Food, Dining and Discounts

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

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:

Through April 1 - Winston Harris
Winston Harris' Time Tradition and American Made Series is a multi-faceted exhibit at the Sandy Spring Museum in Sandy Spring that looks at the concept of what it means to participate fully in the American experience.

Through April 15 - Domestic Pursuits
Three Montgomery County artists - Nancy McNamara, Dominie Nash and Hillary Steel - who have worked side-by-side in a shared studio in Takoma Park are exhibiting their works at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. 

April 1 - Art of Brewing
Denizens Brewery in Silver Spring is hosting a fundraiser for Artivate from noon to 3:00 p.m. and will feature tours and beer tastings. or

April 2 - Recycled Wedding Fair
Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg is the site of the first Recycled Wedding Fair where newlywed couples can sell their wedding treasures to couples ready to tie the knot. New or gently used wedding items are welcome. The fair opens at 11:00 a.m. and admission is $5 for shoppers and $20 to $25 for vendors.

April 2-May 12 - Spring Exhibition
Local artist Jennifer Kahn Barlow highlights the work of four artists comprising the Spring Art Exhibition at the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery in Rockville. Barlow's "Delicious Moments" is a collection of life's precious instances: family, friends, a breathtaking view or mouthwatering treat.

April 3 - Senior Job Fair
The Jewish Council for the Aging is hosting its annual 50+ Employment Expo at the Bethesda North Marriott. The fair offers job seekers dozens of employers looking for new employees, seminars about submitting on-line applications and more. 

April 8 - Heaven and Earth
The classical string orchestra Takoma Ensemble will perform *Heaven and Earth: Spirituality in Music" at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Silver Spring. Co-sponsored by Interfaith Works and led by artistic director/conductor Victoria Gau, the concert explores spirituality from various angles.

Through April 14 - Cabin Fever
The Art League of Germantown is showcasing its member artists at the Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg with a show entitled "Cabin Fever." Information:

Through April 14 - Juried Exhibit
Art League of Germantown presents a juried mixed-media exhibit at the Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg.

April 17 - Speed Networking
Leadership Montgomery is hosting an evening speed networking event at the Universities at Shady Grove Conference Center where you can connect with the area's most dynamic business and civic leaders. Food and drinks are included in your ticket.

April 19 - Brian Jay Jones
Best-selling biographer Brian Jay Jones, author of "George Lucas: A Life?" will discuss his book as well as sign copies at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus in Rockville starting at 7:00 p.m. 

April 19-23 - Shades of Spring
The Art League of Germantown holds its annual art show and sale at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. There will be paintings, photography, drawings, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture and more. New this year is the 2D small works gallery. The event is free.

April 21-30 - Musical Comedy
Arts on the Green presents the musical comedy "Guys and Dolls JR." at the Arts Barn in The Kentlands. Performances are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Featuring gamblers, gangsters and sassy showgirls, the show celebrates Broadway's golden era.

April 22 - Anniversary Walk
The Seneca Valley Sugarloafers Volksmarch Club is hosting the Rockville - Pinneberg 60th Sister City Anniversary Walk. The start/finish point is at the Rockville Outdoor Municipal Swim Center in Rockville. The walk is free.

Through April 22 - Volunteers Needed
The Gaithersburg Community Museum is looking for volunteers to staff events held at the Latitude Observatory. Training will be held April 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. Pre-registration is required to participate in the training. 301.258.6160

April 22 - Book Sale
The Rockville Friends of the Library is holding a big book sale at the Rockville Memorial Library from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be fiction, nonfiction, including politics and history, biography and memoir, cookbooks, books on parenting and relationships, children's books, and more. Most are $1 or less.

April 23 - Discovery Day
The city of Gaithersburg is hosting one of its popular Discovery Day at the Gaithersburg Community Museum where the topic will be model building. Hobbyists and local hobby groups will be on hand for activities and demonstrations. , from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free the event is recommended for ages six and older.

April 23 - Kensington Book Festival
The 12th annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival, a rain or shine street festival featuring speakers, artists, music, cooking demonstrations, a food court and children's entertainment, returns to Old Town Kensington.

Through April 30 - Gentle Wind
Diane Szczepaniak presents a suite of 11 large watercolor paintings and sculptures that explore the ways color, light, and movement fill space. Her paintings can be found at the Gibbs Street Gallery in Rockville.

Through April 30 - Breaking Circles
Maryland artist Kevin Labadie's carefully calibrated abstract compositions are on display at the Kaplan Gallery in Rockville.

Through May 1 - Arte di Primavera
Gaithersburg's Arts on the Green presents "Arte di Primavera," a juried, multimedia exhibit on at the Arts Barn Gallery. The exhibit celebrates spring with maidens, flowers, birds and landscapes portrayed in a variety of media and styles.

May 6 - La Milla de Mayo
Registration is now available for the 2nd Annual La Milla de Mayo, a festive one-mile run/walk through Olde Towne in Gaithersburg. There will also be live music, food vendors, Salsa dancing, crafts, and fun activities.

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.

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.

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.

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.


CURRENT ISSUE // April/May 2017

Montgomery Photo Contest
Montgomery Writes

We have no time machine, so you’re not standing in front of 1950s Clayton Hardware, but the scene has been recreated somewhere in Montgomery County. Photograph by Phil Fabrizo. Where are you? One winner will be randomly selected from all correct answers received by May 10.
Peter Quinn of
Cabin John identified Glen Echo town hall in the February issue. He wins the framed print.
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