Friday, December 14, 2012
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. Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra Sweeney Todd at The Highwood Theatre Waverly Street Gallery Holiday Exhibition of 24 Gallery Artists Cresthaven Craft Fair Holly Trolleyfest Nutcracker Olney Ballet Theater A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas Miracle on 34th Street Festival of Lights Garden of …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
The Oct. 21 festival will spotlight the cultures of four of Montgomery County's largest immigrant populations—from China, India, El Salvador and Ethiopia.
WHEATON—The World of Montgomery Festival returns to Wheaton in a few weeks, but with new life breathed into it. The World of Montgomery Festival is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, in the large parking lot at Grandview Avenue and Reedie Drive. The festival began in 2008, but lack of funding resulted in no festival in 2010. In 2011, the festival came back, featuring a health fair and projects coordinated by the Montgomery County Volunteer Center. In addition to the ethnic food, music and dance performances from years past, this year's festival will highlight the cultures of four large immigrant populations in Montgomery County. The county partnered with the Kid International Discovery Museum to create an International Village…
Monday, May 23, 2011
In its second year, the Gaithersburg Book Festival brought even more to the table.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
The WSSC is hosting a family-friendly water-themed festival from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. today at the Seneca Wastewater Treatment Plant. This event is free and open to the public.
What happens on the land will affect our water supply – that is the impression organizers hope to leave with the young visitors to this year’s H2O Fest. “We are educating kids to become the next generation of environmental stewards,” said Sandy August, community outreach coordinator for WSSC. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission will host its fourth annual H2O Fest from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today at the Seneca Wastewater Treatment Plant – the first time the event has been held in Germantown. The free, family-friendly event is intended to teach the public about ways to preserve and protect the area’s water resources. This year’s theme is “Thinking Green to Protect Blue.” The WSSC volunteers will give demonstrations about water …
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Thousands came to celebrate the culture that is their home's namesake.
Saturday marked the 28th year of Oktoberfest in Germantown. Families enjoyed a variety of food, polka music and, of course, beer. It was a wonderland of fun for the children who enjoyed pumpkin painting, a make-your-own scarecrow station, a gladiator joust, ring toss, a double-lane inflatable slide, an obstacle course and much more. The Oktoberfest of today is very different from when it started in the Germantown Commons shopping center 28 years ago. Germantown historian Susan Soderberg said Oktoberfest was the brainchild of the Germantown Alliance. At a time when only 200 to 300 people were living in Germantown, the group wanted to find a community activity that would bring everyone together. "They wanted to give them common ground," …
Friday, October 1, 2010
A run through of the myriad activities available this weekend.
Well it's officially October, and after a week of what seemed like the sky falling the weekend promises at least a brief respite. Today may be a bit breezy but there is only a 20 percent chance of rain so you should feel free to attend the Screaming Eagles defending their nest against the Poolesville Falcons tonight at 5:00 p.m. That should leave plenty of time to make it over to the BlackRock Center for Groovelily that combine the styles of pop, jazz, and theatre for a truly unique experience. (See the Patch review) The will be the first ever live performance of songs from their yet to be released CD, "Wheel House." Tickets are only $30for a two hour show from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Be sure to get some sleep afterward because Saturday promises…