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Q & A: Five Questions with MCPL Director Parker Hamilton (VIDEO)

In these five MyMCMedia Extras, we asked Montgomery County Public Libraries Director Parker Hamilton about the importance of expanding operating hours at local libraries. She also told us what is the busiest library branch in...

Author David Baldacci at the Gaithersburg Library on Dec. 2

Save the date! Gaithersburg City Councilmember Jud Ashman, who is also the founder of the Gaithersburg Book Festival, has announced that New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci will be in Gaithersburg on Dec. 2. This is...

Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in August

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) maintain an extensive collection of materials for county residents to check out. Have you ever wondered what the county’s library visitors are reading? We turned to our county’s...

Songwriting Contest in Bethesda Could Net Winner $10,000

If you’ve got a song in your heart…write it down. A songwriting contest in Bethesda could win you $10,000. The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District announces the inaugural Bethesda Bernard/Ebb Songwriting...

Meet Author Fred Bowen (Video)

Silver Spring resident Fred Bowen spent much of his career as an attorney for the federal government. Now, he spends his time writing sports stories for young readers. Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable...

Art Exhibit At Kentlands Mansion (Photos)

Gaithersburg’s Arts on the Green presents an exhibit of acrylics and pastels featuring the works of Donna Baron, Peggy Dunn and Marlene Sapperstein now through October 10, at Kentlands Mansion. Donna Baron (Acrylic) feels each...

The Arts In Montgomery County

Literary Luncheon Series Returns on Oct. 16

Local authors John Gilstrap and Grady Smith are scheduled to appear at the Friends of the Library’s 27th annual Literary Luncheon Series when it returns at the Strathmore Mansion, 10701 Rockville Pike, on October 16 in North Bethesda. Gilstrap, a bestselling author and screenwriter, will present his nonfiction book “Six Minutes to Freedom.” Smith, a […]

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Weekend Planner, Sept. 26 – Sept. 28

Here are some of our weekend picks from the MyMCMedia.org calendar: Friday, September 26 The 25th AFI Latin American Film Festival is underway now through Oct. 8 in Silver Spring The Gaithersburg Fall Golf Classic begins at 8:45 a.m. Proceeds support the Youth Coaches Education Program The 31st Annual Middle Eastern Cultural Festival takes place […]

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Wheaton Trucktoberfest (VIDEO)

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Don’t miss the Wheaton Trucktoberfest this weekend:

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Officials Turn Out for Ballet Theatre’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (PHOTO)

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy (MTB) on Sept. 24 at 220 Perry Parkway in Gaithersburg. Congressman John Delaney, State Senator Jennie Forehand, County Executive Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice, Council Vice President George Leventhal, Councilmember Phil Andrews, Gaithersburg Mayor […]

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Meet Local Author at The Wine Harvest in Potomac

Local author, freelance writer and native Washingtonian, Sharon Allen Gilder will be on-site for a book signing at The Wine Harvest, 12525-B Park Potomac Avenue, Potomac, Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. for the launch of her novel, The Rose Beyond. Set in 1897, Gilder’s historical romance is a tumultuous mix of passion, […]

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Levine-Sisson Named New Education Director at BlackRock in Germantown

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BlackRock Center for the Arts announces the appointment of Jillian Levine-Sisson as their new Director of Education. Levine-Sisson has worked for many years in the DC area with numerous arts organizations, most recently Round House Theatre in Silver Spring. Levine-Sisson served for five years as the Education and Outreach Program Manager for Round House Theatre […]

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Glenview Mansion Art Show (VIDEO)

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The city of Rockville recently welcomed a unique art show to the Glenview Mansion. Rockville 11 reports. Visit our PEG partner Rockville11 to view more of its programming.

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Weekend Planner, Sept. 19 – Sept. 21

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Here are some of our weekend picks from the MyMCMedia.org calendar: Friday, September 19 Celebrate apple harvest time at the Apple Festival & Campfire at the Meadowside Nature Center at 6 p.m. Registration required. Learn the history of African American Children during the Reconstruction Period at Sandy Spring Museum at 6:30 p.m. Friday Night Live […]

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Colossal at Olney Theater (PHOTOS)

photo of The Players of COLOSSAL are put through their paces during a unique Pre-Game workout.

Olney Theatre presents Colossal now through Oct. 5. Colossal is the story of a college football player, Young Mike, who takes a hit in a game leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. Mike relives the memory of his accident with the help of a live football squad onstage. The play is performed in four […]

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Weekend Planner, Sept. 12 – Sept. 14

Here are some of our weekend picks from the MyMCMedia.org calendar: Friday, September 12 Dedication of the Capital Crescent Trail honoring John Dugger at 4:30 p.m. Meet artists and gallery owners during the Bethesda Art Walk begins at 6 p.m. Friday Night Live outdoor concerts continue with The Crawdaddies performing rock and zydeco from 6:30 […]

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