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Spring Master Naturalists Volunteer Training Class

01/13/2019 to 12/19/2018

625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, VA 22204

You can make a difference in our community by becoming a Master Naturalist volunteer! The Virginia Master Naturalist program trains volunteers to provide education, citizen science and outreach to help conserve and steward natural resources and public lands. Master Naturalist volunteers gain certification through state-approved natural history courses. Recognized experts in a wide range of disciplines such as ecology, botany, herpetology, ornithology, forest and aquatic ecosystems and much more provide fun and interactive training. Volunteers must commit to at least 40 hours of service and an additional 8 hours of continuing education annually to become certified. Arlington Regional Master Naturalists (ARMN) will be holding training this spring, beginning February 26 through June 11, 2019 on Tuesday evenings, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Long Branch Nature Center in Arlington. Four Saturday field trips (dates TBD) will be scheduled at parks around the area. Applications are due Friday, January 18, 2019. ARMN will hold an open house for prospective trainees on Sunday January 13, 2019 from 1:30 to 3:00 pm at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Applicants for the Spring 2019 Basic Training Class are encouraged to attend.For more information and to complete an application, visit the Arlington Regional Master Naturalist website at www.armn.org. If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Octavia Walker at: oewalker@vt.edu (703 228 6400) during business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. (TDD number is (800) 828-1120.)

Lifeline Assistance Fund-raiser “White HOT”

01/17/2019 to 01/17/2019

Vinson Hall, 1735 Kirby Road, McLean, VA 22101

Virginia Hospital Center's Lifeline Assistance Fund-raiser "White HOT". To support Seniors and neighbors in need, we are taking the occasion of Betty White's birthday to celebrate in style with music, dancing, a silent auction and more! $35 in advance, $45 at the door. Sponsorship's also available. Please visit: www.virginiahospitalcenter.com/WhiteHot.

Victory Villa Senior Center Quarter Auction

01/19/2019 to 01/19/2019

403 Compass Road, Middle River, MD 21220

Victory Villa Senior Center Quarter Auction. Saturday, January 19, 4:00 PM (Doors open 3:00 PM). 2 Paddles for $5. Extra paddles $1 each. All bids $.25. Food and Drinks available for purchase. For tickets visit or contact Victory Villa Senior Center, 410-887-0235. (Snow date Saturday, January 26.)

A Fantastical Farewell to Houdini

01/20/2019 to 01/20/2019

15 Lloyd St., Baltimore, MD 21202

Magician Brian Curry is as sharp as the tack he put on your chair. Part Magician, part mentalist, and part conman, Brian will leave you baffled. Like Houdini himself, Brian blurs the line between hype, skill and deception. Come see what has been called “The World’s Most Difficult Card Trick”, along with the Mind Reading Fortune Cookie in this fun farewell performance to our beloved Houdini exhibit, Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini. Cost: $10. To learn more and to register, visit http://jewishmuseummd.org/single/a-fantastical-farewell-to-houdini.

January Forty+ Project

01/22/2019 to 03/12/2019

Jane Franklin Dance, 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA 22206

Join us for January 2019 Forty+. The eight class series includes movement technique and creative strategies to develop choreography for concert performance. The session is led by choreographer Rebecca Weiss, company member of Jane Franklin Dance. If you’ve never performed, but wanted to try; if you haven’t danced since college, but would like to get back into it, this project brings back the joys of dance, performance, and participation. The session is open to people of all physical facility. No previous performance experience is necessary. Tuition: $160 for the 8 session series - Jan 22 - March 12, 2019. https://www.janefranklin.com/adult-dance/forty-plus or call 703.933.1111.

2019 Master Gardener volunteer training program

01/22/2019 to 03/08/2019

Ag History Farm Park, 18410 Muncaster Rd, Derwood, MD 20855

Registration deadline Dec 28, 2018. Applications now being accepted for the 2019 MC Master Gardener training program, which is open to all Montgomery County residents interested in learning environmentally sound gardening practices and sharing their knowledge and expertise in their communities. Classes will meet Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday beginning January 22, 2019, and continue through March 8, 2019 (9:30am-2:30pm). The training fee is $325 and includes a training manual and other materials. For more information contact Montgomery County Master Gardener Coordinator Stephen Dubik, 301-590-2836.