The Kentlands Community Foundation brings so many different programs and activities to our community and you can be a part!  Do you love the cultural arts? Volunteering?  Would you like to learn more about New Urbanism or share how great it is to live in this type of neighborhood?  There are so many ways to be a part of and contribute, the Foundation’s programs, which are both for the community and brought forth by the community.

First and foremost, we wanted to take a moment to say thank you to everyone and every organization who was a part of the many activities that took place in September, including the Kentlands/Lakelands 5K Run/Walk, the annual Thank You Dinner, the Village at Kentlands/Lakelands Ice Cream Social, the Musica Viva Kentlands concert and the kick-off of the Kentlands Film Society 2022-2023 season.  It was a busy month and we hope that everyone had a wonderful time.

What is coming up in October?

Our year-round programs will be continuing their regular meeting schedule and activities  – make sure you check out the calendar at In addition, the Foundation will be teaming up with GPARC’s Arts & Culture Alliance for two events – the first will be Oktoberfest on Sunday, October 9 from 12 – 5 p.m. We will be set up in front of the Carriage House and happy to share with you information about our many programs, help get you involved in those of interest, and GPARC will be leading a fun activity of “kindness” rock painting. The second event is a Plein Aire Painters Meetup at Bohrer Park on Saturday, October 15 at 10 a.m.  Neighborhood artist and art teacher, Patti Coletta Connell, will be leading this event and is open to anyone, at any skill level … bring your art supplies, a chair or blanket, and paint outside in this beautiful park in the camaraderie of other artists.

To find out more about our many events and programs, follow the Kentlands Community Foundation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and check out our website at

If you have a great idea for a program that involves volunteerism, the cultural arts or supports New Urbanism, we would love to hear from you!  All our programs are grassroots efforts that begin with you.