WSSC WORK TO BEGIN IN KING FARM
The City of Rockville and WSSC have notified us that WSSC plans on starting the sewer rehab project in the natural area between Thompson Dairy Way and Crooked Creek Drive. This work is detailed in the attached WSSC letter sent out in June of this year. WSSC has met with City staff to determine access points to their sewer that minimizes tree impacts and they will be replanting and restoring the area when they are done. They estimate a 3 month project. Mr. F. James Reed with WSSC is the point of contact for WSSC and his contact information will be posted on-site once the works starts in case there are questions/concerns from residents.
FITNESS ROOM UPDATE
The Fitness Room will re-open on Friday, September 21st and resume back to the normal schedule beginning at 4:30am until 11:00pm.
COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENT
Are you interested in volunteering?
Do you need to find an easy way to earn community service hours for your child?
How about joining your neighbors Saturday morning from 9-11 am to help pack boxes of food at the nearby Manna Food Center (9311 Gaither Road)?
We need 12-14 volunteers to help pack boxes to be distributed to needy families in our county. The packing is easy and a lot of fun! After we fill the boxes with canned and non-perishable foods, we tape them up and stack them on pallets. We work together so you do not need to worry if you are not able to lift the boxes.
You and any family member (children aged 7 and older) are welcome to help. You can drop off any child 17 years or older to volunteer on his/her own.
9-11 am Saturday September 15
Upcoming dates: (Every 3rd Saturday of each month)
2018: October 20, November 17, December 15
Manna Food Center, 9311 Gaither Road, Rockville MD 20850.
How To Sign Up:
If you’d like to join us, please email Susan M. Rosenbaum (email@example.com) and let us know the date and the number of volunteers. I will confirm your request and send reminders a few days before the event.
ANNUAL CARFIT EVENT
King Farm Neighbors Village and AAA are bringing the second annual CarFit to King Farm on Thursday, September 27, from 10:00AM to 2:00PM in the Saddle Ridge pool parking lot.
CarFit is a FREE, interactive program that teaches mature drivers how to make their personal vehicles "fit" them to increase safety and mobility when they are out and about on the roads. Each checkup takes about 20 minutes.
Specially trained technicians and an occupational therapist review 12 key areas of your fit to your car, including the correct positioning of side mirrors, optimal spacing of driver from the steering wheel, properly adjusted head restraints, adequate line of sight above the steering wheel and correct seat belt use.
APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED. Space is limited. Call 240-401-4352 to sign up today! Click here for more details.
INGLESIDE UPCOMING EVENTS
October 8th, 11am: Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease: King Farm Edition! We have 3 shorter routes around King Farm and Ingleside designed for people who may have mobility impairments. The idea is to call attention to persons with cognitive decline and that the community cares to help the research efforts within the Alzheimer’s Assoication. We are also looking for people volunteer for the walk as walking companions. All money raised from the event is donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. We will be meeting at the 701 Lounge within Ingleside at King Farm.
October 29th 2:30pm Dr. William Leahy and Pamela Mills will discuss “Outing Mild Cognitive Impairment: Eliminate shame and keep thriving!” Too often when a person or his/her spouse begin to experience mild cognitive decline they are unsure how this diagnosis will affect them not just now but in the future. What do they tell their friends and family? Is there anything that can be done now? How do they keep thriving? Dr. William Leahy will discuss the neurology of MCI, how a person’s body and thinking are affected and Pamela Mills will discuss psychosocial and wellness supports to keep thriving.
November 19th 2:30pm Dr. William Leahy joined by “Dementia Friendly America” training instructor Nancy Epstein will discuss how to be “dementia friendly” in public situations, whether it be at the market, in a restaurant or walking down the street. Participants will learn what to look for when a person may need some assistance and how best to assist without minimizing, patronizing or stressing. Dr. Leahy will discuss why maintaining socialization is a significant challenge for persons with cognitive decline (especially in the earlier stages) as well as their care partners and tips on how to maintain established friendships and social situations with persons who are experiencing cognitive decline or dementia.
All events are free to the public. Attached is a flyer for the walk above. These events can be very beneficial to those persons seeking information about living with cognitive decline / dementia.
CITY OF ROCKVILLE NEWS
Rocktobierfest Returns to Rockville Town Center on Oct. 6
Second Annual Event Celebrates German Culture and Community
Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 19 – Maryland breweries, bratwurst and bands will make for a rollicking Rockville Town Center as Rockville hosts the city’s second annual Rocktobierfest celebration, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6.
The free festival is expected to draw 3,000 visitors and will include two stages of live music, German food, beverages from local breweries in souvenir mugs, kids activities and an artisan area.
Entertainment includes traditional German music by the Rockville German Band, Alte Kumpel Band and Alte Kameraden Band; polka by Polkadelphia; the rock and soul of Sweet Leda; and party rock cover tunes by Under the Covers.
Booths for breweries and vendors will be set up along Maryland Avenue, within walking distance of the Rockville Metro station. Participating breweries include Rockville’s 7 Locks Brewing and True Respite Brewing Co., Gaithersburg’s Brawling Bear Brewing, Laytonsville’s Waredaca Brewing Company and Odenton’s Crooked Crab Brewing Co., as well as Gilly’s Craft Beer & Fine Wine, Gordon Biersch and World of Beer.
Free parking is available throughout the downtown area, including at the Council Office Building on Fleet Street, and the City Hall lot on Maryland Avenue.
Paid parking is available in the Rockville Town Square garages at Hungerford Drive (MD 355) and North Washington Street for a flat rate of $5.
For more information, including the entertainment schedule, visit www.rockvillemd.gov/rocktobierfest.
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