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Rockville – Donna-Jo Webster

May 18, 2017

Rockville Neighborhood News 5-25-17

Donna-Jo Webster

Hello, everybody! Don’t look now, but the first lightning bugs of the season have been spotted in the yard, flashing their joyful neon Morse code message: Summer has arrived! That glow in the southern sky this week might not be from some gorgeous sunset but from the candles perched atop some hometown birthday cakes. Happy wishes go out to Vickie Brown, hearing that song on May 29, and Allyson Elliott and Patricia Greer, both opening presents on June 1. The Cochrane Rockville Library presents First Friday Films on Friday, June 2 at 4:30 p.m. Don’t miss a great family big screen feature complete with free popcorn, snacks and soft drinks, all courtesy of the Friends of the Rockville Library. Call the branch at 749-3146 for the film’s title. Teens and ‘tweens, don’t miss the library’s next Make ‘n Take Movie Night on Tuesday, June 13 at 4:30 p.m. Create a cool themed craft while watching the film that inspired it,  eat pizza and hang out with your friends. Call the library to find out what movie will be shown. Our friends at the nearby Beaverdam Youth League will host Family Fun Night on Friday, June 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Beaverdam Ruritan Park. Cheer on the baseball teams, shop the vendors including Magnolia & Vine and LuLaRoe, check out the silent auction for your chance at great items. Food concessions will be available, the Sweet Frog truck will be on hand and kids can enjoy face painting and a moon bounce. The Richmond Flying Squirrels’ mascot, Nutzy, will throw out the first pitch and hang around for photos and autographs, too. Need more info? E-mail baseballinbeaverdam@aol.com. Before you haul out the gas grills and pool noodles, take a moment to consider the real reason for the three day weekend. Memorial Day should remind us that freedom isn’t free and that many brave men and women have made the ultimate sacrifice defending our country. Let’s give them all the honor they deserve. Graduations season is here and you known you want to share your proud grad’s achievements with all of Rockville. Drop a line to aint_it_the_80s@yahoo.com to see it in this space. Until next time, have a wonderful week!