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October, 2021

Friday
1
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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
1
4:00 PM
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This week we will be gathering on Gil and Jean Jackson‘s porch. Permit parking restrictions on Exeter have been lifted. Parking is available on Exeter or in the driveway or parking pad. Space is limited and RSVP required.
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.
Monday
4
2:00 PM
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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. He is the author of We All Scream: The Fall of The Gifford's Ice Cream Empire, which charts the rise and fall of the company and the family behind it. Find him on Twitter @sfwp

Co-hosted with the Connie Morella Library. Free and open to the public. Link here https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/5388842

Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 820 2567 2116
Tuesday
5
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We are back online again! Get moving again!

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

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

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

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

Using Zoom for Virtual Programs: You can click on the Join ZOOM meeting link below. You will be connected directly to the meeting. Or you may simply copy and paste the Zoom link in your web browser. You may be asked to download a free web app (takes a few seconds), but no Zoom account is required to participate.
Join our Event Here: https://zoom.us/j/96648614581?pwd=MmdBUlRhaDRRb0RKNHQ2cjhueTlPQT09
Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 96648614581 Passcode: 172274
Tuesday
5
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Montgomery County Schools’ Coming of Age:
Bethesda as the Textbook Example
with Ralph Buglass

This richly-illustrated talk, sponsored by Montgomery History and the Bethesda Historical Society, will detail the ways that Bethesda schools set the pace for education in Montgomery County public schools beginning in the early 1900s.

Register here https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PouKqnuAT46ieu5lGLNXnQ
Wednesday
6
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As we get older, many of us are interested in gathering stories from our lives and sharing them with our children and grandchildren. We want to try and make sense of our lives and create a record describing the events we experienced and how we dealt with struggles, setbacks, and successes. What are the lessons and values that we want to pass on? What did we find meaningful? What was important to us? What is our legacy?

This 3-part class on October 6, 13, and 20 will be taught by Chris Palmer, who has taught memoir-writing at The Writer‘s Center. His classes were very popular and got rave reviews from students.

The focus will be practical and designed to help participants make rapid progress with their memoirs. We‘ll discuss the reasons for writing a memoir, how to plan and structure it, how to collect ideas (including ones that are long forgotten), how to tell powerful and effective stories, how to deal with conflict and contention, and how to deal with sensitive issues. Open to BMAV members.
Thursday
7
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We are back online again! Get moving again!

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

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

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

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

Using Zoom for Virtual Programs: You can click on the Join ZOOM meeting link below. You will be connected directly to the meeting. Or you may simply copy and paste the Zoom link in your web browser. You may be asked to download a free web app (takes a few seconds), but no Zoom account is required to participate.
Join our Event Here: https://zoom.us/j/96648614581?pwd=MmdBUlRhaDRRb0RKNHQ2cjhueTlPQT09
Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 96648614581 Passcode: 172274
Thursday
7
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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
7
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Join MCPL as we practice Integral Tai Chi is a series of exercises, a relaxation technique, and a type of meditation that combines Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation.

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

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

Join our Event Here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89291741037
Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 892 9174 1037
Tuesday
12
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We are back online again! Get moving again!

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

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

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

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

Using Zoom for Virtual Programs: You can click on the Join ZOOM meeting link below. You will be connected directly to the meeting. Or you may simply copy and paste the Zoom link in your web browser. You may be asked to download a free web app (takes a few seconds), but no Zoom account is required to participate.
Join our Event Here: https://zoom.us/j/96648614581?pwd=MmdBUlRhaDRRb0RKNHQ2cjhueTlPQT09
Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 96648614581 Passcode: 172274
Tuesday
12
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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
https://nwnv.helpfulvillage.com/events/2673
Tuesday
12
by zoom or phone
2:00 PM
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Join us the second Tuesday of every month at 2 pm to talk tech with BMAV volunteer Tony Mastria. He can answer your questions about computers, smartphones, anything tech-related. Note this will be not be a one-on-one session, but a good way to get advice on general problems and questions. Open to Full and Social members. You can drop in to as many sessions as you‘d like, but an RSVP by the day before with your question will be most helpful to give Tony time to prepare.
Tuesday
12
from your computer!
7:00 PM
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Join village members to talk about your book recommendations in this discussion led by Jane Boynton. Contact us for the zoom or conference call link
Wednesday
13
11:00 AM
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Basic Medicare and What You Need to Know about the Medicare Advantage Plans

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 Oct. 13
https://palisades.helpfulvillage.com/events/1074-basic-medicare-and-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-medicare-advantage-plans
Wednesday
13
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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: Zoom login https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85605761996?pwd=c05TY2VQTnZVcEZQRHErTWRqaWpoUT09
Wednesday
13
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As we get older, many of us are interested in gathering stories from our lives and sharing them with our children and grandchildren. We want to try and make sense of our lives and create a record describing the events we experienced and how we dealt with struggles, setbacks, and successes. What are the lessons and values that we want to pass on? What did we find meaningful? What was important to us? What is our legacy?

This 3-part class on October 6, 13, and 20 will be taught by Chris Palmer, who has taught memoir-writing at The Writer‘s Center. His classes were very popular and got rave reviews from students.

The focus will be practical and designed to help participants make rapid progress with their memoirs. We‘ll discuss the reasons for writing a memoir, how to plan and structure it, how to collect ideas (including ones that are long forgotten), how to tell powerful and effective stories, how to deal with conflict and contention, and how to deal with sensitive issues. Open to BMAV members.
Thursday
14
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
14
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We are back online again! Get moving again!

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

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

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

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

Using Zoom for Virtual Programs: You can click on the Join ZOOM meeting link below. You will be connected directly to the meeting. Or you may simply copy and paste the Zoom link in your web browser. You may be asked to download a free web app (takes a few seconds), but no Zoom account is required to participate.
Join our Event Here: https://zoom.us/j/96648614581?pwd=MmdBUlRhaDRRb0RKNHQ2cjhueTlPQT09
Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 96648614581 Passcode: 172274
Thursday
14
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Katie Quinn is the author of Cheese, Wine, and Bread: discovering the magic of fermentation in England, Italy and France. She will provide an image-rich presentation of her food-focused journey.

Take a delicious trip through Europe and dive into the world of three culinary favorites - cheese, wine, and bread with Katie Quinn, author of Cheese, Wine, and Bread: discovering the magic of fermentation in England, Italy, and France.

Katie spent months as an apprentice to some of Europe's most acclaimed experts in the arts of cheese, wine, and bread making. In this image-rich presentation, Katie will introduce us to people and places that are keeping these crafts alive.

After attending Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in Paris, Katie Quinn became an acclaimed author, multi-media food journalist, probing podcaster, and inspiring presenter. Katie Quinn has been a guest on NBC’S TODAY Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, and The Rachael Ray Show talking about the joys of cheese, wine, and bread.

Join our Event Here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84433779978

Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 844 3377 9978
Thursday
14
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When we hear the word Nutrition, we may think of what is on the plate. When we hear the word Nourishment, we can think about what is on life’s plate.
Nutrition is certainly an important key to health, and for me, the conversation goes beyond food choices. When creating our health and wellness goals, especially as we continue to age, it is important to consider all influences that could impact our ability to adapt and shift. Life brings change, and we often need to adapt our plans accordingly. In this presentation, we will focus on four strategies that allow us to live a Nourished Life with Carla Johnston, DCN, MA, MS, CNS, LDN.
Registration Link: www.littlefallsvillage.org/NourishedLife
Thursday
14
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Join MCPL as we practice Integral Tai Chi is a series of exercises, a relaxation technique, and a type of meditation that combines Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation.

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

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

Join our Event Here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89291741037
Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 892 9174 1037
Friday
15
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Join Sylvia Winik and the arts SIG on a trip to the National Building Museum to see the exhibit, “Alan Karchmer: The Architects’ Photographer.” Karchmer is an architect, but prefers photographing great buildings to designing them. Karchmer excels at the latter, and uses his knowledge of architecture to help him understand what the architect intended. He is trusted by leading architects all over the world to create images by which their work will be defined for those who cannot visit in person, or who seek his artistic interpretation of what they see. The exhibit includes large-format photographs of structures designed by famous architects. RSVP to coordinate travel with the group. Senior tickets $7.

A virtual gallery talk is also available here. https://www.architecturalrecord.com/videos?bctid=6166744749001
Friday
15
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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
15
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
17
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By zoom
Sunday
17
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Weather permitting, Fred Berner will lead a walking tour of “Historic Edgemoor," beginning on the northwest corner of Edgemoor Lane and Exeter Road. Tour through the neighborhood will cover a mile in an hour. On the way, we’ll stop to admire some of the oldest Edgemoor homes, built between 1912 and 1918, and learn about their architecture and history. Free and open to all. Masks will be optional, but social distancing and vaccination encouraged.
Monday
18
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The Anacostia River Trail- beautiful trail mostly flat and along the river.
Approximate riding distance 20 miles. Bring a picnic lunch. Start Location: Bladensburg Waterpark, (meet near the bathrooms) 4601 Annapolis Rd, Bladensburg, MD. (About a 40 min drive from Bethesda).

All riding levels are welcome as you can ride at your own pace. No one will be left behind as we will have a Leader and a designated "Sweep" (last rider).

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

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

RSVP required.
Monday
18
11:30 AM
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The internet can open a new world for saving money and managing your finances. This lecture introduces online banking and goes over how to keep your financial information safe.You’ll also learn about online shopping and explore some digital resources for saving money on entertainment, prescription drugs, and everyday items.

Click or tap to join this class by Zoom:

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

Meeting ID: 853 133 798
Monday
18
3:00 PM
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Wondering why Zoom has become everyone’s go-to video conferencing software? This lecture will go over how to use Zoom to chat with friends & family, and take virtual classes with Senior Planet! You’ll learn about useful Zoom features, whether you’re connecting with an iOS, Android, or Windows device. The lecture will also go over security considerations and give tips on how to look your best during a video chat.

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
Monday
18
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Social media sites make it easy to share content and connect with other people online. In this presentation you’ll get a general introduction to social media and learn about some of the more popular social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Click or tap to join this class by Zoom:

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

OR

Call in by phone:
1-346-248-7799
Meeting ID: 323 245 7287
Tuesday
19
Tuesday
19
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We are back online again! Get moving again!

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

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

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

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

Using Zoom for Virtual Programs: You can click on the Join ZOOM meeting link below. You will be connected directly to the meeting. Or you may simply copy and paste the Zoom link in your web browser. You may be asked to download a free web app (takes a few seconds), but no Zoom account is required to participate.
Join our Event Here: https://zoom.us/j/96648614581?pwd=MmdBUlRhaDRRb0RKNHQ2cjhueTlPQT09
Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 96648614581 Passcode: 172274
Tuesday
19
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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
https://nwnv.helpfulvillage.com/events/2668-virtual-speaker-series---new-frauds-and-scams-%E2%80%93-and-seniors-are-often-the-intended-targets/event_participations/new
Tuesday
19
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Interested in learning more about your smartphone camera? Come to this lecture to explore your smartphone’s camera and some features like recording video, adding filters to pictures, and using your camera’s timer! We’ll also go over some basic tips for taking good selfies, selecting backgrounds, and using optimal lighting. This presentation will cover Android and iPhones.

Click or tap to join this class by Zoom:

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

Meeting ID: 853 133 798
Tuesday
19
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This story-telling lecture with Karen Yaffe Lottes of Montgomery History explores haunted places of Montgomery County and its surrounding area through ghostly tales. Learn about the many ghosts, apparitions, and supernatural occurrences that can’t be explained logically, including: The Headless Horseman that continues to terrorize visitors to the old railroad bridge; the poltergeist that haunts the Madison House; the Tommyknocker at the Maryland Mine; and the farmer who keeps searching for his buried treasure. Take this haunted journey back in time!

Register here https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iFWZEAomRI6j_8Yg-_ek1A
Tuesday
19
5:00 PM
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Think that fitness apps are only for athletes? This lecture covers many different types of fitness apps, whatever your health and wellness goals. We’ll discuss apps that can help you track your nutrition and activity, plan your workouts, stay motivated and even get better sleep. You’ll learn about the benefits of fitness apps and popular apps in each category.



Click or tap to join this class by Zoom:

https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/81128717391

Meeting ID: 811 2871 7391
Tuesday
19
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Ordering food from home is now easier than ever thanks to the internet. This lecture provides an overview of the most popular food delivery apps, such as Seamless. You’ll learn about the pros and cons, how to search for new restaurants, and how to leave a tip and rating.

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
Wednesday
20
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 will be discussing the suspense films, Verdict and Witness. All are welcome. Hosted by Diana Kitt.
Wednesday
20
4:00 PM
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If you’re curious about what an iPhone can do and why it’s so popular, come to this lecture. You’ll learn about the latest iPhone, its features and what to consider if you’re thinking of buying one. NB: this lecture will not teach you how to use your iPhone–ask about our Tech Talks if you need assistance with your iPhone.

Click or tap to join this class by Zoom:

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

OR

Call in by phone:
1-346-248-7799
Meeting ID: 323 245 7287
Wednesday
20
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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
https://palisades.helpfulvillage.com/events/1087-reflections-on-a-life-in-news-with-gordon-peterson
Wednesday
20
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As we get older, many of us are interested in gathering stories from our lives and sharing them with our children and grandchildren. We want to try and make sense of our lives and create a record describing the events we experienced and how we dealt with struggles, setbacks, and successes. What are the lessons and values that we want to pass on? What did we find meaningful? What was important to us? What is our legacy?

This 3-part class on October 6, 13, and 20 will be taught by Chris Palmer, who has taught memoir-writing at The Writer‘s Center. His classes were very popular and got rave reviews from students.

The focus will be practical and designed to help participants make rapid progress with their memoirs. We‘ll discuss the reasons for writing a memoir, how to plan and structure it, how to collect ideas (including ones that are long forgotten), how to tell powerful and effective stories, how to deal with conflict and contention, and how to deal with sensitive issues. Open to BMAV members.
Thursday
21
10:00 AM
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This month we will be hiking the Gold Mine trail, a lovely wooded trail on the Maryland side of the Potomac. RSVP required. Hosted by Ann Bennet.
Thursday
21
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We are back online again! Get moving again!

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

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

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

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

Using Zoom for Virtual Programs: You can click on the Join ZOOM meeting link below. You will be connected directly to the meeting. Or you may simply copy and paste the Zoom link in your web browser. You may be asked to download a free web app (takes a few seconds), but no Zoom account is required to participate.
Join our Event Here: https://zoom.us/j/96648614581?pwd=MmdBUlRhaDRRb0RKNHQ2cjhueTlPQT09
Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 96648614581 Passcode: 172274
Thursday
21
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Every day, more and more people are “cutting the cord” and canceling their cable subscriptions. Instead, they’re using free or low-cost streaming services like YouTube, Netflix, and Hulu to watch their favorite shows and movies online. This presentation will give an introduction to streaming: what it is, how to use it, and the variety of content available. You’ll also learn how to watch live TV without cable and how smart TVs and streaming devices can let you watch videos from the internet on your television.



Click or tap to join this class by Zoom:

https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/88581815337

Meeting ID: 885 8181 5337
Thursday
21
10:30 AM
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Voice assistants are no longer just on your phone! Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Home can do everything from playing music to ordering your Uber, from giving news briefs to turning on the lights. Learn about the many devices, current uses, and future implications of this exciting technology.



Click or tap to join this class by Zoom:

https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/88581815337

Meeting ID: 885 8181 5337
Thursday
21
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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
21
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Looking for a new computer? This informational session addresses some of the most common questions surrounding how to choose a new computer: Where to start? What’s a reliable brand? How much should you budget? What technical specifications? We will also cover operating systems and compare alternatives to the traditional computer, e.g. tablets and Chromebooks.

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

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Call in with a phone:
1-646-558-8656 or 1-312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 170 203 513
Thursday
21
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Join MCPL as we practice Integral Tai Chi is a series of exercises, a relaxation technique, and a type of meditation that combines Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation.

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

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

Join our Event Here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89291741037
Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 892 9174 1037
Saturday
23
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This event will be outside, contactless and hospital staff and volunteers will be wearing appropriate protective equipment. Drive up and drop off your unused or expired prescription medications to any one of our 7 participating sites including Sibley and Suburban hospitals.
Monday
25
12:00 PM
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LLO will meet this month in Lynn Barclay's garden. RSVP and waiver required. There is a side entrance. Please bring your own lunch and a mask for when indoors.
Monday
25
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Interested in telehealth? Come learn how the medical industry is embracing the Internet of Things (IoT) technology to treat patients remotely. We’ll explore cutting-edge devices from smart hearing aids to ingestible sensors, as well as popular telehealth apps!

Click or tap to join this class by Zoom:

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

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Call in by phone:
1-346-248-7799
Meeting ID: 323 245 7287
Tuesday
26
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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 https://nwnv.helpfulvillage.com/events/2664-virtual-speaker-series---across-the-universe----the-search-for-life/event_participations/new
ACCESS: Zoom login information will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the event.
Tuesday
26
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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.

This is a shared village event. To register and receive the Zoom Link, please email pdubroof@assistinghands.com. Open to all village members, volunteers and friends.
Tuesday
26
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Curious about the free tools from Google? Learn about some of Google’s most popular productivity tools that are for personal use, as well as work-related ones. This lecture will introduce Docs, Sheets, Slides, Photos, and Drive. We’ll explore some practical and creative uses and demonstrate how to make the most out of Google’s many free templates.

Click or tap to join this class by Zoom:
http://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/3232457287s
Wednesday
27
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Have you ever looked at a painting in an art museum convinced that a six-year-old could do it better? Have you ever wondered, “is this art”? Or have you instinctively felt drawn to or moved by the color, line, and/or shapes you see in an abstract painting?

Patricia Greenfield, Smithsonian American Art Museum docent, will lead our virtual tour to examine the excitement, innovation, and impact of abstraction. With each painting, we will discuss nontraditional techniques and composition, as well as the adventure of imagination.

By Zoom
Thursday
28
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BMAV members are invited to coffee talk in Lynn Barclay's garden. if it rains on that day, the event will be held inside, where masks will be required and refreshments will be deferred. Address and details about parking will be sent to the attendees. RSVP required and space is limited.
Thursday
28
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We are back online again! Get moving again!

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

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

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

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

Using Zoom for Virtual Programs: You can click on the Join ZOOM meeting link below. You will be connected directly to the meeting. Or you may simply copy and paste the Zoom link in your web browser. You may be asked to download a free web app (takes a few seconds), but no Zoom account is required to participate.
Join our Event Here: https://zoom.us/j/96648614581?pwd=MmdBUlRhaDRRb0RKNHQ2cjhueTlPQT09
Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 96648614581 Passcode: 172274
Thursday
28
10:30 AM
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Visit sites around the world from the comfort of your home, get a bird’s-eye-view of your childhood neighborhood, or simply get directions to your friend’s house! Google Maps is a mapping application that offers satellite imagery, street maps, and street-view perspectives. It also has a route planner for your preferred transportation method, be it foot, car, bicycle or public transportation. During this lecture, you’ll get an introduction to the platform and a demonstration of how to use it.



Click or tap to join this class by Zoom:

https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/88581815337

Meeting ID: 885 8181 5337
Thursday
28
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Join MCPL as we practice Integral Tai Chi is a series of exercises, a relaxation technique, and a type of meditation that combines Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and meditation.

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

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

Join our Event Here: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89291741037
Or Dial In:?301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 892 9174 1037
Thursday
28
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Interested in learning more about your smartphone camera? Come to this lecture to explore your smartphone’s camera and some features like recording video, adding filters to pictures, and using your camera’s timer! We’ll also go over some basic tips for taking good selfies, selecting backgrounds, and using optimal lighting. This presentation will cover Android and iPhones.



Click or tap to join this class by Zoom:

https://seniorplanet.zoom.us/j/88581815337

Meeting ID: 885 8181 5337
Friday
29
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.