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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 13 - Interact & Integrate
This exhibition at VisArts' Kaplan Gallery in Rockville features the work of four artists whose art practices are concerned with the interaction and/or integration of the audience in their work. visartscenter.org


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


April 6-May 13 - Interact & Integrate
VisArts in Rockville presents Interact & Integrate, an exhibition featuring the works of Heloisa Escudero, Michelle Herman, Jackie Hoysted, and Denise Philipbar. Their art practices are concerned with the interaction and/or integration of the audience in their work. visartscenter.org


April 6-May 14 - Texture and Textiles
Arts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents Texture and Textiles, an invitational exhibit featuring a variety of textile techniques by local artists. gaithersburgmd.gov


April 24 - Story Time Station (D)
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


April 26 - Women's Health
Dr. Naga Pannala, cardiovascular specialist at Adventist HealthCare, will lead a discussion on "Women Heart and Health" at St. Mark's Episcopal/Anglican Church in Silver Spring. Dr. Pannala will discuss the basics of heart disease, and preventive measures to improve the health, cardiac risk factors, and quality of life issues of women living with heart disease. The event is free and starts at 10:30 a.m. office@stmarks-silverspring.org.

April 27 - July 6 - Juried Art Exhibition
Arts on the Green presents the annual juried art exhibition of the Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association at the Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg. The exhibition provides a forum for members to collaborate on activities that expand on their individual artistic backgrounds. gaithersburgmd.gov


April 27 - Charity Benefit
A party to benefit Kids In Need Distributors (KIND), a charity that delivers to food to needy kids in school in Montgomery County, will be held at the Columbus/Rock Creek Mansion in Bethesda. There will be live music, raffle items, auctions, dancing, delicious food, and an open bar. kindmd.org
April 28 - Northern Lights
Hear music of Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo and a world premiere by local composer Alistair Coleman at Northern Lights at Strathmore in North Bethesda. There are still bargain tickets (three performances for $99) for Northern Lights, Beethoven's Pastoral and the 100th anniversary of Poland with pianist Brian Ganz. nationalphilharmonic.org

April 28 - Carousel Day
The carousel at Glen Echo Park opens for its 98th season on April 28 at 11 a.m. with a day of free activities, including live music and other performances, face painting, a magic show, open arts and crafts galleries, and, of course, carousel rides. Rides are $1.25 per person. glenechopark.org


April 28 - Northern Lights
The National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorale presents a fascinating concert "Northern Lights" at Strathmore's Music Center in Bethesda. Artistic director Stan Engebretson will lead the concert that juxtaposes the rich traditions of Rachmaninoff's "Vespers" with new sounds by popular Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo. strathmore.org

April 28 - Carousel Day
Carousel Day at Glen Echo Park marks its 98th season and includes a day of free activities, including live music and other performances, face painting, a magician, open galleries, and carousel-themed crafts. glenechopark.org


April 30 - Community Meeting
The cafeteria at Blair High School in Silver Spring is the site for a community meeting to discuss the county's request to construct a wireless radio system with a 195-foot mono-pole with seven antennas for county use at Blair Local Park. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.


May 2 - Financial Planning
Hope Connections for Cancer Support presents Gary Altman, an estate planning attorney, to discuss how the new tax laws have impacted estate and charitable planning. He will speak at 6:30 p.m. at the Beaumont House at FASEB in Bethesda. The program is free and for people affected by cancer and their loved ones. hopeconnectionsforcancer.org


May 3 - Annual Gala
The Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless is holding its annual gala, which this year will recognize the importance of the county's emergency responders' role in reducing homelessness. The gala will be held at the North Bethesda Marriott Hotel & Conference Center starting at 6 p.m. mcch.net


May 4-6 - Star Wars
The Arts Barn in Gaithersburg invites you to celebrate all things Star Wars with an unforgettable lineup of entertainment for fans of all ages. Dress up as your favorite Star Wars character and enjoy an evening of trivia, giveaways, a costume contest, and a pre-movie discussion by Star Wars saga experts and serious fans. artsonthegreen.ticketfly.com/event/1634997


May 5 - A Market for Mom
Aspire Counseling, a Gaithersburg-based charity that offers health services and wellness goals for family's in need, is hosting a Market for Mom with unique wares from approximately 30 vendors to benefit Aspire's "Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies" program. A $20 entry fee includes a glass of Prosecco, dessert tasting plate and door prizes. The event takes place outdoors at a private residence in Gaithersburg. we-aspire.org


May 5 - Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony
The National Philharmonic presents Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony at Strathmore in North Bethesda. Fanfare Magazine wrote that violinist Colin Sorgi "plays with utter conviction, a tour de force of stamina, virtuosity and rhythmic precision." Tickets start at $28 and kids ages 7 to 17 are free. nationalphilharmonic.org


May 5 - Tour de Cookie
The Tree House CAC, which is dedicated to reducing trauma and promoting healing for child victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect, is sponsoring Tour de Cookie - "Montgomery County's Sweetest Ride." The bike ride has distances of 12, 27 and 43 miles and includes stops at numerous cookie stands sprinkled along the bike route. treehousetourdecookie.com


May 5 - 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


May 7 - Look Good, Feel Better
Hope Connections for Cancer Support offers a hands-on workshop by a volunteer cosmetologist to discuss the use of skin care, makeup, wigs, hats, and scarves. The workshop begins at 10 a.m. at the Beaumont House at FASEB in Bethesda. The program is free and attendees must be undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment. hopeconnectionsforcancer.org
May 8 - Spring Concert
The Gaithersburg Chorus presents its annual spring concert featuring styles that range from baroque to contemporary. This performance starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Rosborough Theatre at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg. gaithersburgmd.gov

May 11 - World Music 5
Sporting an eclectic combination of acoustic instruments, the fusion, Grammy Award-winning group World Music 5 create a singular sound, rooted in island, South American and African rhythms. blackrockcenter.org


May 11 - A Magic Duel
In partnership with Thin Air Productions, Gaithersburg Arts on the Green presents "Catch Me: A Magic Duel" at the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg. The acclaimed magic show is recommended for ages 12 and older. gaithersburgmd.gov


May 12 - Concert Series
Arts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents its 2017-2018 music season in the Arts Barn with singer-songwriter David Olney, a master craftsman and acclaimed singer-songwriter. gaithersburgmd.gov


May 12-13 - Snow White
The Maryland Youth Ballet performs Snow White at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College in Rockville. The classic fairy-tale is ideal for all ages. marylandyouthballet.org


May 14 - Citizens Advisory Board
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board at the Civic Building at 7 p.m. includes a conversation with Maryland State Senators Will Smith and Rich Madaleno regarding the outcomes of this year's general session in Annapolis. montgomerycountymd.gov


May 18 - Spring Concert
The Gaithersburg Chorus presents its annual spring concert featuring styles that range from baroque to contemporary. This performance starts at 7:30 p.m. at Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church. gaithersburgmd.gov 


May 19 - Gaithersburg Book Festival
The 9th annual festival attracts hundreds of award-winning and best-selling authors, poets and songwriters from across the country to the heart of Olde Towne Gaithersburg where the authors, workshops, crafts, games, and other activities will bring literature to life for all ages. gaithersburgmd.gov


May 19 - Glen Echo Gala
The Crystal Gala in the Park celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture on May 19. The event is a night of receptions, dinner, dancing, awards, music, and carousel rides. glenechopark.org

May 20 - Refugee Info Fair
The Sligo Church in Takoma Park is hosting a refugee information fair starting at 1 p.m. and film screening of the refugee documentary "Human Flow." Click for more info


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


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 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 - 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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