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Volunteer Opportunities Not Totally on Pause During Pandemic

While many volunteer opportunities are on hold during the ongoing pandemic, others, which allow for social distancing, are seeking support.

Community members looking to keep our city streams clean and our city weed-free can apply to adopt a stream (www.rockvillemd.gov/636/Adopt-a-Stream) or join the city’s Weed Warriors (www.rockvillemd.gov/639/Weed-Warriors). Stream cleanup and weed-pull events are being planned for fall and qualify for Student Service Learning credit hours.

Montgomery County is seeking volunteers to serve as Census Ambassadors, visiting food distribution and other community events to encourage census participation.

Students in 10th-, 11th- and 12th grade can apply by Friday, Sept. 11 to help the city’s Human Rights Commission as a Student Ambassador.

Find a full list of ways to give of your time and talents to serve your city at www.rockvillemd.gov/volunteer. For additional opportunities from around the county, visit the www.montgomerycountymd.gov/volunteercenter.

Did You Get Your Stimulus Check?

About 147,000 Marylanders who qualify for a stimulus payment may not have received the money because they fall into the threshold of individuals and families who have little to no income.

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COVID-19 Testing Coming to Rockville

Rockville United Church will host COVID-19 testing on Saturday, Aug. 1.

The free testing will be from 2-6 p.m. at the church at 355 Linthicum St.

Learn more at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/covid19/testing.html.

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Learn About Housing, Assistance Programs at Free Virtual Seminar

The Housing and Community Development Department will host a virtual meeting from noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8 to provide renters, landlords and nonprofits information on housing and other assistance programs.

The meeting will also cover important policies related to eviction, rent increases and court openings.

Topics will include:

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Free Senior Seminars in July Cover Hydration, Bones, Feet and Hearing

The Rockville Senior Center has gone virtual for all its summer classes, including some free classes on how to stay hydrated, strengthen bones and take care of your feet and hearing.

For details, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/recreation.

You can register online, call 240-314-8800 or email seniorcenter@rockvillemd.gov for more information.

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Rockville Creates New Department of Housing and Community Development

The City of Rockville has merged several divisions to form a new Department of Housing and Community Development, which will more efficiently and effectively address the affordable housing and social services needs of city residents.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Food Giveaway Saturday to Impact Traffic Near Montgomery College

Up 2 Us Foundation will give away fresh produce to neighbors in need beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13 in Lot 13 of Montgomery College’s Rockville campus, at 51 Mannakee St.

Vehicles may begin lining up as early as 9:30 a.m.

The giveaway is first come, first served, and one box per vehicle and will mean traffic impacts beginning before 11 a.m. and continuing until all boxes are distributed. Rockville and Montgomery County police will direct traffic in the area.

Motorists may experience heavy traffic on:

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Farmers Market to Collect Food for Rockville Seniors

Visitors to the City of Rockville Farmers Market on Saturday, June 20 will have an opportunity to help neighbors in need.

The market will be collecting shelf-stable items to donate to the Rockville Senior Center’s ongoing food drive for senior members of the Rockville community. Needed items are: cereal, oatmeal, pasta, sauce, soups, canned vegetables, canned fruits and applesauce.

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In Need? A Guide to Finding Food Distribution Locations in Rockville

Updated; 2 p.m. July 2:

Several organizations are providing locations for, or delivery of, food for needy families and individuals throughout Rockville. Check ahead with organizations to ensure the information provided below is up to date.

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Bike Rack Grants Available for Businesses

Bicycle parking means business. Studies show that businesses with bicycle parking near their storefront get a measurable sales boost.

Business owners without bicycle parking near their shop or office could qualify for a rack — provided and installed for free by the City of Rockville — under the city’s Bike Rack Grant Program. Learn more about the program and find an application by visiting www.rockvillemd.gov/bicycling and selecting “Bicycle Parking.”

Residents interested in seeing bicycle parking at specific locations can direct business owners to the website. For more information, contact Rockville’s bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, Alyssa Roff, at 240-314-8527 or bikeways@rockvillemd.gov.

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