Weekend to Weekend 6/23/17: Heritage Day, Suds & Soles, & Lots of Music

Friday Night Live Featuring Unity Reggae
Friday, June 23, 2017,
Rockville Town Square
6-7PM Plate spinning, juggling and more with a Lohr Family Clown
7-9PM Unity Reggae
Enjoy tasty small plates from Buffalo Wild Wings, samples from Spice Xing, and shaved ice by Berry Cup.

Montgomery History’s Heritage Day Celebration
June 24, 2017, 12:00 – 4 PM
Montgomery History Events in Rockville, Beall-Dawson Museum
“At this FREE family-friendly event, you can tour our new exhibit, cut a rug to music from a historic Victrola, visit with Dr. Stonestreet, see a period furniture maker in action, and more. And no trip is complete without a passport! Kids and adults alike will love earning stamps in their passports by playing historic games, having a photo opp in period clothes, or doing a museum scavenger hunt. Get 6 stamps and be entered to win a prize at the end of the day! So make a day of it, pack a picnic lunch, and enjoy our beautiful historic park and all it has to offer. Stein Sperling and Timmonds & Edmunds have graciously provided free parking for the event. Park anywhere at 25 W. Middle Lane except directly behind the Timmonds & Edwards building.

Journeys and Achievements in the LGBT Community
June 24, 2017, 4 – 6 PM
Gudelsky Institute for Technical Education, 51 Mannakee St
Hear from the LGBT community, including students and parents, and enjoy performers and
engaging activities. Resource tables will be available for those attending.

Suds & Soles 5K
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 7 PM
Rockville Town Center
After the success of last year’s inaugural race, the Montgomery County Road Runners Club (MCRRC) and the City of Rockville are teaming up again. This 5K course on neighborhood roads begins and ends in Town Center with a post-race party featuring live music and the opportunity to sample great beverages from a commemorative mug. The KidZone, for children 9 and under, will feature a kids fun run, children’s activities and light refreshments.
REGISTRATION to $40 (adults), $25 (ages 10-20) and $20 (kids under 10). KidZone registration is $10 for ages 5-9. Kids under 5 are free, but registration is requested. Parents must remain with children while in the KidZone. Packet pickup will begin at 6 p.m. on race day in Rockville Town Center. There are no refunds. Proceeds benefit the Rockville Recreation and Parks Foundation, Inc.’s Rockville Recreation Fund and MCRRC’s youth and beginning running programs.

The Rockville Brass Band and Brass of the Potomac Present: Brass Around the World
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 7-9 PM
F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr
“Take a trip around the world without leaving Rockville. The Rockville Brass Band and Brass of the Potomac present a showcase of brass band music inspired by foreign lands. Arrive early for a meet and greet with the musicians and learn about the British brass band movement.”

Evening Coffee House with the Flower Hill String Band
Saturday, June 24, 7:30 – 9 PM
Rockville United Methodist Church, 112 W Montgomery Ave
Come out for a great evening of bluegrass and contemporary acoustic music. Free admission; coffee and other goodies for sale.

Monday Night Film Series: IL SORPASSO
Monday, June 26, 2017, 7 PM
Montgomery College Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St
Dino Risi. Italy, 1962, 105 Minutes, B&W, English Subtitles. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday Evening Bike Rides
Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 6:30 PM
Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park, 1800 Piccard Dr
“Join us for a casual neighborhood ride of about one hour. Routes are on paved, shared-use paths, some sidewalks and some short sections of quiet streets. Rides proceed at the pace of the slowest rider, so no one gets left behind. Rain at the start cancels the ride; wet pavement does not.”

Looking ahead …

July 4, 2017,
Rockville Concert Band at 6 PM
Country artist Shane Gamble at 7 PM
20–minute fireworks display at 9:15 PM There is no rain date.
Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park, 1800 Piccard Dr
Easy access and ample free parking, with convenient exits within a short walk of fireworks viewing areas. Parking will be available in lots on Shady Grove and Gaither roads and Piccard Drive, near the park. Several road closures are planned, and will encourage visitors to exit onto main roads, including Route 355, Shady Grove Road and Gude Drive. Rockville police will guide traffic to and from the designated lots before and after the event.

Making it Possible: Moving Through LGBTQ+ Community Connections
July 12, 2017, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Twinbrook Community Center, 12920 Twinbrook Pkwy
Dance Exchange artists will engage participants in intergenerational story sharing centered around the challenges, resilience and action of the local LGBTQ+ communities and allies.

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