Category: Culture and Recreation (Page 1 of 46)

Peerless Rockville Presents: A Theater Company, Public Art and a Bloodthirsty Mob

Peerless Rockville presentations in April offer closer looks at a Rockville theater company, the city’s public art and a 19th-century newspaper editor from Rockville whose antiwar writings made him the target of mob violence.

Register for the following free virtual events at

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Upper Watts Branch Project Recognized as a BUBBA Runner-Up

The city’s Upper Watts Branch Park Forest Preserve Environmental Restoration Project was recently recognized with second place in the Chesapeake Stormwater Network’s Best Urban BMP in the Bay Awards.

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Glenview Mansion Launches Podcast Series

Spring is sprouting podcasts at the historic Glenview Mansion, with thrilling mysteries and time-and-space adventures only a podcast network away.

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Rockville Cancels Music Fest, Explores Options for Memorial Day

Suds and Soles is On as the City Plans Other Summer Community Events

Suds and Soles 5K Race is scheduled for Saturday, June 12.

The Hometown Holidays Music Fest and Rockville’s Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade have been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, which is again altering the schedule for popular Rockville summer events.

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Heart Health, Hips and Knees, and Less Stress: What’s Virtual This Month at the Senior Center

Stay home and stay well with online seminars from the Rockville Senior Center in April. For details, visit

Register with the course number online at, call 240-314-8800 or email for more information.

Sessions are free, unless otherwise noted.

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Return to Fun with Summer Camps 2021

Rockville’s 2021 summer camps mark a return to fun — and safety is very much a priority. Registration will open Tuesday, April 6.

Parks Adventures camp, for kids age 5-11, will be open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. until early August at six locations throughout Rockville.

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Zelda by Zoomlight Offers Movie Buffs a Fitzgerald-Themed Watch Party

Movie Buff? F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Fan?

The Zelda by Zoomlight Movie Club is a virtual watch party on Zoom that will present films Zelda Fitzgerald and and her author husband, F. Scott would have enjoyed.

Participants 16 and older can join the Zoom party every other Tuesday, from April 6-May 18, from 7:30 p.m. The cost is $4 for residents, $5 for nonresidents.

Movies will include: “Oliver Twist” (April 6); “Last Time I Saw” (April 20); “From Russia With Love” (May 4); and “A Farewell to Arms” (May 18).

Jump into your PJs for a special virtual pajama party showing of “The Pajama Game,” starring Doris Day, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 29.

For more info and to register, visit, and search “Zoomlight.”

This Way to Earth Day

Earth Day is Thursday, April 22, and Rockville is celebrating with events all spring long, including the following free or low-cost activities that promote getting outside and helping nature.

All in-person events require participants to wear a face covering and practice social distancing of at least 6 feet. Activities marked SSL are eligible for Student Service Learning hours. Register at using the course numbers.

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Senior Center Members Can Use Swim Center Fitness Facilities

The Rockville Senior Center may be temporarily closed under state orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean fitness-minded members of the senior center’s fitness room have to go without working out.

During this interim, senior center fitness members are invited to use the fitness room at the Rockville Swim and Fitness Center.

To do so, contact the senior center at 240-314-8800 or email before making your first reservation. More information will be sent once membership is confirmed.

Rockville to Reopen Community Centers to Members and Residents

Centers to Open with Limited Hours/Amenities, by Appointment

The City of Rockville will begin to reopen its community centers, Monday, March 29, providing limited hours and amenities, by appointment, for members and city residents.

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