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VVFD Blood Pressure Check Health Fair

02/04/2023 to 02/04/2023

101 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA 22180

The Vienna Volunteer Fire Department will conduct Blood Pressure Checks as part of their Community Outreach Program. This is for both adults & children. Drop in. No registration is required. Patrick Henry Library. Free.

Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio)

02/04/2023 to 02/12/2023

6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852

Join Bel Cantanti Opera Company in its February production of Mozart's opera "The Abduction from the Seraglio." This timeless classic follows the whirlwind escape of three European travelers from a Turkish harem. With layers of comedy and tragedy, beautiful music, and a captivating tale, Mozart's masterpiece is still beloved by audiences today. This brilliant opera will be performed in German with English dialogue and supertitles, incredible singers, and with chamber orchestra directed by Dr. Katerina Souvorova. Konstanze: Emily Casey, Blonde: Catherine Wethington (Feb.4,12), Robin Steitz (Feb 5,11). Osmin: Kevin Short, Belmonte: Chris Plaas, Pedrillo: Daniel Sampson, Selim: Peter Joshua Burroughs. Saturday, February 4, 7:30pm; Sunday, February 5, 3:00pm; Saturday, February 11, 7:30pm; Sunday, February 12, 3:00pm. Bender Jewish Community Center, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852. Tickets: $40, $30 for groups of 10 and more can be bought online through Eventbrite and at the door. Tickets information: (240) 230-7372, Buy Tickets Online: Our fun rehearsal videos: Konstanze's aria Ah ich Liebte, Emily Casey. Blonde's aria Welche wonne welche lust, Catherine Wethington, Robin Steitz. See you at the Opera! Follow us on Facebook: Support by Donating to Bel Cantanti:

Magic Shop or Hocus Pocus Quackery? My Grandfather’s Metaphysical Pursuits in 1930s Vienna

02/05/2023 to 02/05/2023

Online event, Rockville, MD 20849-1614

After World War I, Helen Goldsmith’s Turkish-Jewish grandfather became fascinated by metaphysics and hand reading. In the 1930s, he set up an office at the back of his wife’s stationery shop on the Stubenring in Vienna, where he advised thousands of clients using hand analysis and other metaphysical methods. At first, newspaper articles praised her grandfather’s work, but after the Anschluss, articles went from being laudatory to calling him a dangerous quack. After the war, his children, safe in the U.S., never shared stories about his unusual profession. In this talk, Helen will share her journey of discovery and some of the resources and methods that helped her learn about and solve the mysteries of her family. This one-hour program, conducted over Zoom, is free for members. This is one of the many activities that is a benefit of JGSGW membership. Instructions for joining the online meeting will be placed under Meeting Info & Links in the Members Only Files. (These files become visible on this website after members sign in.) Nonmembers may register to attend for a fee of $5. Speaker: Helen Goldsmith is a retired university counselor and administrator. In 2017 after her uncle’s death, she discovered a trove of family papers that he had kept but never shared. The documents span more than a century and originate from Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Russia, Israel, and the United States. In January of 2021, she began a daily blog, posting items from this archive, giving them context, and recording her journey to discover her family history. The blog can be found on her website: Her quest to give voice to her ancestors has led her to learn traditional genealogical research techniques and to study hand analysis, the occupation her grandfather pursued.

Letters From Home: 50-States Tour

02/07/2023 to 02/07/2023

8641 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Letters From Home will perform an incredible USO-style show in honor of veterans and military families. Don’t miss the harmonies and humor of Erinn Dearth and Dan Beckmann as they sing and dance their way across all 50 states in 2023!

Senior Smart Class Series: Smartphone Edition

02/07/2023 to 02/07/2023

8560 2nd Ave, Suite 117, Silver Spring, MD 20910

So many of us are walking around with mini multimedia production tools in our back pockets. Your smartphone is a powerful tool, but are you using it to its full capacity? Join MCM at our Silver Spring Media Lab for a free one-on-one smartphone workshop. We will have high school student volunteers and media professionals to show you just how smart your smartphone can be! Light refreshments will be provided. Where: Silver Spring Media Lab: 8560 2nd Ave, Suite 117, Silver Spring MD, 20910. When: Tuesday February 7, from1-2pm. Cost: Free! **For assistance with registration, please call: 240-630-0618. Register here:


02/07/2023 to 02/07/2023

2701-C Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

Nursing home resident care and facility staff support have long been unresolved issues. During the pandemic, the number of residents who died from Covid-19 reinforced the fact that U.S. nursing home care may often be ineffective and unsustainable. The Green House Project has been called a “promising model” for nursing home reinvention. On Aging Matters this Tuesday Feb 7 at 2 pm and Fri Feb 10 at 2 pm on WERA Arlington 96.7 FM, join host Cheryl Beversdorf and guest Susan Ryan, CEO, The Green House Project, as they discuss current nursing home care, resident quality of life, and how the Green House Project differs from the traditional nursing home model. Outside listening area? Visit and click Listen Live/Listen Online. This broadcast will be available on Apple Podcast - and Spotify Podcast - To access all AGING MATTERS radio shows and TV episodes, visit