Suds & Soles 5K and fun run registration Sign up now for the June 24 5K on neighborhood roads. Post-race party with live music, a KidZone, children’s activities and light refreshments. The race begins and ends at Rockville Town Center. Proceeds will benefit the Rockville Recreation and Parks Foundation’s Rockville Recreation Fund and MCRRC’s running programs. Sponsored by Montgomery County Road Runners Club and the city of Rockville. 240-314-8620. rockvillemd.gov. $40; ages 10-20 $25; age 9 and younger $20. KidZone registration for ages 5-9 $10. Age 4 and younger free, but registration is requested. Parents must remain with children visiting the KidZone.
Healthy Montgomery community feedback Residents are invited to review and provide comments on the Community Health Improvement Plan online that will guide the work of Healthy Montgomery for the next three years to improve the health and wellness of county residents. The deadline for comments is June 30. A copy of the report and the feedback survey can be found online. 240-777-6534. healthymontgomery.org.
Thursday Morning Kids Concerts Silly Goose & Val perform, with music, ventriloquism, comedy and audience participation. Weekly outdoor performances at 10:30 a.m. Through July 27. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. gaithersburg.gov. Free.
Time for Tots: “Sunflower House” For ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult. A naturalist will read Eve Bunting’s “Sunflower House,” followed by a craft and outside exploration. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Black Hill Nature Center, 20926 Lake Ridge Dr., Boyds. 301-528-3493. apm.activecommunities.com. $6; registration required (course No. 34220).
Fast Eddie & the Slowpokes The 2016 Winner of the DC Blues Society Battle of the Bands combines Chicago, west coast, swing and jump blues, with a little bit of soul. Blankets and low-back chairs permitted for lawn seating. Part of the “Evenings in Olde Towne” outdoor summer concerts. Through Sept. 28, not August. 6-7:30 p.m. Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. gaithersburgmd.gov. Free.
Natty Beaux Band Finger-snapping big band and swing. Blankets and low-back chairs permitted. Part of the outdoor summer concert series from Bethesda Urban Partnership. Picnics, low-back chairs and blankets permitted. Through July 20. 6-8 p.m. Veterans Park, corner of Norfolk and Woodmont avenues, Bethesda. 301-215-6660. bethesda.org. Free.
Overeaters Anonymous meeting Thursdays from 7:15-8:30 p.m. Rockville Church of Christ, 1450 Montgomery Ave., Rockville (in Parish House). 301-641-9508. oa-dcmetro.org. Free.
Gaithersburg Giants vs. Loudoun Riverdogs The Cal Ripken League collegiate baseball team will host Gaithersburg Sports Night. Fans wearing a Gaithersburg Sports T-shirt will be admitted free. Young fans that arrive before 6:40 p.m. may join the team on the field for the national anthem. First pitch at 7 p.m. Criswell Field at Kelley Park, 400 Victory Farm Dr., Gaithersburg. $2. 301-258-6350. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teen After Hours: Mini Golf For middle school and high school students. Play a round of putt-putt golf in the stacks of the library with your friends. Other games and snacks will be provided. 7 p.m. Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. 240-773-9590. Free.
Zumba in the Park Friday evenings from 7-8 p.m. Through Aug. 25. All ages can shake it to the Latin rhythms of Zumba and maximize fat-burning. Learn the tango, salsa, cumbia and reggaeton. Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. email@example.com. Free.
Scotch Bonnet Funk, reggae and rock. Part of the Friday Night Summer Concert Series outdoors through Sept. 1. 7-9 p.m. Rockville Town Square Plaza, Dawson’s Stage, 30 Maryland Ave., Rockville. 301-998-8178. rockvilletownsquare.com. Free.
BlackRock May exhibits closing Alexandra Chiou’s “Lineage” features layered mixed-media paintings in the Terrace Gallery, and Mike McConnell’s “Elsewhere” features acrylic paintings inspired by nature in the Kay Gallery. Through June 10. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260. blackrockcenter.org. Free.
Rockville Farmers Market Produce, plants, flowers, herbs, baked goods, local beer and wine, knife sharpening, meat, and coffee. The market participates in the Maryland Market Money Program. Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. E. Jefferson (Route 28) and Monroe streets, in the jury parking lot at Rockville Town Center. 240-314-8620. firstname.lastname@example.org. rockvillemd.gov.
Second Saturday Farmer All ages can learn to be a farmer with a relaxed two hours of animal feeding and farm chores, planting a garden, and a scavenger hunt through the barnyard and farm museum. After your scavenger hunt, children receive a junior farmer certificate. Age 13 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. 9-11 a.m. Sharp’s at Waterford Farm, 4003 Jennings Chapel Rd., Brookeville. 410-489-2572. email@example.com. sharpfarm.com. $8; register by Friday.
“Moments in Time” artist demos The exhibition features paintings by Eve Sandmeyer, Lynn Lewis, Alden Schofield and Lillian Klein. Artist demonstrations from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Through June 24. New Masters Art Gallery, 12276 Wilkins Ave., Rockville. firstname.lastname@example.org. newmastersartgallery.com. Free.
Understanding Online Job Applications Basic keyboarding skills required. Volunteers discuss how to understand and process online job applications. 10 a.m.-noon. Wheaton Interim Library, 2400 Arcola Ave. (second floor of Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad), Wheaton. 240-777-0678. montgomerycountymd.gov/library. Free; registration required. The class will be repeated June 17.
Strawberry Festival Strawberry shortcake and sundaes, a silent auction, a book sale, a clothing boutique, a bake sale, collectibles, a moon bounce, and face painting. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Church of the Redeemer, MacArthur Boulevard at Dunrobbin Drive, Bethesda. 301-310-1014. Free.
“Let’s Meditate America” Guided visualizations, chanting ancient mantras, instrumental and vocal music groups. 7-9 p.m. Oneness-Family School, 6701 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. 202-452-5954. meditationwashington.org. Free; registration required.
Laugh Riot Live stand-up from three D.C.-area comedians. 8-9:30 p.m. Positano Italian Restaurant 4948 Fairmont Ave., Bethesda. email@example.com. standupcomedytogo.com. $10 cash cover charge.
“Post 41 Comedy Show” Performers include Haywood Turnipseed, Michael Garvey and Wendy Wrobleski. Food and drinks available for purchase before the show. 8 p.m. American Legion Post 41, 905 Sligo Ave., Silver Spring. 301-351-2096. firstname.lastname@example.org. improbablecomedy.com. $25; $20 in advance.
Poetry Reading and Open Mic Lucinda Marshall, Serena Agusto-Cox, Leeya Mehta, Donald Illich, Gregory Luce and Katherine E. Young will read from and discuss their work. Light refreshments. 3-5 p.m. Gallery at Chesapeake Framing, 123 Crown Park Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-330-5578. email@example.com. Free.
Voices 21 “Inside the Music” In its final concert of the season, the Washington-area chamber chorus will perform historical pieces by Heinrich Schütz and John Bennet, and contemporary works from Eriks Esenvalds, Gwyneth Walker, Steve Dobrogosz, Morten Lauridsen, and Jake Runestad. 3 p.m. Christ Congregational Church, 9525 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 240-643-6563. voicesxxi.org. Free.
“HOME: A Concert for Our Times” Zemer Chai, the Jewish chorale of the nation’s capital, will perform songs of longing for, caring for and fighting for home. Plus, a D.C.-area premiere of the evocative “Sing Our Song” by Gerald Cohen, featuring words by Elie Wiesel. 4 p.m. Congregation Beth El, 8215 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. 301-963-3462. zemerchai.org. $40-$25.
Strathmore Children’s Chorus: Celtic Sounds The fifth-anniversary spring concert of “all things Celtic” features the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance and the A. Mario Loiederman Middle School for the Creative and Performing Arts Choir. 4 p.m. Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, N. Bethesda. 301-581-5100. strathmore.org. $20-$25.
“Piano Quartets at Allyworld” Highlights of the Washington Musica Viva program include Bohuslav Martinu’s First Piano Quartet and Robert Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E-flat, Op. 47. 4:30 p.m. Allyworld at Airshow Mastering, 7014-B Westmoreland Ave., Takoma Park. 301-891-6844. firstname.lastname@example.org. dcmusicaviva.org. $15; advance only.
AAHP HIV testing Free confidential testing, counseling and health referrals. Sponsored by the African American Health Program. Mondays from 1-3 p.m., and first and third Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit the website for additional locations. Dennis Avenue Health Center, second floor, 2000 Dennis Ave., Silver Spring. 240-777-1760. aahpmontgomerycounty.org. Free.
Separation and Divorce: What Do I Need to Know? Local attorneys discuss dispute resolution, how to file, types of divorce, alimony, equitable distribution, domestic violence and more. Sponsored by Montgomery County Commission for Women. 7-8:30 p.m. Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville. 240-777-8333. email@example.com. eventbrite.com. $5; registration required.
“Modern Surrealists” The group exhibition features works from Marco Cuba-Ricsi, John Duke and Thomas Germer. Through July 4. Arts Barn, Gallery, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394. gaithersburgmd.gov. Free.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Exhibitors, safety presentations and free bag lunches while they last. Sponsored by the county’s Elder/Vulnerable Adult Abuse Task Force agencies: Montgomery County police, the state’s attorney’s office, the Department of Health and Human Services and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Dr., Rockville. 240-777-6547. montgomerycountymd.gov. firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Tipping the Scale to Health Jill Johnson, a Suburban Hospital dietitian, will discuss how to achieve a healthy body through proper nutrition, exercise and behavior. 1 p.m. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797. friendshipheightsmd.gov. Free; registration requested.
Free legal advice County residents may obtain free legal advice on civil cases. Offered on the second and fourth Wednesday. Contact the Pro Bono Program Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for an eligibility screening. Sponsored by the Montgomery County Bar Foundation. Ana G. Mendez University System, 11006 Veirs Mill Rd., Wheaton. 301-424-7651, 301-424-7652 or 301-424-7633. montgomerycountymd.gov. Free; registration required.
Flag Day ceremony In honor of National Flag Day, to commemorate the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777, the Gaithersburg Community Museum and Boy Scout Troop 1760 will hold a ceremony featuring Gaithersburg Young Artist Award winner Madison Middleton singing the national anthem and remarks by Junior Mayor Purani Kannan and Mayor Jud Ashman. 7 -8 p.m. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Olde Towne. 301-258-6160. gaithersburgmd.gov. Free.
Storyteller Ellouise Schoettler The acclaimed storyteller tells the story of the brave World War I nurses from Johns Hopkins Hospital who served in France. The story was created from their letters. 6:30 p.m. Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. 240-773-9590. Free.
Affordable Housing in Montgomery County: Vouchers or New Construction? A discussion by Clarence Snuggs, Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs director. Sponsored by the Montgomery County Taxpayers League. 7-9 p.m. Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville. 301-320-5863. mctaxpayersleague.org. Free.
Thursday Morning Kids Concerts Jay Mattioli performs magic, with music and fun. Weekly outdoor performances at 10:30 a.m. Through July 27. City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. gaithersburg.gov. Free.
A Thousand Rainy Days Police cover band. Blankets and low-back chairs permitted for lawn seating. Part of the “Evenings in Olde Towne” outdoor summer concerts. Through Sept. 28. 6-7:30 p.m. City of Gaithersburg, Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350. gaithersburgmd.gov. Free.
Urban Funk Funk, soul and jazz. Blankets and low-back chairs permitted. Part of the outdoor summer concert series from Bethesda Urban Partnership. Through July 20. 6-8 p.m. Veterans Park, corner of Norfolk and Woodmont avenues, Bethesda. 301-215-6660. bethesda.org. Free.
Author appearance: Deborah Tannen The professor of linguistics at Georgetown University will discuss her book, “You’re the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women’s Friendships,” drawing from interviews with 80 women of diverse backgrounds. 7:30 p.m. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797. Free; registration requested.
— Compiled by Lisa M. Bolton
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