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   Tuesday, October 27, 2020
1:00 PM
Virtual Planetarium: Exploring Space
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oin us for this free live presentation of #MOSatHome MOS Live as we bring the museum to you!

About this Event

Bring the Universe into your own home! Join the Museum’s Planetarium educators as they fly through space and explore some of the wonders of the cosmos!

Registration Info

Register on Eventbrite to let us know you plan to attend. Once you register you should receive a confirmation notice. Later on you’ll receive an email with a link to the live stream (link looks like a video player). The link will take you to Zoom which can be used online or via an app.

To be able to access the presentation, you will need to create a Zoom account if you do not already have one.


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-planetarium-exploring-space-livestream-tickets-126071107075




2:00 PM
Design Fair: Educator Open House
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Educators will explore Cooper Hewitt’s free design resources, including professional development and school programs, and learn how design literacy can be used in teaching practice through hands-on experiences.

This event will be held virtually. Please contact cheducation@si.edu for any program related questions.
https://www.cooperhewitt.org/event/design-fair-educator-open-house-10-27-2020/




5:00 PM
Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery
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Join us for a virtual, creative writing hour at the National Portrait Gallery! Our goal is to create a virtual space where writers can create, connect, and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery's online exhibitions on Google Arts and Culture. We will provide writing prompts, and you are also welcome to bring your own writing project-in-progress. We will write for about 30 minutes and end each session with a brief discussion or reading. 

This virtual, creative writing hour is for adult learners. Register here

The Zoom link for the writing hour will be emailed to registered participants 24- 48 hours in advance of the program.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-writing-hour-with-the-national-portrait-gallery-tickets-99411309904




   Wednesday, October 28, 2020
11:00 AM
Introducing... Chita Rivera
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Introducing… will highlight Latinx history makers throughout Hispanic Heritage Month this fall. See the portraits and hear the stories of these important figures while learning words from the Spanish language during these weekly story times.  Join us on Facebook and YouTube Wednesdays at 11 a.m. For children ages 3 and up and their families.
https://www.facebook.com/smithsoniannpg/




1:00 PM
Special Event: Ask a Rocket Engineer
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NASA engineer Brent Hartsfield is working on the Space Launch System, the rocket that will bring astronauts back to the Moon and beyond. Hear the latest updates on testing for the rocket, which will be the most powerful in the history of spaceflight when complete. Bring your questions for our special NASA guest scientist Brent!

Registration Info

Register on Eventbrite to let us know you plan to attend. Once you register you should receive a confirmation notice. Later on you’ll receive an email with a link to the live stream (link looks like a video player). The link will take you to Zoom which can be used online or via an app.

To be able to access the presentation, you will need to create a Zoom account if you do not already have one.


https://www.eventbrite.com/e/special-event-ask-a-rocket-engineer-livestream-tickets-126075004733




1:30 PM
American Women of Science: Recovering History, Defining the Future
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This is a virtual symposium taking place from October 20–22 and 27–29, 2020. Sessions include a mix of keynotes, panels, and lightning talks.

The American Women of Science: Recovering History, Defining the Future virtual symposium aims to 1) recover lesser-known histories of women in science, 2) share current research and programming breakthroughs, and 3) discuss opportunities to define a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future. We hope this symposium will inspire and educate scientists and museum professionals, and support women on the ground. Given the Smithsonian's long history and growth across the 20th century—into nineteen museums and nine research centers—the Smithsonian's past and present provide a unique opportunity for internal reflection and external comparisons regarding the history of women in science.

We are committed to providing access services so all participants can fully engage in this event. Real-time captioning will be provided for all main panels and presentations. If you need other access services, or if you need access services for breakout sessions, please email BecauseOfHerStory@si.edu. Two weeks advance notice is appreciated.

The Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, Because of Her Story, seeks to deepen our knowledge and appreciation of women’s contributions in American society in the contemporary moment and the historical past, to stimulate conversation about the ways in which they have changed, and to understand their continuing influence in American and global contexts. The Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative is inclusive, highlighting the stories of those who identify as women and those who were designated female but self-identify differently.

The full schedule is at the website link.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-women-of-science-recovering-history-defining-the-future-tickets-120577760327




   Thursday, October 29, 2020
10:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo!! - online
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Join us for "All About Fall", a series of autumn based stories, songs and crafts.  We'll be celebrating fall together online at 10am and outside on Thursday at 11 am as long as the weather allows. Reservations required for outdoor storytime.

 



11:00 AM
Story Circle with Ms Boo!! - outside - reservation required
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Join us for "All About Fall", a series of autumn based stories, songs and crafts.  We'll be celebrating fall together online at 10am and outside on Thursday at 11 am as long as the weather allows.
Reservations required for outdoor storytime.

 



12:00 PM
Let's Talk Gardens, Choosing Plants with Design in Mind
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Have you ever wondered how Smithsonian Gardens’ horticulturists choose the plants used in their gardens?  Janet Draper, Horticulturist in the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden, will highlight her favorite plants for creating a garden with year-round interest. Nothing is off limits for this self-professed plant-aholic but Janet will share what plants she relies on when creating her exuberant displays.
https://gardens.si.edu/events/lets-talk-gardens/



6:00 PM
Neighbors in Conversation: How can we inform future housing innovations?
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How can you impact the future of your neighborhood? Join this conversation with neighborhood planners to share your thoughts and learn more.

About this Event

We all live in communities, but sometimes it feels like things are happening around us that we didn't know anything about! How do cities and planning agencies make decisions about our neighborhoods?

In this interactive conversation, you'll hear personal stories about housing from local community members and learn about how policies that affect our communities are made. Neighborhood planners and leaders will then join participants in small group conversations about policy, concerns, and ways to be involved. Join us to share your experiences and learn from each other about how we can move forward as neighbors.

Groups will be formed by the neighborhood you live in, focusing on Roslindale, JP, Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan, but all are welcome!

Important things to know:

• This event is intended for 18+ audience.

• This is a facilitated interactive discussion.

• Please join on time, the Zoom room will close within the first 10 minutes.

• Please plan to stay for the duration of the program.

• Video and sound features will be turned on. You will be muted upon entry.

• We will be using the breakout room feature on Zoom for small group discussions.

• You will be sent a Zoom link via Eventbrite prior to the meeting.

• For your best experience please join from your computer or tablet.

 

This program has been made possible thanks to funding from the National Science Foundation.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/neighbors-in-conversation-how-can-we-inform-future-housing-innovations-tickets-121429959277




   Friday, October 30, 2020
12:15 PM
Meditation and Mindfulness
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Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.

Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender
https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkceitqDMiHdeanzpPJvwjLUnRmPAT3jpy




1:00 PM
Live Animals: Halloween Animals - #Livestream
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About this Event

Join the Museum's Live Animal Care Center staff as they introduce you to some of the wondrous animals that call the Museum their home! Get a closeup look at our scaly, furry, or even exoskeletal friends and come with your questions and observations!

Registration Info

Register on Eventbrite to let us know you plan to attend. Once you register you should receive a confirmation notice. Later on you’ll receive an email with a link to the live stream (link looks like a video player). The link will take you to Zoom which can be used online or via an app.

To be able to access the presentation, you will need to create a Zoom account if you do not already have one.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/live-animals-halloween-animals-livestream-tickets-126071245489




   Monday, November 2, 2020
2:00 PM
Webinar Hosted by Center for Women and Enterprise: Work for Yourself 50+
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Work for Yourself@50+ is a webinar to help you gain the knowledge, support, and resources you need to make informed decisions about working for yourself and take the right first steps toward successful self-employment. The decision to start your own business can be both exciting and daunting. Work for Yourself@50+ breaks the choices down for older adults in an approachable way through five steps: 1. A careful consideration of the potential benefits and risks of working for yourself 2. Exercises to help develop the self-employment idea 3. A realistic overview of what it takes to pursue a self-employment opportunity 4. Guidance to help avoid pitfalls and scams 5. Ways to find trustworthy support and services This is an online webinar. In order to access the webinar, you will need to use either a computer, tablet for smartphone. You will receive instructions on how to join the webinar in your registration confirmation or your reminder email that will go out prior to the webinar. Please do not share the webinar access information with anyone who is not already registered. You will mailed a physical copy of the Work for Yourself@50+ 5 Simple Steps Toolkit. Please make sure to use your mailing address when completing the registration questions. Thank you!
https://www.cvent.com/events/webinar-hosted-by-center-for-women-and-enterprise-work-for-yourself-50-/registration-DBB96421C7654582B936B3C28E147A1D.aspx