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Weekly Mindfulness Meditation

Group meditating surrounded by art in the Dr. Bird room. A person in ornage is seated at the front of the room leading the meditation.

Tuesday, December 27 at 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

Group meditating surrounded by art in the Dr. Bird room. A person in ornage is seated at the front of the room leading the meditation.

Explore the benefits of mindfulness by learning how to meditate. Mindfulness can promote a healthier mind and body, reduce stress, foster compassion, and increase our memory skills.  Together we will focus on many different aspects of meditation, including the practice of “letting go.” By practicing “Letting Go,” we train our mind to give up past experiences, especially thoughts causing stress and anxiety. One of the highest benefits one can expect from practicing “Letting go” is training the mind to fix internal conflicts independently in order to enjoy a life where we are more present in the moment 

Master practitioners from the Buddha Meditation Center of Greater Washington DC will lead each session.  This weekly program is open to all interested people – those who are experienced in meditation or those who want to learn.  Everyone will proceed at their own speed.  

Please note that everyone will be seated on chairs or on the floor on cushions.  If you would like, please bring your own cushion.  

For accommodation requests, please contact the museum via email or at 301-774-0022.

Details

Date:
Tuesday, December 27
Time:
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Website:
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17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 United States
(301) 774-0022
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Weekly Mindfulness Meditation

Group meditating surrounded by art in the Dr. Bird room. A person in ornage is seated at the front of the room leading the meditation.

Tuesday, December 20 at 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

Group meditating surrounded by art in the Dr. Bird room. A person in ornage is seated at the front of the room leading the meditation.

Explore the benefits of mindfulness by learning how to meditate. Mindfulness can promote a healthier mind and body, reduce stress, foster compassion, and increase our memory skills.  Together we will focus on many different aspects of meditation, including the practice of “letting go.” By practicing “Letting Go,” we train our mind to give up past experiences, especially thoughts causing stress and anxiety. One of the highest benefits one can expect from practicing “Letting go” is training the mind to fix internal conflicts independently in order to enjoy a life where we are more present in the moment 

Master practitioners from the Buddha Meditation Center of Greater Washington DC will lead each session.  This weekly program is open to all interested people – those who are experienced in meditation or those who want to learn.  Everyone will proceed at their own speed.  

Please note that everyone will be seated on chairs or on the floor on cushions.  If you would like, please bring your own cushion.  

For accommodation requests, please contact the museum via email or at 301-774-0022.

Details

Date:
Tuesday, December 20
Time:
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Website:
REGISTER »
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 United States
(301) 774-0022
View Venue Website

Sandy Spring Bluegrass Jam

A group of musicians sits outside the museum on green grass, playing instruments.

Sunday, December 18 at 2:00 pm 4:00 pm

A group of musicians sits outside the museum on green grass, playing instruments.

Free for museum members, $5 for non-members. Registration is required.

Bring your instrument and join the bluegrass jam held on the fourth Sunday of each month. All ages and skill levels—no matter if you are new to bluegrass or a seasoned pro—are welcomed to join the jam.

The SSBJ is hosted by volunteer coordinators John Hartge, Bruce Evans (The Fire Hazards), and Ben Kepler (multi-instrumentalist/singer and music teacher in Montgomery County Public Schools).

Become a museum member and attend the jams for free!

The jam will take place inside in the Dr. Bird Room. Masks are optional.

For accommodation requests, please contact the museum via email or at 301-774-0022.

Details

Date:
Sunday, December 18
Time:
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Website:
REGISTER »
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 United States
(301) 774-0022
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The Culture of Cordials – Inspired by Elizabeth Ellicott Lea

Thursday, December 15 at 6:30 pm 8:00 pm

Discover your new favorite “spirit” of the season: cordials! Explore historic drink-making traditions inspired by one of Maryland’s earliest cookbooks, A Quaker Woman’s Cookbook: The Domestic Cookery of Elizabeth Ellicott Lea (1845). In this presentation and tasting, speakers Claudia Kousoulas and Ellen Letourneau will discuss the culture of cordials in 19th-century American Quaker society and the origins of this early cookbook. Sample a few of Elizabeth Ellicott Lea’s delicious drink recipes and take home a guide on making cordials in your own kitchen.

Claudia Kousoulas and Ellen Letourneau are coauthors of A Culinary History of Montgomery County, Maryland (2022), which tells the story of the county’s agricultural heritage through food and recipes. Claudia is a freelance writer and editor whose topics include architecture, urbanism, food culture and culinary history.  As a member of the Common Grain Alliance and Chesapeake Fibershed, Ellen Letourneau is interested in the revival of grain and fiber economies in the region.  

Light food and drink refreshments will be included.

For accommodation requests, please contact the museum via email or at 301-774-0022.

$15 for museum members, $20 for non-members. Become a member today!

Details

Date:
Thursday, December 15
Time:
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Website:
REGISTER »
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 United States
(301) 774-0022
View Venue Website

Weekly Mindfulness Meditation

Group meditating surrounded by art in the Dr. Bird room. A person in ornage is seated at the front of the room leading the meditation.

Tuesday, December 13 at 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

Group meditating surrounded by art in the Dr. Bird room. A person in ornage is seated at the front of the room leading the meditation.

Explore the benefits of mindfulness by learning how to meditate. Mindfulness can promote a healthier mind and body, reduce stress, foster compassion, and increase our memory skills.  Together we will focus on many different aspects of meditation, including the practice of “letting go.” By practicing “Letting Go,” we train our mind to give up past experiences, especially thoughts causing stress and anxiety. One of the highest benefits one can expect from practicing “Letting go” is training the mind to fix internal conflicts independently in order to enjoy a life where we are more present in the moment 

Master practitioners from the Buddha Meditation Center of Greater Washington DC will lead each session.  This weekly program is open to all interested people – those who are experienced in meditation or those who want to learn.  Everyone will proceed at their own speed.  

Please note that everyone will be seated on chairs or on the floor on cushions.  If you would like, please bring your own cushion.  

For accommodation requests, please contact the museum via email or at 301-774-0022.

Details

Date:
Tuesday, December 13
Time:
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Website:
REGISTER »
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 United States
(301) 774-0022
View Venue Website