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Civic Calendar, July 30-Aug. 5

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>Saturday/Aug. 2

<cal2>Adoption Workshop. International and domestic adoption information at The Barker Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, 1st floor. 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ages 21 and up. Free. Call 301-664-9664.

<cal1>Tuesday/Aug. 5

<cal2>Montgomery Hospice Drop-In Discussion About Grief And Healing, for anyone grieving the death of a loved one. 6:30 – 8 p.m. Hughes United Methodist Church, 10700 Georgia Ave., Wheaton. Free. Registration required: 301-921-4400.

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 aspects of the library. Call 240-777-0970.

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 6

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

<cal1>Thursday/Aug. 7

<cal2>First Thursday Festa. Enjoy Italian treats and activities at Bella Italia, 4844 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Free. Call 301-654-2667.

<cal1>Friday/Aug. 8

<cal2>Bethesda Art Walk. 12 galleries and studios open late. Downtown Bethesda, 6-9 p.m. Free. Call 301-215-6660.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 9

<cal2>THE HEALING POWER OF GRIEF workshop led by Montgomery Hospice staff. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Homes, inc., 300 W. Montgomery Ave, Rockville. Free. To register for this workshop call Pumphrey Funeral Homes at 301-652-2200.

<cal1>Sunday/Aug. 10

<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/Aug. 12

<cal2>Discussion Group. Parents of adopted adolescents. The Barker Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, 1st floor, 7-9 p.m. Ages 21 and up. Free. Call 301-664-9664.

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 aspects of the library. Call 240-777-0970.

<cal1>Saturday/Aug. 16

<cal2>The Healing Power Of Grief workshop led by Montgomery Hospice staff. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Homes, inc., 300 W. Montgomery Ave, Rockville. Free. To register for this workshop call Pumphrey Funeral Homes at 301-652-2200.

<cal1>Tuesday/Aug. 19

<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 aspects of the library. Call 240-777-0970.

<cal1>Wednesday/Aug. 20

<cal2>S.O.S. Sounds of Souljahs will be a benefit concert for United Nations Refugee Agency at the Cabin John Picnic Area, 7701 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac. The event will raise money for UNHCR and to give local bands a venue.