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Civic Calendar

<i>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. </i>

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.

Absentee Ballot Deadline. The deadline for receipt of an absentee ballot application for the Sept. 12 Gubernatorial Primary Election is Tuesday, September 5. Written requests must reach the elections office by Tuesday, September 5 at 4:30 p.m., or may be faxed to 240-777-8560 no later than midnight. To learn more visit http://montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/News/press/PR_details.asp?PrID=2332.

Thursday/Aug. 31

Application Deadline. Applicants sought for Nominating Committee for Board of Trustees of Montgomery College has a deadline of 5 p.m. Applicants should send a letter expressing interest, including a resume listing professional and civic experience, addressed to Council President George L. Leventhal, County Council Office, Stella B. Werner Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, Maryland 20850. For further information or requirements, call 240-777-7900.

Tuesday/Sept. 5

Absentee Ballot Deadline. The deadline for receipt of an absentee ballot application for the Sept. 12 Gubernatorial Primary Election is Tuesday, September 5. Written requests must reach the elections office by Tuesday, September 5 at 4:30 p.m., or may be faxed to 240-777-8560 no later than midnight. To learn more visit http://montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/News/press/PR_details.asp?PrID=2332.

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.

Saturday/Sept. 9

Training Program. An interactive training program on communication skills useful in numerous aspects of disaster response offered for Emergency Action Team members and interested volunteers Saturday, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the auditorium of the Montgomery County Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville. Sessions will include reflective listening techniques and a workshop on effectively speaking with disaster hotline callers. For more information about becoming an emergency response volunteer or to register for the training, contact the Montgomery County Volunteer Center at 240-777-2600 by Sept. 5.

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.