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February 22, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Weekend Planner for Feb. 23-25: Guide to Arts & Entertainment in Montgomery County

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, Feb. 23-25. Friday, Feb. 23  VisArts Art Exhibit Reception and Artist Talk  Artist Hsin-Hsi Chen’s ‘Liminal’ exhibit is on display in the Kaplan Gallery through April 1. Mary Anne Arntzen’s ‘Solitary Bees’ exhibit is on display in the Gibbs Street Gallery through March 18. Sobia […]

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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 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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June 15, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 15, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 15, in Montgomery County: 1. The Josiah Henson Leadership Conference II takes place this morning at the studios of Montgomery Community Media. 2.  It’s the first of its kind. The Ellsworth Urban Dog Park opens today at 621 Ellsworth Drive in Silver Spring. 3. Montgomery County Department […]

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February 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Sonya Burke hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on Black History Month, Councilmember Craig Rice’s Education Budget Forums, the latest Consumer Alert, a new community mural in Takoma Park, and more:  

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February 26, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Leadership Conference Held in Honor of Josiah Henson (VIDEO)

Montgomery Community Media (MCM) and Montgomery Parks hosted the Josiah Henson Leadership Conference on Monday, Feb. 22 at MCM’s studios in Rockville. In this video, business leaders discuss the impact of Henson’s legacy and Montgomery Parks staff describe plans to open a new museum at Josiah Henson Park in North Bethesda. MyMCMedia’s Willie James Inman […]

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February 22, 2016 | Willie James Inman

MCM and Montgomery Parks Host Josiah Henson Leadership Conference (VIDEO)

Montgomery Community Media and Montgomery Parks hosted a leadership conference to discuss the life and legacy of Josiah Henson. The conference took place on the morning of Monday, Feb. 22 at the Montgomery Community Media studios in Rockville. Henson was enslaved on a plantation owned by Isaac Riley from 1795 until 1830 when he escaped […]

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February 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 22, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Feb. 22, in Montgomery County: 1. The Josiah Henson Leadership Conference takes place today at the studios of Montgomery Community Media. You can watch the livestream broadcast on the MyMCMedia.org website beginning at 8 a.m. today. 2. In celebration of African American History Month, the city of […]

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