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Jane Franklin Dance and Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association at the Athenaeum Present Season Kick-Off

08/27/2021 to 08/27/2021

201 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Featuring: Jane Franklin Dance, Philip Baraoidan, Carly Johnson, Kelsey Rohr, Amy Scaringe, Brynna Wilder. Music Steven Rogers. Choreography Philip Baraoidan, Roxann Morgan Rowley, Jane Franklin. Location: The Athenaeum, home to Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association. 201 Prince Street, Alexandria VA 22314. Performance Date/Time: Friday August 27, 2021 @ 7:30 pm. Tickets: $20. (25 seats -purchase today to reserve your space.) Live stream by donation - $10 (suggested minimum to help JFD & NVFAA). *If you are unable to attend in person, livestream: login forwarded upon donation. Info:

Jane Franklin Dance Presents Forty+ Project

09/07/2021 to 09/28/2021

3700 S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA 22206

*Explore movement and performance in a creative project. Created during January and February 2020, and postponed due to covid closures, Brynna Wilder’s “This One is Mine” has not been performed for a live audience. Work with the original cast members to bring this exciting work that incorporates “This is My Voice”, a poem by Shane Koycan back to the stage. We all have thoughts, opinions, and voices; all different and all beautifully unique. “This is my voice, there are many like it, but this one is mine.” Forty+ celebrates the collective creativity of people past the age of 40. Each project features a different choreographer and results in a unique tapestry of collaboration. Forty+ is frequently seen in concerts presented by Jane Franklin Dance and for organizations serving older adults. This project culminates with a performance at Lubber Run Amphitheatre on Oct 1, 2021 @ 7:30 pm. The project is open to people of all physical facilities. No previous performance experience is necessary. Enroll: $100 for the 5 session series. or call 703.933.1111

Takoma Park Folk Festival – Live Streaming September 12, 2021

09/12/2021 to 09/12/2021

Online, Takoma Park, MD 20912

The Takoma Park Folk Festival Is On! Tradition meets innovation as this beloved event engages the live and virtual worlds of music. When: September 12, 2021. Time: 4:00 – 9:00 pm Eastern. Where: Live-streamed– make your own venue! The 2021 Takoma Park Folk Festival (TPFF 21) is on! While some aspects of the Festival format are contingent on the status of COVID-19 conditions in the area, the music and spirit of this beloved annual event will be as strong as ever. The 2021 Festival will feature its usual diverse range of music, including traditional and new takes on American and international folk music and other genres. Additional information about the musical program, including performers and schedule, will be posted on the TPFF website ( and Facebook ( during the summer.

In Person Author Book Signing

09/17/2021 to 09/17/2021

2467 18th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009

In Person Meet the Author Event with Book Signing with critically acclaimed author, Sparrow, author of The Princeton Diary at Lost City Bookstore, 2467 18th St. NW, Washington, DC

Utilizing validation, therapeutic fibbing and other strategies in dementia care

09/28/2021 to 09/28/2021

Online, Rockville, MD 20850

Ethical treatment of persons with dementia in a health or mental health setting is essential but can be challenging due to patients’ fluctuating ability to give consent and understand others. Validation, therapeutic fibbing, reality orientation and redirection are some of the most common ways to communicate and interact with those who have Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of irreversible dementia. This thought-provoking seminar will examine when these different strategies are most appropriately and ethically applied so patient self-determination and safety are ensured. Sign up at