Hometown Holidays

Concerts, carnival rides, food, arts and crafts, children's activities and fireworks are part of this year's Hometown Holidays. The celebration includes the Rockville Arts Festival and Carnival of the Arts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. At 4 p.m. Saturday, the children's program will feature bungee trampoline and moon bounce. The Taste of Rockville will offer food samples from 30 local restaurants from 4 to 10 p.m. both days. On the main stage will be performances by the band Live and the Gin Blossoms. There also will be fireworks. Rockville Town Center, Rockville. "Ride for Rockville," a six- or 20-mile bike ride through the neighborhoods and parks of Rockville, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. The ride is intended to help support bicycle and pedestrian safety programs. Registration is required. For more information, call 240-314-5022. Memorial Day activities are set for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, with a ceremony honoring U.S. service personnel at 9:30 a.m. The Rockville Memorial Day Parade, in its 60th year, begins an hour later. The grand marshal is Sgt. Maj. Daniel Funk, a World War II veteran and resident of the Soldiers' and Airmen's Home in the District. The parade, with drill teams, marching bands and community floats, will begin at Martins Lane and North Washington Street. Free admission. 240-314-5022 or www.rockvillemd.gov.


The City of Gaithersburg and the Sandy Spring Theatre Group present "Bully," a one-man show about the life of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States. 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350 or www.Gaithersburgmd.gov.

"Wings of Fancy"

Butterflies fly freely among a colorful garden of nectar plants. Learn the butterfly life cycle and observe exotic Central and South American butterflies in addition to native Maryland species. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. daily. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallen Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1453 or www.brooksidegardens.org.

Kiersten Van Houten of the Oak View Exhibition Club rolls down Washington Street during the Rockville Memorial Day Parade in 2002. This year's parade is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday.