Per Westfield Montgomery: Westfield Montgomery is proud to partner with Bethesda-based non-profit organization, The Napkin Network for the “Napkin Nook” initiative in a testament to the mall’s ongoing commitment to the community. As 1 in 3 families struggle to afford diapers for their children, the Napkin Nook welcomes those in need to take home essential baby items such as diapers and formula, making their parenting journey a little easier. Stationed on the lower level in front of the PlaySpace, the activation aims to bridge the gap between families in need and those eager to help, recognizing the challenges of motherhood and the persistent need within the community.
“The Napkin Network is here to assist in this messy, wonderful, challenging, and necessary journey known best as ‘motherhood,” says Founder Lindsay Gill. Echoing Gill’s objective, Zeina Davis, Director of Marketing for Westfield Montgomery says: “As a native of Montgomery County and a mother myself, it’s my pleasure to facilitate the betterment of mothers and families who contribute to the vitality of our center and are at the heart of our vibrant community. We aim to be a cornerstone of the community, offering both support for families and a platform for local artists.”
Visitors will be greeted with a mural feature designed by Hannah Johnson, a senior Montgomery County Public School student and winner of “Best in Show” at the 2023 Quince Orchard Spring Art Show. “I was honored when asked to be the commissioned artist for the Family Lounge,” says Hannah. “I wanted to incorporate a blend of color and fun designs to appeal to all eyes which I had an amazing time creating. I love supporting the Napkin Nook and integrating its colors into my design. It’s such a privilege to have my art displayed and I can’t wait to see where my art takes me.” Assisting in this mural’s creation is Hannah’s mother, Nikki Johnson, an art educator at Poolesville Elementary. For anyone looking for additional support from The Napkin Network, or those in a position to donate to this mission, more information can be found at www.thenapkinnetwork.com.
At Westfield Montgomery’s Napkin Nook, patrons are invited to witness firsthand the power of community collaboration, where commerce and compassion unite to make a difference.
Calling all coaches, students and parents/caregivers of student athletes: MCPS Athletics and the NCAA Eligibility Center are hosting a virtual information night from 6:30-8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 4.
Per Montgomery Parks: “Celebrate the holidays with Montgomery Parks! We have birdwatching, winter solstice, New Year’s festivities, and many more activities for the whole family.
St. George Greek Orthodox Church, located at 7701 Bradley Blvd in Bethesda, is hosting its 4th Annual Saint George Christmas Experience and Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 2nd.
According to Montgomery County Police, “A 20-year-old Capitol Heights man died Tuesday, November 28, 2023, after crashing his car into a parked vehicle on Spruell Drive.