Gallery B in Bethesda Opens a New Exhibit

Downtown Bethesda at Night
Bethesda Lights Up at Night!

Gallery B in Bethesda is a non-profit arts venue managed by The Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District and Bethesda Urban Partnership for the purpose of providing maximum exposure to art-enthusiasts for painters, photographers, sculptors and other arts professionals.  Their next exhibit, which begins December 8 and runs through January 8, 2012, features a group exhibition with works by Anne Bouhour, Constance Chabrieres, Nathalie Pouliquen and Brigitte Zelenko.  In addition to this month-long exhibit, a special opening reception is planned for Friday, December 9, 2011 from 6-9 p.m.

Gallery B is located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite E, Bethesda, MD 20814.

Speaking of art, don’t forget that the monthly Bethesda Art Walk occurs on the 2nd Friday of every month from 6-9 p.m.

Check Bethesda Urban Partnership website for more details  –  Want to explore more about Downtown Bethesda?  Visit our sister website and check out our new Downtown Bethesda video.

A Bethesda Tradition Continues – Winter Wonderland 2011

Downtown Bethesda in the Snow
An unlikely scene for this year's Winter Wonderland, Bethesda December 2-3, 2011. Photo

Though the landscape will likely NOT be as shown here, Bethesda once again will be celebrating the start of the holidays with their annual WINTER WONDERLAND celebration.  As in year’s past, be sure to make time on your busy schedule to be entertained and start the holiday celebrations early with Bethesda’s annual WINTER WONDERLAND, set this year for December 2-3, 2011.  Many free performances throughout downtown Bethesda, a live ice sculpting presentation and more!

Schedule of Events:

Friday, December 2nd at 8:00pm FREE Choral Concert at Imagination Stage, located at 4908 Auburn Avenue. Featured groups include:

  • American University Gospel Choir
  • Capital Blend
  • The Capital Hearings
  • Vox Pop DC

Saturday, December 3rd fro 1-4 pm in Veterans Park (corner of Woodmont & Norfolk Avenues)

  • Live Ice Sculpting Presentation (1-2 pm)
  • Choral Performances (2-4 pm) – Academy of the Holy Cross, Garrett Park Elementary School, Our Lady of Lourdes, Seneca Valley High School and Watkins Mill High School
  • Visit from Santa! (2-4 pm)
  • Holiday Treats for all of the children!

Check Bethesda Urban Partnership website for more details  –, and as always check our our sister website for useful information on Downtown Bethesda.

Bethesda Green E-Cycling Day

Bethesda Green
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Do you have old electronics hanging around the house that you want to recycle?  This Sunday, November 6, 2011, is your opportunity to gather up your old electronics and bring them to Walt Whitman HS from 12:00 – 4:00 pm.  See the list of items accepted below.

Thanks to Montgomery County Division of Solid Waste and Bethesda Green for co-sponsoring this event!

Here is a list of the items they will accept:

  • Small electronic appliances

    Bethesda Green
    Continue to keep Bethesda Green
  • Calculators
  • Camcorders
  • CDs and floppy disks
  • CD players
  • Cell phones
  • Computers and computer-related products
  • Consumer electronics
  • Copiers
  • Cords and cables (including chargers)
  • Digital cameras
  • Electronic typewriters
  • Fax machines
  • Monitors
  • Personal digital assistant equipment
  • Printers
  • Projection equipment
  • Scanners
  • Telephones
  • Small electronic toys
  • Televisions
  • VCRs

For more information, visit or call 3-1-1 or 240-777-0311 (outside Montgomery County).


Making Time in Bethesda

Lesser known fact about The Koitz Group, besides being real estate pros, we are also all fitness freaks. I spend an average of 10-15 hrs a week working out — it provides me with an outlet for stress and an opportunity to meditate on many of the complex aspects of deals for clients. Another lesser known fact is that I am such a swift runner, that I can actually change space and time, and here’s the story behind that..

Back in 2009 I became really serious about running being a part of my health routine. I run an average of 30 miles a week and have run as many as 80 miles a week at points. In 2010 I competed in my first full marathon, and thought I’d choose an easy city…so I went with San Francisco. Simply put, when it comes to training, I keep it real.

Recently I smoked my colleagues Matt Moses and Kevin Koitz in the Parks Half Marathon running from Rockville to Bethesda on a course that winds through Rock Creek Park. But this accomplishment alone was not enough — I’m destined to do something greater.

…So this coming Sunday, November 6th, I will be running to reverse time. That’s right, I said it, I will be literally running so fast that time will move back exactly one hour during the course of my race. In a run appropriately titled the “Anything Is Possible 5k” I will be changing the spectrum of time.

The run will begin at 1:50am EST at Georgetown Square in Bethesda, and over the course of the race what everyone will see happen is their clocks will literally go back an hour. If you have seen the movie Back to the Future, it will be like a smaller version of the experiment in that film, minus the Delorean. When I have reached a cruising rate of around 10mph the whole world will travel back in time one hour!

Work hard, play hard is part of what makes every individual balanced. To stay sharp in business matters we find that our bodies must help us keep our minds sharp. Plus it helps to have the ability to turn back time too, you never know when you’ll need that (and yes, you can thank me in advance for the extra hour of sleep that night)!

For more information on the race, check out the website at

Farm Fresh in DC & Bethesda

Downtown Bethesda

With the Fall harvest virtually upon us, Washington DC and Bethesda have gown increasingly begun alive with vibrant outdoor markets providing an abundance of farm to table items. From produce, to meats and seafood, many local producers have gained an entry into the market place through a growing number of Farmer’s Markets in DC proper as well as the near in suburbs. And where the tradition used to limit these markets strictly to Sunday mornings, we are now seeing them spread to all different days and times providing all sorts of options to shoppers.

There is also an ever increasing trend towards chef participation at these events from local as well as national food personalities, leading cooking demonstrations as well as discussing how they source ingredients for their respective establishments. Some markets are also expanding to include vending on site such as Red Zebra, a mobile gourmet wood fired pizza outfit that has recently taken up a “residency” at the Freshfarm Market by the White House every Thursday from 3-7pm.

It’s nice to know in this ever growing city that we can still get a little taste of country living, and from Dupont, to Downtown, to Bethesda there are opportunities to advance healthy eating habits. Enjoy in good health!

For more information on farm markets near your part of the city as well as a calendar of events and chef appearances, a great resource is, and independent non profit group based out of Washington DC dedicated towards providing economic opportunities for local farmers.