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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>Wednesday/March 19

<cal2>Health and Human Services Briefing. The public is invited to discuss the County Executive’s FY 2009 recommended operating budget for the Department of Health and Human Services. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the Children’s Resource Center, 332 West Edmonston Drive, Rockville. Call 240-777-1211.

How Children Find their Place in the Family: Understanding Birth Order and Family Constellation. What role does birth order and position in the family constellation play in personality development? Find out at this program at the Potomac Library, 10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac, 7-9 p.m.

Financial Workshop. Financial independence workshop at the Institute for Financial Independence, 4800 Montgomery Lane, Bethesda, 6:30 p.m. Ages 21 and up. Call 240/482-4000.

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, 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 20

<cal2>Ask MCPS. Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is providing another opportunity to "Ask MCPS." Parents with a few extra minutes on their way to work or who have a little free time while their children are in school are invited to spend some of that time with parent and family experts from the MCPS Division of Family and Community Partnerships (DFCP). Parents are welcome to drop in for coffee and conversation any time between 7 a.m. and noon. DFCP is located at 451 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, in Suite 508. Call 301-279-3100.

<cal1>Saturday/March 22

<cal2>The ASCE Toastmasters Club will meet at the Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, at 9:20 a.m. Become a better public speaker. Newcomers always welcome. Contact Bernard Gogel (bggogel@hotmail.com) at 703-524-8038 or Kin Wong (wong88us@hotmail.com) at 202-366-0626.

<cal1>Tuesday/March 25

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

<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.

<cal1>Tuesday/April 1

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

<cal1>Thursday/April 3

<cal2>Pain Connection Chronic Pain Support Group, 1:30-3 p.m., 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. Contact: 301-309-2444 or www.pain-connection.org.