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Rockville Concert BandSunday, June 9, 5:30 p.m. Lawton Center ConcertThe Rockville Concert Band has been rehearsing hard to bring an excellent concert to the Town this Sunday, June 9, so make a note in your calendars to come enjoy a good old-fashioned Sunday night concert. Even though the current forecast for Sunday is rain, the band will be playing either outside on the basketball courts or inside the Lawton Center Social Hall (if it rains), so don't let the weather interfere with attending! Under the direction of Dr. Juan Gallestegui Roca, this 50+ piece band will dazzle you with old and new favorites during the evening's concert. Come and hear a wide selection from Toy Story and Harry Potter to traditional marches and the 1812 Overture. Come out for the music, but bring a few dollars to grab something delicious as, there will be two food trucks on site (Holy Crepes and Tasty Grill to Go). Children are welcome to listen, or play on the playground. Chairs will be available, but feel free to bring a blanket to sit on if you wish.There are videos on YouTube of some of the good music the Rockville Concert Band plays if you are interested.
Utility Work UpdateWSSC is scheduled to continue to replace a sewer manhole on Bradley Lane at Maple Avenue next week. During the work, Maple Avenue south of Rosemary Street is open to local traffic only. Once the manhole replacement on Bradley Lane is completed, the contractor will complete a sewer relining project in the 6700 block of Maple Avenue.
Reduce Plastic Waste Sub-Committee AnnouncementThe Town’s Reduce Plastic Waste sub-committee along with the Community Relations Committee have been working hard to reduce the amount of plastic waste at Town events. We are happy to report that in place of the ~ 1200 plastic water bottles we’ve used at past July 4th celebrations, we will be providing filtered water. We encourage you to bring your own water bottles to the 4th of July event. But, if anyone forgets, we will be providing compostable cups too. The Town also is providing compostable plates, cups, and utensils and The Compost Crew will be in attendance to collect all of those items. Since this is a lot to manage, we are in need of at least 6 volunteers to help us with the provision of filtered water and also for guiding people to the right disposal bins (compost, recycling, landfill). If you are willing to help please reply to Betsy Johnson at 240-461-1402 and she will explain further and sign you up for a time.
Independence Day Picnic and Parade July 4, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lawton Center Grounds11:30 a.m.: Come to the Lawton Center to decorate your bikes, scooters, wagons, and baby carriages. The Town will provide decorating supplies.12 p.m.: Parade and Dixieland BandThe parade will begin at 12 p.m. led by the Dixie Land Trio.12:30-1:30 p.m.: PicnicTown residents will be treated to barbeque catered by Red, Hot & Blue and the famous Ben and Jerry’s ice cream truck. Vegetarian & vegan options are available upon request. Bring your appetite and picnic blanket! Please RSVP by June 23 or if you are interested in volunteering for the event reach out to the Town Office at 301-654-7144 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The reading of the Declaration of Independence at this event has become a tradition. We encourage readers of all ages to take part. If you would like to volunteer to read a few lines, please contact the Town Office at email@example.com or 301-654-7144.
Please Clean Up After Your PetThe Town office has received numerous complaints about dog waste being left on the grounds of Chevy Chase Elementary School and on other public areas in Town. The Town has installed numerous dog waste stations in Town, including three around the elementary school. Leaving dog waste on school grounds is unlawful and poses a health hazard to children and others who use the school’s outdoor recreational facilities. We appreciate your cooperation in addressing this issue.
June Purple Line Construction UpdatesLane Closure on Chevy Chase Lake Drive: The westbound lane of Chevy Chase Lake Drive at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue will be partially closed for utility work. Work will take place weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Temporary lane closures with flagging operations will occur.Lane Closure on Wisconsin Avenue: Crews will be pouring concrete for the walls of the Bethesda Shaft. Southbound lanes along Wisconsin Avenue between Montgomery Lane and Bethesda Avenue will experience temporary closures. Work will take place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weekdays and weekends. Night Work/Lane Closure on Connecticut Avenue: Crews will be relocating utilities on Connecticut Avenue between Jones Bridge Road and East-West Highway. Work will occur in two shifts, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Weekend work will occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Temporary lane closures with flagging operations will occur. Traffic Shift on Jones Mill Road: Traffic will be shifted onto the northbound side of Jones Mill Road for phase one of the traffic change. Crews will be excavating and installing the arch for the future underpass. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.Weekend Work at Columbia Country Club: Crews will continue work at the Columbia Country Club 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Weekend Work at Bethesda Work Zone (Elm Street): Crews will be working at the Bethesda Work Zone on Elm Street, continuing excavation efforts on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as weekends.Weekend Work and Lane Closures on East-West Highway: Temporary lane closures will occur on East-West Highway from Sleaford Road to Montgomery Avenue between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Weekend Work and Lane Closure on Jones Mill Road and Jones Bridge Road: Temporary lane closures will occur on Jones Bridge Road between Altimont Lane and Jones Mill Road , as well as Jones Mill Road between Flushing Meadow Terrace and Coquelin Terrace between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Weekend Work on the Georgetown Branch Trail between Sleaford Road and East West Highway: Crews will be relocating utilities along the Georgetown Branch Trail from Sleaford Road access point to East-West Highway. Work will take place weekends from 7 a.m. to 5 p.mWeekend Work on the Rock Creek Trail: Crews will be performing grading and test pitting operations at Rock Creek Park on weekends from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on an as-needed basis.Upcoming Meetings & Events:Visit the Town Website to view the Town calendar