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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>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.

Public Hearing. Motorcycle Parking was introduced on Oct. 31 in Montgomery County. A public hearing and action is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Visit http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov for location.

Public Meeting. Meet with County Executive Ike Leggett, 7:30 p.m., Leland Community Center, Willow Lane in Chevy Chase.

<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.

Cancer Lecture. The National Cancer Institute’s Dr. Cheryl Winkler will speak at Montgomery College-Germantown as part of the College’s 2006 Spectrum Lecture Series. Her talk, entitled “Human Genetic Variation and the HIV-1 AIDS Pandemic: Are Some People More Likely to Contract AIDS Than Others?” will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Globe Hall, High Technology and Science Center, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown. Free. Contact Dr. Susan Bontems by email at susan.bontems@montgomerycollege.edu or call 301-353-7740.

<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.

Life Line Screening. Residents living in and around the Rockville community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke. Life Line Screening will be at the Crusader Lutheran Church, 1605 Veirs Mill Road, Rockville, 9 a.m. All four screenings take less than an hour to complete. Cost is $109. Call 1-800-697-9721. Pre-registration is required.

<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>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.

<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.