Monday, April 29, 2013
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Ceasefire Concert 4/28; Gun Safety Forum 5/6; +more Celebrate the passing of state gun control legislation with local Jewish youth artists. The concert will take place at the Takoma Park Community Center on the corner of Maple Avenue and Philadelphia Avenue. With Guest Speaker, Maryland State Senator Jamie Raskin. Maryland Lawmakers Inspire National Effort to Protect the Planet and Animals For over 40 years, Earth Day—celebrated on April 22—has been inspiring people to take steps to help the environment. Did you know that perhaps the single most important action each of us can take to protect the planet is simply to choose meat-free foods? Partners in Preservation: Historical Characters, Free Preservation Pops at Farragut Friday Come …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Event is at Black Hill Regional Park; thousands expected to attend
The IrAmerican Civic Society, in cooperation with Montgomery Parks, will host the seventh annual Sizdeh Bedar—the Persian festival of spring—at Black Hill Regional Park on Sunday. The event is from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nationwide, Iranian Americans and others will celebrate this spring event in parks and various outdoor settings on Sunday, the 13th day of the Persian Year—or Norouz. The celebration at Black Hill will include live Persian music, cultural activities, and freshly grilled food and sweets. Road closures, traffic On Monday, park officials said that thousands are expected to attend the event. Montgomery Parks’ and the Maryland-National Capital Park Police are managing crowd control. West Old Baltimore Road is currently closed on the…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
In an online survey, 17 percent of respondents admitted to picking the blossoms, according to the Crime Museum.
In a recent survey regarding Washington DC's cherry blossoms, 17 percent of respondents admitted to picking the city's signature blossoms, the Crime Museum said in a press release. The museum conducted the survey on its website. The museum is warning residents against picking the cherry blossoms that surround the Tidal Basin, which is a violation of federal law. For those attending the National Cherry Blossom Festival in search of a keepsake, the Crime Museum is offering free workshops where attendees can make their own origami blossoms. “By letting festival attendees make their own beautiful cherry blossoms, they won’t be tempted to commit a crime by picking these lovely flowers, which are so much a symbol of our city,” Janine Vaccarello…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Despite the prediction of snow, hints of spring are all over the ground.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The lottery for the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll, in its 135th year, opens Feb. 21.
The ticket raffle for the wildly popular White House Easter Egg Roll starts Feb. 21. An online lottery system will distribute thousands of tickets for the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll. The event is open to children ages 13 and younger and their families. This year’s White House Easter Egg Roll will take place on April 1 on the South Lawn of the White House. The lottery is open at 10 a.m. on Feb. 21. Signing up for the 2013 White House Easter Egg Roll lottery is free. The deadline for lottery entries is at 10 a.m. on Feb. 25. Lottery results will be available on March 1. You will need to create a free account at recreation.gov to be able to enter the lottery when it opens. More information about the event is available at www.whitehouse.…
Monday, April 30, 2012
Germinating seeds are starting to peek out from the safety of their soil all around the area.
Whether planted in the ground or in small pots like the ones pictured, seeds that have been germinating the past few weeks are beginning to sprout. How are your seeds doing? Upload your photos and share with other Potomac Patch readers!
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
It’s the time of the year to grab your camera and stalk the shy blooms of spring. Upload your masterpiece photos here!
Whatever is going on with our weather ― a mischievous jet stream, the heat island effect of big cities, global warming, or all three ― spring is definitely here. Best of all, woodland wildflowers are poking up along the river’s shores in an exquisite display that will last only a few weeks. It’s time to grab your camera and go. My favorite wildflower walk is the incomparable Billy Goat Trail, between Old Anglers and Carderock. On low-lying ground you’ll find elegant Virginia bluebells. On well-drained forest hillsides look for spring beauties and Dutchman’s breeches. Any camera will do, from high-end professional models to that beat up old cell phone in your jacket pocket. But first, why take photos at all? Why not just go and look? …
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Exciting and unique spring outings good for man and his best friend.
Owning a dog can translate to springtime fun for both you and your dog in the Washington, D.C., metro area. The Capital Crescent Trail, Great Falls Park and local dog parks are just a few great options for enjoying the season with your pup. Here are some other fun places nearby to enjoy the warmer weather and meet other dog lovers. 1. Downs Park Dog Beach: Located in Pasadena, Md., the park includes a small beach for dogs and is an ideal place for water-loving canines to frolic in the Chesapeake Bay. On any given weekend you can find multiple dogs chasing tennis balls in the waves and wading in the shallow water. Although it is not fenced-in, this sandy inlet is surrounded by thick woods on one side, making it a perfect place to let your …