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Gaithersburg News Briefs: Cupcake Class, Art Display, Geocache Treasure Hunt

Gaithersburg news in brief.

The city of Gaithersburg released the following information this week:

Sweet Family Fun at Kentlands Mansion Cupcake Class

Kentlands Mansion invites parents and kids to a Mommy/Daddy and Me Cupcake Decorating Class on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. Taught by Bella’s Sweet Treat, families will learn kid-friendly, step-by-step piping, icing and decorating tricks to create their very own tasty masterpiece. 

This event is open to children ages 5 to 12 and their parents. Admission is $35 for one child and one adult. Kentlands Mansion is located at 320 Kent Square Road in Gaithersburg. 

For more information, visit the city of Gaithersburg website.

“Studio In-Sight” Artists, CHARACTER COUNTS! Posters on Exhibit at Gaithersburg Activity Center

The City of Gaithersburg presents a multi-media exhibit featuring the artists of “Studio In-Sight.” This unique display of vibrant mixed-media paintings and drawings depicting artistic visions from many points of view runs from Jan. 18 through March 17 at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park.

Established in 2006, “Studio In-Sight” aims to bring space and inspiration to artists who may be outside the mainstream. The studio is a part of the Life Skills Program whose mission is to guide, train, and empower people in a social and supportive atmosphere.

Also on exhibit are the winning entries of the 2012 City of Gaithersburg CHARACTER COUNTS! Poster Contest.

For more information, visit the city of Gaithersburg website.

Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm Holds Geocache Treasure

On Jan. 5 the Maryland Municipal League (MML) will kick off the New Year with a Discovering Maryland Geotrail Launch in Greenbelt, Hancock and Perryville, Maryland. Forty nine towns including the city of Gaithersburg participate in the Maryland Geotrail, which was created in 2009 to encourage exploration of the unique cities and towns throughout the state.

Using GPS units, participants, or “geocachers,” plot map coordinates to locate the treasure or “cache” in each city or town. With the new launch in 2013, MML will reward the first 200 people who find and record at least 20 geocaches with a commemorative trackable geocoin. To be eligible, participants must record the location, date and code of the find in the Official MML Geotrail Passport and post a picture at each cache. Completed Passports must then be mailed to Maryland Municipal League offices. 

The “First Find” prize at the geocache at Bohrer Park is two one-day passes to the Fitness Zone in the Activity Center at Bohrer Park.  After the First Find prize is claimed, additional prizes such as Water Park passes may be added to the Bohrer Park cache.

For more information, visit the city of Gaithersburg website.

Wendy January 09, 2013 at 08:23 AM
Where can I get the official geocache passport and the details of the contest?

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