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December, 2021

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 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/87203910643

Or Dial In:?301 715 8592

Meeting ID: 872 0391 0643
Wednesday
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please join American University's Women & Politics Institute for a virtual conversation moderated by WPI Executive Director Betsy Fischer Martin. Joining us will be Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and award-winning filmmaker, Abby Ginzberg, director of the documentary, “Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power” which tells the “complex story of Representative Barbara Lee, a steadfast voice for human rights, peace and equality in the U.S. Congress for over two decades.”

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists calls the documentary “so inspiring” that they “fully expect a future President of the United States to one day say she was motivated to run for office after watching it.” Filmmaker Abby Ginzberg chronicles the career and accomplishments of the California Congresswoman through conversations with her friends and colleagues, including the late Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY), author Alice Walker, and actor Danny Glover, among others. Watch the trailer here https://watch.eventive.org/barbaraleesttp/play/61455b011729f30053f8adc5. Registered attendees will be emailed an 48-hour access code to screen the film on October 12th

Registration required https://www.crowdcast.io/e/barbara-lee/register
Thursday
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Rockville, A Pictorial History" with Ralph Buglass. Ralph will showcase highlights of Rockville’s development, including its remarkable ties to national events and figures, through a wealth of photos drawn from a book he co-authored with Peerless Rockville Historic Preservation, Images of America: Rockville. This newly published pictorial history covers the 250-year span of Rockville’s development, containing a wealth of images including some never-before-published photos.
Ralph Buglass is a frequent speaker for Montgomery History, the county historical society, and an instructor at area lifelong learning programs. He has a BA in American history and MA in journalism from Cornell and American Universities, respectively.
Visit their website to find out more! Peerless Rockville: Preserving Rockville's Heritage.
Registration Link: www.littlefallsvillage,org/Rockville
Thursday
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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 offers an overview of some of Instagram's more popular features and will give you a taste for what all the fuss is about. Senior Planet Tech Lecture

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82404860131

Meeting ID: 824 0486 0131

If you prefer to dial in (audio only), please call 1-301-715-8592 and enter the Meeting ID above when prompted.
Thursday
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The city of the future is here! Come learn how the Internet of Things (IoT) technology is being integrated into even the most essential functions of cities across the globe. Smart cities are improving things like public transportation, connectivity, power supply, sanitation, and waste management. If you’ve ever used an app to find or pay for parking, check for traffic updates, or be civically engaged, then you may already live in a smart city! Join us to explore the cities of the future.

Click or tap to join this class by Zoom:

http://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/3232457287s

OR

Call in by phone:
1-346-248-7799
Meeting ID: 323 245 7287
Friday
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This will be the second event of CCAH's "Navigating Life's Journey" series, in which you will learn how to navigate your options for each stage of aging. In this session, a panel of experts will discuss how to ensure your future plans for aging in place (or anywhere else) are on firm financial and legal footing. Topics include long-term care insurance, financial planning, advanced directives, and issues in elder law like medical and financial power of attorney. The speakers will be Arvette M. Reid of Lifecare Affordability Plan, Coryn Rosenstock of Altman and Associates, Jennifer Brown of Seabury Resources for Aging, and Mark Gottlieb of Gottlieb Insurance Advisory. For participants’ convenience, this session will be recorded and sent out to all registrants after the program. You may also submit questions anonymously in advance here using this SurveyMonkey link. Hosted by Chevy Chase At Home in partnership with Charles E. Smith Life Communities and Ingleside. Register in advance here: https://www.chevychaseathome.org/content.aspx?page_id=4008&club_id=559717&item_id=1567175
Friday
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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
3
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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
5
3:00 PM
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Join Lynn Barclay at her house for an indoor gathering of up to 25 BMAV members to celebrate the holidays. This will be a masked event (except when eating or drinking). Participants must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated, including a booster shot. RSVP required.
Monday
6
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2:00 PM
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Let Marilyn know if you would like to join an online bridge game.
Monday
6
from your computer!
7:00 PM
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Author Michael Gibson will speak on his novel "Leaving Pontotoc County: The Odyssey of Two Young Women in World War II", written after 11 years of intense historical research and writing. The book has two central themes: (1) the critical role that women played in the War (one of the great untold stories of American history); and (2) the tragic legacy of the Ku Klux Klan massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921. You can learn more at mmgibson.com or obtain a copy of it at: https://www.amazon.com/Leaving-Pontotoc-County-Odyssey-Broomcorn-ebook/dp/B098TZTZYT
Hosted by Jane Boynton. Contact us for the zoom or conference call link
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 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/87203910643

Or Dial In:?301 715 8592

Meeting ID: 872 0391 0643
Wednesday
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Through photography, Lamb melds the beauty of plants grown in her garden with a visual exploration of the patterns and structures that evolved to create this flora that flourishes year after year. Her images combine the curiosity, precision, and analytic approach of science with the aesthetic and flexibility of art. Since the language of vision is accessible across cultural, economic, and educational levels, her photographs convey to many people?the miraculous wonder of nature.

Lamb first began photography 25 years ago, photographing orchids. Mesmerized by the diversity of this species, she pursued an exploration of the exquisitely beautiful and widely diverse structures, colors, markings, fragrance, and size expressed within one species. What is spectacular and intriguing is that these characteristics were naturally engineered to attract pollinators, or to ward off predators, so that the plant might reproduce and survive in its environment. This expression of the tenacity of botanical evolution is repeated over and over wherever plants thrive. Tiny hairs, robust seed pods, colorful patterns on petals, and intense fragrances are just a few of the evolutionary feats of nature. Lamb’s large-scale photographs reveal the unique characteristics and personality of the plants that she has grown. See more at www.amylamb.com

Some of Lamb’s photographs are on view at Dumbarton Oaks, as part the exhibition Margaret Mee: Portraits of Plants (September 21, 2021 – January 9, 2022).

open to BMAV members and friends.
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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Learn what streaming services are, how to use them, and what content is available. Learn how to watch videos from the internet using smart TVs and streaming devices.

More and more people are using free or low-cost streaming services like YouTube and Netflix. You too can use your smart TV or streaming device to watch videos, movies, and TV shows online. This program brought to you by Aspen Hill Library and technology learning organization Senior Planet.

Join our Event Here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89717932814
Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 897 1793 2814
Thursday
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Amy Argetsinger, Washington Post Style section editor and longtime pageant fan, will lead a discussion about her new book, "There She Was: The Secret History of Miss America". Argetsinger authored the Post's Reliable Source column for many years before becoming an editor in 2014. Her fascinating look back at the Miss America pageant as it reaches its 100th anniversary brings the hidden world of the iconic competition to life in this deeply reported journey through Miss America’s past and present, featuring interviews with dozens of the women who won or desperately sought the title.

Register here https://www.smithlifecommunities.org/event/there-she-was-the-history-of-miss-america-featuring-author-amy-argetsinger/
Thursday
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Join Daya Sharma, long time meditator, as he discusses the extraordinary effect of meditation that can enrich one’s life on many levels and help with seasonal stress. Free, all are welcome.

Daya Sharma has been a Software Engineer for the past 20 years. In addition he is the cofounder of a Health Care start up company. Prior to that he was a researcher in the area of Biotechnology. Daya holds a Master’s degree in Biotechnology and a Bachelors in Science. He has been meditating for over 15 years and has been giving workshops locally and nationally on the benefits of integrating this practice into our everyday lives. He enjoys providing workshops to help individuals use meditation as a tool to help them in their own development.

Join our Event Here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89282005250

Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 892 8200 5250
Friday
10
10:00 AM
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Join Silver Spring Village as we commemorate the life and work of Clara Barton, heroine of the Civil War and founder of the American Red Cross, in recognition of her 200 th birthday. Clara Barton broke through the barriers that so often confined women to the domestic sphere, and her long career of public service touched people all over the world. She was an advocate for the expansion of rights for African Americans and women, a pioneer of public education, the inventor of the first aid kit, and one of the first women to work for the federal government. This talk by a park ranger at Clara Barton National Historic Site in Glen Echo will use photographs from Clara Barton's life and times to describe her service and the struggles she overcame along the way.


ACCESS: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86398070659?pwd=SHVmOHRTMzFTSEg3YitiRXdNRzZtZz0
Friday
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TBD. RSVP required. Hosted by Ann Bennet.
Saturday
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Join Arlene Samsel, long time meditator, as she discusses the extraordinary effects of meditation. She will also present a simple yet powerful meditation technique that will be explained and practiced during the session. This can enrich one’s life on many levels and help with seasonal stress.

Arlene Samsel is uniquely qualified and experienced in meditation, public speaking, and the performing arts.

She has been an elementary school teacher, and has also performed publicly as a musician for many years. In addition, Arlene was director of a camp where she taught children how to meditate. She has been meditating for 25 years and has given many meditation workshops and retreats which have enabled her to speak firsthand about the crucial role of meditation in enhancing the daily lives of busy people. Arlene and her husband have raised a family of 3 children and reside in New Brighton, Minnesota.

Join Our Event Here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/818544391

Or Dial in: +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Meeting ID: 818 5443 9129
Sunday
12
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BMAV members and volunteers are invited to free online chess classes, taught by high school chess expert and tutor, Uday. Sundays, 4 - 5 pm (no class December 26). Students will pair off and play practice games live on screen while Uday gives direction. Uday will also delve deeper into chess theory and explain openings. All are welcome even if you did not attend Beginning Chess this past summer, but plan to attend for multiple classes. Please RSVP so Elizabeth can get you setup on chess.com. Owning a chess board is not required.
Sunday
12
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BMAV members and volunteers are invited to free online chess classes, taught by high school chess expert and tutor, Uday. Sundays, 4 - 5 pm (no class December 26). Students will pair off and play practice games live on screen while Uday gives direction. Uday will also delve deeper into chess theory and explain openings. All are welcome even if you did not attend Beginning Chess this past summer, but plan to attend for multiple classes. Please RSVP so Elizabeth can get you setup on chess.com. Owning a chess board is not required.
Monday
13
by zoom
4:00 PM
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BMAV members join us for an hour of show and tell and learn more about each other. This month we'll all bring something that was a gift - whether it was a meaningful handmade item from a child or something you treasure from your parents, etc. Maybe we will get some ideas for future gift-giving! 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 Elizabeth ahead of time so we can show it for you. Everyone is welcome whether you have something to share or not. We hope to see you there.
Tuesday
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Tuesday
14
by zoom or phone
1:45 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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The first year of the Biden presidency has been a whirlwind of activity and controversy, from ongoing threats to democracy to divisions among Democrats, all foreshadowing the crucial midterm elections in 2022. All are invited to this presentation by Dan Balz, Chief Correspondent covering national politics, the presidency and Congress for The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 1978 and has been involved in political coverage as a reporter or editor throughout his career. Before coming to The Post, he worked at National Journal magazine as a reporter and an editor and at the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is the author of several books, including two bestsellers. He is a regular panelist on PBS’s “Washington Week” and a frequent guest on the Sunday morning talk shows and other public affairs programs. Co-sponsored with the Connie Morella Library. Free and open to the public. Join here https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86924803071
Tuesday
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Learn how to create your own stunning centerpiece inspired by a great garden of the world. Longwood Gardens—one of the most visited gardens in America—is renowned for its iconic A Longwood Christmas display, this year showcasing the dramatically beautiful contrast of fire and ice. Join Longwood’s display designer Jim Sutton for a tour of the dazzling display and live demonstration on how to create your own holiday centerpieces of inventive accents to gorgeous garden greens, all inspired by the A Longwood Christmas display. Following the demonstration, you will receive recipe cards and images of each design to help you create your own festive floral masterpiece. Join AARP for this LIVE class and Q&A where you can ask your questions. Registration required here https://local.aarp.org/vcc-event/holiday-centerpieces-with-a-great-garden-of-the-world-dhn8mx5ynfv.html
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 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/87203910643

Or Dial In:?301 715 8592

Meeting ID: 872 0391 0643
Wednesday
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"The Sirens of Mars: Searching for Life on Another World" with Sarah Stewart Johnson, Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor, Johnson Biosignatures Lab, Department of Biology Science, Technology, and International Affairs Program, Georgetown University.
Mars was once similar to Earth, but today there are no rivers, no lakes, no oceans. Coated in red dust, the terrain is bewilderingly empty. And yet multiple spacecraft are circling Mars, sweeping over Terra Sabaea, Syrtis Major, the dunes of Elysium, and Mare Sirenum—on the brink, perhaps, of a staggering find, one that would inspire humankind as much as any discovery in the history of modern science. In this book talk, Georgetown scientist Sarah Stewart Johnson will tell the story of how she and other researchers have scoured Mars for signs of life, transforming the planet from a distant point of light into a world of its own.
Sarah Stewart Johnson is a Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Georgetown University. Sarah Stewart Johnson's research is driven by the underlying goal of understanding the presence and preservation of biosignatures within planetary environments. Her lab is also involved in the implementation of planetary exploration, analyzing data from current spacecraft as well as devising new techniques for future missions. A former Rhodes Scholar and White House Fellow, she received her PhD from MIT and has worked on NASA’s Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity rovers. She is also a visiting scientist with the Planetary Environments Lab at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. She has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Harvard Review and The Best American Science and Nature Writing.Her recent book, The Sirens of Mars, was a New York Times Editor's Choice and selected as one of the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020.

Registration Link: www.littlefallsvillage.org/Mars
Thursday
16
Cesco-Osteria
12:00 PM
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We meet in-person the third Thursday of every month at Cesco-Osteria. Hosted by Bob Berish. Themed discussions are held the first half of the lunch and the second half is for catching up.

We plan to be outdoors and on inclement weather days, Cesco will offer us the indoor private room. RSVP to Elizabeth is required for confirmation of vaccination and waiver.
Thursday
16
on your computer
3:00 PM
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The group chooses movies to watch ahead of time, and then gather to discuss. This month we are discussing Gaslight and Double Indemnity. Next month we will vote on musicals to review. All are welcome. Hosted by Diana Kitt.
Thursday
16
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Join MCPL & Senior Planet Montgomery for a virtual tech lecture series! Tour world famous museums from the comfort of your home! Did you know many of the world's leading museums have been making their collections and exhibits available to view virtually? In this lecture we'll explore some of these virtual galleries, as well as digital tools that help bring art, architecture, and history to life!

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81545264933

Meeting ID: 815 4526 4933
Sunday
19
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BMAV members and volunteers are invited to free online chess classes, taught by high school chess expert and tutor, Uday. Sundays, 4 - 5 pm (no class December 26). Students will pair off and play practice games live on screen while Uday gives direction. Uday will also delve deeper into chess theory and explain openings. All are welcome even if you did not attend Beginning Chess this past summer, but plan to attend for multiple classes. Please RSVP so Elizabeth can get you setup on chess.com. Owning a chess board is not required.
Monday
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Join AARP and the Joffrey Ballet for a special story-book presentation of Christopher Wheeldon’s The Nutcracker. Follow young Marie and the mysterious Great Impresario on a Christmas Eve adventure through Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair, a dazzling spectacle of sights, sounds, and holiday enchantment.

Enjoy the exclusive behind the scenes footage and performance highlights, plus a very special LIVE conversation with Joffrey dancers from the comfort of your home!

Please note: This is not a full performance of The Nutcracker ballet. This is a 30-minute presentation of the story, followed by a Q&A with the dancers, where you can ask them your questions. Register here https://local.aarp.org/vcc-event/a-nutcracker-story-adventure-8xnhtkyyqhg.html
Tuesday
21
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Join BMAV members for a celebration of the Winter Solstice, "virtually!" Light candles, sip some good cheer, and toast longer and brighter days ahead! Hosted by Barbara Reese.
Tuesday
21
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On the first day of winter, Jason Samenow of the Capital Weather Gang talks climate change and its overall effect on the DC metropolitan area. Has the weather been changing and turning more extreme in the Washington region? What are the latest trends in temperatures, rain and snow? What do the latest climate change simulations project for the future? The Washington Post’s weather editor and chief meteorologist for its Capital Weather Gang, Jason Samenow, will walk you through the data and discuss the implications. Join our Event Here: https://zoom.us/j/99949663081 Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 999 4966 3081
Thursday
30
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12:00 PM
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Come join other BMAV members for virtual Ladies‘ Lunch hosted by Lynn Barclay.

January, 2022

Sunday
2
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BMAV members and volunteers are invited to free online chess classes, taught by high school chess expert and tutor, Uday. Sundays, 4 - 5 pm (no class December 26). Students will pair off and play practice games live on screen while Uday gives direction. Uday will also delve deeper into chess theory and explain openings. All are welcome even if you did not attend Beginning Chess this past summer, but plan to attend for multiple classes. Please RSVP so Elizabeth can get you setup on chess.com. Owning a chess board is not required.
Monday
3
at your computer
2:00 PM
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Let Marilyn know if you would like to join an online bridge game.
Wednesday
5
on zoom
4:00 PM
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BMAV members join us for an hour of trivia on Zoom. Everyone comes with 3 - 4 trivia questions (and answers) they think may stump other guests. Not too hard though! There are ideas for questions online in the world of sports, history, anything that interests you. For example, What is the largest mammal in the world? Which actor played the first James Bond? Who invented the airplane?

If you can't think of questions, come anyway! Host Chris Palmer will have extra questions in his back pocket. Also bring paper to write your answers on and a drink if you'd like. We'll keep score and declare a winner for the night. It's a lot of fun
Friday
7
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Join in to discuss what you are working on or perhaps be encouraged to start a project. All are welcome.
Sunday
9
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BMAV members and volunteers are invited to free online chess classes, taught by high school chess expert and tutor, Uday. Sundays, 4 - 5 pm (no class December 26). Students will pair off and play practice games live on screen while Uday gives direction. Uday will also delve deeper into chess theory and explain openings. All are welcome even if you did not attend Beginning Chess this past summer, but plan to attend for multiple classes. Please RSVP so Elizabeth can get you setup on chess.com. Owning a chess board is not required.
Tuesday
11
Tuesday
11
by zoom or phone
1:45 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
11
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Friend Ralph Blessing will take us on tours of Cambodia, China and Thailand, trips that originated due to his wife's Peace Corps service in the latter.

We will view photos from two trips Ralph has made to the region, the first in 2001 with his wife and their two children so she could visit her old haunts in Thailand where she was a Peace Corps volunteer in the late 1970's. The second, more than 10 years later and also connected to Peace Corps, was to join in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the program's presence in that country. In addition, that trip provided the opportunity for a tour of China as well as a brief visit to Cambodia.
Thursday
13
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
13
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George W. Rutherford, M.D., renowned epidemiologist at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) will provide an update on the current state of COVID-19, focusing specifically on the delta variant, implications for children under the age of 12, what the rise of this highly infectious variant means for vaccinated and unvaccinated adults and adolescents, and what it will take to move past this surge and end the pandemic.

Dr. Rutherford is Professor of Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics and History and Head of the Division of Infectious Disease and Global Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF. He also directs the Global Strategic Information program within UCSF’s Institute for Global Health Sciences and the residency program in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health.

His work has focused primarily on the epidemiology and control of communicable diseases, both domestically and internationally. He has held a number of positions in public health agencies, including serving State Health Officer and State Epidemiologist for California. His academic interest has been on HIV and other infectious diseases in low- and middle-income countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Eastern Europe.

He has been intimately involved in UCSF’s, San Francisco’s and California’s responses to the COVID-19 pandemic since the earliest days and is leading a major cohort study with Stanford on the epidemiology and prevention of SARS-CoV-2 in the Bay Area.
Educated at Stanford University and Duke University School of Medicine, he has degrees in the Classics, Chemistry, History and Medicine. He is board certified in pediatrics and in general preventive medicine and public health.
Register with Little Falls Village www.littlefallsvillage.org/CovidEpidemiology
Thursday
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Sunday
16
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BMAV members and volunteers are invited to free online chess classes, taught by high school chess expert and tutor, Uday. Sundays, 4 - 5 pm (no class December 26). Students will pair off and play practice games live on screen while Uday gives direction. Uday will also delve deeper into chess theory and explain openings. All are welcome even if you did not attend Beginning Chess this past summer, but plan to attend for multiple classes. Please RSVP so Elizabeth can get you setup on chess.com. Owning a chess board is not required.
Tuesday
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Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg is a visual artist who has demonstrated the power of art to touch hundreds of thousands of lives. In Fall of 2020, images of her "In America: How could this happen…" art installation graced over six hundred news articles on six continents, making visible the COVID-19 pandemic’s cost in American lives. Her art created a national space for mourning.

In September 2021, Firstenberg recreated this art installation, newly named "In America: Remember," on the National Mall. For seventeen days, over 650,000 white flags fluttered near the Washington Monument. To ensure access for all, Firstenberg partnered with Esri, Inc, the global leader in geographic information systems, to present the art concurrently in the digital sphere.

Firstenberg believes art has incredible power to educate, inspire, and change the lens through which viewers understand social issues. Interviews, research, and reading ground her work on topics that include gun violence, Native Americans, homelessness, and political partisanship. The underlying theme is upholding individual dignity, a value honed through her twenty-five years of hospice volunteering.

In this Zoom presentation, Firstenberg will talk with us about why and how she created the "In America" art installations. Firstenberg believes in times like ours, when words fall on unlistening ears, art is not an elective, but an imperative. Join us to view photos of her art and learn how she became an artist and is inspired.

Co-sponsored by Connie Morella library.
Thursday
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Cesco-Osteria
12:00 PM
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We meet in-person the third Thursday of every month at Cesco-Osteria. Hosted by Bob Berish. Themed discussions are held the first half of the lunch and the second half is for catching up.

We plan to be outdoors and on inclement weather days, Cesco will offer us the indoor private room. Please RSVP to Bob so that he can make a reservation.
Friday
21
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Join in to discuss what you are working on or perhaps be encouraged to start a project. All are welcome.
Sunday
23
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Steven Petrow is an award-winning journalist and columnist for the Washington Post and USA Today and a regular contributor to the New York Times. His essays on aging and health often appear on the "Most Read" lists, and you‘ve likely heard on NPR and seen him on TV.

Steven has written over half a dozen books, the latest of which is Stupid Things I Won‘t Do When I Get Old. It is a highly judgmental, unapologetically honest accounting of all the things elders are doing wrong!

Do come and enjoy what will be a fascinating talk and discussion.

No RSVP required, all are welcome on Zoom.
Monday
24
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Volunteer docent Bob Ferguson returns to take BMAV members on a tour of how American artists responded to moments of significant social change across the history of our country. We will view pieces from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and discuss Manifest Destiny and the westward migration, Emancipation and Reconstruction, the Industrial Revolution, the Gilded Age and its demise, the evolving life of formerly enslaved people in the deep south and the lives of immigrant workers in the U.S.
Via Zoom.
Thursday
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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.
Sunday
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BMAV members and volunteers are invited to free online chess classes, taught by high school chess expert and tutor, Uday. Sundays, 4 - 5 pm (no class December 26). Students will pair off and play practice games live on screen while Uday gives direction. Uday will also delve deeper into chess theory and explain openings. All are welcome even if you did not attend Beginning Chess this past summer, but plan to attend for multiple classes. Please RSVP so Elizabeth can get you setup on chess.com. Owning a chess board is not required.

February, 2022

Friday
4
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Join in to discuss what you are working on or perhaps be encouraged to start a project. All are welcome.
Monday
7
at your computer
2:00 PM
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Let Marilyn know if you would like to join an online bridge game.
Tuesday
8
by zoom or phone
1:45 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
8
via zoom
4:00 PM
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Jane Boynton will be sharing photos from a trip to Paris and to Normandy. Do you have photos from trips you have taken? Armchair Travelers would love to hear about your travels too! Diane Goldman can help with the presentation if you don't know how to screen share - you just send her digital photos ahead of time. Please contact her if you can volunteer.
Thursday
10
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
10
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You may remember Bob Ryan as the first meteorologist to join the Today Show and, after 1980, as chief meteorologist at NBC4 and head of digital weather strategies at ABC7 in Washington. Ryan began his career in the atmospheric sciences as an associate researcher in the Physics Section with Arthur D. Little Inc (ADL). in Cambridge, MA where he conducted research in cloud physics. While at ADL, Ryan began to work part time as a broadcast meteorologist in Boston, a career move which would become full time. Now retired, he continues to work as a consultant on weather and climate matters and serve on committees in the field of communication. In the past he has testified before various committees of Congress and served on the National Academy of Science Board of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate. He was a member of committees of the National Research Council which wrote the "Fair Weather" report and the "Completing the Forecast . . ." report. He also served on the Advisory Committee of the Geoscience Directorate of the National Science Foundation and as the organizing chair of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Committee on Effective Communication of Weather and Climate Information. He is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist, and Fellow and Past President of the AMS. He holds a BS degree in Physics and M.S. in Atmospheric Science from the University at Albany.
This event is brought to you by the Council of Former Federal Executives & Associates (COFFE).
Registration Link: www.littlefallsvillage.org/Weather
Tuesday
15
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Dr. Matthew Costello, Vice President of the White House Historical Association, will speak on President Theodore Roosevelt and his influence on the White House.

This presentation explores the influence and impact of Theodore Roosevelt, Edith Roosevelt, and their children on America’s most famous home, the White House. During their occupancy, the Roosevelts transformed the Executive Mansion with a major renovation and household restructuring. The family’s need for private space also led to the building of the West Wing, which shifted the workplace of the presidency out of the mansion itself. Finally, media interest in the Roosevelts set a new standard for future relationships between the first family and the American people.

Co-sponsored with the Connie Morella Library.
Thursday
17
Cesco-Osteria
12:00 PM
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We meet in-person the third Thursday of every month at Cesco-Osteria. Hosted by Bob Berish. Themed discussions are held the first half of the lunch and the second half is for catching up.

We plan to be outdoors and on inclement weather days, Cesco will offer us the indoor private room. Please RSVP to Bob so that he can make a reservation.
Friday
18
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Join in to discuss what you are working on or perhaps be encouraged to start a project. All are welcome.
Monday
21
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The creation of art is a universal human endeavor, but what connects artworks across cultures, and what sets them apart? Freer Gallery of Art founder Charles Lang Freer wrote, “For those who have the power to see beauty. . .all works of art go together.” The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art is home to more than 44,000 objects, with strengths in arts of the Islamic world; the ancient Near East; South, East, and Southeast Asia; and the United States. On this museum highlights tour, we will enjoy selections from diverse regions and time periods, exploring commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.
Wednesday
23
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Join Little Falls Village for Auditory Learning & The Effects of Hearing Loss on the Brain, Learning and Memory with Professor Dan Sanes and Professor Beverly Wright.

Dan Sanes is Professor in the Center for Neural Science and Department of Biology at New York University. He is a leading researcher in the study of hearing loss during development. His studies have shown how early hearing loss affects brain development and how the developmental deficits caused by deafness might be reversed.

Beverly Wright is a Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Director of the Hughes Knowles Center, Northwestern University School of Communication. Wright and her students explore the general principles of auditory learning, a process that leads to improvements in perceptual skills. Her research also focuses on how learning changes with age, sensory experience (hearing loss), and cognitive background (e.g., language and reading disorders). Research on perceptual learning may lead to more effective training strategies for enhancing normal perceptual capacities and treating perceptual disorders.

This program is free and open to all and is presented by Little Falls Village in partnership with the Little Falls Library of Montgomery County Public Libraries.

Registration is required at least a day prior to the event. Please register at www.littlefallsvillage.org/AuditoryLearning or by calling the Little Falls Village office at 301-320-3267. Please note, you will be asked to provide your name and contact information to Little Falls Village and will receive emails about the event after you register.

Join our Event Here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89490078899?pwd=ZVZzYmFBcGlFUGU5VmhzK0xuVGxJUT09

Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 894 9007 8899 Passcode: 933386
Thursday
24
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.
Sunday
27
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No RSVP required, all are welcome on Zoom.

March, 2022

Monday
7
at your computer
2:00 PM
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Let Marilyn know if you would like to join an online bridge game.
Tuesday
8
by zoom or phone
1:45 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.
Thursday
10
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
17
Cesco-Osteria
12:00 PM
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We meet in-person the third Thursday of every month at Cesco-Osteria. Hosted by Bob Berish. Themed discussions are held the first half of the lunch and the second half is for catching up.

We plan to be outdoors and on inclement weather days, Cesco will offer us the indoor private room. Please RSVP to Bob so that he can make a reservation.
Thursday
24
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.
Sunday
27
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No RSVP required, all are welcome on Zoom.

April, 2022

Monday
4
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The revered sakura, or cherry blossom, has been celebrated in landscapes, figure paintings, and prints by artists from medieval Japan to Katsushika Hokusai and beyond. Long after the cherry blossoms fall in Washington, DC, you are invited to embrace hanami, the traditional Japanese custom of “flower viewing,” by going cherry blossom viewing in the museum’s Japanese art collections!
Monday
4
at your computer
2:00 PM
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Let Marilyn know if you would like to join an online bridge game.
Tuesday
12
by zoom or phone
1:45 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.
Thursday
21
Cesco-Osteria
12:00 PM
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We meet in-person the third Thursday of every month at Cesco-Osteria. Hosted by Bob Berish. Themed discussions are held the first half of the lunch and the second half is for catching up.

We plan to be outdoors and on inclement weather days, Cesco will offer us the indoor private room. Please RSVP to Bob so that he can make a reservation.
Sunday
24
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No RSVP required, all are welcome on Zoom.

May, 2022

Thursday
19
Cesco-Osteria
12:00 PM
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We meet in-person the third Thursday of every month at Cesco-Osteria. Hosted by Bob Berish. Themed discussions are held the first half of the lunch and the second half is for catching up.

We plan to be outdoors and on inclement weather days, Cesco will offer us the indoor private room. Please RSVP to Bob so that he can make a reservation.
Sunday
22
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No RSVP required, all are welcome on Zoom.