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.
Churchill High School will present “Little Shop of Horrors,” Nov. 14, 15, 21 and 22 from 7-9 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. Tickets, available at door, are $10 for students with ID and $15 for adults.
Julie Stevens' kindergarten class dressed up for the Halloween parade and party at the Carderock Springs Elementary School.
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, County Council President Craig Rice and Councilmembers Roger Berliner, Marc Elrich, Cherri Branson and Nancy Floreen joined residents of the Scotland community for a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the Bette Carol Thompson Scotland Neighborhood Recreation Center on Saturday, Nov. 1.
MSI held its annual festival on Sunday, Nov. 2, for players and families in its program for children with special needs. The event was held on the athletic field at Potomac Community Center.
Potomac Country Vintage Arts Festival
During the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Oct. 5, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church on Bradley Boulevard, Derek Solberg, vicar, at the church, blesses Wink on the right and Sena on the left.
The River Falls Doggy Swim attracted four-legged swimmers on Sunday, Sept. 7.
Waltz Dance at Glen Echo
Glen Echo Park began in 1891 as a National Chautauqua Assembly, which taught the sciences, arts, languages, and literature. By the early 1900s Glen Echo Park had become an amusement park, serving the Washington area until 1968.
Level Fitness at 7687 Macarthur Blvd., Cabin John, presented a family fitness event on Saturday, May 11.
Art honors Dr. John Sever.
The Potomac Rotary Club unveiled commissioned murals on Feb. 20 to be installed at the Children’s National Medical Center in honor of Dr. John L. Sever, a founder of the Polio Plus effort of Rotary International to eradicate polio throughout the world.
The Clara Barton National Historic Site in Glen Echo offered free Victorian holiday greeting card workshops last weekend.
The Clara Barton Community Center hosted its sixth annual Haunted House on Sunday, Oct. 28.
Hundreds of horses and riders, including at least one rider headed to London on the shortlist for the Olympics — Allison Springer — converged at Bittersweet Field this weekend, June 16-17, for the Seneca Valley Pony Club Horse Trials.
The Connelly School of the Holy Child hosted the Tiger Trot race on April 15.
The Walt Whitman Fashion Show, "A Night in Paris," took place on Friday, May 4 in the school's auditorium.