JUNE 2016 | VOLUME 4 | SUBSCRIBE NOW

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Ambrosia Hits The Amp
The Grammy-nominated rock band Ambrosia features original members Burleigh Drummond, Joe Puerta and Christopher North who brought the southern California band much fame in the 1970's with hits like “How Much I Feel,” “You’re the Only Woman,” and “Biggest Part of Me.” Tickets start at $35 for the July 6 performance beginning at 8:00 p.m. ampbystrathmore.com

 
 
REAL ESTATE CENTRAL
102 S. Van Buren Street in Rockville
This stunning Mitchell & Best Homelocated in premier downtown Rockville was just completed and ready for immediate delivery. This brand new home boasts nearly 5,100 finished square-feet (3,588 square-feet above grade) with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, fully finished basement, and a 2 car garage. Click Here to learn more about this rare opportunity for a new home inthe historic district of Rockville. 
 
NEWS KIDS CORNER
CAR OF YOUR DREAMS – OR NOT
Once a month, the Montgomery County Police Department, through its Vehicle Recovery Section (VRS), auctions off abandoned or seized vehicles. The VRS is charged with removing deserted, unregistered, and junk vehicles from county roads and community neighborhoods.

The auctions, which are typically held the fourth Saturday of every month, are held at 305 Metropolitan Grove Road in Gaithersburg. Gates open at 7:30 a.m. and you must be registered before 9:00 a.m. to participate. The auction starts at 9:00 a.m and no one will be allowed in after that time.

Any vehicle purchased must be paid for on the day of the auction and removed no later than the following day to avoid storage charges. A valid ID is necessary for admission and persons must be 18 or older to participant in the auction. Those 16 or 17 with a valid driver's license or learner's permit and accompanied by a parent or guardian may also enter the auction.

The Police Department will post a list of the vehicles offered for auction on the day of the event, starting at 7:30 a.m. Most important - all vehicles are sold as is and there aren't any refunds so buyer beware. montgomerycountymd.gov/POL/-Chief/bureaus/management/VRS.html

GET SOME COUNTY SPIRIT
While the Redskins, Capitals, Nationals and Wizards hog the area's professional sports spotlight, Montgomery County's only professional team is quietly building a very competitive squad.

The Washington Spirit, one of 10 teams in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), plays out of the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds. In the middle of its fourth season, the Spirit currently sits one point out of first place in the NWSL standings and has made the semi-finals of the league's championship the last two years.

Coached by Jim Gabarra, the Spirit enjoys a four-game home stand starting June 18 at 7:00 p.m. against the Orlando Pride. The team plays on the Maureen Hendricks Field at the SoccerPlex and averages close to 4,000 pectators a game.

Tickets start at $25 and the Spirit's Youth Group Experience options are a fantastic experience for a youth soccer team or large group of friends. washingtonspirit.com



Need a birthday party idea or rainy day activity for the little tyke or teen in your family? Here are three great MoCo events and businesses that cater to kids and birthdays.

FALLS ROAD LOCAL PARK Encompassing 20 acres, the park in Potomac includes the award-winning Hadley's Playground, a fully accessible play area for children of all ages and abilities. There are three separate play sets with a pirate ship, castle and frontier village along with handicap accessible swing sets and a picnic area. montgomeryparks.org

SUMMER SERIES The Summer Kids Entertainment Series by the city of Gaithersburg features different entertainers every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. through July 28 the City Hall Concert Pavilion. Craft activities typically follow the performances that include puppets to hip hop to world music. gaithersburgmd.gov

THE LITTLE GYM The Awesome Birthday Bash gives birthday parties full run of the facility along with instructor-led games, music, and fun LEGO® building activities. There are locations in Gaithersburg, Germantown, Olney and Silver Spring. thelittlegym.com

 
 
CUISINE SCENE
For the Foodies in Montgomery County

FOOD WINE & CO. After a nice six-year run, the popular Bethesda restaurant has closed to accommodate new development along Wisconsin Avenue. The partnership behind Food Wine & Co. still operates Don Pollo and Fish Taco.

MELLOW MUSHROOM The small national chain recently completed the DMV trifecta with the opening of its Rockville location. Pizza lovers will embrace the hand-tossed, stone-baked classic southern pizza as well as its extensive list of craft beers and handcrafted cocktails. mellowmushroom.com

PI PIZZERIA Building off its success in Penn Quarter, Pi Pizzeria has brought its "irrationally delicious deep dish and thin cornmeal crust pizza" to Bethesda. A full range of craft beer, wine and cocktails will match the numerous selection of pizzas. pi-pizza.com

SAMOVAR From Tajikistan to Rockville, owner Solijon Nasimov brings his international experience to Samovar which features Russian and central Asian cuisine. Nasimov's stories about his family run business, the Rokhat Tea House in Tajikistan's capital of Dushanbe, promise to be as tempting as the food. samovarrestaurant.com  

 
 
GIVING GUIDE
Montgomery County is one of the nation's wealthiest counties, yet there is need throughout our region. Support your neighbors by donating to a county-based charity. The issue's charity focus is CollegeTracks. Based in Bethesda and serving juniors and seniors at Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Watkins Hill and Wheaton high schools, CollegeTracks believes that every student who graduates from a Montgomery County high school deserves the opportunity to attend college or technical school regardless of family income. It helps secure financial aid for low-income, first-generation to college students. collegetracks.org
 
 
THIS PET'S FOR YOU
You have to love this wonderful dog for his name alone - Enzo. The Mastiff mix is well mannered, loves people and enjoys going for walks. Enzo rides very well in cars, loves his toys and doggie treats and is anxiously awaiting for a visit from you. roxiesfund.org
 
 

DEAL OF THE DAY
This free item will take a little work, but you'll be better off for it. The city of Rockville and Gold's Gym are again hosting Fitness on the Square through mid-September in Rockville Town Square. The weekly series includes free Boot Camp, Zumba and Yoga classes. Boot Camp is on select Fridays at 8:30 a.m., Zumba on select Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and Yoga on select Sundays at 9:00 a.m. goldsgym.com or rockvillemd.gov

 

Quote of the Day
""America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms,
it will be because we destroyed ourselves."   Abraham Lincoln