Association News – Friday, December 3, 2021
Food Truck Friday Night
It’s Food Truck Friday night and tonight we welcome back PhoWheels. They will be parked around 300 Saddle Ridge Circle from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. You can place your pre-order online for tonight via this link.
December Food Truck Schedule:
- Friday, December 10 – No Food Truck Scheduled
- Friday, December 17 – Fat Pete’s BBQ Truck
- Friday, December 24 – No Food Truck – Holiday
- Friday, December 31 – No Food Truck – Holiday
*Food trucks are subject to change and cancel due to weather and other issues beyond our control.
November/December Edition of the King Farm Chronicle
The November/December holiday edition of the King Farm Chronicle is here. Click here to enjoy the last edition of 2021!
Donations Needed for King Farm Holiday Toy Drive
The holidays are a time for giving as well as spreading that holiday spirit and we need to spread that holiday cheer now more than ever!! This season you can help play a small part in helping to make the holidays a little brighter for those less fortunate children in our area. The King Farm Citizens Assembly will once again be hosting the annual Holiday Toy Drive!
This year we have partnered with the Shady Grove Hospital Pediatric Unit and Children’s National Medical Center to provide toys for the children who will be spending the holidays in the hospital. Below is a list of the requested toys needed for this holiday season for their littlest patients.
- Rattles (high need)
- Stackable toys
- Shape sorting toys
- Toddler size (chunky) cars/trucks (high need)
- Cloth books
- Action figures
- Princess dolls
- Barbies (all ethnicities)
- Other dolls (all ethnicities)
- Small remote-control cars
- Bubble pop sensory fidget toys
- Adult coloring books
- Hot Wheel/Matchbox cars
- Bluey action figures
- Anything Paw Patrol
- Anything Sesame Street
- Mega block/Duplo
- Small Lego sets (boys/girls) all ages
- Craft projects
- Dinosaur figures
No board games and puzzles please.
You may bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation from now until Friday, December 17, 2021, to the Saddle Ridge Community Center. Due to the closure of the Saddle Ridge Community Center to the public, donation hours will be restricted to Monday through Thursday. **Residents must e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time with staff to arrange a time to drop off their toy donations in advance.
This is your chance to do something special this season for children in our local Rockville community. We thank you in advance for your generous donations and giving spirit especially during this difficult time.
Upcoming Board and Committee Meetings:
Zoom Meeting Registration Links: https://kingfarm.org/zoom-meeting-links/
Board of Trustees (BOT) – Meeting will not be held in December. Next meeting will be held on January 19, 2022.
Board of Code Compliance (BOCC)
- Monday 12/06/2021 – 7:00 PM
- Tuesday 12/07/2021 – 7:00 PM (hearing)
- Monday 12/13/2021 – 7:00 PM (hearing)
Architectural Design Trust (ADT) – Wednesday 12/15/2021 – 4:30 PM
*Meetings are for King Farm Titleholders and Citizens only. Registrants will be verified to ensure participants are titleholders/citizens.
Saddle Ridge Community Center Rental Update
The King Farm Community Center Clubroom is officially booked for party rentals for the month of December 2021.
We are now accepting reservations for rentals from January through March of 2022. For more information about the Community Center or to complete a rental application, please visit our website (https://kingfarm.org/saddle-ridge-community-center/).
Management Office Holiday Hours
The King Farm on-site management office will have abbreviated hours during the holiday season. While the office still remains closed due to COVID-19 with hours by appointment only, we wanted to ensure our management staff enjoy some time to celebrate the holidays.
Christmas/New Year’s Office Hours: The King Farm Management Office will be closed on December 24, December 25, 2021 and December 31, 2021.
Exterior Seasonal Holiday Decorations Reminder
Exterior seasonal holiday decorations (i.e., exterior lights, displays, wreaths, etc.) which are attractive, in good taste, and reasonable in size, number, color, and luminosity are permitted as long as decorations are not placed upon a Lot/Living Unit 30 days prior to the holiday and must be removed 21 days after the holiday (provided that such decorations do not conflict with any applicable design standard).
Exterior seasonal decorations do not require a design review application/approval as long as the change conforms with the design standards.
Temporary Signs: (King Farm Swim Team signs, contractor signs, graduation signs, political signs, and other signs approved by the Assembly) do not generally require a Design Review Application.
- Provided, however, that KFST signs are allowed only during the swim season and no more than 30 days prior to the start of the swim season and removed immediately at the end of the swim season.
- Contractor signs are allowed for the duration of the work being performed or 30 days (whichever comes first).
- Political signs are allowed based on the applicable State of Maryland or City of Rockville requirements (as of 2020 limited to 5 square feet per sign).
King Farm Neighbors Village News
December has started out with a flurry of activities (not the snowy kind yet, though) for King Farm Neighbors Village (KFNV). Specifically,
1. On Thursday, December 2nd from 2-3 pm, the KFNV Movie Club reviewed the movie, Harriet, a 2019 American biographical film of Harriet Tubman, starring Cynthia Erivo and featuring Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, and Janelle Monáe in supporting roles. All participants agreed that the movie delivered an important message and encouraged deep conversations about history; and
On that very same day—December 2nd– and just one hour after the conclusion of the Movie Club —from 4 to 5 pm –the KFNV welcomed Betty Figlure for the last KFNV highlight event of the year. In anticipation of the hustle and bustle of the holidays as well as the enduring COVID 19 pandemic, Ms. Figlure’s discussed mediation techniques for stress reduction. The KFNV invited all members of the King Farm community to this event, as KFNV membership was not required for virtual attendance at this presentation.
The KFNV will finish 2021 with the following events:
1. On Thursday, December 9th, the KFNV Book Club will discuss its final book of the year: Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver. Unsheltered is a novel that explores two families living in the same house in Vineland, New Jersey during two different eras: the 21st and 19th centuries. Uniquely, the novel alternates between the two time periods by using the last words of one chapter for the title of the next chapter. As Bookbrowse.com described, Unsheltered is “(b)rilliantly executed and compulsively readable,” and finally;
2. The last KFNV Coffee and Conversation for 2021 will be held on Wednesday, December 15th where the topic will be: What are you looking forward to in 2022? Participants are welcome to bring memorabilia to accompany their ideas for the New Year.
Please visit the KFNV website at www.kfnv.org for a complete description of the December KFNV events. In addition, the KFNV Blog under the News section of the website has articles about events as well as news relevant to the KFNV community. Also, both the Movie Club and Book Club welcome new members. Please see below for KFNV membership details.
How to Contact KFNV:
For most of the KFNV monthly events, membership is required; but membership is free and as easy as filling out an on-line or mail-in form. The KFNV does, however, accept and welcome donations; for these donations help defray the cost of KFNV services and events. In addition, and in anticipation of end-of-year tax planning, a donation to KFNV is tax deductible.
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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Voicemail: (301) 799-8104
RCPD News Report: November 24, 2021 to December 01, 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:
2 W. Montgomery Ave, Rockville, Maryland 20850
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