Check out some of the events coming up this weekend and in the rest of January.
Gallery B — January Opening Reception
Gallery B (7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E)
Time: 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.
New Works on Paper features approximately 40 water-based media paintings by local artists Cathy Kwart, Catherine Levinson, Bonny Lundy and Virginia Mahoney.
B-CC HS Book Sale drop off
B-CC High School (4301 East-West Highway)
Time: 12:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
The PTSA at B-CC High School will begin to accept book and DVD donations of children’s, teen, mystery, romance, and sci-fi fiction as well as non-fiction: art, biography, children’s, college prep, cooking, foreign language, travel history, home and garden, law and politics.
Additional drop-off dates: February 1, 22, 23 and March 1. Sale is Saturday and Sunday, March 15-16.
BCC Chamber of Commerce Monthly After Hours
BlackFinn American Saloon (4901 Fairmont Ave.)
Time: 5:00 p.m. — 6:30 p.m.
Join Sponsor Don Mooers at BlackFinn American Saloon, 4901 Fairmont Avenue, Bethesda. Enjoy new faces and conversations in the ambiance of one of Bethesda’s finest happy hour spots. Complementary appetizers, happy hour prices beverages. Free to Attend.
As part of the 15th Annual Bethesda Literary Festival, the Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. (BUP) invites local writers to enter the Essay & Short Story Contest for a chance to win $500 and be published in Bethesda Magazine. The Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. and Bethesda Magazine have partnered to welcome adults (ages 18 and over) and high school students to write a 500-word essay and/or a 4,000-word short story about any topic, for the Essay & Short Story Contest.
The first place winners in each category will be awarded $500, and be published Bethesda Magazine; second place winners are honored with $250; third place winners will receive $150; and honorable mentions will be awarded $75 each. The first place winners will also receive a gift certificate to The Writer’s Center.
High School winners receive: $250, first place; $100, second place; $50, third place. Bethesda Magazine will print the first place Essay & Short Story.
All winners’ essays and short stories will be published on the Bethesda Magazine and Bethesda Urban Partnership’s websites and will be honored at a special event during the Bethesda Literary Festival.
Entries for the Essay & Short Story Contest must be received by Friday, January 24, 2014. For entry requirements and eligibility, please call 301/215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org.