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.

September 19, 2019
  • PARKS, PARTY & PLAY – Bethesda Yappy Hour

    September 19, 2019  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    4600 Elm St, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, USA

    In partnership with Montgomery Parks, the Bethesda Urban Partnership will host summer and fall events in downtown Bethesda’s parks. Yappy Hour and the “Pop Up Dog Park” will return on Thursday, September 19 from 6pm-8pm in Elm Street Park. The pop-up dog park will consist of a small dog and a large dog enclosure area for well-socialized dogs. Additionally, to complement the evening, Bethesda restaurants will serve food, wine and beer and entertainment will be provided.

  • Takoma Park Recreation Committee meeting

    September 19, 2019  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Hydrangea Room, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

    https://takomaparkmd.gov/events-and-meetings/city-calendar/

September 20, 2019
  • PARK(ing) Day

    September 20, 2019  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Ellsworth Drive, between Veterans Plaza and Fenton Street, Silver Spring

    This annual event, which began in 2005, is held on the third Friday in September in cities around the globe to encourage discussion around issues related to urban infrastructure, including the role of open space, transit and the environment. In addition to the fun nature of the event, PARK(ing) Day provides an opportunity for cultural expression, socializing and play. Although this project is temporary, the broader goal is to encourage people to get more involved in the civic process to promote more urban open space, influence how public space is created and improve the quality of urban areas.

  • PlazaArt Grand Reopening

    September 20, 2019  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing, 8205 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

    Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing is having a Grand Reopening of it’s Silver Spring location after over a year of renovation! The Chamber of Commerce and store staff will be having a ribbon cutting Friday, September 20th with light refreshments and raffle prizes!
    Come celebrate the Arts and the Silver Spring community with Plaza!

    www.plazaart.com

    https://www.sourceofthespring.com/event/plaza-grand-reopening-ribbon-cutting/

    Call 301-365-3777 to RSVP by Wednesday, September 18.

  • Friday Night Live Summer Concert Series

    September 20, 2019  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Rockville Town Square, Rockville, MD 20850, USA

    Free outdoor summer concerts return to Rockville’s Town Square on select Friday evenings during the summer. The concerts offer a diverse range of music including rock, salsa, blues, folk, and reggae.

    The free concerts begin in June and take place on Friday evenings, from 6 – 9 p.m. in Rockville Town Square, located at 200 E. Middle Lane.

    Residents are invited to purchase food, beer and wine from Rockville restaurants during the concert.

    Schedule of Concerts

    June 14
    Dan Haas (Pop / Variety)

    June 21
    Unity Reggae Band (Reggae)

    June 28
    Billy Coulter Band (Americana)

    July 5
    Mambo Combo (Latin / Salsa)

    July 12
    Scott Kurt and Memphis 59 (Country)

    July 19
    The Crawdaddies (Roots / Zydeco)

    July 26
    Hustle Souls (Indie-Pop)

    August 2
    The Natty Beaux (Swing)

    August 9
    The Players Band (Ska / Reggae)

    August 16
    Guys in Thin Ties (80’s Tribute)

    August 23
    Matt Hutchison and the Big Gin (Pop / Rock)

    August 30
    Moonshine Society (Blues / Roots / Soul)

    September 6
    Will Hill (Reggae / Rock and Soul)

    September 13
    Baltimore Rockabilly (Rockabilly)

    September 20
    Justin Trawick and the Common Good (Bluegrass / Americana)

    September 27
    Mambo Combo (Latin / Salsa)

  • Long Branch Festival

    September 20, 2019  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    A week-long celebration of the Long Branch community! A Friday to Friday event, each day brings something new. From award winning bands, to open mic night, to a beer garden, to many, many performances for kids, the festival has a little bit for everyone — just like Long Branch!

    Do you like pupusas? Well then, you should check out Pupusa Alley! Want to play games with your friends or just sit down and have a chat? Friendship Lane is for you. Or maybe you are all about the family-friendly vibe and music? El Parque de la Familia is the perfect combo!

    Check out the website for a full performance schedule, festival map, and information about the different festival areas.

    www.longbranchfest.com

  • PechaKucha Night

    September 20, 2019  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

    The Future is Now! We’re excited to host a very special event for Volume 16. All of our speakers represent the future as young speakers. Buy tickets now and join us for a special volume featuring only speakers under the age of 21.

    This is a nonprofit event.

    20X20: All of the presentations are exactly 20 slides and each slide is timed to exactly 20 seconds for a total of 6 minutes and 30 seconds. It’s the PechaKucha way!

    What to expect:

    Come to the Silver Spring Civic Building on Friday, September 20, 2019 from 7-9:30PM. Spend the first ~20 minutes chatting with some friends, digging tunes, and enjoying beer, wine and light snacks. Around 7:20PM, we’ll have the first half of presenters. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll be full of awe. Intermission. We encourage you to discuss ideas that you heard or considered through the first half. Maybe discuss it with a stranger. We’ll have the second half of presenters where you’ll go through a similar roller coaster of emotion as before. Afterwards, hang out and chat until we kick you out.

    Free to $25
    Learn more, buy a ticket here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pechakucha-silver-spring-vol-17-future-waves-special-days-tickets-59616148505

September 21, 2019
  • Farmers Market

    September 21, 2019  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Kensington Train Station 3701 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 20895, USA

    The Town of Kensington's Farmers Market is held every Saturday, year-around, at the Kensington Train Station.

  • Colesville UMC Fall Festival, Flea Market & Bazaar

    September 21, 2019  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Colesville United Methodist, 52 Randolph Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20904, USA

    The Colesville United Methodist Church’s Annual Flea Market and Bazaar is being upgraded into a fantastic ˚Fall Festival” as part of this year’s 225th Anniversary of the Founding of Colesville UMC. This invigorated event will include the usual flea market/bazaar sales of affordable items by the church as well as outside vendors PLUS food, fun and, as usual, bargain items and other treasures to buy. There will be a 50% raffle, face painting and other youth activities, as well as clothing, linens, kitchen items and other items for sale. An added attraction will be a sound stage featuring a variety of live and recorded music performances.

    Find more information, here.

    Vendors Wanted for CUMC Fall FestivalThe Colesville United Methodist Church’s Annual Flea Market and Bazaar is being upgraded into a fantastic ˚Fall Festival” as part of this year’s 225th Anniversary of the Founding of Colesville UMC. This invigorated event will include the usual flea market/bazaar sales of affordable items by the church as well as outside vendors PLUS food, fun and, as usual, bargain items and other treasures to buy. There will be a 50% raffle, face painting and other youth activities, as well as clothing, linens, kitchen items and other items for sale. An added attraction will be a sound stage featuring a variety of live and recorded music performances.

    See Flyer for pricing, here.

  • Farmers Market

    September 21, 2019  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Kensington Train Station 3701 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 20895, USA

    The Town of Kensington's Farmers Market is held every Saturday, year-around, at the Kensington Train Station.

    https://tok.md.gov/events-calendar/

  • Bloom: Pop-up Stage: Burtonsville Day

    September 21, 2019  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Marilyn J Praisner Community Recreation Center, 14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD 20866, USA

    More information, here.

  • 29th annual Burtonsville Day Parade and Festival

    September 21, 2019  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Burtonsville, MD, USA

    The Burtonsville Day Celebration will be holding its 29th Annual Parade and Festival on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

    Our theme this year is “Better Together” in recognition of our community’s strong diversity. We hope to see many long-time folks as well as new residents at this year’s event!

    We encourage you bring a lawn chair or blanket to watch the parade from Old Columbia Pike and then join us afterwards for the festival at Columbia Park, Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center and Marilyn J. Praisner Library as we celebrate Burtonsville.

    SCHEDULE
    10:00 am – 11:00 am — PARADE from Paint Branch High School to Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center.

    11:00 am – 3:00 pm — FESTIVAL at Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center and Library and the adjacent Columbia Park.

    https://www.burtonsvilleday.com/

  • 27th Annual Poolesville Day Festival

    September 21, 2019  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Whalen Commons, 19701 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837, USA

    The 27th Annual Poolesville Day is slated for Saturday, September 21, 2019. The day will include FREE carnival rides, exhibitors, food vendors and activities for all ages. There will be multiple stages featuring live music and entertainment. The headliner back by popular demand - The Reagan Years (https://www.thereaganyears.com/home/). The festival location is along Fisher Avenue from Whalen Commons to historic downtown Poolesville. Visit the Poolesville Day website (www.poolesvilleday.com) for more information on how you can be a part of the festivities.

  • Annual Children's Day Festival

    September 21, 2019  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Join us for a fabulous family fun-day! The annual event is held each year to offer the community an active and engaged experience in Montgomery Parks. Focused on children’s games, crafts and education, you can explore Brookside Gardens and participate in numerous different activities throughout the day. With live music, food trucks and plenty of green space, you are sure to enjoy a full day of entertainment. This event is free.

  • Monarch Fiesta Day

    September 21, 2019  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Black Hill Nature Programs and Visitor Center, 20926 Lake Ridge Dr, Boyds, MD 20841, USA

    Come celebrate the monarch butterfly’s inspiring metamorphosis and incredible journey. We’ll have exhibits, face painting, storytimes, crafts, movies, monarch tagging, and more! All programs are free and first-come, first-served. No registration required. We’ll post a schedule of events and more information closer to the time of the event on our Facebook page and at www.BlackHillNature.org.

  • Opening Reception for Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

    September 21, 2019  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    You're invited to a special gallery reception to meet local artist Tom Greaves on the opening day of his solo exhibition. Come mix and mingle with fellow art lovers, enjoy a glass of wine and other light refreshments, and ask the artist questions about his inspiration, creative process, and techniques. Event is FREE and open to the public. All ages welcome.

  • Opening Reception for Elizabeth Casqueiro:Ballyhoo

    September 21, 2019  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    You're invited to a special gallery reception to meet local artist Elizabeth Casqueiro on the opening day of her solo exhibition. Come mix and mingle with fellow art lovers, enjoy a glass of wine and other light refreshments, and ask the artist questions about her inspiration, creative process, and techniques. Event is FREE and open to the public. All ages welcome.

  • Free Family Movie Night

    September 21, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Oakdale Church, 3425 Emory Church Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    You are invited to Oakdale's family movie night featuring Disney's "Frozen". Bring your picnic baskets, blankets to sing-along to your favorite songs, and make s'mores by the fire pit. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.. See you at the movies!

September 22, 2019
  • 10th Annual Montgomery County Vision Walk

    September 22, 2019  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Rockville Town Square, Rockville, MD 20850, USA

    Sunday, September 22, 2019, the Foundation Fighting Blindness will host its 10th Annual Montgomery County VisionWalk, celebrating 10 years of walking closer towards a cure for retinal degenerative diseases that cause blindness.

  • Wheaton Arts Parade & Festival

    September 22, 2019  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Wheaton Veterans Urban Park, 11200 Amherst Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Wheaton is walking for art. Walk with fellow artists, friends, neighbors, and community groups as the parade marches up one side of the Wheaton Triange (Georgia Ave) to a community arts festival near Wheaton Veterans Urban Park. It's FREE! There will be floats but no cars, just people pulling, pushing, carrying, wearing and performing their art. On this day, EVERYONE CAN BE AN ARTIST.
    Join the parade or come and watch us strut our stuff. Enjoy the Arts Festival. More than 70 local artists will have their artwork on display and for sale. Enjoy live performances of music and dance, art-making demonstrations, family art and sensory inclusion activities, and a Food Court featuring some of Wheaton's favorite restaurants.
    Rain or shine, it's a good time! We're bringing our community together with art!

  • Honey Harvest Festival

    September 22, 2019  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Brookside Nature Center, 1400 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Join Brookside Nature Center and the Maryland State Beekeepers Association to celebrate honeybees and other pollinators. Talk to beekeepers, watch honey being harvested, buy local honey and bee products, and enjoy family friendly activities and crafts. We’ll be buzzing about pollinators all day long!

  • Kentlands Mansion Bridal Show

    September 22, 2019  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA

    Experience the charm of historic Kentlands Mansion while meeting with top rated area vendors to help make your special day a dream come true. Spend the day sampling delicious cuisine and find unique inspiration with a mock wedding, first dance lesson, sample place settings, floral décor, makeup and skincare tutorials and more! Whether you’re just starting your planning or finalizing the details, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for at the Kentlands Mansion Bridal Show. $5 advance tickets at www.gburg.md/bridalshowtickets and $10 at the door.

  • JGSGW Presents Medical Globetrotters & Persevering Women with Dr. Andrew Zalewski

    September 22, 2019  1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Bnai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852, USA

    The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Washington (JGSGW) will host the program, Medical Globetrotters & Persevering Women presented by Dr. Andrew Zalewski, at B'nai Israel Congregation (6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD) on Sunday, September 22, 2019. Activities begin at 1:00 p.m. including consultations with our genealogy "mavens" followed by the program beginning at 1:30 p.m.

    Surprising details about Jewish medical globetrotters will be brought to light through newly uncovered records. In the early period, when other European medical schools barred Jewish men, aspiring physicians from Galicia, Lithuania and elsewhere ventured to Padua University to study medicine. From the end of the 18th century onward, Jews from Galicia attended universities in the Habsburg Empire. Jewish medics influenced Galician life far beyond their profession, serving as mediators between their communities and non-Jewish neighbors, advocating religious and civic reforms, and publishing material that challenged stereotypes. At the turn of the 20th century, Jewish women were at the forefront of a newly won access to university education. The presentation will be illustrated by unique archival documents old maps acquired by Gesher Galicia and past editor of its research journal, The Galitzianer. Dr. Zalewski is a frequent speaker at meetings of Jewish genealogical societies and cultural and academic institutions, and has authored two books on Austrian Galicia: "Galician Trails: The Forgotten Story of One Family" and "Galician Portraits: In Search of Jewish Roots."

    JGSGW Guest Attendance Policy:
    Meetings and most events are free to JGSGW members. Non-members may attend open events, but not those that are members-only, for a fee of $5 which will be applied toward JGSGW membership if the guest joins at the same event. Attendees who require personal assistance due to a health condition or disability may bring an assistant at no charge. The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping people discover, document and share their family history.

September 23, 2019
  • Elizabeth Casquerio: Ballyhoo

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Focused on the games, comics and advetisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question "do we ever really grow up?"

    Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advetised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
    About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, D.C. resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of American, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Insituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal.
    Learn more about the artist:
    www.elizabethcaqueiro.com

  • Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our intentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor. In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

    About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:
    www.tomgreavesart.com

  • Takoma Park - Youth Council meeting

    September 23, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Hydrangea Room, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

    https://takomaparkmd.gov/events-and-meetings/city-calendar/

September 24, 2019
  • Elizabeth Casquerio: Ballyhoo

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Focused on the games, comics and advetisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question "do we ever really grow up?"

    Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advetised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
    About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, D.C. resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of American, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Insituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal.
    Learn more about the artist:
    www.elizabethcaqueiro.com

  • Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our intentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor. In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

    About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:
    www.tomgreavesart.com

  • Beers with Brad

    September 24, 2019  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Launch Workplaces, 9841 Washingtonian Blvd #200, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA

    Personal finance can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be! Please join us on Tuesday, September 24 from 5:30-7 at Launch Workplaces (9841 Washingtonian Blvd., Suite 200) for an open discussion over local craft beer and snacks. Sherman Wealth Management offers this FREE opportunity for everyone to bring financial questions to the table in a relaxed environment. Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beers-with-brad-92419-tickets-71389551069

  • Medical Museum Science Café: Pain Treatment in the Military—The Biopsychosocial Model

    September 24, 2019  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Ln, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

    Join Walter Reed National Military Medical Center physicians to learn about different modalities of pain treatment.

    Dr. Christopher Spevak, MAJ Sherrell Lam, and LTC Mae Miranda will discuss the evolution of pain treatment from a biomedical model to a biopsychosocial model and the shift away from opioids.

    They'll also explore behavioral treatment of comorbidities including PTSD, anxiety and depression, as well as physical modalities of treatment.

    This event is free and open to the public! For more information call (301) 319-3303 or visit us at https://www.medicalmuseum.mil/index.cfm?p=media.events.2019.scicafe_sep2019

September 25, 2019
  • Elizabeth Casquerio: Ballyhoo

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Focused on the games, comics and advetisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question "do we ever really grow up?"

    Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advetised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
    About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, D.C. resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of American, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Insituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal.
    Learn more about the artist:
    www.elizabethcaqueiro.com

  • Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our intentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor. In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

    About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:
    www.tomgreavesart.com

  • Cider Days

    September 25, 2019  1:00 pm - September 29, 2019  6:00 pm
    Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817, USA

    Come to Locust Grove for September’s theme week: Cider Days. The Nature Center will feature special exhibits, free cider samples, and a self-guided Johnny Appleseed trail. Free and open to all participants. No registration required.

  • Takoma Park City Council meeting

    September 25, 2019  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Auditorium, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

    https://takomaparkmd.gov/events-and-meetings/city-calendar/

September 26, 2019
  • Elizabeth Casquerio: Ballyhoo

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Focused on the games, comics and advetisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question "do we ever really grow up?"

    Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advetised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
    About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, D.C. resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of American, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Insituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal.
    Learn more about the artist:
    www.elizabethcaqueiro.com

  • Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our intentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor. In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

    About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:
    www.tomgreavesart.com

  • Cider Days

    September 25, 2019  1:00 pm - September 29, 2019  6:00 pm
    Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817, USA

    Come to Locust Grove for September’s theme week: Cider Days. The Nature Center will feature special exhibits, free cider samples, and a self-guided Johnny Appleseed trail. Free and open to all participants. No registration required.

September 27, 2019
  • Bagels and Coffee with Concilmember Katz and Mayor Ashman

    September 27, 2019  7:30 am - 8:30 am
    531 Quince Orchard Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA

    From Sidney Katz's Twitter: "Please join me and Mayor of Gaithersburg Jud Ashman on Friday, 9/27 from 7:30 am to 8:30 am at Einstein's Bagels (531 Quince Orchard Road in Gaithersburg) for bagels and coffee!! More info below. @MoCoCouncilMD @judashman"

    Link to tweet: https://twitter.com/MC_Council_Katz/status/1172193559698640896

  • Elizabeth Casquerio: Ballyhoo

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Focused on the games, comics and advetisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question "do we ever really grow up?"

    Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advetised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
    About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, D.C. resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of American, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Insituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal.
    Learn more about the artist:
    www.elizabethcaqueiro.com

  • Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our intentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor. In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

    About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:
    www.tomgreavesart.com

  • Student Career fair at Montgomery College: How to get a Federal Job

    September 27, 2019  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Montgomery College Physical Education Building, Rockville, MD 20850, USA

    How to get a federal job

  • Cider Days

    September 25, 2019  1:00 pm - September 29, 2019  6:00 pm
    Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817, USA

    Come to Locust Grove for September’s theme week: Cider Days. The Nature Center will feature special exhibits, free cider samples, and a self-guided Johnny Appleseed trail. Free and open to all participants. No registration required.

  • Friday Night Live Summer Concert Series

    September 27, 2019  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Rockville Town Square, Rockville, MD 20850, USA

    Free outdoor summer concerts return to Rockville’s Town Square on select Friday evenings during the summer. The concerts offer a diverse range of music including rock, salsa, blues, folk, and reggae.

    The free concerts begin in June and take place on Friday evenings, from 6 – 9 p.m. in Rockville Town Square, located at 200 E. Middle Lane.

    Residents are invited to purchase food, beer and wine from Rockville restaurants during the concert.

    Schedule of Concerts

    June 14
    Dan Haas (Pop / Variety)

    June 21
    Unity Reggae Band (Reggae)

    June 28
    Billy Coulter Band (Americana)

    July 5
    Mambo Combo (Latin / Salsa)

    July 12
    Scott Kurt and Memphis 59 (Country)

    July 19
    The Crawdaddies (Roots / Zydeco)

    July 26
    Hustle Souls (Indie-Pop)

    August 2
    The Natty Beaux (Swing)

    August 9
    The Players Band (Ska / Reggae)

    August 16
    Guys in Thin Ties (80’s Tribute)

    August 23
    Matt Hutchison and the Big Gin (Pop / Rock)

    August 30
    Moonshine Society (Blues / Roots / Soul)

    September 6
    Will Hill (Reggae / Rock and Soul)

    September 13
    Baltimore Rockabilly (Rockabilly)

    September 20
    Justin Trawick and the Common Good (Bluegrass / Americana)

    September 27
    Mambo Combo (Latin / Salsa)

  • The Sweetgreen Tavern Turns One!

    September 27, 2019  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    lululemon, 3265 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

    Celebrate with The Tavern and let us thank you for all that you have contributed to making year one so great. Join our fellow vendors and friends of The Tavern for a full graze board featuring the delicious bites and sips of our local farmers and makers community. The even will take place next door in the Lululemon Loft. Feel free to bring a "Plus One!"
    The fun doesn't stop there; we will be celebrating all day Saturday 9/28 at The Tavern with free froyo and vendor pop-ups all day--come back and stop by then too!

  • Rockville Little Theatre presents "Arsenic and Old Lace"

    September 27, 2019  8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    F Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr, Rockville, MD 20851, USA

    The classic mystery-farce about two delightfully poisonous old ladies, their daffy nephew, and an eccentric cast of madcap characters.

    Please call 240-314-8690 or visit our website, here to purchase tickets!

    6 Performances | September 27, 28 and October 4, 5 at 8pm | September 29 and October 6 at 2pm

September 28, 2019
  • Farmers Market

    September 28, 2019  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Kensington Train Station 3701 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 20895, USA

    The Town of Kensington's Farmers Market is held every Saturday, year-around, at the Kensington Train Station.

  • Farmers Market

    September 28, 2019  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Kensington Train Station 3701 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 20895, USA

    The Town of Kensington's Farmers Market is held every Saturday, year-around, at the Kensington Train Station.

    https://tok.md.gov/events-calendar/

  • Elizabeth Casquerio: Ballyhoo

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Focused on the games, comics and advetisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question "do we ever really grow up?"

    Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advetised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
    About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, D.C. resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of American, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Insituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal.
    Learn more about the artist:
    www.elizabethcaqueiro.com

  • Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our intentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor. In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

    About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:
    www.tomgreavesart.com

  • Cider Days

    September 25, 2019  1:00 pm - September 29, 2019  6:00 pm
    Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817, USA

    Come to Locust Grove for September’s theme week: Cider Days. The Nature Center will feature special exhibits, free cider samples, and a self-guided Johnny Appleseed trail. Free and open to all participants. No registration required.

  • Peerless Rockville Historic Church Tour

    September 28, 2019  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Peerless Rockville Historic Preservation 29 Courthouse Square Rockville, MD 20850

    Peerless Rockville announces the Historic Church Tour!

    Explore the rich history and unique architecture of several Rockville churches dating back over 150 years. Learn about each congregation’s history and role in Rockville throughout time, and view stained glass windows, special tours, musical performances, and more!

    Ticket prices rise on September 14! Adults $20, Seniors and Kids $15
    Get yours today!
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/historic-church-tour-tickets-69237185285

    Churches participating in the tour:
    Rockville United Methodist
    Christ Episcopal
    St' Mary's Catholic Church (Chapel)
    Jerusalem-Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church
    Clinton A.M.E. Zion
    Rockville Presbyterian

    Check-in at the Red Brick Courthouse to receive your admission lanyard and program. Guests may walk or drive the tour route. A small shuttle will travel the circuit of churches for the duration of the tour.

    More Information:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/historic-church-tour-tickets-69237185285

  • Family Movie: The Book of Life

    September 28, 2019  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA

    Animated film about the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears.

  • Rockville Little Theatre presents "Arsenic and Old Lace"

    September 28, 2019  8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    F Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr, Rockville, MD 20851, USA

    The classic mystery-farce about two delightfully poisonous old ladies, their daffy nephew, and an eccentric cast of madcap characters.

    Please call 240-314-8690 or visit our website, here to purchase tickets!

    6 Performances | September 27, 28 and October 4, 5 at 8pm | September 29 and October 6 at 2pm

September 29, 2019
  • Elizabeth Casquerio: Ballyhoo

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Focused on the games, comics and advetisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question "do we ever really grow up?"

    Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advetised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
    About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, D.C. resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of American, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Insituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal.
    Learn more about the artist:
    www.elizabethcaqueiro.com

  • Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our intentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor. In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

    About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:
    www.tomgreavesart.com

  • Cider Days

    September 25, 2019  1:00 pm - September 29, 2019  6:00 pm
    Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817, USA

    Come to Locust Grove for September’s theme week: Cider Days. The Nature Center will feature special exhibits, free cider samples, and a self-guided Johnny Appleseed trail. Free and open to all participants. No registration required.

  • Rockville Little Theatre presents "Arsenic and Old Lace"

    September 29, 2019  2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    F Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr, Rockville, MD 20851, USA

    The classic mystery-farce about two delightfully poisonous old ladies, their daffy nephew, and an eccentric cast of madcap characters.

    Please call 240-314-8690 or visit our website, here to purchase tickets!

    6 Performances | September 27, 28 and October 4, 5 at 8pm | September 29 and October 6 at 2pm

September 30, 2019
  • Elizabeth Casquerio: Ballyhoo

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Focused on the games, comics and advetisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question "do we ever really grow up?"

    Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advetised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
    About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, D.C. resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of American, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Insituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal.
    Learn more about the artist:
    www.elizabethcaqueiro.com

  • Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our intentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor. In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

    About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:
    www.tomgreavesart.com

October 1, 2019
  • Elizabeth Casquerio: Ballyhoo

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Focused on the games, comics and advetisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question "do we ever really grow up?"

    Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advetised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
    About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, D.C. resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of American, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Insituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal.
    Learn more about the artist:
    www.elizabethcaqueiro.com

  • Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our intentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor. In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

    About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:
    www.tomgreavesart.com

  • 50+: Vital Living Through Volunteering

    October 1, 2019  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Twinbrook Library, 202 Meadow Hall Dr, Rockville, MD 20851, USA

    Montgomery County will hold two, free programs to help attendees find their best volunteer fit. The program will feature Deborah Missal and Gretchen Zekiel, Senior Fellows/Program Managers, 50+ Volunteer Network, and Kathleen Meaney Stobie, Senior Corps RSVP Director. Topics will include:

    • The Montgomery County Volunteer Center's rich resources for exploring volunteer opportunities 
    • The 50+ Volunteer Network that offers personal consultations and guidance in finding an opportunity that is the right fit 
    • Real examples of how volunteers and nonprofits have connected to make a great match 

    No registration is required. Attendees will also receive a free copy of the 50+ Vital Living Networker containing resource information about living well as you age in Montgomery County.

October 2, 2019
  • Elizabeth Casquerio: Ballyhoo

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Focused on the games, comics and advetisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question "do we ever really grow up?"

    Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advetised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
    About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, D.C. resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of American, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Insituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal.
    Learn more about the artist:
    www.elizabethcaqueiro.com

  • Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our intentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor. In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

    About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:
    www.tomgreavesart.com

  • Takoma Park City Council meeting

    October 2, 2019  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Auditorium, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

    https://takomaparkmd.gov/events-and-meetings/city-calendar/

October 3, 2019
  • Elizabeth Casquerio: Ballyhoo

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Focused on the games, comics and advetisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question "do we ever really grow up?"

    Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advetised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
    About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, D.C. resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of American, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Insituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal.
    Learn more about the artist:
    www.elizabethcaqueiro.com

  • Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our intentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor. In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

    About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:
    www.tomgreavesart.com

  • Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Annual Legislative Reception

    October 3, 2019  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Trapezaria Mediterranian Kuzina, 11 N Washington St, Rockville, MD 20850, USA

    Connect directly with your elected officials. Share your experiences and ideas as a business leader in Montgomery County and Metro Maryland. Learn more here: https://www.mcccmd.com/legislativereception.html

October 4, 2019
  • Elizabeth Casquerio: Ballyhoo

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Focused on the games, comics and advetisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question "do we ever really grow up?"

    Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advetised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
    About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, D.C. resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of American, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Insituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal.
    Learn more about the artist:
    www.elizabethcaqueiro.com

  • Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our intentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor. In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

    About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:
    www.tomgreavesart.com

  • Rockville Little Theatre presents "Arsenic and Old Lace"

    October 4, 2019  8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    F Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr, Rockville, MD 20851, USA

    The classic mystery-farce about two delightfully poisonous old ladies, their daffy nephew, and an eccentric cast of madcap characters.

    Please call 240-314-8690 or visit our website, here to purchase tickets!

    6 Performances | September 27, 28 and October 4, 5 at 8pm | September 29 and October 6 at 2pm

October 5, 2019
  • Farmers Market

    October 5, 2019  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Kensington Train Station 3701 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 20895, USA

    The Town of Kensington's Farmers Market is held every Saturday, year-around, at the Kensington Train Station.

  • Farmers Market

    October 5, 2019  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Kensington Train Station 3701 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 20895, USA

    The Town of Kensington's Farmers Market is held every Saturday, year-around, at the Kensington Train Station.

    https://tok.md.gov/events-calendar/

  • Elizabeth Casquerio: Ballyhoo

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Focused on the games, comics and advetisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question "do we ever really grow up?"

    Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advetised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
    About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, D.C. resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of American, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Insituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal.
    Learn more about the artist:
    www.elizabethcaqueiro.com

  • Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our intentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor. In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

    About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:
    www.tomgreavesart.com

  • The Maryland Breakfast Festival

    October 5, 2019  10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Montgomery County Fair, 501 Perry Pkwy, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, USA

    The Maryland Breakfast Festival is coming to the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Saturday October 5th, 2019! The festival will begin at 10 am and conclude at 2 pm. Enjoy celebrating the most important meal of the day with us. Local restaurants will be present with their "signature breakfast dish" for purchase, samples and our "Biscuit & Gravy" competition for all ticket holders to enjoy (special competition tickets required).

  • Scout Day at the Medical Museum

    October 5, 2019  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Ln, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

    Join us for a morning of specialized activities for Boy and Girl Scouts. Scouts will visit activity stations focused on first aid badge requirements including triage, outdoor injuries, medical response, first aid kits and emergency responders. This program is free and open to the public! Recommended for all ages. For more information call 301-319-3312 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/609198816153649/

  • Harvest Festival

    October 5, 2019  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Agricultural History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Rd, Derwood, MD 20855, USA

    Come to the Agricultural History Farm Park to learn how Montgomery County’s farms and communities work together this year’s Harvest Festival. Interact with living historians in historic costumes; participate in hands-on farm skills activities such as tin-smithing, making apple butter; paint pumpkins and build scarecrows; enjoy traditional music and dancing; experience farm equipment exhibitions and demonstrations; meet heritage farm animals; and partake of food, crafters, hayrides, and tours of the historic Magruder-Bussard Farmstead.

    Enjoy some down-home fun on the farm with old-time crafts, activities, music, and food. Montgomery Parks’ Agricultural History Farm Park is situated on 455 acres of land and serves as a historic farm site as well as a modern farming activity center.

    $15 per car
    For more information please visit https://www.montgomeryparks.org/events/harvest-festival/

  • Rockville Little Theatre presents "Arsenic and Old Lace"

    October 5, 2019  8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    F Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr, Rockville, MD 20851, USA

    The classic mystery-farce about two delightfully poisonous old ladies, their daffy nephew, and an eccentric cast of madcap characters.

    Please call 240-314-8690 or visit our website, here to purchase tickets!

    6 Performances | September 27, 28 and October 4, 5 at 8pm | September 29 and October 6 at 2pm

October 6, 2019
  • Elizabeth Casquerio: Ballyhoo

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Focused on the games, comics and advetisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question "do we ever really grow up?"

    Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advetised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
    About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, D.C. resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of American, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Insituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal.
    Learn more about the artist:
    www.elizabethcaqueiro.com

  • Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our intentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor. In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

    About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:
    www.tomgreavesart.com

  • Rockville Little Theatre presents "Arsenic and Old Lace"

    October 6, 2019  2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    F Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr, Rockville, MD 20851, USA

    The classic mystery-farce about two delightfully poisonous old ladies, their daffy nephew, and an eccentric cast of madcap characters.

    Please call 240-314-8690 or visit our website, here to purchase tickets!

    6 Performances | September 27, 28 and October 4, 5 at 8pm | September 29 and October 6 at 2pm

  • Shift Dance Auditions

    October 6, 2019  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Impact Dance/Performing Arts Studio, 200 Perry Pkwy Suite 7, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, USA

    Shift Dance is a non-profit dance company based in Gaithersburg, MD. Shift uses dance to explore the intricacies of movement - what initiates a movement and what effect does that initiation have on the body, the mind, the spirit? Shift looks at these mental and physical movements, sometimes subtle and sometimes extreme, which keep us moving and growing and creating.

    Auditions are open to adult dancers with minimum 3 years dance training. Auditions will include technique work in ballet, jazz, contemporary, and tap styles. Please plan to stay for all styles, even if you do not have training in all 4.

    Shift Dance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization. Potential members must be willing to participate in fundraising efforts.

    Accepted members will attend rehearsal on Sundays from 3-6 pm at Impact Performing Arts. Performances TBD.

    Want to contribute to Shift by being part of our Executive Board? Shift is seeking board members to assist with the planning and implementation of company events.

    Questions? Visit shiftdance.org, or email us at info@shiftdance.org

October 7, 2019
  • Elizabeth Casquerio: Ballyhoo

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Focused on the games, comics and advetisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question "do we ever really grow up?"

    Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advetised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
    About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, D.C. resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of American, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Insituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal.
    Learn more about the artist:
    www.elizabethcaqueiro.com

  • Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our intentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor. In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

    About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:
    www.tomgreavesart.com

  • Noon Raja Yoga Foundation Course (MD)

    October 7, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Brahma Kumaris Meditation Museums, 9525 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

    Raja Yoga is an ancient system of meditation and spiritual understanding. It enables us to return to a state of inner peace, personal power and self-worth through re-kindling the soul's original qualities and virtues. At its deepest level, Raja Yoga Meditation is taught as a method of self-awareness, leading ultimately to self-realization.

    The Foundation Course in Meditation Includes:
    • The method and experience of meditation;
    • Understanding the nature of the self and God;
    • The philosophy of karma and the cycle of time; and
    • Making meditation and spirituality a practical part of your daily life.

    Benefits of Raja Yoga Meditation:
    Peace of mind; relaxation of body, mind and spirit; new attitudes and responses to life; positive relationships; a deep sense of self-worth, greater concentration and clarity; a clearer sense of purpose, inner stability and contentment.

    Course is held for 6 days in Silver Spring, Maryland on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for two weeks. Since each class is connected to the next, plan to attend all, in sequence. Monday, Wednesday & Friday for 2 Weeks. Beginning Monday, October 7th, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.
    Free Event – Contributions Appreciated. Held at the Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD. RSVP at www.meditationmuseum.org/meditation-events

  • Evening Raja Yoga Foundation Course (MD)

    October 7, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Brahma Kumaris Meditation Museums, 9525 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

    Raja Yoga is an ancient system of meditation and spiritual understanding. It enables us to return to a state of inner peace, personal power and self-worth through re-kindling the soul's original qualities and virtues. At its deepest level, Raja Yoga Meditation is taught as a method of self-awareness, leading ultimately to self-realization.

    The Foundation Course in Meditation Includes:
    • The method and experience of meditation;
    • Understanding the nature of the self and God;
    • The philosophy of karma and the cycle of time; and
    • Making meditation and spirituality a practical part of your daily life.

    Benefits of Raja Yoga Meditation
    Peace of mind; relaxation of body, mind and spirit; new attitudes and responses to life; positive relationships; a deep sense of self-worth, greater concentration and clarity; a clearer sense of purpose, inner stability and contentment.

    Course is held for 6 days in Silver Spring, Maryland on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for two weeks. Since each class is connected to the next, plan to attend all, in sequence. Monday, Wednesday & Friday for 2 Weeks. Beginning Monday, October 7th, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.
    Free Event – Contributions Appreciated. Held at the Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD. RSVP at www.meditationmuseum.org/meditation-event

  • Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council Regular Session

    October 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 https://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/government/mayor-city-council

October 8, 2019
  • Elizabeth Casquerio: Ballyhoo

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Focused on the games, comics and advetisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question "do we ever really grow up?"

    Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advetised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
    About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, D.C. resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of American, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Insituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal.
    Learn more about the artist:
    www.elizabethcaqueiro.com

  • Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our intentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor. In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

    About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:
    www.tomgreavesart.com

October 9, 2019
  • Elizabeth Casquerio: Ballyhoo

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Focused on the games, comics and advetisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question "do we ever really grow up?"

    Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advetised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
    About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, D.C. resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of American, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Insituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal.
    Learn more about the artist:
    www.elizabethcaqueiro.com

  • Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our intentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor. In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

    About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:
    www.tomgreavesart.com

  • Takoma Park City Council meeting

    October 9, 2019  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Auditorium, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

    https://takomaparkmd.gov/events-and-meetings/city-calendar/

October 10, 2019
  • Elizabeth Casquerio: Ballyhoo

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Focused on the games, comics and advetisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question "do we ever really grow up?"

    Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advetised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
    About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, D.C. resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of American, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Insituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal.
    Learn more about the artist:
    www.elizabethcaqueiro.com

  • Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our intentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor. In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

    About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:
    www.tomgreavesart.com

October 11, 2019
  • Elizabeth Casquerio: Ballyhoo

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Focused on the games, comics and advetisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question "do we ever really grow up?"

    Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advetised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
    About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, D.C. resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of American, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Insituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal.
    Learn more about the artist:
    www.elizabethcaqueiro.com

  • Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our intentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor. In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

    About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:
    www.tomgreavesart.com

  • A Starry Night

    October 11, 2019  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Black Hill Regional Park, 20930 Lake Ridge Dr, Boyds, MD 20841, USA

    Join Montgomery Parks and the Montgomery Parks Foundation for a night hike, beer, and s’mores!

    Attendees are given the option to experience a guided night hike through the woods to a secret destination known for its spectacular view of the stars. While on the hike, naturalist will instruct you to listen for frog calls, search for owls and other nocturnal animals, observe moths, learn how our senses change at night, and more!

    Afterward, warm your chilly fingers while toasting marshmallows over a crackling fire and sipping a hot cocoa OR sip on a tasty brew from Waredaca Brewery while noshing on yummy hors d'oeuvres from Wegmans.

    Ticket proceeds support the future SEED Classroom at Black Hill Regional Park.

    Learn more and purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-starry-night-to-benefit-the-seed-classroom-tickets-71536326077

October 12, 2019
  • Farmers Market

    October 12, 2019  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Kensington Train Station 3701 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 20895, USA

    The Town of Kensington's Farmers Market is held every Saturday, year-around, at the Kensington Train Station.

  • Farmers Market

    October 12, 2019  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Kensington Train Station 3701 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 20895, USA

    The Town of Kensington's Farmers Market is held every Saturday, year-around, at the Kensington Train Station.

    https://tok.md.gov/events-calendar/

  • Elizabeth Casquerio: Ballyhoo

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Focused on the games, comics and advetisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question "do we ever really grow up?"

    Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advetised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
    About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, D.C. resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of American, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Insituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal.
    Learn more about the artist:
    www.elizabethcaqueiro.com

  • Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our intentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor. In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

    About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:
    www.tomgreavesart.com

  • 22nd Bethesda Row Arts Festival

    October 12, 2019  11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Bethesda Row, 4827 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

    Join us this October for one of the region’s most exciting esteemed outdoor festivals. Overnight, Bethesda Row’s Arts and Entertainment District is transformed into an outdoor art gallery, featuring more than 200 juried fine arts and crafts from artists around the nation. “Art Fair Sourcebook” and “Sunshine Artists” have recognized the event as one the most important in the country, and over 45,000 attendees agree! Explore the artists below — and follow us on social media. New for 2019: STartER GALLERY — a separate cluster if tents located on Bethesda Lane, featuring local and emerging artists showcasing their works to first-time and novice art collectors. Free for all ages.

  • Toast to Taste

    October 12, 2019  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Germantown Town Center Urban Park, Pinnacle Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Come sip, savor and enjoy an afternoon of craft brews and delicious food. Local breweries will be on hand to showcase their signature beers alongside specifically paired dishes. Each ticketed guest will receive a souvenir glass.

    Ticketed event: $30-$35

    Purchase tickets, here.

  • Back to the Garden: a Tribute to Woodstock

    October 12, 2019  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

    Back to the Garden: a Tribute to Woodstock

    Saturday, Oct 12th 2019 @ 7:30pm

    America's premier Woodstock Tribute - An evening of rousing music!!

    Woodstock provided half a million people with music of many genres, across three days – outside. This time, during the year of its 50th anniversary, we focus on the songs from that seminal event, along with well-known American anthems that inspire hope for peace, justice, and unity, in one evening of rousing music you can sing along to – inside! From folk to rock-n-roll, the stellar line-up includes Walter Parks, who toured for nine years with Richie Havens; soulful rocker Kentavius Jones; Chris Noyes, the new glorious vocalist for Ocean Orchestra; WAMMIE-award winner singer-songwriter Lilo Gonzalez; Brooke Parkhurst and Rowan Corbett (formerly of Carolina Chocolate Drops); and Downwire, a local band that promises to rock your socks off. Warm up your pipes and be prepared to join in on the grand finale.

    Run Time: Approximately: 120min with intermission

    For more information, visit our website at https://www.montgomerycollege.edu/cac

    Our location is central, with free parking and nearby public transportation
    Wheelchair accessible

    PRICE:
    MC Students: $5.00
    Students & Kids: $10.00
    General Public: $20.00

October 13, 2019
  • Elizabeth Casquerio: Ballyhoo

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Focused on the games, comics and advetisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question "do we ever really grow up?"

    Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advetised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
    About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, D.C. resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of American, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Insituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal.
    Learn more about the artist:
    www.elizabethcaqueiro.com

  • Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our intentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor. In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

    About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:
    www.tomgreavesart.com

  • 22nd Bethesda Row Arts Festival

    October 13, 2019  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Bethesda Row, 4827 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

    Join us this October for one of the region’s most exciting esteemed outdoor festivals. Overnight, Bethesda Row’s Arts and Entertainment District is transformed into an outdoor art gallery, featuring more than 200 juried fine arts and crafts from artists around the nation. “Art Fair Sourcebook” and “Sunshine Artists” have recognized the event as one the most important in the country, and over 45,000 attendees agree! Explore the artists below — and follow us on social media. New for 2019: STartER GALLERY — a separate cluster if tents located on Bethesda Lane, featuring local and emerging artists showcasing their works to first-time and novice art collectors. Free for all ages.

  • DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry Reading and Open Mic

    October 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/

October 14, 2019
  • Elizabeth Casquerio: Ballyhoo

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Focused on the games, comics and advetisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question "do we ever really grow up?"

    Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advetised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
    About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, D.C. resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of American, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Insituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal.
    Learn more about the artist:
    www.elizabethcaqueiro.com

  • Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our intentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor. In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

    About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:
    www.tomgreavesart.com

  • Peacemaker Sneaker Gala

    October 14, 2019  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    VisArts, 155 Gibbs St, Rockville, MD 20850, USA

    CRCMC’s annual prominent award celebration honors “Peacemaker of the Year”, “Executive Director’s Award” and the “Volunteer of the Year” during October, coinciding with Conflict Resolution Month.

    The Peacemaker of the year is an individual, someone outside of CRCMC who has made Montgomery County a better place through their peacemaking. We also recognize “The Volunteer of the Year”, who has made a significant contribution to CRCMC’s work. The Peacemaker Gala was introduced in 2010. For Sponsorship Information Click Here.

    Honoring Peacemaker of the Year:
    MoCo For Change

    Honoring Volunteer of the Year:
    Robin Riley and the Department of Recreation

    Honoring Volunteer of the Year:
    Steve Raetzman

October 15, 2019
  • Elizabeth Casquerio: Ballyhoo

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Focused on the games, comics and advetisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question "do we ever really grow up?"

    Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advetised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
    About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, D.C. resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of American, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Insituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal.
    Learn more about the artist:
    www.elizabethcaqueiro.com

  • Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our intentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor. In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

    About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:
    www.tomgreavesart.com

October 16, 2019
  • Elizabeth Casquerio: Ballyhoo

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Focused on the games, comics and advetisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question "do we ever really grow up?"

    Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advetised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
    About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, D.C. resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of American, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Insituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal.
    Learn more about the artist:
    www.elizabethcaqueiro.com

  • Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our intentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor. In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

    About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:
    www.tomgreavesart.com

  • Takoma Park Police Chief's Advisory Board meeting

    October 16, 2019  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Hydrangea Room, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

    https://takomaparkmd.gov/events-and-meetings/city-calendar/

  • Takoma Park City Council meeting

    October 16, 2019  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Auditorium, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

    https://takomaparkmd.gov/events-and-meetings/city-calendar/

October 17, 2019
  • Elizabeth Casquerio: Ballyhoo

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Focused on the games, comics and advetisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question "do we ever really grow up?"

    Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advetised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
    About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, D.C. resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of American, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Insituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal.
    Learn more about the artist:
    www.elizabethcaqueiro.com

  • Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our intentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor. In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

    About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:
    www.tomgreavesart.com

  • Takoma Park Recreation Committee meeting

    October 17, 2019  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Hydrangea Room, Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

    https://takomaparkmd.gov/events-and-meetings/city-calendar/

October 18, 2019
  • Elizabeth Casquerio: Ballyhoo

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Focused on the games, comics and advetisements which influenced her while she was growing up in Portugal, Elizabeth Casqueiro pays tribute to the joy and passion they generated as well as their telescopic reach into adulthood. Viewing the works in her solo exhibition, Ballyhoo, we come to realize that her abstracted forms are both playful and serious, rendered in the colors of childhood yet shaped by the questioning of an adult mind wondering about innocence lost and asking the question "do we ever really grow up?"

    Exciting superhero comic book narratives, with their simplistic dualities of good and evil, remind the artist of the shallow politics of today. The frantic search for advetised treasures in cereal boxes is no different than the quest for greener grass, the perfect bargain, a better standing. Rousing schoolyard games of marbles and jax speak to an all too familiar winner-takes-all market economy.
    About the Artist: Elizabeth Casqueiro is a visual artist who was born in England, grew up in Portugal and came to live in the United States, first as a high school exchange student and later as a graduate student. The Washington, D.C. resident has exhibited her artwork regionally, nationally and internationally. Casqueiro earned a Master of International Business Management from the University of Westminster in London, a Master of Architecture from the Catholic University of American, and a BA in Design from Institute of Art and Design Insituto de Arte e Design in Lisbon, Portugal.
    Learn more about the artist:
    www.elizabethcaqueiro.com

  • Tom Greaves: Middlemost Daft

    September 23, 2019  10:00 am - November 2, 2019  5:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    In a series of assemblages depicting the middle of an unfinished short story, Tom Greaves challenges the viewer to question what is real and what is fake as we consider how our intentional and perhaps unknown biases shape what we believe to be the truth. In sculptural constructions, from an ongoing series which began in 2016, the Washington, D.C. based artist arranges found and collected objects, images, textiles, plastics, paint and other media to capture frozen moments exploring social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and other issues in scenes infused with a subversive sense of humor. In his solo exhibition, Middlemost Daft, Greaves presents selections from three years of work which began as he was preparing to move his studio. Rather than pack up the many objects he had collected, for one reason or another over a period of many years, he started to arrange them in smaller boxes. Greaves was drawn toward the absurd in the creation of this work, likely a response to the changing cultural landscape which made him feel somewhat helpless against the lies, hatred and pettiness coming from those who lead and those who follow. Each piece portrays the turning point in a specific narrative which is meant to challenge our notions of what may or may not be true.

    About the Artist: Tom Greaves is a native of Canton, Ohio who graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a degree in Visual Communication and completed The Corcoran School of the Arts and Design curriculum for Advanced figure Sculpture and Advanced Metal Sculpture. His 35-year career as a professional artist has included work in graphic design, illustration, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Greaves lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., where he maintains his studio practice, and is currently a member of Sparkplug collective, a 2-year program sponsored by the District of Columbia Arts Center. He has exhibited his work regionally, nationally and internationally. To learn more about the artist, please visit his website:
    www.tomgreavesart.com