LOCK DEMONSTRATIONS. 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. (30 minutes long). Saturdays and Sundays. Chesapeake & Ohio National Historical Park at Great Falls, 11710 MacArthur Blvd. Join park staff as they operate Lock 20 and demonstrate how it works. Lock 20 is next to the Visitors Center at the park.
RIDE THE CAROUSEL. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Sept. 26, 2021. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. The 1921 Dentzel Carousel was installed in 1921 and celebrates its 100th Anniversary all season long. Purchase tickets at https://glenechopark.simpletix.com/. $5 per person for a four-hour time slot. See https://glenechopark.org/carousel/ for additional information regarding covid protocols.
CABIN JOHN PARK MINIATURE TRAIN RIDE. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 7410 Tuckerman Lane. Scenic two-mile, 15-minute train ride through Cabin John Regional Park. Tickets are limited and can be pre-purchased online at ActiveMontgomery.org -- $2.50.(Children two and younger ride for free with an adult.) See https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/cabin-john-regional-park/miniature-train/
BETHESDA CENTRAL FARM MARKET, Sundays, Open year round,
9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., March-December. (9:30am-1:30pm, January-February, closed Thanksgiving weekend) in the lot of Bethesda Elementary School. One of the largest farmers markets in the region, with more than 100 vendors and artisan food producers year-round. The market features table seating, music, local Maryland winery and farm brewery tastings, kids club activities, chef demos, and more. https://bethesda.centralfarmmarkets.com/
INDOOR SWIM HOURS. Shriver Aquatic Center, 5900 Executive Blvd, 240-777-8070 See. https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec/Resources/Files/aquatics/KSAC.pdf
ICE SKATING. Cabin John Ice Rink, 10610 Westlake Drive. Cabin John Ice Rain has numerous public skate sessions every day of the week. See cabinjohnice.org for details.
POTOMAC COMMUNITY CENTER. 11315 Falls Road. The Potomac Community Center has reopened. Table tennis, volleyball, badminton, basketball, pickleball, open gym and more https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rec/Resources/Files/potomac-2021schedule.pdf for details and hours.
POTOMAC VILLAGE FARMERS MARKET. Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Potomac United Methodist Church, 9908 South Glen Road. Potomac Village Farmers Market operates all Thursdays, May through November.
PARK RANGERS AVAILABLE. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Chesapeake & Ohio National Historical Park at Great Falls, 11710 MacArthur Blvd. Park rangers are available to provide maps and information. See https://www.nps.gov/choh/index.htm
PUBLIC ART. Bethesda is filled with public art. Browse a portion of the collection of public art on https://www.bethesda.org/bethesda/public-art for descriptions of projects and locations. Includes “Tunnel Vision,” produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District, which showcases the work of 12 selected artists inside the Metro Tunnel that runs under Wisconsin Avenue.
BETHESDA STREETERY: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. To create additional seating outdoors, the Bethesda Streetery is set-up as open seating with all tables placed at least six feet apart and a limit of four people permitted per table. Restaurant patrons are invited to dine within this open-air area after picking up food and beverages from local Bethesda restaurants. Tables will be cleaned after each use.
* Norfolk Avenue, between St. Elmo Avenue and Cordell Avenue
* Norfolk Avenue, between Cordell Avenue and Del Ray Avenue
* Woodmont Avenue, between Elm Street and Bethesda Avenue
* Veterans Park, corner of Norfolk and Woodmont Avenues
LOCUST GROVE NATURE CENTER, 7777 Democracy Blvd. Outdoor exhibits, natural features, and trails are open every day from dawn to dusk. In the Upper Meadow, look for Monarch butterflies, caterpillars and eggs on the milkweed in summer. Check out the dogbane for iridescent dogbane beetles. Listen for wrens and bluebirds near the bluebird nest boxes. Watch for box turtles crossing the path in the early morning. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/cabin-john-regional-park/locust-grove-nature-center/ for planned activities.
JOSIAH HENSON MUSEUM AND PARK. Park is open from sunrise to sunset. Museum hours are Friday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 11410 Old Georgetown Road. The life and challenges of Reverend Josiah Henson, enslavement in Maryland, and the ongoing struggles of racial equality and justice on the former plantation property of Isaac Riley where Henson was enslaved. Henson, whose 1849 autobiography, The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada, inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. $5 adults, $4 youth, $4 seniors. See https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/josiah-henson-park/