Festivals, Fitness and Friendship Top the Weekend Planner, Sept. 15 – 17

Fall Both Poolesville and Burtonsville host parades and festivals this weekend. The Burtonsville Day Parade and Festival kicks off Saturday, September 16 at 10 a.m. with a parade from Paint Branch High School to Marilyn J....

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Hurricane Relief Concert at AMP Features Montgomery County Teens Sept. 17

Some talented Montgomery County teens are joining with the Montgomery County Department of Recreation and Strathmore to present a benefit concert called Rock-n-Relief. The event will raise money for hurricane victims and their...

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Silver Spring Jazz Festival Tops our Weekend Planner, Sept. 8 – 10

Silver Spring Restaurant Week continues through Sunday, providing an opportunity to explore great food in Silver Spring from more than 30 participating restaurants. The sounds of jazz will fill Veterans Plaza on Saturday,...

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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...

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Countdown to the Monty Awards, Submissions Deadline Sept. 5

Submit your programs for the 32nd Annual Monty Awards....

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Labor Day Festivities Top Our Weekend Planner, Sept. 1 – 4

Glen Echo Park is the place to be this weekend with the 47th Annual Labor Day Art Show, Saturday’s open house featuring free classes and demonstrations, and Monday’s  showcase of Irish music and dance. Kensington...

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August 21, 2017 | Staff Writer

Comcast Xfinity Outdoor Film Festival to Benefit the NIH Charities Starts Thursday

The 21st annual Comcast Outdoor Film Festival will be Thursday through Saturday, August 24 – 26 at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Enjoy three nights of music, food and children’s activities starting at 7:30 p.m. followed by the night’s movie which is screened at dusk. The free event is underwritten by Comcast and produced […]

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August 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Weekend Planner, August 18 – August 20 (VIDEO)

Got weekend plans? 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. 19. Below are some other ideas for fun this weekend in Montgomery County: Friday, Aug. 18 10 […]

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August 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

The Montgomery County Fair Tops Our Weekend Planner, Aug. 11 – 13

Got weekend plans? The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair opens this weekend at the fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. Below are some other ideas for fun this weekend in Montgomery County: Friday, Aug. 11 3 p.m. – midnight, Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, 501 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Battery Lane Band, Friday Night Live, Rockville […]

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August 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Friends of Library Sells Rare Copy of Hemingway’s “Farewell to Arms” for $6,000

The Friends of the Library Montgomery County has just sold a rare, autographed, limited first edition of Ernest Hemingway’s “Farewell to Arms,” for $6,000. It’s the highest selling volume ever sold by FOLMC, according to Lance Salins, FOLMC business coordinator. The private buyer lives in Oregon and wishes to remain anonymous, Salins said, noting that […]

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August 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

Summer Outdoor Film Festival Begins Friday in Silver Spring

The American Film Institute of Silver Spring kicks off its second, annual Silver Screens outdoor film festival this Friday at Veterans Plaza. The movie, Back to the Future Part II, begins at 8 p.m., rain or shine, and movie goers should bring their own seats. “Thanks to the generosity of our own American Film Institute, […]

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August 8, 2017 | Christen Milstead

Art Exhibit Showcases Works from Ingleside Family of Retirement Communities

The Ingleside at King Farm community is currently hosting the “Three Sisters Traveling Art Exhibit,” a resident-led art show containing artwork from all three Ingleside communities. This is the first time an art show included works from every community and it has been an integral part of the King Farm community. Ingleside at King Farm, an […]

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August 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in July

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 find out. For the month of July, the most read books by genre are: Juvenile Fiction Princeless: Raven The Pirate […]

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August 3, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, August 4 – August 6 (VIDEO)

Here are some picks for arts and entertainment this weekend: Art: Artists and Makers Studios in Rockville present new exhibits. The opening reception, scheduled for August 4 at 6 p.m.,  includes open studios, demonstrations, wine and light refreshments. Strathmore Mansion’s two exhibits, Colored Pencil Society of America and Blush, are on display from now through August […]

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August 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Libraries Director Parker Hamilton Retires (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Libraries Director Parker Hamilton is retiring after 37 years with the county and 12 years as director of the library system. In a recent interview with Susan Kenedy, Hamilton talks about her life and her career. Watch their conversation, below: Previous post MCPL Director Parker Hamilton Announces Her Retirement, Leggett Says She […]

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July 27, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, July 28 – July 30 (VIDEO)

Here are some picks for arts and entertainment this weekend: Art: Strathmore Mansion’s two exhibits, Colored Pencil Society of America and Blush, are on display from now through August 6. Bethesda’s Gallery B’s July exhibit, Saffron and Tea, features mixed media paintings by Saya Behman. The exhibit continues through August 5. BlackRock Center for the […]

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