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April

Bethesda Literary Festival

April 22-24

Various locations, downtown

Bethesda

301-215-6660

www.bethesda.org

A festival to celebrate the literary arts.

Landon School's

Azalea Garden Festival

April 30-May 1

6101 Wilson Lane

Bethesda 20817

301-320-1061

www.landon.net

An event for the whole family, with shows, concerts, antiques, shopping and food. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

May

Asian Pacific American

Heritage Month Celebration

May

101 Monroe St.

Rockville

240-777-2524

www.montgomerycountymd.gov

Events sponsored by the county executive's office are held at locations throughout the county.

Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly Show

May 7-Sept. 18

Brookside Gardens

1800 Glenallan Ave.

Wheaton 20902

301-962-1453

www.brooksidegardens.org

Butterflies fly freely in a colorful garden of nectar plants. Learn the butterfly life cycle. Observe exotic Central and South American butterflies in addition to native Maryland species. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Potomac Hunt Races

May 15

Partnership and River roads

Seneca

301-428-8316

sugarboss4@aol.com

potomachuntraces.com

The steeplechase racing event, which is in its 53rd year, will be held on the Bittersweet Field at the Kiplinger estate. The proceeds benefit Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. Open at 11a.m. Races scheduled from 12:30 to 5 p.m.

Taste of Wheaton

May 15

Grandview Avenue

Wheaton 20902

240-777-8115

www.montgomerycountymd.gov/wheaton

The event features foods from around the world ($1 per taste), free children's rides and musical entertainment. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Hometown Holidays

May 28-30

Rockville Town Center

Rockville

240-314-5022

www.rockvillemd.gov

Concerts, arts festival, Taste of Rockville, childrens activities, parade, fireworks and more. Hours: noon-10:30 p.m. May 28, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. May 29 and 9 a.m.-noon May 30.

Ride for Rockville

May 29

Rockville

240-314-5022

www.rockvillemd.gov

Take a six- or 20-mile bike ride through the neighborhoods and parks of Rockville and support bicycle and pedestrian safety programs. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fee required.

Rockville Memorial Day Parade

May 30

Rockville

240-314-5022


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