City Scene

Holiday Giving Program Underway

Monetary donations are now being accepted for the 2018 Gaithersburg Holiday Giving Program. The city anticipates serving
more than 600 families at Thanksgiving and more than 1,500 children during the December holidays this year. Monetary and
in-kind donations allow for the distribution of food, clothing and toys to delighted families who share in the collective holiday joy of the Gaithersburg community. The city is also seeking the donation of new hat, scarf and glove sets and teen gift bags. For more information and to donate, visit

Apply Now for 16th Annual Young Artist Award

Applications are being accepted now through Saturday, Dec. 15 for the 16th Annual Young Artist Award, a juried competition culminating in a concert for the top prize winners. Organized by the City of Gaithersburg and the Kentlands Community Foundation, the competition for musicians ages 12 to 18 offers an enriching artistic experience to encourage a love of music. The competition culminates in an award concert on March 1, 2019. For more information and to apply, visit