Exciting News for Churchill Teen Abbie Olmsted

Abbie Olmsted, 14, of Potomac, has recently been named a 2019 Junior Committee Member for the Washington International 61st Annual International Horse Show. The event will be held Oct. 22–27 at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. Abbie is a rising sophomore at Winston Churchill High School, where she is involved in numerous extracurricular activities, including riding, golf, photography and travel. She has been riding for seven years and currently competes in the large children’s hunter pony division with her pony, Howard. For more information, visit WIHS.org.

Black Rock Center Presents Rigoletto Presented by Bel Cantanti Opera

Verdi’s classic tale of seduction and sacrifice performed in Germantown on BlackRock’s stage. Performed in Italian with English supertitles. In costume, fully staged. Accompanied by BCO orchestra. Rigoletto is a story of seduction and revenge. But that’s just the surface. Underneath, things are more complicated. Murder, betrayal, deceit and death—Verdi’s Rigoletto is filled with all the elements that make for good Italian opera. At least, superficially, that is. It’s only when you take a closer look that you realize there’s more behind it than the obvious.


The German School’s Annual Octoberfest Fun Run

Grab your running shoes and lederhosen, recruit your family and friends and celebrate the German way! They are back with the eighth annual 5K Oktoberfest Run, Walk & Fun Run! Guess what time it is? O’zapft is (The keg is tapped!) After the race, join the German School as they celebrate Oktoberfest in a beer garden atmosphere with music, dancing, kids’ activities and games! The Oktoberfest celebration is open to the public—runners and non-runners. Admission is free.

Potomac Rotary Club in Motion

Potomac Rotary welcomes new incoming President John Reid. John announced that the focus is more on engagement over attendance and encourages Potomac readers to consider the Potomac Rotary for your social and service fulfillment. Rotary is the only NGO with a seat at the UN because of its shared vision for peace and the critical humanitarian activities around the world. The job is big enough, and there is work for everyone. There is no money in Rotary work, but it’s worth a fortune.