Upcoming Events

Montgomery Community Media encourages residents and organizations to submit their events and happenings in Montgomery County. To submit an event, go to the Submit An Event page. All Events posted are moderated by MCM and we reserve the right to not post any event we deem inappropriate.

While MCM strives to maintain an accurate up to date Events Calendar, we recommend checking the individual event website to confirm dates, times, and check for changes.
Link to the Submit An Event page.

Upcoming Events Month View.

October 18, 2018
  • Free child safety seat inspection

    October 18, 2018

    Fitzgerald Auto Mall's Certified Passenger Safety Technicians at 5501 Nicholson Lane, Rockville

    MCPD Facebook event

    10 a.m. - noon

  • SBN: Seth Goldman Headlines MCM's SBN

    October 18, 2018  8:00 am - 9:30 am
    Montgomery Community Media 7548 Standish Place Rockville, MD

    Honest Tea Co-founder Seth Goldman is the featured guest of Montgomery Community Media’s October Small Business Network (SBN) session. The event takes place October 18 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at our studios in Rockville located at 7548 Standish Place. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online, here.

    The series of monthly morning sessions facilitated by Kelly Leonard address topics of interest to small business owners in Montgomery County.

    October topic:  “Keeping it Honest for 20 Years.”

    Seth Goldman is Co-Founder & TeaEO Emeritus of Honest Tea and Executive Chair of Beyond Meat.

    Honest Tea is the nation’s top selling organic bottled tea, specializing in beverages that are just a tad sweet, organic and Fair Trade Certified™. In March 2011, Honest Tea was acquired by The Coca-Cola Company, becoming the first organic and Fair Trade brand in the world’s largest beverage distribution system.

    Honest Tea and Honest Kids is sold in more than 140,000 stores in the USA and Europe, including McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Subway and Chik-fil-A.

    Beyond Meat is also rapidly expanding distribution, as the company seeks to expand the availability and accessibility of plant-based protein.

    Goldman also serves on the board of Ripple Foods, the Yale School of Management, the American Beverage Association, and Bethesda Green.

    The Small Business Networking Series is held at Montgomery Community Media (MCM) studios in Rockville and typically begin at 8 a.m. and finish promptly at 9:30 a.m.

    The Montgomery County Small Business Series offers the opportunity to invigorate and innovate your business with insight and information from regional business leaders’ presentations and question and answer sessions. Seminars and networking are designed to support and enhance the success of your business in Montgomery County.

    Montgomery Community Media is located at 7548 Standish Place in Rockville, walking distance from the Shady Grove Metro station. Free parking is available.

  • Local Emergency Planning Council meeting

    October 18, 2018  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Public Safety Headquarters 100 Edison Park Drvie, Gaithersburg

    The mission of the LEPC is to promote pubic health and safety; to support preparedness of members of the public, government agencies, and industry; and to provide local subject matter expertise to emergency planning and response agencies by serving as a venue for communication and consultation among a diversity of stakeholders.

    The topics being discussed at this meeting are: LEPC General Business, Voting Positions, Maryland Opioid Epidemic Updates, and Cyber Security and Cyber Threats in Maryland and Montgomery County.

    This meeting is free and open to the public.

    Learn more here:  https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/OEMHS/Involved/lepc.html

    Anyone interested in attending a meeting is asked to call 3-1-1 (or 240-777-0311 outside of Montgomery County) for information or send us an email .

  • CFRW: Gleaning at Butler's Orchard

    October 18, 2018  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Butler's Orchard, 22222 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown, MD 20876, USA

    Gleaning captures the remaining fruit and vegetables in a farmer’s field after the harvest. Join CFR, along with co-host Butler’s Orchard, a CFR network food donor, to glean apples. The day’s collection of perfectly good but unsellable produce will be donated to help a CFR network food provider serve neighbors who experience hunger. Bring your own lunch to mingle with other gleaners afterwards. Free, limited to 25 participants, ages 13 and older with adult supervision.

    While at Butler’s, enjoy their store of local fresh produce and farm products to take home. Enjoy the family friendly Pumpkin Harvest Days fall festival, cost $7.25/person.

    Register here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cfr-week-event-gleaning-at-butlers-orchard-tickets-49780739532

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival Opening Lecture: Lisa Lucas

    October 18, 2018  11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda

    FOLMC hosts the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival opening lecture with Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book Foundation. Lucas is the first woman and African-American to lead the non-profit foundation that hands out the prestigious National Book Awards. An advocate for diversity and inclusivity in publishing, and for inspiring the next generations of readers, she calls herself a cheerleader for literature.

    Copies of F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival honoree Richard Russo’s books will be available for purchase. Professor, screenwriter and Pulitzer-winning author of eight novels, including Nobody’s Fool and Empire Falls, Russo recently penned a collection of essays, The Destiny Thief. Click here to register for the Literary Festival. In coming months, MCPL will host a number of book discussions on Russo’s works.

    The luncheon following the lecture offers an opportunity to continue a personal dialog with the speaker. Ridgewells caters lunch from a pre-selected menu.

    Click Here To Register

  • Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

    October 18, 2018  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Poolesville Baptist Church, Family Life Center Cafe, 17550 West Willard Road, Poolesville, MD 20837

    The warning signs of Alzheimer’s often are dismissed as side effects of normal aging. Early detection provides a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future. Join the Alzheimer's Association for this free workshop. Topics covered include:

    • How to tell the difference between Alzheimer’s and typical aging
    • Steps to take if you recognize a warning sign in yourself or someone you know
    • The process to receiving an Alzheimer’s diagnosis
    • Why early detection is crucial

    Free. For more information and/or to register, call the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

  • CFRW: Cooking with Gleaned Produce

    October 18, 2018  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Silver Spring United Methodist Church, 33 University Blvd E, Silver Spring, MD 20901, USA

    Join Community Food Rescue and co-hosts Silver Spring United Methodist Church, Chef Rita Garruba from Barrel + Crow, and KindWorks to cook the fresh produce gleaned earlier in the day from Butler’s Orchard. Depending on what’s gleaned, we may be turning fallen apples into applesauce or apple crisp. The prepared food will be donated to food assistance providers that don’t have cooking facilities of their own. We have a full crew of volunteers to cook. Sign up here to watch and learn what you can do with less-than-perfect produce at home, saving you money and reducing landfill waste. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

    Register here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cfr-week-event-cooking-with-gleaned-produce-tickets-49780841838

  • DREAM Leadership Youth Program

    October 18, 2018  6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
    Marilyn J. Praisner Community Center, Columbia Park and the Marilyn J. Praisner Library, MD

    FREE: SIX FUN-FILLED SESSIONS!
    Leadership Skills • College Preparation • Interview Techniques • Financial Wellness * Community Service Learning Hours Opportunities * Light Refreshments, Prizes and More! * for more information or to register call Angela M. Cooper, 301-989-4673, ext. 1245, acooper@lwicc.org or Robert Hanlen, 240-777-4970
    Sponsored by:
    PEOPLE-4-PEOPLE EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
    MONTGOMERY COUNTY RECREATION CENTER & AGFED CREDIT UNION
    For more details visit www.lwicc.org

  • Round House Theatre: How I learned to Drive

    October 18, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

    Paula Vogel’s chronicle of one woman’s journey to break the cycle—and silence—of sexual abuse is a heartbreaking, sardonic, and uncomfortably funny exploration of the complicated relationships between victims, offenders, and enablers. Li’l Bit’s “education” at the hands of her Uncle Peck began when she was just 11 years old. As an adult survivor, she takes the stage to unravel the tangled roadmap of emotions and memories that paved the way for her to reclaim her narrative. Amber Paige McGinnis makes her Round House directorial debut with one of the most resonantly powerful plays in the modern American canon, with a message that is still all too relevant in this pivotal #MeToo moment in our history.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit https://www.roundhousetheatre.org/buy-tickets/calendar/

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Kenny White

    October 18, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    After 18 years firmly embedded in the New York jingle business, International Songwriting Award winner Kenny White hit the road and never looked back, creating his own brand and opening concerts for the likes of Stephen Stills and Judy Collins.

    “…Kenny White, one of the musical highlights of the evening.” – Robert Palmer, NY Times

    “Kenny White plays like a man possessed, transferring all his energies into his keys, keeping him safe off the streets and behind the Steinway.” – New Haven Journal Carrier

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Cocktails, beer, and wine for sale. BOYF (bring your own feast) to enjoy at our jazz-style table seating.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org

  • Olney Theatre: Labour of Love

    October 18, 2018  7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
    Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    The winner of the 2018 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy is a delightfully clever mashup of  the political gamesmanship of The West Wing with a war of the sexes that feels straight out of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Set in a member of Parliament’s district office, this wildly witty comedy is about the ups and downs of left-wing British politics over the past twenty-five years. Unfolding over decades, this wickedly funny clash of values and class reflects a shifting political landscape in the heartland that echoes similar developments in America as progressives seek the road back to power. Playwright James Graham is one of the U.K.’s hottest playwrights who recently had three separate works (including Labour of Love) running concurrently on the West End.

    Performances:
    September 26 - October 28
    Wed, Thur , Fri, Sat | 7:45pm
    Sat & Sun | 1:45pm

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

October 19, 2018
  • Senior Forum and Resource Fair

    October 19, 2018  9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Twinbrook Community Recreation Center, Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville

    Forum’s “Senior Safety” theme focuses on avoiding senior scams, fire prevention, public safety in the senior community and spotting elder abuse.

    Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz, who represents Council District 3, which includes Gaithersburg, Rockville, Washington Grove, Leisure World and parts of Aspen Hill, Derwood, North Potomac and Potomac, will host a Senior Forum and Resource Fair at the Twinbrook Community Recreation Center, 12920 Twinbrook Parkway in Rockville, starting at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, October 19. The forum, entitled “Senior Safety,” will focus on four major areas: avoiding senior scams, fire prevention and safety, public safety in the senior community and spotting elder abuse. It will be accompanied by an informational resource fair showcasing a wide range of senior service providers.

    The Senior Forum and Resource Fair is free and open to the public. The resource fair opens at 9:30 am. The tables will close when the speakers begin at 10 a.m. – their presentations will continue until 11:30 a.m. Attendees are invited to continue to visit with the resource fair providers until 12:15 p.m.

  • Evening on the Creek

    October 19, 2018  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek, 14500 Clopper Rd, Boyds, MD 20841, USA

    Enjoy a delightful evening at the Lodge at Little Seneca Creek! Unwind by the fireplace with friends, enjoy live music and catch the lantern tour of the creek at dusk. Event attendees must be Age 21+.

    Admission Information:

    Ticket price is: $32.30 (if purchased by September 19)

    Ticket price is: $38 (if purchased after September 19)

    *Ticket includes 1 drink ticket for a local brewery or winery, and light fare.

  • Round House Theatre: How I learned to Drive

    October 19, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

    Paula Vogel’s chronicle of one woman’s journey to break the cycle—and silence—of sexual abuse is a heartbreaking, sardonic, and uncomfortably funny exploration of the complicated relationships between victims, offenders, and enablers. Li’l Bit’s “education” at the hands of her Uncle Peck began when she was just 11 years old. As an adult survivor, she takes the stage to unravel the tangled roadmap of emotions and memories that paved the way for her to reclaim her narrative. Amber Paige McGinnis makes her Round House directorial debut with one of the most resonantly powerful plays in the modern American canon, with a message that is still all too relevant in this pivotal #MeToo moment in our history.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit https://www.roundhousetheatre.org/buy-tickets/calendar/

  • Olney Theatre: Labour of Love

    October 19, 2018  7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
    Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    The winner of the 2018 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy is a delightfully clever mashup of  the political gamesmanship of The West Wing with a war of the sexes that feels straight out of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Set in a member of Parliament’s district office, this wildly witty comedy is about the ups and downs of left-wing British politics over the past twenty-five years. Unfolding over decades, this wickedly funny clash of values and class reflects a shifting political landscape in the heartland that echoes similar developments in America as progressives seek the road back to power. Playwright James Graham is one of the U.K.’s hottest playwrights who recently had three separate works (including Labour of Love) running concurrently on the West End.

    Performances:
    September 26 - October 28
    Wed, Thur , Fri, Sat | 7:45pm
    Sat & Sun | 1:45pm

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Allan Harris

    October 19, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Allan Harris has forged sterling credentials within the rich territory of the jazz tradition as an award winning vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter. Hailing from Harlem, Harris has been called a protean talent. Summing up his perspective, he notes, “There is nothing that I have found that defines and gives credence to my place in this wild and mysterious universe than this thing called music.”

    “Harris ranks among the most dexterous singers around, and he proves fully up to the challenge.” – Jazz Times Magazine

    “An ability to convincingly inhabit a hodge-podge of styles and genres–soul stirring in dialects ranging from Ray Charles to Luther Vandross, swinging standards with idiomatic Frank Sinatra-Tony Bennett flair, crooning ballads that evoke Nat “King” Cole at his most heartfelt, rocking out on the blues and signifying with raw electric guitar fulfilling the singer-songwriter function with well crafted lyrics–has been Harris’ trademark during four professional decades.” – DownBeat Critic’s Award

    A “formidable baritone with… husky edges and deep resonant low notes.” – New York Times

    Guests are encouraged to BYOF (Bring Your Own Feast) to our Friday Night Series, whether it be a picnic basket of your own munchies or take-out from the enormous array of restaurants within walking distance of BlackRock.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

October 20, 2018
  • Race to Empower MoCo 5K/1K

    October 20, 2018  8:30 am - 10:00 am
    Interfaith Works Clothing Center, 751 Twinbrook Pkwy # 8, Rockville, MD 20851, USA

    Run or walk on the paved course through woodlands along the creek in this scenic park. For serious runners and multi-generational walkers. Benefits programs to end poverty and prevent homelessness.

    For more details visit http://www.iworksmc.org/

  • Mornings at the Museum

    October 20, 2018  9:00 am - 10:00 am
    National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Ln, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

    NMHM is introducing Mornings at the Museum for families with children who have physical, cognitive, and/or sensory issues. The program features early entrance to the museum, human anatomy activity stations, and a break space. Call 301-319-3312 for information.

    FREE and open to the public!
    Recommended for families with children ages 3 and up
    Reservations required
    Space limited to a maximum of 25 children
    Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (301) 319-3303 or by email to: USArmy.Detrick.MEDCOM-USAMRMC.List.Medical-Museum@mail.mil.

  • FREE Community Health and Wellness Fair

    October 20, 2018  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Living Word International Christian Church, 16819 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20905, USA

    4th Annual LWICC Body, Soul, Mind, Spirit Health and Wellness Fair

    Join us as we host our 4th Annual Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, October 20 from 10 AM – 3 PM at Living Word International Christian Church, 16819 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20905. There will be activities for the entire family!

    We will provide: FREE sports, fitness and fun activities for children, adults and seniors; health screenings and literature; cooking and fitness demonstrations; car show, moon bounce, food and music; youth health career workshop for teens in partnership with local and national organizations. We are also seeking volunteers and exhibitors.

    For more details visit www.lwicc.org.

  • CFRW: No Waste, Big Taste Cooking Competition

    October 20, 2018  11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Fountain Stage at FRESHFARM Downtown Silver Spring Market 890 Ellsworth Drive Silver Spring, MD 20910

    Watch teams of professional and amateur chefs create a two-course meal using mystery recovered foods including “ugly” produce donated by farm market vendors! Enjoy watching local celebrities and members of the Community Food Rescue network evaluate each course and name a final winner. Audience members can win prizes as well by answering quiz questions and taking other fun food rescue challenges. This event is co-hosted with Downtown Silver Spring and FRESHFARM market. Free and open to the public.

    Register here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cfr-week-event-no-waste-big-taste-cooking-competition-tickets-49780899009

  • Olney Theatre: Labour of Love

    October 20, 2018  1:45 pm - 3:45 pm
    Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    The winner of the 2018 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy is a delightfully clever mashup of  the political gamesmanship of The West Wing with a war of the sexes that feels straight out of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Set in a member of Parliament’s district office, this wildly witty comedy is about the ups and downs of left-wing British politics over the past twenty-five years. Unfolding over decades, this wickedly funny clash of values and class reflects a shifting political landscape in the heartland that echoes similar developments in America as progressives seek the road back to power. Playwright James Graham is one of the U.K.’s hottest playwrights who recently had three separate works (including Labour of Love) running concurrently on the West End.

    Performances:
    September 26 - October 28
    Wed, Thur , Fri, Sat | 7:45pm
    Sat & Sun | 1:45pm

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • Round House Theatre: How I learned to Drive

    October 20, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

    Paula Vogel’s chronicle of one woman’s journey to break the cycle—and silence—of sexual abuse is a heartbreaking, sardonic, and uncomfortably funny exploration of the complicated relationships between victims, offenders, and enablers. Li’l Bit’s “education” at the hands of her Uncle Peck began when she was just 11 years old. As an adult survivor, she takes the stage to unravel the tangled roadmap of emotions and memories that paved the way for her to reclaim her narrative. Amber Paige McGinnis makes her Round House directorial debut with one of the most resonantly powerful plays in the modern American canon, with a message that is still all too relevant in this pivotal #MeToo moment in our history.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit https://www.roundhousetheatre.org/buy-tickets/calendar/

  • Olney Theatre: Labour of Love

    October 20, 2018  7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
    Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    The winner of the 2018 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy is a delightfully clever mashup of  the political gamesmanship of The West Wing with a war of the sexes that feels straight out of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Set in a member of Parliament’s district office, this wildly witty comedy is about the ups and downs of left-wing British politics over the past twenty-five years. Unfolding over decades, this wickedly funny clash of values and class reflects a shifting political landscape in the heartland that echoes similar developments in America as progressives seek the road back to power. Playwright James Graham is one of the U.K.’s hottest playwrights who recently had three separate works (including Labour of Love) running concurrently on the West End.

    Performances:
    September 26 - October 28
    Wed, Thur , Fri, Sat | 7:45pm
    Sat & Sun | 1:45pm

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Double Take

    October 20, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Jeff Harnar and Sally Mayes are a made-to-order Broadway duo, bringing a night of saucy teasing and fancy-free vocals to BlackRock. Harnar is a smooth baritone with ever-surprising variety, a crooner with soul. Mayes, a kewpie doll double dose of homespun fun and heart-on-her-sleeve sentiment, pairs with Harnar to deliver some groovy tunes and expressive standards. Their deliveries look back to the days of creativity seen at many early cabaret clubs like Upstairs at the Downstairs.

    “Two tried and true cabaret performers unite for a good old-fashioned nightclub set, featuring songs by Paul Simon, Mary Rodgers, Harold Arlen, Sammy Cahn and more.” – TimeOut New York

    “Mayes and Harnar play off each other with palpable glee . . . a buoyant collaboration … effervescent … musicianship is top-notch.” – Woman Around Town

    “The display of consummate technique combined with their sheer joy of singing made the show feel like a special event.” – Theater Pizzazz

    “Double your pleasure, double your fun…Mayes and Harnar seemed to get sparks from each other with a mutual affection showing in more than a show-bizzy way.” – Cabaret Scenes

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Cocktails, beer, and wine for sale and permitted in theater.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

October 21, 2018
  • Montgomery County's 32nd Annual Community Service Week

    October 21, 2018
    Montgomery County, MD, USA

    Montgomery County's 32nd annual Community Service Week offers residents of all ages the opportunity to volunteer for a variety of nonprofits, schools, and government agencies throughout the county. Pick one project--or pick many--and help our community thrive!

    Find volunteer opportunities by visiting https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/volunteercenter/volunteers/community-service-week.html.

  • Explore Kensington Day

    October 21, 2018  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Howard Avenue, Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 20895, USA

    Explore Kensington with a fun-filled festival celebrating the
    very best we have to offer, including a craft fair, car show,
    book festival, local business showcase and more. Then, savor
    the “Taste of Kensington” with diverse and delectable cuisine
    offered by Kensington's local restaurant scene.
    Explore historic Kensington with a self-guided walking tour,
    presented by the Kensington Historical Society.
    See it now at KensingtonHistory.org.

  • World of Montgomery Festival

    October 21, 2018  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Montgomery College, 900 Hungerford Dr, Rockville, MD 20850, USA

    Exploring the World in Your Own Backyard Sunday, October 21, from 12-4pm at Montgomery College, Rockville.
    Henna Painting, Chinese Dragons, and fun activities for the whole family! The World of Montgomery Festival celebrates and displays the rich cultural heritages of the DC Area. The festival will be held at Montgomery College Rockville on Sunday, October 21, from 12 noon to 4:00pm.
     
    The free festival includes an international village, traditional arts and crafts demonstrations, ethnic food, a Parade of Cultures, two performance stages of traditional dance and music, and fun interactive activities for the whole family.

     For more information visit www.worldofmontgomery.com.
     
    Major Sponsors of the event include Montgomery County, Fund for Montgomery, KID Museum, Montgomery College, and City of Rockville.

  • Olney Theatre: Labour of Love

    October 21, 2018  1:45 pm - 3:45 pm
    Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    The winner of the 2018 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy is a delightfully clever mashup of  the political gamesmanship of The West Wing with a war of the sexes that feels straight out of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Set in a member of Parliament’s district office, this wildly witty comedy is about the ups and downs of left-wing British politics over the past twenty-five years. Unfolding over decades, this wickedly funny clash of values and class reflects a shifting political landscape in the heartland that echoes similar developments in America as progressives seek the road back to power. Playwright James Graham is one of the U.K.’s hottest playwrights who recently had three separate works (including Labour of Love) running concurrently on the West End.

    Performances:
    September 26 - October 28
    Wed, Thur , Fri, Sat | 7:45pm
    Sat & Sun | 1:45pm

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • Joseph Esposito Featured Speaker

    October 21, 2018  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA

    Joseph Esposito, author and historian who served in three presidential administrations is the featured speaker for Montgomery County Public Libraries’ (MCPL) next Contemporary Conversations series. The program will be held at the Rockville Memorial Library located at 21 Maryland Avenue on Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is not required.

  • Bender JCC: An Evening of Sholom Aleichem

    October 21, 2018  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Bender JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, 20852

    Spend an evening with Tony award winner Murray Horwitz (1978-‘Ain’t Misbehavin’) as he becomes Sholom Aleichem, the leading Yiddish author and playwright of the early 20th century. Set against a musical score and original scenery Horwitz, in this one man, 90-minute show, will engage the audience with Aleichem’s best-known works, including, “The Great Fair,” “The Tevye Stories,” his last will and testament and more. Horwitz, former director of the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, currently hosts WAMU’s “The Big Broadcast.” Join him for a post-show reception
    For more details visit http://www.benderjccgw.org/

  • Round House Theatre: How I learned to Drive

    October 21, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

    Paula Vogel’s chronicle of one woman’s journey to break the cycle—and silence—of sexual abuse is a heartbreaking, sardonic, and uncomfortably funny exploration of the complicated relationships between victims, offenders, and enablers. Li’l Bit’s “education” at the hands of her Uncle Peck began when she was just 11 years old. As an adult survivor, she takes the stage to unravel the tangled roadmap of emotions and memories that paved the way for her to reclaim her narrative. Amber Paige McGinnis makes her Round House directorial debut with one of the most resonantly powerful plays in the modern American canon, with a message that is still all too relevant in this pivotal #MeToo moment in our history.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit https://www.roundhousetheatre.org/buy-tickets/calendar/

October 22, 2018
  • Montgomery County's 32nd Annual Community Service Week

    October 22, 2018
    Montgomery County, MD, USA

    Montgomery County's 32nd annual Community Service Week offers residents of all ages the opportunity to volunteer for a variety of nonprofits, schools, and government agencies throughout the county. Pick one project--or pick many--and help our community thrive!

    Find volunteer opportunities by visiting https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/volunteercenter/volunteers/community-service-week.html.

  • Science Cafe at Medical Museum

    October 22, 2018  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    On the Centenary of the 1918 Influenza: Lessons from the Past and Planning for the Future

    An influenza pandemic occurred in 1918-1919 that resulted in at least 50 million deaths worldwide, and 675,000 deaths in the U.S. The causative agent was not identified at that time. In the late 1990s, the genetic sequence of the 1918 influenza virus was determined using fragments of viral RNA preserved in autopsy tissue samples from U.S. soldiers who died of the 1918 flu that were housed in the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Using this sequence, scientists were able to rebuild the virus for study. Information learned is helping us prepare for future pandemics and to develop new treatments and vaccines to prevent influenza.

    PRESENTER: Jeffery K. Taubenberger, M.D., Ph.D., Chief, Viral Pathogenesis and Evolution Section, Deputy Chief, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

    FREE! Open to the public. No RSVP required.

    Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (301) 319-3303 or by email to: USArmy.Detrick.MEDCOM-USAMRMC.List.Medical-Museum@mail.mil

October 23, 2018
  • Montgomery County's 32nd Annual Community Service Week

    October 23, 2018
    Montgomery County, MD, USA

    Montgomery County's 32nd annual Community Service Week offers residents of all ages the opportunity to volunteer for a variety of nonprofits, schools, and government agencies throughout the county. Pick one project--or pick many--and help our community thrive!

    Find volunteer opportunities by visiting https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/volunteercenter/volunteers/community-service-week.html.

  • County Council Session

    October 23, 2018  9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Council Office Building, Third Floor Hearing Room, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, 20850

    The Council generally meets on Tuesdays beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Council meets other days in committees and frequently holds public hearings and forums in the evenings. Nearly all Council meetings are open to the public.

    View Council Video on Demand
    View Council Agenda & Staff Reports (one day prior)

    For more information on Montgomery County Council visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/council.

  • Honey Harvest Festival

    October 23, 2018  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20902, USA

    Ready to learn more about bees and other pollinators? Join us for the Honey Harvest Festival!
    From the fruits and veggies you eat to the blooming flowers in your garden, you can thank a bee for that. Bees, and other pollinators, are incredibly important in not only in the produce we eat directly, but also the feed for livestock and other critters.

    Celebrate this important creature at the Honey Harvest Festival! Bee populations are on the decline, and this festival is dedicated to relaying the importance of this flying insect. Talk to beekeepers, watch honey being harvested, buy local honey (great allergy reliever!), enjoy family-friendly crafts and games, and so much more! We'll be buzzing about pollinators all day long!

  • Council Hearings

    October 23, 2018  1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Montgomery County Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA

    PUBLIC HEARINGS
    The Montgomery County Council will hold public hearings at 1:30 pm on October 23, 2018 on the following Special Appropriations:
    (1) Special appropriation to the County Government’s FY19 Operating Budget -Nondepartmental Account - $95,600 for Legislative Branch Communications Outreach. Source: General Fund reserve.
    Council President Hans Riemer, Council Vice President Nancy Navarro and Councilmember Sidney Katz are the lead sponsors. This special appropriation is needed for the Council to enhance its community outreach and communications goals.
    (2) Special appropriation to the County Government’s FY19 Operating Budget – $200,000 for the Economic Development Fund, Small Business Assistance Program. Source: General Fund Undesignated Reserve.
    Council Vice President Nancy Navarro is the lead sponsor of this special appropriation for the Small Business Assistance Program, which supports small businesses adversely impacted by County redevelopment projects. These funds are needed to support small businesses located in Wheaton that demonstrate an adverse financial impact from the Wheaton Redevelopment Project. The original appropriation is insufficient to support all small businesses for the remainder of fiscal year 2019.
    The public hearings will be held in the Third Floor Hearing Room of the Council Office Building, which is located at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville. The meeting will be televised live by County Cable Montgomery (CCM) on Cable Channels 996 (high definition) and 6 (standard definition) on Comcast; Channels 1056 (HD) and 6 (SD) on RCN; and Channel 30 on Verizon. It also will be available live via streaming through the Council web site at http://tinyurl.com/z9982v8
    Those interested in testifying at the public hearings can start signing up on Wednesday, October 17 online at http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/council/phsignup.html or by calling 240-777-7803. The deadline to sign up is October 22 at 5:00 p.m. Call 240-777-7910 to obtain copies of the document or go to
    https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/COUNCIL/Resources/Files/agenda/col/2018/20181016/20181016_AG.pdf
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October 24, 2018
  • Montgomery County's 32nd Annual Community Service Week

    October 24, 2018
    Montgomery County, MD, USA

    Montgomery County's 32nd annual Community Service Week offers residents of all ages the opportunity to volunteer for a variety of nonprofits, schools, and government agencies throughout the county. Pick one project--or pick many--and help our community thrive!

    Find volunteer opportunities by visiting https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/volunteercenter/volunteers/community-service-week.html.

  • Round House Theatre: How I learned to Drive

    October 24, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

    Paula Vogel’s chronicle of one woman’s journey to break the cycle—and silence—of sexual abuse is a heartbreaking, sardonic, and uncomfortably funny exploration of the complicated relationships between victims, offenders, and enablers. Li’l Bit’s “education” at the hands of her Uncle Peck began when she was just 11 years old. As an adult survivor, she takes the stage to unravel the tangled roadmap of emotions and memories that paved the way for her to reclaim her narrative. Amber Paige McGinnis makes her Round House directorial debut with one of the most resonantly powerful plays in the modern American canon, with a message that is still all too relevant in this pivotal #MeToo moment in our history.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit https://www.roundhousetheatre.org/buy-tickets/calendar/

  • Olney Theatre: Labour of Love

    October 24, 2018  7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
    Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    The winner of the 2018 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy is a delightfully clever mashup of  the political gamesmanship of The West Wing with a war of the sexes that feels straight out of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Set in a member of Parliament’s district office, this wildly witty comedy is about the ups and downs of left-wing British politics over the past twenty-five years. Unfolding over decades, this wickedly funny clash of values and class reflects a shifting political landscape in the heartland that echoes similar developments in America as progressives seek the road back to power. Playwright James Graham is one of the U.K.’s hottest playwrights who recently had three separate works (including Labour of Love) running concurrently on the West End.

    Performances:
    September 26 - October 28
    Wed, Thur , Fri, Sat | 7:45pm
    Sat & Sun | 1:45pm

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

October 25, 2018
  • Early Voting at 11 Centers

    October 25, 2018 - November 1, 2018  

    Hours 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    Voters may go to any early voting site in Montgomery County and cast a ballot. Early voting results are tallied on Election Night, just like votes cast on Election Day. If you vote early, you may not vote by mail or on Election Day.

  • Montgomery County's 32nd Annual Community Service Week

    October 25, 2018
    Montgomery County, MD, USA

    Montgomery County's 32nd annual Community Service Week offers residents of all ages the opportunity to volunteer for a variety of nonprofits, schools, and government agencies throughout the county. Pick one project--or pick many--and help our community thrive!

    Find volunteer opportunities by visiting https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/volunteercenter/volunteers/community-service-week.html.

  • Senior Resource Fair

    October 25, 2018  11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Montgomery County Public Libraries Presents a Senior Resource Fair on Oct. 25

    Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) will present a free senior resource fair on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kensington Park Library located at 4201 Knowles Ave.

    “Enriching the Lives of Seniors” is the theme for the fair, which aims to connect seniors to the numerous library and county resources available.

    Seniors can participate in fitness demonstrations, information sessions and network with representatives about housing and recreation opportunities.

    Author Armiger Jagoe will join the event for a book signing and discussion of his book “I Love Being Old.”

    Exhibitors and presenters include:
    • Elder law and estate planning resources by Attorney Amy L. Griboff;
    • Fitness demonstrations from the Bone Builders Exercise and Fitness program;
    • Holy Cross Health Partners in Kensington;
    • Jewish Council for the Aging Memory Care—Arden Courts;
    • Maryland State Insurance Administration;
    • Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped;
    • Montgomery County Health and Human Services Senior Connection Transportation Program;
    • National Network of Medical Libraries—Health Research;
    • Oasis—Fun, Educational, and Creative Classes; Technology Connections; Intergenerational Tutoring; and Health Programs;
    • Senior Beacon; and
    • Villages of Kensington.

    The senior resource fair is one of the many outreach events that MCPL hosts with community and County agencies to showcase a broad range of resources for County residents.
    Volunteers are needed to help with the event. For more information, or to volunteer, contact Robin Pachtman at 240-773-9515.

  • Enriching the Lives of Seniors: Montgomery County Resources Fair

    October 25, 2018  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Ave, Kensington, MD 20895, USA

    Spend the afternoon with us for a whole array of information gathering, presentations and activities. We will have representatives from all over the county providing information on departments and resources pertaining to senior issues from health, transportation, housing, and recreation. Presentations will include online resources for seniors through the library website, National Library of Medicine resources, exercise class on bone building, author talk on "I Love Being Old," and more.

  • DREAM Leadership Youth Program

    October 25, 2018  6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
    Marilyn J. Praisner Community Center, Columbia Park and the Marilyn J. Praisner Library, MD

    FREE: SIX FUN-FILLED SESSIONS!
    Leadership Skills • College Preparation • Interview Techniques • Financial Wellness * Community Service Learning Hours Opportunities * Light Refreshments, Prizes and More! * for more information or to register call Angela M. Cooper, 301-989-4673, ext. 1245, acooper@lwicc.org or Robert Hanlen, 240-777-4970
    Sponsored by:
    PEOPLE-4-PEOPLE EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
    MONTGOMERY COUNTY RECREATION CENTER & AGFED CREDIT UNION
    For more details visit www.lwicc.org

  • Public Safety Meeting in Germantown

    October 25, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Upcounty Regional Services Center, 12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Website:
    http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/upcounty/ucab/BoardInfo.html#Land Use

  • Round House Theatre: How I learned to Drive

    October 25, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

    Paula Vogel’s chronicle of one woman’s journey to break the cycle—and silence—of sexual abuse is a heartbreaking, sardonic, and uncomfortably funny exploration of the complicated relationships between victims, offenders, and enablers. Li’l Bit’s “education” at the hands of her Uncle Peck began when she was just 11 years old. As an adult survivor, she takes the stage to unravel the tangled roadmap of emotions and memories that paved the way for her to reclaim her narrative. Amber Paige McGinnis makes her Round House directorial debut with one of the most resonantly powerful plays in the modern American canon, with a message that is still all too relevant in this pivotal #MeToo moment in our history.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit https://www.roundhousetheatre.org/buy-tickets/calendar/

  • Olney Theatre: Labour of Love

    October 25, 2018  7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
    Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    The winner of the 2018 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy is a delightfully clever mashup of  the political gamesmanship of The West Wing with a war of the sexes that feels straight out of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Set in a member of Parliament’s district office, this wildly witty comedy is about the ups and downs of left-wing British politics over the past twenty-five years. Unfolding over decades, this wickedly funny clash of values and class reflects a shifting political landscape in the heartland that echoes similar developments in America as progressives seek the road back to power. Playwright James Graham is one of the U.K.’s hottest playwrights who recently had three separate works (including Labour of Love) running concurrently on the West End.

    Performances:
    September 26 - October 28
    Wed, Thur , Fri, Sat | 7:45pm
    Sat & Sun | 1:45pm

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

October 26, 2018
  • Early Voting at 11 Centers

    October 25, 2018 - November 1, 2018  

    Hours 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    Voters may go to any early voting site in Montgomery County and cast a ballot. Early voting results are tallied on Election Night, just like votes cast on Election Day. If you vote early, you may not vote by mail or on Election Day.

  • Montgomery County's 32nd Annual Community Service Week

    October 26, 2018
    Montgomery County, MD, USA

    Montgomery County's 32nd annual Community Service Week offers residents of all ages the opportunity to volunteer for a variety of nonprofits, schools, and government agencies throughout the county. Pick one project--or pick many--and help our community thrive!

    Find volunteer opportunities by visiting https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/volunteercenter/volunteers/community-service-week.html.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts - Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

    October 26, 2018  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying to segregated drinking fountains, Lily’s quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy. Inspired by Civil Rights pioneers Ruby Bridges and The Little Rock Nine, Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical provides a colorful history lesson for everyone.

    “Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical, gives kids a look at not just bullying and inclusion, but more specifically segregation. … The subject matter is heavy but important.” –The Broadway Blog

    “…none of us should lose sight of the impact of discrimination, including our children. Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical is fun, vibrant and energetic, but it is also important as a part of this discussion.” – The Broadway Blog

    “’The Squadot’ and its participatory dance get the audience on their feet and feeling like part of the show and the community, which is exactly the point.” – The Broadway Blog

    “…a vivacious musical with characters clad in colorful body paint and costumes singing catchy tunes and leaping about the stage with gusto.” – The Broadway Blog

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Snacks, drinks, and adult beverages for sale and permitted inside theater.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

  • BOOtanica

    October 26, 2018  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Gather the family together for a fun evening! Children can dress in their favorite costume, participate in a garden costume parade, paint a pumpkin, try a pumpkin treat, and top the evening off listening to award-winning storyteller Gary Loyld present “Pumpkin Tales for the Young” telling tales more funny than scary.

    For more details visit https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/.

  • Zombie Prom

    October 26, 2018  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Rockwood Manor Retreats & Events, 11001 Macarthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854, USA

    Rock your brains out at this happy hour event at Rockwood Manor! Come dressed as the walking dead and enter our costume contest, enjoy the photo booth, and dance to the perfect prom music. Event attendees must be 21+.

    For more details visit www.montgomeryparks.org.

  • Zombie Prom

    October 26, 2018  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek, 14500 Clopper Rd, Boyds, MD 20841, USA

    Rock your brains out at this happy hour event at Rockwood Manor! Come dressed as the walking dead and enter our costume contest, enjoy the photo booth, and dance to the perfect prom music.

    For more details visit https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/lodge-little-seneca-creek/

  • Round House Theatre: How I learned to Drive

    October 26, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

    Paula Vogel’s chronicle of one woman’s journey to break the cycle—and silence—of sexual abuse is a heartbreaking, sardonic, and uncomfortably funny exploration of the complicated relationships between victims, offenders, and enablers. Li’l Bit’s “education” at the hands of her Uncle Peck began when she was just 11 years old. As an adult survivor, she takes the stage to unravel the tangled roadmap of emotions and memories that paved the way for her to reclaim her narrative. Amber Paige McGinnis makes her Round House directorial debut with one of the most resonantly powerful plays in the modern American canon, with a message that is still all too relevant in this pivotal #MeToo moment in our history.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit https://www.roundhousetheatre.org/buy-tickets/calendar/

  • Olney Theatre: Labour of Love

    October 26, 2018  7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
    Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    The winner of the 2018 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy is a delightfully clever mashup of  the political gamesmanship of The West Wing with a war of the sexes that feels straight out of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Set in a member of Parliament’s district office, this wildly witty comedy is about the ups and downs of left-wing British politics over the past twenty-five years. Unfolding over decades, this wickedly funny clash of values and class reflects a shifting political landscape in the heartland that echoes similar developments in America as progressives seek the road back to power. Playwright James Graham is one of the U.K.’s hottest playwrights who recently had three separate works (including Labour of Love) running concurrently on the West End.

    Performances:
    September 26 - October 28
    Wed, Thur , Fri, Sat | 7:45pm
    Sat & Sun | 1:45pm

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • Inaugural Halloween Costume Party

    October 26, 2018  8:00 pm - 12:00 am
    The Rock Creek Mansion, 5417 W Cedar Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

    Join us for an evening of ghosts and giving on October 26, 2018 from 8-12pm at The Rock Creek Mansion in Bethesda, MD!

    Enjoy top-shelf open bar, Little Skinny's BBQ, and musical entertainment by DJ Dario. There will also be raffles, silent and live auctions, costume contests, and prizes. Sponsors of the event have the opportunity to judge the costume contest and award prizes for Best Dressed Couple and Best Dressed Individual.

    Sponsorships available.
    Purchase early for Discounted Tickets.

    All proceeds will go to Nourish Now and Metro Bethesda Rotary Foundation.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Celia Cruz Rumba

    October 26, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    A sizzling salsa band becomes the hot background sounds of one of Miami’s hottest singers. Lenia Diaz, current vocalist for the Celia Cruz All Stars, will bring her fiery performance to BlackRock Center for the Arts. Under the direction of two-time Grammy-winner Marlow Rosado and his Orchestra, this Cuban bombshell is sure to entice audiences with her unique and authentic Havana looks, dance, and sounds. Have your guayaberas and dancing shoes ready as this Havana-inspired night is sure to get your body moving.

    Guests are encouraged to BYOF (Bring Your Own Feast) to our Friday Night Series, whether it be a picnic basket of your own munchies or take-out from the enormous array of restaurants within walking distance of BlackRock.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

  • Rockville Musical Theatre presents "Brigadoon"

    October 26, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    F Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr, Rockville, MD 20851, USA

    The mystery and beauty of the Scottish Highlands is the backdrop for Lerner and Loewe’s magical tale about following your heart and the power of love.

    8 Performances | October 26, October 27 and November 2, 3, 9, and 10 at 8pm | November 4 and 11 at 2pm

    Tickets: Adults $25 / Seniors (62+) and Students $23

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit https://fscottfitzgerald.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=58

October 27, 2018
  • Early Voting at 11 Centers

    October 25, 2018 - November 1, 2018  

    Hours 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    Voters may go to any early voting site in Montgomery County and cast a ballot. Early voting results are tallied on Election Night, just like votes cast on Election Day. If you vote early, you may not vote by mail or on Election Day.

  • Montgomery County's 32nd Annual Community Service Week

    October 27, 2018
    Montgomery County, MD, USA

    Montgomery County's 32nd annual Community Service Week offers residents of all ages the opportunity to volunteer for a variety of nonprofits, schools, and government agencies throughout the county. Pick one project--or pick many--and help our community thrive!

    Find volunteer opportunities by visiting https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/volunteercenter/volunteers/community-service-week.html.

  • Sketching at the Medical Museum – Bones

    October 27, 2018  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD, 20910, United States

    Join museum staff for an introduction to historic medical illustrations from the museum’s Otis Historical Archives and try your hand at creating illustrations of specimens and artifacts from the museum’s collections. Supplies will be available but sketchers are encouraged to bring their own sketchbook and pencils. The program will take place from 10 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and will include a brief instructional session. Reservations recommended. FREE!

  • WUMCO Walk & Oktoberfest

    October 27, 2018  12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Whalen Commons, 19701 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837, USA

    UMCO Walk & Oktoberfest, now a Poolesville Tradition, is an annual event held on Whalen Commons in Poolesville. The commons is decorated with a variety of scarecrows for our Community Scarecrow Contest. The event includes a Walk for WUMCO, games and crafts for kids, costume contests for kids and dogs, food, vendors, music, rock wall, beer and wine tent, and more! This event raises funds for WUMCO Help, a non-profit serving those in need in the Western Upper Montgomery County Area.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts - Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical

    October 27, 2018  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the “Squares Only” small town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying to segregated drinking fountains, Lily’s quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy. Inspired by Civil Rights pioneers Ruby Bridges and The Little Rock Nine, Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical provides a colorful history lesson for everyone.

    “Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical, gives kids a look at not just bullying and inclusion, but more specifically segregation. … The subject matter is heavy but important.” –The Broadway Blog

    “…none of us should lose sight of the impact of discrimination, including our children. Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical is fun, vibrant and energetic, but it is also important as a part of this discussion.” – The Broadway Blog

    “’The Squadot’ and its participatory dance get the audience on their feet and feeling like part of the show and the community, which is exactly the point.” – The Broadway Blog

    “…a vivacious musical with characters clad in colorful body paint and costumes singing catchy tunes and leaping about the stage with gusto.” – The Broadway Blog

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Snacks, drinks, and adult beverages for sale and permitted inside theater.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

  • Olney Theatre: Labour of Love

    October 27, 2018  1:45 pm - 3:45 pm
    Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    The winner of the 2018 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy is a delightfully clever mashup of  the political gamesmanship of The West Wing with a war of the sexes that feels straight out of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Set in a member of Parliament’s district office, this wildly witty comedy is about the ups and downs of left-wing British politics over the past twenty-five years. Unfolding over decades, this wickedly funny clash of values and class reflects a shifting political landscape in the heartland that echoes similar developments in America as progressives seek the road back to power. Playwright James Graham is one of the U.K.’s hottest playwrights who recently had three separate works (including Labour of Love) running concurrently on the West End.

    Performances:
    September 26 - October 28
    Wed, Thur , Fri, Sat | 7:45pm
    Sat & Sun | 1:45pm

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • Round House Theatre: How I learned to Drive

    October 27, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

    Paula Vogel’s chronicle of one woman’s journey to break the cycle—and silence—of sexual abuse is a heartbreaking, sardonic, and uncomfortably funny exploration of the complicated relationships between victims, offenders, and enablers. Li’l Bit’s “education” at the hands of her Uncle Peck began when she was just 11 years old. As an adult survivor, she takes the stage to unravel the tangled roadmap of emotions and memories that paved the way for her to reclaim her narrative. Amber Paige McGinnis makes her Round House directorial debut with one of the most resonantly powerful plays in the modern American canon, with a message that is still all too relevant in this pivotal #MeToo moment in our history.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit https://www.roundhousetheatre.org/buy-tickets/calendar/

  • Olney Theatre: Labour of Love

    October 27, 2018  7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
    Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    The winner of the 2018 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy is a delightfully clever mashup of  the political gamesmanship of The West Wing with a war of the sexes that feels straight out of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Set in a member of Parliament’s district office, this wildly witty comedy is about the ups and downs of left-wing British politics over the past twenty-five years. Unfolding over decades, this wickedly funny clash of values and class reflects a shifting political landscape in the heartland that echoes similar developments in America as progressives seek the road back to power. Playwright James Graham is one of the U.K.’s hottest playwrights who recently had three separate works (including Labour of Love) running concurrently on the West End.

    Performances:
    September 26 - October 28
    Wed, Thur , Fri, Sat | 7:45pm
    Sat & Sun | 1:45pm

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • Rockville Musical Theatre presents "Brigadoon"

    October 27, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    F Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr, Rockville, MD 20851, USA

    The mystery and beauty of the Scottish Highlands is the backdrop for Lerner and Loewe’s magical tale about following your heart and the power of love.

    8 Performances | October 26, October 27 and November 2, 3, 9, and 10 at 8pm | November 4 and 11 at 2pm

    Tickets: Adults $25 / Seniors (62+) and Students $23

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit https://fscottfitzgerald.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=58

October 28, 2018
  • Early Voting at 11 Centers

    October 25, 2018 - November 1, 2018  

    Hours 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    Voters may go to any early voting site in Montgomery County and cast a ballot. Early voting results are tallied on Election Night, just like votes cast on Election Day. If you vote early, you may not vote by mail or on Election Day.

  • Montgomery County's 32nd Annual Community Service Week

    October 28, 2018
    Montgomery County, MD, USA

    Montgomery County's 32nd annual Community Service Week offers residents of all ages the opportunity to volunteer for a variety of nonprofits, schools, and government agencies throughout the county. Pick one project--or pick many--and help our community thrive!

    Find volunteer opportunities by visiting https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/volunteercenter/volunteers/community-service-week.html.

  • Heart of Maryland Chorus presents "A Funky Franky Fable"

    October 28, 2018  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    F Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr, Rockville, MD 20851, USA

    Heart of Maryland Chorus' Annual Show!

    The Hearts have a fun, funky Halloween theme this year we cannot wait to share with you. In fact, we’d like to encourage our audience members, young and old, to help get in on the fun by coming to the show dressed in their favorite Halloween costumes. We’ll be having a costume parade for the kids, picture time with some of our show’s finest Monsters and M&Ms, and trick-or-treating. Come hear the musical story of our Funky Franky and his fabulous, freaky tale. We’ll be singing our HEARTS out! It’s going to be a Spooktacular event!

    Tickets: Adults $15 | Children (17 and under) $7
    To purchase tickets call 240-314-8690 or visit our website at https://fscottfitzgerald.showare.com/

  • A Funky Franky Fable: Heart of Maryland Annual Show

    October 28, 2018  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    F Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr, Rockville, MD 20851, USA

    Give yourself and your friends, young and old, a Halloween treat. Come to “A Funky Frankly Fable” barbershop chorus presentation at Rockville’s Fitzgerald Theater, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. Also featuring “Shameless Quartet”, a men’s barbershop quartet. Everyone—especially children—are encouraged to wear costumes! There will be a costume parade at intermission and trick-or-treating after the show.

    Tickets: $15 Adults; $7 children 17 yrs and under. Little ones on laps are free. Tickets at 2340-314-8690 or www.rockvillemd.gov/theater. Tickets at the door too—but don’t wait. This annual event often sells out.

  • Olney Theatre: Labour of Love

    October 28, 2018  1:45 pm - 3:45 pm
    Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    The winner of the 2018 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy is a delightfully clever mashup of  the political gamesmanship of The West Wing with a war of the sexes that feels straight out of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Set in a member of Parliament’s district office, this wildly witty comedy is about the ups and downs of left-wing British politics over the past twenty-five years. Unfolding over decades, this wickedly funny clash of values and class reflects a shifting political landscape in the heartland that echoes similar developments in America as progressives seek the road back to power. Playwright James Graham is one of the U.K.’s hottest playwrights who recently had three separate works (including Labour of Love) running concurrently on the West End.

    Performances:
    September 26 - October 28
    Wed, Thur , Fri, Sat | 7:45pm
    Sat & Sun | 1:45pm

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • Round House Theatre: How I learned to Drive

    October 28, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

    Paula Vogel’s chronicle of one woman’s journey to break the cycle—and silence—of sexual abuse is a heartbreaking, sardonic, and uncomfortably funny exploration of the complicated relationships between victims, offenders, and enablers. Li’l Bit’s “education” at the hands of her Uncle Peck began when she was just 11 years old. As an adult survivor, she takes the stage to unravel the tangled roadmap of emotions and memories that paved the way for her to reclaim her narrative. Amber Paige McGinnis makes her Round House directorial debut with one of the most resonantly powerful plays in the modern American canon, with a message that is still all too relevant in this pivotal #MeToo moment in our history.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit https://www.roundhousetheatre.org/buy-tickets/calendar/

October 29, 2018
  • Early Voting at 11 Centers

    October 25, 2018 - November 1, 2018  

    Hours 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    Voters may go to any early voting site in Montgomery County and cast a ballot. Early voting results are tallied on Election Night, just like votes cast on Election Day. If you vote early, you may not vote by mail or on Election Day.

October 30, 2018
  • Early Voting at 11 Centers

    October 25, 2018 - November 1, 2018  

    Hours 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    Voters may go to any early voting site in Montgomery County and cast a ballot. Early voting results are tallied on Election Night, just like votes cast on Election Day. If you vote early, you may not vote by mail or on Election Day.

  • County Council Session

    October 30, 2018  9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Council Office Building, Third Floor Hearing Room, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, 20850

    The Council generally meets on Tuesdays beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Council meets other days in committees and frequently holds public hearings and forums in the evenings. Nearly all Council meetings are open to the public.

    View Council Video on Demand
    View Council Agenda & Staff Reports (one day prior)

    For more information on Montgomery County Council visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/council.

October 31, 2018
  • Early Voting at 11 Centers

    October 25, 2018 - November 1, 2018  

    Hours 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    Voters may go to any early voting site in Montgomery County and cast a ballot. Early voting results are tallied on Election Night, just like votes cast on Election Day. If you vote early, you may not vote by mail or on Election Day.

  • Round House Theatre: How I learned to Drive

    October 31, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

    Paula Vogel’s chronicle of one woman’s journey to break the cycle—and silence—of sexual abuse is a heartbreaking, sardonic, and uncomfortably funny exploration of the complicated relationships between victims, offenders, and enablers. Li’l Bit’s “education” at the hands of her Uncle Peck began when she was just 11 years old. As an adult survivor, she takes the stage to unravel the tangled roadmap of emotions and memories that paved the way for her to reclaim her narrative. Amber Paige McGinnis makes her Round House directorial debut with one of the most resonantly powerful plays in the modern American canon, with a message that is still all too relevant in this pivotal #MeToo moment in our history.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit https://www.roundhousetheatre.org/buy-tickets/calendar/

November 1, 2018
  • Early Voting at 11 Centers

    October 25, 2018 - November 1, 2018  

    Hours 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    Voters may go to any early voting site in Montgomery County and cast a ballot. Early voting results are tallied on Election Night, just like votes cast on Election Day. If you vote early, you may not vote by mail or on Election Day.

  • DREAM Leadership Youth Program

    November 1, 2018  6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
    Marilyn J. Praisner Community Center, Columbia Park and the Marilyn J. Praisner Library, MD

    FREE: SIX FUN-FILLED SESSIONS!
    Leadership Skills • College Preparation • Interview Techniques • Financial Wellness * Community Service Learning Hours Opportunities * Light Refreshments, Prizes and More! * for more information or to register call Angela M. Cooper, 301-989-4673, ext. 1245, acooper@lwicc.org or Robert Hanlen, 240-777-4970
    Sponsored by:
    PEOPLE-4-PEOPLE EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
    MONTGOMERY COUNTY RECREATION CENTER & AGFED CREDIT UNION
    For more details visit www.lwicc.org

  • Round House Theatre: How I learned to Drive

    November 1, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

    Paula Vogel’s chronicle of one woman’s journey to break the cycle—and silence—of sexual abuse is a heartbreaking, sardonic, and uncomfortably funny exploration of the complicated relationships between victims, offenders, and enablers. Li’l Bit’s “education” at the hands of her Uncle Peck began when she was just 11 years old. As an adult survivor, she takes the stage to unravel the tangled roadmap of emotions and memories that paved the way for her to reclaim her narrative. Amber Paige McGinnis makes her Round House directorial debut with one of the most resonantly powerful plays in the modern American canon, with a message that is still all too relevant in this pivotal #MeToo moment in our history.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit https://www.roundhousetheatre.org/buy-tickets/calendar/

November 2, 2018
  • First Friday at Artists & Makers Studios

    November 2, 2018  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Artists & Makers Studios, 11810 Parklawn Dr, Rockville, MD 20852, USA

    Join Artists & Makers Studios in celebrating our new November exhibits on Friday, November 2nd from 6pm-9pm! Featuring amazing work by Roy Sewall, Dan Roncesvalles with Sara Moline, Pat Coates, and a curated show by David Hubbard.

    For more details visit www.artistsandmakersstudios.com.

  • Silver Spring Black Box Theatre: A Heart's Cry

    November 2, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    The Silver Spring Black Box Theatre, 8641 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

    A modern-language compilation of the Psalms, artistically woven to create a dramatic retelling that will resound within your soul. This tremendous book holds the thoughts and feelings of the king, during some of the most victorious and devastating moments of his life. They are excruciatingly raw, real, poignant, empathetic, and profound! This production of A Heart's Cry is being presented as a staged play-reading, threading together some of the most compelling Psalms ever writ, in a palpable modern day plot.

    Purchase Tickets Here: aheartscry.eventbrite.com, or call 202-792-7182.

  • Round House Theatre: How I learned to Drive

    November 2, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

    Paula Vogel’s chronicle of one woman’s journey to break the cycle—and silence—of sexual abuse is a heartbreaking, sardonic, and uncomfortably funny exploration of the complicated relationships between victims, offenders, and enablers. Li’l Bit’s “education” at the hands of her Uncle Peck began when she was just 11 years old. As an adult survivor, she takes the stage to unravel the tangled roadmap of emotions and memories that paved the way for her to reclaim her narrative. Amber Paige McGinnis makes her Round House directorial debut with one of the most resonantly powerful plays in the modern American canon, with a message that is still all too relevant in this pivotal #MeToo moment in our history.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit https://www.roundhousetheatre.org/buy-tickets/calendar/

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: TRI - The New Irish Tenors

    November 2, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    The beautiful voices of TRI – The New Irish Tenors sing the glorious repertoire of Irish Tradition, as well as introducing new songs that are relevant for today’s audience. David O’Leary, Michael McCorry Rose, and Karl Scully of TRI – The New Irish Tenors are the next generation of Irish storytelling. These acclaimed Irish singers, who have graced stages internationally, come together in this amazing theatrical, multi-media show creating an enchanting evening of entertainment.

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Cocktails, beer, and wine for sale and permitted in theater.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

  • Rockville Musical Theatre presents "Brigadoon"

    November 2, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    F Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr, Rockville, MD 20851, USA

    The mystery and beauty of the Scottish Highlands is the backdrop for Lerner and Loewe’s magical tale about following your heart and the power of love.

    8 Performances | October 26, October 27 and November 2, 3, 9, and 10 at 8pm | November 4 and 11 at 2pm

    Tickets: Adults $25 / Seniors (62+) and Students $23

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit https://fscottfitzgerald.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=58

November 3, 2018
  • Plaza on Capital Crescent Trail to be Named for Neal Potter

    November 3, 2018  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Montgomery Parks, Montgomery County, The Montgomery Parks Foundation and the Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail (CCCT) will name a new park plaza on the Capital Crescent Trail after the late Neal Potter, former Montgomery County Executive and six-term member of the County Council. The event takes place at 10 a.m. Nov. 3, and the plaza is at River Road on the Capital Crescent Trail, in the open space adjacent to the bridge.

    Potter is known as one of the architects of the modern Montgomery County for his leadership in tax policy, land-use planning and transportation. The “Neal Potter Plaza at the Capital Crescent Trail” will also honor the late David Burwell, co-founder of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and the late Lee Wick Dennison, an avid trail user whose generous donation to the Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail helped support the construction of the plaza.

    A path leading from River Road to the plaza serves as a new entrance to the Capital Crescent Trail. The plaza will feature benches, two stone sitting walls, a pergola, trees, lawn areas, bike racks and a repair station. A three-panel kiosk will be installed with information about Potter, Burwell and Dennison as well as a map and historic photographs.

    “Thanks to the partners and generous donors involved in this project we have been able to transform a previously unused space into a beautiful, open green where trail users can stop for a rest or meet up with friends,” said Mike Riley, Montgomery Parks director. “The Capital Crescent Trail is one of the most used and treasured amenities in our park system. Many trail users will benefit from this new space.”

    “Neal Potter was a model public servant who always exhibited the highest personal integrity. He was a mentor and friend,” County Executive Ike Leggett said. “Because of his deep appreciation for maintaining Montgomery County’s quality of life and his tireless efforts to preserve our environment it is fitting that now future generations will learn of his legacy at this new public gathering space.”

    “We are pleased and excited to see this enhancement to both the community and the Capital Crescent Trail finally completed. And, we offer our gratitude to the hundreds of donors throughout the area who helped make the plaza possible,” said Ron Tripp, chair of the Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail.

    The Capital Crescent Trail is an 11-mile trail that runs from Bethesda to Georgetown. It is one of the most popular trails in the nation, used as a commuter route for cyclists and for leisure by cyclists, runners and walkers.

    Neal Potter served as Montgomery County’s fourth county executive in 1990 and was a six-term member of the Montgomery County Council starting in 1970. Potter played a leading role in council actions on controlling development, fiscal affairs, tax legislation, sewage and transportation issues, and assessment inequities. For more information on Neal Potter click here

    The Coalition for the Capital Crescent Trail (CCCT) is a nonprofit volunteer citizens’ group promoting a first-class development of the 11.2-mile Rail-to-Trail conversion from Georgetown, D.C. to Silver Spring, MD, for multi-purpose, recreational use.
       

    About Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC)

    Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is the nation’s largest trails organization—with a grassroots community more than one million strong—dedicated to connecting people and communities by creating a nationwide network of public trails, many from former rail lines.

    About the Montgomery Parks Foundation

    The Montgomery Parks Foundation is a 501c3 organization that champions Montgomery County Parks by cultivating financial support and public engagement of county residents and businesses as members, donors, sponsors and advocates.

    About Montgomery Parks

    Montgomery Parks manages more than 36,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 421 parks. Montgomery Parks is a department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. The M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high-quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other park systems.
     

  • Meet Mystery Authors: Con Lehane and David Swinson at Rockville Memorial Library

    November 3, 2018  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA

    Con Lehane is the author of a series featuring New York City bartender Brian McNulty. His mystery book, Murder at the 42nd Street Library, is the first in a new series featuring Raymond Ambler, curator of the 42nd Street Library’s crime fiction collection. The second book Murder in the Manuscript Room was released in November, 2017.

    Lehane has been a college professor, union organizer, and labor journalist. He teaches fiction and mystery writing in Bethesda, Maryland.

    “Con Lehane provides a fine story, strong and believable characters, and a wonderful setting.” ―NY Journal of Books

    David Swinson is the author of the popular DC crime novel: The Second Girl (a Frank Marr novel), a 2016 New York Times and Booklist best crime fiction book and Crime Song , a 2017 Boston Globe best of summer read pick.

    Swinson, a retired police detective, served for sixteen years with the Washington Metropolitan Police Department. Before joining the DC police, he was a music video producer and independent filmmaker in Los Angeles. He currently lives in northern Virginia.

    "Marr is easy to take, a decent guy with a sense of honor. And since Swinson is one of the best dialogue hounds in the business, Marr is blessed with some terrific street talk."―The New York Times Book Review

    Join us for a special mystery author event on Saturday, November 3, 2018, 2 p.m. Books will be available for sale and signing after the program. Sponsored by Friends of the Library, Rockville Memorial Chapter.

    Library: Rockville Memorial
    Location: First Floor Lobby Meeting Room

  • Nocturnal Neighbors

    November 3, 2018  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817, USA

    Not everyone goes to bed when it gets dark!

    Take a night hike and discover the nocturnal neighbors that live in your backyard. The campfire will be blazing as we roast s’mores.

    For more details visit https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/cabin-john-regional-park/locust-grove-nature-center/

  • Round House Theatre: How I learned to Drive

    November 3, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

    Paula Vogel’s chronicle of one woman’s journey to break the cycle—and silence—of sexual abuse is a heartbreaking, sardonic, and uncomfortably funny exploration of the complicated relationships between victims, offenders, and enablers. Li’l Bit’s “education” at the hands of her Uncle Peck began when she was just 11 years old. As an adult survivor, she takes the stage to unravel the tangled roadmap of emotions and memories that paved the way for her to reclaim her narrative. Amber Paige McGinnis makes her Round House directorial debut with one of the most resonantly powerful plays in the modern American canon, with a message that is still all too relevant in this pivotal #MeToo moment in our history.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit https://www.roundhousetheatre.org/buy-tickets/calendar/

  • Rockville Musical Theatre presents "Brigadoon"

    November 3, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    F Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr, Rockville, MD 20851, USA

    The mystery and beauty of the Scottish Highlands is the backdrop for Lerner and Loewe’s magical tale about following your heart and the power of love.

    8 Performances | October 26, October 27 and November 2, 3, 9, and 10 at 8pm | November 4 and 11 at 2pm

    Tickets: Adults $25 / Seniors (62+) and Students $23

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit https://fscottfitzgerald.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=58

November 4, 2018
  • Daylight Saving Time Ends

    November 4, 2018  2:00 am - 3:00 am

    Daylight saving time ends on the first Sunday in November, with the time changes taking place at 2 a.m. local time. Clocks should be set back one hour.

  • Rockville Musical Theatre presents "Brigadoon"

    November 4, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    F Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr, Rockville, MD 20851, USA

    The mystery and beauty of the Scottish Highlands is the backdrop for Lerner and Loewe’s magical tale about following your heart and the power of love.

    8 Performances | October 26, October 27 and November 2, 3, 9, and 10 at 8pm | November 4 and 11 at 2pm

    Tickets: Adults $25 / Seniors (62+) and Students $23

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit https://fscottfitzgerald.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=58

  • Never Thought I was Black Till I Came to America (Live Performance)

    November 4, 2018  3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    The Silver Spring Black Box Theatre, 8641 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

    Come check out “Never Thought I was Black Till I Came to America,” a one-woman stand-up performance by Anna Mwalagho that’ll educate, evoke your thoughts, and have you laughing in stitches. Anna is a multi-talented performer who uses comedy, storytelling, poetry, acting, music, and African dance to present rich, insightful, and hilarious social commentary.

    This popular show is returning to Black Box Theater in Silver Spring, MD on Nov. 4th. This time with two shows (3:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.). Advance tickets are $20 and door tickets $25. Get yours today before tickets sale out: https://neverthought.eventbrite.com.

    All are welcomed: the show is family-friendly and suitable for all ages, racial/ethnic backgrounds, etc.

    Culture, social issues, history, and truth presented from the perspective of an African U.S. immigrant, and in a fun way – don’t miss out on this electrifying show!

    You can view highlights from last year’s show here: https://bit.ly/2PDUGBb.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Tyrus

    November 4, 2018  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    To art lovers, Tyrus Wong was a renowned painter who once exhibited with Picasso and Matisse. To film buffs, he’s the visual genius behind such classic films as Bambi and Rebel Without a Cause. To Southern California beach-goers, he’s the innovative kite designer whose colorful creations fill the sky. To the Chinese in America, he’s a pioneer. And to a filmmaker, he’s the kind of subject one dreams of — talented, determined, funny, and wise.

    “Tyrus’s mesmerizing story will have longevity just like the remarkable artist himself.” – YNOT at the Movies

    “American Masters: Tyrus shows how he overcame a life of poverty and racism to become a celebrated painter who once exhibited with Picasso and Matisse, a Hollywood sketch artist, and ‘Disney Legend’.” – Thirteen

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Event held in BlackBox theater. Cocktails, beer, and wine for sale. BYOF (bring your own feast) to enjoy during the film at our table seating.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

  • Round House Theatre: How I learned to Drive

    November 4, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Round House Theatre, 4545 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

    Paula Vogel’s chronicle of one woman’s journey to break the cycle—and silence—of sexual abuse is a heartbreaking, sardonic, and uncomfortably funny exploration of the complicated relationships between victims, offenders, and enablers. Li’l Bit’s “education” at the hands of her Uncle Peck began when she was just 11 years old. As an adult survivor, she takes the stage to unravel the tangled roadmap of emotions and memories that paved the way for her to reclaim her narrative. Amber Paige McGinnis makes her Round House directorial debut with one of the most resonantly powerful plays in the modern American canon, with a message that is still all too relevant in this pivotal #MeToo moment in our history.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit https://www.roundhousetheatre.org/buy-tickets/calendar/

November 5, 2018
  • Gaithersburg Mayor and Council Meeting

    November 5, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Gaithersburg City Hall, 31 S Summit Ave, Gaithersburg, MD, United States

    The Mayor and City Council is scheduled to conduct a meeting. The meeting agenda will be available online prior to the meeting date.
    The public is invited to attend and observe this session, but except in instances when the Mayor and City Council expressly invites public comments, no member of the public may participate in the discussions. The public may submit written comments to the staff liaison to be forwarded for its consideration. To confirm accessibility accommodations, please contact the staff liaison.
    For more information on the Mayor and City Council please visit here.

November 6, 2018
  • No School for all MCPS Students

    November 6, 2018 - November 7, 2018  
    MD

    Schools and Offices Closed. Holiday.
    For more information on MCPS schools visit montgomeryschoolsmd.org.
    View full 2018/2019 MCPS calendar.

  • Gubernatorial General Election

    November 6, 2018  7:00 am - 8:00 pm

November 7, 2018
  • Early Release Day for all MCPS Students

    November 7, 2018  12:00 am - November 8, 2018  12:00 am
    MD

    For more information on MCPS schools visit montgomeryschoolsmd.org.
    View full 2018/2019 MCPS calendar.

  • No School for all MCPS Students

    November 6, 2018 - November 7, 2018  
    MD

    Schools and Offices Closed. Holiday.
    For more information on MCPS schools visit montgomeryschoolsmd.org.
    View full 2018/2019 MCPS calendar.

  • Early Release Day for all MCPS Students

    November 7, 2018  12:00 am - November 8, 2018  12:00 am
    MD

    For more information on MCPS schools visit montgomeryschoolsmd.org.
    View full 2018/2019 MCPS calendar.

November 9, 2018
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Creole and Zydeco for Kidz!

    November 9, 2018  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    CREOLE AND ZYDECO FOR KIDZ! is a dynamic performance centered on the French speaking Creoles of South Louisiana and the history of zydeco music. With music featured in Disney’s “Princess & The Frog” film, Terrance Simien has reached family audiences all over the world with his unique music. Our audience will learn the meaning of Mardi Gras, the unique instruments of zydeco, speak a little French in a call and response, and become acquainted with the colorful and multicultural heritage of the Creoles.

    “Professional in every manner, Terrance and Cynthia worked closely with the Center’s Education Institute beforehand to ensure a high quality performance. Terrance and his band were engaging, witty and exuberant during their audience interactive performance. The students delighted in the experience of catching the Mardi Gras beads Terrance threw during the performance that they proudly carried from the theatre as a memento of this exciting experience.” -Morenga Hunt, Director, Blumenthal Performing Art Center, Education Institute, Charlotte, NC

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Snacks, drinks, and adult beverages for sale. BOYF (bring your own feast) to enjoy at our jazz-style table seating.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Mary Poppins Jr.

    November 9, 2018  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    KAT Second Stage brings its unique “by kids 4 kids” theatrical magic to present this Disney authorized reduction of the iconic Mary Poppins for BlackRock Center for the Arts. The world’s favorite nanny takes the children on magical adventures, but they aren’t the only ones who she has a profound effect on. The whole family can learn a lesson or two from Mary, who advises “anything can happen if you let it.”

    “Top-notch interpreter of demanding works, not afraid to challenge audiences.” – The Washington Post

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Snacks, drinks, and adult beverages for sale and permitted inside theater.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

  • Rockville Musical Theatre presents "Brigadoon"

    November 9, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    F Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr, Rockville, MD 20851, USA

    The mystery and beauty of the Scottish Highlands is the backdrop for Lerner and Loewe’s magical tale about following your heart and the power of love.

    8 Performances | October 26, October 27 and November 2, 3, 9, and 10 at 8pm | November 4 and 11 at 2pm

    Tickets: Adults $25 / Seniors (62+) and Students $23

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit https://fscottfitzgerald.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=58

November 10, 2018
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Creole and Zydeco for Kidz!

    November 10, 2018  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    CREOLE AND ZYDECO FOR KIDZ! is a dynamic performance centered on the French speaking Creoles of South Louisiana and the history of zydeco music. With music featured in Disney’s “Princess & The Frog” film, Terrance Simien has reached family audiences all over the world with his unique music. Our audience will learn the meaning of Mardi Gras, the unique instruments of zydeco, speak a little French in a call and response, and become acquainted with the colorful and multicultural heritage of the Creoles.

    “Professional in every manner, Terrance and Cynthia worked closely with the Center’s Education Institute beforehand to ensure a high quality performance. Terrance and his band were engaging, witty and exuberant during their audience interactive performance. The students delighted in the experience of catching the Mardi Gras beads Terrance threw during the performance that they proudly carried from the theatre as a memento of this exciting experience.” -Morenga Hunt, Director, Blumenthal Performing Art Center, Education Institute, Charlotte, NC

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Snacks, drinks, and adult beverages for sale. BOYF (bring your own feast) to enjoy at our jazz-style table seating.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Mary Poppins Jr.

    November 10, 2018  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    KAT Second Stage brings its unique “by kids 4 kids” theatrical magic to present this Disney authorized reduction of the iconic Mary Poppins for BlackRock Center for the Arts. The world’s favorite nanny takes the children on magical adventures, but they aren’t the only ones who she has a profound effect on. The whole family can learn a lesson or two from Mary, who advises “anything can happen if you let it.”

    “Top-notch interpreter of demanding works, not afraid to challenge audiences.” – The Washington Post

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Snacks, drinks, and adult beverages for sale and permitted inside theater.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Mary Poppins Jr.

    November 10, 2018  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    KAT Second Stage brings its unique “by kids 4 kids” theatrical magic to present this Disney authorized reduction of the iconic Mary Poppins for BlackRock Center for the Arts. The world’s favorite nanny takes the children on magical adventures, but they aren’t the only ones who she has a profound effect on. The whole family can learn a lesson or two from Mary, who advises “anything can happen if you let it.”

    “Top-notch interpreter of demanding works, not afraid to challenge audiences.” – The Washington Post

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Snacks, drinks, and adult beverages for sale and permitted inside theater.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience

    November 10, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Two-time Grammy award winning TERRANCE SIMIEN & THE ZYDECO EXPERIENCE celebrate 35 years of sharing their American roots music with responsive audiences in more than 45 countries. Simien has shared studio and stage with the likes of Los Lobos, Dave Matthews Band, the late Robert Palmer, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Marcia Ball, the Meters, and Dr. John. With a vast repertoire of Louisiana roots music and New Orleans standards, the group delivers the music with stunning lead vocals from Simien and blissful harmonies from the Zydeco Experience band.

    “Simien is a zydeco master; his voice yearning like Jimmy Cliff and Sam Cooke, he delivers soul worthy of Stax greats.” – Rolling Stone

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Cocktails, beer, and wine for sale. BOYF (bring your own feast) to enjoy at our jazz-style table seating.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

  • Rockville Musical Theatre presents "Brigadoon"

    November 10, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    F Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr, Rockville, MD 20851, USA

    The mystery and beauty of the Scottish Highlands is the backdrop for Lerner and Loewe’s magical tale about following your heart and the power of love.

    8 Performances | October 26, October 27 and November 2, 3, 9, and 10 at 8pm | November 4 and 11 at 2pm

    Tickets: Adults $25 / Seniors (62+) and Students $23

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit https://fscottfitzgerald.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=58

November 11, 2018
  • DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry Reading and Open Mic

    November 11, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20879, USA

    DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry Reading and Open Mic kicks off its fall season at the Gaithersburg Library with featured poets Hiram Larew, Nancy Naomi Carlson, and Steven Leyva. An Open Mic follows.

  • Rockville Musical Theatre presents "Brigadoon"

    November 11, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    F Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr, Rockville, MD 20851, USA

    The mystery and beauty of the Scottish Highlands is the backdrop for Lerner and Loewe’s magical tale about following your heart and the power of love.

    8 Performances | October 26, October 27 and November 2, 3, 9, and 10 at 8pm | November 4 and 11 at 2pm

    Tickets: Adults $25 / Seniors (62+) and Students $23

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit https://fscottfitzgerald.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=58

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Mary Poppins Jr.

    November 11, 2018  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    KAT Second Stage brings its unique “by kids 4 kids” theatrical magic to present this Disney authorized reduction of the iconic Mary Poppins for BlackRock Center for the Arts. The world’s favorite nanny takes the children on magical adventures, but they aren’t the only ones who she has a profound effect on. The whole family can learn a lesson or two from Mary, who advises “anything can happen if you let it.”

    “Top-notch interpreter of demanding works, not afraid to challenge audiences.” – The Washington Post

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Snacks, drinks, and adult beverages for sale and permitted inside theater.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

November 12, 2018
  • Early Release Day for all MCPS Students

    November 12, 2018  12:00 am - November 13, 2018  12:00 am
    MD

    For more information on MCPS schools visit montgomeryschoolsmd.org.
    View full 2018/2019 MCPS calendar.

  • Early Release Day for all MCPS Students

    November 12, 2018  12:00 am - November 13, 2018  12:00 am
    MD

    For more information on MCPS schools visit montgomeryschoolsmd.org.
    View full 2018/2019 MCPS calendar.

November 13, 2018
  • Early Release Day for all MCPS Students

    November 13, 2018  12:00 am - November 14, 2018  12:00 am
    MD

    For more information on MCPS schools visit montgomeryschoolsmd.org.
    View full 2018/2019 MCPS calendar.

  • County Council Session

    November 13, 2018  9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Council Office Building, Third Floor Hearing Room, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, 20850

    The Council generally meets on Tuesdays beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Council meets other days in committees and frequently holds public hearings and forums in the evenings. Nearly all Council meetings are open to the public.

    View Council Video on Demand
    View Council Agenda & Staff Reports (one day prior)

    For more information on Montgomery County Council visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/council.

  • 2018 Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Dinner

    November 13, 2018  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Rd, Rockville, MD 20852, USA

    The 2018 MCCC Business Awards Dinner celebrates the best in the Montgomery County business community. Join us for an evening of networking and inspiration on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and County Conference Center.

    For more details visit www.montgomerycountychamber.com.

  • Early Release Day for all MCPS Students

    November 13, 2018  12:00 am - November 14, 2018  12:00 am
    MD

    For more information on MCPS schools visit montgomeryschoolsmd.org.
    View full 2018/2019 MCPS calendar.

November 14, 2018
  • Trees Matter Symposium

    November 14, 2018  8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

    Join Montgomery Parks and Casey Trees, Washington D.C., for the seventh annual Trees Matter Symposium. Learn from the country's leading experts about innovative trends in urban and suburban landscaping and connect with industry colleagues. Take advantage of early bird pricing until October 13.

November 15, 2018
  • Free child safety seat inspection

    November 15, 2018

    Fitzgerald Auto Mall's Certified Passenger Safety Technicians at 5501 Nicholson Lane, Rockville

    MCPD Facebook event

    10 a.m. - noon

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Danika & The Jeb

    November 15, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    DANIKA & THE JEB are dynamic and fun, while their music is a soulful combination of artfully written songs and powerful musical phrasing. While Jeb crafts a story with six strings, Danika’s raspy yet warm voice hits the heart.

    “In Nashville, you have to stand in a long line as a new artist and do something fresh. I’ve seen Danika and Jeb play a few times around town and I’m always struck by her voice and her uniqueness in phrasing and especially tone. She’s a captivating singer in a truly soulful duo.” – Trey Bruce, Emmy Award Winning Songwriter

    “Danika Holmes puts her heart and soul into every performance. Her smile draws you in, her music keeps you there.” – Madalyn Sklar, GoGirls Music

    “I spent 25 years in the newspaper business, most of it as an entertainment reporter and editor. I’ve seen some of the best guitarists that rock, blues and country have to offer. Jeb Hart can hold his own with any of them. His heart and passion are matched only by his technical skills.” – Jim Renke, Entertainment Reporter

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Cocktails, beer, and wine for sale. BOYF (bring your own feast) to enjoy at our jazz-style table seating.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

November 16, 2018
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Creole and Zydeco for Kidz!

    November 16, 2018  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    CREOLE AND ZYDECO FOR KIDZ! is a dynamic performance centered on the French speaking Creoles of South Louisiana and the history of zydeco music. With music featured in Disney’s “Princess & The Frog” film, Terrance Simien has reached family audiences all over the world with his unique music. Our audience will learn the meaning of Mardi Gras, the unique instruments of zydeco, speak a little French in a call and response, and become acquainted with the colorful and multicultural heritage of the Creoles.

    “Professional in every manner, Terrance and Cynthia worked closely with the Center’s Education Institute beforehand to ensure a high quality performance. Terrance and his band were engaging, witty and exuberant during their audience interactive performance. The students delighted in the experience of catching the Mardi Gras beads Terrance threw during the performance that they proudly carried from the theatre as a memento of this exciting experience.” -Morenga Hunt, Director, Blumenthal Performing Art Center, Education Institute, Charlotte, NC

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Snacks, drinks, and adult beverages for sale. BOYF (bring your own feast) to enjoy at our jazz-style table seating.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

  • Garden of Lights

    November 16, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • 2018 Annual Heroes Celebration

    November 16, 2018  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    5151 Pooks Hill Rd Bethesda Maryland 20814

    Every fall, the Montgomery County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI MC) hosts a special celebration to honor "heroes" whose countless contributions have shed light on the impact of mental illness. This celebration not only serves as the organization's largest fundraiser of the year but gathers over 300 of our community's leaders. politicians, mental healthcare providers, those impacted by mental illness, and concerned citizens to recognize the importance of mental health.

    Visit NAMI to learn more and purchase tickets.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts

    November 16, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    This musical comedy trio were top finalists on “America’s Got Talent” and are coming to BlackRock to impress us with their style. A new breed in the “tenor genre,” featuring classically-trained veteran artists, it’s like Duck Dynasty goes to Carnegie Hall – down home laughs with big city music! Written by opera-veteran Matthew Lord and arranged by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler, it’s Larry the Cable Guy meets Il Divo.

    “The Three Redneck Tenors brought good music and plenty of laughs.” – WV News

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Cocktails, beer, and wine for sale and permitted in theater.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

November 17, 2018
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Creole and Zydeco for Kidz!

    November 17, 2018  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    CREOLE AND ZYDECO FOR KIDZ! is a dynamic performance centered on the French speaking Creoles of South Louisiana and the history of zydeco music. With music featured in Disney’s “Princess & The Frog” film, Terrance Simien has reached family audiences all over the world with his unique music. Our audience will learn the meaning of Mardi Gras, the unique instruments of zydeco, speak a little French in a call and response, and become acquainted with the colorful and multicultural heritage of the Creoles.

    “Professional in every manner, Terrance and Cynthia worked closely with the Center’s Education Institute beforehand to ensure a high quality performance. Terrance and his band were engaging, witty and exuberant during their audience interactive performance. The students delighted in the experience of catching the Mardi Gras beads Terrance threw during the performance that they proudly carried from the theatre as a memento of this exciting experience.” -Morenga Hunt, Director, Blumenthal Performing Art Center, Education Institute, Charlotte, NC

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Snacks, drinks, and adult beverages for sale. BOYF (bring your own feast) to enjoy at our jazz-style table seating.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

  • Garden of Lights

    November 17, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Atzilut - A Concert for Peace

    November 17, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    ATZILUT, a ten-member high energy Middle Eastern ensemble that features virtuoso musicians proficient in the rhythms and inflections of both Hebrew and Arabic music, make a powerful statement for peace through shared music. No speeches needed – the music itself is the message. This concert exemplifies the potential for artistic collaboration and shared creativity that emerges when musicians representing two traditions with common roots overcome conflict to celebrate hope and trust through music.

    “This was a fantastic concert and an excellent music forum.” –Baltimore Community College

    “How wonderful it was to witness the building of such powerful mutual feelings between yourselves and your audience. As one audience member put it, “it was like a gulf one thousand years wide had been bridged.” – Anonymous

    “Everything about the night – the musicianship, song selections, originality, spontaneity, etc. – was perfect.” – Anonymous

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Cocktails, beer, and wine for sale and permitted in theater.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Ivy League of Comedy: Stars of Radio & TV

    November 17, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    The Ivy League of Comedy returns to BlackRock with two hilarious stars of radio and television. Standup comedians Tom Ryan, who has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and Clayton Fletcher, heard every day on Sirius/XM Radio’s Laugh USA, Blue Collar Comedy, and Jamie Foxx’s Foxxhole stations aim to make you fall out of your chair laughing with clean, smart comedy and Broadway-quality entertainment.

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Cocktails, beer, and wine for sale. BOYF (bring your own feast) to enjoy at our jazz-style table seating.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.