What we're about

Creating community and friendships, we're a group of active people in the Gaithersburg / Germantown / Rockville Area. We enjoy welcoming new faces and building connections for socializing and adventures. Primarily in our 30s-50s, we welcome everyone. Activities include small dinner gatherings, hikes/walks, happy hours, and outdoor adventures on weeknights and weekends. We hope you'll join us and look forward to meeting you!

Upcoming events (4)

Rocky Horror Picture Show at NW Park in Aspen Hill

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Rocky Horror Picture Show With just a jump to the left and a step to the right, transport yourself to the galaxy of Transylvania this spooky season with a FREE outdoor screening of the 1970’s classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show”.

Free prop bags to first come first served;
* Rice
* Newspaper
* Squirt Bottle
* Flashlight
* Rubber Glove (non-latex)
* Noisemaker * Confetti
* Party Hats * Hand Bell
* Playing Cards

Parks ask do not bring toast or toilet paper Bring lawn chair or blanket Free Parking Food & Beer venders on site.

For more info: https://montgomeryparks.org/events/rocky-horror-picture-show/

Francene will be your host and will have a red lawn chair & white jeans jacket. She’ll also print GRASP for the back of her chair. She'll post information about her specific location within the park in the comments when she arrives. We can't wait to see you there!

Meet and Greet at Mod Pizza

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This is a great opportunity to meet others who are new as well as those who have been around a while! Build your own personal pizza with any choice of toppings and it will be baked fresh for you on the spot! Meals are in the $10-15 range.

Look for the organizer (Eli) wearing his GRASP shirt (see pictures) and the "GRASP" table signs to find us within the restaurant. Everyone is welcome and we can't wait to see you!

Markoff's Haunted Forest Trail - Enter if you Dare!

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** Costumes are encouraged for this event 🧟‍♂️🧛‍♀️🧙‍♂️🧙‍♀️🧙👽🥸👻 **

  • Markoff's Haunted Forest for 15 Oct
  • The link above should take you to Saturday, 15 October, 7:30pm-8:00pm check-in
  • If the link does not work, then that time slot is sold out
  • Check in to Markoff's Haunted Forest right at the opening at 7:00 pm and we will meet at the Cursed Village. I will also post my location tracker on the 'Comments' section below at 7:00 pm so you can find me.

  • Must purchase tickets and verify within 2 days of signing up that you do have tickets or you will be moved to 'not going.' (Select Edit RSVP to update)

  • Tickets do sell out rather quickly, so please purchase the tickets ASAP.

  • We will hang out after the trail at the Cursed Village to eat and socialize.

It’s a long walk along a forest trail, surrounded by elaborately built sets. It’s mostly dark, but occasionally bright lights blind and disorient you. Off in the distance you hear screams and cackles as chainsaws roar. The chainsaws! You can’t escape their grinding roar the whole time, and you know they’ll be coming for you soon.

You walk slowly through the trees, trying to predict what will jump at you next. And they do jump at you. Clowns, murderers, monsters, nuns, hillbillies, zombies. Whatever you find scariest, it’s probably in there. And it doesn’t just lunge at you in the dark – it terrifies you. And chases you. And if you scream the loudest in your group, it targets you.

Markoff’s Haunted Forest is a DC-area Halloween institution, notorious for its high-quality theatrical production.

The farm is owned by brothers Nick and Alex Markoff. In addition to its Halloween haunts, it’s used as an agricultural and environmental education center for Calleva, the nonprofit summer camp that the Markoff brothers operate. Calleva offers camping, skiing, and kayaking trips for children, and provides scholarships for kids who can’t afford to attend. It relies heavily on the Haunted Forest for funding, and receives 65% of ticket revenue.

Meet and Greet at The Block Food Hall and Bar

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This is a great opportunity to meet others who are new as well as those who have been around a while! Located at Pike and Rose in Rockville, The Block is a food-court-style venue with a bar and a wide variety of food including rice bowls, fish and chips, sandwiches, burgers, Vietnamese dishes, tacos, pizza, and Asian desserts. Expect entrees in the $10-15 range.

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You won't want to miss this opportunity to connect with other GRASP members in a fun, casual dining environment which allows us to easily mingle after making our food selection!


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Happy Hour and Games at the Grape Escape

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