As seen in Kensington Neighbors Magazine - September 2021
As summer winds down, the KTown Ladies are grateful that we’ve had so many opportunities to reconnect with our friends and neighbors, and we’re looking forward to ushering in the fall season!
Last month, the KTown Ladies cooled off from the August heat with a “Sip ‘n Dip” pool party, graciously hosted by Town of Kensington resident and longtime KTown Lady Katherine Wood. KTL could not have asked for better weather or a more beautiful setting for the Sip ‘n Dip, and we thoroughly enjoyed catching up and snacking on potluck nibbles around (and in!) the pool.
Looking forward, the KTown Ladies have a busy September planned! This month, we will gather for a Sip ‘n Shop at Howard Avenue boutique and KTown gem SW7. On September 8 at 6:30pm, KTL will meet at SW7 to share some drinks and enjoy the shop’s fantastic selection of gifts, contemporary housewares, art and more. If you follow their Instagram like we do, you’ll know that SW7 has tons of new fall goodies in the store for perusing. There will even be an opportunity to order charcuterie boxes full of snacks like meats and cheeses from neighboring restaurant DeliClub to nosh on during the event. By the time this magazine ends up in your KTown mailbox, it’s likely that our SW7 event will have already occurred – we can already say confidently that we had a great time!
On September 19, Opera in the Circle is making a comeback! The KTown Ladies are excited to co-sponsor this year, with organizer the Friends of Warner Circle and fellow co-sponsor the Kensington Historical Society. Opera in the Circle will feature a group of local professional opera performers singing popular arias and duets, led by conductor Giovanni Reggioli. Trust us, this is NOT an event you want to miss! The concert will take place at Warner Circle Park on Sunday, September 19 from 4:30-7:00pm. Bring your friends and family, and don’t forget your chairs, blankets, and picnics. KTL will be there – come join us!
Later in the month, the KTown Ladies will once again help sponsor Kensington’s annual Trash to Treasure Event, along with organizer (and KTown Lady!) Kyle Richards. Start gathering up your things that you no longer use but someone else will love for a neighborhood-wide yard sale on September 25 starting at 9am, with refreshments and socializing to follow at Kyle’s home. You can participate through a yard sale, part yard sale/part “free at the curb” alert or total curb alert. If you’d like to participate, please send an email with your name and address to Kyle at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your house.
As you may have seen in last month’s column, the KTown Ladies are partnering with the Jubilee Association of Maryland to advance our charitable efforts in 2021. Jubilee is in Kensington and provides adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities with high-quality residential support services that promote independence, helps them secure housing, and connects friends through activities and volunteer opportunities. KTL was happy to collect donations for Jubilee at our July and August events. We also encourage those who would like to support Jubilee to set Jubilee as your chosen charity through Amazon Smiles. By selecting “Jubilee Association of Maryland” at smile.amazon.com,Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible Amazon purchases to Jubilee, at no extra cost to you. Please help us support Jubilee!
Finally, as a reminder and for anyone that may not know us yet, the Ktown Ladies is a neighborhood social club with the mission of improving the lives of Kensington residents through social interaction, neighborhood sharing and community support. We're thrilled to have been able to get back to advancing that mission this summer. Stayed tuned here in Kensington Neighbors each month for more information on upcoming events and initiatives from the Ktown Ladies. Please also follow us on Facebook @KTownLadiesGuild and on Instagram @ktownladies, check out our website at www.ktownladies.org, and reach out to us at email@example.com with any comments or questions.
That’s all from the KTown Ladies ‘til next month, Kensington Neighbors! Wishing you all a wonderful start to fall.