As Social Distancing Continues, you may find some of these online events of interest to keep you engaged.
The Digital Washington Post Going Out Guide
The Washington Post Going Out Guide (click here) features several programs that are available online. Among those offered free are:
Politics and Prose
Checkout events being offered by bookseller Politics and Prose: https://www.politics-prose.com/events.
-- Friday, May 22, 10:00 - 11:00 am:
Connect with Storycorps: Learn How to Record Your Story. Information and Registration here: https://www.aroundtowndc.org/event/connect-with-storycorps-learn-how-to-record-your-story/
Sibley Senior Assn: "Aging on Your Terms"
The Sibley Senior Association is holding its "Aging on Your Terms" annual conference virtually this year, via weekly webinars on Zoom. Join the sessions via this link: https://jhjhm.zoom.us/j/93831901833?pwd=c21DNDRDa1gxTGpISExBRnExQWpjZz09, Password 274067. Alternatively, you can listen to the presentations over the phone by calling 301-715-8592 and entering the meeting ID: 938 3190 1833 and Password: 274067. Upcoming webinars:
--Friday, May 22, 3:00 - 4:00 pm:
Kathleen McGuinness on Finding Hope after Trial - What it's like to walk 500+ miles across northern Spain on the Camino de Santiago de Campostela one year after she broke her back in four places - a pictorial travelogue of an amazing pilgrimage.
--Friday, May 29, 3:00 - 4:00 pm:
Susy Elder Murphy and Debra Levy, Eldercare Associates, on What is Care Management and Why Do I Need It? How care managers can help people discover support and services available - preparing for tomorrow's needs today.
Submit advance questions to Honora Precourt at email@example.com or 202-364-7602.
The Virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival
The 2020 Gaithersburg Book Festival is being held virtually Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday June 14. It includes live-streamed TGIF live interviews on Fridays at 5:30 pm, pre-recorded YouTube video watch parties with authors at 7:00 pm on Saturdays, and workshops on Wednesdays. See the schedule here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs0ibJC2gKs27aifpd22G8g This week's highlights include:
-- Friday, May 22, 5:30 pm:
Author Louis Bayard discusses Courting Mr. Lincoln with author Jennifer Bort Yacovissi in a live-streamed event.
-- Saturday, May 23, 7:00 pm:
A virtual video watch party with White House correspondent, Jonathan Karl, author of Front Row at the Trump Show in conversation with Susan Page.
Sign up to Join Other Musicians and Artists to Perform for a Walking Tour of the 'Hood
Mt. Pleasant Neighbors Helping Neighbors is organizing a walking tour of live performances in Mt Pleasant to support the arts and fill the neighborhood with joyous vibes. Dance on your porch. Play out your window. Belt out some joyful noise from your rooftop, or find another way to share in the music. Submit this form by Sunday, May 24, to report where and when (between now and June 14) you plan to share music for others to hear. NHN will announce show times and genres so people can find you and take in the sights and sounds from a safe, responsible distance. For information, contact Ariel Simons at firstname.lastname@example.org or (914) 486-0098.
Northwest Neighbors Village is offering a free speaker series, online or by phone. Click the links below for information and to register:
-- Tuesday, May 26, 1:30 - 2:30pm:
Your Closet: Friend or Foe?
Speaker: Susan O. Singer, Closet Curator, www.closetcurator.com
A talk about clearing and organizing your closet and defining your wardrobe.
-- Thursday, May 28, 1:00 - 2:00 pm:
Speaker: Samantha Nolan, founder, Neighborhood Watch
Focusing on a new program to KEEP older adults and seniors safe.
To recommend a speaker, email Judie Fien-Helfman at email@example.com
Free Guided Meditation via Facebook
Jeffrey Mohler, formerly resident at Lamont Street Dharma House, will be holding a weekly guided meditation session on Tuesday, May 26, 5:00 - 5:30 pm, via Facebook. See an earlier session here. For information, see Jeremy's blog here.
Georgetown Village Talks with Madeleine Albright
The Georgetown Village will sponsor a fundraiser/book talk with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, about her new book, Hell and other Destinations, on Thursday, May 28, at 6:30 via Zoom. Secretary Albright will be interviewed by former CBS Correspondent Bill Plante in an interactive session. The contribution of $100 per participant will support villages throughout DC. Each participant will receive a copy of the book with an autographed bookplate, and $25 will be donated to the village of their choice. Register here.
The DC Department of Aging and Community Living partners with Around Town DC to provide free weekday activities for seniors. Around Town DC has moved online through June 8. Enjoy online concerts, fitness and Zumba classes; learn about tea drinking, storycorps, drawing, watercolor and other arts, and more.
https://www.aroundtowndc.org/events/category/special-events/ or call Lena Frumin at (202) 895-9485.
Kennedy Center's Digital Stage
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has postponed its scheduled performances and live events through August 9, but it is offering a Digital Stage, providing online clips of performances from the Kennedy Center's stages and beyond, with new releases daily, special series and original stories and thousands of videos. See: https://www.kennedy-center.org/digitalstage/.
Suns Cinema is Showing Films Online
Suns Cinema on Mount Pleasant Street now offers a selection of feature films online for tickets at around $10 - $12. Pay online and then you have five days to watch the film. Get info and films here.
Avalon Theater is Showing Films Online
Avalon Theater, DC's only nonprofit theater, is also streaming films online for about $12 per viewing. See the lineup here.
Virtual Fit and Well Seniors Exercise Videos
The YMCA's William Yates, who had been leading exercises for the Village at Sacred Heart Church offers online Fit and Well Seniors videos at: Virtual Fit and Well Seniors
Past Tense Senior Yoga Classes Online via Zoom
Past Tense Yoga Studio at Park Rd and Mt Pleasant St offers a live stream of its Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am gentle senior yoga classes for $12 a class or $100 for 10 classes. Past Tense also offers other on-demand classes and monthly memberships. Check out the its offerings on the website here.
Online Exercise Classes and Info from Senior Planet in Montgomery County
The Senior Planet in Montgomery County, MD, offers a number of free exercise classes via Zoom, as well as health resources and other information. Here's how they describe their purpose: "Senior Planet harnesses technology to change the way we age. Our courses, programs, and activities help seniors learn new skills, save money, get in shape, and make new friends." Join classes, subscribe to their newsletter, and view their website here.
A listing of online and streaming meditation and faith services throughout DC.