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This page lists upcoming social, educational, and cultural events hosted by member villages of the Washington Area Villages Exchange (WAVE). Each event is hosted and managed by an individual village (the "sponsor"), but is open to members of all WAVE villages.

The sponsoring village is responsible for the accuracy of information, for answering any questions, and for managing registration, if required. This list is updated on a rolling basis, so we invite you to visit frequently.

To learn more about a village in your neighborhood, please visit WAVE's website.




Tuesday
August 30
2 pm - 3 pm


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African American Fashion Designer Ann Lowe

Ann Lowe, one of America's most significant fashion designers, worked for some of the country's wealthiest families, including the Rockefellers, Janet Auchincloss, and Marjorie Merriweather Post. She is best remembered for creating the wedding gown and bridal arrite for Jacquelyn Bouvier's marriage to then-Senator John F. Kennedy. Elaine Nichols, Supervisory Curator of Culture at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, will talke about Ann Lowe and her contributions to the world of fashion.

SPONSOR:  Friends Heights Neighbors Network

REGISTRATION:  Registration required by August 29. 
ACCESS: Zoom info to be emailed 48 hours before event 


Thursday
September 1
1 pm - 2 pm


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Art Thursday: We Are Made of Stories: Self-taught Artists

We Are Made of Stories is a fascinating exhibit currently on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. We are fortunate to be able to bring this exhibit into your homes via Zoom courtesy of the Education Department of SAAM. Artists without formal training, who learned from family, community, and personal journeys, have long been a presence in American art. But it was not until the 1980s, with the help of trailblazing advocates, that the collective force of their creative vision and presence irrevocably turned the tide in the mainstream art world. Through drawings, paintings, and sculptures that span the narrative to the abstract, the artworks in We Are Made of Stories: Self-Taught Artists in the Robson Family Collection convey the humanistic power of art and allow us to see the world through the lens of another.

SPONSOR:  Foggy Bottom West End Village

REGISTRATION:  Registration required by September 1. 
ACCESS: Zoom info will be provided upon registration. 


Thursday
September 8
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Creative Wellbeing in Later Life

People over the age of sixty-five now outnumber those under the age of five for the first time in human history. Nevertheless, more older adults suffer from feelings of loneliness, boredom, and helplessness. However, older adults who maintain or adopt an art- or music-making practice often experience greater satisfaction in their lives. In this presentation, folklorist Jon Kay shares observations from more than twenty-five years of documenting the expressive lives of elders.

SPONSOR:  Northwest Neighbors Village

REGISTRATION:  Registration required by Sept 7. Registration limited to 100 attendees.  
ACCESS: Zoom registration is required. 24 hours before the event, attendees will receive the Zoom link in an email from Northwest Neighbors Village titled "Northwest Neighbors Village Event Reminder” with the event name included


Friday
September 9
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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"Fashioning an Empire" Virtual Tour with the National Museum of Asian Art

View extraordinary seventeenth-century textiles, full-length portrait paintings, and beautiful illustrated manuscript folios that appeared in the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art’s recent "Fashioning an Empire: Safavid Textiles from the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha” exhibit. One of their docents will share the art and culture of Safavid Iran (1501–1722), including textiles with sumptuous surfaces, original designs, and technical sophistication. These luxury textiles played a critical role in the social, cultural, religious, and economic life of Safavid Iran. Used for clothing, furnishing, and movable architecture, fabrics also functioned as important symbols of power and as ubiquitous forms of artistic expression.

SPONSOR:  Chevy Chase At Home

REGISTRATION:  Registration required by Sept 8.   
ACCESS: Zoom login information will be emailed to registrants the evening before the event.


Friday
September 9
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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Responding to Dementia-Related Behaviors

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways people living with dementia communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Sheila Griffith, MS, NHA, Program Manager for Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter, will help caregivers learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common triggers, and learn strategies to help manage some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer's disease. Presented for all area villages' members, volunteers, and neighbors in collaboration with Bethesda Metro Area Village.

SPONSOR:  Bethesda Metro Area Village

REGISTRATION:  Registration required by Sept 9.   
ACCESS: Zoom login information will be emailed to registrants the day of the event.


Tuesday
September 13
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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American Women and the Fight for Equality: 1920-2020

The 19th Amendment was an incomplete victory. Black and white women fought hard for voting rights and doubled the number of eligible voters, but the amendment did not enfranchise all women, or even protect the rights of those women who could vote. A century later, women are still grappling with how to use the vote and their political power to expand civil rights, confront racial violence, improve maternal health, advance educational and employment opportunities, and secure reproductive rights. In her book, Formidable: American Women and the Fight for Equality: 1920-2020, Dr. Elisabeth Griffith recounts the roles of Black and White women as change agents and social justice activists and chronicles their efforts to advance sometimes competing causes. 

SPONSOR:  Northwest Neighbors Village

REGISTRATION:  Registration required by Sept 19. Registration limited to 100 attendees.  
ACCESS: Zoom registration is required. 24 hours before the event, attendees will receive the Zoom link in an email from Northwest Neighbors Village titled "Northwest Neighbors Village Event Reminder” with the event name included. 


Tuesday
September 20
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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The Refugee Crisis in the Mediterranean and Aegean

We've all seen the troubling stories and photos of desperate people risking their lives to escape an untenable existence in their home countries to reach what they hope will be safer shores.  Ambassador Thomas Miller will share with us the causes of the refugee crisis, the current situation, what is being done, and what more needs to be done.

SPONSOR:  Northwest Neighbors Village

REGISTRATION:  Registration required by Sept 19. 
ACCESS: Zoom registration is required. 24 hours before the event, attendees will receive the Zoom link in an email from Northwest Neighbors Village titled "Northwest Neighbors Village Event Reminder” with the event name included 


Wednesday
October 19
1 9m - 2:30 pm


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Balance, Flexibility and Strength, Oh My!

Maintaining health and fitness as we get older is so important. Staying active helps us to not only keep doing the things we want to do, but also helps with preventing and managing chronic conditions AND decreases our risk for a fall. Join Bethesda Metro Area Village and Dr Sara Pappa for an informative presentation on how to incorporate safe and effective exercises into your daily life. The presentation will include sample exercises (that you can do at home!) and practical strategies for falls prevention and other tips to reduce your risk for a fall. Dr. Pappa, a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), is an Assistant Professor in the Health and Human Performance Department at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. She holds a BS in Health Education and Promotion from the University of Cincinnati, an MA in Exercise Physiology from Kent State University and a PhD in Health Education from the University of Cincinnati. In addition to teaching, she manages the regional falls prevention initiative, including the Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance. This work is supported by a federal grant from the Administration on Community Living.

SPONSOR:  Bethesda Metro Area Village

REGISTRATION:  Registration required by Oct 18. 
ACCESS: Zoom information will be sent after registration. 


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