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If you are attending Smithsonian Associates programs on Saturday, Oct. 20 or Sunday, Oct. 28, please be advised to allow extra travel time. There will be numerous road closures and parking restrictions due to the Race for Every Child on October 20th and the Marine Corps Marathon on October 28. Additional information is below:

Churchill's Secret Army: The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

In 1940, Winston Churchill famously ordered his Special Operations Executive (SOE) to “set Europe ablaze.” His top-secret army of mavericks soon began a program of supporting resistance deep behind enemy lines. Learn how they not only influenced the war, but SOE’s legacy also shaped the peace in surprising—and sometimes dramatic—ways.

Date
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Living with the Gods: Peoples, Objects, and Beliefs

From the earliest days of humanity, shared beliefs have shaped societies around the world. Neil MacGregor, former director of the British Museum, examines rituals, monuments, and artifacts as symbols of spiritual tenets.

Date
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Knitting for Beginners: Making a Scarf for the Holidays

Learn the fundamentals of knitting, including casting on, basic knit and purl stitches, increasing, decreasing, and binding off. Students learn by practice, and knit a scarf during and between classes.

Date
Saturday, November 3 and 10, 2018 – 10:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Maple Syrup: Tapping Into New Trends

A sweet favorite that hasn’t changed in a century is being transformed into something more modern. Learn (and taste) how producers are creating new variations on an American classic—and why you might be topping your pancakes with a salted-caramel-infused maple syrup.

Date
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Unlocking the Mystery of the Ribosome: A Molecular Key to Genetics

Structural biologist Venki Ramakrishnan examines the role of the once-elusive molecule ribosome in human genetics, and how he and his colleagues became the first to map its structure—an achievement recognized with a 2009 Nobel Prize in chemistry.

Date
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.

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