Discussion & Desserts Featuring Murray Horwitz, Host of The Big Broadcast
Thursday, February 11, 7 p.m. Via Zoom
In the past the Community Relations Committee has sponsored Discussion and Desserts in the Town Hall. We look forward to socializing again when it’s safe. In the meantime, grab your dessert and join the Zoom discussion!
Have you tuned your radio to 88.5 FM on a Sunday night and heard an episode of Gunsmoke or Dragnet? It’s The Big Broadcast, WAMU’s longest running program, hosted by Town resident Murray Horwitz. Each week, Murray weaves together shows from the golden age of radio with historical tidbits and connections to entertainment today. Join us for a moderated discussion on Zoom during which Murray will discuss why radio from the 30’s through the 50’s continues to draw listeners, how he curates each week’s program, and how he handles early radio’s limited approach to women and diversity. Murray, a Tony-Award winning playwright, lyricist and broadcaster, has been affiliated with public broadcasting and National Public Radio for more than 30 years and was instrumental in starting Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! Please RSVP to email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] to receive the Zoom link.
Green Town Series -- Healthy Lawns Webinar
Tuesday, February 16, 7-8 p.m. Via Zoom
This webinar will inform residents about how we can implement sustainable, organic practices to have healthy lawns without using synthetic chemical pesticides. Mary Travaglini, the head of the County’s organic lawn care program, will tell us about the County’s pesticide law, which the Town is considering adopting, and give us a full set of practical “how to” suggestions on practicing organic lawn care, hiring an organic lawn care contractor, and more. There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions and get expert advice. To attend, you must preregister here [https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hi1flhGjQvWQUc_y53ZGTg] and the Zoom meeting information will be sent to you.
"Is Everyone Really Equal? Creation of Resistance" Workshop
Sunday, February 21, 3-5 p.m. Via Zoom
Please join a virtual workshop on racial equity and resistance to kick off a Racial Justice Speaker & Event Series hosted by the Town of Chevy Chase Racial Justice Special Committee. The inaugural workshop will be facilitated by Mr. Troy Boddy, Director of Equity Initiatives for Montgomery County Public Schools, co-founder of the Student Equity Advocates and Building Our Network of Diversity (BOND) Project, and a board member of the Sandy Spring Slave Museum. The workshop will provide a foundational understanding of how systems of oppression and racism impact opportunities in our communities. In a conversation guided by Mr. Boddy, participants will learn about and reflect on the historical context of race in the United States, systems of oppression and how they operate, the degrees of racism, and how to interrupt racist systems, individually and in breakout rooms. RSVP to email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] to receive the Zoom meeting information.
"Eat Chili Day"
Sunday, February 28
For many years, we have enjoyed the annual Town chili dinner in late February. It was an occasion to mingle with neighbors and contribute to the Manna Food Center. This year we are proclaiming February 28 as TOCC “Eat Chili Day.” In conjunction with this special day, we want to put together a collection of chili recipes for online distribution. We need YOU to send in your favorite recipe to email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] by Monday, February 22. If you’ve copied or adapted a recipe, please note where it came from and whether you want to include your name or a recipe title. Also, please consider a contribution to Manna, whose mission is “to end hunger through food distribution, education, and advocacy.” See donation options here [http://www.mannafood.org/donate-to-manna/] .
Winter Clothing Drive Continues Thru February 28
The Town continues to donate winter clothing to Interfaith Works, which distributes it to 13,000 income-qualified residents, including nearly 6,000 children. Please donate clean, gently used or never worn clothing, such as coats, gloves, hats, and socks, as well as waterproof winter wear. The 24-hour donation box is on the front porch of Marjorie Shaw and Barney Rush at 6917 Maple Avenue.