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Back to Baltimore, Pops at the Square and Down the Rabbit Hole: What’s Coming in Entertainment this Summer

A musical interpretation of a classic John Waters movie, a summer evening of pops and Lewis Carroll’s most famous tale becomes ballet during July.

“Hairspray,” presented by Rockville Musical Theatre. 8 p.m. July 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20; 2 p.m. July 14 and 21 at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Drive.

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A Summer of Free Evening Fun Planned for Town Square on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

VisArts Create on The Square: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, June 19-Aug. 28

A hands-on outdoor art lab to inspire the artist in you. VisArts will provide instructors, art assistants and all art materials for each event.

July 3, Aug. 14: Fluid Painting
Participants over the age of 10 can learn about this fun and easy style of painting. Participants will be given four ceramic tiles to experiment with. Tiles can be taken home with directions for varnishing them to protect the surfaces. Younger participants must be accompanied by an adult to try this project.

July 10, 24, Aug. 28: Try the Wheel
Participants will have the opportunity to experience the magic (and challenges) of working on a pottery wheel. This is a creative experience and nothing will be taken home.

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Bashiri Appointed to Four-Year Term on Maryland Historical Trust

Sheila Bashiri, Rockville Preservation Planner

City of Rockville Preservation Planner Sheila Bashiri will serve as a trustee for Montgomery County on the 15-member board of the Maryland Historical Trust, a state agency committed to preserving and interpreting the legacy of Maryland’s past.

Bashiri was among 124 people nominated by Gov. Larry Hogan as “green bag” appointments to boards and commissions across the state, so named from the color of the satchel in which the names are traditionally presented for approval from the Senate Executive Nominations Committee.

“Marylanders deserve the most capable and dedicated representatives for these critically important positions, and we are extremely proud of the qualified individuals being submitted today,” Hogan said in a press release.

The Maryland Historical Trust Board of Trustees is a policymaking body that decides on issues such as statewide historic preservation grant funding and historic property easements. Bashiri’s four-year term began July 1. She also serves on the Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions board and is vice president of Heritage Montgomery.

To learn more about the trust, visit

City’s Water Quality Receives High Marks for Safety

New Testing Requirements Yield Same Good Results

Rockville’s drinking water continues to be safe and reliable, the city’s Department of Public Works said in the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report, released July 1.

Rockville’s drinking water met or exceeded all drinking water quality regulations set by the Environmental Protection Agency and adopted and enforced by the Maryland Department of the Environment.

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Accessory Buildings Revisions Head to Public Hearing

The Mayor and Council will hold a public hearing, Monday, July 15, on text amendments to the city’s zoning ordinance that govern accessory buildings — detached structures such as garages or sheds that are located in the rear yards of residential lots.

The Mayor and Council are considering more flexibility in the size of accessory buildings for single-family homes.

To testify, call 240-314-8280 by 4 p.m. the day of the hearing or by submitting testimony in writing to or City Clerk/Director of Council Operations, City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850.

Ride On Flex: On-demand Service Comes to County Transit

Pickup Zone Includes Area of Rockville

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation has introduced Ride On Flex, an on-demand transit service, to defined Rockville and Glenmont/Wheaton zones.

Flex began June 26 and will run for one year as a pilot program. The new service has no fixed stops or schedules, and rides can be booked using a mobile app. The 11-passenger buses in the new fleet are wheelchair accessible, offer free Wi-Fi and provide corner-to-corner service. However, rides must be booked.

Customers can download the Ride On Flex app to their smartphones; select pickup and drop- off locations within the zone; and go to the pickup location.

In Rockville, the zone for pickup is roughly south of Rockville Pike, from Beall Avenue (including Rockville Town Square) in the north to West Edmonston Drive in the south. The precise boundaries are available on a map at

Standard Ride On fare policy applies. Customers should load cash or fare on their SmarTrip cards before boarding.

For details on the Rockville and Glenmont/Wheaton service areas and hours of operation, visit

County’s e-Scooter and e-Bike Pilot Arrives in Rockville

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s pilot for e-scooters and e-bikes rolled out to areas of the county, including Rockville, on June 1.

Under the program, customers, who must be 18 or older with a valid driver’s license, use a mobile app to locate a nearby dockless bike or e-scooter with GPS and unlock it.

If you use the program, here’s a few things to remember:

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Annual Crime Report Shows Reductions in Assaults, Burglaries and Robberies

The Rockville City Police Department reported a decrease in violent crimes in 2018, in an annual crime report that offers analysis of the year’s crime statistics and details the department’s ongoing community policing mission.

Each year, the department prepares a crime report under the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System.

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National Night Out Celebrates the Community’s Role in Crime Prevention

Meet Neighbors, Connect with Police Officers

McGruff the crime dog with Rockville officer
McGruff helps Rockville’s Police take a bite out of crime.

Rockville neighbors are invited to celebrate their communities on Tuesday, Aug. 6 as the Rockville City Police Department participates in National Night Out.

Now in its 36th year, National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. It aims to raise awareness about crime and drug prevention, generate support for anti-crime programs and strengthen community spirit and community policing partnerships. Neighborhoods will host block parties featuring cookouts, bounce houses, carnival games and giveaways.

McGruff the Crime Dog will stop by several block parties to spread his anti-crime and anti-drug message. The Mayor and Council, RCPD officers and members of the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office will also visit many of the gatherings.

This year, officers will be handing out purple wristbands and glow sticks to raise awareness about the Rockville Goes Purple communitywide campaign against the opioid crisis.

Residents are invited to turn on outdoor lights as part of the traditional display of front porch vigils, sending the message to criminals that neighborhoods are fighting back against crime.

For more information, visit To register your block party, contact Cpl. Ken Matney at 240-314-8922 or

The Election 2019 Calendar, and What to Do If You Won’t Be Home

The City of Rockville will conduct a Vote by Mail election for mayor and four councilmembers this fall. Here are some important election dates:

  • Friday, Sept. 6: Deadline to file as a candidate.
  • Friday, Sept. 20: Deadline for the city to receive alternative address ballot delivery requests. Find more information below.
  • Sunday, Oct. 6-Saturday, Oct. 12: Ballots mailed to registered voters. If you will not be at the address the city has on record when ballots are mailed, you may provide an alternative address to which the ballot can be mailed. To apply for alternative address delivery, go to or call 240-314-8286. Alternative address delivery requests must be received by Sept. 20.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 5: Voters must return filled-out ballots to City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave., by 8 p.m., either by postage-paid mail, at a secure dropbox or in person on Nov. 5 at City Hall.

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