County to Drop Dog Park Fee – Citing a decline in dog park use since instituting a $40 annual fee in 2010, Montgomery County Parks will do away with the fee and look for other ways to make up budget shortfalls. [The Gazette]

NIH Orchestra Performs For A Good Cause – The volunteer NIH Orchestra, which includes federal government workers, high school students and locals of all types, has donated almost $25,000 over years of benefit concerts. [Bethesda Patch]

Bethesda Green Happy Hour at Redwood – The environmental nonprofit will host a get-together on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Redwood Restaurant and Bar (7121 Bethesda Lane). [Bethesda Green]

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