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Rockville to Host the 2011 DARCARS Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest

Rockville to Host the 2011 DARCARS Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest

 

The annual Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest, one of the most popular races of the summer, will take place on Saturday, July 16, at 8:45 p.m. at N. Washington Street and Middle Lane. The event consists of an 8K race (including wheelchair division) and a 1K fun run, followed by a free concert by the Lloyd Dobler Effect and refreshments.

 

Happy 84th Birthday 7-Eleven!

Happy 84th Birthday 7-Eleven!

To celebrate 7-Eleven turning 84 years old on Monday, July 11th, the largest birthday bash will be held in NYC’s Times Square with a gigantic 5-foot-tall, seven-layer edible birthday cake created by TLC’s Cake Boss Buddy Valastro.  

Since 2002, millions of free Slurpees have been given away on July 11th to celebrate the most popular convenience store around the world.  Topping year’s past of 3 million giveaways, this year will be the largest yet with five million free Slurpees to hand out and birthday parties held at select stores across the country with music, entertainment, prizes, food sampling, and Slurpee-mobiles. This year they also have signature birthday donuts, 3 for $2.00 dollars!

Check out 7-eleven. com to find the closest 7-eleven to you!

 

5K for Jayna Murray Foundation

5K  for Jayna Murray Foundation

Due to the tragic incident on March 11th, 2011 at Lululemon in Bethesda, Maryland the Jayna Murray Foundation was founded. Their organization is committed to honoring the memory of their dear friend and loved one Jayna Troxel Murray. The goal is to honor and remember Jayna and support her many passions.  All proceeds from the charity will go towards scholarships and programs that were prominent in enriching Jayna’s life in the hope that they can help to better the lives of others.

Beginning and ending on Bethesda Lane, the race will cross the intersection of Elm Street and Arlington Road, and run through the neighborhood to the west. The 5K run/walk will be on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 8 a.m. 

For more information: http://jaynamurray.bisglobal.net/

Citizen Academy Graduation

Citizen Academy Graduation

 

On Tuesday, July 5th, residents who have recently completed the Montgomery County Police Department’s Citizen Academy will graduate in a ceremony at the Public Service Training Academy, Gaithersburg.

These graduates have completed an eighteen week course that included classes on firearm safety, Maryland traffic law, investigating major crimes, drug identification, scams and fraud, prostitution, forensics/crime lab, physical/sexual child abuse, DUI/underage drinking, and the procedures of the Emergency Response Team.  Academy members also observed a canine demonstration and had the choice of touring the Montgomery County Detention Center, the Emergency Communications Center, and participating in a ride-along with a police office.

Independence Day Celebrations!

Independence Day Celebrations!

 

 

Looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend to celebrate the Fourth? Look no further!

Bell Ringing Ceremony

Celebrate the Fourth with the "Let Freedom Ring" Bell Ringing Ceremony at Veteran's Park in Bethesda. The event is hosted by the Ark and Dove Society and the Maryland Children of the American Revolution. Call 703-425-4568 for more information.

 

Germantown Glory Festival

Consignment Sale Comes to Montgomery County!

Seasonal consignment shopping is a fast growing trend, especially for baby and children's items. Kids grow so fast, and items like clothes, strollers, car seats, cribs and toys seem barely used. It is for this reason that Tot Swap, Maryland's largest consignment sale for kids, babies, and teens, has added a new summer sale in addition to a fall and spring sale at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg.

“Families come in, they bring their merchandise and they resell it to other families who are in need of toys, shoes, bedding, DVDs, books, and clothes. We have tons of anything and everything for children at a fraction of the cost,” said Totswap’s  Robyn Rutland.

Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

What would you expect a four-and-three-quarter-year-old to say at the end of a four-and-a-half-mile hike that she just finished using her own two feet? “What a wonderful day,” Sofi announced when we walked past the old Tavern (that I was wishing was still a tavern) at Great Falls National Park.