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Pawpaw Festival

09/07/2019 to 09/07/2019

Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville, MD 20855

The Pawpaw Festival is a fun-filled and educational event celebrating one of America's largest native tree fruits, the Pawpaw (Asimina triloba). This event highlights the rich history of the Pawpaw through crafts, games, live animals, and tastings! Crafts, Games & Face painting, Pawpaw Tastings, Live Music, Pawpaw trees and fruit for sale (while supply last), Live Animals. FEE — $5/person. Ages 2 & up. All participants must pay. No registration required. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/events/pawpaw-festival/

Takoma Park Folk Festival

09/08/2019 to 09/08/2019

7611 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910

The TPFF is an annual pause to immerse ourselves in the traditional and trending folk arts and the communities they create. A fabulous FREE festival filled with magical musical moments, quality crafts, fun, food and community in every corner. Since its inception in 1978, the Takoma Park Folk Festival has been a community affair, organized by volunteers from the Takoma Park area and featuring the best local musicians and artists. Enjoy music and dance on six stages, special activities for kids, a juried craft show, community tables and international food. Parking on-site for handicap permits. Free Shuttles from Takoma's Metro and Montgomery College's East Garage. Please see tpff.org for more info or contact publicity@tpff.org

Volunteers Needed for Kennedy Center REACH

09/08/2019 to 09/22/2019

2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

Volunteers Needed for Kennedy Center REACH Opening Festival September 8-22. The Friends of the Kennedy Center volunteer program has many new volunteer opportunities at our first-ever expansion, the REACH! Join us as a volunteer to celebrate this exciting time in history. We need volunteers from September 8-22 to assist with the 16 days of activities, and we you to help make it possible! Volunteer positions include Artist Services Assistant, Information Floaters, Photo Assistants, and more! There are indoor and outdoor positions, seated and standing positions, and customer service and behind the scenes positions available. Volunteers will be asked to commit to a minimum of two days throughout the festival as well as attend one orientation prior to the festival (two dates are offered: August 22 and Sept. 4, both at 6pm). Come and join the fun! Training will be provided. For more information and to apply, please email vols@kennedy-center.org.

Patti Madigan from SCSEP Information Session

09/10/2019 to 09/10/2019

5802 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210

Patti Madigan, Manager of the Senior Community Services Employment Program (SCSEP) for the Baltimore County Department of Aging, will provide information on how job seekers age 55 and over can obtain employment through the Senior Community Service Employment Program. Hosted by the Baltimore Job Hunters Support Group, This is a FREE event. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/patti-madigan-of-scsep-information-session-tickets-68907517239?aff=erellivmlt. For more info on Baltimore Job Hunters Support Group, visit: https://bjhsg.org/

St. Louis – St. Francis Men’s ACTS Retreat

09/12/2019 to 09/15/2019

1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, MD 21104

ACTS is an acronym for Adoration, Community, Theology and Service. The goals of an ACTS retreat are to strengthen our faith, to renew ourselves spiritually and to build lasting friendships. Laymen present the ACTS retreat and clergy provide support and oversight. Men age 18 or older are invited to attend. The retreat begins Thursday evening, September 12th with check-in between 5:45 – 6:15 pm at St. Louis Church Parish Hall (just to the right of the Rt 108 entrance). Transportation will be provided to Bon Secours Retreat Center as well as a light meal upon arrival. We return to St. Francis on Sunday, September 15th in time for the 11:00am Mass. A reception follows Mass. Family members and friends are encouraged to attend both Mass and reception. The cost of the retreat is $350. https://www.instrumentofpeace.org/109

How to Download e-Books and other e-Resources

09/12/2019 to 10/17/2019

15831 Quince Orchard Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Customized one-on-one help to learn how to download e-books, e-audiobooks and other e-Resources like streaming videos/films from Acorn and Kanopy to your mobile device (iPad, Kindle, Nook or Android). Four 45-minute sessions available Thursdays, starting Sept. 12 - October 17, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00p.m. Sign-up for your 45-minute session at the Information Desk or call 240-777-0200 Please bring your library card and password. Also for iPad users, bring your Apple ID and password. For Kindle users, have your Amazon logon and password.