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Smithsonian Natl Zoo: Meet Kavi, An 11-year-old Sumatran Tiger

Smithsonian Natl Zoo: Meet Kavi, An 11-year-old Sumatran Tiger

There’s a new tiger in town! Meet Kavi, an 11-year-old male, from Zoo Atlanta on July 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo on Global Tiger Day.

Kavi is the newest edition to the tiger family, joining females Damai and Soyono

The Prowl around the Great Cats exhibit will over special demonstrations at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Keepers will also talk about the daily care of the Zoo’s Sumatran tigers and how the tigers contribute to conservation efforts.

But that’s not all!

Face painting will be available for those who want to take on the tiger persona. There will also be tiger-themed arts and crafts.

Experts from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s Tiger Conservation Partnership will display tools they use in the field to study tigers and other species in Asia, including radio collars and camera traps, for visitors to see and touch.

Community Event Fights Crime In Md.

Community Event Fights Crime In Md.

Neighborhoods, businesses, civic groups, and law enforcement officials are gearing up for the 29th annual National Night Out in Rockville, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.

The annual block party helps to fight against crime and consists of a cookout, visits from the Rockville City Police and McGruff the Crime Dog, as well as flashlight walks, and youth programs.

This year's event is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 7th.

For more information, click here.

If you can talk the talk, you can walk the walk – for the animals

If you can talk the talk, you can walk the walk – for the animals

You’re always telling your friends how much you love your pet, but maybe you’re looking to take a step beyond caring for your dog or cat to supporting all animals across Washington, DC. This September 29, go the extra mile with the Washington Humane Society (WHS) and be a part of the DC Walk for the Animals & Pet-A-Palooza. Join us in celebrating our community’s animals and walking to end pet homelessness in DC.

Fireworks Light Up The Sky In Poolesville

Fireworks Light Up The Sky In Poolesville

Fireworks will sparkle in Poolesville on Wednesday, July 4th beginning at 6:00 p.m., near the soccer fields at the corner of Hughes Road & Sugarland Road.

Those who stop by can enjoy live music by the Jim Bowie Band, hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ, funnel cakes, kettle corn, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, Kona Ice, Popsicles, and more.

Parking is $5 per car, and handicap parking is available so come early for best parking.

 Pets, coolers, and alcohol are not allowed.

Montgomery County Police Reminder:  It is illegal for private citizens to possess, sell or discharge fireworks in Montgomery County.

Directions from Rockville/Gaithersburg/Potomac areas: North on Rt. 28 ( Darnestown Rd.), across from Harris Teeter turn West on Rt. 112 (Seneca Rd), continue West onto River Rd, Turn North on Hughes Rd to the event at the corner of Hughes Rd & Sugarland Rd.

Montgomery Parks July 4th Operating Schedule And Events

Montgomery Parks July 4th Operating Schedule And Events

SILVER SPRING, Md.  – Most Montgomery Parks and facilities will operate its usual hours on Wednesday, July 4th. But before you plan your outing, check out what parks will be closed or operate on shortened schedules on Independence Day.

The following facilities and programs will be closed on July 4:

  • Montgomery Parks Nature Centers:
  • Locust Grove Nature Center
  • Meadowside Nature Center
  • Brookside Nature Center
  • Montgomery Parks Summer Camps
  • Park Permits Office
  • Pauline Betz Addie Tennis Center at Cabin John Regional Park
  • Wheaton Ice Arena at Wheaton Regional Park

The following facilities will close early on July 4th:

  • Cabin John Ice Rink at Cabin John Regional Park: Open 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Olney Skate Park at Olney Manor Recreational Park: Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • South Germantown Driving Range at South Germantown Recreational Park: Open 9 a.m.

FOTODC Looks For The Best Area Photographer

FOTODC Looks For The Best Area Photographer

Calling all photographers. FotoDC is on the hunt for the most interesting work by Washington area photographers for the 2nd annual Uncover/Discover exhibition.

The panel of curators includes Elizabeth Krist, Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic; Jayme McLellan, Director of Civilian Art Projects and Ken Ashton, Artist and Museum Professional.

Curators will select work from emerging and established photographers who sent in their stuff for a chance to be featured in two exhibitions this fall. 

"It is our mission to discover and spotlight the work of Metro Area photographers,” said Theo Adamstein, Executive Director and Founder of FotoDC. 

The final deadline for photo submission is July 9. For more information visit www.FotoDC.org.