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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 Matthew Razak at 703-917-6476.

<cal1>Tuesday/May 8

<cal2>Genealogy Workshop. Join expert Kimberly Bastian at the Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, as she demonstrates how to get the most out of the HeritageQuest genealogy database, 1 p.m. This is the fifth and final part of the Telling Our Stories series. Call 240-777-0970.

Literacy Tutor Orentations. The Literacy Council of Montgomery County seeks volunteers to teach adults to read, write, or speak English. No foreign language skills are necessary. Tutor orientation sessions will be held at the Rockville Library from 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Advance registration is required. Call 301-610-0030 or info@literacycouncilmcmd.org.

<cal1>Friday/May 11

<cal2>The Arts Education in Maryland Schools (AEMS) Alliance is sponsoring "Superintendents Summit: The State of Arts Education in Maryland" from 10:45 a.m. until 4 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore. The convocation of top educators will address ways in which the arts enhance student achievement and the quality of the classroom experience. Contact Brad Dunnells or Janice Webber at AEMS at 410-783-2367.

<cal1>Saturday/May 12

<cal2>Fibromyalgia. Potomac Hospital and The Gilbert Clinic partner with regional support group to offer free screenings of the documentary "Living with Fibromyalgia (FM)," a condition of chronic pain, fatigue, and sleep problems, for FM and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Awareness Day. 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. at The Gilbert Clinic, One Central Plaza, 11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 1205; N. Bethesda. To reserve a seat, call 301-230-2530.

<cal1>Monday/May 14

<cal2>Introduction to E-mail. Join Bill Franz, professional teacher, for some basic email instruction at the Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, 9 a.m. Call 240-777-0970.

<cal1>Thursday/May 17

<cal2>Adidam Study Group, 7:30-9 p.m., Potomac. Requested donation of $9. Call Michael Dustrude at 301-983-0250.

<cal1>Friday/May 18

DRADA (Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association), Potomac Chapter, will meet at 7:30 p.m., at the Parish Hall of St. Raphael's Church at 1513 Dunster Road, Rockville. The meeting is for the families and friends of people who have been diagnosed with depression or bipolar illness. Free. Call 301-299-4255 or 301-570-9065.

<cal1>Sunday/May 20

<cal2>Li-Ming Toastmasters Club welcomes guests in developing communications and leadership skills from 10:15-11:30 a.m. at the staff lounge of Julius West Middle School, 651 Great Falls Road, room 119, Rockville. Free to newcomers. Call 301-762-7978 or visit http://liming.freetoasthost.net/index.html.

<cal1>Monday/May 21

<cal2>Bullying Workshop. JSSA presents "Understanding and Preventing Bullying: in Schools and in Cyberspace" a program for parents and educators of school-aged children, featuring JSSA experts Stanley Fagen, Ph.D., Clinical Child Psychologist, Larisa deGraffenreid, LCSW, Child Therapist and Heidi Cohen, LCSW-C, Child Therapist at the JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, 7-9 p.m. Cost is $25. Call 301-816-2633.

MOM's Club of Potomac offers activities for stay-at-home moms and their children at the Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road, Potomac, at 10:30 a.m. The club has playgroups that meet weekly and a full calendar of fun activities every month. E-mail or call Nadia Nawaz at momspotomac@gmail.com or 301-762-4460.

Chronic Pain Speakers Series, 1-2:30 p.m., sponsored by Pain Connection, for anyone with chronic pain, their family and friends. Guest Speaker is Dr. Daniel Handel, National Institute of Health, "How to Lower Your Pain level with Hypnotherapy." Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring. Call 301-309-2444 or see www.pain-connection.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/May 23

<cal2>Montgomery Green Democrats' May meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. at Juanita's Restaurant at 15883 Redland Road, Rockville. The speaker will be "More Inconvenient Truths: A Follow Up" presented by Lise Van Susteren. The public is welcome. Call Bill Jacobs at 301-774-3256.

<cal1>Thursday/May 31

<cal2>Blood Drive. The Potomac Office of Weichert, Realtors announced it will hold a blood drive through the American Red Cross at the office location in the Cabin John Shopping Center, 7821 Tuckerman Lane. The event will take place from 3-7 p.m. and is open to the public. All who donate blood will receive a free gift. Call 301-718-4100 or 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.

Open House. The Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus, 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, will hold a campus-wide open house, 4:30-7 p.m. Visit http://www.jhu.edu/mcc/.

<cal1>Thursday/July 19

<cal2>Town Hall Meeting. Residents in and around Silver Spring are invited to attend our next Town Hall at Woodside United Methodist Church, 8900 Georgia Ave., beginning at 7:30 p.m. Call 240-777-2500 or e-mail ocemail@montgomerycountymd.gov.