Around Town

KCF to Receive Citizenship Award

The Kentlands Community Foundation (KCF) will receive the City of Gaithersburg Citizenship Award as Outstanding Organization on April 25 at the State of the City address. The Mayor and City Council will host the State of the City address and citizenship awards at Rosborough Cultural Arts Center at Asbury Methodist Village.

Community Supports Claxton Family

On March 24, the Claxton family’s home caught fire and they lost most of their personal belongings. They will be displaced six to nine months while the home is being repaired. To help with initial displacement expenses, a fundraiser was held at Ledo’s Pizza in Travilah Square on April 2. Ledo’s donated 20 percent of all proceeds to the Claxtons.

Anyone who would like to donate can send gift cards or donations to:
Claxton Family
c/o Williams Family
14704 Mentmore Place, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Green Up Day Coming

Across the city, residents will be cleaning up and beautifying local streams, schools, parks and homeowner association common areas on Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m. to noon. Students can earn Student Service Learning hours.

Kentlands Community Foundation’s GO GREEN Group and the City of Gaithersburg are partnering to clean up the Kentlands neighborhood. If you’re interested in participating, please meet at the Kentlands Clubhouse at 9 a.m. Email alex@zeineddins.com or jenniferreneeallen@gmail.com with questions.

To volunteer for the Lakelands Community Association (LCA) Clean Up, please visit www.lakelands.org to sign up as a volunteer. Then meet at the Lakelands Clubhouse at 9 a.m.

Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake and the Muddy Branch Alliance are partnering with the city on a Muddy Branch clean-up event at Malcolm King Park, West Side Drive. Please RSVP at www.interfaithchesapeake.org/gaithersburg_green_up.

LWV Annual Fundraiser Planned

Join the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Montgomery County at the Arts Barn on April 14 for a screening of Rolling Stone reporter Greg Palast’s provocative documentary “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy.” The movie documents his investigation of the claim that 7.2 million people in 29 states may have voted twice in the 2016 presidential election. Enjoy wine and cheese at 2 p.m. Movie starts at 3 p.m. Panel discussion on “Voter Suppression, Is It Undermining Democracy?” will
follow. Panelists include Stella Rouse, director of the Center for American Politics and Citizenship, and Jim Shalleck, president, Montgomery County Board of Elections. Donald Mooer, immigration attorney and host of Montgomery Community Media’s Montgomery Week in Review, will moderate. Cost is $35 per person. RSVP at lwvmc.eventbrite.com. For information, email LWVMC@erols.com.

KCP Stages First Production

Kentlands Community Players (KCP) presents its debut production “Play On!” at the Arts Barn on April 26 and 27, 8 p.m. each night. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis by emailing info@kentlandscommunityplayers.org. A donation of $20 per ticket is suggested. The community theater group launched in fall 2018 under the auspices of the Kentlands  Community Foundation. KCP is a theatre group run by neighborhood residents with works produced, directed and performed by neighborhood residents, and with a focus on theatrical productions accessible to residents of all ages. For more information and to reserve tickets, visit www.kentlandscommunityplayers.org/productions.

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