Park staff, volunteers, and visitors observed the C&O Canal National Historical Park’s 45th birthday with birthday cake, music, and 19th century games at Great Falls Tavern, on Saturday, Jan. 9. Thirty years of public debate over the future of the “Grand Old Ditch” ended on Jan.8, 1971 when President Nixon signed legislation creating the C&O Canal National Historical Park.
Vanessa, Taman and Lincoln Morris at the Fall Frolic, held Oct. 31 at Glen Echo Park. The free event included pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating, and a costume parade around the park.
Potomac Presbyterian Church on River Road hosted the Metropolitan Community Club Craft Show on Friday-Saturday, Oct . 16-17.
The open house on Sunday, Oct. 11 at Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department offered a variety of activities.
County and school officials celebrated International Walk To School Day at Bells Mill Elementary School on Wednesday, Oct. 7.
Park Ranger David Dyre leads a tour of the Clara Barton House on Saturday, Sept. 19. The house will be closing Oct. 1 for a two-year renovation project.
From left: Mark Chen, Amber Tien looking on, and Nathaniel Tessema, play a game of chess on Saturday, July 25 at the Potomac Library. Their game ended in a stalemate. The Potomac Chess Group invites participants of all ages to play chess at the library on Saturdays from 3 to 5 p.m.
Spring horse trials were Saturday, June 13, at Bittersweet Field in Poolesville.
Winston Churchill hosts annual Blast from the Past.
“Opposition” — this year’s thematic thread that weaves through the 26th Annual Blast from the Past song and dance production — brings to light the concept of opposition within musical numbers.
Volunteers working at Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department’s Christmas Tree sale include (from left) Elisabeth Kan, Coley O'Brien, Rachel Bojarski, Shane Andersen and Zach Ebaugh.