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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 


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 7 - Claude Martin Tribute
A memorial concert and tribute to Claude Martin, a talented fiddle player who died at age 29, will be held at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown at 7:30 p.m. The concert is hosted by the Martin family and area musicians and will include a CD release. A $15 donation is suggested. ingridgorman@gmail.com


October 8 - Oktoberfest in The Kentlands
The 26th Annual Fall Festival returns for another great day of beer and wine tasting, German food and music, five stages of entertainment, and more from noon to 5 p.m. The festival is free and covers Kentlands Village Green, the grounds of Kentlands Mansion, Main Street, and Market Square. Parking is also free.gaithersburgmd.gov
October 8 - Sweet Honey
BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown kicks off its 15th season with the Grammy Award-winning, African-American, all-woman acapella ensemble Sweet Honey at 7:00 p.m. blackrockcenter.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 13 - November 19 - Children in the Fields
VisArts and ArtWorks for Freedom present a collection of essays and visual art collected through the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Program's Migrant & Seasonal Farmworker Children Essay & Art Contests. The exhibit is in the Concourse Gallery in Rockville. visartscenter.org


October 13 - November 19 - The Mad Duchess
Stephanie Benassi brings The Mad Duchess and Her Daughters, her art practice that concentrates on the useof photographic images and processes to conceptually engagecontradictions, limitations, and fragmented simplifications, to the Gibbs Street Gallery in Rockville. visartcenter.org
October 13 - November 19 - Feminine Transitions
VisArts presents Alyscia Cunningham in its Common Ground Gallery in Rockville where her series of photographs that celebrate and promote the natural beauty of girls and women at all stages of life will be on display. visartscenter.org

October 13 - Rain Gardens
How do you help prevent stormwater flooding that could destroy homes, lives, and increase pollution? By building rain gardens, according to the Audubon Naturalist Society which will unveil new designs and information at Woodend Sanctuary in Chevy Chase at 10 a.m. anshome.org


October 13 - The Birds
The city of Gaithersburg presents its annualScary Film & Brew Party featuring Alfred Hitchcock's classic film, "The Birds." The movie starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Arts Barn. A cash bar is available. gaithersburgmd.gov 

October 14 - Car Show
Rockville's 56th annual Antique and Classic Car Show is one of the oldest and largest in the Middle Atlantic, featuring family-friendly activities along with 550 vehicles, music, a car-related flea market and more. The show is held at the Rockville Civic Center starting at 11 a.m. rockvillemd.gov 


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 - Discovery Day
Explore clouds and weather at Discovery Day at the Gaithersburg Community Museum from 1 p.m. tp 4 p.m. The free event is recommended for those five and older. gaithersburgmd.gov
October 15 - World of Montgomery
The World of Montgomery Festival, held at Montgomery College in Rockville, is annual event that celebrates the diversity of Montgomery County through international music, food, dance, culturally authentic arts demos, hands-on activities, and more. It runs from noon to 4 p.m. worldofmontgomery.com  

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 20 - 29 - Fairy Tale
In partnership with Kensington Arts Theatre Second Stage, Arts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents Into the Woods Jr., a young performer’s edition of Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s musical fairy tale. The show is recommended for ages seven and older. gaithersburgmd.gov 


October 21 - Scottish Gaelic
Award-winning Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis brings her Scottish Highland and Gaelic roots to BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown for a night of family-friendly Celtic music. blackrockcenter.org 


October 22 - Silent Auction
A silent auction benefiting Project Homecoming Fund, which helps provide transition housing for those suffering homelessness, will be held on the front lawn of the Bethesda Presbyterian Church from noon to 2 p.m.revbooker@gmail.com or bethesdacares.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


October 26 - Civil War Ghost Tales
The Arts Barn in Gaithersburg presents actor and storyteller David Dossey who has collected several supernatural stories dealing with the Civil War. The show is recommended for those 12 and older. gaithersburgmd.gov


October 27 - November 18 - Bridges of Madison County
The Kensington Arts Theater presents The Bridges of Madison County at the Kensington Town Hall. explorekensington.com
October 27-29 - Murder at the Mansion
Arts on the Green and A Taste for Murder Productions present theinteractive murder mystery "Murder by the Book" by Dean Fiala, thelatest installment of the Murder at the Mansion Dessert Theaterseries. The show is held at the Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg. gaithersburgmd.gov 

October 28 - Pumpkin Rock
Warner Circle Park in Kensington will be transformed into a full-blown Halloween extravaganza with costume contest and parade, and enjoy family-friendly attractions including festival-style musical performances, food trucks, inflatable rides and slides and a rock wall. explorekensington.com


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 1 - Trees Matter
Montgomery Parks is hosting its 6th Annual Trees Matter Symposium at the Silver Spring Civic Building where industry professionals and leading experts will discuss the most recent and innovative trends in urban and suburban landscaping. Exhibitors will also be in hand to present their latest techniques, tools and technologies related to urban forestry and landscaping. montgomeryparks.org

November 4 - Whimsical Poetry
In partnership with the Metropolitan Ballet Ensemble, Arts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents "Shel" We Dance, a family-friendly ballet inspired by the works of Shel Silverstein. Admission is $12 and the performance is recommended for ages four and older. www.gaithersburgmd.gov 


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 17 - Enchanted Evening
Winter Lights in Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg offersS’more Lights from 6 to 10 p.m. The adventure with family and friends includes roasting marshmallows over a campfire and making deliciouss’mores in a beautiful woodland setting. There are also trolley and wagon rides. Registration required. gaithersburgmd.gov


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 - Enchanted Evening
Winter Lights in Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg offers Wine Under the Lights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Bring a blanket for a cozy 3-mile open-air trolley ride either before or after you enjoy wine tasting from three local vineyards, food bites, live music, and a scenic selfie station with fun props inside a heated tent. Registration required. 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


November 21 - Enchanted Evening
Winter Lights in Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg offers the dog-friendly Leashes 'n' Lights from 6 to 9 p.m. Treat your four-legged friend to a leisurely 1-mile stroll or an invigorating 3-mile walk. There will be more than 450 magical light displays, dog-related vendors, hot drinks, and more. Registration required. gaithersburgmd.gov

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
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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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