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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 4-5 - Washington Folk Festival
Glen Echo Park is hosting the 36th festival from noon to 7:00 p.m. both days. The free festival will features more than 450 musicians, storytellers, dancers, and crafters from around the area. Information: www.glenechopark.org


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


June 9 - Free Concert
The free Thursday evening concert series in Olde Towne in Gaithersburg continues with Rockin' Pneumonia, an excellent blend of rock, soul, funk, and disco. Information: www.gaithersburgmd.gov


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 11 - Author Talk
The Rockville Friends of the Library (FOL) presents local author Barbara Saffir, author of "Walking Washington, D. C. Her book tells the story of neighborhoods and presents a snapshot of some of their history and transformation. The free program begins at 7:30 p.m.in the first floor meeting room of the Rockville Memorial Library.
Information: RockvilleFOL@gmail.com


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 14 - Author Talk
The Rockville Friends of the Library (FOL) presents Abigail Wurf, author of "Forget Perfect: How to Succeed in Your Profession and Personal Life Even if You Have ADHAD." She is a certified executive and ADHD coach with a Master's degree in education. The free program will be in the first floor meeting room of the Rockville Memorial Library. Information: RockvilleFOL@gmail.com


June 16 - Free Concert
The free Thursday evening concert series in Olde Towne in Gaithersburg continues with the Fabulous Exaggerations featuring strong vocals and instrumentals. Information: www.gaithersburgmd.gov


June 18-19 - Wine Festival
Linganore Winecellars and Red Shedman Farm Brewery are ready to rock Father's Day with their fifth Hops & Vine Rewind Festival in Mt. Airy. Classic hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s will fill the air and there will also be a car show, beer and wine tastings and multiple food and craft vendors. Dads will get half off admission Father's Day.
Information: www.linganorewines.com


June 23 - Free Concert
The free Thursday evening concert series in Olde Towne in Gaithersburg continues with Travis Tucker, a former "American Idol" contestant performing ballads, raps, dance tunes and more.
Information: www.gaithersburgmd.gov


June 25 - 5K
The Montgomery County Road Runners Club (MCRRC) is teaming up with the city off Rockville to present the Suds & Soles, a new 5K run followed by a post-race party with music and beer tastings for those 21 and older. Information: www.rockvillemd.gov


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


July 6 - Free Concert
Strathmore's free summer outdoor concert series continues with Tuelo, a New York City band with a unique take on rock n' roll. The performance begins at 7:00 p.m. at Strathmore's Gudelsky Gazebo.
Information: www.strathmore.org


Through July 9 - Creative Expressions
The Montgomery Art Association presents a juried exhibit at the Friendship Gallery in Chevy Chase. Works are the "Creative Expressions 2016" are for sale. Information: www.montgomeryart.org


July 13 - Free Concert
Strathmore's free summer outdoor concert series continues with Ken and Brad Kolodner and the Charm City Junction and their root music blend of bluegrass and Irish rhythms. The performance begins at 7:00 p.m. at Strathmore's Gudelsky Gazebo.
Information: www.strathmore.org


July 20 - Free Concert
Strathmore's free summer outdoor concert series continues with The Wild Reeds, a Los Angeles trio with rock rhythms and a touch of country. The performance begins at 7:00 p.m. at Strathmore's Gudelsky Gazebo. Information: www.strathmore.org


July 27 - Free Concert
Strathmore's free summer outdoor concert series continues with Aztec Sun, an electrifying and eclectic eight-piece band. The performance begins at 7:00 p.m. at Strathmore's Gudelsky Gazebo.
Information: www.strathmore.org


August 3 - Free Concert
Strathmore's free summer outdoor concert series continues with Cissa Paz, a dazzling Brazilian singer and songwriter. The performance begins at 7:00 p.m. at Strathmore's Gudelsky Gazebo.
Information: www.strathmore.org


Through August 7 - Best of Gaithersburg
The city of Gaithersburg presents a juried art exhibition - "Best of the Best: Gaithersburg" - at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park. Viewing hours are Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Information: www.gaithersburgmd.gov


August 10 - Free Concert
Strathmore's free summer outdoor concert series continues with Mariachi Flor de Toloache, the first and only established all female mariachi band founded in New York. The performance begins at 7:00 p.m. at Strathmore's Gudelsky Gazebo.
Information: www.strathmore.org


August 17 - Free Concert
Strathmore's free summer outdoor concert series continues with Uke Fest with prominent performers playing the ukulele. The performance begins at 7:00 p.m. at Strathmore's Gudelsky Gazebo. Information: www.strathmore.org


August 24 - Free Concert
Strathmore's free summer outdoor concert series continues with Sammy Miller and the Congregation, an exuberant jazz band. The performance begins at 7:00 p.m. at Strathmore's Gudelsky Gazebo. Information: www.strathmore.org


September 25 - VisionWalk
The 7th Annual Montgomery County VisionWalk begins at 10:00 a.m. at Rockville Town Square. The event to support the Foundation Fighting Blindness to find a cure for retinal disease has raised more than $125,000 in previous walks. Information: www.fightblindness.org


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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