Monday, April 1, 2013
Event is at Black Hill Regional Park; thousands expected to attend
The IrAmerican Civic Society, in cooperation with Montgomery Parks, will host the 7th annual Sizdeh Bedar—the Persian festival of spring—at Black Hill Regional Park on Sunday. The event is from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nationwide, Iranian Americans and others will celebrate this spring event in parks and various outdoor settings on Sunday, the 13th day of the Persian Year—or Norouz. The celebration at Black Hill will include live Persian music, cultural activities, and freshly grilled food and sweets. Road closures, traffic On Monday, park officials said that thousands are expected to attend the event. Montgomery Parks’ and the Maryland-National Capital Park Police are managing crowd control. West Old Baltimore Road is currently closed on the …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
John Hammond will lead free guitar workshop ahead of BlackRock show
If it weren’t enough for blues fans that Blues Hall of Famer John Hammond will be performing at BlackRock next month, Germantown music lovers can get a free guitar lesson from Hammond, the bluesman who had a hand in getting Jimi Hendrix discovered. Hammond is booked for a show on April 18, part of the art venue’s monthly series of Thursday night shows. Hammond will teach a free workshop on guitar playing at 5:30. All students of guitar and lovers of guitar music are invited and welcome to either take part or observe, BlackRock announced on Wednesday. Hammond is a Grammy Award winner whose career has included collaborations with Jimi Hendrix—discovered while playing in Hammond’s band—Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Duane …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Plans are in the works for a new $50 million, 6,500 seat arena near Shady Grove Metro, The Gazette reports.
A local develper has sketched out plans for a $50 million, multipurpose arena slated to be built on an 8-acre property next to Shady Grove Metro Station, The Gazette reports. Potomac native William Askinazi, principal for the development company D&A Sports and Entertainment, said he envisions a space "where indoor lacrosse championships could take place simultaneously with antique roadshows," according to the report. "A Taylor Swift concert could dominate the space one night, he said, and a Disney show could take center stage the next night." The project was presented to members of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce in January, and the developers are working on a lease with WMATA, according to the report. “We’re very …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
A photo exhibit features the heyday of the Baby Boomers, millions of whom settled in the DC suburbs.
The aging population in Montgomery and Prince George's counties is often the topic of discussion among local planning officials, with the Baby Boom generation entering the retirement years. That makes this area, with its millions of boomers—many of whom who came to DC decades ago and settled in—a prime audience for what The Washington Post calls a captivating photo exhibit of the 1970s, a decade known for disco, polyester, pollution and political strife. The exhibit, Searching for the Seventies: The Documerica Photography Project, seeks to tell the story of the turbulent decade in a series of color photographs taken for the Federal Documerica project. The Environmental Protection Agency initiated the project in 1971 to document the “…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area this weekend. Check back weekly and tell us in the comments if you know of any additional activities coming up. To submit an event in the Patch events calendar, click on “Events” at the top of the page and then click on the green "Add an event" button on the right side of the page. Friends of the Library, Rockville Chapter Book Sale Quarter Auction at Bohrer Park Activity Center Staples #0912 FREE Bridal Expo Dance Bethesda Concert
Saturday, February 9, 2013
What Chinese zodiac year are you born under?
A lot of people cringe at the thought of snakes, but if you're born in the Year of the Snake, as described by the Lunar New Year calendar, you are a quick learner, lead by wisdom and intuition. As Americans celebrate 2013, it can be interesting to take a look at what it means on the Chinese calendar. Followers of the Chinese zodiac believe each person has personality traits similar to the animal character for the year he or she was born. For 2013, the year of the snake, snakes are said to like the best things in life and are mysterious, quiet and deep thinkers. Famous people born in the year of the snake include Oprah Winfrey, Sara Jessica Parker, Picasso, Martha Stewart and Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Since the Chinese New Year begins …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Baltimore-bred Crawdadies will offer Germantown a taste of Mardi Gras at BlackRock Saturday.
Baltimore-based Crawdaddies will bring their Cajun-tinged tunes to BlackRock on Saturday The five-piece band—whose lineup includes 2008 Emmy-award recipient Kraig Greff, a pianist and accordian player—is set to perform at the arts venue on Saturday. The Crawdaddies draw influence from Louisiana’s Cajun sound, with hints of roots rock and Americana. Or as BlackRock describes them: “Consummate headliners, the eclectic, good-time spirit of their set has allowed The Crawdaddies to share the stage with a wide range of artists including Etta James, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Trombone Shorty, Dr. John, Charlie Daniels, Last Train Home, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Cliff, Joan Jett, The Spinners, Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Terrance Simien, G. E. Smith, …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Big changes proposed for 42-year-old local landmark.
The Kennedy Center has announced plans for a $100 million expansion to its now 42-year-old complex that stands as a landmark along the Potomac River in Washington, DC, according a Washington Post story. The current facility hosts 2,000 events annually, drawing crowds from the city, its suburbs and far beyond, and it is "pressed for space," according to the article. The new architectural plan seeks to connect the current complex with the waterfront with public green spaces, a video projection wall, classrooms, rehearsal facilities, multipurpose rooms for educational programs and most notably, a floating stage on the Potomac. Half of the funding will come from Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein, marking the largest single gift in …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Get caught up on headlines you might've missed in Montgomery County.
With more than a dozen websites across Montgomery County, Patch brings you news from every corner of our community. Catch up on headlines you might have missed this week, including a speed camera controversy in Chevy Chase, a push to ban fracking in Maryland and a retail race in Clarksburg. Frederick Woman Killed In Fatal Crash Near I-270S Shady Grove Exit GAITHERSBURG—A fatal accident on Interstate 270 southbound caused major delays Monday morning for commuters in the Gaithersburg-Rockville area. Read more on Gaithersburg Patch. Rockville Case Cited in Bid to Close Sex Law Loophole ROCKVILLE—Part-time school employees in Maryland have been able to engage in sexual relationships with students as young as 16 and avoid prosecution due to a…
Friday, January 25, 2013
Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around the county.
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area the next weekend. Check back weekly and tell us in the comments if you know of any additional activities coming up. To submit an event in the Patch events calendar, click on “Events” at the top of the page and then click on the green "Add an event" button on the right side of the page. Ladysmith Black Mambazo 7th Annual Montgomery County History Conference Used Book Sale—Twinbrook Public Library Roslyn Logsdon: People and Places After the Work Week Jazz Music Farm Fresh Markets A Commedia Romeo and Juliet The Tempest on stage Fairgrounds Flea Market Music and Motion Class for Children: Rock 'N Roll Cat Adoption Open House Toyland Wake Up, Brother …