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Revels-Carpe Diem September Community Sing

09-21-2017

Presented by Washington Revels at Bennington Drive Park, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm
On the 21st of every month we gather to share songs, community, and refreshments – and sometimes even a dance or two! We sing adult, kid and family songs. This... [more+]
On the 21st of every month we gather to share songs, community, and refreshments – and sometimes even a dance or two! We sing adult, kid and family songs. This September's themes include the Fall Equinox, Hispanic Heritage Month, and Harvest and Labor Songs!6:30-8:00 — International Songs and Rounds for all ages 8:00-8:30 — Refreshments, Social Time, Celebration of September birthdaysEveryone is welcome to bring refreshments and songs to share. Sign up in advance to lead a song by contacting Jo Rasi (jrasi@revelsdc.org or 301-587-3835). Or just show up to sing (or even just to listen)!The Community Sings are a partnership of Washington Revels and Carpe Diem Arts.The September Sing will take place at Bennington Drive Park; there is plentiful street parking in the neighborhood blocks around the park. In case of rain, we will meet at the usual location: Washington Revels Studio Space, 531 Dale Drive, Silver Spring, Maryland. [less-]
Tags:   Free Kids + Family

The Legend of Pufferfish Pat: A Tall Tale for Mad Times

09-23-2017

Presented by InterAct Story Theatre at Cultural Arts Center-Montgomery College, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 22 @ 11:00 am Fri, Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Sep 23 @ 11:30 am + 1 more dates and times

Sat, Sep 23 @ 1:30 pm - less dates and times

The Legend of Pufferfish Pat: A Tall Tale for Mad Times is an interactive cowboy play for kids and families set in the Wild West, and it's all about figuring out how to... [more+]
The Legend of Pufferfish Pat: A Tall Tale for Mad Times is an interactive cowboy play for kids and families set in the Wild West, and it's all about figuring out how to manage anger and other big feelings when it feels like we could just bust a gut!In this rootin' tootin' tall tale penned by InterAct's Artistic Director Ali Oliver-Krueger, we meet Pufferfish Pat, a legendary cowboy hero who can outride, outrope and outrun just about anything--except his own hair-trigger temper! When Pat gets angry, he blows up like a Pufferfish, which gets him a nickname he hates and bad reputation he doesn’t want. He wants to be a friend to everyone and stay cool as a cucumber...he just doesn't know how!  And with the little town of Gravy Gulch heating up for the annual Great Gravy Cookoff and Fashion Festival, it's more important than ever that Pat keep his cool! Where can he go to find folks who might understand or help him with this ornery problem? And what happens when black hat cowboy One-Eyed Jack rolls back into town, looking to get Pat run out of town for good? Will Pat be able to get a hold of his mean temper in time, or is it adios, Gravy Gulch?The play is performed by three actors appearing as many different characters in and around the dusty town of Gravy Gulch, with help from the whole audience, who get to become the cowpokes and townsfolk of Gravy Gulch right from where you sit!Best for ages 4 and up.This production is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. On the web at MSAC.org. Also, supported in part by Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, the Montgomery County government and the generous support of a legion of donors and partners. Thank you for supporting arts for kids and families in Maryland! [less-]
Tags:  Kids + Family

Lunch Time Lit: Seeking Book Endorsements

09-22-2017

Presented by The Writer's Center at The Writer's Center, Chevy Chase
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm
Join Patty Alper, author of Teach to Work, How a Mentor, a Mentee, and a Project Can Close the Skills Gap in America as she leads a lunch time* discussion. You’ve... [more+]
Join Patty Alper, author of Teach to Work, How a Mentor, a Mentee, and a Project Can Close the Skills Gap in America as she leads a lunch time* discussion. You’ve completed your manuscript. Now what? Prior to engaging a publisher, it’s important to have encouraging endorsements (also known as book blurbs) in tow. Join this one-hour group discussion on strategies for approaching your own targeted endorsers. Please bring one or two chapters, and a realistic list of potential endorsers that you would like to approach. Together we can develop a strategy for seeking your own book endorsements. *Participants are invited to bring their own bagged lunch. Refreshments will be provided. [less-]
Tags:   Free

Open Door Reading: Melissa Castillo-Garsow and Ethelbert Miller

09-23-2017

Presented by The Writer's Center at The Writer's Center, Chevy Chase
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm
Join editor Melissa Castillo-Garsow and E. Ethelbert Miller as they read from and discuss Manteca!: An Anthology of Afro-Latin@ Poets, published by Arte Publico. The... [more+]
Join editor Melissa Castillo-Garsow and E. Ethelbert Miller as they read from and discuss Manteca!: An Anthology of Afro-Latin@ Poets, published by Arte Publico. The collection, comprised of work from more than 40 poets, is the first poetry anthology to highlight writings by Latinos of African descent. Join us most Saturdays, 2 p.m., at The Writer’s Center for readings with emerging and established writers. Hear from major voices and come out to support rising talent! [less-]
Tags:   Free

Revels-Carpe Diem September Community Sing

09-21-2017

Presented by Washington Revels at Bennington Drive Park, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm
On the 21st of every month we gather to share songs, community, and refreshments – and sometimes even a dance or two! We sing adult, kid and family songs. This... [more+]
On the 21st of every month we gather to share songs, community, and refreshments – and sometimes even a dance or two! We sing adult, kid and family songs. This September's themes include the Fall Equinox, Hispanic Heritage Month, and Harvest and Labor Songs!6:30-8:00 — International Songs and Rounds for all ages 8:00-8:30 — Refreshments, Social Time, Celebration of September birthdaysEveryone is welcome to bring refreshments and songs to share. Sign up in advance to lead a song by contacting Jo Rasi (jrasi@revelsdc.org or 301-587-3835). Or just show up to sing (or even just to listen)!The Community Sings are a partnership of Washington Revels and Carpe Diem Arts.The September Sing will take place at Bennington Drive Park; there is plentiful street parking in the neighborhood blocks around the park. In case of rain, we will meet at the usual location: Washington Revels Studio Space, 531 Dale Drive, Silver Spring, Maryland. [less-]
Tags:   Free Kids + Family

The Legend of Pufferfish Pat: A Tall Tale for Mad Times

09-23-2017

Presented by InterAct Story Theatre at Cultural Arts Center-Montgomery College, Silver Spring
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 22 @ 11:00 am Fri, Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm Sat, Sep 23 @ 11:30 am + 1 more dates and times

Sat, Sep 23 @ 1:30 pm - less dates and times

The Legend of Pufferfish Pat: A Tall Tale for Mad Times is an interactive cowboy play for kids and families set in the Wild West, and it's all about figuring out how to... [more+]
The Legend of Pufferfish Pat: A Tall Tale for Mad Times is an interactive cowboy play for kids and families set in the Wild West, and it's all about figuring out how to manage anger and other big feelings when it feels like we could just bust a gut!In this rootin' tootin' tall tale penned by InterAct's Artistic Director Ali Oliver-Krueger, we meet Pufferfish Pat, a legendary cowboy hero who can outride, outrope and outrun just about anything--except his own hair-trigger temper! When Pat gets angry, he blows up like a Pufferfish, which gets him a nickname he hates and bad reputation he doesn’t want. He wants to be a friend to everyone and stay cool as a cucumber...he just doesn't know how!  And with the little town of Gravy Gulch heating up for the annual Great Gravy Cookoff and Fashion Festival, it's more important than ever that Pat keep his cool! Where can he go to find folks who might understand or help him with this ornery problem? And what happens when black hat cowboy One-Eyed Jack rolls back into town, looking to get Pat run out of town for good? Will Pat be able to get a hold of his mean temper in time, or is it adios, Gravy Gulch?The play is performed by three actors appearing as many different characters in and around the dusty town of Gravy Gulch, with help from the whole audience, who get to become the cowpokes and townsfolk of Gravy Gulch right from where you sit!Best for ages 4 and up.This production is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. On the web at MSAC.org. Also, supported in part by Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, the Montgomery County government and the generous support of a legion of donors and partners. Thank you for supporting arts for kids and families in Maryland! [less-]
Tags:  Kids + Family

Lunch Time Lit: Seeking Book Endorsements

09-22-2017

Presented by The Writer's Center at The Writer's Center, Chevy Chase
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm
Join Patty Alper, author of Teach to Work, How a Mentor, a Mentee, and a Project Can Close the Skills Gap in America as she leads a lunch time* discussion. You’ve... [more+]
Join Patty Alper, author of Teach to Work, How a Mentor, a Mentee, and a Project Can Close the Skills Gap in America as she leads a lunch time* discussion. You’ve completed your manuscript. Now what? Prior to engaging a publisher, it’s important to have encouraging endorsements (also known as book blurbs) in tow. Join this one-hour group discussion on strategies for approaching your own targeted endorsers. Please bring one or two chapters, and a realistic list of potential endorsers that you would like to approach. Together we can develop a strategy for seeking your own book endorsements. *Participants are invited to bring their own bagged lunch. Refreshments will be provided. [less-]
Tags:   Free

Open Door Reading: Melissa Castillo-Garsow and Ethelbert Miller

09-23-2017

Presented by The Writer's Center at The Writer's Center, Chevy Chase
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm
Join editor Melissa Castillo-Garsow and E. Ethelbert Miller as they read from and discuss Manteca!: An Anthology of Afro-Latin@ Poets, published by Arte Publico. The... [more+]
Join editor Melissa Castillo-Garsow and E. Ethelbert Miller as they read from and discuss Manteca!: An Anthology of Afro-Latin@ Poets, published by Arte Publico. The collection, comprised of work from more than 40 poets, is the first poetry anthology to highlight writings by Latinos of African descent. Join us most Saturdays, 2 p.m., at The Writer’s Center for readings with emerging and established writers. Hear from major voices and come out to support rising talent! [less-]
Tags:   Free

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You voted, I listened!On the left hand sidebar the family activities calendar is chock-full of more great activities and events than ever.Also on the left is the brand new school open house calendar. If you'd like your school's open house to be featured, please send me the info.If you'd like a more prominent placement on the website promoting your school or upcoming event, please feel free to contact me about monthly advertising rates. The bargain-basement cost to advertise here in 2008 is available Read more...

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