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The Final Stop Artist Talk

at Smithsonian American Art Museum - Penn Quarter 750 9th St NW Ste 3100, Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Artist Rick Araluce discusses his installation The Final Stop, which transforms a 2,300 square-foot gallery at the Renwick into an abandoned subway platform, creating the illusion of an eerie subterranean world. He describes the details he incorporates into his large-scale works and explains his intense engagement with materials.

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Writing Persuasively for Publication

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Learn how to pack a powerful punch when writing to persuade! This six week workshop focuses on the process of crafting newspaper op-eds and written speeches, but participants will be shown how to apply those same strategies to creating smaller-scale persuasive documents, such as memos and emails where they are taking a position or making a request...

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$270

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Heartsaver CPR (no AED)

at CPR AND FIRST AID TRAINING - Beltsville 10744 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, Maryland 20705

The Heartsaver® CPR course teaches CPR and relief of choking in adults and children, and infant CPR and relief of choking, and use of barrier devices (pocket mask) for all ages.

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$60

Heartsaver CPR (AED)

at CPR AND FIRST AID TRAINING - Beltsville 10744 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, Maryland 20705

The Heartsaver® AED course teaches CPR, AED use, relief of choking in adults and children, and infant CPR and relief of choking, and use of barrier devices for all ages.

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$60

Advanced Lamaze Childbirth Preparation

at Lamaze International - DC Chapter - Manassas 10900 University Blvd, Virginia, Virginia 20110

This is a 3-hour class. This class is designed for the mom that desires to have a non-medicated birth either at home or in the hospital. We will not be covering the basics. This is an advanced class. This class has had a very high success rate of moms that deliver their babies non-medicated. Prerequisites: You have already attended a full Childbirth...

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$65

Writing For TV & Film

at The Writer's Center - Glen Echo 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, Maryland 20812

These are exciting times to be a screenwriter. With more shows and television channels than ever, the opportunities for inventive ways of storytelling increase daily.  This hands-on workshop will guide beginning and intermediate screenwriters through the process of crafting a professional-grade screenplay and/or TV pilot. Participants will examine...

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$115

What to Feed a Living Trust

at McLean Community Center - McLean 6645 Old Dominion Dr, Virginia, District of Columbia 22101

You've probably heard about living trusts. Maybe you've even heard that they can avoid probate, save taxes, prevent guardianships and live on long after you?re gone. But, how do you make them live in the first place? Knowing the answer to that question can mean the difference between the perfect estate and utter chaos. Presented for people who already...

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$7

How to Write a Lot!

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

You may think you don't have the time, energy, or inspiration to write because of your hectic lifestyle. Wrong, Join us for coffee & pastries, and learn how to organize your time, establish a productive writing routine, and get your stories written.  The workshop leader will share methods many professional writers use to complete their books...

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$50

How Hearing Affects Your Brain

at McLean Community Center - McLean 6645 Old Dominion Dr, Virginia, District of Columbia 22101

When we think of hearing loss, you may think of people who turn up the TV too loud, who ask you to repeat yourself or who have trouble following conversations in noisy places. But, the effects of hearing loss go much deeper than that, affecting the functioning of the brain. You will learn about other health ramifications of hearing loss. After the...

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$7

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Precision In Language

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Learn the skills to identify precisely the right word to express your meaning, feeling, or subtext. We’ll look at examples in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, and discuss what makes an expression fresh rather than expected, where and how to find the mot juste (the exact, appropriate word), and why precision can succeed in getting your work noticed. ...

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$50

Applying For the M.F.A.

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

What are the different options for the serious study of writing, and which is right for you?  This one day class will answer your many questions and give details about options such as low residency programs, genre-focused writing programs, and M.A.s. Writers will discuss how to choose the best path for them, and learn tips and tricks to prepare...

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$50

Audiobooks 101

at The Writer's Center - Capitol Hill 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20003

Have you always wondered how to publish your book on Amazon and Audible?  This workshop is designed to answer your questions and help you take your manuscript from page to Internet. Hear from audiobook authors about their journeys in this one day roundtable workshop.  Devices will be provided.

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$145

Great Beginnings

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Because literary agents and acquiring editors for publishing houses are so overwhelmed with submissions, they often judge a short story, novella, or novel by a quick read of the work's opening pages. How does a writer ensure the person judging their work will read past page 2?  Learn effective options for providing a strong hook and riveting...

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$50

Write-In

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

Always wanted to try your hand at writing? Or maybe your writing brain is a little rusty?  In this class, we'll spend 15-20 minutes writing in response to prompts, and a few of those who want to will then share their work. Then we'll play again with a different prompt. Rather than rigorous critique, the focus will be on jump starting creativity,...

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$50

Getting Started: Creative Writing

at The Writer's Center - Bethesda 4508 Walsh St, Bethesda, Maryland 20815

In this eight-week workshop, beginning and intermediate writers will have the chance to explore three different genres: memoir writing, short fiction, and poetry.  Each week participants will be given a writing assignment and several readings, to be followed by a critique of each student’s assignment. During our eight-weeks, participants will...

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$360
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