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Photo | City of Gaithersburg Rob Garretson, chair of the Kentlands Community Foundation, and Elisabeth Monaco, Foundation executive director, present a check for $11,000 to the City of Gaithersburg for its Dolores C. Swoyer Scholarship Fund.

Photo | City of Gaithersburg
Rob Garretson, chair of the Kentlands Community Foundation, and Elisabeth Monaco, Foundation executive director,
present a check for $11,000 to the City of Gaithersburg for its Dolores C. Swoyer Scholarship Fund.

Kentlands Community Foundation Donates $11K

The Kentlands/Lakelands 5K, hosted by the Kentlands Community Foundation in partnership with the City of Gaithersburg, benefits local charities. On Monday, Dec. 3, the Foundation presented the city with a check for $11,000 for the Dolores C. Swoyer Scholarship Fund. Including this amount, the Foundation has donated a total of $164,856 since 2002. As a result, Gaithersburg children who cannot meet the financial requirements without assistance are able to participate in the city’s summer camps program.

Shop With a Cop Planned

The Gaithersburg Police Department and the Gaithersburg Police Foundation, in partnership with Lakeforest Mall, will be sponsoring the 5th Annual “Shop with a Cop” program on Thursday, Dec. 13. Twenty police officers representing the Gaithersburg Police Department, Montgomery County Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland National Capital Park Police, Maryland Transportation Authority Police, National Institute of Health, Rockville City Police, and other agencies will be each paired with a child for a holiday shopping excursion at Lakeforest Mall. The children have been selected from referrals to the Gaithersburg and Montgomery County Holiday Giving programs. After shopping, the children, police officers and parents will have the opportunity to take pictures with Santa and dine together. During dinner, Explorers from the Montgomery County Police Explorers Post 1986 will be wrapping gifts.

Gift cards, dinner and pictures with Santa were graciously donated by Lakeforest Mall and the Gaithersburg Police Foundation.

Community Invited to Trim Mansion Tree

Kentlands Mansion is crowd sourcing its tree trimming this year. The community is invited to create handmade ornaments and then hang them on the outdoor tree in the mansion’s side garden, located along Briscoe Street.

Need inspiration and ideas for fun and easy holiday ornaments to make at home? Follow the mansion on Facebook @Kentlands Mansion for weekly posts on how you can create your own one-of- a-kind ornament. Kentlands Mansion is located at 320 Kent Square Road in Gaithersburg.

Call to Artists for 2019-20 Exhibition Season

The City of Gaithersburg invites individual artists and art groups to submit applications to exhibit at one of its three art galleries, housed at the Arts Barn, Kentlands Mansion and the Activity Center at Bohrer Park. There is also a special call for the Emerging Artists exhibit, open to those who may have limited experience showing their work in gallery settings.

Applications are now being accepted for 2019 – 2020 exhibitions. Works will be selected by a jury committee and both group and individual shows will be considered.

The submission deadline for the Emerging Artists exhibit is Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. The deadline for submission for all other exhibits is Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. All applications must be submitted and application fees postmarked by 11:30 p.m. on these dates.

Application forms and information are available at www.gaithersburgmd.gov. For more information, contact the gallery administrator at Venice.Harris@gaithersburgmd.gov or call the Arts Barn at 301.258.6394.

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