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MCPS Parent Academy - Refresh Your Algebra Skills with the Math Dude

  • Where: 18909 Kingsview Rd, Germantown, MD 20874
  • Date: October 27, 2010
  • Time: 7:00pm–8:30pm
  • Brush up on your algebra and learn a few tips on how to help your child with algebra. Led by Mike DeGraba, The Math Dude, from the MCPS instructional TV series.

  • Features: Free
  • Price: Free

Takoma Park Street Festival

The Takoma Park Street Festival has something for everyone!

* 18 musical groups playing on 3 stages
* activities for children,
* crafts from around the world,
* community information booths, and
* food to please any palate.

The Takoma Park Street Festival is entering its 28th year as a multi-cultural music and crafts festival in downtown Old Takoma.

The event is on Sunday, October 3rd from 10am-5pm. Enjoy thelovely Main Street area for a day filled with music, fun, arts, crafts and family events.

For more information, visit the Takoma Park Street Festival website.

32nd Annual Takoma Park Folk Festival

The 32nd Annual Takoma Park Folk Festival will be held on Sunday September, 12th at 11am at Takoma Park Middle School

The Dance Stage includes Contra, Balkan, Tango, Swing, Scandinavian, Clogging, and Waltz. There will be seven stages total presenting many kinds of music and dance, a crafts fair, community group tables, and international food.

Hours: Sunday 11-6:30

School Lunches Affected by Slow Economy and Budget Cuts

Education Week reports that due to summer school and transportation budget cuts in Montgomery County schools (and in counties across the country) fewer children are getting free lunches in at least one school district.

The recession has made an impact in school lunch and nutrition programs funded by the Department of Agriculture.  The number of free lunches provided to children in the summer has dropped drastically, and the outcome is proving to be detrimental to low income families.

While the cuts in free lunch assistance are heavy this summer, the program should be stabilized for the fall school year.

To read more, visit: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2010/08/16/01nutrition.h30.html?tkn=MMLFZq6PoVB8iFvgg7dQ1KSCyQH0m549TsDC&cmp=clp-edweek

Takoma Park Fall Bazaar

The Good Shepherd United Methodist Church will be holding a fall bazaar Saturday, November 27 from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Come take a look at local crafts, play games, and sample delicious snacks.

It’s guaranteed to be a fun time for the family.

Address: The Good Shepherd United Methodist Church

                    9701 New Hampshire Ave.

                    Takoma Park, MD