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Civic Calendar

<hdr30>Civic Calendar

<lst>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.

<cal1>Wednesday/Nov. 1

<cal2>Campus Wide Open House, 4:30-7 p.m. at John Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville. All Schools will be represented. Visit www.mcc.jhu.edu.

<cal1>Thursday/Nov. 2

<cal2>Fund Raiser. Knock-Out Abuse Against Women's 13th annual fund raiser dinner, silent and live auction and raffle. Silent auction and reception start at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. at Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd St., N.W. Washington D.C. Chairperson is Holly Muldoon from Potomac. Special guests are Robert Duvall and wife Luciana Pedraza and more. $400/person and can be purchased by calling Ellen Blankenstein at 202-725-5604 or ellen@knockoutabuse.org. Visit www.knockoutabuse.org.

Parking Meeting. A public meeting on parking at the Bethesda Library, 7:30-8:30 p.m., in the meeting room at the library at 7400 Arlington Road. Contact Keith Fleeman at 240-777-0934.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 4

<cal2>Mobile Adoption. The Montgomery County Human Society Mobile Adoption Unit will be at Whole Pet Central, 1306, E. Gude Drive, Rockville, 12-3 p.m. Call 240-773-5966.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 5

<cal2>Candidate Meet and Greet, 7-9:30 p.m., candidates for statewide and county level offices serving the Gaithersburg, Potomac, Rockville, Bethesda areas of Maryland will be available to meet and greet community members at a candidate forum to be held at Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 10621 South Glen Road., Potomac. Contact Jodi Kern, B'nai Tzedek executive director, at jkern@bnaitzedek.org or 301-299- 0225, or Ron Halber, JCRC executive director, at rhalber@jcouncil.org or 301-770-0881.

Candidate's Forum, at Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 10621 South Glen Road, Potomac, 7-9:30 p.m. Refreshments served. Free and open to the public. Call 301-299-0225.

Mobile Adoption. The Montgomery County Human Society Mobile Adoption Unit will be at Design within Reach, 4828 St. Elmo Ave., Bethesda, 12-3 p.m. Call 240-773-5966.

<cal1>Monday/Nov. 6

<cal2>White Flint Sector Plan Public Meeting, 7-9:30 p.m. at the Cafeteria, Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Additional information on the preparation of the White Flint Sector Plan can be obtained on the www.WhiteFlintPlanning.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/Nov. 7

<cal2>Flue Shots. Leland Community Center, 4301 Willow Lane, Chevy Chase 10-11 a.m. Call 301-652-2249. Must present Medicare card or pay the $30 fee.

<cal1>Thursday/Nov. 9

<cal2>Stem Cell Panel. Montgomery College will host a panel discussion, entitled "NIH and Stem Cells," on to address the science, federal policies, and research surrounding human embryonic stem cells, 2 p.m., in the Theatre Arts Arena on the Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville. Contact Miriam Carter, assistant to the deans at the Rockville Campus, at 301-279-5357.

cal1>Saturday/Nov. 11

<cal2>Toastmasters. The ASCE Toastmasters Club will meet at the Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road, Potomac at 9:20 am. Become a better public speaker. Contact Bernard Gogel (bggogel@hotmail.com) at 703-524-8038 or Kin Wong at 202-366-0626.

<cal1>Monday/Nov. 13

<cal2>Mom's Club. Mom's Club of Potomac offers activities for stay-at-home moms and their children. Meeting at the Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road, 10:30 a.m. Email or call Jennifer Klein at momspotomac@gmail.com, 301-299-2711.

<cal1>Tuesday/Nov. 14

<cal2>Panel Discussion. "Race, Diversity, and Self-Identification" at John Hopkins University, 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, noon-1 p.m. Visit www.jhu.edu.

<cal1>Wednesday/Nov. 15

<cal2>Bio IT Coalition Monthly Meeting. Guest speaker Raimond L. Winslow will talk about computational medicine, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at John Hopkins University, 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, noon-1 p.m. Visit www.jhu.edu. This event is free for Coalition members. Non-members: $25. Contact Judi Giannini at 202-220-1242 to register for this event.

<cal1>Saturday/Nov. 18

<cal2>Mobile Adoption. The Montgomery County Human Society Mobile Adoption Unit will be at MacArthur Pet Shop, 4611 N. Sangamore Road, Bethesda, 12-3 p.m. Call 240-773-5966.

Career Programs Expo, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the High Technology and Science Center on the College’s Germantown Campus, which is located at 20200 Observation Drive in Germantown. Prospective students who wish to attend are asked to register in advance. To register, call 301-353-7816 or send an e-mail to recruit@montgomerycollege.edu.

<cal1>Sunday/Nov. 19

<cal2>Kids4Peace. Dr. Henry Carse, who founded Kids4Peace in 2002, will be at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 6030 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, to discuss this special program and the current situation in Israel, 6 p.m. with light refreshments and a 25-minute slide show. A $5 per person donation will be accepted at the door. Visit http://www.stlukesbethesda.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/Nov. 28

<cal2>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.

<cal1>Sunday/Dec. 3

<cal2>School Open House. Parents of prospective Washington Episcopal School students are invited to attend an open house at 1 p.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.

<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.