Clubs and Organizations

Clubs and Organizations

July 22, 2002

American Antique Arts Association meets the third Monday of the month at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, at 1 p.m., September-June. Meetings include speakers, demonstrations and information. New members are welcome. Call Mary Lennon at 301-299-5030.

Azalea Society meets at the Davis Library in Bethesda on the first Mondays in October, December, February, April and June at 7:30 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room. The group presents a flower show at the annual Landon School Azalea Festival in May. Call Diane Gregg at 301-299-6456.

Capital Hiking Club is a non-profit group which sponsors hikes throughout the region. The public is invited and fees vary. The club hosts Friday night hikes along the C&O Canal to Great Falls during the full moon; three miles on level ground. Registration is $3. Hikers meet at the parking lot across MacArthur Boulevard from Old Anglers Inn at 8:30 p.m. Call John Manion at 703-451-9223. Call 703-713-3934 for a recorded message on all events. Visit

Friends of Historic Great Falls Tavern partners with the National Park Service in ongoing efforts to maintain and restore this historic site. Member efforts help to support events throughout the year. Annual donations are tax deductible: $100 (angel), $50 (sponsor), and $35 (patron). Write to Elie Pisarra-Cain at 11725 Piney Meetinghouse Road, Potomac, Md. 20854 or call Pisarra-Cain at 301-983-1537.

Friends of the Library is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting Montgomery County libraries. FOL operates two used bookstores and sponsors literary events to generate funds for programs to improve literacy, increase access by cultural minorities and older adults and promotes librarianship as a career. Call 240-777-0020.

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (JCC), 6123 Montrose Road, Rockville, offers classes, activities, camps and social events for all ages. Membership is $108 for the first month; $33 per month after for an individual. For families, $170 for the first month and $70 per month after. Members receive discounts for JCC events and classes and have full access to the fitness center and pool. Call 301-881-0100.

MOMS Club offers activities for stay-at-home moms and their children. New calendar and newsletter given out at the meeting on the third Monday of the month. Meetings at 10:30 a.m. at the Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road, or call 301-983-6453.

The Montgomery County Chapter, Maryland Ornithological Society meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month, September-May (except March), at the Potomac Presbyterian Church, 10301 River Road. Speakers for the coming season include Bob Ringler on "Cranes of China" and Mark Hoffman on "Rare Birds of Maryland." Frequent field trips. Dues: $30 for individuals, $40 for households and $6 for 18 and under. Call president Sam Freiberg at 301-652-7543. Visit

"Next Step" is sponsored by The Jewish Social Service Agency, a free support and activities group for widowed men and women 50-65 who are beyond initial bereavement. The nonsectarian group meets the first and third Thursday of every month from 7-8:30 p.m. in the board room of the Hebrew Home Wasserman Building, 6121 Montrose Road in Rockville. Call Mary Hull Levyne at 301-816-2680.

PAINT (Potomac Artists IN Touch) offers support and encouragement to fellow artists with regular meetings, member shows and charitable projects. The "Friends in Art" are 15 culturally diverse member-artists who work in every medium. New members welcome. Call Yolanda Priensloo-Phillips at 301-765-7617.

Potomac Area Newcomers Club welcomes new residents to the community with monthly meetings. Call for locations and reservations at 301-365-7572. For membership, call Sue Bigler at 301-610-5056. Visit

Potomac Bridle and Hiking Trails Association works to maintain and preserve the bridle trails near Potomac. New members welcome. Membership is $30 for an individual or $50 for a family. Write to P. O. Box 59722, Potomac, MD 20859.

Potomac Clean and Green helps organize fall and spring cleanup efforts in Potomac neighborhoods. Annual cleanups in Potomac Village. Call chairperson Peggy Dennis at 301-983-9738.

Potomac Seniors gather at Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road, during the week for a variety of activities between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The program includes Tai Chi, entertainment, health screenings and education, chair exercises, crafts, speakers, counseling, theme parties, monthly mini-trips and intergenerational activities. Visit or call 301-983-4471.

Potomac Village Garden Club holds regular meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in members' homes. They also participate in the flower show at the annual Landon School Azalea Festival in May, maintain the garden at Potomac Library and conduct educational and community service projects throughout the year. Call Estelle Woodcock, president, at 301-299-8558 or email

Rotary Club of Potomac

President: Dr. Roger Packard


Meets every Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. at Normandie Farm Restaurant on Falls Road.

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service.

Rotary Club of Potomac-Bethesda

President: Ahmet Yucel


Meets every Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Hunters Inn Restaurant at River Road and Falls Road.

YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, 9401 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, offers memberships for children, adults, families and seniors. Activities and facilities include a fitness center, pool, massage room, sauna, ballet and salsa classes, exercise programs, tennis courts and camps for children during summer, winter and spring breaks. Call 301-530-3725.