Silver Spring Couple’s Quarantine Birthday Song Brightens Spirits

COVID-19 has caused a disruption in many festivities including graduations and birthday celebrations. To try to make up for the disappointments, musicians Elizabeth and Phil Kominski from Silver Spring, members of the band The...

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What to Expect at the Virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival

Another year, another Gaithersburg Book Festival. The coronavirus can’t stop the city’s book worms and writers from coming together, even if they won’t be gathering in Bohrer Park. Mayor Jud Ashman discusses...

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‘Harriet’ Star Cynthia Erivo to Join Jawando for Virtual Storytime Friday

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando announced a special guest for his daily virtual storytime Friday: Academy Award nominee Cynthia Erivo. Erivo starred in the 2019 biographical film “Harriet,” about...

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Gaithersburg Book Festival Announces Virtual Schedule

Despite having to cancel the physical part of their popular annual event, the Gaithersburg Book Festival has found a way to keep their celebration of literature alive. On May 16 the festival will kick off its month-long schedule...

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Strathmore Offering Free Virtual Entertainment Including Concerts and Art Gallery Tours

Strathmore is offering free virtual programming including weekly live streamed concerts, virtual book clubs and art gallery tours to continue to entertain the community and support D.C. based artists. “A commitment to community...

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Bethesda Art Installation Honors Workers on Frontline

Have you noticed the colorful artwork on the pedestrian bridge over Old Georgetown Road in downtown Bethesda? The pedestrian bridge art installation depicts healthcare workers, service industry employees, hearts, a grocery cart...

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May 26, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Silver Spring Couple’s Quarantine Birthday Song Brightens Spirits

COVID-19 has caused a disruption in many festivities including graduations and birthday celebrations. To try to make up for the disappointments, musicians Elizabeth and Phil Kominski from Silver Spring, members of the band The Breakaways, created a quarantine birthday song for those who have to celebrate their special day during these tough times. The original […]

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May 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

What to Expect at the Virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival

Another year, another Gaithersburg Book Festival. The coronavirus can’t stop the city’s book worms and writers from coming together, even if they won’t be gathering in Bohrer Park. Mayor Jud Ashman discusses what to expect at this year’s Virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival: The Virtual Gaithersburg Book Festival launches Saturday and there there will be activities […]

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May 13, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

‘Harriet’ Star Cynthia Erivo to Join Jawando for Virtual Storytime Friday

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando announced a special guest for his daily virtual storytime Friday: Academy Award nominee Cynthia Erivo. Erivo starred in the 2019 biographical film “Harriet,” about abolitionist Harriet Tubman. In 2016, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Celie Harris in The Color Purple. She […]

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May 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Imagination Stage Offers Online Activities for the Whole Family

Imagination Stage, a theater and performing arts center in Bethesda, has moved online due to COVID-19. The theater is offering storytimes, arts and crafts, theatre exercises and more through Facebook and on its website. Parents who are interested in sharing arts activities with their families should visit imaginationstage.org/blog. All activities will be linked there, as […]

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May 6, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Gaithersburg Book Festival Announces Virtual Schedule

Despite having to cancel the physical part of their popular annual event, the Gaithersburg Book Festival has found a way to keep their celebration of literature alive. On May 16 the festival will kick off its month-long schedule of online events. “I’m delighted that our creative staff and volunteers have figured out a way to […]

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May 5, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Strathmore Offering Free Virtual Entertainment Including Concerts and Art Gallery Tours

Strathmore is offering free virtual programming including weekly live streamed concerts, virtual book clubs and art gallery tours to continue to entertain the community and support D.C. based artists. “A commitment to community has been part of our core mission since the beginning, and that doesn’t stop with a pandemic,” said Lauren Campbell, Strathmore’s Director […]

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May 4, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Bethesda Art Installation Honors Workers on Frontline

Have you noticed the colorful artwork on the pedestrian bridge over Old Georgetown Road in downtown Bethesda? The pedestrian bridge art installation depicts healthcare workers, service industry employees, hearts, a grocery cart and more to honor all the frontline workers and emergency responders responding to the coronavirus public health emergency in the community. Board members […]

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May 1, 2020 | Michelle Queen

MCPL Kicks Off Spring Reading Program

Montgomery County Public Libraries’ has launched its spring reading challenge for youth ages 0-17. This year the theme is beasts and blooms. The challenge, which runs until May 31, encourages participants to log every hour they read to earn online badges. Once the libraries reopen, participants who read at least eight hours are rewarded with […]

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April 30, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Adventure Theatre Presenta Teatro Virtual Bilingüe el Domingo

Con la obra de teatro bilingüe “Luchadora” el teatro Adventure ofrece una presentación de manera virtual a través de su página de Facebook, el domingo a las 2pm. La pandemia COVID-19 ha provocado el cierre de establecimientos como los teatros, así que Adventure Theatre MTC, que tiene su sede en el icónico parque Glen Echo […]

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April 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Virtual Awesome Con Set for this Weekend

Awesome Con is coming directly into your phone or computer this weekend. Join the festivities May 1 through 3 in the attire of your choice, even pajamas. Guests include Ross Marquand, Zachary Levi and Mikal Mosley. There will be livestreamed films, hangouts, karaoke and even Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Find out about comic books, all […]

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