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The Thirteen performs “Not for the Sun I Sing”

09/18/2020 to 09/25/2020

Virtual, Virtual, DC Virtual

The Thirteen’s 2020-21 season, “Transfigured,” debuts with their first virtual performance on September 18, 2020, “Not for the Sun I Sing.” FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 AT 7:30PM ET - Live-streamed. Join Artistic Director Matthew Robertson and friends live in D.C. and around the country as they perform music by women composers to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Featuring works by Amy Beach, Fanny Mendelssohn, Caroline Shaw, Libby Larsen, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Florence Price, Hildegard von Bingen, and more, this concert is not to be missed! Individual tickets are available and provide access to enjoy this concert anytime, on-demand from September 19 - September 25. Purchase tickets today for $25 per person or $30 per household: Season subscriptions save over 45% of individual ticket prices! Subscriptions may be purchased at Learn more about The Thirteen by visiting

Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

09/18/2020 to 09/18/2020

Rockville Memorial Library Virtual Branch, Rockville , MD 20850

Join us to learn how to decode behavioral messages, identify common triggers for behaviors associated with dementia, assess these challenging behaviors, and address common dementia-related behaviors. Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use verbal language is lost. This session helps us learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers and learn strategies to help intervene during some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease. Presented by Sheila Griffith, Program Director, Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter. For security reasons, this program session will be locked 10 minutes after it begins. Please log in promptly. Join us in Zoom: September 18, 2:00 PM ET (1:00 PM CT/12:00 PM MT/11:00 AM PT) Or Dial In:  +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown); +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) Meeting ID: 949 6467 7676.

COVID-19 Community Testing

09/19/2020 to 09/19/2020

6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia, MD, MD 21045

Howard County General Hospital with support from the Howard County Health Department will offer COVID-19 community testing at no cost to patients. Both adults and children can be tested, and a physician order is not required. Advance registration online is encouraged. COVID-19 test results are typically available within 24 to 48 hours. Dates and times are subject to change depending on weather conditions. For more information, visit the Howard County General Hospital website, email or call 410-740-7601.

Visit Africa: Live Virtual Show celebrating African Heritage

09/19/2020 to 09/19/2020

8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Performance by KanKouran West African Dance Company. Come experience appealing & electrifying dances & rhythms reflecting the cultural traditions relating to West African history & culture. Sponsored by the FOLCC and The Chevy Chase Land Company. This is a free virtual event with the Montgomery County Public Libraries! Join us in Zoom (no password needed):; Or Dial In: 301 715 8592; Meeting ID (for reference): 975 4378 6925.

2020 Norma E. Boyd 5K Race For Education

09/20/2020 to 09/20/2020

Hains Point (East Potomac Park) 972 Ohio Dr SW , Washington , DC 20242

The Pearl and Ivy Educational Foundation, Inc. in collaboration with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Omega Chapter will host its Annual Norma E. Boyd 5K Race for Education. 5K RUN/WALK - all ages; no pets, please. Timing - USATF-certified course, featuring IPICO Timing. Registration $30 thru July 31; $35 August 1 – August 31; $40 September 1 – September 17. To register or for more information: If you have any questions regarding the race please contact Jennifer Coleman at (202) 903-6268 or

The 2020 Election: Are We Really Ready? Secure?

09/21/2020 to 09/21/2020

Vitual, Arlington, VA 22205

The 2020 Election will be like no other election in American history with the pandemic, vote-by-mail in more states, early voting, increasing pressure of the US Postal Service, and controversies about the ability of local governments to meet the challenges. This 3-person panel presentation and discussion will bring you up to date on what is happening on the state level and in Arlington to ensure an accurate election and how/when results will be reported. David Poole is the Founder of Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP), a nonprofit, nonpartisan group that elevates public understanding of state politics. Matthew Weinstein is the Vice-Chair of the Arlington Electoral Board. Moderator Steve Shapiro is currently volunteering as a Vice President of Encore Learning's Board of Directors. Registration: Advance registration is not required, and this free event is open to all. You may be prompted to enter your name and email address before being admitted to the webinar. Zoom Webinar Details: Cosponsored by Arlington Public Library.