Mark your calendars! This June will be filled with great events!

June is one of the busiest months for KCF events. First is Kentlands Under the Lights, a community dinner, on June 15. There is good music and great food with beer and wine available. This year the committee has expanded the kids’ area for a better place for the younger diners to have some fun. The communal tables provide an opportunity to meet up with friends and to meet new friends and neighbors. Under the Lights celebrates our community and highlights why we moved here—walkability, a downtown and good friends and neighbors.
Next on the calendar is Musica Viva: Kentlands Classical Music Concert Series. On June 23 at 6 pm, the classical concert will begin on the Kentlands Mansion lawn. Once again, Maestro Simeone Tartaglione and violin soloist Alessandra Cuffaro will take the stage with a 15-piece string orchestra. Maestro Tartaglione has a special repertoire in store for us. The Wine Harvest, Paladar Latin Kitchen, and Rita’s Italian Ice will be on hand to provide refreshments. Bring a blanket and a chair and join in this fantastic community event. In case of rain, the concert will move to the Lakelands Middle School All Purpose Room. If it is raining, the decision to move the event will be made by 1 pm. Please check NextDoor, the Foundation’s website and our Facebook page for notifications. In addition to support from Asbury Methodist Village and the Kentlands Community Association, the concert is the recipient of a generous grant from the Paul M. Angell Foundation. The KCF extends a full-hearted “Thank you!” to all of our generous sponsors for supporting this endeavor.
The Go Green Group has arranged a special showing of the film “Ground War”. The film will be shown on June 30 at 7 pm at the Arts Barn. “Ground War” explores the pervasiveness of pesticides in our environment and its wide-ranging implications. Motivated by his father’s death after a lifelong love of golf, documentarian, Andrew Nisker, explores the effect of chemical company lobbying and citizen activism on pesticide use. Go Green has collaborated with the Sierra Club Maryland, Safe Growth Montgomery and Beyond Pesticides to bring this important film to the Arts Barn. While the event is free, there are limited tickets available. Please check the Foundation’s website and Facebook page for details on ticketing. Go Green is a Foundation program dedicated to make our community a greener place to live. Following the film there will be a 45-minute discussion panel.
Remember the Film Society has begun selling its subscriptions to next year’s films. The five films will be shown on Sundays in the Arts Barn at 7 pm. There is a reception beginning one half hour earlier for the inaugural film of the season. Please contact Elly Shaw Belbliddia at Kentlandsfilmsociety@gmail.com if you would like more information or to reserve your tickets for next year.
Standing round of applause for the Kentlands Players and their production of “Play On!” This new program is off to a tremendous start. If you missed this show, mark your calendars for November 22 and 23 when their second production is scheduled.
I am in my office every Monday from 10:30 to 1 pm. Please consider stopping by and finding out more about the Foundation!

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