Where: 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg.
When: Aug. 10 through 18. Friday: 3 p.m. to midnight; Saturdays and Sundays: 10 a.m. to midnight.
Why go: Check out the largest agricultural county fair in Maryland; features farm animals, rides, food and entertainment. Check out Patch's video coverage of the deep-fried gluttony.
Price: $10. Children 11 and under are free.
Where: 11701 Clopper Rd., Gaithersburg.
When: Sunday, Aug. 19, at 7:30 p.m.
Why go: Do you love to sing? Sing with the men from Harmony Express! They are the 2010 Southern Division AA Champions and 2011 Southern Division 2nd Place Chorus and Most Improved Chorus! Harmony Express is part of the Barbershop Harmony Society. All are welcome! Questions: Email Stacey Lynch at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check us out on Facebook at the Harmony Express Fan Page! Or find us online at www.harmony-express.org!
Where: 12 Park Ave., Gaithersburg.
When: Friday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m.
Why go: The Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County is having a Cat Adoption Open House at its no-kill almost-cage-free cat shelter located in Old Town Gaithersburg at 12 Park Ave.
In the shelter, visit a homelike setting and have cats interact with you while you decide which to take home. All cats and kittens come complete with shots/vaccines and have been spayed or neutered. The adoption fee is $50 per cat this month.
The league is a nonprofit organization completely run by volunteers and depending on donations to fund its programs.
Where: 20000 Father Hurley Blvd., Germantown
When: Saturday, Aug. 18, at 8 a.m.
Why go: The Waters Landing Association is trying to bring a new farmers market to Germantown. If enough people attend, it could become an ongoing event. Dragonfly Farms (www.dffarms.com) will be at the inaugural event and will be offering fresh produce, flowers, pastries and other goodies.
Where: Mother Seton Parish, 19951 Father Hurley Blvd., Germantown.
When: Saturday, Aug. 18, at 9 a.m.
Why go: Join a dynamic group of women as they make Quilts of Valor, for soldiers touched by war, and Quilts for Kids, for children diagnosed with cancer. Stay all day or stop by for whatever time you have. Quilters meet about twice a month. Future dates may be subject to change.
Where: Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Rd., Gaithersburg.
When: Friday, Aug, 17, at 7 p.m.
Why go: Enjoy a relaxing and informative boat ride on Clopper Lake. This is a great way to see the lake without getting wet! Tours last approximately 45 minutes. Buy tickets and meet at the Boat Center.
Where: 3 Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda.
When: Fridays, Aug. 17, 24 and 31, at 6 p.m.
Why go: Come dance the night away to the best bands in town!
Friday, Aug. 17: The Beat Hotel and the Bellhop Horns (New Orleans, Mardi Gras and Swamp Funk music)
Friday, Aug. 24: Cityscape (Rock, Motown and Soul)
Friday, Aug. 31: Jennifer Rose and The Mixx (Original songs by Jennifer Rose, Old and New Country Favorites and Classic Rock)
Where: 7926 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring.
When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Why go: Enjoy a date night, friends’ night or girls’ night out filled with R&B and jazz music.
Where: Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase.
When: Saturday, Aug. 18, at 8:15 a.m.
Why go: A group leaves from the Friendship Heights Village Center every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for a walk through a nearby neighborhood.
Where: The Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg.
When: Aug. 10 through 26, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Why go: Fuddy Meers tells the story of Claire, an amnesiac who awakens each morning as a blank slate. As she attempts to regain her memory one morning, she is abducted by a limping, lisping man who claims her husband wants to kill her. This sets off one harrowing turn after another as Claire spends the day trying to decipher her fractured life while being surrounded by a group of bizarre characters.
“Like the resourceful chef who turns leftovers into haute cuisine, Mr. Lindsay-Abaire blends clichéd ingredients into something savory and distinctive...[a] dark, sweet and thoroughly engaging comedy," The New York Times reported.
Price: $16 ($14 for Gaithersburg residents).
*Note: This show contains adult language and mature themes and is appropriate for those 17 and older.
Where: Rockville Rooftop, 155 Gibbs St., Rockville.
When: Friday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m.
Why go: Call up your friends for a night out, meet new people and dance to a live DJ. Dress to impress. Ages 21 and up with valid identification. Happy hour from 6 to 9 p.m. Beers: $3. Wine: $4 a glass. Cocktails: $5.