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Cultural Arts Committee Reappointments

Anthony Glander, Arts Barn artist-in-residence, and Nanette Horan, owner of Kentlands-based Positive Energy Art Studio (P.E.A.S.), were reappointed to the City of Gaithersburg Cultural Arts Committee. The reappointments were made at the Aug. 15 Mayor and City Council meeting.

Landscaping and Forestry Team Recognized

The City of Gaithersburg Landscaping and Forestry Team received a 2016 Second Quarter Employee Recognition Award for their dedication and achievement during this planting season. They achieved 90 percent of their goal to plant 20,000 annuals, getting 18.000 annuals into the ground and caring for them during a dry, hot summer.

Solar Co-Op Formed

Neighbors in Montgomery County have formed a solar co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. The City of Gaithersburg, along with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, the cities of Takoma Park and Rockville MD SUN are the co-op sponsors. MD SUN is a non-profit effort working in Maryland to help homeowners use their collective buying power to go solar together for a discount and gain the support of a group. The co-op is seeking members through the sign-up deadline of Sept. 30 and will host an information meeting Sept. 14, 7 p.m. at Casey Community Center, 810 South Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. For more information on the co-op, visit www.mdsun.org/montgomery.

Fall Bridal Showcase Celebrates Harvest

Experience the elegance and charm of historic Kentlands Mansion while meeting one-on-one with a variety of wedding vendors, including caterers, photographers, event planners and musicians. Future brides and grooms can spend the day sampling delicious cuisine from the area’s finest caterers, exploring honeymoon destinations, enjoying music by various entertainers, and discovering the latest wedding trends. Door prizes will be given away throughout the day. This year’s Fall Bridal Showcase on Sunday, Sept. 25, noon to 4 p.m. will feature a harvest theme.

Admission to the Bridal Showcase is $5 per person, payable at the door. For information and directions, visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov or call 301.258.6425.

City Event Sponsorships Available

A comprehensive guide to marketing opportunities at City of Gaithersburg events and activities is now available. The booklet details more than a dozen festivals, parades, sports events, and community initiatives through which businesses and organizations can connect to area residents. The guide is available online at www.gaithersburgmd.gov under “Leisure – Special Events.” For more information, contact Sponsorship Coordinator Jenni Opel at jopel@gaithersburgmd.gov or call 240.801.5210.

Domestic Violence Empowerment Luncheon Planned

The 10th Annual “Restore the Joy” Domestic Violence Empowerment Luncheon, hosted by Women Who Care Ministries, the Victims’ Rights Foundation, The Peoples Community Baptist Church, Sisters 4 Sisters Network, Inc. and the City of Gaithersburg, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel, 3 Research Court in Rockville.

“Restore the Joy” includes a resource fair and vendors, a dialog with a panel of experts and inspirational performances. Admission is $50 per person, with tables of 10 available for $500. Admission for children under 12 and senior citizens is $30 per person. Early registration is recommended as seating is limited and the event is expected to sell out. To purchase tickets for the luncheon, go to www.womenwhocareministries.org.

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