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The Whetstone Afterschool Club is finishing for the school year and making way for summer programs and activities. The afterschool club will return in the fall for the 2018-19 school year.

As one of two Arbor Day planting celebrations, the Montgomery Village Foundation Board, staff and crew from BrightView planted a Sycamore tree at Lake Whetstone in commemoration of Pete Young’s service as President of the MVF Board. Other Arbor Day activities took place at North Creek Nature...

Village kids and parents enjoyed an evening building and creating at the Lego Block Party on Friday, April 13. Play-Well TEKnologies supplied the thousands of Legos and helped the kids build Lego launchers and a giant tower.

Former MVF Board President Pete Young (left) recognizes John Driscoll (right) for his years of service on MVF committees and the Board at the March 22 Annual Meeting. Driscoll served three terms (nine years) on the MVF Board, two years as President and was on several committees that helped keep...

Officer Kim Jones stopped by the Creative Discovery learning and enrichment program on Monday, March 19. Students learned about different ways to stay safe and were given police badge stickers to wear with pride! 

Bort, Gargan and Leonard elected to 2018 MVF Board of Directors
Three candidates for the Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF) Board of Directors were elected to fill the three ending term seats on the Board. After about six weeks of campaigning, meet and greet events and a...

The 10th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance was enjoyed by nearly 100 participants; daughters and dads had a blast! Couples enjoyed yummy refreshments, cute favors and most importantly, dancing the night away. Keepsake photos will allow these father-daughter duos to remember their fun evening for weeks...

Warm weather is just around the corner and that means it's time to think about summer camp! Check out the fun and affordable camps, clubs and programs in the 2018 MVF Summer Camp Guide inside this issue.

Summer planning has begun and MVF is looking for candidates to join our team and fill a variety of seasonal positions. Check out the Lifeguard Training classes and other summer jobs available on page 14. Also, visit www....

The Montgomery Blue Notes led by Director Perry Conticchio brightened the season with a Winter Jazz Concert at North Creek Community Center in December.

Saturday, Dec. 9 was another great Breakfast with Santa here in Montgomery Village! Santa Claus joined us at North Creek community center along with 54 children and 71 adults! Participants enjoyed a tasty continental breakfast followed by photos with St. Nick, cookie decorating and crafts! 

The Montgomery Village Annual Christmas Tree Lighting was enjoyed by many residents on November 29. Adults and children spent the hour listening to music by the Montgomery Village Community Band and Watkins Mill High School choral group, sipping hot cocoa and munching cookies before Santa...

Shoppers picked up an abundance of holiday gifts at the annual Montgomery Village Holiday Craft Bazaar held at the Lake Marion Community Center on Saturday, Nov. 11. The Bazaar is just one opportunity in Montgomery Village for artisans to sell their wares. Next up is the Indoor Flea Market in...

Village kids and parents had a great time at Halloween Hoopla on Friday, October 27. Costumed participants enjoyed games and activities, a fortune teller and snacks. See page 19 for the results of the costume contest and "Guess the Candy Corn" contest, along with fun photos from the evening.

A guest appearance and a ghost appearance! Keyote from the Frederick Keys raced a pumpkin in this year's MVF Great Pumpkin Race and Fall Festival before shaking hands and posing for photos. Pumpkin racers of many shapes and sizes took to the track to try to claim the grand prize trophy.  There...

The MV Farmers' Market is winding down for the season and vendors will be heading out at the end of this month until they return next June. The market will be open Saturdays in October from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 9801 Centerway Road. You'll find plenty of fresh,...

Build and race your pumpkin racer at the MVF Great Pumpkin Race and Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 at North Creek Community Center, 20125 Arrowhead Road. See the step-by-step guide on page 9 for instructions on how to craft your racer. If cooking is more your speed, be...

A huge thank you to the community businesses who brought their vehicles out on Saturday, Aug. 26 for Montgomery Village Foundation’s 3rd annual Touch-A-Truck event! Residents of Montgomery Village and the surrounding community enjoyed a unique hands-on experience. Youngsters had a wonderful...

The 5th Annual MVFitness Fest held on August 16 was a success! Families enjoyed a variety of free active stations including the new Bang! Power Dance, Aerobics, Pickleball, Boot Camp and more. A special thank you to instructors Laurie Reluzco, Karin Baker, Marcy Thomer and Michael Mcfarland. For...

North Creek Summer Activity Center campers and staff enjoyed a visit from Eric Energy this week. Everyone learned about static electricity and how a handheld Van de Graaff Generator could keep a mylar shape levitating. Kids saw how electricity travels in circuits and participated in lots of cool...

Many kids and parents came out to South Valley Park to visit with staff and animals from Squeals on Wheels Traveling Petting Zoo on July 19. As one of four special guests that made up the KidjA.M. program this July, Squeals on Wheels allows children to observe and pet animals including an alpaca...

Director of Recreation, Parks and Culture, Peggy Mark joined MVF Board Members, local officials and residents at the Annual MVF Independence Day Celebration. All showed gratitude and congratulations to the many parade winners and to Peggy, who will be retiring this August. For more photos from...

MVF awards five scholarships to Village high school graduates

Some of the first visitors to the newly renovated Apple Ridge Pool enjoyed the opening weekend by relaxing under an umbrella, lounging on chaise lounges and trying out the current channel as well as many other pool features.

The Creative Discovery 4's Class of 2017 celebrated a completed year of MVF's preschool program.  Parents joined to see each child receive their certificate, then shared in refreshments and a slideshow with memories from events throughout the school year.

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