Category: Culture and Recreation

Spring into Action with Rockville’s Spring Activities Guides

“Life in Rockville” and “Adults 60+,” the city’s guides to recreational programs, throughout Rockville, are out and packed with the promise of spring! Registration begins Thursday, March 4. Find dozens of things to do from March to May: sports and leagues for all ages; aquatics and fitness programs; virtual events

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Do Your Bit to Deter Deer

Area wildlife helps maintain a healthy ecosystem but can become a nuisance. Here’s a few ways you can learn to live with, and discourage, deer. Taste or odor repellent are humane forms of control designed to repel deer from an area. You can find repellents at sporting goods stores. Plant

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Celebrate Earth Day the Rockville Way

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

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Aging and Nutrition, Beneficial Criticism, and Eye Health

Virtual March Programs at the Senior Center Stay home and stay well with online seminars from the Rockville Senior Center in March. For details, visit Register online, call 240-314-8800 or email for more information. Sessions are free, unless otherwise noted.

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New Bike Racks Installed in Rockville’s Parks

Eight parks in Rockville now have newly installed bicycle racks, with another installation to come soon. Dogwood, Elwood Smith, Potomac Woods, Rockcrest, Welsh, Woodley Gardens and Woottons Mill parks each have a new rack. Rockville’s newest park, RedGate, has two. A new bike rack is scheduled to be installed at

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Meet a Rockville Employee: Karen Etzel

Karen Etzel, director of Montrose Discovery Preschool, a licensed childcare program operated by the City of Rockville, marks two decades this year with the preschool. We asked her to answer a few questions to introduce this longtime employee to the community.

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A Little Piece of Land to Grow Your Own

Garden Plot Applications Being Accepted The City of Rockville has 159 garden plots, about 25-by-25 feet, now available for rent at Woottons Mill Park for growing flowers and vegetables. The cost is $80 per plot for nonresidents; Rockville residents pay $70 per plot. The season runs April 1-Nov. 14. The

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