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UPDATE: Lunar New Year Celebration Canceled

The City of Rockville, out of an abundance of caution and in response to concerns from partners in the Asian-American community and others, is cancelling its Lunar New Year celebration that was scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 1 at Rockville High School. Read more.

Original post; Dec. 2, 2019:

Celebrate Rockville’s Asian cultures with performances, crafts and cultural displays at the city’s Lunar New Year celebration.

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City Opposes I-270 Widening

The Mayor and Council continued efforts in January to oppose a state project to widen interstates 270 and 495 over the American Legion Bridge with toll lanes, as a state board approved the project.

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Show Your Love for Valentine’s Day

Community Centers to Celebrate the Hearts of Each Community

Little hearts are filled with lots of love, and each of Rockville’s community centers are inviting those little hearts to a Valentine’s celebration to share that love in their communities.

Kids ages 2-6 will enjoy a morning exploring different hands-on stations, such as cookie and card decorating, while enjoying other activities. A snack will be provided. Adult assistance and preregistration are required. The cost for each event is $12 for residents and $15 for nonresidents.

The Valentine’s celebrations will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. on the following days:

  • Monday, Feb. 10: Twinbrook Community Recreation Center, 12920 Twinbrook Parkway. Register with course #12106.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 11: Thomas Farm Community Center, 700 Fallsgrove Drive. Register with course #12107.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 12: Lincoln Park Community Center, 357 Frederick Ave. Register with course #12104.

In addition, Twinbrook Community Recreation Center will hold its annual Heart-to-Heart Family Valentine’s Dance from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7.

Family and friends will spend time together making Valentine’s crafts, playing carnival games and dancing as a DJ spins musical favorites. Refreshments will be sold by Meadow Hall Elementary PTA. The cost is $4 per person at the door; no preregistration is required.

See a Pedestrian Safety Issue? Report a Concern

Notice a perilous intersection, problematic path or malfunctioning pedestrian signal? Tell us about it!

Whatever the issue, the best way to report it is online. Visit www.rockvillemd.gov, scroll to the bottom of the page and select “Report a concern.”

You’ll be taken to a web form where you can describe details of the concern, where it is located, how we can contact you for a response, and even attach digital photos or other documents, if you need to.

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Test Your Green Thumb with a Rockville Garden Plot

Yard Too Small for That Spring Harvest You’ve Always Dreamed Of?

The City of Rockville has 159 garden plots, approximately 25-by-25 feet, available for rent at Woottons Mill Park for growing food and other plants.
The cost is $80 per plot for nonresidents; Rockville residents pay $62.50 per plot. Registration for the garden plot program opens Monday, Jan. 13 The season runs April 1-Nov. 15.

The city provides water spigots and mulch; gardeners are responsible for fencing, weed barriers, hoses, tools and other gardening supplies.
Registration forms can be found at www.rockvillemd.gov/gardenplots. Call the Rockville Civic Center’s main office at 240-314-8660, for more information.

Mayor and Council Write in Support of Rockville Station Improvements

The Mayor and Council have sent a letter to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority expressing their strong support for a study of the Rockville Metro Station, following notification in summer that money for the study was available through WMATA’s Project Development Program.

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Dubon Receives Bill Mason Recognition

Alex Dubon, a tree climber and acting crew supervisor with the Department of Recreation and Parks, was honored with the Bill Mason Award for Outstanding Performance on Thursday, Dec. 12, during the city’s annual awards ceremony.

In receiving the award, Dubon, who has worked for the city for more than two decades, was described as “honest, straightforward and an asset to the city.”

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City Honors Employees for Their Service

The City of Rockville held its annual employee awards ceremony, Thursday, Dec. 12 at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre. Thirteen employees were honored with awards for more than three decades of service, who between them have a combined 430 years of experience working for the city.

Honored for 45 years of service: Fran Jablonski, with the Rockville Senior Center. Honored for 40 years: Maj. Michael England, with the Rockville City Police Department, and Betty Wisda, with Recreation and Parks.

Thirty-year employees are: Lisa Cooper, Janet Hare and Angela Joyner, with Information Technology; Lt. Brian Paul and Maj. Eric Over, with the RCPD; Michael Shipp, with Public Works; and Christine Henry, Janet Opar and Rob Orndorff, with Recreation and Parks.

In all during the ceremony, 85 city employees were recognized for five to 45 years of service, and more than 40 YouRock awards, recognizing the good work of employees, were presented.

A ‘Raisin in the Sun’ Comes to the F. Scott This Month

Rockville Little Theatre will present the racially relevant classic, “A Raisin in the Sun,” this month at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre.

Set in Chicago’s South Side in the 1950s, the play depicts the dreams and ambitions of the Younger family as they await and receive a life-altering insurance check.

Faced with daily tensions, prejudices and a harsh reality, the family struggles to maintain dignity amid the chaos. Written by Lorraine Hansberry and directed by Kevin Sockwell.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Jan. 24, 25, 31 and Feb. 1; 2 p.m. Jan. 26 and Feb. 2. Tickets cost $22; $20 for seniors (62 and older) and students.

Wellness Programs for a Healthier You, at Rockville Senior Center

At the Rockville Senior Center this month, find out about pain management and reducing your stress and, for Spanish speakers, how to eat healthily.
Register at the senior center’s information desk by calling 240-314-8800, or online with the course number at www.rockvillemd.gov/registration.

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