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Virtual Active Aging Exercise Classes

03/03/2021 to 03/21/2021

541 Marshall Rd SW, Vienna, VA 22180

March 3, 2021 – April 21, 2021 Wednesdays (Virtual via Zoom). Virtual Active Aging Exercise Classes sponsored by Shepherd’s Center of Northern Virginia (SCNOVA). 10:45 am - 11:45 am. Exercise class for older adults focusing on low impact aerobics, balance, coordination and stretching. Class meets for 1 hour, once a week, for eight weeks. Cost: $50 for 8 week session - payable to Sun Fitness LLC. To register or for more info, contact Casey Tarr at 703-821-6838 or After registering you will be contacted with payment instructions and will be provided with an invitation link to connect to the Zoom virtual class.

The Bauder Lecture: Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, author of “Friday Black”

03/04/2021 to 03/04/2021

Virtual Event, Virtual Event, MD Virtual Event

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, the New York Times-bestselling author of “Friday Black,” will deliver the keynote at the inaugural Bauder Lecture by Howard Community College. Adjei-Brenyah will participate in the virtual event on March 4, 2021, at 12 p.m., which also will include a conversation with Washington, DC-based writer Tope Folarin. Adjei-Brenyah’s debut work, “Friday Black,” is a collection of twelve short stories that explore the injustices experienced by Black men and women in the U.S. Adjei-Brenyah, a professor at Syracuse University, uses fiction, humor, and shock to tackle urgent instances of racism and cultural unrest in America. Following his keynote, Adjei-Brenyah will be joined by Tope Folarin, a Nigerian-American writer based in Washington, D.C., and the author of “A Particular Kind of Black Man,” for an in-depth conversation. The Bauder Lecture by Howard Community College is made possible by a generous grant from Dr. Lillian Bauder, a community leader and Columbia resident. To learn more about the Bauder Lecture and RSVP for the event, visit For more information on Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, “Friday Black,” and the Howard County Book Connection, visit

What’s Going On? American Politics 1970–2020

03/09/2021 to 03/09/2021

Virtual Event, Virtual Eevent, MD 21044

In 1970, the year that Howard Community College opened, the country was deeply divided with political protest, social unrest, conflicts over racism, and urban riots. Marvin Gaye wrote the song “What’s Going On” that year to ask the question, “Why?” We could ask that same question today. Is this a case of the more things change, the more they stay the same? In fact, it’s quite different. In this talk, trace the changes in American politics over the past 50 years and try to answer the question: “What’s Going On”? Free and open to the public, this series is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Columbia Patuxent. Participants are asked to RSVP at or by emailing Information about accessing the virtual lectures will be provided closer to the event date. About the Speaker: Dr. Michael Heffren received his B.A. from King’s College (Pennsylvania), and his M.A. and Ph.D from Rutgers University. His dissertation was entitled “The Decline of Liberalism in the United States: A Class Relations Perspective.” His area of specialization was political sociology. Dr. Heffren has been teaching full time at HCC since fall 2000 and currently serves as the coordinator for political science courses.

Filipino American Diaspora: Self-Representations Emerging from the Shadows

03/09/2021 to 03/09/2021

n/a, n/a, MD n/a

How do poetry, art, oral histories and research convey the complicated histories of Filipino Americans, the fourth largest migrant group in the United States? With over 400 years of colonization and invisibilization, Philippine migrants continue to create a sense of the homeland in their new countries. Gain invaluable insights into Filipino American experiences with poet, Luisa A. Igloria; artist, Lek Vercauteren Borja, and authors E.J.R. David and Dwight Ong. Scholar and artist, Marlo DeLara moderates the discussion. More info:

Creating Moments of Joy Along the Alzheimer’s Journey with Author, Jolene Brackey

03/09/2021 to 03/09/2021

Virtual , Virtual , DC Virtual

Founder of Enhanced Moments (, author, and keynote speaker, Jolene Brackey will share a vision that looks beyond the challenges of Alzheimer's disease, and focuses more energy on creating moments of joy. When a person has short-term memory loss, their life is made up of moments and when we go where the person is living in their mind - we trigger memories that are engralned in them. Revive their spirits by focusing on the abilities they have instead of their losses. You will also learn how to: Understand a person with Alzheimer's; Use powerful tools that create positive outcomes; Learn what their greatness is? (mom, career, hobbies); "Create Moments of Joy" in your own life first. Register here or call: (202)858-0326

Building Employee Resilience

03/11/2021 to 03/11/2021

Virtual Event, Virtual Event, MD Virtual Event

The COVID-19 pandemic has exhausted us and continues to do so. People have given up on self-care, are experiencing high levels of fatigue, and stress levels are off the charts. Resilience skills are 100% learnable and will help to master this adversity. Resilience is not about ignoring stress; it is much more than just coping. Resilient people recover faster under pressure and have lower levels of anxiety and depression. This results in less employee turnover, less absenteeism, and fewer healthcare costs for employers. Through this training, learn how workplace resilience is a must during this continuing crisis and help your employees build lifelong skills to manage and bounce back from stress, no matter the cause. This webinar is part of a series hosted by Howard Community College’s newly rebranded Training & Development Solutions. Free and open to the public, the webinars take place at noon EST and are followed by a live Q&A. For more information about the webinar training series or to register for one or all webinars, visit Learn more about Training & Development Solutions and its diverse range of programs and services at, emailing, or calling 443-518-1660. About the Trainer: Jackie Hill is an energetic and engaging educator and facilitator with over 14 years of experience in adult learning. She is passionate about holistic health and well-being and is most energized when helping people along their wellness journey. She is an In Our Own Voice presenter for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), helping to reduce the stigma of mental illness. A flexible trainer with over 3,000 hours of adult education and facilitation, she has taught for many public and private sector companies.