Weekend to Weekend 4/21/17: Spring Fest, Carver, Book Sale, Science Day

Here’s Rockville View‘s article on ALL the Earth Day events this month.

Remembering the Carver Years by Peerless Rockville
Friday, April 21, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Carver Educational Services Building Auditorium, 850 Hungerford Dr
“Part of Peerless Rockville’s Emancipation to Integration series… During the era of segregation and separate but unequal schools, it took until the beginning of the 20th century to even establish a secondary school for African-American students in Montgomery County. This long, challenging journey from a three-room Rosenwald school, to Lincoln High School culminated in Carver High School and Junior College in 1951, the first modern high school (and first and only junior college). Carver was a beloved institution that provided a quality education and strong community to its students. Join teachers and alumni in the auditorium of the Carver building, now known as Carver Educational Services Center, to hear why Carver is so significant in Rockville history and so special to those who spent time there. We will also visit the cafeteria, which has been restored to its mid-century condition and features an educational exhibit.
Panel Moderated by Eileen McGuckian”

Spring Big Book Sale
Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 10 AM – 3 PM
Rockville Memorial Library
Friends of the Library Rockville Chapter invites you to stop by one of their largest book sales of the year. Proceeds fund programming at the library.

Rockville Chess Club
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 11 AM – Noon
Rockville Memorial Library, Large tables near entrance
If you know the rules of chess and would like to play, you’re invited to join a group. The plan is to meet and play every other week (unless there is a demand to play every week). No age requirement but players need to know the rules. Led by Josh Moss.

7 Locks Spring Fest
Saturday, April 22, 2017,  3 – 10 PM
7 Locks Brewing, 12227 Wilkins Ave.
“Cheers to the Spring! An Earth Day Celebration!! 7 Locks is hosting an Indoor/Outdoor event at the brewery to showcase Amazing Beer, Live Music, Delicious Food, and some local gems in our hidden corner of Rockville. Food provided by Branded 72 Pit BBQ & The Rolling Brick Pizza. Parking is limited to the street only; public transportation is preferred. Local Original Music by The Beanstalk Library & Round About. Round About performs outside at 3:30 PM.”

35th Anniversary Hero Walk
Friday, April 21, 2017, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Rockville Swim and Fitness Center, 355 Martins La.
The Senior Center is 35 years old! Happy Anniversary! The Center is inviting members and residents on a free-to-join Hero Walk to honor the local police and fire departments. The Walk is about 2 miles, beginning at the Swim and Fitness Center, and stopping by the police station on West Montgomery Avenue, and fire department on Hungerford Drive to present a thank you card from walkers. Register for the event at the Senior Center’s front desk.

28th Annual Rockville Science Day
Sunday, April 23, 2017, Noon – 5 PM
Montgomery College Rockville campus
Features a variety of science and technology-related exhibits, activities, games and demos. Activities and exhibits over our 27 years have included rocket-building (and firing), telescope viewing, a travelling planetarium, all kinds of robots, backyard wildlife, ship models, microscopes, snakes, oyster farming, botball, stream science, a pigeon release, Civil War medical practice, coding challenges, math puzzles, chemistry in action (flames, explosions & other reactions), electric vehicle demos, quadcopters, archeaology mini-digs, 3D printing, and brain games. We usually have around 100 exhibitors, with a mix of returning favorites and new innovators, and around 3,000 attendees of all ages. Free.

Rockville Concert Band Presents ‘Music for All Ages: Broadway on Film’
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 3 PM
F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr.
Take a multimedia journey of great Broadway musicals on film. $5 suggested donation.

Mardi Gras in April at the Senior Center
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7-9 PM
Rockville Senior Center
Featuring jazz, wine, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction for charity, also marks the center’s 35th birthday. Dixieland Express will provide the music. Free transportation is available for Rockville residents. Register by April 20. The cost is $20 per person (cash or check only).

Looking ahead …

The Digits!
Friday, April 28, 2017, 8:30 PM – Midnight
Rockville Elks Lodge, 5 Taft Court
Rockville’s favorite Classic Rock Band has been practicing hard during the long cold winter and will now have a chance to show off! Come dance or song along or just sit and enjoy. $5 cover gets you in the door.

15th Annual Spring Festival and Native Plant Sale
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10 AM-2 PM
Croydon Creek Nature Center, 852 Avery Road
Croydon Creek is 15 years old! Happy Anniversary! During the Festival, the entire family can enjoy hikes, games, crafts, a live animal show, face painting, and the yearly native plant sale. Free.

CMR’s 50th Anniversary Gala
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 6 PM
Lakewood Country Club, 13901 Glen Mill Rd
Community Ministry of Rockville is celebrating 50 years of service! “Achieving the Extraordinary Together” begins with a Reception/Silent auction at 6 PM, followed by Dinner at 7:30 PM, and Dancing at 9:30 PM. The Gala Co-chairs are Montgomery County Executive Isiah and First Lady Catherine Leggett. The Emcee for the evening is Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice. Tickets are $100 or $35 for the reception/silent auction only.

Good, Better, Best: Evaluating Contemporary Studio Furniture
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Rockville Memorial Library
“Montgomery History and furniture historian Oscar Fitzgerald to learn about the designs, materials and craftsmanship in the work of the most important makers in the field and discuss the criteria to help you shop for studio furniture in the future.”
BUY TICKETS $10 – $15

First Friday at Artists & Makers Studios
Friday, May 5, 2017, 6 – 9 PM

Artists & Makers Studios, 11810 Parklawn Dr., Suite 210
“Navigation/Immigration” with Alonzo Davis, whose artworks are a take on early Micronesian navigation tools, and an exploration of the many modes of transport immigrants use while seeking sanctuary from war and oppression. “Waterborne” with Cindy Packard Richmond examines water in its infinite variations – placid or fierce – the artist is struck by how water affects what it touches, what lives beneath or floats above. “This Ain’t Yo Mama’s Textiles” with Melanye Coleman juxtaposes portraits of women who defy traditional gender stereotypes to show their boundary-defying beauty on fabric – a material that, like them, is strong yet soft, and as varied as the women portrayed.

Artists & Makers Studios 2 at 12276 Wilkins Avenue
“anti-land” with Gregory Logan Dunn in the Main Gallery and Merge Gallery, and the Montgomery County Camera Club presents “Tulipmania” a solo exhibit with Patty Hankins. Gorgeous exhibits in New Master’s Gallery, Gallery 209, and resident artists’ open studios round out the evening.

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 11 AM
Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College Rockville
“Don’t miss Artspower’s newest lovable addition, Biscuit. He’s a sweet little puppy that loves exploring, making new friends, and playing. Based on the books by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, this new musical will have everyone falling in love with the adorable Biscuit.” For ages 4 & up. Tickets are $7 Regular, $6 Seniors, and $4 Students w/ID

The Digits!
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 8:30 PM – Midnight
Outta the Way Cafe, 17503 Redland Rd
Rockville’s favorite Classic Rock Band has been practicing hard during the long cold winter and will now have a chance to show off! Come dance or song along or just sit and enjoy.

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