Ride Allegheny Gears Up for 2019 Journey
Ride Allegheny, a 310-mile/four-day bicycle journey from Pittsburgh to Gaithersburg to raise funds for Operation Second Chance, is planned for Oct. 2–6. Since 2005, Ride Allegheny has raised more than 2.3 million for the Montgomery County-based nonprofit that supports veterans and their families while they recover in military hospitals, building relationships and identifying and supporting their immediate needs and interests. For more information, visit rideallegheny.org.
Kentlands General Manager Promoted
After four years as general manager (GM) of the Kentlands, Beth Brittingham has been promoted to division director for Community Management Corporation’s Maryland portfolio. She will supervise the next Kentlands GM and continue to attend Kentlands Citizens Assembly Board meetings in her new role. The Kentlands Citizens Assembly has appointed Gail Ogle as the new GM.
MS Awareness Walk Planned
To raise awareness of multiple sclerosis (MS), Bella Ballet plans a 1.5-mile walk on Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to noon. Participants are encouraged to wear their tutus and walking shoes and meet in the Bella Ballet courtyard. The walk will be around Inspiration Lake and conclude back at the dance studio for light refreshments. The registration fee is $35 per family. All profits go to the Terry Wahl’s Research Fund. Dr. Wahl created the Wahl’s Protocol, which treats all chronic autoimmune conditions using Paleo principles. To register, visit www.facebook.com/BellaBalletKentlands.
Mother’s Day in Market Square
Mark your calendar for a special Mother’s Day celebration in Kentlands Market Square on Saturday, May 11, 2 to 4:30 p.m. brought to you by Kimco and area merchants. The event will feature free activities, light refreshments and music by BG and The Mojo Hands.
KFS Screens ‘Maudie’ May 19
The Kentlands Film Society (KFS) will screen its final movie of the season on May 19, 7 p.m. at the Arts Barn. “Maudie” (2016; Canada and Ireland) is an inspiring film biography of Maud Dowley (played by Sally Hawkins), starting out in 1930s Nova Scotia. Maud is a misfit, physically challenged by arthritis and at odds with her family. Her one passion in life is painting. She sets off on her own and finds work as a housekeeper for Everett (Ethan Hawke), a gruff and reclusive fish vendor, who lives in a tiny bare-bones home outside of town. The two find themselves at insurmountable odds, but they learn to see the strength in each other. Enjoy a 45-minute reception before the film. A small number of walk-in tickets ($9) will be available for the films. If you would like to reserve one, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.