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Ongoing - Volunteers Need
The Gaithersburg HELP Transportation Program is looking for volunteers to help with a variety of transportation-related and other opportunities, including taking senior citizens to medical appointments, scheduling and general administrative and technical support. gaithersburghelp.org


Ongoing - Volunteers Needed
Senior Connection is looking for more volunteers to help senior neighbors get around town for a variety of needs.
Information: www:seniorconnectionmc.org


Ongoing - Volunteers Needed
The Arts Barn in Gaithersburg is acceptingapplications for spring and summer break student volunteers for 2018.  Student volunteers must be at least 14 and they will workwith highly-qualified teaching artists in a variety of disciplineswhile earning Student Service Learning (SSL) hours and valuableexperience. gaithersburgmd.gov 

Every Saturday - Kensington Farmers Market
Nearly 20 vendors provide fresh seafood, meats, waffles, pies, coffees, baked goods, cheeses, eggs and more every Saturday at the Kensington Train Station from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Information: shirley.watson@tok.md.gov


Until May 27 - Amanda Agricola
Amanda Agricola's exhibition at VisArts' Gibbs Street Gallery in Rockville explores the importance of hunting for buried treasure. visartscenter.org
Until May 27 - Grant McFarland
Grant McFarland's solo exhibition of new sculpture is entitled "Voyager" and it explores the life cycles of individuals and their possessions. It appears at VisArts' Common Ground Gallery in Rockville. visartscenter.org
Until June 10 - Beki Basch and Clay Dunklin
The artists collaborative installation yolk | shell | source | system is on display at the Visarts Gallery in Rockville. visartscenter.org
Through June 2019 - World War I Exhibit
TheGaithersburgCommunity Museum is hosting an 18-month exhibit entitled "On theHomefront: Gaithersburg in World War I." The exhibit looks at the effect the war had on the Gaithersburg community. gaithersburgmd.gov

Until July 1 - Harmonious Art Group
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the city of Gaithersburg presents an exhibit featuring the artwork of the Harmonious Art Group at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park. gaithersburgmd.gov


Through July 1 - Power Forward
VisArts presents Power Forward, a group exhibition of artists who draw upon the hidden and political histories of sports to
open up analyses of the social world. The exhibition is in the Kaplan Gallery in Rockville. visartscenter.org


May 19 - Sustainable Solutions
The Renewal by Andersen-Rockville Showroom in  Rockville is hosting remodeling seminar and consultation with Lizzie Moore, Allied ASID and senior interior designer for New Vision Properties. The event runs from 1 pm to 3 pm and is free and open to the public.eventbrite.com/e/sustainable-solutions-for-remodeling-seminar-tickets-45717968675


May 21 - General Assembly Review
The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County is sponsoring a review of issues that went before the Maryland General Assembly. Speakers include Erin Prangley of the American Association of University Women, Lois Hybl of the League of Women Voters of Maryland and Jackie Coolidge, chair of the Volunteer Lobby Corps for the U.S, League. lwvmocomd.org


May 22 - Story Time Station (E)
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your child to explore the alphabet through monthly, 45-minute book readings during "StoryTime Station," an enriching program at the Gaithersburg Community Museum for ages 3 to 6. Readings start at 11 a.m. gaithersburgmd.gov


May 24-28 - Cirque Italia
Cirque Italia, an amazing water circus, brings a brand new performance to the Montgomery County Agriculture Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg for five days of its state-of-the-art water show. cirqueitalia.com


May 26-28 - Hometown Days
The city of Rockville is hosting three days of celebration to mark Memorial Day with six blocks of live music, parades, kids amusements, food tastings, marching bands, and more. rockvillemd.gov


June 1 - July 1 - Miranda Brandon
Miranda Brandon's photographic work at VisArts' Gibbs Street Gallery in Rockville challenges how we perceive the
world around us. visartscenter.org


June 2 - 100th Anniversary
The National Philharmonic presents the 100th Anniversary of Poland's Independence at Strathmore in North Bethesda. Conductor Miroslaw Jacek Blaszczyk and pianist Brian Ganz lead Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2. Tickets start at $23 and kids ages 7 to 17 are free. nationalphilharmonic.org


June 2 - Concert Series
Arts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents its 2017-2018 music season in the Arts Barn with Hebret Musica led by drummer and composer Abinnet Berhanu who combines Ethiopian sounds with soulful, modern jazz. gaithersburgmd.gov


June 2 - Jubilation Day
The 12th Annual Jubilation Day Gospel Concert Extravaganza celebrates gospel music at City Hall Concert Pavilion in Gaithersburg from 4 pm to 8 pm. The celebration of the uniquely American art form that gave rise to jazz, blues, R&B, and rock and roll feature performances by all styles of gospel and Christian music by local and regional artists. gaithersburgmd.gov


June 2-3 - Strawberry Festival
The grounds of Sandy Spring Museum in Sandy Spring will host the annual festival with a fun-filled community fair with live music
and entertainment, food trucks, a beer garden, and activities for children of all ages. sandyspringmuseum.org


June 2-3 - Folk Festival
The 38th Annual Washington Folk Festival comes to Glen Echo Park in Glen Echo for two days of celebrating folk music, dance and craft traditions of the greater Washington area. The free festival features over 400 of the best traditional musicians, storytellers, dancers, and craftspeople from the region. glenechopark.org

June 7 - History Happy Hour
The Sandy Spring Museum in Sandy Spring is hosting a happy hour with a twist of history. Writer and cocktail historian Philip Greene will trace the evolution of the Manhattan cocktail from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The event includes complimentary beer, wine, non-alcoholic
beverages and snacks. sandyspringmuseum.org


June 9 - Free Theater Event
The Anansi Theater Series by the White House Studios presents two performances, both with free tickets, that will take you on a folklore forest journey where you will meet Anansi, Tiger and Snake. The performances are at the Takoma Park Community Center in Takoma Park. caribbeantheater.eventbrite.com
June 14 - Flag Day Ceremony
The Gaithersburg Community Museum and Boy Scout Troop 1760 will hold a Flag Day ceremony from 6 pm to 8 pm at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Gaithersburg. The Gaithersburg High School Pep Band will perform before the ceremony. gaithersburgmd.gov
June 16 - Train Days
The Gaithersburg Community Museum celebrates the city's long and storied history with the railroad during Train Days from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and visitors can view model train displays, explore a caboose and RDC rail car, visit the 1918 steam locomotive on display, and participate in other train-related activities. gaithersburgmd.gov

June 23 - Suds & Soles 5K
The Montgomery County Road Runners Club and the city of Rockville are again hosting the Suds & Soles 5K at 7:30 pm. The course starts and finishes Rockville Town Center and is followed by a post-race party featuring live music by Driven to Clarity and the opportunity to sample great beverages from a commemorative mug as well as activities for kids. rockvillemd.gov


June 23 - Field and Fiddle
The Montgomery Countryside Alliance presents its annual Field & Fiddle Festival at Madison Fields in Dickerson. The day of fun includes high-energy, foot-stomping music from the 19th Street Band and the Eastman String Band. There will be arts and crafts vendors as well as food, beer and wine from local producers. mocoalliance.org


June 26 - Story Time Station (F)
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your child to explore the alphabet through monthly, 45-minute book readings during "StoryTime Station," an enriching program at the Gaithersburg Community Museum for ages 3 to 6. Readings start at 11 a.m. gaithersburgmd.gov


July 24 - Story Time Station (G)
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your child to explore the alphabet through monthly, 45-minute book readings during "StoryTime Station," an enriching program at the Gaithersburg Community Museum for ages 3 to 6. Readings start at 11 a.m. gaithersburgmd.gov
August 28 - Story Time Station (H)
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your child to explore the alphabet through monthly, 45-minute book readings during "StoryTime Station," an enriching program at the Gaithersburg Community Museum for ages 3 to 6. Readings start at 11 a.m. gaithersburgmd.gov
September 25 - Story Time Station (I)
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your child to explore the alphabet through monthly, 45-minute book readings during "StoryTime Station," an enriching program at the Gaithersburg Community Museum for ages 3 to 6. Readings start at 11 a.m. gaithersburgmd.gov
September 29 - On the Waterfront
The National Philharmonic kicks off its 2018-19 concert season at Strathmore's Concert Hall in Bethesda with a screening of "On the Waterfront" accompanied with live orchestra. The movie's film score has been hailed as one of the best of all time. strathmore.org

October 23 - Story Time Station (J)
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your child to explore the alphabet through monthly, 45-minute book readings during "StoryTime Station," an enriching program at the Gaithersburg Community Museum for ages 3 to 6. Readings start at 11 a.m. gaithersburgmd.gov


November 27 - Story Time Station (K)
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your child to explore the alphabet through monthly, 45-minute book readings during "StoryTime Station," an enriching program at the Gaithersburg Community Museum for ages 3 to 6. Readings start at 11 a.m. gaithersburgmd.gov



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