Around Town

Montgomery County Police App Launched

The Montgomery County Police Department announced the release of its smartphone application (app). This mobile data app links to press releases, arrest data and crime trends. App users are not able to report crimes via the app and should always call 911 in an emergency situation and 301.279.8000 in a non-emergency situation.

The app is free to download. To learn more, visit or email the Montgomery County Police Department app team at

Kentlands Community Players Offers Workshop

To raise funds for its productions, Kentlands Community Players is offering Voice Training workshops on March 17 and March 24, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kentlands Carriage House, 321 Kent Square Road. Natasha Mirny, founder of Happy Theater Company, leads this workshop that uses vocal training and movement to help participants achieve greater vocal control, range and clarity. Please email to register 24 hours in advance. The cost is $30. For more information, visit

Bernie Scholarship Friendraiser Planned

Established by Bernie Tetreault, former executive director of the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County, the Bernie Scholarship Awards Program provides scholarships to college students living in Montgomery County subsidized housing. Proceeds from the Bernie Scholarship Friendraiser on April 5, 5:30 p.m. at the Arts Barn, will support this important  scholarship program.

The evening will include a TED Talk with Chris Ullman, world champion whistler and author of “Find Your Whistle,” on how you can find your passion and help underprivileged individuals in Montgomery County pursue a college education, as well as a presentation from Otis Smith, Bernie Scholarship Awards Program Advisory Board member and former Patriots Super Bowl champion cornerback. You can also meet former scholarship awardees while enjoying drinks from The Wine Harvest, hors d’oeuvres, music and a silent auction.

Tickets, $20, can be purchased at

Film Night Highlights Potomac River Watershed

The City of Gaithersburg Environmental Affairs Committee presents a screening of “Potomac: The River Runs Through Us” on Sunday, April 7, 6:45 p.m. at the Arts Barn. This documentary follows the flow of the Potomac water from its origin, into our homes and businesses and back into the river. The film highlights the need to protect this essential resource. Admission is free, but registration is encouraged. Call 301.258.6370.

Emergency Preparedness Class Offered

A free Emergency Preparedness class will be offered at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy, 8751 Snouffer School Road, on Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class is hosted by the Montgomery County Department of Police, in partnership with the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service and the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Personnel will present information on Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training, CPR, the use of tourniquets and family emergency planning. Due to the nature of this training, this class is recommended for persons 18 and older. For more information and to register, visit