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UrbanaPalooza 2011

On Sept. 16, the Urbana Recreation Council is hosting its “Halfway to St. Patty’s Day” celebration outdoors at Holly Hills Country Club.

This latest UrbanaPalooza 2011 event benefits the Wounded Warrior Project and Urbana Recreation Council.

Tickets to the event include open bar, heavy appetizers, music, party favors, and door prizes.

“We recently announced our special guest, opening band Fredneck All-Stars featuring Sy Seyler and Glenn Riley of The Reagan Years,” said Shawn Meade of the UrbanaPalooza 2011 Planning Committee. “They play a wide range of current and past hits.”

The band 2U — billed as the world’s second best U2 concert — is headlining the event.

To purchase tickets, visit: Questions can be sent to:

Mountain View Community Church holds Teen Seminar 

An “Understanding Your Teenager” seminar will be held at Mountain View Community Church on Sept. 17 from 9 a.m. until noon.

The seminar will be conducted by Mark DeVries, a veteran youth worker and author who is currently pastor of youth and family ministry at First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tenn., and the founder of “Youth Ministry Architects,” a youth ministry consulting firm.

Parents who attend “Understanding Your Teenager” will learn principles for building good relationships with their kids during the teen years.

The seminar will provide practical ideas and suggestions to help every parent navigate the rough waters of adolescence. Parents will also learn how to avoid common parenting mistakes and to do those “little things” that reap big results in the lives of teenagers.

The cost for advance registration is $20/person or $30/parent couple. Cost for registering at the door on the day of the event is $30/person or $40/parent couple.

All parents of teens and pre-teens are invited to attend.

Further registration information can be found at:

Movie Night at Greenbriar

The Greenbriar Veterinary Hospital and Boarding Resort will hold a Movie Night at Greenbriar on Sept. 24 from 7 until

11 p.m. at its outside movie theatre.

Those attending are asked to bring their own lawn chairs, picnic baskets of goodies, and favorite furry friends (dogs only) to enjoy the movie under the stars.

The cost is $5 per couple.

Quick Fix Month at Greenbriar

September is Quick Fix Month for all cats at Greenbriar Veterinary Hospital and Boarding Resort.

The low-cost spay and neuter program is sponsored by the Frederick County Humane Society.

Call Greenbriar at: 301.874.8880 for appointments.

A Different Sort of Cat House

The Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County (AWLMC) is going for a different approach in finding homes for their resident felines.

This no-kill cat shelter is taking up residence in a two-story house at 12 Park Avenue in Olde Towne Gaithersburg in September.

With five rooms for the cats, the goal is to have a relaxing, more home-like atmosphere where the majority of cats are not caged. Prospective adopters may meet and spend time with the cat of their choice in a comfortable room setting to see if this is the pet for them.

Gaithersburg City Mayor Sidney A. Katz will cut the ribbon at a Grand Opening ceremony on Oct. 2 at 1 p.m., followed by an open house where the public can tour the new facility.

The AWLMC will transfer their cats and operations to the larger space early in September 2011. A pre-opening open house for the public to tour the facility will be held in conjunction with the 30th Annual Celebrate Gaithersburg in Olde Towne Day on Sept. 18 from noon until

3 p.m.

Visit to learn more or e-mail

Calling all Artists

On Oct., 1 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Everedy Square & Shab Row will host their annual East Street Jewelry Show for local jewelry, accessories, and other wearable art artists to display their creations.

Event planners are seeking artists who are reliable, professional, creative and collaborative to display their artwork during the show. Artists will be expected to setup their displays from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. and tear down from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Booth fees are $50 for a 10-by-10-foot space or $100 for a 10-by-20-foot space. A small area will be adjacent to each space for convenient storage. Please note: Electricity, tents, tables and chairs will not be provided.

Applications are being accepted immediately. Contracts must be postmarked no later than Sept. 15.

Visit for details and to complete the vendor application.

Artists Needed at Delaplaine

On Oct. 28, Maryland Shakespeare Festival will hold a gala fundraising event entitled: All Hallows’ Eve Masque at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center.

The Festival is gathering items for its silent auction and would like a table set up at the auction with donations by local artists relating to the evening’s theme.

“We are asking for artists to create masks for this event,” said Candace Sorensen, managing director of the Shakespeare Festival, in an e-mail. “If you would be willing to create and donate a mask, we will provide you with a complimentary ticket to our event.”

For more information, Sorensen can be contacted at: or 301.668.4090.


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