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MoCo Underground Writer’s Showcase

Thursday, February 17 at 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

This is a virtual event held on Zoom.

Did you know February 17 is National Random Acts of Kindness Day? Celebrate all things kindness and discover the next best book with this month’s MoCo Underground Writers Showcase! 

Through this virtual event, get a glimpse into some of the newest books to hit the shelves as seven authors featured in The Next Best Book Club (TNBBC) share excerpts from their latest publications. Exciting tales and heartwarming stories will be presented by authors Leah Angstman, Darrin Doyle, Mahyar Amouzegar, Cameron MacKenzie, Wendy J. Fox, Jennifer Fliss, and Joan Schwieghardt.  Our special guest host for the evening will be poet Lynne Schmidt, whose latest chapbook, Sexytime, launches in February!

TNBCC Publicity is passionate about supporting the small press and self-publishing communities. Founded by Lori Hettler in 2007, TNBBC’s mission is to spread the word about the amazing publishers, authors, and books that readers might otherwise not hear of. Come find your new favorite author and explore a world of unique books!

Tickets are free; advance registration required.

For accommodation requests, please contact the museum via email or at 301-774-0022.

 

Details

Date:
Thursday, February 17
Time:
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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The Spring Open Mic

Tuesday, February 15 at 7:00 pm 9:30 pm

Join us every Tuesday for the best open mic in Montgomery County. Hosted by rob Hinkal and Rowan Corbett, and in collaboration with the Institute of Musical Traditions, the Spring Open Mic welcomes all performers – beginners, pros, and everywhere in-between – as well as listeners, to the open air courtyard at Sandy Spring Museum.  A featured artist will perform each week and the open mic will be livestreamed on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch (but performers must perform in-person!)

Tonight our featured artist is Eli Lev!

Rising singer-songwriter and global citizen Eli Lev is making the world a smaller place, one song at a time. Eli pens lyrics and melodies for everyday enlightenment—songs that resonate because they’re heartfelt, earthy, and offer the wisdom he’s gained through lifelong travel and self-discovery.

Prior to becoming a full time musician, the Silver Spring, MD native spent three years as an 8th grade English teacher on the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona. The indigenous traditions he learned during this time are the inspiration for his Four Directions project. Just as each cardinal direction holds unique characteristics in the Navajo tradition, so do each of the albums in Eli’s ‘Four Directions Project.’ Together, the series imaginatively and intrepidly connects spheres and generations within a body of work that is irresistibly uplifting, emotionally resonant, and down-to-earth authentic.

A suggested donation of $10, which will help sustain the event, can be paid through the registration link or in-person at the program.

Should you have technical questions about the Open Mic and/or your performance, please contact rob Hinkal at (301) 910-2575. For accommodation requests, please contact the museum via email or at (301) 774-0022.

Pre-registration is required to perform and requested of all attendees. In an abundance of caution, only the first twenty-five registrants will be allowed to attend. To enter, you will be asked to show either a COVID-19 vaccine card or proof of a negative PCR test within 48-hours of The Spring Open Mic.

Details

Date:
Tuesday, February 15
Time:
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Cost:
Donation
Website:
REGISTER »
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 United States
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(301) 774-0022
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Nesting Habits: From Eagles and Owls to Backyard Birds

Sunday, February 13 at 2:00 pm 4:00 pm

This is a virtual event held on Zoom.

Can you spot an eagle’s nest in the wild? Learn how to transform your own backyard into a birder’s paradise.

Explore Maryland and the D.C. area through a bird’s eye view with expert and local naturalist Sue Muller. Discover tips and tricks on how to find eagles and owls in your area as Sue discusses her work on the Maryland/ D.C. Breeding Bird Atlas 3. Sue will also talk about the exciting project on mapping the distribution of local nesting patterns. Find out how you can participate in the mapping project and share your observations with scientists working to understand our changing ecosystems.

Sue will also be sharing some simple ways to help make our gardens the perfect nesting habitat for birds this season. Invite your family and friends to learn with you.

Sue Muller has a life-long passion for birds and environmental conservation. After earning a degree from West Virginia University in Wildlife Management, Sue spent 35 years of her 40-year career with the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks. Currently, she is the Howard County Co-coordinator for the Maryland/DC Breeding Bird Atlas 3 and a contributing editor for the Maryland Biodiversity Project.

For accommodation requests, please contact the museum via email or at 301-774-0022.

Details

Date:
Sunday, February 13
Time:
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Website:
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MD United States

The Spring Open Mic

Tuesday, February 8 at 7:00 pm 9:30 pm

Join us every Tuesday for the best open mic in Montgomery County. Hosted by rob Hinkal and Rowan Corbett, and in collaboration with the Institute of Musical Traditions, the Spring Open Mic welcomes all performers – beginners, pros, and everywhere in-between – as well as listeners, to the open air courtyard at Sandy Spring Museum.  A featured artist will perform each week and the open mic will be livestreamed on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch (but performers must perform in-person!)

Tonight our featured artist is The Honey Badgers!

When Michael Natrin asked Erin Magnin to dust off her rarely played fiddle and join him for a couple songs at a local showcase, the two never imagined they were creating a musical partnership that would continue far into the future. Almost eight years later, the Honey Badgers are bringing their distinctive harmonies and sincere Americana sound to stages across the mid-Atlantic. Weaving their voices together over driving guitar, lonesome violin, and punchy harmonica, The Honey Badgers create a sound that is carefree, satisfying, and fun.

A suggested donation of $10, which will help sustain the event, can be paid through the registration link or in-person at the program.

Should you have technical questions about the Open Mic and/or your performance, please contact rob Hinkal at (301) 910-2575. For accommodation requests, please contact the museum via email or at (301) 774-0022.

Pre-registration is required to perform and requested of all attendees. In an abundance of caution, only the first twenty-five registrants will be allowed to attend. To enter, you will be asked to show either a COVID-19 vaccine card or proof of a negative PCR test within 48-hours of The Spring Open Mic.

Details

Date:
Tuesday, February 8
Time:
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Cost:
Donation
Website:
REGISTER »
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 United States
+ Google Map
(301) 774-0022
View Venue Website

The Spring Open Mic

Tuesday, February 1 at 7:00 pm 9:30 pm

Join us every Tuesday for the best open mic in Montgomery County. Hosted by rob Hinkal and Rowan Corbett, and in collaboration with the Institute of Musical Traditions, the Spring Open Mic welcomes all performers – beginners, pros, and everywhere in-between – as well as listeners, to the open air courtyard at Sandy Spring Museum.  A featured artist will perform each week and the open mic will be livestreamed on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch (but performers must perform in-person!)

Tonight our featured artist is Tal Naccarato!

“…..Tal is a one-man revue of a dozen of the great blues guitar masters,…..”, (Mike Livingston, Program Chair, ‘Folk Society of Greater Washington’ (FSGW)

“…Tal Naccarato plays old style ragtime and blues guitar after the fashion of such greats as Happy Traum and Dave Van Ronk. He delivers the classics of the folks like Reverend Gary Davis and Jorma Kaukonen, (and) …his own compositions in the same genre.” Mike Aggrarov, Troubadour Chairperson / The Folk Project

A suggested donation of $10, which will help sustain the event, can be paid through the registration link or in-person at the program.

Should you have technical questions about the Open Mic and/or your performance, please contact rob Hinkal at (301) 910-2575. For accommodation requests, please contact the museum via email or at (301) 774-0022.

Pre-registration is required to perform and requested of all attendees. In an abundance of caution, only the first twenty-five registrants will be allowed to attend. To enter, you will be asked to show either a COVID-19 vaccine card or proof of a negative PCR test within 48-hours of The Spring Open Mic.

Details

Date:
Tuesday, February 1
Time:
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Cost:
Donation
Website:
REGISTER »
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 United States
+ Google Map
(301) 774-0022
View Venue Website