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.

January 22, 2019
  • County Council Session

    January 22, 2019  9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Council Office Building, Third Floor Hearing Room, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, 20850

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

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

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

  • Medical Museum Science Cafe: The State of Physical Therapy at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

    January 22, 2019  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Ln, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

    Join physical therapists from the Extremity Trauma Amputation Center of Excellence and Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to learn about the challenges and innovations in the rehabilitation of service members with severe injuries and amputations.

    For more details visit https://www.medicalmuseum.mil/

  • Elrich FY20 Operating Budget Forum

    January 22, 2019  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Eastern Montgomery Reg Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20904, USA

    County Executive Marc Elrich has announced that he is holding five budget forums seeking feedback from Montgomery County residents about the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Operating Budget priorities.

    “This is the citizens’ opportunity to lay out priorities,” said Elrich. “So even if it’s not on my list, I want to hear it.”

    Elrich will announce his recommendation for the FY20 Operating Budget on March 15. The County Council will approve the budget sometime near the end of May.

    More information: https://www.mymcmedia.org/elrich-announces-five-operating-budget-forums/

  • NIH Evening Speakers Club #3691

    January 22, 2019  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln # 100, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

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

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

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

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

  • Gaithersburg Mayor and Council Meeting

    January 22, 2019  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Gaithersburg City Hall, 31 S Summit Ave, Gaithersburg, MD, United States

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

January 23, 2019
  • 3rd Annual Kensington-Wheaton Business Networking Expo

    January 23, 2019  5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Town Hall 3710 Mitchell Street Kensington MD 20895

    3rd Annual Kensington–Wheaton Business Networking Expo
    This is a great opportunity to connect with businesses, civic and non-profit organizations, while checking out their exhibitor tables!
    In partnership with The Town of KensingtonTown of Kensington

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm
    Kensington Town Hall/Armory / 301-949-2424
    3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895
    ~ Free event ~
    Meet Kensington Mayor Tracey Furman and members of the Town Council, the Kensington CAN Business Association, and members of the Board of Directors of the Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce.

    Also meet with state and local elected officials, Montgomery County Police and Rescue and Mid-County Regional Services. And featuring a Jazz Guitar Combo.

    Appetizers and drinks served
    Mix and network with other businesses
    Browse the information tables of local businesses!
    Jazz with Steve Ragsdale (Guitar) & Thierry Lenoir (Upright Bass)
    Download Kens–Wheaton Business Expo Flyer
    Sign up for a business promotion table at the expo:

    Comes with a 6-foot table with 2 chairs (bring your own tablecloth)
    Make sales/Give out samples
    No electrical hookups/Portable devices only
    Regular Pricing until January 18:
    WKCC Members $50 / Non-Members $65

    Pricing starting January 19:
    WKCC Members $65 / Non-Members $75

    Register for Biz Table and Pay online
    Download Biz Expo Table Form
    Call 301-949-0080 for more information, or email WK Chamber.

  • MCM Adobe Premiere Pro Class Begins

    January 23, 2019  6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Montgomery Community Media, 7564 Standish Place, Suite 101, Rockville, MD 20855

    Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the most advanced video editing platforms in the digital world. Commonly and widely used in the industry, Adobe Premiere is capable of creating polished videos with outstanding transitions, effects, and layering. Get ready to learn the basics of video editing with this hands-on training opportunity. We’ll cover media and project management, digital storytelling and all the technical bells and whistles like tools, transitions, text creation and manipulation, adding music and more! No experience needed.

    Prerequisites: Orientation
    Length: 4 Weeks (Tuesdays) 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Fee: $150

    Register

  • Elrich FY20 Operating Budget Forum

    January 23, 2019  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Mid-County Community Recreation Center, 2004 Queensguard Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906, USA

    County Executive Marc Elrich has announced that he is holding five budget forums seeking feedback from Montgomery County residents about the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Operating Budget priorities.

    “This is the citizens’ opportunity to lay out priorities,” said Elrich. “So even if it’s not on my list, I want to hear it.”

    Elrich will announce his recommendation for the FY20 Operating Budget on March 15. The County Council will approve the budget sometime near the end of May.

    More information: https://www.mymcmedia.org/elrich-announces-five-operating-budget-forums/

January 24, 2019
  • Naloxone Training

    January 24, 2019  5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Department of Health and Human Services, 401 Hungerford Drive, Rockville

    Montgomery County offers free training on the prescription medication Naloxone that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.

    Residents concerned about a friend or family member can register to attend the training to learn about reducing unintentional and life-threatening opioid overdoses.

    The two-hour training will be offered:

    Thursday, Jan. 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Department of Health and Human Services
    401 Hungerford Drive, Rockville
    Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 3 to 5 p.m.
    Damascus Community Recreation Center
    25520 Oak Drive, Damascus
    Participants who complete the training will receive a free Naloxone kit.

    Tips on overdose prevention and resources detailing local and national resources will be provided.

    The training is free, but registration is required. Register by email at OverdoseResponseProgram@montgomerycountymd.gov or call 240-777-1836.

  • Community Conversation with Councilmember Andrew Friedson

    January 24, 2019  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Burning Tree Elementary School, 7900 Beech Tree Rd, Bethesda, MD 20817, USA

    You are cordially invited to a Community Conversation with Councilmember Andrew Friedson.

    This is an opportunity for you to share your concerns and for us to discuss important local issues specific to your neighborhood and District 1. We look forward to listening to you and learning from you.

    January 24, 2019
    7:30 to 9:00 PM
    Burning Tree Elementary School
    All-Purpose Room
    7900 Beech Tree Rd
    Bethesda, MD 20817

    https://www.facebook.com/events/220985472034341/?notif_t=event_calendar_create&notif_id=1546870898646636

January 25, 2019
  • Early Release Day all MCPS Students

    January 25, 2019
    MD

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

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts:

    January 25, 2019  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Angelina Ballerina brings to life the beloved storybook about a fictional mouse (full name: Angelina Jeannette Mouseling) who is training to become a ballerina. A family-friendly show that will have the entire audience dancing in the seats, Angelina and her friends perform a variety of dance styles, including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig and of course, ballet to show off their skills to their famous visitor.

    “The young cast really give it their all, socking over the trials and tribulations of the mouselings as they realise they must pool their ideas rather than scrap for supremacy.” – The Guardian

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

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

  • Eight Year Old Best Selling Author Halle Moore Book Signing

    January 25, 2019  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Fields Road Elementary School, 1 School Dr, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA

    At Fields Road Elementary, Halle Amor Moore is hosting a book signing event for her #1 Best Selling book, The Pages of Life: A compilation of poems. This book- written by a child and inspired by life- has penetrated the hearts of many as they strive to understand how a young girl could write with sensational prowess, eloquence and awareness at such a young age. From her thoughts on love, fear, sadness, death, feminism, education, politics, and spirituality, Halle leaves her audience stunned by her profound and powerful poetry. 

    There will be giveaways and a sneak peek into what she’s working on next. So, from 5:30-7:30pm, come
    meet this young author who will take you into her world as she reads a few excerpts from her book and
    explain how she drew inspiration. Through her Q&A session, you will learn just how sharp-witted, astute,
    and empathetic she is. But don’t be fooled, her youthful demeanor will remind you that she is still a kid.
    Just an extraordinary kid.

    More information at www.hallespeaks.com.

  • Flying V Fights: Pro Wrestling

    January 25, 2019  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Black Box Theatre, 8641 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

    Flying V continues their tradition of exploring and exploding the intersection of combat, art, and storytelling by bringing their vision to the world of professional wrestling.

    Featuring top wrestling talent from all over the country, the best from our region, and members of the DC Theatre Community, all coming together in Silver Spring in a battle to be the best. Be ready for a night of incredible in ring action, pageantry, character, and spectacle as we present the inaugural Fight or Flight.

    More information: www.flyingvtheatre.com

    Tickets: fvwrestling.brownpapertickets.com

January 26, 2019
  • Farmers Market

    January 26, 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/

  • The Brothers Grimm Excellent Adventure

    January 26, 2019  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA

    Presented by The Landless Theatre Company

    The Baughman brothers bring their wacky take on the Grimm's tales to the Arts Barn stage. The brothers will reenact their favorite stories including Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, The Frog Prince, Little Red Riding Hood, and more.

    Recommended for ages 4 & up.

    January 19, 26 & 27, 2019

    10:30 - 11:30 AM

    Admission
    $12

    For more details and purchase tickets visit https://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/recreation/performing-arts/theater/the-brothers-grimm-excellent-adventure

  • Recreation Summer Camp Fair

    January 26, 2019  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    North Potomac Community Recreation Center, 13850 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850

    Montgomery County Recreation is hosting a summer camp fair where families can meet recreation staff and instructors, learn about financial aid, and register for summer camp.

    The summer camp fair is designed to showcase the wide variety of specialized summer camps offered by Montgomery County Recreation. There is no cost to attend the summer camp fair which will include demonstrations, raffles and giveaways. T-Rec, the Recreation mascot, will also attend.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Angelina Ballerina

    January 26, 2019  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Angelina Ballerina brings to life the beloved storybook about a fictional mouse (full name: Angelina Jeannette Mouseling) who is training to become a ballerina. A family-friendly show that will have the entire audience dancing in the seats, Angelina and her friends perform a variety of dance styles, including hip-hop, modern dance, the Irish jig and of course, ballet to show off their skills to their famous visitor.

    “The young cast really give it their all, socking over the trials and tribulations of the mouselings as they realise they must pool their ideas rather than scrap for supremacy.” – The Guardian

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

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

  • Dare to Act, Live, and Be Happy!

    January 26, 2019  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Avenue, Suite 101, Silver Spring, MD 20910

    Dare to be happy and share happiness. To dare to live is to dare to act. It is to dare to become a conscious actor. It is to dare to know, experience and share one’s positivity with the world. It is underpinned by the understanding of how our actions truly influence our happiness. We can then use this secret to help ourselves and others. We can dare to be happy and share happiness.

    The secret is in our actions. It is simply that every action we perform has an effect on us and ‘out’ there in our life. As we become more and more aware of how our actions impact how we feel we open up our choices. New possibilities present themselves. We give ourselves the opportunity to dare to be conscious actors.

    In this workshop we will:
    1. Dare to understand the value of our everyday actions and of imbuing them with our natural positivity and gifts. This is also known as bringing ‘the spirit of service’ into our actions;
    2. Learn how to be happy and share happiness;
    3. Discover your purpose of life and what your gifts are. In doing so we receive blessings and our happiness increases;
    4. Realize the self, explore your inner qualities and learn to infuse our actions with them. When we do, we are really daring to live and know the wonder of life; and
    5. Take your mind away to a relaxing destination in your meditation. You’ll return with a relaxed, refreshed, calm, clear mind.

    Saturday, January 26th, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM. Held at the Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Avenue, Suite 101, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Free Event – Contributions Appreciated. RSVP at https://bit.ly/2RsFxre.

January 27, 2019
  • The Brothers Grimm Excellent Adventure

    January 27, 2019  10:30 am - 11:30 am
    Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA

    Presented by The Landless Theatre Company

    The Baughman brothers bring their wacky take on the Grimm's tales to the Arts Barn stage. The brothers will reenact their favorite stories including Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, The Frog Prince, Little Red Riding Hood, and more.

    Recommended for ages 4 & up.

    January 19, 26 & 27, 2019

    10:30 - 11:30 AM

    Admission
    $12

    For more details and purchase tickets visit https://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/recreation/performing-arts/theater/the-brothers-grimm-excellent-adventure

  • Create with Paper Flowers

    January 27, 2019  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA

    Learn the basics of making paper flowers and how to incorporate them into your next DIY project. All materials included. Take home a frame to create something new for your home.

    $30 Residents / $35 Nonresidents

    For more events at Kentlands Mansion visit https://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/about-us/city-facilities/kentlands-mansion

January 28, 2019
  • No School for all MCPS Students

    January 28, 2019
    MD

    Professional day for teachers. No School for Students.
    For more information on MCPS schools visit montgomeryschoolsmd.org.

    View full 2018/2019 MCPS calendar.

January 29, 2019
  • County Council Session

    January 29, 2019  9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Council Office Building, Third Floor Hearing Room, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, 20850

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

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

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

January 30, 2019
  • Open Your Heart to a Nation of Peace

    January 30, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Avenue, Suite 101, Silver Spring, MD 20910

    Join us as the Meditation Museum and LiveaMoment's Global Pause bring together a coalition of civic leaders, organizations and community members committed to bringing moments of Pause to the Congress and celebrate some amazing organizations doing the work around the globe! 

    Sister Jenna, director of the Meditation Museums will interview a special guest who will discuss the climate on the Hill and offer practical suggestions of what each of us could do to encourage and support a unified Congress. 

    For more details visit https://www.meditationmuseum.org/

    RSVP Required: athttps://bit.ly/2RS74li.

January 31, 2019
  • Montgomery County Taxpayers League

    January 31, 2019  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Montgomery County Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA

    Montgomery County Taxpayers League invites you
    to our monthly meeting, Jan. 31
    7-9 pm
    6th Floor Patuxent River Conference Room
    County Office Building, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850

    "Approaches to Good Governance in Montgomery County"

    Evan Glass, Council Member At-Large, Member Health and Human Services Committee, Transportation and Environment Committee

    Andrew Friedson, Council Member - District 1, Member Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee, Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee

    As two of our four new members to the County Council, they will share with us their plans to ensure good governance of the county. How did we choose these two new members as speakers? It was based on the quality of their questions - both insightful and probing - during the recent County Council discussion on the Inspector General's report on the malfeasance at the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation. We plan to invite other council members to future meetings. Council Members Glass and Friedson will field questions sent to them by MCTL prior to the meeting. They will also entertain impromptu questions from attendees.

February 1, 2019
  • First Friday at Artists & Makers Studios

    February 1, 2019  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Artists & Makers Studios, 11810 Parklawn Dr, Rockville, MD 20852, USA

    Artists & Makers Studios on Parklawn Drive and Wilkins Avenue in Rockville are featuring four new exhibits for the month of February at two locations. A&M1 Parklawn will host solo exhibits for artists Russell Simmons with Something Old & Something New – examining a career of more than 45 years with work that is kinetic and grounded in the elements of lines and colors of the African diaspora - unexpected patterns, images, shapes, texture, and collage; Therese Brown’s Baba Yaga’s Garden – a series of wet cyanotype prints on watercolor paper, and lumen prints on Ilford photographic paper. The garden is muse and mentor. Also at Parklawn, Phyllis Gordon’s solo exhibit Canvas & Silk – brings inspiring views, beautiful flowers, and intimate compositions that capture the moment in paintings and elegant hand painted scarves. A pair of flutists will perform, and enjoy Theremin music throughout the evening by Arthur Harrison in the artist hall. At Wilkins marvel at the work of the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild – Fiber as Form, Form as Fiber – from wall art and quilting to weaving and free-form crochet, there is something for everyone by these talented artists, as well as the Montgomery County Camera Club’s member exhibition, and a new exhibit by the member artists of Gallery 209. With free parking at both locations and the best parties in town, join the crowd for a memorable evening. These exhibits will open First Friday festivities between 6-9pm on February 1st, and artists’ studios will be open for browsing at both locations.

    Opening Reception 
    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday, February 1st, 2019

    “Something Old & Something New” with Russell Simmons
    “Baba Yaga’s Garden” with Therese Brown
    “Canvas & Silk” with Phyllis Gordon
    Artists & Makers Studios 1
    11810 Parklawn Drive, Suite 210
    Rockville, MD 20852

    “Fiber as Form, Form as Fiber” with the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild
    Artists & Makers Studios 2
    12276 Wilkins Avenue
    Rockville, MD 20852

    These exhibits at both locations open Friday, February 1st, and continue through Wednesday, February 20th, 2019. Viewing hours coincide with office hours and are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Tuesday-Saturday, and Sundays/Mondays by chance or appointment. 

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Tracy Lynn Olivera

    February 1, 2019  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Award-winning Signature Theatre fave Tracy Lynn Olivera spins Broadway Gold with her distinctive silken sound to bring the likes of Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Frank Loesser, and Rodgers and Hammerstein to life as she glorifies memorable music from the Broadway stage with her unique storytelling and wry humor. Backed by an extraordinary combo, Tracy’s incredible voice runs the gamut, recalling the likes of Barbara Cook as she styles glorious songs from America’s favorite art form into compelling moments in time.

    “Tracy Lynn Olivera is a rare breed of performer to be sure” – Broadway World

    “Tracy's versatility as an actress makes her a DC theatre force of nature” – Broadway World

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

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

February 2, 2019
  • Farmers Market

    February 2, 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/

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Tali Rubinstein

    February 2, 2019  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    An NYC-based recorder player, singer, and composer from Israel, Tali was professionally trained in classical baroque and renaissance music from a young age. She has collaborated with world-renowned musicians including multiple GRAMMY award-winning superstar, Alejandro Sanz, who’s called her “Amazing!!!" and "Impressive!!!”.

    “ ...Tali's deployment of that instrument laid to rest the notion of the recorder as a beginner’s toy ”

    — (Carlo Wolff, JazzTimes)

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

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

February 4, 2019
  • Noon Raja Yoga Foundation Course (MD)

    February 4, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Avenue, Suite 101, Silver Spring, MD 20910

    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, February 4th, 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)

    February 4, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Avenue, Suite 101, Silver Spring, MD 20910

    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, February 4th, 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-events

  • Elrich FY20 Operating Budget Forum

    February 4, 2019  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

    County Executive Marc Elrich has announced that he is holding five budget forums seeking feedback from Montgomery County residents about the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Operating Budget priorities.

    “This is the citizens’ opportunity to lay out priorities,” said Elrich. “So even if it’s not on my list, I want to hear it.”

    Elrich will announce his recommendation for the FY20 Operating Budget on March 15. The County Council will approve the budget sometime near the end of May.

    More information: https://www.mymcmedia.org/elrich-announces-five-operating-budget-forums/

February 8, 2019
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: IVY League: Battle of the Relationship

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

    Who’s better off? Having more fun? Who’s got the funniest life? Three stand-up comedians in three different phases of life- single, married, and post-married answer those questions. Starring Myq Kaplan from The Tonight Show, Letterman, Conan, Comedy Central, Joe DeVito, with over 100 TV appearances, and Joe Larson, featured on America’s Got Talent, Comedy Central, come and find out!

    “Wow! … OMG! …. hilarious!” That’s just a sample of what folks were saying about you as they left the theater.” –Playhouse Park Theatre

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

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

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Christian Sands

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

    An emerging jazz force, Christian Sands takes a fresh look at the language of Jazz, including stride, swing, bebop, progressive, fusion, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban. His pianistic technique perfectly matches his conception. His use of understatement accomplishes a much deeper musical goal.

    “His abundant piano technique perfectly matches his conception, accomplishing a much deeper musical goal: a fresh look at the entire language of jazz.” – The Kurland Agency

    “...an imaginative composer, a clever arranger and a skillful technician with a fluid style.” - DownBeat

    "It simply has quality material performed at an extremely high level that can appeal to a wide variety of listeners." - All About Jazz

    "Sands is skilled, soulful and melodic throughout, his energy and spirit altering with each tune." - Noisey

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

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

February 9, 2019
  • Farmers Market

    February 9, 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/

  • Family Day – Black History Month

    February 9, 2019  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, 16501 Norwood Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860, USA

    Bring the entire family out to celebrate African American Culture. The event will feature presentations and activities to highlight the rich culture of the free and enslaved communities and the connection to contemporary culture.

    For more details visit www.montgomeryparks.org

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Love Conon

    February 9, 2019  10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    With hits from Peter Gabriel, Billy Joel, Depeche Mode, and Paul Simon, these seasoned virtuoso strings players stay true to the approach, arrangements, and keen artistry of these nostalgic hits.

    “Playing the music I love from the 80’s and 90’s and doing it right, I love watching and hearing these guys!” – Sammy Shelor, Lonesome River Band

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

February 10, 2019
  • Wooden Pallet Painting

    February 10, 2019  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA

    Create a custom wood pallet sign for your special day. Urban Pallet Company will help you paint a unique wooden guest book, welcome sign, or customized sign to display at your wedding and cherish throughout your happily-ever-after. All materials provided. You must register & choose your custom-stenciled pallet design by Tuesday, February 5.

    $60 Residents / $65 Nonresidents

    For more events at Kentlands Mansion visit https://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/about-us/city-facilities/kentlands-mansion

  • DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry Reading and Open Mic

    February 10, 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/

February 11, 2019
  • MCPS High School Programs Public Meeting

    February 11, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Clarksburg High School, 22500 Wims Rd, Clarksburg, MD 20871, USA

    What high school programs should Montgomery County Public Schools offer in the future to best support college and career readiness? Be a part of the future! MCPS wants to hear from you about what programs you want made available at your local school and throughout the district. The district will hold three community conversations for parents to discuss high school programs. The events will be held:

    Nov. 26-Montgomery Blair H.S. 6:30 p.m.
    Feb. 11, 2019-Clarksburg H.S. 6:30 p.m.

    April 8, 2019-Richard Montgomery H.S. 6:30 p.m.

    Event Registration:  https://mcpsweb.wufoo.com/forms/community-conversation/

February 12, 2019
  • MCM Multimedia Producing Class

    February 12, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Montgomery Community Television dba Montgomery Community Media, 7548 Standish Pl, Rockville, MD 20855, USA

    Producing is the creative organization and implementation of ideas, from concept development to distribution. Producing media for multiple platforms is the way of the future. In this class, participants will create multimedia content on location, in our studios and manage edit sessions for individual production segments that will be shared on multiple distribution platforms.

    Prerequisites: Orientation
    Length: 7 Weeks (Tuesdays) 6:30 - 9 PM, Studio Shoot (Saturday, March 30th)
    Fee: $175

    Register

  • NIH Evening Speakers Club #3691

    February 12, 2019  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln # 100, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

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

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

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

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

February 13, 2019
  • Naloxone Training

    February 13, 2019  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Damascus Community Recreation Center, 25520 Oak Drive, Damascus

    Montgomery County offers free training on the prescription medication Naloxone that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.

    Residents concerned about a friend or family member can register to attend the training to learn about reducing unintentional and life-threatening opioid overdoses.

    The two-hour training will be offered:

    Thursday, Jan. 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Department of Health and Human Services
    401 Hungerford Drive, Rockville
    Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 3 to 5 p.m.
    Damascus Community Recreation Center
    25520 Oak Drive, Damascus
    Participants who complete the training will receive a free Naloxone kit.

    Tips on overdose prevention and resources detailing local and national resources will be provided.

    The training is free, but registration is required. Register by email at OverdoseResponseProgram@montgomerycountymd.gov or call 240-777-1836.

February 15, 2019
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Celtic Angels

    February 15, 2019  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    You’ll be enthralled from the moment the lights dim as their sweet and stirring songs along with their traditional musicianship carry you to Ireland on wings of music. Some of the sweetest voices under the stars make up the Celtic Angels – Victoria Kenny, Emily Carroll, Tammy Browne, Amy Penston, and Ellie Mullane – Irish to the core and seasoned entertainers all.

    The Celtic Angels were excellent! All of the performers were very professional and easy to work with! I appreciated their attention to detail during rehearsal and sound check! What I personally liked most was how genuine and kind everyone was! — Civic Hall Performing Arts Center

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

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Latin Passion- Salsa Romentico

    February 15, 2019  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Join us as this captivating duo looks to intertwine their unique vocal styles into one in an attempt to make us fall in love all over again and show us the softer side of Salsa.

    “a varied choice of Latin genres and the excellent emotive vocal performance that emanates from Miss YaYa” – The Valens Agency

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

February 16, 2019
  • Farmers Market

    February 16, 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/

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: The Rat Pack of Opera

    February 16, 2019  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Tenors Un Limited have performed all across the globe and are the UK’s original classical-crossover ‘man-band,’ established as one of the world’s premier classical-crossover vocal groups.

    : “It was an absolute pleasure to work with you…I hope our paths cross again soon.” — Kate (BBC)

    “…this was pure bliss!” – Broadway Baby

    “Bravi…!” Sting

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

February 17, 2019
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Man On Fire

    February 17, 2019  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    This shroud of secrecy ended when one man self-immolated to protest their racism in 2014, shining a spotlight on the town’s dark past. Man on Fire untangles the pieces of this protest and questions the racism in Grand Saline today.

    “Still, the importance of this film is not its ability to vindicate and heroize Americans. Rather, its highest quality is its unabashed truthfulness. As one of the many interviewees puts it, ‘The easier thing to do is try to move past it, instead of sitting with it.‘” – Slug Magazine

    “Man on Fire tells a compelling and perennially relevant story” – Screen Anarchy

    “…this is an illuminating, thought-provoking tale that illustrates one of the many tragic consequences of America’s failure to fully come to terms with, and to truly confront, the racism of its past, present, and its foreseeable future.” – Screen Anarchy

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

February 18, 2019
  • No School for all MCPS Students

    February 18, 2019
    MD

    Schools and Offices Closed for President’s Day Holiday.
    For more information on MCPS schools visit montgomeryschoolsmd.org.
    View full 2018/2019 MCPS calendar.

  • Presidents Day Tour at the Medical Museum

    February 18, 2019  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Ln, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

    "The Nation's Medical Museum -- Meeting Challenges through Innovation." This free, docent-led introductory tour highlights the remarkable changes in American medicine over the past 150 years, with a special focus on military medicine. FREE! Open to the public. No RSVP required. Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (301) 319-3303 or by email to: USArmy.Detrick.MEDCOM-USAMRMC.List.Medical-Museum@mail.mil.

    For more details visit https://www.medicalmuseum.mil/

February 19, 2019
  • MCM Studio Production Class

    February 19, 2019  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Montgomery Community Television dba Montgomery Community Media, 7548 Standish Pl, Rockville, MD 20855, USA

    In this 6-week class, students will rotate through all Studio and Control Room positions in MCM’s large multi-camera studio and in our Green Screen Studio. Participants crew MCM productions as Camera Operators, Technical Directors, Audio Operators, Character Generator Operators, Digital Recorder Operators, Floor Managers, and Teleprompter Operators.

    No previous television production experience needed, but this is a technical, hands-on training experience, so participants are expected to jump right in and be ready to learn!

    Prerequisites: Orientation
    Length: 6 Weeks (Tuesdays) 6:30 - 9 PM, Studio Shoot (Saturday, March 30th)
    Fee: $175
    Instructor: Derek White

    Register

February 20, 2019
  • Education Budget Meeting

    February 20, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Neelsville Middle School, 11700 Neelsville Church Rd, Germantown, MD 20876, USA

    Parents and members of the community are invited to join Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice, MCPS Superintendent Jack R. Smith, and Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard at upcoming Education Budget meetings in February and March. Attendees can find out how budget decisions are made, what the county is doing today to get ready for FY 2020 and beyond, and the opportunities residents have to influence budget decisions.

    The meetings will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the following locations:

    February 20, Neelsville Middle School, 11700 Neelsville Church Road in Germantown

    February 27, Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School, 11800 Monticello Avenue in Silver Spring

    March 6, Rockville High School, 2100 Baltimore Road in Rockville

    March 11, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East-West Highway in Bethesda

    March 27, Montgomery College Takoma Park Campus (Cultural Arts Center Theater 1), 7995 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring

    The county executive will announce his Recommended FY 2019 Operating Budget in March. In April, the County Council will hold public hearings and approve the operating budget at the end of May.

  • Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center: Complete Female Sage Beauty

    February 20, 2019  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts, 51 Mannakee St, Rockville, MD 20850, USA

    In 1661, only men were permitted to act in female roles on the London stage, and the most famous 
    portrayer of female roles was a man named Ned Kynaston. The toast of the town, Ned was applauded for his interpretations of Shakespeare’s tragic ladies, especially his Desdemona. But with the stroke of a pen, his world is turned upside-down. King Charles II changes the law to allow women to act. The final straw happens when his loyal dresser, Maria, is suddenly starring in his most beloved role and Ned finds himself working in a bawdy tavern. After losing everything, Ned must pull himself together to adapt to this strange new world—and perhaps get a little revenge for himself. 

    Tickets: $10 Regular • $8 Seniors • $5 Students with ID

    For more details visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/pa

    Box Office: 240-567-5301

February 21, 2019
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Victoria Vox

    February 21, 2019  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    With a passion for songwriting, she studied at the Berklee College of Music and took up the ukulele as her main accompaniment. Vox takes improvisational solos echoing the tones of trumpet genius, Chet Baker, solely with her voice. This odd and quirky talent, nonetheless, landed her on The Tonight Show, and on the front page of The Wall Street Journal.

    “Vox is an old soul, moving effortlessly between sultry, sexy jazz numbers; sunny, upbeat ditties; and honest R&B ballads, seamlessly weaving her candy-coated vocals through each.” – Baltimore Magazine

    “At its essence, it’s a classic volume of love songs—for broken hearts and open ones—and through it all, her yesteryear style shines.” – Baltimore Magazine

    “Vox’s commitment to the ukulele is strong, partly because it reminds her of the city.” – The Balitmore Sun

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

  • Third Thursday Poetry Reading Series

    February 21, 2019  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912, USA

    Takoma Park’s Third Thursday Poetry Reading series features local and regional poets who read their original work. A reception follows the readings.

    More information: https://www.facebook.com/pg/TakomaParkMD/events/

  • Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center: Complete Female Sage Beauty

    February 21, 2019  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts, 51 Mannakee St, Rockville, MD 20850, USA

    In 1661, only men were permitted to act in female roles on the London stage, and the most famous 
    portrayer of female roles was a man named Ned Kynaston. The toast of the town, Ned was applauded for his interpretations of Shakespeare’s tragic ladies, especially his Desdemona. But with the stroke of a pen, his world is turned upside-down. King Charles II changes the law to allow women to act. The final straw happens when his loyal dresser, Maria, is suddenly starring in his most beloved role and Ned finds himself working in a bawdy tavern. After losing everything, Ned must pull himself together to adapt to this strange new world—and perhaps get a little revenge for himself. 

    Tickets: $10 Regular • $8 Seniors • $5 Students with ID

    For more details visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/pa

    Box Office: 240-567-5301