Sandy Spring Museum present the works of Munir Eltobgi. Spiritual, mythical, and magical concepts explored by the "Egyptian Picasso."
Meet the artist and learn more about the stories behind his unique works during the opening reception on Saturday, March 7 from 1 - 3 pm.
Mar 8 - May 31
Migrating Lives/Vidas Migratorias Exhibition
Sandy Spring Museum presents a new exhibit created through a collaboration with the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program at Sherwood High School and Community Artist in Residence Beatriz del Olmo Fiddleman. Many of the participants are Central American youth migrants who have fled dangerous situations in their home countries.
Opening reception and exhibition on March 8 will be hosted in collaboration with the Embassy of El Salvador. From 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Reception will be followed by screening of the film, Maria en Tierra de Nadie.
Mar 19 - May 3
Jack and the Beanstalk
The Puppet Co. at Glen Echo Park presents the classic children's tale about the young Jack. Told with rod puppets and some surprising twists. Recommended for children K-Grade 6.
Senior Self-Defense and Fitness
Sandy Spring Museum's Wednesday Salon Luncheon features Mark Malakoff from Kang's Black Belt Academy. Watch demonstrations on how seniors can stay fit and safe through some simple exercises and strategies and how to effectively use a walking cane for self-defense. Bring a bag lunch and enjoy hot tea and coffee. From 12-1pm.
Annual Egg Hunt
Montgomery Parks offers the Annual Egg Hunt at Meadowside Nature Center. Children 2-12 years can search for real eggs through the meadows, then dye and decorate them. Other Spring-related activities throughout the day for the entire family. Reservations are required for the half-hour egg hunt offerd from 10am to 2pm. ($)
Apr 10 - Apr 12
History in the Parks Season Opener Celebration Weekend
Montgomery Parks celebrates Spring and Parks opening season with special programs.
- Underground Railroad Experience Trail
Friday, April 10: Voices of the Underground Railroad from 7L00 - 9:30 pm. Journey back to the 1800s during this special night hike and meet persons of the past. ($)
Learn about the various strategies "freedom seekers" used to elude trackers, find food, and navigate their way north to freedom. Led by "conductors" along a wooded, natural surface trail.
Saturday and Sunday: Free hikes at 10am.
- Oakley Cabin African American Museum and Park
Saturday, April 11: Celebrating African Rhythms through Dance & Song - African dance workshop, tours of the cabin, archaeology dig, and crafts and games for children.
- Harper Cabin at Brookside Nature Center
Saturday, April 11 and Sunday April 12: At Brookside Nature Center from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and 1-5pm on Sunday. Step back in time and find out about this 19th century cabin, smokehouse, and Thomas Harper and his family that lived in the cabin.
- Josiah Henson Park
Sunday, April 12: Tour the site where Reverend Josiah Henson toiled as a slave until escaping to Canada on the Underground Railroad. From 12:00-3:30pm. Watch PBS Time Team American Documentary, The Search for Josiah Henson.
Apr 17 - Apr 19
Countryside Artisans' 2015 Spring Tour
Countryside Artisans open their studios to the public during the Spring Tour weekend. Take a self-guided driving tour through Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve and take home a piece of art. Offered is an array of handcrafted gifts including hand-blown glass, pottery, sculpture, fiber arts, jewelry, works on paper with paint, pastel, and pencil, stone sculpture, finely crafted furniture, and local wines. From 10am to 5pm.
Glen Echo Park's 2015 Artist Talk
Glen Echo Park Partnership presents award-winning historian and musician Mick Maloney for a talk titled, "If it Wasn't for the Irish and Jews": Exploring Irish and Jewish Historical Musical Links and Influences on Vaudeville and Early Tin Pan Alley. This will be an entertaining and insightful examination of this cross-pollination in a bygone era of U.S. cultural history. Held in the Ballroom Annex at 2pm. ($) Click here for flyer.
Abraham Lincoln's Montgomery County Connections
The Germantown Historical Society presents a special program to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. Renowned historian, Susan Soderberg, will show President Abraham Lincoln's diverse connections to Montgomery County including his relationship with Silver Spring's Blair family. The presentation will conclude with new details about the president's assasination conspirator George Atzerodt and his arrest in Germantown on April 20, 1865. At 3pm at the Germantown Library. Click here for flyer.
On The Go: Rockville Pike
Peerless Rockville presents another program in it's Modern Living Series entitled On The Go: Rockville Pike. Historian, Dr. Teresa Lachin presents a colorful tour of images, photos, and maps of Rockville Pike's car culture and the roadside strip in the mid-20th century. Event will be held at the Rockville Senior Center from 10am to 12pm.
City of Gaithersburg presents an opportunity to relax in a cabaret setting, enjoy refreshments, and belt out some of the best-loved show tunes from Broadway hits through the decades. The Kentlands Community Chorus provides musicians and a song leader. From 1:30 to 3:00 pm at the Kentlands Mansion.
Latvian Community Open House
Visit the Latvian Church and Museum in Rockville for an Open House presented by the Latvian School students. Take tours of the church and museum to learn about the history and culture of the Latvian community. Learn the folk dance, decorate Easter Eggs with natural dyes, learn silversmithing and create a metal pendant. Visitors can sample Latvian food and learn to play the Kokle; a musical instrument. Students wearing traditional costumes will assist all visitors. Free event is from 11am to 4pm at 400 Hurley Avenue, Rockville. Click here for flyer.
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