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Summer Programs For Children At The National Capital Trolley Museum

Summer Programs For Children At The National Capital Trolley Museum

The National Capital Trolley Museum facility on 1313 Bonifant Road, in cooperation with the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, brings the sights and sounds of the streetcar era to visitors of all ages, especially children. This summer kids can enjoy a program of stories, crafts and videos about trolleys and railroads designed to appeal to, and educate, elementary aged children. 

 

Programs run on the following days:

Friday, July 01, 2011 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Thursday, July 07, 2011 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Friday, July 08, 2011 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Friday, July 15, 2011 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Thursday, July 21, 2011 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Friday, July 22, 2011 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Thursday, June 30, 2011 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Magic of Music

The Magic of Music

Washington Conservatory of Music presents a new series of family music and magic shows on Saturday, July 2nd. The Magic of Music, a fun introduction to music for the young (and the young at heart!). The show features Drew Owen,a cellist and WCM faculty member – and musical guest artists in Washington Conservatory’s recital hall. Tickets are $10 at www.WashingtonConservatory. <http://www.mycommunitytickets.com/> org until 1 p.m. on the day of the show.  All shows begin at 3 p.m.

Box office on day of show: (301) 634-2250.

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.

Katy Perry at Merriweather Post Pavilion

Katy Perry at Merriweather Post Pavilion

“Who’s grown and sexy tonight,” Katy Perry asks midway through her sold out California Dreams Tour at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Wednesday June 15th.

The pop star sang all of her hits including: “I Kissed a Girl,” “E.T.,” “Teenage Dream,” “Firework,” “Hot N Cold,” (where she changed her ensemble at least eight times to match the lyrics)  “Waking Up in Vegas,” and an encore presentation of  “California Gurls.”  

Perry embraced the audience as she invited fans onto the large candy cane, cartoon inspired stage for dancing and photo ops. 

“Great performance! She is an extremely talented singer/songwriter. Very interactive and entertaining,” said Bethesda resident Kristen Yarosz.

Katy Perry got the crowd on their feet by displaying her vocal range singing: Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," Rihanna’s “Only Girl,” Jay-Z’s “Big Pimpin,” and Willow Smith’s “Whip Your Hair.”