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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>Thursday/Feb. 21

<cal2>Montgomery Green Democrats meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Juanita's bistro at Shady Grove Metro. There will be a showing of segments of the PBS documentary: E2: Energy and a chat about the primary. Visit http://greendemocrats.blogspot.com.

<cal1>Sunday/Feb. 24

<cal2>Mind, Body & Soul Day - a Day of Spiritual Growth for Women. 2:30 - 7 p.m., at Congregation Har Shalom in Potomac, includes kosher dinner, 2 workshops and keynote address. Open to women of all ages. Reservations required. Cost is $45. Keynote speaker is Naomi Rosenblatt, author of the best-selling "After the Apple: Women in the Bible." Keynote talk only, 5 - 6 p.m., with book signing to follow, $18. Reservations, call 301-299-7087 Ext. 2410. Congregation Har Shalom is at 11510 Falls Road, Potomac.

In Search of an Arab Schindler. Dr. Robert Satloff will discuss his four-year, 11-country research journey through the history of the Holocaust in Arab lands at 7 p.m. in Magen David Sephardic Congregation 11215 Woodglen Drive, Rockville. Cost is $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Dessert and coffee following the presentation. RSVP to magendavid@mdscbe.org or 301-770-6818.

<cal1>Monday/Feb. 25

<cal2>Pain Connection Speakers Series, Presenter: Kim Thompson, "Benefits of Gentle Yoga", 1-2:30 p.m., at the Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring. For anyone with chronic pain, family members and/or professionals. Contact 301-309-2444 or www.pain-connection.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/Feb. 26

<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 the library catalog, library databases, your library account, or for an introduction to the internet. Call 240-777-0970.

<cal1>Wednesday/Feb. 27

<cal2>Community Forum. The Montgomery County Department of Recreation will host a community forum for "baby boomers," ages 43 to 61, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Recreation Department Randolph Theater, 4010 Randolph Road, Silver Spring. Residents in this age group are invited to share their leisure interests, needs and barriers to participating in recreational activities. Call 240-777-6800.

<cal1>Friday/Feb. 29

<cal2>Symphony With a Twist. The BSO, under the direction of Music Director Marin Alsop, will perform an updated orchestration of the musical score to "City Lights," accompanied by Chaplin’s film at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, 8 p.m. Tickets are $21-$84. Visit www.strathmore.org.

<cal1>Saturday/March 1

<cal2>Diabetes University. Montgomery College will host a free, half-day "Diabetes University" from 9 a.m. to noon in the Theatre Arts Arena at the College’s Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville. The program is designed for people with diabetes, their families, caregivers, and educators. Admission to the event is free, but registration is required. To register visit www.diabetesaction.org or call 202-333-4520.

<cal1>Sunday/March 2

<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>Monday/March 3

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

<cal1>Tuesday/March 4

<cal2>On the Cusp. Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 10621 South Glen Road, Potomac, will present "On the Cusp: Nuturing Sexually Healthy Attitudes and Values in Young Adolescents," 7:30 p.m. Debbie Roffman, nationally certified sexuality & family life educator and author, will lead a discussion on how to talk in ways that are meaningful and helpful to youths. Free and open to the community. RSVP to Jamie at 301-299-0225, ext. 301.

Book-A-Librarian. Drop into the Bethesda Library any Tuesday morning between 10 and 11 a.m. for individualized help with the library catalog, library databases and anything else at the Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Blvd., Bethesda, 10 a.m. Call 240-777-0970.

The Literacy Council of Montgomery County will hold an orientation session for volunteers interested in helping adults learn to read, write, or speak English from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Rockville Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville. To register, call 301-610-0030, email info@literacycouncilmcmd.org, or visit www.literacycouncilmcmd.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/March 5

<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/March 6

<cal2>Ending Power Struggles Without Casualties. Fighting or giving in just increase the child's or teen's desire for power. Come and learn new approaches that will change the patterns of interaction and develop cooperation within the family, 7–9 p.m. Free. At the Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda. Call 301-229-1347 or email: parenting@ymcadc.org to register.

Pain Connection. Chronic Pain Support Group meeting from 1:30-3 p.m. at the 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 to make yourself comfortable. Contact: 301-309-2444 or www.pain-connection.org.

<cal1>Monday/March 10

<cal2>Unplug Your Child. Explore parental options for controlling the machines in the home. Discuss the reasons youngsters get so intensely involved and how to encourage them to get the positive aspects of technology without being captured by the addictive qualities, 7 – 9 p.m. Free. At the Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda.

Fire and Rescue Program. County Fire Chief Tom Carr will be the featured speaker at the Federation’s next monthly meeting, to be held at the County Council Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, 7:45-10 p.m. All county residents invited for Chief Carr’s report on fire and rescue operations and question/answer session, followed by Federation reports on other county issues. Visit www.montgomerycivic.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/March 11

<cal2>Book-A-Librarian. Drop into the Bethesda Library any Tuesday morning between 10 and 11 a.m. for individualized help with the library catalog, library databases and anything else at the Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Blvd., Bethesda, 10 a.m. Call 240-777-0970.

Bethesda Reads. Join this monthly group to discuss contemporary literature at Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Blvd., Bethesda, 10:30 a.m. This month read "Triangle" by Katharine Weber. The group meets in the large tutoring room in the library. Free and open to the public. Call 240-777-0970.

<cal1>Thursday/March 13

<cal2>Parenting Workshop. Come and learn how to identify and address a child's learning struggles at the Learning RX 5606 Shields Drive, Bethesda, 7 p.m. Designed for parents whose children struggle with, or fight over, reading, spelling, math, completing homework in a timely manner or are generally frustrated with school and its challenges. Dr. Ken Gibson, author of "Unlocking the Einstein Inside: Applying New Brain Science to wake up the Smart in Your Child" will present. Call 301-897-3237.

<cal1>Sunday/March 16

<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>Sunday/March 30

<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.