• Haunted Montgomery Haunted Montgomery Karen Yaffe Lottes and Dorothy Pugh, authors of In Search of Maryland Ghosts: Montgomery County, were amazed when they uncovered more than 50 ghosts haunting the county from Bethesda to Poolesville.
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October 23 - Five Pieces Make a Dime
Roosevelt Dime, a five-piece band from Brooklyn, guides folks through the history of American music - from Americana and Memphis soul to New Orleans rhythms and blues.
Information: www.blackrockcenter.org

 until November 9
D.C. Like You've Never Seen It

Striking photographs captured by Esther Hidalgo are on display at the BlackRock Center for the Arts. The photos are of opposites: urban decay and development in Washington, D.C. Information: www:blackrockcenter.org

 until November 17 - Slammed
See award-winning images from the hip 2013 Photo Slam at Busboys and Poets at the Photoworks Gallery in Glen Echo Park. Information: www.glenechopark.org

 until November 21 - Gruff Goats
"The 3 Billy Goats Gruff" is playing at the Puppet Company in Glen Echo Park where the grass is always greener. Information: www:thepuppetco.org

 until December 5 - Arts on the Green
"Intersection" is an exhibition featuring paintings by Cathy Abramson, Lynne Haussler Oakes and Elroy Williams. It is on display at The Kentlands Mansion Gallery. Information: www.gaithersburgmd.gov

 October 25 - Fall Fun
The Fall Frolic at Glen Echo Park runs from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and features activities for families, including pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating, and a costume parade. Information: www.glenechopark.org

  October 25-26 - Taylor Times Two
Taylor 2, a vibrant, six-member touring company and part of the Paul Taylor Dance Company, brings its full complement of dance to rock the house. Taylor 2 will also lead a workshop for dance enthusiasts. That session is free, but reservations are required.
Information: www.blackrockcenter.org

October 26 - Haunted House
Ninth annual haunted house; fortune telling, refreshments, small gifts for kids. Clara Barton Community Center, 7425 MacArthur Boulevard. 4-6pm. FREE. 240/777-4910.
Information: bethesda.org

 October 30 - Sip, Paint and Learn
Wine with the Masters is the ideal girls' night out for artists and oenophiles. Create your own Mona Lisa or have an instructor lend a hand. Either way, you'll take home a masterpiece. Participants must be at least 21.
Information: blackrockcenter.org

October 26 - November 9 -
Locust Grove Cider Days

Learn about cider & apple varieties, sample lesser known apples types & press cider. Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd. Oct. 26, 2-3pm; Nov. 9, 12-1pm. Ages 2+; must register. 301/765-8660.
Information: bethesda.org

 October 31 - November 2 -
Maryland Emancipation Day

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Maryland's proclamation to free enslaved people at sites around the county: Beall-Dawson Historical Park in Rockville (Nov. 1); www.montgomeryhistory.org; Button Farm Living History Center in Germantown (Nov. 1) www.buttonfarm.org; Oakley Cabin African American Museum & Park in Olney (Nov. 1) www.historyintheparks.org; Sandy Spring Slave Museum in Sandy Spring (Nov. 1) www:sandyspringslavemuseum.org; Harper Cabin at Brookside Nature Center in Wheaton (Nov. 1-2) www.historyintheparks.org; Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park in Sandy Spring (Oct. 31-Nov. 1) www.historyintheparks.org; Josiah Henson Park in Bethesda (Nov. 2) www.historyintheparks.org

 November 17 - Sip, Paint and Learn
Wine with the Masters is the ideal girls' night out for artists and oenophiles. Create your own Mona Lisa or have an instructor lend a hand. Either way, you'll take home a masterpiece. Participants must be at least 21.
Information: blackrockcenter.org

 December 2 - Book it with Baldacci
Best-selling author David Baldacci discusses his new book, "The Escape," at the Gaithersburg Public Library. Baldacci has published 28 books for adults and four for children; all have been best-sellers. The event is free, seating is limited and attendees are encouraged to bring books to donate to the Feeding Body & Mind Initiative. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Information: www.gaithersburgmd.gov


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CURRENT ISSUE // October/November 2014


As the nation remembered the 13th anniversary of September 11, this local memorial had only been in place since June of 2011. This piece of twisted steel from the World Trade Center and a piece of the facade from the Pentagon pay tribute to those who lost their lives that horrible day.

CONTEST WINNER Johnny McClellan, of Laytonsville,
identified the sunflower field at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area near Poolesville and wins the framed print or a framed print of equal value.