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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.

Wednesday/Aug. 30

Forum. Bethesda/Chevy Chase Candidates Forum at 8 p.m. at Westland Middle School, located at 5511 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda.

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.

Thursday/Sept. 7

Forum. Debate among candidates for the county council at large race from 7-10 p.m. in the Carnation Room at the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive.

For directions 240-314-5019. The event is sponsored by the Rockville Neighborhood Association.

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.

Talk. “Global Warming: Effects and Remedies” by environmental biologist Jackson Harper from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Drive. Free. Call 301-762-7666 or visit www.uucr.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.

Monday/Sept. 18

Application Deadline. Applicants sought for Board of Appeals has a deadline of 5 p.m. The County Council is seeking applicants for a four-year term on the County Board of Appeals. Letters 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 on the duties of the Board of Appeals or requirements, call 240-777-7900.

Wednesday/Sept. 20

County Sponsors Public Forums are seeking input into Comprehensive Plan for Seniors from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Upper County Community Center, 201 Emory Grove Road, Gaithersburg. The forums will offer Montgomery County residents of all ages an opportunity to talk about their plans for the future, what concerns they may have about managing their own aging and suggestions for ways in which Montgomery County can make sure it is an “elder-friendly” community. Free. Call 240-777-1131 for more information or e-mail senior plan@montgomerycountymd.gov. Those requiring special aids or services to participate in a forum should call Gloria Huggins at 240-777-1236. Sign language interpreter services and language interpreter services are available upon request with at least three business days notice.

Sunday/Sept. 24

Picnic. Fourth Annual "Good Ol' Fashioned Family Picnic" to support Delegate Kathleen Dumais (15). Join Friends of Kathleen M. Dumais for a picnic from 1-4 p.m. at High Point Farm in Clarksburg. $30/person; $45/couple; children free. Playground, moon bounce, soccer, volleyball & sack races. Call Donna Van Scoy or Chris Wright at 301-610-0110.

Monday/Sept. 25

Public Meeting. In advance of this year's Oct. 1 deadline, there will be a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. at the Council Office Building in Rockville. Apart from budget priorities, the Council's resolution also requests County agencies—Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery College, the Park and Planning Commission, and WSSC, as well as County Government itself—to provide performance measures on their programs that enable the Council and the community to determine how effective they have been.

Pedestrian Safety Meeting. Residents of the Greater Friendship Heights community can learn about state and local efforts to address pedestrian safety and express their views on improvements at an upcoming “A Dialogue on Pedestrian Safety” 7 p.m. at the Friendship Heights Community Center, 4433 South Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Hosted by the Montgomery County Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee. The Greater Friendship Heights area has been identified as one of the County’s priority places to address pedestrian safety.

Wednesday/Sept. 27

County Sponsors Public Forums are seeking input into Comprehensive Plan for Seniors from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. The forums will offer Montgomery County residents of all ages an opportunity to talk about their plans for the future, what concerns they may have about managing their own aging and suggestions for ways in which Montgomery County can make sure it is an “elder-friendly” community. Free. Call 240-777-1131 for more information or e-mail senior plan@montgomerycountymd.gov. Those requiring special aids or services to participate in a forum should call Gloria Huggins at 240-777-1236. Sign language interpreter services and language interpreter services are available upon request with at least three business days notice.

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.