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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...

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...

Still Confused About Brush?

In 2010, the Mayor and Town Council made the decision to cease brush pickup from private property by Town Maintenance. It was determined that since the refuse/recycling contract included the pickup of recyclable yard waste, the time and money involved in this service...

Next Film Society – Sun. 01.13

The first movie of 2019 will be Two Days, One Night, to be shown on January 13, at 7 PM in McCathran Hall. Acclaimed French actress Marion Cotillard plays Sandra, a Belgian factory worker who must persuade her co-workers to forfeit their bonuses to save her own job....

Washington Grove Cares Speaker

Wildfires are an ever-growing threat to life and property in the U.S., particularly in the West. On Sunday, February 3, at 3 pm, Don Henninger will present “Some Thoughts on Wildfires: Smokey the Bear vs. Hank Williams.” As the second speaker in...

Year end Town Service Notice

Leaves Have Fallen Fall/winter leaf collection by GreenEarth ends on January 4, 2019. They will return for a spring pick-up at the beginning of April. Check future Town Bulletins for details. Christmas Tree Disposal Beginning in late December, Christmas trees will be...

Recreation Committee News

Next Meeting: Wed., January 16, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. Open to the public. The Recreation Committee would love to have more volunteers to help keep our traditions going and bring in new ones. Anyone interested in joining should come to the next...

Woman’s Club News

Woman’s Club News… The Washington Grove Woman’s Club looks back on 2018 and forward to 2019 Closing the Clubhouse for the winter is always a time to look back and look forward. And what a wonderful year of Town events and outreach programs it was!...

Cleaning Person Needed

The Town is looking for a person to clean McCathran Hall. This is a pretty good part-time job for a responsible person in Town year round. The job takes 3 – 4 hours per week, usually done in the late afternoon or evening. The Town provides cleaning supplies and...

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,...

Washington Grove Cares News

Thanks to all the Grovers who joined us on November 4 for Jeff McCrehan’s talk on the state of U.S. journalism (co-sponsored by WGC and the Woman’s Club). We had a great crowd to listen to Jeff’s take on this important topic, including a lively give...

Next Film Society – Sun. 11.11

Our second movie of the season, The Spirit of the Beehive, will be shown on November 11, 7 PM in McCathran Hall. A seven-year old girl in a village in Spain drifts into a fantasy world after watching the movie Frankenstein. It’s 1940, and everyone around her is...

Woman’s Club Mtg + News

Final meeting of 2018 is Thursday, November 15th, at 7:00 PM in the Clubhouse What a busy, productive and fulfilling year we’ve had! Though our Clubhouse will soon be closed for the winter, we will still be working on our Community Outreach Programs to help the...

Thanks to Town Maintenance

Many, Many Thanks …to resident Dane Clark for his invaluable assistance with the culvert/bridge project at Maple Lake. Between his, Steve’s and Terry’s expertise, we have a fix that will last another fifty years! Thanks to all!

Holiday Show – Sat. 12.15 @ 7:30 PM

UPDATE – 11.28.18 /MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE HOLIDAY SHOW…DECEMBER 15TH AT 7:30 PM What’s the best way to kick off the holidays? By joining us at McCathran Hall on Saturday night, December 15th at 7:30 PM…to enjoy your friends and neighbors starring in...

Recreation Committee Mtg + News

Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 16, 2019; 7:30 p.m. in the Council Room. Open to the public. The Recreation Committee would love to have more volunteers to help keep our traditions going and bring in new ones. Anyone interested in joining should come to the next...

Youth Dance Class

Youth dance class starting at 12 years old and up. We start the class with a good stretch, and do a mix of ballet, modern and jazz. The class also does a couple of Zumba dances each week, and we typically perform twice a year. Class is tentatively scheduled for...

Taylor Made Squares

Mark your calendars! Betsy and Al Taylor, callers for Taylor Made Squares, are happy to announce we have scheduled a series of dances on the First and Third Mondays. Please join us on the following dates: November 5 and November 19. We will be dancing from 7:30 to 9...

Yoga in The Grove

Ongoing Yoga Class is designed as an open/drop-in format 90 minute class for beginners to experience Hatha (poses), deep relaxation, chanting and breathing practices with an emphasis on listening to the body and stress reduction. Classes are on Tuesday nights from...

Cleaning Person Needed

The Town is looking for a person to clean McCathran Hall. The job takes 3 – 4 hours per week, usually done in the late afternoon or evening. The Town provides cleaning supplies and equipment. Interested parties should contact the Town Office at 301-926-2256 or...

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,...

Montgomery Municipal Cable Survey

The Town is a participating member of Montgomery Municipal Cable (MMC), a nonprofit organization that operates a cable station on behalf of municipalities in Montgomery County (Channel 16 on Verizon and Comcast). MMC also provides a streaming archive of its programs,...

Woman’s Club News

Thanks for a successful fundraiser Once again, Washington Grove has proved itself to be the Little Town with a Big Heart! Our September Pot Luck Supper and Auctions raised over $2,000 for a Field Trip Fund to ensure that the neediest children at Washington Grove...

BluestoberFest

The 10th Annual Washington Grove BluestoberFest is on for Saturday, October 13th, 6:00 – 10:00 PM. Please come out and enjoy a fun musical; gathering with family and friends as we celebrate the autumn season with acoustic sounds from ELEANOR ELLIS from 6-7pm and...

Halloween Party and Trick or Treat!

Let’s try something new this year! Trick or treating in Town will take place on October 31 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. A N D there will be a fire pit, s’mores and apple cider for kids and adults outside the Town Hall from 7-9:00 PM. We will also have music...

Yoga in The Grove

Ongoing Yoga Class is designed as an open/drop-in format 90 minute class for beginners to experience Hatha (poses), deep relaxation, chanting and breathing practices with an emphasis on listening to the body and stress reduction. Classes are on Tuesday nights from...
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