Category: Culture and Recreation (Page 2 of 9)

A Play, an Operetta and a Jazz Concert: February at the F. Scott

Racially relevant theater, an unconventional experience, jazz and a classic operetta will feature this month at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre.

“A Raisin in the Sun,” presented by the Rockville Little Theatre. Performances at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1; 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2.

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.

Tickets cost $22; $20 for seniors (62 and older) and students.

“Joshua Sommerville: Eccentric but Necessary,” presented by Unique Sounds of Love LLC. 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.

An interactive, unconventional and once-in-a-lifetime experience that advocates imperfections, spirituality and eccentricity.

Tickets cost $35.

“Swinging Sunday,” presented by the Rockville Concert Band. 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9.

The annual concert, filled with jazz favorites, which will be joined by Rockville Swing Band. No tickets are required, but a donation of $5 is suggested.

“The Pirates of Penzance,” presented by the Victorian Lyric Opera Company. Performances at 8 p.m. Feb. 21, 22, 28, 29; and at 2 p.m. Feb. 23 and March 1.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved comic opera tells the story of Frederic, a boy mistakenly apprenticed to a softhearted band of pirates. Features many of Gilbert and Sullivan’s wittiest and most engaging tunes, including the immortal “I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General” and “Poor Wand’ring One.” Directed by Amy Sullivan; music directed by Joseph Sorge.

Tickets cost $28; $24 for seniors 65 and older; and $20 for students.

For tickets or more information, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/theatre, call the box office at 240-314-8690, or email theatre@rockvillemd.gov. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre is located at 603 Edmonston Drive.

Save the Date for Hometown Holidays

The Hometown Holidays Music Fest returns to Rockville Town Center this Memorial Day weekend. The 32nd annual free festival will feature four stages of entertainment, the Taste of Rockville and activities for kids, from noon-8 p.m. Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24.

The city’s 76th annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, May 25, in Town Center. Applications to participate in the parade will be available beginning Monday, Feb. 3 at www.rockvillemd.gov/HTH.

The city is seeking speakers for the Memorial Day ceremony. Rockville and Montgomery County residents who have retired from, or currently serve in, the United States military are eligible to take part in the ceremony. Volunteer speakers must be comfortable speaking in public and must prepare a five- to seven-minute speech about their experiences in the armed forces, including what it means to serve and to honor those who have served.

Contact Amanda Knox at aknox@rockvillemd.gov or 240-314-8604 to participate or learn more.

Find more details, as they are announced, at www.rockvillemd.gov/HTH and “City of Rockville Hometown Holidays” on Facebook.

Glenview Gallery to Exhibit Rockville Student Juried Art Show

Meet the artists of works on display at the Rockville Student Juried Art Show from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2 at the Glenview Mansion Art Gallery.

The exhibition, which will be held Feb. 2-21, will display artwork of varied media by students from grades 6-12.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday. The gallery is closed on official holidays.

The Glenview Mansion Art Gallery at the Rockville Civic Center is located at 603 Edmonston Drive.

Creatives Summit Aims to Bring Together City’s Arts Community

The Rockville Cultural Arts Commission is inviting groups from Rockville’s arts community to a summit this March to discuss how to create a more vibrant, culturally diverse, financially sustainable, and economically beneficial arts and culture scene in Rockville.

The Rockville Creatives Summit will be held from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, March 22 in the Buchanan Room of VisArts, 155 Gibbs St.

The summit will cover topics including ideas for marketing and building a diverse audience, as well as the future of arts and culture in the city.

To register to attend, visit www.visitrockville.org and click “Rockville Creatives Summit March 2020,” or email rockvillecac@gmail.com.

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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The Benefits of Sponsoring a Special Event

With more than 150,000 people expected to attend Rockville’s special events in 2020, sponsorship is a great way for businesses to get the word out and connect with potential customers in the Rockville area.

Rockville Hometown Holidays

Significant annual events include the Memorial Day weekend music festival, Hometown Holidays; Lunar New Year; the Rockville Antique and Classic Car Show; and the German-themed Rocktobierfest.

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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.

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.

Kids Can Learn to Swim — and Stay Active — at the Swim Center

Looking for a weekday afterschool activity for your kid? How about learning a life skill to get children ready for summer fun in the pool? The Rockville Swim and Fitness Center offers dozens of learn-to-swim classes to keep your children, ages 4-11, active during the winter months.

Classes are available between 3:35-5:15 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 4:35-6:15 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, starting the week of Jan. 6. While the center also offers weekend classes, weekday classes tend to be smaller, allowing for more individualized instruction.

Recreational swimming is available daily. Daily admission costs $6 per child and $7 per adult. To see the pool schedule and find classes, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/swimcenter, or call 240-314-8750 or email swimcenter@rockvillemd.gov for more information.

Drop by the center at 355 Martins Lane for a tour and help registering.

Certified Instructor? The Swim and Fitness Center is Hiring!

The Rockville Swim and Fitness Center is hiring part-time fitness instructors to teach classes this winter.

Instructors are sought for yoga, water fitness and Bootcamp. Ideal candidates will have availability either early mornings, weekday evenings or Saturday mornings. Instructors work about three to four hours a week.

An additional perk offered to Rockville Swim and Fitness Center employees is free use of the facility for the employee and a guest. The center also offers staff training in CPR, first aid, lifeguarding and, on occasion, specialty courses at a significant discount.

Qualified candidates should go to www.rockvillemd.gov/careers to apply as a fitness instructor at the swim center. Certification is required.

Find out about Rockville Swim and Fitness Center pool schedules, seasonal hours, personal training opportunities and more at www.rockvillemd.gov/swimcenter.

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