A fun block party this Saturday at NoBe Market!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Join NoBe Market for FREE live music by Jonathan Moody Band out in the plaza this Saturday from 4-7pm! Get more info at https://www.facebook.com/events/252320738763927/



CapMac and Mercado will be serving up some delicious food, or enjoy the Seasons 52 patio with a delicious beverage, or a latte at Starbucks! 



No worries. Be Happy. See you at NoBe Market!


Pike District in Bethesda Beat

Friday, October 5, 2018

Did you see this article in Bethesda Beat about the Pike District new placemaking signs? Check it out by clicking here.

Here's the first part of the article to whet your appetite:

If someone gets lost in Montgomery County’s Pike District, an area nonprofit this week made it a bit easier to find what they’re looking for.

On Wednesday evening, members of the Friends of White Flint hung 30 signs along Nicholson Lane, Executive Boulevard, Old Georgetown Road, Woodglen Drive and Marinelli Road directing pedestrians and bicyclists toward places such as restaurants, bars and parks.

The grant-funded markers are a signage system intended to highlight area amenities. The grant was awarded by the Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center.


Are you seeing our new wayfinding signs around the Pike District?

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thanks to a grant from the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center and some intrepid volunteers, the Pike District has wonderful new wayfinding signs to guide and entertain. The fun signs, created by the Friends of White Flint, are spread around the White Flint area. Have you seen them all? Have you taken a selfie with any of them?  Be sure to tag the Pike District when you post them!


County Executive Candidate Forum

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

 

Be an educated voter. Learn what the candidates for County Executive think about issues important to the White Flint/Pike District area. Attend the Friends of White Flint County Executive Candidate Forum on Sunday, October 21 at 7:30 pm at AMP at Pike and Rose. Free tickets are required as attendance is limited. Click here for tickets


Fall Saturdays at NoBe Market

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

So many things to do at North Bethesda Market this fall! NoBe Market will have live music, cooking, food trucks, and fitness and wellness classes. Visit https://www.facebook.com/AtNoBeMarket/ for more details.


Eight New Capital Bikeshare Stations Added in Pike District

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Eight new Capital Bikeshare stations added in the Pike District area! This was a call for a ceremony that included Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer, Rockville Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton, Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Director Al Roshdieh, and Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Assistant Secretary Charles Glass. During the ceremony Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett said "Here in the Pike District and nearby, we are celebrating eight, new, Capital Bikeshare stations," and "These stations offer more options for residents and workers to commute between their home and workplace to the Red Line – and, to visit local stores and restaurants without getting in a car." This marks the ninth Metro station area in Montgomery County that has received Capital Bikeshare stations.

 

Currently the Capital Bikeshare program has nearly 500 bike stations spread all across the D.M.V. with stations as far north as Rockville, Maryland, and as far west as Reston, Virginia. The Capital Bikeshare program was created as an alternative method of transportation for Washington D.C. with the idea of being ideal for short rides and one way trips. The Capital Bikeshare program also states that it is a great way to have fun with friends, get exercise while traveling, and go green by not emitting pollutants that other modes of transportation make. The capital Bikeshare program offers three different fares. 2 dollars for a single trip under 30 minutes (trips over 30 minutes are susceptible to extra fees), 8 dollars for a 24 hour day pass, and 85 dollars for an annual membership with the Capital Bikeshare program.

 


Happy Veterans Day: Honoring Our Veterans Along the Pike

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

 

 

Thanks to Our Vets

Friday, November 10th, 2017

9am – 11am

North Potomac Senior Center

13850 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850

 

In recognition of Veteran’s Day, the center will provide our men and women who have and continue to serve our country with coffee and donuts. We want our Veterans to start their day with a smile.

 

 

 

Honoring Veterans and Active Duty Military

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Pinstripes Pike & Rose

11920 Grand Park Ave. North Bethesda, MD 20852

 

Pinstripes is honoring veterans and active duty military with complimentary entrees up to $20 per person. Military I.D., VFW or American Legion Card, or a copy of DD214 required. Not valid with additional offers or promotions. Valid November 11th, 2017.

 

 

Veterans Day at Mission BBQ

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

11am - 9pm

Mission BBQ @ Wintergreen Plaza

865 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

 

On Veterans Day, as a special thank you to all Veterans and active duty Military, vets get a FREE sandwich and cake.

 

Let Freedom Ring! - Heart of Maryland Chorus Annual Show

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

1pm - 3pm

Fitzgerald Theatre of Rockville

603 Edmonston Dr, Rockville, MD 20851

 

A tribute to our veterans and active duty military presented in the traditional USO show style. Come join the Heart of Maryland Chorus as they salute the heroes of our country this Veterans Day. They are a Sweet Adelines women's chorus singing 4-part a cappella harmony in the barbershop style. Featured guests include Misfire, a men's Barbershop Harmony Society quartet, the Fugitive Brass Quintet, Gottaswing Dancers, and more.

 

 

American Flag

 

Veterans Day Ceremony

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

11am-1pm,

Veterans Park (corner of Rt. 28 and Rt. 355)

Rockville, MD 20852

 

Join Rockville’s Mayor and Council at this annual ceremony in honor of the men and women who served in the nation’s armed forces. American Legion Post 86 will lead the wreath laying ceremony and their Honor Guard will present a twenty-one gun salute. A reception will follow at American Legion Post 86 located at 2013 Veirs Mill Road.

 

 


Halloween in the Pike District - Check Out Our Event and Promotion Listing for the Spooky Weekend

Friday, October 27, 2017

Pike & Rose

PIKEkids: Trick or Treat

Saturday, October 28 10 AM -12 PM

http://www.pikeandrose.com/event/pikekids-trick-treat/

Join Pike & Rose for tricks, treats and neighborhood fun on October 28th from 10am-12noon. Bring your costumed kids and trick-or-treat bags for an early Halloween celebration at all your favorite Pike & Rose establishments.

 

 

Montgomery county parks

2017 Halloween Eye Spy Trains

Saturdays and Sundays October 7-29

https://www.montgomeryparks.org/trains/

Great for kids 8 and under, but really families of all ages, Montgomery Parks’ Cabin John Miniature Train and the Wheaton Miniature Train & Carousel will be dressed up as “Trainslyvania.”

 

 

Sur La Table Kids Cooking Class

Spooktacular Halloween Treats for Kids

October 28-29 10 AM -12 PM

http://bit.ly/2zUHLmG

 

 

Sur La Table

30% off Halloween Goods

http://bit.ly/2gQgu06

 

 

Montgomery County Parks

Not So Spooky Skate - Cabin John

Friday, October 27th 4:00 PM to 6:15 PM, Cabin John Ice Rink

https://www.montgomeryparks.org/events/not-so-spooky-skate-cabin-john/

 

 

Rockville Panic Room

10 AM - 10 PM everyday

12009 Nebel Street Rockville,MD 20852

https://texaspanicroom.com/rockville-reservations/

 

 

Kids Club Halloween Party at Pinstripes North Bethesda

Children’s Halloween Party

Sunday, October 29 at 10 AM - 12 PM, Pinstripes Bowling Alley

http://bit.ly/2yYuj3p

 

 

Saturday “Halloween” Ride

Trek Bicycle Store

Saturday, October 28 at 9 AM - 11 AM

https://www.facebook.com/events/1708922979409174/

 

 

Trunk or Treat

Dynamite Gymnastics Center

Saturday, October 28 at 5 PM - 7:15 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/119211208774316/

 

 

2017 Halloween Gala

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

Friday, October 27 at 6 PM - 10:30 PM

https://www.facebook.com/events/120376771971190/

 

 

Stella Barra Pizzeria Halloween Costume Party

Tuesday October 31, from 4 PM - 10 PM

https://twitter.com/StellaBarraNB/status/920266402249842688?s=03

 

Strathmore

Halloween Promotion Discount Code

Who doesn’t love Halloween? Costumes! Parties! Trick-or-treating! In honor of this fun and festive holiday, we’ve rustled up some scary good deals on upcoming concerts. Use promo code HALLOWEEN to get 25% off tickets for select seats to the following shows:

YASMIN LEVY & THE KLEZMATICS Nov 7

IRMA THOMAS WITH MEMBERS OF PRESERVATION HALL & THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA Nov 12

DAKHABRAKHA Nov 17

ARTURO O’FARRILL & THE AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH DR. CORNEL WEST Feb 2

STEVEN PAGE & THE ART OF TIME ENSEMBLE Feb 3

Don’t delay—this offer expires at the stroke of midnight on October 31. Spooky!

 


The Ballad of Ranger Russ: One of Pike District's Most Interesting Characters

Monday, May 22, 2017

Mild-mannered game designer by day, outspoken mountain ranger by night -- all in the heart of Pike District.   

Russell Allen is a student in the Simulation and Digital Entertainment department at the University of Baltimore at Shady Grove. He also happens to have one of the most interesting jobs in Pike District.

Russell is a game designer at Rockville Panic Room, an escape room that recently opened in Pike District. You can read our profile of Rockville Panic Room here. He designs the layout of the escape rooms and creates the logic puzzles that have to be solved in the 60 minute time limit to win the game.

“I make sure all the puzzles and clues make sense and if people are getting stuck… I have to look at that and change it,” Allen explains. “I make sure it looks pretty and it works right and people have a good time.”

The challenge is designing a series of puzzles that can be adapted for players of all ages and skill levels. “It’s tricky,” Russell says.  “Our goal is we don’t want everyone to get out of the room quickly, we want them to get out with a minute left. So I have to design the room so it takes up almost the whole hour but…if you get out 15 minutes early that’s not a good game.”

Although Russell spends a lot of time in front of a computer, game design is only one part of his job. If you sign up to play Cabin Fever, one of the two escape rooms currently available at Rockville Panic Room, there’s a good chance you will meet Allen’s alter-ego, Ranger Russ.

Ranger Russ greets players in full costume when they arrive -- mountain ranger jersey, backpack, and Mountie hat -- and stays in character the entire game. After Ranger Russ checks you into the cabin, he monitors your progress on video and is always available on the two-way radio to give hints, answer questions and warn about the movement of an oncoming blizzard.

“We joke around on the radio a lot, the Cabin Fever one especially,” said Andrew Ma, the owner and Chief Escape Officer at Rockville Panic Room.  “It’s cheesy but people love it.”

Russell fully commits to his Ranger persona. “It’s fun. I love it. I can mess with them and push them in the right direction.”

Where does Russell find his motivation for his acting role?

“I think it all comes from playing Dungeons and Dragons,” he explains. “All the players I have are my players and I’m kind of like their dungeon master.”

In fact, Russell’s love of Dungeon and Dragons helped get him the job in the first place. When he interviewed, Ma asked Russell if he had played an escape room before. Russell had not, but he said the concept reminded him of Dungeons and Dragons.

“That is one of the big reasons I hired him,” Ma confirmed. “Because I used to play a lot of Dungeons and Dragons.”

While Russell enjoys the role of Ranger Russ, he does not want to be typecast. He is currently workshopping a Principal Russ character for Escape Detention, where groups are trapped in a middle school science classroom.

“I’m still working on that character,” Russell says. “They might be stuck on something and I’m like, ‘Let’s try this class. I see you all haven’t been doing your summer reading. That’s why you got detention.’”

With Rockville Panic Room in the process of adding prison and zombie-themed escape rooms, Russell will have more than enough chances to showcase his acting range.  

Rockville Panic Room is located at 12009 Nebel Road and is by appointment only. You can reserve a room online at www.texaspanicroom.com/rockville.


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