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Civic Calendar, June 18-24

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/June 19

<cal2>Child Safety Seat Inspection at Fitzgerald’s Auto Mall, 5501 Nicholson Lane, Rockville, 10 a.m. -12:30 p.m. A free check of the condition and proper installation of child safety seats.

<cal1>Friday/June 20

<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>Sunday/June 22

<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/June 24

<cal2>Planting Peace. Palestinian olive farmer Daoud Nassar and his wife, educator Jihan Nassar, will share their experience of "planting peace and teaching hope" on their family's 100-acre vineyard outside Bethlehem in the West Bank at the Glen Echo Town Hall, 6106 Harvard Ave., Glen Echo, 7-9 p.m. The Nassars’ property is located in a beautiful, but troubled, corner of the West Bank, hard by the "Separation Wall" and surrounded by Israeli settlements. There they have established the "Tent of Nations," a dynamic international peace and education center. The event is free and everyone is invited. Call Steve France, 240-498-2502.

<cal1>Wednesday/June 25

<cal2>Grief and Healing. Montgomery Hospice Drop-In Discussion About Grief And Healing, for anyone grieving the death of a loved one. 1 – 2:30 p.m. Montgomery Hospice, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville. Free. Registration required: 301-921-4400.

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 Gaithersburg Library, 18330 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg. To register, call 301-610-0030, email info@literacycouncilmcmd.org, or visit www.literacycouncilmcmd.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/July 2

<cal2>DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance National Capital Area) Family Support Group, will hold its only July meeting at 7:30 p.m., at 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/July 3

<cal2>Pain Connection. This chronic pain support group will meet 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 your ice/heat packs, pillows and mats to make yourself comfortable. Contact: 301-309-2444 or www.pain-connection.org.