Gaithersburg: Masks & COVID-19 Test Kits Available at Select City Facilities

The N95 masks & COVID-19 rapid test kits are available upon request at City Hall & Activity Center.

Montgomery County government has made a supply of at-home antigen rapid test kits and N95 masks available to the City for distribution to Gaithersburg area residents. The masks & kits are available upon request at City Hall & Activity Center at Bohrer Park.

Adults over the age of 18 may request up to two kits & one pack of masks. Each kit contains two tests. The masks are adult-sized and come in packs of four. No appointments are necessary. Quantities are while supplies last. You may want to call and check availability before visiting these facilities. Note that masks are currently required for everyone over the age of two inside the publicly accessible spaces of all City municipal facilities.

City Hall
31 S. Summit Avenue
301-258-6300
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Activity Center at Bohrer Park
506 S. Frederick Avenue (next to Gaithersburg High School)
301-258-6350
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Please do not visit Gaithersburg City facilities to pick up a test kit if you have any COVID-19 symptoms. Instead, contact your health provider or make an appointment for a PCR test. Click here for information in English & Spanish on how to use the rapid test kits, how to self-report your results, and to see more locations throughout Montgomery County where test kits & masks are available.

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Now in its 17th year, the Kensington Day of the Book Festival is a family-friendly street festival featuring 150+ renowned authors, poets, and literary organizations. Enjoy live music on five stages, special guest speakers, military veteran writers and comedians, poetry readings, cookbook demos, children's program, and much more.

Admission is free, and attendees will also be able to explore a marketplace of books and food offerings from local vendors.

Not your average book festival! This festival offers something for everyone!

17th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11am-4pm (held rain or shine!)

Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895

www.dayofthebook.com

Instagram: @kensingtonbookfestival

Contact: Elisenda Sola-Sole, Festival Director

[email protected]

301-949-9416 (text preferred)

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Get ready to experience the vibrant colors, tantalizing flavors, and infectious rhythms of the Caribbean at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival! Hosted by RHU LLC, this exciting festival is set to take place on May 18, 2024, at the picturesque 16700 Barnesville Rd in Boyds, MD.

Step into a world where the Caribbean spirit comes alive! From 12:00 PM onwards, immerse yourself in a sensory journey that celebrates the unique culture, cuisine, and music of the Caribbean. Whether you're an African American, a Reggae or Soca music enthusiast, a wine lover, or part of the vibrant Caribbean diaspora, this festival promises to delight and captivate you in every way.

Let the enticing aromas of mouthwatering Caribbean dishes tantalize your taste buds. Feast on traditional delicacies prepared by expert chefs, showcasing the rich and diverse culinary heritage of the Caribbean. Indulge in flavorful jerk chicken, succulent seafood, and delectable plantain dishes that will transport you straight to the islands.

Accompanying the culinary extravaganza is a carefully curated selection of premium wines, ensuring the perfect pairing for your palate. Sip on fine wines from renowned vineyards, each sip a reflection of the Caribbean's vibrant spirit. Discover new flavors, expand your wine knowledge, and savor unforgettable moments with every glass.

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Don't miss this opportunity to embrace the Caribbean spirit and celebrate the arrival of spring in style! Tickets are available on AllEvents, so secure your spot today. Join us at the FEST OF SPRING Caribbean Wine Food & Music Festival, where cultures collide and unforgettable memories are made.

LIVE PERFORMANCES By: CULTURE Feat. Kenyatta Hill, EXCO LEVI, IMAGE BAND, RAS LIDJ REGG'GO with Special Guest SUGAR BEAR FROM E.U. & MORE! & MORE!

MUSIC By: DJ ABLAZE, DJ SMALLY & NAJ SUPREME

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KIDS 12 & UNDER FREE!!!

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