Community Notes


BUSBOYS ON LIVE: OPEN MIC AND POETRY SLAM ON IG LIVE Recurring weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8-10pm.

CHARM CITY TRIVIA NIGHT Wednesdays 7-9pm, 5485 Restaurant & Bar, Twin Knolls Road, Columbia, MD. Presented By: DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia. No cover.

DURUFLE REQUIEM recurring daily thru March 6, 2022, Columbia Pro Cantare, 8510 High Ridge Road, Studio 17, Ellicott City, MD. Call 410-696-2888 for more information. Free.


GENTLE HATHA YOGA AT NOON virtual, Wednesday, January 12, 12-1pm. Gentle Hatha Yoga is perfect for those who are just starting out with yoga, are less mobile, or simply want a more relaxed yoga experience. Supported by Friends of the Library Chevy Chase Chapter. Come join us at noon. Each virtual class will be taught by Carolyn Ericson, a certified yoga instructor. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Chevy Chase Chapter. Join our Event Here: or Dial In: 301 715 8592. Meeting ID: 873 9086 8511. NEW: You will need to be logged in to Zoom to attend this program. You can create a free account on Zoom using the sign up link on the Zoom website - Once you are signed in on Zoom, return to this page and click on the link below to join the program.

SPANISH CONVERSATION CLUB virtual, Jan 13, 5-6:30pm. Club Espaol de Conversacin. The popular Spanish Conversation Club at Long Branch Library is now being hosted Virtually at the Silver Spring Library since Thursday, March 19, 2020. It meets every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 pm. It is conducted entirely in Spanish. Club Espaol is an opportunity for Spanish language learners to develop greater fluency in spoken Spanish, using multi-media resources in Spanish and conversations with native speakers on a variety of topics that affect daily life in the Hispanic population in our region. simply copy and paste the Zoom link in your web browser. You may be asked to download a free web app (takes a few seconds), but no Zoom account is required to participate. Please read this information on MCPL's Zoom Security setting. For security reasons, this program session will be locked 10 minutes after it begins. Please log in promptly. Join us in Zoom: or Dial In: 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 867 8068 7452.

MLK JR DAY OF SERVICE TRAIL CLEAN UP Jan 17, 10-2pm, Croydon Creek Nature Center, 852 Avery Rd, Rockville, MD.

BABY STORYTIME AT MCPL virtual, Wednesday, January 19, 10:30-11am. Enjoy Baby Storytime live with one of MCPL's children's librarians via Zoom! Songs, rhymes, lap bounces, and simple stories for infants up through about 18 months. Baby Storytime is designed for adult caregivers to enjoy together with babies, and can help develop your child's growing language skills and encourage a lifelong love of reading and learning. NEW: You will need to be logged in to Zoom to attend this program. You can create a free account on Zoom using the sign up link on the Zoom website - Once you are signed in on Zoom, return to this page and click on the link below to join the program. Join our Baby Storytime HERE: or Dial In: 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 863 9215 5260.

VIRTUAL EVENT Jan 20, 1-2pm. Thurgood Marshall: A Trail-Blazing Civil Rights Victory in Montgomery County - Virtual a presentation by Montgomery History in honor of MLK. Join Ralph Buglass for a look at the impact of Civil Rights attorney, Thurgood Marshall on Montgomery County, seventeen years before the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education. Civil rights icon Thurgood Marshall delivered an early blow to school segregation right here in Montgomery County-gaining equal pay for the county's African American teachers in 1937. This little-known legal case is often seen as the first step in Marshall's successful drive to have separate schools for white and black children declared unconstitutional, as the Supreme Court did 17 years later in a landmark decision. This illustrated talk details this remarkable local story and its national significance. Spoiler alert: the victory came at a tremendous cost to the teacher bringing the case. NEW: You will need to be logged in to Zoom to attend this program. You can create a free account on Zoom using the sign up link on the Zoom website - Once you are signed in on Zoom, return to this page and click on the link below to join the program. Join our Event Here: or Dial In: 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: Meeting ID: 870 7245 4336.

GERMANTOWN AFRICAN AMERICAN AUTHORS BOOK CLUB virtual, Sunday, January 23, 3-4pm. Join the Germantown African American Authors Book Club to discuss "Confessions in B-flat" by Donna Hill over Zoom. All are welcome! In Confessions in B-flat, "Hill spins a powerful romance between passionate young activists during the American Civil Rights Movement. After marching on Washington, D.C., Atlanta native Jason Tanner, a committed advocate of nonviolence, is tapped to open Martin Luther King Jr.'s Harlem field office. On the bus to New York, he meets Anita Hopkins, a Brooklyn-born firebrand who firmly believes in Malcolm X's message to demand equal treatment using any means necessary. Opposites attract and the pair quickly fall in love-but can they make their relationship last amid the turbulent times and despite their differing ideologies?" (Publishers Weekly). Join our Event Here: or Dial In: 301 715 8592; Meeting ID: 836 7773 6210.

HELPING INDIVIDUALS REACH EMPLOYMENT (HIRE) virtual, Jan 24, 9:30-11:30am. Register for a confidential one-on-one appointment with a career specialist. Register for a confidential one-on-one appointment! Career Specialists will help you virtually with resumes, online job applications, job research, career exploration and much more. Slots fill up fast! Register today! Registration is required. The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants 24hrs prior to the session. Looking for resources to help with your job search or career? Take a look at these resources using your library card. Don't have a card right now? No worries! Find out how to Get a Library Card. Job Seekers Resources Guide - Gale Course - 12 Steps To A Successful Job Search. Gale Course - Resume Writing Workshop. All Gale Courses - LinkedIn Learning - Job Now:

OLNEY JEWISH BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP virtual, Jan 25, 2-3pm. Join us for a virtual discussion of "The Only Woman in the Room" by Marie Benedict. All are welcome! Physical copies will be available at Olney Library. Please call 240-773-9545 during Olney's telephone hours to confirm before coming to the branch. E-books are available through MCPL's digital resources: Hoopla: Overdrive/Libby: Registrants will be emailed information on accessing the virtual book discussion. Please feel free to join the meeting early to check your connection, settings, etc.

CHINESE FOR BEGINNERS virutal, Jan 27, 4-5:30pm. Weekly Mandarin Chinese classes offered on Thursdays for children ages 5 to 10. Classes will cover basic vocabulary, sentence structure, and conversational practice. Weekly Mandarin Chinese classes offered on Thursdays for children ages 5 to 10. Classes will cover basic vocabulary, sentence structure, and conversational practice. This class is full and is no longer accepting new registrations. If you are interested in participating, please email the instructors at to request to be notified when there are openings.

CLIMATE CHANGE, JUST A CHANGE OR A CRISIS? with meteorologist Bob Ryan. Virtual event, Feb 10, 1-2:30pm. This program is free and open to all and is presented by COFFEA (Council of Former Federal Executives & Associates) in collaboration with Little Falls Village and in partnership with the Little Falls Library of Montgomery County Public Libraries. Registration is required at least a day prior to the event. Please register at or by calling the Little Falls Village office at 301-320-3267. Please note, you will be asked to provide your name and contact information to Little Falls Village and will receive emails about the event after you register. Join our Event Here:


CASH BINGO Jan 15, snow date Jan 22, sponsored by the ACCVESA at the Winfield Fire Department, 1320 W. Old Liberty Rd, Sykesville, MD. Doors open at 4:30pm, dinner served at 5pm, games start at 6pm. $40 per person includes 20 regular games, 2 early bird games, dinner. Extra cards, special games, dabbers, 50/50 available for purchase. Bingo to benefit the LAMSFA Bessie Marshall Fund, the CCVESA Scholarship Fund and the ACCVESA. For tickets call Becky at 410-795-133 ext 341 or contact any Ladies Auxiliary member.

WINFIELD LADIES AUXILIARY PRESENT: VALENTINE'S DAY DANCE Feb 12, 7pm-11pm, Winfield Fire hall, 1320 W. Old Liberty Rd, Sykesville, MD.Doors open at 5:30pm. Band performing 7-11pm. Music by The Dixie Wind Band with Mike Harrison & Bud Hirschmann from the River's Bend Band. Hors d'oeuvres & dessert. BYOB setups provided. Food served 6-8pm. Dessert served 9-10pm. raffles/door prizes, BYOB/BYO beer, sets ups only supplied. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door. For more information or tickets contact Becky at 410-795-1333 ext 341.

CHURCH TO HOLD FOOD PANTRY Ebenezer United Methodist Church will hold the "Rock of Help" Food Pantry for anyone in the community in need of food from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at the food pantry building, behind the church, 4901 Woodbine Road, Winfield. Non-perishable foods, assorted frozen foods, a non-food household item and children's shoes are available. Due to COVID restrictions, the food pantry currently is strictly drive-through only. Church staff will put pre-loaded bags of food in your car. The food pantry will be held Saturday Jan. 15, Feb.19, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov.19 and Dec. 17, 2022. The church is one-half mile south of Liberty Road on Woodbine Road. Information: call the church office at 410-795-6136 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; e-mail; or go to

PRAYER SHAWL GROUP A Prayer Shawl Group that meets every Tuesday from 1-3pm in the Parish Center. We knit and crochet shawls and give them to the Dove House and Little Sister's of the Poor or those who are sick and have lost a loved one. If you knit or crochet and can join us on Tuesday's please do so. You can contact Eileen Foerster 443-289-8624.


MIKE BROOKS & FRIENDS WITH STILL FAMILIAR Jan 16, 7-9pm, Presented by Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD. $40-$55 per person. 301-600-2828.

IN CONVERSATION - JOHN LEGUIZAMO Jan 28, 8pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick Street, Frederick, $55-$75 per person.

MISSING PIECES ART EXHIBIT recurring weekly on Friday & Saturday 12-8pm, Sunday 12-4pm thru Jan 30, 2022, NOMA Gallery, 437 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. Free admission. 443-474-4714.

DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! NEIGHBOR DAY Feb 2, 3pm, Presented By Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., $17-$25 per person.

GANGSTAGRASS Feb 3, 7:30pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts,20 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MD. $10 in advance or Pay-What-You-Want at the door.

THE DOWNTOWN SATURDAY BAZAAR Saturdays Oct 31 thru Feb 19, 2022, 12-5pm, 331 Market St. Parking Lot, 331 N. Market St., Frederick, MD. Free.

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER - DUTCH'S DAUGHTER 1/14/2022, 2/4/2022, 3/11/2022, 4/1/2022, 5/20/2022, 7-10pm, 581 Himes Avenue, Frederick, MD. 410-549-2722. $85 per person.


MARTIN LUTHER KING JR WEEKEND: A CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM In celebration of the Museum's designation as a National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Site, and in honor of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the B&O is hosting special programming exploring the concept of freedom on Sun, Jan. 16, and MLK Day, Mon, Jan 17. Schedule of Events Sunday, January 16, 11:30am; Train Ride, 12-4pm; Kids Activity in Roundhouse, 1pm; Train Ride, 2-4pm; For this celebration of MLK Jr. Day, Reverend Montgomery of Union Baptist Church will join the museum for a presentation, Motivation to March On, followed by a soloist recital from the church's choir. This will be followed by an African American History public tour, From Slavery to Civil Rights, through the museum. Monday, January 17, 10am-12pm Noon: Kids Activity in Roundhouse; 12 Noon: Train Ride; 1-1:30pm From Slavery to Civil Rights Junior Tour; 2:30-3 PM: From Slavery to Civil Rights Public Tour. B&O 901 West Pratt St., Baltimore, MD. 410-752-2490.