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Ongoing - Volunteers Needed
Senior Connection is looking for more volunteers to help senior neighbors get around town for a variety of needs.
Information: www:seniorconnectionmc.org

Every Saturday - Kensington Farmers Market
Nearly 20 vendors provide fresh seafood, meats, waffles, pies, coffees, baked goods, cheeses, eggs and more every Saturday at the Kensington Train Station from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Information: shirley.watson@tok.md.gov


January 3-30 - Geri Olson
Geri Olson is the featured artist at Gallery 209 in Rockville. Her abstract works feature a variety of techniques, allowing
colors to move and flow, creating bold energetic compositions. gallery209art.com


January 6 - March 3 - Artifacts of Outlander
The Gaithersburg Community Museum is hosting "The Artifacts of Outlander," a traveling exhibit from the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory which is part of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. It draws comparisons between the material culture of Maryland in the 1740's, and that of Scotland during the same time period. gaithersburgmd.gov 


January 13 - February 10 - Wellspring Visions
Artists who are also residents of Sandy Spring Friends House will be exhibiting their work at the Sandy Spring Museum. There are three galleries of works, including paintings, prints, textiles, ceramics, photography, pastels, and pencil. sandyspringmuseum.org 


January 18 - Purple Line Presentation 
Maryland Secretary of Transportation Pete Rahn will headline a presentation on the Purple Line from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Takoma/Silver Spring campus of Montgomery College. The event is free and open to the public, but seats must be reserved in advance. purplelinenow.com 


January 19 - History Happy Hour
Enjoy "Whiskey in America: Education and Libation" at the Sandy Spring Museum where you can sample five craft whiskeys (three ryes, two bourbons) that were based on George Washington's recipes. The night will also focus on the history of whiskey production in
colonial America. Space is limited and the event always sells out. sandyspringmuseum.org 


January 21 - Calligraphy 101
The Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg is hosting a series of tips, tricks and treasures for the "'Do It Yourself" bride and groom. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., you can learn the art of calligraphy. All supplies will be provided and covered by a $25 supply fee due at the door. A cash bar will be available. gaithersburgmd.gov 


January 22 - Clean Protein
The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County is sponsoring a discussion on how our selection of food affects since issues as global poverty, animal welfare and human health. The guest speaker will be Bruce Friedrich, executive director of the Good Food Institute, who will discuss "Clean Protein: the Revolution that will Reshape Your Body, Boost Your Energy - and Save the Planet." The event Davis Library in Bethesda is free and begins at 6:45 p.m. lwvmocmd.org


Through January 28 - Uncommon Characters
The city of Gaithersburg presents "Uncommon Characters," an exhibit showcasing a diverse group of local muralists, street artists and illustrators. The group includes Stephen Blickenstaff, Electra Bolotas, John Detrich, and Kelly Towles and appears at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg. gaithersburgmd.gov


Through June 30 - Celebrating 15
The Arts Barn is celebrating 15 years as Gaithersburg’s home for the arts by presenting "Celebrating 15,” a year-long exhibit of original artwork on display. gaithersburgmd.gov


January 27 - Concert Series
Arts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents its 2017-2018 music season in the Arts Barn with Floyds Row, a  British-American ensemble  that combines early, folk, classical, roots, Americana, traditional, and newgrass. gaithersburgmd.gov


February 4 - Leo's Run
The fourth annual 5k run through Silver Spring at 9 a.m. in memory of Leo Michael Mowery raises money to honor and support families coping with loss. leosrun.org 

February 9-April 20 - Art League of Germantown
The art league presents its members' artwork in "Companions," a juried exhibit at the Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg. The exhibit will be juried by Judith Ahistrom. There will be an artists' reception on February 15 at 7 p.m. alog.org


February 25 - Your Wedding Day Face
The Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg is hosting a series of tips, tricks and treasures for the "'Do It Yourself" bride and groom. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., you can learn professional makeup tips and tricks from the experts at TC Beauty. A $25 supply fee is due at the door. gaithersburgmd.gov

March 3 - Rentals Open House
Glen Echo Park is holding an open house from 1 pm to 4 pm to see why the park is an ideal place for your next event - wedding, birthday party, bar/bat mitzvahs, family reunion or corporate event. Event vendors will also be on hand. glenechopark.org


March 3 - Concert Series
Arts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents its 2017-2018 music season in the Arts Barn with Alex Peh, a renowned pianist known for his buoyancy and finesse. gaithersburgmd.gov


March 4 - Recycled Wedding Fair
The Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg is hosting a series of tips, tricks and treasures for the "'Do It Yourself" bride and groom. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can shop for hidden gems or sell your gently used wedding treasures. Admission is free, but the cost for vendors ranges from $20 to $25. gaithersburgmd.gov

March 10-11 - Used Book Sale
The used book sale at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School is the largest fundraiser for the PTSA and helps benefit every student. The event is looking for donations and volunteers. bccptsa.net/used-book-sale


March 24 - Concert Series
Arts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents its 2017-2018 music season in the Arts Barn with singer-songwriter Laura Cantrell known for her country music and clear, purposeful voice. gaithersburgmd.gov


April 7 - Concert Series
Arts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents its 2017-2018 music season in the Arts Barn with the Chris Barrick Quartet, lead by percussionist, vibraphonist, drummer, and educator Chris Barrick. gaithersburgmd.gov
May 12 - Concert Series
Arts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents its 2017-2018 music season in the Arts Barn with singer-songwriter David Olney, a master craftsman and acclaimed singer-songwriter. gaithersburgmd.gov
June 2 - Concert Series
Arts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents its 2017-2018 music season in the Arts Barn with Hebret Musica led by drummer and composer Abinnet Berhanu who combines Ethiopian sounds with soulful, modern jazz. gaithersburgmd.gov



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