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DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry Reading and Open Mic

03/11/2018 to 03/11/2018

18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Poetry reading and open mic featuring poets Michele Wolf, Jennifer Wallace, and Maritza Rivera. Open mic follows. Free and open to the public. For more information, please visit http://www.diversepoetry.com.

Free films on conflict in the Holy Land

03/11/2018 to 03/11/2018

6701 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Two short films about the Israel-Palestine conflict. The first, “Bethlehem: Hidden from View,” is about the strangling and walled imprisonment of the famous “Little Town of Bethlehem” and the impact on the local Christian community. The second film, “Gaza: A Gaping Wound,” tells the stories of the survivors of the Israeli military offensive that killed 2,200 people over 51 days in 2014. The showing begins at 2:30 pm at Saint John’s Norwood Episcopal Church, 6701 Wisconsin Avenue, in Chevy Chase, MD. It will be followed by a moderated discussion. Admission and parking are free. For more information about this event and the 4th annual Voices from the Holy Land film series, visit online "Voices From the Holy Land [dot] org," or call Nancy Adams at 202-294-8494.

Dementia Art Tour – See Me at the National Portrait Gallery

03/13/2018 to 07/10/2018

8th & G St., NW, Washington, DC, DE 20004

The National Portrait Gallery tells the story of America by portraying the people - including artists, politicians, scientists, inventors, activists and performers. We invite individuals with dementia together with their care partners, to join us for an interactive and multi-sensory exploration of our artworks, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, from March 13th to July 10th, 2018. The gallery is located at 8th and F. St. NW, Washington, D.C. Registration is required. For more information, email access@si.edu or call (202) 633-2921.

The Big Event

03/13/2018 to 03/13/2018

2700 Turf Valley Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Leadership Howard County’s annual Big Event brings together more than 400 leaders from business, government and nonprofits in Howard County. This year, speaker Ron Clark, a nationally and internationally recognized educator who established Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, Georgia, will present his vision to transform education and cultivate a generation of global leaders, offering an inspiring message for community leaders on every level. Proceeds to benefit LHC programs and scholarships. This year's event will be held at the Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City. Visit www.leadershiphc.org/ if you have any questions or would like more information.

Howard Co. Genealogical Society

03/14/2018 to 03/14/2018

5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia, MD 21044

Wednesday Mar 14 Howard Co. Genealogical Society Meeting - 7-9pm everyone is welcome. Refreshments provided by members. Following the meeting a lecture titled, "Ely Samuel Parker: Connections in American and World History". Ely Parker is one of those virtually unknown individuals in American History whose story is one that provides a thread connecting disparate aspects of our history. Member of a prominent Native American family, he became famous in his own right. Presented by member Ron Schartz, who has had a lifetime interest in this story. In his presentation he will discuss some of his original insights and findings. This enlightening presentation will provide highlights of the life, times and significance of a most interesting individual and family. Among other things, the presentation will show how genealogical skills have led nearer to a possible solution of one of the great mysteries of American history, one that, even to this day, has had profound consequences. If Howard County senior centers are closed the meeting will be cancelled. For more information about upcoming events visit us at hcgsmd.org.

Gertrude Stein and a Companion

03/15/2018 to 03/15/2018

15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Presented in partnership with Fells Point Corner Theatre (FPCT), join us for the performance of one scene from FPCT’s current production of Gertrude Stein and a Companion followed by a talk-back with the cast and director. Contact Name: Trillion Attwood. Contact Phone: tattwood@jewishmuseummd.org. Contact e-mail: Included with museum admission. Weblink: http://jewishmuseummd.org/single/gertrude-stein-and-a-companion-at-the-jmm/