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Civic Calendar, April 2-8

<lst>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>Wednesday/April 2

<cal2>DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, National Capital Area) Family Support Group, will meet at 7:30 p.m., in 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, Internet: www.dbsanca-family.org.

<cal1>Thursday/April 3

<cal2>Lunch & Lecture, 12 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. Author Jane Isay will discuss her book, "Walking on Eggshells: Navigating the Delicate Relationship between Adult Children and Parents." The fee is $18 for lunch and the lecture, or $8 for the lecture only. To register, contact Robin Schneider at 301-348-3837 or rschneider@jccgw.org.

Pain Connection Chronic Pain Support Group, 1:30-3 p.m., Davis

Library,6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, for anyone with chronic pain, family members and interested community residents. Feel free to bring ice/heat packs, pillows and mats. Contact: 301-309-2444 or www.pain-connection.org.

<cal1>Saturday/April 5

<cal2>Adoption Workshop. International and domestic adoption information at The Barker Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Road, 1st floor, Bethesda, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free. Call 301-664-9664.

<cal1>Sunday/April 6

<cal2>Li-Ming Toastmasters’ Club will meet from 10:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at County Council building (2rd floor conference room 2F, behind cafeteria) at 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville. Contact me at 301-765-1090.

<cal1>Wednesday/April 9

<cal2>Conservation and Renewable Energy. 7-9:30 p.m. at the Rockville Library, 21 Maryland Ave. watch the documentary "Kilowatt Ours" examining energy production, the benefits of renewable energy, and how one can learn new habits to conserve. Light refreshments served. Contact: MikeHersh@MikeHersh.com.

Lecture. "Parenting a Child with Special Needs: Learning Disabilities & Attention Deficit Disorder" will be at Suburban Hospital Auditorium, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Registration, 6:30 p.m.; lecture, 7-9 p.m. Cost is $20/person; $30/couple. Call 301-896-3939.

<cal1>Saturday/April 12

<cal2>The ASCE Toastmasters Club will meet at the Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda at 9:20 am. Become a better public speaker. Newcomers always welcome. Contact Bernard Gogel at 703-524-8038 or Kin Wong at 202-366-0626.

Enrollment Fair. Montgomery College is hosting an enrollment fair and open house at its Rockville Campus in the Theatre Arts Arena, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, from 1–3 p.m. The college’s Admissions, Financial Aid and Counseling Offices will be open during the open house. The normal fee for application to the College will be waived during the open house hours. To register for the open house, send an email to: recruit@montgomerycollege.edu. Contact Maria Davidson at 240-567-5039.

<cal1>Monday/April 14

<cal2>County Budget Meeting. Hear about the new county budget and what it means for residents’ services and taxes. Senior County officials will address the monthly meeting of the Montgomery County Civic Federation, 7:45 – 10 p.m., First-floor Auditorium, the County Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville. All county citizens welcome. Visit www.montgomerycivic.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/April 15

<cal2>Book-A-Librarian. Drop into the Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Blvd., Bethesda, any Tuesday morning between 10 and 11 a.m. for individualized help with the library catalog, library databases, one’s library account, or for an introduction to the internet. Call 240-777-0970.

Born to Read. Introduce a baby to books, language, and narrative with rhymes, songs, bounces, and short stories at the Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, 10:25 a.m. Babies ages newborn to 24 months attend with an adult. Call 240-777-0970.

<cal1>Friday/April 18

<cal2>DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, National Capital Area) Family Support Group, will meet at 7:30 p.m., in 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, Internet: www.dbsanca-family.org.

<cal1>Friday/April 19

<cal2>Baby Workshop. "Smart Eco-Baby," learn tips for reducing toxins in your baby’s life at Wiggle Room, 4914 Del Ray Ave., Bethesda, 10 a.m. Free. Call 301-656-5995.