Category: Nonprofits

County Executive Issues Call for Arts Awards Nominations

Graphic courtesy Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County County Executive Isaiah Leggett has issued his call for nominations for the 2018 County Executive’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. This is the 17th year for the awards, considered to be the most prestigious honors the county confers on “individual artists, scholars, organizations and cultural patrons.” The awards will be presented during ceremonies to be held Monday, Oct. 29, at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave. on the Takoma/Silver Spring Campus. Locally, previous winners include Ricardo Loaiza of the After School Dance Fund, Inc.,...

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Forum Theatre Shutting Down July 31 After 14 Seasons

The Silver Spring Black Box Theatre will no longer be the home of Forum Theatre. Photo by Mike Mowery. Forum Theatre, a member of the Theatre Consortium of Silver Spring, announced the organization would cease operations on July 31. As first reported by The Washington Post, the decision to close down after 14 seasons was made unanimously by Michael Dove, a cofounder and artistic director, and the organization’s board of directors. In a message yesterday to supporters, leadership wrote, “Our seasons were built to be conversation starters, with strong points of view and challenging questions from a variety of...

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Local Nonprofit Collecting Reusable Bags for Farmers Market

Photo of the Crossroads Farmers Market by Molly M. Peterson for the U. S Department of Agriculture Local nonprofit Silver Spring Cares is collecting reusable bags to benefit the vendors at the Crossroads Farmers Market. The Crossroads Community Food Network operates the producers-only market, located on Anne Street between University Boulevard and Hammond Avenue in Takoma Park. Each Wednesday, vendors offer fruits, vegetables, eggs, honey, coffee, seed and nut snacks, and a variety of prepared foods, among other items, according to the Crossroads website. In addition, the market features food demonstrations, kids’ activities, live music and various events. Crossroads...

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Silver Spring Cares Superhero: Rachel Cobbs

Rachel Cobbs, Woodside We caught up with Rachel Cobbs to find out more about how she finds ways to help homebound elderly neighbors. How did you get interested in helping seniors and individuals that are homebound? I got interested in helping senior shut-ins when I was searching for a gleaning project with my kids Ry and Jack. I wanted them to have a real hands-on experience because the volunteer experiences we were doing weren’t getting them to be grateful the way I hoped; it was too abstract. They needed to be in the trenches to fully appreciate just how...

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Taste the World in Fenton Village Expected to Draw Thousands

Photo of Taste the World entry point courtesy Fenton Village Inc. The eighth annual Taste The World in Fenton Village is expected to draw several thousand people Sunday, May 20 to sample foods from more than 30 restaurants in what’s billed as the D.C. area’s largest restaurant crawl. Thirty-one neighborhood restaurants, representing international food from five continents, will offer tastes of their standard menus for anywhere from $2-$5 from 1-5 p.m. Attendees may pick up their free event “passport” at one of three port entries, and earn a stamp for every taste purchased at a participating restaurant. Any passports...

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