We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for Aug. 17-19

This is the last weekend to enjoy the  Montgomery County Agricultural Fair at the fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. It’s also the last weekend to purchase selected items tax free during Maryland’s Tax Free Week which ends Aug....

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Down Draft is a Fan Favorite at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair

There’s still some time to experience the newest ride at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair: The Down Draft. MyMCMedia’s Reporter Mitti Hicks tell us about her experience with the ride in the video below:...

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Josiah Henson Documentary Debuts in Silver Spring

“Josiah,” the documentary about Josiah Henson, debuted Friday night at the AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center in Silver Spring. Here’s an interview MyMCMedia did with Jared Brock, the filmmaker: A second...

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Strathmore Names Monica Jeffries Hazangeles as New CEO

Monica Jeffries Hazangeles has been named Strathmore’s new CEO, succeeding Eliot Pfanstiehl who announced his retirement in January. Jeffries Hazangeles will continue to serve as president of Strathmore, a role she has held...

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AFI Silver Theatre Presents Documentary Based on Life of Josiah Henson

The Montgomery Parks Foundation and AFI Silver Theatre present two screenings of the documentary film “Josiah” on Aug. 10 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. at AFI Silver Theatre, 8533 Colesville Road in Silver Spring. Tickets to...

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Montgomery Arts Infusion on Stage at Imagination Stage

Michael Bobbitt, Adventure Theatre artistic director, hosts the eighth episode of Montgomery Arts Infusion on the set of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” on stage at Imagination Stage in Bethesda. Performances...

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Arts

July 31, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Arts on the Block Exhibit at Edison Place Gallery on Display Through Aug. 17

Arts on the Block presents PIVOT, an art show at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery, 702 Eighth Street, NW, Washington DC. The exhibit is on display from now through Aug. 17.  The gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 4 p.m. A reception is scheduled for Wednesday, August 1 from  6 – […]

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July 31, 2018 | Staff Writer

10 Things to do for Under $10 in Potomac, Bethesda, Chevy Chase Areas

Live around Bethesda, Potomac, or Chevy Chase? Check out these fun in-county activities to fill the rest of your summer.   Billy Goat Trail Enjoy scenic views of the Potomac River while getting a workout hiking over boulders and steep rock formations. You might spot a bald eagle flying overhead, or see a blue heron […]

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July 26, 2018 | Staff Writer

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10 Things to do In Gaithersburg, Germantown and Rockville Area for $10 or Less

If you’re looking for affordable summer activities along I-270, here are 10 activities for under $10 in the Rockville, Gaithersburg and Germantown areas. Butler’s Orchard A $3 day pass grants access to Pick Your Own Fields, the Farm Park Picnic Area, the Giant Slides, the Nature Trail, and the Farm Park Animals. Visitors can also see […]

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July 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

Rockville ‘Movies in the Parks’ Offer Family-Friendly Films

The big screens will return to neighborhood parks in the City of Rockville in August, according to a news release. Residents are invited to bring blankets, chairs and food for an evening of family-friendly movies. Movies are free of charge and begin at dusk; approximately 8 p.m. The 2018 schedule is below: Aug. 1 – “Toy […]

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July 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

Natural Wonders Art Exhibit in Gaithersburg Highlights Works by Faculty (PHOTOS)

Gaithersburg’s Arts on the Green presents “Natural Wonders,” an exhibit featuring the works of Arts Barn faculty members. The exhibit runs through September 10, at the Arts Barn, located in the Kentlands. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, July 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and provides an opportunity to meet the faculty and […]

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July 24, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Concert in Rockville to Benefit Hurricane Maria Victims

In an effort to raise money to rebuild communities in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria last year, a local nonprofit is hosting a series of concerts in the Washington D.C. metro area. Vieques en el Corazon will hold a fundraising music tour from July 24 through July 29. The tour will feature Puerto Rico-based musician […]

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July 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

Will Josiah Henson Be Honored With New High School?

This story was updated at 12:36 p.m. Tuesday, July 24. See note below. A request to Montgomery County Public Schools would name a new high school after the Rev. Josiah Henson, who was a slave in Montgomery County and who ultimately helped 118 slaves to freedom in Canada. The request comes from Montgomery County Council […]

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July 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

Bethesda Outdoor Movie Series Returns Tuesday

The 14th annual outdoor movie series returns to Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle from July 24 – 28, at the corner of Norfolk and Auburn Avenues. Enjoy five nights of blockbuster hits. Show times begin at 9 p.m. A limited number of chairs will be provided and attendees are invited to bring their own lawn chairs. Admission […]

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July 18, 2018 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring and Rockville Among Top Arts Communities in America

Silver Spring and Rockville are among the top 20 art communities in America with communities of 1,000,000 or more, according to a report released by Southern Methodist University’s National Center for Arts Research. Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, MD, ranked at number 8, made the list for a fourth year in a row, according to a news release. […]

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July 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Arts Infusion Artist Juan Pineda’s Mural (Video)

Former Montgomery County resident and visual artist Juan Pineda transforms a 200 foot wall into a work of art. The colorful creation, painted in partnership with the POW! WOW! mural festival, brightens up the Branch Trail in Washington, D.C.’s NoMa neighborhood. Juan’s work can be seen through the DMV, including “In Memory of Freddy” in […]

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