Middle and high schools students and volunteer professionals have documented the history, culture and architecture of Rockville places. The “Investigating Where We Live” project, created by the National Building Museum and sponsored and managed by Peerless Rockville, features more than 2,800 photographs and a journal of writings and sketches.
The exhibit opens at the Red Brick Courthouse in Rockville Town Center on Thursday, Sept. 12. A reception will start at 6:30 p.m., and a short program will begin at 7:30 p.m. RSVP by email to John Hartranft or call 301-762-0096. Visit www.peerless rockville.org.
Montgomery County residents can learn effective fire safety tips and hear about the importance of smoke/fire alarms at community workshops throughout September at various Montgomery County public libraries.
The workshops are presented by the Montgomery County Department of Fire and Rescue Service. All workshops will be held from 7-8 p.m. Call Dr. Gilberto A. Zelaya II at 240-777-0024.
Area workshop locations include:
* Thursday, Sept. 12
Twinbrook Library, 202 Meadow Hall Drive, Rockville, 240-777-0240.
* Tuesday, Sept. 24
Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, 240-777-0690.
* Thursday, Sept. 26
Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, 240-777-0922.
The Nehemiah Program, a nonprofit gift program, in conjunction with Allied Home Mortgage of Rockville, will hold a one-day home buying event on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., to approve potential home buyers for a special government financing program with interest rates as low as 4.75 percent. No restrictions regarding income or first time purchasing. The Rockville office of Allied Home Mortgage will be present to issue “on-the-spot approvals” to qualified buyers. The event will be held at 1300 Piccard Drive, in Rockville. Call for an appointment at 301-977-8100, Ext. 12.
The National Arbor Day Foundation is giving away 10 free trees to each person who joins the organization during the month of September. The free trees are part of the Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.
The trees are the American Redbud, White Pine, Sugar Maple, White Flowering Dogwood, Pin Oak, Red Maple, Birch, Silver Maple, Red Oak and Colorado Blue Spruce.
The trees will be shipped postpaid in time for planting between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10. Membership costs $10. Send a contribution to Ten Trees, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Sept. 30. Visit www.arborday.org.