Progressive Cheverly Weekly Newsletter

May 29, 2019

Progressive Cheverly Monthly Forum

Thursday, June 6 -- Highway Lanes, toll roads, congestion, oh my! It looks increasingly likely that the state of Maryland may soon decide to widen 1-495 and I-270. Join Progressive Cheverly for our last forum of the season as we explore transportation proposals and alternatives. Nick Orrick, Transportation Committee of the Sierra Club Maryland Chapter will be presenting.

ASL Interpretation Provided

All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served

7:00 pm

Hoyer Education Center (cafeteria)

2300 Belleview Ave. (Parking Available)


Action Alert

The Board of Public Works will officially vote on June 5th on whether or not to designate Hogan's 495 and 270 plan as a P3, which would move the process along to allow MDOT to start soliciting bids for the project.

You can be a part of the fight to urge the Board of Public Works to REJECT this proposal:

 Upcoming Community Events

Today Wednesday, May 29 -- Come meet "An Ordinary Hero." As part of Peace Month, the Woman's Club has invited Joan Mulholland, to join us for a viewing of a video and discussion about her life of protest. At the age of 19, she already had experience demonstrating up and down the East Coast before she joined the Freedom Rides. As a Freedom Rider she was arrested in Jackson, MS and imprisoned in Mississippi's Parchman Penitentiary. The following fall she enrolled at Tougaloo College and continued to protest in the Jackson, MS area. Her extraordinary life is told in the video, An Ordinary Hero

Come and be inspired!

Light snacks provided.

6:30 pm (video starts promptly at 7:00 pm)

Cheverly United Methodist Church

Fogle Hall (third floor)

2801 Cheverly Avenue


Friday, June 7 – movies@hope celebrates the 100th anniversary of Congress' adoption of the 19th Amendment giving women the vote with the 2004 film Iron Jawed Angels.  Kathleen Pablo of the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial introduces this stirring tale of the struggle for equal rights for women, including the imprisonment of suffragists under appalling conditions in 1917 after their arrest for picketing the White House.  

Hope Lutheran Church is located at 4201 Guilford Drive, College Park, at the south end of the University of Maryland campus. Further details can be found at -- and check out the full movies@hope Winter/Spring season at the website!    

As always, admission and refreshments are free.  Hope to see you there, and invite a friend or neighbor!

7:30 pm

Hope Lutheran Church

4201 Guilford Drive

(south end of UMD campus)

College Park

Friday, June 7 -- “Jazz Night at the ‘Lift – Funding In/fusion.”  Community Forklift fundraiser with music, food and drinks.  

 6:00 - 8:00 pm

 Community Forklift

4761 Tanglewood Drive


Sunday, June 9 --  Maryland United for Peace and Justice invites you to a presentation by Pat Elder.  Pat will discuss " Toxic Contamination at Military Bases: Another Threat to the Environment.” He is a well-known peace activist and a leader in advocating against toxic chemicals used on military bases.

 2:30 -- 4:30 pm

Adelphi Friends Meeting

2303 Metzerott Road


Tuesday, June 18 -- Cheverly Village invites you to join us in this event of importance to all regardless of age!

 Are you afraid of falling?  Fear of falling is a significant  factor in why people fall. Come to Cheverly Village’s interactive fall prevention presentation by Ms Tahira Goldson of Assisting Hands in Crofton and Bowie. She will lead an interactive presentation through sharing the highlights of the Six Steps Fall Prevention Training.  Let Ms Goldson inspire you to become pro-active in improving your strength and balance in order to prevent falls and the unintended consequences.

 Refreshments will be served.

Questions:  Contact Clareen Heikal at to let us know you are coming.

 6:00 -- 8:00 pm

Cheverly Community Center

6401 Forest Avenue


Saturday, June 29 -- Celebrate Pride Month with 4 local Villages: Aging with pride and passion for life.  Presentation by Evelyn Torton Beck, Professor Emerita, University of Maryland, Women’s Studies and Jewish Studies; teacher and practioner of sacred circle dance.  Drum Circle with Kathy Gaughan, professional drum circle facilitator.

 Co-sponsored by Hyattsville Aging in Place, Cheverly Village, Neighbors helping Neighbors of College park, Helping Hands University Park. and by the City of Hyattsville.

 Villages take many forms, but all help older residents remain in their homes as they age by offering volunteer services, social and wellness activities, educational and cultural programs.

 Questions: email:

 All people and all ages are welcome.

 2:00 - 5:00 pm

 Old Parish House

4711 Knox Rd.

College Park

Continuing Exhibit

Now through May 31--  Shadows and Ashes: The Peril of Nuclear Weapons.  Featuring works by: photographer Gary Schoichet; drawings by the child survivors of Hiroshima; ceramic masks by multimedia artist Marion Held; the poetry of John Canaday; and the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University.  The exhibit will be accompanied by various events including films, lectures, and discussion.

This displays of art and science examines the role of nuclear weapons in our society and reflects on their results. By combining artwork and scientific information, it opens conversations on the practical and the philosophical implications of humans’ continued efforts to create and to dismantle nuclear weapons.

Sponsors include  Montgomery College’s Institute for Race, Justice, and Civic Engagement, Peace Action Montgomery, and Prevent Nuclear War/Maryland, Back from the Brink.  Check the Website for updates about the exhibit at  For information on exhibit hours and parking, visit mcblogs/

Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center

7995 Georgia Avenue

Silver Spring

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