This weekend is full of great events.  You can celebrate the lunar New Year or try your hand out at curling.  Yep, you can go for gold.  Plus, there is the Maple Syrup Festival.  Who doesn’t love Maple Syrup.  So read on to see the highlights from these amazing events.


Rockville Lunar New Year – Feb. 20

Come out to this free family-friendly cultural event and

  • Practice Chinese character writing;
  • Learn traditional paper folding and clay sculpting techniques;
  • Watch educational and entertaining demonstrations and performances; and
  • Sample a variety of free Asian foods supplied by local restaurants.

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre and Social Hall at Rockville Civic Center Park
603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville MD

More Events after the jump…


Chinese Lunar New Year Parade – Feb. 21

The Chinese Community of the Greater Washington Metropolitan area is going to celebrate the “Chinese Lunar New Year” in Washington, DC Chinatown on H & I Streets, NW, between 6th and 8th Streets from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This year will be the year 4708, the year of the TIGER.

Hopefully that goes past Tigers and helps out our favorite Golfer!!

All Weekend

Maple Sugar Festival in Wheaton – Feb. 20-21

Montgomery Parks is detailing the process of making maple syrup.  Stop by and see an American tradition! Watch the whole process from start to finish. See sap drip from the trees and taste it, watch us boil it down into sweet maple syrup, then sample a tasty treat!

Wheaton Regional Park
1400 Glenallan Ave.
Wheaton, MD 20902

National Harbor Restaurant Week – Feb. 19-28

Three Course Meals at the Harbor Restaurants, $20 for lunch and $35 for dinner.  Includes Bond 45, Cadillac Ranch, Grace’s Mandarin, Ketchup, McCormick and Schmicks, National Pastime, Moon Bay Coastal Cuisine and Public House.

Click here for the menus.

USA Curling Expo – Feb. 20-21

I don’t know about you, but I love curling.  It is fun to watch, there is crazy strategy and they are having an expo with four sheets of ice right here in downtown Washington, DC.

Four curling sheets will be set-up for attendees to practice “hitting the house” using regulation 42-pound curling stones, with one of the four sheets set aside exclusively for kids.

Olympic curling events will be televised live the ballrooms and the lobby lounge while curling demonstration videos and lessons are offered in the Cleveland Park Ballroom.

Volunteers from clubs as far away as Utica, New York will be on-hand to teach expo patrons the history of curling, to inform guests where they can curl near their hometowns, and to demonstrate curling technique.

Food and beverage concessions will be available for purchase, with all proceeds benefiting USA Curling.

Hilton Garden Inn Washington Dc 815 14th Street NW Washington DC 20005
Have a great weekend!!

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

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