Through June 25; artists reception May 24, Arts Barn
Complex compositions are made of intricate mark systems.
Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association (GFAA) Exhibit
Through July 6, Kentlands Mansion
GFAA presents an annual juried exhibit of diverse mediums.
Harmonious Art Group
Through July 1, Activity Center at Bohrer Park
Featuring traditional and contemporary Chinese art work. Free.
Bike to Work Day—Kentlands
May 18, 7-9 a.m., Great Seneca Highway & Orchard Ridge Drive/Kentlands Boulevard
This pit stop will have a DJ, raffle prizes, and refreshments.
Bike to Work Day—Olde Towne
May 18, 4-6 p.m., S. Summit and E. Diamond avenues
Drop by on your route home.
Gaithersburg Chorus Spring Concert
May 18, 7:30 p.m., Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church
The Gaithersburg Chorus Spring Concert features styles that range from Baroque to contemporary. Selections include traditional favorites such as the American hymn “How Can I Keep from Singing” and Henry Purcell’s “If Music Be the Food of Love,” as well as modern masterpieces such as Eric Whitacre’s “Five Hebrew Love Songs” for violin, chorus and piano and a jazz piece, “Alright, OK, You Win.” Free.
Gaithersburg Book Festival
May 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., City Hall Grounds
This annual celebration of writing, books and all things literary features author presentations and book signings, writing workshops, music, kids’ activities, food and more. Free. www.gaithersburgbookfestival.org
Ask a Master Gardener Plant Clinic
May 19 & 26, 10 a.m., Quince Orchard Library
Have a gardening question you’d like to ask a Master Gardener? Bring in your plant/soil samples or photos for identification and diagnosis. Get advice on weeds, pruning, vegetable gardening and insects. Free.
Science in Current Events: Geology and Continental Drift
May 19, 2 p.m., Quince Orchard Library
Dr. Boualem Hammouda, NIST scientist, will discuss geology and continental drift.
Main Street Farmers Market
May 19 & 26, June 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Main Street Pavilion
Weekly market offering fresh produce, plants, baked treats and more. Craft vendors selling jewelry, health and beauty products, clothing and a variety of other goods.
Kentlands Acoustic Jam
May 22, 6-9 p.m., Carriage House, 321 Kent Square Road
Music lovers and musicians gather for potluck-style food, drink and, of course, to jam.
Yoga in the Park
May 22 & 29, 7-8 p.m., City Hall Concert Pavilion
Bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket. Beginners are welcome. Free.
Zumba in the Park
May 25 & June 1, 7-8 p.m., City Hall Concert Pavilion
Zumba in the Park is offered Friday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. through Aug. 31. Free.
Tai Chi in the Park
May 24 & 31, 7 p.m., Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm
Tai Chi exercises the body, calms the mind and uplifts the spirit. Offered Thursday evenings through July 26.
Flags for Our Heroes
May 26, 11 a.m., Bohrer Park
Memorial Day weekend will bring a huge display of American flags, honoring past and present military personnel. Sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Montgomery Village and Gaithersburg, Flags for Our Heroes opens Saturday, May 26 with military personnel, Boy Scouts, political leaders and others. The display continues through May 28.
Memorial Day Observance
May 30, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Christman Park, 304 W. Deer Park Road
Join the Mayor and City Council, city staff and honored guests in a tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
OMSI Kentlands/Lakelands Town Hall
May 30, 7 p.m., Kentlands Mansion
One Main Street Initiative hosts this town hall meeting offering proposed retail strategy and recommended initiatives for Main Street and Downtown Kentlands. A Q&A follows the presentation. Free.
Water Safety Day
June 1, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Water Park at Bohrer Park
Informational booths, lifeguard demonstrations and free swim lesson screenings will be conducted to promote water safety prior to the summer season.
Afternoon Tea Party
June 2, 2-4:30 p.m., Kentlands Market Square
Enjoy live music from Naked Blue, a performance from Two Left Feet Dance Studio, hot and cold tea with biscotti, and the Captain Cookie mobile bakery and dairy bar. Kids’ crafts and activities will be offered as well. Free admission.
Jubilation Day Gospel Concert
June 2, 4-8 p.m., City Hall Concert Pavilion
Gospel music, the uniquely American art form that gave rise to jazz, blues, R&B, and rock and roll, will be celebrated in all of its glory at the 12th Annual Jubilation Day Gospel Extravaganza. Free.
June 2, 8-10 p.m., Arts Barn
Led by drummer and composer Abinnet Berhanu, Hebret Musica (Community Music) combines Ethiopian sounds with soulful, modern jazz. $25 for adults, $15 for youth (18 and under).
Film & Brew Party: Hichcock’s ‘Rear Window’
June 3, 6-8:30 p.m., Arts Barn
In what is considered by many as one of Hitchcock’s best, a wheel-chair bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window. As he continues to observe them, he becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. $5 in advance, $8 day of show.