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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>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>Underage Drinking Forum. Montgomery County officials and community members will participate in a panel discussion to raise awareness of underage drinking from 7-9 p.m. at the Montgomery County Public Schools Auditorium, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville. Council member Duchy Trachtenberg and Police Chief Thomas Manger will present opening remarks. The forum is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations are requested, but not required. To reserve a space, call the Department of Liquor Control Outreach Office at 240-777-1904 or email dlc@montgomerycountymd.gov.

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>Wednesday/April 2

<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/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.

<cal1>Saturday/April 5

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

<cal1>Sunday/April 6

<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>Wednesday/April 9

<cal2>Lecture. "Parenting a Child with Special Needs: Learning Disabilities & Attention Deficit Disorder" will be at Suburban Hospital Auditorium, 8600 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Registration, 6:30 p.m.; lecture, 7-9 p.m. Cost is $20/person; $30/couple. Call 301-896-3939.