Events Calendar

Events Calendar

Throughout the year, Montgomery County’s towns, both large and small, offer special events with something for everyone. From the Sugarloaf Craft Festivals which showcase talented craft designers and fine artists to the annual Taste of Bethesda featuring scrumptious samplings from more than 50 restaurants, Montgomery County is a treasure-trove of fun.

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Jul 23

Medical Museum Sci Cafe- Quack Medicine: A History of Combating Health Fraud in 20th Century America

Tuesday, July 23, 2013  |  Silver Spring
06:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Join the National Museum of Health and Medicine’s archives assistant and author Eric Boyle, Ph.D., as he exposes the history… more

Medical Museum Sci Cafe- Quack Medicine: A History of Combating Health Fraud in 20th Century America

Join the National Museum of Health and Medicine's archives assistant and author Eric Boyle, Ph.D., as he exposes the history of allegedly fraudulent therapies, including pain medications, obesity and asthma cures, gastrointestinal remedies, virility treatments, and panaceas for diseases, such as arthritis, asthma, diabetes, and HIV/AIDS. Alternative medicine and new treatments undoubtedly save lives and ease suffering, but their existence also leaves the public susceptible to false claims and potentially injurious practices. While “quackbusters” crusade to control and shape the medical marketplace, legislators are caught in a persistent battle between preserving individual freedoms and protecting the public from fraud.
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presented by National Museum of Health and Medicine

Silver Spring Civic Building, Fenton Room
1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(facility is accessible to the disabled)
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Phone: 301-319-3303

Aug 17

Anatomy of Sports

Saturday, August 17, 2013  |  Silver Spring
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Bones and muscles need to work together for optimal performance. Athletes of all ages should know how their body works… more

Anatomy of Sports

Bones and muscles need to work together for optimal performance. Athletes of all ages should know how their body works in order to compete and stay healthy. During Anatomy of Sports, athletes will demonstrate their sport while medical illustrators and physical therapists reveal how muscles and bones work together. Special guest former NFL linebacker Chris Draft will be among the athletes participating in this event. Anatomy of Sports is perfect for families with children playing sports, or for the recreational athlete or the practiced sports enthusiast.
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presented by National Museum of Health and Medicine with support from the Chris Draft Family Foundation

National Museum of Health and Medicine
2500 Linden Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(facility is accessible to the disabled)
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Phone: 301-319-3303

Aug 27

Medical Museum Science Café: About Face: Reconstructive Plastic Surgery in World War I

Tuesday, August 27, 2013  |  Silver Spring
06:00 PM to 07:00 PM

In works about World War I and its carnage, the 27,000 faces that were damaged in battle seldom appear. Nor… more

In works about World War I and its carnage, the 27,000 faces that were damaged in battle seldom appear. Nor does The Queen’s Hospital, the London hospital where soldier’s faces were— when possible— restored from 1917 to 1925. In “About Face,” author Ann Gerike, Ph.D., brings those soldiers’ stories, and Queen’s Hospital, to compassionate life through poetry and prose. Gerike will discuss how her interest in early reconstructive surgery evolved, and how the surgery itself evolved during World War I.

presented by National Museum of Health and Medicine

Silver Spring Civic Building, Fenton Room
1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(facility is accessible to the disabled)
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Phone: 301-319-3303

Sep 7

Teddy Bear Clinic

Saturday, September 7, 2013  |  Silver Spring
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Bring your favorite stuffed friend and explore the Teddy Bear Clinic at the National Museum of Health and Medicine with… more

Bring your favorite stuffed friend and explore the Teddy Bear Clinic at the National Museum of Health and Medicine with activities and crafts designed to highlight the body, physical fitness and healthy habits. This program is recommended for children in PreK-2nd grade.

presented by National Museum of Health and Medicine

National Museum of Health and Medicine
2500 Linden Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(facility is accessible to the disabled)
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Phone: 301-319-3303

Sep 24

Medical Museum Science Café: A Visual Journey of Healing and Recovery from TBI

Tuesday, September 24, 2013  |  Silver Spring
06:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Traumatic brain injuries affect millions of Americans every year. Artist Eliette Markhbein’s personal brain injury story, told through her revealing… more

Traumatic brain injuries affect millions of Americans every year. Artist Eliette Markhbein’s personal brain injury story, told through her revealing self-portrait and through the stories of 12 other brain injury survivors, relates the medical, cognitive and emotional challenges often encountered along the way to recovery. Join Markhbein for this memorable review of her experiences and her exhibit “WHACK’ed ... and then everything was different,” which is on display at the National Museum of Health and Medicine until September 30, 2013.

presented by National Museum of Health and Medicine

Silver Spring Civic Building, Fenton Room
1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(facility is accessible to the disabled)
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Phone: 301-319-3303

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Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites Rockville Gaithersburg

Located in the heart of the Rockville-Gaithersburg business district and adjacent to the I-270 Technology Corridor, the two-building, six-story property is within 20 miles of downtown Washington, DC, numerous modes of public transportation, and three international airports. The two brands also share several public amenities including a heated indoor pool, whirlpool, PreCor fitness center, a kids’ entertainment room, and 2,800 square feet of flexible meeting space.

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