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Civic Calendar

To submit an item for the Civic Calendar, e-mail almanac@connectionnewspapers.com or fax the submission to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Thursday at noon two weeks prior to the event. For questions, call Rebecca Halik at 703-917-6476.

Friday/Aug. 4

Career Workshop. "The Road Back to Work" helps those who have been out of the workforce for a while and want to get back into it. 10 a.m.-3p.m. at 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $32. Call 240-777-8300 to register.

Tuesday/Aug. 8

Long & Foster Career Night. At 6 p.m. at the Bethesda/Chevy Chase Office, 3 Metro Center, Suite 100, Bethesda. Learn how to go into business for yourself. Free. Call Timothy Harper at 301-654-3535 to register.

Wednesday/Aug. 9

Finance Workshop. "Personal Finances: Understanding Basic Budgeting and Credit" Learn about how to better manage personal finances. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 401 N. Washington Street, Suite 100, Rockville. Fee:$16. Call 240-777-8300 to register.

Thursday/Aug. 10

Career Workshop. "Networking and Interviewing". This wokshop helps participants learn new ways to network and interview. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. Fee:$32. Call 240-777-8300 to register.

Tuesday/Aug. 15

Work Session Meeting #2. 3 p.m. at Bells Mill Elementary School, 8225 Bells Mill Road, Potomac. The Montgomery County Public School Division of Construction is planning a new modernized building for Bells Mill Elementary School to be completed in August of 2009. Several meetings have been planned and need and want community input when planning the new facility. This is the second session in a series of five planning sessions. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. Please confirm the meeting prior to your attendance by contacting James. R Tokar at 301-548-7542 or sending an e-mail to james_r_tokar@mcpsmd.org and/or Jerri B. Oglesby at 301-469-1046 or sending an e-mail to Jerri_L_Oglesby@mcpsmd.org.

Wednesday/Aug. 16

Career Workshop. "The Cover Letter: Targeting the Job" Learn to write effective cover letters. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. Fee: $16. Call 240-777-8300 to register.

Long & Foster Career Night. At 6 p.m. at the Bethesda Avenue Office, 4733 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda. Learn how to go into business for yourself. Free. Contact Scott Mattingly at 240-497-1702 to register.

Thursday/Aug. 17

Finance Workshop. "Financial Planning for Retirement" Learn how to maximize financial comfort after retirement. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. $16. Call 240-777-8300 to register.

Long & Foster Career Night. At 7 p.m. at Potomac Village Office, 9812 Falls Road, Potomac. Learn how to go into business for yourself. Free. Contact Ned Rich at 301-765-5100 to register.

Monday/Aug. 21

Homework Hassles: Encouraging Student Responsibility. This workshop will discuss developing positive study habits, side-stepping power struggles over homework, defining how much a parent should do to help and collaborating with the school staff. From 7-9 p.m. Free. At Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Call 240-777-0922.

Tuesday/Aug. 22

Career Workshop. "Managing Up" Learn to build positive relationships with your bosses. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 401 N. Washington St., Suite 100, Rockville. Fee: $16.Call 240-777-8300 to register.

Thursday/Aug. 24

Long & Foster Career Night. 6:30 p.m. at North Potomac/Gaithersburg Office, 189 Kentlands Blvd., Suite 205, Gaithersburg. Learn how to go into business for yourself. Free. Contact Ruth Papuchis at 301-548-4210 to register.

Wednesday/Sept. 6

Dealing With a Strong-Willed Child. For a child who is more determined, more sensitive, more argumentative, more volatile than others, learn how to turn these strong characteristics into positive attributes and make day-to-day family living more tranquil from 7-9 p.m. at Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac. Free. Call 240-777-0690.

Wednesday/Sept. 13

Work Session Meeting #3. 7 p.m. at Bells Mill Elementary School, 8225 Bells Mill Road, Potomac. The Montgomery County Public School Division of Construction is planning a new modernized building for Bells Mill Elementary School to be completed in August of 2009. Several meetings have been planned and need and want community input when planning the new facility. This is the third session in a series of five planning sessions. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. Please confirm the meeting prior to your attendance by contacting James. R Tokar at 301-548-7542 or sending an e-mail to james_r_tokar@mcpsmd.org and/or Jerri B. Oglesby at 301-469-1046 or sending an e-mail to Jerri_L_Oglesby@mcpsmd.org.

Thursday/Sept. 14

Helping Your Kids Develop Social Skills. YMCA Horizons staff person, who works with kids in schools and camps, will talk about ways parents can work with their kids on social skills. Parents will learn how to help their child assess social situations, strategize ways to have more positive interactions, recognize and read social cues, and feel better about him or herself from 7-9 p.m. at Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda. Free. 240-777-0970.

Thursday/Sept. 28

Work Session Meeting #4. 4 p.m. at Bells Mill Elementary School, 8225 Bells Mill Road, Potomac. The Montgomery County Public School Division of Construction is planning a new modernized building for Bells Mill Elementary School to be completed in August of 2009. Several meetings have been planned and need and want community input when planning the new facility. This is the fourth session in a series of five planning sessions. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. Please confirm the meeting prior to your attendance by contacting James. R Tokar at 301-548-7542 or sending an e-mail to james_r_tokar@mcpsmd.org and/or Jerri B. Oglesby at 301-469-1046 or sending an e-mail to Jerri_L_Oglesby@mcpsmd.org.

Tuesday/Oct. 3

Work Session Meeting #5. 7 p.m. at Bells Mill Elementary School, 8225 Bells Mill Road, Potomac. The Montgomery County Public School Division of Construction is planning a new modernized building for Bells Mill Elementary School to be completed in August of 2009. Several meetings have been planned and need and want community input when planning the new facility. This is the last planning session. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. Please confirm the meeting prior to your attendance by contacting James. R Tokar at 301-548-7542 or sending an e-mail to james_r_tokar@mcpsmd.org and/or Jerri B. Oglesby at 301-469-1046 or sending an e-mail to Jerri_L_Oglesby@mcpsmd.org.

Thursday/Oct. 19

"The Good Enough Child: How to Have an Imperfect Family and be Perfectly Satisfied." Dr. Brad Sachs is a psychologist specializing in clinical work with families. "The Good Enough Child" was named as an Editor's choice by Amazon.com and became its best-selling parenting title that year. From 7-9 p.m. at Suburban Hospital Auditorium, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. $15/person, $25/couple with fee waivers available. All proceeds fund the prevention services of YMCA Y&FS. To register for this seminar only, call 301-896-3939, option 1. Contact Pam Mintz at 301-229-1347 by October 13.

Tuesday/Nov. 28

Defining the Holidays: Creating Family Traditions. Are you wondering how to keep in balance what your children receive vs. how much they learn to give something of themselves to others? Would you like to create holiday traditions that do not revolve around gifts? At this workshop you will find helpful strategies for engaging your children in a dialogue around the importance of showing "interest in the interests" of others from 7-9 p.m. at the Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Free. 240-777-0922.