Community

Hometown Brass ‘Babies’ Wow at Kentucky Festival

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Powerhouse Brass played an impromptu concert with the Northern Kentucky University Bourbon Boys Quintet on the porch of their Stuart House dorm.

This was big. In brass band circles, the four-day Great American Brass Band Festival held June 1 through 4 in Danville, Kentucky, is like other music genres’ Lollapalooza, Tanglewood or Newport Folk. That Pritchard Music Academy’s Powerhouse Brass—Kristen Gottlieb (horn),…

Role Model: Artist Helps ESOL Students Find Their Way

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Through art, Beatriz del Olmo-Fiddleman encourages and empowers immigrant students to share their stories.

This article was originally published by CultureSpotMC.com. Beatriz del Olmo-Fiddleman sets an example for teenage immigrants struggling to adapt to their new lives and opportunities. Primary among the factors that make this possible is her intimate understanding of their experience;…

Around Town

Become a Soroptimist Member Learn about the work of Soroptimist International of Upper Montgomery County, MD (SIUMC) and become a member at a membership event scheduled for Saturday, June 24, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Kentlands Clubhouse. SIUMC is…

Arts & Entertainment

‘Dreamgirls’ Presented by ANKH Repertory Theatre & The Finest! Performance Foundation Through June 25, 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Arts Barn This groundbreaking musical, loosely based on the career of The Supremes, takes you to a revolutionary…

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An irrigation system around the clubhouse was installed May 31. The Board is considering new landscape design concepts for the clubhouse.

QOP NEWS QOP Independence Day Celebration Planned The community’s annual Independence Day parade and celebration is planned for Saturday, July 1. Following a parade that will include city officials, residents are invited to a cookout and party at the clubhouse.…

Building Blocks: Resident Input Needed

Key players are coalescing to shape the conversation on Kentlands Downtown redevelopment. At issue is preserving the health of Main Street, enhancing connectivity, and supporting architectural cohesiveness across several projects—the Kentlands Square mixed-use redevelopment on the 12 acres closest to…

Around Town

Kentlands Community Yard Sale Planned Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11. The Kentlands Community Yard Sale returns to the Kentlands Clubhouse Lawn, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. Participation in the yard sale is…

Gaithersburg Gets Pop-Up Poets’ Place

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Quince Orchard Park resident and poet Lucinda Marshall has organized a poetry reading for the Gaithersburg community at Chesapeake Framing and Art Gallery in Downtown Crown.

This article was originally published by CultureSpotMC.com. By Lisa Cline A different kind of imagery will fill a Downtown Crown art gallery on Sunday, June 11. This first-ever poetry reading and open mic at the Gaithersburg community’s Chesapeake Framing and…