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February 2021

Put Art in Your Heart 2021

February 14
Virtual Event

Each year, Hyattsville Aging in Place (HAP) hosts a valentine party, Put Art in Your Heart, that brings people of all ages from Hyattsville and the surrounding communities together to make valentines for area seniors.  Due to COVID, the in-person event isn't happening this year and the hundreds of seniors who receive these caring notes would lose one more show of kindness to the pandemic. To ensure that our Neighbors receive a sweet Valentine's Day surprise, HAP has teamed up…

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Black Lives Matter: North Brentwood … 1887 To Today

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual Event

Click here to review a recording of this event. Join us for a discussion of the history of our Route 1 neighbor, North Brentwood. We’ll learn about the history of North Brentwood, the first African-American incorporated town in Prince George’s County. From its connections to the 19th Infantry Regiment of U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War through the Civil Rights Movement to today, North Brentwood holds a unique place in Route 1’s Black history. Learn about the early days of…

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March 2021

Understanding the Power of Stories in Our Lives

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual Event

Join nationally recognized author, educator, and former neighbor Carol S. Pearson, Ph.D., to learn about how the power of myths and ancient stories apply to our lives today, and how they can inspire and influence us.  Dr. Pearson has developed tools to help us recognize these stories.  Discover how your story, once recognized, can help you better understand your life and chart a path through difficult decisions. Click Here For Information About Other Corridor Conversations Events.

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April 2021

The Bard in April

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual Event

Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday with a look at a magic-filled Macbeth. Join Hyattsvillian Janet Griffin, newly retired artistic producer for the Folger Theatre and actors Kate Eastwood Norris (Lady Macbeth) and Cody Nickell (Macduff) as they revisit the theater's exciting 2008 production of Macbeth, co-directed by the famous magician Teller and Aaron Posner. The sold-out production was later filmed with a live audience. Watch this astonishing Macbeth, available for you to view free through the Folger website, and experience how the staging, faithful…

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May 2021

The Great Caterpillar Factory & Backyard Birds

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual Event

It's May and the great caterpillar factories of eastern North America are in full production. You’ll hear their engines humming as they munch away in woodlots or mature trees. For songbirds, this is a sign the bounty that fuels the mating, nest-building and parenting is going on right now in our backyards. Join science writer and College Park resident Rick Borchelt for a look at some of the common birds that depend on these caterpillar factories in suburban landscapes. (Carolina…

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June 2021

Art Works. It Really Does.

June 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Virtual Event

Join artist, educator, and nonprofit leader Barbara Johnson of Hyattsville-based ArtWorks Now on an exploration of the many ways art works to support our well-being. From experiencing art created by others to engaging in the creation of your own artwork, art really does make our lives richer, happier, and even healthier. Come prepared with some blank paper and whatever drawing instrument you have around the house (pencil, pen, marker, paintbrush, and/or paint) to participate in some short experiential artmaking. Click…

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July 2021

Pluto: Planet or Not?

July 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual Event

Learn about Pluto’s five moons and the 2015 New Horizons flyby from University of Maryland professor Douglas Hamilton. Discovered as the ninth planet in 1930, Pluto was re-classified as a dwarf planet in 2006. The largest of the dwarf plants, the Horizon flyby taught us a lot about our distant neighbor and its moons, four of which were discovered between 2005 and 2012.   Click Here For Information About Other Corridor Conversations Events.  

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August 2021

Scattered Clouds: Finding Poetry In Washington, D.C.

August 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual Event

Join Reuben Jackson for a reading from his latest collection of poems, Scattered Clouds, and a discussion of how growing up in Washington, D.C., continues to influence his writing. A Hyattsville resident, Jackson curated the Smithsonian’s Duke Ellington Collection and is an archivist at the University of the District of Columbia’s Felix E. Grant Jazz Archives as well as co-host of WPFW‘s “The Sound of Surprise.” His music reviews appear in numerous media outlets, and his poetry has been widely anthologized.

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September 2021

Free Virtual Health Fair

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Virtual Event

First United Methodist Church is hosting a free, virtual health fair on Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 10 am to 2 pm. The event includes a presentation on COVID-19 with time for Q&A, and breakout sessions covering nutrition, physical health, mental health, and more. Hyattsville Aging in Place will be present to discuss ways we work to help elders in our community. Click here to download the full agenda as a PDF, or click here to register.

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A Virtual Tour of the College Park Aviation Museum

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual Event

Join us for an online tour of Route 1's aviation history hosted by Kevin Cabrera, director of the College Park Aviation Museum. The museum collection contains artifacts, photographs, newspaper articles, and other records documenting the history of College Park Airport, the oldest airport in continuous operation in the world, and local aviation. We will also see the current exhibition “Tails of Flight,” featuring famous aviators and the pets that flew with them.

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