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Rockville – Donna-Jo Webster

July 13, 2017

Hello, everybody! How are you holding up in this steamy heat? Honey child, it’s so hot out, I went to the Grub Kitty to pick up a loaf of bread but brought home a loaf of toast. My burgers cooked themselves in the package, and the corn popped right in the husk before I could say “boo” to a goose. Boy howdy, that’s hot!

Happy hometown birthday wishes go out this week to lovely Gloria Childress, blowing out her candles on July 22.

The Cochrane Rockville Library is always a cool place to spend a summer day and the branch hosts a number of great programs this week. Adults are invited to participate in their DIY Terrarium Workshop on Monday, July 24 at 7 p.m. All materials will be provided but you’re welcome to bring a favorite plant or container. Call 749-3146 to register.

Magician Rob Westcott returns to the library on Wednesday, July 26 at 1 p.m. This perennial crowd pleaser will inspire a love of reading and wonder through puppetry, jokes, and magic tricks. You might even be selected to be part of the show!

Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday during a special library event on Saturday, July 29 at 11 a.m. Check out the Rememberalls, create your own wand and origami owls, snap a selfie at the Wanted Wizard station, and more. Cosplay is encouraged. Snacks will be served, too, courtesy of the Friends of the Rockville Library.

The Richmond Astronomical Society presents Skywatch at the Montpelier Center on Friday, July 28 beginning at 8 p.m. Bring your own telescope or use one provided by the Society. Learn about constellations, planets, and all things celestial. Call 883-7378 for info.

Join Hanover AARP Chapter 5335 for their upcoming bus trip to Maryland Live Casino on Tuesday, Sept. 12. The bus leaves from the Ashland Martin’s parking lot at 8 a.m. A bagged lunch will be provided and there’s a great shopping center near the casino.  Cost is $35 per person but you’ll get $20 in free game play. Seats are going quickly! Call 798-1613 to save your spot.

Got news to share? Rockville would love to hear it. Send news and events to to see it here. Stay cool and have a wonderful week!