Civic Calendar

Civic Calendar

To submit an item for the Civic Calendar, e-mail 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>Saturday/Sept. 15

<cal2>Housing Fair. The Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) and a host of community partners will present the County’s Seventh Annual Housing Fair from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park located at Summit Hall Farm, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. Visit

<cal1>Sunday/Sept. 16

<cal2>Suviving and Healing. When death occurs suddenly survivors are often caught off guard with no time to prepare. The Washington Regional Transplant Consortium invites the public to attend a Learning and Sharing Gathering with Elizabeth Turner Haase,Ph.D. 2-4 p.m., at Holy Cross Hospital, Center for Professional Community Education, 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Sprin. R.S.V.P. to Maureen Balderston: or Lisa A. Colaianni: Call 703-641-0100.

<cal1>Monday/Sept. 17

<cal2>Effects of Global Warming on Chesapeake Bay Region Explored at Next "Save the Planet Series." The award-winning documentary "We Are All Smith Islanders" will highlight the next program in the Save the Planet series to be held at the Rockville Library from 7-9 p.m. Visit

ADHD Workplace Support/Discussion Group, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at LaMadeleine café, 11858 Rockville Pike, intersection of Montrose Road and Rockville Pike. A group, sponsored by CHADD of Montgomery County, the group provides adults opportunity to discuss work-related concerns and information dealing with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the workplace. Free and open to the public. Call 301-251-8722.

Park Police Assessment. Beginning at 7 p.m. that evening, the assessors will hold a public hearing and individual speakers will be invited to comment for five minutes maximum in the Training Room of Park Police Headquarters at 12751 Layhill Road, Silver Spring on the Park Police and their work. Anyone interested is invited to attend.

<cal1>Tuesday/Sept. 18

<cal2>How to Love the Library Web site. Join the Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Blvd., Bethesda, for a library web site overview, 9 a.m. They can help with questions about finding a book, reserving materials, using the online databases, and much, much more. Call 240-777-0970.

Public Speaking. Hank Wallace will give a special presentation on "Speak Like the News: Journalism Skills to Sharpen Your Business Speaking" at the meeting of Galil, a Hadassah group for single Jewish women who are 35-55 years of age. The session will run from 7–9 p.m. at the Wine Cave at La Madeleine restaurant in Rockville. Light refreshments will be served. E-mail or call 301-585-7772.

<cal1>Wednesday/Sept. 19

<cal2>Choosing, Making and Keeping Friends. The beginning of the school year is a great time to talk to your kids about friends. Parents will 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. Donations appreciated. 7-9 p.m. Free. At the Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Dr., Potomac.

<cal1>Thursday/Sept. 20

<cal2>The Montgomery County Board of Education invites parents, staff, students, and other community members to give their input on important issues affecting Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) at a community forum at Quince Orchard High School, 15800 Quince Orchard Road, North Potomac, 7-9:30 p.m. To sign up to speak at a forum, call the Board of Education office at 301-279-3617. Participants will have an opportunity to share their thoughts about aspects of MCPS that are working well and those areas needing improvement.

Child Safety Seat Inspection, 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Fitzgerald’s Auto Mall, 5501 Nicholson Lane, Rockville. A free check of the condition and proper installation of child safety seats.

<cal1>Friday/Sept. 21

<cal2>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 (Falls Road and Dunster Road) in 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. Internet: