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December, 2019

Monday
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In 1939, writer Bill Finger co-created Batman, a character that would become one of the most successful fictional icons in world history...but his cartoonist partner took full credit. In 1974, Bill died poor and unknown to the public. In 2015, defying longstanding odds, another writer succeeded in saving Bill‘s legacy.

Author and Bethesda resident Marc Tyler Nobleman reveals the backstory behind his obsessive, unprecedented nine-year campaign to correct this cultural injustice - riveting even for those who couldn‘t care less about superheroes.

It has inspired his book Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman, a TED Talk, and the twist-filled feature documentary Batman & Bill.The film is bringing people to tears worldwide and has been called "the most important comic book movie ever made."
Wednesday
4
Chevy Chase Library
12:00 PM
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Gentle yoga is perfect for seniors, those who are just starting out with yoga, are less mobile or simply want a more relaxed yoga experience. Each class will be taught by Carolyn Ericson, a certified yoga instructor.

Register by calling the library at (240) 773-9590. Please bring your own yoga mat and bath towel.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Chevy Chase Chapter.
Thursday
5
Davis Library
3:00 PM
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Join us as we show a true life film or documentary as yet untitled.

Light refreshments served.
Thursday
5
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Danny Glavin, Astrobiologist, Author, NASA GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER will present his book, "Frozen in Time” Hunting Meteorites in Antarctica for Signs of Life."
Friday
6
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Monthly lunch with your VoK friends, on first Friday of the month. Members & Volunteers invited. Bring a Kensington-area friend if you‘d like. Generally 12-2. Location listed below. Please RSVP to Laurie so we know how many are coming!
Saturday
7
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
8:00 AM
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Come join us for scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon and ham, grits, fruit and beverages. Breakfast is served from 8:00 – 10:30 AM. All profits from the breakfast are donated to a worthy cause: This month, proceeds will be given to the West River United Methodist Center. Rather than a fixed price, we are requesting that guests, upon arriving, make a generous donation to the chosen worthy cause. Come out and join us for a delicious meal as we continue our pancake breakfast tradition which began in 1970.

For more information, please call the church office @ 301-933-7933.
Saturday
7
Historic Train Station, Kensington
9:00 AM
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Open every Saturday year-round from 9am to 1pm at the Historic Train Station. Local and regional vendors offer fresh baked goods, seasonal fruits and vegetables, organic meats, seafood, cheese, artisan breads, olive oil and prepared foods.
Saturday
7
Silver Spring Library
11:00 AM
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Our group consists of writers at all levels of writing experience. Everyone is welcome! Our meetings are held on two Saturdays (at 11:00 a.m.) of each month. We usually have about 5-10 people in attendance at each meeting. The link below contains more information about our group. Hope you can join us soon!

http://www.meetup.com/SilverSpringWritersGroup/

This program meets in Study Room 3-01.
Saturday
7
LA MAISON DE LAURETTE
1:30 PM
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We invite you to a French Conversation every first Saturday of the Month from 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

Whether you know a little or a lot of French, we will try to speak only French over coffee. It is a lot of fun to share our culture and language.

Free and open to the public.
Sunday
8
Laurie and Jim Pross's home
5:00 PM
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The Villages of Kensington invite you to celebrate the many sparkling festivities of the season at Cider by the Fire.

Accessible and railing-assisted.

RSVP by December 5th to Events@VillagesOfKensingtonMD.org.
Monday
9
Kensington Park Library
3:00 PM
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Registration is required--this is not a drop in class and space is limited.

Bone Builders is a twice-weekly one-hour class for seniors 55+ sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services and the Kensington Park Library. This free, enjoyable, evidence-based bone-building and fall prevention program is designed to improve muscle strength, bone density and balance over time with continued commitment. Participants must attend BOTH the Monday and Wednesday classes, be able to exercise sitting and standing, and be able to walk safely without canes, walkers or wheelchairs. Registration is limited to 18 participants.

Participants must purchase their own weighted leg cuffs and hand-weights—requirements & purchase information will be provided at the first class. Participants should bring a water bottle to each class, wear supportive shoes with covered toes and heels, and dress for exercise. Arrive 10 minutes before class to set up.

TO REGISTER, please contact Mimi Doane mimidoane@verizon.net or 301-367-2353.

A waiting list will be maintained and attendance policy enforced if the class is full.
Monday
9
Kensington Park Senior Living Woodlands Building, 3rd floor activities room
6:30 PM
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CAREGIVER CONNECT offers support and education for caregivers. Facilitated by Leslie Mason, LCSW-C, this program meets the second Monday of every month, re-starting after a winter break. FREE; light refreshments. RSVP 301-946-7700.
Tuesday
10
Connie Morella Library
7:00 PM
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Join us for board game night. We have a great selection of games to choose from including themed games, cooperative games, strategy games, party games, and more. Feel free to bring your own game as well!

For ages 18 and older.
Wednesday
11
National Portrait Gallery
10:00 AM
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Individuals with dementia and their care partners can discuss and engage with art during free in-gallery experiences offered weekly.
Friday
13
Davis Library
12:00 PM
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Join us for a showing of "The Brand New Testament". God lives in human form as a cynical writer with his young daughter. She concludes that her dad is doing a terrible job and decides to rewrite the world, which leaves God angry, powerless and adamant to get his power back.

Refreshments available. Feel free to bring your lunch.
Friday
13
contact Donna, members@villagesofkensingtonmd.org for location info
1:00 PM
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ongoing group, but newbies can join at any time! Facilitator is VoK Volunteer Kathleen Holmay, a longtime meditation devotee and teacher.
Friday
13
Kensington Park Senior Living Highlands Building
2:00 PM
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Project Linus is dedicated to donating handmade blankets for newborn to 18-year-old children in need of comfort (seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need). Want to join this VoK group? Contact Carolyn at projectlinus.mc@gmail.com> for info.
Saturday
14
Rockville Memorial Library
12:30 PM
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All are welcome to the Songwriters‘ Toolbox, a monthly workshop / song circle, held on the 2nd Saturday and hosted by the Songwriters‘ Association of Washington (SAW). Whether you are a seasoned songwriter or just aspiring to write your first song, please join us to come hear what your songwriting peers are doing, share your latest writings (they need not be finished) and find out what SAW can do to help you be a better songwriter. These sessions strive to be both respectful, positive environments and a genuine attempt to address and assist your efforts to write the better song. If you do elect to share an original song, please bring 10 - 15 copies of the lyrics to facilitate the discussion.

For more information, please see saw.org or email president@saw.org. The Songwriters‘ Toolbox meets at Rockville Memorial Library in Meeting Room #1 (on the right, first floor) from 12:30 - 3:00.
Monday
16
Kensington Park Senior Living, Highlands Building, lower level Activities Room
7:00 PM
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Your VoK Board meets on the third Monday of each month to discuss VoK business. Open to Members, Volunteers, and the public -- everyone welcome! Graciously hosted by Kensington Park Senior Living.
Wednesday
18
Kensington Park Library
12:30 PM
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Barbara Shansby, retired librarian, will present "The Great Believers" by Rebecca Makkai. Nominated for many awards, book, says Margot Livesay of The New York Times, “is by turns funny, harrowing, tender, devastating, and always hugely suspenseful. It reminds us, poignantly, of how many people, mostly young, often brilliant, were lost to the AIDS epidemic, and of how those who survived were marked by that struggle.”
Wednesday
18
Brooke Grove Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
3:30 PM
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Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Assoc., this group is for family & friends engaged in care and safety of someone touched by dementia. A safe & confidential environment to develop mutually supportive relationships. Contact Bill Neely 301-924-5176. FREE
Thursday
19
National Museum of American History
2:00 PM
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Individuals with dementia and their care partners can discuss and engage with art during free in-gallery experiences offered weekly.
Friday
20
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All are welcome to join this civil and stimulating discussion on American life and the United States‘ role in the global community.


We hope everyone will feel comfortable participating. The group is fairly small so that everyone can see and hear everyone else while seated around a table. Copies of the articles to be discussed will be available without charge on the holds shelf at the library.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library, Chevy Chase Chapter.
Saturday
21
Winter Solstice
Monday
23
Hanukkah (1st Day)
Wednesday
25
Christmas
Thursday
26
Kwanzaa (1st Day)

Special Thanks to: Andy Fraser of Sandglass for technical and development assistance and Jill Gallagher for logo design.

 
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