Category: Culture and Recreation (Page 1 of 44)

Beating Stress, Winter Blues and Bad Joints: Virtual Classes in January at the Senior Center

Stay home and stay well with online seminars from the Rockville Senior Center in January.

For details, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/recreation. Register online, call 240-314-8800 or email seniorcenter@rockvillemd.gov for more information. Sessions are free, unless otherwise noted, and take place from 1-2 p.m.

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Civil War Trail Signs Being Updated

Two new interpretive signs have been installed at the Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine and Beall-Dawson House, the first of several signs to be updated in Rockville that are part of the Civil War Trails, Inc., program.

Civil War Trails, Inc., has partnered with the City of Rockville, Peerless Rockville, Montgomery History and a private donor to renovate and update the signage. The museum and historic house are at 103 W. Montgomery Ave.

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City Legislative Priorities: Schools, Seniors, Fighting Climate Change and Protecting Homes

Maryland General Assembly’s 90-Day Session Begins Jan. 13

Rockville’s 2021 state legislative priorities include education funding, opposition to the state’s plan to widen Interstate 270, a noise barrier, combating climate change, an independent congressional redistricting commission and more.

Photo of the dome of the Maryland State House in Annapolis.

The 2021 state legislative session runs from Jan. 13-April 12 in Annapolis.

Under priorities approved by the Mayor and Council on Nov. 2, the city will advocate for:

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Destress, Ramp Up Your Exercise and Go with Your Gut Virtually, with the Senior Center

Stay home but also stay well with online seminars from the Rockville Senior Center in December. For details, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/recreation. You can register online, call 240-314-8800 or email seniorcenter@rockvillemd.gov for more information. Sessions are free unless otherwise noted.

Blood Pressure Session 4: Stress Reduction. Breathing exercises and meditation can lower blood pressure. Presented by Adventist HealthCare. Course #14977. 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Ramping Up Your Exercise Program. Dr. Carlos Martinez, of CAM Physical and Wellness Services, will present safe and effective strategies to begin exercising at home. Course #14894. 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2.

Gut Health 101. Explore and discuss your health and digestive-tract flora. Course #17653. 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8.

Virtual MLK Day Celebration to Feature Week of Service

Rockville will honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy in January when the city holds its 49th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration virtually and participates in a week of activities as part of Montgomery County’s 26th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

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Ground Cleared, Construction Underway on New Skate Park

Construction is taking shape at the new Rockville skate park, with concrete being poured over the course of the next couple of months. 

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Have A Happy Halloween, Rockville: Here’s How!

Pumpkin Carving Contest, Drive Through Candy Collection and Car Competition

Halloween is on in Rockville!

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Create with VisArts at Rockville Town Square

Bring your inner artist to Town Square on Thursday evenings through October and take part in VisArts’ outdoor CREATE art labs.

CREATE labs are from 4:45-6:45 p.m. each Thursday through Oct. 22 at the square, at 131 Gibbs St.

Participants must register to take part. (For more information, and to register, visit www.visartscenter.org/visarts-in-the-community/create.) All participants must always be masked. Children under the age of 8 must work with adult supervision. If an accompanying adult wishes to take part as well, please sign up for child(ren) and adult.

  • Oct. 1: tie dye T-shirts.
  • Oct. 8: raku demonstration and air-dry clay charms.
  • Oct. 15: try the wheel.
  • Oct. 22: wood-branch picture frame.

Learn more about VisArts at www.visartscenter.org.

Reduce Stress, Combat Loneliness and Ease Back Pain, This Month at the Senior Center

Stay home but also stay well with online seminars from the Rockville Senior Center in October.

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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Art Installations in Rockville Highlight Impact of Opioid Addiction

Works Are Part of Rockville Goes Purple Campaign

Local artist Suzanne Firstenberg has brought her installations “Unforgotten” (created with art therapist Sheila Berman) to Rockville City Hall and “Eyes” to Rockville Town Square. Both speak to the struggle of opioid addiction in the community.

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