FYI - Villagers at Home
Volume 2 Issue 16  May 27, 2020

Check out These Online Activities:
Georgetown Village Talks with Madeleine Albright
The Georgetown Village will sponsor a fundraiser/book talk with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, about her new book, Hell and other Destinations, on Thursday, May 28, at 6:30 via Zoom. Secretary Albright will be interviewed by former CBS Correspondent Bill Plante in an interactive session. The contribution of $100 per participant will support villages throughout DC. Each participant will receive a copy of the book with an autographed bookplate, and $25 will be donated to the village of their choice. Register here.
Sibley Senior Assn: "Aging on Your Terms"
The Sibley Senior Association is holding its "Aging on Your Terms" annual conference virtually this year, via weekly webinars on Zoom. Join the sessions via this link:, Password 274067.  Alternatively, you can listen to the presentations over the phone by calling 301-715-8592 and entering the meeting ID: 938 3190 1833 and Password: 274067.  Upcoming webinars:

--Friday, May 29, 3:00 - 4:00 pm:
Susy Elder Murphy and Debra Levy, Eldercare Associates, on What is Care Management and Why Do I Need It?  How care managers can help people discover support and services available - preparing for tomorrow's needs today.

Submit advance questions to Honora Precourt at or 202-364-7602.

The Virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival

The 2020 Gaithersburg Book Festival is being held virtually Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Sunday June 14.  It includes live-streamed TGIF live interviews on Fridays at 5:30 pm, pre-recorded YouTube video watch parties with authors at 7:00 pm on Saturdays, and workshops on Wednesdays. See the schedule here:  This week's highlights include:

-- Friday, May 29, 5:30 pm:
Author and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus discusses her new book Supreme Ambition with Tom Rosensteil in a live-streamed event.

-- Saturday, May 30, 7:00 pm:
Karin Tanabe talks with New York Times bestselling authors Sarah Pekkanen and Kate White talk about their new novels of psychological suspense, You Are Not Alone, and Can You Hear Me?.

The Digital Washington Post Going Out Guide
The Washington Post Going Out Guide (click here) features several programs that are available online. Among those offered free are: 

-- Saturday, May 30, 7:30 pm
The Montgomery County Friends of the Library will hold its 6th annual Library after Dark Virtual Gala: Beyond the Book. Registration is free but donations are encouraged. The event celebrates three award-winning friends of the library, including the Cokie and Steve Roberts award for achievement in library excellence in memory of Cokie Roberts. Information and Registration here:
Northwest Neighbors Village Virtual Speakers Series
Northwest Neighbors Village is offering a free  speaker series, online or by phone. Click the links below for information and to register:

-- Thursday, May 28, 1:00 - 2:00 pm:
    Neighborhood Watch
    Speaker: Samantha Nolan, founder, Neighborhood Watch

    Focusing on a new program to KEEP older adults and seniors safe.

To recommend a speaker, email Judie Fien-Helfman at
Free Guided Meditation via Facebook
Jeffrey Mohler, formerly resident at Lamont Street Dharma House, will be holding a weekly guided meditation session on Tuesday, June 2, 5:00 - 5:30 pm, via Facebook.  See an earlier session here. For information, see Jeremy's blog here.
Music Menagerie Digital DJ Will Play Song Requests Weekly
Musical artist Andrew Callard, a Columbia Heights resident, will perform a weekly live half-hour digital show for Mount Pleasant Village in the style of an old-fashioned radio show.  It will be shared with Villagers via Zoom on Fridays at 1:00 pm, beginning on Friday June 12. He will play and sing his own songs as well as popular songs requested by Villagers in advance.  See him on YouTube here. To register to join the Zoom program, email no later than 24 hours prior to the show, and a Zoom link will be sent to you. To request a song, email no later than the previous Monday (e.g., June 8 for the June 12 show) with the name of the song, the original performer (if known) and any dedication or message you'd like to include.  This is a new and experimental Village program so we encourage you to join in on Fridays and share with us any suggestions you might have.
Around Town DC City-Sponsored Online Classes
The DC Department of Aging and Community Living partners with Around Town DC to provide free weekday activities for seniors. Around Town DC has moved online through June 8. Enjoy online concerts, fitness and Zumba classes; learn about tea drinking, storycorps, drawing, watercolor and other arts, and more.

See the fabulous May line-up and register here or on or call Lena Frumin at (202) 895-9485.

Kennedy Center's Digital Stage
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has postponed its scheduled performances and live events through August 9, but it is offering a Digital Stage, providing online clips of performances from the Kennedy Center's stages and beyond, with new releases daily, special series and original stories and thousands of videos.  See:
Suns Cinema is Showing Films Online
Suns Cinema on Mount Pleasant Street now offers a selection of feature films online for tickets at around $10 - $12. Pay online and then you have five days to watch the film. Get info and films here.
Avalon Theater is Showing Films Online
Avalon Theater, DC's only nonprofit theater, is also streaming films online for about $12 per viewing.  See the lineup here.
Virtual Fit and Well Seniors Exercise Videos
The YMCA's William Yates, who had been leading exercises for the Village at Sacred Heart Church offers online Fit and Well Seniors videos at: Virtual Fit and Well Seniors
Past Tense Senior Yoga Classes Online via Zoom
Past Tense Yoga Studio at Park Rd and Mt Pleasant St offers a live stream of its Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 am gentle senior yoga classes for $12 a class or $100 for 10 classes. Past Tense also offers other on-demand classes and monthly memberships. Check out the its offerings on the website here.
Online Exercise Classes and Info from Senior Planet in Montgomery County
The Senior Planet in Montgomery County, MD, offers a number of free exercise classes via Zoom, as well as health resources and other information. Here's how they describe their purpose: "Senior Planet harnesses technology to change the way we age. Our courses, programs, and activities help seniors learn new skills, save money, get in shape, and make new friends." Join classes, subscribe to their newsletter, and view their website here.

Mount Pleasant Farmers' Market - Wear a Mask

Prepaid Pre-orders Pickup Station Outside the Farmers' Market on Lamont Street 
The Mount Pleasant Farmers' Market will be open Saturday from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, with a single controlled entrance at 17th and Lamont Streets. Shoppers MUST wear face coverings/masks and gloves. Only one shopper per household. No children. No pets. No bikes, scooters, etc, inside the Market. Please shop & leave. No socializing, no eating, no lingering inside the Market. Bring more of your own bags for shopping. Bring compost in reusable containers.
Volunteers Needed to help monitor these guidelines in shifts between 7:00 am and 1:30 pm, including set up, starting at 7:00-ish; monitoring, 8:30 am - 1:00 pm; and breakdown, 1:00 - 1:30 pm.  The Market will have controlled entrance/exit, and strict 6-foot spacing at vendor stalls. Limited wipes, sanitizers, and gloves available. Email or text 202-643-3010.  And send them your photos of the market.
Pre-order online from these vendors and pick them up at the pickup station on Lamont St behind the market, or let them know if you need home delivery.

Truck Patch Farm:  To pre-order vegetables, contact  or text: 443-745-1518

Quaker Valley Orchards: Back for the season with fruit and vegetables, cider, butters, & jams.  Pre-order online for packaged pick-up at the Market:

Reid's Orchard: Apples, pears, sweet cider, canned goods, vegetable plants, spring blooming flowers.  Pre-order purchases here and pick-up at the Farmers' Market on Saturday between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm. Or email for a pre-order form. 

Groff's Content Farm: Order meat by 3:00 pm Friday for pickup on Saturday. Go to  to download their app or go to

King Mushroom Farm:  Pre-order mushrooms here and pick-up at the Market. From a small farm on the Eastern Shore of Maryland growing 8 types of mushrooms, along with Hungarian mushroom soup and mushroom grow kits. See

No.1 Sons: Pre-order at by 7:00 am Friday for pickup on Saturday, or for pickup at a later date.  20% discount for hospital workers or first responders. Text or call 202-570-4453 for help with ordering. Checkout the online store at:

Atwaters Bakery: Artisan bread and baked goods.  Pre-order before 9:00 am Friday for pickup Saturday:  Questions? Call 410-644-3435.

Whisked: Classic cookies and pies, just like mom used to make.  Order by 2:00 pm Thursday for pickup at the Market on Saturday:

Chinese Street Market DC: Grab-and-Go pre-packs of East Asian street food including dan dan noodles, BBQ skewers, ma po tofu and more. Order dumplings for takeout 48 hours before pickup at the Market Saturday.

Mapp'd Global Foods: Pre-order for pick-up home-style Chinese noodles featuring slow-braised meat sauces and hot and numbing noodles.  Also, take out their classic jianbing, a savory breakfast pancake loaded with fresh eggs, veggies, and savory sauces. Delivery is available.  Pre-order by 10 pm Friday on the website:

Hilana Cuisine:  Falafel wraps for take-away only. Pre-order for pick-up by texting an order to 202-867-6382 with your name and time for pick up at the Farmers' Market.

Mesisam The Ethiopian Eatery: Fresh, homemade, take-away only. Email to pre-order for pickup at the Market:

Earth Spring Farm Community Supported Agriculture: Order vegetables and dairy products for pickup at the market on Saturdays, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. A share costs $30/week plus $5 delivery.  See their FAQ online here.

Mount Pleasant Composting: Drop off compost Saturday morning from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm north of the Farmers' Market at Bike Share/H8 bus stop.  See what is allowed  for composting here.  Check in with the city's contractor, Compost Cab, a Mount Pleasant business, for updates here. Sign up to volunteer to help collect compost, transport compost carts or donate to the cause here, email or stop by at the Market.  

Mount Pleasant Street Markets - Wear a Mask

Samber Market
3243 Mount Pleasant St
Open 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Argyle Market
 3220 17th St
Open 7:00 am - 12:00 am

Best World Supermarket
3178 Mount Pleasant St
Open 8:00 am - 9:30 pm

Bodega Los Primos
3170 Mount Pleasant St
Open 8:00 am - 10:00 pm

El Progresso Market
3158 Mount Pleasant St
Open 8:00 am - 9:00 pm

7-Eleven Convenience Store
3146 Mount Pleasant St
Open 5:00 am - 12:00 am
Delivery in 30 minutes @$3.99 here


Each Peach Market
3068 Mount Pleasant St
Hours: 12:00 - 6:00 pm
    Offering Curbside Grocery Pickup: email your list  to by 10:00 am
Pickups limited to 100/day so email early- 6 items minimum
Pick up at Pear Plum Cafe next door from 2:00 - 6:00 pm
Credit cards only; no cash; you can include a tip

Local Chain Stores - Wear a Mask

Giant Food Stores
1345 Park Road
Open 6:00 am - 8:00 pm daily
Adjusted hours for those age 60+: 6:00 - 7:00 am daily

Harris Teeter
1631 Kalorama St NW
Open 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Order online at


1747 Columbia Rd and 1701 Corcoran St NW
Store hours: 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Golden hours, Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 - 9:00 am
For delivery or pickup at 1855 Wisconsin Ave NW, go here

3100 14th St NW
Store hours are 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Senior/vulnerable shoppers, Tuesday and Wednesday, 8:00 - 9:00 am
Same-day delivery available here

Target Pickup/Delivery and Other Features During the Pandemic

Trader Joe's 

1914 14th St NW
Hours: 9:00 - 7:00 pm daily

Expedited entry for seniors age 60+ or disabled, 8:00 - 9:00 am

Whole Foods Market
1440 P Street NW
Store hours 8:00 am - 9:00 pm; Age 60+ start shopping at 7:00 am
Free 2-hour delivery for Amazon Prime members here.


Mount Pleasant Street Establishments Providing Food for Pickup/Delivery, DACL Meals

Elle Restaurant
3221 Mount Pleasant St
Temporarily Closed

Pre-order bread amd a rotating selection of baked goods, fermented vegetables, flour and yeast, and coffee and pizza kits here beginning Thursday at 10:00 am for pickup at the walk-up window on the following day--on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, 2:30 - 5:00. 

Sabydee Restaurant
3211 Mount Pleasant St
Open to-go only 202-986-2093   
Delivery with Grubhub   

Angelico Pizza
3205 Mount Pleasant St      
Open for carryout and delivery

Marx Cafe
3203 Mount Pleasant St
Open for carryout, dinner only, 5:00 - 10:00 pm

Marleny's Restaurant
3203 Mount Pleasant St
Open for carryout at 11:00 am 

Don Juan
1660 Lamont Street (at Mt Pleasant St)
    Open for carryout;  Delivery with $15 minimum   

3160 Mount Pleasant St
Open  202-842-2273

Beau Thai
3162 Mount Pleasant St
Open for carryout, delivery and caviar/doordash orders
Lunch and dinner daily
Wine and beer for sale to go
Closed 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Purple Patch
3155 Mount Pleasant St
Carryout or delivery through Caviar  202-299-0222
Open Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Free Grab-and-Go breakfast for children, 8:00 - 10:00 am
Breakfast, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Dinner from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm

3155 Mount Pleasant St
Grocery orders for local produce, bread, staples placed by 9:00 pm Sunday can be picked up on Wednesday between 3:00 and 5:00 pm or delivered on Wednesday between 5:00 and 8:00 pm.
Market open for wine and food on Wednesday - Friday, 2:00 - 8:00 pm; Saturday, 12:00 - 8:00 pm; and Sunday, 12:00 - 6:00 pm.
Dinner menu available Wednesday - Friday, 2:00 - 8:00 pm and Saturday, 12:00 - 8:00 pm
Order online for pickup or for delivery within 1 mile:

El Pollo Sabroso
3153 Mount Pleasant St
Open for carryout

Dos Gringos 
3116 Mount Pleasant St
     Tuesday-Thursday, 7:30 am - 8 pm for take out
Friday, 7:30 am - 9 pm for take out
Saturday, 9 am - 9 pm for take out
Sunday, 9 am - 4 pm for take out
Take out/take home to freeze: menu here and frozen bagels @$1
Call 202-462-1159 for fast curbside pickup
Also available: gift certificates and ice cream

3102 Mount Pleasant St
Food and drink take out only; Delivery by Uber Eats

3070 Mount Pleasant St
To-go orders only

Home Delivery:

DC Department of Aging and Community Living
Registered senior citizens age 60+ can get weekly delivery of pre-prepared meals from the Aging and Disability Resource Center. 
Call 202-724-5626 Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Any senior who feels lonely can call DACL at 202-724-5626 for general inquiries or casual conversation or call 202-724-5652. If there is a delay, please wait for someone to answer the call. Do not hang up.

Food for Families:

Food for Families info from Better Morning Inc. via William Yates:
  • Martha's Table will continue to offer no-cost groceries at The Common's Market (2375 Elvans Road SE) and the Maycroft Market (1474 Columbia Road NW). For more information, visit their website.
  • DC Dream Center (2826 Q Street SE) is giving out hot meals every day at 12:00 pm until they run out.
  • Dreaming Out Loud and Little Sesame will be giving out meals Monday through Friday from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Kelly Miller Middle School (301 49th Street NE).
  • The YMCAs in DC will be providing fresh produce to anyone in need, regardless of their affiliation with the YMCA. Distribution will occur on Mondays from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the following locations: YMCA Anthony Bowen (1325 W Street NW) and YMCA Calomiris Program Center (1906 Allison Street, NE).
  • SOME’s food pantry offers non-perishable food items and fresh produce to those who are in need of extra help. In response to COVID-19, the food pantry is currently operating by appointment only. To make an appointment, contact Ann Ourand at or call 202-695-7816.
  • Capital Area Food Bank will be distributing food every Tuesday at Kelly Miller Middle School (301 49th Street NE) from 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
  • Nourish Now provides food assistance, but clients must call ahead for an appointment.
  • DC Mutual Aid is a grassroots organization that is providing food and toiletries to families living in Ward 7 and Ward 8. For more information, check out their flier. ​​​​​​​
  • will reimburse families up $50 for essential goods and groceries that were purchased on a SNAP card. Here's how it works: purchase food as normal with your SNAP card, Download Expensify on your phone (for free), agree to the policy, SmartScan the receipt, submit it to, and set up your bank account to receive the funds. Please note that Expensify is hoping to submit reimbursement the next day, but wait times may be longer due to increased demand. 
  • Our Streets is an app launching the week of March 30 which will show which stores have groceries and other toiletries. For more information, check out this article.
  • Salvation Army ( 3335 Sherman Avenue NW) is offering free lunch on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 12:00 pm 
  • There is a free food pantry at Spanish Catholic Center (1618 Monroe Street NW) Wednesdays, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Israel Metropolitan CME Church (557 Randolph Street Northwest) is distributing packaged food every Wednesday at Friday at 10:00 am. They also serve breakfast every Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 am

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