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:

March 10-26 - Musical Dogfight
In partnership with Rockville Musical Theatre, Arts on the Green in Gaithersburg presents "Dogfight," a musical with
book by Peter Duchan and music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Performances are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and recommended for those 16 and older.

March 10-11 - Bootycandy
The Visual and Performing Arts Department at Montgomery College presents "Bootycandy" at its Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring. Directed by Professor David Rothman, "Bootycandy" is a subversive comedy about growing up gay and black.

Through March 10 - St. Patrick's Day Parade
The city of Gaithersburg is seeking participants for its 17th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade at 10 a.m. in Gaithersburg.

March 11 - Book Sale
The Silver Spring Friends of the Library are holding a spring book sale at the new Silver Spring Library from noon to 4:00 p.m.

March 11 - Dance Party
The Noyes Children's Library Foundation is hosting a family dance party to benefit the children's library in Kensington. Dance, wiggle and giggle with Aaron Anderson of A-Squad Entertainment along with other family fun at the Kensington Town Hall from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

March 11-May 9 - Volksmarch Club
The Seneca Valley Sugarloafers Volksmarch Club is sponsoring itsr the Seasonal Kenwood Cherry Blossoms and Spring Flowers Walk.

March 12 - Summer Camp Fair
Montgomery County presents its first Summer Camp Fair at noon at the North Potomac Community Recreation Center where information on camps and instructors will be on hand along with demonstrations, contests and prizes.

March 14 - Acorn Park
A community meeting to discuss plans for Acorn Urban Park will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Civic Building in Silver Spring.

March 18 - Cultural Celebration
In partnership with Lakeforest Mall, the Gaithersburg Multicultural Affairs Committee presents DiverseCity Showcase, a community celebration of wold cultures through music, dance and fashion. The event is free and runs from noon to 4:00 p.m.

March 25 - 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.

Through April 1 - Winston Harris
Winston Harris' Time Tradition and American Made Series is a multi-faceted exhibit at the Sandy Spring Museum in Sandy Spring that looks at the concept of what it means to participate fully in the American experience.

Through April 15 - Domestic Pursuits
Three Montgomery County artists - Nancy McNamara, Dominie Nash and Hillary Steel - who have worked side-by-side in a shared studio in Takoma Park are exhibiting their works at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. 

April 1 - Art of Brewing
Denizens Brewery in Silver Spring is hosting a fundraiser for Artivate from noon to 3:00 p.m. and will feature tours and beer tastings. or

April 2 - Recycled Wedding Fair
Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg is the site of the first Recycled Wedding Fair where newlywed couples can sell their wedding treasures to couples ready to tie the knot. New or gently used wedding items are welcome. The fair opens at 11:00 a.m. and admission is $5 for shoppers and $20 to $25 for vendors.

April 3 - Senior Job Fair
The Jewish Council for the Aging is hosting its annual 50+ Employment Expo at the Bethesda North Marriott. The fair offers job seekers dozens of employers looking for new employees, seminars about submitting on-line applications and more. 

Through April 14 - Cabin Fever
The Art League of Germantown is showcasing its member artists at the Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg with a show entitled "Cabin Fever." Information:

Through April 14 - Juried Exhibit
Art League of Germantown presents a juried mixed-media exhibit at the Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg.

April 19 - Brian Jay Jones
Best-selling biographer Brian Jay Jones, author of "George Lucas: A Life?" will discuss his book as well as sign copies at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus in Rockville starting at 7:00 p.m. 

April 19-23 - Shades of Spring
The Art League of Germantown holds its annual art show and sale at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. There will be paintings, photography, drawings, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture and more. New this year is the 2D small works gallery. The event is free.

April 22 - Anniversary Walk
The Seneca Valley Sugarloafers Volksmarch Club is hosting the Rockville - Pinneberg 60th Sister City Anniversary Walk. The start/finish point is at the Rockville Outdoor Municipal Swim Center in Rockville. The walk is free.

April 23 - Kensington Book Festival
The 12th annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival, a rain or shine street festival featuring speakers, artists, music, cooking demonstrations, a food court and children's entertainment, returns to Old Town Kensington.

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 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.

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.


CURRENT ISSUE // February/March 2017

Montgomery Writes

This New England-like setting conveys a small-town atmosphere, and not many white clapboard buildings remain in Montgomery County Which one of those place is this? One winner will be randomly selected from all correct answers received by March 10.
Janet Thompson of
Derwood identified the
garden at Glenview
Mansion in Rockville in
the December issue. She
wins the framed print.
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