Category Archives: Events

Open House of the Week: Location 6424 Ridge Drive, Bethesda


We are going to try something new on the real estate side of the site. Each week we will showcase one Open House that you may want to visit. Please feel free to email us with suggestions over the course of the week!

First up is an Open House that I will be holding in the Brookmont neighborhood this Sunday (April 17th) from 1-4pm.

The house itself is wonderful — it is a traditional home with a contempory addition. It has 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, slate and wood floors and the most wonderful views of High Island, the Potomac and the C&O canal.

As for the community itself, well Brookmont is fabulous and is a bit of a hidden gem in the Bethesda area. The WP ran a nice feature on it some years ago (see here) that started with this wonderful line: 

Living in the Brookmont neighborhood of Bethesda and not kayaking, Bill Guerry often says, is like living in Aspen, Colo., and not knowing how to ski.”

And this portion of the article will give you a flavor of the area:

While front and back yards are small, the public space is vast. Because the neighborhood has only a single way to enter and leave, the streets are free from traffic. They are taken over instead by dog-walkers, cyclists, parents or nannies with children.

Along with the nearby C&O Canal towpath and Crescent biking trail, the neighborhood has its own playground and open field at one end, which is run by Montgomery County. A tree-lined grassy median runs the length of Broad Street, serving as front yard for the houses on that street and as a greenway for children to run from one end of the neighborhood to the other. The “Village Green” is also where many neighborhood-wide events are staged.

So if you have a little time free on Sunday to come and look at a delighful property in a super part of Bethesda, or if you or a friend or family member is looking for a new place to call home, please visit me at my Open House and please mention you saw this invite on Bethesda Actually

PS And do not hesitate to be in contact if I can help you with any real estate matters!

Cheers, Raj (2404863921 or

Raj Purohit Weichert Realtors Bethesda

7200 Wisconsin Ave Bethesda MD 20814

(301)656-2500 (main)

(240)486-3921 (direct/cell)

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Flying V presents second production SCIENCE FICTION DOUBLE FEATURE

We just received this invite and info:

Flying V, a new ensemble based production company, is presenting our second ever show, SCIENCE FICTION DOUBLE FEATURE, at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD for one weekend only April 29 – 30, 2011.

As a new face in the DC theater scene, we’re looking to get the word out about our new play development. At the moment we’re made up of about 15 actors, writers, theatre-lovers, and directors committed to productions of engaging, high-impact theatricality and fearless content.

I hope you’ll consider joining us April 29-30 for SCIENCE FICTION DOUBLE FEATURE. A press release for the event can be found here.

Bethesda Restaurant Week Starts Monday!

Hurrah for Spring Resturant Week!! Things kick off on Monday. Places to go range from favorites like Assaggi and Raku to Jaleo and Mon Ami Gabi. Prices are: 1. Two-course lunch for $15/ 2. Three-course dinner for $30.

Which one will you be visiting this week?

Uptown Deli Opening Ceremony Details

Information on the event:

THURSDAY MARCH 24th, 4-5:30pm at Uptown Deli 7905 Norfolk Ave Bethesda MD 20814
Please note the actual ribbon cutting is from 4:45 to 5:00.  This will need to be slightly adjusted given the arrival of the invited officials.  To date we are expecting Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, Councilmember Roger Berliner, District 1, and a representative from Congressman Van Hollin’s office.

Bethesda Green Happy Hour

Details on the next one:

Join us Thursday, April 7, 5 – 8 pm for casual conversation and social networking at the Lebanese Taverna, 7141 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.  Event highlights include:

  • Meeting some of the folks leading the way to protect the local watershed — Cabin John, Little Falls and Rock Creek.
  • Learning about a number of volunteer opportunities Saturday April 9 — for example, It’s Time to Take Out the Trash and Clean Creek, Clean Potomac — to help watershed clean-up efforts throughout the area.
  • Enjoying complimentary appetizers from Lebanese Taverna, as well as discount beer, wine and mixed drink prices.  

RSVP through Meetup  

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Just thought we’d take a second to wish you a Happy St. Patrick’s day and suggest a few places to go and celebrate this evening (in no particular order):

1. The Irish Inn at Glen Echo — you know that we love this place and believe that the pub side has a unique authenticity to it. Should have some super live music there from late afternoon.

2. Harp and Fiddle — we are sure that Steve and the whole crew over there will make sure you have a super time!

3. RiRa — very convenient if you are in “new” Bethesda — don’t forget their Chip Shop/ Box specials on a day like today!

Enjoy and please don’t drink and drive!

Tragedy in Bethesda

Dear friends,

Following up from Tom’s post, just wanted to take a moment to offer our sympathy to the victims and families of the Lululemon assault and murder from a few days ago. It is a terrible tragedy and our hearts go out to the two ladies and their family and friends.

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the two assailants is, we believe, $135,000, and police are URGING those with any news to come forward.

It is also important that the Bethesda community reviews security in our area. But that is a topic for later.

Bella Bethesda’s Cut It For a Cause Event a Big Success

Hi friends, just heard from our friend Lauren who noted that their charitable effort was a big success. The salon collected over 400 inches of hair- almost double the goal they originally set out to achieve!  Lauren wanted to share the news and these pictures with the Bethesda Actually community:

First Thursday Happy Hour: Vapiano

Friends – here are the details for the next Bethesda Green Happy Hour:

First Thursday Happy Hour
March 3, 5 – 8 pm
Enjoy Casual Conversation and Social Networking
Vapiano Bethesda 4900 Hampden Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
P. 301-215-7013
F. 301 215-7016
Hear about Bethesda Green’s community outreach plans
Enjoy stromboli, bruschetta, antipasti and a wide variety of pizzas
Happy-hour-priced beer, wine and specialty drinks
Raffle for Vapiano gift cards
Special thanks to our sponsor, Clean Currents.

Maryland and DC can choose to support wind power through their electricity bill at a competitive rate by switching to Clean Currents. For each person who makes the switch and mentions Bethesda Green, $10 will be donated to the organization. Attend this Happy Hour and learn how easy and affordable it can be to go green at home. If you bring your utility account number you can even sign up on the spot! Already a customer? Be proud to be wind powered and pick up a free yard sign!

Friday Night Eclectic at Strathmore Benefit for Washington Animal Rescue League


We wanted to let you know about this charity event:

Screen Vinyl Image, Bellflur, Daddy Lion Benefit for WARL @ Strathmore

Purchase Tickets ($10) ($12 cash at door)