Learn all about the “sneaky thief of sight” – Glaucoma. Hear from a glaucoma expert and then receive FREE glaucoma screenings afterward by POB’s Adult Screening Team.
To register, please call (301) 656-2797.
Special International Holocaust Remembrance Day Program
Lessans Family Literary Series
A Conversation with Michael Dobbs
The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught In Between
Monday, January 27, 2020
Reception 6:30 PM
Conversation 7:00 PM
A Holocaust story that is both German and American, Dobbs describes the deportation of German Jews to France in October 1940, along with their continuing quest for American visas.
Book signing post event.
“A heartbreaking and timely read…. With a reporter’s eye for narrative and a historian’s attention to detail and context, Dobbs…follows these Jewish families through harrowing cycles of deportation and desperation as they attempt to flee to safety.”–The Washington Post
Experience an exclusive, multi-course dinner and Orin Swift wine tasting with a local wine expert at The Hotel at the University of Maryland’s Old Maryland Grill on Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 7:00-9:30 p.m. Guests will hear from a local Gallo wine expert while indulging in a gourmet three-course meal prepared by Chef Pedro Romero of the Old Maryland Grill. They will enjoy three Orin Swift wine pairings, including the newly reintroduced “8 Years in the Desert,” a Zinfandel blend that has been out of the market for eight years. Attendees will also be presented with an additional tasting, totaling four wine samples, and will have an opportunity to win an Orin Swift premium gift basket valued at $300.
Join the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation on Wednesday, February 5th for the 2020 kick-off of its award-winning, Innovative Lives program series at the National Museum of American History. Innovative Lives: Adaptive Skateboarding, WCMX, and Inventing Your Own Path features adaptive skateboarders Oscar Loreto, Jr. and Dan Mancina, and WCMX (Wheelchair Motocross) icon Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham. Together, through personal stories and conversation, these inspiring figures will explore how innovation drives accessibility and the critical role of diversity, adaptability, and inclusion in skate and WCMX culture.
Each of these incredible athletes use creativity and invention to overcome tremendous obstacles. Oscar uses prosthetics to overcome congenital birth defects to compete at the highest levels of competition and is the Chair of the Paralympic Committee for USA Skateboarding. Dan, diagnosed with a degenerative eye condition that left him blind at age 20, now skates using special canes, designs accessible skateboards and parks, and though blind, “changes how other people see.” Wheelz, born with Spina Bifida, a birth defect of the spinal cord, is WCMX’s most influential pioneer who continues to push his sport to its absolute extremes. During this special Innovative Lives program, Oscar, Dan, and Wheelz will encourage people, of all ages and all abilities, to invent their own path forward.
The National Museum of American History welcomes visitors of all ages and abilities. American Sign language interpretation will be provided. For all other accessibility services, including real-time captioning (CART), please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 202-633-3150. Two weeks’ notice is preferred.
Long before Pride parades and Supreme Court arguments over Marriage Equality, LGBTQ+ people have been part of the fabric of American life. In this program by Dr. Christopher Mielke and local historian Ron Padrón, we will look at the hidden queer history of colonial America and the young Republic. Through documented histories of queer and gender non-conforming individuals, our speakers will cover the evolution of gender and sexuality in the mid-Atlantic over three centuries, and challenges face by Revolutionary War generals, African American schoolteachers and female husbands, among others.
Bender JCC’s 5th Annual Women’s Seder
Sunday, March 22
5:30 PM | Cocktails
6:00 PM | Seder
The Bender JCC Annual Women’s Seder brings together ancient ritual with contemporary issues to create an innovative and inspiring evening. Mark your calendar for an exciting, if a bit unconventional, evening of celebration and connection. Presented in partnership with the LEV Experience. Led by Devorah Buxbaum.
Join us for a family and dog friendly 5k run/walk. Every dollar goes directly to the Oral Cancer Foundation that raises and money for this awful disease. There will be raffle tickets sold on site for your chance to win autographed items from Caps/Wizards/Nationals, gift certificates to local hotels/restaurants, tickets to Nats/Caps game, teeth whitening, etc. Coffee and light fare will be available. Photobooth. Bathrooms on site. Playground close by. Come out and get those steps in for a GREAT cause. We can’t wait to see you!
*If you would like to volunteer and run/walk for free please email email@example.com