EPIC Awards Ceremony Set for June 8 at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Tickets on Sale Now

Montgomery Community Media proudly presents the first, annual EPIC Awards, given for “Excellence in Programming and Innovative Content.” The elegant affair will be held at The Fillmore in Silver Spring on June 8th....

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Weekend Planner, May 26 – May 29 (VIDEO)

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment this weekend: Art: Strathmore Mansion’s current exhibition, Drawing for Art, is on display from now through June 6. This exhibit has a twist, buy a ticket for a drawing...

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Gaithersburg Book Festival Sets a Record for Attendance (VIDEO)

It’s official. The Gaithersburg Book Festival has set a new record for attendance. City officials estimate that 22,000 people attended the literary event this year. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. Denise Kayser,...

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UPDATED Weekend Planner, May 19 – May 21 (VIDEO)

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment this weekend: Art: Strathmore Mansion currently has two exhibits on display through this weekend, the 31st Biennial of the Creative Crafts Council and The Space Between....

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Many Local, Elected Officials Plan to Attend Gaithersburg Book Festival on Saturday (VIDEO)

You may see a lot of politicians at the Gaithersburg Book Festival this Saturday. Several of them are introducing featured authors at the literary event. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman is the founder of the Gaithersburg Book...

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Child Prodigy Jose Andre Montano to Kids: ‘You Can Do All The Things You Want to In Life’ (VIDEO)

Bob Murad, assistant director of the youth orchestra at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club described Jose Montano as, “a very special kid,” during the youth orchestra practice on Monday night. Dozens of kids are giving up...

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May 15, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithesburg Book Festival Set for May 20 at City Hall (VIDEO)

The 8th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival returns to the grounds of City Hall on May 20th. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman is the founder of this literary festival and he tells MyMCMedia that this year’s lineup includes about 130 authors, and that’s a record. He is also hoping to see a record crowd in Olde Towne […]

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May 12, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, May 12 – May 14 (VIDEO)

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment this weekend: Art: The 14th annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival takes place this weekend with hours on Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival is located in Woodmont Triangle along Norfolk and Auburn Avenues and will be held rain […]

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May 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

Summer Concerts Return to Bethesda’s Veterans Park

Free outdoor summer concerts return to downtown Bethesda Thursday evenings during May, June and July. The concerts, sponsored by the Bethesda Urban Partnership, offer a diverse range of music including rock, funk, jazz, swing, and reggae. The concerts begin in May and take place on Thursday evenings, from 6 – 8 p.m. in Veterans Park, […]

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May 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Jubilation Day to Bring Gospel Music to Gaithersburg City Hall on June 3

The City of Gaithersburg will hold its 11th Annual Jubilation Day Gospel Concert Extravaganza on Saturday June 3 at the Concert Pavilion at City Hall from 4 to 8 p.m. Attendees can expect performances of all styles of Gospel and Christian music by local choirs, choruses, dancers and soloists, according to a news release. This […]

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May 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Raskin Announces Winners of 2017 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-8) has announced the winners of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for high school students at a recent ceremony held at VisArts in Rockville, according to a news release. More than 90 students were recognized with congressional certificates of  recognition for participating in this year’s competition. This year’s winner was Michelle Zhu. […]

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May 4, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, May 5 – May 7 (VIDEO)

Here are some of our picks for arts and entertainment this weekend: Art: The fifth annual A-RTS at Rockville Town Square Fine Art Festival takes place this weekend with hours on Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Festival includes the works of 165 jury-selected artists and live music. Strathmore Mansion […]

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May 4, 2017 | Staff Writer

Long Branch Community Unity Festival to Take Place on May 6

Montgomery County Recreation is inviting residents to attend its annual Long Branch Community Unity Festival on May 6. This free event will be held at the Long Branch Community Recreation Center at 8700 Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring, according to a news release. Attendees can expects arts, crafts, entertainment, children’s actives and food vendors […]

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May 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in April

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 April, the most read books by genre are: Juvenile Fiction In Plain Sight: A […]

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May 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Officials Rename Poolesville Library to Recognize Devoted Volunteer (VIDEO)

The Poolesville Library has a new name.  The library at 19633 Fisher Avenue is now known as the Maggie Nightingale Library, in recognition of a devoted volunteer and library advocate. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett unveiled the library’s new name at a ceremony on Saturday. He was joined by the late Maggie Nightingale’s husband, Tom, […]

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April 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Fifth Annual Celebrate Takoma Park Festival Will be Held on May 20

Takoma Park City officials are inviting residents to celebrate the city’s cultural diversity during the fifth annual Celebrate Takoma Festival on May 20, according to a news release.  Residents can expect a day full of arts, crafts, food and entertainment from cultures across the world. Organizers said in a news release that this cultural festival […]

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