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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.

<cal1>Wednesday/Nov. 8

<cal2>Flu Shots, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Dennis Avenue Health Center, located at 2000 Dennis Avenue in Silver Spring. Call 240-777-1050.

<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>Sunday/Nov. 12

<cal2>Puppy Training, 3 p.m. at the Montgomery County Humane Society, 14645 Rothgeb Drive, Rockville. Free. Register at www.yourdogsfriend.info.

<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.

Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board - Land Use Committee Meeting, 7 p.m., at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. Call Karen Thon at 240-777-8210 or e-mail: karen.thon@montgomerycountymd.gov.

<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.

Montgomery County Planning Board Meeting, 7 p.m. Meeting to discuss the fiscal year 2008 budget for Montgomery County Department of Parks. Visit http://www.mc-mncppc.org/board/agenda/index.shtm. Call 301-495-1333.

<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>Thursday/Nov. 16

<cal2>Child Safety Seat Inspection, Fitzgerald's Auto Mall, 5501 Nicholson Lane, Rockville, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

<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.

Safe Teen Driving Workshop, 11 a.m. - 1p.m. Teens 14 and over and parents learn proven ways to reduce crash risk for novice teen drivers. $45 for adult and teen, $30 for adult. Call 301-929-8824 to register. Visit www.parentencouragment.org.

<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>Sunday/Nov. 26

<cal2>Glaucoma Screenings. The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington will be sponsoring free glaucoma screenings at Behnke, 9545 River Road, Potomac, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Call 301-983-9200. and 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705 (301.937.1100).

<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>Thursday/Nov. 30

<cal2>Grant Writing. Two day grant writing workshop, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring. Cost is $395. Register at http://grantwritingusa.com.

<cal1>Friday/Dec. 1

<cal2>Grant Writing. Two day grant writing workshop, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring. Cost is $395. Register at http://grantwritingusa.com.

<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.