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May, 2019

Wednesday
1
Garrett Park Town Hall
11:15 AM
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Candace "Candy" Robertson (certified instructor) leads regular classes to improve tone and muscle strength; increase cardio endurance.
Increase flexibility and range of motion; improve balance.
Includes floor work for core strength.
You will need to bring a mat.
Each class is $10. Payment directly to Candace in cash or check.
Thursday
2
Kensington Park Senior Living
10:00 AM
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A free, interactive, and educational program where trained volunteers ensure the safest “fit” for older adult drivers and their vehicles. Lunch is provided!

To schedule a 20-minute time-slot (still a few left!), contact Conor at (301) 946-7700.

Sponsored by Kensington Park Senior Living.
Thursday
2
Call in from home!
2:00 PM
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Carla Thorpe, Opera Lovers Lecture Corps. Hear glorious music from one of opera‘s most popular love stories. Register by April 28th.
Friday
3
Garrett Park Town Hall
11:00 AM
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Candace "Candy" Robertson (Certified Instructor) leads classes for those who want a gentle class with NO floor exercises. It is a short class to designed to improve your tone and strength without overdoing it. Improve your balance. Attendees can choose to do seated or standing leg exercises.
$10 per class. Payment directly to Candace by cash or check.
Friday
3
Hollywood East Cafe (Westfield Wheaton lower level)
12:00 PM
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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
4
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 United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). 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
4
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
4
At the National Historic Landmark where Rachel Carson wrote Silent Spring
12:00 PM
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"A Spring of Green Awareness" At the National Historic Landmark where Ms. Carson wrote Silent Spring. Live music, plant sale, organic refreshments, 3 featured speakers. Tour her Silver Spring home!
Saturday
4
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
5
Cinco de Mayo
Sunday
5
Kensington Antique Row
10:00 AM
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The 6th Annual Kensington Car Show will be on Sunday, May 5, 2019, 10 am - 4 pm, along Howard Avenue.
Sunday
5
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Knowles Manor informational meeting for prospective residents, family members, and professionals who support seniors.

Learn more about this new 94 unit affordable housing community being developed at 3906 Knowles Avenue across from Strosniders Hardware.

For more information, please contact:
Bruce Levin
blevin@keystarrealestate.com
202-364-4510
Sunday
5
Bannockburn Clubhouse
2:00 PM
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Dr. Jean Dinwiddie, a pharmacist specializing in geriatrics, will provide an informative talk about being your own health care advocate. Includes information on
? Your pharmacist as your neighborhood medication expert
? The importance of maintaining a list of all your medications
? Difference between over-the-counter drug and a supplement
? Important questions to ask about all your medicines
? Information you should provide to help your doctor manage your health condition.

Sponsored by Bannockburn Neighbors Assisting Neighbors (NAN). Bring a refreshment to share!

FREE; no RSVP necessary.
Sunday
5
Register and secure a ride to and from DC with VoK Board member!
4:00 PM
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The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in partnership with the District of Columbia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presents their music at the Monastery concert season.

Their first concert of May features Stefan Donner, Organist from Saint Leopold Church & Schönbrunn Palace Chapel, Vienna, Austria.

Enjoy performances on the Monastery’s Lively-Fulcher pipe organ, one of the top organs in the area. Coupled with the sacred beauty of the Franciscan Monastery, it’s an experience that will lift your soul. Concerts begin at 4:00 p.m. with reception to follow.
Monday
6
Call in from home!
1:00 PM
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Susan Wilkens, Yoga Instructor - Dancing Cranes. Learn simple breathing and focusing techniques you can do to help reduce stress and multiply your "happiness factor"!
Register by April 30th and then simply call in for the session from home!
Monday
6
Strosnider's Hardware
6:00 PM
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FREE! Enjoy a discount of 20% off almost anything, vendor demos, food & refreshments, raffles, and a free goodie bag.

You are not required to show a ticket in order to attend this event, but you‘re encouraged to sign up, as it helps get an idea of how many goodie bags to make. Visit the website listed on this page to sign up.
Tuesday
7
Call in from home!
12:00 PM
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Kate Marrs, Presenter. Learn about renown chef Jose Andres, the founder of World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. Please register by May 2nd.
Tuesday
7
Chevy Chase Village Hall
6:45 PM
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Sponsored by Chevy Chase @ Home, sister Village of VoK

"Financial scams targeting seniors have become so prevalent that they’re now considered the crime of the 21st century.”

Our speaker is Jeannine Robinson-Hurley, MPS, who is the Education, Training and Outreach Coordinator in the Maryland Office of Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division.

Learn about the tell-tale signs of a scam, current scams to avoid and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of a scam. There will be a question-and-answer period and handouts to take home.

There is no fee to attend this event and guests are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Street parking is available on streets as designated. Donations are gratefully received. Registration Appreciated, not required.
Wednesday
8
Garrett Park Town Hall
11:15 AM
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Candace "Candy" Robertson (certified instructor) leads regular fun exercise classes in the community. Improves tone and muscle strength. Increases cardio endurance. Increases flexibility and range of motion and improves balance.
Includes floor work for core strength.
You will need to bring a mat.
Each class is $10. Payment directly to Candace in cash or check.
Wednesday
8
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Journalist Bob Levey will share stories from his 23 years at the Post during its Golden Era.

Hired by Ben Bradlee and seated between Bernstein and Woodward during Watergate, Bob has a fascinating story to share. He will also discuss his new book Larry Felder, Candidate, which will be available for purchase and signing at the event.

For 23 years, he wrote a daily column, "Bob Levey‘s Washington," for The Washington Post. The column looked at all aspects of life in the nation‘s capital. It won major awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Washington Journalism Review. Currently he writes a monthly column for Senior Beacon Newspapers.

Seven times, Bob Levey was named one of the most popular columnists in Washington by Washingtonian magazine for his Post column. Earlier in his 36-year career at The Post, Bob Levey covered Presidential politics, Congress, local news, and sports.
Thursday
9
Kensington Park Senior Living
6:30 PM
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This gathering is about recognizing that loss changes our assumptive world forever. We can appreciate, however, who has emerged from the cocoon of loss.

Refreshments served. Free parking.

Paul Tschudi (Ed.S, MA, LPC) is the Founding Director of the Grief, Loss and Life Transitions Graduate Certificate in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development and Assistant Professor in Health Sciences at the George Washington University.
Friday
10
Garrett Park Town Hall
11:00 AM
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Candace "Candy" Robertson (Certified Instructor) leads classes for those who want a gentle class with NO floor exercises. It is a short class to designed to improve your tone and strength without overdoing it. Improve your balance. Attendees can choose to do seated or standing leg exercises.
$10 per class. Payment directly to Candace by cash or check.
Friday
10
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
10
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
11
Flinn Park (near the Post Office & Johnson's)
9:00 AM
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Pooches take center stage starting at Flinn Park at 9am and ending at the Mansion Circle at 11am.
More details to come.
Saturday
11
Chevy Chase (MD) Library
7:00 PM
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Retired Washington Post reporter Bob Levey will give a talk at the Chevy Chase (MD) library on May 11 at 7 PM. He‘ll talk about his experience at The Post for 37 years as well as his new novel, "Larry Felder, Candidate". It is free but you must register in advance at http://host.evanced.info/montgomerycountymd/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=178030. This is part of MCPL‘s Contemporary Conversations series and cosponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Sunday
12
Mother's Day
Sunday
12
Register and secure a ride in to DC!
4:00 PM
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The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in partnership with the District of Columbia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presents the Music at the Monastery concerts.

Their final concert of the season features Choir & Organ with Carl Schwartz, Organist from All Hallows Episcopal Church, South River Parish, Edgewater, MD.

A VoK board member will pick you up and drive you back!
Concert begins at 4:00 p.m. with reception to follow.
Monday
13
Call in from home!
1:00 PM
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Susan Wilkens, Yoga Instructor - Dancing Cranes. Learn simple breathing and focusing techniques you can do to help reduce stress and multiply your "happiness factor"!
Register by May 6th and then simply call in from home for the session!
Monday
13
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
14
Call in from home!
12:00 PM
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Paige Corley, Certified Personal Trainer. Learn how breathing techniques can help strengthen the core muscles, including the pelvic floor. Please register by May 7th.
Tuesday
14
Kensington Town Hall (Drill Hall on main floor)
7:00 PM
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Town of Kensington Community Meeting

Montgomery Parks Community will hold a meeting in the Town of Kensington on Tuesday, May 14, at 7:00 PM. It will be in the Drill Hall in Kensington Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell Street. Attend to learn about updates on Warner Special Park and Kensington Cabin Local Park. The Noyes Library Foundation will also be on hand to provide an update on their project.
Wednesday
15
Garrett Park Town Hall
11:15 AM
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Candace "Candy" Robertson (certified instructor) leads regular fun exercise classes in the community. Improves tone and muscle strength. Increases cardio endurance. Increases flexibility and range of motion and improves balance.
Includes floor work for core strength.
You will need to bring a mat.
Each class is $10. Payment directly to Candace in cash or check.
Wednesday
15
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
16
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FOR VOLUNTEER DRIVERS!

On May 16, Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center and The Senior Connection will team up to offer CarFit to volunteer drivers in Montgomery County.

Virtually every driver who has a CarFit check learns something new about his or her car. The lesson might relate to adjusting seat belts for increased comfort and safety. Very often drivers leave understanding how to decrease dangerous “blind spots.” These are just two of the items on the 12-point checklist that trained technicians help drivers complete.

This event takes place between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 at the Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Road in Silver Spring. Please direct any questions to Shawn Brennan, 240-777-1350, or shawn.brennan@montgomerycountymd.gov.

Space is limited. To register for an available thirty-minute time slot, please go to the online sign-up sheet:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050C4EA4AF28A7F94-carfit
Thursday
16
Call in from home!
2:00 PM
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Brian Salgado, Presenter. Hear about the lives and careers of Don and Phil Everly and their iconic rock-n-roll duo known for close harmony singing. Please register by May 9th.
Thursday
16
Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase
2:00 PM
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Media Ethics with Steve Roberts
KENSINGTON PARK SENIOR LIVING SPEAKER SERIES.
Steve Roberts—a journalist for more than 50 years—explores the ethics of media, a highly relevant topic in light of today’s rapid, expansive and unmanaged delivery of news by way of multiple communication channels.

RSVP by May 10 to KPEvents@kensingtonsl.com
Thursday
16
Armory Ave. behind Safeway
5:00 PM
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1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, May through October. 5-8 pm. Wonderful food truck edibles, with tables & chairs available or to take home to your own picnic. On Armory Ave. behind the Safeway.
Friday
17
Garrett Park Town Hall
11:00 AM
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Candace "Candy" Robertson (Certified Instructor) leads classes for those who want a gentle class with NO floor exercises. It is a short class to designed to improve your tone and strength without overdoing it. Improve your balance. Attendees can choose to do seated or standing leg exercises.
$10 per class. Payment directly to Candace by cash or check.
Friday
17
Call in from home!
1:00 PM
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Megan Wells, National Touring Storyteller, 2016 Oracle Winner. Hear a master storyteller read a thought-provoking short story, followed by a discussion. Please register by May 10th.
Sunday
19
Friendship Heights Village Center
3:00 PM
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Sponsored by Friendship Heights Neighbors Network (FHNN), a sister Village to VoK, as a fundraiser for them. All proceeds support FHNN. Rep. Raskin is a prominent member of the House Judiciary Committee and our U.S. Congressmember.

$25 tickets by check by May 17 with details at fhneighbors.org. $30 at the door. (All tax deductible.)
Sunday
19
Kensington Park Senior Living
6:30 PM
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Join Kens. Park Senior Living as we kickoff our Summer Event Series with a special performance by Winston’s Motown Duo! Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the sounds of Motown in the Park. For inclement weather, call our front desk at 301-946-7700.
Monday
20
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.
Tuesday
21
Call in from home!
12:00 PM
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Kate Marrs, Presenter. Do you have something to share? Create a blog. It is easier to do than you many think!
Register by May 15th then simply call in to the session.
Wednesday
22
Garrett Park Town Hall
11:15 AM
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Candace "Candy" Robertson (certified instructor) leads regular fun exercise classes in the community. Improves tone and muscle strength. Increases cardio endurance. Increases flexibility and range of motion and improves balance.
Includes floor work for core strength.
You will need to bring a mat.
Each class is $10. Payment directly to Candace in cash or check.
Wednesday
22
Kensington Park Library
6:00 PM
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FREE! Explore the power of meditation to help transform your life. Short meditation sitting led by David Newcomb, long-time meditator. No registration required.
Thursday
23
Call in from home.
12:00 PM
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Rich Lang, Media Historian. Rich will discuss the life and career of this actor best known for his starring role in "The King and I". Register by May 16th then call in for the session.
Thursday
23
Call in from home!
2:00 PM
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Caroline Edasis, Director of Creative Arts, Mather Lifeways. Learn how artists have depicted themselves throughout history and reflect on ways of creating your own portrait.
Register by May 16th.
Friday
24
Garrett Park Town Hall
11:00 AM
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Candace "Candy" Robertson (Certified Instructor) leads classes for those who want a gentle class with NO floor exercises. It is a short class to designed to improve your tone and strength without overdoing it. Improve your balance. Attendees can choose to do seated or standing leg exercises.
$10 per class. Payment directly to Candace by cash or check.
Monday
27
Memorial Day
Tuesday
28
Call in from home!
12:00 PM
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Paige Corley, Certified Personal Trainer. Try an hour of seated and standing exercises that will boost your mind and body. Please register by May 21st.
Wednesday
29
Garrett Park Town Hall
11:15 AM
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Candace "Candy" Robertson (certified instructor) leads regular fun exercise classes in the community. Improves tone and muscle strength. Increases cardio endurance. Increases flexibility and range of motion and improves balance.
Includes floor work for core strength.
You will need to bring a mat.
Each class is $10. Payment directly to Candace in cash or check.
Thursday
30
Call in from home!
1:00 PM
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Alice Cisneros, DPM, Podiatric Physician & Surgeon. Learn how to get the most out of your podiatric health care and what a podiatrist can do for you. Please register by May 23rd.
Thursday
30
Armory Ave. behind Safeway
5:00 PM
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1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, May through October. 5-8 pm. Wonderful food truck edibles, with tables & chairs available or to take home to your own picnic. On Armory Ave. behind the Safeway.
Friday
31
Garrett Park Town Hall
11:00 AM
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Candace "Candy" Robertson (Certified Instructor) leads classes for those who want a gentle class with NO floor exercises. It is a short class to designed to improve your tone and strength without overdoing it. Improve your balance. Attendees can choose to do seated or standing leg exercises.
$10 per class. Payment directly to Candace by cash or check.

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