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Active Assailant Preparedness Training

02/18/2023 to 02/18/2023

101 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180

This training, presented by the National Center for Citizen Safety (NCCSAFE), offers an in depth analysis on how to accurately respond during the quick moments of a crisis. This seminar intricately demonstrates that individuals have the power to change the outcome of an unexpected disaster - saving lives. This workshop features the NCCSAFE's Assess/Cover/Take Action public awareness campaign and provides resources and training on how to shelter-in-place and lock down in the event of an incident, critical response techniques and a brief history of active assailants in the United States today. Patrick Henry Library. https://librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/9484953

Where Journalism Meets Literature: A Conversation with Colm Tóibín and Maureen Dowd

02/18/2023 to 02/18/2023

10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044

You are invited to join HoCoPoLitSo for the 45th Irish Evening of Music and Poetry on Saturday, February 18th for Where Journalism Meets Literature: A Conversation with Colm Tóibín and Maureen Dowd. Acclaimed author Tóibín and New York Times journalist Dowd will explore the crossroads between journalism and literature and read from their recent works. Music by Poor Man’s Gambit will be featured, and books, food and beverages will be available for purchase. In-person and online options are available. More information online at hocopolitso.org.

Celtic Music concerts

02/19/2023 to 02/19/2023

760-C Walker Road, Great Falls, VA 22206

Plan an evening out for a Celtic music concert with harper Abbie Palmer and dancer Agi Kovacs by the fireside at the Old Brogue Irish Pub, 760-C Walker Road, Great Falls, VA 22066. WHEN: Sunday, 2/19/23. There are two sittings for each concert: 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. TICKETS: Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.oldbrogue.com - $21 general admission. Or call the Old Brogue at 703-759-3309. WHO: Master harper and singer Abbie Palmer in concert with percussive dancer Agi Kovacs results in an evening of amazing finger and footwork coordination! Scintillating Celtic harp tunes and ethereal songs are juxtaposed with percussive dance steps from all the Celtic traditions. Palmer is a board certified music therapist and is employed with Creative Forces, NEA Military Healing Arts Network at Fort Belvoir. A music instructor of harp and various other instruments, church music director, full time performer, and recording musician, she has performed genres of classical/orchestral, jazz, rock/pop, but her primary focuses are original/singer-songwriter and Celtic/folk music. She maintained a long term performing position at the MD Renaissance Festival and has also played with DC-based Celtic groups such as Trio Galilei, Maggie's Music, and the Seán Heely band. Kovacs, born and raised in Hungary, studied at the Hungarian National Ballet Institute and was a principal dancer at Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble. She now teaches Seán Nos (Old Style) Irish dance to all ages at Knock On Wood Tap studio in Takoma Park, MD. https://abbiepalmer.com

Maryland Winds – A Maryland Winds Showcase at UMBC

02/19/2023 to 02/19/2023

1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250

February marks the premiere of Jim Stephenson’s newest major work. His Concerto for Winds is a no-holds-barred tour de force that showcases every section of the ensemble. Combined with wonderful chestnuts of the repertoire from Sousa, Clifton Williams, Grantham, and Holst; this is a concert you won’t want to miss! Maryland Winds is an ensemble of professional musicians in the greater Baltimore–Washington, DC, area. Most are current or past performers with the premier military bands, in major symphony orchestras, or as freelancers. Many are also active music educators in schools and private studios. February 19, 2023, 3:00 p.m. Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall - University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, Maryland 21250. Tickets: https://umbc.edu/event/maryland-winds/. $15 – General Admission, $13 – Seniors, $12 – Students

The Three-Cornered War: The Civil War in the Southwest

02/21/2023 to 02/21/2023

1500, Shenandoah Road, New Alexandria, VA 22308

During Mount Vernon Genealogical Society’s February meeting, Historian Megan Kate Nelson will explain how the desert Southwest—New Mexico, Arizona, and southern California—became a site of conflict between U.S. soldiers, Confederate Texans, and Indigenous peoples during the Civil War. Drawing on material from her book, The Three-Cornered War, Pulitzer Prize in History finalist, Nelson will describe four phases in this often-overlooked war theater. Nelson has authored four books and writes about the Civil War, the U.S. West, and American culture for The New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, and Smithsonian Magazine. Register for this FREE ZOOM event at https://mvgenealogy.org/cpage.php?pt=111 or email a registration request to contact-us@mvgenealogy.org. Find out more about this and other society events at https://mvgenealogy.org/eventListings.php?nm=20 - er571.

JCS Memory Café

02/21/2023 to 02/21/2023

1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208

JCS Memory Café offers individuals with memory changes and their care partners a welcoming, relaxed place to meet with others and enjoy refreshments, sensory-stimulating activities, and supportive socialization. Meets 3rd Tuesday Each Month through December, 2/21, 3/21, 4/18, 5/16, 6/20, 7/18, 8/15, 9/19, 10/17, 11/21, 12/19