Olney Farmers Market breakfast to benefit Jeremy's Run
The Olney Farmers and Artists Market will host a breakfast Sunday with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Jeremy's Run.
Jeremy's Run is an annual walk and run to benefit The Partnership at Drugfree.org and the Kolmac Foundation.
It is staged in remembrance of Brookeville resident Jeremy Daniel Glass, who died of complications of drug addiction at age 20.
The race was first held in 2009 with 500 participants; last year, 646 people participated.
It will take place at the Fair Hill shopping center May 30. For information visit www.jeremys
The breakfast will be held from 9 to 10 a.m.
Menu items include breakfast burritos, breakfast empanadas, Belgian waffles, pastries, coffee and tea. Café seating will be designated for the event.
The Olney Farmers and Artists Market continues each Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the old Montgomery General Hospital grounds, located at the intersection of Olney-Sandy Spring Road and Prince Phillip Drive.
For information visit www.olneyfarmersmarket.org
Helping Our House
A fundraiser to support Our House, the Brookeville-based residential job-training program for at-risk adolescent boys, will take place Friday at The Mansion at Strathmore.
The event will include an open wine and beer bar, hors d'oeuvres, dessert, musical entertainment and an auction.
Our House Executive Director Richard "Benny" Bienvenue is looking to raise approximately $4 million to build a new dormitory on the 140-acre Zion Road farm to increase the capacity from 16 to 24 students.
The event will take place from 7 to 10:30 p.m. The Mansion at Strathmore is at 10701 Rockville Pike in North Bethesda.
The cost is $100 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.our-house.org. For information, call 301-519-1019.
this weekend at Sherwood
The Sherwood High School Interact Club, in cooperation with the Olney Rotary Club, is sponsoring a Bikes for the World bicycle donation from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Sherwood High School parking lot, 300 Olney-Sandy Spring Road.
Bikes for the World is a nonprofit organization based in the D.C. area that ships bikes to overseas partners where they are refurbished and used for transportation.
Information can be found at www.bikesfortheworld.org.
A suggested $10 donation per bike is used to defray costs of shipping and refurbishing. Receipts are available for all monetary and materials donations.
For information, call Mike Miehl at 301-924-3200 or send an email to Michael_J_Miehl@mcpsmd.org.
The circus is coming
American Legion Post 68 is bringing the Kelly Miller Circus to town May 29 and 30. The big top will set up on the old Montgomery General Hospital grounds at Olney-Sandy Spring Road and Prince Phillip Drive.
Shows are at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. both days.
Tickets are available at Fletchers Service Center, Jerry's Sub and Pizza, Cheeburger Cheeburger, Ashton Paint and Hardware, Southern States/Turf Center and Olney Toys.
Advance sale tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children, and. Tickets purchased on the day of the show will be $15 for adults and $7 for children.
For information, call circus chairman Dennis Keller at 301-421-9044.
Fore! Your Health
set for this month
The Montgomery General Hospital Health Foundation will hold its 35th annual FORE! Your Health Golf Classic on May 26 at Manor Country Club in Rockville.
The day begins with lunch at 11 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. and concluding with an awards reception.
All proceeds will benefit the hospital's oncology program.
For information, visit www.MontgomeryGeneral.org under "Ways to Give" or contact Kathy Parry, manager of philanthropy programs, at 301-570-7201 or at kparry@MontgomeryGeneral.com.
Toastmasters open house
Greater Olney Toastmasters will host an open house on May 23 from 7:15 to 9 p.m., with a focus on helping participants make better PowerPoint presentations and boost their networking results.
The meeting will be held in the second floor Community Room of Montgomery General Hospital, 18101 Prince Philip Drive. Dessert will be served.
Greater Olney Toastmasters is a nonprofit that has been providing public speaking and leadership training for people in Montgomery County for 40 years through meetings, training seminars and speech contests. For more information, visit http://greaterolney.freetoasthost.org.
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