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Spectacular Science!

Spectacular Science!

Bubbling potions and cool chemical reactions offer lots of excitement for students interested in science. An incredibly visual and exciting introduction to some basic principles of science. Suitable for children grades K-5. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, Inc. Registration is not required. A summertime program for children and families.


Long Branch Library, 8800 Garland Ave., Silver Spring at 2 p.m.


For more information: (240) 777-0196.


Film Festival Comes to Silver Spring!

June 20-26th- Silver Spring, Maryland welcomes Silverdocs, the most talked about documentary festival in the United States at the AFI Silver Theatre. 

Silverdocs encompasses a seven-day international film festival and five-day conference that promotes documentary film as a leading art form. Additionally it supports the work of independent filmmakers and fosters an atmosphere for public dialogue and civic engagement around the issues and ideas explored in the films.

“We are presenting over 100 films this year representing 52 countries. There is a diverse range of films, filmmakers and film subject,” said Festival Director Sky Sitney.

Silverdocs plays host to more than 27,000 attendees from across the globe.

“I’ve come to meet a lot of the filmmakers, to learn as much as I can about the process, and see all the innovative ways documentaries are being made these days,” said AU student Michael Lindley. 

reCYCLE Art of Bike Project

reCYCLE Art of Bike Project


The Old Takoma Business Association is pleased to announce the unveiling of the reCYCLE Art of Bike public art exhibit from Saturday, June 18th to October 2nd at B.Y. Morrison Park at the Takoma Junction in Takoma Park, MD (at the intersection of Carroll Avenue and Rt. 410. The sculptures will remain in place until October 3rd, 2011 when they will be auctioned off to the public at the annual Takoma Park Street Festival.

Eat•Drink•Go LOCAL!

Eat•Drink•Go LOCAL!

In collaboration with local farmers, chefs, and wineries, the Maryland Wineries Association will be hosting a series of three open-air, market style events to take place in downtown venues across the state, with a goal of featuring agriculture and the pairing of local wine, seasonal ingredients and regional chefs.

The event dates, times and locations are as follows:


  • Eat•Drink•Go LOCAL Frederick; July 9 at Carroll Creek Park in Frederick
  • Eat•Drink•Go LOCAL North Beach; August 13 in Downtown North Beach
  • Eat•Drink•Go LOCAL Silver Spring; October 22 at Downtown Silver Spring


Entry into all three of the Eat•Drink•Go LOCAL events is free of charge, and attendees can shop the market and enjoy chef cooking demonstrations throughout the day. For $15, event attendees can purchase a “Tasting Pass,”which includes a stemless glass and samples of local wine.

Montgomery County Offers Farmer's Market Coupons to Low-Income Seniors

On Thursday, July 7th at 10 a.m., a limited number of free coupon books will be given to low-income seniors  in Montgomery County. The coupons may be used at farmer's markets in Montgomery County until October 31, 2011.

Coupon books will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis at the following locations:


Elizabeth House

1400 Fenwick Lane

All That Glitters: Laura Lee Designs Celebrates Fifth Anniversary at Finnish Ambassador's Residence

All That Glitters: Laura Lee Designs Celebrates Fifth Anniversary at Finnish Ambassador's Residence

It’s not every day that one gets an opportunity to celebrate a professional milestone at an ambassador’s residence, but Laura Lee Williams, owner of Laura Lee Designs, had the good fortune to do so when she celebrated five years at the helm of her handbag business at the home of Finnish Ambassador Pekka Lintu and his wife Laurel Colless.

“What an honor and gift to have the loveliest evening surrounded by advisors, supporters and dear friends,” says Williams. “The Finnish Ambassador and his wife Laurel Colless are supreme hosts and I couldn’t have asked for a better evening.”

Summer Reading Program for Babies, Kids & Teens

Summer Reading Program for Babies, Kids & Teens

Children and teens are invited to participate in this year’s Summer Reading Program at Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) which will run from June 18 through August 13.MCPL will kick off Summer Reading for children at the Aspen Hill Library on Saturday, June 18th at 11 a.m.   

Registration is online only through the library’s website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library beginning June 15.   Participants can sign up for the program and log the books they read using any computer in the library or at home or school, or using any mobile device. 


This year’s Summer Reading Program is offered programs on three levels: