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Saturday, April 4th, 2015

  • EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA (FREE) | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Local Events, Easter, Family Fun, Festival, Holiday, Church, FREE
    Posted by Journey's Crossing

    EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA (FREE) - Are you looking for a fun, free, family-friendly Easter event to take the kids to this year? Then look no further! You're invited to Journey's Crossing's 5th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday, April 4th from 1:00-4:00pm at Seneca Valley High School in Germantown, Maryland (Click here for directions). This is a free event open to the public and we encourage people to invite their families, friends and neighbors!

    Easter Eggstravaganza features 40,000 plastic candy-filled eggs, to be shared between age-specific egg hunts conducted as follows. Please check the website for Egg Hunt Times by AGE GROUP.

    To ensure there are enough eggs for every child, we ask that your "egg-hunter" only participate in ONE egg hunt during their age-appropriate time. Children will be required to use the bags provided at the egg hunt entrance. There will be plenty of free and ongoing family entertainment, including: Music, Face Painting, Carnival Games, Moon Bounces, Magician, Easter Bunny, Community Businesses with games and prizes, and even a Photo Booth to remember the fun! Food and drinks from local restaurant vendors will be available for purchase at the event at a reasonable price. Free and limited parking will be available on Seneca Valley High School’s campus and in nearby area parking lots; just follow the signs to get to the event. We'd love for you to come back on Sunday to enjoy our Easter Sunday Services at either 9:30am or 11:15am.

    In the event of inclement weather, the event will move inside the high school (food and entertainment options will be limited).

    Sponsored by: Journey's Crossing: A Christian Church

    Learn more at our website

    Contact: Yenti Sunarto. Phone: 240.472.1149.

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

  • Gaithersburg Book Festival | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Special Interest, literary, book, festival, kid friendly, fiction, non-fiction, mystery
    Gaithersburg Book Festival - The Gaithersburg Book Festival is an annual celebration of great books and great writing that has made its mark as one of the nation’s top literary events. It takes place Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds of City Hall (31 S. Summit Ave.) in Gaithersburg, Md.

    The festival will feature more than 100 best-selling and award-winning authors who will participate in panel discussions and book signings throughout the day. Authors include:

    • Anne Enright
    • Sherrilyn Kenyon
    • Benjamin Percy
    • Marisa de los Santos

    • Chef Cathal Armstrong
    • Maureen Corrigan
    • Clarence Page
    • Nora Pouillon
    • Alexandra Robbins

    • Larry Bond
    • Jeffrey Deaver
    • James Grady

    Children’s & Middle Grade
    • Kwame Alexander
    • Jessica Day George
    • Gareth Hinds
    • Michelle Knudsen and Matt Phelan
    • Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
    • Kate Messner and Christopher Silas Neal
    • Robert Sabuda
    • Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri
    • Gene Leun Yang

    Other festival highlights include a hall of exhibiting authors, a Children’s Village, announcement of the high school short story contest winners, exhibitors with literary wares, Friends of the Library used book sale, and onsite new book sales by Politics & Prose. Visitors of all ages also have the opportunity to participate in free interactive, hands-on writing workshops on a variety of topics.

    The Gaithersburg Book Festival is presented in partnership with Politics & Prose, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce, Johns Hopkins University – Montgomery County Campus, Montgomery County Public Libraries, Montgomery County Public Schools, Rio Washingtonian Center, Shout Mouse Press, The Washington Independent Review of Books, Whole Foods-Kentlands and The Writer's Center, with grant support from the Maryland State Arts Council.

    Admission, parking and handicap-accessible shuttle buses from Shady Grove Metro and Lakeforest Mall are FREE.

    Learn more at our website

    Contact: Carolyn Crosby. Phone: 301.258.6350.

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