Weekend Events in Montgomery County: Martin Luther King Day of Service, National Science Bowl, The Tempest

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.

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MLK Day of Service – Unite America in Service Event

  • Where:  2001 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC
  • When:  Saturday, Jan. 19, 9 a.m.
  • Description:  In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., volunteers are invited to fill care kits with assorted items for deployed U.S. Service Members, Wounded Warriors, Veterans and First Responders.
  • Cost: Free


MLK Day of Service - Mt. Jezreel Christian School

  • Where:  420 University Blvd E, Silver Spring
  • When: Saturday, Jan. 19, 10 a.m.
  • Description:  In honor or Martin Luther King, Mount Jezreel Christian School invites volunteers to help create crafts that will be donated to: Children’s Hospital, Walter Reed, Sligo Creek Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Greentree Women's Shelter, Homeless individuals and Senior Living Facility.  They are also accepting gently used children's clothes and toys that will be donated to Greentree Women's Shelter and Family Justice Center.
  • Cost: Free


National Science Bowl - Maryland Regional Competition

  • Where:  Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St, Rockville
  • When:  Saturday, Jan. 19, 8:30 a.m.
  • Description:   High School students will be vying against one another in a regional competition of the National Science Bowl; an annual event sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science to help encourage our nation's youth to pursue careers in science and math.  The winning team will be awarded an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., where it will compete against other regional winners from across the country in the National Finals, which will be held from April 25 to 29, 2013.
  • Cost:  Free


"The Tempest" on stage

  • Where:  10123 Connecticut Ave, Kensington
  • When: Jan 10-14, 17, 19, 20, 24, 26, 27, 7:30 p.m.
  • Description:  Shakespeare's 'The Tempest,' presented by the Pallas Theatre Collective; directed by Tracey Elaine Chessum.
  • Cost: $20


Waverly Street Gallery presents: “Love of Nature”

  • Where:  Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy, Bethesda
  • When:  Friday, Jan. 18 – Thursday, Jan. 24, 12 – 6 p.m.
  • Description:  Chinese watercolor paintings by Irene Tsai and New Work by Gallery Artists
  • Cost:  Free



  • Where:  7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo
  • When: Friday, Jan. 18 – Sunday, Feb. 10, weekends: 10 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.; 1 p.m.
  • Description:  The Center for Exploration of the Puppet Arts presents Toyland. Recommended for ages PreK-Grade 4.  Running time: 40 mins.
  • Cost: $10


Wake Up, Brother Bear

  • Where:  Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave, Bethesda
  • When:  Friday, Jan. 18 – Sunday, Feb. 3, See website for times.
  • Description:  Children are invited to take part in a play based on a best-selling children’s book, Wake Up, Brother Bear.  Recommended for ages 1-5.
  • Cost: $10


Gaithersburg Indoor Flea Market

  • Where: 16 Chestnut Street, Building 6, Halls 3 and 4, Gaithersburg
  • When: Saturday, Jan. 12 – Saturday, Mar. 23, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Description:  70+ vendors will be present at the Gaithersburg Indoor Flea Market as it is presented in its new location.  New location features a dining hall and extended hours.
  • Cost:  Free


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