5 Things to Know Today, Sept. 24, In Montgomery County

Today is Friday, Sept. 24 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1. National Book Festival:  The 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival continues through Sept 27. Events will take place in person and virtually. The full schedule can be viewed here.

2. Live Music at the Streetery:  Tonight singer/songwriter Eric Scott performs in Bethesda. The Bethesda Urban Partnership hosts live music every Friday night from 6 to 8 p.m. through Oct. 29. The concerts take place at the corner of Cordell and Norfolk Avenues within the Bethesda Streetery. Tables and chairs are available on a first come, first served basis.

3. “Enchanted” Screening in Fairland:  Montgomery Parks hosts a free screening of “Enchanted”, the 2007 live-action/animated film by Walt Disney Pictures, at the Fairland Recreational Park. The park is located at 3928 Greencastle Road. Seating starts at 7:15 p.m.

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4. Remembrance Weekend:  Two Black men were lynched in Rockville in the late 19th Century. Events are planned this weekend to remember the victims, John Diggs-Dorsey and Sidney Randolph, understand the historical context and the need to advance healing and reconciliation. On Saturday, Montgomery History will host an online symposium from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Register for the symposium on the Montgomery History website.  Sunday events are in-person and include a walk from noon to 3 p.m. followed by soil collection from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The walk begins at the site of the old county jail where Diggs-Dorsey and Randolph were both held and proceeds through Rockville to the sites where the men were lynched. The Montgomery County Lynching memorial project, together with the Montgomery County Remembrance and Reconciliation Commission invites the public to attend the soil collection ceremony from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. near the lynching sites. Register here.

5. Shop and Drop Marketplace:  Visit the East County Community Center Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the inaugural “Shop and Drop Marketplace.” The pop-up marketplace is designed to support a different Maryland Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) group (African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Women) each quarter. The inaugural “Shop and Drop” Marketplace will feature MBE-certified, Black-owned, MontgomeryCounty businesses. The community center is located at 3310 Gateshead Manor Way in Silver Spring.

And one more thing:  The last day to ride the historic carousel in Glen Echo Park is Sunday.  Glen Echo Park’s final 100th anniversary of the historic Dentzel carousel takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Online RSVP is requested, but not required.

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