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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 July 14 - Beyond Limits
BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown presents an exhibition by watercolor artist David R. Daniels. blackrockcenter.org
Through July 15 - Juried Exhibit
BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown presents an annual juried exhibit featuring paintings by 95 artists in the 2017
Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition. blackrockcenter.org

Thru August 1 - Art Show Entries
Glen Echo Park is accepting entries for its 47th Annual Glen Echo Park Labor Day Art Show. Entry is open to all artists with original works created within the last two years. glenechopark.org


Thru August 20 - Gray Lyons
The VisArts Gibbs Street Gallery in Rockville presents an exhibition by Gray Lyons uses her body directly to make large scale cyanotypes, visartsrockville.org


Thru August 20 - Aaron Oldenburg
Game developer and new media artist Aaron Oldenburg presents a series of experimental interactive games in a solo
exhibition at VisArts Common Ground Gallery in Rockville. visartscenter.org


Thru August 27 - Mixed Media
The city of Gaithersburg presents "NOMA at Bohrer Park," a mixed media exhibit featuring artwork from NOrth MArket (NOMA) Gallery. Viewing hours are daily at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park. gaithersburgmd.gov


Thru late August - Parade Sign Up
The 79th Annual Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade is accepting sign ups to march in the popular parade that winds its way along East Diamond and Russell avenues. gaithersburgmd.gov 


Thru September 1 - Countryside Artisans
Arts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents "Countryside Artisans Create," an exhibit featuring works by members of the Countryside Artisans of Maryland group at the Kentlands Mansion. The exhibits features the works of more than a dozen artists. gaithersburgmd.gov


July 7-23 - Dial M for Murder
In partnership with Sandy Spring Theatre Group, Arts on the Green presents Dial “M” for Murder with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. at the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg. Admission is $20, $12 for youth 14 and under. This show is recommended for ages 12 and older. gaithersburgmd.gov


July 18 - Yoga in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Yoga in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. Bring a yoga mat or towel. gaithersburgmd.gov 


July 19 - Animal Day
Meet the Gaithersburg Police K-9 Unit and meet and make toys for shelter animals from the Montgomery County Humane Society as the Gaithersburg Community Museum introduces "Inquiring Minds," a new series featuring exploration activities for young visitors. "Inquiring Minds" runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon and is suitable for ages five and older. Admission is free, but first-come, first-served as supplies are limited. Donations to cover program costs are appreciated. gaithersburgmd.gov


July 20 - 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 Fringe Benefits, a five-piece cover band that performs popular songs including Motown, rock, 80s,  and 90s. gaithersburgmd.gov


July 20 - Kids Concert
The city of Gaithersburg presents its Thursday Morning Kids Concerts at 10:30 a.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion. Mime master Mark Jaster has diverse skills, luminous imagination and world-class training ignite in unique and engaging performances. gaithersburgmd.gov 


July 20 - Free Concert
Silver Spring's free summer concert series is held Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Veterans Plaza at the Civic Building. The featured artist is Gary & the Groove. montgomerycountymd.gov/rec


July 21 - Moonlight Movies
Moonlight Movies at the Mansion features free, family-fun movies starting just after sunset at the Kentlands Mansion. Movies are suitable for those eight and older. Bring a blanket, lawn chair and picnic or purchase light snacks, drinks, beer, and wine. gaithersburgmd.gov
July 21 - Books Alive!
The city of Gaithersburg introduces "Books Alive! at Constitution Gardens," a new, free preschool program that features theater, storytelling, music, and crafts that celebrate literacy, the natural world and Gaithersburg's own unique history. Programs take place on 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This program is recommended for ages seven and younger. gaithersburgmd.gov

July 21 - Zumba in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Zumba in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. gaithersburgmd.gov 


July 22-August 26- Evan Reed
BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown presents Evan Reed who transforms materials from a found, raw, or mundane
state. blackrockcenter.org


July 25 - Yoga in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Yoga in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. Bring a yoga mat or towel. gaithersburgmd.gov 


July 26- Shadow Day
Explore shadows through play, stories and experiments as the Gaithersburg Community Museum introduces "Inquiring Minds," a new series featuring exploration activities for young visitors. "Inquiring Minds" runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon and is suitable for ages five and older. Admission is free, but first-come, first-served as supplies are limited. Donations to cover program costs are appreciated. gaithersburgmd.gov


July 27 - Free Concert
Silver Spring's free summer concert series is held Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Veterans Plaza at the Civic Building. The featured artist is Rock & Roll Relics. montgomerycountymd.gov/rec


July 27 - Kids Concert
The city of Gaithersburg presents its Thursday Morning Kids Concerts at 10:30 a.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion. Math and science guy Billy B. uses songs, dance, theatrical backdrops, and comedy to reach and teach his audiences about how our wonderful planet works. gaithersburgmd.gov


July 27 - 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 East of Monroe, a bluegrass band whose music is mostly original tunes along with tasteful covers of diverse songs. gaithersburgmd.gov

July 28 - Zumba in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Zumba in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. gaithersburgmd.gov 


August 1 - Yoga in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Yoga in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. Bring a yoga mat or towel. gaithersburgmd.gov


August 2 - Birdwatching
Decorate binoculars, learn about local songbirds and go birdwatching as the Gaithersburg Community Museum introduces "Inquiring Minds," a new series featuring exploration activities for young visitors. "Inquiring Minds" runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon and is suitable for ages five and older. Admission is free, but first-come, first-served as supplies are limited. Donations to cover program costs are appreciated. gaithersburgmd.gov


August 2 - Free Movie
The city of Rockville presents its free, family-friendly outdoor movie series in neighborhood parks, beginning at dusk. This movie is "Toy Story" (rated G) at Montrose Park. rockvillemd.gov


August 3 - Free Concert
Silver Spring's free summer concert series is held Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Veterans Plaza at the Civic Building. The featured artist is Moxie Blues Band. montgomerycountymd.gov/rec


August 4 - Books Alive!
The city of Gaithersburg introduces "Books Alive! at Constitution Gardens," a new, free preschool program that features theater, storytelling, music, and crafts that celebrate literacy, the natural world and Gaithersburg's own unique history. Programs take place on 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This program is recommended for ages seven and younger. gaithersburgmd.gov


August 4 - Zumba in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Zumba in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. gaithersburgmd.gov 


August 4-12 - Spring Awakening
In partnership with Wildwood Summer Theatre, Arts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents Spring Awakening, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 12:00 p.m. with additional performances on August 5 and 12 at 2 p.m. and August 10 at 8 p.m. The show is recommended for ages 15 and older. gaithersburgmd.gov


August 8 - Yoga in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Yoga in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. Bring a yoga mat or towel. gaithersburgmd.gov 


August 9 - Recycling
Montgomery County Recycling will lead hands-on activities and demonstrations (make a craft from recycled material) as the Gaithersburg Community Museum introduces "Inquiring Minds," a new series featuring exploration activities for young visitors. "Inquiring Minds" runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon and is suitable for ages five and older. Admission is free, but first-come, first-served as supplies are limited. Donations to cover program costs are appreciated. gaithersburgmd.gov


August 9 - Yappy Hour
The Montgomery County Humane Society is hosting a "Yappy Hour" at Tomy Joe's in The Kentlands from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to raise funds for help end animal homelessness. Tickets are S15.
mchumane.org/tommy-joes-yappy-hour/   


August 9 - Free Movie
The city of Rockville presents its free, family-friendly outdoor movie series in neighborhood parks, beginning at dusk. This movie is "Sing" (rated PG) at Fallsgrove Park. rockvillemd.gov 


August 11 - Zumba in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Zumba in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. gaithersburgmd.gov 


August 15 - Yoga in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Yoga in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. Bring a yoga mat or towel. gaithersburgmd.gov


August 16 - Free Movie
The city of Rockville presents its free, family-friendly outdoor movie series in neighborhood parks, beginning at dusk. This movie is "The Sandlot" (rated PG) Woodley Gardens Park. rockvillemd.gov


August 16 - Solar Eclipse
Learn about the August 21 eclipse and conduct related science experiments as the Gaithersburg Community Museum introduces "Inquiring Minds," a new series featuring exploration activities for young visitors. "Inquiring Minds" runs from 10:30 a.m. to noon and is suitable for ages five and older. Admission is free, but first-come, first-served as supplies are limited. Donations to cover program costs are appreciated. gaithersburgmd.gov


August 18 - Zumba in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Zumba in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. gaithersburgmd.gov 


August 22 - Yoga in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Yoga in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. Bring a yoga mat or towel. gaithersburgmd.gov


August 23 - Free Movie
The city of Rockville presents its free, family-friendly outdoor movie series in neighborhood parks, beginning at dusk. This movie is "Zootopia" (rated PG) at Calvin Park. rockvillemd.gov


August 25 - Zumba in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Zumba in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. gaithersburgmd.gov 


August 29 - Yoga in the Park
The city of Gaithersburg invites you and your family to evenings of outdoor exercise at Yoga in the Park. The free, all-age classes run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Concert Pavilion in Olde Town. Bring a yoga mat or towel. gaithersburgmd.gov


September 7 - 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 Diamond Alley, a five-piece pop/rock and variety band performing an exciting mix of contemporary and classic hits. gaithersburgmd.gov


September 9 - Parents Against Depression
In advance of World Suicide Prevention Day, Parents Against Depression (PAD) is holding a fundraising dinner and silent auction at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit PAD, a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to reduce the number of preventable suicides among young people between 13 and 30 years old. parentsagainstdepression.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 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 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 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


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 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



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