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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


Until May 9
The Seneca Valley Sugarloafers Volksmarch Club is sponsoring a seasonal, self-guided Kenwood Cherry Blossoms and Spring Flowers Walk in Bethesda. The 10 km walk, rated 2A, is on the Capitol Crescent Trail and on streets through the Kenwood neighborhood with beautiful cherry blossoms and spring flowers. You must register for the walk. Information: Maribeth Evans, 301.946.5496 or gammie0612@verizon.net


May 5 - Soul Crackers
Bethesda's Summer Concert Series features Soul Crackers, a classic southern soul band, in Veteran's Park in Bethesda. Information: bethesda.org


May 6-7 - Cirque du Dance
Arts on the Green presents Cirque du Dance which features the VF Dance Theater. Performances take place at 7:00 p.m. on May 6 and at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on May 7 at the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg. Information: gaithersburgmd.gov


May 6 - BlackRock Gala
BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown is holding its annual gala. This year's theme is celebrating the magic of arts and the event runs from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Individual and corporate sponsorships are still available. Information: www.blackrockcenter.org


May 6 - Fact and Fiction
Sandy Spring Museum in Sandy Spring hosts a History Happy Hour series with acclaimed author David O. Stewart who will speak about "straight" histories about the American past as well as historical novels. This event runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Information: www.sandyspringmuseum.org 


May 10 - Rockville's Future
The second of four citywide forums on Rockville's future will be held to discuss "Rockville 2040," the process to update the city's comprehensive master plan. The forum is at VisArts in the Rockville Town Square at 6:30 p.m. Parking is free with validation. Information: www.rockvillemd.gov/rockville2040


May 12 - Chef Nora Pouillon
Chef Nora Pouillon of Restaurant Nora will be taking questions, providing a few bites to eat and signing her recent memoir at the Edgemoor Club in Bethesda. Proceeds from the event will benefit Bethesda Cares, a community outreach program dedicated to easing, ending and preventing homelessness in the area. Information: www.bethesdacares.org


May 12 - Rockin' Pneumonia
Bethesda's Summer Concert Series features Rockin' Pneumonia, a rock, funk and dance band, in Veteran's Park in Bethesda. Information: bethesda.org


May 14-15 - Bethesda Festival
The two-day fine arts festival features 130 of the nation's best artists, live entertainment and Bethesda restaurants. Admission is free to the festival located in the Woodmont Triangle. Information: bethesda.org


May 14 - Spring Concert
"For the Beauty of the Earth" is a free, spring concert featuring songs in a variety of genres that embrace the glory of nature and the beautiful music inspired by it. Performances will be at 5:00 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Gaithersburg. Donations are accepted and patrons should bring their own blankets and chairs. Information: llevy-page@gaithersburgmd.gov


May 14 - Gala in the Park
Glen Echo Park is holding a gala from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Tickets include music by the Craig Gildner Big Band, reception, gourmet dinner, award program, dancing, and carousel rides. Information: glenechopark.org


May 17 - Police Fundraiser
The Gaithersburg Police Foundation is hosting a fundraiser at the Dogfish Head Alehouse in Gaithersburg to raise money for the nonprofit foundation that supports the Gaithersburg Police Department. Residents are encouraged to drop by any time between 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. for a fun time, good food and an opportunity to meet the members the force. Information: gaithersburgpf@gmail.com


May 19 - Moonshine Society
Bethesda's Summer Concert Series features Moonshine Society, a blues band, in Veteran's Park in Bethesda. Information: bethesda.org


May 21 - Book Festival
Billed as a "celebration of books, writers, and literary excellence," the popular festival attracts hundreds of award-winning and best-selling authors, poets and songwriters from across the country to the park-like grounds in the heart of Olde Towne Gaithersburg.
Information: www.gaithersburgbookfestival.org


May 22 - Spring Concert
"For the Beauty of the Earth" is a free, spring concert featuring songs in a variety of genres that embrace the glory of nature and the beautiful music inspired by it. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. at Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church in Gaithersburg. Donations are accepted and patrons should bring their own blankets and chairs. Information: llevy-page@gaithersburgmd.gov

May 24 - Rockville's Future
The third of four citywide forums on Rockville's future will be held to discuss "Rockville 2040," the process to update the city's comprehensive master plan. The forum is at VisArts in the Rockville Town Square at 6:30 p.m. Parking is free with validation. Information: www.rockvillemd.gov/rockville2040


May 26 - Adventure Theatre Gala
The annual gala at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in Rockville helps Adventure Theatre MTC ensure the ongoing vitality of its educational, artistic, and community organization. Information: www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org


May 26 - Gary and the Groove
Bethesda's Summer Concert Series features Gary and the Groove, a classic rock band, in Veteran's Park in Bethesda. Information: bethesda.org


Until May 27 - Local Artists
The Rockville Art League's annual juried show will feature mixed media works from a variety of local artists at the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery in Rockville. Information: rockvillemd.gov/glenviewgallery


May 28-30 - Taste of Rockville
More than 30 performances along with music, food, and fun activities are on tap for Rockville as it celebrates Memorial Day with the Taste of Rockville and other events. The music fest, featuring The Nighthawks, and the three days of activities will be in the Rockville Town Center. Information: www.rockvillemd.gov


Until May 30 - Laura-Leigh Palmer
Laura-Leigh Palmer works with optical illusions and dreamscapes and her work "TraDigital" combines both traditional media and digital creation. It can be found at the MAA Gallery in Westfield Mall in Wheaton. Information: www.montgomeryart.org


June 4 - Walk On
The Seneca Valley Sugarloafers Volksmarch Club (SVSVC) is sponsoring a walk in Germantown. Information: dewhite1@verizon.net


June 10 - Lost and Found in MoCo
Sandy Spring Museum in Sandy Spring hosts a History Happy Hour series with award-winning former Washington Post reporter and editor Eugene L. Meyer explores Montgomery County's forgotten past. Information: www.sandyspringmuseum.org


June 12 - Street Fest for Kids
Youngsters of all ages can enjoy a wide variety of exciting and creative kid's activities at the 34th annual Celebrate! Gaithersburg in Olde Towne. The festival runs from noon to 5:00 p.m. and features free amusements, sports, games, entertainment and exhibits.
Information: gaithersburgmd.gov/leisure/special-events/celebrate-gaithersburg-in-olde-towne


June 14 - Rockville's Future
The last of four citywide forums on Rockville's future will be held to discuss "Rockville 2040," the process to update the city's comprehensive master plan. The forum is at VisArts in the Rockville Town Square at 6:30 p.m. Parking is free with validation. Information: www.rockvillemd.gov/rockville2040


June 25-26 - Montgomery County Heritage Days
Explore child-friendly, interactive exhibits and enjoy musical entertainment  and special activities at the Museum and Latitude Observatory in Gaithersburg. Information: www.gaithersburgmd.gov


October 8 - Fall Fest
The Pike District is sponsoring its inaugural Fall Fest at noon at Rockville Pike and Marinelli Road in Rockville. There will be live music, food, fun and festivities for all ages. Information: pikedistrict.org




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