Montgomery County announces several local events to take place during Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15 to October 15 – throughout the County and region.
Events in Montgomery County and Surrounding Area:
September 17, 2 PM, Wheaton Library, “Cantaré”, Songs and Rhythms of Latin America.
September 22 –October 12, AFI Latin American Film Festival. Check website for featured films. http://www.afi.com/silver/new/nowplaying/2011/v8i4/latin11.aspx *
September 24, 2 PM, Quince Orchard Library, “Cantaré”, Songs and Rhythms of Latin America
September 24, 11AM-7PM- Silver Spring Latino Fiesta, 916 Ellsworth Ave. (between Georgia Ave. and Fenton St.) Downtown Silver Spring.
September 28, 11:30AM-12:30PM, Book Discussion: “In The Time Of The Butterflies”, by Julia Alvarez, Montgomery College Germantown Campus, Library 203.
September 28, 2:30PM-6:30PM, “Día del Niño/Day of the Child”, Crossroads Farmers Market, 7676 New Hampshire Avenue, Takoma Park MD.
October 1, 4PM-7PM, Rockville Hispanic Heritage Celebration - Rockville Town Square.
October 3, 6PM-7:30PM Gaithersburg City Hall. Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration in Gaithersburg Highlights Individuals Making a Difference.
October 4, 11AM-12:30PM. Performance by poet Henry Mills, Montgomery College Germantown Campus, HT 216.
October 5, 7PM- A Night of Argentinean Tango Stars - Historic Stage of the Olney Theater. 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD 20832.*
October 6, 6:00PM-8:30PM, Film Screening:“Asalto al Sueño” Montgomery College Germantown Campus, HT 216.
October 12, 5:00PM-7:00 PM, Hispanic Alliance for Education’s Open House & Welcome to new MCPS Hispanic Employees, Francis Scott Key Middle School cafeteria.
October 16, 12PM-5PM. “Ama Tu Vida/Love Your Life” Health Fair at the World of Montgomery Festival, Wheaton triangle (across from 2424 Reedie Drive Wheaton MD).
A few events in surrounding areas:
September 15, 6PM-8PM, Salvadoran Independence Day Celebration, Embassy of El Salvador 1400 16th St. NW Suite 100, Washington DC 20036.
September 17, 10AM-12noon. Family workshop: Barriletes: kites from Guatemala. Art Museum of the Americas. Organization of American States. 201 18th Street NW Washington DC 20006.
September 18, 12PM-6PM. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George’s Department of Parks and Recreation 30th Annual Hispanic Festival. Lane Manor Park (7601 West Park Dr), Adelphi 20783.
Smithsonian’s Hispanic Heritage Month Calendar of Events:
*There is a fee associated with this event.
For more Hispanic Heritage Month events, call the Office of Community Partnerships at 240-777-2525.
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