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December 2019

MCPS Districtwide Boundary Analysis Community Meetings (Select Dates/Locations)

December 4, 2019 - January 23, 2020

The MCPS Districtwide Boundary Analysis is an initiative designed to provide a comprehensive assessment of Montgomery County Public School boundaries by analyzing factors such as: School facility utilization and capacity Student demographics School assignment Travel patterns This initiative will result in an analytical assessment and a summary of the community engagement process. It will not make recommendations on potential boundary revisions. As part of this assessment, a series of regional public meetings will be held in six locations around the county in…

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January 2020

Comfort Cases Donation Drive (Blair High School)

January 21 - January 24
Mongtomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd. East
Silver Spring, MD 20901-2451 United States
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A Comfort Case is a NEW small duffel bag or backpack holding BRAND NEW items of necessity and comfort listed below to be delivered to youth entering foster care (newborns to age 21). Join Comfort Cases’ in replacing trash bags traditionally carried as a ‘suitcase’ by those in foster care. Children need to know that their community cares about them, and wants them to have something of their very own. Visit comfortcases.org for more information. Donations will be collected by…

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Blair PTSA Membership/General Body Meeting (January 2020)

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montgomery Blair High School Media Center, 51 University Blvd E
Silver Spring, MD 20901 United States

The topic of the Montgomery Blair High School PTSA's January 2020 Meeting is 'Ask Me Anything', an opportunity for our membership to ask questions about the Blair PTSA and to get an inside look at being in a Blair PTSA leadership position. This session might be helpful to those who are interested in running for a Blair PTSA Board Officer position; volunteering for a Committee Chair position; anyone who has already committed to a future committee chair position or if…

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Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting (MCPS)

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carver Educational Center, 850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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Montgomery County Public School's SEAC is comprised of parents/guardians, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) staff members, and representatives of Montgomery County community groups that advocate for students with special needs and serve to advocate for, and advise, the Office of Special Education. Connect with other parents/guardians of students with special needs. Dialogue with special education administrators Learn about topics of interest. See flyer for additional school year meeting dates (Sept 2019 - May 2020). Notes: The public is welcome to…

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12th Annual HBCU Fair (MCPS & NAACP)

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Universities of Shady Grove, 9640 Gudelsky Drive
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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Description We invite you to attend the 12th annual MCPS/NAACP HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Fair. The event will be held at the Universities of Shady Grove - Building II in Rockville, MD. More than 1,000 students and parents from Montgomery County, Maryland, are expected to attend. This free event will provide students in Grades 8–12 an opportunity to meet representatives from more than 60 HBCUs. Representatives will share information and answer questions from students and parents about admissions,…

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DC Chinese New Year Parade (Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Assn of DC)

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

DC CHINATOWN CELEBRATES THE YEAR OF THE RAT! Route Start: 6th & Eye St NW | Route End: 6th & H St NW (Chinatown/Washington, DC) The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) is holding its biggest and most diverse parade ever to ring in the 4718 Chinese Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rat! Our dynamic community-based parade will include traditional lion and dragon dances, Kung Fu demonstrations, firecrackers, live music and marching bands, beauty pageant winners, VIPs, and other…

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India: Republic Day Celebrations (Hindu Temple of Washington)

January 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
HIndu Temple of Metropolitan Washington, 1001 Riggs Road
Adelphi, MD 20783 United States
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Republic Day honors the date on which the Constitution of India came into force on January 26, 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India. Dress in Indian Flag Color Clothes: Orange, green, white, and blue Cultural Program with Patriotic Songs and Poems, Dance Performances; Parade with Indian Flag and Flag Hoisting / Priti Bhoj/dinner served following Aarti.

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February 2020

Chinese New Year Family Celebration (Smithsonian American Art Museum)

February 1 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, F St., NW & 8th St., NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States
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Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Chinese Embassy. This year features traditional music, magic, and demonstrations of traditional Chinese handicrafts, such as dough modeling, finger painting, and woodcut printing. Create your own New Year’s crafts, go on a scavenger hunt, and  enjoy delicious treats available for purchase at the Courtyard Café. Help us “awaken the lion” and ring in the Year of the Rat! This program is presented in partnership with the Embassy…

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Gap Year Fair 2020 (USA Gap Year Fairs)

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Richard Montgomery High School, 2018 Richard Montgomery Drive
Rockville, 20852 United States
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Come join us in for an incredible FREE opportunity to learn about a number of life-changing gap year programs from all around the world! For more information, visit our website at usagapyearfairs.org. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. See you there! *Presentation 7:00-7:45 PM, Fair 7:45-9:30 PM   REGISTRATION: Click here. REGISTRATION TIPS: Fair attendees, we're thrilled to see you at the event! Please register for the total number of guests planning to attend the fair.…

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Sankofa 2020 (Blair High School)

February 6 - February 8
Mongtomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd. East
Silver Spring, MD 20901-2451 United States
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Sankofa is Blair High School's annual celebration of Black History Month that includes a stunning variety of song, dance, spoken word and more. PROGRAM DATES/TIMES: Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 6 pm Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7 pm Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 7 pm

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Cafecito con LOS PADRES (February 2020)

February 8 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Montgomery Blair High School Media Center, 51 University Blvd E
Silver Spring, MD 20901 United States

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Fifth Annual Heart Health Expo (I Heart Health Expo)

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States
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About this Event Join us in February and get your heart health in order We have free health screenings, fitness, nutrition education and Red runway fashion show to support the fight against heart disease in women. Click here to register. I Heart Health Expo is a non profit organization designed to create awareness in heart disease and promote primary prevention in our communities. They  partner with local businesses to provide free health screenings, health/wellness and Nutritional Education in under served…

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2020 Summer Camps and Programs Fair (Washington Family)

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Westfields Montgomery Mall, 7101 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States
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Enjoy an afternoon of fun for the whole family! Meet with representatives from day and overnight camps and find the perfect summer fit for your child. Click here to register.

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Blair PTSA Board Meeting (February 2020)

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blair Career Center Office
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Be a Fan for Change: 2020 NAMIWalks Maryland Rally (National Alliance on Mental Illness Maryland)

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Commons / Sports Zone (UMBC), 1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250 United States
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Learn how you can make a difference and be part of NAMIWalks, the nation's largest and most successful mental health awareness event! About this Event Be a "fan for change" and support mental health for all! Join the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Maryland for our NAMIWalks Rally at the UMBC Sports Zone in Catonsville, Maryland. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to a fun and festive night where you'll learn how you can make a difference and join the…

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Blair PTSA General Body/Membership Meeting (February 2020)

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montgomery Blair High School Media Center, 51 University Blvd E
Silver Spring, MD 20901 United States
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‘When They See Us’ Movie Marathon (The Hopkins Diaspora ERG)

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Turner Auditorium (Johns Hopkins University), 20 Rutland Ave
Baltimore, MD 21205 United States
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The Hopkins Diaspora ERG Black History Month Friday Film Marathon About this Event Join the Hopkins Diaspora for its first Black History Month Friday Film Marathon featuring the Netflix original series, "When They See Us". This feature film will be shown in its entirety. Don't miss the gripping, award-winning acting in this dramatic re-telling of historical events. Bring your teams, departments and community groups for this FREE event. Please note: RSVP/registration are required for entry. Concessions will be available for…

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‘Taking Nature Black’ Conference (Audubon Naturalist Society)

February 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 4000 Jones Bridge Road
Chevy Chase, MD 20815 United States
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$50.00

The Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) and its sponsors and partners will present the third Taking Nature Black Conference at a new location: The Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, MD. The conference will include thought-provoking speaker presentations and panels with regional and national environmental leaders and feature discussions of climate change, environmental justice, and environmental joy! You can subscribe to receive email updates here. Note: Agenda details are forthcoming. For more information, contact Conference Chair Caroline Brewer at caroline.brewer@anshome.org. Registration Fee: $10/Students…

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Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting (MCPS)

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carver Educational Center, 850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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Montgomery County Public School's SEAC is comprised of parents/guardians, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) staff members, and representatives of Montgomery County community groups that advocate for students with special needs and serve to advocate for, and advise, the Office of Special Education. Connect with other parents/guardians of students with special needs. Dialogue with special education administrators Learn about topics of interest. See flyer for additional school year meeting dates (Sept 2019 - May 2020). Notes: The public is welcome to…

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Black History Month Winter Walking Tour (Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park)

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, 16501 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 United States
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$8.00

Description Take a guided tour of the grounds and buildings of Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park and discover the role enslaved labor played on this 19th century farm. Explore how the enslaved could have nature for escape and evasion while seeking freedom. This guided tour includes exterior space and a natural trail. Participants are recommended to dress to be in the elements. Click here to RSVP for the tour.

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Black Wall Street Washington D.C. (Black Wall Street DMV)

February 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Maya Angelou PCS, 5600 East Capitol St NE
Washington, DC 20019 United States
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For the first time ever, the fastest growing entrepreneurial platform for African Americans on the East Coast has made it's way to the nation's capitol. Over 124 the best and most creative vendors in the DMV area will be on display.  With live music from The OutDaBox X'Perience Band and hosted by one of D.C.'s finest, this is an amazing and family friendly event that you do not want to miss. It's FREE to the public and there will be…

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March 2020

WOW: Women of The World Festival Baltimore (Maryland’s 19th Amendment Cmsn & Notre Dame of Maryland Univ)

March 7
Columbus Center, 701 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$10.00

Talks, music, mentoring, marketplace, food trucks, and much more! Celebrating all women who are gaining momentum to collectively make change, the WOW Festival will feature artists, writers, politicians, performers and activists to promote inclusivity, honor the strength and inventiveness of women, and actively break down societal barriers through events, workshops, lectures, debates, activities, and performances. Background: WOW Women of the World Festival Baltimore is a high-profile, global movement of festivals that celebrates women as a force for positive change and…

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Cafecito con LOS PADRES (March 2020)

March 8 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Montgomery Blair High School Media Center, 51 University Blvd E
Silver Spring, MD 20901 United States

Link: Information/Flyer

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Blair PTSA Board Meeting (March 2020)

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blair Career Center Office
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Pi Day @ Blair (Pies for Blair HS Staff)

March 13
Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd E
Silver Spring, 20901

Pies for Blair! Help the Blair High School Community show its appreciation for its teachers and staff with delicious pies! Please contact Diane Kelleher, Blair PTSA Staff Appreciation Coordinator (diane.kelleher@gmail.com) for volunteer and program information.

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Black College Expo DC/Maryland (National College Resources Foundation)

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bowie State University, 14000 Jericho Park Rd
Bowie, MD 20715 United States
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$8.00

EVENT DESCRIPTION Join us for our 17th Annual DC/Maryland Black College Expo at Bowie State University in the MLK Center. High School Seniors and Juniors and College Transfer Students meet one on one with top HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) and a variety of other colleges and universities and get answers right on the spot. Get Educational Resources. EVERYONE is Welcome...it’s for Students and Families of ALL Ages. *Get Accepted to a college on the SPOT, students bring your…

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Blair PTSA General Body/Membership Meeting (March 2020)

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montgomery Blair High School Media Center, 51 University Blvd E
Silver Spring, MD 20901 United States
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Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting (MCPS)

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carver Educational Center, 850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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Montgomery County Public School's SEAC is comprised of parents/guardians, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) staff members, and representatives of Montgomery County community groups that advocate for students with special needs and serve to advocate for, and advise, the Office of Special Education. Connect with other parents/guardians of students with special needs. Dialogue with special education administrators Learn about topics of interest. See flyer for additional school year meeting dates (Sept 2019 - May 2020). Notes: The public is welcome to…

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Montgomery County National College Fair

March 31 - April 1
Montgomery County Agricultural Center, 501 Perry Pkwy
Gaithersburg, MD 20877 United States
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Free and open to the public, National College Fairs can help students and their families kick off their college search. Explore options. Each fair draws representatives from 175 to 400 colleges. The schools are located throughout the US, and from around the globe. Ask questions. What’s college life like? What majors are popular on campus? Chatting with representatives from a variety of colleges can help students cement his/her own preferences. Gather information. Pick up brochures and other materials about the schools…

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April 2020

National Black Memorabilia, Fine Art & Crafts Show 2020

April 4 - April 5
Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds, 501 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg, MD 20877 United States
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$7.00

The National Black Memorabilia, Fine Art & Crafts Show will be held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, MD 20877. There will be many vendors, educational exhibits, seminars, and celebrity autograph sessions. The show is all indoors. Items for sale include slavery artifacts and documents, paintings, books, dolls, autographs, stamps, advertisements, toys, prints, textiles, political and civil rights memorabilia, kitchen collectibles, jewelry, postcards, cookie jars, sports memorabilia, photographic items, movie posters, coins, entertainment memorabilia, Civil War, Frances Welsing book,…

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Blair PTSA General Body/Membership Meeting (April 2020)

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montgomery Blair High School Media Center, 51 University Blvd E
Silver Spring, MD 20901 United States
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Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting (MCPS)

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carver Educational Center, 850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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Montgomery County Public School's SEAC is comprised of parents/guardians, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) staff members, and representatives of Montgomery County community groups that advocate for students with special needs and serve to advocate for, and advise, the Office of Special Education. Connect with other parents/guardians of students with special needs. Dialogue with special education administrators Learn about topics of interest. See flyer for additional school year meeting dates (Sept 2019 - May 2020). Notes: The public is welcome to…

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Spring Band and Jazz Concert (Blair High School)

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mongtomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd. East
Silver Spring, MD 20901-2451 United States
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Image: MBHS 2017 Spring Band and Jazz Concert Event to be held in the Blair Alumni Auditorium. Check Blair High School calendar for possible schedule updates/changes.

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May 2020

Cafecito con LOS PADRES (May 2020)

May 2 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
Montgomery Blair High School Media Center, 51 University Blvd E
Silver Spring, MD 20901 United States

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Staff Appreciation Week at Blair

May 4 - May 8

Staff Appreciation Week at Blair High School! Please contact Diane Kelleher, Blair PTSA Staff Appreciation Coordinator (diane.kelleher@gmail.com) for volunteer and event information.

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Blair PTSA Lunch for Blair Staff

May 8 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd E
Silver Spring, 20901

Help the Blair PTSA cater lunch for the wonderful teachers and staff at Blair High School. Please contact Diane Kelleher, Blair PTSA Staff Appreciation Coordinator (diane.kelleher@gmail.com) for volunteer and event information.

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Blair PTSA Board Meeting (May 2020)

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blair Career Center Office
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Blair PTSA General Body/Membership Meeting (May 2020)

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montgomery Blair High School Media Center, 51 University Blvd E
Silver Spring, MD 20901 United States
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Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting (MCPS)

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carver Educational Center, 850 Hungerford Drive
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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  Montgomery County Public School's SEAC is comprised of parents/guardians, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) staff members, and representatives of Montgomery County community groups that advocate for students with special needs and serve to advocate for, and advise, the Office of Special Education. Connect with other parents/guardians of students with special needs. Dialogue with special education administrators Learn about topics of interest. See flyer for additional school year meeting dates (Sept 2019 - May 2020). Notes: The public is welcome…

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