The Montgomery Art Association has moved to a different location within the Westfield Wheaton mall.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 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. Friday Boys Lacrosse Game at Wheaton High School Saturday Conservatory Summer Display at Brookside Gardens Spring Family Fossil Foray at Brookside Nature Center Sunday Forest Friends Festival at Brookside Nature Center Seen but Not Heard: A Tour From the Perspective of the Beall Family’s Enslaved Free Screening of MARRIED IN SPANDEX The Maryland Thoroughbred Charity Horse …
Teachers, students, business owners and public safety personnel among award recipients
The Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce held its 29th Annual Community Awards Banquet at Hollywood East in Wheaton Wednesday night. Here is a full list of the awards and their recipients: The 2013 Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce Tribute Award: Kensington Volunteer Fire Department The Chamber Member of the Year: IHOP, William Moore, President The Outstanding Chamber Service Award: Smart Computer, Inc, Seth Katz The Non-Profit of the Year: Parent Encouragement Program The Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board Citizen of the Year: Susan DeFord The Mid-County Citizens Advisory Board Civic Association of the Year: Community Partners of Aspen Hill Wheaton Redevelopment Advisory Committee Wheaton Revitalization Award: The Shops …
Monday, April 22, 2013
A free lecture on biodiversity and landscaping methods is offered this Friday at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
'Day of the Book' draws reading lovers to downtown Kensington.
Author readings, colorful tents and balloons, oven-fired pizza, cupcakes and a devotion to the creative world of reading and books drew hundreds to historic Old Town Kensington Sunday for the Day of the Book festival. More than 100 local authors, poets, publishers, literary groups and community organizations lined Howard Avenue for three blocks. Live music featured The Nighthawks and Atomic Swing Club, and there were poetry recitations, chess playing, rare books, art sales and crafts exhibits, as well as kids' events and activities. The event was co-sponsored by the Town of Kensington and Biblioteca Catalana, the library of the Pauli Bellet Foundation, housed on the second floor of Kensington Row Bookshop on Howard Avenue. Check out the …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Wheaton Drama Club will perform Disney's Aladdin this weekend, beginning Thursday night.
It's that time of year again, when local high schools perform their spring musicals. The Wheaton Drama Club at Wheaton High School presents Disney's Aladdin on April 18, 19 and 20. The show starts at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets are available at the door: $7 for adults, $5 for students. Other local high schools are also putting on shows this weekend:
The music in the show comes from the past six decades.
This weekend, Northwood High School is taking audiences through a musical review of the last six decades. Northwood students will perform Billboard Magic 2013; DECADIA, which includes popular, toe-tapping music from the 1950s, '60s, '70s, '80, '90s and 2000s to today. The show will run Thursday, April 18 (7 p.m.), Friday, April 19 (7 p.m.), and Saturday, April 20 (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.) Each performance will be held at the Harry A. Putt Auditorium, located at 919 University Boulevard West, Silver Spring, MD 20901. Read more about the show and how to purchase tickets at the event listing on Wheaton Patch. Other local high schools are also putting on shows this weekend:
Friday is opening night.
It's the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet, transported to New York City, where the star-crossed lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs. John F. Kennedy High School students will perform West Side Story on April 19 and 20 from 7-9 p.m. and on April 21 from 2-4 p.m. in the high school auditorium at 1901 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902. Read more in Kennedy's school newspaper, The New Frontier. Other local high schools are also putting on shows this weekend:
Friday, April 12, 2013
Oscar nominee Julian Assange biopic and more to air during 11-day festival.
Since the first event in 1987, Filmfest DC has shown more than 1,000 feature-length and short films from more than 55 countries, with celebrity guests including Morgan Freeman, Charlize Theron, Sydney Pollack, Salman Rushdie and Amitabh Bachchan. The 27th installment of the annual event runs from April 11-21, and will kick off with a screening of Underground, a film portraying the young life of Julian Assange, the infamous founder of WikiLeaks. The film will start at 7 p.m. at Regal Cinemas Gallery Place and feature a live telephone interview with Assange himself immediately following the screening. The festival features more than 80 films from around the globe, including a number of espionage/thrillers, comedies and social justice-themed …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Tag photos #PatchBlossoms on Instagram to be added to this collage.
It's been beautiful out this week and with the DC cherry blossoms in peak bloom, many locals will be heading down to the Tidal Basin for photographs. Tag your Instagram pictures with the hashtag #PatchBlossoms and the pictures will appear in the collage. Also tag your town name so we know where you live and we might just feature your photo on our page. Have fun out there!