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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 Matthew Razak at 703-917-6476.

<cal1>Wednesday/Dec. 6

<cal2>Sharing Streets Seminar. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the Washington Regional Network for Livable Communities and the Coalition for Smarter Growth are co-sponsoring a free seminar, "Sharing Streets: Designing Urban Arterials for Walkability," on, 9:30-11 a.m. in the first floor auditorium at the Montgomery County Council Office Building located at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville.

How to Get Control of Money. This session is designed for those who are struggling to manage their budget and get control of their debt. Cost is $16. Call 240-777-8300 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw.

<cal1>Thursday/Dec. 7

<cal2>Flu Vaccination, 9 a.m. to noon at the East County Community Recreation Center, 3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring. Cost is $20. Call 240-777-1050.

<cal1>Friday/Dec. 8

<cal2>Dealing With Angry People. Learn how to respond to someone else's anger and defuse arguments. Cost is $16. Call 240-777-8300 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw.

<cal1>Sunday/Dec. 10

<cal2>Blood Drive. Potomac's Congregation Har Shalom is sponsoring a blood drive from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. as part of 12th annual Mitzvah Day. Reservations suggested for the blood drive. Call 301-299-7087 x 2314. Donations of new or gently used winter clothing, blankets, towels, canned food, toiletries, dishes, pots and pans welcome. Admission to Mitzvah Day events is free. Visit www.harshalom.org. Har Shalom is at 11510 Falls Road, Potomac.

<cal1>Tuesday/Dec. 12

<cal2>Networking Made Simple. In this workship learn how to network effectively. For women. Cost is $16. Call 240-777-8300 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw.

<cal1>Wednesday/Dec. 13

<cal2>Brown-bag Daytimers Forum, noon at Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road, Potomac. Guest speaker Stuart Rothenberg, editor and publisher of "The Rothenberg Political Report," will discuss "After the Wave: Why Republicans Lost and What Happens Next." Call 301-299-7087. Free.

Making Career Choices. Come and explore career choices for women for now and in the future. Cost is $16. Call 240-777-8300 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw.

Understanding Credit Report and Score. This course will explain the significance of a credit report and credit score and help explain how to get control of credit information. Cost is $16. Call 240-777-8300 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw.

Time Management. Learn how to establish priorities, make healthy choices and more effectively manage time. Cost is $16. Call 240-777-8300 or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw.

<cal1>Friday/Dec. 15

<cal2>Concept Deadline.Seven Locks Road Sidewalk and Bikeway Concepts. The deadline for returning comments on the Seven Locks Road Sidewalk and Bikeway (SLRSB) concepts has been extended from Nov. 30, to Dec. 15. Submit comments to: Division of Capital Development, 101 Monroe Street, 9th Floor, Rockville.

<cal1>Monday/Jan. 8

<cal2>School Open House. Parents of prospective Washington Episcopal School students are invited to attend an open house at 9 a.m. The school is located at 5600 Little Falls Parkway in Bethesda. The program begins with a panel presentation and question/answer period, followed by a tour of the school. Call the Admissions Office at 301-652-7878, e-mail admissions@w-e-s.org or visit www.w-e-s.org.