>Events in Rockville
You can be sure that I’m going try to include as many Town Center events as possible in Weekend to Weekend this Summer, but there’s so much going on I might not be able to include it all! I’m not exaggerating! There’s music every Wednesday and Thursday nights and movies every Saturday night. You can read all about it in this brochure. Bookmark it and plan to enjoy the good times!
Thursday, May 15
Last Martinis and Matisse, VisArts, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. $10 cover charge includes painting a martini glass. This is the last one of the season. Sponsored by the Fractured Prune, very decadent. The Jim Steed Music will bring on the power pop. Still haven’t seen it? Don’t miss the exhibition: “Kimonos and Woodcuts: Collaboration – A Way Of Work.” Visit the resident artists in their studios. The cash bar features a “Summer-tini” with other martinis & bottle beers.
Friday, May 16
Bike to Work Day! Bike for the Green.There are pit stops in Rockville Town Square and in Fallsgrove from 7 AM – 9 AM. You need to register for them, but everyone can bike and think about changing our lifestyles for a healthier body and planet.
Wine Tasting Social, Rockville Senior Center, 7 PM – 9 PM. Rock Enroll to register $10/members, $12/nonmembers, $15/nonmembers, non-City residents. If you are single and at least 60, this is your chance to get out and meet some people! Dress well and enjoy a variety of wines and hors d’oeuvres.
Saturday, May 17
Authentic Trea$ures to Tra$h Yard Sale, East Rockville Citizen Association, 8 AM – 1 PM. ERCA tells us “We invite one and all to come and get lost in East Rockville, you never know what you’ll find!” More than 35 families and organizations are selling. Join in this friendly community event! Follow the signs from Veirs Mill Road, First Street or Rt. 355 to find one location then get a map to find them all!
Rockville Growers Only Farmers Market, Corner of Monroe Street & Rt. 28, 9 AM – 1 PM. Free parking. First one of the season! Flowers, fruits, vegetables, plants, and home-baked goods. Always a good review. Stop by on your way to baseball at Dogwood Park!
Spiderman 3, Movies on the Square, Rockville Town Center, 8:30 PM. First of this Summer’s free outdoor movies!
Rockville Chorus, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 7:30 PM. Free, no tickets required. This is the Spring Performance of this approximately 70 member chorus which performs works by well-known and local composers.
Tuesday, May 20
Mommy & Me on the Square, Rockville Town Center, 10 AM – Noon. Free every third Tuesday of the month. Children under 5 accompanied by an adult can enjoy a storytime, singing, arts & crafts, and balloon animals. Think about staying for lunch because there will be specials! Meet in front of the Rockville Library. [Update: if raining the event may be rescheduled to 4-6 PM. Check the Town Center website.]
Kid’s Day, Rockville Town Square, 6 PM – 8 PM. This is the first one to be held by the City of Rockville, promising activities for the kids.
Wednesday, May 21
Gonzo’s Nose, Concerts on the Square, Rockville Town Center, 6 PM – 8 PM. Free concert with this party cover band. Well now, I checked and they do Finger 11, Linkin Park, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paramore, Foo Fighters, and Buckcherry so they should consider these my requests!
Ride of Silence, Rockville Town Square, 7 PM. Join cyclists in a silent procession to honor cyclists killed or injured when biking on public roadways. This free ride has no brochure, no sponsors, no registration and no t-shirt. Come out during Bike Safety Month to help raise awareness. The ride starts in front of the Rockville Library and will go ten miles through Rockville on multi-use paths and public roads with a Rockville City Police escort…in silence.
Thursday, May 22
The Rockville Singers Chorus, Concert in the Square, Rockville Town Square stage, 6 PM – 8 PM.
Friday, May 23
Blessing of the Animals, Animal Exhange, 4:30 PM. Bring your pets. Blessings by Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish clerics. A fun community gathering!
Saturday, May 24
Rockville Growers Only Farmers Market, Corner of Monroe Street & Rt. 28, 9 AM – 1 PM. Free parking. First one of the season! Flowers, fruits, vegetables, plants, and home-baked goods. Always a good review. Great way to start off the holiday weekend with some special treats!
Hometown Holidays!!!! Check out the full schedule for Saturday. Something for EVERYONE! Honestly, I can’t understand not going!! SEVEN stages of entertainment, Taste of Rockville featuring 30 of our best restaurants, the VisArts Festival (wide range of very talented artists from near and far), Going Green Expo, and lots for the kids!
Vanessa Carlton headlines with her tremendous voice and smart lyrics at 8:30. She’s not quite traveling “A Thousand Miles” coming down from NY but her visit will make your day! Don’t miss her!
Sunday, May 25
Hometown Holidays!!!! Check out the full schedule for Sunday. SEVEN stages of entertainment, Taste of Rockville featuring 30 of our best restaurants, the VisArts Festival (wide range of very talented artists from near and far), Going Green Expo, and lots for the kids! Our very own hometown band, The West End, is playing the Courthouse Square Stage from 12-1 PM then 2–3:30 PM. Yes!! The West End IS the ROCK in ROCKville Hometown Holidays and you know what I think about that! Our Rockville Central publisher, Brad Rourke, will be singing and playing along with Monique DeFrees, Mike Shawn, and Matthew Taylor.
Stride to Ride, City of Rockville, start times run from 7 AM to 8:45 AM. You can bike, walk or run. Distances from 2 miles to 28 miles around Rockville. This is a fundraiser for the Rockville Recreation Fund and the Rockville Bike Fund and you must register Rock Enroll #25006. All routes start and end at Rockville Town Center corner of East Montgomery Avenue and Maryland Avenue. Maps, t-shirts, refreshments and health screenings too!
Monday, May 26
Memorial Day Festivities, 9 AM.
Memorial Day Parade, Rockville, 10:30 AM – Noon. Look for me with my Cub Scout Pack 928 on Tim Jone’s firetruck! Always fond of the parade, a highlight of my year!
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