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  • Office of Human Rights to Host Community Picnic on September 14 Montgomery County’s Committee on Hate/Violence and the Office of Human Rights will host the Second Annual “Friendship Picnic” on Sunday, September 14 from 1 to 5 p.m., at Wheaton Regional Park, 2000 Shorefield Road. The event brings together diverse communities to share their cultures, traditions and faiths. Food, beverages and entertainment for the entire family will be provided. The picnic will be co-hosted by the Human Rights Commission, the Office of Community Partnerships, the Montgomery County Executive’s Faith Community Working Group and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Anyone who wishes to attend can RSVP by email to or by calling 240-777-8456. ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • Road Closures, Detours Announced for War of 1812 Weekend Commemoration in Brookeville; Free Shuttle Buses to Provide Transportation for Visitors On August 30 and 31, the Town of Brookeville will host its U.S. Capital for A Day celebration as part of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. To allow visitors to move around freely and to provide for re-enactments each day, Georgia Ave .will be closed to all but pedestrians and horses during the event on Saturday and Sunday. Transportation in and out of town will be by free shuttle bus from various satellite parking lots and the Glenmont Metro station. Road closings will take place at the intersections of: • Georgia Ave./Rt. 97 and Goldmine Rd. • Brookeville Rd. and Grayhaven Manor Rd. (closed to thru traffic) • Brookeville Rd. and Market St. and • Market St. and the WSSC Bldg., near 198 Market St. on Saturday, August 30 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday, August 31 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Detour routes to move traffic around the town will be clearly marked. ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Headline Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival on September 6 The 11th Annual Silver Spring Jazz Festival will feature New Orleans’ own Preservation Hall Jazz Band (PHJB) and an all-star jazz line-up on Saturday, September 6 from 3 to 10 p.m. at Veterans Plaza in front of the Silver Spring Civic Building on the corner of Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street. Joining the PHJB will be local popular favorite Marcus Johnson, funk and R&B performer Elliott Levine, world jazz style band David Bach Consort and an eclectic mix from Silver Spring’s Jazz Academy of Music. Following is the schedule for this year’s festival: 3 p.m. -- Festival Welcome 3:15 p.m. -- Jazz Academy of Music 4:30 p.m. -- Elliott Levine 5:45 p.m. -- David Bach Consort 7 p.m. -- Marcus Johnson presents The Urban Jam Band 8:30 p.m. -- Preservation Hall Jazz Band Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Preservation Hall was founded in 1961 to promote traditional New Orleans jazz in all ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases

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Montgomery County is Maryland's most populous jurisdiction and its most affluent. The County is located adjacent to the nation's capital, Washington, D.C., and includes 497 square miles of land area. The topography is rolling with small hills. Elevations range from 52 feet above sea level near the District Line to 850 feet in the northern portion of the County near Damascus. To help orient people unfamiliar with the County, a simple map is included on this Web site. Demographics (PDF) about the county are available from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning CommissionLearn more.

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