Photo shoot was part of Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children program
Friday, April 12, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
Blanco will read his work at Rockville Memorial Library in May
Inauguration Day poet Richard Blanco will read his work at a Rockville event next month, county officials announced Thursday. The Friends of the Library, Montgomery County and the Latino Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender History Project are hosting Blanco at Rockville Memorial Library on May 17. Blanco performed “One Day” at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama in January. He is the youngest and first openly gay Latino to read a poem at a U.S. presidential inauguration. Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro (D-Dist. 4) is the event’s honorary chairwoman of the event. Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Z. Slavin is the event chairman. A civil engineer by trade, Blanco has written three books. A fourth book—a bilingual …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Things to do, people to see in Rockville
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. Shakespeare Festival at Montgomery College Montgomery College’s annual Shakespeare festival, Willpower!, returns with National Players’ production of Romeo and Juliet, and a line-up of workshops, guest artists and lecturers. When: Monday, April 1-Friday, April 5 Where: Events are scheduled at Montgomery College campuses in Rockville, Germantown and Takoma Park. Cost: Free More: Please see the full schedule of events online, at montgomerycollege.edu. Tyke Hikes: Amphibians Take a mini-nature hike and make a craft to take home. Learn about frogs and toads and hike to …
Monday, March 25, 2013
“Crossing the Distance” exhibit concludes Sunday.
An exhibit featuring the work of emerging contemporary artists from Afghanistan and the United States will make its final run at VisArts in Rockville before traveling to its next perch—Babor Garden in the Queen’s Palace, in Kabul. The "Crossing the Distance" exhibition concludes Sunday, March 31, and will be shipped to Kabul in April, according to VisArts. VisArts describes the exhibit as a mixed-media show that “crosses the boundaries of geography, time, culture and politics.” The exhibit was curated by Rahraw Omarzad and Susan Main. The featured artists are the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and the Center for Contemporary Arts Afghanistan. Learn more about the show at VisArts.org.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Looking for something exciting to do with the family? Check out some of the fun things going on around Rockville.
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. Breakfast with Bunny The bunny is making a special trip to Thomas Farm Community Center. Bring family and friends for a morning of springtime fun with your favorite furry friend. Activities will include D’s Magic Show, crafts, games, an opportunity to meet, greet and pose with the Bunny, and an egg hunt. Pre-registration is required for the continental breakfast. When: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23 Where: Thomas Farm Community Center, 700 Fallsgrove Dr, Rockville, MD Cost: $10 for city residents; $12 for non residents; $5 fee for 11 a.m. magic show and egg hunt after the …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Rockville 11's interview the Grammy-nominated, indie hip-hop artist from Southeast. Bacon will perform at the 25th annual Hometown Holidays. The event is May 25-27 at Rockville Town Square.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Plans are in the works for a new $50 million, 6,500 seat arena near Shady Grove Metro, The Gazette reports.
A local develper has sketched out plans for a $50 million, multipurpose arena slated to be built on an 8-acre property next to Shady Grove Metro Station, The Gazette reports. Potomac native William Askinazi, principal for the development company D&A Sports and Entertainment, said he envisions a space "where indoor lacrosse championships could take place simultaneously with antique roadshows," according to the report. "A Taylor Swift concert could dominate the space one night, he said, and a Disney show could take center stage the next night." The project was presented to members of the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce in January, and the developers are working on a lease with WMATA, according to the report. “We’re very …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
A photo exhibit features the heyday of the Baby Boomers, millions of whom settled in the DC suburbs.
The aging population in Montgomery and Prince George's counties is often the topic of discussion among local planning officials, with the Baby Boom generation entering the retirement years. That makes this area, with its millions of boomers—many of whom who came to DC decades ago and settled in—a prime audience for what The Washington Post calls a captivating photo exhibit of the 1970s, a decade known for disco, polyester, pollution and political strife. The exhibit, Searching for the Seventies: The Documerica Photography Project, seeks to tell the story of the turbulent decade in a series of color photographs taken for the Federal Documerica project. The Environmental Protection Agency initiated the project in 1971 to document the “…
Friday, March 8, 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. Friends of the Library, Rockville Chapter Book Sale Quarter Auction at Bohrer Park Activity Center Staples #0912 FREE Bridal Expo Dance Bethesda Concert
Saturday, February 9, 2013
What Chinese zodiac year are you born under?
A lot of people cringe at the thought of snakes, but if you're born in the Year of the Snake, as described by the Lunar New Year calendar, you are a quick learner, lead by wisdom and intuition. As Americans celebrate 2013, it can be interesting to take a look at what it means on the Chinese calendar. Followers of the Chinese zodiac believe each person has personality traits similar to the animal character for the year he or she was born. For 2013, the year of the snake, snakes are said to like the best things in life and are mysterious, quiet and deep thinkers. Famous people born in the year of the snake include Oprah Winfrey, Sara Jessica Parker, Picasso, Martha Stewart and Jackie Kennedy Onassis. Since the Chinese New Year begins …