(All events are for Members Only unless noted otherwise)
9th Annual MtP Multi-Family Alley Sale and Village Fundraiser
Saturday June 3rd 10AM-2PM
Alley between Park and Lamont, and 17th and 18th Streets.
Many households have participated in this fun and festive multi-family alley sale for the past eight years. It has become a great neighborhood event. Please join your neighbors in a fun activity, get rid of extra stuff, acquire new treasures, and make some money at the same time. Find lots of kitchen equipment and useful items, books, LP’s (Vinyl!), jewelry, art work…
Come and find treasures you didn’t know you needed!!
Donate - Clean out your garages, spare rooms, children's closets, kitchen cabinets, basements, book shelves of gently used things - No Clothes please.
Can you help?
- Stuff to drop off prior/for the day? Please call Katie Tyler 202-468-0364.
- We need people to help staff and work the tables between 10A-2PM. Please call Katie.
- End of day cleanup - Need volunteers to move all unsold items into Katie's garage for pickup by a wider circle/salvation army. Approx time 2.30P-4P.
Partnership with Mount Pleasant Village: again this year we are joining with Mount Pleasant Village, a community-based nonprofit organization to help with aging-in-place for Mount Pleasant neighbors (http://www.mountpleasantvillage.org). You can (1) designate a portion of sales (example: 10%) to the Village; (2) designate proceeds of sales of select items to the Village; or (3) donate items directly to the Village for sale. Donation of any kind to the Village is completely voluntary, but we hope you will consider it.
Village Book Talk by Mount Pleasant Author Jefferson Morley
Snow Storm in August
Monday May 15, 6-8 pm
Mount Pleasant library.
In 1835, the city of Washington simmered with racial tension as newly freed African Americans from the South poured in, outnumbering slaves for the first time. Among the enslaved was nineteen-year-old Arthur Bowen, who stumbled home drunkenly one night, picked up an axe, and threatened his owner, respected socialite Anna Thornton. Despite no blood being shed, Bowen was eventually arrested and tried for attempted murder by district attorney Francis Scott Key, but not before news of the incident spread like wildfire. Within days Washington’s first race riot exploded as whites, fearing a slave rebellion, attacked the property of free blacks. One of
their victims was gregarious former slave and successful restaurateur Beverly Snow, who became the target of the mob’s rage. With Snow-Storm in August, Jefferson Morley delivers readers into an unknown chapter in history with an absorbing account of this uniquely American battle for justice.
Adapting Your Home for Aging-in-Place
Part I: Universal Design 101
Tuesday, May 16 at 1-3 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant Library
If you love your house and want to stay forever, have you thought about modifications that can help make that possible? Bathtub cuts and built-in shower seats, stair lifts, better lighting and more might be part of your strategy. All are potentially part of Universal Design, which allows everyone, regardless of age or ability level, to use spaces safely and comfortably. If you’re considering remodeling your house, or just curious about possibilities, here’s a chance to learn more about some design features -- including newer technologies -- that can add comfort now and for years to come. Universal Design might even increase your resale value. At this session, presenter Jeffrey M. Stoiber, AIA, Stoiber & Associates, will walk us through the basics and answer your questions.
Part II: Adaptations for Older Homes
The National Association of Builders says aging-in-place adaptations are the fastest-growing segment of the residential remodeling industry.Our changing ability to perform everyday tasks can be a challenge, but adaptations large and small – from railings on both sides of the stairs to a new first-floor bath with sunroom-turned-bedroom – can make it possible.
For attendees’ convenience and to illustrate two specific examples, two small-group sessions will be held in two different yet-to-be-remodeled homes. Choose the one that works best for you:
Tuesday, May 23, 1-3 pm at 1710 Hobart St, NW (1927 row house)
Presenter Steve Hage, Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist and owner of Strategies for Independent Living, a D.C. area design/build/remodeling firm, will point out potential remodeling options for this typical Mt. Pleasant house.
Thursday, May 25, 1-3 pm at 1753 Lamont St, NW (1907 semi-detached house)
Presenter Jeffrey M. Stoiber, AIA, Stoiber & Associates is embarking on a remodeling project for this house which he’ll illustrate with a tour and some proposed drawings.
Interest Group Meetings
Mindful Meditation Group
Mount Pleasant Village Mindful Meditation Group meet Wednesdays
from 4:30 - 5:30pm at a village member home. (Check Monday announcement for home.)Explore together how we can use mindful meditation to
both enrich the opportunities and challenges of aging. For more
information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mah Jong Enthusiasts Group
Mah Jong night most Mondays, 5pm at 1735 Lamont.
Walking Group Hours
The Walking Group gathers at the park at Lamont Street and 18th Street at 8:30am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for a 45 minute walk (approximately).
Discount for Villagers
Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00am
PastTense Yoga Studio—Corner of Park Rd and Mt. Pleasant St.
Gentle Yoga classes are offered in a variety of approaches to meet the needs of ALL Seniors.
Thanks to Village Hangouts - Habit, Marx Café, Dos Gringos!
Tuesday Night Happy Hour/Game Night, 5-7pm
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Villagers’ Coffee Mornings Every Thursday 9:45-11:00 Dos Gringos, 3116 Mt Pleasant St, NW