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17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 United States
(301) 774-0022 https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/

August 2019

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Museum Jam

August 25, 2019

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bring your stringed instrument and join a bluegrass jam at the Museum.  Whether you are a relative newbie to jamming or a seasoned musician, you will enjoy the camaraderie as we share favorite songs and learn from one another.  All ages are welcome.  Listeners welcome, too.  Hosted by Mary Burdette of Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival and Bruce Evans of the Fire Hazards.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services

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September 2019

WondeRoom logo with child pouring paint

WondeRoom Create Date

September 1, 2019

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The WondeRoom is a free, dedicated space filled with experiential, hands-on, family-friendly activities that inspire creativity through design based problem solving challenges. Designed for children ages 5-11 with family members.


Sandy Spring Museum resident artist Patricia Kessler painting in her studio.

Resident Artist Open House

September 7, 2019

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sandy Spring Museum is home to eleven artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


red and green tomatoes on the vine

Garden Club Fall Program: Gentlemen Gardeners

September 8, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free, pre-registration required.

Four local Gentleman Gardeners will share their love of gardening and their expertise. The men will address a variety of subjects including everything from backyard bugs and biological sustainability, perennial grasses, and growing vegetables from seeds and nurturing seedlings.  Their discussion will also focus on hardscaping and sculpture additions to your gardens.

Light refreshments will be served.


The members of the Pir Sultan Abdal Cultural Association D.C. gather to observe the 10th day of Muharrem, the first month in the Islamic calendar. This day marks a period of mourning for the death of all those who have lost their lives in the struggle for justice from the earliest times to today. All are welcome to share traditional Alevi poetry, songs, and refreshments.

Aşure Evening

September 8, 2019

4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The members of the Pir Sultan Abdal Cultural Association D.C. gather to observe the 10th day of Muharrem, the first month in the Islamic calendar. This day marks a period of mourning for the death of all those who have lost their lives in the struggle for justice from the earliest times to today. All are welcome to share traditional Alevi poetry, songs, and refreshments.


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Swing Dance Classes – Beginner

September 11, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$120 per person for the eight-week session.

Learn the essentials! This beginner class series led by Chrstine Legget and Marty Miodek of Gotta Swing takes you through the basics of swing: six-count, eight-count Lindy Whip and Circle, and both side-by-side and Back Charleston. No partner required.


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Swing Dance Classes – Intermediate

September 11, 2019

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$120 per person for the eight-week session.

A series of intermediate classes led by Chrstine Legget and Marty Miodek of Gotta Swing. Participants should be comfortable with the basics of swing: six-count, eight-count Lindy Whip and Circle, and both side-by-side and Back Charleston. No partner required.


Military members using chemical weapons during wwi

History Happy Hour: Hellfire Boys

September 13, 2019

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Museum Member: $15, Non-Member: $20
Members are invited to attend a Member Mixer preceding the event at 6pm.
Veterans and active duty military are invited to participate at the Museum member rate. A discount code can be obtained by calling 301-774-0022.

The boundaries of warfare changed forever with the first successful gas attack by German forces in World War I. Chlorine gas, at first thought to be a simple smoke screen to hide attacking soldiers, had a devastating effect on its victims. Allied nations quickly responded to this new type of warfare from the Central Powers nations. In the U.S., the War Department created the Chemical Warfare Service to harness companies of engineers-turned-soldiers, eventually known as the Hellfire Boys. Their development of mustard gas and other asphyxiates, delivered in artillery shells, produced more reliable ways of inflicting casualties on the enemy troops. Putting aside conscience and conventions, the U.S. plunged into chemical warfare with the convoluted logic that if combat became so terrible, wars would stop. Join us to hear the story of the marriage between science and industry, and the real characters guiding these new terrors of war making, as told by Theo Emery.

Journalist Theo Emery has reported on U.S. city and state governments from north to south, and the events of 9/11. His articles have been published in the Boston Globe, The New York Times, and the Associated Press. Hellfire Boys is his first book.

History Happy Hours include happy hour drinks and snacks.  History Happy Hours are sponsored by Therrien Waddell Construction Group.

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hand painted maraca

Bomba y Plena en el Museo

September 14, 2019

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free Admission
Festival kicks off at 12pm

Back by popular demand! Cultura Plenera moves their wildly popular Bomba y Plena en el Parque to the museum grounds. Expect the best in Afro-Puerto Rican music from Los Hijo ‘e Plena, La R, and Víctor Vélez. Have a picnic, take a workshop, and enjoy great live music.
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Pre-festival Workshops

hand painted maracaMaraca Workshop (ages 10 and up)
9am – 12pm
$45

From start to finish, learn the process of making maracas from the common calabash (higüera), used to accompany Puerto Rican bomba. Leave with your own professional-quality maraca. This workshop is known to sell out so register early. Learn More 

 

 

 

Brought to you in part by funding from the Maryland State Arts Council. maryland state arts council logo


three men singing and playing drums

Plena Composition Workshop

September 15, 2019

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

$25 for Museum and Cultura Plenera members, $30 for non-members
Ages 15 and up
Due to the subject matter of this workshop (discussion of Spanish Plena songs and composition of Plena songs in Spanish) this workshop will be presented in Spanish.

Create beautiful music with two of the most gifted composers and performers of Puerto Rican Plena. Víctor Vélez and Tito Rodriguez bring their expertise to Sandy Spring with this interactive workshop.

Based on the African tradition of call-and-response, and rooted deeply in the narration of experiences of the Puerto Rican people, Plena has a century long tradition of expressing in song what infuriates, amuses, and makes them happy. Whether you want to simply learn about this unique aspect of Puerto Rican culture, or truly want to acquire the skills to venture into your own Plena compositions, this workshop will not disappoint.

Victor is a subject-matter-expert in Plena songs from its origins to modern times, with hundreds of songs to his credit. Tito comes to Plena from a multi-genre background, is a lead innovator in the current practice of Plena, and has composed some of the most fresh and innovative Plena songs of the last decade.

Brought to you in part by funding from the Maryland State Arts Council. maryland state arts council logo


WondeRoom logo with child pouring paint

WondeRoom Create Date

September 15, 2019

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The WondeRoom is a free, dedicated space filled with experiential, hands-on, family-friendly activities that inspire creativity through design based problem solving challenges. Activities in the WondeRoom are inter-generational and require children and their grown-ups to work together!  We prefer that younger participants come from noon – 2 pm and older children from 2 – 4 pm, but all are welcome!


collage of 9 images: woman drawing, man painting, chocolatier, two young women dancing, optometrist, two women playing instruments, two people working with clay, man building violin, and woman painting

CreativitY, with a Capital WHY? Exhibit Reception

September 15, 2019

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet artist Larry Marc Levine, the man behind the camera of our latest exhibit, CreativitY, with a Capital WHY? Enjoy light refreshments as you view the photographic images of more than 30 creative people at work. This special event will feature demonstrations by seven of the individuals whose portraits will be on exhibit including musicians Karen Buglass (dulcimer) and Alyssa Centanni (violin); jewelry maker Bobbi Premack Gorban; violin maker David Rapkievian; fabric artist Shirley Waxman; henna artist Priyanka Walunjkar and graffitist Herberth Romero.


couple ballroom dancing

Ballroom Dance

September 17, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a tea dance on the third Tuesday of each month. We’ll begin with a lesson (for those who are interested), and then spend the afternoon dancing the foxtrot, waltz, rumba, and other social dances. No partner necessary.


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Swing Dance Classes – Beginner

September 18, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$120 per person for the eight-week session.

Learn the essentials! This beginner class series led by Chrstine Legget and Marty Miodek of Gotta Swing takes you through the basics of swing: six-count, eight-count Lindy Whip and Circle, and both side-by-side and Back Charleston. No partner required.


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Swing Dance Classes – Intermediate

September 18, 2019

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$120 per person for the eight-week session.

A series of intermediate classes led by Chrstine Legget and Marty Miodek of Gotta Swing. Participants should be comfortable with the basics of swing: six-count, eight-count Lindy Whip and Circle, and both side-by-side and Back Charleston. No partner required.


group gathering near the piano at the annual holiday party

Annual Membership MeetUp

September 19, 2019

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The annual meeting is a time for members to meet, catch up on current news, and take care of business.  Local historian Mark Walston will speak about the identification of slave quarters in Montgomery County, and will provide an overview of the Museum’s upcoming research project on African American communities in the Sandy Spring neighborhood from the late 18th century through the middle of the 20th century.

During this evening’s meeting, Museum members will be asked to vote on proposed by-law changes and on the slate of candidates for the Board of Directors.

Not sure if your membership is current?  Please email us to find out.  Want to come to the program but you are not a member?  Become a member today or sign up at the door.


Naturally dyed textiles by resident artist Patricia Kessler

Two-Day Natural Dye Workshop: Bundle Dyeing and Indigo

September 21, 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Transforming Textiles Sustainably with Resident Artist, Patricia Powell Kessler

Museum Member: $190, Non-Member: $225
Materials Fee: $50 paid direct to artist

On Day One, beginners and experienced artists will find safe sources of color and pattern from materials locally sourced in woods, fields and gardens.  We will begin with an overview of how to prepare textiles for the dye process.  Mordants including soy and the requirements for dyeing silk and wool will be discussed and demonstrated. Participants will make dye pots.

Bundle dying or eco-dying techniques will enable everyone to discover the variety of colors naturally occurring in plant materials. Wrapping selected items tightly and immersing them in a heated bath allows them to transfer onto the silk and wool fabric.

Day Two is devoted to indigo!  A vat of this universal color will be made by using only non-toxic methods.  Several methods of pattern making including resist will be demonstrated to be used with this wonderful blue.  It requires no mordant is especially suited to cotton.

Participants will be given packets of silk, cotton, and wool cloth, and two silk scarves.  Printed directions for preparing dyes and mordanting cloth, a bibliography and supply sources will be given to each participant for future reference.

This workshop will be held in Patricia’s ground floor studio in the Bank Barn from 10 am until 4 pm with a one-hour lunch break from 12:30 until 1:30 pm. Participants are invited to eat bagged lunches on the Museum grounds or visit the restaurants and cafes nearby.

Bring a pair of long kitchen gloves. Wear closed toed shoes and an apron or clothing that you won’t mind staining.


Naturally dyed textiles by resident artist Patricia Kessler

Two-Day Natural Dye Workshop: Bundle Dyeing and Indigo

September 22, 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Transforming Textiles Sustainably with Resident Artist, Patricia Powell Kessler

Museum Member: $190, Non-Member: $225
Materials Fee: $50 paid direct to artist

On Day One, beginners and experienced artists will find safe sources of color and pattern from materials locally sourced in woods, fields and gardens.  We will begin with an overview of how to prepare textiles for the dye process.  Mordants including soy and the requirements for dyeing silk and wool will be discussed and demonstrated. Participants will make dye pots.

Bundle dying or eco-dying techniques will enable everyone to discover the variety of colors naturally occurring in plant materials. Wrapping selected items tightly and immersing them in a heated bath allows them to transfer onto the silk and wool fabric.

Day Two is devoted to indigo!  A vat of this universal color will be made by using only non-toxic methods.  Several methods of pattern making including resist will be demonstrated to be used with this wonderful blue.  It requires no mordant is especially suited to cotton.

Participants will be given packets of silk, cotton, and wool cloth, and two silk scarves.  Printed directions for preparing dyes and mordanting cloth, a bibliography and supply sources will be given to each participant for future reference.

This workshop will be held in Patricia’s ground floor studio in the Bank Barn from 10 am until 4 pm with a one-hour lunch break from 12:30 until 1:30 pm. Participants are invited to eat bagged lunches on the Museum grounds or visit the restaurants and cafes nearby.

Bring a pair of long kitchen gloves. Wear closed toed shoes and an apron or clothing that you won’t mind staining.


silhouettes of people playing various string instruments

Museum Jam

September 22, 2019

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bring your stringed instrument and join a bluegrass jam at the Museum.  Whether you are a relative newbie to jamming or a seasoned musician, you will enjoy the camaraderie as we share favorite songs and learn from one another.  All ages are welcome.  Listeners welcome, too.  Hosted by Mary Burdette of Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival and Bruce Evans of the Fire Hazards.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services

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group of people stretching while standing

Free Introductory Course: Qi Gong, Nei Gong and Presence

September 25, 2019

10:00 am - 11:15 am

A free introductory wellness class, cultivating more energy for health, well being and spiritual evolution led by Barbara Abrams. Barbara is an acupuncturist, artist, a certified Qi Gong teacher of Lotus Nei Gong and longtime student of Eckhart Tolle.

If you like the free trial, sign up for the six week class!


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Swing Dance Classes – Beginner

September 25, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$120 per person for the eight-week session.

Learn the essentials! This beginner class series led by Chrstine Legget and Marty Miodek of Gotta Swing takes you through the basics of swing: six-count, eight-count Lindy Whip and Circle, and both side-by-side and Back Charleston. No partner required.


Gotta Swing logo

Swing Dance Classes – Intermediate

September 25, 2019

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$120 per person for the eight-week session.

A series of intermediate classes led by Chrstine Legget and Marty Miodek of Gotta Swing. Participants should be comfortable with the basics of swing: six-count, eight-count Lindy Whip and Circle, and both side-by-side and Back Charleston. No partner required.


yo hablo espanol in thought bubbles inside green circle

Spanish for Every Day

September 26, 2019

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Museum Members: $60
Non-members: $70

This is a 6-session course for people with no previous experience with Spanish.  Learn friendly greetings, common expressions, and courtesy exchanges by practicing simple dialogues that typically occur in everyday conversation.  Topics will include months and days, ordering food in a restaurant, locations around the community, and travel.  Instructor Judith Lowe has been teaching Spanish to English speakers for many years in formal school settings and less formal adult education classes.


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MoCo Underground Reading Series

September 26, 2019

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Montgomery County (Maryland) Underground Reading Series invites all Montgomery County-based writers ages 16 and up to “share their light” at a quarterly series of free public readings. Each event will feature six readers total, reading for 5-8 minutes each. MoCo Underground especially encourages student writers to submit, and plans to feature two MCPS high school readers at each event.

Click here to more information about how to submit or click here to send an email to MoCo Underground.


manhattan short film festival flyer

MANHATTAN SHORT

September 27, 2019

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$10 for Museum Members, $12 for Non-Members

Film buffs unite for the 22nd annual global film festival, which will be at the museum for the third year! Join more than 100,000 film lovers in over 350 cities across six continents as they gather for one reason… to view and vote on the finalists’ films in the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. At the end of the viewing you will cast your vote for your favorite. This evening will likely sell out, so get your tickets early!


pyramids with camels in the distance

It’s More than the Sphinx: Experience Egypt

September 29, 2019

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free admission, make a tax-deductible donation to the Museum to support programs like this.

Explore the distinct people, food and music of the ancient civilization of Egypt. Learn from Dr. Fatma Ismail of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) about the continued exploration and discoveries Egypt has to behold.  Engage in discussions with fellow travelers and share perspectives on visiting Egypt. Have beautiful patterns applied to your skin, provided by a masterful henna artist. The afternoon will begin with a food tasting and will close with a tanoura dance performance that will leave you in awe of Egypt. The event is sponsored by the Egyptian Embassy of Washington, D.C.


October 2019

group of people stretching while standing

Qi Gong, Nei Gong and Presence Six Week Course

October 2, 2019

10:00 am - 11:15 am

Cost: $96 for 6 classes

A wellness class, cultivating more energy for health, well being and spiritual evolution led by Barbara Abrams. Barbara is an acupuncturist, artist, a certified Qi Gong teacher of Lotus Nei Gong and longtime student of Eckhart Tolle.


Gotta Swing logo

Swing Dance Classes – Beginner

October 2, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$120 per person for the eight-week session.

Learn the essentials! This beginner class series led by Chrstine Legget and Marty Miodek of Gotta Swing takes you through the basics of swing: six-count, eight-count Lindy Whip and Circle, and both side-by-side and Back Charleston. No partner required.


Gotta Swing logo

Swing Dance Classes – Intermediate

October 2, 2019

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$120 per person for the eight-week session.

A series of intermediate classes led by Chrstine Legget and Marty Miodek of Gotta Swing. Participants should be comfortable with the basics of swing: six-count, eight-count Lindy Whip and Circle, and both side-by-side and Back Charleston. No partner required.


yo hablo espanol in thought bubbles inside green circle

Spanish for Every Day

October 3, 2019

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Museum Members: $60
Non-members: $70

This is a 6-session course for people with no previous experience with Spanish.  Learn friendly greetings, common expressions, and courtesy exchanges by practicing simple dialogues that typically occur in everyday conversation.  Topics will include months and days, ordering food in a restaurant, locations around the community, and travel.  Instructor Judith Lowe has been teaching Spanish to English speakers for many years in formal school settings and less formal adult education classes.


Sandy Spring Museum resident artist Patricia Kessler painting in her studio.

Resident Artist Open House

October 5, 2019

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sandy Spring Museum is home to eleven artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


WondeRoom logo with child pouring paint

WondeRoom Create Date

October 6, 2019

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The WondeRoom is a free, dedicated space filled with experiential, hands-on, family-friendly activities that inspire creativity through design based problem solving challenges. Designed for children ages 5-11 with family members.


group of people stretching while standing

Qi Gong, Nei Gong and Presence Six Week Course

October 9, 2019

10:00 am - 11:15 am

Cost: $96 for 6 classes

A wellness class, cultivating more energy for health, well being and spiritual evolution led by Barbara Abrams. Barbara is an acupuncturist, artist, a certified Qi Gong teacher of Lotus Nei Gong and longtime student of Eckhart Tolle.


Gotta Swing logo

Swing Dance Classes – Beginner

October 9, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$120 per person for the eight-week session.

Learn the essentials! This beginner class series led by Chrstine Legget and Marty Miodek of Gotta Swing takes you through the basics of swing: six-count, eight-count Lindy Whip and Circle, and both side-by-side and Back Charleston. No partner required.


Gotta Swing logo

Swing Dance Classes – Intermediate

October 9, 2019

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$120 per person for the eight-week session.

A series of intermediate classes led by Chrstine Legget and Marty Miodek of Gotta Swing. Participants should be comfortable with the basics of swing: six-count, eight-count Lindy Whip and Circle, and both side-by-side and Back Charleston. No partner required.


yo hablo espanol in thought bubbles inside green circle

Spanish for Every Day

October 10, 2019

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Museum Members: $60
Non-members: $70

This is a 6-session course for people with no previous experience with Spanish.  Learn friendly greetings, common expressions, and courtesy exchanges by practicing simple dialogues that typically occur in everyday conversation.  Topics will include months and days, ordering food in a restaurant, locations around the community, and travel.  Instructor Judith Lowe has been teaching Spanish to English speakers for many years in formal school settings and less formal adult education classes.


couple ballroom dancing

Ballroom Dance

October 15, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a tea dance on the third Tuesday of each month. We’ll begin with a lesson (for those who are interested), and then spend the afternoon dancing the foxtrot, waltz, rumba, and other social dances. No partner necessary.


group of people stretching while standing

Qi Gong, Nei Gong and Presence Six Week Course

October 16, 2019

10:00 am - 11:15 am

Cost: $96 for 6 classes

A wellness class, cultivating more energy for health, well being and spiritual evolution led by Barbara Abrams. Barbara is an acupuncturist, artist, a certified Qi Gong teacher of Lotus Nei Gong and longtime student of Eckhart Tolle.


Gotta Swing logo

Swing Dance Classes – Beginner

October 16, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$120 per person for the eight-week session.

Learn the essentials! This beginner class series led by Chrstine Legget and Marty Miodek of Gotta Swing takes you through the basics of swing: six-count, eight-count Lindy Whip and Circle, and both side-by-side and Back Charleston. No partner required.


Gotta Swing logo

Swing Dance Classes – Intermediate

October 16, 2019

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$120 per person for the eight-week session.

A series of intermediate classes led by Chrstine Legget and Marty Miodek of Gotta Swing. Participants should be comfortable with the basics of swing: six-count, eight-count Lindy Whip and Circle, and both side-by-side and Back Charleston. No partner required.


teens performing at teen coffeehouse

Teen Coffeehouse

October 18, 2019

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

$5 per person at the door

A safe place for teens to hang-out and listen to their peers play music. Open to all high school students. If you’d like to perform, contact Project Change at info@projectchange-md.org

 

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.IMLS_Logo


Woman performing Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba dance

Bomba Workshop

October 19, 2019

9:00 am - 10:30 am

$15 for Museum & Cultura Plenera members, $20 for non-members

Get fit while having fun! Kick your weekend off with a high energy dance class that is sure to get your blood flowing and body moving. After some stretching,  get ready for high and low impact movement, dance sequences and more. This  90-minute workshop is for adults (age 18+). Tap into one of the oldest dance and music practices of the Caribbean – Afro-Puerto Rican bomba with Cultura Plenera.

*Please wear comfortable, loose clothing (i.e. dance wear or dance skirts) and comfortable shoes (no boots).  If you don’t wear a traditional skirt, we will have ones for you to borrow.


WondeRoom logo with child pouring paint

WondeRoom Create Date

October 20, 2019

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The WondeRoom is a free, dedicated space filled with experiential, hands-on, family-friendly activities that inspire creativity through design based problem solving challenges. Activities in the WondeRoom are inter-generational and require children and their grown-ups to work together!  We prefer that younger participants come from noon – 2 pm and older children from 2 – 4 pm, but all are welcome!


red and green bow

Spooky Workshop

October 20, 2019

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

No ghosts allowed, but there’ll have lots of ribbons and bows. In this workshop, help with preparations for the Sandy Spring Museum Garden Club Holiday Greens Sale. Learn how to make many different bows of various sizes and shapes and create the foam structures for various holiday greens decorations. Participants will also make other trimmings to brighten the holiday greens. Costumes are optional and treats will be served. Everyone is welcome at this fun and educational workshop hosted by the Museum’s Garden Club.

Please contact gardenclub@sandyspringmuseum.org or call (301) 774-0022 ext. 104 and leave a message if you have any questions.


group of people stretching while standing

Qi Gong, Nei Gong and Presence Six Week Course

October 23, 2019

10:00 am - 11:15 am

Cost: $96 for 6 classes

A wellness class, cultivating more energy for health, well being and spiritual evolution led by Barbara Abrams. Barbara is an acupuncturist, artist, a certified Qi Gong teacher of Lotus Nei Gong and longtime student of Eckhart Tolle.


Gotta Swing logo

Swing Dance Classes – Beginner

October 23, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$120 per person for the eight-week session.

Learn the essentials! This beginner class series led by Chrstine Legget and Marty Miodek of Gotta Swing takes you through the basics of swing: six-count, eight-count Lindy Whip and Circle, and both side-by-side and Back Charleston. No partner required.


Gotta Swing logo

Swing Dance Classes – Intermediate

October 23, 2019

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$120 per person for the eight-week session.

A series of intermediate classes led by Chrstine Legget and Marty Miodek of Gotta Swing. Participants should be comfortable with the basics of swing: six-count, eight-count Lindy Whip and Circle, and both side-by-side and Back Charleston. No partner required.


yo hablo espanol in thought bubbles inside green circle

Spanish for Every Day

October 24, 2019

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Museum Members: $60
Non-members: $70

This is a 6-session course for people with no previous experience with Spanish.  Learn friendly greetings, common expressions, and courtesy exchanges by practicing simple dialogues that typically occur in everyday conversation.  Topics will include months and days, ordering food in a restaurant, locations around the community, and travel.  Instructor Judith Lowe has been teaching Spanish to English speakers for many years in formal school settings and less formal adult education classes.


silhouettes of people playing various string instruments

Museum Jam

October 27, 2019

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bring your stringed instrument and join a bluegrass jam at the Museum.  Whether you are a relative newbie to jamming or a seasoned musician, you will enjoy the camaraderie as we share favorite songs and learn from one another.  All ages are welcome.  Listeners welcome, too.  Hosted by Mary Burdette of Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival and Bruce Evans of the Fire Hazards.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services

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group of people stretching while standing

Qi Gong, Nei Gong and Presence Six Week Course

October 30, 2019

10:00 am - 11:15 am

Cost: $96 for 6 classes

A wellness class, cultivating more energy for health, well being and spiritual evolution led by Barbara Abrams. Barbara is an acupuncturist, artist, a certified Qi Gong teacher of Lotus Nei Gong and longtime student of Eckhart Tolle.


Gotta Swing logo

Swing Dance Classes – Beginner

October 30, 2019

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$120 per person for the eight-week session.

Learn the essentials! This beginner class series led by Chrstine Legget and Marty Miodek of Gotta Swing takes you through the basics of swing: six-count, eight-count Lindy Whip and Circle, and both side-by-side and Back Charleston. No partner required.


Gotta Swing logo

Swing Dance Classes – Intermediate

October 30, 2019

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$120 per person for the eight-week session.

A series of intermediate classes led by Chrstine Legget and Marty Miodek of Gotta Swing. Participants should be comfortable with the basics of swing: six-count, eight-count Lindy Whip and Circle, and both side-by-side and Back Charleston. No partner required.


yo hablo espanol in thought bubbles inside green circle

Spanish for Every Day

October 31, 2019

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Museum Members: $60
Non-members: $70

This is a 6-session course for people with no previous experience with Spanish.  Learn friendly greetings, common expressions, and courtesy exchanges by practicing simple dialogues that typically occur in everyday conversation.  Topics will include months and days, ordering food in a restaurant, locations around the community, and travel.  Instructor Judith Lowe has been teaching Spanish to English speakers for many years in formal school settings and less formal adult education classes.


November 2019

Sandy Spring Museum resident artist Patricia Kessler painting in her studio.

Resident Artist Open House

November 2, 2019

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sandy Spring Museum is home to eleven artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


WondeRoom logo with child pouring paint

WondeRoom Create Date

November 3, 2019

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The WondeRoom is a free, dedicated space filled with experiential, hands-on, family-friendly activities that inspire creativity through design based problem solving challenges. Designed for children ages 5-11 with family members.


group of people stretching while standing

Qi Gong, Nei Gong and Presence Six Week Course

November 6, 2019

10:00 am - 11:15 am

Cost: $96 for 6 classes

A wellness class, cultivating more energy for health, well being and spiritual evolution led by Barbara Abrams. Barbara is an acupuncturist, artist, a certified Qi Gong teacher of Lotus Nei Gong and longtime student of Eckhart Tolle.


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Spanish for Every Day

November 7, 2019

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Museum Members: $60
Non-members: $70

This is a 6-session course for people with no previous experience with Spanish.  Learn friendly greetings, common expressions, and courtesy exchanges by practicing simple dialogues that typically occur in everyday conversation.  Topics will include months and days, ordering food in a restaurant, locations around the community, and travel.  Instructor Judith Lowe has been teaching Spanish to English speakers for many years in formal school settings and less formal adult education classes.


Emmett Till Killing Press Conference 1955

History Happy Hour: Deep South Dispatch, John Hebers, and Civil Rights Journalism

November 15, 2019

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$15 for Museum Members, $20 for Non-Members
Members are invited to attend a Member Mixer preceding the event at 6pm.

John Hebers, born in the South during a time of entrenched racial segregation, witnessed landmark civil rights uprisings that shook the country, the world, and his own conscience. As a young reporter for local papers and UPI in Mississippi, and later on the staff of The New York Times, Hebers covered the events of America’s racial upheaval from Ku Klux Klan cross-burning rallies to marches and riots in St. Augustine, Florida and Selma, Alabama, and extensively traveled with and interviewed Martin Luther King, Jr. Join us as Anne Farris Rosen, Hebers’s daughter and co-author of his memoir, Deep South Dispatch, tells the story of her father’s persistence and dedication to bring the country’s racial difficulties to light, even as he faced retaliation and denial from white groups.

Anne Farris Rosen is an award-winning freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C. and adjunct professor at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. She has reported on government, politics and social policy issues for more than 30 years for a variety of newspapers, websites, and documentary television. She has worked for The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Pew Research Center.

Books will be on sale at the presentation.

History Happy Hours include happy hour drinks and snacks. History Happy Hours are sponsored by Therrien Waddell Construction Group.

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Woman performing Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba dance

Bomba Workshop

November 16, 2019

9:00 am - 10:30 am

$15 for Museum & Cultura Plenera members, $20 for non-members

Get fit while having fun! Kick your weekend off with a high energy dance class that is sure to get your blood flowing and body moving. After some stretching,  get ready for high and low impact movement, dance sequences and more. This  90-minute workshop is for adults (age 18+). Tap into one of the oldest dance and music practices of the Caribbean – Afro-Puerto Rican bomba with Cultura Plenera.

*Please wear comfortable, loose clothing (i.e. dance wear or dance skirts) and comfortable shoes (no boots).  If you don’t wear a traditional skirt, we will have ones for you to borrow.


WondeRoom logo with child pouring paint

WondeRoom Create Date

November 17, 2019

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The WondeRoom is a free, dedicated space filled with experiential, hands-on, family-friendly activities that inspire creativity through design based problem solving challenges. Activities in the WondeRoom are inter-generational and require children and their grown-ups to work together!  We prefer that younger participants come from noon – 2 pm and older children from 2 – 4 pm, but all are welcome!


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Ballroom Dance

November 19, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a tea dance on the third Tuesday of each month. We’ll begin with a lesson (for those who are interested), and then spend the afternoon dancing the foxtrot, waltz, rumba, and other social dances. No partner necessary.


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MoCo Underground Reading Series

November 21, 2019

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Montgomery County (Maryland) Underground Reading Series invites all Montgomery County-based writers ages 16 and up to “share their light” at a quarterly series of free public readings. Each event will feature six readers total, reading for 5-8 minutes each. MoCo Underground especially encourages student writers to submit, and plans to feature two MCPS high school readers at each event.

Click here to more information about how to submit or click here to send an email to MoCo Underground.


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Museum Jam

November 24, 2019

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bring your stringed instrument and join a bluegrass jam at the Museum.  Whether you are a relative newbie to jamming or a seasoned musician, you will enjoy the camaraderie as we share favorite songs and learn from one another.  All ages are welcome.  Listeners welcome, too.  Hosted by Mary Burdette of Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival and Bruce Evans of the Fire Hazards.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services

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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

November 29, 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

November 30, 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


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WondeRoom logo with child pouring paint

WondeRoom Create Date

December 1, 2019

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The WondeRoom is a free, dedicated space filled with experiential, hands-on, family-friendly activities that inspire creativity through design based problem solving challenges. Designed for children ages 5-11 with family members.


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 2, 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 3, 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 4, 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 5, 2019

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 6, 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


Ann Caracristi, along with several other women, at Alrington Hall working on breaking codes.

History Happy Hour: Code Girls

December 6, 2019

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Admission Fee: $20
Members are invited to attend a private reception with Liza Mundy preceding the event at 6pm.

In 1940s and 1950s, most women, even well-educated ones, were encouraged not to have careers, and could not get decent jobs. Except, that is, those who went to Washington, DC to become code breakers in WWII. Working 12-hour, 7-day work weeks in steamy offices with endless lists of numbers and letters, thousands of schoolteachers recruited by the American Army broke the codes that encrypted German and Japanese messages, and helped to win the Second World War. This mission was so top secret that practically no one knew about the work, yet it had far-reaching consequences for today’s expanding field of cyber security, and data network protection and attack. Code Girls looks at the personal stories of individual women, and the social changes that took place as America went to war.

Liza Mundy brings thorough research and details together in her the fascinating, behind-the-scenes story, Code Girls. Mundy is a journalist and non-fiction writer. She is the author of books on feminist topics, and New York Times bestseller, Michelle, a biography of First Lady Michelle Obama.

History Happy Hours include happy hour drinks and snacks.  History Happy Hours are sponsored by Therrien Waddell Construction Group.

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Sandy Spring Museum resident artist Patricia Kessler painting in her studio.

Resident Artist Open House

December 7, 2019

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sandy Spring Museum is home to eleven artists who work in a variety of mediums, teach classes and create wonderful works of original art.  Stop by on the first Saturday of any month to meet the artists, see them at work, and learn more about their craft.  You may want to purchase a one-of-a-kind gift for yourself or a friend.


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 7, 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 8, 2019

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


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Annual Family Holiday Party

December 8, 2019

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$10 per family for museum members who register online, $15 for non-members. All families are $15 at the door.

It’s the first of December and your kids are ready for the holidays! What to do? Make it a family tradition to kick off the holiday season at the museum!

Your favorite festive fun returns:

  • Visits with Santa and his elves
  • Live holiday music
  • Mountains of cookies
  • Hot Cocoa Bar
  • Hands-on kids craft stations, including a special activity in the WondeRoom!
  • Kids’ Only Gift Shop, where only children are permitted to shop. Items are all priced at $5 and below, for shoppers to buy gifts for their loved ones.
  • Shop the Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show featuring one-of-a-kind items created by local artists.

 

Do you have items you’d like to donate to sell in the Kids’ Only Gift Shop? Would you like to donate cookies for the party? Email us at info@sandyspringmuseum.org.

 


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 9, 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 10, 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 11, 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 12, 2019

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 13, 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


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Teen Coffeehouse

December 13, 2019

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

$5 per person at the door

A safe place for teens to hang-out and listen to their peers play music. Open to all high school students. If you’d like to perform, contact Project Change at info@projectchange-md.org

 

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Woman performing Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba dance

Bomba Workshop

December 14, 2019

9:00 am - 10:30 am

$15 for Museum & Cultura Plenera members, $20 for non-members

Get fit while having fun! Kick your weekend off with a high energy dance class that is sure to get your blood flowing and body moving. After some stretching,  get ready for high and low impact movement, dance sequences and more. This  90-minute workshop is for adults (age 18+). Tap into one of the oldest dance and music practices of the Caribbean – Afro-Puerto Rican bomba with Cultura Plenera.

*Please wear comfortable, loose clothing (i.e. dance wear or dance skirts) and comfortable shoes (no boots).  If you don’t wear a traditional skirt, we will have ones for you to borrow.


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 14, 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 15, 2019

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


WondeRoom logo with child pouring paint

WondeRoom Create Date

December 15, 2019

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The WondeRoom is a free, dedicated space filled with experiential, hands-on, family-friendly activities that inspire creativity through design based problem solving challenges. Activities in the WondeRoom are inter-generational and require children and their grown-ups to work together!  We prefer that younger participants come from noon – 2 pm and older children from 2 – 4 pm, but all are welcome!


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Museum Jam

December 15, 2019

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bring your stringed instrument and join a bluegrass jam at the Museum.  Whether you are a relative newbie to jamming or a seasoned musician, you will enjoy the camaraderie as we share favorite songs and learn from one another.  All ages are welcome.  Listeners welcome, too.  Hosted by Mary Burdette of Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival and Bruce Evans of the Fire Hazards.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services

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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 16, 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 17, 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


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Ballroom Dance

December 17, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Enjoy a tea dance on the third Tuesday of each month. We’ll begin with a lesson (for those who are interested), and then spend the afternoon dancing the foxtrot, waltz, rumba, and other social dances. No partner necessary.


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 18, 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 19, 2019

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 20, 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 21, 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 22, 2019

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 23, 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 24, 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 26, 2019

10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 27, 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 28, 2019

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ditch the big-box stores and do your holiday shopping locally this year! The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show features one-of-a-kind pieces including, jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other fine arts and crafts – handmade by local artists. The Museum’s eleven resident artists will offer their newest creations; ranging from glossy enamel work and mixed media collage to a variety of metal jewelry and unique had built ceramics. You’re sure to find that perfect title something for everyone this holiday season!

In addition to the Museum’s many talented artists, local artists from the community will also have hand-crafted items made in a variety of media for sale. Every item on display for sale is unique and individually crafted by an artist who puts their heart and soul into making something special for everyone on your gift list.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30, during this time, the museum will be open every day of the week! 10:00am – 5:00pm daily, Thursdays 10:00am – 8:00pm, and Sundays 11:00am – 4:00pm. Guests are invited to shop the show at the museum’s Annual Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 1.


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