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Civic Calendar, May 7-14

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/May 7

<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>Monday/May 12

<cal2>Adoption Workshop. International and domestic adoption information at The Barker Foundation, 7979 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, 1st floor, 6:30-9 p.m. Call 301-664-9664.

Program on County Judicial System. Come hear all about your County courts and ask judges questions at the next monthly meeting of the Montgomery County Civic Federation, 7:45 – 10 p.m., First-floor Auditorium, the County Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville. All County citizens welcome. Visit www.montgomerycivic.org.

<cal1>Tuesday/May 13

<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 getting around the library. Call 240-777-0970.

<cal1>Thursday/May 15

<cal2>Assistive Technology for Students at Walter Johnson HS Cafeteria 6400 Rock Spring Drive, Bethesda, 6:30-9 p.m. Joan Green, M.A. CCC-SLP will speak about what parents can do at home using technology to help their children who have communication, literacy and cognitive challenges. RSVP to Joan@innovativespeech.com encouraged.

<cal1>Friday/May 16

<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.

Aunt Minnie Award. Susie Essman will be the featured guest speaker at the Women’s Auxiliary Aunt Minnie Luncheon scheduled at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, North Bethesda. The event will honor Beth Sloan as this year’s recipient of the Aunt Minnie Goldsmith Award. Online registration and information is available at www.hebrew-home.org. Tickets start at $100. Contact the Development Office, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington at 301-770-8329.

<cal1>Sunday/May 18

<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>Monday/May 19

<cal2>Genealogy. Researching Your Genealogy: A Beginner’s Guide will be at the Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike at 11 a.m. Cost is $10. Call 301-581-5100.

Veterans Forum. Join U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen and a panel of experts to discuss the many issues facing veterans today and the steps Congress is taking to address them at The Activity Center at Bohrer Park, 506 South Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, 10-11:30 a.m. The panel will also provide information on benefits and services available to veterans and their families. Call 301-424-3501.

<cal1>Tuesday/May 20

<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 getting around the library. Call 240-777-0970.

Free Skin Cancer Screening. 5-8 p.m. at Suburban Outpatient Medical Center, 6420 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda. Sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, OASIS/Macy’s, Suburban Hospital and the Sidney J. Malawer Memorial Foundation. To make an appointment, call 301-896-3939.

<cal1>Wednesday/May 21

<cal2>College Prep Workshop. 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. Marcia Libes Simon of College Planning Service will talk about the college application process. The fee is $35 for JCC members and $45 for the general public, per family. To register contact Tracy Schneidkraut at 301-348-3889 or tschneidkraut@jccgw.org.