Here in Montgomery County, it seems like this week we have jumped over fall right into winter. The temperature drop won’t stop us from having great fun though! This weekend there are several events to enjoy, including a Veterans Day tribute, tree lighting and stage performances.
Art On the Ice
The ice rink at Rockville Town Square is now open! The ice rink is the largest outdoor ice skating rink between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. and the largest in all of Montgomery County at 7,200 square feet. This year, Rockville Town Square has partnered with the City of Rockville, Tri-State Ice Management and VisArts to engage local artist, Emily Eisinger, to create a unique piece of artwork. The colorful, abstract work spans the entire length of the rink. Go this weekend and check it out!
WHEN: Open Monday – Thursday, noon – 10 p.m.
Fridays, noon – 11 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sundays, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Extended hours on holidays
WHERE: Rockville Town Square
131 Gibbs Street
Rockville, MD 20850
Miracle on 34th Street
In partnership with Sandy Spring Theatre Group, Arts Barn will present the heartwarming holiday classic retold in the tradition of a live 1940’s era radio broadcast. The story centers around a department store Santa who claims he’s the real Kris Kringle. His sanity is questioned and a young lawyer goes to court to defend him. Watch the miracle unfold when a little girl’s belief in Santa Claus makes all the difference in this iconic story. Tickets will cost $20 per person and $12 for young ones 14 and under.
WHEN: November 9 -11, see the event website for times and to purchase tickets.
WHERE: Arts Barn
311 Kent Square Road
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Annie, the Olney Theatre Center will present its own production of the beloved orphan story. It’s the middle of the Great Depression in New York City, and hard-knocks abound, especially for Annie and her friends at the orphanage run by Miss Hannigan. But when billionaire-celebrity Oliver Warbucks requires the presence of an orphan to soften his image, Annie unexpectedly finds a way into his heart.
WHEN: November 10 – December 31. Click here for tickets and times.
WHERE: Olney Theatre Center
2001 Olney Sandy Spring Road
Olney, MD 20832
Strathmore Museum Shop Holiday Market
This week the Strathmore’s Museum Shop Holiday Market officially opened for business. Shop unique and meaningful presents for your loved ones from 18 area museum and cultural shops, including the International Spy Museum, the Kennedy Center, the Phillips Collection and more. Proceeds from purchases will benefit nonprofit museum and arts organizations in our community.
WHEN: November 9, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
November 10, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
November 11, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
November 12, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE: The Mansion at Strathmore
10701 Rockville Pike
North Bethesda, MD 20852
“Let Freedom Ring!” – A Tribute to Our Veterans and Active Duty Military
This Saturday is Veterans Day. In honor of those who have served in the Armed Forces, the Heart of Maryland women’s barbershop chorus proudly presents “Let Freedom Ring!” a tribute to our veterans and active duty military. It will be presented in a traditional USO show style, featuring special guests, the Misfire (men’s) Quartet, Fugitive Brass Quintet and the Gottaswing Dancers.
WHEN: Saturday, November 11, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre
603 Edmonston Dr
Rockville, MD 20851
Tree Lighting Celebration – Silver Spring
One of the first tree lighting celebrations this season, this weekend Downtown Silver Spring will kick off the holidays with its one-of-a-kind tree display on the Fountain Plaza. The event will be hosted by Tommy McFly from 94.7 Fresh FM and feature an acapella performance by the University of Maryland’s PandemoniUM group, beer and seasonal sangria stations, and giant light bright, cornhole and foosball. You can also see the Maryland Youth Ballet dancers and Nutcrackers and enjoy food tastings, drink specials and more!
WHEN: Saturday, November 11, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
WHERE: Fountain Plaza at Downtown Silver Spring
916 Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910
PIKEPaws 2018 Dog Calendar Launch Paw-ty
Recently, Pike & Rose asked people to submit photos of their adorable dogs to be featured in its first ever PIKEpaws Calendar. In celebration of the calendar’s launch, it will be hosting a paw-ty where you will get a chance to see who the lucky cover dog is. Calendars will be available for sale online for $15, and Pike & Rose will be donating 25% of profits to the Montgomery County Humane Society.
WHEN: Sunday, November 12, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
WHERE: Pike & Rose
11810 Grand Park Ave
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Owl Moon Raptor Festival
Head to Black Hill Regional Park for the 4th annual Owl Moon Raptor Festival. The event will feature owls, hawks and falcons for close viewing, photos, and flight demonstrations, as well as fun and educational activities for kids of all ages. During the event, you can learn more about the Owl Moon Raptor Center‘s work to help injured, sick and orphaned birds of prey from all over Maryland.
WHEN: Sunday, November 12, noon – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Black Hill Regional Park
20930 Lake Ridge Drive
Boyds, MD 20841