KFCA Weekly Update: Friday, September 2nd, 2022

published: September 2nd, 2022 by in E-Mail Blast

KFCA Weekly Update: Friday, September 2nd, 2022

Management Office Closed Monday, September 5th in Observance of the Labor Day Holiday

In observance of Labor Day, the Management Office will be closed on Monday, September 5th, 2022. We will resume normal business hours and reply to your emails on Tuesday, September 6th, 2022. Regular office hours are Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm and Friday 8:30 am – 2:00 pm.

Additionally, the King Farm Shuttle Bus will not operate on Labor Day. The shuttle bus will resume regular operations on Tuesday, September 6th, 2022 (https://kingfarm.org/king-farm-shuttle-bus/). 

City of Rockville Trash Collection – Holiday Delays

Due to the Labor Day holiday, trash collection will be delayed 1 day. Regular Tuesday collection will be pushed back to Wednesday. 

King Farm Board & Committee Meetings

All King Farm meetings have been held virtually since March of 2020. Residents can easily find the Zoom registration links for all upcoming King Farm Board of Trustees and Committee meetings online by visiting King Farm website under the “Board & Committees” dropdown / “Zoom Meeting Links” page (https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/). Information about upcoming board and committee meetings can also be found in the King Farm Chronicle (https://kingfarm.org/king-farm-chronicle/). 

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).  As part of the registration process, registrants must submit their contact information (name, street address, email, and phone number) and select yes or no if they would like to speak during open forum.  If you would like to speak during open forum, please provide the topic you will be speaking about.
**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

September Meeting Schedule:

  • Board of Trustees (BOT):  Wed. Sept. 21st @ 7:30 PM
  • Architectural Design Trust (ADT):   Wed. Sept. 14th @ 4:30 PM 
    • PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to submit completed Design Review Applications is Wednesday 09/07/22.  Applicants who submitted their application with missing information, such as the property plat, schematics or sample materials, will be given an opportunity to submit information (time permitting). Otherwise, those applications will be deemed incomplete and pushed back to the October 12th ADT meeting.
  • Board of Code Compliance (BOCC):   Mon. Sept. 12th @ 7:00 PM

Last Day of the 2022 Pool Season is Monday, Sept. 5th

Another pool season is coming to an end, and we hope that all King Farmers had a chance to enjoy the pools this season.

As a reminder, Labor Day (Mon. 9/5) is the last day that the Saddle Ridge pool will be open for the season. The pool will be closed beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6th. 

King Farm Movie Night Finale – Sat., Sept. 3rd

Bring a blanket or a lawn chair as King Farm movies on the lawn comes to a conclusion on Saturday, September 3, 2022 starting at 8:00 p.m. on the Saddle Ridge lawn (300 Saddle Ridge Circle).

The Disney animated film “Raya and the Last Dragon”, will be playing on the big movie screen.  We hope to see you there! 

King Farm 25th Anniversary Celebration Redo – Friday, Sept. 9

Come out and celebrate this milestone event

Join your friends and neighbors next Friday, September 9, 2022 

from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

on the lawn at 300 Saddle Ridge Circle.  

Purchase dinner from the following food trucks

Giacomo’s Pizza, PhoWheels, Flipside Gastro & Kona Ice,

enjoy music from the band Vertigo Red and other fun surprises. 

We are excited to announce that a brief fireworks finale

above the Saddle Ridge Community Center will occur at dark

wind/weather permitting. 

Residents will hear a brief period of fireworks going off at the

Saddle Ridge Community Center around 9:30 p.m.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience! 

Important Event Reminders for Friday, September 9 

No Parking restrictions will be in effect from

5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. around Saddle Ridge Circle 

Police will close roads down for traffic and pedestrian safety

beginning at 6:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m. 

For questions please e-mail activities@kingfarm.org 

We hope to see you at the celebration! 

City & County Updates:

Rockville Goes Purple for For National Recovery Month: 

  • Join us Thursday, Sept. 8 in Rockville Town Square as we kick off Rockville Goes Purple, a month dedicated to encouraging dialogue, openness and awareness surrounding the subject of opioid addiction.
  • Learn more about #RockvilleGoesPurple at https://bit.ly/3QbAfKt

Food Recovery Mini-Grants Available to Community Organizations

  • Montgomery County officials announced that community organizations involved in food recovery and food security may apply for mini-grants, ranging from $2,000 to $10,000, to improve the capacity and infrastructure of the local food recovery system and reduce food insecurity. Organizations can apply independently or in collaboration with other groups.
  • Applications are due by 7 pm on Friday September 9, 2022.
  • More information and the application are available HERE.

Montgomery County Offers Rental Relief for Retail Businesses

  • A new $2 million small business rental assistance grant program for Montgomery County retail service establishments will be open for applications starting September 1 and will be accepted through September 30.
  • The program can provide each eligible business with a grant of up to three months of rent based on its current lease or $10,000, whichever is less.
  • The SBRA program eligibility requirements and frequently asked questions are available at Montgomery County Small Business Rental Assistance Program – Phase 2.
  • The application will be posted there on September 1. See the press release for more information.

King Farm Neighbors Village News (KFNV)


The King Farm Neighbors Village’s (KFNV) tour of Glen Echo Park that was cancelled in June due to inclement weather has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 6, 2022.  The specifics are:

  • Who:     All members of the King Farm community are invited. You do not have to be a member of the KFNV to participate in this event. 
  • What:   A guided walking tour of Glen Echo National Park by a Park Ranger 
  • Where: Glen Echo National Park, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, Maryland 
  • Time:     We will gather as a group in front of the Carousel at 1:45 pm for a 2:00 pm tour. Look for the Park Ranger to find the KFNV group. If you would like to take a ride on the Carousel, please arrange to be at the Carousel by at least 1:30 pm. 
  • Other Important Information: The walking tour will start promptly at 2:00 pm and will last approximately 45 minutes. The walking tour path is both wheelchair and walker accessible. Parking is off MacArthur Boulevard. In addition, handicap parking is specifically available with a short walking distance to the park’s entrance. In the event of inclement weather, the tour will be rescheduled. If you have any questions about the tour, please contact KFNV at kfnvinfo@gmail.com or leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104. 

Other September KFNV Events:

Movie Club – On September 1st from 2:00 3:00 pm, the KFNV Movie Club met at the King Farm Community Center and via Zoom to discuss the movie, Tallulah starring Elliot Page, Allison Janney, and Tammy Blanchard and written and directed by Sian Heder. Participants agreed that the movie had an interesting premise which led to a stimulating conversation.   

1.        Book Club on Thursday, September 8, 2022 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm, where Book Club participants will discuss the novel, The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner. NPR described Ms. Penner’s novel as “A poisonously good read…Surprises right up until the final paragraph.” Book Club participants are looking forward to discussing this “good read”; and 

2.       Coffee and Conversation on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 10:00 am where the topic will be: What have been your favorite travels? Participants are welcome to bring pictures to show their favorite travels. 

3.      September’s 2nd Highlight Event: 10 Ways to Live a Kick-ass Life on Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm in the King Farm Community Center. Dr. Liz Wheeler, owner and CEO of Launch Physical Therapy and Fitness Coaching, located here in King Farm, will offer a presentation with Questions and Answers on how to live a full, healthy, and active life.  All members of the King Farm community are invited to this in-person event. You do not have to be a member of the KFNV to participate in this event. 

Please note that the KFNV Book Club, Movie Club, and Coffee and Conversation meet in hybrid form—both in-person and virtually. Specifically, the KFNV has reserved the King Farm Community Center, 300 Saddle Ridge Circle, Rockville, MD 20850 for these in-person meetings.  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. For those unable to join in-person, the KFNV will offer a Zoom option. Finally, the KFNV offers transportation to any of its monthly meetings 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 King Farm Neighbor Village (KFNV) is continuing to build its community services program with:

1.       Transportation to appointments,

2.       Friendly phone calls,

3.       Friendly visits, and 

4.       One new service – simple household tasks. 

One member’s testimonial speaks highly of this new service: 

Please let the King Farm Village board know how grateful I am for help in the process of donating my drop leaf table to Afghan refugees. I never could have moved the table down the stairs, out the front door, and into the car without your help. 

The friend who drove the car was impressed that we have the ability to get help from KFNV when we need it.

Thank you!

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, membership is required; but membership is as easy as filling out an on-line or mail-in form. 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 to make a donation, please contact the operations Coordinator at kfnvinfo@gmail.com, leave a voicemail at (301) 799-8104, or view the KFNV website at  www.kfnv.org.

RCPD News Report: August 23, 2022 to  August 30, 2022

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