New Village Events for April
For your convenience, here are our April events! You can also access this information here on our online calendar.
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Village Walkers: Cleveland Park - 10:00 am
April 3, 10, 17, 24 - Village Walkers: Cathedral Commons - 10:00 am
April 5, 12, 19, 26 - Gentle Yoga with Erin - 10:00 am
April 5, 19 - Coffee & Conversation - 11:30 am
April 6 - Book Club - 1:30 pm
April 6 - Volunteer Orientation - 5:30 pm
April 7, 14, 21, 28 - Village Walkers: Woodley Park - 9:00 am
April 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 - Morning Stretch - 10:00 am
April 7 - Wellness Wednesday: Caring for Family Caregivers - 1:00 pm
April 7, 14, 21, 28 - Time with Case Manager Barbara Scott - 4:00 pm
April 14 - Afternoon Conversation (aka Lunch Bunch) - 12:00 pm
April 14 - Wellness Wednesday: Falls Prevention - 1:00 pm
April 15 - French Conversation Group - 3:30 pm
April 19 - Book Club: Second Chapter - 2:00 pm
April 20 - Tuesday Talk: Celebrating National Poetry Month - 7:00 pm
April 21 - Wellness Wednesday: Nutrition as We Age - 1:00 pm
April 21 - Chef's Secrets: - 3:00 pm
April 22 - Writing our Memoir in Short Stories - 4:00 pm
April 24 - Morning Stretch - 12:00 pm
April 28 - Wellness Wednesday: Cooking Demo w. Monia Heppel - 1:00 pm
April 29 - Dial a Docent: BIPOC Artists at the NPG - 11:00 am
April 30 - Poetry Group - 11:00 am
Click here to view our online calendar of events and access all Zoom links.
APRIL EVENTS IN DETAIL
Gentle Yoga with Erin Heramb
Mondays, March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26 at 10:00 am
Call (301) 715-8592 then enter Meeting ID 218-164-004# OR to participate via video conference, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/218164004. Attendees should have a bottle or glass of water handy. Password: 11231
Tuesdays, starting on March 30 at 2:30 pm
Cleveland & Woodley Park Village is offering an 8 week beginners Tai Chi class starting on Tuesday, March 30 at 2:30 pm. The weekly session will be held on Zoom and may eventually be held outside, with masks and social distancing, at the Cleveland Park Congregational Church, located at 3400 Lowell Street, NW (diagonal from Eaton Elementary) weather permitting. The cost of the 8 week session is FREE for Village members and $80 for non-members. Sign up by emailing the Village.
Wednesdays, March 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28
Fridays, April 9, 16, 23, 30 at 10:00 am
Visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81879633316 or call (301) 715-8592 then enter Meeting ID 818-7963-3316#. Ease into your day with 30 minutes of guided stretching, gentle movement, and breath-work by yoga teacher and Cleveland Park resident Beth Kaplan. Please have a sturdy chair handy. Participants can sit or stand.
Wellness Wednesday - Mobility as we Age
Wednesday, March 31 at 1:00 pm
Pivot Clinical Director, Dan Soler, will present the basic principles of movement and safety, discuss physicall changes that occur with age, outline the five principles of movement and exercises for each principle, and fall prevention strategies. Register here.
Village Walkers: Cleveland Park
Thursdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 10:00 am
Join the walking group for an hour stroll around the neighborhood. Participants must walk six feet apart and wear masks. The Thursday walking group will meet outside of the Cleveland Park Library.
Village Walkers: Cathedral Commons
Saturdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 at 10:00 am
Join the walking group for an hour stroll around the neighborhood. Participants must walk six feet apart and wear masks. The Saturday walking group will meet outside of the Giant at 3336 Wisconsin Avenue NW.
Coffee & Conversation
Mondays, April 5, 19 at 11:30 am
Join the Village's current events discussion group! Call (301) 715-8592 then enter Meeting ID 872-695-315# OR to participate via video conference, visithttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/872695315.
Tuesday, April 6 at 1:30 pm
Visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81864722370 or call (301) 715-8592 then enter Meeting ID 818-6472-2370# Password: 11231. Join the book club as they discuss Bagman by Rachel Maddow and Michael Yarvitz, the knockdown, drag-out, untold story of the other scandal that rocked Nixon’s White House, and reset the rules for crooked presidents to come. Newcomers are welcome!
Tuesday, April 6 at 5:30 pm
If you’re looking for a rewarding way to get more involved with our community while helping out your neighbors, consider becoming a Village volunteer! Our volunteers are able to set their own schedule, with the flexibility to do as much or as little as they would like. At our orientation, we provide information on how to get started right away. For further information about the Village or volunteering, consult our website. To sign up for this Zoom orientation, please e-mail the Village Office.
Village Walkers: Woodley Park
Wednesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28 at 10:00 am
Join the walking group for an hour stroll around the neighborhood. Participants must walk six feet apart and wear masks. The Wednesday walking group will meet outside of the Chipotle at the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Calvert Street, NW.
Wellness Wednesday: Caring for Family Caregivers: Finding Support in Your Village
Wednesday, April 7 at 1:00 pm
Vivian started the Mount Pleasant Village Caregivers Support Group in January 2020. Its purpose is to give those caring for family members a safe space to share the feelings and experiences that come with the intense caregiving relationship. Vivian will discuss the ups and downs of caregiving and the benefits of building a supportive community of those whose lives are shaped by it. There will be ample time for Q & A, so do come prepared with your questions. To Join the Zoom Meeting, click here
Time with Village Case Manager Barbara Scott
Wednesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule 15 minutes with Barbara if you’d wish. This service is exclusive to Village members.
Afternoon Conversation (aka Lunch Bunch)
Wednesday, April 14 at 12:00 pm
This is an informal conversation group via Zoom, with the option of eating lunch with the group. To participate via video conference, visithttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/85412795668. Password: 11231.
Wellness Wednesday: Falls Prevention
Wednesday, April 14 at 1:00 pm
Thanks to zoom, you can join this monthly series, led by an experienced physical therapist in the comfort of your home, and practice specific strength building exercises that can help prevent falls. Regardless of your fitness level, if you have had a fall, or are afraid of falling, this series is for you. Have a chair nearby in a cleared space. Come to one or more of the sessions and see the results for yourself. Hosted by Foggy Bottom West End Village. Register here.
French Conversation Group
Thursday, April 15 at 3:30 pm
Dust off your French with our French conversation group! Visithttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/89680354192 or call (301) 715-8592 then enter Meeting ID 896-8035-4192#.
Book Club: Second Chapter
Monday, April 19 at 2:00 pm
Visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81084128074 or call (301) 715-8592 then enter Meeting ID 810-8412 -8074#. Password: 11231. Join the second chapter of the Village book club as they discuss The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier. Set over the period 1490 to 1492, Tracy Chevalier's novel moves between a chateau in Lyons and the cities of Paris and Brussels. The story concerns a series of six Flemish tapestries known as the lady and the unicorn tapestries.
Tuesday Talk: Celebrating National Poetry Month with Gigi Bradford
Tuesday, April 20 at 7:00 pm
Do you struggle finding meaning in poetry? Is it too artsy for you? Contemporary poetry has shucked off obligatory rhymes and obscurity. Poetry is more topical, urgent, and accessible than ever and speaks to our present cultural condition. Find out what the increased interest is about. Gigi Bradfordis the inaugural recipient of the Poets House Elizabeth Kray Award for Service to Literature. She has directed The Academy of American Poets in New York, the Folger Shakespeare Library Poetry Program, the National Endowment for the Arts Literature Program, and the Center for Arts and Culture, the first think tank for the arts.
Direct Livestream YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mQPQylrlgQ
Wellness Wednesday: Nutrition as We Age, Lecture & Cooking Demonstration
Wednesday, April 21 at 1:00 pm
Learn to make a versatile soup that can be adapted to all seasons. In this Spring version, leeks, carrots and Shitake mushroom with quinoa in a miso/kombu seaweed broth make a nourishing soup that cooks quickly and can be the base for an “all-in-one” meal.
RSVP: To email@example.com or call 202-436-5545 by Monday, April 19, 2021 to receive the recipe and Zoom invitation link.
Chef's Secrets with 3321 Bistro
Wednesday, April 21 at 3:00 pm
April will bring the chance to both welcome and check out one of our newest neighbors in Cleveland Park, 3321 Bistro! They are located where Lavandou used to be. However, stepping through the doors will bring you south of the border. Far, far south of the border. 3321Bistro offers classic Tex mex dishes but continues south with Bolivian salteñas and Cuban Ropa Vieja. You can check out this new neighbor from the comfort of your home on Wednesday April 21 at 3pm via our new Zoom program on local businesses.
Registration is required, please sign up here.
Writing our Memoir in Short Stories
Thursday, April 22 at 4:00 pm
Join the creative writing group as we write our memoirs and learn about each other through weekly short story writing exercises. Writing experience is not necessary, everyone is welcome! Call (301) 715-8592 then enter Meeting ID 532-024-567#. Password: 11231.
Saturday, April 24 at 12:00 pm
Visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81879633316 or call (301) 715-8592 then enter Meeting ID 818-7963-3316#. Start your afternoon with 30 minutes of guided stretching, gentle movement, and breath-work by yoga teacher and Cleveland Park resident Beth Kaplan. Please have a sturdy chair handy. Participants can sit or stand.
Wellness Wednesday: Cooking Demo with Monica Heppel: Multigrain Pancakes
Wednesday, April 28 at 1:00 pm
Monica will offer a cooking demo for Multigrain pancakes and discuss the use of various kinds of flours. Hosted by Dupont Circle Village. Register here.
Dial a Docent: BIPOC Artists at the National Portrait Gallery
Thursday, April 29 at 11:00 am
Please join us for this virtual docent-led tour. Many thanks to Village member and volunteer Carolyn Kulisheck for putting together this event!
Register by emailing the Village Office.
Friday, April 30 at 11:00 am
Call (301) 715-8592 then enter Meeting ID 425-600-223#. Password: 11231.
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