Association News – Friday, August 25, 2023

published: August 25th, 2023 by in E-Mail Blast, Management

KFCA management office will be closed this coming Tuesday, August 29, 2023 from 10 am – 2 pm for staff training. If you have any urgent matters, please email management@kingfarm.org. 


  1. Management Office Closure 8/29
  2. Upcoming Board & Committee Meetings
  3. Paving Project Information
  4. King Farm Friendly Reminders
  5. Back To School Pool Party @ Saddle Ridge Pool
  6. End of Summer Movie Night
  7. King Farm Chronicle- Back to School Photos
  8. King Farm Community Yard Sale
  9. Pool Reminders
  10. King Farm Neighbors Village Activities
  11. Rockville Swim Center Doggie Dip Day
  12. Rockville Gun Buyback
  13. Rockville City Police Department Crime Report


Next BOCC Regular Meeting:  September 11, 2023, @ 7:00 pm

ADT meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Next ADT Meeting: September 13, 2023 @ 4:30 pm

Turn in Design Review Applications by the 20th of the month before the next meeting.

BOT Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the Month

Next BOT Meeting:     September 20, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

No Meeting April, August or December

Meeting changes will be announced and listed on the website, 

If you need assistance registering for a virtual meeting and for all other questions, please contact Management by phone (301) 987-0122 or by email at management@kingfarm.org. 


BOCC meets on the 2nd Monday of the month.

Next BOCC Regular Meeting:  September 11, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

ADT meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Next ADT Meeting:      September 13, 2023 @ 4:30 pm

Turn in Design Review Applications by the 20th of the month before the next meeting.

BOT Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the Month

Next BOT Meeting:     September 20, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

No Meeting April, August or December

Meeting changes will be announced and listed on the website, 

If you need assistance registering for a virtual meeting and for all other questions, please contact Management by phone (301) 987-0122 or by email at management@kingfarm.org. 


Identify Your Section On The Map For Each Phase

The concrete and paving project is underway.  During the project, there will be temporary inconveniences, such as restricted access to alleys, streets, parking spaces, and parking lots. There will also be construction noise. Weather related delays – If a day is rained out, the schedule will continue as detailed (unless otherwise stated), and the missed day will be added to the end of the schedule.

To ensure a smooth process, we kindly request your cooperation with the following:

Parking/Access: Please be mindful of any temporary parking restrictions or access in affected areas and plan accordingly.

Traffic: Follow the instructions of the traffic management personnel and adhere to any signage or alternate routes provided.




Cracks in the alleys and roads will be filled to help prevent further deterioration of the asphalt. The product typically dries in 30 minutes, but surfaces will remain tacky and may stick to tires and shoes (depending on temperatures), so be mindful when walking and driving.   



All alleys will be sealcoated except alleys with significant patchwork (see gray areas on map).  Alleys will be blocked, so vehicles cannot drive in the alleys starting at 7:00 am the morning of the scheduled work.  Access will be granted the following day. Striping of lots will be done same day as sealcoat.

Please review the maps and schedules to see the timing of the work throughout the community. Questions?

Email management@kingfarm.org or call 301-987-0122.

King Farm Friendly Reminder 

King Farm Friendly Reminder 

Alley Lights Must Be On From Dusk to Dawn

As we lose daylight hours, it is important to remember to verify that your alley light(s) is operable. Per Equity Resolution #2, alley lights should be on from dusk to dawn. The light should be on a photocell, so it automatically turns on at dusk. If your alley light is on a photocell but energized by a switch, please consider taping the switch in the on position to avoid accidently turning it off.  


  • The City of Rockville provides once-per-week curbside recycling, trash, and yard waste collections in the community. Trash/Recycling/Yard Waste day in King Farm is THURSDAY.
  • Place recycling/trash bins at the curb/alleyway the night before collection OR the morning of collection before 6:00 am.
  • Recycling/trash bins must be store inside the garage, approved shed, or Living unit on non-collection days (within 24-hours of collection). Refer to Equity Resolution #1.
  • Yard waste should be bagged and left at the front (not the alley) of the home on trash days.
  • Please refer to the King Farm website (https://kingfarm.org/trash/) or the City for Rockville site for more information (https://kingfarm.org/city-of-rockville/). 

It’s Food Truck Friday and tonight we welcome our new friends at Salat Foods who will be parked around 300 Saddle Ridge Circle from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There is no pre-order link for tonight as food is made fresh on-site. 

Food Truck Friday September Schedule 

September 8 – Grubbing Hard BBQ

September 15 – El Jefe Wood Fired Pizza

September 22 – Trippy Tacos 

Please note, due to weather or mechanical truck issues, food trucks may cancel on short notice. 

Back to School Pool Party Tomorrow 

Saddle Ridge Pool to Close at 1:00 p.m. for Party Set Up

King Farm is sending off summer and the start of a new school year with a Back to School Pool Party tomorrow Saturday, August 26, 2023 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Saddle Ridge pool. A giant inflatable obstacle course will be set up for both children and adults to enjoy, as well as music and frozen treats (while supplies last).

Please note, the Saddle Ridge pool will close at 1:00 p.m. for set up for the party. The pool will re-open at 2:00 p.m. The Bailey’s Pool will be open as scheduled for those who wish to swim during the abbreviated closure and avoid the pool party.

This event is open to King Farm residents only and you must have a valid facilities access fob/pass to enter the pool. 

End of Summer Movie Night on the Lawn Tomorrow Night

Bring a blanket or a lawn chair as King Farm movies on the lawn continues with one the spring’s biggest movies – Super Mario Bros Movie, will be playing on the movie screen tomorrow, Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. The movie, rated PG, will start promptly at 8:00 p.m. on the Saddle Ridge Circle lawn area adjacent to the Saddle Ridge Community Center – 300 Saddle Ridge Circle. 

King Farm Chronicle Wants Your Back to School Photos

The King Farm Chronicle will continue the annual tradition of featuring your back to school photos in the September edition. So when you head to the bus stop on Monday, be sure to snap a pic of your schoolers of all ages and send it to chronicle@kingfarm.org by September 1. We wish everyone a safe and successful back to school year!

King Farm Community Yard Sale Coming Soon 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 23, 2023 for the Annual King Farm Community Yard Sale. Come sell or shop for treasures from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the Saddle Ridge Community Center lawn at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle. A rain date of Sunday, Sept 24, 2023 has been arranged.

Space on the lawn will be limited to one 10 x 10 space and you must pre-register if you wish to participate. Tables WILL NOT be provided. Set-up time for residents will begin at 7:00 a.m. Residents will be asked to set up their tables along the sidewalk on the grass areas on the Saddle Ridge lawn. There will be no assigned sale spaces. You must take all unsold items and trash with you after the event is over. No items should be left behind. This Yard Sale will be advertised via various social media outlets.

To register for this sale, please e-mail activities@kingfarm.org with your name and address and a description of the items you plan to sell. This is not a vendor business sale, it is strictly for household items, toys, clothing, furniture, etc.



Pools are open for daily from 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. You can find the schedule here: https://kingfarm.org/citizens-assembly-pools/. Early Morning Swim only on Tuesdays at Saddle Ridge and Thursdays at Baileys from 6:00 am – 10:00 am.

We want to remind everyone that you MUST have either a physical Key Fob or Mobile Amenities Pass to access the pools.

Your picture is attached to the key fob and mobile pass. You cannot share key fobs. Please be sure the key fob or pass you use is assigned to you. Guards can look up your information, but if it doesn’t match or it isn’t available, entry may be denied. 



FRIDAY FROM 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM


Email management@kingfarm.org or call 301-987-0122

to make an appointment or with any questions.

If you are delinquent in your monthly assessment fees, you will not have access the pools. 

Please remember to follow lifeguard instructions. Failure to follow lifeguard instructions can result in the suspension of the use of the pool for a day, a week, or the remainder of the season. 

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding and look forward to seeing you at the pool.

King Farm Neighbors Village News (KFNV)

The Walking Club continues with its walks through the rest of August. The group meets in the park across from The Fontina Grille Monday-Thursday at 4 pm.

Looking forward to September, the KFNV has a full roster of events for KFNV members and non-members to participate in:

  1. The Walking Club will continue its jaunts Monday-Thursday at 4 pm, except when the temperature is 90 degrees or higher, in the event of a thunderstorm, of if there is a code red weather alert. The group meets in the park across from The Fontina Grille.
  2. On Thursday, September 7, 2023, the Movie Club will meet from 2:00-3:00 pm to review the movie, Dog, a 2022 comedy-drama about two former Army Rangers, one of whom is a Belgian Malinois canine as they take a road trip to get to a fellow soldier’s funeral. Channing Tatum is both the lead actor and director along with Reid Carolin. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie a 77% rating.
  3. On Thursday, September 14, 2023 from 12:30-2:00 pm, Book Club members will review the book, The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles. As Dale Singer of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch stated, “Like the intercontinental route that it is named for, The Lincoln Highway is long and filled with intriguing detours. In the hands of a master wordsmith like Towles, it is definitely worth the trip.”
  4. On Thursday, September 21, 2023 from 1:00-3:00 pm, The KFNV Friends Club will again host, as it did in June, its monthly luncheon outdoors at King Farm Homestead Park near the King Farm Barns and Community Gardens. The KFNV Friends hopes that you can join us to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of fall. 

On Wednesday, September 27, 2023, the Coffee and Conversation group, will gather from 10:00-11:30 pm and discuss the topic: Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us.

  1. Highlight Event: On Thursday, September 28, 2023 from 4:00-5:00 pm, Patricia Dubroof will facilitate a class entitled, “Creative Engagement and Champagne.” Ms. Dubroof is Director of Community Relations/Creative Aging Specialist with Assisting Hands of Potomac as well as a professional artist & teacher. During this interactive event, Ms. Dubroof will demonstrate a simple, hands-on art project to create individualized note cards. You do not have to be a member of the KFNV to participate in this creative activity. We hope to see many King Farm friends at this “sparkling” and fun activity.

Please note that the monthly Movie Club, Book Club, Coffee and Conversation gatherings, and many highlight events are held at the King Farm Community Center, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle, Rockville, MD 20850.  In case of inclement weather and if there is time to notify participants, the KFNV may opt for a Zoom presentation for any meeting or event.  Finally, the KFNV offers transportation to many of its monthly events for KFNV members. Please contact the Operations Coordinator at kfnvinfo@gmail.com, or leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104 to arrange for transportation.


The KFNV continues to support King Farm residents with its community services. Transportation services continue to be the top category for KFNV services; however, many requests for simple household tasks have been fulfilled.  As a happy, recent recipient of a task fulfilled by our volunteers reported, “Once again, (the two volunteers) are just the best! So very grateful. Thank you thank you.” Other recent tasks that KFNV volunteers have performed are:

  1. Took out trash for an incapacitated participant,
  2. Watered indoor plants and fed cats for vacationing KFNV members,
  3. Removed and replaced a light bulb in a washer/dryer closet of a condo,
  4. Adjusted a furnace duct in a utility room of a King Farm home; and
  5. Carried a table down a staircase to the ground floor and outside to load in a car for donation.

As you can see, the tasks have been quite varied. If you are in doubt about whether a task could be performed by one of the KFNV volunteers, go ahead and fill out the service form on the KFNV website. Our Operations Team will get back to you to determine if the task is under our umbrella of tasks.

 Besides transportation and simple household tasks, the KFNV also offers friendly phone calls, texts, and friendly visits. Please feel free to avail yourself of all of the community services that the KFNV offers. Please note that services are open to KFNV members only; however, membership is free and an easy process. See below on how to contact the KFNV to schedule any of the services or with any questions that you may have about the services as well as how to become a KFNV member.

Volunteers Wanted

            The KFNV is looking for “a few good volunteers” to provide community services to its members. The KFNV is looking for volunteer assistance —from serving on committees like the Events Committee, to assisting the Operations Coordinator, Communications Coordinator, or the Webmaster– to providing transportation services to our members.  Please feel free to contact the Operations Coordinator for any questions you may have  about becoming a KFNV volunteer  by calling (301) 799-8104,  emailing to kfnvinfo@gmail.com , or viewing  the KFNV website at www.kfnv.org for information as well as an on-line form to fill out to become a KFNV volunteer. The KFNV thanks you for your consideration in becoming a KFNV volunteer.

Contacting the KFNV

For most of the KFNV monthly events as well as the services, membership is required; but membership is as easy as filling out an on-line or mail-in form with residency in the King Farm Community being the only membership requirement.  Although there is no fee to become a KFNV member, the KFNV does, however, accept and welcome donations; for these donations help defray the cost of KFNV services and events.

For information on how to register for any of the above events, to request a service or a ride, to become a KFNV member or a volunteer, or to make a donation, please contact the Operations Coordinator by calling (301) 799-8104 to  leave a voicemail,  emailing the KFNV at kfnvinfo@gmail.com , or viewing the KFNV website at  www.kfnv.org

Rockville Swim Center Doggie Dip Day

For only $10 per pooch, your fur baby will be able to splash around at one of the city’s most-loved events. Humans can enter for free but won’t be allowed in the water due to health and safety reasons.”

Proof of a current rabies vaccination (either a certificate of vaccination or veterinarian’s letter) is required for entry (for your dog, not you). Dogs without vaccination won’t be allowed to enter.

Doggie Dip Day will be held rain or shine, noon-3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 9th, at Rockville Swim and Fitness Center, 355 Martins Lane. For more information, email swimcenter@rockvillemd.gov or call 240-314-8750.

The Rockville City Police Department, in partnership with the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office and Montgomery County Public Schools, will host a gun buyback event tomorrow from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at RedGate Park – 14500 Avery Road, Rockville, MD 20850.

Community members will be able to voluntarily turn in their firearms and receive a $100 Visa gift card for functioning handguns, rifles and shotguns, and $200 in Visa gift cards for functioning assault-style weapons and privately made firearms, i.e., ghost guns. All firearms will be accepted, with no identification needed and no questions asked by law enforcement. RCPD will make the ultimate determination on what firearms are eligible for gift cards.

When dropping off firearms, participants must remain in their vehicle at all times. Firearms must be unloaded and transported in the trunk. No ammunition in guns is allowed. No walk-ups will be allowed. For the issuance of the gift card, weapons must be functional. RCPD reserves the right to limit the number of gift cards given to an individual, regardless of the number of weapons surrendered. Nonfunctioning firearms and ammunition will be accepted with no exchange of compensation. Gift card quantities are limited and subject to availability.

Over 300 firearms were voluntarily turned in by members of the community during the Rockville City Police Department’s first ever gun buyback last August. Every gun turned in is one less gun that could be used in a serious crime, suicide, or domestic violence incident, or accidentally discharged by a child. Keeping guns off community streets, out of the hands of youth and out of our schools continues to remain the highest priority for all. The Aug. 26 gun buyback is a great opportunity for anyone who would like to dispose of an unwanted firearm voluntarily, anonymously, and safely.

For more information visit www.rockvillemd.gov/2434/Gun-Buyback-Event or scan the QR Code on the flier for complete event details.

RedGate Park will be closed for public use from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the Aug 26 event.

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Rockville City Police to Host Fair & Impartial Community Policing Training

The Rockville City Police Department is offering free Fair and Impartial Policing training for community members who would like to understand more about bias-free behavior in community policing. This training will give community members the tools needed to better communicate with police officers so that community members and police can work together and make their community safer and more resilient.

An FIP national instructor will lead a roundtable discussion session specifically designed for community members, covering the following topics:

  • What is implicit bias? Participants will learn about the modern science of bias and prejudice, including implicit bias.
  • How might implicit bias manifest in police and in community members?
  • What can individuals and agencies do to promote bias-free behavior? Participants will learn skills for reducing and managing bias.
  • What is RCPD doing to promote fair and impartial policing?

Light refreshments will be served. Seats are limited.

To learn more and register visit bit.ly/FIPSept2023.

RockView Program

If you have a ring camera (or other front door/doorbell camera), you can register it with the RCPD. The RockView program allows residents and business owners to voluntary register their privately owned video security camera systems with the RCPD. Registration in the RockView program does not enable law enforcement to view camera footage without an owner’s permission. However, the RockView program will allow city police to quickly identify security cameras that may have captured criminal activity when a crime is reported nearby. For more information about the RockView program, click here.

If you have a crime or concern to report, please contact the Rockville City Police Department at:

Non-Emergency: 240-314-8900
Emergency: 9-1-1
2 W. Montgomery Ave, Rockville, Maryland 20850

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