Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Brookside Gardens will host a free evening concert each weekend in June.
Brookside Gardens in Wheaton is bringing back its summer twilight concert series. Each Tuesday evening in June, you can relax on the Visitors Center lawn with your blankets and lawn chairs and listen to a free concert. See more details and a list of performers. Tell us: Which summer outdoor concerts in the DC area are among your favorites?
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Concerts, parades, family activities and more will honor the U.S. military.
Memorial Day Weekend 2013 runs from May 25-27 and is the unofficial first weekend of summer. County schools are closed and many offices close to mark this holiday. While swimming pools typically open up this weekend, there are a number of other local activities that may interest you and your family. Rockville Hometown Holidays - This year marks the 25th anniversary of this popular weekend-long event which features music, food and family fun, culminating with a ceremony and parade on Monday. This year, a diverse slate of bands are scheduled - from Baltimore’s Kelly Bell band and local favorites The Nighthawks to Jah Works and a Tom Petty tribute band. Bowie Memorial Day Parade - Wear your red, white and blue to honor the brave Americans who…
Friday, May 17, 2013
Corcoran, Phillips and others to offer free admission or special deals.
A number of local art museums will offer free admission in honor of Art Museum Day (Saturday, May 18), according to The Washington Post. In the District, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the National Museum of African Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the Phillips Collection will offer free admission this Saturday, while the Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens will honor the day on Saturday, June 8, when “Living Artfully” opens. Art Museum Day was developed by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) in 2009 to dovetail with the International Museum Day, created by the International Council of Museums in 1977 to “encourage public awareness of the role of museums in the development of society.” According to the AAMD, 125…
Friday, May 10, 2013
Take a splash in the Montgomery County Patch Flickr pool—the water's fine!
Picture a mustachioed general, decked out in Patch Green, pointing a long, accusatory finger at you. Yes, you! We want you to join the newly created Montgomery County Patch Flickr pool. For the uninitiated, a pool is just a group of like-minded folks congregating on Flickr, a photo storage website. Signing up is free and joining the pool is even cheaper—click here, or search "Show Us Your Patch of Montgomery County" on Flickr.com. The perks of membership are innumerable. Besides a landing page and cohort of photographers throughout the county—both iPhone and professional—your most awesome photos might even end up on your local Patch website. (With proper credit to you, of course.) There's a bit of fine print, which we'll make extra big…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Author F. Scott Fitzgerald had deep ties in Maryland, some of which you can see for yourself.
Don't expect a glittering movie opening of the The Great Gatsby, and its mega stars Leonardio DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan, anywhere near The Free State. However, F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of the novel that provided the inspiration for the 3D film, was deeply entrenched in the region during his lifetime, with landmarks to his family and his literary works sprinkled from Rockville to Towson. Even if you're not lining up for the premiere Friday, find a little of Gatbsy's Roaring '20s vibe nearby: 1. The Fitzgerald family, F. Scott, his wife Zelda and their daughter Scottie, spent more time in Baltimore than any other place, according to University of Maryland professor emeritus Jackson Bryer. The family lived in Towson and …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Renovations are expected to last through January and will include stabilization of banks, dredging the ponds, and repairing dams to improve water quality.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The Gaithersburg Book Festival will take place Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds of City Hall in Olde Towne Gaithersburg.
Friday, May 3, 2013
This live butterfly and caterpillar exhibit is a major Wheaton attraction each spring.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on near Wheaton and around the rest of the DC area.
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. 3rd Annual Silver Spring Fine Art Festival 3rd Annual Naptown barBAYq Contest & Music Festival Big Nate the musical The Tempest presented by Rockville Little Theatre Burtonsville Farmers Market Six Flags Celebrates Cinco de Mayo Free Open House Silver Spring Historical B&O RR station Silver Spring Nursery School’s 10th Annual Truck Touch Cinderella Check back …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Select exhibitor booths will be part of the annual festival.
New details have emerged this week regarding exhibitor booths at the 18th annual Taste of Wheaton festival, which is scheduled for Sunday, June 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Taste of Wheaton traditionally highlights the diverse restaurants in the Wheaton area, which set up booths to sell "tastes" in the $1 to $5 price range. In years past, the festival has also allowed local businesses, county organizations and non-profits to set up exhibitor booths with posters, brochures and sign-up sheets. Sidney Cooper, the festival coordinator and the marketing and events manager for the Wheaton Urban District, sent out an email in April to more than 40 of these groups: "Due to a few additional activities being planned for the event, which will …