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Week Ahead: Watch Out for Road Closures Across the County

Plus: Rockville holds summer’s last outdoor movie night; local farmer to appear for Foodie Friday event

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Ongoing road projects will cause lane closures throughout the region, according to state transportation officials.

The Maryland State Highway Administration on Monday released a list of the closures, which are affecting sections of Interstate 270, the Beltway and Georgia and Connecticut avenues. Many of the closures will last through the summer, while others will extend to the year’s end and beyond.

For example, lanes on the inner and outer loops of I-495 from Georgia Avenue to Connecticut Avenue will be closed intermittently through the end of 2018 for a bridge replacement project. And the ramp from the inner loop of the Beltway to southbound New Hampshire Avenue will be closed intermittently for a reconstruction project slated to continue through late summer.

On Monday and Tuesday, Montgomery Parks is closing sections of Sligo Creek Parkway for road repairs.

One more chance this summer to watch a movie in a Rockville park

The season of outdoor movies is officially winding down, as the city of Rockville holds its last free film screening of the year in Potomac Woods Park on Wednesday.

Moviegoers are invited to bring chairs, blankets and snacks to watch Moana, a 3-D animated film telling the story of a Polynesian village chief’s daughter. The movie begins at dusk, or about 8 p.m.

The city has screened three other movies in Rockville parks this summer.

Last Foodie Friday event comes to Brookside Gardens

Montgomery Parks will be holding its final Foodie Friday this week with small-scale farmer Genevieve Fulco, whose produce is available around the county.

Fulco will talk about her personal story, discuss common pests and diseases and share best practices for certified organic and certified naturally grown vegetable operations. She’ll be giving her presentation from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallen Ave., Wheaton. The event is free to attend.

The Foodie Fridays speaker series has hosted regional experts who have offered information about land preservation, urban farming, community food projects and food access.

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