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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


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


Through-November 12 - Latino Art
The city of Gaithersburg and the Latino Art League of Greater Washington, D.C., present an exhibition of multimedia
artwork celebrating the group's diverse talents at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park. gaithersburgmd.gov


Through-October 8 - Cultural Platforms
The VisArts Emerging Curator Program presents Cultural Platforms For Resistance (CPR), a curatorial initiative led by curator Ashley D. DeHoyos at the Kaplan Gallery in Rockville.visartscenter.org 


Through-October 8 - ErinJuliana
Erin Juliana's paper cuts and small-scale paintings come to the Gibbs Street Gallery in Rockville where her images reflect her own medical issues and fascination with the symmetrical elements of decorative art. visartscenter.org 


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 15 - Kiti Gartner
The rockabilly sounds of Kiti Gartner comes to Diamond Farms Park in Gaithersburg. The free, family-friendly back yard concert runs from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. gaithersburgmd.gov
September 15 - 15 Year Celebration
The Arts Barn in Gaithersburg is celebrating 15 years as the city's home for the arts by holding a special anniversary special from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free activities include music by Pritchard Music Academy, demonstrations by artists, a photo exhibition, and remarks from political leaders. gaithersburgmd.gov
September 16 - Farm to Fork
The Montgomery Countryside Alliance is hosting Farm to Fork, a late summer celebration in Comus to benefit the alliance that works to protect the county's 93,000 acre Agricultural Reserve. mocoalliance.org
September 16 - 80s Night
Go back to the 1980's with a night with TheReflex at the Concert Pavilion in Gaithersburg. The free concert starts at 6 p.m. and attendees are encouraged to wear their "raddest outfit" while enjoying the 1980's tribute band and games, prizes, giveaways, and retro activities. gaithersburgmd.gov

Sept. 15-Oct. 1 - Canterville Ghost
The Arts Barn in Gaithersburg will be a haunted place, thanks to the The Canterville Ghost which features a clever ghost and no-nonsense American family. Although funny, the performance is recommended for ages and older. Performances on Fridays and Saturdays start at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. gaithersburgmd.gov


September 19 - Talk Like a Pirate
International Talk Like a Pirate Day is in its full glory at the Community Museum in Gaithersburg from 4 pm. to 5:30 pm. Visitors can learn "pirate talk", enjoy music, make pirate patches and hooks, and take part in pirate games. 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 21 - Yappy Hour
The Montgomery County Humane Society is holding a Yappy Hour at Denizens Brewing Company in Silver Spring. The event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. benefits the privately funded humane society and is open to leashed, well-mannered dogs. It will feature food, drinks, prizes, and fun. mchumane.org
September 24 - Wedding Showcase
The Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg is hosting its annual Fall Bridal Showcase from noon to 4 p.m. with a variety of wedding vendors, including caterers, photographers, event planners, musicians, and more. Admission is $5 per person payable at the door. gaithersburgmd.gov

September 24 - VisionWalk
The 8th Annual Montgomery County VisionWalk helps raise money to fight blindness by raising awareness for retinal degenerative disease research.The 5k walk will take you around Rockville Town Square.Light refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Registration is at 9:00 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:00 a.m.
FightBlindness.org/MontgomeryCountyVisionWalk


September 24 - Train Days
The city of Gaithersburg celebrates its long and storied history with the railroad during a free display of model trains, a real caboose and RDC rail car and 1918 steam locomotive along with hands-on learning and shopping. The event runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. gaithersburgmd.gov


September 24 - Bridal Showcase
The Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg hosts its annual fall Bridal Showcase that offers all the information needed to plan that special wedding day. The showcase runs from noon to 4 pm and includes a variety of wedding vendors - caterers, photographers, event planners, musicians, and more - who will be on hand to meet and answer questions. Admission is $5. gaithersburgmd.gov 


September 25 - Election Process
The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County is hosting a discussion about the election process and whether elections are secure. State and local elections officials, including State Board of Elections deputy administrator Nikki Charlson and Montgomery Elections Board president James Shalleck, will start at 6:45 pm on the second floor meeting room of the Rockville Library in Rockville. The event is free, but seating is limited. lwvmocomd.org


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


September 30 - Arts and Crafts Festival
Washington Grove presents its annual fall festival featuring beautiful, hand-crafted works from 25 regional artisans from 10 am to 5 pm at the Washington Grove United Methodist Church. The selection includes jewelry, paintings, prints, photographs, glass, leather and more. There will be food trucks, a "musical petting zoo," a kid's art exhibition and more. 301.840.1897


October 1 - Author Talk
The Friends of the Library (FOL), Rockville Chapter, is sponsoring a free presentation by author  Judith M. Heimann who will speak about her book "Paying Calls in Shangri-La," a memoir about her Foreign Service life abroad. She will speak at the Rockville Memorial Library at 2 p.m. rockvilleFOL@gmail.com


October 2 - Breast Reconstruction
Hope Connections presents Dr. Michele Manahan, a specialist from Johns Hopkins, to discuss the pros and cons of breast reconstruction at the Beaumont House in Bethesda. hopeconnectionsforcancer.org


October 5 - Open House
Hope Connections is hosting an open house at its Landover facility to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. hopeconnectionsforcancer.org 


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 6 - Film Series
The Sandy Spring Museum presents an engaging and entertaining community film series designed to spark conversation and inspire creative thinking. The night's movie is "Manhattan Short." The suggested donation is $10. sandyspringmuseum.org


October 7 - Magic Show
Former Secret Service agent and magician Will Slade performs at the Sandy Spring Museum in Sandy Spring from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Seating is limited. sandyspringmuseum.org

October 7 - Taste of Bethesda
Nearly 50 restaurants will participate in the annual Taste of Bethesda which covers downtown Bethesda with delicious food, fun activities and five stage of entertainment. bethesda.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


Through October 8 - Deflating Head
Jeff Einhorn, an artist, photographer and educator, brings his A Portrait of the Artist as A Giant Deflating Head to the Common Ground Gallery in Rockville. His inflated self-portrait in the gallery's window will slowly lose air over the course of the exhibition. visartscenter.org


October 9 - Community Night
The Olney Chamber of Commerce presents its 38th annual Community Night at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, featuring the Taste of Olney, the Olney Business Expo and a variety of activities, enjoyment, auctions and raffles. olneymd.org


October 9 - Community Night
The Olney Chamber of Chamber presents its 38th annual Community Night, featuring the Taste of Olney, vendors, prizes, and more. The event from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. will be held at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney. olneymd.org 


October 14 - Concert Series
Arts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents its 2017-2018 music season in the Arts Barn with the Left Bank Quartet and its exciting program of classic 20th string quartets. gaithersburgmd.gov


October 15-December 30 - Volksmarch
The Seneca Valley Sugarloafers Volksmarch Club is sponsoring a seasonal, self-guided Kensington Fall Colors and Holiday Lights Walk  featuring trails with a 10k and two 5k loops through historic Kensington.dewhite1@verizon.net

October 16 - League of Voters Luncheon
The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County invites you to attend it annual fall luncheon at the Far East Restaurant in Rockville from noon to 2 pm to hear guest speaker Lily Qi, who will discuss Montgomery County's changing community and changing economy. Qi is the county's assistant chief administrative officer for economic and workforce development. lwvmocomd.org


October 16 - Ovarian Cancer
Hope Connections hosts a discussion by Dr. James Barter of Holy Cross Hospital to discuss current thoughts and treatments for ovarian cancer at the Beaumont House in Bethesda. hopeconnectionsforcancer.org


October 19 - Film Series
The Sandy Spring Museum presents an engaging and entertaining community film series designed to spark conversation and inspire creative thinking. The night's movie is "El Boxeo." The suggested donation is $10. sandyspringmuseum.org


October 24 - Job Rights
Hope Connections hosts a discussion at its Landover facility with employee rights attorney Bill Day to talk about the rights of cancer patients under the Family Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. hopeconnectionsforcancer.org
Through October 28 - Farm to Gallery
BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown celebrates the county's farming heritage and rural landscape with an exhibition by the Countryside Artisans of Maryland. The exhibition includes a series of free community events. blackrockcenter.org
Through October 28 - Land, Sea and Air
BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown explores the themes of nature through mixed media sculptures by Andrea Uravitch, A Virginia artist who works to encourage better preservation of the environment. blackrockcenter.org
November 5 - Author Talk
The Rockville Friends of the Library are hosting a discussion by author Frances Frost who will talk about her novel, "Mourning Calm." The event is free at starts at 2 pm at the Rockville Memorial Library in Rockville. rockvillefol@gmail.com
November 18 - Christmas Comes Early
Santa's workshop is alive and well in historic Washington Grove where a small and talented group of neighbors has created a unique, professional quality collection of wreaths, centerpieces, gifts, ornaments and decorations. There is also a children's secret shop and bake sale at the Washington Grove United Methodist Church from 9 am to 4 pm. 301.840.1834

November 18 - Concert Series
Arts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents its 2017-2018 music season in the Arts Barn with Charlie Faye and The Fayettes and their swinging, swaying sound of 1960's. gaithersburgmd.gov


November 19 - Community Stories Festival
Our annual Community Stories Festival highlights the stories of people, places, and events from our local community. The festival is open to the public and gives local residents a chance to learn more about their communities and meet both the filmmakers and people featured in the films. The festival at the Sandy Spring Museum highlights the stories of people, places and events for the community. The suggested donation is $10. sandyspringmuseum.org


December 15 - Concert Series
Arts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents its 2017-2018 music season in the Kentlands Mansion with Cool Yule With Mark G. Meadows, an acclaimed jazz composer, pianist, vocalist, collaborator, and recording artist. gaithersburgmd.gov
December 17 - Concert Series
Arts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents its 2017-2018 music season in the Arts Barn with A Singer Songwriter Holiday where local singer, songwriter artists come together for an evening of traditional holiday songs. gaithersburgmd.gov
2018

January 27 - Concert Series
Arts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents its 2017-2018 music season in the Arts Barn with Floyds Row, a  British-American ensemble  that combines early, folk, classical, roots, Americana, traditional, and newgrass. gaithersburgmd.gov
March 3 - Concert Series
Arts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents its 2017-2018 music season in the Arts Barn with Alex Peh, a renowned pianist known for his buoyancy and finesse. gaithersburgmd.gov
March 24 - Concert Series
Arts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents its 2017-2018 music season in the Arts Barn with singer-songwriter Laura Cantrell known for her country music and clear, purposeful voice. gaithersburgmd.gov
April 7 - Concert Series
Arts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents its 2017-2018 music season in the Arts Barn with the Chris Barrick Quartet, lead by percussionist, vibraphonist, drummer, and educator Chris Barrick. 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
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



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