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

October 2019

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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.


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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.


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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.


Ashton Village Center Sector Planning Office Hours

October 24, 2019

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Montgomery County Planning Department has begun the Ashton Village Center Sector Plan, a small area plan for the village of Ashton, east of Olney and centered on the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue (MD 650) and Ashton Road (MD 108), in the northeastern portion of Montgomery County. The Ashton Village Center Sector Plan will evaluate land uses, zoning, design and other relevant issues in the sector plan area. The Plan will also closely evaluate design and streetscape options that increase walkability and meet Vision Zero objectives for increasing pedestrian and bicyclist safety.

Planner’s Office Hours — Fred Boyd, master planner with the Montgomery County Planning Department, will be at the museum to talk informally with interested residents about the Ashton Village Center Master Plan. This is your opportunity to learn about the master plan, ask questions about land use, design, walkability and the planning process.  No appointments are necessary.  Just drop in.


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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.


DESIGN WORKSHOP – ASHTON VILLAGE CENTER SECTOR

October 24, 2019

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Montgomery County Planning Department has begun the Ashton Village Center Sector Plan, a small area plan for the village of Ashton, east of Olney and centered on the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue (MD 650) and Ashton Road (MD 108), in the northeastern portion of Montgomery County. The Ashton Village Center Sector Plan will evaluate land uses, zoning, design and other relevant issues in the sector plan area. The Plan will also closely evaluate design and streetscape options that increase walkability and meet Vision Zero objectives for increasing pedestrian and bicyclist safety.

Schedule:

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm                       Present Outline for Plan Update; Project Schedule


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.


Ashton Village Center Sector Planning Office Hours

November 7, 2019

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Montgomery County Planning Department has begun the Ashton Village Center Sector Plan, a small area plan for the village of Ashton, east of Olney and centered on the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue (MD 650) and Ashton Road (MD 108), in the northeastern portion of Montgomery County. The Ashton Village Center Sector Plan will evaluate land uses, zoning, design and other relevant issues in the sector plan area. The Plan will also closely evaluate design and streetscape options that increase walkability and meet Vision Zero objectives for increasing pedestrian and bicyclist safety.

Planner’s Office Hours — Fred Boyd, master planner with the Montgomery County Planning Department, will be at the museum to talk informally with interested residents about the Ashton Village Center Master Plan. This is your opportunity to learn about the master plan, ask questions about land use, design, walkability and the planning process.  No appointments are necessary.  Just drop in.


yo hablo espanol in thought bubbles inside green circle

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.


Teenage girl performing at Community Open Mic Night in January 2019

Community Open Mic Night

November 8, 2019

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Suggested Donation – $5

Come out and perform or sit back and enjoy the musical stylings of your community rock stars! This fun, family-friendly event encourages folks of all ages, experience and genres to showcase their musical talents in a low-pressure setting. Microphones, speakers, soundboard, etc. are provided.

If you’d like to perform, contact Eve via email by clicking here. Sign-up for walk-in performers begins at 6:30pm.


Tablescape Workshop: Designs for Holiday Entertaining

November 10, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$8 for Museum members, $20 for non-members

After your menu and guest lists are planned, it’s time to design your holiday tablescape! Learn how to take your holiday table from ordinary to extraordinary with a simple and artistic arrangement of creative items.

Kathy Lynn, a local design enthusiast, will focus on the current minimalist trend and show us how a few carefully selected objects can make your table shine. At this workshop, you will learn how to put a modern spin on traditional elements with locally grown flowers, fresh and dried greenery, fruit, items foraged from nature, and pieces from your home to create a table that will wow your guests.

Kathy will share tips and techniques for decorating with ease. To enhance your Thanksgiving table, create a beautifully decorated natural board using a variety of small pumpkins and gourds, flowers, greens, and foraged material to take home.

Light refreshments will be provided.


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History Happy Hour: Deep South Dispatch, John Herbers, 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 Herbers, 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, Herbers 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, Herbers’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
Adults (age 18+)

Tap into one of the oldest dance and music practices of the Caribbean – Afro-Puerto Rican bomba with Cultura Plenera. This fun, high energy dance class is sure to get your blood flowing and body moving. Enjoy high and low impact movement as you dance along to the infectious rhythm of live drummers. Julia Gutierrez-Rivera, one of today’s most noted dancers, leads this  90-minute course.

*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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Community Stories Festival

November 17, 2019

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Now in its 10th year (and third consecutive year at the Sandy Spring Museum), Docs In Progress returns to present their Community Stories Festival. Come see short documentaries about local people, places, and happenings from across the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Meet the filmmakers, some of the folks featured in the films, and celebrate community stories.


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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.


Ashton Village Center Sector Planning Office Hours

November 21, 2019

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Montgomery County Planning Department has begun the Ashton Village Center Sector Plan, a small area plan for the village of Ashton, east of Olney and centered on the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue (MD 650) and Ashton Road (MD 108), in the northeastern portion of Montgomery County. The Ashton Village Center Sector Plan will evaluate land uses, zoning, design and other relevant issues in the sector plan area. The Plan will also closely evaluate design and streetscape options that increase walkability and meet Vision Zero objectives for increasing pedestrian and bicyclist safety.

Planner’s Office Hours — Fred Boyd, master planner with the Montgomery County Planning Department, will be at the museum to talk informally with interested residents about the Ashton Village Center Master Plan. This is your opportunity to learn about the master plan, ask questions about land use, design, walkability and the planning process.  No appointments are necessary.  Just drop in.


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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.


silhouettes of people playing various string instruments

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 31, 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 8.


Close up of two necklaces

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 31, 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 8.


December 2019

a ball of mistletoe hanging

Kissing Ball Workshop Session 1

December 1, 2019

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Start your holiday decorating with a special touch, a boxwood kissing ball. These beautiful decorations are fun to make and can be made by individuals of all skill levels.  During the workshop you will become familiar with the art of working with fresh greens as you create two kissing balls.  You may take one home and the other one is for the Museum’s Garden Club’s Greens Sale.  All materials are provided. Delicious refreshments will be served.


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.


a ball of mistletoe hanging

Kissing Ball Workshop Session 2

December 1, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Start your holiday decorating with a special touch, a boxwood kissing ball. These beautiful decorations are fun to make and can be made by individuals of all skill levels.  During the workshop you will become familiar with the art of working with fresh greens as you create two kissing balls.  You may take one home and the other one is for the Museum’s Garden Club’s Greens Sale.  All materials are provided. Delicious refreshments will be served.


Close up of two necklaces

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 31, 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 8.


Close up of two necklaces

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 31, 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 8.


Close up of two necklaces

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 31, 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 8.


Ashton Village Center Sector Planning Office Hours

December 5, 2019

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Montgomery County Planning Department has begun the Ashton Village Center Sector Plan, a small area plan for the village of Ashton, east of Olney and centered on the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue (MD 650) and Ashton Road (MD 108), in the northeastern portion of Montgomery County. The Ashton Village Center Sector Plan will evaluate land uses, zoning, design and other relevant issues in the sector plan area. The Plan will also closely evaluate design and streetscape options that increase walkability and meet Vision Zero objectives for increasing pedestrian and bicyclist safety.

Planner’s Office Hours — Fred Boyd, master planner with the Montgomery County Planning Department, will be at the museum to talk informally with interested residents about the Ashton Village Center Master Plan. This is your opportunity to learn about the master plan, ask questions about land use, design, walkability and the planning process.  No appointments are necessary.  Just drop in.


Close up of two necklaces

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 31, 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 8.


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

$15 for members, $20 for non-members
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.

Waddel


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.


Close up of two necklaces

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 31, 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 8.


Close up of two necklaces

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 31, 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.


Santa sitting with baby on his lap

Annual Family Holiday Party

December 8, 2019

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$10 per when you pre-register online, $15 at the door.

It’s the first weekend 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? Please send us an email.

 


Close up of two necklaces

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 31, 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 8.


Close up of two necklaces

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 31, 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 8.


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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 31, 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 8.


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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 31, 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 8.


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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 via email.

 

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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
Adults (age 18+)

Tap into one of the oldest dance and music practices of the Caribbean – Afro-Puerto Rican bomba with Cultura Plenera. This fun, high energy dance class is sure to get your blood flowing and body moving. Enjoy high and low impact movement as you dance along to the infectious rhythm of live drummers. Julia Gutierrez-Rivera, one of today’s most noted dancers, leads this  90-minute course.

*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 31, 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 8.


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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.


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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 31, 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 8.


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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 31, 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 8.


couple ballroom dancing

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 31, 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 8.


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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.


Ashton Village Center Sector Planning Office Hours

December 19, 2019

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Montgomery County Planning Department has begun the Ashton Village Center Sector Plan, a small area plan for the village of Ashton, east of Olney and centered on the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue (MD 650) and Ashton Road (MD 108), in the northeastern portion of Montgomery County. The Ashton Village Center Sector Plan will evaluate land uses, zoning, design and other relevant issues in the sector plan area. The Plan will also closely evaluate design and streetscape options that increase walkability and meet Vision Zero objectives for increasing pedestrian and bicyclist safety.

Planner’s Office Hours — Fred Boyd, master planner with the Montgomery County Planning Department, will be at the museum to talk informally with interested residents about the Ashton Village Center Master Plan. This is your opportunity to learn about the master plan, ask questions about land use, design, walkability and the planning process.  No appointments are necessary.  Just drop in.


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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 31, 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 8.


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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 31, 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 8.


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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 31, 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 8.


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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 31, 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 8.


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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 31, 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 8.


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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 31, 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 8.


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 29, 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 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 31, 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 8.


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Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Gift Show

December 31, 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 31, 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 8.


January 2020

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

Resident Artist Open House

January 4, 2020

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

January 5, 2020

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.


Steve Ginsburg recording statements from Michael Phelps following his Fort McHenry Tunnel arrestarrest

History Happy Hour – Wire Guys and Shooters: The Best of Sports Journalism

January 17, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$15 for Museum Members, $20 for Non-members

Writer Steve Ginsburg (a wire guy) and photographer Mark Goldman (a shooter) will regale us with anecdotes about covering the world of sports, from the pressures of being a “wire guy” – the journalists who write the stories that get fed to thousands of newspapers and broadcasters through the world – to the challenge of “shooters” – those who take the jaw-dropping images during the most crucial moments of a big game.

This program, which is being held in conjunction with Actions and Reactions: Sports Photography by Mark Goldman, examines the intense pressure of writing a compelling account of the biggest events in sports – the Super Bowl, the Olympics, the World Series – and capturing the images that provide the visual documentation.

As sports journalists who have covered nearly every acclaimed athlete in recent history, they will also share some amusing behind-the-scenes stories and discuss the difference between the players’ public persona and their locker room temperament.

Steven Ginsburg was the North American Sports Editor for Reuters for thirty years.  Mark Goldman has been a sports photographer for over thirty-five years.  His photos have appeared in every major sports publication including covers o of the venerable magazine Sports Illustrated. Mark and Steve graduated from the same class at Northwood High School.

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

 


couple ballroom dancing

Ballroom Dance

January 21, 2020

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.


silhouettes of people playing various string instruments

Museum Jam

January 26, 2020

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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February 2020

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

Resident Artist Open House

February 1, 2020

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

February 2, 2020

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.


couple ballroom dancing

Ballroom Dance

February 18, 2020

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.


teens performing at teen coffeehouse

Teen Coffeehouse

February 21, 2020

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 via email.

 

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silhouettes of people playing various string instruments

Museum Jam

February 23, 2020

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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Three Centuries of LGBTQ+ History in the Mid-Atlantic

February 28, 2020

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$15 for Museum Members, $20 for Non-members

Long before Pride parades and Supreme Court arguments over Marriage Equality, LGBTQ+ people have been part of the fabric of American life.  In this program by Dr. Christopher Mielke and local historian Ron Padrón, we will look at the hidden queer history of colonial America and the young Republic. Through documented histories of queer and gender non-conforming individuals, our speakers will cover the evolution of gender and sexuality in the mid-Atlantic over three centuries, and challenges face by Revolutionary War generals, African American schoolteachers and female husbands, among others.

Christopher Mielke received his PhD in Medieval Studies in 2017. He is currently the Head of Programming at the Beverly Heritage Center as an AmeriCorps Member with the Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area. Closer to home, he was a researcher at the Hammond-Harwood House and an intern with the Maryland State Archives.  He speaks on the subject of LGBTQ+ history and has organized queer history tours of Annapolis.

Ron Padron is an amateur historian and researcher living in Greenbelt. He has presented on the witches of colonial Maryland, particularly Rebecca Fowler –  the only person accused and executed by the colonial government for being a witch. He is also an advocate for LGBTQ+ students and other marginalized communities.

Included with your ticket are happy hour drinks and snacks.

History Happy Hours are sponsored by Therrien Waddell Construction Group.


March 2020

WondeRoom logo with child pouring paint

WondeRoom Create Date

March 1, 2020

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

March 7, 2020

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.


couple ballroom dancing

Ballroom Dance

March 17, 2020

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.


silhouettes of people playing various string instruments

Museum Jam

March 22, 2020

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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April 2020

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

Resident Artist Open House

April 4, 2020

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

April 5, 2020

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.


teens performing at teen coffeehouse

Teen Coffeehouse

April 17, 2020

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 via email.

 

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


silhouettes of people playing various string instruments

Museum Jam

April 26, 2020

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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May 2020

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

Resident Artist Open House

May 2, 2020

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

May 3, 2020

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.


silhouettes of people playing various string instruments

Museum Jam

May 24, 2020

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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June 2020

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

Resident Artist Open House

June 6, 2020

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

June 7, 2020

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.


silhouettes of people playing various string instruments

Museum Jam

June 28, 2020

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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July 2020

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

Resident Artist Open House

July 4, 2020

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

July 5, 2020

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.


silhouettes of people playing various string instruments

Museum Jam

July 26, 2020

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

IMLS_Logo


August 2020

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

Resident Artist Open House

August 1, 2020

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

August 2, 2020

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.


silhouettes of people playing various string instruments

Museum Jam

August 23, 2020

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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