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The Charles W. Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity and the Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs will sponsor a free Multi-Cultural Housing Fair on Saturday, April 27 from 2-7 p.m. at 11319 Elkin St. in Wheaton. The event will provide an opportunity for county residents to meet and discuss personal situations with leading institutions, real estate companies and government, private and nonprofit agencies. Call 240-777-4940.

Bethesda Row Cinema, an eight-screen, 1,600-seat multi-plex theatre will open on May 3. The theatre features eight auditoriums with stadium seating and wall-to-wall screens. The 35,000-square foot facility will show American independent, foreign language and restored classics. Located at 7235 Woodmont Ave., the theatre is operated by Landmark Theatres. Federal Realty Investment Trust, based in Rockville, is the developer.

Awards & Achievements:

Long & Foster Realtors recently honored sales associates from the Potomac/Cabin John office for their achievements:

Diann Gotron, Founders’ Club and top producer;

Barbara Small, Founders’ Club;

Mincy Neil, Chairmans’ Club;

Lonny Odarchenko, Chairmans’ Club;

Leslie Friedson, Chairmans’ Club;

Rhona Friedman, Chairmans’ Club;

Jean Mettam, Chairmans’ Club;

Anne Stadnicki, Chairmans’ Club;

Haydee Laso, Chairmans’ Club;

Narinder Singh, President’s Club;

Beatriz Yanovich, Directors’ Club;

Tania Krispin, Directors’ Club;

Rina Rebibo, Executives’ Club;

Becky Plesset, Executives’ Club;

Gurdeep Bawa, Executives’ Club;

Rex Reed, Executives’ Club;

And Fabiola Bishop, Executives’ Club.

Long & Foster Realtors has announced its top sales associates for March.

In the Potomac Village office, Krystyna Litwin was the top producer, top seller, top lister and the agent with the most new listings with a sales volume of $4,517,500.

In the Potomac/Cabin John office, Leslie Friedson was top producer and top seller with a sales volume of $1,941,750; and Lonny Odarchenko as the top lister; and the agent with the most new listings.

In the Bethesda office, Mary Bailey was top producer and top seller with a sales volume of $2,873,500; and Trip Holbrook was the top lister and the agent with the most new listings.

In the Bethesda/Chevy Chase office, Linda Rosenkranz was top producer, top seller and agent with the most new listings with a sales volume of $3,392,500; Linda Rosenkranz and Ann Solotar were the top sellers.

In the Bethesda Gateway office, Brad Rozansky was the top producer, top lister, top seller and the agent with the most new listings with a sales volume of $9,160,800.

In the North Bethesda/Rockville office, Robert L. Pettis, Jr. was the top producer and top seller with a sales volume of $1,882,126.

Corinne Soma, a sale associates from Weichert, Realtors' Potomac Village office, has been honored for her achievements in March.

Soma was honored for generating the highest new homes dollar volume in the region. In addition, the entire Potomac Village sales team was recognized for producing the highest new homes dollar volume in the region. The region consists of offices located throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Weichert's Bethesda office have been honored for their recent achievements. In February, Chana Sky was honored for generating the most resales and the most resale revenue units in the region. In addition, the entire Bethesda sales team was honored for generating the most resale listings, the most resales, the most resale marketed listings, the most resale revenue units and the highest resale dollar volume in the region.

In March, Sky was again honored for generating the most resale listings and the most resale revenue units. The sales team of James Coley and Leigh Reed was recognized for producing the most resales and the highest resale dollar volume in the region. The Bethesda team was also honored for generating the most resale listings, the most resales, the most resale marketed listings, the most resale revenue units and the highest resale dollar volume in the region.

Weichert Real Estate School will offer a free preparatory course for students to get ready for the state licensing exam. The two-day course, held over the weekend, is a review of the Principles and Practices material. The course, offered to recent graduates of the Principles and Practices class, will cover the information needed to pass the state licensing exam. Weichert's Maryland location for the course is at the Rockledge Drive training center in Bethesda. The next courses will be offered May 11-12 and May 18-19. To reserve a space, call 301-718-4143.

Montgomery County Division of Consumer Affairs is offering “Spring Fix it Up,” a free seminar, on Saturday, May 11 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville. The seminar, held annually, is designed to provide the average homeowner with information about home improvements, maintenance and selecting a home improvement contractor. Topics covered include heating and air conditioning systems, roofs, decks, windows, lawn care and pest control. Speakers include experts from the Maryland Home Improvement Commission and The Maryland Cooperative Extension Service.

The class is limited to county residents. Pre-registration is required. Call 240-777-3764. Visit hca.emontgomery.org/consumer.

County Council seeks applicants to succeed Arthur Holmes Jr. as chairman of the Montgomery County Planning Board. Holmes' term expires on June 14, 2002.

The Planning Board serves as the Council's principal adviser on land-use planning and community planning. Planning Board members also serve as commissioners of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

The chairman performs a leadership role with respect to the Montgomery County portion of the Commission as well as to chair the meetings of the Planning Board; to assist in developing overall vision and direction for the Commission; to oversee the functioning of the Montgomery County Planning Board staff; to provide guidance on preparation of budgets by Park and Planning staff for presentation to the Board; to represent the Planning Board at official meetings; to present the Planning Board's position, especially before the Montgomery County Council; and to serve as chairman or vice chairman for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

The salary will be between $120,000 and $150,000.

Send letters of interest and include a resume to Council president Steve Silverman at County Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD by noon on Friday, May 31. Interviews by the Council will be held in June or July.

Call 240-777-7938.