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Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

What would you expect a four-and-three-quarter-year-old to say at the end of a four-and-a-half-mile hike that she just finished using her own two feet? “What a wonderful day,” Sofi announced when we walked past the old Tavern (that I was wishing was still a tavern) at Great Falls National Park.

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.

Police Adventure Camp!

 

The 4th Police Adventure Camp at Viers Mill Elementary School focused on teaching incoming 4th, 5th, and 6th graders skills like decision making, how to refuse drugs and alcohol, and resisting peer pressure. 

"It started out with 30 at-risk youth. They came in, we talked about making good decisions: resisting drugs, alcohol and gangs and gave them skills to be better students," said Officer Amy Daum.

The camp is a partnership between Montgomery County Police Department, Montgomery County Public Schools and Linkages to Learning. The Linkages to Learning Program assists students and their families with services to help children be successful in school, at home, and in the community.  

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. 

The Washington Nationals 2011 Dream Gala

The Washington Nationals 2011 Dream Gala

On Saturday, June 18th we joined Outfielder Roger Bernadina, Shortstop Ian Desmond and many more at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor.

650 fans attended the Hollywood-themed Dream Gala.  They had the unique opportunity to mingle with Nationals players and coaches while enjoying a cocktail reception, silent and live auction, and dinner program. 

The Dream Gala has raised more than $two million for its three cornerstone programs: Youth Baseball Academy, Pediatric Diabetes Care Complex at Children’s National, and neighborhood initiatives to improve SE and SW DC. 

CycleFest at National Harbor

CycleFest at National Harbor

 

The National Children’s Museum (NCM) will celebrate its second annual CycleFest at the Launch Zone and a nearby site on American Way in National Harbor, Md. on Saturday, June 25th. CycleFest promises to have a lot of visual value, as we are expecting 1,000+ attendees and will have a lot of action going on along American Way.  Formally known as Bicycle Safety Day, families are invited to prepare their bicycles for a safe summer and enjoy a free day of: 
  • Bicycle obstacle courses provided by Trails for Youth;
  • Bicycle rodeos presented by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC);
  • Testing Calleva’s ziplines and wall climbing course at a discounted cost;
  • Winning raffle prizes and much more
 For more information click here!

BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

BEST OF DC Suburbs Survey: Vote Now!

It’s that time of the year again where you, dear readers, can make your voices heard and help choose the absolute best the D.C. metro area has to offer. After an exhaustive elimination process, we have narrowed down the list to the below categories and selections so that you can help make our Best Of Issue the ultimate insider’s guide to the best of the best in this region. The deadline for voting is July 1st , so don’t wait and cast your vote for your favorite businesses and people in our area.


 

CLICK HERE TO TAKE SURVEY