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. 16-18. Friday, Feb. 23  VisArts Art Exhibit Reception and Artist Talk  Artist Hsin-Hsi Chen’s ‘Liminal’ exhibit is on display in the...

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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...

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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...

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

February is Maple Sugaring Month at Brookside Nature Center. Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday during the month, visitors learn first hand the process of making maple syrup. Sap is collected into a bucket through a spile used...

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Montgomery County Woodturners Association Outreach Programs

Did you know that the Montgomery County Woodturners Association is involved in much more than creating art? The club has several outreach projects that use woodturning to help others. Related posts: Woodturning is a Hands-on...

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Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in January

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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December 9, 2017 | Michelle Queen

County Council Presents Proclamation Recognizing NEA Big Read Grant (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner recognized Montgomery Community Media, Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL), Friends of the Library Montgomery County (FOLMC), and the Gaithersburg Book Festival at the Council session Tuesday, Dec. 5. The organizations were awarded a Big Read grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The goal of the Big Read program […]

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December 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

MoCo Recreation Department Releases Holiday Event Guide

The Montgomery County Department of Recreation has released its holiday event guide for the month of December.  Events are free unless otherwise noted, according to a news release. For events with an activity number, register online at ActiveMontgomery.org with the registration number. Dec. 8: Holiday Puppet Show 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Holiday puppet show […]

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December 7, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner for Dec. 8-10: Guide to Arts and Entertainment Around Montgomery County

The holiday season includes many arts and entertainment traditions in the area. This weekend we found four for you to consider. Do you have a dog or cat? Santa is stopping by the Humane Society in Rockville Saturday, December 9 for a ‘Pet Photo With Santa‘ event from noon to 3 p.m. Proceeds go to […]

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December 5, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Interfaith Works and Strathmore Invite Community to Participate in Annual Coat Drive

Interfaith Works and Strathmore are asking for your help to keep those in need warm this winter through Share the Warmth, a coat drive for arts patrons and music lovers to give back to their community.  Strathmore will collect gently used and new coats, as well as hats, gloves and other cold weather gear at all […]

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December 4, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy Celebrates 29th Season of ‘The Nutcracker’ (VIDEO)

The Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy in Gaithersburg is celebrating its 29th season of the “The Nutcracker” here in Montgomery County. “MBT is in its twenty-ninth annual season of the Nutcracker,” Paula Ross, executive director for the Metropolitan Ballet Theatre and Academy, said. “We’re very excited to be back at the Robert E. Parilla Performing […]

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December 4, 2017 | Evans

Montgomery Arts Infusion Holiday Special

On the Set of “Frosty the Snow Man” The Montgomery Arts Infusion Holiday Special was filmed on the stage set of Adventure Theatre’s “Frosty the Snow Man” in Glen Echo. The special will air on Channels 19 and 995 from Dec. 1 – 31. To view MAI show in it’s entirety, just follow the link below. […]

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December 4, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in November

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 November, the most read books by genre are: Juvenile Fiction Squad Struggles by Jake […]

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November 29, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, December 1-3

We are fortunate to have three holiday light displays in our community. Take a look at one in the video to the right. Brookside Gardens in Wheaton is a walk-through holiday light display featuring more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. The Festival […]

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November 28, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Mormon Temple Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights in Kensington Opens Thursday

The 40th Annual Festival of Lights in Kensington opens on Thursday, November 30 and continues through Sunday, December 31. The festival includes a walking display of more than 650,000 lights, nightly musical performances in the indoor theater, indoor decorated Christmas trees, exhibit of crèches from around the world, and a life-sized outdoor nativity. The festival […]

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November 20, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Garden of Lights Display Opens Nov. 24 at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton

The Garden of Lights returns to Brookside Gardens for its 19th season. This walk-through holiday light display features more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. In addition to the lights, train enthusiasts will enjoy the G-Scale model trains that wind through a […]

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