Rockville’s Cooling Centers Open for 95-plus Degree or Code Red Weather

City Facilities Offer Free Access for People Seeking Relief from Heat

Remember that on days where the thermometer hits 95-plus degrees, or when a code red air quality alert is issued for Montgomery County, the City of Rockville’s four cooling centers will be open.

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All the Doggies, All the Paddle

Doggie Dip Day is Back

The super-popular Doggie Dip Day, where your pooch can paddle in the pool at the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center, is back — with a few small accommodations to work around the ongoing lobby and locker room renovations.

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Sign up for Election Text Alerts

Stay on top of key news from the City of Rockville’s Vote by Mail election with reminders sent by text.

How? It’s easy — text ROCKVOTES to 888777. You’ll receive a reply confirmation text that you’re signed up. 

You can find election-related information, check your address, register to vote and update your information at www.rockvillemd.gov/election.

Predictions of Extreme Weather Lead to Twilight Runfest Cancellation

The Rockville Rotary, in coordination with the City of Rockville, has canceled this Saturday’s Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest 8K and Family Fun Run, due to predictions of extreme heat. The safety of runners, staff, volunteers and spectators is the event organizers’ highest priority.

Organizers hope to revise and reschedule the event for fall, if possible. For updates, visit rockvilletwilighter.org, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Twilighter8k.

Rockville and Yilan, Taiwan, Cement Official Sister City Agreement at Signing Ceremony

The City of Rockville formally welcomed a new relative into its municipal family, Wednesday evening, by signing an agreement to become sister cities with Yilan City, Taiwan.

This is the first sister-city relationship with Taiwan in Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C., despite a large representation of Taiwanese organizations in the metro-D.C. region.

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Urban Land Institute Panel Delivers Recommendations on Strengthening the Vitality of Town Center

An intensive two-day study of Town Center, recently conducted by an expert technical assistance panel (or TAP) from the Urban Land Institute, led to a presentation to the community of several recommendations and actionable items on ways to strengthen the vitality of Rockville’s Town Center.

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Rockville Names Lanham as Deputy Chief of Police

New Hire Brings 28 Years of Experience in Law Enforcement

Laura Lanham will be Rockville’s deputy chief of police, Rockville police Chief Victor Brito announced June 3.

Laura Lanham

She will be sworn in as part of the Mayor and Council meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 15 at City Hall.

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New Recreation Guide Due Out July 29

Look out for the fall recreation guide, “Rockville Life,” from the City of Rockville, due out July 29.

The guide is packed with programs, courses and events for those who live and work in the city (or who are just visiting), for all ages, including sports, arts, before- and afterschool care, and health and fitness.

For the 60-plus community, watch out for “Adults 60+,” which will be available July 18, listing the programs and services presented by the Rockville Senior Center.

This year’s registration deadline is Thursday, Aug. 1 for general registration, and Tuesday, July 30 for the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center and members of the Rockville Senior Center.

See the guides online at www.rockvillemd.gov/life, with printed copies available at City Hall, the senior center, community centers and other facilities.

Get Moving with Adult Sports

Registration for fall’s adult sports leagues is now open with a slew of activities to keep you healthy, involved and moving throughout fall.

Men’s softball, men’s basketball and women’s volleyball leagues are open for play, as well as co-rec soccer 7s, co-rec reverse softball and co-rec volleyball.

Most leagues begin games in September (men’s softball begins the week of Aug. 19). The city’s Sports Division maintains a list of individual players for teams that need to complete their rosters.

Deadlines to register are:
• Men’s softball: Aug. 1.
• Co-rec reverse softball: Aug. 22.
• Co-rec volleyball: Aug 22.
• Women’s volleyball: Aug 22.
• Soccer 7s: Friday, Aug. 23.
• Men’s basketball: Sept. 5.

Find out more by calling 240-314-8620, emailing sports@rockvillemd.gov or visiting www.rockvillemd.gov/recreation/sports.

A Summer Full of Health Awareness at the Senior Center

Over the next two months at Rockville Senior Center, learn basic first aid, all about aches and pains, and how to get to the root of an illness.

Register at the senior center’s information desk, by calling 240-314-8800 or online at www.rockvillemd.gov/registration. Classes are free unless otherwise noted.

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