October 29, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival Features John Edgar Wideman, Michael Dirda

Award-winning author John Edgar Wideman will receive the Award for Achievement in American Literature at the 25th annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival on Saturday. For the second year in a row, due to the pandemic, the festival will be streamed virtually from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival started in 1996, in honor of […]

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October 22, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Downtown Rockville Public Art Focuses on Lynchings in County’s Past

During November, the Montgomery County Remembrance and Reconciliation Commission  urges residents to reflect on the county’s past, including the fact that at least three men were lynched here in the late 1800s. As part of the remembrance, six pieces of artwork will be projected onto eight buildings in downtown Rockville. The locations are close enough […]

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October 18, 2021 | Ceoli Jacoby

Star of ‘Only Murders in the Building’ to Appear in Olney Theatre Production

Best known for his role as Theo Dimas in Hulu’s most popular comedy series premiere ever, “Only Murders in the Building”, James Caverly will play Professor Harold Hill in Olney Theatre Center’s American Sign Language and English production of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man.” The show will close out its 2021-2022 season running from June […]

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October 18, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Halloween Happenings in the County: Haunted Houses, Forests and More

There are plenty of places in or near Montgomery County to have some spooky Halloween fun. Here’s a list of some haunted forests and houses, live theatre and movies for the scariest time of the year. Haunted Forests and Houses Field of Screams Maryland Features a hike through the Super Trail and a visit to […]

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October 18, 2021 | Collin Riviello

Grammy-Winning Artist Teaches Zoom Workshops with Montgomery College

Montgomery College’s Arts Institute will partner with Grammy Award-winning artist, producer and sound engineer Larry Mitchell to offer two Zoom workshop/master classes on Oct. 26. The first session, Tips for Livestreaming Music, will be at noon and the second session, Guitar Master Class, will happen at 4 p.m. The classes are free and anyone may […]

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October 15, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Call for Entries in Gaithersburg Book Festival Poetry Contest

The Gaithersburg Book Festival is seeking entries for the annual poetry contest which is open to all high school students in Maryland, Virginia and D.C. The deadline to submit is Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. The contest will recognize four poets for first through third place and a fan favorite poem at the Gaithersburg Book Festival […]

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October 12, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

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Reapertura de la Biblioteca de Germantown Tras un Proyecto de Renovación

Las Bibliotecas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery reabrirán su sucursal de Germantown el sábado 16 de octubre. La sucursal se cerró el 24 de abril por renovaciones, como parte del programa de actualización de la biblioteca. Los funcionarios del condado dicen que la biblioteca de Germantown renovada “incluye nuevos escritorios ergonómicos de circulación, renovación de […]

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October 12, 2021 | Michelle Queen

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Germantown Library Reopens Oct. 16 Following a Refresh Project

Montgomery County Public Libraries will reopen its Germantown branch on Saturday, Oct. 16. The branch was closed on April 24 for renovations as part of the library refresh program. County officials say the refreshed Germantown library “includes new ergonomic sit-stand circulation and information desks; renovation of the public restrooms; new paint, carpet and other floor […]

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October 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Olney Theatre Honors Its Heritage on Unceded Native Land

The Olney Theatre, as well as other parts of Montgomery County, lies on unceded land that is the ancestral home of the Piscataway Conoy Tribe. In honor of that as well as National Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday, theatre members currently are showing, “The Thanksgiving Play,” which was written by a Native playwriter. The theatre […]

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October 11, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Tickets Go On Sale Tuesday for Garden of Lights Holiday Display

The Garden of Lights returns to Brookside Gardens for its 23rd year on Nov. 19. The walk-through holiday light display was canceled in 2020 due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The light display features more than one million colorful LED lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. […]

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