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Feb
25
Tue
Medical Museum Science Cafe: The Silent War – Wound Infections – Past, Present, and Future @ National Museum of Health and Medicine
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Medical Museum Science Cafe: The Silent War - Wound Infections - Past, Present, and Future @ National Museum of Health and Medicine

Join us for this discussion on how the military combats wound infections today compared to past wars. And learn how the problem of multidrug-resistant bacteria is changing the game in the fight against bacterial infections.

Speaker: Daniel Zurawski, Ph.D., Chief of Pathogenesis and Virulence for the Bacterial Disease Branch, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.

This event is free! For more information call (301) 319-3303 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/173910460584528/.

Feb
28
Fri
Fridays on the Farm: Live Music from the Jeff Carmella Band @ Rocklands Farm Winery
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fridays on the Farm: Live Music from the Jeff Carmella Band @ Rocklands Farm Winery |  |  |

Enjoy live Blues music by the Jeff Carmella Band from 6pm – 9pm on Friday, February 28th in our cozy tasting room. Music is free. Rocklands wine by the glass, flight, and bottle all night! Last call for open bottles and glasses at 8:30pm.

Food Vendor: The Paella & Tapas Place serving traditional Spanish paella and tapas. Food service begins at 5:30pm.

About Jeff Carmella:
Jeff Carmella started out playing guitar in southwestern Pennsylvania at the age of 17 as a self-taught ear player. He received his first guitar, a Montgomery Wards acoustic guitar, as a present from his older brother Ron. Then cousin Floyd Dorazio (aka Tyk) showed him his first few chords on that acoustic guitar, and he hasn’t stopped since.

His first band, in 1979, was a country rock/southern rock band called “The Good Neighbors Band.” They started out jamming in his mother’s garage, just for the fun of it. After encouragement from their friends, they transitioned into a working band and gained local-area recognition by winning a music contest sponsored by a local Pittsburgh radio station. The GNB original composition, the one that won the contest, was called “Kentucky Whiskey and Pennsylvania Women.,” written by a fellow band mate, Keith Wilson, a Kentucky native.

Since living in Maryland he has been a member of several different bands, “J.C and the HepCats” being the most long-lasting—over 20 years. He also started his own band, ”The Jeff Carmella Band” playing for swing dances in the Washington metropolitan area and for other community events. He enjoys playing a variety of genres: jazz, swing, blues, country and rockabilly as well as his original music.

He has shared the stage with and/or opened for such names as Leon Russell, Link Wray, Bill Kirchen, Johnny Castle (The Nighthawks/The Thrillbilly’s), Seth Justman (The J. Geils Band), Dave Elliott (Danny Gatton/Redneck Jazz) and Mark Noone (The Slickee Boys).

More recently he has been playing guitar for the “Batuque Band”, a Brazilian music band. The word “batuque” means a gathering of dancers and musicians where singing and percussion are the essence of the occasion.

In addition to the “Batuque Band”, he has been teaching guitar lessons at Bones Jones Music in Rockville Maryland.

Mar
7
Sat
The Doctor is In! March Office Hours with Dr. Stonestreet @ Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Doctor is In! March Office Hours with Dr. Stonestreet @ Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine

Following the reopening and reinterpretation of our Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine in October 2019, Dr. Stonestreet (portrayed by Clarence Hickey) will be holding “Office Hours” the first Saturday of each month–each time following a different theme–from 12-4 pm.

March 7 Office Hours | 19th Century Farm and Mill Accidents

Farms and Mills were an essential part of 19th century life in Montgomery County. About 40 mills operated on the County’s streams, and were a workplace source of accidents and injuries. About two thirds of the County was farmland, another source of accidents and injuries. Visit the museum with Dr. Stonestreet and see how injuries were treated by country doctors, using a life-sized mannequin posing as an injured worker.

These events are family friendly and open to the public free of charge. For questions about Office Hours, please contact us at 301-340-2825. For more information about Dr. Stonestreet and the Stonestreet Museum, visit our website, www.MontgomeryHistory.org.

Mar
8
Sun
Urban Blues – Pastel Paintings by Geoff Desobry @ Waverly Street Gallery
Mar 8 – Apr 4 all-day
Urban Blues - Pastel Paintings by Geoff Desobry @ Waverly Street Gallery

Urban Blues consists of pastel works on paper completed in 2019 and early 2020. The city at night was the initial theme. Much like a jazz improvisation, the pieces expanded to to embrace all that is blue.

Mar
13
Fri
Opening Reception: Urban Blues – Pastel Paintings by Geoff Desobry @ Waverly Street Gallery
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Opening Reception: Urban Blues - Pastel Paintings by Geoff Desobry @ Waverly Street Gallery

Opening reception. Urban Blues consists of pastel works on paper completed in 2019 and early 2020. The city at night was the initial theme. Much like a jazz improvisation, the pieces expanded to to embrace all that is blue.

Mar
17
Tue
Tuesday Talks: “Macedonia Baptist–Little Church on a Hill” @ Beall-Dawson House
Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Tuesday Talks: "Macedonia Baptist--Little Church on a Hill" @ Beall-Dawson House |  |  |

Montgomery History’s lunchtime lecture series, Tuesday Talks, covers various aspects of local history. The programs begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. with seating ready just before noon. The lectures are free and everyone is welcome to attend.

“Macedonia Baptist: Little Church on a Hill”
Speaker: Amy Rispin
Tuesday, March 7
12 pm – 1 pm
Beall-Dawson House (103 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville, MD 20850)
FREE

The Macedonia Baptist Church was organized in 1920 as a mission to the Bethesda area by Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Rockville, Maryland. It had its origin with prayer service led by Reverend Will Mason in the upstairs room of Deacon Thomas’ home in Scotland, Maryland. Its first true location was on Elm Street in Bethesda, where it ministered to the faith needs of African Americans who manned the coal yards and building supplies businesses that catered to the growing white development in and around “Miller’s Flats”. In 1945, Rock Creek Baptist Church of Tenleytown was forced to leave its location as the District of Columbia cleared the way for Fort Reno Park, thus leaving a void in faith needs for African American citizens of nearby River Rd in Montgomery County; under Rev. Mason, Macedonia expanded into its current location at River Road and Clipper Lane and has served members of that community ever since, even as they must return to that location after dispersal of their community in the early 1960s.

Tuesday Talks are always free and open to the public! For more information, visit our website or contact us at 301-340-2825.

Mar
21
Sat
Brain Awareness Day at the Medical Museum @ National Museum of Health and Medicine
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Brain Awareness Day at the Medical Museum @ National Museum of Health and Medicine |  |  |

Explore the exciting world of neuroscience! Learn about prevention and treatment of traumatic brain injury. Discover how your brain works. Explore STEM career paths. Join brain scientists, researchers, clinicians, and museum educators and enjoy interactive demonstrations and exhibits about the brain. This event is free! All ages welcomes. For more information call (301) 319-3303 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/467921480757348/.

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