42nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, Rockville
The featured speaker, Dr. Michael W. Nettles, is an ordained
minister, author, addiction and mental health counselor, and the founder of
Community Outreach Services, Inc. in Washington, D.C. The celebration will
performances by The Finest IMPACT Troupe, singer Adele-Clarice, hip-hop artist
Christylez Bacon, jazz combo The Kawa Project, Soul in Motion and Vision
Contemporary Dance Ensemble, and more. Also, the Martin Luther King
Jr. Youth Award will be presented to a Rockville high school
student who has worked to fulfill King's dream; the F. Michael Taff Award will
be presented to an individual, organization or business that has helped improve
the quality of the lives of people with disabilities.
When: 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20.
Where: Richard Montgomery High School, 250 Richard Montgomery Drive, Rockville MD
Cost: Free. Donation of a canned-food item suggested.
More: Call Janet Kelly at 240-314-8316 or send an email to email@example.com. On the Web— www.rockvillemd.gov/mlk
Day of Service Activities
Montgomery County Volunteer Center is organizing and coordinating indoor family-friendly service projects at locations across the county. The projects are all approved for Student Service Learning hours. Activities will take place at:
Spring Civic Building | 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring
Organized by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
When: 10 a.m. to noon
Marriott Hotel and Conference Center | 5701 Marinelli Rd., North Bethesda
Activities include decorating cards for troops, assembling peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for local shelters, constructing fleece blankets for Montgomery Hospice and packing snow day boxes for Meals on Wheels. There will also be a Volunteer Fair that will showcase local nonprofits’ ongoing volunteer opportunities in Montgomery County.
When: 1 to 3 p.m.
Cultural Center | 19650 Club House Rd., Suite 205, Montgomery Village
Additional projects are scheduled.
When: 3 to 5 p.m.
More: Non-perishable food
items will be collected at all three sites for Manna Food Center.
To pre-register for any of these events, visit the
For questions send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 240-777-2600.
Montgomery County’s 20th anniversary of Montgomery
County’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute and Musical Celebration carries the
theme of “Honoring the Legacy: Celebrate, Serve, Remember.” The event
will feature a diverse array of performers. The 2014 recipients of the
Children of the Dream, Humanitarian and Literary Arts Awards will be announced.
When: 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20
Where: Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda
Cost: Free, though tickets are required and may be reserved at Strathmore’s website at www.strathmore.org (go to Events and Tickets), via phone at 301-581-5100 or in person at the Strathmore box office. For individuals unable to secure advanced tickets, a stand-by line will form outside the Music Center at 2 p.m. on the day of the performance. No lines may form before the designated time. At 2:45 p.m. all tickets are null and void and patrons in the stand-by line will be allowed entry subject to available seating.
More: For more information about the musical celebration, call Yvonne Stephens, 240-567-4203 or send an email to Yvonne.email@example.com or Julian Norment, 240-777 8413 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Literary Arts Contest Winners
For the 23rd year the City of Gaithersburg has teamed up with The Gazette to host a Literary Arts Contest for young people in the Gaithersburg area. More than 200 students addressed the theme, “Honoring the Legacy: Celebrate, Serve, Remember.” Three students will read their winning essays Tuesday at Gaithersburg City Hall during the Gaithersburg City Council meeting, which starts at 7:30 p.m. The students are:
- Benjamin Bell, a sixth grader from St. Martin of Tours School,
- Sarah Cooper, a fifth grader from Strawberry Knoll Elementary School
- Kyle Dalrymple, a fifth grader from Rosemont Elementary School. Dalrymple also won a countywide Literary Arts essay contest and will join the other countywide winners in reading their works at the county’s musical celebration Monday at Strathmore.
More: The essays are posted at City of Gaithersburg website, at www.gaithersburgmd.gov/communityservices.