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Civic Calendar

<i>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. </i>

Thursday/Sept. 14

Helping Kids Develop Social Skills. YMCA Horizons staff person, who works with children in schools and camps, talk about ways parents can work with their children on social skills. Parents learn how to help their child assess social situations, strategize ways to have more positive interactions, recognize and read social cues, and feel better about him or herself from 7-9 p.m. at Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda. Free. 240-777-0970.

"A Career in Real Estate." Learn how to start in real estate 7 p.m. at Potomac Village Office, 9812 Falls Road, Potomac. Free. Call Ned Rich at 301-765-5100 to register.

Monday/Sept. 18

Application Deadline. Applicants sought for Board of Appeals has a deadline of 5 p.m. The County Council is seeking applicants for a four-year term on the County Board of Appeals. Letters expressing interest, including a resume listing professional and civic experience, addressed to Council President George L. Leventhal, County Council Office, Stella B. Werner Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, Maryland 20850. For further information on the duties of the Board of Appeals or requirements, call 240-777-7900.

Open House. Open house for those interested in becoming teachers from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Johns Hopkins University's Montgomery County campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville. An information session for Johns Hopkins University's Professional Immersion Teaching Programs for two areas: General Secondary Education and ESOL (“ProMAT”) and Special Education (“ProSEMS”). Visit www.teach.jhu.edu, 301-294-7102, or 1-800-GO-TO-JHU.

Wednesday/Sept. 20

County Sponsors Public Forums are seeking input into Comprehensive Plan for Seniors from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Upper County Community Center, 201 Emory Grove Road, Gaithersburg. The forums will offer Montgomery County residents of all ages an opportunity to talk about their plans for the future, what concerns they may have about managing their own aging and suggestions for ways in which Montgomery County can make sure it is an “elder-friendly” community. Free. Call 240-777-1131 for more information or e-mail senior plan@montgomerycountymd.gov. Those requiring special aids or services to participate in a forum should call Gloria Huggins at 240-777-1236. Sign language interpreter services and language interpreter services are available upon request with at least three business days notice.

"A Career in Real Estate." Learn how to start a career in real estate 6 p.m. at Bethesda Avenue Office, 4733 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda. Free. Call Scott Mattingly at 240-497-1702 to register.

"A Career in Real Estate." Learn how to get into real estate 10 a.m. at North Bethesda/Rockville Office, 11540 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Free. Call Gladys Steiner at 301-468-0606 to register.

Sunday/Sept. 24

Picnic. Fourth Annual "Good Ol' Fashioned Family Picnic" to support Delegate Kathleen Dumais (15). Join Friends of Kathleen M. Dumais for a picnic from 1-4 p.m. at High Point Farm in Clarksburg. $30/person; $45/couple; children free. Playground, moon bounce, soccer, volleyball & sack races. Call Donna Van Scoy or Chris Wright at 301-610-0110.

Monday/Sept. 25

Public Meeting. In advance of this year's Oct. 1 deadline, there will be a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. at the Council Office Building in Rockville. Apart from budget priorities, the Council's resolution also requests County agencies—Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery College, the Park and Planning Commission, and WSSC, as well as County Government itself—to provide performance measures on their programs that enable the Council and the community to determine how effective they have been.

Pedestrian Safety Meeting. Residents of the Greater Friendship Heights community can learn about state and local efforts to address pedestrian safety and express their views on improvements at an upcoming “A Dialogue on Pedestrian Safety” 7 p.m. at the Friendship Heights Community Center, 4433 South Park Ave., Chevy Chase. Hosted by the Montgomery County Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee. The Greater Friendship Heights area has been identified as one of the County’s priority places to address pedestrian safety.

Wednesday/Sept. 27

County Sponsors Public Forums are seeking input into Comprehensive Plan for Seniors from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. The forums will offer Montgomery County residents of all ages an opportunity to talk about their plans for the future, what concerns they may have about managing their own aging and suggestions for ways in which Montgomery County can make sure it is an “elder-friendly” community. Free. Call 240-777-1131 for more information or e-mail senior plan@montgomerycountymd.gov. Those requiring special aids or services to participate in a forum should call Gloria Huggins at 240-777-1236. Sign language interpreter services and language interpreter services are available upon request with at least three business days notice.

Emergency Preparedness Meeting. Montgomery County residents are encouraged to attend a free emergency preparedness forum to learn how to prepare for disasters, terrorism and pandemic flu from 7-8:30 p.m. at Bethesda/Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda. The forums will include various presentations and displays. For more information about the forums, call the Montgomery County Homeland Security Department at 240-777-2200.

Thursday/Sept. 28

Work Session Meeting #4. 4 p.m. at Bells Mill Elementary School, 8225 Bells Mill Road, Potomac. The Montgomery County Public School Division of Construction is planning a new modernized building for Bells Mill Elementary School to be completed in August of 2009. Several meetings have been planned and need and want community input when planning the new facility. This is the fourth session in a series of five planning sessions. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. Please confirm the meeting prior to your attendance by contacting James. R Tokar at 301-548-7542 or sending an e-mail to james_r_tokar@mcpsmd.org and/or Jerri B. Oglesby at 301-469-1046 or sending an e-mail to Jerri_L_Oglesby@mcpsmd.org.

Tuesday/Oct. 3

Work Session Meeting #5. 7 p.m. at Bells Mill Elementary School, 8225 Bells Mill Road, Potomac. The Montgomery County Public School Division of Construction is planning a new modernized building for Bells Mill Elementary School to be completed in August of 2009. Several meetings have been planned and need and want community input when planning the new facility. This is the last planning session. Meeting dates and times are subject to change. Please confirm the meeting prior to your attendance by contacting James. R Tokar at 301-548-7542 or sending an e-mail to james_r_tokar@mcpsmd.org and/or Jerri B. Oglesby at 301-469-1046 or sending an e-mail to Jerri_L_Oglesby@mcpsmd.org.