Gaithersburg is a hub bustling with activity when you know where to look for it. Between the Arts Barn, the Casey Community Center, and the Observatory Park, there’s so much to do.

What’s Going on at the Casey Community Center?

The Casey Community Center was built back in 1938 by Eugene B. Casey to be a dairy farm. The building was then utilized for animal testing for the Salk Polio vaccine by the National Institute for Health from 1949 to 1960. In 1977, under the ownership of the City of Gaithersburg, the building opened as the Casey Community Center.

Coming up at the Casey Community Center…

Game Night (Family Edition) — There will be two more game nights this year on October 19th and November 16th. Bring the kids for a night of board games and concessions for $2 from 7pm to 9pm.

Tasty Books — There will be 3 more installments in their book appreciation series for little ones where they will be covering the following literary adventures Dragons Love Tacos, Monsters Don’t Eat Broccoli, and Pumpkin Soup. For $5, there will be crafts and snacks while you listen to these silly tales.

Crafty Hour — On October 5th and November 2nd, you are welcome to get down with some crafts. This event is open to people of all ages. There will be concessions and supplies available to those who need them. Attendees 21 years and older can enjoy alcoholic concessions. Let’s make something together.

Let’s Cook @ Casey — Are you looking to hone your cooking skills? Would you like to master the art of the pie? The Casey Community Center is hosting a series of cooking classes that will cover everything from holiday cooking to chicken prep, and more. The classes will be taught by Master Chef Sedrick. You can learn more about the program here.

The City of Gaithersburg Hosts Oktoberfest!

Join the community in the Kentlands Market Square for the local Oktoberfest. There is no fee for parking or to get into the festival, so come take a look if nothing else. This will mark the 26th annual celebration at the Kentlands.

Enjoy live music, local eats, wine, beer, horse-drawn wagon rides, crafts, giveaways, yard games, sip & paints, folk dancers, a rockwall, a tap & taste beer area, and much more. The event is rain or shine and pets are welcome. However, please keep in mind that they must be leashed and that the event can be quite crowded.