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September, 2019

Monday
2
Labor Day
Monday
2
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Parade followed by a street fair!
Wednesday
4
Holiday Park Senior Center
9:30 AM
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Get familiar with Montgomery County transit options during this FREE, hands-on practice with fellow riders age 50+. Lunch is provided. Must register by August 28th by emailing ConnectARide@AccessJCA.org or by calling 301-738-3252.
Thursday
5
Potomac Community Recreation Center
9:30 AM
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Council Vice President Sidney Katz & Councilmember Andrew Friedson invite you to a
Senior Forum & Resource Fair

Subject matter experts will speak on:
--Wellness and Brain Fitness: Reduce the Risk of Dementia
--Detecting and Avoiding Financial Abuse
--10 Ways to Prevent a Fall

A wide range of service providers to seniors will showcase additional topics:

--Aging in Place
--Community Engagement
--Elder Abuse & Scam Prevention
--Fire Prevention & Public Safety
--Healthy Hearing
--Lifelong Learning
--Mental Wellness
--Transportation
And More....

A light breakfast will be served. Parking is available onsite.

SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 | 9:30 AM - 12:30PM
Potomac Community Recreation Center
11315 Falls Road
Potomac, MD 20854
Thursday
5
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
6
TBA
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!
Friday
6
Kensington Park Senior Living
7:30 PM
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Join us on the lawn for a free screening of THE SANDLOT. Bring a blanket or a chair, but popcorn and refreshments are on us!
Followed by a concert from the New Brass Quintet!
Rain Date: September 13
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
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
Glen Echo Park
8:00 AM
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Join our partner organization Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) in celebration of National Grandparents’ Day at our first annual “Walk for the Ages” and family fun day on September 8th.

The festivities begin with a short fundraising walk around the park on Sunday, September 8th from 8:30-12 Noon along with fun raising activities for all ages including a DJ, art activities, a scavenger hunt, and a giant Connect-Four at the fabulously nostalgic and grand Glen Echo Park! For more info, go to: https://accessjca.org/news-events/2019walk/ Register in advance and help spread the word through our peer-to-peer fundraising platform. Pre-registration closes August 30th. Registration levels for the Walk are as follows:

Individual Walker, $18
Team of 2 to 4 Walkers, $36
Each Additional Team Walker (beyond 4), $10
Strut your pup, too! $10
Walkers ages 10 and under, FREE
Walkers ages 80 and better, FREE
Day-of-event walk-in fee, $20 per person.
Sunday
8
EVERYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES!
8:00 AM
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Celebrate your grandparent and/or make sure your grandkids celebrate YOU!
Monday
9
1:00 PM
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Learn simple breathing and focusing techniques you can
do to help reduce stress and multiply your “happiness factor”!

Register in advance by calling (888) 600.2560 or emailing teltopics@matherlifeways.com.
At the time listed for the program, dial in from any phone. . . and enjoy. All calls are FREE!
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
Olney Library
10:00 AM
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Tune-up your driving skills, learn safe driving strategies, and update your knowledge of the rules of the road. Learn about normal age-related physical changes, and how to adjust driving to allow for these changes.

Some insurance companies operating in Maryland consider drivers who take the course qualified for an auto insurance premium reduction or discount.

The course is 4 hours of instruction time with a half-hour lunch break. Please arrive by 9:45 am for administrative matters. Payment is $15 for AARP members, $20 for nonmembers. Please bring your AARP card; cash or check only. Feel free to bring a snack or drink with you.
Wednesday
11
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
12
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How well do you know the locations of various states,
their histories, and other facts?

Register in advance by calling (888) 600.2560 or emailing teltopics@matherlifeways.com.
At the time listed for the program, dial in from any phone. . . and enjoy. All calls are FREE!
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
Warner Circle Park
6:00 PM
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Bring your friends and family for an evening of opera outdoors at Warner Circle Park. The Friends of Warner Circle are the hosts of this special evening of arias and duets from well-loved operas. Don‘t forget your chairs, blankets, and picnic! FREE! RAIN OR SHINE!
Monday
16
1:00 PM
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Learn simple breathing and focusing techniques you can
do to help reduce stress and multiply your “happiness factor”

Register in advance by calling (888) 600.2560 or emailing teltopics@matherlifeways.com.
At the time listed for the program, dial in from any phone. . . and enjoy. All calls are FREE!
Monday
16
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Join The Washington Post Live for a special evening with Brad Pitt as he discusses his new film," Ad Astra." He will be joined by writer and director James Gray as well as NASA officials, Dr. Sarah Noble and Lindsay Aitchison.

"Ad Astra" is a science fiction adventure feature film that aims to portray “the most realistic depiction of space travel that’s been put in a movie” to date. The filmmakers worked with experts to fully capture and convey the dynamism and power of the astronaut experience in outer space. The conversation will be moderated by Washington Post Film Critic Ann Hornaday.

Log onto https://www.washingtonpost.com/post-live-ad-astra-brad-pitt/ to hear the discussion.
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.
Tuesday
17
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We’ll look at thoughtful, purposeful ways of giving and
gifting for this holiday season.

Register in advance by calling (888) 600.2560 or emailing teltopics@matherlifeways.com.
At the time listed for the program, dial in from any phone. . . and enjoy. All calls are FREE!
Tuesday
17
Kensington Park Senior Living
2:00 PM
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Immerse yourself in the flavors of Kensington Park - A Senior Living Community with a culinary showcase from Chef Morissa.

RSVP by 9/12 to Conor Duncan at 301-946-7700 or CDuncan@KensingtonSL.com.
Tuesday
17
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Brian Salgado discusses the life, career, and musical hits of the “King of Rock ’n’ Roll.”

Register in advance by calling (888) 600.2560 or emailing teltopics@matherlifeways.com.
At the time listed for the program, dial in from any phone. . . and enjoy. All calls are FREE!
Tuesday
17
Chevy Chase Village Hall
7:30 PM
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Murray Horwitz, Tony Award winning playwright, lyricist, director and host of WAMU’s old-time radio show, The Big Broadcast, will talk with Chevy Chase at Home members and guests about his prolific fifty-year show business career. He got his start as a clown with Ringling Brothers, worked as a performer and director in New York City and in 1976 co-authored the hit Broadway musical Ain’t Misbehavin,’ for which he won a Tony Award.

Murray is known to be a terrific story-teller, so you won’t want to miss this entertaining evening. Ensure your spot by pre-registering on-line at www.chevychaseathome.org, or calling the office at 301-657-3115.
Wednesday
18
Hillside Senior Living Apartments
10:00 AM
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Get familiar with Montgomery County transit options during this FREE, hands-on practice with fellow riders age 50+. Lunch is provided. Must register by September 11th by emailing ConnectARide@AccessJCA.org or by calling 301-738-3252.
Wednesday
18
The Woman's Club of Chevy Chase
10:00 AM
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Come for light refreshments and learn about the many sections/committees of the club, including Community Services, Art/Historic Preservation, Music, Literature, International Affairs, Scholarship, parties, potlucks, etc.

Parking in rear off Dunlop Street.
Wednesday
18
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Neil Adelman, Opera Lovers Lecture Corp, talks about the wonderful music, love story, and background of the most popular comic opera.

Register in advance by calling (888) 600.2560 or emailing teltopics@matherlifeways.com.
At the time listed for the program, dial in from any phone. . . and enjoy. All calls are FREE!
Wednesday
18
Kensington Park Senior Living
2:30 PM
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Take in the talents of Mini Musicals on the Move as they perform an abridged rendition of "Mary Poppins."

RSVP by 9/12 to Conor Duncan at 301-946-7700 or CDuncan@KensingtonSL.com.
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
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.
Thursday
19
Rockville Nursing Home (in the glass conservatory hall)
7:00 PM
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Learn to square dance with the Village Swingers Square Dance Club. No dancing experience required.
Friday
20
12:00 PM
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Discover ways to maintain creativity, growth, and a positive attitude, all of which will help bring you greater happiness.

Register in advance by calling (888) 600.2560 or emailing teltopics@matherlifeways.com.
At the time listed for the program, dial in from any phone. . . and enjoy. All calls are FREE!
Saturday
21
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For 26 years, the Kensington 8K Race has been a favorite DC area fall race - a fun, fast event with beauty, challenge, and excitement.

Runners for the 8K, 2 miler, and family 1K need to register in order to participate in the "races."

Four local schools - Kensington Parkwood ES, North Bethesda MS, Silver Creek MS, and Walter Johnson HS - benefit from race proceeds. More than raised $225,000 since 2009!
Monday
23
Autumnal Equinox
Tuesday
24
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Learn stretching and strengthening techniques using ballet
positions, focusing on hip flexors, core strength, and
spinal alignment.

Register in advance by calling (888) 600.2560 or emailing teltopics@matherlifeways.com.
At the time listed for the program, dial in from any phone. . . and enjoy. All calls are FREE!
Tuesday
24
Kensington Park Senior Living
2:00 PM
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Immerse yourself in the flavors of Kensington Park - A Senior Living Community with a culinary showcase from Chef Morissa.

RSVP by 9/12 to Conor Duncan at 301-946-7700 or CDuncan@KensingtonSL.com.
Tuesday
24
Wheaton Library
5:00 PM
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National Voter Registration Day is a national holiday celebrating our democracy. The Montgomery County Board of Elections and Public Libraries wants to make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote and seeks to create broad awareness of voter registration opportunities to reach voters who may not register otherwise.
Tuesday
24
Please contact Jennifer Ivory concerning the location for this month's meeting.
7:45 PM
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Group meets monthly at a Book Club member‘s home to discuss a book that was chosen the prior month. Meetings are generally at homes in Kensington‘s Rock Creek Hills neighborhood. Contact Jennifer Ivory for more info.

This month‘s book is "The Nickel Boys: A Novel" by Colson Whitehead.
Wednesday
25
Crisp & Juicy
11:00 AM
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Crisp & Juicy in Kensington will donate 20% of receipts to Meals on Wheels for dine-in or take-out purchases.

Make sure you ask to sign the Meals on Wheels sheet at checkout.
Wednesday
25
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What were your favorite prime-time soaps in the ’80s?
We’ll discuss Dallas, Dynasty,Knots Landing, and others.

Register in advance by calling (888) 600.2560 or emailing teltopics@matherlifeways.com.
At the time listed for the program, dial in from any phone. . . and enjoy. All calls are FREE!
Wednesday
25
Kensington Park Senior Living
2:00 PM
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Local favorite The Dish & Dram presents wine tasting thoughtfully paired with gourmet canapes.

RSVP by 9/12 to Conor Duncan at 301-946-7700 or CDuncan@KensingtonSL.com.
Thursday
26
Kensington Park Senior Living
11:00 AM
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When it comes to your health, nutrition plays a bigger role than you may think. Bethesda NEWtrition & Wellness Solutions presents how food can be the best medicine to prevent and treat chronic illness and pain.

Followed by a luncheon.

RSVP by 9/12 to Conor Duncan at 301-946-7700 or CDuncan@KensingtonSL.com.
Thursday
26
Rockville Nursing Home (in the glass conservatory hall)
7:00 PM
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Learn to square dance with the Village Swingers Square Dance Club. No dancing experience is required.
Saturday
28
Kensington Park Library
2:00 PM
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Learn about beekeeping from an experienced local beekeeper. Topics include basic beekeeping, bee facts, honey making, and environmental issues.

Demonstration includes real hive (no bees) and protective clothing.
Monday
30
Rosh Hashanah (1st Day)
Monday
30
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Join an uplifting chat about thoughts and experiences from
your world.

Register in advance by calling (888) 600.2560 or emailing teltopics@matherlifeways.com.
At the time listed for the program, dial in from any phone. . . and enjoy. All calls are FREE!

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

 
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