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This Week in Potomac

Potomac Days

The annual Potomac Days celebration is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25.

This will be the 20th Potomac day in 21 years. Last year’s events were cancelled as a result of the sniper shootings. Less than 12 hours after the decision to cancel Potomac Day, the sniper suspects were caught.

Entries for the car show are needed.

This year’s Grand Marshall will be Eugene Semmes.

This year’s activities, all taking place at the village, include:

* Art Show Oct., 17-31 call Anne Martinez 301-299-6321.

Art from more than 30 Potomac artists will be on display at the banks in Potomac Village and at the offices of WC & AN Miller.

* 9 a.m., 5K Run

* 10:30 a.m., Parade

* 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Car Show

* 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Business Fair

The events will go on rain or shine. Call the chamber’s message center at 301-299-2170 or visit www.potomacchamber.org

Community Service Day

Montgomery County’s 17th Annual Community Service Day will be held Oct. 25.

The day starts with a rally and Civic Action Fair in Rockville at the Executive office Building, 101 Monroe St. from 8:30-10 a.m. At 10, volunteers will go to pre-arranged destinations across the county to work on service projects. Call 240-777-2600.

Nominations Wanted

Nominees are wanted for the Montgomery County Excellence in the Arts & Humanities Awards 2003. The awards are designed to recognize those who have made significant contributions to the arts and humanities.

Awards are given in education, community, corporate patron, volunteer and achievement. visit www.creativemoco or call 301-215-7227 for nomination forms.

Correction

On the cover of the Oct. 1, 2003 edition of the Almanac, a Churchill soccer player is misidentified. The player pictured is Churchill junior Rachel Sushner, a forward for the Bulldogs.

Service Academies

U. S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-8) announced that his office is accepting applications from students in the Eighth Congressional District, which includes Potomac, for nominations to one of the uniformed service academies.

The academies for which nominations will be made are the United States Naval Academy, United States Military Academy, United States Air Force Academy, and the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

Applications may be obtained in person or by writing to Van Hollen’s office at 51 Monroe Street, Suite 507, Rockville, MD 20850. Those requesting an application are asked to include a brief biography and some information to allow the office to open a file on the applicant.

Completed applications and supporting materials must be postmarked or hand-delivered to the Rockville Office by Friday, Oct. 17. Call (301) 424-3501.