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.


Wednesday
October 20
5 - 6 pm


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Reflections on a Life in News with Gordon Peterson

It seems that Gordon Peterson has been part of the lives of most Washingtonians whether anchoring the local news to moderating Inside Washington. He remains part of our community as a neighbor and is joining Palisades Village to talk about his life on air.

SPONSOR:  Palisades Village
REGISTRATION:  Required, by Oct. 20
ACCESS:  Zoom login information will be emailed to registrants shortly after registration is received.


Thursday
October 21
6 - 7 pm


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Let's Dance!  Dancing for Wellness

Are you running out of ideas to stay active at home? Join GSV for this event to learn more about the health benefits of dancing and/or to participate in a brief beginner-friendly dance class hosted by our Village intern, Temitayo Gbadamosi. Temitayo has been working as a geriatric nurse assistant for over five years and will graduate in December 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Gerontology and a minor in psychology from the University of Maryland Global Campus. Join us for an evening full of learning, music and fun!

SPONSOR:  Greater Stonegate Village
REGISTRATION:  Required, by Oct. 19
ACCESS:  Zoom login information will be emailed to registrants the day before the event.


Thursday
October 21
2 - 3:15 pm



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Small Cell Towers in Residential MoCo: Recent Court Rulings and Environmental Implications

Some local jurisdictions have halted the placement of small cell towers because of their radio frequency emissions. The US Court of Appeals has ordered the FCC to update its standards and described its behavior as “capricious and arbitrary” in ignoring peer-reviewed evidence on the harms of long-term wireless exposure, including impacts to the environment, wildlife, children, cancer, and reproduction, etc. Speakers: Theodora Scarato, Executive Director of Environmental Trust, and lead petitioner vs FCC; a representative from local environment and climate control groups that have signed a letter against MoCo’s small cell tower policy; and Susan Labin, a member of Bradley Hills Village. 

SPONSOR:  Bradley Hills Village
REGISTRATION:  Not required
ACCESS:  Zoom login:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82976941396?pwd=enNYeFJpdUc5QUNtb0J0ekR3K1c4QT09


Thursday
October 21
7:30 - 9 pm


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Questions:  Call 240-221-1370

Medicare: Evaluating Plans and Saving Money at Open Enrollment

Join us for a special free Zoom presentation on ways to save money and evaluate your options on Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug Plan), as we prepare for this year’s open enrollment period, which is from October 15 to December 7, 2021, for enrollment for 2022. 

SPONSOR:  Potomac Community Village
REGISTRATION:  Required by Oct. 21
ACCESS:  Zoom login will be emailed to registrants up to one hour after the event starts.


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.


Monday
October 25
1 - 2:30 pm



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How to Continue to Live Independently and Safely as We Age

Hear from experts: - Susy Elder Murphy of Debra Levy Eldercare Associates; Cindy Miller of Five Star Premier Chevy Chase; Kathy Laven of Aspenwood Senior Living; Laurie Keese of Bayada Nursing; and Lisa Friedman of Synergy Home Care

SPONSOR:  Greater Stonegate Village
REGISTRATION:  Not required
ACCESS:  Zoom login:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88651210388


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.


Wednesday
October 27
10 - 11 am


Questions:  703-509-8057

Universal Design

Join Arlington Neighborhood Village in a discussion on universal design. Our homes hold possibilities for safe, efficient, and up to date living. We will learn what Universal Design is and how our homes can be enjoyed for years to come from Craig Durosko, Founder and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist of Sun Design, an architectural design-build firm in Northern Virginia. Registration not required; just follow the zoom link on the day of event.

SPONSOR:  Arlington Neighborhood Village
REGISTRATION:  Not required
ACCESS:  Zoom login:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88948577106?pwd=eW0rN1RTTU5ITmJ5NnF2QXZINmdUQT09


Thursday
October 28
1 - 2:30


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In Search of Ghosts - Montgomery County

Join our speaker, Karen Yaffe Lottes, for this story-telling lecture exploring haunted places of Montgomery County and its surrounding area. 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:  Village of Takoma Park and Montgomery History Speakers Bureau
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ACCESS:  Zoom login will be emailed to registrants.


Thursday
October 28
4 - 5 pm


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Intergenerational Oral History Project

Intergenerational oral history project -- Villages of Kensington (VoK) members and Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) students connect. Student volunteers from MCPS interviewed VoK members and created oral histories. Join us for a live and interactive discussion to learn about the incredible lives and stories of these longtime residents of Kensington, MD.

SPONSOR:  Villages of Kensington
REGISTRATION:  Yes
ACCESS:  Zoom login will be sent to registrants at least one day before the event.


Saturday
October 30
9 - 12:30 pm


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Virtual Health Fair

Join fellow villagers for a virtual health fair with interactive sessions on a wide variety of health topics and stress-relieving mini-sessions. Join for one session or all. Topics include:  diet, dementia, falls prevention, healthy meals, caregivers corner, fitness, and tips for optimal aging.

SPONSOR:  Arlington Neighborhood Village
REGISTRATION:  Required by Oct. 28
ACCESS:  Zoom login will be sent 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.



Friday
November 5
1 - 2 pm



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Navigating Life's Journey: Building a Life Plan to Age in Place 

We will discuss how to plan for aging in place. Panelists: Rebecca Bianco, Business Development Manager at Family & Nursing Care; Allyson Butler, Director of Business Development at Smithlife Home Care; Alison Carelli, LCSW-C, Care Manager and Psychotherapist at Aging Network Services; Susy Elder Murphy, BA, CMC, Owner of Debra Levy Eldercare Associates; Debbie Hedges, LCSW-C, Director of Senior Services at the Jewish Social Service Agency; Kathleen McGuinness, CDP, EOL, Director of Community Relations at Smithlife Home Care; and Jihan Starr, Owner of Davenport Senior Connections, LLC Eldercare Consulting and Care. 

SPONSOR:  Chevy Chase At Home; Co-hosted with Charles E. Smith Life Communities and Ingleside
REGISTRATION:  Required, by Nov. 5
ACCESS:  Zoom login information will be emailed to registrants the evening before the event.


Friday
November 5
10 - 11:30 am


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Hints for Good Sleep 

Do you want to learn more about how to improve your sleep? Join the Greater Stonegate Village for this enlightening event! Our guest speaker, Bola Fanilola, is a therapist, licensed as a clinical social worker in DC, MD, and VA. In her private practice, Bola is passionate about focusing on helping clients make real changes in their sleep and mental health through evidence-based strategies. Bola completed a bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Towson University and a master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Maryland.

SPONSOR:  Greater Stonegate Village
REGISTRATION:  Required, by Nov. 4
ACCESS:  Zoom login information will be emailed to registrants the day 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.


Saturday
November 6
2 - 3:30 pm



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Corridor Conversations: Diaries and Journals -- Tools for Life

Award-winning author Mary Amato began keeping a journal at the age of seven and she has used writing as a way to find comfort, insight, and meaning throughout her life. She’ll talk about the differences between diaries and journals, share some examples that range from funny to poignant, and share the how, when, why of writing for one's self. Mary writes fiction, poetry, and essays. She also teaches songwriting and is the co-founder of Firefly Shadow Theater.

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.


Wednesday
November 10
11 am - 12 pm


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Taking Charge of your Healthcare Decisions in Advance - Who Will Decide If You Cannot?

Part of a monthly series designed to enhance your knowledge and answer your questions about the complicated health care world.

SPONSOR:  Palisades Village
REGISTRATION:  Required, by Nov. 10
ACCESS:  You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link shortly after registration.


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


Tuesday
November 16
2- 3 pm



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Bring the Beauty in!   Wild Flight of Birds (and My Migration) 

David Cohen is a writer and photographer whose work has appeared in books, magazines, newspapers, and online, from The Washington Post to Harvard Magazine to foresthillsconnection.com. His career includes having served as the executive director of a coalition of national unions and a partner in a law firm. David has volunteered with Northwest Neighbors Village in northwest D.C. since 2014 and served on its board. In August, David returned from Iceland, where he photographed birds that fly the high latitudes. He will narrate slides that include these latest takes, invite your questions, and close with a slideshow to music.

SPONSOR:  Bethesda Metro Area Village
REGISTRATION:  Required, by Nov. 15
ACCESS:  Zoom login:  to be provided


Thursday
November 18
11am - 12 pm


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Ageism Unmasked

Dr. Tracey Gendron will explore the phenomenon of ageism within all levels of society. The cultural narrative of aging as a single story of decline will be discussed and challenged. The negative impacts of ageism and stigma will be covered along with simple strategies for disrupting them in daily practice.

SPONSOR:  Northwest Neighbors Village
REGISTRATION:  Required, by Nov. 17
ACCESS:  Zoom login will be emailed to registrants 24 hours  before the event.


Wednesday
December 8
11 am - 12 pm


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Need Help at Home? Home Care vs. Health Care, What’s the Difference and Who Pays?

Part of a monthly series designed to enhance your knowledge and answer your questions about the complicated health care world.

SPONSOR:  Palisades  Village
REGISTRATION:  Required, by Dec. 8
ACCESS:  You will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link shortly after registration.