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2010 NEA National Heritage Fellows Perform at the Music Center at Strathmore

On Friday, September 24, at 8:00 p.m., the 2010 NEA National Heritage Fellows will perform at a free special concert, held at the Music Center at Strathmore, located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in Bethesda, Maryland.

Afro-Cuban drumming, classical Indian dancing, and Bluegrass music are just a few of the folk and traditional arts that will take center stage at this concert, which features lively music and dance performances alongside demonstrations of centuries’ old crafts, and engaging interviews with the artists. Nick Spitzer, host of public radio’s American Routes, will emcee the concert.

The concert will also be available through a live webcast at arts.gov. To access the webcast, visit arts.gov the afternoon of September 24 for instructions. An archive of the concert will be available following the event.

The 2010 NEA National Heritage Fellows are:

Bethesda Farmer's Market

Saturdays, June 19 - October 30
9am - 1pm
Norfolk Avenue between Fairmont & St. Elmo Aves.

Shop for pasture-raised meats and eggs, artisan cheeses, fresh fruits and vegetables, breads and baked goods, cut flowers, plants and more. Markets are open rain or shine. The Market will not be held on July 10 or October 2, 2010.

21st Annual Taste of Bethesda

The 21st annual Taste of Bethesda is scheduled for Saturday, October 2, 2010!
Held at Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle, Bethesda's famous food and music festival brings 50 restaurants and four stages of entertainment.

More than 40,000 attendees sample the appetizing restaurants, enjoy the live entertainment and visit the kid's corner for face painting and cookie decorating.

Admission / Tickets
Admission to the Taste of Bethesda is free. Taste tickets will be sold on-site in bundles of four tickets for $5. Food servings cost one to four tickets.

The event is held along Norfolk, Fairmont, St. Elmo, Cordell and Del Ray Avenues in Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle. Taste of Bethesda is located just three blocks from the Bethesda Metro.

The annual Taste of Bethesda is held in conjunction with Best of Bethesda Day, which also features Come Back to Bethesda classic car show and Rescue Day.

Bethesda Art Walk

The second Friday of every month, Bethesda Galleries and Studios open their studios  from 6pm-9pm for Bethesda Art Walk.

The galleries and studios showcase artwork created locally, nationally and internationally including painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media.

Enjoy several galleries by walking throughout downtown Bethesda. The free Bethesda Circulator stops within a few blocks of each Bethesda Art Walk gallery, and runs continuously throughout the duration of the Art Walk.
Free Bethesda Circulator Route

Peter Max Art Show

Born in Europe, growing up in China, and journeying though India, Africa, and Israel to study painting; Peter Max is the definition of a “Global Artist.”

Starting with the creation of album covers and book jackets in the 1960’s, by the 1970’s Max was painting for the first 10 cent stamp as well as for U.S border murals.

Max has painted for the United Nations Earth Summit and Woodstock, the portraits of four United States presidents, and is the designated artist of the Grammy Awards and five Super Bowls.

Now you can view and even buy Peter Max’s work for yourself on October 23 at the West Field Montgomery in Bethesda, MD.

For more information, please call: (301)-365-3270

Have Fun at the 2010 Montgomery Country Fair and Help Feed the Hungry While Doing It

The 2010 Montgomery County Agricultural Fair will be held in Gaithersburg, MD from August 13 to 21.

Choose from over 40 carnival rides; participate in BINGO, cake auctions, and dance contests; and eat as many funnel cakes and snow cones your stomach can handle.

General admission is $10.00 per person while children 11 and under are free.  Parking is $5.00 per vehicle.

And please don’t forget to bring a non-perishable food donation for the Countrywide Food Drive benefitting the Manna Food Center.  Your canned food donations will help provide food to neighbors in need.

For more information about the 2010 Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, please click: http://www.mcagfair.com/default.asp