Upcoming Events – Montgomery Blair High School PTSA

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  • ➡️ Please contact event organizers and/or venues prior to attendance for possible ‘event attendance’ limitations, safety/protection requirements, date changes or cancellations due to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic.
  • ➡️  Events listed are primarily for adults and/or teens. For specific events, topics or audiences  (e.g., teens, Blair High School, Blair PTSA, education, technology, etc.), enter the search term in the search function. Please review event descriptions and/or contact event organizers for details.
  • ➡️  Blair High School, Blair HS PTSA and MCPS events are designated as ‘Featured’ events (have blue vertical line in front of their event listings). For a complete list of the Blair HS PTSA’s meetings and events, you can view our current calendar.
  • ➡️ MCPS (Montgomery County Public Schools) schools and buildings will remain closed until March 15, 2021 (reopening date subject to change). Events that were scheduled at MCPS schools and buildings will either be postponed or cancelled.
  • ➡️ ‘Virtual’ Events are events that will be held ONLINE ONLY. Check event details for access information. Note: Some virtual events start at different coast or international times (Pacific, Central, Greenwich Mean, etc.). The virtual event times listed on this website have been converted to New York/Eastern Standard Time.

Fashion With Graphics (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

  Have you ever wonder how images are put onto fabric or coffee mugs? Well look no further! Invite your friends to join the fun to see how sublimation graphic printing is done.  Click on the link to register for this event. You may also email us at orl@prattlibrary or register by phone by dialing 410-396-0970. AUDIENCE: Teens

Take, Make, and Meet: Thumbprint Bookmarks (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Create your own bookmark to keep your place in your favorite book. Love reading but don't have a good bookmark! Have no fear! Your friendly librarians are here to help! We'll be creating adorable characters and animals using our thumbprints and taking those designs and turning them into bookmarks! What can your imagination think up? […]

Light Street Writers Exchange (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

A read and critique group for writers with interest in all forms of writing: poetry, novel, short story, creative nonfiction. Writers of any ability are welcome, as long as there is a desire to accept critique graciously and improve your craft. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85398737936?pwd=TkhZSHpjN0xCdEpmZ1JLN2JOcFIzUT09 Meeting ID: 853 9873 7936 Passcode: 355111

⭐ The Three Reported Lynchings in Montgomery County (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

There are three documented cases of lynching in Montgomery County: George Peck, John Diggs-Dorsey and Sidney Randolph. Researcher Sarah Hedlund presents comprehensive narratives on these three cases. There are three documented cases of lynching in Montgomery County: George Peck and John Diggs-Dorsey in 1880 and Sidney Randolph in 1896. The victims were all Black men […]

Pandemic Perspectives: Race and Place – Yellow Fever and the Free African Society in Philadelphia (Smithsonian National Museum of American History)

Join curators and historians for an engaging series of panels offering perspectives on the current pandemic. Panelists will virtually share objects from the past as a springboard to a lively discussion of how to better understand the present. Audience questions are encouraged and will be addressed in the moderated dialogue. In 1793, a yellow fever […]

⭐ Finance Club for Teens (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Learn how to manage your money by setting financial goals, developing a budget, finding out about mortgages, FICO scores, taxes and more with this interactive club with SPARK. For teens 13 - 17. Learn how to manage your money in this interactive club promoting essential life skills! Set your financial goals, develop a budget from […]

Teens: So You Want to Design A Book Cover (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

A 5-week workshop for Teens that will take them from brainstorming ideas through to creating a book cover using craft materials. If you love books and have ever wondered how they get made, this workshop will introduce you to the process that goes into creating a book cover. We'll start by understanding how designers use […]

A Seat At The Table: Prison Reform and Restorative Justice (Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture) – VIRTUAL

  NMAAHC's signature program A Seat at the Table will be returning on our virtual platform in 2021, please mark your calendars. The museum will host a thought-provoking conversation of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States. Julianne Malveaux will moderate a discussion among journalists and media producer Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, activist, author, Atlantic Racial Equity Fellow Marlon Peterson, and […]

$35.00

⭐ TeenHub: Beginner Python Programming Workshop (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us to learn more about computer programming through fun lessons about Python (beginner level) and its applications, like designing games, graphics, and applets. The award-winning high school robotics team 5421 RM'd and Dangerous is hosting several interactive online programming lectures for middle to high-school students called TeenHub. Computer science is a flexible tool that is […]

Booklovers’ Breakfast featuring MSNBC’s Joy Reid and The View’s Sunny Hostin (Enoch Pratt Library) – VIRTUAL

  For the first time in conversation, Sunny Hostin and Joy Reid will talk about their careers and being groundbreaking Black women in media. February 6, 2021, 8:30am-11am, Zoom Webinar Advance registration required through Eventbrite. Registration required in order to receive the Zoom Webinar link. Admission: $15, includes a signed bookplate from each speaker, a commemorative bag, and […]

$15.00

Afrofuturist Collage (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Afrofuturist Collage Afrofuturism is a philosophy that reimagines the world of tomorrow. Black Futures Month, which takes place in February in conjunction with Black History Month, celebrates Black joy and “imagines a joyful, free and liberated future for Black folks” through art. (source: https://bit.ly/32k9wF1) Celebrate Black Futures Month by creating Afrofuturist collages with materials you can […]

Job Search Strategies In A Pandemic Job Market (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Learn about best practices for conducting a job search in the current (pandemic) job market. The workshop will cover researching, networking virtually, identifying growth sectors, and utilizing social media platforms in your job search campaign.  Learn how to get clarity on who you are, why you like to work, what you want to do, and […]

We Speak For Ourselves Trivia (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

D. Watkins' book We Speak for Ourselves covers racism and poverty in Baltimore. We will have insightful information and play trivia games of famous Maryland natives or celebrities that live in Baltimore, Maryland. Video clips will be shown of well known people from Baltimore who experienced or know people who were mistreated with racism and police brutality. We will have […]

⭐ Peace by Peace Series: Understanding and Reacting to Conflict (MCPL & Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County) – VIRTUAL

  Peace by Peace Series: Understanding and Reacting to Conflict for Adults Peace by Peace Series with Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County (CRCMC) This workshop will cover a variety of topics to introduce conflict. It will explore how & why individuals react in different ways to conflict. This lesson will also include how to […]

Ceasefire Conversation About Race and Activism In America (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Ceasefire Conversation: Daryl Davis & Kondwani Fidel Registration not required, but encouraged. Click here to register through Eventbrite. An intergenerational conversation about racism and activism in America between authors and activists Daryl Davis & Kondwani Fidel. Daryl Davis is an R & B and blues musician, actor, bandleader and author of Klan-destine Relationships:  A Black Man's Odyssey in […]

Introduction to Entrepreneurship (MCPL & Maryland Women’s Business Center) – VIRTUAL

  Becoming a successful entrepreneur requires hard work and thorough planning. Learn how-to from the Maryland Women's Business Center. During this workshop we will: Examine the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs; Clarify some of the myths and realities of small business ownership; Start a self-assessment to determine your readiness to become a small business owner; Set […]

Tuesday Tunes: Abe Ovadia, Jazz Guitarist (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

As Musicvox Guitars describes, Abe Ovadia is a "jazz virtuoso, one of the most innovative guitarists of our time." Having emerged as one of the preeminent guitarists on the New York City jazz scene, Times Square New York City says, "You can always count on him to happily claim the responsibility of playing some world-class jazz." […]

Get Into the Groove: A Story of Hip Hop (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

Get Into the Groove: A Story of Hip Hop with A Squared "Get Into the Groove: A Story of Hip Hop" is a performance that takes the audience on an immersive journey through the 4 main elements of Hip Hop: Breakdancing, DJ, Emcee, and Graffiti. Come experience the joy and freedom that comes from Hip Hop […]

Gentle Hatha Yoga (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Gentle Hatha Yoga is perfect for those who are just starting out with yoga, are less mobile, or simply want a more relaxed yoga experience. Supported by the Friends of the Library Chevy Chase Chapter. Come join us at noon. Each virtual class will be taught by Carolyn Ericson, a certified yoga instructor. Sponsored by […]

⭐ Teen Dating Violence Workshop for Adults (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

In observance of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Join Jordan Babin and Amanda Katz of the Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse in a workshop for adults on the topic of teen dating violence prevention. This interactive workshop explores the basics of teen dating violence and the role that parents can play in preventing it. We […]

⭐ Pandemic Perspectives: Essential Workers – Prestige vs. Pay (Smithsonian National Museum of American History) – VIRTUAL

Join curators and historians for an engaging series of panels offering perspectives on the current pandemic. Panelists will virtually share objects from the past as a springboard to a lively discussion of how to better understand the present. Audience questions are encouraged and will be addressed in the moderated dialogue. The COVID-19 pandemic created ambiguity […]

Needles & Crafts Club (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

A weekly club for adults and teens who enjoy needlework and crafts; want to show & talk about their work; get ideas or help on projects; and share what they have learned. If you sew, quilt, knit, crochet, do embroidery or needlepoint,  or enjoy other crafts, join us on Wednesday mornings for Needles & Crafts. […]

⭐ Meet Anna Malaika Tubbs, Author of ‘The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X & James Baldwin Shaped a Nation’ (Prince George’s Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

      Much has been written about Berdis Baldwin's son James (James Baldwin), about Alberta King's son Martin Luther (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), and Louise Little's son Malcolm (Malcolm X). But virtually nothing has been said about the extraordinary women who raised them. In her groundbreaking and essential debut The Three Mothers, scholar […]

Global Needs: Answers for Humanity (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

How do we meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people worldwide in need of humanitarian assistance? We do so by coming together as humanity. Fighting hunger and violence, providing shelter, and meeting basic needs demands resources, international cooperation and local leadership. Ursula Mueller, a German diplomat, former Executive Director at the World Bank […]

Yoga for Every Body (MCPL) – VIRTUAL or AUDIO

Join Olney Library's talented yoga instructor Amy to explore the benefits of movement, breathing and meditation. etyAll levels are welcome. A yoga mat is helpful but not necessary. Other optional supplies are yoga blocks or two hardcover books and a strap/belt. Your participation is voluntary and you assume all liability for your health and safety. […]

TeenHub: Intermediate Python Programming Workshop (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us to learn more about computer programming through fun lessons about Python (Intermediate level) and its applications, like designing games, graphics, and applets. The award-winning high school robotics team 5421 RM'd and Dangerous is hosting several interactive online programming lectures for middle to high-school students called TeenHub. Computer science is a flexible tool that is […]

⭐ Peace by Peace Series for Middle & High School Students: Learning to Talk and Be Heard In Conflict (MCPL & Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County)

Peace by Peace Series with Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County (CRCMC). For Middle and High School students. During this workshop we will explore what conflict means to each of us and what informs our ideas about conflict. We will talk about the spectrum of emotions, specifically the different levels of anger. We will also […]

Meet Melanie Choukas Bradley, Author of ‘Finding Solace at Roosevelt Island’ (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Washington D.C. naturalist Melanie Choukas-Bradley dives into the natural history and beauty of Theodore Roosevelt Island, an island wilderness less than two miles from the White House. ironIn 2016, as the presidential election dealt a body-blow to progressive thinkers in the US, Melanie sought the solace of Theodore Roosevelt Island. In this book she reflects […]

Meet Dr. Rita Colwell, Author of ‘A Lab of One’s Own’ (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Join us for A Lab of One's Own with Dr. Rita Colwell. Rita Colwell is one of the top scientists in America: the groundbreaking microbiologist who discovered how cholera survives between epidemics and the former head of the National Science Foundation. But when she first applied for a graduate fellowship in bacteriology, she was told, "we […]

Meet William Robin, Author of ‘Industry: Bang On A Can and New Music in The Marketplace’ (Prince George’s Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

University of Maryland professor and author William Robin discusses his new book, "Industry: Bang on a Can and New Music in the Marketplace," with Jeremy Ney, Director of Music, The Phillips Collection. William Robin is an assistant professor of musicology at the University of Maryland's School of Music. His research explores how institutions structure the […]

Take, Make, and Meet: Paper Mosaics (MCPL) – VIRTUAL

Learn about African-American artist Alma Thomas and create beautiful mosaics in her style. Join us for a celebration of African-American Expressionist artist Alma Thomas. We'll be learning about her life and art while we make paper mosaics on canvas. We'll be recreating one of her pieces together and providing another canvas to make your own […]

Griot Con 2021 (Griot Con)

Silver Spring Civic Building 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring

Description NOTE: Event was originally scheduled for 9/26/2020, but has been rescheduled for 9/25/2021. (Via Eventbrite) Griot Con fuses the excitement and spectacle of a comic convention with the cinematic experience of an independent film festival. (Via Facebook) Afrofuturism Network and MisterDuke Productions, LLC present Griot Con, an all-day, family-friendly event that fuses the excitement […]

$25.00