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The Okee Dokee Brothers

04/21/2024 to 04/21/2024

4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

Calling all bluegrass and American roots music fans to join around the “campfire” with the GRAMMY Award-winning duo The Okee Dokee Brothers. Long before the pair won five Parents’ Choice Awards, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing grew up as childhood friends in Denver, Colorado, where they enjoyed adventures like rafting down their neighborhood creek and hiking through the Rocky Mountains. Now, they infuse bluegrass music and playful lyrics with childhood wonder for the great outdoors, hoping to spark a desire in children to explore their surroundings and imaginations. “The lyrics are playful, engaging and subtly filled with life lessons. These are songs that encourage kids to find happiness with fewer material possessions and embrace adventure even in trying situations” (Chicago Tribune). (Recommended for ages 3 to 8). This performance will be sensory friendly. These performances are designed to create a welcoming and comfortable arts experience for people with autism, sensory sensitivities, or other social, learning, or cognitive disabilities.

The Okee Dokee Brothers

04/21/2024 to 04/21/2024

4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

Calling all bluegrass and American roots music fans to join around the “campfire” with the GRAMMY Award-winning duo The Okee Dokee Brothers. Long before the pair won five Parents’ Choice Awards, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing grew up as childhood friends in Denver, Colorado, where they enjoyed adventures like rafting down their neighborhood creek and hiking through the Rocky Mountains. Now, they infuse bluegrass music and playful lyrics with childhood wonder for the great outdoors, hoping to spark a desire in children to explore their surroundings and imaginations. “The lyrics are playful, engaging and subtly filled with life lessons. These are songs that encourage kids to find happiness with fewer material possessions and embrace adventure even in trying situations” (Chicago Tribune). (Recommended for ages 3 to 8)

Senior Capstone Exhibition Two

04/23/2024 to 05/10/2024

2 College Hill Petterson Hall , Westminster, MD 21157

The second in a series of end-of-the-year exhibitions showcasing works by graduating Art majors working in a range of media from two- and three-dimensional approaches to digital and new media.

Grief Support Group

04/23/2024 to 06/11/2024

2200 West Joppa Rd., Lutherville, MD 21093

Valley Presbyterian Church will host GriefShare, a nondenominational support group offering Biblical insights and tools for those dealing with grief after the loss of a loved one. The group will meet on Tuesdays from March 12 – June 11. A different topic is discussed each week; people can join at any time. Cost: $20 for workbook; scholarships available. For more information or to register (preferred but not required), call 410-828-6234 (church), send an email to church.office@valleypca.org, or visit www.griefshare.org (enter zip code 21093 for the Valley Church location).

AGING MATTERS Podcast

04/23/2024 to 04/23/2024

2118 21st Road North, Arlington, VA 22201

In recent years, alcohol use by older adults has been rising. Because drinking problems among this population are at times overlooked or even misdiagnosed, alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are becoming more common and often associated with serious health conditions. Listen to the next AGING MATTERS podcast when host Cheryl Beversdorf talks with guest Charles Smith, DO, about alcohol use and AUDs among older adults, treatment and rehabilitation, and how to lessen incidence of this condition. Dr. Smith is an Addictionologist with Recovery First Treatment Center, americanaddictioncenters.org, and Author of Understanding Addiction: Know Science, No Stigma. This broadcast will be posted after 3 pm on Tuesday, April 23 on Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/aging-matters/id1526204286, Spotify Podcast - https://open.spotify.com/show/0HvZeXmoVAmtXmbQwBJVvM and Mixcloud – https://mixcloud.com/AgingMatters/, To access AGING MATTERS radio programs & TV episodes, visit www.agingmattersonline.com.

Bridging the Gap

04/24/2024 to 04/24/2024

10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA 20110

Hailed by The Washington Post for “superior arrangements and uncommon musicianship,” string duo Bridging the Gap features the talents of violinist and American Festival Pops Orchestra Artistic Director Peter Wilson and double bassist Aaron Clay. Celebrating 25 years of performances, this unlikely pair offers a unique voice to musical genres from classical to jazz, folk to film music, funk to popular song, and even Big Band. Wilson and Clay’s charisma, humor, and expansive repertoire— from Handel to Led Zeppelin— have made a lasting impression on audiences of all ages. Having met as members of “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band, Wilson and Clay have made frequent appearances at The White House, the Kennedy Center, and as guest artists and clinicians on campuses throughout the U.S. For more information, please visit: https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/bridging-the-gap