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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

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


Through June 4 - Amanda Burnham
Artist  Amanda Burnham makes outsized wall drawings of cities crafted from piles of paper scraps. Her exhibition is the Gibbs Street Gallery in Rockville. visartscenter.org


Through June 11 - Local Legends
VisArts presents Local Legends, a group exhibition that mines recent one-of-a-kind stories and offbeat folklore from Rockville to fantastical ends. The exhibition is curated by Jose Rui and held at the Kaplan Gallery in Rockville. visartscenter.org

May 12-27 - The Fantasticks
The Kensington Arts Theatre presents "The Fantasticks," an allegorical story about two neighboring fathers who deceive their children to fall in love by pretending to feud. When the children discover the deception, they reject the arranged love match. Performances are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. katonline.org


May 12-28 - American Daughter
In partnership with Montgomery Playhouse, Arts on the Green presents An American Daughter by Wendy Wasserstein, a political comedy about the pitfalls that await political appointees. Performances are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg. gaithersburgmd.gov

May 27-29 - Hometown Holidays
The city of Rockville will stage its annual Memorial Day weekend celebration with live music, activities for kids, the Taste of Rockville, and parade. The three days of celebration will feature more 25 local, regional and national performing artists on various stages set in Rockville Town Center. rockvillemd.gov/hometownholidays


June 1-October 14 - Volksmarch
The Seneca Valley Sugarloafers Volksmarch Club announces its seasonal Silver Spring/Takoma Park Walk. dewhite1@verizon.net


June 1 - Free Concert
The city of Gaithersburg's free Thursday night concert series starts at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town with Bryan Elijah Smith whose Americana songwriting and voice go hand in hand with The Wild Hearts' raw energy. gaithersburgmd.gov 


June 1 - Free Concert
Bethesda's free Summer Concert Series runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Veterans Park with Gary and the Groove, a good-time, rock and roll band. bethesda.org


June 1 - Kids Concert
The city of Gaithersburg presents its Thursday Morning Kids Concerts at 10:30 a.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion. Flow Circus offers performances, workshops and professional development to schools, libraries, camps, and other youth-focused organizations. Challenging skills such as juggling, plate spinning, and flower stick twirling create a climate of playful learning. gaithersburgmd.gov


June 2 - Water Safety Day
As part of National Water Safety Month, the cities of Rockville and Gaithersburg and Montgomery County Recreation are hosting a free, water safety event from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Water Park at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg. gaithersburgmd.gov 


June 2 - Zumba in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Zumba in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. gaithersburgmd.gov 


June 3 - The Reginald Cyntje Group
Arts on the Green presents the jazz sounds of the Reginald Cyntje Group at 8 p.m. at the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg. Tickets are $25 and $15 for youths 18 and under. gaithersburgmd.gov


June 3 - Children's Festival
The 23rd Annual Imagination Bethesda is a children's street festival featuring kids' activity tents with free arts and crafts, games, interactive play, and more. The festival is held along Woodmont Avenue and Elm Street in Bethesda from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. bethesda.org


June 3 - Train Days
The city of Gaithersburg celebrates its long and storied history with the railroad during its annual Train Days from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Gaithersburg Community Museum. There are model train displays and old railroad cars. Admission is free. gaithersburgmd.gov


June 3 - Jubilation Day
The city of Gaithersburg presents a day of celebrating the uniquely American art form of gospel music at the 11th Annual Jubilation Day Gospel Concert Extravaganza from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Concert Pavilion at City Hall. The free performance includes all styles of gospel and Christian music. gaithersburgmd.gov


June 6 - Yoga in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Yoga in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. Bring a yoga mat or towel. gaithersburgmd.gov 


June 8 - Free Concert
The city of Gaithersburg's free Thursday night concert series starts at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town with Fast Eddie & the Slowpokes, a blues band guaranteed to make you want to dance. gaithersburgmd.gov


June 8 - Free Concert
Bethesda's free Summer Concert Series runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Veterans Park with Natty Beaux Band, a popular, finger-snappin' swing band from Takoma Park. bethesda.org


June 8 - Kids Concert
The city of Gaithersburg presents its Thursday Morning Kids Concerts at 10:30 a.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion. Silly Goose & Val, a music and puppet show, introduce the book and song during its 45-minute program of music, ventriloquism, comedy, and audience participation. gaithersburgmd.gov


June 9 - Zumba in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Zumba in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. gaithersburgmd.gov 


June 9-25 - Dreamgirls
In partnership with Ankh Repertory Theatre and The Finest! Performance Foundation, Inc., Arts on the Green presents Dreamgirls, a groundbreaking musical that takes place during a revolutionary period in American music history. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays and are recommended for ages 12 and older. gaithersburgmd.gov


June 13 - Yoga in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Yoga in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. Bring a yoga mat or towel. gaithersburgmd.gov


June 14 - Flag Day
The Gaithersburg Community Museum and Boy Scout Troop 1760 will hold a Flag Day ceremony from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Olde Town. Gaithersburg Young Artist Award winner Madison Middleton will sing the National Anthem followed by some patriotic themes. gaithersburgmd.gov


June 15 - Kids Concert
The city of Gaithersburg presents its Thursday Morning Kids Concerts at 10:30 a.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion. Experience a unique combination of stunning visual magic with comedy, audience interaction, a touch of dance, and an unsurpassable style of Jay Mattioli. gaithersburgmd.gov 


June 15 - Free Concert
Bethesda's free Summer Concert Series runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Veterans Park with Urban Funk, a 70s funk fusion dance band. bethesda.org 


June 15 - Free Concert
The city of Gaithersburg's free Thursday night concert series starts at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town with A Thousand Rainy Days, a Police tribute band playing songs by The Police and Sting. gaithersburgmd.gov


June 16 - Zumba in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Zumba in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. gaithersburgmd.gov 


June 16 - The Sidleys
Local band The Sidleys holds an album release party at the Villain and Saint in Bethesda. thesidleys.com


June 17 - Kentlands Under The Lights
The Kentlands Community Foundation is hosting its annual Kentlands Under the Lights community dinner in the market square from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Loosely modeled after the Palio in Siena, Italy, the al fresco dining features local restaurants and musicians. Tables are spread throughout the square and thousands of lights are strung up above the
tables. kentlandsfoundation.org 


June 20 - Yoga in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Yoga in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. Bring a yoga mat or towel. gaithersburgmd.gov


June 22 - Free Concert
Bethesda's free Summer Concert Series runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Veterans Park with The Crimestoppers, a rock and roll and blues band. bethesda.org


June 22 - Kids Concert
The city of Gaithersburg presents its Thursday Morning Kids Concerts at 10:30 a.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion. Yosi in Concert is upbeat music and dance that has created various interactive and educational themed shows that entertain young children and adults. gaithersburgmd.gov 


June 22 - Free Concert
The city of Gaithersburg's free Thursday night concert series starts at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town with Scorpion Rose, a high-energy, four-piece, country/rock band. gaithersburgmd.gov


June 23 - Zumba in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Zumba in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. gaithersburgmd.gov 


June 24 - Field and Fiddle
The Montgomery Countryside Alliance is hosting a festival in Boyds to help preserve the county's Agricultural Reserve. Field and Fiddle will feature Rocklands Wine, Waredaca Brewing Company, food, hay rides, live country music, equestrian demonstrations and more. mocoalliance.org


Through June 25 - Chinese Calligraphy
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the city of Gaithersburg presents an exhibit featuring the artwork of the Harmonious Art Group and its 22nd annual exhibition of Chinese calligraphy and brush painting at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park. gaithersburgmd.gov

June 27 - Yoga in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Yoga in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. Bring a yoga mat or towel. gaithersburgmd.gov


June 29 - Free Concert
The city of Gaithersburg's free Thursday night concert series starts at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town with Hayley Fahey Band, featuring singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist Hayley Fahey who plays country, blues and folk. gaithersburgmd.gov 


June 29 - Kids Concert
The city of Gaithersburg presents its Thursday Morning Kids Concerts at 10:30 a.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion. Cantare introduces wonderful Latin American music through songs and rhythms. gaithersburgmd.gov


June 29 - Free Concert
Bethesda's free Summer Concert Series runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Veterans Park with Oasis Island Sounds, a reggae band featuring steel drums, calypso, African, and soca music. bethesda.org


June 30 - Zumba in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Zumba in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. gaithersburgmd.gov 


July 6 - Kids Concert
The city of Gaithersburg presents its Thursday Morning Kids Concerts at 10:30 a.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion. Mark Rooney is a solo improvisational taiko artist who studies, performs, and teaches taiko, a dynamic form of full-body drumming based in Japanese tradition. gaithersburgmd.gov


July 6 - Free Concert
The city of Gaithersburg's free Thursday night concert series starts at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town with Ruthie & the Wranglers, a rockin' American roots music. gaithersburgmd.gov


July 7 - Zumba in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Zumba in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. gaithersburgmd.gov 


Through July 7 - Gaithersburg Fine Arts
The 31st Annual Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association Juried Exhibition returns to Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg. Most of the artwork is for sale and all images are copyrighted by the artists. gaithersburgfinearts.org


July 11 - Yoga in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Yoga in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. Bring a yoga mat or towel. gaithersburgmd.gov 


July 13 - Free Concert
The city of Gaithersburg's free Thursday night concert series starts at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town with The Sidleys, an Indie rock band that has created a unique, yet universal, high-energy sound. gaithersburgmd.gov


July 13 - Kids Concert
The city of Gaithersburg presents its Thursday Morning Kids Concerts at 10:30 a.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion. The Russian dance and song ensemble Barynya is a world-renowned group that enjoys exalting stature as the premier Russian folk ensemble outside of Russia. gaithersburgmd.gov 


July 14 - Zumba in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Zumba in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. gaithersburgmd.gov 


July 15 - Youth SportsFest
The 5th Annual Gaithersburg Youth SportsFest is geared towards youths kindergarten to eighth grade and features a variety of sports activities, nutrition and wellness information and demonstration and tips from leading youth sports professionals. The free event from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg. gaithersburgmd.gov


July 18 - Yoga in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Yoga in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. Bring a yoga mat or towel. gaithersburgmd.gov 


July 20 - Free Concert
The city of Gaithersburg's free Thursday night concert series starts at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town with The Fringe Benefits, a five-piece cover band that performs popular songs including Motown, rock, 80s,  and 90s. gaithersburgmd.gov


July 20 - Kids Concert
The city of Gaithersburg presents its Thursday Morning Kids Concerts at 10:30 a.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion. Mime master Mark Jaster has diverse skills, luminous imagination and world-class training ignite in unique and engaging performances. gaithersburgmd.gov 


July 21 - Zumba in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Zumba in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. gaithersburgmd.gov 


July 25 - Yoga in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Yoga in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. Bring a yoga mat or towel. gaithersburgmd.gov 


July 27 - Kids Concert
The city of Gaithersburg presents its Thursday Morning Kids Concerts at 10:30 a.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion. Math and science guy Billy B. uses songs, dance, theatrical backdrops, and comedy to reach and teach his audiences about how our wonderful planet works. gaithersburgmd.gov


July 27 - Free Concert
The city of Gaithersburg's free Thursday night concert series starts at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town with East of Monroe, a bluegrass band whose music is mostly original tunes along with tasteful covers of diverse songs. gaithersburgmd.gov


July 28 - Zumba in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Zumba in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. gaithersburgmd.gov 


August 1 - Yoga in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Yoga in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. Bring a yoga mat or towel. gaithersburgmd.gov


August 4 - Zumba in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Zumba in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. gaithersburgmd.gov 


August 8 - Yoga in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Yoga in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. Bring a yoga mat or towel. gaithersburgmd.gov 


August 11 - Zumba in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Zumba in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. gaithersburgmd.gov 


August 15 - Yoga in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Yoga in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. Bring a yoga mat or towel. gaithersburgmd.gov


August 18 - Zumba in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Zumba in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. gaithersburgmd.gov 


August 22 - Yoga in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Yoga in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. Bring a yoga mat or towel. gaithersburgmd.gov


August 25 - Zumba in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Zumba in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. gaithersburgmd.gov 


August 29 - Yoga in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Yoga in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. Bring a yoga mat or towel. gaithersburgmd.gov


September 7 - Free Concert
The city of Gaithersburg's free Thursday night concert series starts at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town with Diamond Alley, a five-piece pop/rock and variety band performing an exciting mix of contemporary and classic hits. gaithersburgmd.gov


September 14 - Free Concert
The city of Gaithersburg's free Thursday night concert series starts at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town with Vintage #18, a dynamic soul and blues band that delivers hard-driving blues rhythms and soul grooves you can move to. gaithersburgmd.gov 


September 21 - Free Concert
The city of Gaithersburg's free Thursday night concert series starts at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town with The Rhodes Tavern Troubadours, an award-winning rock and roll band from Washington, D.C. gaithersburgmd.gov


September 28 - Free Concert
The city of Gaithersburg's free Thursday night concert series starts at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town with Ball in the House, a pop/rock band modeled after Boyz II Men while incorporating some Bruno Mars. gaithersburgmd.gov


October 5-8 - Ride Allegheny
Ride Allegheny is hosting a fully supported, four-day bike ride from Pittsburgh to Smokey Glen Farm in Gaithersburg to raise money for wounded veterans through Operation Second Chance (operationsecondchance.org). Last year's 310-mile ride raised $450,000. rideallegheny.org


October 8 - Ride the Reserve
Registration is now open for 10th Annual Ride the Reserve, a structured and supported 10 to 75-mile bike ride through the Montgomery County Agricultural Preserve. There are loops of 18, 26, 40, 58, and 75 miles with farm stops, gourmet picnic, live music, and more. mocoalliance.org



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