Week in Great Falls

Week in Great Falls

Karen Washburn to Speak to Great Falls Historical Society

On March 14, 7 p.m., at the Great Falls Library, historian Karen Washburn will speak to the Great Falls Historical Society on the history of the western part of Great Falls. Her talk is titled ”Evolution of Upper Seneca Road Neighborhood from Wilderness to Commercial Hub to Quiet Backwater.” The Great Falls Library is at 9830 Georgetown Pike in Great Falls.

Washburn is a noted local historian who has spoken to GFHS many times, has done original research, received several awards and written a series of historical articles in the Elan periodical magazine. She is a past President of the Great Falls Historical Society and a charter member from 40 years ago. She has surveyed numerous historical houses and successfully worked to place several structures on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Great Falls Grange, the original Forestville School, and most recently, the entire Georgetown Pike roadbed.

Admission is free and members of the public are invited to attend, as well as to join the society. You may do so on gfhs.org. Membership is $35 for a family for 12 months.

Author Event & Book Talk at Great Falls Library

On March 20, 6:30-9 p.m., the Great Falls Library will host Author Event & Book Talk on “Perfectly Seasoned” by Sarah Jane-Berkin, in which author follows five women, affectionately known as “The Babes” through twenty-five years of kids, careers, empty nests, changing relationships, and more.

Sarah-Jane is a pen name of Kathy Bernard and Barbara Kline, aka the 2Boomer Babes Radio Hour. The Gracie Award winning duo have decided to end their ten year radio run and try their skills at writing. “Perfectly Seasoned” is their result and is a continuation of their interest in all things that affect “women of a certain age.” Both ladies will be on hand for a discussion of their novel and how it came about. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

‘Around the World’ with Kenneth Garrett

Great Falls Senior Center welcomes back guest speaker Kenneth Garrett, an independent photographer, who will make a presentation titled “Around the World in 24 Days.” His photographs reflect his creativity in covering major archaeological sites of the Mayas, Aztecs, Olmecs, and ancient Egyptians and the important discoveries in the evolutionary history of mankind. Garrett has photographed major archaeological sites and has worked around the world for a host of major magazines while also accumulating book credits.

The March 20 event will held at The Great Falls United Methodist Church, 10100 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes lunch. A donation would be greatly appreciated for the lunch. Reservations are a must. Contact Polly Fitzgerald at pollyfitz1@verizon.net or 703-759-4345. If you have not renewed your membership, you can do that at the Hospitality Desk. Also look for Message Board to be informed of future programs. For more information, visit gfseniors.org.

The event sponsor is Costa Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, 100135 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls.