Peak Display is Aug. 12
Rockville will keep Welsh Park open overnight for community members to view the Perseid meteor shower, an astronomical event that thrills night-sky watchers annually. The shower is expected to begin overnight on Friday, Aug. 11 and continue through Aug. 13, and the park will remain open Friday and Saturday nights.
Short Story Contest Deadline is Aug. 11
The F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival, which this year will honor Annie Proulx, author of “Postcards,” “The Shipping News” and the short story “Brokeback Mountain,” invites writers to submit entries for the festival’s short story contest. Continue reading “Annie Proulx to Be Honored at Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival”
City Facilities Offer Free Access for People Seeking Relief from Heat
The City of Rockville opens four cooling centers for community members in extreme temperatures of 95-plus degrees, or on Code Red days.
Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton will serve as president-elect of the Maryland Municipal League, a statewide organization that represents and advocates at the state level on behalf of Maryland’s 157 towns and cities. Continue reading “Mayor Elected to Key Leadership Role with Maryland Municipal League”
Nominations Due Aug. 4
Peerless Rockville will celebrate homeowners, businesses and organizations whose improvement projects preserve the city’s historic and architectural character, at an awards program in November. Continue reading “Nominate a Historical or Renovation Project for a Peerless Award”
Block Parties Offer Opportunity to Meet Neighbors, Connect with Police Officers
Rockville neighbors are invited to celebrate their communities on Tuesday, Aug. 1, as the Rockville City Police Department participates in National Night Out.
Continue reading “Community and Crime Prevention in Rockville on National Night Out”
Public Feedback Encouraged Through Online Survey
Plans to modernize and expand the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center’s locker room and lobby are underway.
Key elements of the project include increasing the size and capacity of the locker room; modernizing infrastructure and amenities; improving Americans with Disabilities Act compliance; providing family and gender-neutral locker room areas; and reconfiguring the lobby.
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and Fitness Center”
A Peace Day Party, 3-6 p.m., Sunday, July 16, will celebrate the life, legacy and birthday of late teen poet and peace activist Mattie J.T. Stepanek, with events held both indoors and outdoors.
Rockville’s Farmers Market gives shoppers their pick of farm-fresh produce and more from regional grower/producers.
This year’s market includes vendors offering fruits and vegetables, plants and flowers, herbs, baked goods, local beer and wine, knife sharpening, meat and coffee.
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