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February 16, 2018 | Michelle Queen

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

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

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February 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

BlackRock’s Kay Gallery Features Turned Wood Exhibit

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

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February 7, 2018 | Michelle Queen

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

February is Maple Sugaring Month at Brookside Nature Center. Every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday during the month, visitors learn first hand the process of making maple syrup. Sap is collected into a bucket through a spile used to tap the tree, then boiled down to create maple syrup. Enjoy samples of the sap and finished […]

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February 5, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Woodturners Association Outreach Programs

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

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February 5, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Check Out: What Montgomery County Was Reading in January

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) maintain an extensive collection of materials for county residents to check out. Have you ever wondered what the county’s library visitors are reading? We turned to our county’s librarians to determine the most popular titles in January. For the month of January, the most read books by genre are:   […]

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February 2, 2018 | Michelle Queen

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

Since 1926, Americans have set aside time in February to celebrate the significance of Black History. The Montgomery County Public Libraries have numerous events planned during the month, including movie screenings, discussions, musical performances, and historical presentations. For a complete list, click here. Montgomery County Public Libraries’ Mary Ellen Icaza talks about a special event […]

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February 1, 2018 | Staff Writer

High School Winners Announced in Johns Hopkins University’s Art Competition

For the last 12 years, Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus has held an art competition designed to get children excited about Science Technology Engineering Art and Mathematics (STEAM) education. Students from 17 Montgomery County public high schools submitted work for the 2018 high school art show and 51 pieces were selected. The theme of […]

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January 26, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Woodturning is a Hands-on Endeavor

It’s no secret that arts and crafts classes have vanished from many public schools across the U.S. Yet some local artisans would love to see more young people involved in activities that require hands on work. Ellen Davis, the president of the Montgomery County Woodturners Association and Phil Brown, Lifetime Impact Award recipient explain why. […]

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January 25, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner for Jan. 26-28: Guide to Arts and Entertainment in Montgomery County

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Jan. 26-28. Friday, Jan. 26  Off the Grid Opening Reception This art exhibit features contemporary fiber and textile-based artwork by Montgomery County artists Judy Kirpich, Hillary Steel, Floris Flam, Elizabeth Packard, and Karen Schulz. Jan. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Betty Mae Kramer Gallery […]

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January 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

Pfanstiehl Announces Retirement from Strathmore

Eliot Pfanstiehl, who founded Strathmore and has served as its CEO since its inception, will retire Aug. 31. A release announcing his retirement included this quote from Pfanstiehl: “While retirement will leap to the minds of many, redeployment of my skills and assets is a more apt description, as I survey the many opportunities and […]

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