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Montgomery Parks July 4th Operating Schedule And Events

Montgomery Parks July 4th Operating Schedule And Events

SILVER SPRING, Md.  – Most Montgomery Parks and facilities will operate its usual hours on Wednesday, July 4th. But before you plan your outing, check out what parks will be closed or operate on shortened schedules on Independence Day.

The following facilities and programs will be closed on July 4:

  • Montgomery Parks Nature Centers:
  • Locust Grove Nature Center
  • Meadowside Nature Center
  • Brookside Nature Center
  • Montgomery Parks Summer Camps
  • Park Permits Office
  • Pauline Betz Addie Tennis Center at Cabin John Regional Park
  • Wheaton Ice Arena at Wheaton Regional Park

The following facilities will close early on July 4th:

  • Cabin John Ice Rink at Cabin John Regional Park: Open 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Olney Skate Park at Olney Manor Recreational Park: Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • South Germantown Driving Range at South Germantown Recreational Park: Open 9 a.m.

FOTODC Looks For The Best Area Photographer

FOTODC Looks For The Best Area Photographer

Calling all photographers. FotoDC is on the hunt for the most interesting work by Washington area photographers for the 2nd annual Uncover/Discover exhibition.

The panel of curators includes Elizabeth Krist, Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic; Jayme McLellan, Director of Civilian Art Projects and Ken Ashton, Artist and Museum Professional.

Curators will select work from emerging and established photographers who sent in their stuff for a chance to be featured in two exhibitions this fall. 

"It is our mission to discover and spotlight the work of Metro Area photographers,” said Theo Adamstein, Executive Director and Founder of FotoDC. 

The final deadline for photo submission is July 9. For more information visit www.FotoDC.org.

 

 

Local Gym Participates in World's Largest Swim Lesson

Local Gym Participates in World's Largest Swim Lesson

Over 24 countries and 46 states within the U.S. will be participating in the Guinness World Record of the World’s Largest Swim Lesson this week.

Want to join in all the fun? On Thursday, June 14, the Sport & Health Clubs in Gaithersburg, McLean and Brambleton, Va., will be hosting open swim lessons at 11 a.m., and anyone can attend.

This swim lesson is intended to prevent future accidents, practice water safety, and reinforce the fact that swimming lessons save lives.

For more information click here.

 

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Buffett and David Rubenstein, The Economic Club of Washington, DC's President, are among business leaders at 25th anniversary celebration on June 5th where 10 community organizations, including the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, received a total of $500,000 in grants

The Alexandria Seaport Foundation (ASF), which offers disadvantaged youth and young adults a paid, work-based apprentice program in boat building that prepares participants for careers in the building trades, received a $50,000 grant from The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. at its 25th anniversary on June 5th at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

Best-Selling Author Offers Summer Party Ideas in Va.

Best-Selling Author Offers Summer Party Ideas in Va.

Ever find yourself stressing about an event you are planning where you will be entertaining lots of guests? Author, Cheryl Najafi, offers tips to help you lose the anxiety, take a step back, and enjoy the moment in her new book, You’re So Invited: Panic Less, Play More and Get Your Party On.

If you want to meet Najafi, she will be at Pottery Barn at Tyson’s Corner Center on Saturday, June 9 at 10 a.m., to greet guests, sign copies of her new book, and give inexpensive ideas and tips for summer entertaining.

Originally from rural Missouri, Cheryl Najafi was no stranger to party planning.

“When you come from a small town of about 7,000 in the Midwest, there’s not much to do so we always had people over and entertained. We didn’t only celebrate the big events in life, we celebrated every event in a fun and casual environment,” explained Najafi.

TREAT DAD TO A FABULOUS FATHER’S DAY ABOARD ENTERTAINMENT CRUISES

On Sunday, June 17, Entertainment Cruises will celebrate Father’s Day on the Potomac River aboard the Odyssey and the Spirit of Washington.  Fathers and families will delight in musical entertainment, dancing and delectable menus.  The cruises offer one-of-a-kind scenic views of Washington, DC, creating a unique and relaxing getaway to honor Dad.