Helping Neighbors at a Social Distance: Nonprofits That Need Your Help

While millions are struggling to survive the coronavirus crisis, area non-profits, life-lines for many, are struggling to stay alive as well. Now, as national resources dwindle, these local charities are needed now more than...

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Sherwood High School Musicians Perform ‘Quarantine Magic’ Virtually

Jazz musicians from Sherwood High School were not about to let social distancing and a closed school stop their music. What started as a check-in text from their instrumental teacher, Alex Silverbook, ended in a nine-minute...

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We Love Weekends Social Distancing Style: Weekend Planner for April 2-5

Here’s our guide to virtual arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, April 2-5. Round House at Your House:  Round House Theatre has created online programs for all ages while the theatre is closed. Artistic Director...

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Gaithersburg Book Festival Moved to Virtual

Like just about everything else, from arts to business to family chats, the Gaithersburg Book Festival is heading toward a virtual-only experience. The festival, which was planned for May 16, will not be held as usual as it has...

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Adventure Theatre Previews ‘On The Wings of A Mariposa’ Sunday Via Facebook Live

Adventure Theatre may be closed due to the coronavirus public health emergency, but that won’t stop them from providing children’s theatre. The theatre plans to live stream a digital presentation of the script, On The...

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BLOG: Looking Forward to a Carousel Spin at Glen Echo

Glen Echo, MD – Tuesday, March 24, 2020 It has been a long winter and the historic Dentzel Carousel has been under wraps.  Closed for refurbishing since July 2019, and nearly a year later it has suddenly been uncovered so...

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April 2, 2020 | Gaynelle Evans

Helping Neighbors at a Social Distance: Nonprofits That Need Your Help

While millions are struggling to survive the coronavirus crisis, area non-profits, life-lines for many, are struggling to stay alive as well. Now, as national resources dwindle, these local charities are needed now more than ever. Throughout this crisis, MyMcMedia.com will list local non-profit organizations and their increasing need for your support, because even at a […]

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April 2, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Sherwood High School Musicians Perform ‘Quarantine Magic’ Virtually

Jazz musicians from Sherwood High School were not about to let social distancing and a closed school stop their music. What started as a check-in text from their instrumental teacher, Alex Silverbook, ended in a nine-minute virtual rendition of Grover Washington Jr.’s Mr. Magic, appropriately renamed Quarantine Magic. When Silverbook, who has been teaching at […]

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April 2, 2020 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends Social Distancing Style: Weekend Planner for April 2-5

Here’s our guide to virtual arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, April 2-5. Round House at Your House:  Round House Theatre has created online programs for all ages while the theatre is closed. Artistic Director Ryan Rilette shares the programs Round House has planned in the video below. The Playwrights on Plays series of weekly […]

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April 2, 2020 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Libraries Offer Digital Library Card, Expand Virtual Services

Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) still have a lot to offer while the branches are closed due to the coronavirus public health emergency. These services include easier access to some library resources as well as virtual programming opportunities for all ages. Residents who do not currently have a library card can sign up online for […]

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April 1, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Strathmore Brings Harmony with Virtual Concerts

Strathmore, the powerhouse arts center in North Bethesda, is offering virtual experiences during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, like Facebook Live concerts. Director of Education Lauren Campbell spoke to MyMCMedia about what Strathmore is doing to unite and connect people during a distant time.

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March 31, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

American School of Inspiration in Damascus Bows Out

The American School of Inspiration in Damascus is no more. The school had been operating as part of the Druid Theater Arts in Damascus and was in talks to have Druid take it over, according to a March 28 letter from Druid’s board of directors. But those discussions took place prior to COVID-19. “The world […]

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March 30, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Gaithersburg Book Festival Moved to Virtual

Like just about everything else, from arts to business to family chats, the Gaithersburg Book Festival is heading toward a virtual-only experience. The festival, which was planned for May 16, will not be held as usual as it has since 2010. Rather than meeting at Bohrer Park, “we will not be coming together – at […]

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March 29, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

photo of exterior of Adventure Theatre in Glen Echo Park

Presentación de Obra de Teatro Bilingüe Hoy por Facebook Live

Adventure Theatre puede estar cerrado debido a la emergencia de salud pública del coronavirus, pero eso no les impedirá proporcionar teatro para niños. El teatro planea transmitir en vivo una presentación digital del guión, “On The Wings of A Mariposa”, de Alvaro Saar Rios, el domingo 29 de marzo a las 2 p.m. La obra […]

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March 29, 2020 | Staff Writer

photo of exterior of Adventure Theatre in Glen Echo Park

Adventure Theatre Previews ‘On The Wings of A Mariposa’ Sunday Via Facebook Live

Adventure Theatre may be closed due to the coronavirus public health emergency, but that won’t stop them from providing children’s theatre. The theatre plans to live stream a digital presentation of the script, On The Wings of A Mariposa by Alvaro Saar Rios, Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m. Directed by Elena Velasco, this presentation […]

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March 26, 2020 | Phil Fabrizio

BLOG: Looking Forward to a Carousel Spin at Glen Echo

Glen Echo, MD – Tuesday, March 24, 2020 It has been a long winter and the historic Dentzel Carousel has been under wraps.  Closed for refurbishing since July 2019, and nearly a year later it has suddenly been uncovered so that the beautiful restoration work can be seen through the scaffolding. The Covid-19 pandemic has […]

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