Josiah Henson Park

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 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 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Celebrates Black History Month (VIDEOS)

Josiah Henson was born a slave in Charles County, Maryland and lived in Montgomery County before escaping to freedom in Canada. Author Harriet Beecher Stowe modeled the fictional character Uncle Tom after Josiah Henson. Unlike Stowe’s Uncle Tom, Henson became a conductor on the underground railroad, international speaker, author and the founder of a city […]

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March 31, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Weekend Planner, April 1 – 3 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our weekend picks from the MyMCMedia.org calendar: Friday, April 1 Bunnyland is back at Butler’s Orchard in Germantown with lots of activities for children. Opens at 9 a.m. and is weather dependent. Call 301.972.3299 or check Butler’s Orchard website if any question about the weather. Montgomery Parks will be celebrating the season opening […]

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March 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Week In Review featured on Montgomery Community Media

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Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. His guests include Henry Hailstock, Charlotte Davis, Matthew Fleischer and José Luis Diaz. Topics discussed this week include the targeting of seniors with memory loss by financial scammers, the environmental impact of farming throughout Maryland, the work of the Rock Creek Conservancy and the […]

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March 3, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Week In Review featured on Montgomery Community Media

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Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. His guests include David Rodich, Jane de Winter, Stuart Rosenthal and Merlyn Reineke. Topics discussed this week, include the issues important to Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 500 members, protections against child abuse in place at our public schools, a preview of two […]

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February 26, 2016 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner, February 26 – 28 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our weekend picks from the MyMCMedia.org calendar: Friday, February 26 JANIS SIEGEL “Midnight Sun” from Steve Lippman/FLIP on Vimeo. Bethesda’s Gallery B art exhibit this month features works by Heather Jacks, Darlene Towson and Andrew Wohl. The gallery is open from noon to 6 p.m. Rahsaan Patterson has two performances at Bethesda […]

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February 26, 2016 | Staff Writer

Online Map Highlights African-American Historic Sites in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

As part of Montgomery County’s celebration of Black History month, local leaders have unveiled an online map to highlight African-American historic sites across the county. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. The online map may be found here: http://tinyurl.com/zctxhct

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February 22, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Montgomery County to Launch Online Map of African-American Historical Sites

Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal along with members of the Montgomery County Planning Board staff will launch a new online map to celebrate African-American historical sites throughout the County. The online map is part of the County’s Black History Month celebration and the announcement will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. in […]

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February 1, 2016 | Willie James Inman

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Montgomery Parks to Celebrate Black History Month

Montgomery Parks will celebrate Black History Month with free educational events that highlight the stories, struggles and successes of African Americans. The events will take place on February 27 and 28 at Josiah Henson Park and will include free guided tours, a screening of a PBS documentary about the park and a spoken word poetry […]

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