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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. 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>Friday/Nov. 17

<cal2>Utility Assistance Expo. The public is invited to attend a Utility Assistance Expo, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the Gwendolyn Coffield Community Center, 2450 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring. Those attending should bring photo identification, social security cards for all household members, lease or mortgage statement, proof of income for the last 30 days and recent energy bills. Call 240-777-4450.

<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.

Landowners Workshop. Join natural resource professionals for a free workshop that provides efficient tools and fast advice on how to manage your property in ways that benefit the environment at Friends Meeting School, 3232 Green Valley Road, Rockville, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Registration required by Thursday, Nov. 16. Email Heather Montgomery or call 301-608-1188 x 209 to register.

<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).

Health Panel Discussion. Theosophical Society, 4865-A Cordell Ave. 3-4 p.m. Free. Call 202-237-2372.

<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>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.