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Photo | Submitted The Elaine Koch Team has joined Long & Foster | Christie’s International Real Estate.

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The Elaine Koch Team has joined Long & Foster | Christie’s International Real Estate.

Elaine Koch Joins LFC

Elaine Koch and The Elaine Koch Group recently joined Long & Foster | Christie’s International Real Estate. Koch and her team specialize in helping buyers and sellers throughout Montgomery County, Maryland, Washington, D.C., as well as Frederick County, Maryland.

Koch, a nearly 30-year real estate veteran, leads The Elaine Koch Group and is returning to Long & Foster after working with a competing local franchise. At 18, Koch started her career at Long & Foster while pursuing her undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland and working for a new homebuilder. “Being back at Long & Foster is being back at HOME for me,” Koch said.

In addition to Koch, team members Dianne Ohori, Joseph Myers, Jennifer Ambrose, Jenny Villatoro, Ronni Harris, Terri England, Jake Weber and Van Anderson will be joining Long & Foster in the Bethesda office.

Salon Red Cut-a-Thon Benefits USO

Planned for Sunday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Salon Red’s annual cut-a-thon benefits USO Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore. All proceeds from services and 25 percent of retail purchases will be donated. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Call 240.631.0163 or visit the salon at 224 Main St.

Rock the Block Returns to Kentlands Square

Rock the Block returns Saturday, June 2, noon to 2 p.m. in Kentlands Square. Look for free family fun, including Block Party Bingo, food tasting, train rides, moon bounce, prizes and more.

Summer’s Hopping at My Gym

My Gym Kentland’s Summer Kick-off Party is planned for Friday, June 22, 5:30 to 7 p.m. This free parent-child event offers summer games and sign-up deals on classes, birthday parties and summer camp. The My Gym Kentlands Summer Camp begins Thursday, July 12 and is held every Thursday and Friday afternoon until Friday, Aug. 3. Visit for more information.

Nourish Now Fundraising Gala Planned

Nourish Now’s 7th Anniversary Fundraising Gala is planned for June 9, 7 to 11 p.m. at the Woodmont Country Club. All proceeds benefit Nourish Now’s efforts to end hunger through food recovery. Come out for Vegas-style table games, silent auction, raffles, prizes, cocktails, food and live entertainment. For more information, visit