Upcoming Events

Montgomery Community Media encourages residents and organizations to submit their events and happenings in Montgomery County. To submit an event, go to the Submit An Event page. All Events posted are moderated by MCM and we reserve the right to not post any event we deem inappropriate.

While MCM strives to maintain an accurate up to date Events Calendar, we recommend checking the individual event website to confirm dates, times, and check for changes.
Link to the Submit An Event page.

Upcoming Events Month View.

December 17, 2018
  • Sandy Spring Museum Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Show

    December 17, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860, USA

    Sandy Spring's 11 artist residents and many local community artists will be displaying their unique, handcrafted items for sale.

    Ditch the lines at the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this season. Sandy Spring Museum’s artist residents and local artists come together to display and sell their mystical pieces. From handmade jewelry, quilts, to pottery, you are surely to leave with a gift that’s one-of-a-kind.

    The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week (M-F) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, Thursdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 2.

    Learn more at:  https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/event/fine-arts-crafts-holiday-gift-show-2/all/

  • Garden of Lights

    December 17, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Gaithersburg Mayor and Council Meeting

    December 17, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Gaithersburg City Hall, 31 S Summit Ave, Gaithersburg, MD, United States

    The Mayor and City Council is scheduled to conduct a meeting. The meeting agenda will be available online prior to the meeting date.
    The public is invited to attend and observe this session, but except in instances when the Mayor and City Council expressly invites public comments, no member of the public may participate in the discussions. The public may submit written comments to the staff liaison to be forwarded for its consideration. To confirm accessibility accommodations, please contact the staff liaison.
    For more information on the Mayor and City Council please visit here.

  • Stratmore: Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

    December 17, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln, North Bethesda, MD 20852, USA

    Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Presenting world class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian Snow Maidens, and jubilant Nesting Dolls—Great Russian Nutcracker brings the Christmas spirit to life for all ages. “Kids wide-eyed with delight!” says The New York Times. Experience the Dove of Peace Tour, spreading goodwill in over 100 cities across North America. Get seats now for the whole family and make memories for a lifetime at Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcrackerwww.nutcracker.com.

December 18, 2018
  • Sandy Spring Museum Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Show

    December 18, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860, USA

    Sandy Spring's 11 artist residents and many local community artists will be displaying their unique, handcrafted items for sale.

    Ditch the lines at the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this season. Sandy Spring Museum’s artist residents and local artists come together to display and sell their mystical pieces. From handmade jewelry, quilts, to pottery, you are surely to leave with a gift that’s one-of-a-kind.

    The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week (M-F) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, Thursdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 2.

    Learn more at:  https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/event/fine-arts-crafts-holiday-gift-show-2/all/

  • Garden of Lights

    December 18, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Strathmore: The Hip Hop Nutcracker

    December 18, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln, North Bethesda, MD 20852, USA

    This holiday mash-up for the whole family is back by popular demand! The Hip Hop Nutcracker reimagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive hip-hop choreography. A dozen all-star dancers, an on-stage DJ, and an electric violinist bring the traditional Nutcracker story to life in contemporary New York City.

    • Special guest emcee Kurtis Blow charted the first rap gold record with “The Breaks” in 1980. Blow opens the show with a rapping introduction.
    • The New York Times calls The Hip Hop Nutcracker, “A generous dose of contemporary spirit sure to heat up even the most restless and wintry of souls.”

    Ticket price:

    $30 - $60

    To purchase tickets visit www.strathmore.org.

December 19, 2018
  • Takoma Park Police Active Shooter Training

    December 19, 2018
    John Nevins Andrews School 117 Elm Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912

    Takoma Park Police Department will be conducting active shooter training scenarios at John Nevins Andrews School on December 12, 13, 19 and 20. You may at times hear what sounds like gunshots; the officers will be using non-lethal training ammunition called simunitions, which may sound real.

    twitter : https://twitter.com/TakomaParkPD/status/1072130058616274944

  • Sandy Spring Museum Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Show

    December 19, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860, USA

    Sandy Spring's 11 artist residents and many local community artists will be displaying their unique, handcrafted items for sale.

    Ditch the lines at the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this season. Sandy Spring Museum’s artist residents and local artists come together to display and sell their mystical pieces. From handmade jewelry, quilts, to pottery, you are surely to leave with a gift that’s one-of-a-kind.

    The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week (M-F) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, Thursdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 2.

    Learn more at:  https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/event/fine-arts-crafts-holiday-gift-show-2/all/

  • Garden of Lights

    December 19, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • PEPCO Community Meeting: Sligo to Linden Underground Line

    December 19, 2018  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Yeshiva School of Greater Washington, 2010 Linden Lane, Forest Glen

    RSVP: SilgotoLinden@pepco.com 855-888-9343

    From PEPCO: At Pepco, we are committed to providing safe, reliable, and affordable energy to our customers and communities in Maryland. Our upcoming Sligo to Linden Underground Line Project will enhance reliability of the energy grid in your area. Please join us at one of the meetings shown below where we will share information about how the Sligo to Linden Underground Project Line will impact your area. Topics of discussion will include:

    •     Construction timelines
    •     Traffic pattern changes
    •     Neighborhood impacts
    •     Building an amicable relationship with the community to ensure a seamless process

    Project’s Dedicated Phone Line:
    301-679-6006
    Pepco 24-Hour Emergency Line:
    877-737-2662

  • Round House Theatre presents Gem of the Ocean

    December 19, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    As turmoil swirls in Pittsburgh’s Hill District over a tragedy at the local mill, the “American Century” dawns in Aunt Ester’s kitchen when Citizen Barlow arrives to have his soul cleansed by the venerable, 285-year-old soothsayer. Neighborhood personalities mesh and collide as the household prepares for his mystical quest. But with the scars left by the Civil War still fresh, one man’s redemption could mean the end of the uneasy calm holding this African-American community together. This first chapter of August Wilson’s monumental play cycle, directed by Timothy Douglas (Two Trains Running at Round House Theatre), challenges us to examine our notions of “freedom” in a country where the end of slavery opened the door to more insidious systems of oppression.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit www.roundhousetheatre.org

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    December 19, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • Strathmore: The Hip Hop Nutcracker

    December 19, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln, North Bethesda, MD 20852, USA

    This holiday mash-up for the whole family is back by popular demand! The Hip Hop Nutcracker reimagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive hip-hop choreography. A dozen all-star dancers, an on-stage DJ, and an electric violinist bring the traditional Nutcracker story to life in contemporary New York City.

    • Special guest emcee Kurtis Blow charted the first rap gold record with “The Breaks” in 1980. Blow opens the show with a rapping introduction.
    • The New York Times calls The Hip Hop Nutcracker, “A generous dose of contemporary spirit sure to heat up even the most restless and wintry of souls.”

    Ticket price:

    $30 - $60

    To purchase tickets visit www.strathmore.org.

December 20, 2018
  • Free child safety seat inspection

    December 20, 2018

    Fitzgerald Auto Mall's Certified Passenger Safety Technicians at 5501 Nicholson Lane, Rockville

    MCPD Facebook event

    10 a.m. - noon

  • Takoma Park Police Active Shooter Training

    December 20, 2018
    John Nevins Andrews School 117 Elm Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912

    Takoma Park Police Department will be conducting active shooter training scenarios at John Nevins Andrews School on December 12, 13, 19 and 20. You may at times hear what sounds like gunshots; the officers will be using non-lethal training ammunition called simunitions, which may sound real.

    twitter : https://twitter.com/TakomaParkPD/status/1072130058616274944

  • Sandy Spring Museum Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Show

    December 20, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860, USA

    Sandy Spring's 11 artist residents and many local community artists will be displaying their unique, handcrafted items for sale.

    Ditch the lines at the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this season. Sandy Spring Museum’s artist residents and local artists come together to display and sell their mystical pieces. From handmade jewelry, quilts, to pottery, you are surely to leave with a gift that’s one-of-a-kind.

    The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week (M-F) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, Thursdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 2.

    Learn more at:  https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/event/fine-arts-crafts-holiday-gift-show-2/all/

  • Garden of Lights

    December 20, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Striking 12 | Free Range Humans

    December 20, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Presented by Free Range Humans and inspired, in part, by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Match Girl,” Striking 12 toggles between an urban fairy tale and the beloved classic, telling the story of a grumpy, overworked New Yorker who resolves to spend New Year’s Eve alone in his apartment when an unexpected visitor brings some much-needed cheer. The evening springs to life through an eclectic score that combines pop, rock, jazz, show tunes, and more, delighting those who both love or loathe the holidays.

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Snacks, drinks, and adult beverages for sale and permitted inside theater.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

  • Round House Theatre presents Gem of the Ocean

    December 20, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    As turmoil swirls in Pittsburgh’s Hill District over a tragedy at the local mill, the “American Century” dawns in Aunt Ester’s kitchen when Citizen Barlow arrives to have his soul cleansed by the venerable, 285-year-old soothsayer. Neighborhood personalities mesh and collide as the household prepares for his mystical quest. But with the scars left by the Civil War still fresh, one man’s redemption could mean the end of the uneasy calm holding this African-American community together. This first chapter of August Wilson’s monumental play cycle, directed by Timothy Douglas (Two Trains Running at Round House Theatre), challenges us to examine our notions of “freedom” in a country where the end of slavery opened the door to more insidious systems of oppression.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit www.roundhousetheatre.org

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    December 20, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

December 21, 2018
  • Sandy Spring Museum Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Show

    December 21, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860, USA

    Sandy Spring's 11 artist residents and many local community artists will be displaying their unique, handcrafted items for sale.

    Ditch the lines at the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this season. Sandy Spring Museum’s artist residents and local artists come together to display and sell their mystical pieces. From handmade jewelry, quilts, to pottery, you are surely to leave with a gift that’s one-of-a-kind.

    The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week (M-F) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, Thursdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 2.

    Learn more at:  https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/event/fine-arts-crafts-holiday-gift-show-2/all/

  • MCM Offices and Facilities will Close at Noon

    December 21, 2018  12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    MCM Offices and Facilities will close at noon and remain closed through January 1, 2019. Offices will reopen at 9am on January 2.

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    December 21, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • Garden of Lights

    December 21, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Winter Solstice Celebration

    December 21, 2018  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817, USA

    • Light up the longest night with a celebration for the first day of winter. We’ll mark the occasion in the tradition of ancient cultures with treats around the campfire, a meditative labyrinth walk, and making New Year’s wishes.+
  • Winter Solstice Campfire

    December 21, 2018  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Ln, Rockville, MD 20855, USA

    In celebration of the sun’s return, let’s tell tales of winter and make lanterns (one per child) to light our way as we take a short walk. We’ll return to the campfire ring for s’mores!

    For more details visit www.montgomeryparks.org.

  • Round House Theatre presents Gem of the Ocean

    December 21, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    As turmoil swirls in Pittsburgh’s Hill District over a tragedy at the local mill, the “American Century” dawns in Aunt Ester’s kitchen when Citizen Barlow arrives to have his soul cleansed by the venerable, 285-year-old soothsayer. Neighborhood personalities mesh and collide as the household prepares for his mystical quest. But with the scars left by the Civil War still fresh, one man’s redemption could mean the end of the uneasy calm holding this African-American community together. This first chapter of August Wilson’s monumental play cycle, directed by Timothy Douglas (Two Trains Running at Round House Theatre), challenges us to examine our notions of “freedom” in a country where the end of slavery opened the door to more insidious systems of oppression.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit www.roundhousetheatre.org

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    December 21, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Dave Keller

    December 21, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    One of the finest soul and blues men of his generation, Dave Keller turns his personal experiences into universal ones with each album.

    “A superb songwriter and storyteller. He is, without question, the real deal, pouring it out with heart, soul and a power that emanates from the deepest regions of the heart. This is the finest soul I’ve heard since the early days.” – Bill Wilson, Billtown Blues

    “Some people got it and some people don’t. Dave Keller got it.” – Johnny Rawls, Mississippi soul/blues master.

    “All night, gut bucket, roadhouse soul that doesn’t stop just because the sun is coming up.” – Midwest Record

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Cocktails, beer, and wine for sale. Guests are encouraged to BYOF (Bring Your Own Feast) to our Friday Night Series, whether it be a picnic basket of your own munchies or take-out from the enormous array of restaurants within walking distance of BlackRock.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Striking 12 | Free Range Humans

    December 21, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Presented by Free Range Humans and inspired, in part, by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Match Girl,” Striking 12 toggles between an urban fairy tale and the beloved classic, telling the story of a grumpy, overworked New Yorker who resolves to spend New Year’s Eve alone in his apartment when an unexpected visitor brings some much-needed cheer. The evening springs to life through an eclectic score that combines pop, rock, jazz, show tunes, and more, delighting those who both love or loathe the holidays.

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Snacks, drinks, and adult beverages for sale and permitted inside theater.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

December 22, 2018
  • Sandy Spring Museum Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Show

    December 22, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860, USA

    Sandy Spring's 11 artist residents and many local community artists will be displaying their unique, handcrafted items for sale.

    Ditch the lines at the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this season. Sandy Spring Museum’s artist residents and local artists come together to display and sell their mystical pieces. From handmade jewelry, quilts, to pottery, you are surely to leave with a gift that’s one-of-a-kind.

    The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week (M-F) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, Thursdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 2.

    Learn more at:  https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/event/fine-arts-crafts-holiday-gift-show-2/all/

  • Holly TrolleyFest

    December 22, 2018  12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    National Capital Trolley Museum, 1313 Bonifant Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905, USA

    Holly TrolleyFest features Santa aboard street car rides and toy trains in Santa’s Garden. Santa boards each street car trip and visits with children during their ride through Northwest Branch Park. Visitors may enjoy Santa’s Garden in the Museum’s auditorium, tour Street Car Hall with a docent, learn about the role of street cars in developing communities, and see the antics of Harold Lloyd in silent film comedies featuring street cars.

    For more details visit www.dctrolley.org.

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    December 22, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • Garden of Lights

    December 22, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Round House Theatre presents Gem of the Ocean

    December 22, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    As turmoil swirls in Pittsburgh’s Hill District over a tragedy at the local mill, the “American Century” dawns in Aunt Ester’s kitchen when Citizen Barlow arrives to have his soul cleansed by the venerable, 285-year-old soothsayer. Neighborhood personalities mesh and collide as the household prepares for his mystical quest. But with the scars left by the Civil War still fresh, one man’s redemption could mean the end of the uneasy calm holding this African-American community together. This first chapter of August Wilson’s monumental play cycle, directed by Timothy Douglas (Two Trains Running at Round House Theatre), challenges us to examine our notions of “freedom” in a country where the end of slavery opened the door to more insidious systems of oppression.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit www.roundhousetheatre.org

  • Strathmore: National Philharmonic: Handel's Messiah

    December 22, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln, North Bethesda, MD 20852, USA

    No Christmas celebration is complete without a performance of Handel’s uplifting oratorio Messiah, a work that has delighted and inspired audiences worldwide since its premiere in 1741. The perennial favorite features such timeless highlights as “And the Glory of the Lord” and the “Hallelujah Chorus.” Messiah will once again infuse audiences with its beauty in a performance by the acclaimed National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorale and world-class soloists, led by conductor Stan Engebretson.

    Tickets: $34 - $84

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit www.strathmore.org.

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    December 22, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Striking 12 | Free Range Humans

    December 22, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Presented by Free Range Humans and inspired, in part, by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Match Girl,” Striking 12 toggles between an urban fairy tale and the beloved classic, telling the story of a grumpy, overworked New Yorker who resolves to spend New Year’s Eve alone in his apartment when an unexpected visitor brings some much-needed cheer. The evening springs to life through an eclectic score that combines pop, rock, jazz, show tunes, and more, delighting those who both love or loathe the holidays.

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Snacks, drinks, and adult beverages for sale and permitted inside theater.

    For more details visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

December 23, 2018
  • Sandy Spring Museum Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Show

    December 23, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860, USA

    Sandy Spring's 11 artist residents and many local community artists will be displaying their unique, handcrafted items for sale.

    Ditch the lines at the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this season. Sandy Spring Museum’s artist residents and local artists come together to display and sell their mystical pieces. From handmade jewelry, quilts, to pottery, you are surely to leave with a gift that’s one-of-a-kind.

    The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week (M-F) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, Thursdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 2.

    Learn more at:  https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/event/fine-arts-crafts-holiday-gift-show-2/all/

  • Holly TrolleyFest

    December 23, 2018  12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    National Capital Trolley Museum, 1313 Bonifant Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905, USA

    Holly TrolleyFest features Santa aboard street car rides and toy trains in Santa’s Garden. Santa boards each street car trip and visits with children during their ride through Northwest Branch Park. Visitors may enjoy Santa’s Garden in the Museum’s auditorium, tour Street Car Hall with a docent, learn about the role of street cars in developing communities, and see the antics of Harold Lloyd in silent film comedies featuring street cars.

    For more details visit www.dctrolley.org.

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    December 23, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • Strathmore: National Philharmonic: Handel's Messiah

    December 23, 2018  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln, North Bethesda, MD 20852, USA

    No Christmas celebration is complete without a performance of Handel’s uplifting oratorio Messiah, a work that has delighted and inspired audiences worldwide since its premiere in 1741. The perennial favorite features such timeless highlights as “And the Glory of the Lord” and the “Hallelujah Chorus.” Messiah will once again infuse audiences with its beauty in a performance by the acclaimed National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorale and world-class soloists, led by conductor Stan Engebretson.

    Tickets: $34 - $84

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit www.strathmore.org.

  • Garden of Lights

    December 23, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Round House Theatre presents Gem of the Ocean

    December 23, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    As turmoil swirls in Pittsburgh’s Hill District over a tragedy at the local mill, the “American Century” dawns in Aunt Ester’s kitchen when Citizen Barlow arrives to have his soul cleansed by the venerable, 285-year-old soothsayer. Neighborhood personalities mesh and collide as the household prepares for his mystical quest. But with the scars left by the Civil War still fresh, one man’s redemption could mean the end of the uneasy calm holding this African-American community together. This first chapter of August Wilson’s monumental play cycle, directed by Timothy Douglas (Two Trains Running at Round House Theatre), challenges us to examine our notions of “freedom” in a country where the end of slavery opened the door to more insidious systems of oppression.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit www.roundhousetheatre.org

December 24, 2018
  • MCM Offices and Facilities Closed for Winter Break

    December 24, 2018 - December 28, 2018  

    MCM Offices and Facilities will be closed for winter break. Offices will reopen on January 2, 2019.

  • No School for all MCPS Students - Winter Break

    December 24, 2018 - December 28, 2018  
    MD

    Schools and Offices Closed. Christmas Holiday.
    For more information on MCPS schools visit montgomeryschoolsmd.org.
    View full 2018/2019 MCPS calendar.

  • Sandy Spring Museum Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Show

    December 24, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860, USA

    Sandy Spring's 11 artist residents and many local community artists will be displaying their unique, handcrafted items for sale.

    Ditch the lines at the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this season. Sandy Spring Museum’s artist residents and local artists come together to display and sell their mystical pieces. From handmade jewelry, quilts, to pottery, you are surely to leave with a gift that’s one-of-a-kind.

    The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week (M-F) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, Thursdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 2.

    Learn more at:  https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/event/fine-arts-crafts-holiday-gift-show-2/all/

  • Garden of Lights

    December 24, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

December 25, 2018
  • MCM Offices and Facilities Closed for Winter Break

    December 24, 2018 - December 28, 2018  

    MCM Offices and Facilities will be closed for winter break. Offices will reopen on January 2, 2019.

  • No School for all MCPS Students - Winter Break

    December 24, 2018 - December 28, 2018  
    MD

    Schools and Offices Closed. Christmas Holiday.
    For more information on MCPS schools visit montgomeryschoolsmd.org.
    View full 2018/2019 MCPS calendar.

  • Sandy Spring Museum Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Show

    December 25, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860, USA

    Sandy Spring's 11 artist residents and many local community artists will be displaying their unique, handcrafted items for sale.

    Ditch the lines at the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this season. Sandy Spring Museum’s artist residents and local artists come together to display and sell their mystical pieces. From handmade jewelry, quilts, to pottery, you are surely to leave with a gift that’s one-of-a-kind.

    The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week (M-F) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, Thursdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 2.

    Learn more at:  https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/event/fine-arts-crafts-holiday-gift-show-2/all/

  • Garden of Lights

    December 25, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

December 26, 2018
  • MCM Offices and Facilities Closed for Winter Break

    December 24, 2018 - December 28, 2018  

    MCM Offices and Facilities will be closed for winter break. Offices will reopen on January 2, 2019.

  • No School for all MCPS Students - Winter Break

    December 24, 2018 - December 28, 2018  
    MD

    Schools and Offices Closed. Christmas Holiday.
    For more information on MCPS schools visit montgomeryschoolsmd.org.
    View full 2018/2019 MCPS calendar.

  • Sandy Spring Museum Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Show

    December 26, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860, USA

    Sandy Spring's 11 artist residents and many local community artists will be displaying their unique, handcrafted items for sale.

    Ditch the lines at the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this season. Sandy Spring Museum’s artist residents and local artists come together to display and sell their mystical pieces. From handmade jewelry, quilts, to pottery, you are surely to leave with a gift that’s one-of-a-kind.

    The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week (M-F) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, Thursdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 2.

    Learn more at:  https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/event/fine-arts-crafts-holiday-gift-show-2/all/

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    December 26, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • Garden of Lights

    December 26, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Round House Theatre presents Gem of the Ocean

    December 26, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    As turmoil swirls in Pittsburgh’s Hill District over a tragedy at the local mill, the “American Century” dawns in Aunt Ester’s kitchen when Citizen Barlow arrives to have his soul cleansed by the venerable, 285-year-old soothsayer. Neighborhood personalities mesh and collide as the household prepares for his mystical quest. But with the scars left by the Civil War still fresh, one man’s redemption could mean the end of the uneasy calm holding this African-American community together. This first chapter of August Wilson’s monumental play cycle, directed by Timothy Douglas (Two Trains Running at Round House Theatre), challenges us to examine our notions of “freedom” in a country where the end of slavery opened the door to more insidious systems of oppression.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit www.roundhousetheatre.org

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    December 26, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

December 27, 2018
  • MCM Offices and Facilities Closed for Winter Break

    December 24, 2018 - December 28, 2018  

    MCM Offices and Facilities will be closed for winter break. Offices will reopen on January 2, 2019.

  • No School for all MCPS Students - Winter Break

    December 24, 2018 - December 28, 2018  
    MD

    Schools and Offices Closed. Christmas Holiday.
    For more information on MCPS schools visit montgomeryschoolsmd.org.
    View full 2018/2019 MCPS calendar.

  • Sandy Spring Museum Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Show

    December 27, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860, USA

    Sandy Spring's 11 artist residents and many local community artists will be displaying their unique, handcrafted items for sale.

    Ditch the lines at the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this season. Sandy Spring Museum’s artist residents and local artists come together to display and sell their mystical pieces. From handmade jewelry, quilts, to pottery, you are surely to leave with a gift that’s one-of-a-kind.

    The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week (M-F) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, Thursdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 2.

    Learn more at:  https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/event/fine-arts-crafts-holiday-gift-show-2/all/

  • Garden of Lights

    December 27, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Round House Theatre presents Gem of the Ocean

    December 27, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    As turmoil swirls in Pittsburgh’s Hill District over a tragedy at the local mill, the “American Century” dawns in Aunt Ester’s kitchen when Citizen Barlow arrives to have his soul cleansed by the venerable, 285-year-old soothsayer. Neighborhood personalities mesh and collide as the household prepares for his mystical quest. But with the scars left by the Civil War still fresh, one man’s redemption could mean the end of the uneasy calm holding this African-American community together. This first chapter of August Wilson’s monumental play cycle, directed by Timothy Douglas (Two Trains Running at Round House Theatre), challenges us to examine our notions of “freedom” in a country where the end of slavery opened the door to more insidious systems of oppression.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit www.roundhousetheatre.org

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    December 27, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

December 28, 2018
  • MCM Offices and Facilities Closed for Winter Break

    December 24, 2018 - December 28, 2018  

    MCM Offices and Facilities will be closed for winter break. Offices will reopen on January 2, 2019.

  • No School for all MCPS Students - Winter Break

    December 24, 2018 - December 28, 2018  
    MD

    Schools and Offices Closed. Christmas Holiday.
    For more information on MCPS schools visit montgomeryschoolsmd.org.
    View full 2018/2019 MCPS calendar.

  • Sandy Spring Museum Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Show

    December 28, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860, USA

    Sandy Spring's 11 artist residents and many local community artists will be displaying their unique, handcrafted items for sale.

    Ditch the lines at the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this season. Sandy Spring Museum’s artist residents and local artists come together to display and sell their mystical pieces. From handmade jewelry, quilts, to pottery, you are surely to leave with a gift that’s one-of-a-kind.

    The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week (M-F) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, Thursdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 2.

    Learn more at:  https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/event/fine-arts-crafts-holiday-gift-show-2/all/

  • Garden of Lights

    December 28, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Round House Theatre presents Gem of the Ocean

    December 28, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    As turmoil swirls in Pittsburgh’s Hill District over a tragedy at the local mill, the “American Century” dawns in Aunt Ester’s kitchen when Citizen Barlow arrives to have his soul cleansed by the venerable, 285-year-old soothsayer. Neighborhood personalities mesh and collide as the household prepares for his mystical quest. But with the scars left by the Civil War still fresh, one man’s redemption could mean the end of the uneasy calm holding this African-American community together. This first chapter of August Wilson’s monumental play cycle, directed by Timothy Douglas (Two Trains Running at Round House Theatre), challenges us to examine our notions of “freedom” in a country where the end of slavery opened the door to more insidious systems of oppression.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit www.roundhousetheatre.org

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    December 28, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

December 29, 2018
  • Sandy Spring Museum Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Show

    December 29, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860, USA

    Sandy Spring's 11 artist residents and many local community artists will be displaying their unique, handcrafted items for sale.

    Ditch the lines at the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this season. Sandy Spring Museum’s artist residents and local artists come together to display and sell their mystical pieces. From handmade jewelry, quilts, to pottery, you are surely to leave with a gift that’s one-of-a-kind.

    The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week (M-F) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, Thursdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 2.

    Learn more at:  https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/event/fine-arts-crafts-holiday-gift-show-2/all/

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    December 29, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • Garden of Lights

    December 29, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Round House Theatre presents Gem of the Ocean

    December 29, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    As turmoil swirls in Pittsburgh’s Hill District over a tragedy at the local mill, the “American Century” dawns in Aunt Ester’s kitchen when Citizen Barlow arrives to have his soul cleansed by the venerable, 285-year-old soothsayer. Neighborhood personalities mesh and collide as the household prepares for his mystical quest. But with the scars left by the Civil War still fresh, one man’s redemption could mean the end of the uneasy calm holding this African-American community together. This first chapter of August Wilson’s monumental play cycle, directed by Timothy Douglas (Two Trains Running at Round House Theatre), challenges us to examine our notions of “freedom” in a country where the end of slavery opened the door to more insidious systems of oppression.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit www.roundhousetheatre.org

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    December 29, 2018  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

December 30, 2018
  • Sandy Spring Museum Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Show

    December 30, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860, USA

    Sandy Spring's 11 artist residents and many local community artists will be displaying their unique, handcrafted items for sale.

    Ditch the lines at the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this season. Sandy Spring Museum’s artist residents and local artists come together to display and sell their mystical pieces. From handmade jewelry, quilts, to pottery, you are surely to leave with a gift that’s one-of-a-kind.

    The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week (M-F) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, Thursdays 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 2.

    Learn more at:  https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/event/fine-arts-crafts-holiday-gift-show-2/all/

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    December 30, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • Mount Vernon Virtuosi: Dancing into 2019

    December 30, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Bender JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, 20852

    The Bender JCC is pleased to partner with the Mount Vernon Virtuosi to present exciting FREE chamber orchestra programs in the Kreeger Theater during their inaugural 2018-2019 season. Peabody Conservatory cello faculty artist Amit Peled has established this chamber orchestra to nurture, train and support local graduate music students during their auditions period, offering concerts all across Maryland. Heading into the new year, the Virtuosi will present an excitingly varied program of music based on traditional dance forms by Boccherini, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Britten, Strauss, Bartok, and Piazzolla.
    For more details visit https://www.benderjccgw.org/

  • Garden of Lights

    December 30, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • Round House Theatre presents Gem of the Ocean

    December 30, 2018  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    As turmoil swirls in Pittsburgh’s Hill District over a tragedy at the local mill, the “American Century” dawns in Aunt Ester’s kitchen when Citizen Barlow arrives to have his soul cleansed by the venerable, 285-year-old soothsayer. Neighborhood personalities mesh and collide as the household prepares for his mystical quest. But with the scars left by the Civil War still fresh, one man’s redemption could mean the end of the uneasy calm holding this African-American community together. This first chapter of August Wilson’s monumental play cycle, directed by Timothy Douglas (Two Trains Running at Round House Theatre), challenges us to examine our notions of “freedom” in a country where the end of slavery opened the door to more insidious systems of oppression.

    For more details and to purchase tickets visit www.roundhousetheatre.org

December 31, 2018
  • MCM Offices and Facilities Closed

    December 31, 2018 - January 1, 2019  

    MCM Offices and Facilities will be closed for winter break. Offices will reopen on January 2, 2019.

  • No School for all MCPS Students - Winter Break

    December 31, 2018
    MD

    Schools and Offices Closed. Christmas Holiday.
    For more information on MCPS schools visit montgomeryschoolsmd.org.
    View full 2018/2019 MCPS calendar.

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    December 31, 2018  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • Garden of Lights

    December 31, 2018  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • BLACKROCK’N NEW YEAR’S EVE 2019

    December 31, 2018  9:00 pm - January 1, 2019  1:00 am
    12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Germantown becomes your best bet for a blow-out New Year’s Eve bash when BlackRock Center for the Arts hosts BLACKROCK’N NEW YEAR’S EVE 2019. Participate in our Casino Royale featuring blackjack, roulette, poker, and craps tables with a chance to win GRAND PRIZES and BlackRock tickets to one of our diverse events this 2018-19 season. Kick back and watch the 007 classic film “From Russia with Love” unreeling in our Goldfinger Movie House. Capture the final moments of 2018 with our BlackRock backdrop before joining us for a complimentary midnight toast to bring in the New Year!

    Ticket Information: https://www.blackrockcenter.org/events/event/blackrockin-new-years-eve/

January 1, 2019
  • No School for all MCPS Students - New Year's Day

    January 1, 2019  12:00 am - January 2, 2019  12:00 am
    MD

    New Year's Day - Offices and schools closed.
    For more information on MCPS schools visit montgomeryschoolsmd.org.
    View full 2018/2019 MCPS calendar.

  • MCM Offices and Facilities Closed

    December 31, 2018 - January 1, 2019  

    MCM Offices and Facilities will be closed for winter break. Offices will reopen on January 2, 2019.

  • Garden of Lights

    January 1, 2019  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more.

    Visit the Conservatory to enjoy watching G-Scale model trains wind through the seasonal landscapes. Be sure to warm up inside the Visitors Center while you sip hot cocoa and listen to one of the nightly musical performances.

    The Gardens will be open nightly between 5:30 pm and 10 pm. The Gardens will be closed November 19 - 22 and December 24 and 25.

    Open nightly
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30 - 10:00 pm

  • BLACKROCK’N NEW YEAR’S EVE 2019

    December 31, 2018  9:00 pm - January 1, 2019  1:00 am
    12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Germantown becomes your best bet for a blow-out New Year’s Eve bash when BlackRock Center for the Arts hosts BLACKROCK’N NEW YEAR’S EVE 2019. Participate in our Casino Royale featuring blackjack, roulette, poker, and craps tables with a chance to win GRAND PRIZES and BlackRock tickets to one of our diverse events this 2018-19 season. Kick back and watch the 007 classic film “From Russia with Love” unreeling in our Goldfinger Movie House. Capture the final moments of 2018 with our BlackRock backdrop before joining us for a complimentary midnight toast to bring in the New Year!

    Ticket Information: https://www.blackrockcenter.org/events/event/blackrockin-new-years-eve/

  • No School for all MCPS Students - New Year's Day

    January 1, 2019  12:00 am - January 2, 2019  12:00 am
    MD

    New Year's Day - Offices and schools closed.
    For more information on MCPS schools visit montgomeryschoolsmd.org.
    View full 2018/2019 MCPS calendar.

January 3, 2019
  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    January 3, 2019  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

January 4, 2019
  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    January 4, 2019  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

January 5, 2019
  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    January 5, 2019  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    January 5, 2019  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

January 6, 2019
  • Olney Theatre: Elf The Musical

    January 6, 2019  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. This warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season. The humor of the original film is boosted by a carol-inflected score and lots of dancing to guarantee plenty of smiles and laughter for the whole family. The first of three Resident Professional Premieres at Olney this season. 

    “a bona fide treat.” - The New York Post

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.olneytheatre.org.

January 7, 2019
  • Gaithersburg Mayor and Council Meeting

    January 7, 2019  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Gaithersburg City Hall, 31 S Summit Ave, Gaithersburg, MD, United States

    The Mayor and City Council is scheduled to conduct a meeting. The meeting agenda will be available online prior to the meeting date.
    The public is invited to attend and observe this session, but except in instances when the Mayor and City Council expressly invites public comments, no member of the public may participate in the discussions. The public may submit written comments to the staff liaison to be forwarded for its consideration. To confirm accessibility accommodations, please contact the staff liaison.
    For more information on the Mayor and City Council please visit here.

January 8, 2019
  • NIH Evening Speakers Club #3691

    January 8, 2019  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln # 100, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

    The NIH Evening Speakers club prides itself on its diversity. While many members work at NIH, others are from the surrounding community. Some have been with the club for more than 20 years; others for less than one year. Many of our members were born and raised in other countries. Many have advanced degrees and are involved in scientific research at NIH and other institutions of higher learning in the Washington, D.C. area. Others are employed in communications, information technology, health policy, and assorted other fields.

    Together, we share the same goals: to become more effective public speakers and leaders.

    We invite you to visit one or more of our meetings to learn how the club can help you develop and hone your speaking and leadership skills. We strive to provide an encouraging, friendly and supportive environment in which members can comfortably and confidently attain their communication and leadership goals.

    For more details visit https://3691.toastmastersclubs.org/.

January 11, 2019
  • Barnesville School Admissions Open House

    January 11, 2019  9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences, 21830 Peach Tree Rd, Barnesville, MD 20838, USA

    We invite you to visit our campus to see why Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences is an ideal place to engage your child's imagination and intellectual curiosity.

    Our Admissions Open House starts with an introductory information session at 9:30 where you will hear from our Head of School, and students will share highlights of their Barnesville experience. Visitors will also have an opportunity to see Arts & Sciences in action through campus tours.

    Visit to explore if Barnesville is the right fit for your #JOYfulLearner.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Johnny Rawls

    January 11, 2019  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Award-winning Soul-Blues legend, Johnny Rawls is bringing his talent and experience to BlackRock’s stage. In fact, the term “soul blues” was invented until he strummed his first guitar. With a career spanning more than 50 years, Johnny Rawls has done it all. “Nothing seems to stop him from staying true to his calling.” – Washington City Paper

    “He’s a master bluesman and a master soulman.” Tallahassee Democrat

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Cocktails, beer, and wine for sale.

    Guests are encouraged to BYOF (Bring Your Own Feast) to enjoy at our jazz-style table seating, whether it be a picnic basket of your own munchies or take-out from the enormous array of restaurants within walking distance of BlackRock.

    BlackRock members can join us at the Members’ Lounge during the intermission! Join the BlackRock board and staff at our private Members’ Lounge, featuring complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, as you mingle with like-minded art lovers in our BlackRock Family. Not a member? Become one at http://www.blackrockcenter.org/membership-benefits/

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

January 12, 2019
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Potomac Fever and The Rock Creek Singers of The Gay Man’s Chorus

    January 12, 2019  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Led by Artistic Director Thea Kano, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC is now in its 37th season with a mission that is dynamic and socially-relevant; singing to inspire equality and inclusion with musical performances and education promoting justice and dignity for all. Choral ensembles Potomac Fever and Rock Creek Singers come together to create a kaleidoscope of music and story that will bring pride to all.

    “When you’re at a concert that both moves you to tears and stuns you with the quality of musicianship, you know you’re watching the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC, under the direction of Dr. Thea Kano, who put on another spectacular concert.” –MD Theatre Guide

    “… you will be missing one of the most intensely moving and exquisitely musical performances of your life if you miss a single GMCW concert.” – MD Theatre Guide

    “This touch of immediate integration made for a seamless merging of the audience and the singers–thus, creating a gloriously intricate ambience. Patter and commentary was intermixed in a relaxed manner.” – DC Metro Theatre Arts

    “… there’s … strength and hope and love in the songs and messages shared which nourished my heart…” – DC Metro Theatre Arts

    Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. Ample free parking. Cocktails, beer, and wine for sale and permitted inside theater.

    For more details and purchase tickets visit www.blackrockcenter.org.

January 13, 2019
  • DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry Reading and Open Mic

    January 13, 2019  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20879, USA

    DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry Reading and Open Mic kicks off its fall season at the Gaithersburg Library with featured poets Hiram Larew, Nancy Naomi Carlson, and Steven Leyva. An Open Mic follows.

    Learn more: https://diversepoetry.com/

January 15, 2019
  • County Council Session

    January 15, 2019  9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Council Office Building, Third Floor Hearing Room, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, 20850

    The Council generally meets on Tuesdays beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Council meets other days in committees and frequently holds public hearings and forums in the evenings. Nearly all Council meetings are open to the public.

    View Council Video on Demand
    View Council Agenda & Staff Reports (one day prior)

    For more information on Montgomery County Council visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/council.

  • MCM Orientation

    January 15, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Montgomery Community Television dba Montgomery Community Media, 7548 Standish Pl, Rockville, MD 20855, USA

    All roads to creating content at MCM starts here! Meet new members, learn about professional training and networking opportunities for emerging media makers, and important organization policies. Orientation is the required prerequisite for all training, program submission, and volunteer opportunities at MCM.

    Prerequisites: None
    Length: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Fee: $10

    Register