The Tech for Independent Living Team at The Arc of Northern Virginia creates free, fully customized, virtual lessons that support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to create full inclusion and participation in the community. You can find out more about their newly developed app, Arc2Indpendence, in this online demo. Meet up: This free, virtual event is hosted every first Thursday of the month at noon by the Tech for Independent Living Team. Registration: Click here to register for the… Read More »Tech for Independent Living 11/2 (Virtual)
Our Stomping Ground offers a variety of programs including book clubs, games nights, art and fitness classes and more. We are always adding new events. Be sure to explore our calendar and register for those programs that are of interest. Some events are open to just residents of a specific community, some are open to residents and Friends of OSG, and others are open to anyone in the Northern VA area.
Please join us as we work together to clean up Roosevelt Island- one of D.C.’s jewels. This is a great opportunity to learn about this historical landmark, create new friendships, and protect our community. Meet up: We will meet in front of the bridge at 10AM before heading over to the island. If you arrive late, please message the Roosevelt Island Whatsapp group to determine where we are. To prepare: Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Remember… Read More »Roosevelt Island Clean-Up 11/3 (In-Person)
Join us in exploring Huntley Meadows Park this morning! Meet up: We will meet in the parking lot by the Nature Center at 10am. If you arrive late, please message the OSG Events Whatsapp group to determine where we currently are. To prepare: Please wear comfortable walking shoes and feel free to bring a friend! Contact: We will communicate changes of plans via Whatsapp, so please join the OSG Events Whatsapp group to receive important event updates. *Note: Sign-up is… Read More »Huntley Meadows Park 11/4 (In-Person)
Create in community through this group art therapy session led by Garine! We will explore using various art mediums that will encourage self expression and creativity. Meet up: Please meet in the first floor club room at the Ovation at Arrowbrook. A key is needed to enter the building, so please message the Herndon Community Whatsapp group upon arrival if you're not an Ovation resident, so you can be let in. To prepare: It is advised that you wear clothes… Read More »Art Therapy with Garine 11/4 (In-Person)
We're taking a detour from our usual walk this Monday morning and heading to the Longbridge Aquatics and Fitness Center. You'll have the option of exploring the pool and/or gym, depending on your preferences. Meetup: Our walking group will head out from Queens Court at 10am and take the blue metro line together from the Rosslyn metro station to the Crystal City metro station near Longbridge. If you'd like to meet us directly at Longbridge, then plan to arrive after… Read More »Fitness Field trip 11/6 (In-Person)
Join our chair yoga class at the Ovation at Arrowbrook with certified yoga instructor, Garine. This adaptive yoga practice focuses on individual needs rather than forcing positions. Beginners are welcome! Meet up: We'll meet in the club room on the first floor of the Ovation. A key is needed to enter the building, so please message the Herndon Community Whatsapp group upon arrival if you’re not an Ovation resident, so you can be let in. To prepare: Please wear comfortable… Read More »Yoga at the Ovation 11/6 (In-Person)
Join us for a weekly virtual meet-up for adults between the age of 18-35. Each week we'll discuss a different topic such as getting out of your comfort zone or learning to work with others. Meet up: This virtual event is hosted every Monday at 5:00 PM by Social Grace, and registration is free. Be sure to RSVP to receive the Zoom link via email. To prepare: All you need is yourself, a snack, and an open mind to hop… Read More »Young Adult Virtual Meet-Up 11/6
This week, we're reading and discussing "There Are No Children Here" by Alex Kotlowitz. Meet up: This is a virtual event so we will meet over Zoom. Please RSVP below if you plan to attend, and you will receive the Zoom link in your email inbox. To prepare: You are encouraged to purchase the book, but it is not required to participate in the online discussion. If you're joining us for the first time, please use the Social Justice Club… Read More »Social Justice Club 11/6 (Virtual)
In partnership with Ultimate Magic Academy, we've created a bespoke magic workshop exclusively for OSG! Learn from professional magicians how to read minds, predict the future, perform amazing card tricks, and more! All custom props and tricks are included in this once-in-a-lifetime experience. You’ll walk away with a minimum of 10 amazing tricks by the end of the 6 sessions.
This week, we're reading "Gods of the Upper Air" by Charles King. Meet up: This is a virtual event so we will meet over Zoom. Please RSVP below if you plan to attend, and you will receive the Zoom link in your email inbox. To prepare: You may purchase the book yourself, but it is not required since the host will read out loud in the group. Simply register to receive the Zoom link via email, and then join us… Read More »Book Club 11/7 (Virtual)
Join our Cadence and Gilliam Place communities for a weekly walk and games at Thomas Jefferson Community Center (TJ). All are welcome (no matter where you live)! Meet up: There are two walking groups that start at 9:00am, so you can meet them outside the front entrance of either Gilliam Place or the Cadence. You can also meet us directly at TJ around 9:15am. If you are running late, please message the OSG Events Whatsapp group to determine where we… Read More »Walk to TJ 11/8 (In-Person)
Get your thinking caps on because it's time for trivia! There will be 3 categories this time: 1) Biomes, Ecosystems, and Habitats 2) Ancient Civilizations 3) Modern Movies Meet up: This is a virtual event so we will meet over Zoom. To prepare: Please RSVP below if you plan to attend, and you will receive the Zoom link in your email inbox. Contact: We will communicate changes of plans via Whatsapp, so please join the OSG Events Whatsapp group to… Read More »Trivia Night 11/8 (Virtual)