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Register Now for Diversity and Inclusion Training

The city’s Human Rights Commission will offer virtual diversity and inclusion training for students living in and attending Rockville-area high schools or Montgomery College (Rockville campus) on Saturday, Oct. 17.

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Learn Online to Stay Healthy in September

Stay home but also stay well with online seminars from the Rockville Senior Center in September. 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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Election Info: Be In the Know By Nov. 3

Gov. Larry Hogan announced recently that the general election will take place as scheduled on Tuesday, Nov. 3, with early voting centers and all polling locations open.

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Literary Festival to Honor Kingsolver

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival will present its annual Award for Achievement in American Literature to acclaimed author Barbara Kingsolver.

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the festival’s events on Thursday, Sept. 24, Friday, Oct. 2 and Saturday, Oct. 3 will be online. The theme of this year’s Fitzgerald festival is “Literature and Social Justice.”

Kingsolver will accept the award on Oct. 3 and conduct a masterclass. Special guest, writer Clint Smith, will deliver a keynote address at 1 p.m.

For more on the festival, visit www.fscottfestival.org.

City to Mark Sept. 11 With Virtual Ceremony

Rockville’s Mayor and Council will mark the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 with an online remembrance ceremony.

Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton will deliver remarks that will be broadcast on Rockville 11 (channel 11 on county cable) and the city’s Facebook page and YouTube channel at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, to mark the 19th anniversary of the attacks. Newton recorded her remarks at the 9/11 Memorial at Courthouse Square Park, at the corner of East Jefferson Street and Maryland Avenue in Rockville’s downtown.

Eleven Montgomery County residents who lost their lives on Sept. 11 are remembered through a memorial in the park, featuring benches and a plaque: William Edward Caswell, Dr. Gerald Paul Fisher, Capt. Lawrence D. Getzfred, Michele M. Heidenberger, Angela Marie Houtz, Teddington Hamm Moy, Lt. Darin H. Pontell, Scott A. Powell, Todd Hayes Reuben, Patricia J. Statz and Ernest M. Willcher.

Rockville Goes Purple in September with Events to Raise Opioid Addiction Awareness

Campaign Aims to Reduce Stigma of Addiction

September is National Recovery Month, and the city will hold several events as part of Rockville Goes Purple, a continuing campaign to shine a spotlight on the impact of opioid addiction and educate the community about the epidemic.

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Get Set for the Suds & Soles 5K

Registration opens Friday, Jan. 31 for the 2020 Suds & Soles 5K.

This year’s race, to be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20, has once again been selected as the Maryland Road Runners Club of America 5K Championship Race. The Montgomery County Road Runners Club and the City of Rockville are teaming up again to present this 5K course on neighborhood roads that begins and ends in Town Center. The post-race party will feature the opportunity to sample great beverages from local breweries. A KidZone, for children 10 and under, will feature a kids fun run, children’s activities and light refreshments.

The race features a tiered pricing structure offering limited slots at reduced prices. Register early and save, and learn more, including about sponsorship opportunities, at www.rockvillemd.gov/sudsandsoles.

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.

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