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Next Film Society – Sunday 02.09

On Sunday, February 9, escape the winter doldrums and join us for an award-winning film, Antonia’s Line. Strong-willed Antonia recalls life on her Dutch farm in the decades after World War II, recounting tales of quirky villagers and of her descendants. Magical...

Rec Committee Mtg + SITP News

Next Meeting: Thursday, February 20, 2020; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. Open to the public. Anyone interested in joining should come to the next meeting! SITP Survey Hi everyone! I’m trying to get an idea of how many campers we will have for SITP this year for...

Next Film Society – Sun. 01.12

On Sunday, January 12, 2020 we welcome everyone to the third movie in our 2019/2020 Film Series, Woman on the Run. Frank Johnson witnesses a gangland murder. Afraid of the gang and not trusting the police, he goes into hiding. His wife Eleanor (Ann Sheridan) searches...

Xmas trees, New Trash day, Recyclable Ends

Christmas Tree Disposal Beginning in late December, Christmas trees will be picked up roadside by Town Maintenance staff. When you place your tree out for collection, please remove all tinsel, ornaments, the stand and any other metal. Trash Day Changed To Thursdays At...

Washington Grove Cares

WGC wishes everyone the best in 2020. If your New Year’s resolutions, despite your good intentions, leave you quaking at the unimaginable work of decluttering or redecorating, or disheartened by the challenge of learning to ice skate or speak Spanish, or...

Trash Day Changing to THURSDAYS on 12.26.19

At the request of Potomac Disposal, we are changing our collection day back to THURSDAYS. This will begin THURSDAY, Dec. 26th. Recyclable Yard Waste Collection Ends Please note that THURSDAY December 26, 2019 will be the last date for collection of recyclable yard...

Next Film Society – Sun. 01.12.20

On Sunday, January 12, we welcome everyone to the third movie in our 2019/2020 Film Series… Woman on the Run. Frank Johnson witnesses a gangland murder. Afraid of the gang and not trusting the police, he goes into hiding. His wife Eleanor (Ann Sheridan) searches...

Sip & Knit Night!

The Washington Grove Recreation Committee is planning to host a Sip and Knit night this winter with a fantastic local knitting teacher. Susan is excellent at fixing mistakes, helping folks start projects, finish projects, learn new stitches, and working with new...

Bulk Trash Collection – Sat. 11.09

Mark your calendars! The Town has scheduled a bulk trash collection for Nov. 9, 2019. Materials may include furniture, appliances (nothing with freon like air conditioning units), rugs, large toys, small auto parts, etc. Material may NOT include construction...

Next Film Society – Sun. 11.17

On Sunday, November 17, we welcome everyone to the second movie in our 2019/2020 Film Series: The Children Act. Emma Thompson stars as a family court judge in London. While her marriage crumbles, she becomes entangled in a child-protection case involving a deathly ill...

Woman’s Club Final Mtg 2019

Our final meeting of 2019 is Thursday, November 21st, at 7:00 PM in the Clubhouse This meeting will be the election of next year’s Officers and brainstorming activities for the upcoming year. Our Clubhouse will soon be closed for the winter, but we will still be...

Kudos to these Grovers

Many thanks to Lawren and Richard Lankford, Eric Selby, the musicians, Master Griller Ted Yachup, the many who helped set-up and clean-up, Rec. Committee Co-chair Emily Cavey and, last but not least, Co-chair Missy Yachup for making BluestoberFest a huge success!...

Trees in the Grove – White Oak

White Oak (Quercus alba) With over 600 hundred species of oaks (genus Quercus), nearly 100 of them native to the U.S., it would seem a difficult group of trees to sort out, much less identify individual species. However, only a few dozen species will be encountered in...

The Holiday Show Needs You!

If it’s November, we must be rehearsing for the 2019 Washington Grove Holiday Show! Wouldn’t you like to be part of the fun? We need actors, singers, musicians and backstage help with lighting, costumes, props, artwork, and sets. This year, we especially...

Leaves Are Falling

New and long-time residents alike are reminded of the Town contract for bulk leaf removal each autumn. The contractor, Green Earth, Inc., will make regular but unscheduled pickups of leaves raked or blown into windrows within six (6) feet of any roadway or walkway,...

Bluestober Fest – Sat 10.05

The 11th Annual Washington Grove BluestoberFest is Saturday, October 5th, 2019, 6:00-10:00 p.m. Please come out and enjoy a fun musical gathering with family and friends as we celebrate the autumn season with acoustic sounds from PURYEAR, SUMMEROUR & SELBY from...

Film Society News – Sun 10.13

October kicks off our 20th year showing movies in McCathran Hall. In celebration, the Film Society is pleased to announce that ALL films in the 2019/2020 season will be FREE to all. Our first film of the season, on October 13, is A Man Called Ove. A cantankerous...

Rec Committee Mtg + News

Next Meeting: Wed., October 16, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. Open to the public. Anyone interested in joining should come to the next meeting! Congratulations to this year’s “Super Grove” Jude Gilmore!!

Invitation to a CEILI – Sat 10.26

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26. What is a Ceili? Come and find out at McCathran Hall from 7 – 10:30 on Saturday, October 26. Get an early start in celebrating with the Blackthorn Ceili Dancers. Try out those dance steps while listening to live music. Don’t want to...

Bulk Trash Collection Sat 11.09

The Town has scheduled a bulk trash collection for Saturday Nov. 9, 2019. Materials may include furniture, appliances (nothing with freon like air conditioning units), rugs, large toys, small auto parts, etc. Material may NOT include construction by-products from your...

P3 Program Update

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration I-495 & I-270 Public-Private Partnership (P3) Program continues working to relieve the National Capital Region’s traffic congestion. To learn more, go to 495-270-p3.com/p-3...

Washington Grove Cares – Thanks

Thanks to Mary Blake and her co-presenter, William Kellibrew for leading a stimulating discussion of trauma and trauma-informed care. And thanks to our Washington Grove neighbors for attending and participating in this important discussion. A list of relevant...

American Beech & Oriental Bittersweet

American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) is a slow growing, moderate sized native tree (up to 70’ tall and 100’ wide) that is abundant in eastern forests. The tree is often recognized from a distance by its attractive gray bark. A tree with names or initials carved into its...

Film Society – Opens 10.13

20th Anniversary Season In celebration of our 20th year showing movies in McCathran Hall, the Film Society is pleased to announce that ALL films in the 2019/2020 season will be FREE to all. Join us for an outstanding lineup beginning on October 13, with A Man Called...

The Fall Games – Sept 7 & 8

Why are we changing the dates? With the changes in the MCPS school calendar year, we think a later date will increase participation. Note the date changes! See [ Labor Day Changes & Softball Game 09.01 ] Saturday September 7th 10 AM – 1 PM Field Events...

Summer Tennis

Grove Tennis Opener “Keep the Ball in Play” Doubles – Sunday June 30 – 9:30 -11 AM (Just show up) Adult Beginner – Intermediate Tune-up Call me with your availability Linda Baim – 240-997-1701 Junior Tennis Mornings: 8 – 8:45...

WG On The 4th Of July

Town of Washington Grove July 4th festivities take place on Thursday the 4th Costume judging at 11:00 AM in Woodward Park Flag raising at Noon Followed by the parade to McCathran Hall where there will be prizes, bell-ringing and singing Town Song Lyrics WASHINGTON...

Maple Lake Mtg & News

Next Meeting: Thursday, July 18, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. All are welcome to attend! Lake Committee Meetings are on the THIRD Thursday of each month. Maple Lake is OPEN daily with lifeguards on duty from Noon – 6:00 p.m. Swimming Lessons 1:00-1:30 pm...

Washington Grove Cares News

Thanks to Ryan Young for his stimulating talk, (in June) on the origins of lymphoma, part of our series, What’s My Line? Grovers Revealed. And thanks to all the Grovers who turned out for his presentation. Stay tuned for announcements about future talks by town...

Bulk Trash Pickup 06.15.19

DON’T FORGET!! Materials may include furniture, appliances (nothing with freon like air conditioning units), rugs, large toys, small auto parts, etc. Material may NOT include construction by-products from your renovation projects, large automotive parts or...

Maples

Plants in Washington Grove, from F&B member and Master Gardener Jay Everhart: Maples The most common native maple found in Washington Grove is the red maple. Acer rubrum is the county tree of Montgomery County and is an important tree in Maryland hardwood...

Washington Grove Cares News

WGC invites everyone to another stimulating and timely talk in our series, What’s My Line? Grovers Revealed, highlighting our neighbors’ areas of expertise and passions. On Sunday, June 2, at 3 PM in McCathran Hall, Dr. Ryan Young (Ph.D. in Biochemistry)...

Music Weekend is Coming!

(In case of rain, all events in McCathran Hall) SCHEDULE Piano Bar with Jerry Calderone Come sing along — bring your requests and your phone to look up the words! Friday, June 14, 7:30 to 10 p.m. McCathran Hall Youth Recital and Reception Come enjoy Washington...

Woman’s Club History

The Washington Grove Woman’s Club We Began in 1926 Our history with Washington Grove goes back to the Camp Meeting days, before we even were a Town. In those early days, we provided the necessities and nicities that the Camp Meeting Association could not. We...

Planning Notes of Interest

(from Mayor John Compton) Guiding Montgomery County into the Future: the General Plan to be Updated. Thrive Montgomery 2050 – the update to the County’s General Plan – has begun. This effort will lead to a new policy document that will guide the...

Red Buckeye & Amur Honeysuckle

Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia) is a native understory tree with shiny, dark green palmate leaves (leaflets whose stems emanate from a single central point) that are attractive in spring and early summer. Its most striking feature are its red, tubular flowers that bloom...

Squeals on Wheels!!

Squeals on Wheels will be bringing a Barnyard petting zoo on Sunday April 28th from 3:00-4:30. This event includes 3 large animals (a combination of Alpaca’s and Goats), Bunnies, Ducks, Chickens, Guinea Pigs, one of our giant rabbit breeds, and a piggy. All ages...

Film Society News

Former resident Adam Booher will be returning to the Grove for a special presentation of his recently released documentary film, Give Us This Day. Following the lives of three (3) police officers and three (3) residents, the film depicts the gritty reality and hopes...

Bulk Trash Pickup Saturday, June 15, 2019

Materials may include furniture, appliances (nothing with freon like air conditioning units), rugs, large toys, small auto parts, etc. Material may NOT include construction by-products from your renovation projects, large automotive parts or tires. Items should not...

Summer In The Parks

It’s that time of year when the Town of Washington Grove announces plans for yet another exciting July full of fun and adventure! For decades, Washington Grove’s SITP program has been a unique, unparalleled camp for children to spend their summer in a...

Washington Grove Cares

Washington Grove Cares has coordinated meals and rides for residents in recent weeks. If you’re going through a rough patch or would like some skilled help from a neighbor, don’t be shy. Give us a call at 240-813-3316, drop us a line at...

Annual Egg Hunt & Egg Filling Night

Please join us for our Annual Egg Filling and Hunting! Thursday evening, April 18th, at 7:00 PM is our annual Egg Filling Night at the Clubhouse, and as always, we need lots of help, and many bags of small, wrapped candies (no bigger than Hershey’s kisses) to go...

Bulk Trash Pickup » Saturday June 15

Materials may include furniture, appliances (nothing with freon like air conditioning units), rugs, large toys, small auto parts, etc. Material may NOT include construction by-products from your renovation projects, large automotive parts or tires. Items should not...

Important Message for Washington Grove Taxpayers

Maryland State Income Tax Washington Grove Subdivision Code: 1612 Every year the Town of Washington Grove receives a portion of the Maryland State income tax paid by Town residents. Because most residents do not have mail delivered to street addresses, this presents a...

Woman’s Club News

Project Linus For those who like to knit, crochet or work with fabric, this year we’re participating in Project Linus. From time to time, we’ll have get togethers at the Clubhouse, where we’ll work on no-sew fleece throws to help give some security,...

Square Dancing Resumes

Betsy and Al Taylor, Callers for Taylor Made Squares, will be calling, teaching and dancing on the first and third Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9 pm in McCathran Hall. You can come and watch for free, or join in the fun for $5 a dancer. We will be dancing April 1,...

Youth Dance Class

Youth dance class starting for 12 years old and up. Classes are Fridays at 5:30 PM. All levels of dance welcome. $7 a class. Call or text Samantha Beres for more info: 515-450-9167.

Mindfulness & Meditation in the Grove

Family friendly events scheduled once a month on a Saturday for the next three (3) months; April 13th, May 4th, and June 22, 2019. The events will go from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. in McCathran Hall. All are welcome. Contact Eleni Khan for further details,...

Washington Grove Cares

Washington Grove Cares has coordinated meals and rides for residents in recent weeks. If you’re going through a rough patch or would like some skilled help from a neighbor, don’t be shy. Give us a call at 240-813-3316, drop us a line at...

St. Patrick’s Day Ceili

Invitation To A St. Patrick’s Day Ceili Friday, March 8 What is a Ceili? Come and find out at McCathran Hall from 7 – 10:30 on Friday, March 8. Get an early start in celebrating with the Blackthorn Ceili Dancers. Try out those dance steps while listening...

Film Society – The Straight Story

On March 10, join us for The Straight Story. A creaky Midwesterner undertakes a road trip on his lawn tractor to visit his estranged and ill brother. Richard Farnsworth is indelible as 73-year old Alvin Straight, whose real-life journey inspired this warm and gentle...

Summer In The Parks 2019

It’s that time of year when the Town of Washington Grove announces plans for yet another exciting July full of fun and adventure! For decades, Washington Grove’s SITP program has been a unique, unparalleled camp for children to spend their summer in a...

Joining the Woman’s Club is Easy

Joining the Woman’s Club is Easy The Woman’s Club dues are a modest $15 per year and can be paid at any event, or by sending a check to The Woman’s Club of Washington Grove, to PO Box 354, Washington Grove, MD 20880. These dues make it possible for...

Woman’s Club – Project Linus

For those who like to knit, crochet or work with fabric, this year we’re supporting Project Linus. We’ll be making fleece, knitted or crocheted throws and blankets to help give some security, warmth and comfort to children in foster care or who are...

Film Society – Special Free Viewing

On Sunday, March 24, at 7:00 PM, we invite you to a special free viewing opportunity when we present the award-winning documentary, Where Slavery Died Hard: The Forgotten History of Ulster County and the Shawangunk Mountain Region, co-authored by WG resident and HPC...

I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study

MD DOT continues its I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study to evaluate congestion relief options. They released their February Newsletter, in which 7 alternative solutions have now been selected for further study (from an original 15). This Spring 2019 the public...

Town Website

The town website has been substantially renovated and includes migration of all existing content into new page layouts, reorganized site architecture and changes to the site navigation. Our upgraded hosting plan now has a higher-bandwidth allowance, as we were...

Dancing in WG

Youth Dance Class Youth dance class starting for 12 years old and up. Classes are Fridays at 5:30 PM. All levels of dance welcome. $7 a class. Call or text Samantha Beres for more info: 515-450-9167. Square Dancing Resumes Betsy and Al Taylor, Callers for Taylor Made...

Yard Waste & Leaf Collection

Final Bulk Leaf Collection Per our contract with US Lawns, the spring 2018/19 leaf pick up must be completed by close of business on Friday, March 29, 2019. Residents have one final opportunity to have their spring leaves picked up by the vacuum truck. Please be...

Film Society – Tulpan – Sunday 02.10

Film Society – Sunday February 10th Take your mind off the wintry weather outside your window and come to see the latest Film Society movie, Tulpan, which takes place on the harshly beautiful Kazakhstan steppe. Asa, a shepherd, must find a wife before he can...

Street Sign Rehabilitation Team

The street sign rehabilitation team, under the able leadership of Susan Van Nostrand, continues to soldier on – in residents’ homes and workshops, and in welcoming camaraderie around Susan’s kitchen table. To date, 145 signs have undergone the...
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