Jersey Mike’s, which has eight locations in Montgomery County, will be donating 100% of their sales nationwide to charity on Wednesday, March 29th. The promotion is a part of Jersey Mike’s “Month of Giving” and sales are expected to be over $20 million for the day. According to Jersey Mike’s, “Day of Giving is Jersey Mike’s busiest day of the year. Each location prepares by staffing up and ordering extra food, ensuring there is plenty of meat, cheese, bread, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, and bacon to meet the high demand. The more you order, the more Jersey Mike’s gives. Whether in-store, through Jersey Mike’s app or through third-party delivery partners, proceeds from every single sale this Wednesday — including subs, chips, drinks, and catering orders — will go to local charities.”

The first Jersey Mike’s location in Montgomery County opened in the Milestone Shopping Center back in 2010.
Below is a list of all of Jersey Mike’s MoCo locations:
Aspen Hill
13878 Georgia Ave, Aspen Hill, MD 20906
15614 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville, MD

21040-F Frederick Rd, Germantown MD 20876
249 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD
3494 Olney Laytonsville Rd, Olney, MD
Rockville (Pike)
895-D Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD
Rockville (Shady Grove)
14933-L Shady Grove Rd, Rockville, MD
2800 University Blvd W, Wheaton, MD


Dunkin’, which is in the process of adding several new locations in Montgomery County, is giving away Free coffee and “Wake-Up” wraps for American Red Cross donors as a part of National Blood Donor Month.  Per Dunkin’: January is National Blood Donor Month, a time to recognize the importance of giving blood and platelets while honoring those who roll up a sleeve to help patients in need. To help drive awareness and blood donations this winter, Dunkin’ of the DMV is partnering with the American Red Cross to provide 20,000 coupons valid for (1) free Medium Hot or Iced Coffee and (1) free Egg & Cheese Wake-Up Wrap to blood donors in the region, redeemable at participating Dunkin’ restaurants throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia.*

Blood and platelets are needed each day to help patients battling disease and facing the unexpected. Donating blood is an easy way to care for each other and ensure hospitals have the blood products patients rely on.
“During these challenging times, Dunkin’ and our local franchisees want to do all we can to support those who are giving back to our community,” said Dunkin’ franchisee Parag Patel. “We are excited to once again team up with the American Red Cross and hope that by providing donors with a delicious Dunkin’ Hot or Iced Coffee and satisfying Wake Up Wrap we can help encourage our community to stop by a donation center and roll up a sleeve to help save lives.”

To schedule an appointment to donate blood, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.
To learn more about Dunkin’, visit or follow us on Facebook @DunkinUS, Twitter @dunkindonuts, or Instagram @Dunkin.

How to donate blood
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also must meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at or use the Blood Donor App.

*OFFER NOT VALID ON MOBILE APP ORDERS. Limit one per customer per visit. Shop must retain coupon. May not be combined with other offers or promotions. No substitutions. Consumer must pay applicable tax. Void if copied, transferred, or sold and where prohibited or restricted by law. Cash Value 1/20 of 1 cent. Good at participating Dunkin’ locations in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia region.


About Dunkin’

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced regular/decaf/flavored coffee, donut, bagel, and muffin categories. Dunkin’ has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 14 years running. The company has more than 12,600 restaurants in 40 countries worldwide. Dunkin’ is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. For more information, visit

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross


“Saved by the Bell’s” Mario Lopez will be appearing at Westfield Montgomery Mall on Sunday, November 20 to host a holiday concert to benefit Children’s National Hospital.  The event is open to the public, but RSVPs are encouraged and will enter guests in to win a meet and greet with Mario Lopez.  Funds donated at the event will directly benefit activities and memorable moments for childhood-aged patients residing at the hospital. Westfield Montgomery will match donations made for this event and throughout other activities for the Holiday season, up to $10,000. Click here to RSVP.

Per Westfield Montgomery: On Sunday, November 20 (11AM) Westfield Montgomery is officially kicking off the season with the Home for the Holidays Concert with celebrity guest emcee, Mario Lopez – FREE to attend, but suggested donations will benefit Children’s National Hospital.

RSVP below for a chance to win a special meet-and-greet with Mario!

Details include: a string quartet led by a world-renowned violinist along with members of The U.S. Army Band; festive covers by The Little Mermen; performance by The Maryland Youth Ballet (The Nutcracker); appearance by Washington Nationals hometown mascots the Racing Presidents (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln & Teddy Roosevelt); and of course, guest of honor, Santa Claus!

Donations made will be matched, up to $10,000, by Westfield Montgomery. Contributions will continue to be collected at the mall throughout the full season to benefit, Seacrest Studios at Children’s Hospital a state-of-the-art facility gives kids an interactive space to explore radio, television, and social media, share their on-air talents and participate in entertaining programs that are broadcast directly to patient rooms.


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This Saturday’s Powerball drawing has an estimated jackpot of $1.6 billion, with a cash value of $782.4 million. The drawing  takes place at 10:59pm and will be streamed live on the Powerball website.  Could MoCo be home to the next big winner? In the past week a $100,000 winning ticket was sold at Steve’s Beer, Wine & Deli (12132 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg) and a $50,000 winning ticket was sold at 3 Star Beer & Wine (18524 Woodfield Road, Gaithersburg).  Below are seven things to know to get you prepared:

1. How to play Powerball:

  • Pick five numbers from 1 to 69 and one Powerball number from 1 to 26.
  • Choose Quick Pick to have the terminal randomly pick numbers for you.
  • Each Powerball ticket is $2 (add Power Play for $1).
  • Up to five sets of numbers can be played per play slip.
  • Select Multidraw to enter up to 30 consecutive drawings

2. How to win:

  • The Powerball jackpot is won by matching five white balls, in any order, plus the one red Powerball number.
  • The second-level prize of $1 million is won by matching all five white balls
  • You can win seven additional ways by matching fewer numbers. Prize and odds chart below courtesy

3. Saturday’s $1.6B jackpot is now the largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. Below are the top ten Powerball jackpots:
1. $1.586 Billion – Jan. 13, 2016 – CA, FL, TN
2. $1.2 Billion (est.) – Nov. 2, 2022
3. $768.4 Million – March 27, 2019 – WI
4. $758.7 Million – Aug. 23, 2017 – MA
5. $731.1 Million – Jan. 20, 2021 – MD
6. $699.8 Million – Oct. 4, 2021 – CA
7. $687.8 Million – Oct. 27, 2018 – IA, NY
8. $632.6 Million – Jan. 5, 2022 – CA, WI
9. $590.5 Million – May 18, 2013 – FL
10. $587.5 Million – Nov. 28, 2012 – AZ, MO

4. Saturday’s drawing will be the 40th Powerball drawing since the jackpot was last won on August 3 in Pennsylvania. If no one wins the jackpot in Saturday’s drawing, it will tie the game record for the number of consecutive drawings without a grand prize winner.

5. Maryland is home to three Powerball jackpot wins: $731.1 million in January 2021 (Lonaconing, Allegany County); $128.8 million in December 2011 (Elkton, Cecil County) and $108.8 million in September 2011 (Abingdon, Harford County).

6. Jackpot winners may choose to receive their prize as an annuity, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump sum payment. Both advertised prize options are prior to federal and jurisdictional taxes.

7. The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million. The odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.9.  According to, you are more likely to be struck by lightening, drown in a bathtub, and become the President of the U.S. than win the lottery.  See: 40 Things That Are More Likely to Happen Than Winning the Lottery


Live! Casinos and Hotels announced its has purchased 4,000 tickets for tonight’s Powerball drawing, 2,407 of which were purchased by Maryland Live! Casino, located at 7002 Arundel Mills Cir Ste 7777 in Hanover, MD.  If the company happens to have the winning numbers, it plans to split the winning ticket among all of its 4,000+ active employees at its three locations (Arundel Mills, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia). Tonight’s Powerball jackpot is the second highest in history and now stands at an estimated $1.2 billion with a cash option of $596.7 million.

Top 10 Powerball Jackpots
1. $1.586 Billion – Jan. 13, 2016 – CA, FL, TN
2. $1.2 Billion (est.) – Nov. 2, 2022
3. $768.4 Million – March 27, 2019 – WI
4. $758.7 Million – Aug. 23, 2017 – MA
5. $731.1 Million – Jan. 20, 2021 – MD
6. $699.8 Million – Oct. 4, 2021 – CA
7. $687.8 Million – Oct. 27, 2018 – IA, NY
8. $632.6 Million – Jan. 5, 2022 – CA, WI
9. $590.5 Million – May 18, 2013 – FL
10. $587.5 Million – Nov. 28, 2012 – AZ, MO

Per Live!: “With over $1.2 billion still at stake, Live! Casinos & Hotels are doubling down on more than 4,000 Team Members companywide, as the General Managers at Live! properties in Maryland, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh go “all in” on another round of Powerball Lottery ticket purchases. If any of the properties hit the jackpot, the payout will be evenly divided among all active Live! Team Members companywide.”



Medium Rare at 3500 Connecticut Ave in NW, Washington, DC will be holding a free turkey frying event on Thursday, November 24 from 10am-4pm in an effort to raise money for  Feed the Fridge. The event is first come, first serve, and the restaurant is asking that people only bring turkeys to be fried that weigh less than 10lbs.  Feed the Fridge, which was started by Medium Rare’s Mark Bucher,  places refrigerators in local communities and pays area restaurants to stock them daily with fresh meals.  Medium Rare has a MoCo location at 4904 Fairmont Ave in Bethesda.

From @mediumraredc on Instagram:
“FREE TURKEY DEEP FRYING EVENT 2022 AT MEDIUM RARE!! 🦃 Our FREE Turkey Deep Frying Event is BACK at our Cleveland Park location in DC! And we’re raising money for @feed_the_fridge “Thanksgiving Meals for DC Area Seniors in Need”! These meals will be given to seniors on Thanksgiving who are most in need and/or are unable to be with their family. Any amount you are able to donate is appreciated🤍
🦃Turkey Deep Frying Event Details🦃
When: Thursday, November 24 2022
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: 3500 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008 (Cleveland Park)
Turkey Frying: Turkeys must be less than 10 pounds so we have time to get to everyone. First come, first serve. And it’s free!
See you on Thanksgiving! 🦃”


The Silver Spring Zombie Walk returns on Saturday, October 29. The walk begins at Denizens Brewing Company at 1115 East-West Hwy in Silver Spring and ends on Ellsworth Dr. Additional information below courtesy of the Silver Spring Urban District:

The Silver Spring Zombie Walk is back in 2022! Kick off the walk at the Denizens Beer Garden with music, face painting, & costume contest. The pre-walk gathering is free and family friendly. Outrageous costumes strongly encouraged!

The walk from Denizens, over the pedestrian bridge on Georgia, to Ellsworth Drive and the pedestrian walkway kicks off around 9 pm.

Before or after the walk and revelry, keep spooky going with a Halloween flick at AFI. Details on two showings are below.

Count Gore de Vol presents A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)
Sat, Oct. 29, 7:00 p.m.
$15/$13 AFI Members
Join us for some creepy good fun when local TV legend Count Gore de Vol (Dick Dyszel) returns to present another horror favorite in the spirit of the original CREATURE FEATURE broadcasts, including vintage clips from the Count’s vault and some interactive fun and games. “One, two, Freddy’s coming for you!” High schooler Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) and friends (including Johnny Depp in his feature film debut) face off against the deadly finger-knives of dreamland boogeyman Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund, here avoiding the camp characterization that would mark his performances in the sequels). This terrifying film launched one of the most successful horror franchises in history, including nine features and a series. Director Wes Craven creatively stages the dream sequences and expertly ratchets up the tension leading to a breakneck finale. DIR/SCR Wes Craven; PROD Robert Shaye. U.S., 1984, color, 91 min. RATED R

Live shadowcast by Bloody Mayhem Theatrical
Sat, Oct. 29, 10:00 p.m.
$15/$13 AFI Members
Recently engaged Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) stumble upon a castle in the middle of the night that is definitely not a hunting lodge for “rich weirdos.” A jump to the left and a step to the right later, they find themselves as guests of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), who does his best to make them “shiver with anticipation” at what he has in store for everyone at the Annual Transylvanian Convention. A satirical, musical tribute to classic science fiction and horror B-movies, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW has become a beacon and a touchstone, and for generations of fans young and old, a way of life. DIR/SCR Jim Sharman; SCR Richard O’Brien, from his musical play; PROD Michael White. UK/U.S., 1975, color, 100 min. RATED R


Update: The Silver Spring Ice Skating Rink at Veterans Plaza (One Veterans Place) in Downtown Silver Spring reached out and let us know that they will “possibly” open on Thursday, October 13.  The skating rink was listed as opening on October 9 on Downtown Silver Spring’s website. We will post an update when the rink is open.

Reservations are required to skate and can be made at
Additional information below courtesy of the Silver Spring Urban District:

The Silver Spring Ice Skating Rink at Veterans Plaza is offering staggered skating sessions with online reservations and ticket purchasing. The rink itself is outdoors, in the open air. This makes it a great place for families and adults looking for fun, winter themed outings, especially if they are hesitant to attend indoor gatherings due to the increased spread of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant.

The Silver Spring Ice Skating Rink requires social distancing while at the facility, on the ice rink itself, and while waiting to enter the facility. Masks must be worn inside the facility.

The rink is open seven days a week. Skating sessions are for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Reservations are available two weeks in advance, and staggered every five minutes. To purchase tickets, please visit The rink has over 400 pairs of skates available for rent, sized from toddler to adult.


Per Montgomery County:
Montgomery County Recreation will host family-friendly events for everyone to enjoy during the fall season. From fall festivals to swimming with pumpkins, events will be hosted at community recreation centers, senior centers and aquatic facilities across the County throughout October.

Fall special events hosted by Montgomery County Recreation this year include:

  • Friday, Oct. 7. 7-9:30 p.m. Friday Night Flick. Plum Gar Community Recreation Center, 19561 Scenery Dr., Germantown. Join us for a screening of “Hocus Pocus.” Bring blankets and chairs. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.
  • Saturday, Oct. 15. Noon-3 p.m. Chevy Chase Fall Festival. Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center, 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase. Activities include a pumpkin patch, moon bounce, face painting and games. The event is free for all ages.
  • Saturday, Oct. 22. Pumpkin Derby. A Pumpkin Derby is a unique, side-by-side race featuring handcrafted, decorated Pumpkin Racers in a funky, hilarious, suspenseful and dramatic display of ingenuity. Bring pumpkins already decorated. Registration is required with a program fee of $20. With registration, you can pick up racer kits at the Mid-County or Ross Boddy community recreation centers. Events will take place at 10 a.m. at the Mid-County Community Recreation Center, 2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring, and at 11:30 a.m. at the Ross Boddy Community Recreation Center, 18529 Brooke Rd., Sandy Spring.
  • Saturday, Oct. 22. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Ross Boddy Fall Harvest Festival. Ross Boddy Community Recreation Center, 18529 Brooke Road, Sandy Spring. Event will feature crafts, games and a pumpkin derby race.
  • Saturday, Oct. 22. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Fall Festival at North Potomac. Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac Community Recreation Center, 13850 Travilah Rd., Rockville. Registration is required.
  • Saturday, Oct. 22. 4-6 p.m. Coffield Family Fall Festival. Gwendolyn. E. Coffield Community Recreation Center, Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring. Come dressed in Halloween costumes to win a prize. Enjoy games, a dance party and treats.
  • Saturday, Oct. 22. 4-7 p.m. Trunk or Treat at Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center, 14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. Trick-or-treating, a costume contest, arts and crafts. Planning to decorate your vehicle? Register by Friday, Oct. 14.
  • October. Floating Pumpkin Patch. Ever picked a pumpkin in a swimming pool? For $5 per person, children ages 2-12 years will have the chance to swim around to pick a pumpkin and then decorate it. The event will take place at Martin Luther King Jr. Swim Center, 1201 Jackson Road, Silver Spring, from 4:30-6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22; Olney Swim Center, 16605 Georgia Ave., Olney, from 7:30-9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29; and at the Eunice Kennedy and Sargeant Shriver Aquatic Center, 5900 Executive Boulevard, North Bethesda from 10-11:30 a.m. on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30.
  • Friday, Oct. 28. 7 – 9:30 p.m. Upper County Costume Movie Night. Upper County Community Recreation Center, 8201 Emory Grove Road, Germantown. Join a night of fun and make sure to wear your favorite, family friendly, costume. Bring your own blanket or chair.
  • Saturday, Oct. 29. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Therapeutic Recreation Saturday Night Social: Halloween Howl Dance. Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton. Annual Halloween costume extravaganza. Special event for ages 15 and up with disabilities will feature a DJ, dancing, games, pizza and other refreshments. Pre-registration is encouraged.
  • Sunday Oct 30. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Masquerade Jazz Brunch, Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center, 14625 Bauer Drive, Rockville. Seniors can enjoy a wonderful brunch with a festive Halloween twist. Come dressed to impress and ready to dance as you will have an opportunity to enjoy the musical performance by Dick Kaufman and the Glenn Pearson Band. $25 per person.
  • Monday, Oct. 31. 5 – 7 p.m. Bette Carol Thompson Scotland. Fall Harvest Festival. 7700 Scotland Drive, Potomac. Costume contest, giveaways, arts and crafts.

Registration for events can be completed online at Not all events require registration. Registration for fall programs also is currently underway.


Landon School, a private, college prep school for boys located at 6101 Wilson Ln in Bethesda, will be relocating a historic, 80+ year old building on their campus on Wednesday, August 31.  According to the school, “It is a massive undertaking and preparations have been underway for the last several months to make sure the building, which was built more than 80 years ago, is properly preserved and prepared for the move.” Montgomery County based Coakley & Williams Construction is handling the move.  A time lapse of the construction can be seen below.

About the building, courtesy of Landon School:

  • Andrews House sold in 1917 to Landon graduate, James Andrews ’32
  • Purchased by school founders Mary Lee and Paul Landon Banfield in 1936 when the school moved from McLean estate grounds to our current location at 6101 Wilson Lane
  • The building started off as a dormitory
  • It currently is home to several admin offices, the senior lounge, and still serves as on campus housing for some faculty members
  • Andrews House is a three-story Tudor stone style home


Lexi Suss, a rising senior at Magruder High School, recently started her own ice cream business to raise money for the National Brian Tumor Society. Lexi’s grandmother Jill Shultz passed away from glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, earlier this year.

“I love playing basketball but have found a new passion for making ice cream! My grandmother recently passed away in January from a glioblastoma. I recently donated 900 dollars, two months ago, to the National Brain Tumor Society from a popcorn fundraiser but decided to start my own small business just last month making my own ice cream with a variety of flavors! All profits are again going to be donated to the National Brain Tumor Society. Ice cream can be delivered locally in the DMV and also picked up.”

A few of the unique flavors she offers include banana, cake batter, candy cane, and raspberry ripple. You can learn more by visiting her Instagram @lexishomemadeicecream and you can order ice cream here.


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