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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:

Embrace Imagination This Weekend!

Embrace Imagination This Weekend!

What better way to catch some rays (after applying SPF 30 of course), than to attend The 17th Annual Imagination Festival in Bethesda, Saturday, June 4 from 11am-4pm.

Celebrate children, art, and all things fun on Woodmont Avenue and Elm Street.

Twenty-one Bethesda businesses and non-profits will feature hands on creative activites geared for the 12-and-under crowd. There are also face painters, balloonists, and a stage of live entertainment which will have the whole street dancing and more! Come early and stay all day to enjoy this FREE family fun day!


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Mr. Mitchell and Me

Mr. Mitchell and Me

If you’ve lived in the D.C. area for a while, you’ve probably heard of DeMatha, the Catholic boys’ school in Hyattsville, Maryland. And if you have heard of DeMatha, odds are that it’s because of the school’s nationally renowned athletics program, which has boasted such names as legendary basketball coach Morgan Wootten, basketball Hall of Famer Adrian Dantley, NFL Pro Bowler Brian Westbrook, and NFL broadcaster James Brown, to name just a few. To most with a passing familiarity with the school, DeMatha is synonymous with sports. When I told people that I attended DeMatha, I was frequently asked “What sport do you play?” My response of “I don’t play a sport,” was always met by befuddlement and a perfunctory “Then why do you go to DeMatha?”

Let me tell you.

Get a role in a local film!

Get a role in a local film!

When I returned to the D.C. area following film school, I auditioned for a number of film projects in order to work on my acting chops and get connected to local filmmakers. One of my first roles was in “The Carry-Out,” which told the story of a restaurant robbery that goes terribly wrong. The writer and director of that film was Alexandria native Chris Kiros.

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress, Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress,  Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Members of Congress, local athletes, philanthropists and the fashion industry are assembling for DC’s Modus Union Spring 2011 – a unique event supporting prevention and early detection of cancer in women.

Modus Union Spring 2011 features a full runway show by acclaimed fashion designer Marc Bouwer (www.MarcBouwer.com), a 3-D film presentation previewing Bouwer’s Fall 2011 line, and an art installation and silent auction featuring some of the most talented visual artists in DC. The proceeds from this one-of-a-kind gathering will benefit Cancer Schmancer (www.CancerSchmancer.org), an organization founded by actress Fran Drescher to prevent cancer in women through education and early detection.

WHAT:          Modus Union Spring 2011

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 4

DC Film Alliance: a local filmmaker's best resource

DC Film Alliance: a local filmmaker's best resource

The DC Film Alliance is quite possibly the single best organization for filmmakers and cinephiles in the Nation's Capital. Founded by Jon Gann, who is also the man behind the highly successful DC Shorts Film Festival, the DC Film Alliance offers seminars on filmmaking through the DC Film Salon. Information on topics such as screenwriting, film promotion, and fundraising is presented by knowledgeable people in the field. The laid back Film Salons also offer an opportunity to meet other film enthusiasts and develop connections to potential collaborators.

"A World At Work" - Bringing Culture East of the River

"A World At Work" - Bringing Culture East of the River

Art and culture in the District of Columbia are often thought to be exclusively west of the Anacostia River. Certainly, the vast majority of D.C.'s cultural attractions and events are located on the northwest side of the Sousa Bridge. But THEARC Theater has opened a door for the arts in the city's less heralded wards.