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Farmers Market, Other Spring Events Return to JHU Montgomery County Campus

Farmer's market

May is a busy month at the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus. Take a look at these upcoming events:

Farmers Market

The Shady Grove Farmers Market is returning for another season at Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus.

The lunchtime market will be held 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesdays, May 4 through Oct. 26. The market features farmers, food trucks, artisans and wineries. Vendors sell vegetables, fresh fruit, meat, eggs, pasta, baked goods, jewelry, candles and crafts. The food trucks are now a popular part of the market. Look for your favorites this year, and enjoy your lunch at the tables outside.

The market is located in the parking lot at the corner of Key West Avenue and Broschart Road. Parking is free.

Cash, credit cards and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program payment methods are accepted.

The market is sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus.

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Tree House Tour de Cookie

The Tree House, established in 2002, is a private-public partnership between the Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County and the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. The organization’s mission is to help victims of child abuse. The Tree House charges nothing to the public for its services, which include comprehensive medical examinations, mental health assessments, mental health therapy, victim advocacy, forensic interviews, nurse case management, and education and prevention.  

On May 7, the campus will be the starting and ending points for The Tree House Tour de Cookie, a bike ride that is designed to raise money for and awareness of child abuse in Montgomery County. Cyclists of all ages are invited to choose route distances of 12, 26, or 42 miles. Along the way, they can stop at any of 12 cookie stands for a pick-me-up treat.

Those who don’t want to ride a bike but still want to participate can sign up for the "0K Stroll," a fun-filled walk from the start line to a cookie stand and back. The route checks in at 906 feet.

Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus is a sponsor of the event.

All proceeds from the event go directly to the Tree House to help provide services to abused and neglected children. Last year, the event raised approximately $18,000.

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Gaithersburg Book Festival

The Gaithersburg Book Festival is a “celebration of the written word and its power to enrich the human experience.” It was launched in 2010 and is held annually in Olde Towne Gaithersburg.

Dozens of authors attend to talk about their works. Adults and teens can participate in writing workshops. A Children’s Village features plenty of activities, workshops and performances for younger attendees.

Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus is an annual sponsor of the festival. In addition, the campus sponsors the prizes for the short story writing contest for high school students. The winners will be announced at the festival. Members of the Gaithersburg Book Festival committee reviewed more than 100 photographs, drawings and paintings submitted for the Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus annual art show, and selected three works of art to serve as inspiration for the 2016 short story contest.

The festival is from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, May 21. When you visit, be sure to check out the Summer Programs booth to learn more about summer classes being held at the JHU campus in Rockville.

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Doing Business in South Africa

The Maryland Department of Commerce will hold an event at the JHU Montgomery County Campus from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, for people interested in doing business in South Africa and helping their businesses succeed in the African market. South African Ambassador Mninwa Johannes Mahlangu will participate.

Topics will include an overview of opportunities for investment and procurement; information about the upcoming Africa Aerospace & Defense trade show in Johannesburg; and update on President Obama’s Power Africa initiative; insights from businesses already working in South Africa; opportunities to find the right contacts to maximize a business trip to South Africa; and more.

Breakfast will be provided.

The JHU Montgomery County Campus is a sponsor of this event.


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