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Ongoing - Class Registration
The BlackRock Center for the Arts is accepting registration for a variety of expanded winter classes including dance, music, theater and visual arts. Classes are for youths and adults.
 Information: www.blackrockcenter.org

January 19 - Mixing it Up
An exhibit of mixed media featuring the work of Eric Garner, Bing-Jib Huang, Amy Jackson, James Meade and Michael Stevenson Jr. is on display at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg. Viewing hours are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Information: www.gaithersburgmd.gov

 January 24 - Kids Movie Sing-Along
A winter family event will take place at the Arts Barn in The Kentlands as Arts on the Green present a Children's Movie Sing-Along and Royal Tea. The animated movie and sing-along will take place at 1:00 p.m. at the Arts Barn, followed by a Royal Tea at the Kentlands Mansion at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 for both events and just $8 for the movie.
Information: www.gaithersburgmd.gov

 January 24 - Discovery Days
Stir the imagination and enjoy family time in a fun environment at Fun & Games at the Gaithersburg Community Museum. Admission is free and there will be good old fashion fun playing games with marbles, jacks and pick-up sticks plus other games of the pre-digital era.
Information: www.gaithersburgmd.gov

January 25 - Kinetic Colors
An exhibit featuring watercolors and kinetic sculpture is on display at the Arts Barn in The Kentlands. The featured artists are Nellie Chao, Bok Kim and Jack Donnelly.
    Viewing hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Information: www.gaithersburgmd.gov

 Through January 31 - Coloring all the Angles
Gallery B in Bethesda is hosting an exhibition of three Montgomery County artists - Fran Abrams, Bob Elliott and Eric Garner.
Information: www.bethesda.org

 Through January 31 - A Reverence for Cloth
Two masters of the fiber medium have their exhibit on display in the Main Gallery at BlackRock Center for Arts in Germantown. The work by Lorie McCown and Karen Schulz defines "a deep reverence for the ancient ritualistic processes and the primal tactile experience of creating art with textiles."
Information: www.blackrockcenter.org

 Through January 31 - Recent Works
The musical concepts in the compositions of painter Stephen Boocks are on display in the Terrance Gallery at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. His acrylic paintings are "grounded in geometric abstraction" and "explore the dynamics of time, pattern and touch."
Information: www.blackrockcenter.org

January 31 - Jazzed
Jazz guitarist Rick Whitehead and his trio will be in concert at the Arts Barn in The Kentlands. Performing ballads, blues, bop, Latin and high-energy-fusion, the trio has earned numerous individual and group awards. Bassist John Previti and drummer Barry Hart round out the trio.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for youths 18 and under.
Information: www.gaithersburgmd.gov

January 31 - Sign Up
Glen Echo Park begins registration for its popular spring and summer classes and camps. There is always something for everyone.
Information: www.glenechopark.org

 February 7 - Discovery Days
Enjoy the old-fashioned art of making Valentines at the Gaithersburg Community Museum from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is free.
Information: www.gaithersburgmd.gov

February 10 - Topical Tuesday
The Gaithersburg Community Museum features "Maryland's Wild Acres" by speaker Kerrry Wixted of the Maryland Wildlife and Heritage Service. The cost is $5 per session.
Information: www.gaithersburgmd.org

 February 13 to March 1- Romantic Comedy
In partnership with Montgomery Playhouse, Arts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents Boeing Boeing, a romantic comedy by Marc Camoletti set in 1960s Paris. Admission is $20 and the show at the Arts Barn is appropriate for ages 15 and older.
Information: www.gaithersburgmd.gov

 March 8 - Discovery Days
The secrets of rocks and minerals found in Montgomery County are unlocked at the Gaithersburg Community Museum starting at 4:00 p.m. Admission is free.
Information: www.gaithersburgmd.gov


CURRENT ISSUE // December/January 2015

This footbridge takes you to one of Montgomery County’s most historic spots and its most precious national park. But maybe we’ve said too much already. Deadline for entry, January 15.
CONTEST WINNER Josephine Samuel of North Bethesda identified the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department as the site of the twisted steel beam from the World Trade Center site.