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Germantown Community Day

Germantown Community Day

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of MC's Germantown Campus.

Saturday, March 30, 2019, Noon–4 p.m.

Germantown Campus
Future MC grads

Join us as we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Germantown Campus with the community that has supported us from the very beginning. On this day the college, community, and businesses will come together to learn a bit of history about Germantown, engage in hands-on, interactive displays and demonstrations, participate in fun and friendly games with a chance to win prizes, enjoy locally-based food and entertainment, and simply have a good time.


All activities are free and open to the public.
  • 60 tables of interactive displays, exciting demonstrations, and hands-on activities
  • Live entertainment (provided by BlackRock Center for the Arts)
  • Mini skills clinics run by MC's athletic teams (soccer, basketball, volleyball, cheerleading)
  • Nature play with the Maryland Zoo
  • Petting zoo (baby cow, mini horse, goats, bunnies, chickens, ducks, lambs, and a pig)
  • Balloon artist
  • Face painting/Raptor tattoos
  • Photo booth
  • MC mascot Monty the Raptor
  • Bungee basketball inflatable
  • Soccer fever inflatable
  • Campus tours
  • Tours of the Center for Early Education
  • Student Art Exhibit: Beyond the Curriculum - An exhibition of artworks by MC Germantown students pursuing independent, personal, or self-directed creative efforts.  Includes drawing, painting, photography, digital illustration, and digital animation.
  • Cybersecurity Challenges (novice to advanced levels of challenges)

Giveaways and Prizes

There will be free tote bags (while supplies last) from our co-sponsors, Universities at Shady Grove, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, and FORMost Graphic Communications, giveaways, chances to win prizes at the Spinning Wheel and Plinko Board, random photo booth winners, winners at each performance on the BlackRock Center for the Arts stage (in Globe Hall), and lots of prize drawings throughout the day.  Several local businesses have donated gift cards and our table sponsors have donated many wonderful prizes as well. The MC School Store, operated by the Follett Corporation, has donated a nice, new backpack, a Fitbit and a pair of wireless headphones to be given away.  And, Data Networks has donated a notebook computer to be given away to one lucky winner.

Food Vendors

Face painting

The following food vendors will be offering food for a cost:

  • Chick-Fil-A
  • JR Caterers
  • Philly Soft Pretzel Bakery
  • Julia's Gourmet
  • Derrick Stackhouse BBQ
  • Firehouse Subs

Schedule for the Day

Child feeding goats

Schedule of events will be updated as more information becomes available.

Stage Performances

BlackRock Center for the Arts has prepared an amazing line up of artists for you to enjoy.  Bite-sized performances (about 20 minutes each) make it possible for you to come hear your favorite and stay for something new.  Prizes will be given away following each performance.  You can read the performers' bios below.

12:00-12:30 pm Kensington Arts Theatre Second Stage
12:30-1:00 pm Kuchipudi Dance Academy
1:00-1:30 pm  Kensington Arts Theatre Second Stage
1:30-2:00 pm  Story Tapestries
2:00-2:30 pm  Kensington Arts Theatre Second Stage
2:30-3:00 pm  Kuchipudi Dance Academy
3:00-3:30 pm  Flute Ninjas
3:30-4:00 pm  Bel Cantanti Opera Company

Mini Sports Clinics

Join MC student athletes and their coaches as they provide expert instruction on the fundamentals of their sport.  These skills clinics are open to individuals of all ages and abilities.  No registration is required.  Just stop by for any of the sessions that are of interest to you.

12:30-1:00 pm Basketball
1:30-2:00 pm Soccer
2:30-3:00 pm Cheerleading
3:30-4:00 pm Volleyball (women's height net)

Special Opportunities

1:00-3:00 pm  Appearance by MC's mascot, Monty the Raptor.  Monty will have prizes to give away to a few kids who have applied the Raptor Head (temporary) tattoo to their arms, hands, or face.  HINT: You can get these tattoos at the face painting table.

1:00-3:00 pm  Balloon Artist
2:30 pm  Councilmember Evan Glass will present a Certificate of Recognition for the campus's 40th Anniversary.

Information Sessions

1:30-2:00 pm  Financial Aid at Montgomery College
2:00-2:30 pm  How to Enroll at Montgomery College
2:30-3:00 pm  Preparing to Transfer from Montgomery College to a Four-Year School

Prize Drawings

Several businesses and organizations have donated prizes to be given away by random drawing. Enter by putting your ticket in the basket.  We will draw several numbers every hour at thirty minutes past the hour.  We will announce these numbers and write them on a big board in the prize area.  If your number has been selected, simply bring your portion of the ticket to the prize table and get your gift.  You will have until the next drawing begins to claim your prize.  Unclaimed prizes will be available to be given away during the subsequent drawing.  Prizes include gift cards, baskets, t-shirts, performance tickets, MC spirit items, complimentary conference registration, back pack, wireless head phones, Fitbit, notebook computer, and a $500 MC Scholarship.

12:30 pm - All prizes must be claimed by 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - All prizes must be claimed by 2:30 pm
2:30 pm* - All prizes must be claimed by 3:30 pm
3:30 pm - All prizes must be claimed by 4:00 pm

* The notebook computer and $500 MC Scholarship will be given away at this time.

 Event will be held rain or shine! This event will only be cancelled in the case of extreme weather. If the event is moved indoors, some activities may not be available. Check this website for any weather-related updates.



Universities at Shady Grove, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, and FORMost Graphic Communications have helped to sponsor this event by donating tote bags to be given away at no charge to our guests.

BlackRock Center for the Arts has helped sponsor this event by arranging for live entertainment on the Globe Hall stage throughout the entire event.

Data Networks has helped sponsor this event by donating a notebook computer to be given away by random drawing.

The MC Campus Store, Follett Corporation, has helped sponsor this event by donating a new back pack, a Fitbit, and wireless earphones to be given away by random drawing.


The following Germantown businesses and organizations have also donated prizes to be given away:

  • Applebee’s
  • Art of Problem Solving Academy
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • BGR
  • Café Rio
  • Carrabba's
  • Cultural Arts Center
  • Dynamite Gyms
  • Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce
  • Germantown Historical Society
  • Giant Food
  • The Green Turtle
  • Harvest Plates and Pints Restaurant
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Germantown
  • Holiday Inn Gaithersburg
  • The Home Depot
  • Jersey Mike’s
  • Panera Bread
  • Patient First
  • Priority Partners
  • Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center
  • Safeway
  • Summer Dinner Theatre (Visual, Performing and Media Arts)
  • Wegmans
  • Zoe's
  • MC College Store, Athletics, Marketing, Many Academic Departments, and PIC MC
The following organizations and businesses are providing fun, interactive activities at their tables in the tents:
  • Art of Problem Solving Academy
  • BlackRock Center for the Arts
  • Civilization Exchange & Cooperation Foundation
  • Dynamite Gyms
  • Follett Corporation, MC Campus Stores
  • FORMost Graphic Communications
  • Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce
  • Germantown Alliance
  • Germantown Historical Society
  • Holiday Inn
  • Holy Cross Germantown Hospital
  • Hughes Networking Systems
  • Maryland Insurance Administration
  • Montgomery College
  • Montgomery College Alumni Association
  • Montgomery College Workforce Development and Continuing Education
  • Montgomery County Historical Society
  • Montgomery  County Police Department
  • Montgomery County Public Libraries
  • Patient First
  • Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science & Technology (PIC MC)
  • Priority Partners
  • Red Wiggler Farm
  • Universities at Shady Grove
  • Valerie Ross, local author
  • Zoe’s Kitchen


More Information

The Germantown Campus is located at 20200 Observation Drive in Germantown, MD. By car, access the campus from Route 118, Middlebrook Drive, or Goldenrod Lane. By bus, the Ride On Route 55 stops on campus. See the directions webpage for a campus map and additional directions.
Free parking is available in any of the lots on the Germantown Campus. Parking permits are not required for Community Day.
Individuals with disabilities who would like to request accommodations or who have questions about physical access should contact the Office of the Germantown Campus Vice President and Provost at 240-567-7711.
Childcare will not be provided. All minors must be in direct view of and supervised by their parent/guardian at all times. Minors left unattended will be reported to the Montgomery College Office of Public Safety or the Department of Health and Human Services/Child Welfare Services.
Some activities and programs may have limited participation due to space and materials. Seating for all events and programs is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Community Day activities will be videotaped and photographed. Photos or recordings of guests may be used for any purpose consistent with the College’s mission. These uses include, but are not limited to, photographs, videos, publications, advertisements, news releases, websites, and any promotional or educational materials in any medium. 

Bel Cantanti Opera Company: BCO was formed in 2003 with the express purpose of providing performance opportunities to aspiring young professional singers regional companies such as Virginia Opera, Washington National Opera, Wichita Grand Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Cleveland Opera, Opera Carolina, Central City Opera, and on to international stages such as those at Paris National Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Teatro La Fenice, Opera Theatre of Freiberg and others.  BCO is under the direction of Artistic Director Dr. Katerina Souvorova.

Flute Ninjas: A subset of the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra (MCYO) comprised of four accomplished high school flute virtuosos, the Flute Ninjas enjoy making music together and learning as part of the MCYO Chamber Music Program.  They recently won first place at the Young Musicians Inspiring Change Metropolitan Festival.

Kensington Arts Theatre Second Stage:  Second Stage Family Theatre and Next Generation performers present "Auditions."  The program trains kids aged 10-17 for challenging roles in high quality, family-friendly productions, with the greater aim of instilling a life-long love of the arts, regardless of the career paths they ultimately pursue.  Kensington Arts Theatre Second Stage is a BlackRock Center for the Arts Creative Consortium Partner.

Kuchipudi Dance Academy: KDA present colorful native dance.  Founded in 1996 by Mrs. Lakshmi Babu, under the guidance of her guru Padmasri Dr. Sobha Naidu, KDA is an artistic institution that helps students develop an interest in the Kuchipudi dance form through classroom instruction, nurture their interest in the art through participation in annual shows and public performance, turn their interest in the Kuchipudi art to a passion, as the beginner lessons culminate in the form of a debut performance, the Rangapravesam.  Kuchipudi Dance Academy is a BlackRock Center for the Arts Creative Consortium Partner.

Story Tapestries: At the heart of Story Tapestries' programs is the desire to empower people to identify and access their personal strengths and boost their areas of weakness.  Using arts-based methods helps individuals at every ability level to develop a deeper understanding of information by creating tangible, visceral experiences that make new knowledge "stick." Story Tapestries is a BlackRock Center for the Arts Creative Consortium Partner.