Association News – Friday, June 30, 2023

published: June 30th, 2023 by in E-Mail Blast, Management

In observance of Independence Day, the Management Office will be closed

at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, July 03, 2023, and all day Tuesday July 04, 2023.

We will resume normal business hours and reply to your emails on Wednesday, July 05.

Meeting changes will be announced and listed on the website.

BOT meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month @7:30 pm

Typically Executive Session immediately follows the meeting (closed)

No meetings April, August, or December

ADT meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month @ 4:30 pm

BOCC meets the 2nd Monday of the month @ 7:00 pm

Hearings are held as needed in closed session

EA meets on the 1st Thursday of the month @7:00 pm

** 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. 

Food Truck Friday This Evening 

It’s Food Truck Friday and we welcome back the Hangry Panda! Be sure to stop by 300 Saddle Ridge Circle where the truck will be parked outside from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Click here to pre-order your food. 

Below is the upcoming schedule of when your favorite food trucks will be rolling into King Farm this month: 

Food Truck Friday Summer July Schedule 

July 7 – Corn Beef King

July 14 – El Jefe Wood Fired Pizza  

July 21 – Bangin BBQ

July 28 –  Pho Wheels

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

King Farm Celebrates the 4th of July with Parade & Carnival

Start digging out your red, white, and blue, and join your friends and neighbors for the annual community parade and carnival in celebration of Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Decorate those strollers, and bicycles and head to the corner of Watkins Pond Boulevard at King Farm Park  for the annual parade to the Saddle Ridge Community Center. The parade will start at approximately 12:00 p.m.  

Once the parade arrives at the Saddle Ridge Community Center (300 Saddle Ridge Circle) a carnival will be set up and waiting for the children on the lawn and in the rear parking lot of the Saddle Ridge Community Center following the parade until 2:00 p.m. The carnival will include giant inflatables, painted tattoos, and fun!

The King Farm Screamin’ Geese Swim Team will be selling concessions during the carnival on the lawn.

This is a King Farm community celebration and is open for all King Farm residents to attend.

King Farm Pools Open for Swim 

The summer season is here and the pools are open for daily from 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. However, there are some schedule changes due to King Farm Swim Team meets. You can find the schedule here: https://kingfarm.org/citizens-assembly-pools/.

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. 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. Please be patient.

WALK-INS ARE WELCOME BUT APPOINTMENTS PREFERRED MONDAY – THURSDAY 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM AND FRIDAY FROM 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM at 300 SADDLE RIDGE CIRCLE. Email management@kingfarm.org or call 301-987-0122.

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

The King Farm pools will be open for Early Morning Swim only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Early morning swim will start at 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Saddle Ridge pool (300 Saddle Ridge Circle) and Thursdays at the Crestfield/Bailey’s Commons pool.

We want everyone to enjoy their time at the pool, but we expect people to be respectful while patronizing the pool. Be sure to review the pool rules. Violations of the rules can result in the loss of pool privileges. It is important that you and your guests are familiar with the rules. You can review the rules here. 

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.

Information about the swim lesson program is available at the pools. The swim team will be busy practicing during the morning and evening hours and will be hosting several home swim meets during select Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. The Saddle Ridge Circle pool will be closed during swim meets; however, the Bailey’s Commons pool will be open. 

The King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) has a busy schedule for the first full month of summer.

July Events

  1. The Walking Club will continue with its Monday-Thursday strolls, starting at 4 pm. The group will meet at the park across from Fontina Grille.
  2. On July 6, 2023, the KFNV Movie Club will meet from 2:00-3:00 pm to review the movie, She Said, a 2022 biographical drama based on the 2019 book of the same name by reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey that follows their New York Times investigation that exposed Harvey Weinstein’s history of abuse and sexual misconduct against women. As She Said’s writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz, stated, the film is about “95% accurate,” though Lenkiewicz said that she took “tiny liberties to create dramatic impact.” For example, Lenkiewicz explained, “(H)earing a phone call is more exciting than reading an email. It’s the truth, just a bit more animated.”
  3. On July 13, 2023, the KFNV Book Club will meet from 12:30-2:00 pm, to discuss the novel, The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. The Personal Librarian tells the story of JPMorgan’s personal librarian, Bella da Costa Greene, who was hired by Morgan in the 1920’s to curate a collection of books, artwork, and manuscripts for the Pierpont Morgan Library. Ms. da Costa Greene, however, has a secret she must hide at all costs for the protection of her family. “An untold story that is simply amazing. It’s timely and impactful.” Brenda Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of Follow Your Heart.
  4. On July 19, 2023 from 10:00-11:30 am, Coffee and Conversation participants will welcome Barry Jackson, President of the King Farm Citizens Assembly who will discuss developments in King Farm and answer participants’ questions regarding the King Farm community.
  5. On July 20, 2023 from 1:00-300 pm, The KFNV Friends Club will continue with its monthly luncheons at The Fontina Grille, 801 Pleasant Drive.
  1. On July 27, 2023 from 4:00 -5:00 pm, the KFNV will host its monthly highlight event: a photo journal presentation by Kathryn Mohrman. Ms. Mohrman’s presentation, entitled, Tribal Angola, will showcase her summer of 2022 visiting seven tribes in southwestern Angola who still live as their ancestors did. As Ms. Mohrman stated, “When I registered for a photo tour to Angola, I had no idea I was signing up for time travel.” Please join Ms. Mohrman and the KFNV for a unique trip back in time!

Please note that the KFNV has changed its monthly Movie Club, Book Club, Coffee and Conversation gatherings, and highlight events to in-person meetings and has reserved the King Farm Community Center, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle, Rockville, MD 20850 for these events.  In accordance with the policy adopted by the KFNV Board of Directors, people attending KFNV sponsored, in-person events must be vaccinated per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID recommendations. Wearing a mask is optional. 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.  Therefore, the KFNV will not be offering a hybrid option for any future events.  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. Moved unused tiles from a condominium guest room to a garage,
  2. Watered indoor plants and checked on condo for a vacationing KFNV member,
  3. Removed and replaced light bulb in washer/dryer closet of a condo,
  4. Adjusted 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

City of Rockville Events

Join Lincoln Park Community Center, the Mayor and Council, and members of the Isreal family noon-4 p.m. Saturday, July 8, for a ribbon cutting and community event to rededicate Clarence “Pint” Isreal Park (357 Frederick Avenue).    

The Rockville Village program presents East Side Live, featuring a special performance by Little Bit of Blues with Lincoln Park’s own Jay Summerour and Eric Shelby. Vendors and other kid friendly entertainment will also be on site.    

In the event of rain, the ceremony will take place. The community day celebration will be moved inside Lincoln Park Community Center.

From the Rockville City Police Department

Click here to read the Weekly Crime Report courtesy of the

Rockville City Police Department.

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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