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The King Farm website www.kingfarm.org is your best resource for staying up-to-date with all things King Farm!
Upcoming Board & Committee Meetings
King Farm meetings are held virtually. Residents can find the Zoom registration links for all upcoming King Farm Board of Trustees and Committee meetings online by visiting King Farm website on the “Zoom Meeting Links” page. To attend the Zoom meetings, you must register in advance. Each meeting will have an open forum for residents to ask questions or make comments (limited to 3 minutes speaking time per resident). If you would like to speak during open forum, please provide the topic you will be speaking about.
Architectural Design Trust (ADT)
Wednesday 06/07/2023 – 4:30 PM
Board of Code Compliance (BOCC)
Monday 06/17/2023 – 7:00 PM
Board of Trustee (BOT)
Wednesday 06/21/2023 – 7:30 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 email@example.com.
It’s Food Truck Friday
It’s Food Truck Friday and tonight we welcome Corned Beef King back to the Farm. They will be parked around the Saddle Ridge lawn at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There is no pre-sale link for this week.
Below is the upcoming schedule of when your favorite food trucks will be rolling into King Farm this month:
Food Truck Friday Summer Schedule
June 9 – No Food Truck
June 16 – Bangin’ BBQ
June 23 – Pho Wheels
June 30 – Hangry Panda
Please note, due to weather or mechanical truck issues, food trucks may cancel on short notice.
King Farm Summer Concert on the Lawn Tomorrow Night
The Summer Concert Series returns to King Farm tomorrow, Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Saddle Ride Community Center lawn area, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle. We are excited to welcome back Thunderball, a King Farm favorite, who will kick off the summer sounds with the greatest hits to today’s hottest hits.
The King Farm Screamin’ Geese will be selling food, so be sure to pack the lawn chairs and the whole family as we celebrate the kickoff of summer and the return of concerts in King Farm.
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.
APPOINTMENTS AND WALK-INS ARE WELCOME MONDAY – THURSDAY 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM AND FRIDAY FROM 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM at 300 SADDLE RIDGE CIRCLE. Email firstname.lastname@example.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.
King Farm Hawaiian Luau on the Lawn
King Farm is excited to announce the Hawaiian Luau on the lawn is back. Come dressed in your Hawaiian best as King Farm prepares to bring that Hawaiian island magic to the Saddle Ridge Community Center lawn next Saturday, June 10, 2023 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Come enjoy a live luau show as we welcome back our Hawaiian Luau friends, Tuika and his family for an authentic Luau show which includes Polynesian dancers, hula fun and the highly anticipated Samoan Fire Dance at dusk. The show also includes interactive segments where both adults and kids will be able to come on stage and learn to hula with the best. So be sure to practice those hip-shaking moves guys and girls!
The King Farm Screamin’ Geese will be selling concessions during the event.
Portions of Saddle Ridge Circle will be shut down by police at 6:00 p.m. to allow for pedestrian safety. You are encouraged to walk to the event.
King Farm Neighbors Village News (KFNV)
June’s roster of events for King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV) started with the KFNV’s Movie Club’s discussion yesterday of the movie, Tick, Tick… Boom!, a 2021 American biographical musical about the renowned musical writer Jonathan Larson. Movie Club participants noted not only the uniqueness of the film, but also the poignancy of the film with beautiful performances by the actors. Participants gave the movie a “thumbs up.” The remaining June KFNV events offer activities from picnics to watch parties.
- On Thursday, June 8, 2023, from 12:30 to 2:00 pm, the KFNV Book Club will meet to discuss American novelist, Toni Morrison’s first novel, The Bluest Eye. Ms. Morrison, known as one of the finest novelists of her time was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and in 1993 was awarded the Noble Prize in Literature. Ms. Morrison passed away in August of 2019.
- On Saturday, June 10, 2023 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, KFNV Friends will host a Watch Party at King’s Craft Beer, Wine, and Deli, 402 King Farm Blvd. Suite 100 (opposite the north entrance to the Safeway). The Watch Party will feature the UEFA Champion’s League Championship match between Manchester City and Inter Milan. All members of the King Farm community are welcome to attend.
- On Monday, June 12, 2023 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm, at the park across the street from Fontina Grille, 801 Pleasant Drive, the KFNV will host a meeting to discuss the creation of a KFNV Walking Group. Please note that if you cannot attend this meeting, or if you have questions about the new group; you are welcome to contact KFNV at email@example.com or leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104.
- On Wednesday, June 14, 2023, the KFNV will meet for Coffee and Conversation from 10:00 to 11:30 am in the Community Center where the topic will be: We are at the halfway mark of 2023. Has the first 6 months of 2023 met your expectations and/or brought you a surprise, pleasant experience, unexpected experience?
- JOIN THE KFNV FRIENDS FOR A PICNIC!
On Thursday, June 15, 2023 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, The KFNV Friends Club will host its monthly luncheon outdoors at King Farm Homestead Park near the King Farm Barns and Community Gardens. Bring your own homemade lunch or purchase from this month’s recommended King Farm vendor: Carvings Cafe, 702 King Farm Blvd Ste 135, (301) 355-5353. The KFNV Friends hopes that you can join us at our almost-summer picnic.
- On June 22, 2023 from 6:30-8:00 pm, the KFNV will host an international potluck at the King Farm Community Center. The particulars are:
Who: Only members of the KFNV. Please see below how to easily become a KFNV member.
What: An international potluck. Please bring either an appetizer, main dish, or side dish to serve 6-10 people. Also, please bring a notecard with the dish’s ingredients listed, the nationality of the dish, and a serving utensil.
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm with dinner starting promptly at 6:45 pm.
Other Important Information:
The KFNV will provide dessert, bottled water, soft drinks, paper products, and eating utensils. Please register for this event by Thursday, June 15, 2023. In addition, when registering, please note the dish that you will be bringing. KFNV is offering transportation to this event. If you need transportation or have any questions about the potluck, please contact KFNV at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104.
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 email@example.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:
- Moved unused tiles from a condominium guest room to a garage,
- Watered indoor plants and checked on condo for a vacationing KFNV member,
- Removed and replaced light bulb in washer/dryer closet of a condo,
- Adjusted furnace duct in a utility room of a King Farm home, and
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org , or viewing the KFNV website at www.kfnv.org
From the Rockville City Police Department
Weekly Crime Report – May 23, 2023 – May 30, 2023
Click here to read the Weekly Crime Report courtesy of the Rockville City Police Department.
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:
2 W. Montgomery Ave, Rockville, Maryland 20850
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