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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 13, 2021 | Collin Riviello

Elrich Hosting Hybrid Forum Wednesday to Discuss Budget for Fiscal Year 2023

County Executive Marc Elrich will host a hybrid forum on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. to gather community input on the FY23 operating budget. This forum will be both in person at the White Oak Community Recreation Center in Silver Spring and virtually via Microsoft Teams. Elrich will submit a budget proposal next March to […]

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October 6, 2021 | Staff Writer

BlackRock Center for the Arts Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

For the second year, BlackRock Center for the Arts is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. The celebration starts with a concert by Jonathan Acosta Friday at 8 p.m. and is followed Saturday with a day of festivities celebrating Hispanic heritage from noon to 10 p.m. Activities Saturday include a street market, local artists, Latino-owned businesses, music, […]

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September 13, 2021 | Michelle Queen

BlackRock Center for the Arts Reopens for Performances, Classes

BlackRock Center for the Arts will once again be filled with the sounds of families attending performances and classes this Saturday, Sept. 18. After more than a year of virtual programming, BlackRock will host an open house from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Tickets are not needed to attend the open house, but registration is […]

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June 4, 2021 | Laura Rowles

Blog: GGCC and TennisPlex Give Back to the Community

$1500 were raised through tennis lessons for the Upcounty Consolidation Hub at BlackRock Center for the Arts. The Montgomery TennisPlex and its coaches along with the support from the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) gave back to the local community by offering private, semi-private and customized group lessons. “TennisPlex wanted to give back to the […]

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May 24, 2021 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County to Host Juneteenth Celebration at BlackRock in Germantown

Montgomery County announced that it’s holding its 24th Juneteenth Celebration at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown on June 19 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The event is coordinated by Montgomery County Office of Human Rights and the County Executive’s African American Advisory Group, with support from BlackRock Center for the Arts, […]

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February 22, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Film Examines How MLK’s Death Unified Three Segregated Quince Orchard Churches

A new documentary, “Finding Fellowship,” explores the legacy of the Pleasant View historic site. Though not widely known, the Pleasant View Church, along Route 28 on a three-acre plot of land, was once the center of the Black community of Quince Orchard. After the Civil War, three Black men purchased the Pleasant View land for […]

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November 20, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 20, in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, Nov. 20, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Commission for Women Virtual Listening Tour: The Montgomery County Commission for Women Listening Tour will continue today via Zoom at 7:00 p.m. Key topics include the needs of women and families in Montgomery County. Register here. 🔊 We invite #MontgomeryCounty […]

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October 20, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 20, in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 20, and the election is two weeks away. Have you made a plan for voting? Check out Montgomery Community Media’s #MoCoVotesMCM 2020 General Election page for information on candidates in the school board, circuit court, and representatives in Congress races. In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery […]

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July 16, 2020 | Staff Writer

BlackRock Center Providing Donated Goods for Families in Need

The BlackRock Center for the Arts has a temporary Upcounty Consolidation Hub center for donated essential goods to help communities in need throughout upper Montgomery County. BlackRock has partnered with several local organizations to help provide essential items for children, families, and seniors impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis. Officials with the nonprofit cultural arts center […]

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