Nominations are now open for the Montgomery Serves Awards, Montgomery County’s highest honor for volunteer service. This annual awards program, coordinated by the Montgomery County Volunteer Center, recognizes volunteer efforts in the following categories:
To nominate deserving volunteers, complete the appropriate online nomination forms, in the hyperlinked categories above, no later than Friday, Feb. 28, at 5 p.m.
Award recipients will be honored at a gala ceremony attended by County and State dignitaries the evening of Monday, April 27, at Imagination Stage at 4908 Auburn Avenue in Bethesda. Tickets are available at no charge but must be reserved.
The Beacon Newspapers presents “Celebration of the Arts 2020.”
The Online Competition is Accepting Entries Now throughMarch 20, 2020.
The Competition is designed to enable amateur artists 50 and over throughout the MD/DC/VA region to enter their best works in one or more of seven categories: Painting; Drawing; Sculpture/Carving; Ceramics/Pottery; Photography/Digital; Mixed Media/Textile and Stained Glass/Jewelry
HOW TO ENTER – On-line Competition runs through March 20, 2020
Amateur artists may enter original works created after the age of 50 in one or more of seven categories (up to three in each category).
Painting: any one-dimensional work on any flat surface in watercolor, acrylic, oil paint or other paint or dye
Drawing: any one-dimensional work on any flat surface in pen and ink, charcoal or pastel
Sculpture/Carving: molded, cast, carved or assembled from stone, wood, metal, found objects or other hard materials
Ceramics/Pottery: hand built, pinch, slab, coil or wheel-thrown earthenware, stoneware and porcelain
Mixed Media/Textile: three-dimensional objects other than sculpture, as well as works including, but not limited to, quilts, rugs, tapestries and wall hangings
As the saying goes, the early bird gets the worm! So is the case with tickets for the 6th Annual Comfort Cases Galaset to take place on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Rockville, MD (5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, MD 20852) from 6-11 pm. The Gala will feature music, live and silent auctions, food and drinks and benefit the programs and services of Comfort Cases. Tickets are $150 per person during the EARLY BIRD special pricing from NOW until February 19th and then on the 20th, ticket prices will be $175.00. To purchase a ticket, visit https://www.comfortcases.org/gala-1 or by calling 301-605-7813.
Comfort Cases is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Rockville, Md. Rob and Reece Scheer established the charity in October 2013 on a mission to inspire communities to bring dignity and hope to youth entering the foster care system by providing them with backpacks filled with personal items such as toothbrushes, pajamas, soap, shampoo, conditioner and a blanket, among other things. To date, the charity has distributed more than 60,000 Cases to children in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.comfortcases.org.
The Tree House Tour de Cookie is The Tree House’s annual non-competitive, family-friendly, fun-filled bike ride. Riders choose among multiple routes to ride, stopping at cookie stands to collect treats along the way. In addition to the ride, we hold a Family Expo, where a host of fun activities are available for our riders and non-riding attendees. The event is designed to raise awareness of the issue of child abuse and the services provided by The Tree House CAC, as well as raise funds for services provided to children and families impacted by abuse. It is our MAIN fundraiser. All proceeds benefit The Tree House, allowing us to better serve our clients.
Join Co-Chairs Jeffrey Z. Slavin and Theresa Testoni for the Raise Your Glass Wine Tasting Event to benefit CaringMatters.
The CaringMatters 6th Annual Raise Your Glass wine tasting fundraiser is Thursday, May 14 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the home of Theresa Testoni and John Moulden in Silver Spring, MD. This elegant evening will feature a delicious tasting of wines, hors d’oeuvres, raffle prizes, and free valet parking. Click below to purchase early bird tickets.