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Rockville Town Square Ice Rink is Under Construction

Restrictions Will Be in Place for Skaters’ Health and Safety

The Rockville Town Square ice rink has begun assembly and is expected to be open in the next two or three weeks.

Under new restrictions adopted by Montgomery County on Tuesday, Nov. 10, outdoor ice rinks are permitted to open with size restrictions following approval from the county.

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Nominate a Neighbor for a Human Rights Award

Performers Wanted for MLK Day Celebration

The city’s Human Rights Commission is accepting nominations for two awards to be presented as part of Rockville’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Monday, Jan. 18. Performers are also wanted for this virtual celebration.

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Rockville to Salute Residents’ Service at Veterans Day Ceremony

Rockville will honor veterans of our nation’s armed forces with a virtual ceremony on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11.

The ceremony will be broadcast at 11 a.m. on Rockville 11 (channel 11 on county cable), at youtube.com/cityofrockville and on the city’s Facebook page.

The online ceremony will include a message from Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton and guest speaker Councilmember David Myles.

A Navy veteran and pediatrician by training, Myles is serving his first term on Rockville’s Mayor and Council. After graduating Yale University with a doctor of medicine and Master of Science in psychology, he moved to Maryland to pursue pediatrics residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

For more information, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/veteransday, email specialevents@rockvillemd.gov or call 240-314-8620.

The Dangers of Less Daylight: Tips for Driving, Biking and Walking

The end of daylight saving time, at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, and the coming winter mean less daylight and a reminder to use caution while driving, biking and walking on city streets.

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New Installation Viewable at VisArts’ 355 Pod Space

The Window,” 2017, by Amy Boone-McCreesh.

VisArts, in partnership with Rockville Town Square, is presenting a new installation by artist Amy Boone-McCreesh, on view until Jan. 17.

The exhibition will be at VisArts’ 355 Pod Space Gallery, at 355 Rockville Pike. A virtual reception and artist talk will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13.

With “Room with a View,” Boone-McCreesh pushes against the cross-cultural ideas of beauty and perception of class.

For more on the installation, visit www.visartscenter.org/event/amy-boone-mccreesh-room-with-a-view.

Hawk Finds New Perch in Rockville

A red-tailed hawk has arisen from the stump of a cedar tree and now sits watch over David Scull Park, at the corner of First and Taft streets.

The sculptor is Nickelsville, Virginia-based artist Kris Connors. The carving is the latest addition to the city’s Arts in Public Places program. Discover more about Rockville’s art at www.rockvillemd.gov/AIPP.

Volunteer to Shovel Snow or Rake Leaves for an Elderly Neighbor

City Pairs Helpers with Seniors

Each winter the Rockville Senior Center looks for ways to help older Rockville residents with snow removal. If you’re handy with a shovel and don’t mind digging out an extra driveway or clearing a walkway or two, you can sign up and volunteer for the program. The senior center is also looking for people to assist seniors who need assistance with yard cleanup and leaf raking throughout fall.

To sign up to volunteer or to request snow-shoveling or leaf-raking assistance, email Jerry Jones at jjones@rockvillemd.gov, call him at 240-314-8819 or call the Senior Center Support Services office at 240-314-8810.

To sign up for assistance or volunteer, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/snowshoveling. For more information about Rockville Senior Services, call 240-314-8800 or email senior
center@rockvillemd.gov.

Managing Pain and Being Kind: This Month in Health at the Senior Center

Stay home but also stay well with online seminars from the Rockville Senior Center in November. 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 Series 3: Blood Pressure and Exercise
Register with course #14975. 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Arthritis: Why Do My Joints Hurt?
Register with course #14893. 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Common Neuromuscular and Musculoskeletal Pain Syndromes
Register with course #12988. 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.

The Benefits of Being Kind
Register with course #14978. 1-2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13.

The Importance of the Maryland MOLST Form
Discuss the what, why, when, and how of this important medical form. Register with course #12980. 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17.

Diabetes ‘Tool Box’
November is a National Diabetes Month. Register with course #14976. 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Part of Recycling Pledge is Knowing How Rockville Recycles

America Recycles Day is Sunday, Nov. 15.

The day of awareness, sponsored by Keep America Beautiful, encourages community members to visit americarecyclesday.org and take the #BeRecycled pledge to commit to recycling.

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Mayor and Council Recommend Options for Improving Two Town Center Thoroughfares

The Mayor and Council in October moved forward with plans to make two Rockville Town Center thoroughfares friendlier to businesses, pedestrians and bicyclists.

The changes to East Middle Lane and North Washington Street, developed through a consultant’s study, follow recommendations for improving the vitality of Rockville Town Center made by a panel of Urban Land Institute experts who visited the city in July 2019.

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