A Community Day, A Rockville Play and Teaching Young Musicians How to Play
It’s the ‘watch that bandit run’ edition of ‘The Rundown.’
Good Friday, Rockville! Looks like we’ve made it.
It’s been a busy week—especially for a four-day workweek. Sheesh. I thought the livin’ was supposed to be easy in the summertime.
I’ve said it before (and I’ll post a link to the theme song again): We’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there.
(Parental warning: Jackie Gleason uses some salty language at the end of that clip—and it's not "To the moon, Alice!" It's nothing you won’t hear on network television after 10 p.m., but those with tender ears have been warned.)
Let’s get into it with this “East Bound and Down” edition of “The Rundown”:
- Twinbrook Day in the Park is from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Twinbrook Community Recreation Center and will feature a petting zoo, dance classes, live music, prizes and more. The day provides a great way to see class demonstrations and experience all that the neighborhood recreation center has to offer.
- The F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc. is sponsoring its Short Story Contest. The contest is open to residents of Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia and is divided into adult and student contests.
Unpublished stories of no more than 3,000 words should be submitted online or postmarked by July 15 and mailed to Rockville City Hall. Entry fee is $25.
First prize is $1,000, an invitation to read at the 16th Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference and publication in Potomac Review. Three runners-up will receive $200 each.
Click here for more information and complete contest rules.
- It’s a hard knock life. Hear from people who understand. Rockville Musical Theatre’s three-weekend run of “Annie” opens tonight at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre.
- The National Philharmonic offers promising young musicians a chance to hone their skills and work with professionals through its summer string and choral institutes.
The institutes teach musical skills and techniques to middle and high school string players and high school and college vocalists, preparing them for a culminating performance.
The High School/College Summer Choral Institute will be held from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 18-22 at Montgomery College-Rockville.
The Summer String Institutes will be held August 1-5 for high school students and August 8-12 for middle school students at Bethesda Presbyterian Church.
Registration is now open. Click here for more information.
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