This Week in Potomac 6-7-06

This Week in Potomac 6-7-06

Police Seek Info on Churchill Vandalism

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department’s Rockville Investigative Section are investigating a vandalism that occurred at Winston Churchill High School.

At 2:28 a.m. in Friday, June 2, police officers and Fire Rescue responded to Churchill for a report of a ladder up against the side of the school. While conducting a search of the school and the surrounding areas, police discovered graffiti painted on skylights and windows at the school.

Churchill Principal Joan Benz had no comment on the incident.

Cpl. Sonia Pruitt, spokesperson for Montgomery County police, said no arrests had been made in connection with the vandalism as of Monday, June 5.

Anyone who may have any information regarding the vandalism is asked to contact Rockville Investigative Section at 301-279-1602, or may call Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Crime Solvers will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for all information provided to them that leads to the arrest and/or indictment of the suspect(s) responsible for the vandalism.

Fourth of July CAN 5K Returns

Join the 6th Annual Cure Autism Now 5K and 1-Mile Fun Walk at the Potomac Library on Tuesday, July 4. Last year’s CAN 5K raised $175,000. Register early and save — entry fee for the 5K or Fun Walk is $25 until June 15, $30 from June 16-July 1, $35 on July 3 and $40 on July 4. Visit

Wootton Students Present 'The Last Five Years'

"The Last Five Years," a contemporary musical by Tony Award winning composer Jason Robert Brown ("Parade," "Songs for a New World"), will be presented in the Thomas Wootton High School auditorium on Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. The show, directed and produced by graduating senior Erica Simpson and starring Dana Harlan and Matt Mooney, chronicles the five-year life of a marriage. Tickets are available in advance and at the door for $5.00. For tickets and information please call 301-602-0585.

Act Two Performs ‘Cats’

Featuring many local elementary and middle-school performers, Act Two Performing Arts presents “Cats,” the hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” at Olney Theatre Center’s Historic Stage on Friday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 10 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, June 11 at 2 p.m. Adults $16, students or seniors $14, or $10 each for groups of 10 or more. For tickets or information call 301-990-3499, e-mail or visit

Run for Roses 5K

Female runners and walkers of all ages are invited to celebrate women’s running at the Run for Roses 5K, a Women’s Distance Festival race at Wheaton Regional Park on Saturday, June 17 at 8 a.m. The race course runs through the woods, around the lake, and around Brookside Gardens, which will be in full bloom. Each runner will be presented with a long-stem rose and a finisher certificate as she crosses the finish line. The free .25-mile and .5-mile kids runs for all children start at 7:45 a.m. Visit or call 301-353-0200 to register or for more information.