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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 eileentarr1@verizon.net. After registering you will be contacted with payment instructions and will be provided with an invitation link to connect to the Zoom virtual class.

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 (www.enhancedmoments.com), 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 https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LK6rJ6r6SAmikQ6eXNqMdw

Why It Matters: Reckoning with Race. Equity. Allyship.

03/16/2021 to 03/16/2021

Maryland Humanities Virtual Event, Baltimore, MD 21201

Join authors Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal on March 16 as they discuss their best-selling book, I’m Not Dying With You Tonight, inspired by the death of Baltimorean Freddie Gray. In their conversation, they’ll touch on some of today’s most pressing topics—the recent resurgence of our country’s reckoning with racial inequity, a video that went viral after the death of George Floyd, and reaching beyond platitudes to work together on issues of common concern. The conversation will be moderated by Christine Platt, author and Managing Director of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University. The conversation will be followed by Q&A. The event is for teens and adults. Register or learn more at http://bit.ly/3ueqWzh

LIVING WELL WEBINAR: “How to Protect Yourself Against Financial Fraud and Scams”

03/17/2021 to 03/17/2021

18100 Slade School Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860

Con artists are everywhere, so the more educated you are about financial fraud and scams, the better equipped you’ll be to avoid becoming a victim. Learn about the most common telephone, computer, in-person and COVID-19 scams; how to keep from taking the bait; and where to report fraud/scams. this online program is offered by Brooke Grove Retirement Village and presented by Sydney Palinkas, ElderSAFE Center community educator, Charles E. Smith Life Communities. Free. To register and receive a Zoom link, visit bit.ly/BGFraud by March 15.

St. Patrick: The Man and the Myth – Virtual

03/17/2021 to 03/17/2021

8800 Garland Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20901

Join historian Jennifer Paxton for a lecture and discussion about St. Patrick on St. Patrick's Day! Did St. Patrick really drive the snakes out of Ireland? Much of what we think we know about St. Patrick is actually mythical, but the truth is even more interesting. In this talk, historian Jennifer Paxton will look at the surprising story of the apostle of the Irish, who endured slavery, capture by pirates, and backstabbing church politics on the way to converting Ireland to Christianity. St. Patrick speaks to us today as a model for perseverance in the face of hardship and persecution. Thanks to Irish immigrants, who brought the story of St. Patrick with them to their new homes, the whole world can celebrate his example on March 17! https://mcpl.libnet.info/event/4875852

Virtual Trivia Night

03/21/2021 to 03/21/2021

12301 Old Columbia Pike Ste 101, Silver Spring, MD 20904

Come join us for virtual trivia night! Hosted by TriviaHub, the evening will feature a LIVE professional quizmaster, fun and unique questions, friendly competition, and team prizes. Proceeds from the evening will support Independence Now. Independence Now is a nonprofit resource and advocacy center that promotes independent living and equal access for people of all ages with all types of disabilities residing in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, Maryland. The event is family-friendly, and questions will be read aloud for guests making it accessible for all! Additional accommodations are available upon request. ACCESSIBILITY: The evening's host will read all questions and moderate the evening to support participants with low vision. If you need additional accommodations, please contact Denise Robinson at 240-898-2185 or dgarris@innow.org (TDD: use Maryland Relay, 711). PURCHASE ASSISTANCE: If you are unable to purchase your ticket through Eventbrite and would like assistance, please contact Denise Garris at 240-898-2185 or drobinson@innow.org (TDD: use Maryland Relay, 711). DETAILS AND RULES: The event will take place on Zoom. All participants will need to have Zoom installed on their devices in order to participate. Independence Now reserves the right to remove participants during the event for any reason.