asian Americans. Asian Americans are speaking out to describe abuses and to help non-Asians understand their blind spots about the AAPI community. Please join us to listen to AAPI representatives, ask questions, and provide support to stem the tide of anti-Asian hate crimes while standing with the AAPI community.

To join event, RSVP to park21217@aol.com for Zoom meeting information.
Thursday
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The Village at Kentlands and Lakelands invites you to this interesting session presented by Susan Cooke Soderberg of the Montgomery County Historical Society. Learn about the Repudiation Act of November 23, 1765 and the Hungerford Resolves of June 11, 1774 and what led the citizens of what is now Montgomery County into a revolt against Great Britain. Register here https://www.villagekentlandslakelands.org/treason
Friday
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Volunteer docent LeeAnn Lawch returns to help BMAV members explore artwork from the SAAM collection.
Friday
30
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.