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History Lessons Washington, D.C.

Explore the rich history of the United States capital through engaging classes in Washington, D.C., covering topics such as the American Revolution, the Civil Rights Movement, and political landmarks, offering participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding of the city's historical significance.

2 classes in-person in Washington, D.C. have spots left, and 6 classes live online are available.

Story-Telling at the National Museum of American History

Washington Photo Safari @ 5114 Ritchie Rd #644, Bealeton, VA , USA, Bealeton, VA

Unleash your smartphone's storytelling potential at the National Museum of American History. Capture powerful images, learn composition techniques, and master low-light photography to truly make an impact with your art. Join us for a safari designed for smartphone users, and discover the stories waiting to be told.

Saturday Dec 16th, 2–4pm Eastern Time

Georgetown Foodie Tour

Mangia DC Food Tours @ 3430 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC

Embark on a culinary journey through the prestigious Georgetown neighborhood in DC, where you'll uncover hidden gems and learn about the area's rich history. Indulge in tantalizing food samples and discover eateries with important social missions. Get ready to eat like a local and explore this iconic neighborhood!

Friday Mar 22nd, 1–4:30pm Eastern Time

Reading the Iliad

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

The Iliad stands at the start of most histories of western literature, even as it remains enduringly strange—often, it seems, at odds with the very tradition it has been taken to inaugurate.  In our course, we will attempt to recapture some of the strangeness and some of the continuing relevance of the Iliad. We will closely read and discuss the entirety of the poem, with especial attention to the following themes: the...

Wednesday Jan 31st, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

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4 sessions

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Make Money Pet Sitting

Mt. San Antonio College

Discover how to turn your love for animals, especially dogs, into a profitable side gig. This course teaches you the ins and outs of pet sitting, from caring for animals to offering additional services like dog walking and grooming. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from a seasoned professional pet sitter and entrepreneur.

Friday Mar 1st, 4–6pm Pacific Time

Expressive Writing for Emotional Healing

Infinity Foundation - Virtually Online

Explore the power of expressive writing to process difficult emotions and heal from your trauma. Discover how to effectively release and resolve troubling memories through the therapeutic use of language. Join this transformative course at Infinity Foundation.

Saturday Dec 9th, 9am–12pm Central Time

Memoir 1: Memorable Memoir Workshop

Writing Pad

Turn your life's trials and tribulations into a captivating memoir with the guidance of Erika Schickel, LA Times bestselling author. Discover the secrets to infusing your memories with authenticity and creating a compelling emotional journey for your main character in this five-week online workshop. Unleash your writing potential and bring your story to life in this transformative course.

Saturday Jan 20th, 10am–1pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Samir Amin: Dependency, Development, and the Making of the Global South

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

Uncover the roots of global inequality and the mechanisms that perpetuate it in this thought-provoking course, exploring the groundbreaking theories of Marxist economist Samir Amin. Gain insight into the formation of dependency, underdevelopment, and super-exploitation, as well as the contemporary social systems that shape our world today. Join us as we delve into the complex dynamics of wealth and power in a post-colonial era.

Sunday Feb 11th, 2–5pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing: An Introduction to Marx

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research @ Online Classroom

In the mid-nineteenth century, a young Karl Marx wrote, in the form of a published open letter to Arnold Ruge: “But if the designing of the future and the proclamation of ready-made solutions for all time is not our affair, then we realize all the more clearly what we have to accomplish in the present—I am speaking of a ruthless criticism of everything existing, ruthless in two senses: The criticism must not be afraid of its own conclusions,...

Thursday Feb 1st, 6:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

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Intermediate 1 (B1)

The Italian Cultural Society @ 4827 Rugby Ave, Bethesda, MD

Units 3, 4 and 5 in “Italian Project for English Speakers 2a” are covered in this class. You will talk about trips and vacations, comparing and expressing preferences; sport, health, and giving advice. You will learn some Italian history.  Grammar: aggettivi comparativi e superlativi, passato remoto, avverbi, congiuntivo. Required supplies for this class: Textbook: Italian Project for English Speakers 2a

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10 sessions

8 Week Boxing Program

Washington Jewish Community Center @ 1529 16th St NW, Washington, DC

Sam Crossed, better known as “The Vanilla Gorilla”, is a professional, undefeated boxer, who holds the records for the quickest knockout in amateur DC/Baltimore boxing history, 4 seconds. Join the Vanilla Gorilla - who you might recognize from his recent Super Bowl commercial - for an hour-long workout, where you will learn proper boxing techniques, and go through an intense cardio and abdominal workout.  Open to all ages, genders and...

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8 sessions

Dupont Studio Night | Georgia O’Keeffe

ArtsClub @ 1506 19th St NW, Washington, DC

Create O’Keeffe-inspired paintings of autumnal flowers and plants  Georgia O’Keeffe was one of the world’s most widely recognized and celebrated artists, best known for her paintings of flowers and bones. Her style is characterized by tightly-cropped depictions of organic forms including plants and landscapes. Learn about O’Keefe's artistic journey -- from her humble beginnings in the Midwest to her final years in New Mexico and create...

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God, Faith & the Law: How Religion Has Shaped American

Washington Jewish Community Center @ 1529 16th St NW, Washington, DC

Complete Title: God, Faith, and the Law: How Religion Has Shaped American Values  An illuminating conversation between Jenna Weissman Joselit (Charles E. Smith Professor of Judaic Studies and Professor of History at The George Washington University and author of Set in Stone: America's Embrace of the Ten Commandments) and Robert P. Jones (CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute and author of The End of White...

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Joint SAAM/NPG Highlights Tour

Smithsonian American Art Museum @ 750 9th St NW, Washington, DC

Explore two incredible art collections under one roof!  Join docents from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery for a joint highlights tour.  Experience the best of both museums and discover the unique history of their shared building.

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CultureBlast: Raise Your Voice Open Mic

IA&A at Hillyer @ 9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington, DC

This National Women’s History Month, join us for a night of inspiration and empowerment. Bring your favorite verse by women who inspire you, choose from a prepared selection of poems and prose, or share your original work that speaks to the themes of female empowerment, resistance, and progress toward equality. Guests will receive the gift of stationery and a stamped envelope to take home and add their voice to the #ToFutureWomen project, a collection...

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Art in Context: Japan

IA&A at Hillyer @ 9 Hillyer Court NW, Washington, DC

Join International Arts & Artists (IA&A) for Art in Context: Japan, a panel discussion on Japanese and Japanese-American culture, identity, and the broader conditions impacting creative work and partnerships. Panelists include Kei Ito, a visual artist whose exhibition Only What We Can Carry is currently on view at IA&A at Hillyer, and Laurel Lukaszewski, an installation and sculpture artist and director of White Point Studio. Additional...

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