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Arts Council Issues Call for Works on Paper

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County has issued a call for submissions of works to be considered for addition to the county’s Contemporary Works on Paper Collection. The council is specifically looking to purchase original, unframed, two-dimensional works such as paintings and drawings in various media, photographs, mixed media and limited-edition prints. The selections will be juried by the Public Arts Trust, which is particularly interested in works of contemporary and modern style and those that “reflect the unique and diverse character of Montgomery County.” Artists from the county and the metropolitan area are eligible to enter...

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Upcoming Events, April 5-12

Friday, April 5 National Walk to Work Day Opening Night, “Return to the Forbidden Planet,” Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd. E., $7-$10, 7 p.m. Opening Night, “Arcadia,” from Lumina Theatre, Silver Spring Black Box Theatre, 8641 Colesville Rd., $15-$20, 7 p.m. Bud Skeleton And Friends–First Friday Live Music!, Cissel-Saxon American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., 7-11:30 p.m. Improv Comedy Night, The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $11, 8-9:30 p.m. Opening Night, “Social Darwinism,” Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Ave., $5-$10, 8 p.m. Opening Night, “An Act of God,” The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver...

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Upcoming Events, March 29-April 5

Friday, March 29 2019 YMCA Mom Prom—Pretty in Pink! Benefit, Silver Spring Civic Building, $45-$1,500, 7 p.m. Gallery Night with Gilly McCaney, Great Shoals Winery, 7050 Carroll Ave., 7-10 p.m. Improv Comedy Night, The Highwood Theatre, 914 Silver Spring Ave., $11, 8-9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30 NOAA Open House, 1315 East-West Highway, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Love Your Local, various Takoma Park businesses, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sligo Creek Stormwater Project Tour, meet at Colesville Road and St. Andrews Way, 10 a.m.-noon Learn to Mediate Workshop, Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Ave., donations accepted, 11 a.m.-noon Record Exchange Revue, 8642 Colesville Rd....

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Mom Prom This Friday Will Raise Funds for Y Programs

Moms of all types will dress their best and head for the Silver Spring Civic Building Friday night for Mom Prom “Pretty in Pink!” to raise money for the YMCA’s Youth and Family Services program. Mom Prom was started at St. Thomas a’Becket Catholic Church in Canton, Mich. in 2006 as a ladies night out to dress up and raise funds for charity. The local version began last year, according to Carson Henry, the executive director of Youth and Family Services for the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington. “Our board was evaluating our signature fundraiser, which was a golf tournament,”...

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Park Police Investigating Alleged Embezzlement from Foundation

The Maryland-National Capital Park Police are investigating an alleged case of embezzlement from the Montgomery Parks Foundation, according Lt. Jeffrey Coe, public information officer for the Montgomery County division of the park police. There has not yet been an arrest in the case, Coe said, which the department estimated involves five or six figures. “It’s still under investigation,” Coe said. “We haven’t got the exact amounts yet.” An employee of the Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission assigned to support the foundation was described as a “person of interest” in the case, according to an earlier statement from the police....

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