Friday, December 10 -- Human Rights Day program. Presented by the Office of Human Rights. 8:30 a.m. to noon. Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place. The event is part of OHR’s year-long commemoration of the Montgomery County Human Rights Commission’s 50th anniversary. See News Release for more info.

Sunday, December 12 -- Holiday celebration with the U.S. Navy Band Brass Quintet.   BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown.  3 p.m. Free. Musical selections from the 16th to 20th centuries. Following the concert, attend the first annual Germantown Town Center Tree Lighting on the front lawn. Guests are asked to bring a canned good or clothing item to donate to local families in need. Tickets are required and will be available starting December 1. Tickets not available online. Call 240-912-1058 for reservations (limit 4 per person).

Monday, December 13 – “What’s in Your Loan?”  Home loan forum, presented by the Office of Human Rights and Civil Justice, Inc. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Council Office Building, First Floor Auditorium, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville. The program will feature a panel of attorneys from Civil Justice, Inc., a coalition of volunteer attorneys with expertise in foreclosure prevention, refinancing, reverse mortgages, short sales, buying foreclosed properties and many other real estate issues. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and set up appointments for individual consultations. Informational materials will be available. To request ADA program accommodations, at least five working days in advance, contact Cecelia Hatton in the Office of Human Rights at 240-777-8468.

Through January 9 -- "Garden of Lights" at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Close to one million twinkling colorful lights shaped in imaginative displays throughout the gardens. Enjoy the four seasons illuminated as giant summer sunflowers, autumn leaves, winter snowflakes, spring flowers, rain showers, and more. Walk along the easily accessible paths and you’ll see what sets this light show apart from others; it’s the hundreds of wrapped trees and shrubs, beautifully lighted gazebos, cascading fountains, and the individually formed displays in the shapes of blooming flowers and wild animals. Look for moving displays such as a flock of geese, or an 11-foot giraffe covered with 9,000 lights. For hours, admission, etc. see Information about Garden of Lights.  
POSTED AT: Monday, December 06, 2010 | 1:00:00 AM |
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