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Civic Calendar, April 30 - May 7

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>Thursday/May 1

<cal2>Cultural Care Au Pair, a provider of intercultural childcare and educational exchange, will sponsor a free community seminar on at 7:30 p.m. at The Woman’s Club of Bethesda, 5500 Sonoma Drive in Bethesda. Cultural Care will be hosting seminar speaker, Molly Jackman, of the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP). Jackman, an affiliated PEP speaker since 1999, teaches courses for parents of toddlers to teens. Visit www.culturalcare.com or call 800-333-6056.

<cal1>Friday/May 2

<cal2>Ask MCPS. Parents are invited to stop by to spend a little time with parent and family experts from the Montgomery County Public Schools’ Department of Communications. The Division of Family and Community Partnerships (DFCP) will be available for coffee and conversation, anytime between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Parents can bring their questions, find out about programs and services in the school system, and take home tips on how to help children succeed in school. Staff will be available to show parents how to stay connected using Edline and other MCPS web resources. DFCP is located at 451 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, in Suite 508. Call 301-279-3100.

<cal1>Sunday/May 4

<cal2>Li-Ming Toastmaster will have meeting from 10:20 to 11:45 a.m. at County Council building (2rd floor conference room 2F, behind cafeteria) at 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville. Contact 301-765-1090.

<cal1>Tuesday/May 6

<cal2>Book-A-Librarian. Drop into the Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, any Tuesday morning between 10 and 11 a.m. for individualized help with getting around the library. Call 240-777-0970.

<cal1>Wednesday/May 7

<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>Monday/May 12

<cal2>Adoption Workshop. International and domestic adoption information at The Barker Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, 1st floor, 6:30-9 p.m. Call 301-664-9664.

Program on County Judicial System. Come hear all about your County courts and ask judges questions at the next monthly meeting of the Montgomery County Civic Federation, 7:45 – 10 p.m., First-floor Auditorium, the County Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville. All County citizens welcome. Visit www.montgomerycivic.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/May 13

<cal2>Book-A-Librarian. Drop into the Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, any Tuesday morning between 10 and 11 a.m. for individualized help with getting around the library. Call 240-777-0970.

<cal1>Thursday/May 15

<cal2>Assistive Technology for Students at Walter Johnson HS Cafeteria 6400 Rock Spring Drive, Bethesda, 6:30-9 p.m. Joan Green, M.A. CCC-SLP will speak about what parents can do at home using technology to help their children who have communication, literacy and cognitive challenges. RSVP to Joan@innovativespeech.com encouraged.

<cal1>Friday/May 16

<cal2>Aunt Minnie Award. Susie Essman will be the featured guest speaker at the Women’s Auxiliary Aunt Minnie Luncheon scheduled at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, North Bethesda. The event will honor Beth Sloan as this year’s recipient of the Aunt Minnie Goldsmith Award. Online registration and information is available at www.hebrew-home.org. Tickets start at $100. Contact the Development Office, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington at 301-770-8329.

<cal1>Sunday/May 18

<cal2>Li-Ming Toastmaster will have meeting from 10:20 to 11:45 a.m. at County Council building (2rd floor conference room 2F, behind cafeteria) at 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville. Contact 301-765-1090.