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Weekend Planner, April 22 – 24 (VIDEOS)

Here are some of our weekend picks from the MyMCMedia.org calendar:

Friday, April 22 – Earth Day

 

Saturday, April 23

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  • The C&O Canal Trust is hosting a series of Canal Pride Days throughout the park where the public is invited to volunteer for a day of restoration, revitalization and fun. Today’s event is at Great Falls from 9 a.m. – noon. Registration is required.
  • Community “Green Up Day” takes place at numerous neighborhoods in Gaithersburg from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • The Mid-Maryland Guitar Festival continues today at Montgomery College – the day includes numerous masterclasses and concerts. The festival takes place at MC’s Rockville Campus.
  • The Puppet Co presents Sleeping Beauty at Glen Echo Park at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Montgomery College presents the play Conference of the Birds based on a long Persian poem written in 1177 by the poet Farid ud-Din Attar at the Parilla Performing Arts Center in Rockville. Two performances at 2 and 8 p.m.
  • Olney Theatre presents Dial ‘M’ for Murder at 2 and 8 p.m.
  • Round House Theatre presents Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at 2 and 8 p.m. in Bethesda.
  • The Goddard School‘s Spring Fling includes clowns, gymnasts, musical performances, carnival-themed snacks and ponies. The school is located at 8611 Second Avenue in Silver Spring. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • AFI Silver Theater is screening Gone With the Wind at 2:30 p.m.  Author James Curtis will sign copies of his book William Cameron Menzies: The Shape of Films to Come beginning to at 1 p.m.
  • The 8th Annual Lions’ Roar 5K race takes place at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Bethesda at 8 a.m.
  • Davy Knowles performs at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club at 8 p.m.
  • AMP by Strathmore presents ‘Live in Central Park [Revisited],‘ a tribute to Simon & Garfunkel at 8 p.m. in Bethesda.

Sunday, April 24

  • Pike’s Peek 10K road race is this morning. Runners start at Shady Grove Metro Station and finish near the White Flint Metro Station. Expect road closures during the race.
  • The annual Give and Ride food drive runs today through Saturday, April 30. Receive a free bus ride by participating in the food drive. All donations go to Manna Food Center and needy area families. Help stamp out hunger in Montgomery County.
  • The dedication ceremony for the Potomac Adaptive Sports Court takes place at the Potomac Community Recreation Center at 9:30 a.m.
  • Kensington celebrates The International Day of the Book with their annual street festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plan your visit with this schedule of events. Master of ceremonies and author Steve Piacente talks about the festival in this article.
  • The Puppet Co presents Sleeping Beauty at Glen Echo Park at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • The 27th annual Rockville Science Day takes place at the Rockville Campus of Montgomery College today from noon to 5 p.m. This free, family-friendly event includes hands-on exhibits, demonstrations and performances in all fields of science.
  • Montgomery College presents the play Conference of the Birds based on a long Persian poem written in 1177 by the poet Farid ud-Din Attar at the Parilla Performing Arts Center in Rockville at 2 p.m.
  • Olney Theatre presents Dial ‘M’ for Murder at 2 p.m.
  • Round House Theatre presents Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at 2 p.m. in Bethesda. This is the final performance.
  • Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington celebrates 33 years of service with their grand re-opening from 3 to 5 p.m. at 501 Sligo Avenue in Silver Spring.

More things to do: see the latest Culture Spot MC video calendar:

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