Wootton Grad Talks About That Time She Was Almost a Rock Star

It wasn’t high school, and it wasn’t college. It was New Jersey, when — working an important if uncreative job — Stephie Coplan, formerly of Rockville, thought she could be a rock star. With bass player John F. Hebert and...

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Public Libraries Honor Staff, Volunteers and Former Director Parker Hamilton at ‘Library After Dark’ Gala

Montgomery County Public Libraries honored staff and volunteers during its fourth annual Library After Dark Gala, Saturday, April 14. “It’s a fundraiser for our Friends of the Library Montgomery County which is the nonprofit...

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Performances Set for Rockville’s Hometown Holidays

With performances featuring country, cover songs, rock, reggae and reptiles, the 30th annual Hometown Holidays Music Fest will offer something for everyone Memorial Day weekend. The festival — a destination for music lovers —...

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A Guide to 2018’s Spring Festivals, Concerts, and More

Updated: Flowers, art, music and more, here’s a list of some activities this spring: Kenwood Cherry Blossoms and Spring Flowers, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 10 at the Shops at Sumner Place, 4611 Sangamore Road in Bethesda. ...

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146-year-old Reward to be Paid 146 Years Later at Gaithersburg Book Festival

The descendants of a man who solved a 183-year-old assassination will be presented with a 1,000-euro reward at this year’s Gaithersburg Book Festival, the city announced Wednesday. Two of the descendants live in Gaithersburg,...

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Adventure Theatre Holds 66th Annual Gala

It was a night of performances and surprises from some of the region’s most talented youth during Adventure Theatre’s 66th Annual Gala. “We have all these kids that come to our theatre, 40,000 every year, to be entertained...

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Arts

March 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Public Libraries Announce Dates for Literary Explorers Program

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is again offering the Literary Explorers program in which youth ages 10 to 14 will have the opportunity to talk about books they have read, learn how to do a book talk and then record it. Videos will be available on MCPL’s website and Montgomery Community Media’s website. Registration is required for […]

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March 9, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner for March 9-11: Guide to Arts and Entertainment in Montgomery County

Don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead an hour as Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 11 at 2 a.m. It is also a good time to check your smoke alarms. The 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place Saturday, March 10 at 10 a.m. at Rio in Gaithersburg. Free family activities and live […]

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March 5, 2018 | Michelle Queen

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Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in February

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 librarians to determine the most popular titles in February. For the month of February, the most read books by genre are:   […]

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March 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Libraries Aim to Engage Youth in Digital Technology Resources from March 4-10

Teen Tech Week programs are scheduled for multiple branches of the Montgomery County Public Libraries system the week of March 4-10. Teen Tech Week is a national initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association with the goal to encourage teens to take advantage of the digital technology resources, programs and services at libraries. A […]

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February 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

Update: Commission for Women Extends Deadline for Girl Power Contest

UPDATE: The deadline for submissions to the 2018 Girl Power Contest has been extended to April 15th. Submit your short story, poem, or drawing to the 2018 Girl Power Contest https://t.co/uL7xs5Krk8. The theme is "The First Female U.S. President." NEW DEADLINE – April 15. #WomensHistoryMonth #WHM #girlpower pic.twitter.com/z7vD1LlRL5 — FriendsoftheLibrary (@FOLMC) March 30, 2018 To […]

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February 28, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner for March 2-4: Guide to Arts and Entertainment in Montgomery County

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, March 2-4. Friday, March 2  VisArts Art Exhibits  Artist Hsin-Hsi Chen’s ‘Liminal’ exhibit is on display in the Kaplan Gallery through April 1. Mary Anne Arntzen’s ‘Solitary Bees’ exhibit is on display in the Gibbs Street Gallery through March 18. Sobia Ahmad’s ‘Small Identities’ exhibit […]

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February 26, 2018 | Michelle Queen

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Public Libraries Celebrate Women’s History Month With Film Screenings, Presentations

March was declared as National Women’s History Month by Congress in 1987 to honor the extraordinary achievements of American women. Montgomery County Public Libraries will celebrate Women’s History Month with a series of programs to celebrate social, cultural and political achievements of women. The free programs, suitable for all ages, will take place as follows: March […]

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February 22, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner for Feb. 23-25: Guide to Arts & Entertainment in Montgomery County

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Feb. 23-25. Friday, Feb. 23  VisArts Art Exhibit Reception and Artist Talk  Artist Hsin-Hsi Chen’s ‘Liminal’ exhibit is on display in the Kaplan Gallery through April 1. Mary Anne Arntzen’s ‘Solitary Bees’ exhibit is on display in the Gibbs Street Gallery through March 18. Sobia […]

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February 16, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner for Feb. 16-19: Guide to Arts and Entertainment in Montgomery County

There are still numerous Black History Month events scheduled for February.  We recommend Culture Spot MC’s “Celebrate Black History Month in Montgomery County.” The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival will be held on February 16-18 in Rockville and includes regional and touring musicians, school jazz bands, masterclasses, workshops, and more. The lineup will feature Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Jazz Orchestra; Frankie Addison […]

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February 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

BlackRock’s Kay Gallery Features Turned Wood Exhibit

There’s just a few weeks left to witness the work of 53 contemporary artists and fine craft artisans who are featured in BlackRock Center for the Arts newest exhibit titled “HANDCRAFTED: Fiber Art & Turned Wood.” The exhibit, located in the center’s Kay Gallery, is the first regional juried exhibition that features turned wood, according […]

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