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February, 2020

Saturday
1
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
1
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
1
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.
Monday
3
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1:00 PM
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NR. Runtime 1 hour, 55 minutes. A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building -
but will it happen?
Tuesday
4
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1:00 PM
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Capt. John Collins (USN-Ret.) will discussion the
Washington Navy Yard (1799), the oldest shore
establishment of the United states Navy.
Wednesday
5
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1:00 PM
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Sponsored by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Association. REAL ID is federal legislation that establishes security standards for all driver’s licenses and ID cards. Learn about how REAL ID will affect you, how to check your REAL ID status, and how to become REAL ID compliant. After October 1, 2020, you will be required to have a REAL ID compliant driver’s license or ID card in order to use your driver’s license or ID card to board commercial aircraft - for domestic flights or to gain access to federal facilities.
Friday
7
Pacci's Trattoria
12:00 PM
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Join us for our monthly lunch to get to know your fellow VoK neighbors.
Friday
7
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1:00 PM
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Learn how to detect and avoid potential scams over the phone and on the Internet.
Friday
7
Shops along Howard Avenue
5:30 PM
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Kensington’s Valentine’s Open House is one week before Valentine’s Day, a perfect day to shop for those special in your life. Stroll along Howard Avenue and explore the many participating shops which include SW7, Kensington Row Bookshop, Bonjour Books DC, Sage Consignment, M.O.B.Vintage, Adah Rose Gallery, Goldsborough Glynn, HomeWorks and many more.
Saturday
8
The Learning Center for Young Children
10:00 AM
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Get out of the cold and join us for Carnival Games, Crafts, Moonbounce, Kids Zumba, Food & Bake Sales, Tae Kwon Do, Noyes Library Storytimes and more!

Online Auction opens Feb. 1 — closes Feb. 8 at 10 pm. Preview now at charityauction.bid/lcycsilentauction2020

$15 Advance ticket purchase / $18 at the door

Ticket includes: unlimited crafts, games, entertainment, moonbounce & one free hot cocoa. Tickets required for children 2yrs+ (adults free with children).

This event is geared for children ages 2-7 but all are welcome!

Cash & credit card accepted for most food and ticket sales. Cash only bake sale.

Parking is available on the streets surrounding the church (per parking signs) as well as in the parking lot located directly across Connecticut Avenue from the church. Please use the crosswalk with pedestrian signal at the Washington Street intersection.
Saturday
8
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
11:30 AM
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Join us at the Center to learn how to make your own personal Valentine’s Day cards! Materials will be provided.

Pre-registration is required, $5 fee for materials. Call 240-777-8085 to register.

Cardmaking kits can also be purchased for an additional $5.
Monday
10
Kensington Town Hall
7:00 PM
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Town Council Meetings are held in the Town Council Meeting Room on the ground floor of Town Hall. Please check our Town Calendar for our next regularly scheduled meeting.
Tuesday
11
Holiday Park Senior Center
12:45 PM
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Led by Michael D’Andrea. Members practice their performing skills with new plays. We are seeking new actors.
No experience needed, just enthusiasm! This group performs twice a year.
Wednesday
12
Silver Spring Civic Center
2:00 PM
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Join Silver Spring Village for their next SPARKLE: In Conversation with Oldest Living Tuskegee Airman Brigadier General Charles McGee.

The event will be held on Wednesday, February 12, at 2pm in the Silver Spring Civic Building.

FREE & all seniors welcome!

In honor of Black History Month, we welcome Brigadier General Charles McGee. Now 100 years of age, he is the oldest living member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen. He will share his experiences as an African American pioneer in the U.S. Army Air Corps. His 137 combat missions in World War II eventually grew to a total of 409 with the outbreak of war in Korea and Vietnam. Brigadier General McGee is a member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame and recipient of a Congressional Gold Medal. His most recent time in the cockpit, incidentally, was just a few weeks ago to celebrate his 100th birthday-on Pearl Harbor Day!

RSVP to 301-503-7401 or Programs@SilverSpringVillage.org.
Wednesday
12
Christ Episcopal Church
6:30 PM
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Join a free community discussion as we delve into mindfulness, yoga, breadth work and Reiki with veteran practitioners of the healing arts. A weekly Eucharist service begins at 6:30pm followed by a light supper and fellowship. Learn how to tap inner resources helpful for facing the challenge of caregiving (or just everyday life!). The service is optional, but please RSVP if you will be coming to the program that begins at 7:00pm.

Presenters include:

Katherine Smith, MPH, NBC-HWC, is a longtime meditation teacher, National board certified health and wellness coach, and faculty at Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH). Ms. Smith has taught mindfulness meditation to elementary, college, and graduate school students, teachers, physicians, nurses, Members of Congress and their staff.

Christine Meissner has extensive experience in many of the healing aspects of yoga and in Reiki. Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Christine has over twenty years of experience in education and recreation. For the past ten years, in addition to her yoga and Reiki work, she has taught swimming at Howard University in Washington, DC.

The evening is open to all. Tell a friend, bring a friend.

PLEASE RSVP to Winnie Holbrooke at winholbrooke@gmail.com or call 301-509-8097 - Or 301.942.4673
Thursday
13
Holiday Park Senior Center
1:00 PM
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Come and enjoy Dale’s music and valentine themed
refreshments. Co-sponsored by HPSI.

Pre-registration required by calling 240-777-4999. Free!
Friday
14
Valentine's Day
Friday
14
Holiday Park Senior Center
12:45 PM
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Partners not required. Drop-in.
Friday
14
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1:00 PM
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You are invited to a special Valentine’s
Day Lunch featuring a wide variety of
music and entertainment by DJ Tony
Montgomery. Come to listen, dance, or
just relax and socialize. Celebrate this
romantic holiday in style!

Lunch will be served at Noon, and is not
a part of this program. No pre-registration
is required, open to all.
Saturday
15
Kensington Park Library
1:00 PM
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Anita Neal Powell, President of the Lincoln Park Historical Foundation and Leroy E. Neal African American Research Center, will discuss "Tracking the Footprints of Black Elected and Appointed Officials and Voting Paths."
Saturday
15
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1:00 PM
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Performed by the Professional Training Program students of Akhmedova Ballet Academy. Free to the public.
Monday
17
Presidents' Day
Monday
17
Kensington Park Senior Living - Lower Meeting Room
7:00 PM
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The Villages of Kensington will hold our monthly Board meeting.
Tuesday
18
Holiday Park Senior Center
12:45 PM
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Led by Michael D’Andrea. Members practice their performing skills with new plays. We are seeking new actors.
No experience needed, just enthusiasm! This group performs twice a year.
Wednesday
19
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
Wednesday
19
North Chevy Chase Christian Church (Community Meeting Room—enter from the parking lot in the back)
7:00 PM
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Bill Kenety: “Nazis in America: Hunting Hitler’s Henchmen.”

Bill is a retired Justice Department Senior Prosecutor who spent 10+ years in a special Justice Department unit dedicated to locating Nazis who immigrated to the United States, then stripping them of their U.S. Citizenship and deporting them to their countries of origin. He investigated and tried cases from Florida to Hawaii, and often travelled to Europe in search of evidence and witnesses. Bill is a graduate of Dickinson College, Harvard Law School and Georgetown University. His somewhat eclectic background includes time as county prosecutor, state prosecutor, public defender, “arts lawyer,” and law professor. He is very pleased not to be practicing law.
Friday
21
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1:00 PM
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Bring your own supplies.
Saturday
22
Warner Circle Park
12:00 PM
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Spend an afternoon with Montgomery County Parks. GAther around our cozy bonfire with friends, neighbors and smores. We will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items to help MANNA Food Center and our neighbors this winter.
Monday
24
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1:00 PM
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PG. Runtime 2 hours, 7 minutes. The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital
role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
Tuesday
25
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1:00 PM
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We all have life lessons in the form of stories we would like to share with family, friends, and those we mentor.
In this one-hour workshop, participants will be introduced to a process for writing a short legacy letter that offers an easy way to share these stories. Participants will start writing a legacy letter in the workshop.
Wednesday
26
Holiday Park Senior Center
1:00 PM
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African drumming.
Wednesday
26
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1:00 PM
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Voice assistants are no longer just on your phone! Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Home can do everything from
playing music to ordering your Uber, from giving news briefs to turning on the lights. Learn about the many devices, current uses, and future implications of this exciting technology.
Thursday
27
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1:00 PM
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The Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis. A historical novel on how a group of gifted but flawed individuals confronted the challenges to set the
course for our nation.
Thursday
27
Kensington Park Senior Living
6:00 PM
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Join your fellow business community to discuss client communications.
Friday
28
Holiday Park Senior Center
1:00 PM
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Led by Roland Paradis & Lillian Porter. Experienced
hobbyists offer instruction. Drop-in.
Saturday
29
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Enjoy Scandinavian music.

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

 
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