Community Notes

Community Notes

To have an item listed mail to 10220 River Road, Suite 303, Potomac, MD 20854, e-mail to, or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Thursday at noon for the following week’s paper. Photos and artwork encouraged. Unless otherwise noted, all events are in Potomac. If you have any questions, call Rebecca Halik at 703-917-6476.

Mom's Club of Potomac offers activities for stay-at-home moms and their children. Come to a summer party on Monday, July 24 10:30 a.m. at the Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road. There are playgroups that meet weekly and a full calendar of activities every month. For more information call Carrie Lee at 301-299-6917.

Learn how to preserve the singing voice with opera singer Chrissellene G. Petropoulos on Thursday, July 20 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the lobby of the Rockville Civic Center. She will choose participants by e-mail to sing, but the event is open to everyone. Singers who have the courage to share their vocal challenges are encouraged to participate. To be one of the singers to participate, send an email to and describe vocal challenges. For more details, see the RMT website,

Come to the next meeting of Socrates Café, a philosophical discussion group exploring life’s "big questions" and based loosely on the Socratic dialogue method on Saturday, July 22, 7–9 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Drive, Rockville. Coffees, teas and light refreshments will be served. Free and open to all. Call 301-762-7666 or go to for directions and more information.

The ASCE Toastmaster Club meets Saturday, July 22 at 9:20 a.m. at the Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda. Become a better public speaker and newcomers always welcome. Contact Bernard Gogel ( at 703-524-8038 or Kin Wong at 202-366-0626 for information.

Li-Ming Toastmasters Club welcomes guests in developing communications and leadership skills on July 23, Aug. 6 and Aug. 20 from 10:15-11:30 a.m. at 16039 Comprint Circle, 2nd floor, Gaithersburg. Free to newcomers. Call 301-762-7978 or visit

Montgomery County Public Libraries is holding a first-ever reading program for adults ages 18 and up entitled "This Summer, Read the Book You’ve Always Meant to Read." Participants will read a book of their choice and fill out a form describing why they chose that title. Entries may be submitted in person at the participant’s local library or online at The program will run through September 9. Prizes will be awarded to a randomly chosen entrant from each library and to one online entrant. For more information, contact a local library or visit

Montgomery County's Board of Elections seeks individuals to serve as election judges at polling places on Primay Election Day, Sept. 12 and General Election Day, Nov. 7. Judges must be registered to vote in Maryland and must be able to speak, read and write the English language, and must not hold or be a candidate for any office. To apply or for more information, call 240-777-8533 or Democrats should e-mail or Republicans, e-mail

A newly updated version of "Getting There," a free guide to facilities and services accessible by public transportation in the North Bethesda, Rockville, Gaithersburg and Germantown areas, is now available. The guide features information on both transit and bike trails. Includes maps of the public transportation connections to major areas of interest such as retail centers, recreation and community facilities, post offices and more. For copies call 301-770-POOL (7665), e-mail, or visit