DIY Pesto, Historical Tour and More in Montgomery County this Weekend

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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Seen but Not Heard: A Tour From the Perspective of the Beall Family’s Enslaved

  • Where: Montgomery County Historical Society, 111 W Montgomery Ave, Rockville
  • When:  Saturday, April 27, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Description:  A Tour from the Perspective of the Beall Family’s Enslaved follows Lucy Jackson, a personal servant of Margaret Beall. Learn about Jackson's experience working at the Beall-Dawson House. 
  • Cost: $5

From Pest to Pesto

  • Where:  Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Ln, Rockville
  • When: Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m.
  • Description:  April is Garlic Mustard month in Montgomery Parks.  Visitors are invited to help remove the garlic and mustard plants from the park and then get a tasty garlic mustard pesto recipe to take home. Visitors should wear long pants, close-toed shoes, long sleeves, and bring leather gloves if they have them.
  • Cost:  Free

Free Screening of MARRIED IN SPANDEX

  • Where:  Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium, 7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park
  • When: Friday, April 26, 7:30 p.m.
  • Description:  Silver Spring-based film nonprofit, Docs In Progress and We Are Takoma are co-presenting a documentary screening of MARRIED IN SPANDEX. This is a free program which is open to the public. 
  • Cost: Free


  • Where:  McLean School of Maryland, 8224 Lochinver Ln, Potomac
  • When:  Friday, April 26, Saturday, April 27, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Description:  McLean School of Maryland presents Oklahoma!, the first musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein. 
  • Cost:  $12.50

Paws in the Park Dog Walk & Fest

  • Where:  506 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg
  • When:  Sunday, April 28, 12 p.m.
  • Description:   As a signature special event of the Montgomery County Humane Society, held in partnership with the City of Gaithersburg, this event raises funds to help homeless and abandoned animals throughout Montgomery County.
  • Cost:  $20

Bark For Life of Montgomery County

  • Where:  20930 Lake Ridge Dr, Boyds
  • When:  Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m.
  • Description:  The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer.
  • Cost: $25

The Race to End Poverty 4K Walk/Run

  • Where:  7901 Meadowbrook Ln, Chevy Chase
  • When:  Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m.
  • Description:  The Race to End Poverty 4K is sponsored by A Wider Circle, a local non-profit that seeks to help families and children lift themselves out of poverty.
  • Cost:  $33

Check back next week for more weekend events. 


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