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Photo | Mac Kennedy A great blue heron flies above Lake Inspiration after the snowstorm on Feb. 20.

Photo | Mac Kennedy
A great blue heron flies above Lake Inspiration after the snowstorm on Feb. 20.

MCFRS Brings Home Safety Talk to Clubhouse

Jim Resnick, retired Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Battalion chief, and a representative of the Gaithersburg fire marshal’s office will give a home safety talk on Thursday, March 21, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Kentlands Clubhouse. This program hosted by the Village at Kentlands & Lakelands will explore steps residents can take to reduce the chance of fire, a carbon monoxide emergency and other disasters. The talk is free, but please register by emailing

Creative Fun Brewing at Artists on Market

To celebrate its spring exhibit, “Spring Expressions,” Artists on Market, 201 Market St. West, will hold an opening reception on Sunday, March 10, 2 to 5 p.m.

Enjoy new work by member artists, live Irish music by Alexander Mitchell and Keith Gillis of Triple Helix Band, and free refreshments. Grape Escape will bring a “Brew in the Gallery” beer tasting, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.; tastings are $15.

“Spring Expressions” runs March 1 through April 28. Hours for the pop-up art gallery and artists’ workspace are 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays and noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Nourish Now Enhances Family Distribution Program

Local food bank Nourish Now recently announced the expansion of its Family Distribution program, begun with the launch of a monthly distribution at Rockville Housing Enterprises. This new program increases donations to the most vulnerable populations in Montgomery County. Thanks to partnerships with local restaurants and caterers, freshly prepared meals and household staples are combined to donate three days’ worth of food for each family.

Brett Meyers, Nourish Now founder and executive director, said, “We know that by focusing on neighborhoods where hunger is most dire, we can expand our impact and improve the lives of more families in this county.”

As of December 2018, more than 2 million pounds of food have been recovered and donated to families in need through the organization’s cornerstone Food Recovery operation, which began in 2011. For more information, visit