Get Out: Weekend Picks June 24-26
Some of the options for summer fun this weekend in Potomac.
Summer is racing by and it’s almost July. What exciting things are in store for Potomac this weekend? Patch will find you lots of cool things to do, that will hopefully keep you cool, too.
WHERE/WHEN: From noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, check one of the 35 different sites in Montgomery County to help make history come alive.
WHY GO: With events in Bethesda, Glen Echo, Silver Spring and more, the whole family can get an opportunity to sample numerous sites representing the history, culture and natural beauty of Montgomery County.
WHERE/WHEN: Saturday at 2 p.m., St. Paul Community Church, 14730 Sugarland Ln. in Poolesville.
WHY GO: This historical skit with songs will tell the story of Sugarland’s history. Old Negro hymns will be featured. The Washington Revels will portray Civil War people. For more information about this family friendly event, call 301-515-0753.
WHERE/WHEN: Sunday at 2 p.m. at Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd.
WHY GO: Enjoy the Civil War programs and music by the Washington Revels Chorus and String Band. Meet President Lincoln, listen to Civil War era music and learn dances from the late 1800s. There will also be children’s crafts. Call 301-515-0753 for information.
WHERE/WHEN: Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Potomac Community Center.
WHY GO: For a Chai Time Discussion Group with Dr. James Zogby. Call 301-424-0751 for information.
5. SEE HOW MUCH MEDICINE HAS CHANGED SINCE THE 19TH CENTURY
WHERE/WHEN: Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine, 103 West Montgomery Ave. in Rockville.
WHY GO: Dr. Stonestreet made his own pills, used leeches and carried an amputation kit with him all can be seen in his office. Visitors will have an opportunity to meet Dr. Stonesteet in person (played by Clarence Hickey). Call 301-515-0753 to find out more.
WHERE/WHEN: Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Start at 11710 MacArthur Blvd. in Potomac and get a map and directions to the other two lockhouses.
WHY GO: Three lockhouses along the canal have been reopened and furnished in a way that is consistent with the way lock tenders and families would have lived in them a the time with historic materials like photographs, maps and books that tell the story of the canal turning a visit into an interpretive experience. Visit the website for more information or call 301-515-0753,
PRICING: Free to visit. If you book the lockhouse for a night, plan on spending about $80 - $100 per night.
WHERE/WHEN: Saturday's 2K Run begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K run starts at 9 a.m. Sunrise at Fox Hill, 8300 Burdette Rd. in Bethesda.
WHY GO: Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, this race will race money for research to end Alzheimer’s. For information, call 703-766-9009.
PRICING: $25 - $50.
8. PLAY BASKETBALL AT THE POTOMAC UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OPEN GYM
WHERE/WHEN: Sunday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Potomac United Methodist Church.
WHY GO: Shoot hoops, get exercise and enjoy the competition with old and new friends. Call 301-299-9383 for details.
9. WHY DO PLANTS NEED BUGS AND BUGS NEED PLANTS?
WHERE/WHEN: Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Blvd. in Bethesda.
WHY GO: Learn about pollination, bugs and flowers from a naturalist. Call 301-765-8660 for more details and register online.