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With 48 days of summer left, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the continued summer fun in Montgomery Village. The Village’s pools are open in varied capacities through Labor Day (Monday., Sept. 5), along with an extended swim season available through Sunday, Sept. 25 at the heated Stedwick Pool. The Summers at South Valley Park Signature Series Concerts continue on Saturday evenings, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Dr. Gordon W. Bowie Music Pavilion, 19003 Watkins Mill Road, through Saturday, Aug. 27; Groovejet – Saturday, Aug. 13, and Janeliasoul – Saturday, Aug. 27, are scheduled to perform. The Lake Whetstone South Dock boat house will continue to provide boat rentals, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays through September 3. The MV Farmers’ Market is open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through October 29, in the parking lot of Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 9801 Centerway Road.

Upcoming special events include Touch-a-Truck, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug 6, in at North Creek Community Center, 20125 Arrowhead Road; Tailgate BINGO!, scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, at Apple Ridge Recreation Area, 10101 Apple Ridge Road (register in advance at www.montgomeryvillage.com); Wine & Craft, scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, at Stedwick Community Center, 10401 Stedwick Road (must be 21 to participate); and Family Movie Night – featuring “Space Jam: A New Legacy” – scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Dr. Gordon W. Bowie Music Pavilion in South Valley Park, 19003 Watkins Mill Road.

Additionally, 20 tennis courts, 3 Pickleball courts, 1 Futsal court, 18 Recreation and Park Areas (which include soccer/baseball/basketball/football fields and courts), a variety of playgrounds and tot lots located throughout the Village, multiple ponds and lakes to go fishing or take in the scenic nature views and wildlife, and miles of biking and walking paths span throughout the Village, also await you each day year-round.

2023 MVF Budget Planning
MVF is actively working on next year’s proposed budget, which will be presented and draft approved for publication at the Thursday, Aug. 25 MVF Board of Directors meeting (virtual meeting), which will begin a 30-day public comment period once posted online at www.montgomeryvillage.com (hard copies will be available at the MVF Office); residents can provide comment on the draft budget ahead of the final 2023 budget being voted on at the October Board meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 (also virtual).

RIP Richard Wilder
Richard “Rich” Wilder, a long-time resident of South Village, and a valued former volunteer on MVF committees, including notably the Committee on the Environment (COE) and the Transportation, Development and Public Facilities (TD&PF) Committee, and a volunteer with Friends of Whetstone Lake (F.O.W.L.), passed away on July 30. He leaves behind a better Village for his passion to protect the local environment and ensuring a co-existence with the local wildlife. Rich leaves behind his beloved wife, Jane Wilder, who shared in these same passions together with Rich. May Rich’s example continue to inspire other Village residents to volunteer, as well as to value and protect the amazing greenspaces we have in the Village for generations to come.