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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/Oct. 25

<cal2>Retracing the Lewis and Clark Expedition. State senator Jennie Forehand and husband Bill present a slideshow/discussion about their 7,000-mile journey following the 1803–1806 Lewis & Clark Expedition across our country from 7:30-9 p.m. at at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Drive. They will display mementos collected along the trail, and Bill will be attired as a typical member of the Corps of Discovery. Free. Call 301-762-7666 or visit www.uucr.org.

Business Workshop. Six Steps to Building a Winning Business, 7:30-8:00 a.m., registration; 8-9:30 a.m., presentation at Timpano’s Chophouse, 12021 Rockville Pike at Montrose Crossing Shopping Center, Rockville. Contact Tracy Pakulniewicz-Chidiac at 240-401-8505 or TracyPC@gmail.com.

<cal1>Thursday/Oct. 26

<cal2>MCPS Meeting. All Montgomery County public and private school Grade 8 students and their parents/guardians are invited to attend evening information meetings to learn about the high school application magnet program options at Montgomery Blair High School at 7 p.m. Visit www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org /curriculum/specialprograms/.

Immigration Patterns & Challenges Workshop. Workshop will provide an overview of US history as a successive series of immigration patterns, policies and social dilemmas, 2:30-4 p.m., Twinbrook Library, 202 Meadow Hall Drive, Rockville. Call 240-777-0240.

Politics. Ike Leggett will be at Imagination Stage, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, 6-8 p.m.

<cal1>Friday/Oct. 27

<cal2>Luncheon Meeting. The National Council of Jewish Women is having a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the JCC of the Greater Washington in Rockville. Speaker is Myrna Tech, who will talk about Jewish art. Reservations must be made by Oct. 21 by calling Gerri Scholar 301-598-2964. $8/lunch or $2/dessert and beverage. Contact Evelyn Macfadden 301-468-6124 for address and information.

<cal1>Monday/Oct. 30

<cal2> MCPS Meeting. All Montgomery County public and private school Grade 8 students and their parents/guardians are invited to attend evening information meetings to learn about the high school application magnet program options at Poolesville High School at 7 p.m. Visit www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org /curriculum/specialprograms/.

<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>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.

<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>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>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>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.