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The Lowell Chamber Orchestra combines innovation, tradition, in latest offering

LOWELL, Mass. -- On Saturday, February 19, the Lowell Chamber Orchestra will become a vessel through which works explore the concept of new and old. "Antique Modernity" is a concert that revolves around Dana Kaufman's brand new work, written specifically for the Lowell Chamber Orchestra, and works by Francis Poulenc, Georg Philip Telemann, and Jean Philip Rameau, that challenge our concepts of contemporary and traditional.

Dana Kaufman's "Greyed Rainbow" was commissioned by the Lowell Chamber Orchestra and written in 2021. When asked about her inspiration for the work, Kaufman says "I considered the concept of 'Antique Modernity' in the context of the past two years of the COVID pandemic: what do we now consider 'antique,' and what do we now consider 'modern?' What is old, and what is new? I thought of a communal melancholy, a sense of optimism, and a continued surrealness in our daily lives."

An art connoisseur, Kaufman continues: "On a visit in 2021 to the Art Institute of Chicago (in my hometown), I saw what I thought to be a fitting exploration of this 'old and new' reflected in Jackson Pollock's Greyed Rainbow. Jackson Pollock's Abstract Expressionist work, which bridges traditional and contemporary 20th-century aesthetics in visual art, has always resonated with me. One of the painting's elements that I find particularly striking is its use of palettes that may initially appear to conflict with one another. Approximately two thirds of the painting is starkly monochromatic, while the bottom third of the painting incorporates hints of several colors. Pollock's work connects bleakness and solace."

The program starts with Francis Poulenc's "Suite Française d'après Claude Gervaise," a collection of Renaissance tunes. In 1935, Poulenc arranged (with his personal touch) a few dances in Claude Gervaise's "Livre de Danceries" for an unusual combination of winds, brass and percussion instruments - "unusual" for our times, but probably common during Gervaise's time.

The concert will continue with a concerto for two instruments seldom seen together: recorder, and transverse flute. Written by Georg Philip Telemann, this is the only concerto to make use of this combination, conceived at a time when the orchestras of the time were growing, and the sweet sound of the recorder was slowly being replaced by the traverso - the Baroque equivalent of the modern flute.

The end of the program is a suite from the opera "Castor et Pollux," by Jean-Philippe Rameau, which tells the fantastic origins of the constellation Gemini. The music, which at the time was designed to be arranged for whatever instruments were available at a given ensemble, finds a modern design in LCO's brand new orchestration. The suite will be accompanied with a slideshow that will tell the story of the opera.

The concert is free to attend, as always. Attendees will be able to meet composer Dana Kaufman. For more information, please visit https://lowellchamberorchestra.org/


Saturday, February 19, 2022, 7:30 p.m.


Richard and Nancy Donahue Academic Arts Center

240 Central Street, Lowell, MA

VIDEO (YouTube): https://youtu.be/0Rd37JM1DIE

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12th Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival Free and Open to the Public February 18 – March 4, 2022

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Richmond Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF) announces its 12th annual showcase of over 20 free local and national films selected to raise awareness of environmental issues and offer solution-oriented messages of hope that inspire action towards promoting planet health and environmental justice. Most of the films will be shown virtually, with six in-person events hosted by partners of the festival.

Again this year, RVA EFF held the Virginia Environmental Film Contest. First prize went to "Headwaters Down," directed by Justin Black, Will Gemma, and Dietrich Teschner. This film tells the story of five friends who undertake a 13-day, 250-mile canoe adventure from the headwaters of the James River to the fall line in Richmond. Along the way, they explore the environmental and historical aspects of the troubled yet beautiful river as they witness first-hand the many factors impacting its future.

The two second prize winners were "Breathing Life Back Into Richmond," directed by Jackie Stephens and "Canaries in the Coal Mine," written, directed and produced by Nick Garnhart. Two youth awards were also given. All five films will be shown virtually the evening of Sunday, February 20. "Headwaters Down" will also be shown at The Byrd Theater on February 27. Some of the other films featured in the festival are highlighted below.

Visit https://rvaeff.org/ for a complete listing and schedule.

The festival begins with "8 Billion Angels," hosted by James River Association. The film uses breathtaking cinematography to tell the truth about the conflict between the size of our global population and the sustainability of our planet. It inspires real solutions toward lasting sustainability and a better quality of life for all Earth's inhabitants. The Virginia Interfaith Power & Light hosts "Mossville, When Great Trees Fall," telling the story of one man who refuses to give up when his centuries-old black community, contaminated by petrochemical plants, faces the loss of its ancestral home.

The Richmond Public Library & City Office of Sustainability host "The Sacrifice Zone," following a group of environmental justice fighters determined to break the cycle of poor communities of color serving as dumping grounds for our consumer society. "High Tide in Dorchester" focuses on ground zero for sea level rise along the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay. Narrated by Kate Winslet, "Eating Our Way to Extinction" takes you on a cinematic journey around the world to uncover hard truths about the most pressing issue of our generation - ecological collapse.

The Festival Committee thanks all the major sponsors of this year's festival, including Convert Solar, Enrichmond Foundation, and Ian Patrick of Merrill Lynch.

Learn more at: https://rvaeff.org/

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ACES Quality Management adds Mortgage Bankers Association Economist Dr. Edward Seiler to ACES ENGAGE agenda

DENVER, Colo. -- ACES Quality Management® (ACES), the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry, announced it has added Dr. Edward Seiler, housing economist at the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and executive director of the MBA's think tank Research Institute for Housing America, to its speaker line-up for the upcoming ACES ENGAGE conference, where he will share his thoughts and observations on the economic outlook heading into the second half of 2022. Seiler joins New York Times Bestselling Author Aron Ralston and mortgage quality control and risk expert Steve Spies as headlining speakers for this year's event.

"Given the impact of macroeconomic events on the financial services landscape, industry risk and quality management professionals need to stay on top of the latest economic outlooks and trends to adequately adjust their strategies in the pursuit of maintaining compliance, protecting loan quality and mitigating risk," ACES CEO Trevor Gauthier said. "As one of the key contributors to the MBA's forecasts and policy positions, Seiler has his fingers on the pulse of what's next from an economic perspective, making him a natural fit to help round out our ACES ENGAGE line-up, and we eagerly await the key insights he'll have to share with the ACES ENGAGE audience."

Taking place at the historic Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs on May 23-25, 2022, ACES ENGAGE is designed to bring together the nation's top financial services quality management professionals to discuss industry trends and best practices across the mortgage lending, loan servicing and consumer lending spectrums. Through a mix of general session presentations, panel discussions and breakout session tracks, attendees will have the unique opportunity to learn from industry experts and thought leaders, network and leave with the knowledge necessary to increase efficiencies, improve productivity and further quality at their organizations.

Register to attend ACES ENGAGE and learn more at https://www.acesquality.com/aces-engage-2022

About ACES Quality Management

ACES Quality Management is the leading provider of enterprise quality management and control software for the financial services industry. The nation's most prominent lenders, servicers and financial institutions rely on ACES Quality Management & Control Software® to improve audit throughput and quality while controlling costs, including:

* 3 of the top 5 and more than 50% of the top 50 independent mortgage lenders;

* 7 of the top 10 loan servicers;

* 11 of the top 30 banks; and

* 1 of the top 3 credit unions in the USA.

Unlike other quality control platforms, only ACES delivers Flexible Audit Technology, which gives independent mortgage lenders and financial institutions the ability to easily manage and customize ACES to meet their business needs without having to rely on IT or other outside resources. Using a customer-centric approach, ACES clients get responsive support and access to our experts to maximize their investment. For more information, visit https://www.acesquality.com/ or call 1-800-858-1598.

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Minority Business Accelerator Program Expands to Support Small Underrepresented Female Entrepreneurs in Arizona, Georgia and Florida

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- ThinkZILLA Consulting, announced its 15-week entrepreneur accelerator program for female minority entrepreneurs. The only firm that combines program management resources with extensive DE&I expertise, a network of thousands of minority-led business suppliers and full-service marketing capabilities, has expanded programming to combat poverty and support entrepreneurs in need of access. Quality business training and mentorship.

Earlier this year, ThinkZILLA expanded to Scottsdale at the Arizona State University SkySong Innovation Center, where it launched the first United Diversity Business Summit, convening business experts and CEOs to share innovative approaches to enhancing Arizona's economic growth outcomes.

The recent "State of Black Business" report highlighted racial gaps in Arizona, where Black workers are underrepresented in most industries yet overrepresented in the state's lowest earning brackets, and the business accelerator intends to reverse these trends.

"Education and entrepreneurship can support individuals and business owners in rising from poverty, creating sustainable enterprises and making a true mark on the Arizona business world and culture," said Dr. Trayham. "We are proud to lead the way in executing to seeing more business owners build and scale across the state."

ThinkZILLA's 15-Week Accelerator Program is in partnership with the Millionaire Mastermind Academy, a 501(c)(3) organization that aims to end poverty through entrepreneurship, has helped more than 7,000 women nationwide gain the education and training they need to succeed in business. Since its founding in 2017, the Millionaire Mastermind Academy has awarded $60,000 in scholarships and more than $30,000 in seed funding to help African American women entrepreneurs create successful and sustainable business enterprises.

"The Pioneer Accelerator Program couldn't have selected a better time to launch in Arizona," noted Cloves Campbell, Jr., owner and publisher of the Arizona Informant, which recently celebrated 50 years of recording Black history. "As the Black population has increased astronomically, so, too, has the number of Black businesses. The need for programs that can specifically assist our Black entrepreneurs is long overdue. Dr. Velma Trayham and her team are providing a service that will not only create more Black businesses in Arizona but will also stimulate the economy for all of Arizona!"

Companies that commit to diversity, equity and inclusion benefit broadly with financial growth, a more diverse and stable employee base, deeper diverse supply chain engagement, greater innovation and enhanced company reputation.

Applications for the Hybrid business accelerator will begin accepting applications Jan. 10, with a deadline of Feb 15. The program will kick off with orientation at ThinkZILLA's SkySong office on March 1.

Learn more: https://millionairemastermindacademy.org/entrepreneur-accelerator-program/

The 15-week program will cover branding, doing business with local government and corporations, funding a business for growth, sales and marketing, and more. In addition, it will provide mentorship and networking to expand entrepreneurial knowledge, connections, and opportunities with the aim of helping business owners and entrepreneurs acquire the skills and support they need to scale and succeed in Arizona.

This program is made possible by public and private partnerships. Founding sponsors for the Accelerator program include American Landmark, M&T Bank and Blaylock Van, LLC.

About the Millionaire Mastermind Academy:

The Millionaire Mastermind Academy was designed to empower Black women to overcome the challenges of economic instability through entrepreneurship and small business. The Millionaire Mastermind Academy educates women and support the growth of their small businesses, engages entrepreneurship to combat the threat of poverty and gender-based income disparities, and enhance local community economies.

For more information, please visit http://millionairemastermindacademy.org/.

About ThinkZILLA:

With its mission to increase economic impact through cultural diversity, ThinkZILLA helps organizations create a positive economic impact. ThinkZILLA supports clients interested in addressing inequities and realizing growth opportunities through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programming, while impacting the local community.

To learn more about ThinkZILLA visit https://ThinkZILLAconsulting.com/.


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Housing Finance Strategies Announces #HousingDC22

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Housing Finance Strategies President Faith Schwartz today announced that the firm will host its annual housing policy and technology event on September 26-27, 2022. "Based on our amazing success last year and the demand for the content we produce, I am excited to announce our plans for next fall. #HousingDC22 will take place ahead of the critical midterm elections and will focus on the key policy and tech issues facing the industry. Importantly, our event will continue to feature the highest quality level of speakers that our audience expects from a Housing Finance Strategies produced event," said Faith Schwartz.

The returning support of #HousingDC22 sponsors is notable and a testament to the quality of the event. Caliber, FICO, FormFree, Freedom, Mr. Cooper and RiskSpan are Platinum sponsors. CoreLogic, LoanCare, Mortgage Connect and Notarize are Gold sponsors. And Black Knight, Depth PR and USMI are Silver sponsors.

"Faith and team have a track record of success and they are always on top of emerging issues, such as Climate Risk Scoring," said Bernadette Kogler, Co-founder & CEO of RiskSpan. Kogler went on to say, "With climate policy plans under development across the federal government, and the private sector already beginning to act, we see the implications to housing as paramount."

As to logistics, Suzanne Garwood, immediate past president of the Women in Housing & Finance Foundation noted: "The production quality of #HousingDC21 was remarkable. With over 1,600 registered housing industry leaders on board, I am excited about the prospects for growing that participation further with #HousingDC22!"

In addition to industry speakers, Schwartz intends to offer a political pundit's take ahead of the midterms and present the sought after Housing Champion award.

Make plans now to Save the Date: https://www.housingdc22.com/. Watch for more sponsor updates, key speaker announcements and event details to come.

Housing Finance Strategies was established by Faith Schwartz in 2016 as a professional services and advisory firm specializing in mortgage modernization, housing policy and legislative and regulatory affairs. Schwartz serves on a number of bank and fintech boards and has a lengthy record of hosting and moderating housing industry events. Schwartz has created and delivered multiple housing events and a number of national housing policy conferences.

Related link: https://housingfinancestrategies.com/

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Plans Announced for a ‘People’s Remembrance’ of January 6 Attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Light4America announced its "Fight Fire with Light" project begun November 20, 2021 to remember the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol with a citizen-led, nonpartisan, interfaith candlelight vigil the evening of January 6, 2022.

Vigil co-organizer David Searby said, "Let's unite peacefully as Americans on January 6 to say 'Never Again.' What better way to remember the divisive, horrific events of last January 6 than with a unifying, uplifting candlelight vigil? That's what we mean by 'Fight Fire with Light.'"

On December 20th, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced plans for "a full program of events" on January 6, 2022, including "a prayerful vigil in the evening." Responding to this news, Searby said "We applaud the decision for a broader effort to commemorate January 6. At the same time we believe there is a complementary need and an opportunity for a separate interfaith, nonpartisan event led by ordinary citizens to help heal the wounds of the Capitol attack. Ours will be a People's Remembrance event."

Co-organizer Corey Buckner said "We hope to create a model for silent, compelling witness this January 6 and every January 6 thereafter. Light4America welcomes people from all faith traditions - even nonbelievers."

Buckner and Searby last partnered on the racial justice dialogue project Trouble4Good. The rap artist, State Department cultural ambassador and nonprofit leader Anthony "Wordsmith" Parker also contributed his song writing and creative talents to that project. "At this special time of year, I'm happy Corey and David are supporting hope with Light4America," Parker said.

Organizers ask that you bring a battery candle to silently pray or meditate (the rules prohibit open flames). "We respect the law and our Capitol Police. Part of our January 6 program prayers will be to give thanks to the bravery and service of the Capitol Police last January 6," Buckner said.

Organizers will ensure compliance with all security requirements and will provide battery operated candles to the first 50 people who sign up to participate.

The 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. program (subject to change depending on Congressional plans) begins Lower Senate Park at 200 New Jersey Avenue NW (the park between Union Station and the US Senate) and includes interdenominational prayer and meditation, and singing "We Shall Overcome."

"We are singing because we shall overcome the hardness of heart and cynicism dividing Americans today," Buckner said.

Light4America will soon publish a cartoon from an Episcopal priest living in New York City and former animator with the educational video/short film series "SchoolHouse Rock." Schoolhouse Rock produced many memorable educational videos and film shorts over decades, including the iconic videos "Conjunction Junction" (1973) and "I'm Just a Bill" (1976).

To sign up, reserve your battery operated candle, or just request more information and possible program changes for January 6, 2022: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/light4america


Website - https://light4america.org/

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Share the Joy: The Holidays Have Arrived at Scientology Headquarters in the UK

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- As 100,000 lights mark another holiday season and transform Saint Hill Castle and grounds into an enchanted kingdom, the Church of Scientology invites one and all to experience the magic of Saint hill in an episode of "Inside Scientology" on the Scientology Network.

Set amidst 100 acres of the ancient Ashdown Forest are the roots of a global religion. Welcome to Saint Hill. Here in Saint Hill Manor House, located at the Prime Meridian in the town of East Grinstead, England, Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard lived, worked and made pivotal breakthroughs in the spiritual technology of Scientology, while guiding it from a grassroots movement to a worldwide religion.

While Saint Hill Manor preserves the Church's origins, across the property a modern-day castle serves as a 21st-century church. Inspired by an 11th-century Norman fortress, the Saint Hill Castle was conceived and designed by Mr. Hubbard in the mid-1960s to accommodate the ever-growing numbers of those arriving at Saint Hill to study Scientology.

Gain insight into the life of the Founder of Scientology, explore the roots of a modern movement and visit a magical setting with "Inside Scientology: Saint Hill."

The original series "Inside Scientology" takes viewers behind the scenes of the Scientology religion, from its international spiritual headquarters and cutting-edge publishing houses to what happens on a typical day at a Church of Scientology and the meticulous work to preserve 75 million words of our Founder L. Ron Hubbard's religious writings and recordings for future generations.

The Scientology Network has been praised for shattering the paradigm of religious broadcasting, ushering in a new era that shows a religion in action, making the world better.

Since launching with a special episode featuring Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige, Scientology Network has been viewed in 240 countries and territories worldwide in 17 languages. Broadcast from Scientology Media Productions, the Church's global media center in Los Angeles, the Scientology Network is available on DIRECTV Channel 320 and can be streamed at Scientology.tv, on mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms.

Related link: https://www.scientology.org/

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Join the Magical Holiday Season: It’s all Happening in Clearwater – for the 28th Year

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Winter Wonderland has returned to downtown Clearwater, complete with Santa, rides, elves, and best of all, SNOW. The Church of Scientology invites visitors, no matter how far away, to experience the joy of the season on the Scientology Network with an episode on the woman who makes it all possible year after year in "Meet a Scientologist Pam Ryan-Anderson."

"My favorite part is the snow," said a 6-year-old visiting Winter Wonderland this year with her mom and her 5-year-old brother. "And Santa. And the Christmas Tree. And everything!"

This is the 28th year that the Church of Scientology and Clearwater Community Volunteers have created this family-friendly festival in downtown Clearwater. And it keeps getting better, from all accounts, thanks to Pam Ryan-Anderson.

Planning for the transformation of a grass-covered park into a magical Christmas village, with 77 decked-out trees, a petting zoo and, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus, is a year-round volunteer project for Pam. More than 270,000 people have enjoyed the festivities at Winter Wonderland since it first started.

Admission to Winter Wonderland is free but guests are encouraged to bring a new toy or non-perishable food item for families in need. Beyond helping all those thousands of families build lifelong memories, Winter Wonderland holds an annual toy and food drive, which has distributed over 15 tons of donations to people in need. Pam's volunteer service has been recognized with a President's Lifetime Achievement Award.

"Meet a Scientologist" is an in-depth look into the lives of individual Scientologists from the frontiers of modern art, science, sports, entertainment and more. It is one of eight original series airing on the Scientology Network.

The network has also been praised for shattering the paradigm of religious broadcasting, ushering in a new era that shows a religion in action, making the world better.

Since launching with a special episode featuring Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige, Scientology Network has been viewed in 240 countries and territories worldwide in 17 languages. Broadcast from Scientology Media Productions, the Church's global media center in Los Angeles, the Scientology Network is available on DIRECTV Channel 320 and can be streamed at Scientology.tv, on mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms.

Learn more: https://www.scientology.tv/

Related link: https://www.scientology.org/

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East Bay New Year’s Eve 2021-2022 at San Ramon Marriott by Professionals Guild

SAN RAMON, Calif. -- Professionals Guild (https://PGuild.com) announces an Elegant East Bay New Year's Eve Party for singles and couples at the San Ramon Marriott Hotel, Dec. 31, 2021. This East Bay New Year's Eve party includes a live band, Top Secret Variety Dance Band, in the Bishop Ranch Grand Ballroom, as well as DJ Dancing with Mike Westerman in the Contra Costa Ballroom, where attendees can dance to their favorites.

VIP reserved seating and General Admission tickets are available. The party has multiple dance floors, and balloon decorations.

New Year's Eve Tickets may be purchased at: https://bestnewyears.eventbrite.com/?aff=s2p

"The Marriott is offering a wonderful deal for deluxe rooms on New Year's Eve," said Phil Seyer, Director of Professionals Guild. A deluxe room is $129; a room and breakfast for two, $171. To get that rate for hotel rooms, one may book online via https://PGuild.com.

Room reservations can be booked online via PGuild.com by 12/30; after that one must call the Marriott at 800-228-9290 and ask for the New Year's Eve Party room block for 12/31/21. To get breakfast included, tell the Marriott agent the keyword "break" (short for breakfast).

New Year's Eve Party tickets need to be purchased separately from hotel rooms.

Casino Gaming is also included with party tickets. Please note that casino gaming is not gambling. There is no charge to play, and no money can be lost, but $100's in prizes are offered.

In addition, party attendees get two free drinks, a big balloon drop at midnight and a champagne toast followed by continued mingling and dancing.

A professional photographer is available to capture memories. A diverse mix of adults 18+ attends this event. Most are in their 30's, 40's, 50's, and 60's -- some younger, some older. Dress code: semi-formal to formal.

VIDEO (YouTube) "East Bay New Year's Eve Party at San Ramon Marriott": https://youtu.be/RA4qGwgkkmU

As per Contra Costa County's current regulations, be sure to bring proof of vaccination or proof of a negative Covid Test within the past 3 days of New Year's. Also, bring a mask and wear a mask except when eating or drinking.

Related link: https://www.pguild.com/

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‘I FIL-AM POWERED’ Virtual Health and Wellness Summit on December 1-3, 2021

FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- The Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Metro Washington DC (PACC-DC), in collaboration with Trainstation Philippines is spearheading a three-day virtual summit to promote health and wellness on December 1-3 at 6 p.m. EST entitled, "I FIL-AM POWERED." Says PACC-DC PRO, Olma Inocentes, "The title is a play at Fil-Am, short for Filipino-American, and empowerment because we believe that focusing on health and wellness promotes and supports personal growth, leading to self-empowerment. The summit is open to everybody. Health and wellness are universal concerns and ultimately, a global undertaking. But we need to start somewhere and where better to start than ourselves, our family and our community?"

Pre-pandemic, many people may not have been serious about their health and wellness, preferring to roll the dice with unhealthy life choices. Now, it's acknowledged as an important tool to promote longevity and has, in fact, surfaced as a necessity in the current pandemic reality.

Realizing the truth of that moved PACC-DC to organize this event with the help of Trainstation Philippines, a motivational training company. The Summit is host to an inspiring line-up of speakers and performers spread over the three-day event. Each day is themed - Day 1 for Mind, Day 2 for Body and Day 3 for Spirit, and will feature speakers from different sectors, including doctors, coaches, fitness trainers, culinary chefs and businesspeople. Join a community of thought leaders, influencers and practitioners to create a movement that positively impacts the lives of millions worldwide!

December 1: MIND

Neuro - The Brain * Panic and Emotional Hijack * The Emotional, Logical and Social Brain * The Organizing Principle of the Brain * Linguistics: Words * The Story in Your Head * Programming Our Defaults * Empowered to be CHAMPS - Connection, Have Fun, Attention Training, Physical Movement, Sleep Optimization * Mental Health * Brain:Mind Talk

December 2: BODY

Body Movement * Being the Best Version of You * Diet and Nutrition * Dental Care * Mentimeter Activity * General Health Care * Heart to Heart * COVID 19 and Vaccine updates

December 3: SPIRIT

Thriving Amidst Challenges * Spirit of Resilience and Courage * Fighting Spirit: Mental and Emotional Agility * Flourishing Spirit: Empowered From Within * Gratitude - Devi Prayer * Round Table: The Spirit of the Filipino * Round Table: Values & Community * Round Table: Grit and Flourishing in a Changing World * Breathing and Relaxation Techniques

From PACC-DC president Michael San Juan, "We are very excited about our virtual health and wellness summit on Dec 1-3. We expect to get a lot of health information and wellness tips from our speakers. Raffle prizes are also at stake and there will be musical entertainment featuring SNRG, a popular mixed hip-hop and R&B band, rapper EZ Mil, Janice Javier of The Voice Philippines, local favorite Katrina Manabat, singer-songwriter JayR and singer-actress Geneva Cruz.

Sponsored by George Mason Mortgage LLC, Avalon In-Home Nursing and Rehabilitation, BrightStar Care, The Medical Team and Enterprise Solutions, Inc. Sponsorship packages are still available. Please visit our website at https://www.pacc-dc.org/.

Tickets may be purchased at https://bit.ly/paccdc-filampowered. You can choose which day you want to attend, or you can join all three days.

PACC-DC is on its 28th year of service to its members and the community, and its vision is to further grow that presence in the DMV area. It is committed to develop programs and events that have a positive impact on the business community and to foster community outreach initiatives that benefit the entire region.


VIDEO (YouTube): https://youtu.be/drUa1m4fccE

Related link: https://www.pacc-dc.org/

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