Food, Dining and Discounts

Ongoing - Volunteers Needed
Senior Connection is looking for more volunteers to help senior neighbors get around town for a variety of needs.

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:

April 2-May 12 - Spring Exhibition
Local artist Jennifer Kahn Barlow highlights the work of four artists comprising the Spring Art Exhibition at the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery in Rockville. Barlow's "Delicious Moments" is a collection of life's precious instances: family, friends, a breathtaking view or mouthwatering treat.

April 21-30 - Musical Comedy
Arts on the Green presents the musical comedy "Guys and Dolls JR." at the Arts Barn in The Kentlands. Performances are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Featuring gamblers, gangsters and sassy showgirls, the show celebrates Broadway's golden era.

April 29 - Wildflower Walk
Forest ecologist and field botanist Carole Bergmann leads a guided tour sponsored by the Montgomery Countryside Alliance through the Bethesda/Chevy Chase Izaak Walton League property in Poolesville to explore wildflower species, birds and amphibians.

April 29 - Community Ministries Gala
Community Ministries of Rockville celebrates its 50th anniversary with a gala at Lakewood Country Club in Rockville. The evening includes a reception, silent auction, dinner and dancing.

April 30 - Love is in the Air
The Gaithersburg Chorus presents "Funny Love," a spring concert featuring a multitude of love songs, from expressive odes of adoration to light-hearted melodies of affection. The performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Rosborough Theatre at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg.

Through April 30 - Gentle Wind
Diane Szczepaniak presents a suite of 11 large watercolor paintings and sculptures that explore the ways color, light, and movement fill space. Her paintings can be found at the Gibbs Street Gallery in Rockville.

Through April 30 - Breaking Circles
Maryland artist Kevin Labadie's carefully calibrated abstract compositions are on display at the Kaplan Gallery in Rockville.

Through May 1 - Arte di Primavera
Gaithersburg's Arts on the Green presents "Arte di Primavera," a juried, multimedia exhibit on at the Arts Barn Gallery. The exhibit celebrates spring with maidens, flowers, birds and landscapes portrayed in a variety of media and styles.

May 5-6 - Hip Hop Snow White
Arts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents "Hip Hop Snow White," featuring the VF Dance Theater. Performances are at the Arts Barn at 7:30 p.m. on May 5 and at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on May 6. The show is recommended for ages four and older.

May 6 - Glen Echo History
Author and historian Richard Cook holds an illustrated talk about the history, legends and myths of Glen Echo Park in the park's ballroom back room.

May 6 - Wild Baby Shower 
Second Chance Wildlife Center in Gaithersburg is hosting a baby shower for the orphaned wild animals it cares for. Echoes of Nature, a charity promoting understanding and stewardship of nature, will also be providing live animals for you to meet. The event, which runs from noon to 4:00 p.m., will also have birdhouse and feeder kits and a plant sale. The shower is free, although the birdhouse kits are $5 and donations to help the baby animals are appreciated.

May 6 - Series Finale
Arts on the Green in Gaithersburg concludes its Singer Songwriter Concert with The Young Novelists and The Honey Dewdrops. The two roots duos will share the stage with a workshop at 3:00 p.m. at the Carriage House followed by a concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Arts Barn.

May 6 - La Milla de Mayo
Registration is now available for the 2nd Annual La Milla de Mayo, a festive one-mile run/walk through Olde Towne in Gaithersburg. There will also be live music, food vendors, Salsa dancing, crafts, and fun activities.

May 6 - Family Fun
Local non-profit animal welfare organizations will be at the Christ Episcopal Church in Rockville to showcase their amazing work with animals. Representatives from about a dozen groups will be there along with their animals.

May 7 - Kensington Concert
Local musicians will present "Songs of Life," an interfaith concert at 3:00 p.m. at the Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church in Kensington. The free concert is open to the public, but free-will donations are requested to benefit the Interfaith Clothing Center of Rockville.

May 12-27 - The Fantasticks
The Kensington Arts Theatre presents "The Fantasticks," an allegorical story about two neighboring fathers who deceive their children to fall in love by pretending to feud. When the children discover the deception, they reject the arranged love match. Performances are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

May 19 - Love is in the Air
The Gaithersburg Chorus presents "Funny Love," a spring concert featuring a multitude of love songs, from expressive odes of adoration to light-hearted melodies of affection. The Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church.
May 20 - Volksmarch Club Walk
The Seneca Valley Sugarloafers Volksmarch Club is hosting the Lake Frank and Meadowside Nature Center Walk. 

May 27-29 - Hometown Holidays
The city of Rockville will stage its annual Memorial Day weekend celebration with live music, activities for kids, the Taste of Rockville, and parade. The three days of celebration will feature more 25 local, regional and national performing artists on various stages set in Rockville Town Center.

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

June 3 - Train Days
The city of Gaithersburg celebrates its long and storied history with the railroad during its annual Train Days from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Gaithersburg Community Museum. There are model train displays and old railroad cars. Admission is free.

June 16 - The Sidleys
Local band The Sidleys holds an album release party at the Villain and Saint in Bethesda.

June 24 - Field and Fiddle
The Montgomery Countryside Alliance is hosting a festival in Boyds to help preserve the county's Agricultural Reserve. Field and Fiddle will feature Rocklands Wine, Waredaca Brewing Company, food, hay rides, live country music, equestrian demonstrations and more.

Through June 25 - Chinese Calligraphy
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the city of Gaithersburg presents an exhibit featuring the artwork of the Harmonious Art Group and its 22nd annual exhibition of Chinese calligraphy and brush painting at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park.

Through July 7 - Gaithersburg Fine Arts
The 31st Annual Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association Juried Exhibition returns to Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg. Most of the artwork is for sale and all images are copyrighted by the artists.

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 ( Last year's 310-mile ride raised $450,000.


CURRENT ISSUE // April/May 2017

Montgomery Photo Contest
Montgomery Writes

We have no time machine, so you’re not standing in front of 1950s Clayton Hardware, but the scene has been recreated somewhere in Montgomery County. Photograph by Phil Fabrizo. Where are you? One winner will be randomly selected from all correct answers received by May 10.
Peter Quinn of
Cabin John identified Glen Echo town hall in the February issue. He wins the framed print.
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