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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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Rockville’s Virtual MLK Day to Celebrate a ‘Courageous Pursuit of Victory’

Joyce Ladner, keynote speaker

Rockville’s 49th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration will take place noon-1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18.

The celebration, with a theme of “In Courageous Pursuit of Victory,” will be conducted online via Webex. Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/mlk to learn how to join live. Those unable to join can view a recording on the webpage and on the city’s YouTube channel in the days following the event.

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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.

Human Rights Day, the Rockville Way

Human Rights Day is Thursday, Dec. 10. The day commemorates the United Nations’ adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Dec. 10, 1948.

The city’s Human Rights Commission is marking the day with information, at www.rockvillemd.gov/humanrights, to prompt ideas, conversation and action for upholding and respecting human rights. The COVID-19 pandemic and the response to the virus has raised many questions about how to balance public health needs with individual human rights protections.

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Matching Grant Program Seeks Projects to Improve Communities

Applications Accepted Starting Dec. 14

The city’s matching grant program helps neighbors work together to accomplish common goals that support the health, vitality and inclusivity of the place they call home.

Community Empowerment Matching Grant applications will be accepted starting Monday, Dec. 14. The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 5.

Neighborhood, civic or homeowners associations, community groups, organized groups of neighbors and student groups are eligible to apply. Neighbors and organizations willing to match funding through cash, in-kind donations and volunteer hours are also eligible.

Applications are reviewed and grants awarded by the City Manager’s Office. Grants typically range from $500-$1,000 and must benefit a clearly identified area within city limits.

Grant funds will become available after Friday, March 5.

To see the objectives for matching grants, and for an applications form and additional information, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/communityempowerment.

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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Coffee (and Doughnuts) with a Cop

The Rockville City Police Department invites community members for National Coffee with a Cop Day from 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 at Krispy Kreme in the Fallsgrove Village Center, 14919 Shady Grove Road. Face coverings must be worn upon entry.

Chief Victor Brito, RCPD commanders and officers will be on hand for informal one-on-one real conversations with community members.

Coffee with a Cop helps to break down barriers between police officers and the community they serve in a casual atmosphere where residents can sit with officers, ask questions and share what’s on their mind.

As part of its community policing mission, the RCPD strives to get to know community members, build trust, and discover mutual goals with the Rockville community the department serves.

Students: 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.

The dynamic, interactive online training will provide students with tools to handle difficult situations with an understanding of diverse populations. It is designed to help students recognize prejudice and create an environment of inclusion in their schools.

Student Service Learning credits will be offered.

For more information or to register, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/human
rights
or call 240-314-8316. For information about accessibility, please call the ADA Coordinator at 240-314-8108, Relay 711 or email jkelly@rockvillemd.gov. Students will receive information for joining the training after they register.

New Sidewalks for Walking into Walktober

Two projects completed in the summer added sidewalks to busy roads in the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.

One project installed approximately 1,700 linear feet of 5-foot-wide sidewalk, including some pervious concrete for stormwater management, to the southside of Southlawn Lane between Lofstrand Lane and East Gude Drive. Constructed at a cost of $760,000, it also includes curb and gutter, storm drain inlets and pipe, and new trees.

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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.

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