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Caring for the Continuum of Life 2019: A Healthcare Sympsoium

10/19/2019 to 10/19/2019

6801 Sheriff Road, Landover, MD 20785

The learning sessions are free, the five continuing education units are free, even the meals are free: All that remains is for people to register online for the Caring for the Continuum of Life: A 2019 Healthcare Symposium. Last year’s inaugural event was so successful, Hospice of the Chesapeake, Chesapeake Life Center and Chesapeake Palliative Medicine will once again host this free educational opportunity for professionals and community members. The symposium will feature a full day of presentations from more than 15 experts in the fields of hospice and palliative care, grief counseling and spirituality. Three of the nine sessions offer free continuing education units for Maryland social workers, while all will offer insight into important end-of-life topics that should be part of the vocabulary of every health professional and family. While enjoying a free lunch, attendees will have an opportunity to visit the Wellness Space in the Exhibitor Hall to learn more about and experience therapeutic sound and music, Comfort Touch, aroma therapy, and acupuncture demonstrations. As there is no charge for any portion of this event, it is required that all attending register in advance as space is expected to quickly fill up. For details and to register, visit www.caringforlifemd.org.

Race For Every Child

10/19/2019 to 10/19/2019

1455 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004

Children’s National Hospital’s annual Race For Every Child unites the community around a common vision: help kids grow up stronger. The race is comprised of a USATF-certified 5k run/walk through some of the most scenic parts of Washington, DC and is followed by the popular 100-yard Kids Dash down Pennsylvania Avenue – a reminder of why so many participate. The race drives fundraising that helps ensure exceptional care for every child, regardless of illness, injury or ability to pay and has a fundraising goal of $1.55 million. Visit raceforeverychild.org to register to participate, to donate or for more information.

Annelies

10/19/2019 to 10/19/2019

945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

“The Thomas Circle Singers is an outstanding choir which performs to the highest standards of artistry… the ensemble creates a first class choral sound and performs with advanced musicianship skills as well as with technical mastery.” James Whitbourn. To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the birth of Anne Frank and the 75th anniversary of her last entry in her diary, TCS will present an encore performance of “Annelies,” the first major choral work that tells the story of The Diary of Anne Frank. James Whitbourn’s dramatic music brings to life the harrowing events unfolding in Anne’s life, all thoughtfully portrayed in Melanie Challenger’s libretto. This special performance will be enhanced by a variety of media to help the audience, see, hear, and feel this incredible story of ordinary people living during extraordinarily terrible times. Of its 2014 Washington premiere of the work, the Washington Post wrote “Under the direction of conductor James Kreger, the chorus did its job admirably. Balances were good, pitch was exemplary, diction and instrumental clarity sparkled.” Tickets available at the door or at www.thomascirclesingers.org. Tickets are $20-$25 in advance and $25-$30 at the door.

Open Door Baptist Church Community Day

10/19/2019 to 10/19/2019

5600 Central Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20019

Do you want to make sure you are ending the year in great health? Well come out to the Annual Community Day on Saturday, October 19th from 10 am-4 pm at Open Door Baptist Church, located at 5600 Central Avenue in Southeast DC. There will be health & dental screenings, food, information from DC Health and Human Services, and plenty of activities for the kids! All activities are without cost to the public. Call 202-584-1744 for more information.

Let’s Start at the Very Beginning…Root to Blossom

10/19/2019 to 10/19/2019

1801 N Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA 22302

Sopranessence kicks off our 5th Season with "Let's Start at the Very Beginning...." (Root to Blossom) by revisiting our roots and sharing some of our favorite songs from past shows. From dueling Divas to the beautiful harmonies of Puccini, your favorites are sure to be here! Name: Adrienne Neal, Email: info@sopranessence.org, Phone: 571-348-4664. Website: www.sopranessence.org. Tickets/Event website: https://www.artful.ly/sopranessence/. Admission: Pre-Sale thru 10/18/19: $20 General Admission; $18 for Seniors/Military; $10 for Youth. At-the-Door: $25 ALL tickets

Telling Your Story, Leaving a Legacy

10/20/2019 to 10/20/2019

6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) will present “Telling Your Story, Leaving a Legacy”, taking place at B’nai Israel Congregation, in Rockville, Maryland on October 20, 2019, at 1:30 PM. Explore the idea of preserving your own story. Historians and families used to have letters and diaries to construct their family history. In a world gone digital, how will we pass on our experiences and life lessons? Come hear Anne Bolen, owner of an oral history recording service, explain why your story matters and how to make sure it isn’t lost. The presentation will include a fun exercise to demonstrate how to tell your story. With over 25 years in the museum and archives field, Anne Bolen is passionate about preserving our national and community stories. Her work towards understanding the personal side of history and collecting interviews for schools and museums inspired her to found her own company, Anne B. History, which records memories and experiences for organizations, individuals, and their families. Prior to the discussion, JGSGW Members may register for one of two Members Only workshops to be held from 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon. Advance registration required. Non-members may join JGSGW prior to registering for a workshop by visiting our website at www.jgsgw.org. The JGSGW members-only Introductory Workshop is offered from 10:00 AM-12:30 PM on October 20th. Join JGSGW now and participate at no extra cost then attend the Intermediate Workshop in the spring. Go to https://jgsgw.org/onlineJoin.php or email membership@jgsgw.org for information.