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Festival of India

Festival of India

Hundreds are expected at the Murugan Temple  of North America, Lanham, Maryland, on Sunday, July 3rd from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

This day will celebrate the festival known as the  FESTIVAL OF UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD,  SRI JAGANNATHA RATHA JATRA  (Chariot Festival), a yearly Hindu spiritual procession, that highlights the notion of global  harmony and unity.

THE RATHA JATRA, began  thousands of years ago, as a yearly celebration in Puri, the temple town in the State of Orissa on the east coast of India. Millions congregate to see the  huge, colorfully-decorated chariots in a procession honoring the Hindu Lord Jagannatha, Brother Balaram and Sister Devi Subhadra, said Mr. Nayak. 

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.

 

Ethiopian Festival

Ethiopian Festival

 

Since it is the first official weekend of summer, get out and enjoy an outdoor street festival featuring national and regional blues stars playing acoustic Traditional & contemporary Ethiopian live music. There will be live performances; art walks, coffee ceremonies, a fashion show, food, prizes, an arts and crafts market, and cultural exhibits on Ellsworth Drive in Downtown Silver Spring from 2 p.m.- 9 p.m. 

 

For more information call (301) 587-0867.

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. 

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.

DCCAH ANNOUNCES UPCOMING GRANTS SEASON

DCCAH ANNOUNCES UPCOMING GRANTS SEASON

New grants structure to ensure funding reaches more organizations and individuals

Date Night on The Potomac!

Date Night on The Potomac!

Looking for something to do tonight with your best friend or significant other? Look no further than National Harbor for their weekly outdoor movies series.

 

MOVIES ON THE POTOMAC starts Friday, June 10th!

 Beginning at Sunset next to the marina they will be showing free outdoor movies on a big screen. Lawn chairs or blankets are recommended. No coolers with food or alcoholic beverages will be permitted.

 

Tonight's movie is Burlesque: Christina Aguilera makes her dramatic feature debut as a small-town singer who takes her shot at stardom performing at a neo-burlesque nightclub in Los Angeles. Cher, Stanley Tucci, Kristen Bell, and Julianne Hough are also in the flick.

Sundays are family movies.  Fridays are date night movies.