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Civic Calendar, June 25 - July 1

<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, June 25

<cal2>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 a.m. to 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>Tuesday/July 1

<cal2>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 a.m. to 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/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.

<cal1>Sunday/July 8

<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.

Community Support Sale. 5% CommUnity Support Day at Whole Foods Market, 5269 River Rd Bethesda, for The Montgomery Countryside Alliance. Contact lauren@ruralmontgomery.org or 202-244-4408 ext. 125.

<cal1>Wednesday/July, 9

<cal2>Nutrition Workshop. The Wellness Community - Greater Washington, D.C. will present a free nutrition workshop for people with cancer and their loved ones, 7-8 p.m. Led by cancer nutrition specialist, Lynda McIntyre, R.D., L.D., this workshop will provide updates on nutrition from the American Institute for Cancer Research. Location: The Wellness Community- Greater Washington, D.C., 5430 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 100, Bethesda. For reservations call 301-493-5002 or twcdc@thewellnesscommunity.org.