THURSDAY/JULY 4: 19th Annual Autism Speaks 5K. 8- 10 a.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Start the Fourth of July holiday at the 19th Annual Autism Speaks 5K Run - 1 Mile Walk. Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support. Learn more and register at www.AutismSpeaks5k.org.
Rockville’s Independence Day Celebration. 7 p.m. at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park, 1800 Piccard Drive, Rockville. Rockville’s Independence Day Celebration is celebrating its fifth year at Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm. The evening kicks off with live music by The Nighthawks, followed by remarks from the Mayor and Council, the National Anthem with the fireworks beginning at 9:15. Bring a blanket or chairs for great viewing from the park. Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/ 663/Independence-Day for more.
Montgomery County Recreation will host two Independence Day fireworks displays on Thursday, July 4. The fireworks displays will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. at both celebrations. The timing of the fireworks shows may change due to weather conditions. Low lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome at both events. There will be food vendors at both locations. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. The rain date for the fireworks display only is July 5.
Germantown Glory will kick off at 7 p.m. with a concert by Quiet Fire, a soul, rhythm and blues and rock band that covers hits from the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Follow the directional signs for free on-site parking. South Germantown Recreational Park, located at 18041 Central Park Circle in Germantown (Boyds).
Mid-County Sparkles begins at 7:30 p.m. with a concert by Bobby & the Believers, a Motown and rock and roll cover band. The only parking available on-site at Einstein High School will be for individuals with disabilities. Free parking and shuttle service will be provided from Westfield Wheaton, which is located at 11160 Veirs Mill Road. Parking at Westfield Wheaton will open at 6 p.m. Event goers who park at Westfield Wheaton prior to 6 p.m. may be subject to towing by the property owner. Shuttle service will begin at 6:15 p.m. Follow the directional signs for event parking and shuttles. Albert Einstein High School, located at 11135 Newport Road in Kensington.
For more, call MC311 at 311 or 240-777-0311 or visit the Montgomery County Recreation website at www.mocorec.com