Latino Art League Exhibition
Through Oct. 28, Bohrer Park
This is a recurring exhibit of contemporary art featuring Latino artists in the greater D.C. area.
Olney Art Association Exhibition
Through Nov. 12; reception Oct. 17, 7-8:30 p.m., Kentlands Mansion
This group is returning for their third year at the Kentlands Mansion with a juried exhibit.
Through Nov. 18; reception Oct. 17, 7-8:30 p.m., Arts Barn
This exhibit celebrates the human figure with works by Trish Stockman, Johan Lowie, Myron Barnstone and Maduka Francis Uduh.
Main Street Farmers & Artists Market
Oct. 5 & 12, 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.
International Observe the Moon Night
Oct. 5, 6-8 p.m., Observatory Park
Join astronomy enthusiasts all over the world in observing the Moon. Hands-on activities and tours of the Observatory will be available. Free.
Paganini and Brahms with Alessandra Cuffaro
Oct. 5, 8 p.m., Arts Barn
Violin virtuoso Alessandra Cuffaro and husband and pianist Simeone Tartaglione share music of Paganini and Brahms. Tickets are $30 for adults, $18 for youth (18 and under).
Community Drum Circle
Oct. 6, 4-5 p.m., Arts Barn
The Arts Barn reopens to public. Bring your own drum and a blanket or stool. Free.
Kentlands Film Society: ‘Leave No Trace’
Oct. 6, 6 p.m. wine and cheese reception, 7 p.m. screening, Arts Barn
Iraq War veteran Will, who suffers from PTSD, and his 13-year-old daughter Tom have lived a simple life off the grid for years in an enormous forest in the Pacific Northwest. Then they are discovered by authorities. Walk-in tickets are available for $10. Email email@example.com.
Preschool Mornings: Motion Mania
Oct. 8, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Constitution Gardens
Crafts, story time and a dance through the flowers. Free.
Family Evenings: Creativity First
Oct. 10, 5-6 p.m., Constitution Gardens
Come in costume and enjoy Halloween STEAM activities, a game station and a story. Free.
Pallet Painting Workshop
Oct. 10, 7-9 p.m., Kentlands Mansion
Paint a customized image of your pet at a pallet painting workshop in support of Adopt a Shelter Pet month in October. Registration is $65, $60 for City of Gaithersburg residents.
Muddy Branch Volksmarch
Oct. 12, 8 a.m.-noon, Meet at AstraZeneca Discovery Meadows Childcare Center
This free Volksmarch will follow the Muddy Branch trail, starting from the AstraZeneca Discovery Meadows childcare center, winding parallel to the Lakelands and beyond then back. Free but please RSVP at muddybranch.org/event/muddy-branch-volksmarch.
Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Gaithersburg Community Museum
View model train displays, explore a caboose and RDC, participate in train-related activities, and discover the hands-on learning centers in the museum. Free.
Oct. 13, 12-5 p.m., Kentlands
Enjoy performances from Alte Kameraden German Band & Alt-Washingtonia Bavarian Dancers, Lloyd Dobler Effect and Chasing Autumn. You’ll also find tons of activities. Free admission.
Oct. 13, 12-5 p.m., Arts Barn
Celebrate fall with spooky activities, a costume parade, a Plein Aire Paint Out and more. Most activities are free.
DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry Reading and Open Mic
Oct. 13, 2-4 p.m., Quince Orchard Library
Poets Reuben Jackson, Rose Solari and Jay Hall Carpenter share their work. Free.
New Urbanist Lecture Series: Paths That Connect Us
Oct. 15, 7 p.m. reception and 7:30 p.m. lecture, Arts Barn
Bridget Ryder will share stories about “paths that connect us” from her years as a lifetime runner, a lead Docent for Foundation’s Walking Tours of Kentlands, and as an active Muddy Branch trail walker, runner and “ambassador.” Free.
Let’s Cook@Casey: A Tour of China Dinner
Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Casey Community Center
Set aside your take-out menus and explore Chinese cooking techniques with Chef Sheila Crye. $55 fee.
Oct. 17, 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., Quince Orchard Library
Penny Theater performs favorite folk and nursery tales with a miniature puppet theater. Children ages 3 to 6 and their caregivers also practice theater etiquette. Registration is required. Call 240.777.0200.
Vegetarian Cooking for Meat Lovers
Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Casey Community Center
Chef Wendy Bazil guides you to experiment with new vegetables and plant proteins as you prepare a Red Lentil Ragu alongside a quick-cooking Meat Ragu, served over both a traditional Penne and Roasted Spaghetti Squash. $55 fee.
Comedy: Danny Rouhier
Oct. 18, 8 p.m., Arts Barn
Standup comic Danny is fast-paced and clever, performing dozens of voices and characters. Tickets are $20, $18 for students (ages 15-21 with ID).
Marching Band Yard Sale
Oct. 19, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Quince Orchard High School parking lot
Discover new to you treasures and support the QO Marching Band.
Kentlands/Lakelands Boo Fest
Oct. 19, 4-6 p.m., Kentlands Clubhouse Lawn
Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride and other fall-themed treats. Free.
Singer Songwriter Concert Series: Peter Case
Oct. 19, 3 p.m. workshop and 7:30 p.m. concert, Arts Barn
This three-time Grammy nominee’s work sets the bar for authenticity, passion and imagination, spanning genres that include folk, blues and rock. Tickets are $30 for concert, $50 for concert and workshop.
Movie Night at Casey: ‘Hocus Pocus’
Oct. 19, 6-7:30 p.m. Happy Hour; 7:30 p.m. movie, Casey Community Center
Come in costume, perhaps dressed as your favorite Sanderson sister, to win a prize. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are $2. Cash bar.