Community Events

Maydale Nature Center is a great little county park just a few miles east of the school, and they are offering a bunch of outdoor educational events this spring — please see the flyer here.

HERtime2shine is a free carnival-style family fun day open to all ages in celebration of National Girls and Women and Sports Day. This free event will take place on April 22 from 10am – 1pm at the Silver Spring Civic Building. Sports and fitness vendors will host interactive and fun activities — Zumba sessions, soccer juggling contests and more! For more information, please visit

Farquar Middle School has a fun fun fundraiser Carnival coming up on April 28.

Gaithersburg Book Festival –
Saturday, May 20th 10-6 at Gaithersburg City Hall

Free Admission & parking, kids/adults can meet & speak with local & national authors, writing workshops for kids, book signings, fun activities, food & more!!

“The Gaithersburg Book Festival is a celebration of the written word and its power to enrich the human experience. Our mission is to foster an interest in reading, writing and literary conversation.

Since its inception in 2010, the Festival has quickly become one of the nation’s top literary events, attracting hundreds of award-winning and best-selling authors, poets and songwriters from across the country to its quaint, park-like setting in the heart of Olde Towne Gaithersburg.

Funded in part by generous sponsors and supported by the City of Gaithersburg, the Festival offers programming for all ages, is free to attend and is open to everyone.”

Subject: Young Chefs cooking camp

Does your child love to cook? Would your child have fun practicing basic cooking skills and hands-on nutrition while making new friends?

If so, you are in luck! Young Chefs offers five week-long cooking camps geared to different age groups this summer. Chef/Instructor Sheila Crye earned the rigorous Certified Culinary Professional designation through the International Association of Culinary Professionals ( and has taught cooking skills in Montgomery County for 19 years. She holds the camps in her Silver Spring home kitchen classroom for 4-8 lucky youths.

Camps meet from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 22-28, July 31-August 4, and August 7-11.

Each day of camp, young people prepare and enjoy eating a complete meal that they designed with Chef Sheila’s guidance. She shows them how to modify favorite foods to make them healthier and encourages youths to explore international cultures through their cuisines. To learn more about Young Chefs Cooking Camps and to register, see: To discuss questions, phone Chef Sheila at 301-512-8631.