Community Events: Add your Events Below

Join AARP for a Prepare to Care Virtual Webinar

01/22/2022 to 01/22/2022

Virtual, Washington, DC 20049

If you are taking care of a family member or loved one, we can help you plan and prepare for the future in this caregiving program. No matter where you are in the journey of family caregiving – just beginning to anticipate a need, helping to coordinate a big move, or taking care of a family member full-time – having a good framework to help guide both you and your loved one will make the process easier. During this one-hour session, AARP will share a framework to help you make plans to care for friends, family members, or loved ones. You will have the opportunity to connect with other family caregivers, exchange tips and advice, and learn about resources available to you and your loved ones. Saturday, January 22, 2022 @ 11:00 AM. The webinar is free but registration is required. Registration Link: https://aarp.cventevents.com/P2C01222022

EducArte’s Brazilian Dance Workshop

01/22/2022 to 01/22/2022

4711 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740

Learn the basics of Recife’s carnival dance, frevo! Dancer and dance scholar Kate Spanos will demonstrate and teach frevo dance using the methodology of Mexe Com Tudo (Otávio Bastos) of Recife. Also stay for our percussion ensemble workshop with André Coelho immediately following the dance workshop! This is a regularly occurring Brazilian dance workshop hosted by EducArte. All levels are welcome to participate. This event is free and open to the public. While primarily intended for adults, everyone is welcome. Please note that this workshop will be held at Old Parish House of College Park at 4711 Knox Road. Please note that masks and proof of vaccination are required at this event. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. The event is a program of College Park-based arts non-profit EducArte. Special thanks to event sponsor, the College Park Arts Exchange.

EducArte’s Brazilian Percussion Workshop & Jam

01/22/2022 to 01/22/2022

4711 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740

Learn from and jam with Brazilian samba master percussionist André Coelho from Rio de Janeiro. André will show and demonstrate each of the essential Brazilian percussion instruments. Participants will learn basic rhythms and the event will finish with a jam session. Also come early for our dance workshop with Zezeh immediately before the percussion ensemble! We will have some percussion instruments, like pandeiros, tamborins, and surdos for participants. But please bring your instrument if you have one. This is a regularly occurring Brazilian percussion meetup. All levels are welcome to participate. This event is free and open to the public. While primarily intended for adults, everyone is welcome. Please note that this workshop will be held at Old Parish House of College Park at 4711 Knox Road. Please note that masks and proof of vaccination are required at this event. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. The event is a program of College Park-based arts non-profit EducArte. Special thanks to event sponsor, the College Park Arts Exchange.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LOUIS BRAILLE! – VIRTUAL

01/22/2022 to 01/22/2022

21 Maryland Avenue , Rockville, MD 20850

Celebrate the birthday of Louis Braille with the Sligo Creek Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland. Join the Sligo Creek Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Maryland, the Montgomery County Public Libraries’ Accessibility Advisory Committee, and the Davis Library in celebrating the birthday of Louis Braille (1809-1852), the inventor of the writing system still used by blind people all over the world today. On Saturday, January 22, 2022, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm we will celebrate Braille Around the World virtually with members of the blind community and their friends who have learned braille in many different languages. We will hear stories, play games, and learn about the life of the fascinating young nineteenth-century Frenchman who invented the system of dot writing used around the world.

Certified Optical Network Associate (CONA) Training

01/24/2022 to 01/28/2022

3351 Arlington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

You are invited to register for our upcoming training session of CONA on January 24, 2022. This session is organized and delivered by FiberGuide under license from Optical Technology Training (OTT) who develop and certify the course. CONA and the more advanced follow-up course, CONE (Certified Optical Network Engineer), are the only vendor neutral Physical Layer optical network training programs in the industry. CONA target audience includes planners, designers, operation professionals, project managers and technicians who wish to transition into these roles. CONA is also required if you wish to enroll in the advanced CONE training coming up in March 2022. In CONA, you will learn how to design, plan, and implement cost-effective optical communications networks. This introductory course to optical networking focuses on fiber optic networks that use either single channel, or multiple channels per fiber using CWDM or DWDM technology, providing typically up to 10 or 25Gb/s per channel and up to 80 channels per fiber pair. These may include metropolitan networks, core networks, mobile backhaul, 5G transport, Data Centre Interconnects (DCIs), National Research and Education Networks (NRENs), terrestrial Satcom links to and from Satellite earth stations, dark fiber links or terrestrial long-haul systems that also use fiber amplifiers and dispersion compensating modules. To learn more about the content, please contact us for a brochure. If you need a formal quotation to share with your organization, please reply to this message with the contact details, including mailing address, of the person responsible. For more details, see: https://fiberguide.net/fiber-optic-training/

Encore Learning presents WETA Lives Here: Making Programs by and for the Metro D.C. Community

01/24/2022 to 01/24/2022

virtual, Arlington, VA 22205

virtual. Did you know that creating programs specifically about the Metro D.C. region is also an essential part of WETA’s mission? In this session, you’ll hear from WETA’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, Miguel Monteverde, about how a popular new program, If You Lived Here, was created. You’ll watch a full episode of the show, get behind-the-scenes insights, and see a sneak peek of new programs currently in production. WETA is also a producer and distributor of nationally recognized programs like PBS NewsHour, Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and documentaries by renowned filmmaker Ken Burns (Muhammad Ali, Baseball, The Civil War, and more). Expect to hear insider stories about that, too. Miguel E. Monteverde, Jr. is Senior Vice President and General Manager, WETA Greater Washington. Monteverde oversees local programming strategy and multi-platform content development and production for the Greater Washington, D.C. community. He joined WETA in October 2019. Advance registration is not required, and this free event is open to all. You may be prompted to enter your name and email address before being admitted to the webinar. This is an Encore Learning Presents event, cosponsored by the Arlington Public Library. Connect to the event online via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84268052749. Or dial in by phone (for audio only): 301-715-8592. Meeting ID: 842 6805 2749. This event does not require registration. (As reflected by the READ ONLY option below, there is no need to register.) Simply connect to Zoom just before the event begins. We look forward to seeing you all online! Please email questions to info@encorelearning.net.