Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Concerts, parades, family activities and more will honor the U.S. military.
Memorial Day Weekend 2013 runs from May 25-27 and is the unofficial first weekend of summer. County schools are closed and many offices close to mark this holiday. While swimming pools typically open up this weekend, there are a number of other local activities that may interest you and your family. Washington, D.C. National Memorial Day Concert - Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna will serve as hosts for the annual event which takes place on the West Lawn on the U.S. Capitol building. Dramatic readings, documentaries and a diverse array of musical acts will help the nation honor the military. National Memorial Day Parade - Sponsored by the World War II Veteran’s Committee, the 2013 parade will begin at the corner of Constitution Avenue and …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Author F. Scott Fitzgerald had deep ties in Maryland, some of which you can see for yourself.
Don't expect a glittering movie opening of the The Great Gatsby, and its mega stars Leonardio DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan, anywhere near The Free State. F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of the novel (published in 1925) that provided the inspiration for the three-dimensional film, however, was deeply entrenched in the region during his lifetime, with landmarks to his family and his literary works sprinkled from Rockville to Towson. Even if you're not lining up for the premiere Friday, find a little of Gatbsy's Roaring '20s vibe nearby: 1. The Fitzgerald family—F. Scott, his wife Zelda and their daughter Scottie—spent more time in Baltimore than any other place, according to University of Maryland professor emeritus Jackson Bryer…
Monday, May 6, 2013
Closing exhibits will not be replaced to save on security costs.
Exhibits that are scheduled to close at the Hirshhorn, National Museum of African Art and Smithsonian will not be replaced due to sequestration, according to a Smithsonian spokeswoman. Linda St. Thomas told the DCist website that “in terms of the security of our visitors, bigger crowds require more security,” but she added, “Every museum is still open every day.” The actual number of exhibits accessible to visitors at open museums are yet another casualty of sequestration. On April 16, Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough warned Congress of the potential effects of sequestration on the area’s museums - gallery closings, reduced educational program offerings and building maintenance issues. The Hirshhorn, National Museum of African Art …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Sequels, reboots and aliens to dominate theaters.
Big, loud blockbusters tend to draw the summer crowds, it's been said, and 2013 may have the biggest and loudest yet. Patch has put together this guide to help you plan your summer movie watching schedule. Here's are some of the flicks you might catch at Royale 14 in Hyattsville this summer. Check Fandango for a list of show times and dates. May Movies While summer may not technically begin until Friday, June 21, 2013, Hollywood is getting a jump on things, with some big openings in May. Iron Man 3 - Friday, May 3 (PG-13) The third installment of the franchise that has already brought in more than a billion dollars finds Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) battling an enemy out to eliminate Stark’s friends and family. Star Trek: Into Darkness…
The event will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Riverdale Park Town Center parking lot.
Submitted by the Riverdale Park Arts Council The Riverdale Park Arts Council’s sixth annual arts and music festival will feature the Rodney Kelley Jazz Experience with saxophonist Russell Lyles live in Town Center at the Marc Station, Sunday, May 5, 2013. The daylong program will also feature more than four dozen local and regional artists and artisans, a variety of live musical performances, the second-annual Youth Poetry Slam!, a burgeoning Literary Corner, and World of Wheels, our parked parade of vintage vehicles. In addition, members of the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation will perform and more musical artists are being added to the line-up. The winner of the Second Gerald King Scholarship for Realism Painting will also be …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The Greenbelt movie theater was chosen to compete for grant money from Partners in Preservation.
The city of Greenbelt would like to rennovate the old Greenbelt Theatre, but in order to do so the city needs your support. The theater is competing for grant money from Partners in Preservation which along with American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation is set to give $1 million in grant money to DC-area historic places. The theater is one of 24 places selected and the city is hoping to use the money to supplement funding for the theater's rennovation. According to a city spokeswoman, the rennovation would return the theater to look like it did in its early years and would entail "upgrading to a digital projection system, overhauling the mechanical equipment, overall renovation of the auditorium and the …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out what's going on around the area.
Below, find a list of fun activities and events going on around Prince George's County this weekend. To submit an event in the Patch events calendar, click on “Events” at the top of the page and then click on the green "Add an event" button on the right side of the page. Anacostia Tree Planting Event Special Olympics of Maryland Inspiration Walk Herbs, Spirits, and Ales Doctors Community Hospital's Women's Wellness Retreat Journey to Discovering your Roots: Genealogy Classes Old Bowie ArtsFest An Elite Boutique 2nd Year Anniversary Kick-Off Bowie Baysox Game
Tag photos #Patchblossoms on Instagram to be added to this collage.
It's been beautiful out this week and with the peak bloom set to hit the mall this week in DC, many locals will be heading out to get pictures of the cherry blossoms. Tag your Instagram pictures with the hashtag #Patchblossoms and the pictures will appear in the collage. Also tag your town name so we know where you live and we might just feature your photo on our page. Have fun out there!
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Blogging on Patch is a great way to share your views with the community.
You might be wondering, who blogs with Patch? We have experts, business owners and everyday readers who share their perspectives in the Local Voices section. If you have an event coming up and you want to share photos with the county, Patch’s Local Voices section is for you. How to Blog with Patch? Send Tamika Smith, the community manager for Montgomery and Prince George's counties, an email at Tamika@Patch.com. Tell her the name of your organization or event and she will get you signed up. Why should you blog with Patch? We have a robust readership on Patch. We are connected to thousands of readers on a daily basis who have a vested interest in their community. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or a new business owner, our readers want …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a corned beef and cabbage recipe that is delicious and incredibly easy to make.
Five ingredients, one crockpot and a few hours of cooking time is all it takes to prepare this corned beef and cabbage recipe. With minimal preparation time, you can start this meal early in the day and enjoy a St. Patrick's Day feast by supper. Ingredients: Corned beef brisket (I used Murphy's and David with included seasoning packet) 1/2 small onion, sliced 8 - ounces of baby carrots 1 dozen very small potatoes (I used baby golds) 1 head of cabbage, cut into wedges Directions: Place brisket in a 6-quart crockpot and sprinkle with seasoning packet. Top with sliced onion, carrots and potatoes. Cover meat and vegetables with water and cook on high for four hours. Reduce heat to low. Place cabbage wedges on top of meat and vegetable mixture …