Washington Area Villages
SHARED EVENTS

 

This page lists upcoming social, educational, and cultural events hosted by member villages of the Washington Area Villages Exchange (WAVE). Each event is hosted and managed by an individual village (the "sponsor"), but is open to members of all WAVE villages.

The sponsoring village is responsible for the accuracy of information, for answering any questions, and for managing registration, if required.

This list is updated on a rolling basis, so we invite you to visit frequently.

This events listing is coordinated by the volunteers of Silver Spring Village. To learn more about a village in your neighborhood, please visit WAVE's website.


Tuesday
September 21
11 am - 12 pm


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Zero Waste DC -- Recycling Practices and Regulations in the District of Columbia

Join Have you ever been unsure which items can be recycled or which are too hazardous to put in your trash bin? What tips are there for composing or reducing plastic waste? Wilson Reynolds will answer these questions and more as he tells us about Zero Waste DC and the resources that help our residents, business, and visitors move toward zero waste. Zero Waste DC brings together government agencies and programs responsible for developing and implementing cost effective strategies for converting waste to resources, improving human and environmental health, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, creating inclusive economic opportunity, and conserving natural resources.

SPONSOR:   Northwest Neighbors Village
REGISTRATION:   Required, by Sept. 20
ACCESS:   Zoom link will be sent to registrants 24 hours before the event.


Tuesday
September 21
3 - 4 pm



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Chicano Graphics - 60 Years of Activist Printmaking

Activist Chicano artists have channeled their social consciousness into assertive political and cultural statements over the last 60 years. Using the art of printmaking, they have sought to raise awareness & action among Americans of Mexican descent. This presentation will use examples from the recent Chicano Graphics exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum to explore the rise of innovative Chicano printmaking in solidarity with civil rights and social justice movements. Also, the artwork seeks to revise notions of Chicanx identity & familiarize viewers with new understandings of U.S. & international history.

SPONSOR:   North Bethesda Village
REGISTRATION:   Required, by Sept. 19
ACCESS:   Zoom link info to be sent by 1 day after receipt of registration.


THREE Tuesdays
September 14, 21, & 27
6:30 - 8 pm



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Design Your Life for Success

This is a 3-part workshop that explores the goals, strategies, and tactics necessary to live a successful, fulfilled, and productive life. We reflect on our lives, discuss what really matters to us, consider how we find purpose and meaning in our lives, explore life goals, think about our values, produce personal mission statements, examine how to take better care of ourselves, and learn effective time management skills. The idea is to actively design our lives rather than simply drift forward reacting to what happens to us. It is healthy to look at the person we have become and ask if this is really who we want to be. We want to behave in ways that are true to our most honorable, generous, and best selves. Attendance at all three classes is encouraged.

SPONSOR:   Bethesda Metro Area Village and Connie Morella Library
REGISTRATION:   Required
ACCESS:   Zoom link will be emailed to registrants.


Wednesday
September 22
6 - 7 pm



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Celebrating 50 Years - A Behind the Scenes Look at NPR

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
ACCESS:   Zoom link info to be sent to registrants the day before the event.


Thursday
September 23
2 - 3:30 pm


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A Virtual Tour of the College Park Aviation Museum

Join us for an online tour of Route 1’s aviation history hosted by Kevin Cabrera, director of the College Park Aviation Museum. The museum collection contains artifacts, photographs, newspaper articles, and other records documenting the history of College Park Airport, the oldest airport in continuous operation in the world, and local aviation. We will also see the current exhibition “Tails of Flight,” featuring famous aviators and the pets that flew with them.

SPONSOR:   Hyattsville Aging in Place; Helping Hands University Park; Neighbors Helping Neighbors College Park; Explorations on Aging
REGISTRATION:   Required, by Sept. 22
ACCESS:   Zoom link info to be sent to registrants 24 hours before the event.


Monday
September 27
2 - 3 pm



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Gettysburg Address: Did You Know?

Join Barney Gorin for this discussion of one of the greatest orations ever made in the English language. On November 19, 1863, Abraham Lincoln made "a few appropriate remarks" at the dedication of a new cemetery for Union war dead in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. His words, words that few if any expected to be significant, became a touchstone for people around the world. Many memorize those words and are transfixed by their power, but few take the time to examine their context and meaning.

SPONSOR:   Village at Kentlands and Lakelands
REGISTRATION:   Yes
ACCESS:   Zoom link will be emailed to registrants prior to the event.


Tuesday
September 28
11 am - 12 pm



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Adventures of a Young Reporter Covering Cold War Russia in Early Days of TV News - Any Relevance for Today?

Marvin Kalb’s recent book, Assignment Russia: Becoming a Foreign Correspondent in the Crucible of the Cold War , takes readers back to his first days as a journalist, and the first days of broadcast news. During a dark time when Cold War tensions were high between Eisenhower’s America and Khrushchev’s Soviet Union, Kalb was tasked with explaining Moscow to Washington and the American public. Assigned as Moscow correspondent of CBS News just as the U2 incident was unfolding, Kalb was an eyewitness to history - and as a writer and analyst helped shape the first draft of that history.

SPONSOR:   Northwest Neighbors Village
REGISTRATION:   Required, by Sept. 27
ACCESS:   Zoom link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours prior to the event.


Tuesday
September 28
3 - 4 pm


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Whatever Your Garden Size, It's Time to Winterize

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
ACCESS:   Zoom link will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours of receipt of registration.


Wednesday
September 29
11 am - 12 pm



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MVAH Aging Considerations Series

How do you manage stress associated with challenging life events? And what can health advocates do to help? Join us 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.

SPONSOR:   Mount Vernon at Home
REGISTRATION:   Not required
ACCESS:   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84840960343


Monday
October 4
2 - 3 pm



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We All Scream

Andrew Gifford discusses his memoir, "We All Scream", charting the rise and fall of Gifford's Ice Cream and Candy Company and the family behind it. What begins as a personal memoir turns into a detective story as Gifford unravels the byzantine intrigue that destroyed the company and tore his family apart. A Q&A session will follow.   Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Andrew Gifford is the founder and director of the Santa Fe Writers Project, an indie press dedicated to craft writing. He is the grandson of the founder of Gifford’s Ice Cream. Find him on Twitter @sfwp

SPONSOR:   Bethesda Metro Area Village
REGISTRATION:   Not required
ACCESS:   Zoom login https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/5388842


Tuesday
October 5
1 - 2 pm


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Explore Buddhist Art (Virtual Tour)

Encounter the beauty and diversity of Buddhist religious art across Asia on this docent-led online tour from the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art (Freer/Sackler). From Buddhism’s origins in India and Nepal to its eventual arrival in Japan and Indonesia, participants can follow the journey of Buddhist art throughout the continent. Featuring works from the exhibit Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice Across Asia and selections from the permanent collections, participants will receive an introduction to sites of contemplation and sacred power in Buddhist art and practice.

SPONSOR:   Chevy Chase At Home
REGISTRATION:   Required, by Oct. 5
ACCESS:   Zoom login information will be emailed to registrants the day before the event.


Thursday
October 7
2 - 3 pm



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Understanding Energy Choice

Did you know that as a Maryland resident, you have the option to choose who supplies your electricity? Maryland is an energy choice state where customers can choose their electricity and natural gas providers. During this presentation, Montgomery Energy Connection will talk about energy choice as well as offer suppliers.

SPONSOR:   Chevy Chase At Home
REGISTRATION:   Required, by Oct. 7
ACCESS:   Zoom login information will be emailed to registrants the evening before the event.


Tuesday
October 12
11 am - 12 pm



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Deepening Appreciation of Your Collections: A Conversation with an Art and Antiques Appraiser

The art and antiques we surround ourselves with in our homes can add great joy to our lives. Appraiser Sarah Reeder will provide an overview about appraisals of art and antiques. Topics will include explaining what a qualified appraisal report should look like, the different types of appraisal reports and the situations that potentially prompt having them prepared, strategies for how to determine if your current insurance coverage is sufficient, things to consider if you are thinking about having an appraisal, and how to communicate to family members about special pieces you really love and why.

SPONSOR:   Northwest Neighbors Village
REGISTRATION:   Required, by Oct. 11
ACCESS:   Zoom login information will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the event.


Wednesday
October 13
2 - 3:30 pm



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Climate Change: Are Stakeholders Capable of Addressing the Challenge?

Did Dr. Robert T. Watson, chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change from 1997 to 2002, will discuss the current and projected state of climate, biodiversity, land degradation and pollution, and their inter-connections, the underlying drivers of change, their impact on human well-being, and potential response measures by the full range of actors, including the US government and individuals. Dr. Watson will also discuss the failure to meet biodiversity targets, the limited progress towards achieving the climate targets, the current political situation, and what we can expect from the upcoming meetings of governments.

SPONSOR:   Silver Spring Village
REGISTRATION:   Required, by Oct. 11
ACCESS:     https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85605761996?pwd=c05TY2VQTnZVcEZQRHErTWRqaWpoUT09


Thursday
October 14
2 - 3 pm


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Stop Wasting Money on Your Utility Bill

Montgomery Energy Connection will discuss the two main ways to keep money in your pocket. They will cover the difference between conservation and efficiency and the benefits of using less energy, plus help some of the you from wasting your money.

SPONSOR:   Chevy Chase At Home
REGISTRATION:   Required, by Oct. 14
ACCESS:   Zoom login information will be emailed to registrants the evening before the event.


Tuesday
October 19
11 am - 12 pm


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New Frauds and Scams – and Seniors Are Often the Intended Targets

Are there still scams out there? Yes - and the scammers are getting smarter. Come listen to Suzanne McGovern from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy discuss current scams, red flags of fraud, and ways to protect your investments. Suzanne will include faith-based frauds, Covid frauds, and new “smishing”, among other topics.

SPONSOR:   Northwest Neighbors Village
REGISTRATION:   Required, by Oct. 18
ACCESS:   Zoom login information will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the event.


Saturday
October 23
2 - 3:30 pm


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Flour in Her Veins

Cheryl Harrington says she learned early that she had flour in her veins. She worked in her parents’ homestyle bakery in Massachusetts before going to college, and she never lost her love of baking. Even during her career with the Prince George’s County Council, Cheryl made wedding cakes, birthday cakes, and other goodies for friends. After years being encouraged to start her own bakery, she opened Shortcake Bakery in 2011 where she creates baked sweet baked goods, savory meat pies, quiches, brunches and more. Cheryl will get us ready for the holiday season with ideas about cookies, pies, and her famous Nantucket Cranberry Pie.

SPONSOR:   Hyattsville Aging in Place; Helping Hands University Park; Neighbors Helping Neighbors College Park; Explorations on Aging
REGISTRATION:   Required, by Oct. 22
ACCESS:   Zoom login information will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the event.


Tuesday
October 26
1 - 2 pm


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Across the Universe - The Search for Life

There’s been a lot of recent press coverage of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (aka UFOs). Is anyone out there? Today, almost 5,000 planets have been confirmed with more awaiting verification. And yet. . . still no signs of life! Discovering extraterrestrial life would certainly alter how we view ourselves and our place in the Universe. Beginning with a look at the only planet where we know life to exist, this presentation will examine the latest efforts and technologies dedicated to the search for life elsewhere in the Universe. Questions are most welcome but no final answer is promised!

SPONSOR:   Northwest Neighbors Village
REGISTRATION:   Required, by Oct. 25
ACCESS:   Zoom login information will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the event.


Tuesday
October 26
2:30 - 3:30 pm


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How to Get the Most Out of Your Doctor Visit

Have you ever left your doctor’s office realizing you forgot to ask an important question? As you reflect on the visit on the car ride home, were you frustrated because you didn’t fully understand the doctor’s instructions? Join Steve Lorberbaum of Assisting Hands Home Care as he talks about how you can prepare to get the most out of your doctor visit. We will cover how to prepare in advance for a visit, how to focus on what is important during the visit and how to share your point of view to get the best outcome from your visit.

SPONSOR:   Bethesda Metro Area Village
REGISTRATION:   Required, by Oct. 25
ACCESS:   Zoom login information will be emailed to registrants.


Thursday
November 4
1 - 2 pm


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Civil War Defenses in Northwest Washington, 1861-65

Our neighborhoods were once filled with thousands of Union troops in and around the Civil War Defenses of Washington, and for a few days around July 11-12, 1864, attacking Rebel troops as well. This presentation, rich with maps and photos, will explain what happened here during the Civil War, with a particular focus on the stretch of fortifications from Fort Reno over to Fort Totten.

SPONSOR:   Northwest Neighbors Village
REGISTRATION:   Required, by Nov. 3
ACCESS:   Zoom login information will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the event.


Saturday
November 6
2 - 3:30 pm



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Puppet Theater Then and Now 

Join Michael Cayo Cotter, founder and director of the University Park-based Blue Sky Puppet Theatre, for a historical look at how and why he started Blue Sky Puppet Theatre in 1974 and its transition from an adult experimental company and political satire street theatre to a full-time, fine art educational touring company for young audiences. The discussion will also include a review and demonstration of the five popular forms - puppetry, hand, rod, marionette, shadow and table top - and how Zoom has transformed puppetry performances. It will be fun, interesting, and captivating! 

SPONSOR:   Hyattsville Aging in Place; Helping Hands University Park; Neighbors Helping Neighbors College Park; Explorations on Aging
REGISTRATION:   Required, by Nov. 5
ACCESS:   Zoom login information will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the event.


Monday
November 8
2- 3 pm


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How to Age with Vitality, Dignity, and Humor and Live Your Life with No Regrets 

Author and filmmaker Chris Palmer will give an entertaining and interactive talk on how to get the most out of life and live with more joy, success, and fulfillment. He will discuss what’s important, how to find purpose and meaning, and how to live fully, especially as we grow older. His talk is about actively designing our lives rather than drifting forward, reacting to what happens to us, and how to behave in ways that are true to our most honorable, generous, and best selves.

SPONSOR:   Bethesda Metro Area Village
REGISTRATION:   Required, by Nov. 7
ACCESS:   Zoom login information will be emailed to registrants.


Saturday
November 13
4- 5 pm




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US Relations with Afghanistan and Mexico

Earl Anthony (Tony) Wayne, Career Ambassador (ret) will share his insights into the ever-evolving situations in Mexico and Afghanistan and challenges in US relations.   Currently a senior adviser with the CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development, Wayne served as a U.S. diplomat from 1975 to 2015. Drawing on his long and distinguished career, he  writes, speaks and consults on a wide range of topics.

SPONSOR:   Bethesda Metro Area Village
REGISTRATION:   Not Required
ACCESS:   Zoom login:  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85908673600?pwd=NDRWSmkydk9WaGd2U2VkeUpzZFZRZz09