Rockville to Launch New Program
Registration System in July

Registering for Rockville’s recreation programs or reserving a facility is going to become a little easier.

In July, the city plans to officially roll out a new online reservation system designed to make it simpler than ever to register for programs or to book a facility for a wedding, a picnic or other occasion.
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Enter the Human Rights
Student Multimedia Contest
by May 30

Students in grades 9-12 at high schools within the City of Rockville are invited to enter the Human Rights Student Multimedia Contest for a chance to win a first-place prize of $1,000.

Contestants will be asked to create a video, photo, essay, poem or other work of art to raise awareness and encourage thought and understanding of a human rights topic.
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by May 30″

A-RTS Festival Returns to
Town Square This Month

The Fifth Annual A-RTS at Rockville Town Square Arts Festival returns May 6-7 for two days of art, food and live music.

The free festival will transform the streets surrounding Town Square Plaza into an outdoor art gallery, featuring more than 160 nationally recognized artists from across the country working in ceramics, drawing, fiber, glass, graphics, jewelry, metalwork, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood and mixed media.
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Classes, Programs and Special
Events: Summer Guide Has it All

Wonder no longer about how to fill those long summer days — the 2017 Summer Guide, out on May 2, is packed full of classes, programs and special events for all ages and interests.

The guide will be available at City Hall, community centers, libraries and at
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Summer Wedding Expo has
Inspiration for Your Big Day

Planning on getting hitched? Mark July 16 on your calendar so you don’t forget to attend the summer wedding expo at Glenview Mansion, where there’s dozens of ideas for every wannabe newlywed.

The expo will feature more than 30 vendor exhibits and samples, including catering, wedding cakes, photography, musical entertainment, floral arrangement, tenting services, event planning and more.

Tickets are $5 and available at the door. Glenview Mansion is at 603 Edmonston Drive. For more, visit or follow Glenview Mansion Weddings and Special Events on Facebook.

From Stump to… Something Else

The sycamore tree in Horizon Hill Park may just be a 15-foot tall stump right now, but Rockville’s hoping it can become a work of art. The city’s Recreation and Parks Department and Cultural Arts Commission are seeking artists experienced in working with wood to transform the stump into something special. Applications will be accepted for the arts project until May 31.

To request a call for entries form, email Betty Wisda, arts programs supervisor, at

Mabry’s Blues to Inaugurate
RAL Members’ Exhibition

Blues guitarist James Mabry

James Mabry’s blues guitar and vocals will accompany the opening reception for the Rockville Art League semi-annual juried members’ exhibition at the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, Sunday, May 21.

View watercolor, oil, charcoal, pencil and sculpture works and meet the artists beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Mabry’s performance, which includes grooves drawn from the Mississippi Delta to the juke joints of Chicago, will be in the mansion’s living room.
The reception is free and open to the public. For more information, phone 240-314-8682, or visit

Get Your Fill of F. Scott
Performances While You Can

Facility to Close for Improvements

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre will be closed from July 24-Sept. 6 for roof beam reinforcement and installation of a new motorized light bar, so stock up on upcoming shows and performances to get you over the summer lull.

Rockville Little Theatre: “Book of Days”
Fridays and Saturdays, May 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 8 p.m.; Sundays, May 7 and 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets: Adults, $22; students and seniors (62-plus), $20.
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Meet Your Twinbrook Neighbors
at Open House and Movie Night

Twinbrook Community Day Open House and Outdoor Family Movie Night are perfect opportunities to get outside and celebrate spring with your neighbors.

Community Day, from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, May 13 will have fun activities for all ages, including children’s crafts and games, and more.

Watch a movie on the big screen at Outdoor Family Movie Night, 8-9:30 p.m., Friday, June 2. Refreshments will be sold by Twinbrook Elementary School. (The movie will be inside if there’s bad weather.)

Both events are free and will be held at Twinbrook Community Recreation Center, 12920 Twinbrook Parkway.

For more information, call 240-314-8830 or visit