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Trucktoberfest At Union Market

Trucktoberfest At Union Market

Here's your chance to try all the area food trucks!

Trucktoberfest will feature over 40 local food trucks and lots of events. It will all take place on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Union Market located at 1309 5th Street NE.

"{The event] will give attendees the chance to visit their favorite food trucks in one place, while enjoying a full day of activities with friends and family," said Patrick Rathbone, DCFTA event organizer and owner-operator of Big Cheese food truck.

The Crubside Cookoff is an Octoberfest-themed festival and the largest in the region according to the DC Food Truck Association. For more information visit http://www.curbsidecookoffdc.com/



Annual Blues Festival Comes to Md.

Annual Blues Festival Comes to Md.

The 20th Annual Bluebird Blues Festival is coming to Prince George's County on Saturday, September 22, from 12:30-6 p.m. at the Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Md.

The Festival offers live entertainment on three stages, music workshops and activities for the entire family for free!

For more information about the 20th Annual Bluebird Blues Festival, call 301-322-0853.  

Cheeseburger Eating Contest During National Cheeseburger Day!

Cheeseburger Eating Contest During National Cheeseburger Day!

Attention Competitive Eaters!

BGR The Burger Joint, will host a cheeseburger slider eating contest on Tuesday to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day.

Contestants will compete to see who can eat the most sliders in 10 minutes. The champ will take home $500 cash prize and will get the chance to compete along four other regional BGR winners in the National finals on National Hamburger Day, May 28th.

The second place winner will get a $250 gift card to BGR and the third place will received a $100 gift card to the cheeseburger joint.

The contest starts at 12pm on Tuesday, September 18 at BGR The Burger Joint at 4827 Fairmont Avenue in Bethesda.

JC Hayward Hosts 13th Annual 50+ Expo

JC Hayward Hosts 13th Annual 50+ Expo


The Beacon, a family-owned newspaper dedicated to providing useful information to people 50 and over,  is hosting the 13th Annual 50+Expo.

Takoma PD Offering A Self-Defense Course For Women

Takoma  PD Offering A Self-Defense Course For Women

The Takoma Park Police Department will  be conducting a basic self-defense course based on the Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) system.  It is designed for women only and will teach women techniques on how to escape an attacker.  The instructional objective of the course is "to develop and enhance the options of self-defense, so they may become viable considerations to the woman who is attacked." (R.A.D. systems)  For more information, please visit http://rad-systems.com/index.html

Patriots Back To School Kick Off

Patriots Back To School Kick Off

WHO:             Students, Parents, Teachers, Corporations, Government Agencies and the Community

WHAT:           Patriots Back to School Kick Off

WHEN:           Saturday, September 15, 2012   

                        10:00am to 1:00pm

WHERE:          Kettering Middle School

                         65 Herrington Drive

Hispanic Veterans Honored At Benefit Concert

Hispanic Veterans Honored At Benefit Concert

The concert name couldn't be more appropriate: Stars, Stripes, & Salsa!

The event will be hosted by Stars, Stripes, & Hearts, a national non-profit dedicated to making positive differences in the lives of Latino/Hispanic military service members and their families.

The concert will pay tribute to Hispanic men and women who served and are still serving in the U.S. Armed Forces for their strength, honor and commitment. Rodolfo Hernandez, an 81-year-old veteran of the Korean War and recipient of the Medal of Honor, will be recognized during the event for a lifetime of inspirational service to his country, the press release said.

But that’s not all! Mega salsa music artists Gilberto Santa Rosa and Tito Puente Jr. will perform during the event.

All proceeds from the concert will be donated to charitable organizations that provide services to Latino/Hispanic Americans military families impacted by war.