County to Celebrate MLK Day in North Bethesda


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Montgomery County will hold its Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration on Jan. 20 and Jan. 21 in North Bethesda. The two-day schedule includes a concert on Sunday, Jan. 20 at the Music Center at Strathmore (5301 Tuckerman Lane) and a "Day of Service" on Monday, Jan. 21 with an annual program at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center (5701 Marinelli Rd.) from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The Strathmore musical celebration, set for 3 p.m., will feature music and dance acts and the announcement of the 2013 recipients of the Children of the Dream, Humanitarian and Literary Arts Awards. Tickets are free but must be reserved through the Strathmore's website, via phone at 301-581-5100 or at the Strathmore box office. The service day will include a number of indoor projects at the Hotel and Conference Center, including card decoration for troops, peanut butter and jelly sandwich making for local shelters, making fleece blankets for Montgomery Hospice and packing snow day boxes for meals on Wheels. All the projects are approved for MCPS Student Service Learning hours. Montgomery County is asking all interested volunteers to sign up in advance. Flickr photo by alvesfamily

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