Rock & Roll is coming to Riderwood

By Patrick Curtis Resident Writer Time to rock ‘n’ roll when “dc rider” performs in the Encore Theater at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 28 (Doors open at 2:15 p.m.). The concert, titled Music We Grew Up To, is sponsored by the Riderwood Genealogy Club. The band will perform original songs including the haunting Radio Flyer…

Cabaret Star Susan Winter to perform ‘Rise Up Singing’

By Walt Rybeck Producer, Performing Arts Council How can we cope in the face of political upheaval, discrimination and inhumanity? Singer Susan Winter and accompanist-musical director Alex Rybeck created “Rise Up Singing” with music that does its part in helping us confront and overcome the tribulations and inequities of the times. Their show draws on…

PAC Classical Series presents Welch and Jee Recital on April 7

By Alan Mayers Producer, Performing Arts Council Returning to the Performing Arts Council’s Classical Series on Sunday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel, pianist Andrew Jonathan Welch will accompany Haerin Jee in a recital of music for violin and piano by Mozart, Respighi, Ravel, and Massanet. Pianist, conductor, and composer Mr. Welch previously…

Get ready to register for summer PGCC classes

By Continuing Education Committee Your Continuing Education Committee (CEC) is already planning for the Summer 2019 trimester of the PGCC SAGE program. Although registration will not be held until the end of May, if you are planning to sign up for classes, it’s never too early to make sure you have a valid PGCC username…

Separating hospice fact from fiction

By Sidney Kirschner Member, Riderwood Jewish Community A terminal illness will change anyone’s way of living. When a physician certifies a diagnosis as most likely to shorten the resident’s remaining life to less than six months, the resident may choose to enter hospice care, either at Riderwood or at an offsite facility. The Jewish Social…

Piano Club presents Kona String Quartet on May 4

By Estelle Belson Concert Producer, Riderwood Piano Club Young and immensely talented, the Kona String Quartet comes to Riderwood on Saturday, May 4, at 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Two years ago, four students from three different schools in Montgomery County joined together to form a string quartet. From the start to the present, they…

Riderwood Earth Day event to highlight threats to wildlife

By Ed Vilade Member, Earth Day Planning Committee The plight of global flora and fauna will be an emphasis of Riderwood’s 19th annual Earth Day Celebration on Wednesday, April 24, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. in Montgomery Station’s Maryland Hall. Posters and information at the festival will tie in to this year’s National and International…

Lifetime D.C. area residents find happiness at Riderwood

By Judith Johnson Resident Writer Jim and Jackie Crowder moved to Riderwood two months ago after a lifetime of residency in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Jim was educated in the public schools of the District of Columbia and at Oakwood College, now Oakwood University. in Huntsville, AL. He spent almost 49 years as a…

Resident novel seeks meaning in 9/11 tragedy

By Elaine Hauptman Resident Writer The plots of Riderwood resident Jerome Komisar’s novels are remarkably diverse, but all embrace an appreciation of life, and stress humanity’s responsibilities. His fourth novel, Elijah: A Novel of 9/11, was just published. It tells of the tragedy through the spiritual pilgrimage of Martin Stein. On the eighty-eighth floor of…

Lions Club finds many ways to help out

By Almeda Girod Resident Writer The Riderwood Lions Club maintains the tradition of opening their meetings with a salute to the flag, prayer, and a patriotic song. The Lions Club is a worldwide organization began in Chicago in 1917 by a businessman, Melvin Jones, to encourage others to give back to their communities. Lions Club…