Association News Friday, May 28, 2021

published: May 28th, 2021 by in E-Mail Blast

Management Office Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day, the Management Office will be closed on Monday, May 31st, 2021. We will resume normal business hours and reply to your emails on Tuesday, June 1st, 2021.

This weekend we remember those who courageously gave their lives and thank the brave men and women of this country who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We hope everyone has a safe and memorable weekend.

King Farm Pool Season Starts Saturday, May 29th, 2021

The King Farm pools will open for the season tomorrow, Saturday, May 29, 2021. Below is some information regarding the 2021 Pool Season.

The pool will operate similar to last summer and the Board of Trustees and Management will continue to evaluate these protocols and procedures throughout the summer and adjust as appropriate. More information can be found on the King Farm website (https://kingfarm.org/citizens-assembly-pools/) and in the May edition of The Chronicle.

If you were not able to find the answer to your question online, please complete the Pool Inquiry Form on the King Farm website OR contact King Farm Management at management@kingfarm.org.

Important Information:


  • Reservations are required again this pool season at both pools. There will be 2-hour time slots to book reservations.
  • Early morning lap swim will be available by reservation on Tuesdays at Saddle Ridge and Thursdays at Bailey’s.
  • Currently, Saddle Ridge capacity is 150 people per time slot and Bailey’s is 85 per time slot.
  • Residents can attend the pool by booking a pool reservation using the reservation website: https://kingfarmcitizensassembly.getomnify.com/
  • You must create an account on the Omnify reservation website in order to make and access your reservations.
  • When you go to book your reservation, you can filter which reservations are available at each pool by checking the box under the “facility” option on the reservations page (see image below).
  • When you attend the pool, the lifeguards will ask you to swipe your key fob and check-in to your reservation (using the QR Code at the lifeguard desk OR on the Omnify website through your account).
  • No Guests permitted.
  • ALL residents 18 + must sign and submit a waiver to access the pool. If you signed a liability waiver last summer, it is still valid.
  • A key fob is required to access the pools. If you do not have a key fob, please complete the key fob application form or contact Management.


  • While Montgomery County has lifted COVID-19 protocols, KFCA is exercising caution as we do not know who is fully vaccinated and want to reduce transmission.
  • Masks are required when you enter/exit the pool facility, while in the locker room (except for taking a shower), and anytime you interact with pool staff.
  • Some pool furniture will be provided this year (lounge chairs/umbrellas), but will be spaced out to ensure social distancing protocols are in place.
  • Residents may bring their own chairs, but please make sure to place your chairs away from those not in your household.
  • Toys are allowed, but please do not share toys with other people not in your household.
  • There will be periodic cleanings in place to disinfect pool furniture after each reservation block. Sanitizing wipes will be available for you to clean off surfaces and pool furniture.

**PLEASE NOTE: The above information is subject to change. Management and the Board of Trustees will reevaluate over the next several weeks and will determine what if any restrictions will remain in place. We will provide updates as needed.

Food Truck Friday & Saturday Canceled Due to Rain

Due to the forecast for rain storms later this afternoon and tomorrow, Food Truck Friday and Saturday has been canceled. We hope to resume next Friday, pending good weather! 

Community Room Rentals Will Resume in June! 

The Saddle Ridge Community Center:

The Community Center will be available for rent beginning on Friday, June 11th, 2021. A rental application is required to secure a reservation, which can be downloaded here or by completing the online application.

To check available dates, please email Management at management@kingfarm.org, call (301) 987-0122, or check the community calendar on our website (https://kingfarm.org/calendar/). 


  • A capacity limit has been put in place for 50 persons* per rental. 
  • Increased cleaning procedures have been put in place. 
  • Reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis with a completed application and deposit received. 
  • Community Center rentals can be reserved for a maximum of 7 hours per day and you are able to pick the time frame. We only allow ONE rental per day. 
  • Rentals are available Friday through Sunday.
    • Fridays starting at 3:00 PM until 11:00 PM.
    • Saturday’s starting at 10:00 AM until 11:00 PM.
    • Sunday’s starting at 10:00 AM until 11:00 PM.
  • The Community Center is available to rent for King Farm residents ONLY. Titleholders and tenants of titleholders are allowed to rent the clubroom. A current copy of your lease must be on file with the Management Office.
  • There is a $350 rental fee and $350 security deposit required to rent the room. 

**PLEASE NOTE: The above information is subject to change. Management and the Board of Trustees will reevaluate over the next several weeks and will determine what if any restrictions will remain in place. We will provide updates as needed. 

The The King Farm Fitness Center:

The King Farm Fitness Center (gym) located inside the Community Center (300 Saddle Ridge Circle) will reopen to residents starting on Monday, June 7th, 2021. Due to the limited size of the room (approximately 300 square feet) people are still in close proximity, so we are currently allowing no more than four (4) persons to book a reservation at a time. Reservations can be made up to 1 week in advance (beginning on May 31st to book for June 7th). While Montgomery County has lifted COVID-19 protocols, KFCA is exercising caution as we do not know who is fully vaccinated and want to reduce the likelihood of transmission. 

  • A capacity limit has been put in place for 4 people at a time*. 
  • ALL residents 18+ must sign and submit a waiver to access the pool. If you signed a liability waiver last summer, it is still valid. 
  • A key fob is required to access the fitness center. The fitness center can be accessed from the side door located on the right side of the community center building. If you do not have a key fob, please complete the key fob application form or contact Management. 
  • A reservation is required to attend the fitness center. Reservations can be made using the Omnify reservation portal: https://kingfarmcitizensassembly.getomnify.com 
  • Please cancel your reservation if you cannot attend to allow others to book.
  • Please check-in to your fitness reservation using the QR Code or through your account in the Omnify portal. 
  • Increased cleaning procedures have been put in place to help reduce the transmission of the virus.
  • Reservations can be booked for 1-hour increments beginning at 7:00 am. 
  • If you are the only person exercising, you do not need to wear your mask; however, if additional persons are using the fitness center then all persons need to wear masks. 


The fitness center will reopen under limited hours of operation at this time. Because staff leaves at 5:00pm, the fitness center will be open Monday – Friday from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm. The fitness center will close from 10:00 – 10:30am and 1:30 – 2:00 pm to allow for additional cleaning. 

Reservation Slots:

  • 6:30 – 7:00am – CLOSED for cleaning
  • 7 – 8am
  • 8 – 9am
  • 9 – 10am 
  • 10 – 10:30am – CLOSED for cleaning
  • 10:30 – 11:30am 
  • 11:30 – 12:30pm
  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • 1:30 – 2:00pm – CLOSED for cleaning
  • 2 – 3pm
  • 3 – 4pm
  • 4 – 5pm

King Farm Concerts on the Lawn Series Returns

The Summer Concert on the Lawn series returns to King Farm next Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Saddle Ridge Community Center lawn area, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle. Thunderball, a King Farm favorite, will kick off the summer sounds with the greatest hits to today’s hottest hits. It’s been a few years, and we cannot wait to welcome them back to the Farm. Be sure to pack a picnic dinner, some cocktails, lawn chairs and the whole family as we celebrate the kickoff of summer and the return of the summer concerts!!!

To help us follow safe COVID-19 protocols, we ask all who attend to socially distance themselves while seated on the lawn, and to avoid congregating in large groups. Attendees will be required to adhere to the local Montgomery County mandates on mask use for vaccinated and unvaccinated persons while attending all outdoor King Farm activities and events. Please see below for some of the upcoming King Farm events and visit the King Farm website to find out about more upcoming activities: https://kingfarm.org/activities-upcoming-events/

Upcoming King Farm June Summer Events:

Concert on the Lawn featuring Thunderball – Saturday, June 5 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Concert on the Lawn featuring Chasing Autumn – Saturday, June 19 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm

King Farm Swim Team is BACK this Summer and 2021 Registration is OPEN!

We are happy to announce that the Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL) has decided to have a swim season this year.  

MCSL and Montgomery County Health Department have worked together to develop a list of protocols and procedures for this year’s swim teams to keep everyone as safe as possible.

KFST Registration is Open!  Please go to www.kingfarmswimteam.com to register or get more information on the season (practice times are posted too).


6/12     Time Trials – 9:00 a.m.-12:00PM Saddle Ridge – Saddle Ridge pool opens at 12:30 p.m. 

6/23     B Meet – HOME vs. Washingtonian Woods @ Saddle Ridge – pool closes at 5:00 p.m.

6/26     A Meet – HOME vs Glenmont 9-12 @ Saddle Ridge – Saddle Ridge pool opens at 12:30 p.m. 

7/10     A Meet – HOME vs. Kenmont 9-12 @ Saddle Ridge – Saddle Ridge pool opens at 12:30 p.m. 

7/14    B Meet – TBD vs. Rockville – Saddle Ridge pool will close at 5:00 p.m. 

7/21     B Meet – HOME vs Manor Woods @ Saddle Ridge 6-9PM – pool will close at 5:00 p.m.

Please note, the Saddle Ridge pool will be closed during the meets listed above.  Residents are welcome to utilize the Baileys pool during these times. 

Volunteers Wanted for Community Committees!

Volunteers are wanted for the ADT, BOCC, and EA committees! If you are interested in joining one of the King Farm committees, please fill out this online form https://kingfarm.org/committee-volunteer/. All committee volunteers are required to be appointed by the KFCA President.

After we receive your submission, Management will contact you to let you know the next steps. To learn more about each committee, visit our website:

ADT (Architectural Design Trust) – https://kingfarm.org/architectural-design-trust/

BOCC (Board of Code Compliance) – https://kingfarm.org/board-of-code-compliance/

EA (External Affairs) – https://kingfarm.org/external-affairs/

King Farm Neighbors Village News

King Farm Neighbors (KFNV) ended its May activities with a joyous, virtual, musical presentation and sing-a-long on Thursday, May 27th. Wendy Lanxner, a professional musician, teacher, music therapist, composer, and arts-in-health practitioner led an interactive musical presentation in which KFNV members enjoyed Ms. Lanxner’s performance on musical instruments as well as enthusiastically participated in a lively sing-a-long. It was a lovely way to start the Memorial Day weekend. 

The KFNV has a busy June schedule with the following virtual events: 

1.      The monthly Movie Club from 2:00-3:30 pm on Thursday, June 3rd, where the movie, The Trial of the Chicago 7 will be discussed. This movie, directed by Aaron Sorkin, dramatizes the trial of the group of anti- Vietnam war protestors known as The Chicago 7 who were accused of inciting riots outside the Democratic National Convention in 1968; 

2.      The KFNV member Book Club on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm where the psychological thriller, The Silent Patient, written by first-time novelist Alex Michaelides will be discussed. This first novel spent more than a year on the New York Times bestseller list;

3.      Coffee and Conversation on Wednesday, June 16th at 10:00 am to 11:30 am, where the participants will chat about memories of their fathers in honor of Father’s Day on June 20th; and finally, 

4.      The June Highlight event on Thursday, June 24th from 4 pm to 5 pm.  At this virtual event, Paul Ballard, Esquire, an Assistant Attorney General, who is Counsel for Health Decisions Policy for the Maryland Attorney General will discuss documents related to end-of-life care, such as Advance Directives and Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST). Mr. Ballard’s presentation will answer questions about both documents and their differences.  The KFNV expects this to be a very valuable and informative presentation for its community. 

Please visit the KFNV website at www.kfnv.org for a complete description of all of the June KFNV events.  In addition, the KFNV Blog under the News section of the website has articles about past events. 

How to Contact KFNV:

For most of our monthly events, membership is required; but membership is free and as easy as filling out an on-line or mail-in form. We do, 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 become a KFNV member, or to make a donation, please contact the Member Coordinators at kfnvinfo@gmail.com, leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104, or view the KFNV website at www.kfnv.org.

Website: https://www.kfnv.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kingfarmneighborsvillage
Email: kfnvinfo@gmail.com  
Voicemail: (301) 799-8104 

City, County, and State Updates:

Maryland Residents 16-and Over Now Eligible to Receive COVID-19 Vaccinations 

“All Maryland residents 16-and-over are now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccination at all State-operated, County-operated and privately operated vaccine clinics in the State by order of Governor Larry Hogan. Eligibility does not equal an immediate appointment.

Click here to register for your COVID-19 appointment in Montgomery County. 

RCPD News Report: May 17, 2021 – May 23, 2021

Click here to read the Weekly Crime Report courtesy of the Rockville City Police Department.

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