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For Immediate Release: 9/16/2013

Montgomery County Announces Celebrations During Hispanic Heritage Month

Montgomery County announces several local events that will occur during Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15 to October 15 – throughout the County and region.

Events in Montgomery County:

September 19 – October 9
-- the 24th annual American Film Institute Latin American Film Festival including films from Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and many other countries. Also features a free community screening of the Harvest of Empire. Check website for show times of featured films http://www.afi.com/silver/laff/*

September 19, 5 – 9 p.m. -- Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County’s Hispanic Heritage Mixer Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. 7904 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda.*

September 22, 1 – 9 p.m. -- Harvest Moon Festival, including Zezeh Brazil Samba Dance Troupe performing at 7 p.m. Veterans Plaza, 1 Veterans’ Place, Silver Spring.

September 28, 2 p.m. -- Nicaraguan Folkloric Dance Troupe. Damascus Library, 9701 Main St. Check the library website calendar for ongoing intercultural programs http://montgomerycountymd.gov/library/.

September 30, 10:30 a.m. -- “Latin American Games and Songs With Lulu Delacre,” a program in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Little Falls Library, 5501 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda.

October 7, 6 - 7:15 p.m. -- the City of Gaithersburg’s “Hispanic Heritage Event featuring Bolivia.” Boher Park Community Center, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg.

October 7, 10:30 a.m. -- Bilingual Story time Spanish/English, a special six-week series of stories, songs and rhymes in Spanish and English. Little Falls Library, 5501 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda.

October 9, 7:30 p.m. -- Jaime Salazar, a.k.a. Gato, singer-guitarist. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman La., North Bethesda.*

October 10, 6 – 11 p.m. -- Second Annual Montgomery County Hispanic Heritage Celebration and Awards Ceremony, Noche de Estrellas. Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place.*

October 20, Noon – 5 p.m. -- World of Montgomery Multicultural Festival featuring four countries, including El Salvador. Westfield Wheaton, 11160 Viers Mill Rd.

October 22, 10:30 a.m. -- bilingual story time featuring stories, music, finger plays and a flannel board in English and Spanish. Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave.

Events in the surrounding area

September 22, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. -- Gran Día Chapin-Guatemalan Festival, 1515 Merrimac Dr., Hyattsville.*

October 26, 6 p.m. -- Latin American Multicultural Night, Committee for Monseñor Romero. 7750 16th St., NW, Washington DC.*

Smithsonian’s Hispanic Heritage Month 2013 -- see website for educational resources and calendar of events http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/heritage_month/hhm/index.html.

*There is a fee associated with this event.

For more Hispanic Heritage Month events in Montgomery County, call the Office of Community Partnerships at 240-777-2525. 

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Release ID: 13-277
Media Contact: Karla Silvestre 240-777-2525

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