Entertainment and Educational Suggestions for Our Members
During the COVID-19 Shelter in Place
Click here for archive of April thru July suggestions:
From At Home Alexandria:
You can also call or email the AHA offices at and have them email you the Zoom link the day before. (703) 231-0824, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, August 13 10-11:30am ET
Art discussion with docent Lee Ann Lawch: Civil War Art
The Civil War tested and consumed the country for more than four years. Many families were touched by death and artists responded to the era surrounding the conflict in many ways. The advent of photography changed American outlook of the war, while Reconstruction era paintings and sculptures give us insight into the nation's new life. Depictions of America during troubled times reflect a changing national identity. Join us as we explore art from the time period with SAAM docent LeeAnn Lawch. (Note: This will be the third art talk Lee Ann has done for us and everyone has really enjoyed her talks.)
Meeting ID: 892 1543 2471
Dial in: 301 715 8592
Thursday, August 27, 10am-11:30 ET
Book discussion: Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye
We continue in our dialogue around the topic of Racial Equity. AHA member Jane King will lead this discussion. This 1970 novel, Morrison's first, tells the story of a young African American girl who grows up during the years following the Great Depression. The setting is the author's girlhood hometown of Lorain, OH.
Meeting ID: 811 8835 6196
Dial in: 301 715 8592
From Foggy Bottom West End Village:
Art Discussion with Fanchon Silberstein: Make Sense of the Senseless on Thursday, August 6 at 1pm. Silberstein is a writer, teacher and trainer who has presented art and culture workshops around the world. In this presentation, she explores what art reveals about how its makers see our world. Silberstein was the director of the Dept. of State's Overseas Briefing Center, conducted workshops at the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication, and ran sessions on conflict resolution using art at the Smithsonian Institution's Hirshhorn Museum, where she served as a docent for over thirty years. More info and how to register can be found here:
From Mount Vernon at Home:
Woodlawn Plantation and the Pope-Leighey House have a new social media initiative to highlight the makers and creators they've worked with to help interpret the stories of these properties. Some of the posts are planted on Instagram or Facebook and a link to the maker's websites can be found on http://www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org/makerscreators
George Washington's Mount Vernon continues its live streams and its noon broadcasts every Wednesday:
From Silver Spring Village, along with Silver Spring Town Center:
In February, Silver Spring Village had a program featuring the oldest living Tuskegee Airman, 103-year-old Brigadier General Charles McGee.
From Senior Planet – absolutely amazing programming!
From Sunrise Senior Living:
From Senior Helpers Home Care:
Mount Vernon Memory Café, August 14 from 1-2pm -- We invite caregivers and their loved ones - living with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment or dementia - to meet with others for support, companionship and fun. Our Memory Café utilizes a variety of activities to promote social interaction, engagement, cognition and reminiscing. Please call Senior Helpers at: 571-457-4894 to reserve your spot and receive the Zoom link.