Through April 22 • Activity Center at Bohrer Park
An exhibit featuring up-and-coming local artists.
‘The Kentlands Flower Show’
Through April 28 • Kentlands Mansion
See fine art photography of flowers and arrangements by floral designers. Free.
‘Black and White’
Through May 12 • Arts Barn
Drawing, painting, photography or sculpture. All black or all white or black and white.
Main Street Farmers & Artists Market
April 20, 27 & May 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. • Main Street Pavilion
Discover local meats and produce, prepared foods, cut flowers and potted plants, baked goods, arts and crafts and more.
April 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. • Kentlands Mansion
Kids ages 6 to 11 and their significant adults are invited to drop in for some Earth Day-inspired science, technology, engineering, art and math activities. Free.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Book Discussion
April 25, 2:30-3:30 p.m. • Quince Orchard Library
Do you want to improve and expand your English speaking and reading skills? And do you want to learn about American and other cultures? Join the ESL Book Discussion Group, which meets every fourth Thursday of the month. “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi will be discussed on April 25. Free.
Harmonious Art Group
April 26-June 23; Reception May 19 • Activity Center at Bohrer Park
Artists exhibit work in traditional and contemporary Chinese styles. See new techniques and styles that demonstrate the diversity of Chinese art. Free.
April 26 & 27, 8 p.m. • Arts Barn
See the debut production of Kentlands Community Players. “Play On!” by Rich Abbott is a play-within-a-play about community theater. A donation of $20 per ticket is suggested.
April 27, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. • Gaithersburg Community Museum
View N-Gauge model train displays presented by BANTRAK members, explore a caboose and RDC rail car, visit the 1918 steam locomotive on display in the adjacent History Park and participate in train-related activities. Admission is free; donations are gratefully accepted.
Curiosity Cube at Olde Towne Plaza
April 27, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Curiosity Cube® is a retrofitted shipping container turned mobile science lab. Demystify elements in our everyday life through interactive, hands-on science experiments using the latest technology to inspire the next generation of scientists. Free.
April 28, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. • Kentlands Mansion Side Garden
Treat yourself to a peaceful immersion of live flute music, gentle and mindful movement, and time to reflect, recharge, and return to a deeper state of connection. A juice tasting follows. Tickets are $20.
Paws in the Park
April 28, 12-4 p.m. • Bohrer Park
One of the largest dog walks in the DC area, Paws in the Park raises funds to help homeless and abandoned animals throughout Montgomery County. Advance registration is $15 for adults; children 12 and under are free. Admission at the gate is $25 for adults.
May 2, 6-8 p.m. • Kentlands Mansion
Bring your four-legged friend to the 2nd Annual Yappy Hour at Kentlands Mansion. You’ll enjoy craft beer from Brawling Bear, special wines from The Wine Harvest and tasty food from Paladar Latin Kitchen all available for purchase. Market Street Studio will be offering “mini-pet shoots” for $10. Bark! will offer complimentary goodie bags (while supplies last). Leashed dogs are $5 at the door and must be current on vaccinations. No retractable leashes please.
Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association 33rd Annual Juried Exhibition
May 3-July 17; Reception & Awards Ceremony May 9, 7-8:30 p.m. • Kentlands Mansion
See the work of Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association members in this annual juried exhibition.
May 3, 7-9 p.m. • Casey Community Center
Learn to master DIY projects with tips and tricks of the trade. Need a sitter? Separate activities available for children 3+, with
additional registration. The children’s crafts are suitable for ages 3 & up. Adult supervision required. Admission is $10 per person, plus a supply fee due upon entry. Concessions available for purchase (cash only).
Zumba in the Park
May 3, 7-8 p.m. • City Hall Concert Pavilion
Shake it to the Latin rhythms of Zumba, which features interval dance sessions that combine fast and slow rhythms to maximize fat burning. Free.
Art History Series: Forefathers of Abstraction
May 3, 7 p.m. • Arts Barn
Artist and City Gallery Curator Mary Weiss-Waldhorn will lead a discussion on the forefathers of Abstraction. Afterwards, participants have an opportunity to create an abstract painting. $50 for city residents; $55 for non-residents.
Collage Techniques with Jeanne Sullivan
May 4, 1 p.m. • Arts Barn
Discover how to create interesting and unique collages. $10 material fee due to instructor at the workshop. $82 for city residents; $90 for non-residents.
Singer Songwriter Concert Series:The LYNNeS
May 4, 3 p.m. workshop & 7:30 p.m. concert • Arts Barn
Award-winning songwriters, The LYNNeS— Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson—fuse tight vocal harmonies with hauntingly gritty lyrics and humor. Tickets are $25 for concert, $45 for concert and workshop.
La Milla de Mayo
May 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m. • Olde Towne Gaithersburg
This one-mile run/walk ends with a celebration in Olde Towne Gaithersburg. You’ll enjoy music, food, salsa dancing, and Cinco de Mayo festivities. Runners of all ages and levels are eligible to register for this event. Free Kids Fun Runs kick off the race. Registration is $25 for adults, $10 for youth ages 5 to 10.
Art Through the Lens: Photographic Composition with Craig Higgins
May 5, 1:30 p.m. • Arts Barn
Using the basic principles of design applied in all arts, beginning and continuing photographers are invited to join fine art photographer Craig Higgins as he leads a step-by-step workshop on solid photographic composition techniques. $54 for city residents, $60 for non-residents.
Active Aging Expo
May 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. • Activity Center at Bohrer Park
Enjoy educational sessions, demonstrations, preventative screenings, massages, manicures and a photo booth. Free.
Yoga in the Park
May 7, 7-8 p.m. • City Hall Concert Pavilion
Synchronize movement with breath as you awaken strength, energy and flexibility at this open-level class. Free.