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.

March 19, 2019
  • County Council Session

    March 19, 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.

  • The Gaithersburg Bridge Club

    March 19, 2019  10:15 am - 2:30 pm
    Kehilat Shalom, 9915 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20886, USA

    The Gaithersburg Bridge Club holds weekly games every Tuesday and Friday morning at 10:30am, Kehilat Shalom, 9915 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20886.

    Tell your social bridge‑playing friends, family, co‑workers, and neighbors, beginning to intermediate, who have expressed interest in learning or improving their game.

    Each game uses pre-dealt hands, electronic scoring and printed hand records. Results posted online immediately after the game with detailed analysis for each hand. Open to all players and ages. With sufficient interest we will start an evening instructional class.

    Questions? Please email Jim Cartlidge, Certified ACBL Bridge Teacher with over 25 years experience at gaithersburgbridgeclub@gmail.com or leave a message at 301-606-2894.

  • Public Hearing

    March 19, 2019  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    County Council Office Building, Third Floor Hearing Room, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850

    The following items will be discussed at this hearing:

    • Bill 2-19, Health - Lead In Drinking Water - Schools
    • Corrective Map Amendment H-130 For Takoma Park Master Plan
    • Resolution To Adopt Bill 2-19, Health - Lead In Drinking Water - Schools
    • Special Appropriation - MCPS’ FY19 Operating Budget - $384,986 For Emergency Impact Aid Grant
    • ZTA 19-03, Commercial/Residential Zones - Animal Boarding And Care

    Are you interested in sharing your views with the Council? If you would like to comment on a specific topic we invite you to sign up to speak at the calendar link below. 

    You can also contact us by mail, e-mail, or telephone:
    Council Office Building
    100 Maryland Avenue, 5th Floor
    Rockville, MD 20850
    240-777-7803
    County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

    Sign Up to Testify at these Hearings

  • MCPS Juniors and Seniors Needed for Focus Group

    March 19, 2019  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    To Be Determinded

    The purpose of the Focus Group is for public High School Juniors and Seniors to discuss their higher education options--when selecting a community college or 4-year university.

    A student must call in to be screened with our Questionnaire.

    Refreshments will be served; and a small compensation is offered.

    For more details please contact 410-280-2000.

  • Environmental Film Festival: Ground War

    March 19, 2019  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    E Street Cinema, 555 11th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20004

    U.S. Premiere

    A filmmaker's investigation into the death of his father takes him deep into the world of golf, chemical lobbying, and citizen activism, where he learns that the rampant use of pesticides around the world may be far more damaging than he thought. What chance do we have at creating a safer world for ourselves and our children? The answer may lie with the incredible people he encounters along his journey.

    Directed by Andrew Nisker

    (Canada, 2018, 80 min.)

    Post-screening discussion feat. Andrew Nisker (Director) & Julie Taddeo (Co-Founder, Safe Grow Montgomery), & Jay Feldman (Executive Director, Beyond Pesticides).

    Tickets are available, here.

March 20, 2019
  • Mindfulness Meditation

    March 20, 2019  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Ave, Kensington, MD 20895, USA

    Join Bubba Pflantzbaum and learn simple suggestions for posture, meditation, and attitude.

    No experience needed.

    Bubba is a native Washingtonian and owner of Thunder Road Consulting, offering professional training and coaching.

  • Nature Matters Talk: Spiders

    March 20, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Ln, Rockville, MD 20855, USA

    During this evening presentation of Nature Matters, enjoy a glass of wine or a cold beer and meet others who share similar interests in science and nature. Spiders are amazing predators with a bad rap. Maryland Department of Natural Resources education and outreach specialist, Kerry Wixted, explains why we should all love spiders! From spiders that “sing” and dance to those that rob others: the world of spiders is rich in natural interactions.

    Intended for ages 14&up

    Register: https://www.montgomeryparks.org/events/nature-matters-spiders/

    https://twitter.com/MontgomeryParks/status/1107747278905921541

March 21, 2019
  • MCPS Discussions on Safety and Security

    March 21, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    MCPS and the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (MCCPTA) are hosting a series of community conversations on safety and security.

    The meetings will feature Ed Clarke, chief safety officer for MCPS, and Dr. Christina Conolly, director of MCPS psychological services. They will discuss school safety issues, student mental health concerns, and lockdown with options protocols.

    The community meetings will be held:

    Thursday, March 21, 7–8:30 p.m.
    Northwood High School – Cafeteria
    919 University Blvd., West Silver Spring, MD 20901

    https://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/join-us-discussions-safety-security/

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Missy Raines Trio

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

    Raines is always planted right in the center of the stage directing with her bass just as much as she’s playing it.

    “One of the most decorated and highly sought-after upright bassists in bluegrass music” – NPR

    “…launches her well-tended craft off the bluegrass dock into the waters of jazz and folk, holding onto the anchor of bluegrass while pushing steadily at the boundaries of the music that engulfs her.” – Country Standard Time

    “Hearing accomplished musicians in one genre seamlessly shift into another makes my heart happy because I love a range of music: from jazz to Americana, to pop and R&B. For this reason and more, Missy Raines and the New Hip make my heart swoon” – No Depression

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

  • Third Thursday Poetry Reading Series

    March 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/

March 22, 2019
  • The Gaithersburg Bridge Club

    March 22, 2019  10:15 am - 2:30 pm
    Kehilat Shalom, 9915 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20886, USA

    The Gaithersburg Bridge Club holds weekly games every Tuesday and Friday morning at 10:30am, Kehilat Shalom, 9915 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20886.

    Tell your social bridge‑playing friends, family, co‑workers, and neighbors, beginning to intermediate, who have expressed interest in learning or improving their game.

    Each game uses pre-dealt hands, electronic scoring and printed hand records. Results posted online immediately after the game with detailed analysis for each hand. Open to all players and ages. With sufficient interest we will start an evening instructional class.

    Questions? Please email Jim Cartlidge, Certified ACBL Bridge Teacher with over 25 years experience at gaithersburgbridgeclub@gmail.com or leave a message at 301-606-2894.

  • International Night

    March 22, 2019  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    F Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr, Rockville, MD 20851, USA

    The International Night festival, celebrating the world’s cultures that are represented in Rockville, returns to F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre on Friday, March 22.

    At this free event, audience members will enjoy performances and traditional clothing displays. Each year, International Night showcases food from a specific culture. Attendees this year can sample unique and traditional Greek food in the theater’s social hall.

    Newsy politics reporter Willie James Inman will emcee.

    The doors open at 5:30 p.m., with an address by attending Mayor and Council members at 6 p.m., followed by performances and the Greek food sampling.

    No tickets or registration are required, but seating is limited.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Lauren Mitchell

    March 22, 2019  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    A Tampa Bay blues singer who evokes the overtones of Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Sam Cooke, and Ray Charles as she leaves every bit of herself onstage in her live performance.

    “The way (her voice) sounds is enough to cause thunder and lightning out of the sky.” – The Morton Report

    “A mesmerizing performer with a voice for the ages” Blues Magazine.

    “A unique, gripping voice…” – Munich Talk, Germany

    “A mesmerizing performer with a voice for the ages”

    “I miss Etta a little less when I hear Lauren sing” – Josh Sklair, Grammy Award Winner, Producer, and Guitarist for Etta James

    “A soul-stirring voice and an arresting presence” – Tony Braunagel – Producer, Grammy and Blues Music Award Winner

    “Mitchell’s powerful voice immediately punched me in the gut and shook me to the deepest part of my soul!” – Blue Monday Monthly

    “A full blooded, full bodied sound of the south” – Midwest Record Entertainment

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

March 23, 2019
  • Farmers Market

    March 23, 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/

  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Gamma Alpha Eta Zeta Chapter: Finer Womanhood Expo

    March 23, 2019  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Montgomery College Germantown Campus, 4067, 20200 Observation Dr, Germantown, MD 20876, USA

    Coming together to celebrate Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Finer Womanhood Month by recognizing and celebrating women-owned businesses in the DC, MD, VA areas.

    Blue Table Talk from three (3) dynamic Motivational Speakers!
    Brittani Brown
    Ayanna Castro
    Edna Howard

    Wide range of women-owned vendors available in health and fitness, spirtual wellness, products and service

    Ticket holders will:
    Automatically entered into a raffle drawing
    Receive a Swag Bag

    Sponsored Gourmet food trucks will be available.

    Thank you to our event sponsors:
    Montgomery College, Wegmans, Planet Fitness, Pepsi, Girls on the Run
    This event is open to the public.

    For more information please email us at gahzexpo@gmail.com

  • First Communities of Rockville: Quality Hill

    March 23, 2019  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Historic Red Brick Courthouse, 29 Courthouse Square, Rockville, MD 20850

    This March, Peerless Rockville invites the public to learn about one of the earliest communities in Rockville. Quality Hill traces its roots to the 1784 division of 45 acres of land into Rockville’s first streets, lots, and blocks concentrated along both sides of West Montgomery Avenue and Adams Street. This unique historical presentation will trace the development of Rockville in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This era, the homes, churches, and institutions left a lasting imprint on the city we know today. Join us to uncover the history of early Rockville through the eyes of these first families with an illustrated presentation of the community of Quality Hill.

    RSVP Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/quality-hill-first-communities-of-rockville-tickets-57742596661

  • Customer Appreciation Day / PJ Saturday

    March 23, 2019  11:00 am - 11:00 pm
    18519 N Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20879, USA

    Bruster's Real Ice Cream of Gaithersburg writes in a Facebook event, "To thank our customers, wear your PJ's to the store on Saturday, March 23, 2019 11am-11pm and receive a FREE small waffle cone!"

    https://www.facebook.com/events/527557564431382/

  • Irish Heritage Music and Dance Festival

    March 23, 2019  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Ave, Kensington, MD 20895, USA

    Celebrate Irish Heritage Month with our extraordinarily talented local dancers and musicians. The program features: The Bog Band, a group a young musicians and a dance troupe from a local dance school: Culkin School of Dance. Please join us at the end for an Irish dance lesson.

    For more events at Montgomery County Public Libraries visit https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library/ 

  • Clligraphy and Ink Painting Exhibition Opening Ceremony

    March 23, 2019  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Cultural Center of TECRO, 901 Wind River Ln, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, USA

    As an only and unique art form among all the other arts in the world, Chinese calligraphy has three thousand five hundred years history as a special expression form of Chinese characters, with their origins in pictographs, are endowed with fully natural beauty. Chinese calligraphers write Chinese characters, short phrases and poems by using only ink and brush to express softness and strength of Chinese characters strokes as well as Chinese special philosophy.

    Karen Shee is recognized as a master calligrapher and Chinese ink painting expert in the New York metropolitan area. She will hold an exhibition for two days on March 23 and March 24, she will also demonstrate Chinese calligraphy and ink painting on Saturday, March 23, 3:00 pm at TECRO’s Culture Center. Admission: free, open to the public.
    Karen Shee graduated from Taiwan’s Soochow University with a major in Chinese Literature and a specialization in classic Chinese poetry. Her lifetime passion and talent in both modern and classic Chinese poetry and literature includes a love of Chinese calligraphy and painting. Karen’s works have been exhibited in numerous exhibitions around the world. She is a member of The American Association of Chinese Painters and Calligraphers and serves as the Vice President of The American Association of Chinese Art and Literature.

  • The Better Angels: Five women who changed and were changed by American Civil War

    March 23, 2019  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA

    A presentation in PowerPoint format about five remarkable women who made important contributions to the Union cause at various stages before, during, and after the critical years of the American Civil War. The singular actions of Clara Barton, Julia Ward Howe, Sarah Josepha Hale, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Harriet Tubman led to their prominence during the war, and launched them into successful public roles following the conflict.

    The Montgomery History's Speaker Robert Plumb will cover highlights of the women’s contributions, their legacies, and their defining qualities such as courage, self-assurance, and persistence that led to their successes.

    A special event in honor of Women’s History Month.

    For more events at Montgomery County Public Libraries visit https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library/  

  • God! Live, In Person!

    March 23, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, 10309 New Hampshire Ave, Hillandale, MD 20903, USA

    Hilarious live theatrical comedy: watch the Creator of Everything's last-minute ADHD-crazed deadline panic in “God! The One-Man Show.” 

    "A Comedic Hurricane!" DC Metro Theater Arts
    “Potter transmutes schmaltz into the sublime!” Apartment316 (Ottawa)

    For more details visit https://uucss.org/

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Lonesome River Band

    March 23, 2019  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Whether performing at the Grand Ole Opry or headlining major concerts and festivals, their loyal fans continue to support one of the most loved and most influential acts of our time. Five-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Banjo Player of the Year Sammy Shelor leads the group that is constantly breaking new ground in acoustic music.

    “Lonesome River Band has carried the traditional torch proudly while making significant contributions to the bluegrass genre with their original songs.” –Journal of Roots Music

    “One of the hottest bluegrass acts in the world, Lonesome River Band” – McCreary County Record

    “Lonesome River Band demonstrates that fact that when you tap tradition, it’s often all that’s needed to maintain momentum and keep the music moving forward” – Elmore Magazine

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

March 24, 2019
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: From the Second Wave to the Tidal Wave

    March 24, 2019  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Landmark legislation of 1960’s outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin and unlocked the doors to social justice. Now all they had to do was open them.

    “Gender Equality is the unfinished business of the 21st century.” – Elizabeth Broderick

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

March 25, 2019
  • MCPS Board of Education Business Meeting

    March 25, 2019  5:30 pm - 9:20 pm
    Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850

    Closed session at 4:30 p.m.

    Facilities and boundaries decisions at 7:20 p.m.

    Evening Business Meeting from 5:30 p.m. to 9:20 p.m.
    Agenda may be found, here.
    This business meeting will be webcast, here.

March 26, 2019
  • County Council Session

    March 26, 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.

  • The Gaithersburg Bridge Club

    March 26, 2019  10:15 am - 2:30 pm
    Kehilat Shalom, 9915 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20886, USA

    The Gaithersburg Bridge Club holds weekly games every Tuesday and Friday morning at 10:30am, Kehilat Shalom, 9915 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20886.

    Tell your social bridge‑playing friends, family, co‑workers, and neighbors, beginning to intermediate, who have expressed interest in learning or improving their game.

    Each game uses pre-dealt hands, electronic scoring and printed hand records. Results posted online immediately after the game with detailed analysis for each hand. Open to all players and ages. With sufficient interest we will start an evening instructional class.

    Questions? Please email Jim Cartlidge, Certified ACBL Bridge Teacher with over 25 years experience at gaithersburgbridgeclub@gmail.com or leave a message at 301-606-2894.

  • Public Hearing

    March 26, 2019  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    County Council Office Building, Third Floor Hearing Room, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850

    The following items will be discussed at this hearing:

    • Bill 4-19, Personnel - Merit System - Requesting Salary History - Prohibited
    • Bill 5-19, Development Impact Tax For Transportation And Public School Improvements - Exemptions - Amendments
    • Bill 6-19, Landlord-Tenant Relations - Termination Of Lease - Tenant Health And Safety
    • Bill 7-19, Environmental Sustainability - Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy Program - New Construction

    Are you interested in sharing your views with the Council? If you would like to comment on a specific topic we invite you to sign up to speak at the calendar link below. 

    You can also contact us by mail, e-mail, or telephone:
    Council Office Building
    100 Maryland Avenue, 5th Floor
    Rockville, MD 20850
    240-777-7803
    County.Council@montgomerycountymd.gov

    Sign Up to Testify at these Hearings

  • LinkedInLocal Moco

    March 26, 2019  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    The Nonprofit Village, 15800 Crabbs Branch Way Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20855, USA

    Description
    About #LinkedInLocal

    Our purpose is to unite people beyond the profile pics, catchy headlines, and company names to connect, collaborate, and build community in real time!

    ​​​​​​​We are united around the common belief that with authenticity, respect, and collaboration we can unlock doors to prosperous, sustainable living.

    Location
    The Nonprofit Village

    15800 Crabbs Branch Way

    #Suite 300

    Rockville, MD 20855

    Agenda

    6:00 - 6:30 pm - Check in + Wine & Cheese [if you please] + Networking

    6:30 - 6:45 pm - Welcome + Intros

    6:45 - 7:15 pm - Keynote Discussion >> "If Not Now, When? - Business + Leadership + Service" by Jeff Miller - Founder, JM Consulting Alliance

    Guaranteed take-aways:

    The business case for being involved in our local non profits
    Tools for creating the cultural shifts we need to make in our businesses to impact on our community
    How to create win/win opportunities for ourselves, our businesses, our non-profits, and our communities
    7:15-8:00 pm - Closing remarks + More networking

    % of ticket proceeds for this #LinkedInLocal MoCo will be donated to The Nonprofit Village; organized to strengthen the reach and effectiveness of nonprofits through shared space, essential services and collaborative opportunities.

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/TaylorLeonardCo/status/1108020642589360129

  • Medical Museum Science Cafe: Visual Voices of the Invisible Wounds of War

    March 26, 2019  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Ln, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

    Join Melissa S. Walker, Healing Arts Program Coordinator of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) and Lead Art Therapist for Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network, as she describes the art therapy treatments delivered at NICoE and the latest published outcomes on art therapy research studies. These outcomes include thematic patterns found in an analysis of hundreds of the service members’ visual representations of their experiences, as well as correlations between the identified themes and standardized clinical measures.

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

  • MCPS Discussions on Safety and Securit

    March 26, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Clarksburg High School, 22500 Wims Rd, Clarksburg, MD 20871, USA

    MCPS and the Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (MCCPTA) are hosting a series of community conversations on safety and security.

    The meetings will feature Ed Clarke, chief safety officer for MCPS, and Dr. Christina Conolly, director of MCPS psychological services. They will discuss school safety issues, student mental health concerns, and lockdown with options protocols.

    The community meetings will be held:

    Tuesday, March 26, 7–8:30 p.m.
    Clarksburg High School Cafeteria

    22500 Wims Road, Clarksburg, MD 20871

    https://news.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/quicknotes/join-us-discussions-safety-security/

  • Campaign Financing Public Forum

    March 26, 2019  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Montgomery County Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA

    Montgomery County Council will hold a public forum on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. on the County’s Campaign Finance Program, in the Third Floor Hearing Room of the Council Office Building, which is located at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville. Residents are encouraged to testify regarding their observations, opinions and experiences to help inform the Council’s future deliberations on this matter. Those interested in testifying at the public forum can sign up online or call 240-777-7803. The deadline to sign up is March 26 at 10 a.m.

  • NIH Evening Speakers Club #3691

    March 26, 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/.

March 27, 2019
  • Education Budget Meeting

    March 27, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, 4141, 7600 Takoma Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912, 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.

  • Blueprint for Financial Success

    March 27, 2019  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Ave, Kensington, MD 20895, USA

    Behnaz Mistry, from New York Life Insurance, will provide valuable information, tips, and tools to help you achieve financial security. Attendees will learn the basics of building a strong financial foundation. Topics covered include managing debt, building savings, and protecting against risk and unexpected events.

    For more events at Montgomery County Public Libraries visit https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library/ 

March 28, 2019
  • Sky Above Clouds: A Creative View of Aging by Wendy Miller - Author Talk

    March 28, 2019  6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
    Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Ave, Kensington, MD 20895, USA

    This author talk is based on the book, Sky Above Clouds: Finding our way through creativity, aging, and illness,written by Wendy Miller and her late husband Gene Cohen. Miller will share findings from their book on creativity as a catalyst for growth, hope, love and healing at every stage of our lives.

    This event is in collaboration with the Villages of Kensington.

March 29, 2019
  • The Gaithersburg Bridge Club

    March 29, 2019  10:15 am - 2:30 pm
    Kehilat Shalom, 9915 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20886, USA

    The Gaithersburg Bridge Club holds weekly games every Tuesday and Friday morning at 10:30am, Kehilat Shalom, 9915 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20886.

    Tell your social bridge‑playing friends, family, co‑workers, and neighbors, beginning to intermediate, who have expressed interest in learning or improving their game.

    Each game uses pre-dealt hands, electronic scoring and printed hand records. Results posted online immediately after the game with detailed analysis for each hand. Open to all players and ages. With sufficient interest we will start an evening instructional class.

    Questions? Please email Jim Cartlidge, Certified ACBL Bridge Teacher with over 25 years experience at gaithersburgbridgeclub@gmail.com or leave a message at 301-606-2894.

March 30, 2019
  • NOAA Open House

    March 30, 2019
    NOAA Science Center, 1301 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

  • Farmers Market

    March 30, 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/

  • Panel Discussion on Opioid Epidemic with Narcan Training

    March 30, 2019  9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Montgomery College Science West Building 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, MD

    Panel discussion with training on how to respond to an opioid overdose.

    Moving forward, on Saturday, March 30th at 9:30 am the city’s efforts against opioid abuse will continue with a panel discussion with training on how to respond to an opioid overdose. This will take place in room 301 of the Science West building at Montgomery College in Rockville [51 Mannakee Street]. Admission is free, please visit www.rockvillemd.gov/registration and register for course #9455. The panel discussion will include Raymond Crowell, chief of Montgomery County’s Behavioral Health and Crisis Services, and Meghan Westwood, Executive Director of Maryland Treatment Centers, Inc.

    https://www.mymcmedia.org/rockvilles-fight-against-the-opioid-epidemic-includes-free-events-in-march/

  • All the Write Stuff: A Workshop by the 2019 Day of the Book Festival's Authors

    March 30, 2019  10:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Grab your pens and pads and get to the Kensington Park Library for a FREE writing workshop taught by the featured authors of the 2019 Kensington Day of the Book Festival!

    he sessions are designed for writers of all levels--attend one or all. Light refreshments served.

    Sign up now to reserve your seat--space is limited! https://bit.ly/2TUF2n5

  • Record Exchange Revue

    March 30, 2019  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Record Exchange Silver Spring, 8642 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

    A Modern Day Vaudeville Program

    This show will be a free, byob experience where audience members are encouraged to interact. In the style of old vaudeville with a modern twist, performers will be doing improv, sketch, singing, dancing, burlesque and playing games with the audience.

    Reid Clark and Eric Asker -- Co Hosts
    Eva Solomon -- Hip Hop
    Mally-Mal Sky -- DJ
    Hannah Bisk -- Performer
    Sai Hurrish Dharmarajan -- Comedy
    Mark Carter -- Comedy

    Only the hip will get a kick out of this show. The lame and the dullard need not apply

March 31, 2019
  • Stop the Bleed Day at the Medical Museum

    March 31, 2019  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    National Museum of Health and Medicine, 2500 Linden Ln, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

    The top cause of preventable death in trauma is bleeding. Twenty percent of people that have died from traumatic injuries could have survived with quick bleeding control.

    “Stop the Bleed” is a national campaign to address the most common cause of preventable trauma death in the nation: uncontrolled bleeding.

    Join museum educators for a demonstration on hemorrhage control to include use of blood-clotting bandages and tourniquets. Learn about the history of tourniquets since the Civil War. Event is free!

April 1, 2019
  • Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council Regular Session

    April 1, 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

April 2, 2019
  • County Council Session

    April 2, 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.

  • The Gaithersburg Bridge Club

    April 2, 2019  10:15 am - 2:30 pm
    Kehilat Shalom, 9915 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20886, USA

    The Gaithersburg Bridge Club holds weekly games every Tuesday and Friday morning at 10:30am, Kehilat Shalom, 9915 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20886.

    Tell your social bridge‑playing friends, family, co‑workers, and neighbors, beginning to intermediate, who have expressed interest in learning or improving their game.

    Each game uses pre-dealt hands, electronic scoring and printed hand records. Results posted online immediately after the game with detailed analysis for each hand. Open to all players and ages. With sufficient interest we will start an evening instructional class.

    Questions? Please email Jim Cartlidge, Certified ACBL Bridge Teacher with over 25 years experience at gaithersburgbridgeclub@gmail.com or leave a message at 301-606-2894.

April 3, 2019
  • Early Release Day for all MCPS Students

    April 3, 2019
    MD

    For more information on MCPS schools visit montgomeryschoolsmd.org.
    View full 2018/2019 MCPS calendar.

April 4, 2019
  • Author Talk: Sharp Flashes of Lightning Come from Black Clouds: The Life of Josiah Henson.

    April 4, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Historic Red Brick Courthous 29 Courthouse Square Rockville, MD

    Peerless Rockville is thrilled to welcome Jamie Ferguson Kuhns, senior historian for Montgomery Parks, as she presents on her newly published book Sharp Flashes of Lightning Come from Black Clouds: The Life of Josiah Henson. This in-depth biography draws a comprehensive portrait of Reverend Henson as a real person and the 19th-century world in which he lived. It does not shy away from the details of slavery on a Maryland plantation – as told in Henson’s own voice.

    Based on Henson’s autobiography, primary source documents, and over 10 years of research, this work looks at Henson beyond his role as an inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 19th-century landmark novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

    Sharp Flashes of Lightning Come from Black Clouds will complement the visitor experience at the soon-to-be-built Josiah Henson Museum at Josiah Henson Park in North Bethesda, Maryland. This site is the former Isaac Riley Plantation where Henson was enslaved for more than 30 years. Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Library - Rockville Memorial Chapter.

    RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-life-of-josiah-henson-tickets-57545905352

April 5, 2019
  • The Gaithersburg Bridge Club

    April 5, 2019  10:15 am - 2:30 pm
    Kehilat Shalom, 9915 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20886, USA

    The Gaithersburg Bridge Club holds weekly games every Tuesday and Friday morning at 10:30am, Kehilat Shalom, 9915 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20886.

    Tell your social bridge‑playing friends, family, co‑workers, and neighbors, beginning to intermediate, who have expressed interest in learning or improving their game.

    Each game uses pre-dealt hands, electronic scoring and printed hand records. Results posted online immediately after the game with detailed analysis for each hand. Open to all players and ages. With sufficient interest we will start an evening instructional class.

    Questions? Please email Jim Cartlidge, Certified ACBL Bridge Teacher with over 25 years experience at gaithersburgbridgeclub@gmail.com or leave a message at 301-606-2894.

  • Candy Land Egg Hunt (4th & 5th grade)

    April 5, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Oakdale Church, 2613, 3425 Emory Church Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Experience the all new Candy Land Egg Hunt for 4th and 5th grade students. Bring your friends to look for eggs, enjoy fun games and pizza too!

  • 7th Annual Bethesda Film Festival

    April 5, 2019  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

    The 7th annual Bethesda Film Fest will feature five short documentaries made by local filmmakers on Friday and Saturday, April 5-6, 2019. Screenings will be held at 7pm on April 5th and at 6pm and 8pm on April 6th at Imagination Stage in downtown Bethesda. The Bethesda Film Fest is produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District.

    The films selected for the 2019 festival include:

    • Bravery with Grace - Nthanze Kariuki, Gaithersburg, MD
    • Breaking Free - Mike Grundmann, Harrisonburg, VA
    • The Rage of Evil - Carolyn McCulley and David Ehrenberg, Falls Church, VA
    • Through Chinatown's Eyes: April 1968 - Penny Lee and Lisa Mao, Silver Spring, MD
    • Zsudayka's Journey - Lawrence Ray Green, Washington, D.C.

    The evening will include a discussion with the filmmakers after each screening. Tickets are available at www.bethesda.org for $10. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

  • Social Darwinism

    April 5, 2019  8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

    Social Darwinism By Angela Gant. A Play Directed by David Rothman

    Friday & Saturday, April 5,6,12 & 13, 2019 @8:00 P.M.

    Sunday, April 7 & 14, 2019 @2:00 P.M.

    “To anyone who has ever gotten a beat down for looking like a woman, being a woman, looking like a queer, being a queer, not being manly enough, being too manly, or having the audacity to be any race other than Caucasian, here’s the last laugh!” Social Darwinism is an absurdist socio-political comedy that follows a familial group: an Alpha Male, Alpha Female, Second Banana, Subordinate Female, Adolescent Male, Adolescent Female, Outside Male, and Outside Female as they move through several different social classes.

    The plays looks at racism, male homosexuality, and feminist ideals. “Brilliant Social Darwinism inspires many laughs while making points… Gant finds new comedic ways to bare a number of societal sins… makes her statements in consistently entertaining fashion, and… form[s] a real-life evolutionary chart on stage [that] is a stroke of brilliance. There is no shortage of laugh-out-loud moments within playwright Angela Gant’s original adult comedy Social Darwinism.” – Lubbock Avalanche Journal

    Disclaimer: Social Darwinism contains mature themes, strong language and is unsuitable for younger audiences.

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

    For more information visit our website at https://www.montgomerycollege.edu/cac or contact us at (240) 567-5775 Wheelchair accessible TICKETS on sale March 11th, 2019

    Students/Faculty and Staff: $5 General Admission: $10

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Carmen Lundy

    April 5, 2019  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Her music has been featured on television shows as “Mad Men”, “The L Word”, “So You Think You Can Dance”, and many others as well as films and documentaries including “9/11 – A Remembrance”.

    “One of the most attractive aspects of Carmen Lundy’s career is that she has created her own tone, style and delivery.” – Jazz Weekly

    “Carmen Lundy, as beautiful inside as out, has accomplished the near impossible for a jazz singer by maintaining a solid, successful, three-decade career while focusing largely on original, self-penned material.” – Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times

    “Along with music like this, it’s the sound of Lundy’s hearty, full-bodied voice that carries the day.” – John Ephland, Downbeat

    “Carmen Lundy is one of those rare performers who does it all: She sings, plays multiple instruments, and now she’s even designed her own album cover.” – Greg Thomas, NY Daily News

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

April 6, 2019
  • 2019 Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Tour

    April 6, 2019 - April 14, 2019  

    Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Experience:  Re-live history!

    JOIN US as we embark on an inspiration-filled educational experience traveling south to explore the birth place of the Civil Rights Movement.

    We will retrace the Freedom Trail and learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Greensboro Sit-Ins, Voting Rights and other significant events of the American Civil Rights Movement.

    More info here.

  • USG Undergraduate Expo

    April 6, 2019  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    The Universities at Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Dr, Rockville, MD 20850, USA

    At the Universities at Shady Grove (USG), nine Maryland universities offer their best degree programs all on one convenient campus in Rockville. Apply to and earn your bachelor’s degree from the university offering your major, but save time and money by taking your classes in a personalized setting designed to help you jump-start your future.

    Visit USG throughout the morning to:

    • Meet with reps from all undergraduate majors
    • Receive scholarship and financial aid advice
    • Get tips for writing a winning application essay
    • Have your unofficial transcripts evaluated
    • Tour campus with current students... and more!

    *Registration is FREE*

    The expo will take place in Building III.
    Parking and Directions

    Parking is available free of charge in the Shady Grove Garage, located at the corner of Shady Grove Road and Darnestown Road. Student Ambassadors will direct you from the garage to the event, about a five minute walk.

    Handicap parking is available in the Traville Gateway Garage on level 2 or above. Please take a ticket at the gate, and you will be provided with a voucher to exit free of charge when you check in.

    Register here: https://shadygrove.umd.edu/admissions-aid/DiscoverUSG

  • Montgomery College Rockville Campus Open House

    April 6, 2019  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St, Rockville, MD 20850, USA

    You can get help completing the admission application and
    FAFSA—and receive guidance on registration.
    Plus, you can participate in activities sponsored by some of the College’s 100-plus degree and certificate programs:
    • Try metal casting and enjoy a gallery walk with the Art Department
    • See what it’s like to be a TV or radio personality with the Media Arts Department
    • Explore the robotics and 3D labs with the Engineering Department
    • Participate in the interactive session on vital signs with nursing faculty and learn about the associate’s degree in nursing to a bachelor of science in nursing pathway
    • Interactive presentations from mathematics, American sign language, education, social sciences, STEM, business, and many more
    • Enjoy more fun and prizes
    Tear into all MC has to offer—and get some insight into your future career opportunities.
    The application fee will be waived for all who participate and apply on April 6.

    Check in location is Science Center lobby.

    Sign up here to learn about our courses, programs, activities, faculty:https://www.montgomerycollege.edu/events/open-house/index.html

  • Farmers Market

    April 6, 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/

  • Eggstreme Egg Hunt (Nursery - 3rd grade)

    April 6, 2019  9:30 am - 11:00 am
    Oakdale Church, 2613, 3425 Emory Church Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA

    Bring your Easter baskets there’s eggs everywhere. Parents and kids will enjoy finding eggs, creating fun crafts, games and so much more. 

    Note: Parents must accompany their children. Rain or shine event!

    For more details visit www.oakdale.church/olney.

  • Shepherd's Table Fundraiser Surfin' for the Table

    April 6, 2019  10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

    The event will honor and celebrate the contributions of Jacki Coyle, Executive Director. She will step down on May 31, 2019 after 15 years of service, to begin her next chapter.

    The event will feature live music by Still Surfin’, great brunch fare from the area’s best restaurants, live & silent auctions, activities, and more!
    more info here

  • Easter Carnival

    April 6, 2019  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Rockville United Methodist Church, 112 W Montgomery Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA

    A fun and FREE event for the whole family! Easter Egg Hunt for kids aged toddler to 5th grade, moon bounce, fire truck and ambulance from the Rockville VFD, kids crafts and games, live music. Food will be available for purchase.

    Phone: 301-762-2288
    Website: rockvilleumc.org

  • Free Easter Egg Hunt

    April 6, 2019  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, USA

     Free Easter Egg Hunt with games, prizes, face painting, pictures and more!

    View event flyer here.

    For more events in Gaithersburg visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov

  • April Open Studio Weekend at Artists & Makers Studios

    April 6, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Artists & Makers Studios, 11810 Parklawn Dr, Rockville, MD 20852, USA

    Artists & Makers Studios 1 and 2 in Rockville will throw open the doors for a very special Open Studio Weekend on April 6th and 7th from 12-5pm. Shop local and handmade with lots of small works, and affordable items to charm everyone.

    For more details visit https://artistsandmakersstudios.com/

  • Light it Up Blue: Autism Awareness & Acceptance

    April 6, 2019  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Agricultural History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Rd, Derwood, MD 20855, USA

    April is Autism Awareness & Acceptance Month! In keeping with the spirit, come on out to the Agricultural History Farm Park for a fun-filled family event.

    The evening will include hands-on activities, music, and live farm animals. Participate in an all-inclusive, one-mile GLOW walk and conclude the night with yummy s’mores by the fire!

    For more details visit https://www.montgomeryparks.org/events/light-it-up-blue-autism-awareness-acceptance/

  • 7th Annual Bethesda Film Festival

    April 6, 2019  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA

    The 7th annual Bethesda Film Fest will feature five short documentaries made by local filmmakers on Friday and Saturday, April 5-6, 2019. Screenings will be held at 7pm on April 5th and at 6pm and 8pm on April 6th at Imagination Stage in downtown Bethesda. The Bethesda Film Fest is produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District.

    The films selected for the 2019 festival include:

    • Bravery with Grace - Nthanze Kariuki, Gaithersburg, MD
    • Breaking Free - Mike Grundmann, Harrisonburg, VA
    • The Rage of Evil - Carolyn McCulley and David Ehrenberg, Falls Church, VA
    • Through Chinatown's Eyes: April 1968 - Penny Lee and Lisa Mao, Silver Spring, MD
    • Zsudayka's Journey - Lawrence Ray Green, Washington, D.C.

    The evening will include a discussion with the filmmakers after each screening. Tickets are available at www.bethesda.org for $10. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

  • Social Darwinism

    April 6, 2019  8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

    Social Darwinism By Angela Gant. A Play Directed by David Rothman

    Friday & Saturday, April 5,6,12 & 13, 2019 @8:00 P.M.

    Sunday, April 7 & 14, 2019 @2:00 P.M.

    “To anyone who has ever gotten a beat down for looking like a woman, being a woman, looking like a queer, being a queer, not being manly enough, being too manly, or having the audacity to be any race other than Caucasian, here’s the last laugh!” Social Darwinism is an absurdist socio-political comedy that follows a familial group: an Alpha Male, Alpha Female, Second Banana, Subordinate Female, Adolescent Male, Adolescent Female, Outside Male, and Outside Female as they move through several different social classes.

    The plays looks at racism, male homosexuality, and feminist ideals. “Brilliant Social Darwinism inspires many laughs while making points… Gant finds new comedic ways to bare a number of societal sins… makes her statements in consistently entertaining fashion, and… form[s] a real-life evolutionary chart on stage [that] is a stroke of brilliance. There is no shortage of laugh-out-loud moments within playwright Angela Gant’s original adult comedy Social Darwinism.” – Lubbock Avalanche Journal

    Disclaimer: Social Darwinism contains mature themes, strong language and is unsuitable for younger audiences.

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

    For more information visit our website at https://www.montgomerycollege.edu/cac or contact us at (240) 567-5775 Wheelchair accessible TICKETS on sale March 11th, 2019

    Students/Faculty and Staff: $5 General Admission: $10

April 7, 2019
  • 2019 Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Tour

    April 6, 2019 - April 14, 2019  

    Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Experience:  Re-live history!

    JOIN US as we embark on an inspiration-filled educational experience traveling south to explore the birth place of the Civil Rights Movement.

    We will retrace the Freedom Trail and learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Greensboro Sit-Ins, Voting Rights and other significant events of the American Civil Rights Movement.

    More info here.

  • Sensory Bunny event at Lakeforest Mall

    April 7, 2019  9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Lakeforest Mall, 701 Russell Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, USA

    The Bunny welcomes people within all spectrums of special needs! Join us to share magical moments on Sunday, April 7 from 9-11 a.m at Lakeforest Mall at #BunnyCares. 

    RSVP today: www.AutismSpeaks.org/Bunny.

  • April Open Studio Weekend at Artists & Makers Studios

    April 7, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Artists & Makers Studios, 11810 Parklawn Dr, Rockville, MD 20852, USA

    Artists & Makers Studios 1 and 2 in Rockville will throw open the doors for a very special Open Studio Weekend on April 6th and 7th from 12-5pm. Shop local and handmade with lots of small works, and affordable items to charm everyone.

    For more details visit https://artistsandmakersstudios.com/

  • Choose Respect Montgomery Teen Dating

    April 7, 2019  12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    Richard Montgomery High School, 250 Richard Montgomery Drive, Rockville, MD 20852, USA

    The Domestic Violence Coordinating Council of Montgomery County invites you to attend the...
    10th Annual Choose Respect Montgomery Conference!
    #RespectYourSelfie2019

    A FREE and FUN event for students in grades 6-12, their parents, youth service providers, and educators.

    For more information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/choose-respect-2019-10th-annual-healthy-teen-dating-conference-tickets-54944767278

  • Violin Virtuoso Zoltán Mága

    April 7, 2019  3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln, North Bethesda, MD 20852, USA

    Dazzling music is brought to life through the flair and passion of Hungary’s preeminent violin virtuoso, Zoltán Mága and his fiery orchestra: the Budapest Gypsy Virtuosi.

    More information and tickets: https://www.strathmore.org/events-and-tickets/zoltan-maga

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Noshin’ with the Cantors

    April 7, 2019  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Bringing together cantors and storytellers from several local shuls (synagogues), BlackRock celebrates the joy and majesty of this vibrant community in a spirited, original evening of song and story set to amuse, entertain, and uplift people of all faiths. Mixing both the secular and devout, Noshin’ with the Cantors promises to be a new fun tradition for the whole family.

    Don’t forget to stop by the kosher reception following the program!

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

April 8, 2019
  • 2019 Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Tour

    April 6, 2019 - April 14, 2019  

    Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Experience:  Re-live history!

    JOIN US as we embark on an inspiration-filled educational experience traveling south to explore the birth place of the Civil Rights Movement.

    We will retrace the Freedom Trail and learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Greensboro Sit-Ins, Voting Rights and other significant events of the American Civil Rights Movement.

    More info here.

  • MCPS High School Programs Public Meeting

    April 8, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Richard Montgomery High School, 250 Richard Montgomery Drive, Rockville, MD 20852, 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/

April 9, 2019
  • 2019 Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Tour

    April 6, 2019 - April 14, 2019  

    Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Experience:  Re-live history!

    JOIN US as we embark on an inspiration-filled educational experience traveling south to explore the birth place of the Civil Rights Movement.

    We will retrace the Freedom Trail and learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Greensboro Sit-Ins, Voting Rights and other significant events of the American Civil Rights Movement.

    More info here.

  • County Council Session

    April 9, 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.

  • The Gaithersburg Bridge Club

    April 9, 2019  10:15 am - 2:30 pm
    Kehilat Shalom, 9915 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20886, USA

    The Gaithersburg Bridge Club holds weekly games every Tuesday and Friday morning at 10:30am, Kehilat Shalom, 9915 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20886.

    Tell your social bridge‑playing friends, family, co‑workers, and neighbors, beginning to intermediate, who have expressed interest in learning or improving their game.

    Each game uses pre-dealt hands, electronic scoring and printed hand records. Results posted online immediately after the game with detailed analysis for each hand. Open to all players and ages. With sufficient interest we will start an evening instructional class.

    Questions? Please email Jim Cartlidge, Certified ACBL Bridge Teacher with over 25 years experience at gaithersburgbridgeclub@gmail.com or leave a message at 301-606-2894.

  • Free Cone Day at Ben and Jerry's

    April 9, 2019  12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    199 E Montgomery Ave, Rockville, MD 20850, USA

    APRIL 9th, 2019
    12pm - 8pm
    FREE CONE DAY IS BEING CELEBRATED AROUND THE WORLD & WE'LL BE GIVING AWAY FREE BEN & JERRY'S

    https://www.benjerry.com/scoop-shops/free-cone-day

    Here are two Ben and Jerryrestaurants in Montgomery County:

    • 199-F, E Montgomery Ave, Rockville, MD 20850
    • 903 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • NIH Evening Speakers Club #3691

    April 9, 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/.

April 10, 2019
  • 2019 Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Tour

    April 6, 2019 - April 14, 2019  

    Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Experience:  Re-live history!

    JOIN US as we embark on an inspiration-filled educational experience traveling south to explore the birth place of the Civil Rights Movement.

    We will retrace the Freedom Trail and learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Greensboro Sit-Ins, Voting Rights and other significant events of the American Civil Rights Movement.

    More info here.

  • MCM DSLR Workshop

    April 10, 2019  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Montgomery Community Television dba Montgomery Community Media, 7564 Standish Pl, Suite 101, Rockville, MD 20855, USA

    This workshop is for novice filmmakers interested in learning about DSLR (Digital single-lens reflex) camera capabilities for videography. Or, if you have a DSLR camera but aren’t quite sure how to record great video and audio. Well, no more guessing! It’s time to take your cameras off of “Auto” mode and start getting the shots you want. No matter your skill level, you will leave this workshop with a new appreciation for what you can accomplish!

    Click here to sign up today! 

    View MCM Course Schedule. 

  • Community Conversation: Future-Proofing the Next Generation

    April 10, 2019  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    KID Museum, 6400 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817, USA

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution has arrived.
    Are our children ready for it?

    “Future-Proofing the Next Generation” brings together industry experts, thought leaders, and top educators to discuss the skills, aptitudes, and mindset our children will need to succeed in a rapidly changing economy — and how we can build a strong, diverse future workforce.

    7:00 – 8:00 Experts’ discussion
    8:00 – 8:30 Audience questions

    8:30 – 9:00 Conversation and networking

    More information and registration: https://kid-museum.org/event/community-conversation-future-proofing-the-next-generation/

April 11, 2019
  • 2019 Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Tour

    April 6, 2019 - April 14, 2019  

    Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Experience:  Re-live history!

    JOIN US as we embark on an inspiration-filled educational experience traveling south to explore the birth place of the Civil Rights Movement.

    We will retrace the Freedom Trail and learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Greensboro Sit-Ins, Voting Rights and other significant events of the American Civil Rights Movement.

    More info here.

  • MCM Orientation (Mandatory for New Members)

    April 11, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Montgomery Community Television dba Montgomery Community Media, 7548 Standish Pl, Rockville, MD 20855, USA

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

    Fee: $10

    Click here to sign up today! 

    View MCM Course Schedule. 

April 12, 2019
  • 2019 Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Tour

    April 6, 2019 - April 14, 2019  

    Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Experience:  Re-live history!

    JOIN US as we embark on an inspiration-filled educational experience traveling south to explore the birth place of the Civil Rights Movement.

    We will retrace the Freedom Trail and learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Greensboro Sit-Ins, Voting Rights and other significant events of the American Civil Rights Movement.

    More info here.

  • The Gaithersburg Bridge Club

    April 12, 2019  10:15 am - 2:30 pm
    Kehilat Shalom, 9915 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20886, USA

    The Gaithersburg Bridge Club holds weekly games every Tuesday and Friday morning at 10:30am, Kehilat Shalom, 9915 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20886.

    Tell your social bridge‑playing friends, family, co‑workers, and neighbors, beginning to intermediate, who have expressed interest in learning or improving their game.

    Each game uses pre-dealt hands, electronic scoring and printed hand records. Results posted online immediately after the game with detailed analysis for each hand. Open to all players and ages. With sufficient interest we will start an evening instructional class.

    Questions? Please email Jim Cartlidge, Certified ACBL Bridge Teacher with over 25 years experience at gaithersburgbridgeclub@gmail.com or leave a message at 301-606-2894.

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Squirrel Stole My Underpants

    April 12, 2019  1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    When Sylvie gives chase, an entire world emerges from her laundry basket, and curious characters show her the way through mysterious lands. Will our lonely heroine rescue her underpants and discover the magic within herself? Join us on this adventure to find out!

    “There are so many visual delights you won’t want to blink in fear of missing one” – CBC News

    Talented performer-creator Bonnie Duncan brings her handmade puppets, fanciful sets, charming stage persona, and always imaginative flair to this family-friendly piece.
    — Boston Globe

    Bonnie Duncan’s creativity is a thrill for audiences of all ages! “Squirrel Stole My Underpants” is filled with playful puppetry, simple-but-elegant scenery, and memorable music. Her work is a testament to the power of imagination and the magic of live theatre. You will never look at doing the laundry the same way again! —Roxanna Myhrum, Artistic Director, Puppet Showplace Theatre, Brookline, MA

    Performances:
    Apr 12, 2019 at 01:00 pm
    Apr 13, 2019 at 01:00 pm
    Apr 13, 2019 at 04:00 pm

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

  • Social Darwinism

    April 12, 2019  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

    Social Darwinism By Angela Gant. A Play Directed by David Rothman

    Friday & Saturday, April 5,6,12 & 13, 2019 @8:00 P.M.

    Sunday, April 7 & 14, 2019 @2:00 P.M.

    “To anyone who has ever gotten a beat down for looking like a woman, being a woman, looking like a queer, being a queer, not being manly enough, being too manly, or having the audacity to be any race other than Caucasian, here’s the last laugh!” Social Darwinism is an absurdist socio-political comedy that follows a familial group: an Alpha Male, Alpha Female, Second Banana, Subordinate Female, Adolescent Male, Adolescent Female, Outside Male, and Outside Female as they move through several different social classes.

    The plays looks at racism, male homosexuality, and feminist ideals. “Brilliant Social Darwinism inspires many laughs while making points… Gant finds new comedic ways to bare a number of societal sins… makes her statements in consistently entertaining fashion, and… form[s] a real-life evolutionary chart on stage [that] is a stroke of brilliance. There is no shortage of laugh-out-loud moments within playwright Angela Gant’s original adult comedy Social Darwinism.” – Lubbock Avalanche Journal

    Disclaimer: Social Darwinism contains mature themes, strong language and is unsuitable for younger audiences.

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

    For more information visit our website at https://www.montgomerycollege.edu/cac or contact us at (240) 567-5775 Wheelchair accessible TICKETS on sale March 11th, 2019

    Students/Faculty and Staff: $5 General Admission: $10

  • How Games Can Promote Peace Among Youth

    April 12, 2019  6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Ana G. Méndez University System, 11006 Veirs Mill Rd, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Meet the young entrepreneur, game developer, and South Sudanese refugee who uses games to overcome obstacles, inspire peace, and help others. Recognized as Forbes Under 30 Scholars, Global Gaming, and visiting scholar at American University.

    Sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Theta Omega Omega Chapter.

    For more details visit http://agmus.suagm.edu/content/capital-area-campus

  • Social Darwinism

    April 12, 2019  8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

    Social Darwinism By Angela Gant. A Play Directed by David Rothman

    Friday & Saturday, April 5,6,12 & 13, 2019 @8:00 P.M.

    Sunday, April 7 & 14, 2019 @2:00 P.M.

    “To anyone who has ever gotten a beat down for looking like a woman, being a woman, looking like a queer, being a queer, not being manly enough, being too manly, or having the audacity to be any race other than Caucasian, here’s the last laugh!” Social Darwinism is an absurdist socio-political comedy that follows a familial group: an Alpha Male, Alpha Female, Second Banana, Subordinate Female, Adolescent Male, Adolescent Female, Outside Male, and Outside Female as they move through several different social classes.

    The plays looks at racism, male homosexuality, and feminist ideals. “Brilliant Social Darwinism inspires many laughs while making points… Gant finds new comedic ways to bare a number of societal sins… makes her statements in consistently entertaining fashion, and… form[s] a real-life evolutionary chart on stage [that] is a stroke of brilliance. There is no shortage of laugh-out-loud moments within playwright Angela Gant’s original adult comedy Social Darwinism.” – Lubbock Avalanche Journal

    Disclaimer: Social Darwinism contains mature themes, strong language and is unsuitable for younger audiences.

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

    For more information visit our website at https://www.montgomerycollege.edu/cac or contact us at (240) 567-5775 Wheelchair accessible TICKETS on sale March 11th, 2019

    Students/Faculty and Staff: $5 General Admission: $10

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Soul in Motion: Earth, Wind, and Fire Tribute

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

    They share a great love and appreciation for the style and musicianship of the premier bands of the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. From the funky and “earthy” grooves to the sophisticated and complex lyrics and orchestrations, the Earth, Wind, & Fire Tribute Band will continue to keep the music alive so that everyone will know that the elements…Earth, Wind, and Fire, will live on forever!

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

April 13, 2019
  • 2019 Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Tour

    April 6, 2019 - April 14, 2019  

    Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Experience:  Re-live history!

    JOIN US as we embark on an inspiration-filled educational experience traveling south to explore the birth place of the Civil Rights Movement.

    We will retrace the Freedom Trail and learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Greensboro Sit-Ins, Voting Rights and other significant events of the American Civil Rights Movement.

    More info here.

  • Farmers Market

    April 13, 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/

  • Emergency Preparedness Training

    April 13, 2019  10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Public Service Training Academy, 8751 Snouffer School Rd, Montgomery Village, MD 20879, USA

    You are invited to participate in a free, three hour class with training including family preparedness during an emergency, high performance CPR and use of the tourniquets and CRASE- Citizen Response to Active Shooter Event.

    We recommend this class for persons 18 years and older due to the sensitive nature of the training.

    Parking is limited at our Public Service Academy so we suggest you carpool if possible.

    More information and registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/emergency-preparedness-training-tickets-58582482783

  • Easter Egg Hunts

    April 13, 2019  11:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Green Meadows Petting Farm, 10102 Fingerboard Rd, Ijamsville, MD 21754, USA

    Green Meadows Petting Farm will be hosting Easter Egg Hunts on April 13th, 14th, 18th 19th, 20th and the 21st. We will have 3 hunts each day (11am, 1pm, 3pm) organized by age. Our Easter Bunny, Whiskers, will be available for some fun pictures! We require each child sign up 30 minutes before each hunt starts. No reservation is required, the cost is $14.00 per person; under 2 is free. The cost includes the free hunt as well as our regular petting farm fun (cow milking, wagon ride, free goat feed, pig races). Our farm opens at 9:30am during the week and opens 10:00 am on the weekend. We allow admissions until 4:00 pm but we close at 5:00 pm. Visit our website or Facebook for more!

  • Maryland Day Beer Festival

    April 13, 2019  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Downtown Crown 254 Crown Park Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878

    Join us on Crown Park Avenue at Downtown Crown to celebrate Maryland Day with the shops and restaurants at Downtown Crown! Experience custom brews blended exclusively for the festival by some of the most popular breweries in the state.

    There's something for everyone: signature dishes from our restaurants, custom brews, live music and a photo booth to commemorate the day.

    Tickets are $25 and include 6 tasting tickets for beer and food samples. Kids 12 and under are free to attend (attendees can purchase food samples for kids if desired).

    http://dtcmarylanddaybeerfestival.ezregister.com/
    Special thank you to our sponsors: Downtown Crown Wine and Beer.

  • Social Darwinism

    April 13, 2019  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

    Social Darwinism By Angela Gant. A Play Directed by David Rothman

    Friday & Saturday, April 5,6,12 & 13, 2019 @8:00 P.M.

    Sunday, April 7 & 14, 2019 @2:00 P.M.

    “To anyone who has ever gotten a beat down for looking like a woman, being a woman, looking like a queer, being a queer, not being manly enough, being too manly, or having the audacity to be any race other than Caucasian, here’s the last laugh!” Social Darwinism is an absurdist socio-political comedy that follows a familial group: an Alpha Male, Alpha Female, Second Banana, Subordinate Female, Adolescent Male, Adolescent Female, Outside Male, and Outside Female as they move through several different social classes.

    The plays looks at racism, male homosexuality, and feminist ideals. “Brilliant Social Darwinism inspires many laughs while making points… Gant finds new comedic ways to bare a number of societal sins… makes her statements in consistently entertaining fashion, and… form[s] a real-life evolutionary chart on stage [that] is a stroke of brilliance. There is no shortage of laugh-out-loud moments within playwright Angela Gant’s original adult comedy Social Darwinism.” – Lubbock Avalanche Journal

    Disclaimer: Social Darwinism contains mature themes, strong language and is unsuitable for younger audiences.

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

    For more information visit our website at https://www.montgomerycollege.edu/cac or contact us at (240) 567-5775 Wheelchair accessible TICKETS on sale March 11th, 2019

    Students/Faculty and Staff: $5 General Admission: $10

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Squirrel Stole My Underpants

    April 13, 2019  4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    When Sylvie gives chase, an entire world emerges from her laundry basket, and curious characters show her the way through mysterious lands. Will our lonely heroine rescue her underpants and discover the magic within herself? Join us on this adventure to find out!

    “There are so many visual delights you won’t want to blink in fear of missing one” – CBC News

    Talented performer-creator Bonnie Duncan brings her handmade puppets, fanciful sets, charming stage persona, and always imaginative flair to this family-friendly piece.
    — Boston Globe

    Bonnie Duncan’s creativity is a thrill for audiences of all ages! “Squirrel Stole My Underpants” is filled with playful puppetry, simple-but-elegant scenery, and memorable music. Her work is a testament to the power of imagination and the magic of live theatre. You will never look at doing the laundry the same way again! —Roxanna Myhrum, Artistic Director, Puppet Showplace Theatre, Brookline, MA

    Performances:
    Apr 12, 2019 at 01:00 pm
    Apr 13, 2019 at 01:00 pm
    Apr 13, 2019 at 04:00 pm

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

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Unforgettable: The Music of Nat King Cole

    April 13, 2019  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    King’s hits “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” “(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons,” “Mona Lisa” and “L-O-V-E” combine with Mark’s signature style for one UNFORGETTABLE performance.

    “…Meadows brings forth a joyful and triumphant sound that seeks to yank down the walls of oppression like Joshua at Jericho.” – The DCist

    Meadows “has a level of creativity that will define him amongst others in his generation”—Cyrus Chestnut, jazz pianist

    Meadows “fuses the tradition of jazz with the sounds of today in a very musical and entertaining way that is certainly worth the listen” —JazzTimes, 2015

    “…in just about every venue. Where there was good jazz happening in D.C. in 2014, Meadows was making it happen.” – City Paper

    “Mark is a gifted musician. He possesses a strong mastery of the piano and electric keyboard. He has a level of creativity that will define him amongst others in his generation. Mr. Meadows is a young man full of integrity and character. I have seen him consistently bring joy to any environment he is placed in.” – Cyrus Chestnut

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

  • Social Darwinism

    April 13, 2019  8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

    Social Darwinism By Angela Gant. A Play Directed by David Rothman

    Friday & Saturday, April 5,6,12 & 13, 2019 @8:00 P.M.

    Sunday, April 7 & 14, 2019 @2:00 P.M.

    “To anyone who has ever gotten a beat down for looking like a woman, being a woman, looking like a queer, being a queer, not being manly enough, being too manly, or having the audacity to be any race other than Caucasian, here’s the last laugh!” Social Darwinism is an absurdist socio-political comedy that follows a familial group: an Alpha Male, Alpha Female, Second Banana, Subordinate Female, Adolescent Male, Adolescent Female, Outside Male, and Outside Female as they move through several different social classes.

    The plays looks at racism, male homosexuality, and feminist ideals. “Brilliant Social Darwinism inspires many laughs while making points… Gant finds new comedic ways to bare a number of societal sins… makes her statements in consistently entertaining fashion, and… form[s] a real-life evolutionary chart on stage [that] is a stroke of brilliance. There is no shortage of laugh-out-loud moments within playwright Angela Gant’s original adult comedy Social Darwinism.” – Lubbock Avalanche Journal

    Disclaimer: Social Darwinism contains mature themes, strong language and is unsuitable for younger audiences.

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

    For more information visit our website at https://www.montgomerycollege.edu/cac or contact us at (240) 567-5775 Wheelchair accessible TICKETS on sale March 11th, 2019

    Students/Faculty and Staff: $5 General Admission: $10

April 14, 2019
  • 2019 Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Tour

    April 6, 2019 - April 14, 2019  

    Maryland Civil Rights Educational Freedom Experience:  Re-live history!

    JOIN US as we embark on an inspiration-filled educational experience traveling south to explore the birth place of the Civil Rights Movement.

    We will retrace the Freedom Trail and learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, the Greensboro Sit-Ins, Voting Rights and other significant events of the American Civil Rights Movement.

    More info here.

  • Easter Egg Hunts

    April 14, 2019  11:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Green Meadows Petting Farm, 10102 Fingerboard Rd, Ijamsville, MD 21754, USA

    Green Meadows Petting Farm will be hosting Easter Egg Hunts on April 13th, 14th, 18th 19th, 20th and the 21st. We will have 3 hunts each day (11am, 1pm, 3pm) organized by age. Our Easter Bunny, Whiskers, will be available for some fun pictures! We require each child sign up 30 minutes before each hunt starts. No reservation is required, the cost is $14.00 per person; under 2 is free. The cost includes the free hunt as well as our regular petting farm fun (cow milking, wagon ride, free goat feed, pig races). Our farm opens at 9:30am during the week and opens 10:00 am on the weekend. We allow admissions until 4:00 pm but we close at 5:00 pm. Visit our website or Facebook for more!

  • DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry Reading and Open Mic

    April 14, 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/

  • Islamic Center of Maryland Film Series: Occupation of the American Mind

    April 14, 2019  2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    Islamic Center of Maryland, 19411 Woodfield Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20879, USA

    Movie Series and moderated discussion.

    For more details visit http://icomd.org/ 

    View Film Series Flyer.

April 15, 2019
  • Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council Regular Session

    April 15, 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

April 16, 2019
  • The Gaithersburg Bridge Club

    April 16, 2019  10:15 am - 2:30 pm
    Kehilat Shalom, 9915 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20886, USA

    The Gaithersburg Bridge Club holds weekly games every Tuesday and Friday morning at 10:30am, Kehilat Shalom, 9915 Apple Ridge Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20886.

    Tell your social bridge‑playing friends, family, co‑workers, and neighbors, beginning to intermediate, who have expressed interest in learning or improving their game.

    Each game uses pre-dealt hands, electronic scoring and printed hand records. Results posted online immediately after the game with detailed analysis for each hand. Open to all players and ages. With sufficient interest we will start an evening instructional class.

    Questions? Please email Jim Cartlidge, Certified ACBL Bridge Teacher with over 25 years experience at gaithersburgbridgeclub@gmail.com or leave a message at 301-606-2894.

April 17, 2019
  • No School for all MCPS Students Spring Break

    April 17, 2019  12:00 am - April 22, 2019  12:00 am
    MD

    Schools and Offices Closed for spring break.
    For more information on MCPS schools visit montgomeryschoolsmd.org.

    View full 2018/2019 MCPS calendar.

    Spring Break—No school for students and teachers;
    offices closed April 19 and 22

  • Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit

    April 17, 2019
    Brookside Gardens, Visitors Center, 1800, Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902, USA

    Brookside Gardens is fluttering with butterflies at the seasonal Wings of Fancy Butterfly and Caterpillar exhibit. Interact with hundreds of native and exotic butterflies North America, Costa Rica, Africa, and Asia.

    Times & Prices:
    Wednesday, April 17 – Sunday, June 30, 2019 10 am – 5 pm Daily

    Monday, July 1 – Saturday, August 31, 2019 10 am – 1 pm Monday-Friday; 10 am -5 pm Saturday & Sunday

    Sunday, September 1 – Sunday, September 22, 2019 10 am – 5 pm Daily

    $8 ages 13+ $5 ages 3-12 Free ages 0-2

  • No School for all MCPS Students Spring Break

    April 17, 2019  12:00 am - April 22, 2019  12:00 am
    MD

    Schools and Offices Closed for spring break.
    For more information on MCPS schools visit montgomeryschoolsmd.org.

    View full 2018/2019 MCPS calendar.

    Spring Break—No school for students and teachers;
    offices closed April 19 and 22

April 18, 2019
  • Making Health Happen: Stories About Car(e)ing

    April 18, 2019  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Black Box Theatre, 8641 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA

    The world can be a scary place, especially when you are poor and have no health insurance. But an intrepid network of providers work to make it less scary (and more healthy) every day. Rediscover your faith in humanity with live, true stories about making health happen in our own community. Storytellers come from the Primary Care Coalition’s network of staff, health care providers, and – most importantly – patients.

    The best part? You’re supporting health care too, just by buying a ticket. Event proceeds will support PCC's Project Access program which provides specialty care for low-income, uninsured patients.
    Reception: 6pm
    Doors open: 7pm
    Program begins at 7:30pm. The show is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

    Produced by the Primary Care Coalition (PCC), which has spent 25 years building partnerships across organizations, sectors, and service providers to create a comprehensive, coordinated system of care. Because no matter who you are or how much you make, health care shouldn’t be a matter of luck. It should be a matter of fact.

  • Third Thursday Poetry Reading Series

    April 18, 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/

  • BlackRock Center for the Arts: Cary Cooper

    April 18, 2019  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr, Germantown, MD 20874, USA

    Cary’s songs are simple, and quirky in nature, drawing you in with pop melodies and then hitting you over the head with lyrics that are deceptively deep. Guitars in the Classroom calls Cary Cooper “the Anne Lamott of songwriting…except she can get to the heart of things in 3 minutes instead of 200 pages.”

    “Cary Cooper has one of those voices, the kind you long for at the end of a hard day. She starts singing and you just sit back, close your eyes and breathe a little deeper.”

    – Texas Music Magazine

    “Cary’s music is just like Cary, intelligent, clever, and adorable.” – Wise Madness

    “It’s smart pop writing, the gamut of emotions from fun to cute, flirty, sensitive and gutsy.” – Hudson Harding Music

    “Cary Cooper’s pop-flavored songs on Zuzu’s Petals are brilliant. A real pleasure to hear….” – Flyin Shoes Review

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