Spring activity

by Glenn Gargan, President

Well, winter has finally lifted, and spring is well upon us. This not only causes our flowers to bloom and our wildlife to get more active, it causes our children to be more active as well. It also means that soccer, tennis or basketballs could come from “out of nowhere” into the path of oncoming traffic, perhaps followed by a youngster in chase. I am on record: we love all our children in the Village, and we have none to spare. With warmer weather present and kids outside, this is a request to please drive gently.

I was thrilled to recently be joined by most of the Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF) Board of Directors in planting a beautiful tree at Apple Ridge Playground, to celebrate MVF’s being named a Tree City USA for the 31st consecutive year.

While I missed the Rake the Lake event on Saturday, April 27, my thanks to those who did participate.

There is still time (just barely) to contribute to the Montgomery Village Foundation’s 28th Annual Scholarship Fund. More information is in this edition of the Village News.

With the pools preparing to open soon, now is the time to update your 2019 MVF Activity Card – more information is inside this edition of the Village News.

Upcoming Activities

Saturday, May 4: Spring Flea Market at North Creek Community Center, 20125 Arrowhead Road, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sangria and Succulents from 7 to 9 p.m. at North Creek Community Center, 20125 Arrowhead Road

Saturday, May 11: Free Spring Shredding Event from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at North Creek Community Center, 20125 Arrowhead Road

Parents’ Night Out, 5 to 10 p.m., at Lake Marion Community Center, 8821 East Village Avenue

Saturday, May 18: The start of the Community Concert Series at South Valley Park, 19003 Watkins Mill Road, 7 to 8:30 p.m., featuring the Montgomery Blue Notes Jazz Band

Saturday, June 1: MV Farmers’ Market opens for the season – Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 9801 Centerway Road

Yoga on the Dock, Lake Whetstone Dock, 18701 Montgomery Village Avenue, 9 to 10 a.m.

Saturday, June 8: Boating Safety Day, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Whetstone, 18701 Montgomery Village Avenue

Water Safety Day, North Creek Pool, 20125 Arrowhead Road, from 2 to 5 p.m. (free with Activity Card)

Signature Concert Series at South Valley Park, 19003 Watkins Mill Road, 7 to 8:30 p.m., featuring The Fabulous Hubcaps

Saturday, June 15: Fishing Rodeo at Ed DeSimon Park, 8600 East Village Avenue, 9 a.m. to noon

Thursday, June 20: World’s Largest Swimming Lesson, 3 to 3:30 p.m. at the North Creek Pool, 20125 Arrowhead Road, and 5 to 5:30 p.m. at Watkins Mill Pool, 19501 Club Lake Road

Saturday, June 22: Community Concert Series at South Valley Park, 19003 Watkins Mill Road, 7 to 8:30 p.m., featuring the Montgomery Village Community Band

Friday, June 28: Dive-in Movie – “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” Stedwick Pool, 10401 Stedwick Road, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 29: Yoga on the Dock, Lake Whetstone Dock, 18701 Montgomery Village Avenue, 9 to 10 a.m.

Thursday, July 4: 5K Race and Fun Run, 7 a.m., Lake Marion Community Center, 8821 East Village Avenue

MVF Independence Day Celebration, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Apple Ridge Recreation Area, 10101 Apple Ridge Road

Lastly, a reminder that the Montgomery Village News print editions are now distributed monthly. Montgomery Village Foundation updates the website on a regular basis and includes pertinent information published online in the following print edition as well.

As is tradition, I invite you to get involved. Volunteerism is the secret ingredient in Montgomery Village, and the plethora of skills and talents present in our community can only ensure our continued improvement if you and your neighbors volunteer.

Your input and feedback to me at garganmvf@gmail.com is welcome.

Best regards,

Glenn

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