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local events

Every month we host three different forums in different parts of the state: in Bethesda on the Second Sunday, in Columbia on the Third Sunday, and in Towson on the Fourth Sunday.

There are MANY other interesting events happening in Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia.

SMEI's Monthly Announcement, is also available via email. and on our website since 2002, lists both our events and that of other organizations. More than 140 organizations are invited every month to list their events on our announcement. The result is quite an impressive collection of too many interesting things to do!

SMEI hosts other events, advertised on our Special Events page:

  • our Solstice celebration in December;
  • the annual Statewide Simple Picnic in June or July;
  • occasional Volunteer SimpliciTeas, where we get together and have a great time.


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