Glimpse a preview of ‘Musica Viva Kentlands’ before the big event in June

Thank you to everyone who have commented on the articles I have written my first two months as the Executive Director. I hope I have inspired or re-inspired you to volunteer and take a new look at the place we live.
I know I take the Kentlands for granted. It is so easy to forget how fortunate we are to live in a community and an area which has so many amenities and activities. In the coming months there are concerts, outdoor festivities and indoor film sponsored by the Foundation.
The initial concert of Musica Viva Kentlands is coming upon us fast. Until the event on June 23rd, there are two opportunities to hear Kentlands residents Maestro Simeone Tartaglione and the violin soloist Alessandra Cuffaro. The first opportunity will be May 6. The committee is holding a fundraiser for the concert in the Kentlands Clubhouse in an effort to raise sufficient funds to ensure the initial concert becomes an ongoing series. You may R.S.V.P. for the event until May 4 or make a donations to support the concert at any time by check or by PayPal through a link on the Foundation’s website,
The second opportunity to get a taste of the upcoming classical musical concert is during Kentlands Under the Lights on June 16. Once again, the Downtown plaza area will be transformed into a neighborhood party. Beginning at 5 p.m., food, music, beer and wine will be available and the music and other entertainments will commence. Enjoy a night out with your friends and neighbors.
On Sunday, May 13, at 7 p.m. in the Arts Barn the Kentlands Film Society presents “Phoenix.” “Phoenix” takes place at the end of World War II. Nelly, a disfigured holocaust survivor, tries to find out if the man she loved betrayed her trust. The film realistically captures the post war period with the devastation of Berlin and the daily struggle of survivors. A limited number of tickets can be bought for $9 each. They can be purchased beginning at 6:15 p.m. on the night of the movie. Tickets also can be reserved by calling 301-529-9951 or by contacting Wine is available prior to the film, and all are welcome to participate in the Critics’ Corner discussion after the movie.
Subscriptions for the 2018-2019 film season will be available beginning on Sunday, May 13. The cost for season tickets is $40 for 5 films. After May 13, applications will be available at the Kentlands Clubhouse, Lakelands Clubhouse, the Arts Barn and Kentlands Manor. This very popular program sells out each year.
Please note the April 17 New Urbanism lecture at the Arts Barn has been postponed. As more information is made available, I will update our website and other media.
What ties all these disparate events together? Volunteers. Our neighbors sharing their time and their enthusiasm with all of us. Please consider volunteering for these or any other program supported by the Foundation. I am sure we have an opportunity which would fit your life, your interests, and your available time.