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Celebrate Local Filmmakers at the Bethesda Film Fest

March 18, 2016 | by EYA Homes

The 4th annual Bethesda Film Fest will light up the screen at the Imagination Stage this Friday and Saturday, March 18 & 19!

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This entry was posted in Events, Bethesda, Grosvenor Heights, Montgomery Row

Montgomery County St. Patty’s Day Celebrations

March 10, 2016 | by EYA Homes

Montgomery County is gearing up to celebrate the Irish! From parades to pints of your favorite drink, check out these fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in your EYA neighborhood.

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This entry was posted in Montgomery County, Dining, Recreation, Silver Spring, Events, Bethesda, Chelsea Heights, Grosvenor Heights, Westside at Shady Grove Metro, Rockville, Montgomery Row

Thanksgiving Parade Marches through Downtown Silver Spring

November 19, 2015 | by EYA Homes

The annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade is coming to downtown Silver Spring on Saturday, November 21st! Grab the family and get ready to watch over 100 parade groups make their way through the streets. Parade groups include an inflatable turkey, portable ice skating rink, dance troupes, marching bands and the grand finale – Santa!

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This entry was posted in Montgomery County, Silver Spring, Events, Chelsea Heights

Join Us at RIO Washingtonian’s Tree Lighting

November 12, 2015 | by EYA Homes

Kick off the holiday season on Friday, November 20th at RIO Washingtonian’s annual Tree Lighting celebration! The festivities will take place on the Lakefront Plaza beginning at 6 PM. Bring the kids to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoy horse and carriage rides, taste samples from local restaurants and more.

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This entry was posted in Events, Westside at Shady Grove Metro, Rockville

Foodie Festivus & Tree Lighting in Silver Spring

November 06, 2015 | by EYA Homes

Not your typical tree lighting ceremony, downtown Silver Spring will be unveiling its 30-foot holiday tree made of recycled glass and kitchen items on Saturday, November 14th! The public art installation will feature spatula snowflakes, take-out food containers, utensil tinsel (u-tinsel) and a beautiful blue glass bottle star. The tree lighting and street fest begins at 6 PM and also includes food tastings, live music, drink specials, an ice skating Santa and more!

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This entry was posted in Silver Spring, Events, Chelsea Heights

Back from the Dead: Silver Spring’s Zombie Walk

October 22, 2015 | by EYA Homes

On Saturday, October 24th, zombies are taking over downtown Silver Spring! The 7th annual Silver Spring Zombie Walk is a ghoulishly good time as party-goers wander through the streets and enjoy zombie-themed events.

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This entry was posted in Silver Spring, Events, Chelsea Heights

World of Montgomery Festival Heads to Rockville

October 16, 2015 | by EYA Homes

Cultures from around the world will be showcased at the World of Montgomery Festival on Sunday, October 18th! This free event highlights cultural diversity and understanding with international food, music, crafts and more.

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This entry was posted in Montgomery County, Events, Westside at Shady Grove Metro, Rockville

Oct. 10th Fall Festie at Montgomery Row

October 02, 2015 | by EYA Homes

Join EYA at Montgomery Row for its Fall Festie and get a delicious taste of Bethesda. We'll be joined by Not Your Average Joe's restaurant for afternoon hors d'oevres and cocktails. Don't miss this chance to meet your future neighbors at Montgomery Row!

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This entry was posted in Dining, Recreation, Events, Bethesda, Montgomery Row

Rockville Friday Night Live

August 28, 2015 | by EYA Homes

Just one Metro stop from Westside, discover the sights and sounds of Rockville Town Square's Friday Night Live. On Friday nights through September 4th, enjoy live music, great food, and drinks from the many excellent restaurants onsite. Events are from 6:30 PM - 9 PM and the Town Square is just a short stroll from Rockville Metro Station. Tonight's performance is blues & soul by the Sandra Dean band.

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This entry was posted in Events, Westside at Shady Grove Metro, Rockville

Kevin and the Bacon Brothers Surprise Sugar Shack

July 23, 2015 | by EYA Homes

Recently, Kevin Bacon and his band, The Bacon Brothers, enjoyed some of Old Town Alexandria’s charms. While in town for their show at the Birchmere, they stopped off at the Sugar Shack and the Port City Brewing Company. Even a musician/actor such as Kevin Bacon couldn’t pass up performing for a free Sugar Shack Pastry. That same day, the inspiring band also performed a surprise concert for the Volunteers at City Blossoms, a neighborhood organization dedicated to creative green spaces. You can view more pics and video here.

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This entry was posted in Recreation, Events, Shopping, Old Town Alexandria

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