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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


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


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 24 - Free Concert
Glen Echo Park holds its free summer concert series at the Bumper Car Pavilion from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the U.S. Marine Band - Dixieland Ensemble. The pavilion is covered so the concert will be held rain or shine. glenechopark.org


August 24 - Yappy Hour
The Montgomery County Humane Society is holding a Yappy Hour at Redwood in Bethesda. 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 


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


August 31 - Free Concert
Glen Echo Park holds its free summer concert series at the Bumper Car Pavilion from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Tall in the Saddle Band. The pavilion is covered so the concert will be held rain or shine. glenechopark.org


September 2-4 - Art Show
The Montgomery Art Association and the town of Kensington present the Annual Kensington Labor Day Weekend 2017 "Paint the Town" Art Show & Plein Air Event. Works from local artists will be on display and for sale throughout the Labor Day weekend. Admission is free to the show in the Kensington Armory. montgomeryart.org/show-flyers


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 7 - Free Concert
Glen Echo Park holds its free summer concert series at the Bumper Car Pavilion from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the Capital Horns of the Washington Conservatory. The pavilion is covered so the concert will be held rain or shine. glenechopark.org

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 9-10 - Pickleball Tournament
The city of Gaithersburg is hosting a pickleball tournament at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park. The event includes separate divisions for men's and women's doubles and mixed doubles and each division has three self-rated levels of play. gaithersburgmd.gov 

September 10 - Author Talk
The Friends of the Library (FOL), Rockville Chapter, is sponsoring a free presentation by author by Dr. Nadia Hashimi, a pediatrician and local author of several books, who recently wrote a novel, "The Pearl That Broke Its Shell." She will speak at the Rockville Memorial Library at 2 p.m. rockvilleFOL@gmail.com


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
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 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 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 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 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 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


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 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


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



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