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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.


Wednesday
September 28
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


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Home Organization with Jan Brito of Capital Senior Solutions

Join us for this discussion about home organizing and downsizing. Jan Brito is a founder of Capital Senior Solutions, a group that is made up of senior housing professionals and certified senior downsizing coaches. Jan will discuss strategies for managing all of the wonderful things that we have in our home. Managing "stuff" is not always easy, but this presentation will give you some concrete ideas for ways to keep on top of your stuff so that it is not on top of you!

SPONSOR:  Greater Stonegate Village

REGISTRATION:  Required by Sept 26. 
ACCESS: Zoom information will be sent no later than one day before the event.


Friday
September 30
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm





Emergency Preparedness for Villages: Keeping Yourself and Your Community Safe!

Patrick Fleming (Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security) and Sean O'Donnell (Department of Health and Human Services) will share critical information about simple steps that can save your life. We will also discuss villages' role in responding to emergencies and disasters.

SPONSOR:  Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services

REGISTRATION:  Not required. 
ACCESS: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82038400155?pwd=aXZsRERid3RyVTQ0dWI0Sms2dlJzZz09 or by phone 301-715-8592 (code 314915)


Thursday
October 6
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


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Art Thursday: National Gallery of Art's Sculpture Galleries and Rodin Collection

Live Zoom presentation by docents at the National Gallery of Art of the Gallery’s sculpture galleries. The NGA has one of the finest collections of Italian Renaissance sculpture in the United States; a significant group of 50 original wax figures of dancers, nudes, and horses by Edgar Degas (including the Little Dancer); a collection of sculptures by Auguste Rodin; American sculptures from the 19th and 20th century; and many more. In this presentation, NGA docents will offer a virtual tour of the sculpture galleries with particular focus on the works by Rodin who followed an unusual path to becoming one of the most innovative, influential, celebrated, and controversial sculptors of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

SPONSOR:  Foggy Bottom West End Village

REGISTRATION:  Required by October 6. 
ACCESS: Zoom information will be provided upon registration.

Friday
October 7
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


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The Aging Body and Exercise: Hector Vargas

During this presentation Hector will cover muscular and cognitive changes which naturally occur in the human body as it ages, and how exercise combats those changes. The benefits of various exercise types and activities will be addressed, such as: walking, jogging, aquatic exercise classes, swimming, treadmill and stationary bicycle use, weightlifting (machines and free weights), elastic bands, stretching, and group exercise classes. I will also go over the do’s and don’ts of exercise for the 65 and over population.

SPONSOR:  Greater Stonegate Village

REGISTRATION:  Required by October 6. 
ACCESS: Zoom information will be emailed.

Tuesday
October 11
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Costly Medicare Mistakes: When, Where and How to Avoid Them

Did you decide not to sign up for Part B when you were first eligible because it was too expensive? Did you know that you might be able to reduce your Part B premium? Did you forego enrolling in a Medigap plan when you were first eligible thinking you could enroll later if you got sick? Did you forego enrolling in a drug plan because you do not use prescription drugs, then want to enroll later? Did you enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan and assume that you can automatically change to a Medigap plan? Did you opt for COBRA coverage when you left your job, thinking you could enroll in Medicare later? If any of these questions pique your interest, plan to join MaryAnn Griffin, MSW in an interactive discussion on How to Avoid Costly Medicare Mistakes. MaryAnn has had a long-standing career in aging and healthcare. She now has a private practice, Griffin Healthcare Solutions, through which she works 1:1 with individuals to navigate the Medicare maze.

SPONSOR:  Palisades Village

REGISTRATION:  Required by Oct 10. 
ACCESS: Zoom information will be emailed.

Tuesday
October 11
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


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Gun Control and the Supreme Court

Bert Foer will discuss the history and status of guns in the U.S., recent policy developments, the options for gun control. He is a member of the Board of the Violence Policy Center, though he is not speaking on their behalf. In previous parts of his life he was an attorney in private practice, a member of the Federal Senior Executive Service at the Federal Trade Commission, and the founder and former president of a public interest advocacy organization, the American Antitrust Institute. Bert was recently a board member of Northwest Neighbors Village.

SPONSOR:  Greater Stonegate Village

REGISTRATION:  Required by October 10. 
ACCESS: Zoom information will be emailed.


Thursday
October 13
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Origins of Jazz as Represented by Three of the Greats

America has spawned two unique music genres: Broadway music and Jazz/Blues. An Educator with the Museum of African American History & Culture will recount Jazz's origins as represented by three great artists: Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, and Sara Vaughn. Jazz has its roots in African drumbeats and Caribbean rhythms carried along by the slave trade and preserved in New Orleans. Drums, in their own way, gave the enslaved a sense of freedom and opportunity for creativity. We will share the sounds and stories of these artists and their impacts on the growth of jazz and its empowerment of the people it represented.

SPONSOR:  North Bethesda Village

REGISTRATION:  Required by Oct 11.  
ACCESS:  Zoom link will be emailed to registrants before the event.


Thursday
October 13
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Unprecedented Challenges to American Education: Inequality, Demographics and Politics

Join us for this informative presentation as Michael Usdan will examine related issues related to the basics of how education is governed and financed, the changing demographics of the student population and persistent school segregation and inequality of educational opportunities and results. 

SPONSOR:  Georgetown Village

REGISTRATION:  Required.  
ACCESS: Zoom link will be emailed to registrants before the event.


Sunday
October 16
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Benefits of Palliative Care

Dr Steven Wilks, Hospice & Palliative Care Specialist at Suburban Hospital, will lead a discussion on palliative care, how it differs from hospice care, and strategies for families to effectively communicate about the care of a loved one. Dr. Wilks is a 1998 graduate of the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University and brings over 23 years of experience working in family medicine. So many of us die badly and expensively -- in fear, in pain, hooked up to tubes and ventilators, being overtreated, and in an ICU instead of being surrounded by loved ones at home. We can do much better, but to do better (i.e., die peacefully, gently, painlessly, and with life tasks completed) requires planning and forethought. Talking about death and dying may seem like a challenging conversation, but in our Aging Well meetings, it is fascinating, constructive, and useful. This event is part of BMAV's Aging Well Shared Interest Group, but since it is co-sponsored by Suburban Hospital it is open to the public.

SPONSOR:  Bethesda Metro Area Village

REGISTRATION:  Required by Oct 15.  
ACCESS:  Zoom link will be sent upon registration.


Tuesday
October 18
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Before and After Dobbs

What was it like before the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision? After that decision, a women's right to privacy and her reproductive healthcare were preserved – for nearly 50 years. Dr. Raymond Scalettar will discuss the legal and medical aspects of the Supreme Court's June 24, 2022 majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. He will focus on the medical and social consequences of the recent decision which takes us back to the infamous past.

SPONSOR:  Northwest Neighbors Village

REGISTRATION:  Registration limited to 100 attendees and required by Oct 17. 
ACCESS: 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 pm - 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. 


Tuesday
October25
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Stevens School: DC's Little Known Educational Landmark

Stevens School, on 21st Street between K and L, is the DC's oldest school still in use, with much history to tell about DC public schools in general. Built in 1868 as the first public school for Black children, it is a surviving symbol of nearly a century of school segregation. Now newly rehabbed and modernized, it has gained renewed life as the school system's only stand-alone preschool learning center drawing children from all over the city. Historian Ralph Buglass will look back at the days of school segregation in the nation's capital through the lens of this little-known landmark.

SPONSOR:  Northwest Neighbors Village

REGISTRATION:  Registration limited to 100 attendees and required by Oct 24. 
ACCESS: 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
October25
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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Sparks Like Stars with Nadia Hashimi

Bold, illuminating, heartbreaking, yet hopeful, Sparks Like Stars is a story of home—of America and Afghanistan, tragedy and survival, reinvention and remembrance, told in Nadia Hashimi’s singular voice. An Afghan American woman returns to Kabul to learn the truth about her family and the tragedy that destroyed their lives in this brilliant and compelling novel from the bestselling author of The Pearl That Broke Its Shell, The House Without Windows, and When the Moon Is Low. Join BMAV and the Connie Morella Library for this inspirational talk with Hashimi. Nadia Hashimi is a pediatrician turned novelist who draws on her Afghan culture to craft internationally bestselling books for adults as well as young readers. Her novels span generations and continents, taking on themes like forced migration, conflict, poverty, misogyny, colonialism, and addiction.

SPONSOR:  Bethesda Metro Area Village

REGISTRATION:  Not required. 
ACCESS: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87364148026 


Monday
November 7
3 pm - 4 pm


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The Optimal Exercise Prescription for Cognitive and Physical Benefits: A Research Update

We all know that exercise is good for us, but what exactly are we supposed to do? In this one-hour interactive session, you'll learn about the latest scientific evidence on the optimal exercise prescription to preserve cognition and improve strength and function. Then, you'll have the opportunity to see some of the best exercises you can do to promote healthy aging. We'll conclude the session with an opportunity to ask your questions to the presenter and participate in a robust discussion. Presenter: Kathryn Porter Starr, Ph.D., RDN, LDN Assistant Professor of Medicine Duke University School of Medicine.

SPONSOR:  Bethesda Metro Area Village

REGISTRATION:  Registration required by Nov. 6. 
ACCESS: Zoom information will be sent after registration. 


Wednesday
November 9
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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Victorian Giants: How Victorian Photographers Invented Art Photography

In 1839 a new means of visual representation was announced to a startled world: photography. Although the medium was immediately and enthusiastically embraced by the public at large, photographers themselves spent the ensuing decades experimenting with techniques and debating the nature of this new invention. In this presentation, we will look at four Victorian photographers who addressed these questions using the new medium of photography. An empty-nester, a college professor and children’s book author, a British immigrant from Sweden and an upper class Viscountess changed thinking about photography and its expressive power. Our presentation will explore how these four photographers changed photography from the science to art.

SPONSOR:  Greater Stonegate Village

REGISTRATION:  Required by Nov 7 
ACCESS: Zoom information will be sent no later than one day before the event.


Thursday
November 17
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Oral Health—It's More Than a Nice Smile!

Join us online as Dr. Sal Selvaggio, DDS shares his extensive knowledge on the importance of oral health for well-being. Sal is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Dentistry, and subsequently completed a General Practice Residency at Providence Hospital in DC; and had dental practice in DC for 35 years, retiring in 2015, and was a volunteer dentist for the Catholic Charities’ Spanish Catholic Center from 1985 until 2019, and served as President of its Board for six years.

SPONSOR:  Georgetown Village

REGISTRATION:  Required.  
ACCESS: Zoom link will be emailed to registrants before the event.


Tuesday
November 29
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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Meteorologists Do More Than TV Weather Reports

Paul Kocin is a former Greater Stonegate resident, who has been fascinated by the weather since childhood. After receiving a Master’s degree in Meteorology, Paul worked at the NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, the National Meteorological Center. From 1999-2006, Paul was the Winter Weather Expert for the Weather Channel based in Atlanta and could often be seen on TV, sometimes round the clock during major winter storms. Paul is the author of 2 books about Northeast Snowstorms. Join us as we talk to Paul about the field of meteorology, snowstorms, and The Weather Channel!

SPONSOR:  Greater Stonegate Village

REGISTRATION:  Required by Nov 27 
ACCESS: Zoom information will be sent no later than one day before the event.


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