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Wine & Beer for Leap Year @ Woman's Club of Chevy Chase
Feb 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Pair up with friends for a taste of something new! Join us as we leap into a fun evening of appetizer pairings with wine and craft beers. Non-alcoholic drinks will also be available. Local experts will introduce regional wines and beers and highlight various pairings throughout the evening. Reservations requested – please send an email to
Tickets will also be available at the door (credit cards accepted). Cost: $30 each member and member’s guest; $40 non-member. Proceeds support local charities and building preservation.
Pairing highlights will begin at 6:30 and be held on the half hour (6:30, 7:00, 7:30 and 8:00)

Silver Spring + Takoma Park Restaurant Week @ Silver Spring + Takoma Park, MD
Mar 14 – Mar 22 all-day
Silver Spring + Takoma Park Restaurant Week @ Silver Spring + Takoma Park, MD |  |  |

Silver Spring-Takoma Park Restaurant Week 2020 is a nine-day celebration that highlights the variety of delicious fine dining options available in the greater Silver Spring and Takoma Park area. Participating restaurants will offer special two and three course menus at fabulous prices the week of March 14-22, 2020.

Kitchen Guild Open House: Straight from the Fire @ Riversdale House Museum
Mar 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Kitchen Guild Open House: Straight from the Fire @ Riversdale House Museum |  |  |

Have you ever wondered what cooking was like for those in the past? Do you enjoy cooking at home?

Come cozy up in the Dependency with the Kitchen Guild to learn about 18th & 19th century open hearth cooking and discover how Federal-era foods compare to today’s dishes! Sample food that was made using historic recipes, and hear more about what the Guild does throughout the year!

All ages welcome! Registration required by March 12. | 301-864-0420

Community Forklift Spring Garden Festival @ Community Forklift
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Community Forklift Spring Garden Festival @ Community Forklift

Community Forklift is hosting their annual Spring Garden Party on Saturday, April 4, from 10am to 3pm.

Now in its 11th year, the Garden Party has become a metro wide tradition, drawing gardeners, farmers, designers, homeowners, and families from across the region. It marks the return of spring and celebrates the start of the gardening season. Each winter, the nonprofit collects donations of gently-used and surplus garden and landscaping supplies and decor, then makes the items available to the public during the event for 30% – 70% below retail.
A bit like Black Friday for gardeners, the warehouse opens at 9am, and shoppers line up even earlier, eager to dig through piles of gently-used gardening tools, outdoor furniture, bricks, and planters. The first in line can find gems, but late risers should not worry – the sales floor will be restocked throughout the day.
This annual festival includes gardening and sustainability experts; vendors offering seeds, seedlings, and other homemade garden goodies; and workshops on topics like home composting and beekeeping. There is entertainment for all ages, including crafts, free face-painting, music, and local food.
Attendees are encouraged to wear seersucker suits, fancy hats, frilly dresses, and other garden party finery, as it has become a regular part of this cherished community party.
Proceeds from the sale support our mission to create green jobs, reduce waste, educate the public about reuse, and provide free home improvement supplies to nonprofits and neighbors in need.
Event sponsorship information is available by emailing:

Hike & Seek: Egg Hunt @ Locust Grove Nature Center
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hike & Seek: Egg Hunt @ Locust Grove Nature Center

Looking for a little adventure? Follow the clues as you hike around Cabin John Park to solve a new nature-themed puzzle each month.

This month, hunt for colorful eggs hidden along a trail through the woods. Exchange the eggs you find for a prize. Learn about the beautiful diversity of our native birds’ eggs through a special exhibit in our Program Room.

INSTRUCTIONS for this special edition of Hike & Seek: Due to the popularity of this program, you *must* be pre-registered; we cannot accept drop-ins. To help us manage crowds, please register for a specific time slot.

Natural surface trails are not stroller accessible. Severe weather cancels the program. Please register everyone in your group.


All ages. $2 per person (adults and children over the age of 2). See Less

X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Apr 23 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
X-STEM Extreme STEM Symposium @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center |  |  |

The USA Science & Engineering Festival kicks off with some of the greatest visionaries at X-STEM DC 2020 — an Extreme STEM symposium for students. Meet engineers, climate change scientists, astrophysicists, life science researchers, artificial intelligence experts and inventors. Listen in on a variety of mind-blowing talks on the hottest science topics. Space is limited and advance registration is required! Register at

DMV Oral Cancer Foundation 5k walk/run @ Sligo-Dennis Avenue Park
Apr 25 all-day
DMV Oral Cancer Foundation 5k walk/run @ Sligo-Dennis Avenue Park |  |  |

Join us for a family and dog friendly 5k run/walk. Every dollar goes directly to the Oral Cancer Foundation that raises and money for this awful disease. There will be raffle tickets sold on site for your chance to win autographed items from Caps/Wizards/Nationals, gift certificates to local hotels/restaurants, tickets to Nats/Caps game, teeth whitening, etc. Coffee and light fare will be available. Photobooth. Bathrooms on site. Playground close by. Come out and get those steps in for a GREAT cause. We can’t wait to see you!
*If you would like to volunteer and run/walk for free please email

Westmoreland Hills Garden Club “Garden & Gourmet” Sale @ The “Corner Garden”
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Westmoreland Hills Garden Club "Garden & Gourmet" Sale @ The “Corner Garden” |  |  |

– Perennials: curated selection of highest quality plants from local area gardens at excellent prices
– Annuals: a beautiful variety of shade and sun annuals, herbs & hanging baskets
– Gourmet Foods: from delicious brunch favorites to luncheon specials, cocktail hour nibbles, dinner entrees and of course, something sweet
– Corner Café: Fresh coffee & tea, individually packaged baked goods & breakfast treats to enjoy on the spot
– Children’s Crafts: Fun arts & crafts activities

Admission: Free.

Payment by cash or check only. All proceeds support local conservation & gardening charitable organizations and the Westmoreland Hills community gardens maintenance.

For more information check our website:

USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm
USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center |  |  |

Get inspired at the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo — the nation’s largest STEM celebration! The Expo — which is free for kids and celebrating its 10th anniversary — is the world’s most compelling, exciting, and educational festival and workforce development event. It features over 1,000+ hands-on activities exploring space, robotics, genomics, climate, medicine and more; incredible stage shows; and science stars such as Dr. Kate Biberdorf AKA “Kate The Chemist,” Science Educator Justin Shaifer, and America’s Science Teacher Steve Spangler.

Books in Bloom @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
May 31 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Books in Bloom @ Merriweather Post Pavilion |  |  |

This year marks the 4th Annual Books in Bloom, bringing together the country’s best and brightest literary minds for a daylong festival celebrating the joy of books and reading. The event is free and open to the public and features panels of authors from a variety of genres, outdoor games and activities, food from local vendors, and more.

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