Category Archives: Events

Gluten Free Expo in Bethesda this Weekend: At the Doubletree

Details here!

Bethesda Restaurant Week

Bethesda Restaurant Week is winding down friends but you still a couple of days left. We enjoyed Mon Ami Gabi at the start of restaurant week and found the food to be terrific and a good value. Might try and pop over to Cesco before the week is up and see what their menu is like.

Let us know what your favorite spot was for restaurant week – drop me an email at raj@rajabout.com

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The Writers Center Bethesda

I just wanted to take a moment to give a quick plug to the terrific Bethesda Writers Center (4508 Walsh Street Bethesda). They have a wonderful series of programs, workshops etc. covering an incredible range of topics/ areas.

If you New Years resolution includes a quest to write, think, be creative, capture ideas/ memories and thoughts – you may want to consider popping over to the Writers Center to see if one of their workshops could assist your efforts!

Of course, if you would like to share some of your creative thoughts on these pages, feel free to send me an email – we can’t promise to publish every submission but would be happy to consider links to your work and short pieces (poems etc.)

Email, as ever, is raj@rajabout.com

Cheers!

Sierra Club One Day Hike: C&O Towpath from DC to Harpers Ferry

I am yet to successfully register for this hike but will be trying again this year (as you will see from the info below it fills up fast). The hike passes through Bethesda (near Glenn Echo, Sycamore Island etc.). Take a look at the info below and if you participate or want to share stories of past hikes please let the Bethesda Actually community know by emailing stories and pictures to raj@rajabout.com

Preliminary registration info for the ODH (http://www.onedayhike.org/register/index.html)

This is via their Facebook page:

The 44th One Day Hike (ODH) will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017. All ODH hikers must be pre-registered; below is preliminary information about how you will do that.

For five-time finishers of the ODH, there will be a special, 3-day registration period from Monday, January 23, 5 PM, to Thursday, January 26, 5 PM. The registration form will request the last five years that the hiker has completed an ODH event (100K, 80K, or 50K).

The regular registration period will open Wednesday, February 1, 5 PM, and will close when the number of registrants reaches 350. (In some years, it has taken less than one hour to reach that maximum.) Registration may reopen to fill any cancellations. No registration will be allowed after Monday, April 17, midnight.

Registering: Registration is online via Active.com. I will email/post the link in about a week.

Fee: The fee for either the 100K or 50K is $55 per registrant. You will need a major credit/debit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.

Transferring registrations: Registrations are NOT transferable. The registrant is the one who needs to do the hike, cancel in time, or not show up.

Who can register whom: Someone (over age 18) may register someone else. Multiple people may be registered per log-in session, but each person’s information must be entered individually (i.e., not by a list). If a participant/registrant/hiker is under 18 years of age, the person registering him/her must be the participant’s parent or legal guardian, but the person doing the registering must be at least 18 years old.

Minimum age for hikes: Hikers must be at least 16 years old for the 100K and at least 13 years old for the 50K on the day of the hike, and must be accompanied on that hike by an adult parent or legal guardian who is registered for the same version and is at least 18 years old.

Additional purchases: You may purchase ODH T-shirts (S, M, L, XL) and car stickers (“62.1” & “31.1”) for additional charges ($25 and $3 each, respectively) during the online registration

Bethesda Green Internship Fair

I just wanted to take a moment and plug the Bethesda Green internship fair appropriately called “Fields of Green” scheduled for February 9th – more details at Bethesda Green.

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Watching Premier League Soccer in Bethesda

If you are new to the Bethesda area and also happen to be a fan of English Soccer AKA the English Premier League, you will probably want to know where you can go to make some new friends and watch the game in a fun atmosphere.

For me, the best place to watch the games is at Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle on Cordell Ave. It is a terrific pub and they tend to show a lot of the EPL games (as well as Rugby and – it seems – most of Celtic FC’s games).

Weekend mornings are a good time to head over there for the big game and enjoy some breakfast and good company.

Check the schedule online or give them a call in advance.

Cheers!

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Carousel at Glen Echo Park

 

 

I just need to take a moment and write about a hidden gem here in Bethesda – the Carousel at Glen Echo Park!

We took our 19 month old there recently and she absolutely loved it – yes mum and dad stood next to her and held on tight :-)

It reopens in the Spring and is well worth a visit. It is fun for all ages! See below for a little write up from the Glen Echo website:

 

“Glen Echo Park’s historic 1921 Dentzel Carousel is almost ready for it’s 96th season in the Park.  The carousel will open for the 2016 season with our Family Day celebration and will close with our Then & Wow! festival. The cost is $1.25 per ride; all riders must purchase a ticket. Payment by cash is preferred, but please note that there is no ATM onsite at the Park. Payment by credit card is now also accepted in the Carousel ticket booth. There is a $5.00 minimum charge for credit card sales. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. Installed at Glen Echo Park in 1921, the canopy and the carved figures were made by the Dentzel Carousel Company of Germantown, Pennsylvania. It is a classic example of hand woodcarving popular during the early 1900s. From 1983 through 2003, the carousel was fully restored – including each animal. The carousel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Taste of Bethesda Cont.

Here are a few more pictures from the (wet) day!

PS Shout out to Fish Taco – that corn dish was AMAZING!

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Taste of Bethesda October 1

Hurrah and enjoy unconfined!

Taste of Bethesda is almost here!

From our friends at Bethesda Up:

Bethesda’s famous food and music festival brings 60 restaurants and five stages
of entertainment to Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle. Each year, more than 40,000
attendees sample the delicious restaurants, enjoy the live entertainment and visit
the kid’s corner for face painting and arts & crafts.

 

Bethesda Green Happy Hour and Networking Event

Hope to see you at this one!

Autumn, Sustainability and Trees

Join Bethesda Green and Trees for the Future for casual conversation and social networking, Thursday, Nov. 7, 5-8 pm @ Jaleo, 7271 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Trees for the Future is a local non-profit that plants trees in developing world communities, enabling them to restore their environment, grow more food, and build a sustainable future.

Complimentary appetizers courtesy of Jaleo

Donation at the door: $10, proceeds shared with Trees for the Future